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Sun, August 30, 2015 to Tue, March 8, 2016

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

 

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

 

Are you considering Montessori Preschool?

Tue, July 7 to Tue, September 15, 2015

@418 W. Water Street, Decorah, Iowa 52101

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Do you want to know what the Joy of Discovery is all about for your little one?

A few spots are available for the fall and our friendly staff will answer all your questions!

The Northeast Iowa Montessori School [NEIM] in downtown Decorah, IA, encourages independence, collaboration, critical thinking, citizenship and respectfulness. We believe that children learn by doing. Purposeful work is spontaneously chosen and carried out by each child, supporting…

 

Dance Class Registration Now Open

Mon, August 3 to Mon, September 7, 2015

@Crave Dance Studio

Crave Dance Studio is now accepting registration for the fall 2015 semester of classes. A full class list and registration/tuition information can be found at cravedance.com. Classes begin August 29th!

Crave Dance is dedicated to providing quality instruction that focuses on technique while fostering creativity and a love of movement. We offer ballet, tap, and jazz dance classes for ages 3-adult.

Contact: Laurie Walter
Owner
cravedancestudio@gmail.com

 

WOW Resumes: Fall Line-Up!

Mon, August 17 to Thu, October 1, 2015

@Decorah Covenant Church

All area women are invited to join in interdenominational Bible study, discussion, and fellowship through WOW, Women of the Word, Wednesday afternoons, 1 - 3 PM, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9. WOW meets at Decorah Covenant Church, 115 Washington Street. The three studies of the year open with Beth Moore’s "Children of the Day: A Study of I and II Thessalonians." Priscilla Shirer’s "Gideon: Your Weakness, God’s Strength" follows this winter. WOW concludes in the…

Contact: Kris Peterson, klpeterson75@yahoo.com

 

art in the park

Sat, August 22 to Wed, September 23, 2015

@elkader

A two day art festival with over 40 regional fine artists. Free entertainment. Kids tent. Eclectic food vendors

Contact: Artintheparkelkader.com

 

From Underwear to Everywhere: Norwegian Sweaters

Sat, August 22 to Sun, April 24, 2016

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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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. This 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.

The exhibition is…

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/exhibitions/special/from-underwear-to-everywhere-norwegian-sweaters/

 

Soda Club (Song & Dance Club) Registration!

Tue, August 25 to Mon, August 31, 2015

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Soda Club is a community choir program for kids in grades K-8.

We sing and dance as a large group before splitting into our three choirs.
Barnekor: K-1st
Ungdomskor: 2nd-4th
Dalenkor: 5th-8th

All choirs rehearse on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 in Baker Commons on the Luther College Campus.
Tuition is per session: $60 for the first child and $50 for siblings.

Session I:
August 31
September 14, 18*, 21, 28…

Contact: Claire Thompson
Email, Call or Text to register
563-379-3794
crmtbear@gmail.com

 

Summer Seed Saving School

Fri, August 28 at 10:00 AM to Sun, August 30, 2015 - End Time: Sunday, August 30 4:00 p.m.

@Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Road

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Immerse yourself in the world of seed.

In this 3-day workshop you will learn about the seed industry and the tradition of sharing seed. Learn how to engage your community in seed stewardship through seed libraries, seed swaps, and community seed gardens.

We will teach technical skills like hand-pollination and seed processing, as well as the biological and ecological concepts of seed saving.

Light breakfast and vegetarian lunches are included…

Contact: http://blog.seedsavers.org/events/summer-seed-saving-school

 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Classes

Sat, August 29 to Thu, December 17, 2015 - Registration is ongoing through September 7th.

@Crave Dance Studio

Crave Dance Studio is now accepting registration for the fall 2015 semester of classes. A full class list and registration/tuition information can be found at cravedance.com. Classes begin August 29th!

Crave Dance is dedicated to providing quality instruction that focuses on technique while fostering creativity and a love of movement. We offer ballet, tap, and jazz dance classes for ages 3-adult.

Contact: Laurie Walter
cravedancestudio@gmail.com/563-419-9254

 
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PUBLIC DANCE/ DANCIN' COUNTRY

Sun, August 30 at 1:30 PM

@SUMNER AMERICAN LEGION HALL,SUMNER, IOWA

Country,Country Rock and Blue GRASS band Dancin' Country will be playing at the Sumners American Legion Hall, on Sunday August 30th from 1:30 to 5:30. Food and Beverages available. Door prizes.... Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. Admission $8:00/per person.

Come out and dance or just plain listen.....

For the fun of it!!!!

Sponsored by the Heritage Dancers an non profit organization

 

Footwork Pilates Class

Sun, August 30 at 3:00 PM - Sunday Aug. 30th, 3:00-4:30pm

@Discover happy Pilates Studio 222 E Water St. Decorah Ia

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A class that strengthens strengthen the intrinsic muscles of our feet and connects them to the rest of your body.

You may be surprised how much ease you'll have in your whole body after "just working your feet."

$20
Props are available for purchase after the class
Sign up:
www.discoverhappydecorah.com

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

 

Club Dance!

Mon, August 31 at 6:30 PM - Monday 6:30pm-7:15pm, August 31-November 16th

@Discover happy Pilates Studio 222 E Water St. Decorah Ia

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This class was cardio dance, reborn to "Club Dance." This is a hip hop based dance fitness class where we enjoy sweating, laughing, and learning new moves!
This is class will run 10 times!
August 31st 6:30-7:15pm - November 16th
No class Sep 7th and Nov 2nd.
This class is covered under regular class passes:
5 for $65
8 for $100
10 for $115
12 for $132
Unlimited classes available too.

Sign…

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

 

Fall and Winter Swimming with Decorah Swim Club

Tue, September 1

@Luther Pool

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Join us for the "funnest" sport!

Registration is now open for the fall and winter season of Decorah Swim Club. Whatever your children's swimming goals, DEC has a place for them! You do not need to live in Decorah to participate and we welcome swimmers of all levels. Practices are held in the evenings at the Luther pool. For more information, including practice times and fees - check out our website http://decorahswimclub.com/

Contact: http://decorahswimclub.com/
decorahswimclub@gmail.com

 

WellKid Wednesdays, Session 1

Wed, September 2 at 7:45 AM

@Co-op Kitchen Classroom

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WellKid Wednesdays are here! Join us for mornings of food and fun all before the school day has begun. This class, for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade, will teach the importance of breakfast, eating well balanced meals, and encourage trying new foods. Classes will be varied in theme, but will always provide breakfast, activities for students, and a walking school bus to John Cline School.

Classes designed for kindergarten - 2nd graders.…

Contact: kitchenclassroom@oneotacoop.com

 
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Map of My Kingdom

Wed, September 2 at 7:30 PM

@Chase the Adventure, 1838 Middle Calmar RD Calmar IA

Title: Map of My Kingdom Presentation
Date/Time: 9/2/2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Map of My Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition. In the drama, Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land successions. Some families almost…

Contact: Kraig Tweed
563-382-2949
ktweed@iastate.edu

 

Author Cristina Henríquez to give Luther College Opening Convocation Lecture

Thu, September 3 at 9:30 AM

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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Cristina Henríquez will speak about the concept of identity and address common narratives about immigration as she gives the Luther College Opening Convocation Lecture "Finding Ourselves in Stories," Thursday, Sept. 3. Convocation begins at 9:40 a.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Contact: Contact: Julie Shockey Trytten, director of Media Relations
Telephone: (563) 387-1865
E-mail: news@luther.edu

 

WMC's Grand Community Picnic

Thu, September 3 at 4:00 PM

@Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah

SAVE THE DATE!
WMC's Grand Community Picnic will be held on Thursday, September 3 from 4 to 7pm on the medical center campus in Decorah. This is a free community event showcasing the medical center and includes a free BBQ lunch, live music, trolley rides, ambulance tours, huge inflatable colon display, garden tours, free popcorn, face painting, caricatures for $5 each, Moo Mobile shakes for $1 each, and more!

Contact: WMC's Grand Community Picnic will be held on Thursday, September 3 from 4 to 7pm on the medical center campus in Decorah. This is a free community event showcasing the medical center and includes a free BBQ lunch, live music, trolley rides, ambulance tours, huge inflatable colon display, garden tours, free popcorn, face painting, caricatures for $5 each, Moo Mobile shakes for $1 each, and more!
Contact Winneshiek Medical Center Community Relations or visit www.winmedical.org

 

Pfilates (pelvic floor) Conditioning Class

Thu, September 3 at 7:00 PM - Thursday 7pm-7:50pm Sept 3-October 8th

@Discover happy Pilates Studio 222 E Water St. Decorah Ia

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The health of your pelvic floor is a fitness issue! This class is for those who seek improving the condition of their pelvic floor strength. From athletes, postpartum, mothers, and men, this program allows relief any seeking to improve their quality of life!
6 classes for $72
*if you need to miss a class we will credit your account to attend a regular class

Sign up online!
www.discoverhappydecorah.com

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

 

In Concert: Lehto & Wright

Fri, September 4 at 7:00 PM - 10:00PM

@Courtyard of ArtHaus Studio

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Date: Friday, September 4
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Courtyard of ArtHaus Studio

With with music that challenges the boundaries of the traditional folk genre, the Celtic-American, folk-rock band Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto & Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of…

Contact: Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
More online - http://arthausdecorah.org/events/in-concert-lehto-wright/

 

Luther College SAC Spotlight presents hypnotist Jim Wand Sept. 4

Fri, September 4 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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With more than 9,000 professional engagements to his name and a lengthy career spent building a fiercely entertaining repertoire, Master Hypnotist Jim Wand returns to Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or tickets@luther.edu, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3…

Contact: Contact: Julie Shockey Trytten, Luther College director of Media Relations
Telephone: (563) 387-1865
E-mail: news@luther.edu

 

FREE: Seed Savers Exchange Tomato Tasting Event

Sat, September 5 at 1:00 PM - - 5:00 p.m.

@Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Road

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Sample dozens of heirloom and open-pollinated tomatoes - including member favorites and rare varieties from SSE's seed bank.

Free workshops on tomato seed saving & preservation throughout the event.

Contact: http://blog.seedsavers.org/events/tomato-tasting-2015

 

Water Street Music Series: Absolute Hoot & Decorah Chorale

Sat, September 5 at 7:00 PM

@Oneota Community Food Co-op Parking Lot

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Water Street Music Series presents a FREE kickoff to its fourth season:
Absolute Hoot with members of the Decorah Chorale

One of Decorah's favorite groovy, rocking bands joined by voices from one of Decorah's iconic choirs. All together, it's sure to be a huge night of local music not to be missed.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, a picnic, your kids, and your pets for an absolutely hoot-filled night.

Contact: www.wsmsdecorah.org

 

Luther College SAC Spotlight presents Hembree Sept. 5

Sat, September 5 at 7:30 PM

@Marty's, Dahl Centennial Union, Luther College

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Perhaps the most accurate way to describe Hembree's sound is a 1980s pop band that decided to start an Americana rock band, but they forgot to tell the keyboard player. With this unique sound, Hembree will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, at Marty's in the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther College campus.

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

 

Luther College Music Faculty Showcase Sept. 6

Sun, September 6 at 4:00 PM

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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Featuring a broad variety of works performed by critically acclaimed musicians, the Luther College music faculty will present a showcase concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.
The performance is the opening event of the 2015-16 faculty concert season at Luther and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Contact: Contact: Julie Shockey Trytten, Luther College director of Media Relations
Telephone: (563) 387-1865
E-mail: news@luther.edu

 
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The Arrival Circle (PostPartum)

Tue, September 8 to Tue, October 20, 2015

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PostPartum gatherings for you and your baby! The Arrival Circle & Yoga with Your Little. Both classes feature rocking your yoga pants in community, free excellent coffee, and an amazing bonding time for you and your newborn to 1 year old.

Contact: Contact Your Decorah Doula, Lindsey Harman, at arrivalarts@gmail.com or 563-379-6268 to Register!

 
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Let's Talk Turtles!!

Tue, September 8 at 3:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

Decorah Public Library is excited to host a monthly after school program for 5 - 12 year olds with Lilly Jensen from Winneshiek County Conservation. Lilly will kick of the program on September 8, 2015 from 3:30 pm- 4:15 pm with her workshop "Lets Talk Turtles!" Turtles are amazing creatures that have been around for millions of years. Join us to learn what turtles live in Iowa and the unique adaptations that help them…

 

Writing Workshop for Military & Combat Veterans

Wed, September 9 at 5:30 PM

@Northeast Iowa Community College | Student Center | Calmar, Iowa

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This 12-hour workshop, sponsored by the NICC Vet2Vet Student Veterans Association, offers veterans and their families a safe space to express shared experiences through writing. It will provide a supportive, collaborative environment for those who want to start (or restart) writing, either fiction or nonfiction. Classes will consist of reading, discussion, writing prompts/exercises, and learning the elements of craft: character, setting, point of view, and more. Brief reading assignments will help guide our class…

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

 

Art of the Ancients for Ages 6-9

Thu, September 10 at 3:15 PM to Thu, October 15, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

DATE: Thursdays, September 10 - October 15
TIME: 3:15-5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Johnson
COST: $75 + $25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Whether it be Greek goddesses, Egyptian pharaohs, or medieval knights that inspire you, this class will explore ancient cultures and the art that they made. Let the creations and cultures of the Egyptians, Romans, Aztecs, and more lead you on a creative journey through time.

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

 

GPS & Geocaching for Fun

Thu, September 10 at 5:30 PM

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

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Check out this high-tech hobby that combines treasure hunting, navigation, exercise, history lessons and a billion-dollar system! The history and science of global positioning systems (GPS) and the basic essentials of the sport of geocaching will be explained prior to participants going outdoors to use provided GPS devices.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Instructor: Lilly Jensen/Winneshiek County Conservation
Class #: 40106
Tuition: $9

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

 

Moebius knitting with Cat Bordhi

Fri, September 11 at 9:00 AM - class to be held at Decorah UCC Congregational center

@Blue Heron Knittery

Moebius is a magical cast-on that opens a new door for knitters, check out the complete description at www.blueheronknittery.com We are so excited to able to host Cat Bordhi here for this class. She is a very exciting knitting teacher. Cost is $70.00 supplies needed are listed on Blue Heron's web page.

Contact: Call Blue Heron Knittery 563-517-1059

 

Grilling Southern European Style with Nikolay

Fri, September 11 at 6:00 PM

@Phelps Park | Shelter # 4 | Decorah , IA

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By now you have probably had the opportunity to attend some of the fun classes offered by our popular Russian chef, Nikolay. If so, you know he charms with his food and his personal style. Join this class as he grills up shish-kebabs, a variety of fruits and vegetables and other delights, all with his Southern European flair. Come hungry and bring your own beverages (including adult beverages if you are 21 years or…

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

 
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Luther College SAC Spotlight presents Dred I Dread Sept. 11

Fri, September 11 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College - Marty's, Dahl Centennial Union

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Performing original reggae, ska, rocksteady and dub music, Dred I Dread will perform at Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Marty's in the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus. Dred I Dread has shared the stage with Grammy-winning artist Jimmy Cliff, and Grammy-nominated bands The Wailers, Yellowman, Israel Vibration, Sister Carol and Third World.

Tickets are $10 and available online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office,…

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

 
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HSNEI Annual Dog Walk & Fall Bazaar

Sat, September 12 at 9:00 AM - September 1 early registration deadline

@2345 Millennium Road, Decorah, IA 52101

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HSNEI's Annual Dog Walk and Bazaar in a new location this year at the Love & Friendship Adoption Center! Walk starts at 10am. Online early registration by September 1 secures a t-shirt and bag of dog treats from the Pampered Pooch. See more information at hsnei.org. This year will include a Fall Bazaar with many vendors. We are also hosting a microchipping clinic by Cedar Bend Humane Society starting at 11am for registered dog…

Contact: hsneiowa@gmail.com

 

The art of Felfs with Cat Bordhi (knitting)

Sat, September 12 at 9:00 AM

@Blue Heron knittery

Felfs is an invented word for a diverse family of felted footwear inspired by an old European tradition. See www.blueheronknittery.com for complete description. Cost $70.00

Contact: call Blue Heron Knittery to sign up 563-517-1059 Class will be held at the Decorah UCC Congregational center

 
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Beginning Drawing Workshop

Sat, September 12 at 9:00 AM to Sun, September 13, 2015 - 3 pm each day Registration deadline, September 10, 2015

@Eckheart Art Gallery, 107 W. Water St. Decorah, IA

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A workshop designed for beginning to intermediate students. Participants can expect a variety of visual exercises, an introduction to basic tools and techniques all aimed at improving your ability "To draw what you see".
Information on supplies needed, cost, etc. go to www.eckheart.com
This class fills up quickly so we suggest sending in registration early.

Contact: Professor Doug Eckheart, instructor
dgeckheart@mchsi.com

 
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2nd Annual Holistic and Spiritual Wellness Fair

Sat, September 12 at 9:30 AM - 4:00PM

@Cresco Fitness Center - Cresco, IA

There are over 20 vendors and practitioners. The admission is free to the public. First 25 guests get free gift bags. There are free lectures and door prizes through out the day.
Check this out on Facebook at 2nd Annual Holistic and Spiritual Wellness Fair.

Contact: Joan Johnston 563-547-4744
jkj1iam@hotmail.com

 

Mindfulness Series

Sat, September 12 at 10:00 AM

@Co-op Kitchen Classroom

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life
This series of three classes will introduce participants to concepts and practice of mindfulness in everyday life. A brief introduction will include some history and development of mindfulness. Mindfulness skills which can occur in daily life will be emphasized and practiced in the class.
Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Class 1
A brief introduction to the definition, science and history of mindfulness will be followed by practicing mindfulness…

Contact: http://oneotacoop.com/education-events/

 

Heirloom Icons of Seed Savers Exchange AT PEPPERFIELD

Sat, September 12 at 6:00 PM

@Pepperfield-1575 Manawa Trail, Decorah, IA 52101

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Pepperfield will honor Seed Savers Exchange’s 40th anniversary with a feast featuring SSE’s most famous heirloom varieties. The dinner will be prepared with heirloom varieties grown in the Pepperfield garden, accompanied by educational material about the history of each variety and information about each course. The meal begins at 6:00 pm, but we encourage everyone to come early to wander the gardens. Cost: $50 per person. Bring your own beverage. Consider this dinner a…

Contact: Reserve space by calling Pepperfield at (563) 382-8833

 

Versatildes with Cat Bordhi (knitting)

Sun, September 13 at 9:00 AM

@Blue Heron Knittery

This class is from Cat Bordhi's most recent book, Versatildes: a New Landscape for Knitters. Check out www.blueheronknittery.com for complete description. Cost $70.00

Contact: call Blue Heron Knittery 563-517-1059 to sign up. Class will be held at the Decorah UCC Congregational center

 
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OUR LADY OF SEVEN DOLORS FALL FESTIVAL

Sun, September 13 at 10:30 AM

@FESTINA, IA

Sunday, September 13, 2015; Serving: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mike’s Famous Chicken & Pork Cutlets, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Dressing, Sauerkraut, Homegrown Corn, Relish, Bread, Pies and Refrigerator Desserts.
Tickets: $10 advance purchase, $11 at the door, $5 Children (6-12), 5 & under free.
Tickets available from parish members or at Drillings All Season Sports, Calmar.
Games: Bingo, Fish Pond, Cake Walk, Paddle Wheel, Card Game. Country Store.
Raffle drawings: 2…

Contact: 563-562-3601

 
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Surge of the Heart Parish Mission

Sun, September 13 at 7:00 PM to Tue, September 15, 2015

@St. Benedict Church

Join international Catholic speaker and author Jon Leonetti, to hear his message on lasting fulfillment in Jesus Christ. This event will be comprised of three individual talks (one per evening) entitled, “Chosen” (Sunday Sept 13th, 7-8pm), “Redeemed” (Monday Sept 14th, 7-8pm) and “Delivered” (Tuesday Sept 15th 7-8pm). There will be an opportunity for free will donation on the last night. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

Contact: Saint Benedict Parish
563-382-9631

 

AM Art Studio for Ages 2-4

Tue, September 15 at 10:00 AM to Tue, October 20, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Tuesdays, September 15 - October 20
TIME: 10 - 11am
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni Petersen-Brant
COST: $80
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

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

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

 

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

 

Budding Artists Art Club for Ages 4-6

Tue, September 15 at 3:15 PM to Tue, October 20, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Tuesdays, September 15 - October 20
TIME: 3:15 - 5pm
COST: $75 + $25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Investigate an exciting array of artistic materials in flat and sculptural projects while being inspired by master artists of the past. The 6-week program ends with a public art display in ArtHaus to share the work of all of our budding artists with friends and family.

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

 
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Presentation: "Caregiving and Dementia: A Mother-Daughter Journey"

Tue, September 15 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

Come to Decorah Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tues. Sept. 15 for a free public presentation by Karen Bergan called “Caregiving and Dementia: A Mother-Daughter Journey.” The presentation tells the story of one daughter's caregiving efforts for her mother in late-stage dementia.

Bergan will offer information on dementia, insight about caregiving, and inspiration for making the best of each day. All are welcome: caregivers, family members, friends, co-workers, and anyone else who…

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

 

Norwegian Stave Container

Wed, September 16 to Sun, September 20, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

With Owen Christianson.

The stave container has been used in rural Norway for hundreds of year to hold household items and many kinds of food. Primarily using hand tools, Owen will help you construct a straight-sided stave bucket or pail with a cover. The model for the class is an 1846 container from Vesterheim’s collection on view in the museum’s Valdres House. You’ll have a blast creating your own beautiful, wooden stave container…

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-09-16-norwegian-stave-container/

 

AM Art Studio for Ages 2-4

Wed, September 16 at 10:00 AM to Wed, October 21, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Wednesdays, September 16 - October 21
TIME: 10 - 11am
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni Petersen-Brant
COST: $80
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

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

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

 

Social Dancing: Ballroom & Beyond

Wed, September 16 at 6:45 PM

@John Cline Elementary School Gym | 101 Claiborne Drive | Decorah, IA

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Get ready to dance! Join Renate Hunter as she begins her 31st year of teaching foxtrot, waltz, polka, schottische, rhumba, jitterbug and more. Register with a partner. Tuition fee is for one person. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Wednesdays, September 16-November 4, 2015 | 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Instructor: Renate Hunter
Class #: 41712
Tuition: $35 | 8 sessions

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

 

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…

 

2015 Luther Women's Basketball JR. NORSE

Thu, September 17 at 6:15 PM to Thu, October 8, 2015

@Luther College - Regents Center Gym

WHO: GIRLS (Grades 2nd-5th)
WHERE: Regents Center - Main Gym
WHEN: THURSDAYS, 6:15pm-7:30pm
DATES: September 17th & 24th, October 1st & 8th
COST: $40 (Registration includes a T-Shirt)

JOIN US FOR LCWBB JR. NORSE 2015!
Each week JR. Norse will have the opportunity
to interact with the 2015-2016 Luther Women’s
Basketball team while participating in
fundamental drills, team play, shooting
competitions & more.

Contact head coach Amanda Bailey at (563)387-1584
or by…

Contact: Amanda Bailey
necham01@luther.edu
563-387-1584

 

Economic Development in NE Iowa

Thu, September 17 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Come to Decorah Public Library Thursday Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. to join presenter Dave Swenson for an informational presentation about economic and demographic change in Northeast Iowa.

An associate scientist, Department of Economics, ISU; adjunct lecturer, School of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Iowa; adjunct lecturer, Department of Community and Regional Planning, ISU, Swenson provides educational and technical assistance, presentations, and workshops to governments and organizations seeking to learn about…

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

 

Nålbinding—A Practical Fiber Art

Fri, September 18 to Sun, September 20, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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With Kate Martinson.

Scandinavians have used the ancient nålbinding technique for hundreds of years to make mittens, strainers, stockings, and a multitude of other useful items. It fits perfectly into contemporary fashion and household uses and its simplicity and portability make it wonderful. Using a single-eyed needle, you will make a pouch, mittens, and various other small items as time permits. Most objects will be made of wool and finished by hand with…

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-09-18-n%C3%A5lbinding-practical-fiber-art/

 

MidAmerica Herbal Symposium

Fri, September 18 at 8:00 AM to Sun, September 20, 2015 - Early Bird Registration ends July 1st.

@Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN

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Come explore the medicinal plants of Southeastern Minnesota at the MidAmerica Herbal Symposium, September 18, 19, and 20th, 2015. Amazing herbalist / practitioners like Matthew Wood, Karyn Sanders, Paul Red Elk, Sarah Holmes, Nicholas Schnell and more will be teaching workshops on various levels of herbalism. There are two and three hour classes set up for three days of herbal education. Early bird registration by July 1st saves you money. www.midamericasymposium.com

Contact: Visit www.midamericasymposium.com to find out details of the symposium plus registration. Or contact Bonnie or Serena at 507*474*9970 for questions or to register by phone. Space is limited, Book your Bunk Today!

 

Art Lab for Ages 4-6

Fri, September 18 at 3:15 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Friday, September 18 for ages 4-6
TIME: 3:15 - 5pm
INSTRUCTOR(S): Luther College Art Education Students
COST: $15
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Explore the intersections of art and science as you conduct experiments that have artistic results in this continued collaboration with the Luther College Art Education department!

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
info@arthausdecorah.org
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/arts-lab/

 

Opening Reception - Woodcarved Figures, Nordic Roots

Fri, September 18 at 5:00 PM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Everyone is invited to an exhibition sneak-preview reception with a gallery talk by guest curator Harley Refsal. Refreshments will be served - free admission. The exhibition is on view during regular museum hours from Sept. 19, 2015 - April 17, 2016.

The distinctive and often whimsical figure carving of the Nordic countries and Nordic America continues to delight audiences of all ages and backgrounds. This exhibition will showcase the rich heritage and complex…

Contact: vesterheim.org

 

Woodcarved Figures, Nordic Roots

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

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The distinctive and often whimsical figure carving of the Nordic countries and Nordic America continues to delight audiences of all ages and backgrounds. This exhibition will showcase the rich heritage and complex mastery of these seemingly simple figures.

Guest curated by one of America’s most accomplished Scandinavian-style figure carvers, Harley Refsal, the exhibition will feature historic works alongside contemporary pieces from the collections of Vesterheim and other Scandinavian museums in the United States.

Contact: vesterheim.org

 

Kolrosing - Wood Incising

Sun, September 20

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

With Darlene Fossum-Martin.

Kolrosing is an easily mastered form of incised line carving. It’s easy to learn the basics in one day and then it is up to you to practice on your own! Kolrosing was used to decorate everyday utensils, such as spoons and bowls. It is simple and requires only one knife, some finely ground coffee to darken the carving, and a finishing oil or varnish.

Vesterheim offers a 50%…

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-09-20-kolrosing-wood-incising/

 
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Financial Peace University

Sun, September 20 at 6:00 PM

@Decorah Covenant Church

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Financial Peace University is a nine week class by financial expert and radio show host Dave Ramsey that uses biblically based curriculum to teach you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. Each class will consist of a video lesson, class discussions, and small group activities.

The cost of the class is $93 if you register via the link below. The registration includes…

Contact: Please use the following link to register. There is also a link for a contact if you have questions for the coordinator - Dan Volz.
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/class/1002836

 

Act Up for Ages 9-12

Mon, September 21 at 3:15 PM to Mon, November 2, 2015 - 5:00pm. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

DATE: Mondays, September 21 - November 2
TIME: 3:15 - 5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kristen Underwood
COST: $75
LOCATION: ArtHaus

Everyone carries around the tools needed to become a great actor – voice, body, and imagination. Uncover your natural talents through theatre games and exercises, while preparing a short play for performance with Kristen Underwood, director of Upstart Crow Theatreworks.

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
info@arthausdecorah.org
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/act-up/

 

Beer Brewing: A Crash Course

Mon, September 21 at 6:00 PM

@From Grain to Glass | 106 Washington Street | Decorah , IA

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Spend an evening learning about the equipment, ingredients, and techniques necessary to brew your own beer! Condensed into one session, Brad Balk, owner of From Grain to Glass, will take you through the steps of brewing and bottling beer, and then offer beer tasting at his downtown Decorah shop. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Monday, September 21, 2015 | 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Brad Balk
Class #: 41893

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

 

Public History Book Group Meeting

Thu, September 24 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

Join the Decorah Public Library history book group to discuss Harrison Salisbury’s “The New Emperors: China in the Era of Mao and Deng” Thurs. September 24 at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library. Books are available for checkout at the front desk. The group is open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend.

Author Harrison Salisbury’s knowledge of China- based on 20 years of study and research- has…

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

 

Scenic Views and a Seed Harvest

Sat, September 26 at 9:00 AM - We kindly request an RSVP!

@Heritage Valley - near Waukon

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Landscape views from atop a prairie ridge in the fall, friends gathering in the name of the land - does Iowa get any better than this? Join us for a fall seed harvest at Heritage Valley. It will be a day of stewardship, meeting new people, a bit of exercise and a lot of fun.

Along the Upper Iowa river, Heritage Valley is one of INHF's most diverse and beautiful locations. We invite…

Contact: Mary Runkel, INHF Volunteer Coordinator 515-288-1846 ext. 17 or mrunkel@inhf.org

 

Digital Photography 101 for Adults

Tue, September 29 at 6:15 PM to Tue, November 10, 2015 - 8:00pm. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus + Outdoors

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DATE: September 29 - November 10 (no class October 13) (ADT1)
TIME: Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
INSTRUCTOR: Nick Chill
COST: $90 + $25 materials fee
LOCATION: ArtHaus & Outdoors
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced photographer, capture the colors of fall as you expand your knowledge of your digital camera functions beyond auto point & shoot settings through instruction in the foundations of manual operations covering aperture, shutter, film speed, and more.…

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

 

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…

 

Helping Services Fundraiser for Victims of Domestic Violence

Sat, October 3

Helping Services for Northeast Iowa will be holding a 5 kilometer walk/run/bike on October 3rd in memory of Sena Hanson and all victims of domestic violence.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Domestic Abuse Resource Center. More information about the event is available at www.helpingservices.org.

In 2009 Hanson was killed by her husband, Decorah native Jonathan Downing, while the two were living in Tennessee, where he was stationed.

Downing, a…

Contact: www.helpingservices.org

 

2015 Future Norse - Luther Women's Basketball

Sat, October 3 at 8:00 AM

@Luther College - Regents Center Gym

WHO: GIRLS (Grades 6th, 7th, 8th)
WHERE: Regents Center - Main Gym
WHEN: Saturday October 3rd, 8am-Noon
COST: $40 - Instruction, T-Shirt, Snack

1 day clinic to get YOU ready for Basketball season! Instruction from LCWBB Coaching staff & players, including 2015 IIAC MVP Moran Lonning

Contact head coach Amanda Bailey at (563)387-1584
or by email necham01@luther.edu with any questions.

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Luther Women’s Basketball Future Norse Registration Form

NAME: ____________________________________…

Contact: Amanda Bailey
necham01@luther.edu
563-387-1584

 

Sena Hanson Memorial 5K

Sat, October 3 at 9:00 AM - 1 p.m., T-shirt registration deadline is Sept 21.

@Decorah Fish Hatchery

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Sena was the victim of domestic homicide in 2009. She was a shining light with a passionate heart. Her life was violently cut short by her husband but her spirit will live on through all those who loved her. Let this 5K represent hope for other victims and inspire courage in us all to stand up against domestic violence. We love you Sena and your memory lives on.

This 5K is hosted in…

Contact: The Hanson Family | https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sena-Marie-Hanson-Downing-Memorial/158380158824?fref=ts

 

AM Art Studio for Ages 2-4

Sat, October 3 at 10:00 AM to Sat, November 7, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Saturdays, October 3 - November 7 (YTH3)
TIME: 10 - 11am
INSTRUCTOR: Alyssa Ritter
COST: $80
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio
An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/saturday-am-art-studio-3/

 

SLOW FOODS “ARK OF TASTE” DINNER

Sat, October 3 at 6:00 PM - Reserve space by calling Pepperfield at (563) 382-8833

@Pepperfield-1575 Manawa Trail, Decorah, IA 52101

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Enjoy a long, slow, savory meal of endangered foods and forgotten flavors at Pepperfield. Slow Foods is an international organization devoted to promoting good food and genetic preservation. Pepperfield already has over 40 of the varieties on the U.S. list in its seed collection. By championing “Ark of Taste” varieties in creative cooking, we join Slow Foods’ effort to encourage their rediscovery and popularity, and celebrate everything else inherent in “slow-food dining.”

Contact: Check for details on our website,
www.pepperfield.org

Contact us: thepepperfieldproject@gmail.com

 

Call for Artists: Scenes of the Driftless

Mon, October 5 to Fri, October 9, 2015

@ArtHaus

DROP-OFF DATES: Oct 5-9, MWF from 10am-2pm
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 9 from 6-8pm
ON DISPLAY: October 9-November 20
COST: Free
LOCATION: ArtHaus
Take part in this community exhibition and share with your neighbors what the Driftless region means to you! Anyone and everyone is encouraged to bring a work of their own making or from their personal art collection to ArtHaus the week of October 5 - 9 and help us fill the…

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

 

Luther College School Matinee Performance series presents 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler'

Thu, October 8 at 10:00 AM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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Luther College's School Matinee Performance series presents Arts Power's stage adaption of E. L Konigsburg's "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther Campus.
Area schools have seating priority for school matinees; community members are welcome as space is available. Each show is approximately one hour in length.
The performance, recommended for…

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

 

Luther College School Matinee Performance series presents 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler'

Thu, October 8 at 12:30 PM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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Luther College's School Matinee Performance series presents Arts Power's stage adaption of E. L Konigsburg's "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther Campus.
Area schools have seating priority for school matinees; community members are welcome as space is available. Each show is approximately one hour in length.
Based on a Newbery…

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

 
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Fused Glass Jewelry

Thu, October 8 at 6:30 PM

@Delights Studio | 300 West Water Street | Decorah, IA

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Design and craft two beautiful and colorful pieces of jewelry to give away or keep. Create them on Thursday and add the finishing touches on Saturday. Enjoy a glass of wine (if you are 21 years or older), while you create. A $25 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first class.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 10, 2015 | 10-11 a.m.
Instructors: Kris Henderson
Class…

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

 

Scenes of the Driftless: Opening Reception

Fri, October 9 at 6:00 PM to Fri, November 20, 2015

@ArtHaus

The reception for the Community art show "Scenes of the Driftless" will be held Friday, October 9, 6-8pm. The show will be open until November 20. The reception and show is free to attend! More details online at www.arthausdecorah.org.

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

 

Mosaic House Numbers 2-day Workshop for Adults

Sat, October 10 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 11, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: October 10 & 11
TIME: Saturday, 9am - 5pm & Sunday, 10am - 2pm (ADT3)
INSTRUCTOR: Linda Elkins
COST: $80 + $65 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio
Choose from a variety of custom-shaped plywood ‘canvas’ to create your house number masterpiece! Linda Elkins will teach you to design, shape, adhere and grout your way to a work of art that add an extra touch of beauty and creativity to the exterior of your home.…

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

 
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Farm to Table Feast

Sun, October 11 at 4:00 PM

@Ede’s Gourmet/The Angry Pickle | 213 West Water Street | Decorah, IA

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The local food/farm-to-table movement is sweeping the country, and Decorah is no exception! Chef Mark of Ede’s Gourmet/The Angry Pickle is hosting a farm-to-table feast that features ingredients he has foraged from his backyard farm where he grows an array of garden produce and raises pigs and chickens. Arrive hungry, roll up your sleeves to learn about and help prepare fresh food, and then be rewarded for your efforts with a beautiful, healthful and…

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

 

Wheat Weaving for the Holidays

Fri, October 16 to Sat, October 17, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

With Bev Schrandt.

In many of the Nordic countries, wheat is braided into different shapes and patterns for decorating houses and trees at Christmas. Learn about the basic hvetevefting (wheat weaving) materials, straw preparation, and the traditional art of wheat-weaving techniques. You’ll be able to make a collection of ornaments and wall hangings just in time for the holidays.

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

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2015-10-16-wheat-weaving-for-holidays/

 

CROP CIRCLES, Sacred Geometry & the Design of the Cosmos

Fri, October 16 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, October 18th 4:00 p.m.

@Pepperfield Farm- 1575 Manawa Trail, Decorah, IA 52101

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Back by popular demand, "Crop Circles" is the first of two weekend workshops on topics vital to the process of expanding consciousness. David Cavagnaro will present an in-depth seminar on the crop circle phenomenon, its relationship to ancient history and to earth changes and the shift in consciousness underway on the planet at this time. David has studied crop circles and their message with leading experts and visited crop circles in England.

Contact: Reserve a space by calling Pepperfield @ (563) 382-8833

 

Carving Christmas Ornaments

Sun, October 18

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

With Rebecca Hanna.

Need a special gift for that hard-to-buy person on your Christmas list? Consider a day of carving at Vesterheim and create several ornaments in time for the holidays. No previous experience necessary.

Vesterheim offers a 50% discount for class tuition on a space-available, stand-by basis to any legal year-round resident of Winneshiek County, Iowa, and full time Luther College students.

Call 563-382-9681 to register.

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-10-18-carving-christmas-ornaments/

 

Creative Writing for Adults- Jumpstart

Mon, October 19 at 6:30 PM to Mon, November 23, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

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DATE: October 19 - November 23 (ADT2)
TIME: Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: June Melby
COST: $90
LOCATION: ArtHaus
This six-week session features some of June Melby’s favorite writing exercises to get your motor running. You'll start new pieces and get ideas for enriching projects you may already have in progress. Suitable for both experienced writers and beginners looking for a fun and encouraging way to get creative. Repeat students welcome.

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

 

Film Seminar for Ages 13-18

Wed, October 21 at 5:30 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

DATE(S): Wednesdays, October 21 - December 2 (YTH12)
TIME: 5:30 - 7PM
INSTRUCTOR: Christy Ebert Vrtis
COST: $75
LOCATION: ArtHaus

This hands-on introductory filmmaking course will teach the key elements of narrative fictional filmmaking, from pre-production including concept, scriptwriting, storyboarding to production with casting, rehearsal, filming and post-production editing. Each class session will consist of lecture/screening clips from exemplary films, discussion, and individual and group work. Students will be required to work on…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
info@arthausdecorah.org
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/film-seminar/

 

Date Night

Thu, October 22 at 7:00 PM - 9:00PM. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Thursday, October 22 (ADT9)
TIME: 7 - 9pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant
COST: $50 per couple
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio
Looking for a special and unique evening out? Bring your date, spouse, or partner for an evening of romance and art making. Whether it’s your first date or your 50th wedding anniversary, you’ll spend a creative evening playing in clay, creating a print, or collaborating on a painting (check online for project…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/date-night-9/

 

Art Lab for Ages 6-9

Fri, October 23 at 3:15 PM - 5:00pm. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Friday, October 23 for ages 6-9
TIME: 3:15 - 5pm
INSTRUCTOR(S): Luther College Art Education Students
COST: $15
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Explore the intersections of art and science as you conduct experiments that have artistic results in this continued collaboration with the Luther College Art Education department!

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
info@arthausdecorah.org
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/arts-lab-2/

 

Cringe Night

Fri, October 30 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

@ArtHaus

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CRINGE NIGHT
DATE: Friday, October 30
TIME: 7-9pm
COST: $5
LOCATION: ArtHaus

Join us for a night of dread and fear in the form of childhood diaries and adolescent poetry! Dig yours out and come share aloud. Accompanying photos, costumes, and BYOB welcome. Hosted by local author, June Melby, there will be lots of laughing, a few tears, and hey, it’s cheaper than therapy!!

Contact: Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
http://arthausdecorah.org/events/cringe-night-2/

 

Art Safari for Ages 6-9

Thu, November 5 at 3:15 PM to Thu, December 17, 2015 - 5:00pm. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Thursdays, November 5 - December 17 (no class November 26) (YTH9)
TIMES: 3:15-5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Johnson
COST: $75 + $25 materials
LOCATION(S): ArtHaus Studio
Tigers, giraffes, and elephants, oh my! Go on an adventure of the imagination to the African Safari as you draw, paint and sculpt the flora and fauna from one of the most incredible places on earth.

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

 

Preparing Lefse and Flatbread

Fri, November 6 to Sat, November 7, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

With Darlene Fossum-Martin.

Through demonstration and hands-on experience, learn to prepare the ever popular potato lefse, using time-proven techniques. We will also prepare dessert lefse, which is often found on many coffee tables in Norway. This class will provide instruction in three variations of one of Norway’s most traditional foods—flatbrød.

Vesterheim offers a 50% discount for class tuition on a space-available, stand-by basis to any legal year-round resident of Winneshiek County, Iowa,…

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2015-11-06-preparing-lefse-flatbread/

 

Chip Carving

Fri, November 6 to Sun, November 8, 2015 - Fri. 6:00-8:30; Sat. and Sun. 9:00-5:00

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

With Ellen Macdonald.

Chip carving is an ancient art, found in many cultures, and Vesterheim has many examples from Norway. In this carving, geometric and stylized floral designs are incised on flat surfaces. Boards are usually held on the knee so the work is portable—no big bench required. Keeping knives sharp is the greatest challenge in woodcarving, but for this craft, sharpening the two knives used is easy. The goal of this beginner…

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-11-06-chip-carving/

 

Traditional Norwegian Cookies of Christmas

Sun, November 8

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

With Darlene Fossum-Martin.

Learn how to make seven of the most popular Norwegian Christmas cookies for your holiday season: goro (oldest recorded cookies); sandbakkeler (sand tarts); sirupsnipper (syrup diamonds); Berlinerkranser (Berlin wreaths); krumkaker (cookie cones); fattigman (poor man’s cookies); and rosettes (delicate deep-fried cookies). Recipes will be shared.

Vesterheim offers a 50% discount for class tuition on a space-available, stand-by basis to any legal year-round resident of Winneshiek County, Iowa, and full…

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/food-traditions/2015-11-08-traditional-norwegian-cookies-christmas/

 

AM Art Studio for Ages 2-4

Tue, November 10 at 10:00 AM to Tue, December 15, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Tuesdays, November 10 - December 15 (YTH4)
TIME: 10 - 11am
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni Petersen-Brant
COST: $80
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio
An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few of…

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

 

Budding Artists Art Club for Ages 4-6

Tue, November 10 at 3:15 PM to Tue, December 15, 2015 - 5:00pm. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Tuesdays, November 10 - December 15 (YTH7)
TIME: 3:15 - 5pm
INSTRUCTOR: To Be Determined
COST: $75 + $25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio
Investigate an exciting array of artistic materials in flat and sculptural projects while being inspired by master artists of the past. The 6-week program ends with a public art display in ArtHaus to share the work of all of our budding artists with friends and family.

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

 

AM Art Studio for Ages 2-4

Wed, November 11 at 10:00 AM to Wed, December 16, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

DATE: Wednesdays, November 11 - December 16 (YTH5)
TIME: 10 - 11am
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni Petersen-Brant
COST: $80
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio
An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are a few…

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

 

Fantastic Fiber Art

Wed, November 11 at 3:15 PM to Wed, December 16, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

DATE(S): Wednesdays, November 11 - December 16 (YTH11)
TIME: 3:15 - 5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Linda Elkins
COST: $75 + $40 materials fee
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Weave, dye, and resist your way to a number of fantastic fiber arts projects in this new class. Design and weave a tapestry, explore shibori dying to make a wearable work of art, and create a beautiful gutta-resist scarf for you or to give to someone you love.

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
info@arthausdecorah.org
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/fantastic-fiber-art/

 

Luther College School Matinee Performance series presents 'Letters Home'

Fri, November 13 at 11:30 AM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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Luther College's School Matinee Performance series presents "Letters Home" at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther Campus.
Area schools have seating priority for school matinees; community members are welcome as space is available. Each show is approximately one hour in length.
The performance, recommend for students in grades six to 12, brings to life actual letters written by soldiers serving…

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

 

CREATING A NEW AGE - A Weekend Exploration of the ‘Laws of Manifestation’

Fri, November 13 at 6:00 PM

@Pepperfield Farm- 1575 Manawa Trail, Decorah, IA 52101

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A new horizon is emerging for mankind, a new era of human consciousness. The changes we will experience in the coming decades will be on such a massive scale that we will be able to survive only by honoring life, love, personal integrity, and community. Since, as the saying goes, ‘we are the ones we have been waiting for,’ the agents of change the earth needs NOW, how best can we actually manage this…

Contact: Reserve space by calling Pepperfield at (563)382-8833
For more information e-mail: thepepperfieldproject@gmail.com

 

Poetry Slam

Fri, November 13 at 8:00 PM

@Elks Lodge

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DATES: Friday, November 13
TIME: 8pm, Doors open at 7:30pm
COST: $5/$3 students
SPONSORED BY: Dragonfly Books

The ArtHaus Poetry Slam is a not-to-be-missed Decorah event, welcoming anyone to participate. Emceed by local celebrities, spotlighting a select featured artist, and welcoming all to participate in the non-competitive “Original Voices,” (3 minutes or less of your own poetry) or the “Slam” (a good-natured competition complete with prizes and Applause-o-Meter), ArtHaus Poetry Slams are not-to-be-missed,…

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

 

Compassion Calligraphy for Adults

Sat, November 14 at 1:00 PM - 3:00PM. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

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DATE: Saturday, November 14 (ADT4)
TIME: 1 - 3pm
INSTRUCTOR: Daishin McCabe
COST: $50
LOCATION: ArtHaus
In a world with so many problems, how can we create a more just and compassionate society to live in? Explore ways to creatively tap into your own compassion by gently opening the heart and mind through mindfulness practices with Zen Monk and Artist, Daishin McCabe, and writing the Japanese character for compassion with brush and sumi…

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

 

Date Night

Sat, November 14 at 7:00 PM - 9:00PM. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Saturday, November 14 (ADT10)
TIME: 7 - 9pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant
COST: $50 per couple
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio
Looking for a special and unique evening out? Bring your date, spouse, or partner for an evening of romance and art making. Whether it’s your first date or your 50th wedding anniversary, you’ll spend a creative evening playing in clay, creating a print, or collaborating on a painting (check online for project descriptions).…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/date-night-8/

 

Art Lab for Ages 9-12

Fri, November 20 at 3:15 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Friday, November 20 for ages 9-12
TIME: 3:15 - 5pm
INSTRUCTOR(S): Luther College Art Education Students
COST: $15
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Explore the intersections of art and science as you conduct experiments that have artistic results in this continued collaboration with the Luther College Art Education department!

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
info@arthausdecorah.org
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/art-lab-4/

 

Mosaic Bird House 2-Day Workshop for Adults

Sat, November 21 at 9:00 AM to Sun, November 22, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: November 21 & 22 (ADT4)
TIME: Monday, 9am - 5pm & Tuesday, 10am - 2pm
INSTRUCTOR: Linda Elkins
COST: $80 + $65 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio
Select one of three styles pre-made wooden birdhouse (appr. 9” tall) to embellish into a mosaic work of art for inside or out. Like the House Numbers class, your time will be spent finalizing your design, nip then adhere glass pieces of an array of available…

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

 

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

 

Second Sunday Family Workshops

Sun, December 13 at 1:00 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE(S): Sunday, December 13
TIME: Sunday, 1 - 2:30 pm
INSTRUCTOR(S): Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant
COST: $25 for one adult and one child, $10 for each additional participant (per workshop)
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Where family bonding meets creative expression! Take part in our new series of family-focused workshops, held the second Sunday of each month, featuring projects designed to encourage collective making and creative thinking. Tuition cost covers materials and instruction for up…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
info@arthausdecorah.org
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/second-sunday-family-workshop-8/

 

Luther College School Matinee Performance series presents 'The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in "Family Matters The Musical"'

Thu, January 28 at 10:00 AM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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Luther College's School Matinee Performance series presents 'The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in "Family Matters The Musical,"' at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther Campus.
Area schools have seating priority for school matinees; community members are welcome as space is available. Each show is approximately one hour in length.
The performance is recommended for children ages two to seven. The Berenstain…

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

 

Luther College School Matinee Performance series presents 'The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in "Family Matters The Musical"'

Thu, January 28 at 12:30 PM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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Luther College's School Matinee Performance series presents 'The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in "Family Matters The Musical,"' at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther Campus.
Area schools have seating priority for school matinees; community members are welcome as space is available. Each show is approximately one hour in length.
The performance is recommended for children ages two to seven. The Berenstain…

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

 

Luther College School Matinee Performance series presents 'Skippyjon Jones, Snow What (and the Seven Chihuahuas)'

Tue, March 8 at 12:30 PM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

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Luther College's School Matinee Performance series presents "Skippyjon Jones, Snow What (and the Seven Chihuahuas)"' at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther Campus.

Area schools have seating priority for school matinees; community members are welcome as space is available. Each show is approximately one hour in length.

The performance, recommended for children ages two to eight, is…

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

 
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