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Mon, September 22, 2014 to Sun, October 18, 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

 

Community Rights Alliance

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

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

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

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

 

Decorah Urban Gardeners

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

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

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

Contact: Jim Tripp, 563-382-6029

 

Oneota Historic Futures Alliance

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

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

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

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

 

2014 Driftless Safari Materials Available!

Fri, May 23 to Fri, October 31, 2014

@Winneshiek County

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

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

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

 

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

 

2014 Minnesota Biennial: Exhibition Gallery Opening

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

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

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

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

 

Journey to Better Health

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

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

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

Journey…

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

 
New

Tie-One-On Ladies Night Out

Sat, August 23 at 6:30 PM to Tue, September 23, 2014 - ending time is 9pm

@KD Rae Jewelry

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Enjoy an evening of scarf tying demonstrations,4 for $40 scarf sale, 25% off from 8p-9p, appetizers, wine and door prizes! Must register before hand. $30 gets you registered with a fashion scarf of your choice! Only 10 spots left.

Contact: Rachael Buresh, 563-419-0509 kdraedecorah@gmail.com

 

Vinyasa Yoga Class

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

@Team Rehab

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Yoga Classes- New Student Registration

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

@The The Yoga Studio 306 W.Water Street

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

Contact: Marybeth Gallant 563-419-2329

 

The Yoga Studio Fall Session

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

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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The Fall Session begins September 1 and runs through October 31.
The Yoga Studio offers morning and evening classes to all levels. The Yoga Studio teachers Iyengar Yoga in the tradition of BKS Iyengar. Iyengar Yoga emphasizes alignment while developing strength, stamina, flexibility and balance.
The Yoga Studio is now offering a student discount for high school and college students.

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

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

 

Community Class At The Yoga Studio

Mon, September 1 at 4:00 PM to Fri, October 31, 2014

@306 W.Water St. Decorah

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

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

 
New

Submerged, new work by Jennifer Fisher Jones

Tue, September 2 to Sun, September 28, 2014 - Hours vary, contact DACC and DPL for specific details.

@Chamber Gallery, DACC & Mezzanine Gallery, DPL

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Chamber Gallery and Mezzanine Gallery hosts new artworks by Jennifer Fisher Jones

Driftless Art Collective presents “Submerged”, paintings by Jennifer Fisher Jones at Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce and Mezzanine Gallery at Decorah Public Library throughout the month of September.

“While submerged, water provides solace, solitude, healing, balance, and visual gifts that awe and inspire,” Jennifer says. “I hope that through my work one might be led to pause and…

Contact: Contact Driftless Art Collective: Sarah, 563-419-9118 or email info@dartco.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

 

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

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

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

 

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

 

Beaded Jewelry Basics

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

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

 

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

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

@119 Winnebago Stree

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

Contact: Cindy McCaffrey 563-382-0036

 

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

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

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

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

 

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

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

Dates: September 3 – October 8…

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

 

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

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

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

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

 

Beginning Spanish

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

@ArtHaus

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

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

 

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

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

@ArtHaus

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

Event sponsored by KDEC.

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

 

Taking to the Skies (9-12 year olds)

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

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

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

 

FUN-damental Movement (5-8 year olds)

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

@ArtHaus

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

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

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

 

FUN-damental Movement (9-12 year olds)

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

@ArtHaus

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

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

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

 

Financial Peace University

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

@Decorah Covenant Church

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

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

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

Where: Decorah Covenant Church

Who: Anyone in the community interested in learning…

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

 
New

Submerged:Paintings by Jennifer Fisher Jones

Mon, September 8 to Mon, September 29, 2014 - Chamber hours: M~F 8:00am to 5:00pm DPL Hours M~Th 10am to 8:00pm, Fri & Sat 10:00am to 5:00pm

@Chamber of Commerce, Decorah Public Library Mezzanine

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Come enjoy a last taste of summer while viewing the travelling exhibition of oil paintings on canvas , "Submerged". Jennifer invites viewers to pause and revisit a moment from their own histories when they peered around at the underwater landscape while floating buoyantly in cool waters or watched from the deck as their children splashed and swam tirelessly for hours. The viewer may also be led to admire the sleek streamline of the accomplished…

Contact: jenfishjones.com

 

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

Mon, September 8 at 3:30 PM to Mon, October 20, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by August 25) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@The Clay Studio

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

Dates: September 8 – October 20, no class October 13 (6 weeks)
Time: Mondays,…

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

 

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/

 

Discussions on Dogen

Wed, September 10 at 6:00 PM to Wed, October 8, 2014

@Decorah Zen Center 309 W. Broadway

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Beginning on Wednesday, September 10, Gereon Kopf, professor of East Asian religion at Luther College, will begin a 5 week series of discussions on Dogen's Fukanzazengi and the Bendowa. The discussions will follow the regularly scheduled meditation period at 5:30 on Wednesday evenings at Decorah Zen Center. The discussion will begin at 6:00.

Eihei Dogen is the founder of the Sōtō tradition of Zen Buddhism to which Ryūmonji and the Decorah Zen…

Contact: decorahzencenter@gmail.com

 

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

 
New

CLA Estate Planning Workshop

Sun, September 14 at 2:00 PM to Tue, October 14, 2014

@Hotel Winneshiek, 104 East Wate Street, Decorah, IA 52101

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A FREE Workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. You will receive a workbook and gain useful information you can act upon immediately.
CLA Estate Services is a firm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts.
Seating is limited; please call 1-866-252-8721 to confirm your attendance.
We hope the information presented will help you have a better understanding of…

Contact: 866-252-8721
http://claestateservices.com

 

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.

 

Luther College Women's Basketball JR. Norse

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

@Luther College - Regent Center

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

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

REGISTRATION INCLUDES
Instruction & Norse Gift Bag

You may submit registrations ahead of time…

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

 
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PFLAG's Showing of Elena Rue's "Shared Origins"

Mon, September 22

@NEIA Peace and Justice 119 Winnebage Decorah, IA

Elena Rue, formerly from Decorah, is allowing her award winning 18 minute film, "Shared Origins,: to be shown at PFLAG"S September 22, 2014 monthly 7:00 P.M. meeting. The free showing will be at NEIA Peace and Justice, 1119 Winnebago, Decorah, IA. The public is, as always, invited to attend.
"Shared Origins" is a film that shares the story of Zoe and Tsehaye were born in Ethiopia and adopted by Lory and Sonya, a lesbian…

Contact: Ellen Cutting 382-2894

 
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Ants Can Draw and So Can You

Mon, September 22 at 3:15 PM - to 5 pm

@Decorah Public Libary

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If you’re like most people, you might think drawing is kinda scary. You think you have to be “talented”—able to make an exact replica picture of something. That’s a lot of pressure to be perfect! Well, it’s time you got out of drawing and into “Mark Making,” the fine art of having fun making marks. This is the first of several programs to help you explore this better way to experience your creative self.…

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

 

Jobs With a Future - CNC & Welding

Tue, September 23 at 5:00 PM - To Register: Call 563-547-3355

@Northeast Iowa Community College - Cresco Center

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There are not enough Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operators or Welders to meet the demands of the advanced manufacturing businesses here in Northeast Iowa. That means stable jobs with good wages are going unfilled! So what are you waiting for? Attend “Jobs With A Future”, held on Tuesday, September 23, to learn about the up coming Career Pathway Certificate trainings that could lead you to employment in less then 5 months or continue in…

Contact: NICC - Business and Community Solutions
To Register: Call 563-547-3355

 
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Sibling Class

Tue, September 23 at 6:00 PM - No charge with pre-registration

@Winneshiek Medical Center - Conf. Room B

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Designed to help preschoolers and elementary-age siblings feel more comfortable with the hospital setting. They will meet an OB nurse and tour an OB room to learn about where mom will be when she has the new baby. We read stories and play games related to babies and big brothers or sisters.

Contact: Register for any of the classes by calling Carol Voss, OB Nurse Coordinator at
563-387-5361.

Carol Voss, RN, BSN
OB Nurse Coordinator
Winneshiek Medical Center
vossc@winmedical.org

 

Knee Deep in Monkeys - Protecting Tropical Forests for Our Migratory Birds

Tue, September 23 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Public Library

“Knee Deep in Monkeys - Protecting Tropical Forests for Our Migratory Birds”

Join Craig Thompson, from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Tuesday, September 23, 7 pm, at the Decorah Public Library as he shares stories and insights from the Osa Peninsula in South America. Home to over 400 neo-tropical migrants, learn how protecting this peninsula equates to saving the birds in your own backyard! Craig coordinates the agency's international migratory bird program…

 

Frugal Gourmet Cooking Class Featuring Pinto Beans

Wed, September 24 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 pm

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

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
(563) 382-4666

 
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Sing in the Park Until Dark--Free and Open to All

Wed, September 24 at 7:00 PM

@Phelps Park Gazebo, Decorah

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Drop-in Singing Circle, Every voice welcome. Sing for pure joy! All songs taught in the oral tradition. No experience needed. Free. Come give it a try!

Soon we'll move this weekly sing inside. As soon as it's chilly out, we'll begin singing at the back studio that's the side entrance to the Acupuncture Center, 309 W. Broadway. Enter from River St. Not sure if it's cold enough yet? Come to the park…

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

 
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The Lowest Pair, with Faust & Field

Wed, September 24 at 7:30 PM

@Courtyard & Cellar

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The Courtyard & Cellar presents The Lowest Pair with special opening guests Faust & Field. Sweet sweet double banjo Americana from Olympia/Minneapolis - Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee have been strumming songs together across the midwest and beyond - recently with folks like Trampled by Turtles and Elephant Revival. We bring them to you for an intimate evening of gorgeous songs & wise words. www.thelowestpair.com
Tickets $6 available online: https://tikly.co/-/2744
or at door.

Contact: More info https://www.facebook.com/dcourtyard

 
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2nd Seed Collecting Time

Thu, September 25 at 10:00 AM

@City 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 lead a series of seed collection hikes in the City Community Prairie throughout this fall season. As the plants’ seeds are ripe for harvesting, they will be posted on www.decorahia.org with the date for the hike.…

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

 
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Parent/Child Play Group | Grupo de Padres e Hijos

Thu, September 25 at 11:00 AM - To 1 p.m.

@First United Methodist Church in Decorah

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Join us for this fun opportunity to meet and talk with other area families. We will share planned activities for parents to do with their children ages 0 to 3. Information about parenting and child-development will also be available.

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Para conocer mas padres en el area y tener la oportunidad de pasar afuera con los ninos. Padres con ninos desde el acimiento de 0-3 anos o mas. Compartimos actividades y tambien…

Contact: Lillian 563-419-5431

 

Needle Felting for Beginners

Thu, September 25 at 6:00 PM - Class will run approximately two hours (6-8 PM). Must register to courtneyebergey@gmail.com in advance!

@Lanesboro American Legion | Upstairs Banquet Room | 103 Elmwood St E, Lanesboro, MN 55949

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Learn how to turn fluffy wool roving into fun sculptures! Instructor Courtney Bergey will show you the basics of needle felting and use her own designs to teach you how to make felted acorns, pin cushions, finger puppets, and more! Your materials fee covers all you need to get started: several felting needles, a felting cushion, and a generous heap of colorful wool!

$25 + $15 materials fee (Please bring cash or check…

Contact: Courtney Bergey
courtneyebergey@gmail.com
www.courtneybergey.com

 

Concert: Druha Trava

Fri, September 26 at 7:00 PM

@Protivin Community Center, 103 S. Main in Protivin IA.

Druha Trava, a band playing New World acoustic music with bluegrass influences, will be in
concert Fri. September 26, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Protivin Community Center, 103 S. Main in Protivin IA.

Druha Trava is famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its “Czechgrass” fusion of acoustic,
bluegrass, folk and rock, however, as the band’s name, “Second Grass” implies, Druha Trava
reaches far beyond the classic bluegrass genre for inspiration. The…

 

Decorah Komicon

Fri, September 26 at 7:00 PM to Sat, September 27, 2014

@Decorah

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Come have fun at Decorah Komicon 2014
Comics, Gaming, Tournments and more
This Years keynote Speaker is Johne Cook
Sci-fi writer for Raygunrevival.com
So come down and join the fun
Times: Friday Sept 26th 7pm to midnight
Saturday Sept 27th 10 am to midnight
Place: VFW (104 state st Decorah Ia)
Pricing: Friday Night Magic $5 per person
$20 free t-shirt and entry into any or all tournments
(Prizes awared to top three places)

 

Kathy Reed, faculty harpsichord recital

Fri, September 26 at 7:30 PM

@Jenson-Noble Recital Hall, Luther College

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

Contact: Kathy Reed, 563 419 3486

 

NE Iowa Farm Craw

Sat, September 27

@NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center, 119 Winnebago Street, Decorah, IA

The public is invited to visit twelve local food and farm businesses during the 2nd Annual Taste of Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 27. The event is free and for all ages.

This year’s tour includes one route in the Waukon and Decorah area and a route between West Union and Nashua. Host locations include six farms, a winery, two orchards and three retail stores featuring local…

Contact: For a map and details about each farm, visit the NIFF Coalition website, at www.iowafreshfood.com.

 
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Decorah Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Sept 27th

Sat, September 27 at 8:00 AM - September 27th Noon

@Old Kilte Building behind City Hall

Decorah Fire Department is holding a Pancake Breakfast on September 27th from 8 am until Noon in conjunction with the Rotory's 5K, 10K and 1/2 Marathon Run/walk. We will be serving Pancakes, Sausage, OJ, Milk, Coffee and Water. Make plans to attend and support the runners and the Decorah Fire Department.

Contact: Steve Vanden Brink, PIO Decorah Fire Department, www.decorahia.org, vandenbrinksteve@gmail.com, dfd@decorahia.org

 

Access Consciousness-The Bars® - Full Day Class

Sat, September 27 at 8:30 AM - Registration 8:00am Pre-registration appreciated by Wednesday evening, September 24th to insure materials.

@119 Winnebago Street, Decorah, Iowa 52101

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Are you ready? To let go of the mind clutter? Learn to 'run Bars', which is a very simple energy technique that allows you to release thoughts, feelings and emotions! Can you imagine you don't have the monkey mind any longer? You can relax, be more joyful and create your life with so much more ease! Ready? Gosh, I wonder what this is going to create for you and for your life?

The…

Contact: Call or text Victoria Oestmann, MA, LMT, Access Consciousness Bars® Facilitator at 563-419-7776 for more information or to register, or email wellspringhealings@massagetherapy.com

 
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Free Post-Race Stretching

Sat, September 27 at 8:30 AM

@Loop-de-Loop Finish Line

Join Winneshiek Medical Center Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for FREE post-race stretching following the Decorah Rotary Club’s Loop-de-Loop on Saturday, September 27.

Let us help you recover faster and reduce soreness after you cross the finish line.

Find us under the Blue Canopy Tent at the Loop-de-Loop Finish Line!

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

 
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Luther offers hands-on experiences on Science Exploration Day

Sat, September 27 at 9:00 AM

@Luther College

Luther College invites high school students beginning their college search to campus starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, for Science Exploration Day. Parents are also welcome to attend this event.
The day is designed to provide students with a hands-on experience in one of many "Examine Luther" labs alongside Luther's science professors and students. Labs include Chemistry and Crime, Psychology: Do You Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve?, Using Simulation Experiences to…

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

 
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Homebuyer Education Class

Sat, September 27 at 9:00 AM

@NE Iowa Community Action Office

This class is designed to help people interested in purchasing a home be ready for homeownership. We go through importance of spending plans, savings, your credit score, and the entire buying process. Many students have said they were glad they took the class as they would not have been prepared to purchase the home and know what to do when the time came. If you have any questions call Lesa.

Contact: Lesa 563-387-4917 email:Lriedel@neicac.org

 

Food • Faith • Climate: Connecting the Dots

Sat, September 27 at 9:30 AM

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

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

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

 

Ravelry

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

@Java John's

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

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

 

Aphrodite Shawl

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

@Blue Heron Knittery

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

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

 
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SPIN Theatre presents the One Act Play Festival

Sat, September 27 at 1:30 PM

SPIN Theatre Company presents
the One Act Play festival at
7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and
at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27,
at the Storre Theatre on the
Luther campus. The festival will
feature four student-directed
scenes.

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

 
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The Story of Ho-Chunk Basket Maker Emma Big Bear

Sat, September 27 at 2:30 PM

@Montauk Historic Site

Montauk Historic Site will host local historian and avid Emma Big Bear Basket collector Terry
Landsgaard. The presentation will be held in the Carriage House at Montauk on Saturday Sept 20th begin at 2:30. Terry will speak about the life of Emma Big Bear and display a variety of baskets attributed to her.

Emma Big Bear was the last Winnebago in northeast Iowa. After her relatives left for the reservation in Wisconsin,…

 

Mexican Harvest Dinner

Sat, September 27 at 6:00 PM

@The Pepperfield Project 1575 Manawa Trail Rd, Decorah

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To celebrate the immigrant origin of heirloom foods in America, we will be featuring ethnic themes: Italian, Vietnamese, Mexican and German cuisines. Seed Savers Exchange have display gardens dedicated to each of these meals and more.

Pepperfield will celebrate the rich bounty of these regional heirloom vegetables with our several course meals along with education about the different varieties grown in Pepperfield’s garden for each event. While each meal will feature a type…

 

Homegrown in Decorah - Bread and Butter String Band | Water Street Music Series

Sat, September 27 at 7:00 PM

@Parking Lot next to Co-op & Water St. Park

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The Bread and Butter String Band are quickly becoming Decorah stars: from their appearances at Nordic Fest to Lawn Chair Night who knows where we'll find them next - well, you're in luck: we do!
You're Invited to the Launch of Season Three - not to mention, it's completely free!

Join us for a free evening under the stars outside of the Co-op with some Bread and Butter, the band, that is.…

Contact: Water Street Music Series
563.277.7734 | info@wsmsdecorah.org
www.wsmsdecorah.org/#breadandbutter

 

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

Sat, September 27 at 7:00 PM

@Luther College Regents Center

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

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

 

Barley Hat

Sun, September 28 at 1:00 PM

@Blue Heron Knittery

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This hat takes the beginning knitter on an adventure. Techniques learned are knitting in the round on two needles, following a pattern, placing markers, decreasing, binding off in a circle and weaving in all ends. The pattern is part of a learn to knit series from Tin Can Knits Designs and comes in sizes for all ages from toddler to adult. Knit for yourself or for that baby arriving in December. Class will be…

Contact: Anna Linnell 563-419-4183 or Sarah at the Blue Heron Knittery 563-517-1059

 
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Organ Recital

Sun, September 28 at 2:30 PM

@Union Sunday School

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Organist Brad Schultz will be joined by trombonist Benjamin Yates on Sunday September 28, 2014 at the historic Union Sunday School in Clermont. Schultz teaches Sacred Music and applied Organ at Luther College in addition to serving as musician for worship services in Luther's Center for Faith and Life. He holds a Master of Sacred Music degree in Organ Performance from Emory University in Atlanta.
Benjamin Yates, a native of Cedar Falls, is a…

Contact: Wade Schott
Montauk Historic Site
563.423.7173
montauk@acegroup.cc
www.iowahistory.org

 
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KDEC and T-bocks Open Stage w/ Featured Artist Maggie Schwarz

Sun, September 28 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, September 28th. 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 Maggie Schwarz from Decorah. She 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…

Contact: mlynnca@gmail.com

 
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How Mora County Banned Fracking...and What Came Next

Sun, September 28 at 7:00 PM - New Mexico County Commissioner to Speak in Winneshiek County

@The Cellar, under at the old Armory at 421 W. Water St. in Decorah

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John Olívas, elected in 2010 to the Mora County, New Mexico Commission, will speak in Winneshiek county on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 7:00 at the Cellar, located The event is free and open to the public.

In April 2013, Olívas led the charge to make his county the first in the U.S. to permanently ban corporations from fracking or otherwise developing oil and gas within its borders. Olívas states, "A lot of…

Contact: Community Rights Alliance of Winneshiek County, c/o Liz Rog
liz@decorahnow.com
563-382-8013

 

Järvelä Concert

Mon, September 29

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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Cousins Arto and Antti Järvelä, on fiddle, guitar, and vocals, hail from the famous Järvelä family from Kaustinen, Finland. They have been making music together over many years with world-renowned JPP and other bands active in Nordic roots music. The concert will be in the museum's Bethania Church on North Mill Street. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Also, they will offer a musician’s workshop at 4 p.m. Contact Martha Griesheimer at mgriesheimer@vesterheim.org

Contact: vesterheim.org

 
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What is an Eco-Village?

Mon, September 29 at 12:00 PM

@Mabe's Pizza, Lower Level

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NEIPJC "Lunch & Learn" event!
What: Eco-Village Presentation
Who's Speaking: Jim Cooper, Project Manager & Dave Engstrom, Executive Director of WI Habitat for Humanity's Net-Zero Housing Project.
Where: Mabe's Pizza, Lower Level
When: Sept. 29; Noon
Why: The Eco Village is a catalytic example of what's possible in the green building industry, beautifully demonstrating that efficient, ecological building practices can ensure lasting affordability for our hardworking partner families.
They are proving that sustainable housing…

Contact: NEIPJC, 563-5337, neipjc@gmail.com

 

Eating Local in 30 Minutes or Less: The Iowatalian

Mon, September 29 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 pm

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

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Combine the food values of our instructors - local, organic, fresh, amazingly flavorful - with the challenge of a chaotic family schedule (no time for cooking) and being in the midst of the Iowa bounty season, and this class hits the spot. Join us as we show you how Italian flavors meet Iowan goodness while putting quality food on the table that everyone in the family will enjoy. We’ll get our hands in a…

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

 
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Järvelä Concert and Workshop

Mon, September 29 at 7:30 PM

@Vesterheim's Bethania Lutheran Church, 113 N. Mill St. (Upper Level)

Cousins Arto and Antti Järvelä, on fiddle, guitar, and vocals, hail from the famous Järvelä family from Kaustinen, Finland. They have been making music together over many years with world-renowned JPP and other bands active in Nordic roots music. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in the museum's Bethania Church on North Mill Street. Tickets are $15 at the door.

According to the website of Northside, a Minneapolis-based music label, Nordic Roots…

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

 

The Coconut Craze

Tue, September 30 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 pm

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

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What is the buzz around coconut really about? In this class, we'll talk about the swarm of coconut products that have hit the market, what the hype is really about, how to use them, and which ones to skip. We'll also sample some coconut goodness and show you how to navigate the Coop's selection of coconut-friendly brands and products.
Instructor: Sonja Ecklund
$12 Oneota Co-op Members/$15 Community Members
Online Registration: http://oneotacoop.com/the-coconut-craze-2014/

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

 
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'The Big Tiny' author Dee Williams in Decorah Sept. 30

Tue, September 30 at 6:30 PM

@Valders Hall of Science room 206, Luther College

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Dee Williams, Portland-based author of the popular memoir and DIY tiny house book, "The Big Tiny," will give a talk on the Luther College campus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Valders Hall of Science room 206. Sponsored by the Friends of Decorah Public Library in partnership with the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, Williams’ talk is open to the public with no charge for admission.

 
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Public Flu Shot Clinic

Wed, October 1 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

@Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic Main Entrance

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Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic is offering Public Flu Shot Clinics at the Main Entrance of the medical center.

Wednesday, October 1; 11am - 2pm

Fee is $25 per person - payable at the time of service, accepting cash, check, credit card or Medicare cards.

Walk-in flu shot clinics are for ages 9 and older.
We provide the injection form of the vaccine only.
We are not able to submit private…

 

Papier Mache Sculpture

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

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

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

 
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Sing in the Park Until Dark--Free and Open to All

Wed, October 1 at 7:00 PM

@Phelps Park Gazebo, Decorah, or the Acupuncture Center (see below)

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Drop-in Singing Circle, Every voice welcome. Sing for pure joy! All songs taught in the oral tradition. No experience needed. Free. Come give it a try!

Soon we'll move this weekly sing inside. As soon as it's chilly out, we'll begin singing at the back studio that's the side entrance to the Acupuncture Center, 309 W. Broadway. Enter from River St. Not sure if it's cold enough yet? Come to the park first…

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

 
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Vesterheim Free First Thursdays

Thu, October 2 at 1:30 PM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The Significance of Ole Rølvaag for Today, a presentation by Glenn Borreson at 1:30 p.m. in the Amdal-Odland Heritage Center.

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

 
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Public Flu Shot Clinic

Thu, October 2 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

@Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic Main Entrance

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Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic is offering Public Flu Shot Clinics at the Main Entrance of the medical center

Thursday, October 2; 4pm - 7pm

Fee is $25 per person - payable at the time of service, accepting cash, check, credit card or Medicare cards.

Walk-in flu shot clinics are for ages 9 and older.
We provide the injection form of the vaccine only.
We are not able to submit private…

 
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Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez to present 'Shattered Dreams' at Luther

Thu, October 2 at 7:00 PM

@F.W. Olin Building, Room 102

A new book by two former Luther College faculty members details the story of the April 2008 immigration raid of a meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, from the viewpoint of the undocumented workers. Authors Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez will read from their book, "Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic ICE Raid in the Words of the Detainees," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the F.W. Olin Building, Room 102,…

Contact: Julie Shockey, 563-387-1865

 

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

 
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Basics in Rosemaling for Beginners with LoyAnn Nasby

Fri, October 3 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 5, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

This simplified class will be taught in oils and is geared not to intimidate. LoyAnn will share the step-by-step basics and a collection of tips that have worked for her, gathered over the years. The two easy projects will be pre-based coated Christmas ornaments to develop brush control. Pre-base coated sheets will be ready to practice on. She will cover base-coating steps, brush care, mediums, detail, strokes, varnish, and rosemaling products.

Level of…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

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

 
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Candidates Forum

Fri, October 3 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College, Valders Hall of Science Room 206

A forum featuring candidates for U.S. Congress, the Iowa legislature, and

Winneshiek County board of supervisors is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:00

p.m. The forum is sponsored by the local chapter of the American Association of

University Women (AAUW) and will take place on the Luther College campus, in

Valders Hall, Room 206. Parking is available in the lot behind Preus Library on

campus.

The following…

Contact: Carol Hagen

563­382­4007

 
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Sewing a Busserull, Norwegian Heritage Shirt

Sat, October 4 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 5, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum

Participants will sew imported red or blue and white striped cotton fabric to create a classic shirt to fit. Beginner to advanced sewers will be guided step-by-step from cutting to finishing.

There will be a materials fee.

Level of instruction: All levels. Must bring your own sewing machine.
$128 members/ $178 non-members

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/learning/classes/index.php or call 563-382-9681

 
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Leve for Farge - 5K Run/Walk Color Explosion

Sat, October 4 at 10:00 AM

@Spring Grove, MN

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This color-explosion 5K fun run/walk is a fundraising event to benefit the education mission of the Bluff Country Artists Gallery. The Leve For Farge course will be run
on hilly and scenic country gravel roads and through the streets of beautiful Spring Grove, MN located in the heart of Bluff Country in Southeast Minnesota. 'Leve for Farge' means 'Live for Color'!

Contact: www.uffdafest.com, bcag@springgrove.coop

 
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Ljom Concert

Sat, October 4 at 7:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

From 7:00-9:00 p.m., free show in the Hotel Winneshiek Lobby with full menu and bar available. Nordic Roots music—traditional Norwegian mountain melodies with influences of jazz, rock, classical, contemporary, and world music.

These specific melodies are from a small mountain town called Snåsa, Norway, where band members Kjersti, Anne Marte, and Sivert grew up. Together with a pianist from Frosta and a guitarist from Sweden, these young musicians have formed Ljom, a unique…

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

 
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Weaving a Nordhordland Banded Coverlet with Jan Mostrom

Mon, October 6 at 9:00 AM to Fri, October 10, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Coverlets from Nordhordland, Norway, are often characterized by narrow sections bands in various techniques. Weaving this sample is a great way to learn or to review these classic Norwegian Coverlet techniques. Your finished sample will make an attractice wall hanging, table runner, or cushion cover.

Level of instruction: Appropriate for any weaver who has experience working at a floor loom and is comfortable reading weaving drafts.
$320 members/ $370 non-members

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

Cleaning Up and Preparing for Spring

Mon, October 6 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Location TBD

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

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

 
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Public Flu Shot Clinic & Free Diabetes Screening

Tue, October 7 at 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

@Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic Main Entrance

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Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic is offering Public Flu Shot Clinics at the Main Entrance of the medical center.

Tuesday, October 7*; 7am - 10am

Fee is $25 per person - payable at the time of service, accepting cash, check, credit card or Medicare cards.

Walk-in flu shot clinics are for ages 9 and older.
We provide the injection form of the vaccine only.
We are not able to submit private…

 

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

 
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ROCK BOTTOM in the Age of Extreme Resource Extraction:Fracking, Sulfide Mining, and Tar Sands in the Great Lakes Region

Tue, October 7 at 7:00 PM - the Beehive Collective brings its giant posters and stories to Decorah

@ArtHaus, 508 W Water St

A swarm is coming! Members of The Beehive Design Collective, a non-profit arts and activism organization dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots,” are heading this way to share stories and images depicting today's greatest challenges. The event is free and open to the public.The Beehive is an all-volunteer swarm of educators, artists, and activists using images to communicate and educate about the complex realities of our times. The dizzyingly detailed, hand-drawn, large-format posters and banners…

Contact: Sponsored by the Community Rights Alliance of Winneshiek County, CommunityRightsAlliance.org. More on the Beehive at www.beehivecollective.org

 
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Bestselling author William Kent Krueger Booksigning

Wed, October 8 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Award-winning author William Kent Krueger returns to Decorah Wednesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm at Decorah Public Library. Sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library and Dragonfly Books, Krueger will talk about his recently published book Windigo Island, share stories, and sign books.

Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace and the mastermind behind the gripping Cork O'Connor mysteries set in the north woods of Minnesota. Windigo Island, the…

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

 
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fused glass class

Thu, October 9 at 5:30 PM to Sat, October 11, 2014

@delights glass studio

Last chance to take a fused glass jewelry class before Christmas. Make original pieces as gifts or for yourself. This class is for new students and returning students. Make 4 pieces for $65 or two pieces $45 (pair of earrings counts as one piece) Those who has taken the class previously cost per piece. best to call ahead to reserve a spot. Delights glass studio is located in the basement of Blue Heron Knittery.…

Contact: Kris Henderson 563-387-6027

 

Geologic History of Iowa River Valleys

Thu, October 9 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Joe Artz a professional geologist will conduct a presentation on the origin and evolution of the Upper Iowa river valley, as well as the surrounding upland landscape. The presentation will provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn more about Iowa’s river valleys. The program will focus on the geologic history and age of river valleys. Participants will gain a better understanding and appreciation concerning the function and importance of Iowa’s stream valleys.

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

 

Acclaimed author Larry Baker

Thu, October 9 at 7:00 PM

@Dragonfly Books

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Join acclaimed author Larry Baker as he talks about his new novel "The Education of Nancy Adams" on Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.

Full of humor and wisdom, "The Education of Nancy Adams" (Ice Cube Books 2014) is a surprising story of one woman’s sojourn into the past. Known for his novel "The Flamingo Rising" (Knopf 1997), Larry again beautifully captures love, loss, and life in his new book…

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

 
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Doghouse Jon & The Misbehavers with special guest Paul Kaye

Sat, October 11

@The Historic Innwood Ballroom at Spillville

D.A.S.Y. ( Dance And Stay Young ) Productions 25th Anniversary Party - 1989 - 2104 and final event , will held Saturday October 11th at the historic Inwood Ballroom in Spillville lowa ! Doghouse Jon & The Misbehavers with special guest Paul Kaye will the opening act. Headlining the evenings entertainment will be Bob Dorr & Jeff Petetrsen from The Blue Band along with Cricket & Dave from The Mississippi Band . This "…

 

40th Annual Osborne Heritage Days

Sat, October 11 at 10:00 AM to Sun, October 12, 2014 - 10AM-4PM Free Event

@Osborne Park, Elkader, IA

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The 40th Anniversary of Osborne Heritage Days promises new and exciting to honor the occasion. Special guest Dr. Dusty’s Medicine show will be performing 3 shows daily; and on Saturday there will be a special commemorative U S Postal Service Cancellation Postmark available at the Osborne Post Office. So come out to glimpse Iowa’s pioneer era through living history demonstrations, contests, old time entertainment, and food! Saturday features chili cook-off, storytelling, and USPS Postmark,…

Contact: 563-245-1516 or www.claytoncountyconservation.org

 

German Harvest Dinner

Sat, October 11 at 6:00 PM

@The Pepperfield Project 1575 Manawa Trail Rd, Decorah

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To celebrate the immigrant origin of heirloom foods in America, we will be featuring ethnic themes: Italian, Vietnamese, Mexican and German cuisines. Seed Savers Exchange have display gardens dedicated to each of these meals and more.

Pepperfield will celebrate the rich bounty of these regional heirloom vegetables with our several course meals along with education about the different varieties grown in Pepperfield’s garden for each event. While each meal will feature a type…

 

Meditation for Beginners

Mon, October 13 at 4:30 PM

@Thea Satrom Residence | 402 Upper Broadway Street | Decorah , IA 52101

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Meditation. We’ve all heard of it. Dr. Oz recommends it. But most of us don’t really know what it is or how to do it. This class is an opportunity to learn basic meditation and breathing techniques from a licensed mental health counselor and a certified yoga instructor. They both promote and teach meditation to help their clients manage stress and anxiety that impacts mental and physical health. The instructors have been exposed to…

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

 

Artist Demonstration: Oil Paintings by Joni Finnegan

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

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

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Join artist Joni Finnegan for a demonstration on oil painting.

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

 

Book Bites: Community Book Club

Thu, October 16 at 6:00 PM

@NICC | Wilder Business Center Room 103 | 1625 Hwy 150 South | Calmar, IA 52132

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This class combines the pleasures of reading and eating! Enjoy lively discussions of current fiction and non-fiction books, while snacking on the provided appetizers and beverages that relate to theme of the night. The group will meet on the following Thursdays: October 16, November 20 and December 18. A book list will be shared after registration is received.

Thursdays,
October 16, 2014 | 6:00-7:30 p.m
November 20, 2014 | 6:00-7:30 p.m
December…

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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Visual and Engaging PowerPoint

Thu, October 16 at 6:30 PM

@NICC | Wilder Building Room 107 | 1625 Hwy 150 South |Calmar, IA 52132

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Have you ever felt like the teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoons? You’re talking and your audience is hearing “Whaa-whaa-whaa-whaa”. With a few adjustments and techniques, you can deliver a PowerPoint presentation that captivates your audience instead! Discover how visuals can stimulate learning and promote better retention of your content. Branch out of the standard MS Office templates. Learn to use the Slide Master tool, edit images and insert links and video into your…

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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Hedebo Needlework

Fri, October 17 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

This class is designed to teach beginners the basic stitches of this unique form of needlework that originated in Denmark in the late 1700's. It is one of the least known needlework techniques and one of the most beautiful. Thread rings, buttonhole stitches, any pyramids are combined to make interesting forms of needle lace that can be used as inserts in fabric or independently attached to a piece of fabric as an edging. Hedebosom…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 
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Flora Finale

Fri, October 17 at 5:00 PM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Celebrate this fun exhibition from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with free admission, light refreshments, and flower-inspired art activities for all ages!

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

 

Årseth Students Reunion October 18 and 19

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

@Heritage Center Spring Grove MN

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

Contact: Karen B. Gray 507.450.1373

 
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Exploring Traditional Foods

Sat, October 18 at 9:00 AM

@Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

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9am-5pm. Cost per person is $85 (includes lunch and supply fee).
Feed your belly AND your soul!!!

Learn how to to perceive Food and Appetite as Gifts as well as
to discern the difference between Traditional Foods and Industrial Foods. Sign up for Exploring Traditional Foods on October 18th!

For more information on the class and to register go to: http://www.riverrootsschool.org/traditional-foods.html

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

 
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Amish Bread Baking

Sat, October 18 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

 
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Tatting Needlework with Judy Hansen

Sat, October 18 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 19, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Everyone is welcome in this beginner class where Judy will teach the basics of using a tatting shuttle and thread. Tatting consists of making rings from the shuttle thread and chains from the ball thread. Together, these rings and chains can be used to make ornaments, doilies, bookmarks, jewlery, 3D tatted pictures, and many other fine lace items. You will learn the technique of the double-stitch, which has two complementary slip-knots. There will be…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

A Walk in a Quilted Woods quilt show

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

@Decorah Middle School

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

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

 

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

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

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

 
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Fall Fungus Foray

Sat, October 18 at 12:30 PM

@Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

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Cost: $40 per person
12:3pm-4:30pm

Did you ever notice how mushrooms just sometimes 'pop up'? Well a brand new class just 'popped up' at the River Roots Skills School!
Fall Fungus Foray is taking place on Saturday October 18th - come learn all you ever wanted to know about harvesting mushrooms.
Check it out - limited space is available!

To learn more about the class and to register go to: http://www.riverrootsschool.org/fall-fungus-foray.html

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

 

At the Glamor Manor -- An Exquisite Drag Review

Sat, October 18 at 6:30 PM

@Lanesboro, MN

The Rochester Girls, Inc. will be performing an exquisite drag review in Lanesboro, MN. Join us Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Lanesboro Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the show to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at Lanesboro's Crown Trout Jewelers and Old Village Hall Restaurant and Pub. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

"At the Glamor Manor" will feature performances…

 
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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

 

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

 
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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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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

 

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

 
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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

 

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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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

 

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

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

@The Clay Studio

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

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

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

 

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

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

Dates: October 28 – December 2 (6…

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

 
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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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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/

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 

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

 
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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

 

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

 

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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