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Join the Locus School at Pizza Ranch for a fundraiser! The Locust School will be working and prepared to greet you. Coming in and enjoy excellent food and help the Locust School with completion of the wall project. A percentage of sales will benefit the school. Donations are welcome too. 

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05/24/174:30-8:30 p.m. Pizza Ranch


An exciting show entitles “Abstract Atmospheres” by Jillian Web Hermann will be on display at the ArtHaus gallery starting May 26. Jillian is a native North Carolinian who recently moved to St. Olaf, Iowa. Her work reflects her life beside the Atlantic Ocean, mixed with her current new appreciation for gravel roads, rolling hills, and never-ending cornfields. 

​Webb Herrmann received her BFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Hans Hofmann and Mark Rothko influenced her. Her own abstract expressionism uses texture and color to develop emotionally charges atmospheres. Her visible brushstrokes add movement and showcase her vigorous painting style.

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05/26/177-9pmShannon Dallenbach Durbin


Dr. Clare Haedike of Winneshiek Medical Center will be speaking on “The Affects of Stress in Chronic Disease on the Caregiver and the Patient."

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05/31/171:30 p.m. David Dobson


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
 2017 Lawn Chair Night Schedule: 

June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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06/01/17 


Friend or foe? Learn to identify & manage common garden insects while attracting pollinators to your backyard spaces.

After the workshop, learn a bit about the history of Seed Savers Exchange and get an in-depth garden tour.

To register: seedsavers.org/garden-bugs

$5 | Free for Members of Seed Savers Exchange


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06/03/1711:00 amJeanine


Dragonfly Books is excited to host a special story time and author talk for the children’s book Creekfinding. Creekfinding author Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrator Claudia McGehee will lead a story time, and special guest Michael Osterholm will answer questions about his real-life creek mystery. Children, parents, and adults are all invited to learn more about Creekfinding on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 am at Dragonfly Books.

 

Creekfinding tells the true story of a man named Mike who went looking for a creek long after it had been buried under fields of corn. It is the story of how a creek can be brought back to life and, with it, a whole world of nature.


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06/03/1710:30 AMDragonfly Books


16th Annual Community Vacation Bible Camp
Monday-Friday, June 5 - 9, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Stone Ridge Community Church
1111 Montgomery St., Decorah.
 
Join us for another fun year! Ignite kids' faith with rock-solid Bible Truths! God Made You, God is For You, God is Always With You, God Will Always Love You, and God Made You for a Reason.

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06/05/17
-06/09/17
Monday-Friday - 9:00 am-12:00 pmMary Hosting


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
 2017 Lawn Chair Night Schedule: 

June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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06/08/17 


By taking this class, you’ll learn how to amaze your friends & family by serving squeaky fresh Wisconsin Cheese Curds. You’ll also learn how to press the curds into a solid form that can be eaten fresh or aged for that “Sharp Cheddar” flavor. Come with questions and leave with knowledge and tasty cheese! The instructor greatly encourages questions and comments.

Pre-registration Required.

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06/09/179am - 12:30pmJennie Dieterman


In this twist on “Geocaching”, participants will learn how GPS technology works and how to use a Garmin Rino GPS Receiver. After completing the practice course, participants will navigate around Eagle Bluff’s wooded campus in order to look for hidden snacks! No previous knowledge is required and all equipment will be provided. This is a great class for the whole family!

Pre-registration Required.

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06/09/179am - 12pmJennie Dieterman


Join us for a 3.5 mile paddle down the scenic waters of the Root River! Trained instructors will prepare paddlers of all ages for this adventure by reviewing how to read a river, equipment, and paddle strokes. Your instructors will also point our interesting natural history features along the way including natural springs and wildlife. All equipment will be provided and no prior canoe experience is required. This class may be cancelled/ rescheduled due to high water or inclement weather.

Pre-registration Required.

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06/09/171:30pm - 4:30pmJennie Dieterman


Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know you hostess and learn how to bake bread in a wood fired stove. After the bread is baked and the butter made, you will enjoy the freshly made treats with a warm beverage. Take home a loaf of fresh baked bread and get to know your local Amish community. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home.
Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class.

Pre-registration Required.

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06/10/179am - 12:30pmJennie Dieterman


Artist, Pug Murphy will teach you how to weave her favorite basket, the Large Market Basket. This is a sturdy basket measuring 17” long, 10” wide and 6” deep (14” including the handle). When complete, the uses for it are endless… store books and magazines or use it as a picnic basket!

Pre-registration Required.

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06/10/179am - 4:30pmJennie Dieterman


Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank is holding a community shred event in the parking lot of their Decorah location (Wal-Mart Super Center).
   

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06/10/17
-06/11/17
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Maureen Duncklee


Join us for the RIDE portion of the Ride, Rock, and Relay For Life events https://www.facebook.com/events/139486959926474/ benefiting the American Cancer Society honoring those who have fought and continue to fight cancer.

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06/10/179am to 1pmTina Thorne


This class covers cold water stream habitat, why trout live where they live, food sources, aquatic insects and invertebrates, fly fishing gear, casting and presentation. Loaner gear is available upon request or you can use your own. You’ll visit various types of streams. This on-stream instruction in fly fishing will require a Minnesota fishing license with a trout stamp (trout stamps can be picked up from the local gas station the day of class). This class may be cancelled/ rescheduled due to high water or inclement weather.

Pre-registration Required.

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06/11/171pm - 5pmJennie Dieterman


During Vegetable Ferments you’ll learn how to prepare fermented foods for health and sustainable food preservation. You’ll gain an understanding of the nutritional benefits of fermented foods as well as various fermentation techniques. Enjoy a hands-on experience, gaining kitchen and knife skills along the way. During class you will ferment krauts, condiments and more.

Pre-registration Required.

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06/11/179am - 12pmJennie Dieterman


Farmers in northeast Iowa and the surrounding area are invited to attend the Northeast Iowa Farm Energy Fair. The event will offer the opportunity to attend workshops about technical and financial assistance available ffor farm energy projects and time to meet with local contractors.

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06/13/179:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Winneshiek Energy District


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
 2017 Lawn Chair Night Schedule: 

June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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06/15/17 


Join us for a summer celebration benefiting the American Cancer Society honoring those who have fought and continue to fight cancer.
 

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06/15/175:30- 9:30Kelly Nielsen


Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the 8th Annual Breakfast on the Farm event. Enjoy a wholesome breakfast including Dad’s Belgian waffles, Edgewood Locker sausage and dairy products produced and processed in northeast Iowa from Country View Dairy.


 

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06/17/178:30am-noonMegan Kregel


This is the second year we, in conjunction with the Decorah Fire Department & the Muscular Dystrophy Association, are planning a 5K in honor of our son, Logan, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  All proceeds from this event will go to the MDA for DMD research.

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06/17/178:00-11:00 AMLyndsey Manderfield


Come celebrate the summer solstice by drumming the evening away in the beautiful nature setting of Eagle Bluff. Join us for a drum circle, facilitated by a board-certified music therapist & Health RHYTHMS(R) facilitator. No previous music or drumming experience necessary. Come with an open heart and mind to experience the power of music and rhythm to celebrate the rhythms of the earth during this beautiful time of the year.

Pre-registration Required.

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06/20/177pm - 8:30pmJennie Dieterman


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
 2017 Lawn Chair Night Schedule: 

June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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06/22/17 


In this two-day workshop, you will create your very own stained glass mosaic! No prior art experience necessary, just the openness to learn and have fun. We will discuss basic history, techniques and materials traditionally used for mosaics. You will learn about tools, substrates, adhesives, cutting and working with stained glass, grouting, and finishing options. You will come away with the basic knowledge to move forward on your new mosaic adventure. Your individual mosaic project will measure 8”x 8”.
Note: Class size is limited to 10. If bringing your own image to turn into a mosaic, please be sure it measures 8″x 8″. The instructor will also have images available for use.
Day 1 - June 24th 9am-5pm
Day 2 - June 25th 11am-4pm

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06/24/17all dayJennie Dieterman


"Trails for Dale" was organized by Brecka, Tiffany, Shanna, and Maddie Putnam to celebrate and honor their dad, Dale Putnam, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. There is no cure for him, or anyone fighting Alzheimer's today. It is estimated that 10 million people are diagnosed daily. We simply don’t have the infrastructure to take care of that many people, so we have to find a cure.

"Trails for Dale" is a 24-hour biking event to be held June 24 to raise funds for research to take down Alzheimer's; all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association. Bikers should sign up for one hour (or more) shifts starting at 12:00 AM (that's midnight Friday night)--the goal is to have at least one person riding all day. At the end the day, all adult participants are invited to join for a group lap and after party.

Groups are encouraged - sign your family, team, or club up for an hour or two or three, or consider a corporate hour!

Adults are encouraged to raise at least $100 or couples to raise $75 per person, and kids to raise at least $10. There will be a dedicated kids' hour during the day, as well as food and fun at event headquarters.

For more information, e-mail trailsfordale@gmail.com or visit http://trailsfordale.absurdudeez.com/.


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06/24/17
-06/25/17
June 24, all dayBrecka Putnam


In this two-day workshop, you will create your very own stained glass mosaic! No prior art experience necessary, just the openness to learn and have fun. We will discuss basic history, techniques and materials traditionally used for mosaics. You will learn about tools, substrates, adhesives, cutting and working with stained glass, grouting, and finishing options. You will come away with the basic knowledge to move forward on your new mosaic adventure. Your individual mosaic project will measure 8”x 8”.
Note: Class size is limited to 10. If bringing your own image to turn into a mosaic, please be sure it measures 8″x 8″. The instructor will also have images available for use.
Day 1 - June 24th 9am-5pm
Day 2 - June 25th 11am-4pm

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06/25/17all dayJennie Dieterman


Registrations are being accepted for the 17th Annual DACC Golf Outing at Oneota Golf and Country Club. Registration is for teams of four for 18 holes. The day will consist of golf, fun activities, dinner, and over $1,000 in prizes.
 

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06/26/179 a.m. Registration | 9:30 a.m. Calcutta | Tee OffKristina Wiltgen


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
 2017 Lawn Chair Night Schedule: 

June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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06/29/17 


Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? Join us in traveling to an Amish home, where you will get to know an Amish family and learn about their canning process! This is a wonderful way to get to know our local Amish community and learn about a unique way of life.

Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. No take home items are included, unless purchased.

Pre-registration Required.

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06/29/179am - 12:30pmJennie Dieterman


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
 2017 Lawn Chair Night Schedule: 

June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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07/06/17 


Join us for a concert under the stars & among the gardens with singer-songwriter Mason Jennings, joined by folk rock artists The Pines and the ethereal voice of Pieta Brown. Ticket sales support SSE's non-profit mission to protect and promote America's garden and food heritage.

Come early for wine or beer and a garden tour with Diane Ott Whealy at 6pm.


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07/08/177:00 p.m.Jeanine


To promote car seat safety, Winneshiek County Medical Center and Culver's are urging all parents and caregivers to take advantage of free car seat checks held the second Thursday of every other month at the WMC east enterance. For each seat inspected, Culver's of Decorah will donate a coupon for free small ice cream sundae. 

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07/13/174-6


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
 2017 Lawn Chair Night Schedule: 

June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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07/13/17 


Cultivate community, knowledge, and an appreciation of seeds during the 37th annual Conference & Campout. Each year in July, gardeners, educators, and leaders in the seed world gather at Heritage Farm for a weekend of workshops, tours, inspiring keynote speakers, community, and great local food.

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07/14/17
-07/16/17
All dayJeanine


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
 2017 Lawn Chair Night Schedule: 

June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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07/20/17 


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