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Fri, May 22, 2015 to Sun, December 6, 2015

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Bike Month DHPT Fundraiser

Fri, May 1 to Sun, May 31, 2015

@Decorah Bicycles

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May is National Bike Month and Decorah Bicycles is doing a fundraiser to help support our local Decorah Human Powered Trails group aka DHPT. They are the ones who help maintain and build our local trails and will be helping to supply groomed singletrack next winter.

The fundraiser will start May 1st and run until May 31st. All you do is donate $5.00 to purchase a raffle ticket that will give you…

Contact: josie@decorahbicycles.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

 

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

 

Tae Kwon Do Classes

Thu, May 7 to Sat, May 7, 2016

@Team Rehab, Decorah IA

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Every Thursday, two classes, 5:30 – 6:20 and 6:30 – 7:20
These are year around ongoing classes with no specific start or end date
For ages 5 and up
The Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do offers a whole range of benefits for both children and adults. Apart from the increase in motor skills, coordination, balance, and agility; Tae Kwon Do offers a number of far reaching mental benefits. Our carefully structured programs…

Contact: Master Elizabeth Fish
elizabeth.fish@soaringeagletkd.com
(563) 380-7767

 

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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High Tea every Tuesday

Thu, May 21 to Tue, May 26, 2015

@Dug Road Inn

Every Tuesday 2-4pm-We still have room for you on May 26 so call now for reservations and enjoy vast array of tea-time delicacies. 563-382-9355

 

Winneshiek Driftless Safari

Fri, May 22 to Mon, June 15, 2015

@Winneshiek County

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The 2015 Winneshiek Driftless Safari is set to begin Memorial Day weekend. Join in and get ready for a season spent exploring some of the natural, cultural, and historic treasures of Winneshiek County!

Driftless Safari is a long-term scavenger hunt that covers all of Winneshiek County and runs from Memorial Day until Halloween. The program is free and open to anyone that loves to explore and wants to experience some of the special…

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

 

Farm Fun Playdate!

Fri, May 22 at 10:30 AM

@Hutchinson Family Farm Campground

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Have some Free Farm Fun with your little one!

Only 10 minutes from Decorah!

More information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-fun-playdate-tickets-16960975735

Contact: http://www.hutchff.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HUTCHINSON-FAMILY-FARM-CAMPGROUND/144828299951

 

Dan Werner Memorial Blood Drive

Fri, May 22 at 12:00 PM

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Dan Werner Memorial Blood Drive
Friday, May 22
12 noon to 5:30 pm
Winneshiek Medical Center conference rooms B1-3 in the lower level of the medical center.
Make an appointment at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org
or contact Winneshiek Medical Center
Community Relations at 563-387-3007.

Contact: Dan Werner Memorial Blood Drive
Friday, May 22
12 noon to 5:30 pm
Winneshiek Medical Center conference rooms B1-3
in the lower level of the medical center.
Make an appointment at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org
or contact Winneshiek Medical Center
Community Relations at 563-387-3007.

 

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

 

Luther College Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra perform showcase May 22

Fri, May 22 at 7:30 PM

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

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The Luther College Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform together for a Music Showcase, part of Luther's Commencement weekend events, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.
Joan deAlbuquerque, director of bands and associate professor of music, directs the Concert Band and Juan Tony Guzmán, associate professor of music and director of the jazz program, directs the Jazz Orchestra.

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

 

Open House-East Paint Creek Norwegian Lutheran Church

Sat, May 23 - No registration required. Come as you are!

@1751 Gronna Drive, Waterville, IA (2 miles N. on Waterville Rd.)

Everyone is invited to an Open House at East Paint Creek Norwegian Lutheran Church on Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday May 23rd, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come and go as you like. Refreshments, historical presentations, and a 1900's era photo display of the Village Creek and Dalby areas. Share the opportunity to visit another one of the little Norwegian Lutheran churches Rev.Ulrik Vilhelm Koren was instrumental in establishing in Northeast Iowa and Minnesota…

Contact: garfield2@acegroup.cc

 

Luther College Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra perform showcase May 23

Sat, May 23 at 1:30 PM

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life

The Luther College Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform together in the Saturday Music Showcase at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 23, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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

 
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Maritza at Java John's

Sat, May 23 at 7:00 PM

@Java John's, 400 W Water St

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Come out on a spring evening for coffee, wine, beer, and good eating while listening to your favorite local Eastern European folk dance band! Maritza will be serving up their unique Balkan, Romany, and Klezmer fare (with hints of Scandinavia and Latin America) from 7 to 9 pm.

Contact: Hannah Breckbill, maritzatunes.wordpress.com

 

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

 

CLA Estate Planning Workshop

Wed, May 27 at 9:30 AM - Please RSVP to 1-866-252-8721.

@Hotel Winneshiek, 104 E. Water St., Decorah, IA 52101

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FREE Workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. Please call 1-866-252-8721 to RSVP or for more information.

Guests will receive a workbook and information regarding:

- Pros and cons of wills and trusts
- How to avoid probate
- Long-term health care concerns
- Tax reduction planning.

CLA Estate Services is a firm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their…

Contact: CLA Estate Services
(866) 252-8721
workshop@wsimail.com
http://www.claestateservices.com

 

Caregiver Workshop

Fri, May 29 at 1:00 PM - Event Ends 3:00 P.M.

@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Decorah

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Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging is hosting a caregiver workshop featuring two special speakers: Bridget White, COTA/L, will provide valuable information on the Dementia Care Program at the Winneshiek Medical Center and Karen Bergan, former teacher and volunteer caregiver, will share insights gained after years as a partner in caring for her mother.

This workshop is free and open to the public! Save a spot by calling 563-382-2941 or toll-free at…

Contact: Barb Labosky, NEI3A, Decorah - 382-2941

 

Uncorked JUNKMARKET Style

Fri, May 29 at 2:00 PM to Sun, May 31, 2015 - O4:00 PM

@Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery

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Treat yourself to the very best vintage, art, craft and organic shopping experience available…not to mention fabulous wine, signature sangrias, delectable food and a gorgeous location. To make everything better there will be live music daily, giveaways, classes and much more.

Please join Sue Whitney of the "original" JUNKMARKET along with the folks at the celebrated Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery for this one-of-a-kind event.

Contact: Sue Whitney, 507-456-5151, sue.junkmarket@gmail.com, www.junkmarketstyleevents.com

 
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Carlisle at Java John's!

Fri, May 29 at 7:30 PM

@Java John's Coffee House

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Carlisle will be stopping in Decorah, on his way from the Quad Cities to the Twin Cities (an event of urban long division), to play a concert of original piano, ukulele, and guitar songs. If you like singer-songwriters, and classical and folk inspired music, this is the music for you! Listen at carlisleevanspeck10@augustana.edu

Contact: Carlisle Evans Peck, 309-507-3433, carlisleevanspeck.bandcamp.com

 

Lattice-Edged Cardigan

Sat, May 30 - Meet monthly for class

@Blue Heron Knittery

This cardigan has a wonderful lattice texture made from the Brioche cable in a reversible band that shows off the shawl collar in stunning detail! The body of the sweater is done in garter stitch (knitting every row) with the brioche bands at the end of the sleeves and the fronts with the collar. This class begins on Saturday May 30th at 10 a.m. at the Blue Heron Knittery. In this class the stitches…

Contact: Contact Sarah Iversen at the Blue Heron Knittery at 563-517-1059 or email store@blueheronknittery.com to join the class. Bev Bakkum will be teaching the class.

 

Access Consciousness-The Bars® -Full Day Class

Sun, May 31 at 9:00 AM - Class ends 5:00pm. Check in 8:30am.

@The Wellspring at NEIPJC

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Invest 8 hours in yourself and those around you. The BARS® are easy to learn. Gently touching these 32 points on the head can effortlessly and easily release anything that doesn't allow you to receive. These points contain all the thoughts, ideas, beliefs, emotions, and considerations that you have stored in your brain and body. This is an opportunity for you to let go of everything! Access Bars® has assisted thousands of people of…

Contact: Victoria Oestmann, MA, LMT, CBF
563-419-7776
http://victoriaoestmann.accessconsciousness.com

 

Community Vacation Bible Camp ONLINE Registration

Mon, June 1 at 9:00 AM to Fri, June 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm Please register by May 15! Lots of planning involved.

@Stone Ridge Church-Decorah

14th ANNUAL COMMUNITY VACATION BIBLE CAMP- ONLINE Registration

EVEREST - Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power

Monday – Friday, June 1-5, 2015 - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm .

Preschool - 4 & 5 year olds - Campers thru going into 5th graders ($25 each)

Helpers - Current 4th graders on up

Co-Leaders - Current 5th graders on up

Please join us for another great year. St. Benedict's,…

Contact: Mary Hosting mary_hosting@hotmail.com
563-517-1110

 
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Vacation Bible Camp

Mon, June 1 at 9:00 AM to Fri, June 5, 2015

@Stone Ridge Community Church

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Four Decorah area churches are sponsoring a community Vacation Bible Camp the first week of June at Stone Ridge Community Church. Organizers are now taking registrations and are looking for more volunteers.

The Camp will run Monday through Friday, June 1st through June 5th from 9:00 a.m. until noon each day. The Vacation Bible Camp is open to preschooler (4- and 5-year-olds) through incoming 5th graders ($25 each). There will be Bible Expeditions,…

Contact: Mary Hosting at 563-517-1110, mary_hosting@hotmail.com

 

Summer Reading 2015: Every Hero Has a Story

Mon, June 1 at 10:00 AM

@Decorah Public Library

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Decorah Public Library staff are excited to announce that the 2015 summer reading program will be starting in just a few short weeks. The theme is “Every Hero Has a Story” and for the first time the program will run all summer long (June 3 - August 28) and include programs, reading activities, and incentives for all ages (adults, too!).

This year, all participants need to pre-register at the library (at the…

Contact: Decorah Public Library
563-382-3717

 

Michael Perry: THE JESUS COW

Tue, June 2 at 7:00 PM

@Carrie Lee Elementary Auditorium

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Dragonfly Books and the Decorah Public Library are thrilled to co-sponsor author and humorist Michael Perry with his new book The Jesus Cow: A Novel. Michael will talk about his new book and share his hilarious stories on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Carrie Lee Elementary Auditorium.

Michael Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoirs Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom. The…

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

 
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Family Fun Night

Wed, June 3 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

@Phelps Park

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Kick off the summer family-style at Phelps Park Wednesday June 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. The evening will be filled with fun activities and live music; bring a picnic if you like! Popcorn and lemonade will be available for purchase on-site. In case of rain, festivities will be moved to the covered parking area at Decorah Public Library (202 Winnebago St.).

Family Fun Night begins at 5:30 p.m. with a Summer Carnival for…

Contact: 563-382-3717

 

Lawn Chair Night

Thu, June 4

The 2015 Lawn Chair Night season will run from Thursday, June 4, to Thursday, Aug. 20, this year.
Performances take place Thursday evenings in front of the Winneshiek County Courthouse at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Rain location is under the Decorah Public Library. Local media will announce any cancellations or changes in venue.
This year’s season includes:

June 4 Acoustic Farms (Mark Armstrong)
June 11 Nordic Dancers

 

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

 

Driftless Discovery Trail Run

Sat, June 6 at 9:00 AM - Please register in advance. Registrations will be accepted the day of the event.

@Van Pennan Park, Decorah, IA 52101

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REGISTER TODAY: Driftlessdiscoverytrailrun.us

Come to Northeast Iowa's bluff country, a place unlike anywhere else in the state, and perhaps the Midwest to run the off-road, single track trails of Van Peenen Memorial Park.

Van Peenen Memorial Park is one of Decorah’s 13 parks that make outdoor fun and staying fit a way of life in Winnesheik County. The trails are groomed, marked and ready for the more adventurous types like you.…

 

Leaf Casting Workshop

Sat, June 6 at 9:00 AM to Thu, June 11, 2015

@Lake Meyer Nature Center

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Winneshiek County Conservation is offering a hands-on workshop to create some unique and beautiful art for your yard. Preserve your favorite leaf in concrete, capturing the natural depressions and veins in amazing detail. Perfect for shallow bird baths or feeders, butterfly feeders, or decoration!

The workshop will involve two sessions: Saturday, June 6 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Thursday, June 11 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This is a two-part workshop and participants should plan…

Contact: www.winneshiekwild.com
(563) 534-7145

 

Women on the Water!

Sun, June 7 at 1:30 PM

@Hutchinson Family Farm Campground

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Enjoy a ladies night OUTdoors!

Kayaking, Campfire Cooking, and Wine Tasting (Complements of Winneshiek Wildberry Winery). Only 10 minutes from Decorah! Kayaks are limited--reserve yours today!

More information at http://www.hutchff.com/?page=specials.

Contact: http://www.hutchff.com/?page=specials.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HUTCHINSON-FAMILY-FARM-CAMPGROUND/144828299951

 

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

 

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/

 
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Village Fire Camp: Singing Together to Nourish the Soul and Re-enchant the World with Song

Wed, June 10 to Sun, June 14, 2015 - Register by May 27 for meals and housing

@20 miles NE of Decorah at Camp Tahigwa

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Do you long to twine your voice with others in song? Do you love to be outside among plants, trees, creatures, water, and sky? Do you know the pleasure of gathering with people of all ages, each bringing their gifts and passions to share?

Come join the growing global community movement that is knitting the world together through songs of love, play, spirit, and freedom. Nestle into a beautiful setting amongst the ancient…

Contact: villagefiresinging.org, or call Liz Rog at 382-8013.

 

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

 

Babysitter Training

Thu, June 11 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Winneshiek Medical Center has scheduled three babysitter trainings for the summer. Dates for the day-long trainings are: Thursday, June 11; Thursday, July 16 and Monday, July 27.

Babysitter training is a one-day class, and is held from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the lower level of Winneshiek Medical Center. Class cost is $40 per child, which includes all materials for the day, lunch and a snack.

This course is appropriate…

Contact: Students may register for any class by calling the WMC Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036. Spots in the class are limited; pre-registration is required.

 

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

 

Art Antiques and Adventure Auction! A Porter House Museum Fundraiser

Sat, June 13 at 4:00 PM - Silent auction bidding will end at 5:30.

@401 W Broadway

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Decorah's Porter House Museum is holding its second annual Art, Antiques, and Adventure Auction fundraiser and garden party this summer on June 13th. The event will be held on the historic grounds of the museum at 401 W Broadway, and will include live music, refreshments, wine, silent auction, and a raffle.

All proceeds from the event will benefit general operations at the museum, as well as ongoing preservation and restoration efforts. “Last year's…

Contact: For more information about this fundraiser, please call (563) 382 8465 or send an email to porterhousemuseum@gmail.com.

 

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

 

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/

 

Pilates for Youth Camps

Wed, June 17

@222 E Water St. Discover Happy Pilates Studio

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ilates Skills- Ages 11-13
Wednesday 1-3pm: June 17, July15, August 12
$45 for all 3 or $18 each
Dragon Fly Books has ordered 8 copies of 'Return To Life' by Joesph H. Pilates. I'll be requesting my Tuesday Happy Kids class purchase this book for the summer ($17) and we cover movements in this book, connect to Pilates history and of course meditate!

Kinder Pilates ,Movement Creatures Ages 5-7
July 20-23, 1-3pm $80…

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

 
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Open House: Celebrate Director Transition for Helping Services

Thu, June 18 at 4:00 PM - 8 p.m.

@T-Bock's Bar and Grill (Upper Room), Decorah

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After 29 years of guiding our mission, David Runyon will retire and Carson Eggland will begin serving. Whether or not you personally know them, you are invited to the open house to celebrate their commitment and to share their passion for promoting the health and well-being of children and adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Details: www.helpingservices.org/wordpress/?p=4222

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Dave requests no gifts, but would be grateful if you chose to donate…

Contact: Dennis Osmundson, 563-387-1720

 

Breakfast on the Farm

Sat, June 20 at 8:30 AM - ending at Noon

@Calmar, IA

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Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the 6th annual Breakfast on the Farm event June 20th from 8:30a.m.-noon at Iowa’s Dairy Center, Calmar, Iowa. We’ll serve up a wholesome breakfast and provide guided tram tours of the nationally-recognized Dairy Center. The kids will enjoy the chance to meet some calves, plus families can visit several educational exhibits, milk a cow and watch robots milk cows. Come join us and see how Iowa’s Dairy…

Contact: Iowa's Dairy Center is located just south of Calmar at 1527 Highway 150 South. For more information and to watch our event video go to www.iowadairycenter.com. Join us June 20 for Breakfast on the Farm!

 
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Dry Run 5K and Kid's Race

Sat, June 20 at 9:00 AM - Kid's Stampede starts at 9:30 AM, 5K will start at 10:00 AM

@1083 Hwy 9 Beard/Kraus Farm

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Join us for an exciting fun run through the hills and streams of Decorah, Iowa. This race supports the Dry Run Bike Trail funding, the local food of Decorah, and also the love of running. There will be a ½ Mile Kids Stampede and a 5K Run/Walk with a local foods meal afterward. Your rewards will be delicious food and great company. All proceeds will go to the construction of the new Dry Run…

Contact: dryrunfunrun@gmail.com or check out our facebook page

 

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/

 

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: 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

 

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/

 

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/

 

Babysitter Training

Thu, July 16 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Winneshiek Medical Center has scheduled three babysitter trainings for the summer. Dates for the day-long trainings are: Thursday, June 11; Thursday, July 16 and Monday, July 27.

Babysitter training is a one-day class, and is held from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the lower level of Winneshiek Medical Center. Class cost is $40 per child, which includes all materials for the day, lunch and a snack.

This course is appropriate…

Contact: Students may register for any class by calling the WMC Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036. Spots in the class are limited; pre-registration is required.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Northern Nut Growers Association Meeting

Sun, July 26 to Wed, July 29, 2015

@University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

The 106th annual meeting of the Northern Nut Growers Association will be held in La Crosse, Wisconsin on July 26th - 29th.

The meeting will be held in the Cartwright Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Lodging is available on-campus in Reuter Hall or at the Radisson Hotel located approximately 1 mile from the Cartwright Center.

Discounted registration rates are available for NNGA members, students, and early registrations.

Contact: http://www.nutgrowing.org/meetinfo.htm

 

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

 

Babysitter Training

Mon, July 27 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Winneshiek Medical Center has scheduled three babysitter trainings for the summer. Dates for the day-long trainings are: Thursday, June 11; Thursday, July 16 and Monday, July 27.

Babysitter training is a one-day class, and is held from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on the lower level of Winneshiek Medical Center. Class cost is $40 per child, which includes all materials for the day, lunch and a snack.

This course is appropriate…

Contact: Students may register for any class by calling the WMC Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036. Spots in the class are limited; pre-registration is required.

 

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

 

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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