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Mon, October 20, 2014 to Sun, October 18, 2015

Spanish Tutor

Sat, February 22 to Thu, May 21, 2015

@Luther College

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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

 

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

 

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

 

Freestyle: Afterschool Mud Club

Tue, September 2 at 3:30 PM to Tue, October 21, 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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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.

 

Wednesday 8am Kinder Pilates

Wed, September 17 at 8:00 AM to Wed, November 19, 2014

@Discover Happy Pilates Studio, 222 E Water St. Decorah IA 52101

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NEED HELP WITH LATE STARTS ON WEDNESDAY?

Ages 5-7; Kinder Pilates with Amanda Rhine
Kinder Pilates class will assist your child in learning fundamentals of body movements with Pilates principles and exploration of natural movements. We utilize creative movement techniques for children to know themselves and to see connections with the rest of the world. This is a way for them to understand themselves and their relationship with the world. From art…

Contact: Amanda Rhine | Discoverhappy@gmail.com | Discovrehappydecorah.com

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

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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

 

Clay-ful Healing Art Therapy Workshop

Tue, October 7 at 4:00 PM to Tue, November 4, 2014

@Therapy Associates 314 West Main St., Decorah

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Clay-ful Healing
Art Therapy Workshop with Karen Misseldine MA; Art Therapist
Therapy Associates 314 West Main St., Decorah

Tuesdays October 7, 14, 21, 28 & Nov. 4 4:00 - 5:30 pm
$125. plus $20. glaze and firing fee

To register or if you have questions please call Karen at (563) 419-1105 or email kmisseldine@yahoo.com

Gain access to your imagination and tune into self-awareness through healing play with clay. This workshop will…

Contact: Karen Misseldine (563)419-1105 kmisseldine@yahoo.com

 

Charlene Smith- Official Nelson Mandela Biographer

Wed, October 15 at 7:30 PM to Sun, November 2, 2014

@Luther College

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The Center for Ethics and Public Life at Luther College is bringing guest lecturer Charlene Smith to share her insights on human rights and the life of Nelson Mandela. Charlene Smith is a South African born writer and writing coach. She was part of the underground resistance against apartheid, and had a twenty-three year friendship with Nelson Mandela for whom she is an authorized biographer. An experienced trauma counselor for HIV and AIDS and…

Contact: Please direct questions to Greg Jesson at the Center for Ethics and Public life through email at jessgr01@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/

 
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Frugal Gourmet: Squash

Mon, October 20 at 6:00 PM - 6:00 pm 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

 

Barnetimen (Children's Hour) at ArtHaus and Vesterheim!

Tue, October 21 at 10:00 AM

@Meet first at ArtHaus Studio at 516 W. Water St., visit the museum, and then back to ArtHaus for an art project and snacks

Vesterheim invites all pre-school-aged children and their parents or caregivers to explore art and history with museum tours, hands-on art projects, and snacks during Barnetimen (Children's Hour). Join us at 10:00 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month. The program will be lead by ArtHaus directors Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant.

Barnetimen is free of charge and sponsored by David and Brenda Carlson, Keith and Amy Bruening, Norwegian Mutual Ins. Assoc., Farmers & Merchants…

Contact: Call Vesterheim at 563-382-9681 or visit vesterheim.org

 
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City Offers 3rd Prairie Seed Collecting Hike

Wed, October 22 at 1:00 PM - 3:00PM

@City 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 lead a series of seed collection hikes in the City Community Prairie throughout this fall season. The third hike will be Wednesday, October 22, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, beginning at the City Community Prairie Butterfly…

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

 
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A Conversation About Storytelling

Wed, October 22 at 6:00 PM - 6-7 pm

@Decorah CUCC 209 West Broadway

You are invited to a Dialog; A conversation about storytelling by The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Leverenz on Wed, Oct 22 6-7 pm in the Fellowship Room at Decorah CUCC. Pastor Leverenz will discuss the glorious privilege of serving God through the helping professions transforming lives into a meaningful relationship. He will lead a dialog with members of the audience about the isolation created by gated communities, social networks, loss of the contemplative life…

Contact: Decorah CUCC 382-2661

 
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The Magic of Fish Stock

Wed, October 22 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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Life is in the journey and not in the end result. Sometimes cooking is the same. Welcome to the Co-op Kitchen for an evening of Asian flavors as we create the secret ingredient for an excellent stir fry. This isn’t stir fry 101 but for the adventurous at heart who are ready to up the ante. Along the way, we will make a dipping sauce for the evening’s meal, a umami packed seaweed spread…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

Archaeology and Cultural History Program

Thu, October 23 at 6:30 AM

@Decorah Public Library

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Elizabeth Reetz an archaeologist from the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA). Her
lecture will focus on Iowa’s archaeological past, a chronology of Iowa’s cultural history, and the importance of Iowa’s water trails to people throughout time. The program will have an added focus on the Upper Iowa River valley and the surrounding area.

Contact Josh Dansdill at Northeast Iowa RC&D to pre-register for the events

email: josh@northeastiowarcd.org
phone:…

Contact: email: josh@northeastiowarcd.org
phone: (563) 864-7112

 

Os Rosemaling in Acrylics with Lois Mueller

Fri, October 24 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 26, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Attention acrylic Os painters at all levels-- this rosemaling class is for you! This class will explore unique colors and flowers of the Os style of rosemaling using a black background on your choice of a jewelry cabinet, a panel that could be framed, or the door for the cabinet that is already a framed panel. Basic brush stroked, color mixing, and a bit of history will be included in the instruction. The Os…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

Letter Incising in Wood with Jock Holmen

Fri, October 24 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 26, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Learn to carve letters, numbers, and small insignia to mark your work. We'll cover how to transfer designs to work and incise letters and numbers. These skills can be utilized for projects as prominent as road signs and as discreet as a small smiling face that only the most observant passerby will notice. These will be a number of tools available for you to try, including a variety of chisels and v-gouges, but much…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 
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WMC Blood Drive

Fri, October 24 at 10:00 AM - 2:30 pm

@Winneshiek Medical Center - Conf. Room B

Winneshiek Medical Center is hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, October 24 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Register online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or contact Community Relations 563-382-2911. To schedule a donation: https://www.donorsaves.org/index.cfm?group=op&expand=44794&zc=52101

Walk-ins are welcome as time allows.

Contact: Contact Community Relations 563-382-2911.

 
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Luther College physics department to host haunted lab

Fri, October 24 at 7:00 PM

@Luther College Valders Hall of Science

The Luther College chapter of the Society of Physics Students will host their annual Haunted Lab from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the basement of Valders Hall of Science.
The Haunted Lab boasts classic physics favorites and new Halloween-themed physics demonstrations to play with and be amazed by.
The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
For more information, contact James Perez,…

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

 
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John Ball's 'In the Heat of the Night' at Luther College Oct. 24

Fri, October 24 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College, 700 College Drive

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In a thought-provoking addition to Luther College's Center Stage Series of live performances, an L.A. Theatre Works production of John Ball's "In the Heat of the Night" will take the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.
Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and…

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

 

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

 

29th Annual Northeast Iowa Holiday Craft Sale

Sat, October 25 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 26, 2014

@Decorah High School

The 29th Annual Northeast Iowa Holiday Craft Sale, sponsored by the Decorah Music Boosters, will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 25 and 26 at Decorah High School. This is the largest craft sale of its type in this part of the Tri-State area featuring nearly 100 vendors. Doors will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. There…

Contact: Decorah HS, 563-382-3643

 

Wrist Warmers in the Skinnfell Technique with Kate Martinson

Sat, October 25 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 26, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

From the time of first habitation in Norway, people harvested skins from animals and converted them into clothing and household goods. What developed over time was the beautiful craft of sheepskin printing. We will gather beautiful skins and leather, traditional wooden blocks, and simple sewing tools in order to decorate and make traditional wrist warmers. Also included will be a history of this remarkable handcraft. Materials will be provided by the instructor with a…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

The H.A.R.T. Method – Holistic Abdominal Relief Therapy A Personal Healing Retreat

Sat, October 25 at 9:30 AM to Sun, October 26, 2014

@The Pepperfield Project

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October 25 and 26, 2014
9:30 to 5:30 pm
Foundations Level - Care of our SELF
Holistic and self-nourishing care for Abdominal, Pelvic, Back Issues, Reproductive, Sexual, Urinary Tract, Digestive, Lymph, Breast and Chest concerns.

This workshop is interactive and dynamic. Each person will learn about how our bodies work and how to support our organs and tissues to be more efficient, healthful and vibrantly well. We will discuss our anatomy…

Contact: http://adagioholistic.com/classes/ Local contact: Lara Martinsen-Burrell 563-419-8277

 

Introduction to Access Consciousness the Bars ®

Sat, October 25 at 10:00 AM - 10:00am-11:30am No charge. Space rental donations welcome

@119 Winnebago Street (NEI Peace and Justice Center), Decorah, Iowa, 52101

The Bars is an energetic body process that contains 32 different points on your head that when run, assist you in releasing decisions about any area of your life that you have made solid and as a result cannot change. The Bars® is the first class in Access Consciousness - a dynamic set of tools designed to transform any area of your life.

Ask Questions. Experience and share a "taste" of this…

Contact: Victoria Oestmann. MA, LMT,
Certified Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator
563-419-7776
Email: wellspringhealings@massagetherapy.com
Website: wellspringhealings.massagetherapy.com

 

Eckheart Watercolor & Ink workshop #4

Sat, October 25 at 10:00 AM to Sun, October 26, 2014 - Class hours are 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday

@107 W. Water St. Decorah, IA

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A workshop designed for students at beginning to intermediate leve. The workshop will explore watercolor and ink interaction in a variety of techniques and combinations. Students will discover the beauty of transforming the natural world into their marking process with ink and enhancing it with watercolor. Weather permitting we will spend part of Sunday outdoors.
For more information, www.eckheart.com

Contact: A few places left for workshop. Either contact Doug at Eckheart Gallery by phone 563-387-6782 between 10 AM & 4 PM or www.eckheart.com for more information.

 

Bestselling artist, filmmaker and illustrator Satrapi to present distinguished lecture at Luther College

Sat, October 25 at 7:00 PM

@Center for Faith and Life, Luther College

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A visionary for intercultural understanding in the modern world, bestselling author Marjane Satrapi brings her unique worldview to Luther College in the onstage conversation "Graphic Freedom" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

Contact: Julie Shockey, shocju01@luther.edu, 563-387-1865

 

GAGA CLUB CARDIO | Halloween Party!

Sat, October 25 at 7:00 PM - 7-9pm | $12 | Register online: www.discoverhappydecorah.com

@Discover Happy Pilates Studio

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Are you Ga Ga for Cardio Dance? So are we! Join us for an evening of Lady Gaga, drinks, dancing, and costumes!
Join Holly Williams and Amanda Rhine at this outstanding event!

Costume Contest!
Like us on Facebook to join the contest. Tag your photo with #GaGaforcardiodance. The most likes wins!

Two Hours of amazing dance moves, great drinks, and amazing friends. Bring a friend and learn all the moves to…

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

 

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

 
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Highlandville Dance

Sat, October 25 at 8:00 PM

@Saturday, Oct. 25

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Here's your last chance for a Foot-Notes dance at the Highlandville Schoolhouse in 2014! Where has the time gone?

Contact: www.footnotes.dance

 

AROUND THE WORLD IN 5 PLATES

Sun, October 26 - Purchase your tickets by October 17th to secure a seat or table for your family & friends

@Steyer Opera House in Hotel Winneshiek

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3rd Annual
Around the World in 5 Plates
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
5-8:30 PM

Steyer Opera House in Hotel Winneshiek

Northeast Iowa Montessori [NEIM] celebrates United Nations' Day with a 5 course, elegant fundraising dinner of international cuisine and spirits from 5 LOCAL CHEFS.

Tom Skold - Executive Chef, Hotel Winneshiek
Justin Scardina - Owner, Driftless Catering
Mattias Kriemelmeyer - Chef, Water Street Cafe/ Oneota Food Coop
Brian Bruening - Chef,…

Contact: Kelly Searcy
searcy12@gmail.com
5166727306

 

Painting Class at the Winery

Sun, October 26 at 1:00 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, 563.735.5809 sales@wwwinery.com www.wwwinery.com

 

Design Lecture- Tova Brandt

Sun, October 26 at 2:00 PM

@Vesterheim's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center

Tova Brandt will speak about "Danish Modern: Design for Living" in conjunction with Vesterheim's exhibition "Scandinavian Modern Design: Norwegian Enamel", on view now. Brandt will show the wonderful furniture designs that came out of Denmark in the 1950s and 1960s, and explain why so many pieces are known by descriptive names like the Ant Chair, Peacock Chair, and Artichoke Lamp. She will discuss the iconic designs and designers of the period, such as Hans…

Contact: Visit vesterheim.org or call (563) 382-9681

 
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Family Dance

Sun, October 26 at 2:00 PM

@UCC Church Fellowship Hall, 209 W. Broadway, Decorah

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The Western Home String Band is hosting a Family Dance on Sunday, October 26th from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. This family dance is led by Sue Hulsether, music teacher and dance leader. She will guide participants in fun and engaging folk dances that are easy to learn and follow. All ages are encouraged to come dance and listen to live music provided by the Decorah-based Western Home String Band. This is a fun and…

Contact: Rachel Sandhorst sandra01@luther.edu

 
New

KDEC and T-bocks Open Stage w/ Featured Artist Carlisle Evans Peck

Sun, October 26 at 7:00 PM - Sign up at 6:45, Show starts at 7:00

@T-bocks on Water St.

KDEC and T-bocks will be providing another great night of fun at Open Stage on Sunday, October 26th. 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 Carlisle Evans Peck. 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…

Contact: mlynnca@gmail.com

 
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Luther College campus to celebrate Diwali

Sun, October 26 at 7:00 PM

@Peace Dining Room of the Dahl Centennial Union, Luther College

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Luther College students and community members of all religious backgrounds will gather to learn about Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Peace Dining Room of the Dahl Centennial Union. There will be a brief program, followed by light refreshments and a time for conversation.
The celebration is part of a series of "interfaith holiday celebrations" that allow students an opportunity to share parts of their own traditions.…

 

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

 
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Meatless Meals your Family Will Enjoy

Mon, October 27 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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So going Meatless on Monday’s seems like a good bandwagon to jump on - save water, fuel, and money, eat foods lower in fat and higher in nutrients, help lower cholesterol, possibly limit cancer risk, and make your vegetarian kids (and doctor) happy. But the real question is, WHAT do you EAT? Join us in the classroom to practice dishes to incorporate into your own Meatless Monday journey. We’ll focus on dishes that are…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

lydia and Andrea Concert

Mon, October 27 at 7:30 PM

@Vesterheim's Bethania Church on Mill Street

Vesterheim will host a music concert by the Swedish-style group lydia and Andrea who will preform an energetic and engaging program of traditional music on fiddle, 5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, and voice -- including waltzes, schottises, polskas, and more. Much of their shared repertoire comes from central regions of Sweden, with a smattering of Norwegian and Danish and beyond, and their original compositions.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $12 at the…

Contact: Visit Vesterheim.org or call (563) 382-9681

 

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

 
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Calliope Duo to perform at Luther Oct. 28

Tue, October 28 at 7:00 PM

@Noble Recital Hall, Luther College

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The Calliope Duo, featuring Elizabeth McNutt, flute, and Shannon Wettstein, piano, will perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and features recent solo and chamber works by Mario Lavista, José-Luis Hurtado, Arturo Furentes, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and a world premiere by Iowa composer, Harvey Sollberger.

 

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/

 

Discuss "A Peace to End All Peace"

Thu, October 30 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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The Decorah Public Library history book group will discuss David Fromkin’s A Peace to End All Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East 1914-1922 Thursday October 30 at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library. Books are currently available for checkout at the front desk.

The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and…

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

 

Knitted Jackets

Sat, November 1 to Tue, January 6, 2015 - 2nd class - Dec. 6th 10 a.m. to noon and Jan. 10th 10 a.m. to noon.

@Blue Heron Knittery

Knitted Jackets by Cheryl Oberle is a book that has been used in the past for classes. Bev Bakkum is offering student’s choice of project from the book. There are 20 wonderful designs in this book.

Class dates/times are: November 1 at 10 a.m. to noon, December 6th at 10 a.m. until noon and January 10th at 10 a.m. until noon.

Class cost is $60 plus supplies.

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

 

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/

 

Seamless (or nearly seamless) Knits

Sat, November 1 at 1:00 PM to Tue, January 6, 2015 - 2nd class - Dec. 6th 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Jan. 10th 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

@Blue Heron Knittery

Seamless (or nearly seamless) Knits by Andra Knight-Bowman is another book that has been used for classes. Bev Bakkum is offering student’s choice of project from the book. This has been a popular book with 19 sweaters for all occasions.

Class dates/times are: November 1 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., December 6th at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and January 10th at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Class cost…

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

 

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/

 

WMC Centennial Gala Event

Sat, November 1 at 6:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Las Vegas stand-up comedian and speaker, Scott Pritchard, is coming to Decorah in honor of Winneshiek Medical Center’s Centennial celebration.

Pritchard will provide the evening’s entertainment for the Winneshiek Medical Center Centennial Gala Event on Saturday, November 1, mixing comedy with local history to celebrate the hospital’s past, present and future. Pritchard, an award-winning speaker, is a stand-up comedian and host on weekends on the Strip at Bally’s and at the LA Comedy…

Contact: Tickets are limited, and are available until Wednesday, October 15 by stopping by Winneshiek Medical Center or calling 563-387-5246.

 

Luther College Nordic Choir to perform Fall Concert Nov. 2

Sun, November 2 at 4:00 PM

@Center for Faith and Life, Luther College

The Luther College Nordic Choir will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.
The concert, open to the public with no charge for admission, is part of a pre-cursor tour for the Nordic Choir's 2015 Midwest Tour. The choir tours annually and has performed around the world, appearing in Norway, England, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries, Mexico…

 

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

 

Making Crocheted Wire Necklaces

Mon, November 3 at 6:00 PM

@Ann Highum’s House | 723 Ridge Road | Decorah, IA 52101

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Back by popular demand, this fun class offers the choice of making a unique choker-style necklace or a longer version that reflects your style. Either way, you'll be using a great selection of wire colors, beads, stones, and pearls. All skill and experience levels are welcome, and we'll teach you the basic crochet stitch if you're a beginner. Enjoy a glass of wine (if you're 21 or older) while you create your jewelry in…

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

 

Calligraphy for Beginners

Tue, November 4 at 6:00 PM

@NICC | Wilder Business Center Room 102 | 1625 Hwy 150 South | Calmar, IA 52132

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Whether addressing invitations, sending a greeting card or scrap-booking, using calligraphy script makes an elegant impact. Several letter forms will be explored, as well as recommendation for tools and materials. A list of materials needed will be provided upon registration.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 6:00-8:00 p.m
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 6:00-8:00 p.m
Instructors: David Prehm
Class #: 31499
Tuition: $25

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

 

Fix It! Series: Automotive Care & Maintenance for Beginners

Tue, November 4 at 6:00 PM to Wed, November 5, 2014 - Register now! 563-562-3263, Ext. 399

@Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar Campus

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It’s just common sense and safe practice to get to know your vehicle, inside and out. This class, which may be taken independently or with others in the ‘Fix It!’ series, introduces the basic knowledge and skills for maintaining an automobile and prepares you to handle emergency situations that can arise when that pesky ‘Check Engine’ light comes on. You will learn how to inspect under-hood fluids, belts and air filters, and recognize problems…

Contact: NICC - Business and Community Solutions
563-562-3263, Ext. 399
www.nicc.edu/solutions/

 

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

 
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Toward Better Birth: Creating Your Birth Plan

Wed, November 5 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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Join Certified Birth Doula, Midwive's Assistant, and Childbirth Educator, Lindsey Harman, for an evening of discussion about you, your baby and your birth. We'll cover the different stages of labor and what options are available at each stage, helping you craft your own plan for your birth. Wondering about the details of typically offered procedures, medications, and interventions? Have questions about the physiology of birth and about what you might expect from your body,…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

Knitting Sami Mittens with Laura Ricketts

Thu, November 6 at 9:00 AM to Fri, November 7, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Learn about the Sami community and its history of knitting, while knitting who very different miniature Sami mittens, one based on a mitten in Vesterheim's collections. You will learn to make two and three colored slyngborden (the leaning braid at the cuff), afterthought thumbs, braids, and tassels. There will be a materials fee.

level of instruction: Intermediate knitting ability is required-- casting on, knitting, purling, and decreasing, plus color work and knitting-in-the-round.
$128…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

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

 

Chip Carving with Ellen Macdonald

Fri, November 7 at 9:00 AM to Sun, November 9, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

"Let the chips fly" as you learn this surprisingly easy form of woodcarving dating back to the Gothic Period. Students will begin by drawing their pattern on a flat wooden practice board followed by using a special chip carving knife to cut and remove the small chips of wood. The work is portable, held on one's knee, at home or away. The goal of this class will be to master technique, not complete a…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

Carving for Christmas- Figures and Toys with Harley Refsal

Fri, November 7 at 9:00 AM to Sun, November 9, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Give the most awesome and lasting Christmas gifts possible this year—something you’ve made yourself. How about giving a handcarved holiday figure, or a sturdy wooden toy for a very young family member or neighbor. Warm to the touch, with a safe finish, wood is a great alternative to plastic. A toy to be passed on for years to a child or grandchild.

Level of instruction: All levels, including wood-be carvers. Youth ages 12-17…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

Amish Bread Baking

Sat, November 8 at 9:00 AM

@Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

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Cost: $45 per person (includes supply fee)
9am-1pm

An experience of a lifetime!

Ever wonder what it would be like to live without electricity and modern conveniences?

Learn how to bake bread in a wood stove and make butter in an Amish home in southeastern Minnesota. You will take home a loaf of fresh baked break and witness how life without electricity is possible.

Class participants will gather at…

Contact: Cheryl
507-467-2437
groups@eagle-bluff.org
www.riverrootsschool.org

 

Brewing Beer and Scandinavian Mead with Mark Rhodes

Sat, November 8 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Brewing beer and mead are very old traditions and have been a custom in Norway for many centuries. Ale, or øl, was once brewed year round in rural Norwegian communities, but is now mainly brewed for the Christmas season. Carry on an old holiday tradition, or start a new one, by brewing your own jul øl, Christmas beer. Mark will discuss the ingredients and demonstrate both the all-grain and extract method of brewing beer…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

Become a Demi-Bar Pilates Instructor!

Sat, November 8 at 9:00 AM to Sun, November 9, 2014

@Discover Happy Pilates Studio, 222 E Water St.

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GET CERTIFIED TO TEACH
A TRUE PILATES BARRE WORKOUT.

Attract new clients to your studio by offering one of the hottest selling and most solid revenue producing workouts available. With little equipment required you can start a barre program at your studio that provides great impact on revenue and gives physical results. The Demi-Bar Pilates model is proven successful for clients and consistent in attendance.

Demi-Bar Pilates Barre Training Program
Students will…

 

Knit-In

Sat, November 8 at 9:30 AM to Sun, November 9, 2014 - Each day begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Join us for a Knit-In. Everyone is welcome to come and knit, chat, listen to presentations, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of textile storage. This two day event will allow you to broaden your knowledge of knitting through specific projects, or bring your own! As well as presentations from Laura Ricketts on "Sami Knitted Mittens" and Eline Oftedal on "North Atlantic Knitting History".

One day: Vesterheim members $12 / Non-members $20
Two day:…

Contact: Laurann Gilbertson at Vesterheim (563-382-9681, lgilbertson@vesterheim.org)

 

Access Consciousness-The Bars® -Full Day Class

Sun, November 9 at 9:30 AM - Check in 9:00am. Class 9:30am-5:30pm. Bring your own lunch. Please preregister by Thursday noon, November 6th to insure materials Tuition, including manual and snacks: $200. Reduced rate for children 18 and under

@119 Winnebago Street (NEI Peace & Justice Center), Decorah, Iowa 52101

Are you open to inviting more possibilities and joy for yourself, your body, your children, your relationships,your life? Discover how gently holding 32 points on the head can open you to a life of ease, joy, and glory.

The Bars is an energetic body process that contains 32 different points on your head that when run, assist you in releasing decisions about any area of your life that you have made solid and…

Contact: Victoria Oestmann. MA, LMT,
Certified Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator
563-419-7776
Email: wellspringhealings@massagetherapy.com
Website: wellspringhealings.massagetherapy.com

 
New

Decorah Chorale "Meet the Director" Social Hour and Concrert Nov.9,

Sun, November 9 at 5:30 PM

@T-Bock's Upstairs

The Decorah Chorale will be hosting a social gathering and an informal concert at T-Bock's Upstairs on Sunday, November 9. This "Meet the Director" event is an opportunity to meet new Decorah Chorale Director, Jason Rausch and hear some great music. Mr. Rausch is also the Vocal Music Director at Decorah High
School
The social hour (5:30-6:30) features an open bar and complementary hor d'oeuvres. The informal concert (6:30) will feature the entire…

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

 

Knitting the King's Sweater with Laura Ricketts

Mon, November 10 at 9:00 AM to Tue, November 11, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

On the night of April 9, 1940, three-year-old Crown Prince Harald and his two sisters left their home. Told they were going on a ski trip, they actually were fleeing the Nazi invasion. The future King Harald used this sweater during his flight. It is also pictured in his passport from that time. In this two day class, we will discuss wartime Norway while knitting a miniature version of this sweater. We will also…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 
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Frugal Gourmet: Kamut (Khorasan Wheat)

Mon, November 10 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

 

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

 

Active Hope, A Mindful Ecology Retreat

Fri, November 14 at 5:30 PM to Sun, November 16, 2014

@Ryuminji Zen Monastery

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No matter where a person is living, at some level we are all experiencing the effects of deepening global crises. These challenges of our time can bring about feelings of denial, despair and grief, at subtle to very acute levels in sentient beings, and can seriously impact our quality of life. How does one truly embrace life in the face of mass extinction of species, war, cruelty and so many other forms of suffering?…

Contact: Heidi Swets, 382-2451, hickoryhei@gmail.com

 

Movie and Cards Night ~ Heaven is for Real

Fri, November 14 at 7:00 PM

@Burr Oak Lutheran Church

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Movie and Cards Night has returned!!!!

SHOWING IN NOVEMBER "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL"!!!

A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.

For those who don't want to watch the movie, we play cards also.

Popcorn and beverages provided.
Sponsored by Burr Oak Luther League.

This is a community event, ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!

Contact: Shannon Nagel 735-5761 nagel@mabeltel.coop

 

SWITCHBACK Dance!

Sat, November 15 at 8:00 PM

@Steyer Opera House / Hotel Winneshiek

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Join us for a night of dancing with the American Roots & Celtic Soul music of SWITCHBACK! Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Steyer Opera House/Hotel Winneshiek from 8 PM to 11 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance/$15 at the door. Food & beverage available for purchase. Wear your dancing shoes--the Opera House is gonna ROCK!

Hotel Winneshiek / Steyer Opera House
104 E. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
(563) 382-4164

Contact: www.WayGoodMusic.com

 
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Cast Iron Pan Seasoning

Mon, November 17 at 6:00 PM - 6:00 to 7:00 pm

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

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Woks and cast iron pans – does the cooking pan really make or break the dish? Either way, tonight’s class will focus on getting the most out of your pan. Cast iron pans are heavy duty, utilitarian and last forever – when they are well cared for. Join us for the do’s and dont’s of caring for these unique cooking pans. Do you have a pan at home that has seen better days? Feel…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 
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Nov 17 book discussion: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"

Mon, November 17 at 6:30 PM

@T-Bocks Underground

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Discuss "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler at 6:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 17 at T-Bock’s Underground. Decorah Public Library staff member Kristin Torresdal will lead an informal discussion; participants may check a book out at the front desk of the library, purchase a copy from a local bookseller, or borrow or purchase an e-book online. The book was one of only six titles selected for the prestigious Man Booker Prize…

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

 

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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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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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

 

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

 

Jeweled Cowl

Sun, October 18 at 11:00 AM

@Blue Heron Knittery

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October 18th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. taught by Bev Bakkum. This cowl is mainly knit in the round with a small section of lace and bead work. Techniques to learn in this workshop will be the lace stitches (skp and yo), learning how to place a bead without having to string it first - crochet in place. This pattern is for intermediate knitters and others who want to work with beads and…

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

 
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