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Wed, July 23, 2014 to Tue, April 28, 2015

Farm Beginnings Course

Sat, November 2 to Sat, August 30, 2014 - Register ASAP to ensure a spot

@Winona, MN

Do you know a beginning farmer who would benefit from the Farm Beginnings course? The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) has space in the Winona, MN 2013-2014 Farm Beginnings course. The Farm Beginnings course is a 12-month training course that provides opportunities for beginning and transitioning farmers to learn firsthand about values clarification and goal setting, whole farm planning, strategic farm planning and low-cost, sustainable farming methods. The course has classroom and on-farm components. Farm…

Contact: Karen Benson, 507-523-3366, lspse@landstewardshipproject.org , www.landstewardshipproject.org

 

Holistic Veterinary Medicine Seminar

Sat, November 16 at 2:00 PM to Sun, November 16, 2014

@Decorah Library Downstairs Room

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Dr. Barb Fox, owner of Beyond Tradition Animal Healing Center and member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, will be demonstrating how to effectively use therapeutic-grade essential oils on animals at 2pm on Saturday, November 16 in the meeting room downstairs in the Decorah Library.

Emotional (fear, anxiety, apprehension, etc.) as well as physical issues will be discussed. Dr. Fox will also discuss how to properly dilute and apply therapeutic-grade oils.…

Contact: www.hsnei.org or Hsneiowa@gmail.com

 

Spanish Tutor

Sat, February 22 to Thu, May 21, 2015

@Luther College

¡Hola!
I am a student at Luther College, working on a Spanish major. I have taken IB Spanish V HL at high school, and currently take Spanish at Luther. I have visited Spain, and know various dialects of the Spanish language. I currently work as a tutor at Luther. I would love to share my knowledge of the Hispanic culture and language with students of any level and age. I prefer to teach 1…

Contact: Rosen Slavov
301-310-8463
slavro01@luther.edu

 

Celebrate Recovery

Fri, March 28 to Fri, December 26, 2014

@First Lutheran Church, 604 W. Broadway, Decorah,IA

Celebrate Recovery support group for all types of hurts, habits and Hangups.
Meetings are every Friday night at 7:00 P.M. in the Fireside room, First Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa.

Contact: Marlene 563-380-7055 or
Pastor Doug Bryce Christian Life Center 563-382-8711

 

"Universe"

Mon, May 12 at 12:00 PM to Tue, August 26, 2014

@NEI Peace and Justice, 119 Winnebago

A viewing of the DVD "Universe" (a discussion of astronomy and physics". Every Tuesday at Noon.

Contact: Julie Fischer, NEIPJC 119 Winnabego St., 382-5337

 

Current Events

Tue, May 13 at 3:30 PM to Tue, August 26, 2014

@Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, 119 Winnebago, Decorah

A round-table discussion of current events. All are welcome. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 3:30 P.M.

Contact: Julie Fischer Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center,neipjc@gmail.com

 

Community Meal

Thu, May 15 at 5:00 PM to Thu, November 27, 2014

@1st Lutheran,604 W Broadway St

A community meal, all are welcome. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday.

Contact: Julie Fischer, Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center, Inc.
119 Winnebago neipjc@gmail.com

 

Community Rights Alliance

Thu, May 15 at 7:00 PM to Thu, November 20, 2014

@Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, 119 Winnebago, Decorah

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7pm at NEIPJC: Community Rights Alliance of Winneshiek County offers a time for study and sharing. To discover how people in our county can reclaim their democratic rights to govern, join this group for an empowering experience.

Contact: Julie Fischer,Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center, Inc.
119 Winnebago neipjc@gmail.com

 

Decorah Urban Gardeners

Sun, May 18 at 5:00 PM to Sun, November 16, 2014

@Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, 119 Winnebago, Decorah

A meeting of the (Decorah Urban Gardeners), a group dedicated to gardening in Decorah. They meet on the 3rd Sunday,monthly.

Contact: Jim Tripp, 563-382-6029

 

Oneota Historic Futures Alliance

Wed, May 21 at 6:00 PM to Wed, September 24, 2014

@Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, 119 Winnebago, Decorah

A meeting of a group dedicated to preserving Decorah's architectural heritage. They meet every 3rd Wednesday.

Contact: Julie Fischer,Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center, Inc.
119 Winnebago neipjc@gmail.com

 

2014 Driftless Safari Materials Available!

Fri, May 23 to Fri, October 31, 2014

@Winneshiek County

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Driftless Safari is back for 2014! Join in on this fun, FREE, adventure that will take you to some amazing places all across Winneshiek County.

Driftless Safari is a county-wide scavenger hunt highlighting some of the natural, cultural, and historic treasures all across Winneshiek County. It's free and open to everyone and anyone that loves to explore and wants to get to know wonderful Winneshiek County a little better. You've got from Memorial…

Contact: www.driftless-safari.org
(563)534-7145
staff@driftless-safari.org

 

Qualified language instructor offering Spanish-language tutoring

Thu, May 29 to Mon, September 1, 2014

I have taught college-level Spanish for the past three years and tutor all levels of Spanish, in all areas (speaking, reading, writing, listening comprehension), to all ages.

Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Spanish, emphasis on Linguistics, Colorado State University
- Currently teaching first- and second-year Spanish at Luther College
- Previously taught first-, second-, third-, and fourth-year Spanish at Colorado State University

I have also privately tutored University students as well as…

Contact: Rachel
563.663.0037
schulte.rachel@gmail.com

 

Decorah Swim Club

Mon, June 2 at 6:00 AM to Fri, August 1, 2014 - Early Registration is online & ends May 25 @ Noon.

@Luther College Aquatic Center

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The Decorah Swim Club is a USA Swimming affiliated team devoted to provide a positive learning environment for swimmers to grow, improve both physical and mental strength and enhance their technique in order to reach their potential in swimming. The Decorah Swim Club will provide an atmosphere that will promote growth, good sportsmanship, fun and hard work through the leadership of it’s coaches, family and community.

The cost for the spring session (June…

Contact: For more information or to register visit: http://decorahswimclub.com/

 

Movement Fundamentals | 4 Phases Community Session

Tue, June 3 at 11:30 AM to Tue, July 29, 2014

@Acupuncture Center of Decorah, SW corner of River and Broadway, "Yoga/QiGong" Door on E of building

For the summer MF | 4 Phases Community session, the focus is:
body as selfhood | a portal to emotion as intellect, matter as spirit.

Sessions will run Tuesdays, 11:30 - 1:30pm at the
Acupuncture Center Decorah, Suite C,
June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Cost is $100. You may pay in full on the first day of class (June 3) or half…

Contact: For questions you may contact Lara at 563-419-8277

 

What's Your Spark?

Mon, June 9 to Tue, August 5, 2014

@Decorah Public Library

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“What’s Your Spark?” is a series of free, weekly hands-on activity and reading programs for anyone age 10 and older, including curious adults. Running from June 9 through August 4, the series focus is on nifty things to make, do and learn about that “spark” ideas and creative self expression; develop useful skills and build connections with others (human and non-human).
Participants can choose from programs like Tinder and Poof: Matchless Fire Starting;…

Contact: Heidi Swets

 

Ballet I (9-12 yrs)

Mon, June 9 at 4:00 PM to Mon, August 4, 2014 - Register now at cravedance.com

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Class Dates: Mondays, June 9th-August 4th
Time: 4:00-5:00
Ages: 9-12 yrs Dancers must have at least one year of experience in ballet.
Cost: $88.00

Check out Decorah's newest dance studio, with classes beginning this June! In this class, dancers will learn proper placement and ballet terminology while practicing flexibility, balance, grace, and strength. Dancers will learn combinations at the barre and center.

Contact: Laurie Walter - 419-9254 - cravedance.com

 

Allamakee County Summer Day Camps-Hosted by 4-H

Tue, June 10 at 9:00 AM to Wed, August 6, 2014

@Allamakee County

Join the fun at Summer Day Camps, being offered by Allamakee County 4-H. ALL youth who have completed K-8 grade are welcome (you don't need to be a 4-H Member). Bike Camp: June 10 (4-6 Grades). LEGO® Engineering Camp: June 26 (K-3 Grades). WaterRocks!® Camp: June 13 (4-8 Grades). Community Mural Camp: July 28,30/Aug. 4,6 (K-6 Grades). Science of Water Camp: July 16 (K-3 Grades).
Registration forms and information about camp fees, deadlines, and…

Contact: Sue Pederson, Allamakee County Youth Co-Coordinator. spederso@iastate.edu. 563-568-6345.

 

Coffee Bar at NEIPJC

Tue, June 10 at 10:00 AM to Thu, July 31, 2014 - ends at 11:30 am

@Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center

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Just curious about the Peace and Justice Center? Or have an issue you want to discuss? Join us each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:00am to share refreshments, tour the Center, browse the library or converse with staff and friends. All welcome.

Contact: Julie Fischer
neipjc@gmail.com

 

Tap I (9-12 yrs)

Tue, June 10 at 4:00 PM to Tue, August 5, 2014 - Register now at cravedance.com

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Class Dates: Tuesdays, June 10th- August 5th
Time: 4:00-4:45
Ages: 9-12 yrs (Must have one full year of tap experience to enroll)
Cost: $88.00

Check out Decorah's newest dance studio, with classes beginning this June! In this class dancers learn coordination and musicality through Broadway style tap dance. Fundamental tap steps are taught through combinations and improvisational games.

Contact: Laurie Walter - 419-9254 - cravedance.com

 

New Summer Dance Classes

Wed, June 18 at 5:45 PM to Wed, July 23, 2014 - Register now at cravedance.com

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

New classes with instructor Holly Williams beginning June 18th:

Mini Hip Hop (6-8 yrs) Hip Hop (9-12 yrs)
Wednesdays 5:45-6:15 Wednesdays 6:15-6:45
Cost: $33.00 Cost: $33.00

Stretch/Leaps/Turns (13 yrs and up) Jazz (13 yrs and up)
Thursdays 5:45-6:30 Thursdays 6:30-7:00
Cost: $66.00 Cost: $33.00

Lyrical (13 yrs and up) Hip Hop (13 yrs and up)
Thursdays 7:00-7:30 Thursdays 7:30-8:00
Cost: $33.00 Cost: $33.00

Full class descriptions available at cravedance.com.

Contact: Laurie Walter - 419-9254 - cravedance.com

 

SENSATIONAL KIDS CAMP

Mon, June 23 at 8:00 AM to Mon, July 28, 2014 - Six one-hour sessions on Mondays, Registration ends June 16

@Winneshiek Medical Center Rehab and Sports Medicine

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Some children feel physically uncomfortable in their world. These feeling can be due to Sensory Processing Disorder, SPD. Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses. A person with Sensory Processing Disorder finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and other impacts may…

Contact: WMC Rehab & Sports Medicine: 563-387-3031
Registration Form: www.winmedical.org/sensory-integration-therapy

 

Yoga Classes- New Student Registration

Mon, June 30 at 10:00 AM to Fri, August 29, 2014

@The The Yoga Studio 306 W.Water Street

Registration for the Summer session for new students will be held at The Yoga Studio on Saturday June 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. We offer yoga classes for beginner and ongoing students. The Summer session start Monday June 30 and run through Friday August 29.
For information about classes please call Marybeth at 563-419-2329.

Contact: Marybeth Gallant 563-419-2329

 

The Yoga Studio Summer Session

Mon, June 30 at 10:00 AM to Fri, August 29, 2014

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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The Summer Session begins Monday June 30.
The Yoga Studio offers morning and evening classes to all levels. The Yoga Studio teachers Iyengar Yoga in the tradition of BKS Iyengar. Iyengar Yoga emphasizes alignment while developing strength, stamina, flexibility and balance.
For information about classes or to receive a schedule contact Marybeth Gallant

Contact: Marybeth Gallant 563-419-2329 marybethgallant@yahoo.com

 

Iowa’s First Crowd Funding Website for the Arts

Tue, July 1 to Thu, July 31, 2014

@https://www.iowaart.org

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Northeast Iowa RC&D announced they are launching Iowa’s First Crowd Funding Website for the Arts. The website, www.IowaART.org, will begin accepting donations for three projects starting on July 1, 2014. Each project is requesting $5,000 and your contribution may be tax deductible as a charitable donation. Some of the projects offer special incentives for contributors.

Northeast Iowa RC&D Executive Director, Lora Friest, notes, “We are extremely excited to launch this new crowd funding…

Contact: https://iowaart.org
Northeast Iowa RC&D, (563)-864-7112

 

Writing Letters to Muslim Prisoners

Wed, July 2 at 10:00 AM to Wed, July 30, 2014

@Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center (119 Winnebago St. Decorah, IA)

Join us Wed. mornings at 10:00am during the month of July, inspired by an initiative of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, we will gather to write letters to Muslim prisoners during the month of Ramadan. As a result of your letters, many prisoners will receive communication with the outside world for the first time. Prisoners of many faiths including many Muslims have been targeted in the U.S. and incarcerated today because of…

Contact: Julie Fischer or Erika Kambs

 

Everyone Welcome! Sing in the Park Until Dark

Wed, July 2 at 7:00 PM to Wed, August 27, 2014 - Each WEDNESDAY at 7:00 It's Free. Bring your friends and family!

@Phelps Park Gazebo, Decorah

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Whoever you are, whether you consider yourself a singer or not, you can do this. No experience needed, whatsoever. All songs are simple and short and taught by ear. We all sing together, and together we are wonderful. We need your voice!

We raise our voices together in songs that celebrate love, diversity, power, the rhythms of the year, and the circle of life. We sing songs for times when comfort is…

Contact: Liz Rog, 563-382-8013 or liz@decorahnow.com

 

Community Class At The Yoga Studio

Thu, July 3 at 4:00 PM to Thu, August 28, 2014

@306 W.Water St. Decorah

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The Yoga Studio is offering a Community Class on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:15 PM Community Classes are taught by a "teacher in training". The fee is $6 per class and there is no registration. Come as you like! The class is limited to 16 students and will be offered on a first come basis.
For information contact Marybeth Gallant

Contact: Martbeth Gallant 563-419-2329 marybethgallant@yahoo.com

 

Pre-natal Pilates

Thu, July 10 at 8:00 AM to Thu, August 7, 2014 - 8am Thursday for 6 weeks

@222 E Water St. Discover Happy Pilates Studio

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Open your body and mind for birth.
Prenatal Pilates will be focused on supporting your changing body while baby happily grows inside. Mind-body connections in your pilates practice at Discover Happy will help you increase your bond with baby and balance strength with support. The metamorphosis of your body and your mind as your prepare to welcome your new arrival deserves to benefit from such a fit, fun and centering practice! Relish this time…

Contact: Amanda Rhine | discoverhappy@gmail.com | www.discoverhappydecorah.com

 
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Dance Class Registration

Wed, July 16 at 8:00 AM to Sun, August 31, 2014

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester of dance classes at Crave Dance Studio is now open. Check out cravedance.com for the class list and registration information. Classes begin September 2, 2014.

Contact: Laurie Water - (563)419-9254 - cravedancestudio@gmail.com

 

Weaving a Double Weave in the Scandinavian Style with Laura Demuth

Sat, July 19 to Wed, July 23, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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Finnweave, or meråkervev, is a double-weave technique in which two layers of fabric are interchanged to form surface patterns. Requiring only a four-harness loom, complex
patterns can be achieved using a combination of loom-controlled threading and pick-up techniques.

Level of instruction: Appropriate for any weaver who has experience working at a floor loom and is comfortable reading weaving drafts.

$320 members / $370 non-members

Vesterheim offers a 50% discount for class…

Contact: Vesterheim.org

 

Creating Your Norwegian Knife with Gene Tokheim

Sat, July 19 to Wed, July 23, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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Norwegian knifemaking is a rich tradition that has been kept alive by many Norwegian smiths and knifemakers. In this course you will work with metal (silver or brass), birch burl, and the finest Italian leather to create a finished “Sunday dress-up knife and sheath.” Gene will provide all of the necessary tools. Class will be limited to 8 students. There will be a materials fee of $130 paid to the instructor.

Level of…

Contact: vesterheim.org

 
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Nancy Sojka Quilt Exhibit

Sat, July 19 to Sun, August 31, 2014

@Decorah Public Library (2nd floor)

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Stop by the Decorah Public Library Mezzanine Gallery to see a new exhibit of miniature quilts created by Decorah artist Nancy Sojka.

The quilted pieces on display are inspired by painters, weavers, and other quilters. Sojka explains, “I like to start with a standard pattern and change it, or start with a visual concept and make it in fabric and then add quilt stitches and beads to enrich the design. I have recently…

Contact: Kristin Torresdal
ktorresdal@gmail.com
563-382-3717

 

Rosemaling in the Os and Vest-Agder Styles with Trudy Peach

Sun, July 20 to Wed, July 23, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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In this project class, we will use design influences from old pieces. Bring photos of old Os or Vest-Agder pieces to class for inspiration. You can paint on woodenware or backgrounded
tagboard. The class will be taught in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome and can work on
their own. The class will use only walnut oil and walnut alkyd medium. Thinners will not be allowed in class; however, you may bring clean odorless…

Contact: Vesterheim.org

 

Rosemaling in the Hallingdal Style with Donna Benson

Sun, July 20 to Wed, July 23, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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This class will concentrate on traditional Hallingdal designs, flowers, and palette colors. Hallingdal is a symmetrical style, using bold flowers, leaves, and scrolls. The project for this class will be either a traditional kerchief box, 12 inches in length by 8 inches high and 6 inches wide, with a rounded lift-off lid, or a round tine (like the one pictured). Students will also be able to paint on large pieces of their choosing. Designing…

Contact: Vesterheim.org

 

Hand Carving the Norwegian Bowl with Jon Strom

Sun, July 20 to Wed, July 23, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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Traditional Scandinavian bowl carving starts with the selection of a green, or undried, log. The log is then split in half and the selected piece flattened on two sides with
a carving axe. With the wood held in a vise, or traditional carving bench, the bowl is hollowed out with a bowlcarving adze. The swing of the adze creates a natural arc that lends to the elongated shape of the log and develops the…

Contact: Vesterheim.org

 
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Gnomes on the Trail

Mon, July 21 to Sat, July 26, 2014

@Trout Run Trail

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The Gnomes on the Trail Scavenger Hunt is back for Nordic Fest 2014!

Looking for another family-friendly activity during Nordic Fest? Or perhaps a way to burn off all the lefse and kringla? Gnomes on the Trail, a free scavenger hunt for all ages, has returned for Nordic Fest 2014.

10 mischievous gnomes will be hiding all along the Trout Run Trail, enjoying the scenery and spying on the passing bikers…

Contact: Winneshiek County Conservation Board
(563) 534-7145

 

Luther College Soccer Instructional Camp

Mon, July 21 at 9:00 AM to Thu, July 24, 2014 - Register by July 18.

@Luther College

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The Luther College Soccer Camp offers Iowa and the Midwest top-quality soccer instruction. The camp enables aspiring players to learn the basic techniques and tactics of the game in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and support, while advanced players receive collegiate/pro-level training. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14.

For more information go to http://www.luther.edu/programming/camps/soccer-instructional/

Contact: Chris Garcia-Prats garcch01@luther.edu 563-387-1443

 

Luther College Soccer Mini Camp

Mon, July 21 at 9:00 AM to Thu, July 24, 2014 - Register by July 18.

@Luther College

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The Luther College Soccer Mini Camp offers tremendous instruction from qualified staff for the boys and girls ages 4-7. The purpose of the camp is to introduce mini-campers to soccer by doing it the right way. Fundamental skills associated with the game are taught alongside simple concepts and ideas. Thus, a child’s first steps in the game become a perfect foundation to further development.

For more information go the website at http://www.luther.edu/programming/camps/soccer-mini-1/

Contact: Chris Garcia-Prats garcch01@luther.edu 563-387-1443

 

Book Discussion with Bradley Hanson

Wed, July 23 at 7:00 PM - Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm

@Dragonfly Books

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Join local author Bradley Hanson as he leads a free four week book discussion on his new book Spirituality and Your Life Story on Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, & 23 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Dragonfly Books. Don’t worry about schedule conflicts, please join us for any of the meetings that fit your schedule. At the first meeting, we’ll discuss chapters one and two.

In Spirituality and Your Life Story,…

Contact: http://www.dragonflybooks.com/event/hanson4

 
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Sing In the Park Until Dark

Wed, July 23 at 7:00 PM - a free weekly drop-in community sing

@Phelps Park Gazebo, Decorah

Whoever you are, whether you consider yourself a singer or not, you can do this. No experience needed, whatsoever. All songs are simple and short and taught by ear. We all sing together, and together we are wonderful. We need your voice! All ages.

Contact: ontact: Liz Rog, 563-382-8103, liz@decorahnow.com

 

Basic Ballroom Partnering

Wed, July 23 at 7:00 PM - Register by July 19th.

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines while all of your friends are on the dance floor? Would you like to twirl the night away at the Nordic Fest dances?

Join Regina Downing as she takes you through the ABC's of dancing with a partner and the basics of the two-step and the waltz.

July 23rd 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 per couple
Pre-registration is required!

Contact: Register by contacting Laurie at (563) 419-9254 or cravedancestudio@gmail.com.

 

Moms Demand Action

Thu, July 24 at 9:00 AM

@Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center (119 Winnebago St. Decorah, IA)

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Moms Demand Action has invited Chief of Police, Bill Nixon to answer questions about current Iowa gun laws and his perspective as public safety officer on guns and public health/safety. By means of these planned encounters we aim to educate ourselves and the public about this life and death issue and shape creative actions to reduce gun violence. Please set your calendars and join us.

Contact: neipjc@gmail.com; (563) 382-5337 (Julie Fischer or Erika Kambs)

 
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2014 Movement Fundamentals Coalescence Informance

Thu, July 24 at 7:30 PM

@Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts @ Luther College

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The participants of the 2014 Movement Fundamentals Coalescence (MFC) invite you to a dance informance. Dance is a living art, sharing a visual dialogue about ideas. Join us to share in and experience through performance what the MFC participants have researched, created, and produced through investigative collaboration. FREE and OPEN to the public!

Contact: Jane Hawley, 563-387-1694, hawleyja@luther.edu, movementfundamentals.us

 
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The Delta Routine

Thu, July 24 at 9:00 PM

@The Haymarket

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The Delta Routine, the Milwaukee quintet, taps directly into the jugular of early rock-n-roll; distilling the raw, impassioned power and updating it for a younger generation.

Critics have favorably compared some of their previous work to the likes of The Stones, The Black Crowes and The Strokes.

$4 Cover

 

ArtHaus SUMMER ART FAIR

Fri, July 25 at 10:00 AM to Sat, July 26, 2014

@ArtHaus & ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: July 25 and 26
TIME: Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm
COST: FREE
LOCATION: ArtHaus and ArtHaus Studio

ArtHaus is lucky to have made its home in an area that values and supports a thriving community of artists. Stop by our annual Summer Art Fair during Nordic Fest for a spectacular sample of what the local talent has to offer. Enjoy one-of–a-kind jewelry, prints, painting, ceramics, photography, fiber work, furniture, and much more!

Contact: www.arthausdecorah.org, arthaus508@gmail.com, 563.382.5440

 

Nordic Fest Luncheon

Fri, July 25 at 11:00 AM - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

@Decorah Congregational United Church of Christ

Congregational UCC Nordic Fest Luncheon July 25th, 11:00-1:30. 209 West Broadway Street. Adults $10, Children 10 and under $5. Handicapped accessible w/ AC. Tickets on sale at the CUCC church office, Chamber or at the door.

Contact: CUCC 382-2661

 

Rebecca Hahn with "A Creature of Moonlight"

Fri, July 25 at 3:00 PM

@Elkader Public Library

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Join Dragonfly Books for two fantastic events with local author Rebecca Hahn and her new book A Creature of Moonlight. Rebecca will answer questions and sign copies of her book on Friday, July 25 at 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Elkader Public Library. Rebecca will also be signing copies of her new book at Dragonfly Books on Saturday, July 26 at 12:30 - 2:00 pm.

In A Creature of Moonlight, Rebecca combines…

Contact: http://www.dragonflybooks.com/event/hahn1

 
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Hero Jr.

Fri, July 25 at 8:00 PM

@The Haymarket

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Hero Jr. is a classic four piece touring rock band on the road 200+ dates a year... Hit us up...especially if our tour dates don't hit your town!

Paul Lawrence will open starting at 8pm

$4 Cover

 

Nordic Fest Street Dances

Fri, July 25 at 9:00 PM to Sat, July 26, 2014 - 7-10 p.m. (Saturday night)

@Main Street in front of the Courthouse (Fri) and Water Street in front of Vesterheim (Saturday)

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We will be playing both Friday & Saturday nights (July 25-26, 2014) for street dances, and we hope to see everyone there. On Friday we'll be in front of the Winneshiek County Courthouse from 9-midnight, and on Saturday we'll be at a new downtown location- in front of Vesterheim Museum on the west end of Water Street from 7-10 p.m.. Please, spread the word!

Contact: Check out the official Nordic Fest program at www.nordicfest.com.

 

Saami Friendship Bracelet Class

Sat, July 26 at 8:30 AM - Class ends at 4pm. Bring your own lunch or purchase one at Eagle Bluff

@Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

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Cost: $75 admission; $95 supply fee
The serene and dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is the land of the midnight's sun, the northern lights and the Saami, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Saami jewelry incorporated elements of their northern landscape - softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler. In this course you'll explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding coiled pewter wire and sewing the finished braid…

Contact: www.riverrootsschool.org

 

Rebecca Hahn with "A Creature of Moonlight"

Sat, July 26 at 12:30 PM

@Dragonfly Books

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Join Dragonfly Books for two fantastic events with local author Rebecca Hahn and her new book A Creature of Moonlight. Rebecca will answer questions and sign copies of her book on Friday, July 25 at 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Elkader Public Library. Rebecca will also be signing copies of her new book at Dragonfly Books on Saturday, July 26 at 12:30 - 2:00 pm.

In A Creature of Moonlight, Rebecca combines…

Contact: http://www.dragonflybooks.com/event/hahn

 
New

The Charles Walker Band

Sat, July 26 at 9:00 PM

@The Haymarket

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Grounded in blues, the band refined their unique sound into what can best be described as soul, a
fusion of funk, r&b and Motown. Though compared to an array of musicians (Sly and the Family Stone, Sharon
Jones and the Dap Kings, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelics, James Brown), their music retains deep
gospel influences and positive lyrical messages.

$4 Cover

 

Jennifer Pharr Davis: Appalachian Trail Record Holder

Sun, July 27 at 7:00 PM

@Valders 206, Luther College

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In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall (male and female) record holder for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days – an average of 47 miles per day – she became the first female to ever set that mark and beat the previous record by 24 hours.

Davis will provide a free community lecture, “Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph,” on Sunday, July 27 at…

Contact: education@winneshiekwild.com

 
New

KDEC and T-bocks Open Stage w/ Featured Artist Coty Moir

Sun, July 27 at 7:00 PM - Sign up at 6:45, Show starts at 7:00

@T-bocks on Water St.

KDEC and T-bocks will be providing another great night of fun at Open Stage on Sunday, July 27th. Sign up starts at 6:45. Show starts at 7:00. All talents are welcome and there is always a very supportive audience. This month's featured artist is Coty Moir from Decorah. He will be offering a wide variety of covers. Please show up to support this local music and offer some of your own as well!

Contact: mlynnca@gmail.com

 

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Mon, July 28 at 7:00 PM to Mon, December 22, 2014

@NEIPJC

Every fourth Monday at 7 pm, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets at NEI Peace & Justice Center (119 Winnebago St. Decorah, IA). We welcome all parents and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenders and LGBT people themselves. Membership not required. Confidentiality is respected. Questions: call Pat at 563-864-3781.

Contact: Julie Fischer or Erika Kambs

 

WMC Babysitter Training Class

Tue, July 29 at 8:30 AM - Babysitter training is a one-day class, and is held from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the lower level of Winneshiek Medical Center.

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Babysitter training is appropriate for youth ages 11 and older, and prepares students to face the challenge of babysitting. At the Winneshiek Medical Center babysitter training, students learn the basics of babysitting, basic child care and first aid.

Babysitter training is a one-day class, and is held from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the lower level of Winneshiek Medical Center. Class cost is $40 per child, which includes all materials for the…

Contact: Students may register by calling the WMC Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036.

 
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If You Plant It, It Will Talk: The Secret Language of Corn

Tue, July 29 at 3:00 PM to Sun, August 17, 2014 - to 5:00 pm

@Decorah Public Library

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Iowa farmers produce over 2 billion bushels of corn a year, and people who drive through often complain that it’s boring to see nothing but cornfields for hundreds of miles. But they only seem boring on the surface because we can’t really see what’s going on in a cornfield. Attendees at an upcoming program at Decorah Public Library will have an opportunity to find out just what is going on.
“The really amazing…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library

 

Canning for Newbies

Wed, July 30 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 pm

@Oneota Community Co-op Classroom, 312 W. Water St., Decorah, IA

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You CAN do it! Preserving your own fruits and vegetables is possible in your kitchen. This hands-on class will teach the basics (and safety methods) of hot water bath canning. The classes focus will be two veggies, favorites for newbie canners, cucumbers and tomatoes. Everyone will make and take home canned produce, along with recipes and instructions for more adventures at home. Participating in the process, start to finish, will help anyone feel comfortable…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 
New

Birth Healing Retreat: Offerings of a Deep and Powerful Birth

Sat, August 2 at 9:30 AM - Registration at 9:30 a.m., Gathering 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 701 Iowa Ave., Decorah, Iowa

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Come nurture yourself in a completely new and timeless way - by connecting in community with other women. This gentle, experiential event will refill your cup - with self care, self awareness and self love.

Hosted by Brenda Burke and Lara Martinsen-Burrell with Featured Guest Birth and Postpartum Mentor Kelly Fischer

- Enjoy the timeless magic of a Great Story
- Map your own birth journey
- Access your internal…

Contact: Brenda Burke, inpeaceandjoy@gmail.com, 563-380-5433

 
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Competitive Swimming Clinic

Sat, August 2 at 1:00 PM to Sun, August 3, 2014 - 5:00pm

@Luther Aquatic Center

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Competitive Swimming Clinic for ages 12-18!

Great way to kickstart your high school season!

This clinic is geared to give you a huge boost in your training, work ethic, and technique.
Come learn from the Luther coaching staff and Luther swimmers on stroke refinement, starts, turns, racing strategies, motivation, etc.

• Clinicians: Head Coach Lance Huber, Assistant Coach Bethany Nicoll
• All American and Liberal Arts Champion -Lexi Scharmer
•…

Contact: hubela01@luther.edu or 5634191936

 

WMC Babysitter Training

Mon, August 4 at 8:30 AM - Babysitter training is a one-day class, and is held from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the lower level of Winneshiek Medical Center.

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Babysitter training is appropriate for youth ages 11 and older, and prepares students to face the challenge of babysitting. At the Winneshiek Medical Center babysitter training, students learn the basics of babysitting, basic child care and first aid.

Babysitter training is a one-day class, and is held from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the lower level of Winneshiek Medical Center. Class cost is $40 per child, which includes all materials for the…

Contact: Students may register by calling the WMC Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036.

 
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On-Line Marketing Demystified - Website Design

Thu, August 7 at 7:30 AM

@T-Bocks downtown Decorah

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Join us for a breakfast workshop on key website design strategies. David Fares of biztraffic.com from Dallas, TX will provide an overview of winning web design. This workshop hosted by Corbin Group and the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Join us for lunch for a workshop on Search Engine Optimization.

Contact: Contact Charlene Selbee at the WCCVB director@visitdecorah.com

 

Sara Thomsen in Concert at ArtHaus

Fri, August 8 at 7:30 PM

@ArtHaus, 508 W Water St

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"The Twin Ports folk singer picks up the torch carried by the balladeers of decades past: Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, and Peter, Paul, and Mary... Her voice is lovely yet strong, held aloft by her faith and conviction. She's everyone's guide and mother, a goddess who, instead of teetering on a pedestal, stands before you in blue jeans and looks you in the eye. She could make Conan the Barbarian…

Contact: More on Sara Thomsen: http://www.sarathomsen.com
Sponsored by Liz Rog, SongTown productions, liz@decorahnow.com

 

1st Holistic and Spiritual Wellness Fair

Sat, August 9 at 9:00 AM - 9 AM - 4 PM

@Cresco Expo Center Cresco, IA

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I would like to make the community more aware of the complimentary healing modalities and items available for their health and wellbeing.
Free Admission - Free Lectures - Door Prizes

 

Techniques for Extending the Season

Mon, August 11 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

Did you know that it’s possible to harvest crops from your garden after the frost? Some things like spinach, cilantro, kale, swiss chard, carrots and rutabaga actually get sweeter after the temperatures drop below freezing. Luther graduate Collin Thompson has been the assistant garden manager at River Root Farm for the past three seasons and in that time has gained significant knowledge on how to grow food in cold weather. He will provide participants…

Contact: http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/food/education/gardens/

 

Preserving for Love

Tue, August 12 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 pm

@Oneota Community Co-op Classroom, 312 W. Water St., Decorah, IA

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Sometimes folks ask, ‘why bother canning?’ when food is plentiful and easily available off of the grocery shelves. There are many answers, but for me it boils down to love. Love of the food I have grown. Love of local foods in mid-winter. And then, the love of sharing this food with others. This hands-on class will focus on preparing sweet and savory gifts to share. Food will be canned in small quantities and…

Contact: Johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

WMC Babysitter Training

Wed, August 13 at 8:30 AM - Babysitter training is a one-day class, and is held from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the lower level of Winneshiek Medical Center.

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Babysitter training is appropriate for youth ages 11 and older, and prepares students to face the challenge of babysitting. At the Winneshiek Medical Center babysitter training, students learn the basics of babysitting, basic child care and first aid.

Babysitter training is a one-day class, and is held from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the lower level of Winneshiek Medical Center. Class cost is $40 per child, which includes all materials for the…

Contact: Students may register by calling the WMC Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036.

 

Book Discussion: Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch"

Thu, August 14 at 7:00 PM

@T-Bocks Underground

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Discuss Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch Thursday August 14 at 7 p.m. at T-Bock’s Underground. Decorah Public Library staff member Kristin Torresdal will lead an informal discussion; participants may check a book out at the front desk of the library or purchase a copy from a local bookseller.

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects…

Contact: Kristin Torresdal
563-382-3717
ktorresdal@decorah.lib.ia.us

 

Financial Peace University

Sun, September 7 at 5:45 PM to Sun, November 2, 2014

@Decorah Covenant Church

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Registration is now open! (registration runs now through the end of August)

What: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University – 9 week course
Each session will be 2 hours long - including an hour DVD lesson and small group discussion. Get ready to laugh, Dave Ramsey is very entertaining.

When: Sundays 5:45-7:45pm – Starting September 7th

Where: Decorah Covenant Church

Who: Anyone in the community interested in learning…

Contact: Dan Volz - speedynorse@gmail.com or 563-379-4767

 

CSS New Season Announcement

Sat, September 13 to Sat, April 11, 2015

@Center for Faith and Life

Luther College Center Stage Series invites you to be at the center of it all with 10 acclaimed art performances on the Center for Faith and Life stage for the 2014-15 season, Sept. 13-April 11. Tickets for Center Stage Series events may be purchased as a subscription package through Aug. 29.
Subscriptions can be purchased through Luther College Ticket Office or by logging in at www.tickets.luther.edu. Patrons who choose to subscribe online and…

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu

 

Lanesboro Night of Poetry

Sat, September 13 at 7:30 PM

@St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave N., Lanesboro, MN

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Join Lanesboro Arts Center and poet Ed Bok Lee for an entertaining evening of spoken word, jazz music by Dave O'Mara and friends, and original poems by regional community members. FREE!

Contact: Sara Baskett, Lanesboro Arts Center Program/Marketing Director
info@lanesboroarts.org
507-467-2446

 

Saving Seeds

Mon, September 15 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

Seeds can be expensive. Have you ever thought about saving your own? It’s not as difficult or intimidating as it might sound. Join Seed Savers staff for an hour-long session on how to save your own seeds. Participants will learn which varieties are easiest to save and the best methods for properly processing and storing seed. Keep in mind that some varieties cross-pollinate in the field and in order to remain ‘true to type”…

Contact: http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/food/education/gardens/

 

Luther College Student Activities Council presents Love and Theft and Gloriana Sept. 27

Sat, September 27 at 7:00 PM

@Luther College Regents Center

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Top country bands Love and Theft and Gloriana will take the stage at Luther College Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Regents Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7.
Tickets for the performance are $30 and will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 11. They can be purchased by calling the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357; or by visiting the Luther Ticket Office, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and…

Contact: Contact: Julie Shockey, Luther College Coordinator of Campus News
Telephone: (563) 387-1865
E-mail: news@luther.edu

 

SMP Season Announcement

Fri, October 3 to Thu, February 26, 2015

@Center for Faith and Life

Luther College's School Matinee Performances for the 2014-15 year feature four dynamic events, including three theater performances: "The Lightning Thief," "And Justice for All" and "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse," as well as an electrifying percussion performance by San Jose Taiko.
Tickets are just $2 for all ages, thanks to the support of donors and sponsors, and are now on sale. They can be purchased via phone (563) 387-1291, by emailing tickets@luther.edu or by visiting…

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu

 

Cleaning Up and Preparing for Spring

Mon, October 6 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

Clean-up, clean-up, everybody, everywhere! Properly cleaning up your garden in the fall will make your life a million times easier in the spring. Join David Cavagnaro for an informative session about how to clean-up your fall garden and best prepare for spring. Fall may seem like an odd time to till, but it’s actually the best time to work up any new areas that you are hoping to plant in the spring. If you…

Contact: http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/food/education/gardens/

 

PFLAG: Ginger Meyette will be speaking

Tue, October 28 at 7:00 PM

PFLAG
Monday October 28 2013 7 PM
NEIA Peace and Justice
119 Winnebago St Decorah, IA
Ginger Meyette will be talking about
grief in the lives of older lesbians. This
will be an interactive discussion, and
Ginger will bring quotes from participants
in her dissertation study.

Contact: ellencutting@gmail.com

 

Members Appreciation Night at the Porter House

Sun, April 26 at 7:00 PM - To sign up for a membership, please visit http://www.porterhousemuseum.org/#!personal-membership/c1inj. Anyone who signs up for a membership by April 26th is invited to the event.

@401 W Broadway

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All members are invited—sign up for a membership today and support a cornerstone of history, art, and preservation in our community!

The Porter House Museum is hosting its first annual Members Appreciation Night this April 26th at 7 p.m. The dedication of members is a primary reason the museum has been able to keep history alive these many decades. All of us at the Porter House (board, staffer, volunteers) are looking forward to…

Contact: porterhousemuseum@gmail.com
(563) 3828465

 

PFLAG April Meeting

Tue, April 28 at 7:00 PM

@NEIA Peace and Justice 119 Winnebago Decorah

PFLAG will have a special program by Ginger Meyette. She will show a
21-minute video from Project Visibility, in Boulder, CO. LGBT elders
speak for themselves about their needs, issues, long-term care planning,
etc. This will be followed by a discussion on LGBT elder issues and
needs, especially in our community.

Contact: Ellen Cutting 563-382-3894

 
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