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Goodwill is celebrating 10 years in Decorah! Join them throughout the day and get 10 items for $10. 
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. KVIK will be there doing a live remote. Goodies will be handed out too! 

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06/28/17Store Hours 9am - 9pmNancy


Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass in your bare feet or relax on our outdoor patio over a glass of wine or beer. Did we say wine? Yes, we did! You can buy a bottle of delicious local wine in our retail shop or bring your favorite wine or beer to enjoy. No cork fee!

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06/28/175 pm - 8 pm


Hippen Goes Electric...at the Lingonberry!

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06/28/177:30Ben Hippen


As part of the Decorah Public Library's 2017 "Build a Better World" Summer Reading Program, families are invited to come to the Decorah Community Prairie for a morning full of fun. 
Participants will spend time with other Decorah families, go on a story walk, dance with ribbons, make a pinwheel, and more. Everyone is invited to bring a lunch and picnic after the event. 

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06/28/1710:30 a.m. Joan Roach


Serving maid-rites, grilled chicken sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, potato salad, orange tapioca salad, homemade pies and angel food cake, ice cream, strawberries and beverages. 

$8 for adults, $5 for children (5-10), under 5 free. 

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06/28/174:30-7 p.m.


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
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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06/29/177 p.m. Lissa


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


Open House 103 Ranchview Ct., Decorah June 29th 4 - 6PM;

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06/29/174 - 6 PMAnne Dykstra


Play, learn and grow together! The kids heath and wellness fair will feature:

Ice Hut
Nordic Chiropractic
Humane Society of Northeast Iowa
Northeast Iowa Pediatric Dentistry
Decorah Fire Department
Winneshiek County Sheriff's Department and McCoy the Drug Dog
Winneshiek Medical Center
Winneshiek County Public Health
Decorah Bank & Trust
Decorah Park & Rec

Also, from 10-12 Upper Explorerland Bike Rodeo and Bike Blender. Limited bike Helmet Giveaways.

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06/29/1710 a.m. - 3 p.m.


You are invited to attend an open house honoring Lorraine Borowski, retiring Director of the Decorah Public Library. The event is hosted by the Friends of the Decorah Public Library, Decorah Public Library Board of Trustees, City of Decorah, and the Decorah Public Library staff. 

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06/30/173-5 p.m.


Empty Nest Winery is releasing limited edition summer splash!        

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06/30/174 pm


10 oz. Ribeye Steak - $14
Chicken breast - $11
Along with baked potato, coleslaw, 7 layer salad, french bread, dessert, milk or coffee. 
 

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06/30/175-8 p.m.


All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

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07/01/179:30 a.m. Shannon Dallenbach Durbin


Enjoy a chicken fry to benefit Thunder Rode. One half of all proceeds will benefit the therapeutic riding programs sponsored by Thunder Rode. 
Menu includes Mike Reick's chicken and deep fried potatoes.  

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07/01/1711 a.m. - 2 p.m. Michelle McLain-Kruse


Empty Nest Winery is having live music on the patio        

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07/02/17 


Come help LIGHT UP THE TOWN, join us for the annual 5k run/walk to raise funds for our street lights in Festina! Stay after and enjoy the AMAZING parade!

Registration:
$20 advanced registration June 26th
$25 race day registration on July 4 starting at 8:30am

Amenities: Tank tops and post-race refreshments are provided

Please stay and join us for the annual July 4th Parade beginning at 11:00amTuesday, July 4, 2017, 9:00am

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07/04/179:00 A.M. Rain or Shine


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
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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07/06/177 p.m. Lissa


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


All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

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07/08/179:30 a.m. Shannon Dallenbach Durbin


Come celebrate the height of the monarch butterfly season with Monarch Festival. Stop by our craft station to make some butterfly-themed crafts. Join a garden tour to learn about gardening for pollinators, the importance of native plants, and how to get started. During a second tour you'll search for monarchs in the field at all stages of their life cycle. An education tent with live butterflies will provide you with an up-close look at this amazing creature. A butterfly release is scheduled dependent on weather. Make it a picnic; bring your lunch! There are picnic tables around Eagle Bluff that you may use at any time.

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07/08/1710am-2:30pmBridget Tonne


Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass in your bare feet or relax on our outdoor patio over a glass of wine or beer. Did we say wine? Yes, we did! You can buy a bottle of delicious local wine in our retail shop or bring your favorite wine or beer to enjoy. No cork fee!

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07/08/175 pm - 8 pm


Welcome to the Biggest Little Fair in Iowa! 
Visit the Winneshiek County Fair website for a full listing of events and programs! 
Get out and support local FFA, 4-H, local bakers, and more!

Enjoy Evan's United Midway - Wristband days are Wednesday 6-10pm, Friday 6-10pm, and Saturday 2-6pm. 

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07/11/17
-07/15/17
 Edna Schrandt


The remnant, hilltop prairie calls! You're invited to join us in northeast Iowa on this beautiful, never plowed native prairie overlooking Heritage Valley, a 1,200 acre nature preserve not usually open to the public.

Many hands are needed to collect prairie seed, as mechanical harvesters just can't make the hike. Seeds collected will used to diversify and expand the prairie. Arrive early to enjoy coffee, conversation and learn about Heritage Valley and its amazing prairies. An RSVP is requested for this event. 
 


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07/12/179 a.m. - 12 p.m.Mary Runkel


The Happy Hour Book Group will meet  to discuss Paulette Jiles’ “News of the World.” A purchase of multiple copies was made possible by the support of Friends of the Library. It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has been offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.
 
Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forging a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. “News of the World” is a work of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.
 

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07/12/175 pmKristin Torresdal


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
 
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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07/13/177 p.m. Lissa


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


Empty Nest Winery is releasing limited edition White Lace        

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07/14/174 pm


All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

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07/15/179:30 a.m. Shannon Dallenbach Durbin


Empty Nest Winery is having live music on the patio        

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07/15/17 


Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass in your bare feet or relax on our outdoor patio over a glass of wine or beer. Did we say wine? Yes, we did! You can buy a bottle of delicious local wine in our retail shop or bring your favorite wine or beer to enjoy. No cork fee!

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07/19/175 pm - 8 pm


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
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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07/20/177 p.m. Lissa


 
The History Book Group will discuss David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”  on the 2nd floor of the library. A purchase of multiple copies was made possible by the support of Friends of the Library. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case and turned to former Texas Ranger Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau, and together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 

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07/20/176:30 pmKristin Torresdal


The Friday Book Group will discuss Faith Sullivan’s “Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse.” The meeting will be held  on the 2nd floor of the library.
 
Nell Stillman’s road is not easy. When her husband dies soon after they move to Harvester, Minnesota, Nell is alone and penniless yet responsible for her baby boy, Hillyard. Nell finds strength in lasting friendships and in the rich inner life awakened by the novels she loves. She falls in love with John Flynn, a charming congressman who becomes a father figure for Hillyard. She teaches at the local school and volunteers at the public library, where she meets Stella Wheeler and her charismatic daughter Sally. She becomes a friend and confidant to many of the girls in town. And no matter how difficult her day, Nell ends each evening with a beloved book. “Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse” celebrates the strength and resourcefulness of independent women, the importance of community, and the transformative power of reading.

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07/21/172 pmGretchen Carolan


All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

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07/22/179:30 a.m. Shannon Dallenbach Durbin


Take advantage of Ridiculous savings all over Decorah! 
The Winneshiek County Farmers Market will be held on the 300-400 West Water Street blocks from 8-11:30 a.m. 

Join the retail community as they clearance summer fashions to make room for fall!

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07/22/17 Krisina


Toys Go ‘Round will hold their annual garage sale during Ridiculous Days.
They are also looking for donations of good used toys.

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07/22/177:30 am - 1:00 pmKathy Barloon


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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07/23/171pm - 5pmJennie Dieterman


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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07/23/178am - 12pmJennie Dieterman


Music of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty and more! 

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07/26/177 p.m. Hotel Winneshiek


RAGBRAI will be passing through Decorah! 

According to RAGBRAI organizers, the people of Iowa share their communities and themselves with this celebration on wheels. The key to a successful RAGBRAI experience is total community involvement. 

Nordic Fest and the greater Decorah community will be sure to provide a great experience! 

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07/28/177-11 a.m. Expected Peak TimeKristina Wiltgen


1. Erin and Storm Bailey, 802 5th Avenue. After living in Nottingham, Erin was inspired to create her own English garden in Decorah. She began the project four years ago and stresses, “It's still a work in progress.” Directions: From downtown cross the bridge on College Drive and turn left at the stop light. Go 8 blocks on 5th Avenue.

2. Connie and Tom Buresh, 905 Locust Road. Moving to Decorah a year ago and assisted by Tom, Connie as a Master Gardener found it a delight to landscape their yard and include all of their favorite things. Directions: From downtown take College Drive to Casey's corner. Turn right on W-38 (Locust Road ) and continue to the top of the hill.

3. Carol and Edward Tebbenhoff, 501 East Water Street. Over the last 18 or so years Caro and Edward have blended plants, art and found objects in an eclectic mix that suits their taste. From downtown go 5 blocks east on Water Street.

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07/28/17
-07/29/17
Friday 9-noon, Saturday 1-5 p.m.


Production is "Mayberry RIP" which the actors perform between the 3 course dinner. Upstage Productions Cast will be here again putting on this comedy murder mystery with the help of a few guests that evening to complete the show. We sell out every time these great actors come to Empty Nest Winery, so buy your tickets now! $45/person for the whole evening's entertainment and 3 course dinner, menu is: House Caesar Salad, Beef Tips in Gravy, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Rice Pilaf, Corn, Fresh Baked Dinner rolls, Choice of Dessert. Bar is open serving Wine, Sangria, Local Tap Brews, Can Beer, Hard Ciders, & Slushy drinks. We accommodate group seating so let us know if you have a group or are joining a table. Join us for an evening of relaxing laughs, food, and fun!

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07/28/176:00 PM – 9:30 PMDave & Pam Kruger


RAGBRAI riders & support people we are open with food (Smoked Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Cheesy Potatoes, Salads & bars) & drinks (wine, tap & can beer, hard ciders, fresh sangria & slushy) all RAGBRAI people welcome

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07/28/1711-4


All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

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07/29/179:30 a.m. Shannon Dallenbach Durbin


Serving meatballs, ham, herring, glazed carrots, parsley potatoes, cheese. lefse, salads, sweet soup, rommegrot, Norwegian pastries, beverages. 
Adults: $15
Children: $7 (10 & under)
Reserved Seating Times
 

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07/29/174-7 pmFirst Lutheran Church


Production is "Mayberry RIP" which the actors perform between the 3 course dinner. Upstage Productions Cast will be here again putting on this comedy murder mystery with the help of a few guests that evening to complete the show. We sell out every time these great actors come to Empty Nest Winery, so buy your tickets now! $45/person for the whole evening's entertainment and 3 course dinner, menu is: House Caesar Salad, Beef Tips in Gravy, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Rice Pilaf, Corn, Fresh Baked Dinner rolls, Choice of Dessert. Bar is open serving Wine, Sangria, Local Tap Brews, Can Beer, Hard Ciders, & Slushy drinks. We accommodate group seating so let us know if you have a group or are joining a table. Join us for an evening of relaxing laughs, food, and fun!

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07/29/176:00 PM – 9:30 PMDave & Pam Kruger


Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass in your bare feet or relax on our outdoor patio over a glass of wine or beer. Did we say wine? Yes, we did! You can buy a bottle of delicious local wine in our retail shop or bring your favorite wine or beer to enjoy. No cork fee!

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08/02/175 pm - 8 pm


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
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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08/03/177 p.m. Lissa


*On Select Clothing and Footwear*

Back to School and Tax Free Weekend kicks off preparations and stocking up for the coming school year. Just note the TAX FREE is for Clothing and Footwear ONLY. Also the tax exemption does not apply to items selling for more than $100. 

 HAPPY SHOPPING and SAVING!!!

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08/04/17
-08/05/17
 


Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
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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08/10/177 p.m. Lissa


Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass in your bare feet or relax on our outdoor patio over a glass of wine or beer. Did we say wine? Yes, we did! You can buy a bottle of delicious local wine in our retail shop or bring your favorite wine or beer to enjoy. No cork fee!

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08/12/175 pm - 8 pm


This annual event draws seed savers, gardeners, orchardists, and scholars from all across the country. The workshop is full of practical knowledge, hands-on activities, and plenty of time in the garden. Vegetarian lunches provided.

Students will graduate from the three-day seed school with the confidence to:

  • Grow, harvest, store, and save seeds
  • Engage with their communities through seed libraries, seed swaps, and gardens
  • Discuss the importance of preserving crop diversity

To register: seedsavers.org/seed-school


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08/18/17
-08/20/17
10:00 amJeanine


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.

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08/19/1712:30pm-4pmJennie Dieterman


Savor the diversity of heirloom fruits and vegetables in this culinary workshop with local chef, Justin Scardina. Participants will taste family heirloom recipes and forgotten culinary traditions, all with fresh vegetables from our very own Seed Savers Exchange gardens. After the workshop, take a tour of our Evaluation Garden with the Seed Savers Exchange Evaluation Team.

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm workshop
  • 12:15 pm Evaluation Garden Tour

$5 | Free for Members of Seed Savers Exchange

To register: seedsavers.org/cooking-with-heirlooms


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08/26/1711:00 amJeanine


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