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Wed, August 27, 2014 to Tue, September 15, 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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. Stop by when you are registering for back to school! The studio office will be open Wednesday, August 6th from 9 am to 5 pm and Thursday, August 7th from 8 am to 12 pm. 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

 

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

 

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

 

Peace Cranes

Wed, August 6 to Wed, August 27, 2014

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

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Wednesdays in August: Come to the Center and make a peace crane in reflection of the violence and strife in the Middle East. We will gather each Wednesday at 10am to make peace cranes to send to legislators of your choice. We will provide paper and instruction, to teach you how to make a paper crane. Please join us in remembrance of Hiroshima and the devastation of all wars.

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

 

Registration for ArtHaus' Fall Classes Open!!

Sun, August 10 to Wed, December 31, 2014

@ArtHaus

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Registration for 2014 Fall youth and adult classes in visual, performing, and literary arts is now open! View the complete lineup or download a copy of the schedule at www.arthausdecorah.org. You can register online, call us at (563)382-5440, or stop by 508 W Water on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays between 10am and 2pm to secure you or your child's spot(s)! Need-based tuition assistance is available.

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org

 

2014 Minnesota Biennial: Exhibition Gallery Opening

Sat, August 16 at 6:00 PM to Sun, October 12, 2014

@Lanesboro Arts Center, 103 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN, 55949

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Featured Exhibition Gallery showing selections from the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Join us for our free opening reception on August 16 from 6-8pm.

Contact: 507-467-2446 or gallery@lanesboroarts.org.

 

Journey to Better Health

Sat, August 23 at 8:30 AM to Sat, September 27, 2014 - August 23, 7:30-9:30 am; August 30 September 27, 8:30 - 9:30 am

@WMC Ossian Clinic, 112 E. Main St., Ossian

The Winneshiek Medical Center Ossian Clinic is pleased to offer a free health education series in the Ossian Community: Journey to Better Health – prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Taught by WMC Diabetes Educator Jean Irvin, RN, the six-session series will help people understand their risks for heart disease and diabetes, take steps to improve their health, and provide opportunities to ask questions relating to chronic disease prevention and management.

Journey…

Contact: Class sizes are limited. The registration deadline for each class is the Thursday prior. Call 563-387-3156 to register or for more information

 

Vinyasa Yoga Class

Tue, August 26 at 5:30 PM to Tue, October 7, 2014

@Team Rehab

This Summer/Fall Session will run weekly on Tuesdays for 7 weeks. All levels from beginner and up are welcome. Cost is $12 per class or $70 for entire session. Come and join me. I will help you improve your posture, breathing and flexibility while making you stronger both mentally and physically.

For Information please contact Elida Rowley (641)210-9751

Contact: Elida Rowley (641)210-9751 rowleyelida@gmail.com

 
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Community Sing, Free and open to All Voices

Wed, August 27 at 7:00 PM

@Phelps Park Gazebo, Decorah

Whether you call yourself a non-singer or a singer, you are always welcome at the Decorah Community Sing! No need to read music, we just sing! No need to know any songs--they're all taught by ear! No need to ever sing alone-this is about all of our voices together!

 

Prairie Seed Collecting Hikes

Thu, August 28 at 10:00 AM

@Decorah Community Prairies

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The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department is offering prairie seed collecting hikes at the City Community Prairie to be led by Jerri Osenga. The first hike will be held Thursday, August 28, from 10:00 am to noon, beginning at the Butterfly Garden. Directions to the City Community Prairie are: turn west off of College Drive onto 5th Avenue, then left onto Ohio Street to dike, then over the dike to the prairie.
Seeds that…

 
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Zero Waste Picnic

Sat, August 30 at 11:30 AM - Ends at 1:30pm

@Bentdahl Commons, Luther College

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Luther is committed to environmental sustainability. Throughout campus, we have incorporated opportunities for you to learn more about sustainability. The Zero Waste picnic is one way of modeling sustainability. The goal is to generate as little waste as possible; we will reuse, recycle, or compost what we can. Adults, $8.50; Children Ages 5-10, $4; Luther Students, Meal Swipe.

Contact: Contact Luther College Dining Services at 563-387-1030 for more information.

 

Tomato Tasting and Salsa Contest!

Sat, August 30 at 1:00 PM - FREE!

@Heritage Farm, Seed Savers Exchange

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Seed Savers Exchange is hosting their 9th Annual free Tomato Tasting event on Saturday, August 30th from 1-4pm. The tasting will offer visitors the opportunity to sample dozens of heirloom tomatoes and vegetables and to vote for their favorites. Last year the Cherry Roma was crowned champion, dethroning the previous winner, Italian Heirloom. Help us decide a new champion for 2014!

In addition to exploring the diverse world of heirloom tomatoes, attendees will…

Contact: http://www.seedsavers.org/Tomato-Tasting/

 

Italian Harvest Dinner

Sat, August 30 at 6:00 PM

@The Pepperfield Project

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Pepperfield is offering four educational dinners this year in collaboration with Seed Savers Exchange. To celebrate the immigrant origin of heirloom foods in America, we will be featuring ethnic themes: Italian, Vietnamese, Mexican and German cuisines. Seed Savers Exchange will have display gardens dedicated to each of these meals and more.

Pepperfield will celebrate the rich bounty of these regional heirloom vegetables with our several course meals along with education about the different…

Contact: Allison - thepepperfieldproject@gmail.com

 

Artist Spotlight: "Bella Terra," Jewelry by Johanna Berge

Sat, August 30 at 6:00 PM to Sun, September 28, 2014

@Lanesboro Arts Center, 103 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN, 55949

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Opening reception: Saturday, August 30, 6-8pm, Free

Join us for the opening reception of "Bella Terra" (Beautiful Earth) featuring jewelry by Johanna Berge.

Contact: 507-467-2446 or gallery@lanesboroarts.org

 

Foot-Notes Dance at the Highlandville Schoolhouse

Sat, August 30 at 8:00 PM - Ending 11 PM.

@Highlandville, IA

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Come one, come all (and bring your family and friends along) for a night of Scandinavian-American old time music and dance with Foot-Notes at the Highlandville schoolhouse! Adults - $5, ages 12 & under - free. Visit http://www.footnotes.dance/page4.html for directions to the schoolhouse and info on future dances and performances.

Contact: Bill Musser, 387-6050, http://www.footnotes.dance

 

KDEC and T-bocks Open Stage w/ Featured Artist Helen Johnson

Sun, August 31 at 7:00 PM - Sign up at 6:45, Show starts at 7:00

@KDEC and T-bock's Open Stage

KDEC and T-bocks will be providing another great night of fun at Open Stage on Sunday, August 31st. 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 Helen Johnson from Decorah. She will be offering a wide variety of originals and covers. Please show up to support this local music and offer some of your own as…

Contact: mlynnca@gmail.com

 

Yoga Classes- New Student Registration

Mon, September 1 at 10:00 AM to Fri, October 31, 2014

@The The Yoga Studio 306 W.Water Street

Registration for the Fall session for new students will be held at The Yoga Studio on Saturday August 23 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. We offer yoga classes for beginner and ongoing students. The Fall session start Monday September 1 and run through Friday October 31.
For information about classes please call Marybeth at 563-419-2329.

Contact: Marybeth Gallant 563-419-2329

 

The Yoga Studio Fall Session

Mon, September 1 at 10:00 AM to Fri, October 31, 2014

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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The Fall Session begins September 1 and runs through October 31.
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.
The Yoga Studio is now offering a student discount for high school and college students.

For information about classes or to receive a schedule contact Marybeth Gallant

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

 

Mini Masters: Creating with Clay (4-5 year olds)

Mon, September 1 at 3:30 PM to Mon, October 6, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 25) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@The Clay Studio

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Are you tired of picking play-dough out of your carpet but think you might be raising the next Michelangelo? Let us help you foster your budding sculptor or potter in a clay-friendly environment! Students will learn different hand-building methods used around the world. New and returning students are welcome as we continue building our skills while exploring new horizons.

Dates: September 1 – October 6 (6 weeks)
Time: Mondays, 3:30 pm – 5:15…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/mini-masters-creating-with-clay-2/

 

Community Class At The Yoga Studio

Mon, September 1 at 4:00 PM to Fri, October 31, 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

 
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Ballet Classes

Tue, September 2

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Beginning and Intermediate Ballet Classes
Ages 7 through Adult

Check cravedance.com for the complete schedule and registration information. Classes begin September 2nd. Register today!

Contact: cravedance.com - cravedancestudio@gmail.com - 563-419-9254

 
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Beginning Hip Hop Classes

Tue, September 2

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Beginning Hip Hop Classes
Ages 5 and up

Check cravedance.com for the complete schedule and registration information. Classes begin September 2nd. Register today!

Contact: cravedance.com - cravedancestudio@gmail.com - 563-419-9254

 
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Beginning Jazz Class

Tue, September 2

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Beginning Jazz Classes
Ages 6 and up

Check cravedance.com for the complete schedule and registration information. Classes begin September 2nd. Register today!

Contact: cravedance.com - cravedancestudio@gmail.com - 563-419-9254

 
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Tap Classes

Tue, September 2

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Beginning and Intermediate Tap Classes
Ages 7 through Adult

Check cravedance.com for the complete schedule and registration information. Classes begin September 2nd. Register today!

Contact: cravedance.com - cravedancestudio@gmail.com - 563-419-9254

 
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Ballet/Tap Combo Classes

Tue, September 2 to Sat, December 20, 2014

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Ballet and Tap Combo Class
Ages 3-6

Check cravedance.com for the complete schedule and registration information. Classes begin September 2nd. Register today!

Contact: cravedance.com - cravedancestudio@gmail.com - 563-419-9254

 

Banned Books Theatre Project

Tue, September 2 at 3:30 PM - register now online at www.arthausdecorah.org, or call 382-5440

@ArtHaus

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UPSTART CROW THEATREWORKS PRESENTS
The Banned Book Theatre Project
AGE: 7th and 8th grade
DATES & TIMES: Sept 2-18, Tues, Wed, Thurs 3:30-5:30
PERFORMANCES: Banned Books Week, Sept 21-27
INSTRUCTOR: Kristen Underwood
COST: $90
LOCATION: ArtHaus
Sponsored by Donlon Pharmacy

Director Kristen Underwood will lead Middle School students in this fast-paced acting workshop and rehearsal process, creating a street theatre production to be performed the last week of September! Learn a little bit…

Contact: upstartcrowtheatreworks@gmail.com, www.arthausdecorah.org

 

Little Masters: The Art of Self (6-8 year olds)

Tue, September 2 at 3:30 PM to Tue, October 7, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 26) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Explore art with YOU as the subject! Using portraiture, creative writing, collage, poetry, photography, and more, we’ll learn what it means to express yourself in a variety of ways using a wide variety of mediums. Taking time to talk about how we see ourselves and what that means as an artist, we’ll look at how artists through the ages have expressed themselves through self-portraits, and then we’ll create our own. Come explore what it…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/little-masters-the-art-of-self/

 

Beaded Jewelry Basics

Tue, September 2 at 6:00 PM to Tue, October 7, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 26) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Want to learn to make your own necklaces, bracelets, and earrings? Do you know what a crimp bead is or how to properly use a pair of needle nose pliers? Take this 6-week beginning bead stringing and jewelry making class and find out! Materials fee covers basic beads, wire, stringing cord, clasps, and a personal tool kit to keep once the class is over. Additional materials will be available for purchase from the instructor.…

Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382 - 5440
arthaus508@gmailcom
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/beaded-jewelry-basics/

 

Creating Celtic-Design Earrings

Tue, September 2 at 6:30 PM

@Sue Sander Residence | 602 Decorah Avenue | Decorah , IA 52101

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Ancient Celtic designs use beautiful knots, symmetry and loops to represent the interconnectedness of all life. Join this fun class in the company of other jewelry enthusiasts, beginners and experienced alike, and use a wire jig to create one or two pairs of earrings. You will be pleasantly surprised when you see the distinctive, elegant Celtic designs emerge as you wrap wire. Participants who are of age (21 years and older) are free to…

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.

 

I.N.S.P.I.R.E.D PROGRAM

Wed, September 3 to Sun, October 5, 2014 - Wednesday weekly meetings 6:30 P.M

@119 Winnebago Stree

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This group program is an amazing opportunity to meet other women with similar goals and challenges, build your intuition about nutrition and get inspired to live your best life.
Are you secretly sabotaging your health?
Do you want to lose weight?
Do you want to sleep better & have more energy?
Do you know what to do, yet don't do it?
Get the support you need to get the body…

Contact: Cindy McCaffrey 563-382-0036

 

WOW! Women of the Word Fall Bible Study

Wed, September 3 at 9:00 AM

@Decorah Covenant Church

WOW! Women of the Word, the Decorah Interdenominational Bible Study, resumes September 3. All women are welcome! The 2014-2015 series of study kicks off with “The Law of Love: Lessons from the Pages of Deuteronomy,” a Beth Moore Lecture Study. Additional studies lined up for the year include Kyle Idleman’s “Not a Fan;” Lisa Harper’s new spin on Hebrews, “Hebrews, the Nearness of King Jesus:” and “Magnificent Obsession” with Anne Graham Lotz.
Women of…

Contact: Decorah Covenant Church offices at 563-382-1342.

 

Tiny Masters: Art Factory (2-3 year olds)

Wed, September 3 at 10:00 AM to Wed, October 8, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 27) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, multi~media, clay, and photography, oh my! Does your child have yearnings to create and build things? Join us for Art Factory where your child can express that creativity through a variety of art materials and methods! Students will bring their imaginings to life while developing creative problem solving skills…and, of course, having fun!

Dates: September 3 – October 8
Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: Jennifer…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/tiny-masters-art-factory-2/

 

Little Masters: Art Factory (6-8 year old)

Wed, September 3 at 3:30 PM to Wed, October 8, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 27) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, multi~media, clay, and photography, oh my! Does your child have yearnings to create and build things? Join us for Art Factory where your child can express that creativity through a variety of art materials and methods! Students will bring their imaginings to life while developing creative problem solving skills, and learning about the techniques and tools of artists both past and present.

Dates: September 3 – October 8…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/little-masters-art-factory/

 

Mini Masters: Color in Motion (4-5 year olds)

Thu, September 4 at 3:30 AM to Thu, October 9, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 28) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

Basic art elements and principles are explored as we let ourselves be inspired by music in this delightful class! We’ll learn how music has influenced artists in the past and let it influence us as we dance, sing, and create original artwork both individually and as a group, enjoying the vibrant connection between music and fine art.

Dates: September 4 – October 9 (6 weeks)
Time: Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Instructor:…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/mini-masters-color-in-motion/

 

Beginning Spanish

Thu, September 4 at 6:15 PM to Thu, November 20, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 28) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus

Forget about memorizing word lists and verb conjugations! This class will quickly have you using the language to communicate with each other in a fun and light-hearted way. Simple, comprehensible Spanish, both spoken and written, becomes absorbed through repetition and practical usage. Whether you’re new to the language or have forgotten what you learned in school and want a stress-free refresher, this class is for you. Open to adults and older teens, age 16…

Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/beginning-spanish/

 
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Gun Sense Community Conversations: Sheriff Leon Bohr

Fri, September 5 at 9:00 AM

@NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center

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Friday, September 5th, 9:00am, NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center: Gun Sense Community Conversations will host Sheriff Leon Bohr to discuss the legal and safety aspects of gun ownership and the importance of community relationships with law enforcement.
Gun Sense Community Conversations are sponsored by the Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center and seek to educate the community on issues surrounding the legal and moral responsibilities of gun ownership, gun laws, and gun violence.…

Contact: NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center 563-382-5337

 

ArtHaus First Friday: Monkey Lisa, Random Works by Eric Petersen

Fri, September 5 at 7:00 PM to Fri, September 26, 2014 - First Friday Artist Reception, 7-9pm, Sept. 5. Works on display and for sale throughout September.

@ArtHaus

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New ArtHaus Co-director, Eric Petersen, will exhibit a selection of his own work in drawing, painting, and ceramics with the particular intention of sharing his aesthetic sensibility with the Decorah community. Play, colorful two-dimensional works will contrast with his earthy, and at times, enigmatic ceramic sculptures and pottery. Exhibition opens with a First Friday reception on Friday, September 5 and is on display through Friday, September 26.

Event sponsored by KDEC.

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com

 

Luther College SAC Spotlight presents Hypnotist Jim Wand Sept. 5

Fri, September 5 at 7:30 PM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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With more than 9,000 professional engagements to his name and a lengthy career spent building a fiercely entertaining repertoire, Master Hypnotist Jim Wand returns to Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or boxoffice@luther.edu, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m.…

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

 

Luther College Pep Band Camp

Sat, September 6 at 9:00 AM - Registration is $20 and due by August 29, 2014

@Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

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Band students 5th - 8th grade are welcome to enjoy a side-by-side rehearsal and half-time performance with the Pep Band during Luther College Football’s Community Day!

9:00am Registration
9:30am – 10am Breathing Gym or Drum Cadences
10:00am - 11:15am Rehearsal
11:15am - 12:15pm Lunch
12:30pm Pre-Game
1:00pm Game begins
Half-time Show

Please join us in the Sperati Room in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music with your instrument. Lunch is included as well…

Contact: Please contact lutherpepband@luther.edu with any questions or you can also contact Jessica Dorsey at dorsje01@luther.edu

 

Taking to the Skies (9-12 year olds)

Sat, September 6 at 10:00 AM to Sat, October 11, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 30) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Set your spirit free with kite building! Enjoy constructing several small kites, exploring a variety of traditional structures, while learning about basic aerodynamics and modeling techniques. The class will conclude with the construction and embellishment of a single larger box kite that will take flight in a public display on Saturday morning, October 11!

Dates: September 6 – October 11 (6 weeks)
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: Eric Nels Petersen…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/taking-to-the-skies/

 

Pfilates (pelvic floor) Workshop!

Sat, September 6 at 1:00 PM - Saturday September 6th 12-2pm

@Discover Happy Pilates Studio

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Join Amanda Rhine, certified Pfilates Instructor, for this interactive workshop on pelvic floor health and issues that surround a weak pelvic floor. During this 2 hour session, you will learn information about the muscles of the pelvic floor to help you understand where these muscles are and how they function: How weakness and dysfunction in pelvic floor muscles results in disorders such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse; specific excersises to condition these muscles…

Contact: Amanda Rhine | discoverhappy@gmail.com | www.discoverhappydecorah.com | 563-419-0346

 

FUN-damental Movement (5-8 year olds)

Sat, September 6 at 1:00 PM to Sat, October 11, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 30) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus

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As we move, create, and dream, our body is our most trustworthy source of information and truth. Discover your own voice through movement, redefine what you see as dance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and strength of your body. Play and express while developing body-mind wisdom with sensory awareness and imagery.

Dates: September 6 – October 11 (6 weeks)
Time: Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Schmidt
Cost: $50

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/fun-damental-movement/

 

FUN-damental Movement (9-12 year olds)

Sat, September 6 at 2:00 PM to Sat, October 11, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 30) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus

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As we move, create, and dream, our body is our most trustworthy source of information and truth. Discover your own voice through movement, redefine what you see as dance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and strength of your body. Play and express while developing body-mind wisdom with sensory awareness and imagery.

Dates: September 6 – October 11 (6 weeks)
Time: Saturdays, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Schmidt
Cost: $50

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/fun-damental-movement-3/

 

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

 

Skape Sammen: Creative Dance and Xylophone Ensemble (9-12 year olds)

Mon, September 8 at 3:30 PM to Mon, March 30, 2015 - Register online at least one week in advance (by September 1) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@Carrie Lee Elementary

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Participants in Skape Sammen (Norwegian for “Creating Together”) will spend the year dancing, playing xylophones, and creating original performance pieces. Both new and returning students will be challenged and delighted as they develop confidence and improvisation skills through dance choreography, musical composition, and theatre games. The fall session will explore the wonderful words of Maya Angelou through acting, music, and movement!

Dates:September 8 – March 30 (no class October 13, December 15, December…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/skape-sammen/

 

Exploring Foods Children's Cooking Classes (Session 1)

Tue, September 9 at 3:15 PM - 4:15 pm

@Co-op Kitchen Classroom, 308 W. Water St., Decorah

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Explore foods through sight, sound, smell and tactile experiences. The love of cooking and eating good food starts young. Children who are given choice and are able to lend a hand in preparing their foods eat a wider variety of nutritious foods and are able to make healthier choices as they grow. Classes focus on trying new foods, food preparation and how to safely work in the kitchen, and choosing healthy foods. Children will…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com
(563) 382-4666

 

GPS and Geocaching for Fun

Tue, September 9 at 5:30 PM

@Lake Meyer | 2546 Lake Meyer Road | Fort Atkinson , IA

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Check out this high-tech hobby that combines treasure hunting, navigation, exercise, history lessons and a billion-dollar system! The history and science of global positioning systems (GPS) and the basic essentials of the sport of geocaching will be explained prior to participants going outdoors to use provided GPS devices.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Instructor: Lilly Jensen/Winneshiek County Conservation
Class #: 30906
Tuition: $9

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.

 

WellKid Wednesdays (Oneota Co-op Class Series)

Wed, September 10 at 7:45 AM - 8:45 am

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen, 308 W. Water St., Decorah

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WellKids Wednesdays are here! Join us for mornings of food and fun all before the school day has begun. This class, for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade, will teach the importance of breakfast, eating well balanced meals, and encourage trying new foods. Classes will be varied in theme, but will always provide breakfast, activities for students, and a walking school bus to John Cline School.

These classes designed for Kindergarten – 2nd…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com
(563) 382-4666

 

Be'Tween Cooking Class Series

Thu, September 11 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen, 308 W. Water St., Decorah

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Join us in the Co-op Classroom to explore food through cooking AND eating! Each class will have a unique theme, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, and time with an experienced instructor offering knife skills and cooking tips. Class participants will work together to create a full meal each evening and then sit and dine together. Mom and Dad, no need to worry about supper for class participants on these evenings!
These classes designed…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com
(563) 382-4666

 

Civil War 150th Commemoration Lecture & Discussion

Thu, September 11 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Decorah Public Library will host the third installment of a Civil War 150th Commemoration book discussion series Thursday September 11 at 7 p.m. This year, Dr. Edward Tebbenhoff of the Luther College History Department will talk about ideas presented in David Alan Johnson’s “Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the Election of 1864.”
“I’m going to be beaten … and unless some great change takes place, badly beaten.” In the summer…

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

 

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

 

Ladies Fightback

Sat, September 13 at 9:00 AM

@St. Benedict School

Live free from fear. Fightback is a fun, safe, ongoing, ladies-only, self-defense course that uses natural body movement to counter attacks against women in any situation, and does not require speed or strength! Fightback has been taught worldwide to ladies from ages 16 to 70! Every part of training is voluntary. Our goal is to ensure that you come home safely to those that Love and need you!

Cost $75.00

Contact: Christine Mc. 563.379.3729

 
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Crossbones Style Cowl

Sat, September 13 at 1:00 PM

@Blue Heron Knittery

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Sept. 13th - Crossbones Style Cowl taught by Bev Bakkum. This class will be a 3 hour workshop - 1-4 p.m. Sample is available for viewing at the shop. Class materials needed: 3 skeins Kenzie yarn or 480 yards light worsted yarn, size 6 needles (40" circular), 3 different style markers, tapestry needle, pattern free on Ravelry. Techniques taught in this class: Knitting in the round, reading/working from a chart, 6 different checkerboard patterns.…

Contact: Bev Bakkum - 563-379-5256 or Sarah at the Blue Heron Knittery - 563-517-1059

 
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TOMATOES! Preserving the Bounty

Sat, September 13 at 1:30 PM

@Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Lanesboro, MN 55949.

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1:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Peggy Hanson and Mary Bell
$25.00
Offered by Lanesboro Local,Inc. in partnership with the River Roots Skills School at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center near Lanesboro MN. Our Tomato FEST classes will focus on making the very most of the bounty of this season's later than normal tomato harvest.
Learn how to can, freeze and dry all kinds of tomatoes.
Two of Lanesboro Locals' major talents join forces…

Contact: Questions? Contact Lori at Lanesboro Local PO Box 94, Lanesboro MN 55949 P) 507-467-2944 email info@lanesborolocal.org www.lanesborolocal.org

 

Lanesboro Arts Campus Festival

Sat, September 13 at 2:00 PM - Ends at 5:00 PM

@Parking Lot & Gateway Green Space (off County 8), Lanesboro, MN

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Help us celebrate the Lanesboro Arts Campus with an afternoon of arts activities, poetry, food, and music.

FREE and Family-Friendly!

Contact: 507-467-2446 or info@lanesboroarts.org

 

HSNEI Love & Friendship Adoption Center Celebration and Fundraiser

Sat, September 13 at 4:00 PM

@Danan Lansing Building, Winneshiek County Fairgrounds

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On Saturday, September 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., friends and supporters of the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa will gather at the Danan Lansing Building on the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds to celebrate the building and fall 2014 opening of the Love & Friendship Adoption Center. Tickets to this celebration and fundraiser are $40 each and include entertainment, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds go to support operation of the Adoption Center. Tickets…

Contact: hsneiowa@gmail.com

 

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

 

Night of Poetry with Ed Bok Lee

Sat, September 13 at 7:30 PM

@St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN, 55949

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Following the Lanesboro Arts Campus Festival, join us for a Night of Poetry with award-winning poet Ed Bok lee, jazz music by Dave O'Mara & Friends, and local/regional community members sharing their original poems.

FREE!

Contact: 507-467-2446 or info@lanesboroarts.org

 

Cooking a la Julie Child: Classical French

Sun, September 14 at 4:00 PM

@Ede’s Angry Pickle Deli | 213 W Water St. |Decorah, IA 52101

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Julia loved cooking with wine and spirits, classic ingredients of French cooking. Join Chef Mark Rollins in his kitchen at Ede's Gourmet/The Angry Pickle Deli as he shares his classical training and cooks with wine. Though French cooking is often thought of as fussy and complicated, Mark will demonstrate French cooking techniques that are relevant and ‘do-able’ for today’s average home cook. Bring your own bottle of wine (if 21 years or older, please),…

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.

 

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/

 
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WMC Auxiliary Bowling League

Mon, September 15 at 1:15 PM to Mon, April 6, 2015

@Oneota Lanes in Decorah

Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary is again sponsoring the Red Smock Bowling League for the 2014/15 season.

The Red Smock Bowling League is a non-sanctioned league ideal for women bowlers of all abilities and ages (from novice to advanced). The League would like to expand by adding several new teams. Women are invited to join by forming a new team or being assigned to a current group. Women willing to be substitute bowlers are…

Contact: Anyone interested in becoming a member of the league can call Terry at 563-532-9547 or Megan at 563-735-5524.

 

Social Dancing: Ballroom & Beyond

Wed, September 17 at 6:45 PM - You may register up to the second week of class.

@John Cline Elementary School Gym |101 Claiborne Drive | Decorah, IA 52101

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Get ready to dance! Join Renate Hunter as she begins her 31th year of teaching foxtrot, waltz, polka, schottische, rhumba, jitterbug and more. Register with a partner. Tuition fee is for one person. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Wednesday, September 17-November 5, 2014 | 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Instructor: Renate Hunter
Class #: 31596
Tuition: $35 | 8 sessions

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399

 
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Free Grief Support Group

Thu, September 18 at 3:00 PM to Thu, November 6, 2014 - Free, eight-week grief support group begins Thursday, September 18 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Losing a loved one brings on a series of complex emotions. Confronting the pain and other aspects of grief with the support of others can be an effective way to deal with loss.

Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice is offering a free eight-week grief support group beginning Thursday, September 18 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The sessions will be held in the Home Health and Hospice meeting room. The sessions are open to the…

Contact: Registration is required to participate in the grief support group. Call 563-387-3024 between 8 am and 4 pm for more information or to register. There is no charge for the program.

 

Luther College Women's Basketball JR. Norse

Thu, September 18 at 6:15 PM to Thu, October 9, 2014

@Luther College - Regent Center

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WHO: GIRLS: Grades 2nd—5th
WHERE: REGENTS CENTER—MAIN GYM
WHEN: THURSDAYS, 6:15pm—7:30pm
DATES: Sept. 18th & 25th, Oct. 2nd & 9th
COST: $35

JOIN US FOR LCWBB JR. NORSE 2014
Each week Jr. Norse will have the opportunity to interact with the 2014-15 Luther women’s basketball team while participating in fundamental drills, team play, shooting competitions, and more.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES
Instruction & Norse Gift Bag

You may submit registrations ahead of time…

Contact: QUESTIONS
For questions contact coach Amanda Bailey at:
563-387-1584 or by email at necham01@luther.edu
To PRINT off registration form: http://www.luther.edu/sports/women/basketball/

 

Fused Glass Jewelry

Thu, September 18 at 6:30 PM

@Delights Studio | Decorah, Iowa

Design and craft two beautiful and colorful pieces of jewelry to give away or keep. Create them on Thursday and add the finishing touches on Saturday. Enjoy a glass of wine (if you are 21 years or older), while you create. A $25 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first class.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 10-11am
Instructors: Kris Henderson
Class #: 31502

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.

 

MidAmerica Herbal Symposium

Fri, September 19 at 8:00 AM to Sun, September 21, 2014

@Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN

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Herbalism is growing: with this in mind we are honored to bring to Minnesota some fabulous world renown Herbal Clinicians: Christopher Hobbs, Candis Cantin, Steven Foster, and Bevin Clare. Herbalists' with over 30 plus years of experience: authors -practitioners - educators - herbal extraordinars!!

24 herbal classes have been arranged over a 3 day event designed for the beginning herb student to the advanced. Classes are set up in 2 and 3 hour…

Contact: You can go to www.midamericasymposium.com for info, teacher bios, classes being presented, and a full itinerary. You can register at the website or call 507-474-9970 and register.

 
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Footnotes Dance

Fri, September 19 at 7:30 PM - Cover charge of $5.00 includes a beverage of your choice. Must be 21+ for alcohol.

@Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

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Enjoy the American/Norwegian dance music of Footnotes. The winery will be open from 10 am straight through. We will serve Marinated Pork Tenderloin or Teriyaki Chicken with salad, glazed carrots and garlic potatoes for $10. Band will be outdoor if weather permits.

Contact: Beth Guzman, 563.735.5809 sales@wwwinery.com www.wwwinery.com

 

Poetry Slam

Fri, September 19 at 8:00 PM - $5/$3 students (day of event)

@Elks Lodge

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The ArtHaus Poetry Slam is a not-to-be-missed Decorah event, welcoming anyone tovparticipate. Kristen Underwood will host the event, which begins with a Featured Artist, followed by the noncompetitive “Original Voices,” (3 minutes or less of your own poetry) and ending with the “Slam” (a good-natured competition complete with prizes and Applause-o-Meter).

Call ArtHaus at 563-382-5440 to perform! Online signup form coming soon! Recommended for adults, ages 16 and up.

Event sponsored by…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com

 

Holly Harden with Good Food From Mrs. Sundberg's Kitchen

Sat, September 20 at 6:30 PM

@Dragonfly Books

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Dragonfly Books is pleased to host essayist and author Holly Harden with her new cookbook Good Food From Mrs. Sundberg’s Kitchen on Saturday, September 20 at 6:30 pm at Dragonfly Books. A writer for A Prairie Home Companion, Holly Harden brings to life the best recipes this side of Lake Wobegon.

Bring your kitchen back to basics with Mrs. Sundberg’s 160 simple recipes for all occasions throughout the year. Including a few of…

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

 

Kathy Reed, faculty harpsichord recital

Fri, September 26 at 7:30 PM

@Jenson-Noble Recital Hall, Luther College

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This program features both French and Italian music from the Baroque periods, two different styles that were often in competition with each other. The frenchiest of the French is Francois Couperin's Concert Royale No. 3, a chamber work to be performed with Carol Hester, flute, and Heather Armstrong, oboe. Kathy will also play a solo harpsichord piece in the French style by the great German, J.S. Bach. The program will conclude with a piece…

Contact: Kathy Reed, 563 419 3486

 

Food • Faith • Climate: Connecting the Dots

Sat, September 27 at 9:30 AM

@Baker Commons, Luther College Campus, 700 College Drive, Decorah

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Food • Faith • Climate: Connecting the Dots, provides education on how our food practices contribute to climate change and how our faith traditions call us to respond with practical solutions. Attend a workshop offered by Iowa Interfaith Power & Light to learn how you can be part of the solution. The workshop includes tips, resources and wallet guides for more climate friendly choices, a low carbon footprint lunch and an afternoon tour of…

Contact: For more information contact Sarah Webb at programs@iowaipl.org

 

Ravelry

Sat, September 27 at 11:00 AM - Session lasts from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

@Java John's

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Knitters and Crocheters, how well do you know Ravelry? Do you have an account and only use part of the features? Or does it confuse you completely? We can fix all of that. On Saturday September 27th, from 11:00 am to 12:30, Anna will be teaching a one session class on How To Get The Most Out Of Ravelry! We will be meeting at Java Johns so those of you with laptops and tablets…

Contact: To register contact Blue Heron Knittery at 563-517-1059

 
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Aphrodite Shawl

Sat, September 27 at 1:00 PM to Sat, November 15, 2014 - Second class November 15, 2014 from 1-3 p.m.

@Blue Heron Knittery

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Sept. 27th - Aphrodite Shawl taught by Bev Bakkum. This shawl is both lace work and a linen stitch which looks like woven fabric when knit. Techniques to learn in this project: lace stitches, linen stitch, working with two colors in the same row. Sample is at the shop for viewing. This pattern is for adventurous beginners or others who would like practice in new stitches and lace. This will be in two sessions:…

Contact: Bev Bakkum - 563-379-5256 or Sarah at the Blue Heron Knittery at 563-517-1059

 

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

 

Papier Mache Sculpture

Wed, October 1 at 6:30 PM to Wed, October 29, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by September 24) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Our imaginations come to life as we design and create lightweight and environmentally friendly sculpture. Using recycled paper, we will explore different molding and sculpting techniques, and learn about the nearly infinite possibilities of papier mache as a sculptural material. Participants will create several sculptures over the 5-week period, depending on the complexity and scale of each piece.

Dates: October 1 – October 29
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Eric…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/papier-mache-sculpture/

 

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

 

ArtHaus First Friday: Depth, New Works by Dave Hart

Fri, October 3 at 7:00 PM to Fri, October 31, 2014 - First Friday Artist Reception, 7-9pm, Oct. 3. Works on display and for sale throughout October.

@ArtHaus

Artist Dave Hart grew up in Decorah and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in art education. Now a high school art teacher, raising his family with his wife Erin in New Brighton, Minnesota, Hart has created a new series of mixed media pieces which integrate abstract spaces with 3-dimensional forms which invite the viewer to physically interact with his work. While you explore Hart’s work, enjoy wine tasting compliments of…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com

 

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/

 

Artist Demonstration: Oil Paintings by Joni Finnegan

Wed, October 15 at 1:00 PM - Ends at 4:00 PM

@Lanesboro Arts Center, 103 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN, 55949

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Join artist Joni Finnegan for a demonstration on oil painting.

Contact: 507-467-2446 or gallery@lanesboroarts.org

 

Årseth Students Reunion October 18 and 19

Sat, October 18 to Sun, October 19, 2014 - Please submit art in advance preferably by Oct 1

@Heritage Center Spring Grove MN

Everyone who studied with Sigmund is invited to participate in "Celebrating Sigmund's Legacy in America" by placing their creations in a non-juried exhibit, and especially to be filmed sharing their recollections of Sigmund as he taught or had coffee with them. The weekend also includes receptions, a gala dinner, a concert by the Luren Singers, and music by the Thankful Brass, AND the unveiling of a life-size bronze of Sigmund in the Enger Garden…

Contact: Karen B. Gray 507.450.1373

 

A Walk in a Quilted Woods quilt show

Sat, October 18 at 10:00 AM to Sun, October 19, 2014

@Decorah Middle School

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The Northeast Iowa Quilt Guild presents "A Walk in a Quilted Woods" quilt show on Saturday, Oct.18 and Oct. 19, at the Decorah Middle School, 405 Winnebago Street. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. More than 400 quilts and quilted items will be displayed. Displays: New Albin cow quilts, guild challenge quilts and Quilts of Valor quilts. Several vendors will offer items for sale.…

Contact: Www.neiqg.com; Barbara (563-382-1741) or Arlene (563-425-4526)

 

Tiny Masters: Saturday Art Studio (2-3 year olds)

Sat, October 18 at 10:00 AM to Sat, November 22, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by October 11) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Are you ready to send your budding artist into an equipped art studio, let someone else harness their creativity, and do all the clean up? This art exploration class is designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques. Painting, homemade play-dough, collage, and printmaking are a few of the tools and methods they will choose from during their…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/tiny-masters-saturday-art-studio/

 

Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman

Sat, October 25 at 8:00 PM - $12/$10 students (day of event)

@Elks Lodge

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Based in the hills of upstate New York, Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman are familiar to midwest audiences as favorite collaborators of Greg Brown, Dave Moore, and other Red House Records regulars. Like two skaters gliding on ice, they play across soul, R&B, roots, and world rhythms, beloved by fans for the energy they create between audience and stage. The duo has released eight CDs on their own Alcove Records label and are currently…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com

 

Mini Masters: Creating with Clay (4-5 year olds)

Mon, October 27 at 3:30 PM to Mon, December 1, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by October 20) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@The Clay Studio

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Are you tired of picking play-dough out of your carpet but think you might be raising the next Michelangelo? Let us help you foster your budding sculptor or potter in a clay-friendly environment! Students will learn different hand-building methods used around the world. New and returning students are welcome as we continue building our skills while exploring new horizons.

Dates: October 27 – December 1 (6 weeks)
Time: Mondays, 3:30 pm – 5:15…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/mini-masters-creating-with-clay/

 

Little Masters: Exploring the Masters (6-8 year olds)

Tue, October 28 at 3:30 PM to Tue, December 2, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by October 21) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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See the world through the eyes of Van Gogh, Cézanne, Chagall, and Matisse; Klee, Picasso, and Monet, just to name a few. Each week, we’ll explore a different artist’s style by examining examples their most famous works, and then create our own masterpieces! Using everything from watercolors and chalks to tempera paint and oil pastels, we’ll create our own gallery of work you’ll want to frame!

Dates: October 28 – December 2 (6…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/little-masters-exploring-the-masters/

 

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

 

Tiny Masters: Art Factory (2-3 year olds)

Wed, October 29 at 10:00 AM to Wed, December 3, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by October 22) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, multi~media, clay, and photography, oh my! Does your child have yearnings to create and build things? Join us for Art Factory where your child can express that creativity through a variety of art materials and methods! Students will bring their imaginings to life while developing creative problem solving skills…and, of course, having fun!

Dates: October 29 – December 3
Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: Jennifer…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/tiny-masters-art-factory/

 

Printmaking Studio (9-12 year old)

Thu, October 30 at 3:30 PM to Thu, December 11, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by October 23) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Come explore the art of transfer! We will explore several kinds of printmaking methods from screenprinting to blockprinting to printing with gelatin. At the end of class you will have created original artworks, notecards, even a t-shirt design! New and returning students are welcome.

Dates:October 30 – December 11, no class November 27 (6 weeks)
Time: Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Instructor: Lea Donhowe Lovelace
Cost: $75 + $40 materials…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/printmaking-studio/

 

FUN-damental Movement (9-12 year olds)

Sat, November 1 at 1:00 PM to Sat, December 13, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by October 25) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus

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As we move, create, and dream, our body is our most trustworthy source of information and truth. Discover your own voice through movement, redefine what you see as dance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and strength of your body. Play and express while developing body-mind wisdom with sensory awareness and imagery.

Dates: November 1 – December 13, no class November 29
Time: Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Schmidt

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/fun-damental-movement-4/

 

FUN-damental Movement (5-8 year olds)

Sat, November 1 at 2:15 PM to Sat, December 13, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by October 25) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus

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As we move, create, and dream, our body is our most trustworthy source of information and truth. Discover your own voice through movement, redefine what you see as dance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and strength of your body. Play and express while developing body-mind wisdom with sensory awareness and imagery.

Dates: November 1 – December 13, no class November 29 (6 weeks)
Time:Saturdays, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Schmidt…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/fun-damental-movement-2/

 
New

Painting Class at the Winery

Thu, November 13 at 6:30 PM - The cost will then be $37.50 for a 16 x 30 picture and includes appetizers. Class size limited to 20. Please e-mail sales@wwwinery.com for signup information.

@Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

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Painting Class with Annie Adams. The class includes all supplies and materials needed, plus 2 hours of step by step painting instruction. No experience in painting required.

Contact: Beth Guzman sales@wwwinery.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

 

Luther Fall Swimming Lessons

Tue, September 15 at 5:00 PM

@Luther Aquatic Center

Luther Swim Team lessons:
COST: $55 per child, per session (PAY REQUIRED AT FIRST DAY OF LESSONS OF EACH SESSION)
Session 1: September 15-19
Session 2: September 22-26
Session 3: September 29-October 3
Times: 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 pm (Each lesson is 30 min.)
MINIMUM AGE IS 4 Years old.

You may use this form to sign up an INDIVIDUAL child for one or more sessions. PLEASE FILL OUT A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH…

Contact: nicobe01@luther.edu

 
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