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02/03/17
 -04/01/17
Nested: Kristen Anderson

Since graduating from Luther College, 2016 Emerging Artsit Best of Show winner, Kristin Anderson, has been continuing her art practice and working as a graphic designer. Her solo exhibition at ArtHaus, entitled Nested explores the nature of image sonsumption in works constructed to question our mass media landscape. Reception to be held February 3rd from 7-9 pm at ArtHaus.

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03/07/17
 -03/30/17
Sports Excel Class

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.

Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.
 

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03/27/17
Baby Basics

This class helps new families get off to the right start. Parents will learn: basics of infant care, bathing, diapering, feeding, burping, car seat information, safety, immunizations and more. The fee for Baby Basics classes is $20 for 2-3 people, and includes a copy of Mayo Clinic Guide to Baby’s First Year, a $22.95 value.


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03/27/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/28/17
Free Blood Glucose (sugar) Screening

Winneshiek Medical Center will host a FREE Blood Glucose (sugar) Screening. That includes BMI, Blood Pressure, Weight, Height, and Waist Circumference. Fasting Perferred. No appointment necessary. 

 

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03/28/17
Author Talk with Philip Freeman: CELTIC MYTHOLOGY

Join Dragonfly Books with local Decorah author Philip Freeman as he talks about his new book Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes. Everyone today knows about the gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks, such as Zeus, Hera, and Hercules, but how many people have heard of the Gaulish god Lugus or the magical Welsh queen Rhiannon or the great Irish warrior Cú Chulainn? Philip will share his stories, talk about Celtic culture, and sign books on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.

 

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03/28/17
Winneshiek Medical Center Offers Free Diabetes Screening

Winneshiek Medical Center is offering a free blood glucose (blood sugar) check at its ninth annual Diabetes Alert Day screening.  Open to all members of the community, the screening aims to promote diabetes awareness and prevention.  The screening will be open from 7:00 to 9:30 am in the lower level conference room at Winneshiek Medical Center. Please enter through the east entrance, door E1. For an accurate glucose reading, fasting is preferred. 

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03/29/17
Dog Tales Winter Session

Decorah Public Library staff are continuing to partner with a dedicated group of local volunteers to bring certified therapy dogs to the library several times a month for Dog Tales! During Dog Tales programs, school age children who can read independently may come to the children’s area of the library to read aloud to certified therapy dogs.

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03/29/17
Parkinson’s Support Group

At 1:30PM at the Winneshiek Medical Center Conference Room B-1. Keith Kroner, a Medtronics representative, will share a presentation on Deep Brain Stimulation. Keith has been with Medtronic DBS for 11 years, in neuromodulation for 16 years, and has 23 years in the medical device industry. Keith performs a variety of roles in his job at Medtronics including: patient education, surgery planning, technical support, and postoperative device programming.

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03/29/17
Spring Storytime and Craft

School-aged children are invited to join us in the Public Program Room of the Decorah Public Library for a themed read aloud and craft.  Come celebrate spring! Listen to stories about the wonders of the season.  Then color a spring paddleball game to take home. Stories and craft activities are designed for children 5 years of age and older.
 

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03/30/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/30/17
Winneshiek County Democrats Meeting

The Winneshiek County Democrats Central Comittee will host a caucus at 7:30PM in the Congregational Center of Decorah's United Church of Christ. 

At 6:30PM the Central Committee will conduct its business. At 7:30PM the caucus will convene to elect a new precinct committee people, confrim Central Committee members and officers for the coming year, and review the 2016 platform for desired revisions. All Democrats are encouraged to attend. 

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03/30/17
TV Pride Showcase

The Turkey Valley District will hold a Pride Showcase. Parents and community members are invited to come and check out all of the great things that are going on within the district. All classrooms will be open, with students showing off their programs and classes. Concessions will be available. 

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03/30/17
The Water Street Music Series Presents Lulitos World

The Water Street Music Series presents the world permier of an exciting new work by compser and pianist Pablo Gomez-Estevez, in collaboration with actor/director Kristen Underwood. 

The performance is in the ArtHaus Gallery. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students. 

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03/31/17
 -04/02/17
Women's Weekend Out

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03/31/17
WWO Comedy Night

Headliner: Kristin Lindner 
Opening Act: Nathan Timmel

Doors open at 7:30 PM / $12 in advance or $15 at the door
Please stop in to T-Bock's to pay or call with a credit card by phone

General admission ONLY. No reservations.
Cash bar & lots of laughs!

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03/31/17
Preview Day

Luther College will host a preview day to provide a prospective students with an introduction to Luther College's learning environment. Each day includes campus tours, academic department visits, financial aid and career services sessions, lunch, and opportunties to observe athletic practices and music ensemble rehersals. 

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03/31/17
 -04/01/17
Commemorating 500 Years of Reformation

In 2017, the world will mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, an event that tradition tells us began on October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

How does the Reformation continue to inform the Lutheran Church’s interactions with other denominations and faiths, with the poor and underprivileged, with the social issues of our time? What directions might our Reformation heritage lead the church in the future? Luther College will sponsor this two-day conference to address the Reformation’s continuing impact on the church as it interacts with the wider world.

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03/31/17
Tony Arata, Casey Beathard at De Novo Barn

Nashville songwriters Tony Arata and Casey Beathard are performing an evening of music and storytelling. De Novo Barn is hosting a Friends of Iowa Baseball show where the event will feature Arata and Beathard. Tickets for the event are $50 with all proceeds going to University of Iowa Baseball. This is an I-Club member exclusive, with only 100 tickets available. For advance tickets and table purchase call Mike at 563-387-7538. 

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04/01/17
Cringe Night Returns

What could be better than reading your teenage diary to a room full of strangers?
Dig yours out and come share aloud. Accompanying photos, props, and BYOB welcome. Hosted by local author, June Melby, there will be lots of laughing, a few tears, and hey, it's cheaper than therapy!


$5 / $3 students 

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04/01/17
Salutations & Libations

Come zen with us! T-Bock's Upstairs hosts Salutations and Libations with an all ages & levels yoga class hosted by Laree Schouweiler 10:30 AM - Noon. Class will be followed by a cash bar & 2 complimentary luscious libations! Twenty Five dollar advanced reservations requested. Limited space available. To purchase tickets stop into T-Bock’s today or call 563-382-5970.

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04/01/17
The Bars® Introduction and Gift & Receive

If you have taken the Bars® class, you are welcome to gift and receive with other practitioners. If you have not, come with your interest and questions. If you are coming for an introduction, you will learn and share two or three points and have an opportunity to ask questions. Children are also welcome to learn, try, and participate along with their adult friend or parent.
  • Would you like to gift your body more ease and joy?
  • Would you like to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy?
  • Would you like to dissipate some of the mental, emotional, physical, and energetic blockages that are keeping you stuck?
What are the Bars®? The Bars® is an energetic body process that contains 32 different points on your head that when run, assist you finding more ease and joy with you, your body, your life, and even the Earth.   When you’ve had a Bars® session the worst that can happen is you’ll feel like you’ve had a great massage. The best thing that can happen is that your whole life could change. 
A donation for space is appreciated. If you would like a short Bars® "taster" a $1/minute donation is appreciated.

More information about the Bars® at www.accessthebars.com

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04/01/17
Pheasants Forever Banquet

The 31st annual Pheasants Forever banquet will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. (either prim rib, chicken, or pork). As usual the event will included games for prizes, displays of wildlife art, merchandise and guns along with a silent auction and live auction. 

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04/01/17
Tony Arata, Casey Beathard at Elks Lodge

Nashville songwriters Tony Arata and Casey Beathard are performing an evening of music and storytelling. The event is a benefit for Winneshiek County Celebration of Life. Proceeds will help supply gas cards for those traveling for cancer treatment. Admission is $20 a ticket. 

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04/01/17
Fellow Pynins to Perform

Fellow Pynins: An American roots duo weaving whimiscal folk tales will perform  at Lingonberry in Decorah. (218 W. Water Street). Tickets are $5-$25 dollars, pay as you choose. The performance will feature original songs and stories from the group's travels to and from Europe and the UK/Ireland. 

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04/01/17
Spring Farm and Machinery Auction

Tractors: ’99 JD 7410 FWA 3 Remote Hyd. & Hyd. Return, New Tires & Rebuilt Hyd. Pump, 2015 JD 3032 w/H130 Loader and 72” Mower Deck, 3pt., remote hyd. only 27 hrs., IH 1086, Cab. 3pt., 540/1000 PTO, JD 50, Farmall B, good paint, ’92, Cab, 7840 Ford Tractor, 3 pt. and Much, Much more!
 

Vehicles: ‘04 Cadillac CTS, ’95 Ford Taurus only 65k miles, ’79 Ford Ranchero, great condition, IH tandem-axle Grain Truck, and Much More!!
 

Outdoors/Tools/Misc: John Deere D140 Riding Mower w/48" deck & 140 hrs.; Manure Spreader, Small Cultivator, 18 ft. Tandem Axle Car Trailer w/dovetail, 8300 JD 15ft. Drill w/15” spaces, 12ft. IH Field Cultivator, newer cyl., Noble 12ft. 3 Bar Harrow/Drag;  Seed Auger, Trash Whips, Grain Drill Parts, Walsh Flair Box w/Westendorf Gear, 4 Row Noble Cultivator, Tub Grinder, New 8500 Watt Generator, Lincoln Welder, Oliver 4340 4-bottom plow w/coulters, Tandem Disc, IH 800 Planter w/ 30” space & dry fert.,  (4) Hesston Long Hyd. Cylinders, JD Field Cultivator Shanks, Wil-Rich Field Cultivator Shanks, Westendorf Running Gear, Campbell Running Gear, MF 14ft. Disc, White 5100 Planter, 275gal Totes w/Cages, (20) 55gal Plastic Drums, Industrial Shop Lights, New Feed Bunks, New Lumber, (1)Hayrack w/Running Gear, (2) Replacement Hayrack Tops; Wagon 6” Seed Auger, 

TREES:  (8) 20" Norway Spruce, (20) 20" Black Hills Spruce, (10) 30" Cannan Fir, (15) 30" Black Hills Spruce; and Much, Much More!!!

Lunch Stand on Site – Lunch available on site

Terms & Conditions:  Announcements the day of the auction take precedence over any printed material. All settlements made day of auction. All items sold “AS IS”. Not responsible for accidents. Cash or good check on day of sale! Now excepting Credit & Debit Cards

redit & Debit Cards


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04/03/17
Burr Oak Cemetery Association Meeting

The annual meeting of Burr Oak Cemetery Association will take place at the Burr Oak Methodist Church. All lot owners are encouraged to attend. 

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04/03/17
Jerry Johnson with the latest Old Coots book!

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books with local Decorah author Jerry Johnson as he shares his new book in the Old Coots series, A Limit of Coot: A Curmudgeon’s Final Observations. A call to renew our appreciation and respect for the natural world, A Limit of Coot expresses the joy and awe of days spent in the wild places

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04/04/17
100+ Women Who Care

Join 100+ Women Who Care Oneota Valley in raising money for local nonprofit organizations! Each member has a chance to discuss a charity close to their heart and one nonprofit will be chosen to receive $100 from each member. Help us raise $10,000 in 1 hour!

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04/05/17
'Immigration and Unaccompanied Minors: Schmidt, Vang to Host Panel

Speaking on their work with unaccompanied minors entering the United States from Mexico and Central America, Luther College visiting assistant professor of social work Susan Schmidt and immigration lawyer Yer L. Vang will host a panel. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Drawing on the professional perspectivies of social work and law, the speakers in this panel will consider the United States' treatment of unaccompanied migrant children, the broader policy context, and the current implications for immigrant youth in the U.S. and locally. 

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04/06/17
'Of Methadone and Men: The Gender of Drug Use in Wartime Ukraine'

Luther College will host lecturer Jennifer Carroll as she delivers a lecture titled, 'Of Methadone and Men: The Gender of Drug Use in Wartime Ukraine'. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. In the lecture, Carroll detials her research on opioid use and abuse, which she has conducted over 10 years on two continents, to illustrate the impact of gendered social experiences on the treatment and preservation of opioid misue, and the socio-political  ramifications of those efforts. 

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04/06/17
Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary book sale

The Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary is holding a Collective Goods (formerly Books Are Fun) book sale just in time for summer reading!  The book sale takes place in the lower level conference rooms at Winneshiek Medical Center.  The sale features unique books and gifts for all ages.
 
Proceeds from all Auxiliary fund raisers, including profits from the WMC Gift Shop, benefit Winneshiek Medical Center by supporting program and equipment needs, as well as the Auxiliary Health Care Career Scholarship. 
 
To learn more about Auxiliary events, contact the Winneshiek Medical Center Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036.  

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04/07/17
The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus—bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King—have Minnesota roots and a well-earned reputation for pushing the musical limits. Through almost 15 years and 14 albums, they have thrived at the intersection of jazz, indie rock, and iconoclast covers of artists, inspiring Rollin Stone to call them "about as badass as highbrow gets."

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04/07/17
Apple Grafting/Apple School

Learn how to graft and care for apple trees. Discuss apple histories, practice apple propagation, and take home three grafted trees to begin your very own orchard.

Every Apple Grafting School attendee is welcome to attend a free workshop from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on the day of their grafting session. This free workshop covers caring for young apple trees, pruning, training, and general tree care.

To register: www.seedsavers.org/apple-grafting-school

 


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04/07/17
Women, Faith, & Finance Seminar

A special, one-day event to educate women of all ages about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving.

Keynote presentation by Michelle Janssen, CFRE
"A Report from the Front Lines:  Lessons and Learning
for Women Leaders and Philanthropists in 2017"

Concurrent sessions led by local professionals will also be offered throughout the day on the following topics:

  • Social Security
  • Cost of Elder Care
  • Volunteer Leadership
  • Tips for College Planning and Beyond

Closing Session on Cybersecurity--"Who's Watching Out for You?"


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04/08/17
Apple Grafting/Apple School

Register for class: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm

Learn how to graft and care for apple trees. Discuss apple histories, practice apple propagation, and take home three grafted trees to begin your very own orchard.

Every Apple Grafting School attendee is welcome to attend a free workshop from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on the day of their grafting session. This free workshop covers caring for young apple trees, pruning, training, and general tree care.

To register: www.seedsavers.org/apple-grafting-school

 


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04/08/17
2017 Blessings & Blooms

The Banquet of Blessings Committee is proud to be hosting the "2017 Blessings and Blooms" event held on Saturday, April 8th at Oneota Country Club. 

This year's fun and social format includes a menu of heavy appetizer stations, games, unique live & silent auction packages and a raffle, with DJ Strike Force to follow.

Proceeds go to St. Benedict School towards improving the ever-changing technology, curriculum and infrastructure of the school.

We appreciate the support of our community, families and sponsors in making a difference in the education of our youth.

Follow us on Facebook at 2017 Blessings & Blooms and on Instagram 2017BlessingsBlooms
to see our great prizes, wonderful classroom projects, and up-to-date information!
 

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04/09/17
WWWinery 2nd Sunday Brunch

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery welcomes you to our monthly brunch served from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The menu includes quiche, made to order omelets, pancakes or french toast with fruit toppings, two types of meat, potatoes, and dessert table with bread pudding and another dessert.  You can also order Mimosas, wine slush or wine by the glass.

 Reservations appreciated at 563.735.5809.

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04/12/17
Eula Thies Estate Auction

Contact Cedar Valley Iowa Realty for more information!

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04/19/17
 -04/20/17
Access Consciousness Bars® Full day class

“The Access Bars have the capacity to create shifts in your body, shifts in your level of awareness, and shifts in your level of joy.”   Dr. Dain Heer
 
This class will be two evenings, 5:00pm-9:00pm, April 19th and 20th.

The Access Consciousness Bars® are an effective, fast and easy way of releasing limitations keeping you stuck from enjoying your life. This body process involves gently touching 32 points on the head. Everybody can learn - even kids and seniors.
Are you open to inviting more possibilities and joy for yourself, your body, your children, your relationships, your business, your Earth, your life? Discover how gently holding 32 points on the head can open you to a life of ease, joy, and glory.

You will gift and receive two Bars® sessions and learn several useful tools you may choose to use in your daily life. You will receive Practitioner’s Manual, 2 head charts, Practitioner’s Certificate, on-line resources. 
Investment: $300.  Reduced rates for children, teens, and repeating students.    
Snacks included. Bring a water bottle, and a blanket and pillow if you like. Please arrive 4:30pm on Wednesday April 19th to register
(Massage therapists: 8 NCBTMB (Iowa Category B) CE’s are available)
 
Please preregister by April 16th to ensure sufficient materials, massage tables, and zero gravity chairs.  Register Online at  victoriaoestmann.accessconsciousness.com      classes.

More information about the Bars® at www.accessthebars.com

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04/20/17
Caregiver Conference

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free caregiver
conference featuring three keynote speakers.

Pre-registration is not required but appreciated by calling 866-468-7887. All caregivers are welcome!

1:00 - 2:15 Compassion Fatigue
Presented by Dr. James Coyle
Cedar Memorial Human Relations Director

2:15 - 2:45 Break - Enjoy snacks and visit exhibits

2:45 - 3:00 NEI3A from A-Z
Presented by Laurie Magnus
Benefits Specialist and Options Counselor

3:00 - 3:45 Finances of Caregiving
Presented by Jeannette Mukayisire
Human Sciences Specialist

3:45 - 4:00 Closing and Wrap Up

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04/21/17
Luther Presents: 'An Evening with X Ambassadors"

Luther College presents An Evening with X Ambassadors on the campus of Luther College in the Regents Center. Tickets for the performance are $45 can be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu or via Luther Ticket Office. 

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04/22/17
City Wide Garage Sales

The Decorah City Wide Garage Sales will take place on Saturday, April 22nd. Contact Decorah News Papers with any questions. 
04/22/17
Prepared Childbirth

Parents learn what to expect during labor and delivery, including: stages of labor, birth plans, labor positions, breathing techniques and relaxation, breast feeding, newborn care and pain control options.  Delivering moms will also learn more about epidural anesthesia which is available at Winneshiek Medical Center 24 hours a day, every day.  The fee for prepared childbirth classes is $30 for 2-3 people.  Participants should dress comfortably.


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04/22/17
WWWinery Painting Party

Come join us for a relaxing afternoon painting with friends in a beautiful setting at the Winneshiek Wildberry Winery!  No experience required with step-by-step instructions painting.  You choose your own color palette and add individual style.   With the purchase of your ticket you will supplies for 2 painters-instructions, 2 9"x12" canvases, paint, brushes, aprons, and a glass of wine for both! 


 Please come 20-30 minutes early for check in and to grab a glass of wine!  Your email is your receipt, nothing will be available to download. No need to bring the printed receipt.


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04/22/17
Sports and Rec Auction

Contact Cedar Valley Iowa Realty for more information!