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Events available for Registration...

Luther College Luncheon
01/22/18 - 01/22/18
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2018 Chamber Cruise (Gala)
03/02/18 - 03/02/18
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Women's Weekend Out Guest Registration
04/06/18 - 04/08/18
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Women's Weekend Out Sponsorship
04/06/18 - 04/08/18
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Events in the next 30 days...
DateEvent
01/19/18
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery Mystery Dinner Theater

MIDNIGHT at the MASQUERADE

With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

 

Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away!

 

Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. Get ready for a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder.


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01/20/18
House Concert- Alaska's Hobo Jim

STORY-TELLING ABOUT REAL ALASKA LIFESTYLE IN THE FORM OF ORIGINAL GUITAR BALLADS. Hobo Jim is known worldwide for his hard-driving, rowdy, backwoods Alaska shows. A foot-stomping, stage-breaking, powerhouse of a performer, Hobo Jim sings original songs of his life as a commercial fisherman, lumberjack, cowboy, woodsman, and even his early days of hitchhiking and freight-riding.
 
*With GrassRun BLUEGRASS BAND
*$15 The doors open at 6:30.
**BYO Beverages

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01/20/18
Amish Experience: Homemade Noodles Demonstration

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own pasta? Do you look at your boxed store bought noodles and think “How are these made?” Well here is your chance to learn pasta making skills from an Amish cook! This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know your hostess and learn how to make your very own pasta noodles. Take home a bag of freshly made noodles and get to know our 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.

Preregistration required.


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01/20/18
Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

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 your 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 bread and butter with a warm beverage. Take home a loaf of fresh baked bread and get to know our 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.

Preregistration required.


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01/22/18
Luther College Awards Luncheon

Luther College is pleased to invite chamber members and special guests to the 29th annul Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. 

Lunch will be served from 12-12:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 12:30. 

The keynote speaker is Mike Gerdin, class of 1992. Gerdin is the Chairman and CEO of Heartland Express. 

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01/23/18
Energy Breakfast

In recent months, a third party contractor has been evaluating the question: Is a municipal electric utility an economically viable option for Decorah?  The preliminary results are in! Join Decorah Power board members as they present the results, discuss next steps, and take questions.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be breakfast and coffee available for purchase. Please register by Friday, January 19th so we know you're coming.

01/27/18
Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

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 your 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 bread and butter with a warm beverage. Take home a loaf of fresh baked bread and get to know our 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.

Preregistration required.


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01/27/18
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Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

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”x8”.

Note: Class size is limited to 10. If bringing your own image, please try to bring one that is as close to 8” x 8” as possible.

Preregistration required.


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01/27/18
 -01/28/18
Mosaic Basics

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”x8”.

Note: Class size is limited to 10. If bringing your own image, please try to bring one that is as close to 8” x 8” as possible.
Preregsitration required.
 


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01/27/18
Amish Experience: Homemade Noodles

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Ever wanted to learn how to make your own pasta? Do you look at your boxed store bought noodles and think “How are these made?” Well here is your chance to learn pasta making skills from an Amish cook! This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know your hostess and learn how to make your very own pasta noodles. Take home a bag of freshly made noodles and get to know our 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.

Preregsitration required.


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01/28/18
Winneshiek Wedding Market 2018


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01/28/18
Madrigal Dinner

Decorah High School's 31st Annual Madrigal Diiner. Advanced tickets are $25 each and will be sold at the Decorah High School main office during school hours until nnon Wednesday, Jan. 24. 

Guests will be treated to music of the Renaissance performed by volalists, recorders, strings, and brass; and they will be entertained by a group of actors performing the comedic play "Mertonsire and the Pirate's Tale."

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01/28/18
Clay Hand-Building: Coils

Have you been looking for an introduction to pottery? Than this clay hand-building class is for you! You will be taught how to make clay pots using the coil method. Instructor and artist Laremy Ellsworth will demonstrate coil making and pot assembly. Get hands-on and messy as you create your very own coil pot. The various tools of this art and what they are used for will also be covered in class.
Note: You may take your pot home at the end of class and find a place to fire it for you, or Laremy will take it home to be fired (no additional cost) and then arrange a time for pick up. If you would like your final product glazed, it will be an additional $10 materials fee, payable to instructor at class. Pots take about 1 week to dry, 2 weeks to fire and additional time if glazed.

Preregsitration required.


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01/30/18
Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

The event is free and open to the public with no registration required.

The Iowa Legal Aid Taxpayer Clinic is an opportunity to learn more about tax issues, ask questions, and to connect with a staff attorney. Several recent developments in tax law affect the immigration community and these will be covered at the presentation.
 
Please note that this is an opportunity to learn about the tax system and have questions answered- but Iowa Legal Aid does not provide tax preparation services. 
 

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01/30/18
Scandinavian Fine Handcraft

Be inspired by budding folk artists and Scandinavian traditions at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, during an open house for students from the “Scandinavian Fine Handcraft” January Term course at Luther College.  Refreshments will be served.

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01/31/18
Community Safety and Awareness Training

This training is oriented towards businesses, churches and schools that have an interest in developing or refining their policies. Materials will be presented on various topics and attendess will work in small groups to improve their awareness on several topics. This training will be instructed by United States Secret Service Protective Security Advisor Phil Pitzen

Free Training, space is limited. Register today!

 

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01/31/18
Decorah Parkinson Group

So we (Decorah Parkinson Group) will meet to offer support to each other. I have put together some recent PD news to share with all and invite you to share whatever you think might be helpful to others. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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02/01/18
Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

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 your 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 bread and butter with a warm beverage. Take home a loaf of fresh baked bread and get to know our 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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02/03/18
Barneløpet Children’s Ski/Walk Event

Get outside and enjoy the winter at Barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for the community’s youngest skiers, ages 3-13. The collaborative Vesterheim Museum and Sons of Norway event will be held at the Decorah Community Prairie on Saturday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Skiers must provide their own skis.

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02/09/18
Laura Ingalls Wilder Muesum Spaghetti Supper

Live Auction & Homemade Pie Auction

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02/10/18
Mindful Living 101: The Basics of Mindfulness

"Mindful Living - 101" offers basic insight into mindfulness: What is it? Who is it for? Why practice it? What are the benefits? Participants will be introduced to some of the science / research that supports a mindful awareness practice as one approach to enhance well-being. There will be opportunities to experience some mindfulness meditation practices that can be used in daily life.

 

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02/11/18
Peace Brunch Buffet

Let us delight your appetite with our brunch in Peace Dining Room on selected Sundays. Be our guest as you enjoy this delicious event while admiring the view to the west of the beautiful, meandering Upper Iowa River.

Bill of Fare

  • Rotating Crepe Bar/Made to Order Omelets Bar
  • Rotating Waffle/Pancake/French Toast Bar with Toppings
  • Scrambled Eggs & Weekly Specialty Eggs
  • Sausage & Bacon
  • Rotating Carved Meat Station with Accompanying Starch & Vegetable
  • Hash Browns
  • Assorted Cheeses
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Assorted Breakfast Pastries
  • Delicious Cakes, Pies & Desserts from the Norse Bakery

Location and Hours

Peace Dining Room
Dahl Centennial Union (2nd Level)
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Prices

  • Adult $14.50
  • Children 5-10 $6.75
  • Children 1-4 Free
  • Luther Students $12.00

Reservations are encouraged for all Peace Brunch Sundays. Call 563-387-1514 to make reservations. 


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02/11/18
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery Brunch

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery hosts its monthly brunch. Quiche, potatoes, two types of meat and bread pudding will all be available as well as seasonal foods.

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02/13/18
Nordic Noir Film Nights

Settle in and get unsettled this winter at Nordic Noir Film Nights! Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, and Luther College's Nordic Studies Program are showing free Scandinavian crime films the second Tuesday of the month from January through April. 

The first film will be the Norwegian version of “Insomnia” (R) on January 9 at 7:00 pm. in the first floor gallery of the museum’s Main Building. 

The film series will continue with “Wallander” (BBC, TV-MA) on February 13, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (American version, R) on March 13, and “Occupied” (Norwegian version, TV-PG) on April 10. Each film will be at 7:00 p.m. and will feature an introduction and discussion led by members of the Nordic Studies Program. Parental guidance is strongly suggested. 
 

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02/17/18
Art of Time - Center Stage Series

Steven Page, of the Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto's highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, and others. These gems are reimagined by some of the greatest minds in classical, pop, and jazz, and delivered by a defining voice in contemporary rock. Songbook is chamber music for the modern era.

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