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Community Reference Guide 2017
01/01/17 - 07/21/17
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RAGBRAI Volunteer
07/28/17 - 07/28/17
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August YP Event
08/08/17 - 08/08/17
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DateEvent
07/20/17
Lawn Chair Night!

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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07/20/17
Book Discussion " Killers of the Flower Moon"

 
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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07/20/17
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery:Painting with Annie

Join us for a relaxing evening at the winery while you create your own masterpiece. No experience is required with step-by-step instructions while painting. You can customize your work by choosing your own color palette to add your individual style. Receive instructions, a 10″x 30″ canvas, paint, brushes, an apron, and a glass of wine with your purchase!

Appetizers and sandwiches as well as wine, wine slush, and other beverages will be available for purchase during the event.

 

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07/21/17
Book Discussion "Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse"

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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07/21/17
Spectrum Thrift Store - Ridiculous Days

Stop by and check out the selection and bargins at the Spectrum Thrift Store during Ridiculous Days weeend! They will also be selling hot dogs, chips, and beverages. 

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07/21/17
Music & Dance of Norway

Enjoy the music and dance of Norway. $10 admission at the door. 

Tone Jorunn Tveito - Norwegian Folk Singer, from Lardal, Norway
Torgeir Strand - Hardanger Fiddler, from Bo, Norway
Tinndolan Dancers, from Tinn, Norway
Per Lykke, Keynote Speaker, from Rjukan, Norway

This evening is part of the 7-Lag Stevne being held at Luther College. 

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07/22/17
Free Creativity Story Hour

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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07/22/17
Ridiculous Days!

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
Toys Go ‘Round Garage Sale

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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07/22/17
Decorah Kawasaki/Suzuki/Can-Am Inventory Reduction Auction

Decorah Kawasaki/Suzuki/Can-Am is hosting an inventory reduction sale! 

Note to buyers: Inventory Subject to change up to the date of the Auction. Please check all websites for updates on the upcoming auction. Go to www.cedarvalleyauctions.com or call the Cedar Valley office at (563)382-2273. 

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07/22/17
Book Sale hosted by Democrats

Winneshiek County Democrats will hold their annual book and DVD sale. 
This year only a few books will be outside and people are invited to browse inside in the comfort of air conditioning. The sale will offer gently used books of all genres such as novels, cookbooks, historical non-fiction and travel books. This year there will be more children's book s than in past years. 
DVDs and CDs will also be available and a free will offering is all that is required. 
 

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07/23/17
Trout Fly Fishing

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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07/23/17
Trout Fly Fishing

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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07/23/17
Stavanger Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social

Ossian DeSales School Gym
Hot chicen or beef sandwich, potato salad, baked beans, ice cream, brownie or apple bar, coffe, lemonade, milk
Free will offering
Carry outs welcome

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07/23/17
Highland Lutheran Ice Cream Social

Highland Lutheran Church is hosting an ice cream social. Menu includes BBQ's, hot dogs, coney dogs, homemade potato salad, beans, homemade pie, ice cream sundaes, coffee, pop and water. 

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07/23/17
Springfield Lutheran Ice Cream Social

Springfield Lutheran Church is hosting an ice cream social. The menu includes pork sandwiches, bbq sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, homemade pies, ice cream and beverages. 
There will be a free will donation accepted, with proceeds going to the worship and maintenance fund. 
Everyone is welcome. 

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07/25/17
 -07/26/17
Taco Pop Stand at Java John's Coffee house

Come jo in us for a two night event featuring Java John fanastic wine, beer and espresso selections with a pairing from [ Salt / Water] delicious mexican inspired tacos, tamales and more. No reservations required! More details to come. Be sure to mark your calendars

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07/26/17
Johnny Rogers Show

The 1958 Buddy Holly Summer Dance Tour - Live at the Hotel Winneshiek's Steyer Opera House!

Enjoy the musical history of the Rock-n-Roll Legands like Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Elvis, The Beatles and Johnny Cash.

Special Guests to include - Carl Thompson of the Country Cousins, Bill Reints of the Blue Flames and Orson Guttormson of the Night lights. Meet members of the Iowa Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame!

Tickets are limited: $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.

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07/28/17
Decorah-RAGBRAI

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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07/28/17
 -07/29/17
Nordic Fest Garden Tours

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
Empty Nest RAGBRAI

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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07/28/17
Stretch Before the Fest

Calling all RAGBRAI riders + Reefuel community: join us for a FREE outdoor class along the Ragbrai route as riders enter into Decorah, Iowa on Friday, July 28th! The sequence is designed for yogis and riders to come and go. It will be focused on lengthening and recouping target areas that are high in demand when cycling (indoors or out!). Come stretch before you Nordic Fest!

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07/28/17
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

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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07/28/17
Nisse Preschool Water and Gatorade Sales

Nisse Preschool will be stationed outside the Sugar Bowl on Water Street the morning of Friday, July 28th selling Gatorade and Water for the riders of RAGBRAI between the hours of 7:00am and 11:00am. Stop by for a refreshing drink on your way through the route!

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07/28/17
 -07/29/17
Nordic Fest Art Fair @ ArtHaus

Come join us for the 51st Nordic Fest where we will be celebrating in Nordigras style. ArtHaus will once again host its popular Nordic Fest Art Show in the studio and gallery space. Come see the vendors, new and old. Sponsored by Westside Dental.

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07/29/17
Free Creativity Story Hour

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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07/29/17
First Lutheran Church Norwegian Dinner

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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07/29/17
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

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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08/02/17
Pizza On the Farm

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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08/03/17
Lawn Chair Night!

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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08/03/17
Winneshiek Habitat For Humanity Golf Tournament

Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) will sponsor the Fourth Annual Don Kemp Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Oneota Golf and Country Club in Decorah, Iowa. The 18-hole event will raise funds to build the organization’s next home, to be located in Ridgeway, Iowa.


 

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08/04/17
 -08/05/17
Iowa Tax Free Weekend

*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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08/08/17
August YP Meeting

Mark your calendars now for our August session! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Pete Espinosa of Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. on his career and leadership journey. You wont want to miss this session!

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08/10/17
Lawn Chair Night!

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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08/10/17
 -08/13/17
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' New Minowa Players

The comedic whodunit mystery will give the audience an opportunity to solve the murder by becoming detectives. Tickets will be availbe at Onetoa Community Co-op.

Aug 10, 11, and 12 at 7pm
Aug 12 and 13 at 2 pm

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08/12/17
Pizza On the Farm

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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08/12/17
Ossian Fest

The theme for the 2017 Ossian Fest will be "Ossian Fest - We survived the "Big Bike Ride."
Some events include a 5K walk/run, the breakfast at the Wild Woods Center, the water ball fight, vendors on Main St., the Ossian Fest car show, the beverage garden, grand parade and music by the band "Absolute Hoot" at the Ossian Education and Performance Pavilion. 

08/13/17
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery Brunch

Join Winneshiek Wildberry Winery for brunch on Sunday! Featuring quiche, potatoes, Cap’n Crunch French toast, two meats, fresh fruit and bread pudding as well as made-to-order omelettes there’s a little something for everyone.

 

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08/18/17
 -08/20/17
Seed School at Seed Savers Exchange

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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08/19/17
Amish Experience: Bread Making

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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