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Sun, April 26, 2015 to Sun, December 6, 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

 

Lydia's Wheels - increasing accessibility

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

@Anywhere

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

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

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

 

Chicago Norske Klub

Thu, January 1 at 10:00 AM to Sun, November 15, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The Chicago Norske Klub was a center in Chicago for Norwegian-American social, cultural, and artistic activities from 1911 to 1971. This exhibition shares the history of the club, as well as artworks and furnishings from the clubhouse.

The club aimed to preserve Norwegian cultural heritage and promote sociability among members. Social activities were varied and interesting—men’s chorus, dramatic society, art exhibitions, banquets, and women’s auxiliary. Over the years the club hosted prominent visitors,…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Massage Therapy Student Clinic Open at Northeast Iowa Community College

Fri, January 23 at 2:00 PM to Fri, May 8, 2015

@NICC Calmar Campus

The Massage Therapy Student Clinic at Northeast Iowa Community College’s Calmar campus is now open and will continue most Fridays through May 8. Scheduling begins at 9 a.m. with the last appointment of the day scheduled at 12:45 p.m. To make an appointment, call (563) 562-3263, ext. 460, leave a message with your phone number and a student will return your call. Everyone is welcome. Fee for a one-hour session is $20, and a…

 

The Arrival Circle (PostPartum)

Tue, March 17 at 6:00 PM to Wed, April 29, 2015 - Registration is under way and class size is limited. Tuesday and Wednesday evening spots still available.

@DaySpring Spa

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This is what you've been waiting for! Your baby has Arrived and you have Arrived as a mother! We'll meet in a circle of women and our babies experiencing these large transitions together. We'll form a tightly knit community of women to reach out to when joys and concerns arise. We'll hear from experts and practitioners in our larger community that will guide you through. We'll eat, drink and be merry while examining ways…

Contact: Lindsey Harman, CD(DONA), MFA
~Your Decorah Doula
arrivalarts@gmail.com
563-379-6268

 

Art Around the World for Ages 6-9

Mon, March 23 at 10:00 AM to Mon, April 27, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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ART AROUND THE WORLD for ages 6-9
DATE: March 23 - April 27
TIME: Mondays, 10-11:45am
INSTRUCTOR: Jenna Darsee
COST: $75 + $25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Travel across the globe from the comfort of the studio. Create and story tell while learning the traditional art and culture of those around the world. Students in this class will practice higher order thinking through cross-curricular education focusing on kite making, masks, rain…

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

 

Drawing 101 with Sarah Frydenlund

Mon, March 23 at 12:30 PM to Mon, April 27, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DRAWING 101
DATE: March 23-April 27 (ADT4)
TIME: Mondays, 12:30-2:30pm
COST: $90 + $25 materials
INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Frydenlund
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

In this introductory drawing class, you will set aside your trepidation as you learn to bring to life on paper what you see in front of you. Students will observe and draw from both still lives and live models, exploring a variety of media including charcoal and pencil as well as chalk…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/drawing-101-2/

 

Art Around the World for Ages 6-9

Mon, March 23 at 3:15 PM to Mon, April 27, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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ART AROUND THE WORLD for ages 6-9
DATE: March 23 - April 27
TIME: Mondays, 3:15-5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jenna Darsee
COST: $75 + $25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Travel across the globe from the comfort of the studio. Create and story tell while learning the traditional art and culture of those around the world. Students in this class will practice higher order thinking through cross-curricular education focusing on kite making, masks, rain sticks…

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

 

Luther Art Exhibit: "Where There Were Many" by Hargrave and Ginsburg

Tue, March 24 to Wed, April 29, 2015

@Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Luther Center for the Arts

"Where There Were Many" a collaborative "growing" exhibit by artists Katie Hargrave and Amber Ginsburg, and Luther College Art 111 3D Processes students, taught by Joe Madrigal, will be on display March 24-April 29, in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus.

A gallery reception for the artists will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Both the gallery reception and the…

Contact: news@luther.edu

 

NEW!! Tuesday AM Art Studio for Ages 2-4

Tue, March 24 at 10:00 AM to Tue, April 28, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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TUESDAY AM ART STUDIO for ages 2-4
DATE: March 24 - April 28
TIME: Tuesdays, 10-11am
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni Petersen-Brant
COST: $80
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

By popular demand, we are adding an additional section of our AM Art Studio for ages 2-4 that will meet on Tuesday mornings from 10-11am!! The arts exploration class is a great opportunity for your tiny artist to make new friends and prepare for big kid school days while…

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

 

AM Art Studio II for Ages 2-4

Wed, March 25 at 10:00 AM to Wed, April 29, 2015 - Register online at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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AM ART STUDIO II -- for ages 2-4
DATE: March 25-April 29
TIME: Wednesdays, 10-11am
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni Petersen-Brant
COST: $80
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are…

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

 

Youth Improv for Ages 6-9

Wed, March 25 at 3:15 PM to Wed, April 29, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

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YOUTH IMPROV for ages 6-9
DATE: March 25 - April 29
TIME: Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kristen Underwood
COST: $50
LOCATION: ArtHaus

This class is sure to be a super-fun workout for your imagination. Through team-building games and individual flights of fancy, you’ll find the sky’s the limit when the imagination is in charge. Old favorites and brand new games will challenge students of all levels. No experience necessary, just a willingness to say…

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

 

Shakespeare Alive for Ages 9-12

Wed, March 25 at 4:30 PM to Wed, April 29, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

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SHAKESPEARE ALIVE for ages 9-12
DATE: March 25 - April 29
TIME: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kristen Underwood
COST: $50
LOCATION: ArtHaus

Shakespeare's words come alive as we dive into the world of Elizabethan England and learn the skills needed to lift these amazing characters off the page and onto the stage. Previous acting experience is helpful but not required as we rehearse scenes from Shakespeare's plays to share with an audience at the…

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

 

Online Petition: Public Utility for Broadband Internet in Decorah

Thu, March 26 at 12:00 PM to Sun, May 31, 2015

@Internet

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Please consider signing this online petition (website link below). There is a group of local residents researching the creation of a utility for access to Decorah's Metronet (broadband, fiber internet). This would have a huge economic impact for our community (city and county) with both short-term and long-term benefits. This petition will show intent of Decorah and Winneshiek County citizens for such a venture. More details via the petition website.

Contact: Jarrad Walter
jarrwalt@gmail.com
Sign Petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/decorah-municipal-high-speed-fiber-optic-Internet

 

French for Beginners with Peter Russella

Thu, March 26 at 6:00 PM to Thu, April 30, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

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FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS
DATE: March 26-April 30 (ADT7)
TIME: Thursdays, 6-7:15pm
INSTRUCTOR: Peter Russella
COST: $60
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

New to French? Want to review long-ago learned French lessons? Explore basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures including pronunciation and grammar to provide you with the tools for comprehension and expression. French customs, culture, and everyday life are also highlighted. Students 16+ welcome.

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

 

FAC: Friday Art Club II for Ages 4-6

Fri, March 27 at 3:15 PM to Fri, May 8, 2015 - No class April 3

@ArtHaus Studio

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F.A.C.: FRIDAY ART CLUB II -- for ages 4-6
DATE: March 27-May 8 (no class April 3)
TIME: Fridays, 3:15-5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Staff
COST: $75 + 25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

After a hard week, we all like to unwind with a little F.A.C.! Let your child de-stress and prepare for the weekend with an afternoon of creativity in a variety of mediums at ArtHaus Studio. Professional instructors lead interesting projects while the little…

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

 

NAMI Peer-to-Peer & Family-to-Family Classes

Mon, April 6 at 6:00 PM to Mon, June 8, 2015

@NEIPJC & Families First

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NAMI Press Release
Mental Illness is a topic of conversation that has gained a significant amount of press both nationally and locally in the past year. And with good reason. Mental illness and how to ensure appropriate and accessible care should be on everyone’s mind. One in four adults−approximately 61.5 million Americans−experiences mental illness in a given year. One in 17−about 13.6 million−live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or…

Contact: Family-to-Family: Brita Carbonell at Families First Counseling Services at 319-505-3814.
Peer-to-Peer: Julie Fisher at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center at 563-382-5337.

 

Mischief & Mayhem Dueling Pianos on Steriods

Sun, April 12 at 6:00 PM to Sun, April 26, 2015

@Inwood Ballroom-Spillvillle IA

Fundraiser for the Winneshiek Co. Celebration of Life
Saturday April 25 Admission $8
Doors open at 7:00 Show Begins at 8:30 Food Available

This is a Must See for a "mature" crowd! variety show filled with great music, multiple instruments,& hilarious games.

more information call-563-534-7158

 

DECORAH TIME TRIALS PRE-REGISTERED ENTRIES DUE

Fri, April 17 to Fri, May 8, 2015 - Deadline for REgistration: Fri April 17 (race on April 25)

@Decorah area

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Saturday, April 25, marks the 25th year for the Decorah Time Trials, a challenging mountain bike event for ages 12 on up utilizing trails in the Decorah Parks System. Riders are released on the 9.2 mile course singularly on 1-minute intervals starting at 2:00 pm. This event attracts bike racers from all over Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Plaques and cash awards are given top finishers—total cash payout for the Time Trials will be a…

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

 

Wellkid Wednesdays - Spring Session 2

Wed, April 22 at 7:45 AM to Wed, May 20, 2015

@Co-op Kitchen Classroom - 308 West Water Street, Decorah

Wellness Wednesdays are here! Join us for mornings of food and fun all before the school day has begun. This class will teach the importance of breakfast, eating well balanced meals, and encourage trying new foods. Classes will be varied in theme, but will always provide breakfast, activities for students, and a walking school bus to John Cline School. Activities include engaging children in science, math, physical movement and more – all connected back…

Contact: ruth@oneotacoop.com

 

Women of the Wild - Women's Event at Camp Tahigwa

Fri, April 24 at 5:15 PM to Sun, April 26, 2015 - Stay for Saturday only or the whole weekend!

@Camp Tahigwa

Women of the Wild is back in Spring 2015! Get away from it all and enjoy a weekend with other women in the great outdoors! Sessions about outdoor skills, crafts, fitness, and more provide a fun way to get to know other outdoor women and learn something new, too! All are welcome - Come for the day or come for the weekend! Registration is open now at www.camptastictahigwa.org.

Contact: www.camptastictahigwa.org

 

DECORAH TIME TRIALS

Sat, April 25 to Fri, May 8, 2015

@Decorah area

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Saturday, April 25, marks the 25th year for the Decorah Time Trials, a challenging mountain bike event for ages 12 on up utilizing trails in the Decorah Parks System. Riders are released on the 9.2 mile course singularly on 1-minute intervals starting at 2:00 pm. This event attracts bike racers from all over Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Plaques and cash awards are given top finishers—total cash payout for the Time Trials will be a…

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

 

PLEASE VOLUNTEER: Decorah Beautification Day

Sun, April 26 at 1:00 PM - Volunteer opportunity: citywide clean-up of trash & litter from streets and parks.

@Citywide Decorah

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Seeking volunteers for the first annual Decorah Beautification Day, which will take place on Sunday April 26 from 1 to 5pm.

This event is being co-facilitated by the Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center and Green Iowa AmeriCorps.

The event will begin with a pep rally on the courthouse steps from 1 to 1:30pm. This will include live music, and a declaration of the event by several guest speakers.

Contact: Neal Patten — neal@energydistrict.org

 

Live in the Lobby: Jake Manders - CD Release Show

Sun, April 26 at 3:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Singer-songwriter and visual artist Jake Manders. Jake has a collection of more than 200 original songs spanning a time frame of 18 years. In 2011 Jake released his first self-titled solo album.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 
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Luther College hosts April 27 Preview Day

Mon, April 27 at 9:00 AM

@Luther College

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Luther College will host a Preview Day for current high school juniors Monday, April 27, giving students the opportunity to see the quality of life on campus, discover the academic excellence of Luther students, and explore what life at Luther is really like. Parents are welcome to attend this event. Current high school juniors can come learn about Luther's campus with a student-led tour and see the best places to study, eat and play.

Contact: Julie Shockey

 

John Dingley Reading & Book Signing

Mon, April 27 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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The Friends of Decorah Public Library Annual Meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday April 27 on the 2nd floor of Decorah Public Library. Following a brief business meeting, featured speaker will be author and storyteller John Dingley. Copies of his books will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

John Dingley grew up on a hill farm in Mid-Wales…

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

 

Benjamin Percy: THE DEAD LANDS

Mon, April 27 at 7:00 PM

@Java John's

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Join Dragonfly Books and Java John’s Coffeehouse for the return of acclaimed author Benjamin Percy to Decorah. Ben will talk about his new book The Dead Lands on Monday, April 27 at 7:00 pm at Java John’s.

During his previous visit to Dragonfly Books for Red Moon, readers were introduced to Ben’s creative and sometimes twisted imagination. With a writing style that builds tension through each page, Ben crafts books that are impossible…

Contact: http://www.dragonflybooks.com/event/benjamin-percy-dead-lands

 
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Quit Bugging Me! Seasonal Relief with Essential Oils

Tue, April 28 at 5:30 PM - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

@Co-op Kitchen Classroom - 308 West Water Street, Decorah

Join Oneota Co-op’s Wellness Staff for another aromatherapy class. In this hour
long class we will learn about the essentials oils best suited for the trials of warmer weather: including mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and suncare. We will make two items for you to take home a bug repellent and a burn and wound salve.
Class Instructor: Gretchen Schempp
$12 Co-op Members/$15 Community Members

Contact: ruth@oneotacoop.com

 

PFLAG April Meeting

Tue, April 28 at 7:00 PM

@NEIA Peace and Justice 119 Winnebago Decorah

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

Contact: Ellen Cutting 563-382-3894

 
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Field Notes: Cerulean Warblers and Red-Shoulder Hawks

Tue, April 28 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Public Library

Join the charismatic field researcher, Jon Stravers, for an evening program filled with beautiful photography and entertaining stories relating to his work in the field. Jon’s research includes learning the language of the Red-Shouldered Hawk and surveying Cerulean Warblers in Yellow River Forest.

Jon Stravers is a field researcher who has spent over 37 years researching raptors worldwide. His research is now focused on Iowa’s first designated Globally Important Bird Area -…

Contact: Rachel Sandhorst 382-5280

 

Luther College Cathedral Choir to perform homecoming concert April 28 in Decorah

Tue, April 28 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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DECORAH, Iowa – Luther College's Cathedral Choir will perform a homecoming concert titled, "I Believe," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.
The performance, open to the public with no charge for admission, concludes the 2015 Cathedral Choir tour. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at: www.stream.luther.edu.
The 2015 Cathedral Choir tour program includes works by Bradley…

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

 
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Luther College Jazz Band to perform April 29

Wed, April 29 at 7:00 PM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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The Luther College Jazz Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.
The concert features performances by the Luther College Jazz Quartet, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Oneota Jazz Quartet. These small groups present a different perspective on the jazz tradition and exemplify the many aspects of jazz at Luther.

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu, 563-387-1864

 

Luther Gardening Class Series - How to Make a Bean Tipi

Thu, April 30 at 9:45 AM

@Luther College, Valders 362 / Edible Landscapes

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Bean tipis are an easy way to maximize the use of your garden space while also adding making the garden more topographically interesting. If you’ve always thought bean tipis must be difficult to build, think again! David Cavagnaro of the Pepperfield Project will work alongside participants to build a bean tipi in one of Luther’s edible landscapes. Participants will learn about the types of materials from which tipis can be constructed as well as…

 

Green Drinks @ Java Johns

Thu, April 30 at 5:15 PM

@Java Johns Coffeehouse

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Join us for another Green Drinks on April 30th at 5:15pm.

Green Drinks is a global movement to bring green professionals and sustainably-minded people together for good company, constructive conversation, and to share a drink. Join us for Green Drinks on the last Thursday of every month.

This month we will be moving to Java Johns and their new evening wine and artisan beer selection. As always, great coffee and tea…

Contact: Nick Chill
(563)419-9712
nick@energydistrict.org
http://www.meetup.com/Green-Drinks-Decorah/

 

E.A.T. Experience. Ambiance. Taste. - Beginnings and Endings/Appetizers and Desserts

Thu, April 30 at 6:00 PM - Ending time: 8:00 pm

@co

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Have you ever watched your favorite cooking show, only to salivate over what is being prepared and then proceed to your own kitchen to eat leftovers for dinner? Ever wish you could watch a cooking show and then be able to dine with the chef and enjoy what was just made? Join our invited chefs, as they prepare a delightful dinner that leaves you un-intimidated and planning a meal for your own guests. Let…

Contact: ruth@oneotacoop.com

 
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Luther College Religion Forum student panel April 30

Thu, April 30 at 6:00 PM

@Luther College

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The Luther College Religion Department will host "Studying Religion at a College of the Church," the final event in the 2014-15 Luther College Religion Forum Series, "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church." The forum will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building on the Luther campus. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

 

Book Discussion: "The Swan Gondola"

Thu, April 30 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Discuss Timothy Schaffert’s novel “The Swan Gondola” Thursday April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Decorah Public Library (2nd floor). Decorah Public Library staff member Kristin Torresdal will lead an informal discussion; participants may check a book out at the front desk of the library or purchase a copy from a local bookseller.

Set against the scandalous burlesques, midnight séances, and aerial ballets of a World’s Fair, “The Swan Gondola” is a lush…

Contact: Kristin Torresdal
ktorresdal@decorah.lib.ia.us
563.382.3717

 
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Luther College Jazz Orchestra to perform April 30

Thu, April 30 at 7:30 PM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Luther College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Juan Tony Guzmán, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.
The performance, part of the Jazz Orchestra's spring tour of the Upper Midwest, is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert will be streamed live at: stream.luther.edu.

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu, 563-387-1864

 
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Luther College presents 'Metamorphoses' by Mary Zimmerman

Fri, May 1 to Sat, May 9, 2015

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

Luther College's Visual and Performing Art department presents "Metamorphoses" by Mary Zimmerman. The performances will be held in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus May 1-2 and 7-9.

Adapted from Ovid's narrative poetry, Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses" retells ancient myths in contemporary fashion.

Due to adult themes and content, only mature audiences are encouraged to attend.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May…

Contact: 563-387-2000

 

ArtHaus is Your Haus, An Annual Art Gala & Fundraiser

Fri, May 1 at 6:30 PM - Tickets available at arthausdecorah.org, ArtHaus, and the Oneota Community Coop

@Steyer Opera House at the Hotel Winneshiek

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Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 6:30-9pm
Place: Steyer Opera House, Hotel Winneshiek in downtown Decorah

Come support Decorah's only non-profit arts center at the Steyer Opera House at the Hotel Winneshiek on Friday, May 1.

With live music, a sampler of ArtHaus student artwork, along with silent and live auctions of fantastic artwork and arts experiences donated by local and regional talent, we’re looking forward to having you join us for…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Information and tickets: http://arthausdecorah.org/annual-art-gala/

 
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Luther College Aurora and Norsemen to perform May 1

Fri, May 1 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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Luther College's Aurora and Norsemen will present a vocal concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Those unable to attend the concert may view the concert live online at: stream.luther.edu.

 
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Metamorphoses

Fri, May 1 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College Jewel Theater

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Freely adapted from Ovid’s narrative poetry, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses retells ancient

myths in decidedly contemporary fashion. Set in a pool of water, this performance mixes

elements of vivid storytelling, compelling imagery, song, and spectacle in order to explore each

myth’s elusive meaning. It invites us to consider our “mythic sides,” engaging with “the irrational

and the ambiguous.”

How does myth reenact itself in our contemporary world?…

Contact: tickets.luther.edu

 
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Luther hosts Environmental Studies Visit Event

Sat, May 2 at 9:00 AM

@Luther College

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Get an early start on college visits while experiencing the rich outdoor environment of Northeast Iowa's Driftless Region at Luther College's Environmental Studies Visit Event on Saturday, May 2, on the Luther campus. Find out why Luther is continually recognized by national authorities on sustainability for its efforts. See firsthand how Luther's wind turbine, use of solar panels, local food production, composting and production of its own biofuel combine to make it one of…

Contact: admissions.luther.edu/visit

 
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Heritage Plant Sale at Seed Savers Exchange

Sat, May 2 at 9:00 AM - 9 am - 5 pm

@Lillian Goldman Visitors Center, 3074 North Winn Road, Decorah, IA

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Seed Savers Exchange's annual Heritage Plant Sale is May 2, from 9 am to 5pm. The sale includes a limited supply of rare special edition plants from our seed bank.

You'll also find:

Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers and Prairie Transplants
Apple & Pear Trees
Horseradish, asparagus, rhubarb & raspberries
Over 600 varieties of Seed Packets
8 varieties of Seed Potatoes
5 varieties of Climbing Specialty Plants
Gardening Tools and Supplies

[Transplants available…

Contact: To learn more about events and volunteer opportunities at Seed Savers Exchange, contact Jeanine Scheffert at jscheffert@seedsavers.org (563) 387-5686

 

Making a Viking Silver Bracelet with Liz Bucheit

Sat, May 2 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Experience the timeless journey of traditional craftsmanship and the
beauty of personal adornment as you discover the ancient art of chain making! Explore this centuries-old looping technique and create a beautiful fine silver bracelet with a variety of clasps. You will leave class with a completed piece. No metalworking experience is required. Tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. There will be a materials fee of $125 -
$150. Charm not included.…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
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Luther College Philharmonia to perform May 2

Sat, May 2 at 1:00 PM

@Jenson-Noble Hall of Music at Luther College

Luther College's Philharmonia will perform works by Gounod, Holst, and Dvorak at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Noble Recital Hall located in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Philharmonia will perform Charles Gounod's Petite Symphonie for winds, St. Paul Suite by Gustav Holst, and Antonin Dvorak's Czech Suite.

Contact: news@luther.edu

 
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Contra Concert and Dance!

Sat, May 2 at 7:00 PM - 7:00 Concert, 8:00 Dance

@Elks Lodge, Decorah

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Contratopia at The Elks this Saturday

The final contra dance of the spring will feature guest caller, Ted Hodapp and the Contratopia band. The dance will be held at the Elks in downtown Decorah on Saturday, May 2. Admission is $7, with kids 12 and under free.

The evening will open at 7:00 with a short concert set by the band. Contratopia recently released their fourth CD, “Riff City.” The album…

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

 
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Decorah Chorale, "Spring Concert", May 3rd

Sun, May 3 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Lutheran Church, 7:00 PM, May 3rd

The Decorah Chorale's annual Spring Concert will be performed at Decorah Lutheran Church, at 7:00 P.M., Sunday, May 3rd. The Chorale will sing works by Mozart, Faure, and Hayden; three Scottish folk songs and a set of familiar American folk songs. A social hour will follow the concert. Special guests are Decorah High School students who had great success at the State Music Festival. Admission is free. Free will offerings will be accepted. The…

 
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"Riding the Ox Home: The Search for Mind"

Sun, May 3 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Zen Center, 309 W. Broadway, Decorah, IA

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Ox-herding is probably not on your daily to-do list; however, if you are seeking a better way of being in the world, then maybe a little ox-herding insight could help.

Join Lee Zook, MSW, Ph.D. (emeritus, Luther College) for this special presentation / discussion of ten ox-hering pictures and a series of accompanying short poems that have been used for centuries to illustrate the stages of a person's progression toward enlightenment.

The…

Contact: decorahzencenter@gmail.com

 

Yoga Classes- New Student Registration

Mon, May 4 to Fri, July 3, 2015

@The The Yoga Studio 306 W.Water Street

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Registration for the spring session will be held at The Yoga Studio on Saturday April 25 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. We offer yoga classes for beginner and ongoing students as well as "Into to Yoga" series. The spring session start Monday May 4 and run through Friday July 3.
For information about classes please call Marybeth at 563-419-2329.

Contact: Marybeth Gallant 563-419-2329

 

Constructing a Norwegian Three-legged Chair with Jim Sannerud

Mon, May 4 at 9:00 AM to Thu, May 7, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Enjoy a piece of Norwegian-American history in your own home by building your own three-legged chair. We’ll learn about different joinery methods and techniques used in traditional chair making and how to use a variety of woodworking tools, both hand and power. We’ll use an historical three-legged chair from Vesterheim’s collection as our inspiration. This is a perfect opportunity to jump in and begin learning woodworking, or advance skills you already have. Materials fee…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

The Yoga Studio Spring Session

Mon, May 4 at 10:00 AM to Fri, July 3, 2015

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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The Spring Session begins May 4 and runs through July 3

The Yoga Studio offers morning, evening and Saturday 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 offers an "Into to Yoga" Series as well as student discount for high school and college students.

For information about classes…

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

 

The Arrival Circle (Prenatal)

Mon, May 4 at 6:00 PM to Mon, June 1, 2015 - Meets May 4, May 18 & June 1

@DaySpring Spa

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Congratulations and welcome to prenatal support, education and resources with ArrivalArts! We'll meet in a circle of women and partners, experiencing amazement and transitions together. We'll form a tightly knit community to reach out to when joys and concerns arise. We'll welcome experts and practitioners from our community that will guide you through pregnancy and support you in finding time for relationships and self care. We'll create a safe place for your questions, laughter…

Contact: Lindsey Harman, CD(DONA), MFA
~Your Decorah Doula
Arrival Arts
arrivalarts@gmail.com
563-379-6268

 
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'From Odin to Christ- How Runes Speak of Religion' Henrik Williams to present guest lecture May 6

Wed, May 6 at 7:00 PM

@Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102 at Luther College

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Henrik Williams, Uppsala University professor of Scandinavian Languages, will present the guest lecture "From Odin to Christ- How Runes Speak of Religion" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102 on the Luther College campus.

A reception will follow the lecture. The lecture and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

According to Norse myth, the god Odin invented runes, which…

Contact: news@luther.edu

 
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'Exploring the World and Finding our Place' Center for Sustainable Communities hosts Luther alumnus Chuck Stark

Wed, May 6 at 7:30 PM

@Valdres Room 206 at Luther College

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After backpacking, rock-climbing, and kayaking his way around the U.S. and Costa Rica, Chuck Stark, Luther College class of 2006, will present, "Exploring the World and Finding our Place" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus.

The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Through, "Exploring the World and Finding our Place," Stark will share the explorations…

Contact: news@luther.edu

 

Community Class At The Yoga Studio

Thu, May 7 at 4:00 PM to Thu, July 2, 2015

@306 W.Water St. Decorah

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

For information contact Marybeth Gallant

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

 
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Upstart Crow Theatreworks presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Thu, May 7 at 7:30 PM - Tickets: $5, available at the door. Box office opens 30 min. before curtain. Reservations: upstartcrowtheatreworks@gmail.com

@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, set in an Italian villa, sparkles with the blossom of new love, and the famous battle of wits between Beatrice and Benedick. Though a shadow is cast by the machinations of jealous Don John, all wrongs are righted and happiness wins the day in this production performed by the young actors (age 14-18) of Upstart Crow Theatreworks.
Thursday, May 7 @ 7:30
Saturday, May…

Contact: upstartcrowtheatreworks@gmail.com

 
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L'Amour du Vin: Wine tasting in the Gallery!

Fri, May 8 at 7:00 PM

@Bluff Country Artists Gallery, Spring Grove

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Join BCAG Board Member David Costet as he walks us through the basics of wine-tasting and vocabulary. From red to white to rosé, you will be better prepared to talk and taste like a pro and impress your friends! Discover whether you prefer dry or semi-dry, understand appellation and terroir, and enjoy time with old and new friends among the delightful atmosphere of your beautiful gallery!

Friday, May 8, 2015
7:00pm 9:00pm
$10/person,…

Contact: bluffcountryartistsgallery.org
507-498-ARTS(2787)

 
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Comedian Mark Lundholm

Fri, May 8 at 8:00 PM - Entry by FREE WILL Donation (No one turned away)

@Hotel Winneshiek

From humble beginnings on the streets of Oakland, California, as a homeless criminal, mental patient, to a world-renowned entertainer, Mark Lundholm’s humor is a wild ride of challenges, changes and 2nd chances. Just out of rehab, while performing a 20 Minute comedy routine at San Quentin State Prison, Mark discovered his childhood survival skill of making people laugh was his ticket out. Armed with plenty of material poking fun at the insanity his life…

Contact: http://marklundholm.com/

 
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Comedian Mark Lundholm (Free!)

Fri, May 8 at 8:00 PM - 7:30 doors. 8pm show. Entry is by free-will donation with proceeds to area recovery resources.

@Hotel Winneshiek Ballrooms

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Nationally touring comedian Mark Lundholm will be performing in Decorah Friday, May 8.

From humble beginnings on the streets of Oakland, California, as a homeless criminal, mental patient, to a world-renowned entertainer, Mark Lundholm’s humor is a wild ride of challenges, changes and 2nd chances. Armed with plenty of material poking fun at the insanity his life had become, Lundholm has worked his way up - literally from the gutter. It was not…

Contact: For more information contact event coordinator: benji@iloveinspired.com

 

Lew Klimesh Band

Sat, May 9 - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at nuttynetters@yahoo.com

@The Haymarket

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Electric trio show. Bill Adams on bass and Keni Joe Ewing on Drums Lew Klimesh on electric guitar and vocals. Blues in many forms. Come on down for some fun!

$4 Cover

 
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Luther College to host trumpeter John Marchiando May 9

Sat, May 9 at 2:00 PM

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

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Principal trumpeter John Marchiando will present a guest recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther College campus.
The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.
The concert will also feature Du Huang, Luther associate professor of music, piano, and John Cord, Luther assistant professor of music, trumpet.

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu, 563-387-1864

 

Music and Monarchs

Sat, May 9 at 2:00 PM

@Founder’s Park, Elkader, IA

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Make plans to come celebrate with us on the banks of the Turkey River in Elkader, Iowa May 9th 2015. A free concert Saturday afternoon in Founders Park featuring: Opening Act: The Driftless Sister followed by The Way Down Wanderers. Sponsored by the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network. The event will draw attention to the habitat needs of the rapidly declining monarch butterfly population and what each of us can do to help this…

Contact: http://www.claytoncountycan.com

 

Second Sunday Family Workshop

Sun, May 10 at 1:00 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS
DATE: May 10
TIME: Sundays, 1-2:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: ArtHaus Instructors
COST: $25 for one adult and one child, $10 for each additional participant (per workshop)
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Take part in our new series of family-focused workshops, held the second Sunday of each month, featuring projects designed to encourage collective making and creative thinking. The February 8 class will explore designing and printing a family tote bag. Tuition cost covers…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/second-sunday-family-workshop-2/

 

E.A.T. Experience. Ambiance. Taste. - Mexican Fiesta

Mon, May 11 at 6:00 PM - Ending time: 8:00 pm

@Co-op Kitchen Classroom - 308 West Water Street, Decorah

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Have you ever watched your favorite cooking show, only to salivate over what is being prepared and then proceed to your own kitchen to eat leftovers for dinner? Ever wish you could watch a cooking show and then be able to dine with the chef and enjoy what was just made? Join our invited chefs, as they prepare a delightful dinner that leaves you un-intimidated and planning a meal for your own guests. Let…

Contact: ruth@oneotacoop.com

 

Build Your Own Leopold Bench

Tue, May 12 at 6:00 PM

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

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Aldo Leopold, conservationist and author of A Sand County Almanac, among other well-known works, built a simple yet elegant bench that has come to bear his name. According to The Aldo Leopold Foundation, ‘Once you know what the [Leopold bench] design looks like, you will start seeing them everywhere! Nature centers, parks, and private citizens all over the world use this bench design.’ One of the reasons they are so popular is that construction…

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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Welcome to Medicare Seminar

Wed, May 13 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 pm

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you help a family member with Medicare issues?

Winneshiek Medical Center is pleased to host a free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar on Wednesday, May 13 from 6-8 pm. This two-hour seminar, offered by the Winneshiek Medical Center Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)…

Contact: Please register online at www.winmedical.org/shiip or by calling 563-387-3036.

 

Luther Gardening Class Series - Container Gardening

Thu, May 14 at 9:45 AM

@Luther College, Valders 362

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Containers can be great places to grow a garden! Container gardens are versatile and can be highly productive. David Cavagnaro has been photographing container gardens for years and will share his expertise on creating beautiful container gardens with combinations of flowers, plants and herbs. Perry Halse, of Luther’s ground crew has been incorporating edibles into flower pots all across campus. Participants are sure to leave feeling inspired to create container gardens that is sure…

 
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Brenda's School of Dance

Thu, May 14 at 7:00 PM

@Carrie Lee Auditorium

'A DAY IN THE PARK' dance recital students from 2 1/2 and older performing ,tap ballet and jazz dances, also special dad and daughter dance . Come see the fun Thursday MAY 14TH 7;00 PM Tickets available at the door

Contact: BRENDA kURTH instructer

 

Live in the Lobby: Mike Munson & Sarah Johnson

Fri, May 15 at 6:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Mike Munson on guitar and Sarah Johnson on vocals. The duo aims to soothe your weary soul with old time jazz and torch songs, bringing a sultry, dulcet mix, at once mellow and frolicsome.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 

Date Night at ArtHaus

Fri, May 15 at 7:00 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: May 15
TIME: Friday, 7-9pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant
COST: $50 per couple per class
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Looking for a special and unique evening out? Bring your date, spouse, or partner for an evening of romance and art making. Whether it’s your first date or your 50th wedding anniversary, you’ll spend a creative evening playing in clay, creating a print, or collaborating on a painting. Materials and snacks provided. Ages…

Contact: enni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/date-night-4/

 

Into the Wild & Out with the Mustard! Volunteer Event

Sat, May 16 at 8:30 AM - There are 2 shifts- 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

@Heritage Valley, an INHF-owned property near Waukon

Join us for the most fun invasive species pull in the state! Meet others, enjoy the view, and feel good about saving the Northeastern woodlands.

We will remove Garlic mustard from the woods. Garlic mustard is a highly invasive, non-native plant that can seriously degrade a woodland when left unchecked. This volunteer day will focus on hand-pulling the plant in small groups.

No experience necessary- we provide lunch and other refreshments.…

Contact: Mary Runkel, 515-288-1846, mrunkel@inhf.org, http://www.inhf.org/heritage-valley-garlic-mustard-pull.cfm

 

Syttende Mai Celebration

Sat, May 16 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Syttende Mai, May 17, is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 at Eidsvoll. They did not, however, become independent from Sweden until 1905 and until then Syttende Mai celebrations were frowned upon and even forbidden.

Now, Norwegians celebrate their constitution with excited crowds, especially children, marching through the streets waving flags, singing songs, and celebrating their nation’s independence.

Syttende Mai is a great opportunity to celebrate freedom wherever it occurs.…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

J. Jeffrey Messerole and Fire Creek

Sat, May 16 at 10:00 PM - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at nuttynetters@yahoo.com

@The Haymarket

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Born and Raised Iowan folk/singer/songwriter and lyrical poet J Jeffrey Messerole is joined by Paul Homstad (Spring Water local) on the keys and ukulele, and Chris Bern on percussion.

$4 Cover

 

Coaching Authorization

Tue, May 19 at 6:00 PM

@Northeast Iowa Community College | Wilder Business Center Room 106 | 1625 Hwy 150 South | Calmar, IA 52132

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Coaching Authorization

To coach K-12 school-sponsored athletics in Iowa, you must be certified. Northeast Iowa Community College offers courses that meet the state of Iowa requirements for coaching authorization certification. There are four classes that must be taken in order to apply for your coaching authorization: Human Growth and Development for Coaching, Coaching Theory and Ethics, Body Structure and Function and Basic Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. Attendance is required at all…

Contact: For detailed class dates and more information, please contact Stephanie Dennler at Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar Campus via phone 1-800-728-2256 ext. 219 or email dennlers@nicc.edu.

 

Paint Party: In the Style of Claude Monet

Thu, May 21 at 6:30 PM - Register in advance to ensure your space - see link below!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Annie Adams
Cost: $38
Location: ArtHaus Studio

We are now offering painting parties through one of our fabulous instructors, Annie Adams. Our May party will have you creating a canvas inspired by an impressionist work by Claude Monet. This is perfect night out for you and your friends or grab the whole family to join us for a super fun,…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register with instructor at http://www.andreaadamsindigostudio.com/store/p15/Ticket%3A__In_the_Style_of_Claude_Monet.html

 

Live in the Lobby: Jack Klatt

Fri, May 22 at 6:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Jack Klatt is a singer, a songwriter, a seasoned traveler, and a dexterous finger-style guitarist. Combining musical traditions from hokum blues to the roots of country music, he has been crisscrossing the lower 48, spreading his brand of American music.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 
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Courtyard Kickoff with Joe & Vicki Price + Lew Klimesh!

Sun, May 24 at 7:00 PM

@Courtyard & Cellar

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Join us for a special Memorial Day weekend Sunday evening show to kick off the Courtyard season! Lew Klimesh will kick off the evening at 7pm, with Joe & Vicki Price playing 8-11pm. $5 cover. Come out and enjoy a beautiful evening in The Courtyard - 421 W. Water St / Armory Building. https://www.facebook.com/dcourtyard

Contact: courtyardandcellar@gmail.com

 

Craft Beer Tasting at The Courtyard

Tue, May 26 at 6:30 PM

@The Courtyard | 421 West Water Street Suite #109 | Decorah, IA 52101

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Join Kevin Roberts, Abu Nawas Beverage Company, at The Courtyard in downtown Decorah for a round-the-world beer tasting! From Midwestern IPAs to Belgian Farmhouse Ales and the darkest Imperial Stouts, you will experience some amazing, world-class beers, while exploring their flavors, style, history and methodology. Participants must be 21 years or older.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructors: Kevin Roberts
Class #: 36766
Tuition: $35

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

 

Rosemaling in the Rogaland Style with Ruth Green

Thu, June 4 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 7, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

This will be a project painting class. The project will be a small chest with a hinged cover and a unique closure on the front. The top is flat and approximately 12½ by 19 inches. The chest is approximately 11 inches high, including the feet. Item pictured here is not the class project. An additional smaller project will also be available. The class will be taught in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome. Patterns…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Norwegian Cheese Making with Gary Colles

Fri, June 5 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 7, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

“Smile and say cheese” is Gary’s motto. Ask anyone who has visited Norway to name a well-known Norwegian food and they will smile and say cheese. In this hands-on, church-basement cheesemaking experience, Gary will cover the basic equipment, ingredients, and procedures to make artisan cheese at home. After taking this class, you will have the knowledge to prepare almost every kind of cheese. During class, students will prepare and taste Norwegian Nokkelost, Norvegia, Pultost…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
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Summer Dance Classes for Youth/Adults

Mon, June 8 to Thu, July 16, 2015

@Crave Dance Studio

Crave Dance Studio will be holding a six week summer session of classes beginning June 8th. Classes will be taught to ages three through adult. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, and a stretch/leaps/turns class for those wishing to improve/continue work on flexibility and strength over the summer. Registration is now open and you can find the full class schedule and registration information at cravedance.com.

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

 

Acanthus Woodcarving- Beginning and Intermediate with Hans Sandom

Mon, June 8 at 9:00 AM to Fri, June 12, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Learn to carve elegant, ornate leaf designs in wood. Acanthus carving, a baroque style of relief carving, dates back many centuries and is used to add beauty to both structural and decorative woodwork. In this class we will learn the basic techniques of working with wood grain, the elements of design, and the use and care of wood carving tools. There will be a materials fee.

Level of instruction: Beginner to intermediate.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
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Heroes & Villains Art Camp for ages 6-12

Mon, June 8 at 9:00 AM to Fri, June 12, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio & The Clay Studio

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Dates: June 8 – June 12
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Kelly Johnson & Rachelle Branum
Cost: $130 + $65 materials fee (if registered by May 31, $145 + $65 materials after)

Splitting your day between the ArtHaus Studio and the Clay Studio, this class will take inspiration from your favorite storybook characters as you reimagine them as your own heroes and villains. You’ll be able to create your characters…

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

 

Norwegian Boundweaves or "Crooked Path" with Laura Demuth

Wed, June 10 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 14, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Weft-faced pattern weaves, or boundweaves, can be woven on two or more harnesses, and are rich in design possibilities. Boundweaves are woven on either a cotton or linen warp that is completely covered by a tightly packed wool weft. Weftfaced textiles are suitable for table runners, rugs, coverlets, or wall hangings. This class will focus on krokbragd, a threeshaft point twill and rosebragd, a boundweave on a fourharness rosepath threading. The threading and treadling…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Luther Gardening Class Series - How to Build a Low-Cost Hoophouse for Home Production

Thu, June 11 at 12:00 PM

@Luther College Farm - 2132 Pole Line Road, Decorah, IA

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Hoop houses can provide shelter for seedlings and early and late season crops. Many companies now offer greenhouses and hoop houses that are sized for home production. These structures can be expensive but the good news is that you can build one yourself! Giles Teslow and Perry Halse have both built multiple low budget hoop houses and will be on hand to provide you with design ideas and tips for constructing your own. Class…

 

"Dala" It Up! with Sandy Braun

Fri, June 12 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 14, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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The Dala Horse has become the national symbol and bestselling souvenir of Sweden. In this class we will explore its history, from its primitive beginnings to the shiny red-orange horse we know today. We will adorn all sorts of surfaces, from ornaments to coffee servers to carved figures, including Dala horses, roosters, pigs, and “all things Swedish.” Bring your own surfaces, or select from the wonderful pieces at the Museum Store. There will be…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition

Fri, June 12 at 9:00 AM to Sat, July 25, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

An annual show, competition, and sale!

Don’t miss this opportunity to admire recent works of amazing folk art by contemporary artists from all over the country. Many of the pieces are for sale through silent auction—a great way to add to your folk-art collection, or to start one. The judged exhibition includes knifemaking, rosemaling, weaving, and woodworking—all in the Norwegian tradition. Every year brings new and exciting artwork, often blending traditional designs with…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
New

Dick Prall w/ special guests!

Sat, June 13 at 8:00 PM

@Courtyard & Cellar

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Join us in welcoming Chicag(I)owan musician Dick Prall to the Courtyard! "Dickie" is Mr. Prall's latest project - with fresh material and an ever unique and memorable voice, Dick brings his trio to the Courtyard for a fun night of tunes and revelry. http://www.dickprall.com/
Special opening guests TBA! Tickets $5 at the door!

Contact: courtyardandcellar@gmail.com

 

Acanthus Woodcarving and Painting- Intermediate and Advanced with Hans Sandom

Mon, June 15 at 9:00 AM to Fri, June 19, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Hans will present you with complex projects and advanced elements of design. He also will cover design and carving techniques. This is a good class for those interested in larger scale acanthus projects. Enhance your acanthus carving to its best with painting tips from Hans. Bring a practice board (previously carved and sealed) to practice on. Students just completing Acanthus Woodcarving—Beginning and Intermediate are welcome. There will be a materials fee.

Level of…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
New

Arts of the Ancients Art Camp for ages 6-12

Mon, June 15 at 9:00 AM to Fri, June 19, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio & The Clay Studio

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Dates: June 15 – June 19
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Michelle Riedel & Kyra Bellrichard
Cost: $130 + $65 materials fee (if registered before May 31, $145 + $65 materials fee after)

Whether it be Greek goddesses, Egyptian pharaohs, or medieval knights that inspire you, this camp will explore ancient cultures and the art that they made. Let the creations and cultures of the Egyptians, Romans, Aztecs, and more lead…

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

 

Art in the Park Father's Day Festival

Sun, June 21 at 10:00 AM - 5 PM.

@Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, MN

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Featuring 100+ Fine Art & Craft booths; Live music throughout the day, including Decorah's own Bread & Butter String Band from 3-5pm, as well as Brian Laidlaw & The Family Trade (10am-noon), and Reina del Cid & the Cidizens(noon-3pm); scrumptious food like curry & egg rolls and pie & ice cream; NEW THIS YEAR - craft beer & wine; kids & family art activities; petting zoo, and more. Lanesboro was named one of America's…

Contact: http://lanesboroarts.org/special-events/art-in-the-park/

 

FREE concert: Brian Laidlaw & The Family Trade

Sun, June 21 at 10:00 AM - 12 PM

@Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, MN

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The Art in the Park annual Father's Day Festival opens with live music by Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade, an excellent band from the twin cities. The festival features music all day long, 100+ fine art & craft booths, craft beer & wine, scrumptious food, kids & family art activities, and more.

Contact: http://lanesboroarts.org/special-events/art-in-the-park/

 

FREE concert: Reina del Cid & the Cidizens

Sun, June 21 at 12:00 PM - 3 PM

@Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, MN

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The headliner at the Art in the Park Festival, Reina del Cid & the Cidizens are a top notch folk rock band, featuring Reina’s vocals which are sweet as a summer’s day, with the band’s secret weapon: female flat picker Toni Lindgren, who combines Tony Rice-inspired bluegrass licks with a Hendrix infused rock sensibility. The Art in the Park festival runs all day 10am-5pm, with live music, 100+ fine art & craft booths, kids…

Contact: http://lanesboroarts.org/special-events/art-in-the-park/

 

FREE concert: the Bread & Butter String Band

Sun, June 21 at 3:00 PM - 5 PM

@Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, MN

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Decorah's own Bread and Butter String Band will be featured at the Art in the Park Festival. The Bread & Butter String Band features contemporary, traditional, and original music via voice, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, keyboard, and percussion. The Art in the Park Festival runs all day, with live music, 100+ fine art & craft booths, kids & family art activities, craft beer & wine, scrumptious food, and more.

Contact: http://lanesboroarts.org/special-events/art-in-the-park/

 

Rosemaling in the Hallingdal Style with Ken Magnuson

Fri, June 26 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 28, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

You will learn to design and paint in the Hallingdal style. You may bring your own woodenware, or purchase pieces from the Museum Store. Any size for the project is acceptable, from small plates to large trunks or cupboards. Ken will cover the elements of design and what judges are looking for when judging a show. There will be a materials fee.

Level of instruction: For students who have had a beginner rosemaling…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Rosemaling in the Gudbrandsdal Style with Andrea Herkert

Wed, July 8 at 9:00 AM to Sun, July 12, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The elements of the Gudbrandsdal style—the color palette and the historical origins—will all be presented and studied in this class. You will spend time in the museum studying and sketching the carving, which is fundamental to the Gudbrandsdal style. From there you will work in the classroom on the elements to build the design and the techniques inherent in painting it. You will then go in your own unique direction, designing pieces you bring…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Swedish Luffarslöyd— It’s All About Wire: Wire Art That Is! with Faith Clover

Fri, July 10 to Sun, July 12, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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With simple tools and wire of various gauges and materials, students will learn the basic techniques of wirework and explore creative applications of wire working. During class, we will make a variety of useful and beautiful household objects, including hooks, candlesticks, bowls, jewelry, and trivets. Faith is excited to introduce this relatively unknown craft.

Level of instruction: All levels. Youth ages 12-17 signed up with a participating adult receive a 25% discount.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
New

Budding Artists Art Camp for ages 4-6

Mon, July 13 at 9:00 AM to Fri, July 17, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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Dates: July 13 – July 17
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $80 + $30 materials fee (if registered by May 31, $95 + $30 materials fee after)

Investigate an exciting array of artistic materials in flat and sculptural projects while being inspired by master artists of the past. The week ends with a public art display in ArtHaus to share the work of all of our budding artists with friends, family…

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

 
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Budding Artists Art Camp for ages 4-6

Mon, July 13 at 12:30 PM to Fri, July 17, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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Dates: July 13 – July 17
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $80 + $30 materials fee (if registered before May 31, $95 + $30 materials after)

Investigate an exciting array of artistic materials in flat and sculptural projects while being inspired by master artists of the past. The week ends with a public art display in ArtHaus to share the work of all of our budding artists with friends, family and…

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

 

Luther Gardening Class Series - Backyard Chickens

Thu, July 16 at 12:00 PM

@Luther College, Valders 362

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Do you like omelettes and quiche? Have you always dreamed of being able to have fresh eggs for breakfast from a coop right out your back door? Jon Jensen and Rachel Sandhorst have been raising their own broilers and laying hens for years and will share some of what they’ve learned with participants during this session. They will discuss housing, light requirements, seasonal needs, feed and other considerations. Chickens are popping up all over…

 

Paltastic at Camp Tahigwa

Fri, July 17 to Sun, July 19, 2015

@Camp Tahigwa

Calling all moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. Do you need a weekend away from it all where you can get back to nature and good clean fund with your favorite girl? Paltastic is a two night weekend camping adventure for adult Pals and their gal Pals entering grades 1-8. Join us for a weekend of campfires, tubing, smores and other camp favorites. You'll have a great time bonding together as you leave your…

Contact: www.camptastictahigwa.org, info@camptastictahigwa.org

 

Weaving a Rya on a Goose-eye Twill Background with Jan Mostrom

Sat, July 18 at 9:00 AM to Tue, July 21, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Norwegian ryer were used for coverlets and provided protection and warmth at sea for centuries. Borrowing from a rya coverlet design in the Vesterheim collection, you will weave rya on a goose-eye twill background. The rya knots will not show on the non-pile side. Your weaving will be appropriate for a wall hanging or bench cover. There will be a materials fee of approximately $60. Students may bring or purchase wools for knots.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Carving an Ale Vessel with Horse Heads with Torgeir Lirhus

Sat, July 18 at 9:00 AM to Wed, July 22, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Ready to drink beer like the old Norwegians? In this class, we will make an ale bowl using one quarter of a birch log section. We’ll use bandsaws, drills, and hand tools, to shape the bowl and horse head handles. The exterior will be finished with chip carving and the interior prepared to hold your favorite drink.

Level of instruction: All levels. Some experience with woodworking preferred. Youth ages 16 and older signed…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Rosemaling in the Os Style with Nancy Schmidt

Sat, July 18 at 9:00 AM to Wed, July 22, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The Os style of rosemaling uses bright, happy-looking colors and originated in the Hordaland area of Western Norway. This class will concentrate on the history and characteristics of Os—color, flowers, and scrolls, lettering, background techniques, and more. Students can paint an arched door cabinet that is 17 x 22 x 7 inches. Some designs will be available, or Nancy will guide you in creating your own. She will encourage you to try your hand…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Knifemaking with Morten Håkonsen

Sat, July 18 at 9:00 AM to Wed, July 22, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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In this skilled class, students will make the “two brothers” knives—two knives with handles made of two different woods with silver inlays. Students will also make leather sheaths, using “pauting” technique, for each knife. Blades will be provided by the instructor. Materials fee is $200 and includes all supplies.

Level of instruction: Intermediate to advanced.

$395 members / $445 non-members

Vesterheim offers a 50% discount for class tuition on a space-available,…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Camptastic at Camp Tahigwa - 3 night camp for girls grades 1-12

Sun, July 19 to Wed, July 22, 2015

@Camp Tahigwa

Camptastic is a Service Unit sponsored event, open to girls entering grades 1-12. It is an opportunity for girls who would like to experience a traditional camping overnight event at Camp Tahigwa. We are looking forward to celebrating five years of courage, confidence and character at camp! Join us for sessions like Night Owls, Treetoppers, Wacky Weird World, Polly's Party, Camp Like a Girl, and more! Learn more at www.camptastictahigwa.org. Camperships available.

Contact: www.camptastictahigwa.org, info@camptastictahigwa.org

 

Kroting (White Chalk Painting Decoration) with Johild Maeland

Wed, July 22 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

This course includes a slideshow of various patterns from the West Coast of Norway with an emphasis on the tradition of kroting, the context krote was used in, the visual language, and the different pattern assemblages found in the ancient krote borders. Johild will demonstrate the various techniques krote borders have been made in. In the second part of the course, you will have the opportunity to make your own krote. You can choose…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Vesterheim Events at Decorah's 49th Annual Nordic Fest

Fri, July 24 at 9:00 AM to Sat, July 25, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Vesterheim hosts great activities during Decorah’s premier ethnic festival, featuring Scandinavian food, music, arts, crafts, and more. Check www.nordicfest.com for more info about Nordic Fest.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Spinning Wool into Yarn with Kate Martinson

Mon, July 27 to Thu, July 30, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Interested in learning about the mysteries that seem to surround spinning? This class will teach you about sheep fleece and how to card it for efficient use. Spinning instruction will start with a handspindle and progress to the spinning wheel. We will concentrate on how and why things work, so you will be spinning your own yarn in the workshop and exit with confidence in this ancient art. There will be a materials fee.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Rococo with Gold Leaf Cartouche with Pam Rucinski

Mon, July 27 to Fri, July 31, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Inspired by a sled at the Trøndelag Sverresborg Folkemuseum during Vesterheim’s folk art tour to Norway in 2014, Pam has created a flowing rococo design with gold leaf cartouche for a tray. Painters of all styles will be comfortable with this design since there are elements of Telemark, Hallingdal, and Gudbrandsdal in the original sled. Pam will also explore how rococo influenced the early rosemalers. Gold leaf will be taught. The class will be…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Carving an Ale Vessel with Horse Heads with Torgeir Lirhus

Mon, July 27 at 9:00 AM to Fri, July 31, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Ready to drink beer like the old Norwegians? In this class, we will make an ale bowl using one quarter of a birch log section. We’ll use bandsaws, drills, and hand tools, to shape the bowl and horse head handles. The exterior will be finished with chip carving and the interior prepared to hold your favorite drink.

Level of instruction: All levels. Some experience with woodworking preferred. Youth ages 16 and older signed…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
New

Art Innovators Art Camp for ages 6-12

Mon, August 3 at 9:00 AM to Fri, August 7, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio & The Clay Studio

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Dates: August 3 – August 7
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Jenny Jones & Rachelle Branum
Cost: $130 + $65 materials fee (if registered before May 31, $145 + $65 materials fee after)

Artists are inventors, scientists, and explorers all rolled into one! Create fantastic sculptures and artful schematics that solve everyday problems new and old while you learn about important artist inventors like Davinci, Brunelleschi, Gutenberg, and more, splitting…

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

 

From Underwear to Everywhere: Norwegian Sweaters

Sat, August 22 at 9:00 AM to Sun, April 24, 2016

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Coming from humble beginnings as a warm layer under a vest and jacket, Norwegian sweaters are now worn all over the world and for almost every occasion. The exhibition will focus on the history and different styles of Norwegian sweaters, including Setesdal, Fana, Marius, and Olympic. Learn about the symbolism behind some of the patterns and colors on sweaters. And consider both the technology and artistry of this iconic garment.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

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

 

Luther Gardening Class Series - Growing Grapes

Thu, September 17 at 9:45 AM

@Luther College, Valders 362

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Think grapes and Iowa don’t mix? Think again. Join David Cavagnaro for a conversation about growing grapes in this region. David has successfully grown grapes at his farm north of Decorah for years and will share with you some of his best tips and tricks. He will provide recommendations on varieties that do well in your midwestern home garden. Class is free and open to all, but preregistration is required. For more information, and…

 

Woodcarved Figures, Nordic Roots

Sat, September 19 at 9:00 AM to Sun, April 17, 2016

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Delight in the distinctive and often whimsical figure carvings by past and present artists from the Nordic countries and the United States.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Luther Gardening Class Series - Saving the Season: Storing Vegetables Through the Winter

Thu, October 1 at 9:45 AM

@Luther College, Valders 362

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You’ve grown bushels of beautiful sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes, brussels sprouts, leeks, squash and onions. They are still happy in the garden but you know the frost and cold temperatures are imminent. Have no fear. Regardless of whether or not you have a root cellar, there are many creative solutions for storing your homegrown vegetables so that you can enjoy them throughout the winter and spring. Come learn how. Class is free and open…

 

Norwegian Christmas Celebration

Sat, December 5 at 10:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Bring the whole family to experience the living traditions of a Norwegian Christmas at Vesterheim the first Saturday of December. An event that appeals to all ages, Vesterheim’s Norwegian Christmas Celebration brings the museum to life with a Christmas tree party, visits from the Julenisse, hands-on crafts, Scandinavian food, live music, folk-art demonstrations, decorations, and many holiday traditions, both old and new.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Norwegian Christmas Celebration

Sun, December 6 at 10:00 AM - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Ring in the holidays with a Norwegian Christmas Celebration at Vesterheim! An event that appeals to all ages, Vesterheim’s Norwegian Christmas is a colorful, lively mix of art, music, decorations, stories, hands-on crafts, Scandinavian food, and holiday traditions.

This year there will be outdoor activities, live music, book signings (including the author of "The Christmas Wish"), Scandinavian-style s’mores, a chance to take your picture in "Frozen" costumes with a Norwegian background, and…

Contact: vesterheim.org

 
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