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Thu, July 30, 2015 to Tue, March 8, 2016

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

 

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

 

Photo Contest: Saving Energy is Easy

Wed, July 1 to Sat, August 1, 2015

@Winneshiek County

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Show us how you save energy (and have fun with it)!
Contest entries will be accepted: July 1st -August 1st


To enter, submit your photo via email to: greeniowaWED@gmail.com, along with your name, phone number, and a brief description.

The winner of the contest will be decided August 1st and a prize will be awarded. The top two entries will be featured at local businesses and on the websites of Green…

Contact: Laura Ruen
(563)382-4207
greeniowaWED@gmail.com

 

The Yoga Studio Summer Session

Mon, July 6 at 10:00 AM to Sat, August 29, 2015

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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The Summer Session begins July 6 and runs through August 29

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

 

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…

 

Community Class At The Yoga Studio

Thu, July 9 at 4:00 PM to Thu, August 27, 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. No class on July 30 or August 13

For information contact Marybeth Gallant

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

 

Manual (Digital) Photography 101 with Nick Chill for Adults

Thu, July 9 at 6:00 PM to Thu, August 20, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio & Outdoors

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DATE: July 9 - August 20 (no class July 23)
TIME: Thursdays, 6-8 pm
INSTRUCTOR: Nick Chill
COST: $90 + $25 materials fee
LOCATION: ArtHaus & Outdoors

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced photographer, you will expand your knowledge of your digital camera functions beyond auto point & shoot settings through instruction in the foundations of manual photography covering aperture, shutter, film speed, and more. Explore portraiture, still-lifes, and nature…

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

 

Spinning Wool into Yarn with Kate Martinson

Mon, July 27 to Thu, July 30, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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

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

 

Rococo with Gold Leaf Cartouche with Pam Rucinski

Mon, July 27 to Fri, July 31, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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

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

 

Carving an Ale Vessel with Horse Heads with Torgeir Lirhus

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

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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

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

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

 
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Hooray For Heroes!! Writing Workshop

Mon, July 27 at 2:00 PM to Thu, July 30, 2015

@Decorah Public Library

What is a hero? What qualities do they possess? Who do you consider to be a hero in your own life? These are some of the questions we will explore during a three day creative writing workshop for 9 – 12 year old children at the Decorah Public Library. Sessions will be held July 28th, July 29th, and July 30th from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.

Through guided writing lessons, children will collaboratively…

 
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Teen Time: First Lines Scavenger Hunt

Thu, July 30 at 1:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

How do authors begin their pieces - whether picture books, poetry, biographies, or novels? What first lines inspire you?

Decorah Public Library invites teens to participate in a Teen Time scavenger hunt on July 30, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Hit the shelves with other teens to find beginning sentences that move, shock, or excite you. Then create a visual representation for your favorite line using the library iPads and enjoy a refreshing lemon-lime…

 
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Water in the Garden

Thu, July 30 at 6:00 PM - End time is 8:00p.m.

@Extension office in Decorah

Master Gardeners will host a free public education class Thursday, July 30. 6 - 8 p.m. This is the second of a three class series offered by Iowa State University. The format will be a Webinar, online with ISU staff and Master Gardeners. Learn about the aesthetics of water and ways to minimize use of water in the garden.

Contact: Contact Jackie at 382-9365 or jdjones2006@yahoo.com with questions.

 

Lawn Chair Night-free outdoor concert

Thu, July 30 at 7:00 PM

@Winneshiek County Courthouse steps

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:

July 30 Erik Sessions/John Goodin (7 p.m.)
followed by
Omaha…

 
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Namoli Brennet in Concert!

Thu, July 30 at 7:30 PM

@Art Haus

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Join us for an intimate evening with Namoli Brennet at Art Haus on Thursday, July 30th. If you've been to one of Namoli's shows before, you know they're a unique mix of the profound and hilarious, combining songs, stories, guitar wizardry and something bordering on stand-up comedy. A former Tucsonan who is now happily transplanted to Decorah, Namoli has been touring nationally for 12 years and recently returned from her second European tour. She'll…

Contact: Art Haus 508 W Water St Decorah, IA 52101 (563) 382-5440
www.namolibrennet.com
info@namolibrennet.com

 
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Time for Tales: Animal Heroes

Fri, July 31

@Decorah Public Library

Pets can be great friends, but they can also be heroes. They have been known, throughout history, to perform some pretty amazing acts.

Children 5—8 years old are invited to join us for Time for Tales at the Decorah Public Library on July 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm to hear true stories about pet heroes and to do some animal crafts.

Please register, in advance, for this program by contacting Joan Roach,…

 
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Switchback Concert

Fri, July 31 at 7:00 PM

@McCaffrey's Dolce Vita - 2149 Twin Springs Road, Decorah, IA

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McCaffrey's Dolce Vita presents "Dolce Vita Nights." Switchback will play from 7-10 pm on July 31. Rain or shine & fun for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs & your dancing shoes!

Contact: http://www.waygoodmusic.com/schedule.html

 
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Weston Noble Alumni Choir presents final reunion concert at Luther

Fri, July 31 at 7:30 PM

@Center for Faith and Life Main Hall, Luther campus

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The Weston Noble Alumni Choir, with several combinations of parents and children, siblings and cousins, will gather in Decorah starting July 26 for its ninth and final reunion and concert. The choir, representing Luther classes 1949 to 2013, will meet for five days of intense rehearsals culminating in the final reunion concert that features a performance by award winning tenor Eric Cutler, Luther class of 1999.
The performance will take place at 7:30…

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

 
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Kitten/Cat HSNEI Adoption Event

Sat, August 1 at 10:00 AM

@Love & Friendship Adoption Center

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HSNEI's Love & Friendship Adoption Center is hosting a Special Kitten/Cat Adoption Event this Saturday, August 1 from 10am to 1pm. Over 40 Kittens & Cats will be on site during the event! Special Adoption Fees. Consider filling out an application at http://www.hsnei.org/application-for-adoption to be pre-approved so you could take home a cat that day.

Contact: hsneiowa@gmail.com or 563.382.0500

 
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FREE Heritage Farm Tour

Sat, August 1 at 12:00 PM

@Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Road

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Come learn about Seed Saving history and tour Seed Savers Exchange's Heritage Farm at Noon this Saturday, August 1. Stay for a Fall Planting Workshop with Mike Bollinger at 1 pm and get your Greg Brown tickets for the evening at the Lillian Goldman Visitor's Center.

Contact: jscheffert@seedsavers.org

 
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Decorah Trails Exploration Day

Sat, August 1 at 1:00 PM - Free, open to everyone. Wear comfortable outdoors clothing. We will explore nature and record our experiences without disturbing plant or animal life.

@River Trail, Decorah

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→ Families will get up-close with nature through plant identification charts, magnifying glasses, leaf rubbings, “sun paper” prints, photography, journaling, and other activities to combine childrens’ creativity with the great outdoors. After a discussion of hiking safety and etiquette, a hike along the River Trail will take place and children will be provided with the tools to immerse in nature and record their experience. The hike will be safe and on flat terrain —…

Contact: Neal Patten — neal@energydistrict.org

 
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Fall Planting Workshop (Free)

Sat, August 1 at 1:00 PM

@Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Road

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Learn how to extend your growing season, what cold-hearty plants are appropriate to plant this fall, and how to protect your crops from the cold weather coming ahead. Join Mike Bollinger of Root River Farm for this free Fall Planting Workshop. Come early for the free Heritage Farm Tour and grab your Greg Brown tickets at the Visitors Center while you are here.

Contact: Jeanine jscheffert@seedsavers.org

 

The Art of Homebrew

Sat, August 1 at 4:30 PM

@111 W Main St, Spring Grove, MN

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Bluff Country Artists Gallery, downtown Spring Grove, presents The Art of Homebrew on August 1 4:30 to 7 pm. Come enjoy music, food, and sample local homebrewed beers and local wines in our beautiful art gallery. Vote for your favorite.Admission is $10 or free admission with purchase of a drinking vessel (lots of things qualify!) Enter your own wine or homebrew and enjoy free admission. Call 507-498-2787 for info or to enter your homebrew.

Contact: 507-498-2787, email bcagallery@springgrove.coop

 

Greg Brown at Seed Savers August 1st

Sat, August 1 at 7:00 PM

@@Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Road

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Join us for a concert under the stars & amongst the gardens with folk musician Greg Brown featuring Dave Moore and Iris DeMent at Heritage Farm August 1st, 2015.

Ticket sales support SSE’s non-profit mission to protect and promote America’s garden and food crop heritage.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Lew Klimesh opens, Greg Brown takes the stage 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $25 online and at the Oneota Community Food Coop. $30…

Contact: http://www.seedsavers.org/onlinestore/Workshops/SSE-Greg-Brown-Concert.html

 
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Jerry Johnson: OLD COOTS NEVER FORGET Book Signing

Sun, August 2 at 2:00 PM

@Java John's Coffee House

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Dragonfly Books is celebrating with local author Jerry Johnson for his new book Old Coots Never Forget: More of the Curmudgeon’s Stories about Life in the North Country. Jerry will be signing copies of his new book at Java John’s Coffee House on Sunday, August 2nd at 2:00 pm. Everyone is invited to join us to see what the Old Coot is up to now.

A long time Decorah resident, Jerry is a…

Contact: http://www.dragonflybooks.com/event/johnson2

 
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ATA Taekwondo Classes

Mon, August 3 to Wed, August 5, 2015 - Mondays 5:30-6:45 & Tuesdays 6:15-7:30

@Decorah Activity Center (1014 S. Mill Street)

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Looking for a fun family activity that challenges everyone in the family?

Taekwondo is a great activity that will challenge your coordination, balance, agility, and mental skills.

Our classes are taught by instructors certified through the American Taekwondo Association(ATA). That means you know you and your family will be learning in a safe environment from highly qualified instructors.

New sessions begin approximately every two months in January, March, May, August,…

Contact: Patricia Young
MsYoung1434@hotmail.com
810-623-1853

 

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/

 
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Memorial for Deanna Backes

Mon, August 3 at 10:00 AM

@St. Benedict parish hall

There will be an informal memorial gathering for Deanna Backes in St. Benedict's parish hall on Monday, August 3rd from 10am-12pm. Come share your memories of Deanna with her family. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Lynee, lmb70@yahoo.com

 
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Classes For New Students Starting Soon!

Mon, August 3 at 5:30 PM

@1014 S. Mill Street

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Looking for a fun family activity that challenges everyone in the family?

Taekwondo is a great activity that will challenge your coordination, balance, agility, and mental skills.

Our classes are taught by instructors certified through the American Taekwondo Association(ATA). That means you know you and your family will be learning in a safe environment from highly qualified instructors.

New sessions begin approximately every two months in January, March, May, August,…

Contact: Patricia Young
MsYoung1434@hotmail.com
810-623-1853

 

Lawn Chair Night-free outdoor concert

Thu, August 6 at 7:00 PM

@Winneshiek County Courthouse steps

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:

Aug 6 To be announced
Aug 13 Michael McElrath
Aug…

 

Dutcher Family Art Show

Fri, August 7 at 6:00 PM - 8:00PM

@ArtHaus

First Friday Reception: August 7, 6-8pm
On Display: Friday, August 7 - Friday, September 25
Cost: Free
Location: ArtHaus

As the old saying goes, the family that makes art together, stays together. Wait, what? Although this might not be an adage we often hear, it is proven that engaging in creative activities can strengthen bonds and promote open channels of communication. The Dutcher family show includes works by John Cline Elementary and Carrie…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
More online - http://arthausdecorah.org/events/dutcher-family-art-show/

 
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Financial Education and Homebuyer Education class

Sat, August 8 at 10:00 AM - Class should end no later than 4 pm.

@Northeast Iowa Community Action Office

Would you like to be know where your money is going every month and maybe buy a home someday? This class covers financial fitness, importance of credit and how to repair bad credit along with a second session of homeownership and where to get down payment assistance to purchase your new home. Please join us for this very informative class.

Contact: Lesa Riedel 563-387-4917 lriedel@neicac.org or our website NEICAC.org

 
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Upper Iowa River Cleanup

Sat, August 8 at 1:00 PM

@Will Baker Park

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The Upper Iowa River is a popular attraction in the summer in Decorah, and tends to collect a lot of trash from this and from runoff from the many streams that flow into it. If this builds up in the river it can be somewhat of an eyesore, and also harmful to the environment. Come help us, the Green Iowa AmeriCorps team in Decorah, clean up the part of the river that runs through…

Contact: Tristen Eberling, tristen@energydistrict.org

 
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Knife Skills

Tue, August 11 - 5pm-6:30pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom

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Wondering how to slice a mango, pineapple or perhaps an avocado? Ever wonder what it means to chiffonade or julienne? This class will not only cover knife basics, but also tips on how to slice and dice these awkward ingredients.

Class Code: HO
Class Instructor: Ruth Jenkins
$10 Member/Owners
$12 Community Members

Contact: http://oneotacoop.com/knife-skills/

 

Date Night

Tue, August 11 at 7:00 PM - 9:00PM

@ArtHaus Studio

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Date: Tuesday, August 11
Time: 7pm-9pm
Cost: $50

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). Materials and snacks provided. Ages 18+ welcome.

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/date-night-7/

 

Lawn Chair Night-free outdoor concert

Thu, August 13 at 7:00 PM

@Winneshiek County Courthouse steps

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:

Aug 13 Michael McElrath
Aug 20 Guttenberg German Band

 

Learning Lens Homeschool Retreat, Aug. 14-16

Fri, August 14 at 4:00 PM

@Decorah, IA

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Learning Lens is a Waldorf-inspired homeschool retreat in Decorah, Iowa, August 14-16. Special guests include Dr. Kristie Burns and Diane Powers from the BEarth Institute as well as local educators. The weekend will include learning about daily and yearly rhythms, practical ideas about subject areas, and time to plan your year. There will also be plenty of time to share ideas, successes and challenges. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other families…

Contact: learninglens.org

 

Pewter Bracelets with Norma Refsal for Adults

Sat, August 15 at 9:00 AM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: Saturday, August 15
TIME: 9am - 3pm
INSTRUCTOR: Norma Refsal
COST: $50 + $35 materials fee
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Norma Refsal is back by popular demand! Join us for another great bracelet workshop, this time focusing on braided pewter thread and incorporating colored leather and other elements to create your own uniquely contemporary bracelet.

Mature young adults, 16+ welcome to register for this class!

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

 
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Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception: Adam Paul Johnson, Oil Painting

Sat, August 15 at 6:00 PM - 8 PM

@Lanesboro Arts, 103 Parkway Ave N. Lanesboro, MN

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Reception with artist ADAM PAUL JOHNSON, in celebration of the opening of his exhibit, ‘Let Forever Be Delayed’. There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres, and live music at the reception.

The exhibit runs through October 11, 2015. Always free and open to the public, the Lanesboro Arts Gallery is open seven days a week through October.

Adam Paul Johnson says the title of ‘Let Forever Be Delayed’ alludes to something…

Contact: Lanesboro Arts.org or call 507-467-2446

 
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August Book Buzz: "Man at the Helm" Discussion

Wed, August 19 at 5:30 PM

@Java John's patio

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Decorah Public Library staff will host a happy hour book discussion about Nina Stibbe’s debut novel, “Man at the Helm,” at Java John’s at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday August 19. The discussion will take place on the patio, weather permitting.

Soon after her parents' separation, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel moves with her siblings and newly single mother to a tiny village in the English countryside, where the new neighbors are horrified by their unorthodox…

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

 

Marketing Tutorials for Artists: Email Marketing 101

Thu, August 20 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

Date: Thursday, August 20
Time: 10am-11:30am
Cost: $25

With your free Mailchimp account, create a beautiful and informative email newsletter to share your work and announcements with your customers. Tutorial will also explore Mailchimp features and discuss best practices for dynamic email communications.

This class in our new collection of tutorials is geared towards makers and arts-based businesses taught by Jenni Petersen-Brant, ArtHaus Co-director and an established studio artist, along with Carolyn…

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

 

Marketing Tutorials for Artists: Email Marketing 101

Thu, August 20 at 6:00 PM - 7:30PM. Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

Date: Thursday, August 20
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $25

With your free Mailchimp account, create a beautiful and informative email newsletter to share your work and announcements with your customers. Tutorial will also explore Mailchimp features and discuss best practices for dynamic email communications.

This class in our new collection of tutorials is geared towards makers and arts-based businesses taught by Jenni Petersen-Brant, ArtHaus Co-director and an established studio…

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

 
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Public Book Discussion: "Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s"

Thu, August 20 at 6:30 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Join the Decorah Public Library history book group to discuss Frederick Lewis Allen’s “Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s” Thurs. August 20 at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library. Books are available for checkout at the front desk or may be purchased from a local bookseller. The group is open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend.

Prohibition. Al Capone. The President Harding scandals. The revolution…

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

 

Lawn Chair Night-free outdoor concert

Thu, August 20 at 7:00 PM

@Winneshiek County Courthouse steps

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:

Aug 20 Guttenberg German Band

 

From Underwear to Everywhere: Norwegian Sweaters

Sat, August 22 at 3:00 PM to Sun, April 24, 2016

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Celebrate this exhibition on August 22 with a gallery talk and refreshments from 3:00-5:00 p.m. - free admission.

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…

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

 
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Learn Latin

Mon, August 24

@109 W. Water St.

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Experienced Middle and High School Latin teacher will teach Latin classes this fall. Build up your vocabulary in English, French, Spanish and Italian; understand pronouns and participles (finally!); explore the roots or our myths, art and literature.
$15/class, meeting twice a week. Middle and High School students. Starting when school starts. "Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re."

Contact: Peter Dodington, 563-419-2093, pdodington@gmail.com

 
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Coaching Authorization / Coaching Endorsement

Tue, August 25 at 6:00 PM

@Northeast Iowa Community College | Wilder Business Center | Calmar, Iowa

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

To apply for your…

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

 

In Concert: Katie Dahl & Rich Higdon

Sat, August 29 at 7:00 PM - 10:00PM

@Courtyard of ArtHaus Studio

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Date & Time : Saturday, August 29
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Courtyard of ArtHaus Studio

This Wisconsin Door County duo entertained and enthralled audiences with their unique sound and lively banter for an ArtHaus benefit concert this past January. We’re bringing them back to take the stage in the courtyard adjacent to ArtHaus Studio, expanding our seating and bringing their sound outdoors to fill the late summer air.

In case of inclement weather,…

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

 

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

 

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/

 

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…

 

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!

 

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

 

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…

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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