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Fri, October 31, 2014 to Tue, September 15, 2015

Spanish Tutor

Sat, February 22 to Thu, May 21, 2015

@Luther College

¡Hola!
I am a student at Luther College, working on a Spanish major. I have taken IB Spanish V HL at high school, and currently take Spanish at Luther. I have visited Spain, and know various dialects of the Spanish language. I currently work as a tutor at Luther. I would love to share my knowledge of the Hispanic culture and language with students of any level and age. I prefer to teach 1…

Contact: Rosen Slavov
301-310-8463
slavro01@luther.edu

 

Celebrate Recovery

Fri, March 28 to Fri, December 26, 2014

@First Lutheran Church, 604 W. Broadway, Decorah,IA

Celebrate Recovery support group for all types of hurts, habits and Hangups.
Meetings are every Friday night at 7:00 P.M. in the Fireside room, First Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa.

Contact: Marlene 563-380-7055 or
Pastor Doug Bryce Christian Life Center 563-382-8711

 

Community Meal

Thu, May 15 at 5:00 PM to Thu, November 27, 2014

@1st Lutheran,604 W Broadway St

A community meal, all are welcome. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday.

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

 

Community Rights Alliance

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

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

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

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

 

Decorah Urban Gardeners

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

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

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

Contact: Jim Tripp, 563-382-6029

 

2014 Driftless Safari Materials Available!

Fri, May 23 to Fri, October 31, 2014

@Winneshiek County

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

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

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

 

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Mon, July 28 at 7:00 PM to Mon, December 22, 2014

@NEIPJC

Every fourth Monday at 7 pm, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets at NEI Peace & Justice Center (119 Winnebago St. Decorah, IA). We welcome all parents and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenders and LGBT people themselves. Membership not required. Confidentiality is respected. Questions: call Pat at 563-864-3781.

Contact: Julie Fischer or Erika Kambs

 

Registration for ArtHaus' Fall Classes Open!!

Sun, August 10 to Wed, December 31, 2014

@ArtHaus

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

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

 

Ballet/Tap Combo Classes

Tue, September 2 to Sat, December 20, 2014

@Crave Dance Studio - 110 Washington St

Ballet and Tap Combo Class
Ages 3-6

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

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

 

Beginning Spanish

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

@ArtHaus

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

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

 

Financial Peace University

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

@Decorah Covenant Church

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

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

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

Where: Decorah Covenant Church

Who: Anyone in the community interested in learning…

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

 

CSS New Season Announcement

Sat, September 13 to Sat, April 11, 2015

@Center for Faith and Life

Luther College Center Stage Series invites you to be at the center of it all with 10 acclaimed art performances on the Center for Faith and Life stage for the 2014-15 season, Sept. 13-April 11. Tickets for Center Stage Series events may be purchased as a subscription package through Aug. 29.
Subscriptions can be purchased through Luther College Ticket Office or by logging in at www.tickets.luther.edu. Patrons who choose to subscribe online and…

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu

 

Luther College Dance Marathon

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

@Luther College

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

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

 

WMC Auxiliary Bowling League

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

@Oneota Lanes in Decorah

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

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

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

 

Wednesday 8am Kinder Pilates

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

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

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NEED HELP WITH LATE STARTS ON WEDNESDAY?

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

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

 

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

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

@T-Bocks in downtown Decorah

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

Cost is $25 and includes breakfast.

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

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

 

Free Grief Support Group

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

@Winneshiek Medical Center

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

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

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

 

Lydia's Wheels - increasing accessibility

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

@Anywhere

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

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

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

 

SMP Season Announcement

Fri, October 3 to Thu, February 26, 2015

@Center for Faith and Life

Luther College's School Matinee Performances for the 2014-15 year feature four dynamic events, including three theater performances: "The Lightning Thief," "And Justice for All" and "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse," as well as an electrifying percussion performance by San Jose Taiko.
Tickets are just $2 for all ages, thanks to the support of donors and sponsors, and are now on sale. They can be purchased via phone (563) 387-1291, by emailing tickets@luther.edu or by visiting…

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu

 

ArtHaus First Friday: Depth, New Works by Dave Hart

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

@ArtHaus

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

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

 

Clay-ful Healing Art Therapy Workshop

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

@Therapy Associates 314 West Main St., Decorah

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

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

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

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

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

 

Charlene Smith- Official Nelson Mandela Biographer

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

@Luther College

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

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

 

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

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

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

 

Home for Koi

Fri, October 24 to Fri, October 31, 2014

@Fort Atkinson

Our Koi pond is leaking and we have decided not to fix.
We have Koi (several very large 10 year old pets) looking
for a home. Must be to someone with a strictly koi pond.
They have always remained in the pond all winter with
an aeration system and i think to large to be in a
tank for the winter. If interested call 563-380-2375
Michele Elsbernd

 

Prisma Cowl

Sat, October 25 to Sat, December 6, 2014

@Blue Heron Knittery

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

Materials needed: 2 skeins…

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

 

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

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

@The Clay Studio

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

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

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

 

Family Martial Arts Classes Starting Soon

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

@Decorah Activity Center (1014 S. Mill Street)

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

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

 

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

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

Dates: October 28 – December 2 (6…

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

 

Freestyle: Afterschool Mud Club

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

@The Clay Studio - 207 Washington St, Decorah

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

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

 

Writers' Workshop

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

@ArtHaus

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

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

 

Intro to Creative Writing

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

@ArtHaus

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

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

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

 

Printmaking Studio (9-12 year old)

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

@ArtHaus Studio

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

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

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

 

Daoud Nassar of Tent of Nations presents "Steadfast Witness"

Fri, October 31

@NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center

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Friday, October 31, 11-1pm, NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center:
Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian farmer whose family works its 100-acre farm and orchard just outside the town of Bethlehem. It is on his farm that the family members strive to maintain haven of peace and brother/sisterhood through activities at Tent of Nations (TON), a dynamic peace and local education center established by the Nassar family in 2000. International visitors, including many Israelis, join…

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

 

Restoration Agriculture and Mob Grazing Workshop

Fri, October 31 to Sun, November 2, 2014

@Green Pastures Farm in Clark, MO

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restoration-agriculture-and-mob-grazing-workshop-tickets-13008014321

In this 3-day, hands-on educational workshop, we will merge the philosophies of restoration agriculture and mob grazing.

Workshop Highlights:
* Spend 3 days in Central Missouri with Greg Judy at his farm in Clark, MO
* Learn the basic principles and practices of Restoration Agriculture from Mark Shepard
* Hand-on experience in designing, installing, and planting a permaculture swale system
* Integrated approach to restoration agriculture and mob grazing

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restoration-agriculture-and-mob-grazing-workshop-tickets-13008014321

 

Trick-or-Treat at the Porter House

Fri, October 31 at 5:00 PM

@401 W Broadway

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Stop by the Porter House's historic front porch during your Trick-or-Treating rounds to get your Halloween Treats. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 31st.

 

Make Your Own Beaded Jewelry

Sat, November 1

@The Goods Studio Store

The Goods Studio Store is now open every Saturday from 10am - 4pm. You can shop from hundreds of handmade goods or belly up to the bead bar and make your own beaded jewelry! Affordable fun for all ages!

Located about 10 miles north of Decorah
1814 337th St - about 1 mile east of Winneshiek Wildberry Winery.

Also offering jewelry repair, parties & classes.

Contact: Paula Brown 563-382-6378 or paulabrowndecorah@gmail.com

 

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

 

Intro To Gourd Art

Sat, November 1 at 1:00 AM - Register Online at www.lanesborolocal.org or by phone Lanesboro Local 507-467-2944

@Eagle Bluff, Lanesboro MN

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Explore gourd Art with Sue Schreurs. Gourd art involves creating works of art using Lagenaria species hard-shell gourds.  No longer considered just a craft, gourd art is a popular art form.
Learn various decorative technics while creating your own gourd masks. Learn all about the steps to grow and create your own gourd art forms in this fun hands-on class.

Class offered by Lanesboro Local to celebrate "Artistry in Gifting" in partnership with…

Contact: Lori Slindee Lanesboro Local PO Box 94, Lanesboro, Mn 55949 507-467-2944 info@lanesborolocal.org www.lanesborolocal.org or www.riverrootsschool.org

 

Paint and Libation Class with Joni Finnegan

Sat, November 1 at 2:00 AM - Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 $35.00 materials included 2:00pm to 4:30 pm Register online at www.lanesborolocal.org or by Phone Lanesboro Local 507-467-2944

@Eagle Bluff, Lanesboro MN

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A Holiday themed painting class designed to be a fun, laid back experience... even for those who have never painted before. Students will be guided thru the process to replicate the featured painting. Plenty of time to socialize, expect lots of laughter and go home with a finished painting to treasure. Libations will be available. Joni Finnegan is a well known Lanesboro Artist and experienced teacher.

Class is offered by Lanesboro Local to…

Contact: Lori Slindee Lanesboro Local PO Box 94, Lanesboro MN 55949 507-467-2944 info@lanesborolocal.org www.lanesborolocal.org or www.riverrootsschool.org

 

Faculty Research Symposium

Sat, November 1 at 9:00 AM - Panels run through the day until 4:15 pm.

@Luther College Campus

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Luther College presents Faculty Research Symposium, Nov. 1

Luther College invites the community to participate in the Faculty Research Symposium starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206, on the Luther campus.

Panels will continue throughout the day in Valders Room 206 and in the Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102. The event is open to the public, with no charge for admission.

The symposium…

Contact: Holly Moore, 387-7177, hollymoore@luther.edu

 

Luther College presents Faculty Research Symposium, Nov. 1

Sat, November 1 at 9:00 AM

@Luther College

Luther College invites the community to participate in the Faculty Research Symposium starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206, on the Luther campus.
Panels will continue throughout the day in Valders Room 206 and in the Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102. The event is open to the public, with no charge for admission.

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu

 

Artisan Handcrafted Skin Products

Sat, November 1 at 9:00 AM - 9:00 am to 12 noon $25.00 materials included. Class size is limited -register early.

@Eagle Bluff, Lanesboro MN

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Learn to safely work with natural ingredients to make your own soap, body butter lotion and skin scrubs. Taught by Karen Schmidt, local producer of Schmidt House Candle and Bath. This three hour Class includes recipes, supplier options, and products to take home.

One of three classes offered by Lanesboro Local to celebrate "Artistry in Gifting" through the new River Roots Skills School at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center near Lanesboro, MN.…

Contact: Register online at lanesborolocal.org or by calling Lanesboro Local 507-467-2944

 

B.FIT STUDIO + REEFUEL OPEN HOUSE

Sat, November 1 at 1:00 PM - 3pm

@105 Railroad Ave

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Two AMAZING fitness facilities will now be under ONE ROOF. Grab a friend and join us to check out what we're ALL about. An entirely new facility for both studios. So, grab a friend and join us Sunday, November 2nd from 1-3pm!

Contact: laree@reefuel.biz

 

Harvest Festival and Sweet Swap

Sat, November 1 at 1:00 PM

@Phelps Park, Decorah

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A free community Harvest Festival and Sweet Swap will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, November 1st at Phelps Park in Decorah.

Come join in on family-friendly, fun activities and games for all ages, including carnival games, arts and crafts, hikes, scavenger hunts, a photo backdrop, outdoor fun, prizes, and much more!

Wear your Halloween costume one last time! An open costume parade through the park will take place…

 

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

 

2014 Tour for the Cure presents "The Motown Experience"

Sat, November 1 at 2:00 PM - Showtimes at 2:00 and 7:00 with meals served earlier.

@Inwood Ballroom, Spillville, IA

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Enjoy the music and stories of Motown with "The Motown Experience" featuring Twin Cities powerhouse band "Funktion Junction". This high powered 7 piece group will have you rocking from start to finish with the greatest hits of the era, while raising money to combat cancer. Proceeds will benefit the Winneshiek Co. Celebration of Life.

Contact: For bookings and information, call 563-534-7158.

 

FUN-damental Movement (5-8 year olds)

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

@ArtHaus

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

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

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

 

WMC Centennial Gala Event

Sat, November 1 at 6:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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

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

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

 
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Escanaba in Love by Jeff Daniels: LIVE

Sat, November 1 at 7:30 PM to Sun, November 9, 2014 - Nov 1,7,8 at 7:30pm, Nov 2,9 at 2:30pm.

@Ye Olde Opera House, Spirng Grove, MN

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Just over the border, about 20 miles north of Decorah, Spring Grove's own Ye Olde Opera House is performing Jeff Daniels prequel to the uproariously funny to Escanaba in da Moonlight. Set again in a hunting cabin in the U.P. of Michigan, these Yooper's are back: hunting, fishing, farting, spitting, and fighting. This show reveals the background of the family with a complete and sidesplitting story of LOVE in times of WWII. We are…

Contact: http://yeoldeoperahouse.org/theatre/YOOH_TIckets.html

 
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Retiring Missionary/Social Worker Xuyen Dangers

Sun, November 2 at 10:30 AM - Madame Xuyen will speak during worship service with soup luncheon to follow

@Decorah UCC Church, 209 W. Broadway

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Madame Xuyen Dangers will share her experiences about her service work with Global Ministries and Church World Service. Xuyen is a social worker and teacher from Vietnam who is now retiring from a lifetime of work in Asia where she helped to build child development centers, worked with drug rehabilitation and counseling, and also created training programs for future social workers in Laos and Vietnam.

Contact: Margaret Betteridge 563-380-4710

 

Luther College Nordic Choir to perform Fall Concert Nov. 2

Sun, November 2 at 4:00 PM

@Center for Faith and Life, Luther College

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

 

The Yoga Studio Fall Session

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

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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The Fall Session begins November 3 and runs through January 3 2015
The Yoga Studio offers morning and evening classes to all levels. The Yoga Studio teachers Iyengar Yoga in the tradition of BKS Iyengar. Iyengar Yoga emphasizes alignment while developing strength, stamina, flexibility and balance.
The Yoga Studio is now offering a student discount for high school and college students.

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

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

 

Yoga Classes- New Student Registration

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

@The The Yoga Studio 306 W.Water Street

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

Contact: Marybeth Gallant 563-419-2329

 
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Sleeping Dandelions and Old Book Apples

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

@Decorah Public Library

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On Monday, November 3, the much-maligned dandelion will finally get the respect it deserves, by showing off its roots! Now, when they have entered their winter sleep phase, is when they are the most useful and nutritious. Long-prized by foragers and herbalists for their medicinal properties, Dandi roots also make a delicious chai-like beverage when roasted and mixed with spices, milk and honey. In this after school session you will learn how to harvest…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library

 

Making Crocheted Wire Necklaces

Mon, November 3 at 6:00 PM

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

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

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

 

P.S. Duffy with THE CARTOGRAPHER OF NO MAN'S LAND

Mon, November 3 at 7:00 PM

@Dragonfly Books

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Dragonfly Books is thrilled to host acclaimed, debut author P.S. Duffy with her novel The Cartographer of No Man’s Land on Monday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books. Join us as Duffy talks about her book, her writing, and shares stories.

Spanning the Atlantic from a hardscrabble village in Nova Scotia to the collapsing trenches of France, The Cartographer of No Man’s Land offers a soulful portrayal of World War I…

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

 

Calligraphy for Beginners

Tue, November 4 at 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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

 

Fix It! Series: Automotive Care & Maintenance for Beginners

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

@Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar Campus

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

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

 

Men's Yoga Class at The Yoga Studio

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

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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

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

 

4-Week Meditation Series

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

@402 Upper Broadway St. Decorah, Iowa

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

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

 

Toward Better Birth: Creating Your Birth Plan

Wed, November 5 at 6:00 PM - 6:00 to 7:30 pm

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

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

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

Knitting Sami Mittens with Laura Ricketts

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

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Learn about the Sami community and its history of knitting, while knitting two 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

 

City Offers 4th Prairie Seed Collecting Hike

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

@Decorah Community Prairie

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

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

 

Free First Thursday - Votes for Women, Ja!

Thu, November 6 at 12:00 PM

@Vesterheim's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center

Come for a Brown Bag Lunch as Jane Peck shares a one-woman performance/lecture, “Votes for Women, Ja!.” Bring your own lunch to the museum’s Amdal-Odland Heritage Center from noon to 1:00 p.m. and enjoy this history of the women’s suffrage movement in the Midwest. Coffee and water will be provided.

During the presentation, Peck will use period dance, slides, acting, and monologue to trace the pivotal contributions of Norwegian immigrant suffragists in the…

Contact: info@vesterheim.org ; 563-382-9681

 

Community Class At The Yoga Studio

Thu, November 6 at 4:00 PM to Thu, December 18, 2014

@306 W.Water St. Decorah

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

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

 

Beginner's HIIT IT

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

@Discover Happy

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

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

 
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Intro to TDF HIIT IT!

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

@Discover Happy Pilates Studio, 222 E Water St.

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

Contact: drsmith305@gmail.com

 

'Anonymous 4' at Luther College Nov. 6

Thu, November 6 at 7:30 PM

@Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life, Luther College

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Anonymous 4 will perform as part of Luther College's Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or tickets@luther.edu.
The community is invited to join…

 

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

 

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

 

Deck the Tables

Fri, November 7 at 6:00 PM to Sat, November 8, 2014

@Hotel Winneshiek

Don’t miss this great opportunity to view beautifully decorated and distinctive tables that will spark your holiday decorating ideas (in the Steyer Opera House, third floor), and visit the Holiday Home Décor Showcase featuring goods and services from area retailers to help make your holiday celebrations festive and joyful (in the Ballroom, second floor)!

Friday evening – BLUE JEANS AND BLING
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$12 at the Door. Call Stephanie…

Contact: For more information contact Stephanie Johnson at snjohnson@vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681, ext. 103.

 
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WSMS: Chet Baker - In A Blue Room

Fri, November 7 at 7:30 PM - Purchase Your Tickets now at www.wsmsdecorah.org/#chet

@ArtHaus

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A vivid evening of words, movement, and music, inspired by jazz trumpet master, Chet Baker. West Coast Jazz of the 1950s was defined by this newcomer with the looks of a matinee idol, whose cool, understated trumpet hinted at something deeper, a solitary sound in a blue room.

This original collaboration between trumpet player Jon Ailabouni, dance/choreographer Blake Nellis, and actor/director Kristen Underwood, was created exclusively for ArtHaus and Water Street Music Series.…

Contact: info@wsmsdecorah.org or by calling 608.513.6262

 

New Minowa Players Presents Singing (Mostly) Sondheim

Fri, November 7 at 7:30 PM to Sat, November 8, 2014

@Decorah Congregational United Church of Christ, 209 West Broadway, Decorah

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Our fall musical cabaret will feature songs by the legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards and Grammys, and even the Pulitzer Prize!

With works including Company, Into the Woods, and Sweeney Todd, a night of Sondheim will be a night you won't want to miss!

Gather your friends and come join the fun in this annual fundraiser for local community theatre. Mark your calendars…

Contact: New Minowa Players Theatre, 563-382-5174, newminowaplayers@gmail.com, http://newminowaplayers.org

 

Amish Bread Baking

Sat, November 8 at 9:00 AM

@Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

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

An experience of a lifetime!

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

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

Class participants will gather at…

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

 

Brewing Beer and Scandinavian Mead with Mark Rhodes

Sat, November 8 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

Become a Demi-Bar Pilates Instructor!

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

@Discover Happy Pilates Studio, 222 E Water St.

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GET CERTIFIED TO TEACH
A TRUE PILATES BARRE WORKOUT.

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

Demi-Bar Pilates Barre Training Program
Students will…

 

Knit-In

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

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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

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

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

 
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SAC Spotlight presents The OK Factor and General B and The Wiz

Sat, November 8 at 7:30 PM

@Marty's Cafe, Luther College

Luther College's Student Activities Council Spotlight Committee welcomes two Luther alumni bands, The OK Factor and General B and The Wiz, home for a 7:30 p.m. concert Saturday, Nov. 8, in Marty's Café located in the lower level of Dahl Centennial Union.
Tickets for this event are $5 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or tickets@luther.edu.
Classically trained musicians from the Midwest, cellist Olivia Hahn…

 

Access Consciousness-The Bars® -Full Day Class

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Sun, November 9 at 5:30 PM

@T-Bock's Upstairs

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

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

 

Knitting Sami Mittens with Laura Ricketts

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

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

We will be having a second class for even more learning about the Sami community and its history of knitting! You will knit two 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…

Contact: vesterheim.org ; 563-382-9681

 
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Paper Feathers and the Tiniest Little Notebook

Mon, November 10 at 3:15 PM - to 5pm

@Decorah Public Library

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This after school session for anyone age 9 and older will focus on how heavy, dingy old books can become lovely things light and tiny with some skillful cutting, a few well-placed stitches and some watercolors. We will try two different feather designs and techniques using book text papers and also make a small "Matchbook Journal" using endpages from discarded books and other re-purposed papers. A light snack is offered as well.
Adults welcome…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library

 

Frugal Gourmet: Kamut (Khorasan Wheat)

Mon, November 10 at 6:00 PM - 6:00 to 7:30 pm

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

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

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

Paint Party: Grant Wood Landscape

Mon, November 10 at 6:30 PM - Register in advance to ensure your space!! See the link below!!

@ArtHaus Studio

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We are now offering painting parties through one of our fabulous instructors, Annie Adams! We will kick off the first of many to come with creating your very own Grant Wood!

Each ArtHaus paint party will explore a famous artist and with step-by-step instruction, you’ll create a painting in their style to take home with you. No painting experience is needed!! Easels, aprons, paint, brushes, canvas, and instructions are all included with the…

Contact: Annie Adams
andrealanaadams@gmail.com
Register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-party-grant-wood-tickets-13575714327

 

Luther College student chamber groups to present recital

Mon, November 10 at 9:00 PM

@Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Luther campus

A recital, featuring select student chamber groups, will perform a recital at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.
The chamber groups, selected the week preceding the recital, are determined via an application process. The recital of selected groups is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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

 
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Luther College to present Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble Concert Nov. 12

Wed, November 12 at 7:00 PM

The Luther College Varsity Band
and Wind and Percussion Ensemble
will present a fall concert at
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in
the Main Hall of the Center for
Faith and Life on the Luther
campus.

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

 

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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Luther College presents 'In the Next Room' by Sarah Ruhl

Thu, November 13 at 7:30 PM to Sat, November 22, 2014 - Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

@Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts, Luther College

Luther College's Visual
and Performing Art department
presents "In the Next Room
(or the vibrator play)" by Sarah
Ruhl. The performances are in
Jewel Theatre in the Center for
the Arts Nov. 13-15 and 20-22.
Mature audiences only.

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

 

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

 

Active Hope: Mindful Ecology Retreat

Fri, November 14 at 5:30 PM to Sun, November 16, 2014 - Registration deadline - Nov. 1st. The retreat begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 and ends after 12:30 p.m. meal on Nov. 16. Participants should plan to remain for the entire event.

@Ryumonji Zen Buddhism Monastery

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"Active Hope: A Mindful Ecology Retreat" is designed for those wanting to develop new perspectives and tools for working with the effects of deepening global crises.

Based on the book Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World by activist and educator Joanna Macy, the retreat gives its focus to ways to support a life-sustaining society and will include conceptual learning, spiritual practices drawn from many traditions, and interactive group…

Contact: Lee Zook OR Laura DeMuth at decorahzencenter@gmail.com OR 563-380-9144

 

Movie and Cards Night ~ Heaven is for Real

Fri, November 14 at 7:00 PM

@Burr Oak Lutheran Church

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Movie and Cards Night has returned!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Pre-Natal Pilates

Sat, November 15 at 11:30 AM

@222 E Water St. Discover Happy Pilates Studio

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Open your body and mind for birth.
Prenatal Pilates will be focused on supporting your changing body while baby happily grows inside. Mind-body connections in your pilates practice at Discover Happy will help you increase your bond with baby and balance strength with support. The metamorphosis of your body and your mind as your prepare to welcome your new arrival deserves to benefit from such a fit, fun and centering practice! Relish this time…

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

 

SWITCHBACK Dance!

Sat, November 15 at 8:00 PM

@Steyer Opera House / Hotel Winneshiek

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

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

Contact: www.WayGoodMusic.com

 

Cast Iron Pan Seasoning

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

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

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

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

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

Mon, November 17 at 6:30 PM

@T-Bocks Underground

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

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

 

Discuss "The Great Mortality" in Nov.

Thu, November 20 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Join the Decorah Public Library history book group to discuss John Kelly’s "The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time" Thurs. Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library. Books are currently available for checkout at the front desk. The group is open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend.

"La moria grandissima" began its terrible journey across…

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

 

Escargot Cloche Hat

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

@Blue Heron Knittery

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

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

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

 
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Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wed, November 26 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah CUCC 209 West Broadway

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

Contact: Rev. Laura Arnold 382-2661

 

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wed, November 26 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah CUCC 209 West Broadway

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

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

 

Vegan Holiday Cookies

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

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

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

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

Frugal Gourmet: Onions

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

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

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

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com

 

"Blessed are the Crazy" Book Discussion

Mon, December 8 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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

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

 

Winter Break Art Camp

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

@ArtHaus & ArtHaus Studio

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

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

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

 

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

Mon, January 19 at 3:30 PM to Mon, March 30, 2015 - Register online at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@Carrie Lee Elementary

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

Dates: January 19 – March 30 (February 16), Performance March 30 at…

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

 

Members Appreciation Night at the Porter House

Sun, April 26 at 7:00 PM - To sign up for a membership, please visit http://www.porterhousemuseum.org/#!personal-membership/c1inj. Anyone who signs up for a membership by April 26th is invited to the event.

@401 W Broadway

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All members are invited—sign up for a membership today and support a cornerstone of history, art, and preservation in our community!

The Porter House Museum is hosting its first annual Members Appreciation Night this April 26th at 7 p.m. The dedication of members is a primary reason the museum has been able to keep history alive these many decades. All of us at the Porter House (board, staffer, volunteers) are looking forward to…

Contact: porterhousemuseum@gmail.com
(563) 3828465

 

PFLAG April Meeting

Tue, April 28 at 7:00 PM

@NEIA Peace and Justice 119 Winnebago Decorah

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

Contact: Ellen Cutting 563-382-3894

 

Seed Saving Workshop

Tue, September 15 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Valders 362

Seeds can be expensive. Join Seed Savers staff for an hour-long session on how to save your own seeds. Participants will learn which varieties are easiest to save and the best methods for properly processing and storing seed. Workshop is open to students, staff, faculty and community members and will take place Monday, Sept. 15 from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. in Valders 362. Please register online (see below)

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

 

Seed Se Puede: Seed Collecting and Crafting

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

@Decorah Public Libary

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

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

 

Luther Fall Swimming Lessons

Tue, September 15 at 5:00 PM

@Luther Aquatic Center

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

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

Contact: nicobe01@luther.edu

 
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