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Sat, November 22, 2014 to Tue, September 15, 2015

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Luther College Dance Marathon

Sat, September 13 to Sat, April 18, 2015 - This is an ongoing event throughout the entire academic year.

@Luther College

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LUTHER COLLEGE DANCE MARATHON
…is in search of Miracle Families! Any family with a member that has been treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is invited to participate. We are a student-led organization that raises money for U of I Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network. We support families treated there both emotionally and financially through our fundraising and relationship with the hospital. Throughout the year our organization seeks to build relationships…

Contact: Allison Dippel and Carter Johnson
lcdm_families@luther.edu

 

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.

 

Launch It! Learn three basic strategies to leverage your social marketing budget

Thu, September 18 at 7:30 AM to Thu, April 16, 2015 - Held at T-Bock's Underground

@T-Bocks in downtown Decorah

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Dramatically enhance your marketing and messaging. Expand referrals and increase sales. Network with area businesses. Launch It! is hosted by Corbin Group and the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Following workshops are October 16, November 20, January 22, February 19, March 19, and April 16. All at T-Bocks at 7:30am

Cost is $25 and includes breakfast.

RSVP director@visitdecorah.com or go to visitdecorah.com/launchit

Contact: director@visitdecorah.com or carolyn@corbingroup.biz

 

Lydia's Wheels - increasing accessibility

Mon, September 22 to Fri, July 31, 2015 - Online and local Fidelity bank - fund drive ends July 31, 2015

@Anywhere

Lydia Dawley is a Decorah High School senior with cerebral palsy. She will graduate May of 2015. We are trying to fund a handicapped accessible vehicle with assistive technology for her to take to college with her so she can drive. Winters can be cold when traveling by motorized chair! New estimates suggest this cost could total nearly $90,000 dollars.

Please visit our campaign site. Contribute if you can, as often as…

Contact: http://www.gofundme.com/lydiaswheels

 

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

 

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/

 

Prisma Cowl

Sat, October 25 to Sat, December 6, 2014

@Blue Heron Knittery

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October 25th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. taught by Bev Bakkum. Second class is December 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This cowl is for beginners and those who would like to learn to work with 2 colors at once. Techniques to learn in this class: working with two colors, invisible seam, I-cord bind off, knitting in the round, garter stitch worked flat and in the round.

Materials needed: 2 skeins…

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

 

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/

 

Family Martial Arts Classes Starting Soon

Mon, October 27 at 5:30 PM to Tue, December 16, 2014 - Every Monday or Tuesday night

@Decorah Activity Center (1014 S. Mill Street)

Looking for an exciting activity great for the entire family? Try a martial arts class. Great healthy activity for all ages! Affordable family rates! Register for our Taekwondo intro classes through Park & Rec. Next session begins Oct 27th or 28th. Classes run once a week, either Monday or Tuesday nights. Times vary. We are now meeting in our new class space in the Decorah Activity Center (1014 S. Mill Street next to the…

Contact: Park & Rec for registration
MsYoung1434@hotmail.com for questions

 

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/

 

Freestyle: Afterschool Mud Club

Tue, October 28 at 3:30 PM to Tue, December 16, 2014 - Register online at www.activityhero.com, search for The Clay Studio or email: theclaystudiodecorah@me.com

@The Clay Studio - 207 Washington St, Decorah

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In this 8 week class your child will dream up their own projects! When problem-solving using brainstorming, trial and error, and focused research your child will learn to become more confident and creative. They are taught to become experts at both coming up with ideas and seeing them come to fruition! On Tuesdays come right after school, bring your own snack and then we will create! Walking school bus option from John Cline.

Contact: The Clay Studio
563-517-1022
www.activityhero.com
theclaystudiodecorah@me.com

 

Writers' Workshop

Tue, October 28 at 6:30 PM to Tue, December 2, 2014 - Register online at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus

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A workshop designed for writers interested in taking a completed draft to the next level! Students will submit a draft of a story, essay, or novel excerpt on the first day of class that will benefit from constructive input from workshop peers and instructor. Explore the elements of craft in a positive and supportive setting, with special emphasis on beginnings, character, point of view, setting, dialogue, and striking the right balance between “showing” and…

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

 

Intro to Creative Writing

Wed, October 29 at 6:30 PM to Wed, December 3, 2014 - Register online at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus

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Explore the basic elements of craft in this introductory class. How do character, setting, and point-of-view, inform dialogue, plot, and momentum? Readings, discussion, and in-class exercises will open the door to a new understanding of the craft of writing for participants in a supportive, hands-on setting.

Dates: October 29 – December 3
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Keith Lesmeister
Cost: $90 + $10 materials fee

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

 

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/

 

The Yoga Studio Fall Session

Mon, November 3 at 10:00 AM to Sat, January 3, 2015

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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The Fall Session begins November 3 and runs through January 3 2015
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…

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

 

Yoga Classes- New Student Registration

Mon, November 3 at 10:00 AM to Sat, January 3, 2015

@The The Yoga Studio 306 W.Water Street

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Registration for the Fall session for new students will be held at The Yoga Studio on Tuesday October 28 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. We offer yoga classes for beginner and ongoing students. The Fall session start Monday November 3 and run through Saturday January 3.
For information about classes please call Marybeth at 563-419-2329.

Contact: Marybeth Gallant 563-419-2329

 

Men's Yoga Class at The Yoga Studio

Tue, November 4 at 6:00 PM to Tue, December 30, 2014

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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The Yoga Studio is offering a yoga class just for men. The class meets once per week on Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Class begins November 4 and will run for nine weeks. Call or e-mail if you have questions or would like to register.

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

 

4-Week Meditation Series

Wed, November 5 at 4:00 PM to Wed, November 26, 2014 - Wednesdays November 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 4pm-5pm.

@402 Upper Broadway St. Decorah, Iowa

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Autumn is here and similar to nature, it is a great time to let go, go inward, and meditate. Get clear and calm by learning some easy and practical meditation and breathing techniques to help reduce daily stress in your life.

Contact: Thea Satrom (303)913-6326 or theacamellia@gmail.com
Sonja Satrom (563)380-5876 or sonjasatrom@gmail.com

 

City Offers 4th Prairie Seed Collecting Hike

Thu, November 6 at 10:00 AM to Fri, November 28, 2014

@Decorah Community Prairie

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If you would like to increase diversity in your existing prairie or create a natural area in your yard, this is an opportunity to get started. The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department has authorized volunteer Jerri Osenga to arrange a series of seed collection hikes in the City Community Prairie throughout this fall season.
The fourth and final hike of the season will be led by volunteer Jon Hart on Thursday, November 6, from…

Contact: Decorah Park-Rec. Office, (563) 382-4158, parkrec@decorahia.org, www.decorahia.org

 

Community Class At The Yoga Studio

Thu, November 6 at 4:00 PM to Thu, December 18, 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

 

Beginner's HIIT IT

Thu, November 6 at 6:45 PM to Thu, December 11, 2014

@Discover Happy

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Join us for an exciting NEW series of TDF HIIT IT classes. HIIT IT is a 30-minute class that includes cardio conditioning and strength work for a total body workout. Classes are designed for beginners just starting (or restarting) their fitness journey.

Contact: Risa Smith 563-379-1666 drsmith305@gmail.com

 

Intro to TDF HIIT IT!

Thu, November 6 at 6:45 PM to Thu, December 11, 2014

@Discover Happy Pilates Studio, 222 E Water St.

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5 week Intro to TDF HIIT IT with Risa Smith: 30 minute class filled with cardio and strengthening movements and great music! $35 for all 5 classes. Contact Risa to sign up: drsmith305@gmail.com
Thursday Nov. 5th 6:45pm

Contact: drsmith305@gmail.com

 
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"In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)" - Luther College VPA Department

Thu, November 13 at 7:30 PM to Sat, November 22, 2014

@Center for the Arts: Jewel Theatre

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The Luther College Department for Visual and Performing Arts "In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)", directed by Dr. Bobby Vrtis.

In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) is the highly acclaimed 2009 play by one of America’s finest playwrights, Sarah Ruhl. Set at the dawn of electricity and in a historical moment when physicians believed that hysteria in women (an occasionally in men) had reached epidemic proportions – this play…

Contact: bransa04@luther.edu

 
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Move to WIN!

Mon, November 17 to Wed, December 31, 2014

@222 E Water St. Decorah, Discover Happy Pilates Studio

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Discover Happy Pilates Studio is challenging you to make every class to win great prizes!
Starting Monday November 17th-December 31st. Get amazing prizes in your new year!
Sign up on: www.discoverhappydecorah.com
Attend for awesome Prizes:
12: 1 private session and a Milk House Candle
15: $25 Modish Gift Certificate and Demi-Bar Pilates Socks
18: 2 weeks of FREE classes and a DH shirt of choice
32: CATERING WITH Justin Scardina of Driftless Food &…

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

 
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Call for community exhibitions

Mon, November 17 to Sat, January 10, 2015

Call for community exhibition proposals

COMMUNITY EXHIBITIONS with Driftless Art Collective
We host exhibitions, organized by a member of our board or a community volunteer. These are an opportunity to provide awareness and education to the wider community about the works, thought process, product, and encourage dialogue on creative practices with artists and the community in which they live and work.

What: A call for artists in the Northeast Iowa Driftless…

 
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iPad Roundtable Help Sessions

Tue, November 18 at 1:15 PM to Tue, January 27, 2015 - 3 PM

@Decorah Public Library

Beginning Tues. Nov. 18, Decorah Public Library staff will host a weekly iPad Roundtable: a drop-in technology help session held 1-3 p.m. Tuesday afternoons. The library has recently acquired six iPads that attendees may use for instruction or exploration, or they may bring a personal iPad.

The iPads will also be available for two-hour checkouts within the library building; ask library staff for details. The purchase of the iPads was made possible…

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

 

Holiday Pottery Sale

Sat, November 22 at 10:00 AM to Sun, November 23, 2014 - 10-4pm Saturday, Noon-4pm Sunday

@2856 Blair Rd, New Albin, IA

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Join us for our annual Holiday Pottery Sale! Browse our showroom full of pots and find the perfect hand made gift for everyone on your list, or treat yourself!

We have many great gift ideas, including mixing bowls, mugs, wine chillers and cups and many sizes of pitchers and jars.

We will have sale specials and holiday treats each day!

Contact: Nate & Hallie Evans
2856 Blair Rd, New Albin, IA
www.allamakeewoodfiredpottery.com

 
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Luther College Fall Opera Scenes performances Nov. 21-22

Sat, November 22 at 1:00 PM

@Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Luther campus

The students in the fall 2014 opera workshop course will present "Orpheus Meets Shakespeare" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 and 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The performances are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu, 563-387-1865

 

Escargot Cloche Hat

Sat, November 22 at 1:00 PM to Sat, December 13, 2014 - December 13th at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

@Blue Heron Knittery

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November 22nd from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. taught by Bev Bakkum. This class will meet again on December 13th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This gorgeous hat is knit as one piece from the bottom up. Techniques to learn in this class: short rows, circular knitting, working with two colors separately

Materials needed: 2 colors worsted weight yarn (140 yds main color and 30 yards contrasting color), size 7 circular needles…

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

 
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Luther College Chamber Orchestra to perform concert Nov. 22

Sat, November 22 at 4:00 PM

@Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life, Luther campus

The Luther College Chamber
Orchestra will perform in concert
at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in
the Main Hall of the Center for
Faith and Life on the Luther
campus. The concert is open to
the public with no charge for
admission.

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu, 563-387-1865

 
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Mud Club Night | Grateful Platter

Sat, November 22 at 6:00 PM - Register now online at www.activityhero.com, search for The Clay Studio or email: theclaystudiodecorah@me.com

@The Clay Studio - 207 Washington St, Decorah

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Mud Club is super fun for clay loving kids! This 2 hour event includes a project based lesson, fun art games, and a popcorn/juice snack. This month we will be making Grateful Platters. Drop off and pick up when the fun in done!

Ages: 5-12 years old
Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 6-8pm
Location: The Clay Studio in Decorah (On Washington St behind the Fareway)
Fee: $15 per child (fee includes clay…

Contact: The Clay Studio, theclaystudiodecorah@me.com, 563-517-1022, www.theclaystudiodecorah.com

 
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Gift of Art Sale

Sat, November 22 at 8:00 PM - Free Entry & Door Prize Open all day 10 am - 8 pm music starts at 7pm

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6th Annual Gift of Art Sale to be held November 22nd in Decorah
This year’s Gift of Art Sale features a new venue and twice as many artists! This free event will be held on Saturday, November 22, from 10am to 8pm in the lobby of the historic Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah. This is a great opportunity to purchase unique handmade holiday gifts, win wonderful door prizes, and support the local arts community.

Contact: Paula Brown
The Goods Studio Store
563-382-6378
paulabrowndecorah@gmail.com

 
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The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins w/ Bread and Butter String Band

Sat, November 22 at 8:00 PM

@Steyer Opera House at the Hotel Winneshiek

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Come on out Saturday night for the bluegrass event you've been waiting for. We welcome back our friends The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins to the stage. The PWPP promise to get you up and dancing around! And opening for them is the local talent the Bread and Butter String Band.

Show starts at 8pm with the Bread and Butter String Band followed by the Pistol Whippin Party Penguins.

$8 in advance…

Contact: Questions or Event inquiries contact Lynnette at perrylyn@luther.edu

 
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Contra Dance

Sat, November 22 at 8:00 PM

@Elk's Lodge, Decorah

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The Western Home String Band welcomes guest caller Tim Jenkins to lead the November contra dance. The dance is held at the Elks Lodge in downtown Decorah on Saturday, November 22. Teaching begins at 7:30, with the dance running from 8:00-10:30. Admissions is $7, with kids 12 and under free.

Tim Jenkins lives in western Wisconsin, and calls dances around the region. He has worked with members of the Western Home String Band…

Contact: Erik Sessions, 387-0837, eriksessions@gmail.com

 
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Decorah Scandinavian Music Jam Session

Sun, November 23 at 2:00 PM

@Decorah

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Celebrate the world of Nordic Folk music this Sunday 11/23. Come learn a tune, share a tune, and jam with us. Attending musicians receive access to the online session tune list.

Time: 11/23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
Bruening Visitor Center, 502 W. Water St.

No charge for musicians. Recording device advised. Observers welcome.

Contact: Rob Steinhofer, accordionworks@yahoo.com

 
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Luther College Jazz Orchestra to perform Nov. 23

Sun, November 23 at 4:00 PM

@Center for Faith and Life, Luther College

Performing classic jazz tunes and new funk favorites, the Luther College Jazz Orchestra will take the stage at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert will also be streamed live at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/lutheradmin/.

 
New

Winter/Spring Dance Class Registration Begins

Mon, November 24 to Sat, January 17, 2015

@Crave Dance Studio

New student registration for our Winter/Spring semester of dance classes is now open. Check our cravedance.com for the upcoming class schedule and registration information. Classes begin January 10th!

Contact: Crave Dance Studio - (563) 419-9254

 
New

Fall Garlands

Mon, November 24 at 3:15 PM - to 5pm

@Decorah Public Library

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Now that the colors outside have faded to the much more subtle November hues, “winter dreary” is soon to be our lot for quite a while. But wait! There’s garlands of paper to make, with any colors you choose, even sparkles. We’ll cut, decorate and string butterflies and leaves of all shapes and sizes... You can even bring some of those feathers you might have made at the library earlier this month to use.…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library

 
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November PFLAG Meeting

Mon, November 24 at 7:00 PM

@NEIA Peace and Justice, 119 Winnebago, Decorah

PFLAG's November meeting will be Monday, November 24, 7:00 PM, at NEIA Peace and Justice, 119 Winnebago, Decorah, IA.

 
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The Arrival Circle

Tue, November 25 at 6:00 PM to Tue, January 27, 2015 - Current circle meets 8 Tuesday evenings through January. Wednesday and Thursday circles also forming.

@Upper Level of DaySpring Spa, Decorah

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Exciting news from Arrival Arts! A PostPartum Circle is forming now and we'd love for you to join us. The Arrival Circle will meet above the ever relaxing Day Spring Spa and feature expert guests to share with us on the topic of the evening…everything from nourishing your baby to infant massage to strength training with your baby as the weight! There is also a freebie goodie basket to pamper you and your little…

Contact: Lindsey Harman, Your Decorah Doula
563.379.6268 arrivalarts@gmail.com

 
New

Free Holiday Card Class

Wed, November 26 to Wed, December 10, 2014

@Java Johns

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Simplify your holidays by creating your cards online, you create and
SendOutCards stuffs, stamps addresses and mails for you! Bring laptop,
tablet or smartphone- this will be a hands on event!

Class will be held at Java John's every Wednesday until Dec. 10th at 11 AM.

Can't make it or want more Information? Call Kristi 563-379-4064 or Ashley 563-379-5215

Contact: Call Kristi 563-379-4064
Ashley 563-379-5215, SENDcerely, Ashley on Facebook

 

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wed, November 26 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah CUCC 209 West Broadway

Thanksgiving Eve services will be held November 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Decorah Congregational UCC, 209 West Broadway, Decorah, Iowa
382-2661

Contact: Rev. Laura Arnold 382-2661

 

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wed, November 26 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah CUCC 209 West Broadway

Thanksgiving Eve services will be held at November 26th at 7:00 p.m. at Decorah Congregational UCC, 209 West Broadway, Decorah, Iowa
382-2661

Contact: Decorah CUCC 382-2661
office@decorahucc.org

 
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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thu, November 27 at 12:00 PM

@First United Methodist Church, 302 West Broadway Street, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Join us: Thursday, November 27 at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 302 West Broadway Street, Decorah for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Turkey, dressing and a beverage will be provided. Please bring community spirit, willing hands and, if able, a covered dish to share. Transportation to and from the dinner will also be provided with advance registration by calling the church at 563/382-3835. Home deliveries for shut-ins may also…

Contact: Rhonda Perez, decorahsec@msn.com, 563/382-3835

 
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Holiday Lights 5K

Sat, November 29 at 8:30 AM - Pre-Registration closes Nov 24.

@Pulpit Rock Campground, Decorah

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Join us for this Saturday morning 5K through Holiday Lights.

This event is for everyone from babies in strollers to grandmas with walkers. You can run or walk. Awards will be given for the best costume in each of these categories: Christmas, Craziest, and Winter/Snow/Cold.

5K Runner Age Categories
18 and under | 19-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60+
Medals awarded to top two male and female in each…

Contact: dosmundson@helpingservices.org, 563-387-1720, www.helpingservices.org/holiday5K

 
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Live Music: Joe and Vicki Price

Sat, November 29 at 8:00 PM

@Norski's saloon, Spring Grove, MN

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Come listen to a night of blues with Joe and Vicki Price. Nov 29th. Free admission. Music starts around 8 pm.

Contact: Mike Schnell
Norski's Saloon
507-498-3627

 
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KDEC and T-bock's Open Stage With Featured Artist James Lieder

Sun, November 30 at 7:00 PM - Sign up starts at 6:45, show starts at 7:00

@T-bock's on Water Street

KDEC and T-bocks will be providing another great night of fun at Open Stage on Sunday, November 30th. 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 James Lieder. He will be offering a wide variety of covers and originals. Please show up to support this local music and offer some of your own tunes as well!

Contact: mlynnca@gmail.com

 
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Winter Pilates Studio Class Schedule - Ossian

Mon, December 1 to Mon, February 23, 2015

@WMC Ossian Rehabilitation Clinic

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Winneshiek Medical Center is offering Winter Pilates, Mondays, at Ossian Rehabilitation Clinic, Ossian.

Mondays
5:15-6:15 Evening Mat
For people of all skill levels, and all equipment provided!

Class also available Tuesdays – Thursdays at WMC Rehab & Fitness Studio, Decorah.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:45-9:45 AM - Morning Mat
Wednesdays
5:15-6:15 PM - Evening Mat

Can't make class, schedule a Private or Semi-Private session.
Find class dates and times at www.winmedical.org/classes-and-events…

Contact: Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
563-387-3031

 

Vegan Holiday Cookies

Mon, December 1 at 6:00 PM - 6:00 to 7:30 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom, 308 W. Main St., Decorah, IA

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It’s cookie time! If this time of year (holidays!) are especially challenging because of dietary restrictions – this class is for you. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and be busy in the kitchen preparing cookies that everyone can enjoy. These cookies are so good that everyone at the party will enjoy them and many of the recipes are perfect for big batches to be frozen and eaten later. Recipes will focus on…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 
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Winter Pilates Studio Class Schedule - Decorah

Tue, December 2 to Thu, February 26, 2015

@WMC Rehab & Fitness Studio

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Winneshiek Medical Center is offering Winter Pilates, Tuesdays-Thursdays, at WMC Rehab & Fitness Studio, Decorah.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:45-9:45 AM - Morning Mat
Wednesdays
5:15-6:15 PM - Evening Mat
For people of all skill levels, and all equipment provided!

Class also available Mondays at Ossian Rehab Clinic, 5:15-6:15 PM.
Can't make class; schedule a Private or Semi-Private session.

Find class dates and times at www.winmedical.org/classes-and-events or call 563-387-3031 to register!

Contact: Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
563-387-3031

 

Frugal Gourmet: Onions

Wed, December 3 at 6:00 PM - 6:00 to 7:30 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom, 308 W. Main St., Decorah, IA

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Are you in a search of real food that is affordable and practical to prepare? Then this is the class for you. Eating well and cooking wholesome, all while being on a budget, is the challenge accepted in each Frugal Gourmet class. Co-op instructors will stretch your kitchen skills as we focus on a single ingredient, preparing multiple dishes featuring this ingredient. Class participants will dive into food preparation as well as eating and…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

Take Back the Holiday Season

Thu, December 4 at 6:00 PM

@NICC | Wilder Building Room 106 | 1625 Hwy 150 South |Calmar, IA 52132

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For many of us the holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, has become filled with stress, fatigue and debt instead of joy, reflection and time with loved ones. Take back your holidays! Join Lilly Jensen for this fun, interactive and inspirational workshop will help you recognize and focus on what brings meaning and celebration to the holidays for you. There will be tips for dealing with stress-inducing aspects of the season and…

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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'And on Earth, Peace' Tickets still available for Christmas at Luther performances

Fri, December 5 at 9:15 PM

@Center for Faith and Life, Luther campus

Luther College will present the 2014 production of Christmas at Luther Dec. 4-7, in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.
This year's Christmas at Luther performance, "And on Earth, Peace," acknowledges the hope for peace on Earth through breathtaking music.
Tickets are available for the Thursday, Dec. 4, performance at 5:45 p.m. and the Friday, Dec. 5, performance at 9:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu or via…

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu, 563-387-1865

 
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Orbit/Arc Class w/ Heather Black

Sat, December 6 - Register at www.discoverhappydecorah.com

@222 E Water St. Discover Happy Pilates Studio

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Remember the scooter from 5th grad P.E.? It was fun! Come revisit fitness that is joyful with the promise that the shaking you will do won't be from laughter alone! The orbit challenges your body in many planes of motion. That combined with the Pilates Arc, make for one head to toe challenge that will just make your weekend better, your food taste brighter and the wine go down easier:)
Lead by Heather Black…

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

 
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Winneshiek Farmers Market

Sat, December 6 at 9:00 AM - 12 PM - Additional Markets: December 20th

@Winneshiek County Fairgrounds, Decorah

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Shop this weekend at the Indoor Winneshiek Farmers Market in the Danan Lansing Building of the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds
Find produce, baked goods, crafts and more

Contact: www.winneshiekfarmersmarket.com

 
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Porter House Christmas Open House

Sat, December 6 at 1:00 PM - The event is free and open to the public.

@401 W Broadway

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The entire community is once more invited to come celebrate the holidays at the Porter House Museum’s Christmas Open House, to be held Saturday, December 6th from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests will enjoy festive seasonal décor, light refreshments and live music by the Elgin/West Union Recorder Trio. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo: The Porters celebrate the holiday season in years past.

Contact: porterhousemuseum@gmail.com (563) 382 8465

 
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Nisse Preschool Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Sun, December 7 at 9:00 AM - Ending time 12 pm.

@Danan Lansing Building at Fairgrounds

Love pancakes? Santa? Helping your community? Perfect! The Nisse Preschool Pancake Breakfast with Santa on December 7th from 9am-noon at the Danan Lansing building (fairgrounds).

Meal tickets (include picture with Santa): adults $6, kids (4-12) $4, 3 and under free.

There will also be an AWESOME raffle (do not need to be present to win). Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Put your ticket to the prize you WANT!…

Contact: Danielle Johnson, Nisse Board Vice President
vicepresident@nissepreschool.org
www.nissepreschool.org

 
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32 points on the head for possibilities in your life-Access Conciousness - the Bars

Sun, December 7 at 9:30 AM - Class time 9:30am-5:30pm. Pre-registration deadline 10:00am Friday December 5th. Please be at class by 9:00am to complete registration. Bring a lunch. Snacks, water, tea will be provided. Tuition $200 through 2014. Ask about reduced rates for children.

@119 Winnebago Street

Curious about how gently holding 32 points on the head can open possibilities in your life? Learn to "run bars", an energy modality that has grown in the last 25 years because it helps people ask the questions that create change in their lives. Whether you want more peace and joy in your life, less clutter in your mind, or want to change something that is "sticking" you, The Bars may be a contribution…

Contact: Victoria Oestmann, MA, LMT, CBF (Certified Bars Facilitator) call or text 563-419-7776, email wellspringhealings@massagetherapy.com, or visit wellspringhealings.massagetherapy.com

 

"Blessed are the Crazy" Book Discussion

Mon, December 8 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Come to Decorah Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Mon. Dec. 8 for a public discussion of Sarah Griffith Lund’s new memoir, "Blessed are the crazy: breaking the silence about mental illness, family, and church." Discussion will be led by Jan Heikes, LISW, Rev. Laura Arnold, and author Sarah Griffith Lund (via Skype). Given the subject matter of the book, discussion will touch on the role of faith and spiritual communities in creating community for…

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

 
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Paint Party: Van Gogh

Thu, December 11 at 6:30 PM - Class runs from 6:30-9pm

@ArtHaus Studio

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We are now offering painting parties through one of our fabulous instructors, Annie Adams. The third in this series will have you creating a canvas inspired by the oh-so-famous sunflower painting of Vincent Van Gogh. This is perfect night out for you and your friends or grab the whole family to join us for a super fun, creative evening!

Each paint party will explore a famous artist, and with step-by-step instruction you’ll be…

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

 
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Snakes and Spines Play Date!

Sat, December 13 at 3:00 PM

@222 E Water St. Discover Happy Pilates Studio

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A unique Kinder Movement Class for you and your child! Ages 3-4 | Lead by Tasha Ewy

In this class we will be discussing the importance of the spine by looking at it's structure and movement while learning how to properly protect it! For one hour, we'll be moving, dancing, drawing, and snacking. The Kinder Movement classes are designed to help your child know about their body and how to take care of…

Contact: njewy22@gmail.com | discoverhappydecorah.com

 
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Decorah Chorale "Home for Christmas Concert"

Sat, December 13 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Lutheran Church, 7:00, Saturday, December 13th

The Decorah Chorale will present its 15th Annual "Home for Christmas" Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7:00 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church.
The Chorale will sing arrangements of familiar Christmas carols, traditional choral music and folk songs. The Decorah Chorale, under the direction of new director Jason Rausch, now has 72 members from seven counties in northeast Iowa and Minnesota. "Dames' Rocket Recorder Quartet" will present pre-concert holiday music.…

Contact: Dick Guilgot, 563-382-6434, rguilgot@mchsi.com

 
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Bill Bryson book discussion Dec. 18

Thu, December 18 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Join the Decorah Public Library history book group to discuss Bill Bryson’s One Summer Thurs. Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library. Books are available for checkout at the front desk or may be purchased from a local bookseller. The group is open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend.

On May 21, 1927, when Charles Lindbergh set off to be the first man to cross…

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

 

Burning Bright Annual Winter Concert

Sat, December 20 at 5:00 PM - also at 7:30

@First United Methodist Church

This annual event co-directed by Otter Dreaming and Kathy Reed features a wide variety of lesser-known music for winter, the Solstice, Christmas, and just any beautiful music that seems right. It is performed by an adult choir of around 35 members, plus two children's choirs, and instrumentalists including John Goodin and Eric Sessions, the recorder ensemble Dames Rocket, and the "wall of fiddles" led by Beth Hoven Rotto and Anne Streufert. Proceeds benefit organizations…

Contact: Kathy Reed (reedkath@luther.edu) and Otter Dreaming (otterdreaming@gmail.com)

 

Winter Break Art Camp

Mon, December 29 at 9:00 AM to Wed, December 31, 2014 - Register online at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus & ArtHaus Studio

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Fill winter break with creative projects and loads of inspiration courtesy of ArtHaus. Bring a water-bottle, a packed lunch, and art room attire. We'll supply the space, fantastic teaching artists, artist-quality materials, and snacks!

Age(s): 6 – 8 (1st – 3rd grades), 9 – 12 (4th – 6th grades)
Dates & Times: Monday, December 29 - Wednesday, December 31 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day
Cost: $100+ $50 materials fee

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

 
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Winter Break Dance Workshops

Mon, December 29 at 10:00 AM to Thu, January 1, 2015 - Registration for workshops ends December 22nd.

@Crave Dance Studio

7-9 yrs - 10-11 am
10-13 yrs - 11 am-12 pm OR 1-3 pm
14+ yrs - 3-4 pm

Perfect for anyone who wants to continue dancing over winter break or for any beginner who wants to try out class. Each age group will explore ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical styles. The two hour session will also include an hour of Stretch/Leaps/Turns to increase flexibility and explore new jumps and turns. The…

Contact: Contact cravedancestudio@gmail.com or call (563) 419-9254 to register.

 

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

Mon, January 19 at 3:30 PM to Mon, March 30, 2015 - Register online 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: January 19 – March 30 (February 16), Performance March 30 at…

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

 

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

 

Seed Saving Workshop

Tue, September 15 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Valders 362

Seeds can be expensive. 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. Workshop is open to students, staff, faculty and community members and will take place Monday, Sept. 15 from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. in Valders 362. Please register online (see below)

Contact: http://luther.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75c645b09350dd5511f151bf8&id=22f93dc7bd&e=c6c23e9af0

 

Seed Se Puede: Seed Collecting and Crafting

Tue, September 15 at 3:15 PM - til 5:00 pm

@Decorah Public Libary

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The reason for a flower is to make a seed, and the world around us is full of them now. Find their tucked-away hiding places in flowers and foods. See their nifty and fascinating forms magnified up close. Learn about some timing and processing techniques for saving seeds from your own vegetables to grow again next year. Make homemade envelopes to package your seeds and get started on a seed bracelet. **"Si se puede…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library, 382-3717

 

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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