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09/23/17
 -10/01/17
Vesterheim’s Folk-Art Benefit Auction

The Folk Art Benefit Auction for Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will be held online from noon (CST), Saturday, September 23, until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1. To participate in the auction, view the amazing folk-art pieces and start bidding. You can bid from anywhere in the world.

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09/26/17
Tree ID with Peter van der Linden

Dragonfly Books is excited to join with local native plant expert Peter van der Linden to host an introduction to plant identification based on van der Linden’s books Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa and Shrubs and Vines of Iowa. Everyone is invited to join this free event on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm.

 

Van der Linden will have specimens to examine and share some tricks of the trade when it comes to identifying Iowa’s native species. From novice to expert, everyone is sure to learn something new in this free mini-workshop.


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09/27/17
NIsse Preschool Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Nisse Preschool will recieve a portion of every sale at Pizza Ranch, both dine in and delivery, during the day of Wendesday, September 27, 2016. Stop by or order out to help us keep Preschool Education in Decorah thriving!

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09/28/17
Reformation of Everything - Gehard Marcks Lecture

What was the Reformation? How did it impact Christianity, the church, politics, education, broader society and culture? How has it shaped Western history and thought? What impact has it had on Luther College?

Jeffery Chipps Smith, Kay Fortson Chair in European Art at the University of Texas as Austin, will present the Gerhard Marcks lecture in Art History. A world-renowned expert in art of the early modern period, Smith will speak to the issue of "Art and the Challenges of the Lutheran Reformation." 

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09/28/17
Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome!
Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class.
**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out!

Optional fee: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class
Preregistration required.


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09/29/17
Lions Club Pancake & Sausage Supper

Have supper with the Lions Club and then attend the Decorah High School homecoming football game.

Adults: $6.00
K-8th Grade: $5.00
Pre-School: Free
Proceeds will go towards Decorah High School Scholarships

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09/30/17
Flip FabriQue - Center Stage Series

In a high-energy mix of theatre and acrobatics, the artists of Flip FabriQue delight audiences of all ages as they tumble, juggle, and bounce their way through a captivating and awe-inspiring performance. The troupe "projects an irrepressible spirit of fun," using world-class circus training to offer mind-blowing, gravity-defying "acts that don't seem humanly possible" (New York Times).

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09/30/17
Used Book Sale

Fall festivities with Laura. Book sale, chilli & bake sale, pumpkin decoratin & scavenger hunt. Proceeds benefit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. Museum closing for the season October 21. 

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09/30/17
Loop de Loop 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

Registration forms are now available for the 6th Annual Decorah Rotary Club Loop de Loop Half-Marathon and 10K/5K Run/Walk, to be hosted on the Trout Run Trail.
Both registration options (online and mail-in) include all of the information needed to plan your participation in this fun, charitable event. Thanks in advance for your participation and support!

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09/30/17
17th Annual Upper Iowa River Clean Up

Sponsored by Chimney Rock Campground and supported by local merchants is the 17th Annual Uper Iowa River Clean Up.  Everythings Free, free breakfast at 8 am, free canoes & transport departing at 10 am, free sack lunch provided. Pot luck at 6 pm with door prizes. RSVP to Chimney Rock Campground.

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10/01/17
Luther College Peace Brunch

Brunch Buffet
 

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10/01/17
Ossian Lutheran Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

Ossian Lutheran Church will hold their annual Fall Fundraiser with a Chicken Dinner featuring Three pieces of Mike Reick's Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Dinner Roll and  Homemade Desserts for $10.  The fundraiser will be held at the church located at 305 Jessie Street in Ossian (next to Silver Springs Golf Course just of W42) from 11 am until 1 pm.  Proceeds will go to Winneshiek Co. Celebration of Life, South Winn Dig Pink Volleyball event, and  our annual sharing and caring to fourteen charities.  Tickets are available from church members or by calling Karla at 563-380-1399 or Dianne at 563-380-7279.  Funds have been applied from from Thrivent and the event will also feature a country store with home baked goods and crafts available for purchase. 

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10/01/17
Bluegrass Music Cruise

It is the third and final Bluegrass cruise for the summer of 2017! You are invited to join GrassRun Bluegrass Band for a fall evening of Mississippi cruising with Captain Robert on his Maiden Voyage Tour boat. Bring a camera, a light jacket, a snack to share, and beverages of your choice. Meet at the McGregor, Iowa Waterfront. Boarding starts at 4; departure is at 5 pm. $25/person. Reservations requested. 

 

10/04/17
Progressive Walking Supper

Join us for a FREE MEAL and Community Walk  as part of the Healthiest State Initiative’s Annual Walk!

Event Details:
5-5:30-Appetizers at Carrie Lee School Park
5:30- Walk to John Cline
5:45-6:30-Walking Tacos at John Cline School Park 
6:30-Walk to Library
6:45-Dessert at the Decorah Public Library
 
This FREE Progressive Walking Supper is open to everyone thanks to the following partners:
The Winneshiek County Community Foundation, Gundersen Health Systems, Decorah Public Library, Decorah Public Schools, the Luther Women’s Basketball Team, Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, and Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission.
 
*Check out “Events” on the @iowafoodandfitness Facebook page to invite your friends, family, and neighbors! 

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10/05/17
Broker Leather Ribbon Cutting

Join the DACC in welcoming Broker Leather to the  business community! 

Broker Leather features durable and fashionable boots for those who aren’t afraid to get their feet dirty—from the field to the dance floor! [leather shoes & accessories too]

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10/05/17
Retirement, Taxes and Generosity

Get started on your retirement journey! Join us for a free workshop. As you prepare for your journey in to retirement, it's importnat to develop a strategy to help you make th right decisions. This free workshop will help you get started so you can control taxes and live your goals. Please call Miri or email to reserve a place for yourself and a guest. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

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10/05/17
 -10/08/17
Luther College Homecoming

Each year more than 2,500 alumni and friends gather at the college for Homecoming.

Highlighted Events Include:
Friday
8:30 p.m. / Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre Theatre Performance: The Life of Galileo
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. / Marty’s, Dahl Centennial Union Jazz at Marty’s Luther College Jazz Band; Luther College Jazz Combo; and Luther College Jazz Orchestra Directed by Juan Tony Guzmán '90 and Jon Ailabouni '10

Saturday
8:30 a.m. / Legacy Field, Carlson Stadium First Annual Flag Football Game for Football Alumni
10:00 a.m. / Water Street to Campus Homecoming Parade
11:00 a.m. / Athletic Field Alumni Softball Game
1:00 p.m. / Carlson Stadium Football vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University
7:30 p.m. / Soccer Field Men's Soccer vs. Loras College

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10/05/17
Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary Fall Luncheon

Serving: Chicken wild rice casserole, glazed carrots, dinner roll & homemade desserts. Carry-outs and deliveries available. All proceeds will support Auxillary projects at Winneshiek Medical Center. Tickets available at the door or the Winneshiek Medical Center Gift Shop.

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10/06/17
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Answer the call and give blood in honor of everyday heroes.   

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10/06/17
Cringe Nigh

Cringe Night is an event sponsored by Nordic Chiropractic and includes participants reading from their old journals, school papers, blogs, etc. The night is often hilarious and the event sells out quickly. The cost of ArtHaus events at the Courtyard and Cellar is your choice of $3-$10.

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10/06/17
Limited Edition Naked Iced Apple Wine

Celebrate the release of Naked Iced Apple Wine

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10/06/17
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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10/07/17
St. Wenceslaus Craft Show and Bake Sale

Come view a wide variety of vendors with great items for gifts or the home at Chihak Hall in Spillville!  Grab some lunch and take home some kolache - chicken noodle soup and chicken sandwiches offered, as well as pies and desserts!  Kolaches sold by the dozen or individually!  Over 20 craft show vendors will be present - with clever and creative items you must see to believe!

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10/07/17
Basket Weaving

Everyone needs a good bread basket! What could be more impressive to your family and friends, than if you made this basket yourself?! Artist, Pug Murphy will teach you to make a round bread basket in just one day.
Preregistration required.

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10/07/17
Introduction to Spey Casting

Join Steve Sobieniak, owner of the Root River Rod Co. a fly-fishing outfitter located in downtown Lanesboro, as he teaches you the basics of spey casting. Steve will have rods available for you to learn and practice the techniques on. You will leave with an understanding of the advantages of being able to spey cast both single and double handed fly rods.
Note: Be prepared to wade into the Root River to practice your casting. Waders will be available for you to borrow. Feel free to bring your own gear to class.
Preregistration required.

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10/07/17
Hand Tied Corn Brooms

Join self-taught broom artist, Chris Nibbe for a half-day full of broom making! You will be introduced to the history of broom making and how to grow and harvest your own broomcorn. During class you will create your very own handmade brooms. Using simple tools and methods, you’ll make brooms with modern twine and unprocessed broomcorn. This is a hands-on class you won’t want to miss.

Note: Additional supplies for future broom making will be available for purchase directly from instructor at class.

Preregistration required.

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10/07/17
 -10/08/17
Turned Christmas Ornaments for Beginners

Learn how to turn Christmas ornaments. Examples of ornament designs that may be turned during class include a snowman icicle, an old fashion Christmas light bulb, a small Christmas tree and a small candle. We will also work on a Christmas icicle. These ornaments will be using spindle turning tools, specifically skew, spindle gouge and parting tool. You are encouraged to bring your own tools, if you have them. Wood will be supplied, but you may bring your own if you so desire. The best wood for these ornaments are 1” diameter wooden dowels cut to 8-12” long. Wood should be dried.
Note: Class size is limited to 7. All class participants will need a full face shield.

Preregistration required.

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10/07/17
 -10/08/17
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.

Preregistration required.

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10/07/17
2017 Homecoming Book Signing Bonanza

Homecoming Book Signing Bonanza
Four Luther authors will be visting the Book Shop. Stop in and give them a warm Norse welcome!

From 11am-1pm Jerry Johnson will be signing his new book, A limit of Coot: A Curmudgeon's Final Observations about life in the North Country.
From 11am-1pm Keith Lesmeister '01 will be signing his new book, We Could've Been Happy Here.

From 1pm-3pm Marvin Slind, Emeritus History Professor, will be signing his new book, Ivy.
From 1pm-3pm Jerry Twedt '57, books he has written will we signed and available for all classmates and friends to purchase. Jerry cannot attend but sends his love!

From 3:30pm-5pm Kurt Clopton '92 will be signing his new book, Superguy.

*All books listed above are available for purchase in the Book Shop


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10/08/17
Luther College Peace Brunch

Brunch Buffet
 

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10/08/17
Beginning Nalbinding

Using a simple needle and wool yarn, nalbinding is a method of making fabric from loops of yarn. Nalbinding, also known as needle looping or knotless netting, is found worldwide and dates back to the early Bronze or Iron Age cultures. In this class you will be introduced to the nalbinding technique and make a neck warmer using wool yarn.

Preregistration required.

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10/09/17
Retirement, Taxes and Generosity

Get started on your retirement journey! Join us for a free workshop. As you prepare for your journey in to retirement, it's importnat to develop a strategy to help you make th right decisions. This free workshop will help you get started so you can control taxes and live your goals. Please call Miri or email to reserve a place for yourself and a guest. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

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10/12/17
Learn About Decorah Power

Decorah Power is a local citizens group investigating the formation of a Decorah Municipal Electric Utility--a city utility that would provide electricity services in the same way it provides water and sewer services. Board member Carly Hayden Foster will talk about the feasibility study underway, which began in August and is expected to be completed before the end of the year. 

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10/12/17
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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10/13/17
 -10/15/17
Studio Tour

The 20th Annual Studio Tour will feature 51 Artists at 38 locations all within 40 miles of Decorah.

The Tour Artists nestled among the wooded hills and winding rivers will open their doors daily from 10-5. Decorah, is the hub, the central community from which the tour radiates, up to 40 miles in all directions, in Iowa. Go for a scenic drive and experience a unique, behind-the-scenes view into how their work is created.

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10/13/17
 -10/15/17
Wining with the Arts

4th Annual "Wining with the Arts" hours: 13th 2-8pm 14 & 15th 10-5:00.  10 Local Artist setup in Event room, Hot food & cold beverages in Tasting room.  Mark your calendar & stop by to see all under one roof!

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10/14/17
Harvest Festival

Soup cook-off, pumpkin carving, garlic workshop, cider pressing and more. It’s time for Harvest Festival at Heritage Farm. Vote for your favorite soup, attend a workshop, take a hayride, and make your very own corn husk doll. This family friendly event is one of our favorites.

  • 12:00 pm Orchard Hike & Tour; Squash Display & Presentation
  • 12:45 pm Food Preservation Techniques Workshop
  • 1:30 pm Garlic Workshop
  • 2:15 pm Beans, Squash, and Peas: A Beginner’s Workshop on Seed Saving Techniques
  • 2:45 pm Gourd Hunt Winner Announced
  • 3:00 pm Making Hard Cider: A Beginner’s Workshop & Tasting
  • 4:00 pm Soup Cook-Off Winner Announced, Trophy Presented
  • 4:15 pm Last Hayride Goes Out
  • Ongoing Events Hayrides, cider pressing, soup cook-off, face painting, pumpkin carving, apple tasting, gourd hunt, natural dye demonstration, and kids activities (seed collage, corn husk dolls, seed jewelry, corn shelling, and more)

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10/16/17
Caregiver Support Group

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging facilitates a free caregiver support group the 3rd Monday of every month at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home at 10:00 am. These support groups are a free resource for indiciduals caring for an elderly spouse, grandparent, mother, father, relative, or non-relative such as a neighbor. If you are interested in attending these support groups and need more information, please contact Kelly Kuennen at 563.277.6024.

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10/17/17
Renew Rural Iowa Seminar

Every business faces peaks and valleys as they progress through stages of growth. Do you know what stage your business is in and how you can reach the next level?

Attend this valuable one-day seminar to help stack the odds in your favor by understanding the stages of business growth, their unique challenges, and methods to overcome them.

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10/17/17
Luxury & Comfort Sale

Jump into savings at Winneshiek Medical Center. From blankets, pillows, and sheets. Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards accepted.

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10/17/17
Barnetimen (Children’s Hour)

Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites all pre-school-aged children and their parents or caregivers to Barnetimen (Children's Hour) this school year. Join Vesterheim Youth Educator Jennifer Kovarik and Decorah ArtHaus Director and Instructor Shannon Dallenbach Durbin on the third Tuesday of each month to explore art and culture.

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10/17/17
Alive Inside Movie Showing Fund-Raiser

As a certified Music & Memory Provider, Aase Haugen Senior Services wants to Keep the Music Playing for our residents.  We need your help!  We accept donations of used iPods, iPhones, and of course, cash to help purchase supplies, iTunes songs, and equipment for the program.                            
Join us for a great movie, popcorn & root beer!  Your freewill donations at this event support the Music & Memory Program and our residents!
 

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10/17/17
Free Health Insurance Seminars

Health insurance is complicated, especially right now. That’s why the local health insurance experts at Lentz Benefit Solutions & Wiltgen Financial will be hosting two FREE educational seminars.
From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the small group health insurance market will be the topic of discussion. Lunch will be served during this session.
Then, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the individual under-65 market will be the topic of discussion.

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10/18/17
Living in the Middle of Everywhere: NEIA Transportation Summit

Join us for "Living in the Middle of Everywhere"-- a Transportation Summit that aims to recognize and engage in discussion with Northeast Iowans about regional transportation needs and coordination. We'll dive into a dialogue about improvements to transportation to support a higher quality of life for our region's residents, and explore improvements to transportation to make our incredible region's economy more productive. We'll have fantastic speakers, lots of connection, food-- and, ahem-- we're actually very serious about having a bit of *fun* as well. Come relaxed and ready to collaborate-- we can't wait to see you in Calmar at the Wilder Business Center on the Northeast Iowa Community College campus.

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10/19/17
 -10/22/17
New Minowa Players Children’s Show What To Do

The show features 19 cast members ages 6-13. Performances will be at 7:00 pm October 19 and 20. On Saturday, October 21 afternoon performances will be at 3:00 and 5:00. Sunday’s final performance will play at 1:00 pm on October 22.

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10/20/17
American Rhapsody - Center Stage Series

Join singer and bandleader Michael Andrew for an evening of iconic American music by the inimitable George Gershwin, whose music remains as fresh and irresistible as it was duirng the Jazz Age. Backed by a 17-piece band, the virtuosic Andrew performs favorites from Broadway, Hollywood, opera, and the classic American songbook.

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10/20/17
Limited Edition Sticky Buns Wine

Release of limited edition sticky buns wine

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10/20/17
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.

Preregistration required.

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10/21/17
Experiencing Animal Fibers

Blue Face Leicester, Merino, Gotland, Huacaya – if you don’t know what these words mean, you will after this class! Get ready to learn all about animal fibers.  We’ll spend the morning talking about what animals grow the fibers, how the fibers are processed, and what we do with them. You’ll be able to touch and see fiber samples from several different animals including sheep, alpacas, and angora rabbits, all spun and processed by Tori. The afternoon will be spent on a field trip to Rockie Top Acres, where you’ll get a hands-on experience with the local family farm’s alpacas.

Preregistration required.

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10/21/17
The Fine Art of Oil Painting

You will find this a great opportunity to take your painting to the next level. Working with Joni will allow you to get the personal help you need with your art. Focus on developing your own artistic vision, or getting you past any painter’s block you may be experiencing. The subject focus of this class is life like landscapes. This class is designed for painters of all levels, whether you are new to oil painting or an advanced painter wanting to brush up on your techniques.

Note: Class will be held outdoors if weather allows. You will need to bring your own supplies. Please email for the complete list of supplies needed.

Preregistration required.

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10/21/17
Introduction to Weaving

If you have wondered about frame looms, inkle looms, rigid heddle looms, tapestry looms, 4 harness looms and others, this is your chance to try them out. Try your hand at weaving with these various types of looms and leave with samples of different weaves that can be used as bookmarks or mug rugs. If you have a portable loom you may bring it to class if you wish.
Note: Yarn will be provided. Looms and other supplies for future weaving projects will be available for purchase directly from the instructor at class.

Preregistration required.

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10/21/17
 -10/22/17
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Workshop

Join us for a hands-on, 2 day workshop for singer/songwriters. You will begin class with a ‘song circle’ where you will perform a recent composition or two. Instructor and artist Steven will outline his creative process including the tools and resources he employs and guitar playing techniques. You will be given a songwriting assignment and time to work on it during class. Steven will be available to provide encouragement and coaching as you work. On the second day, you will end the workshop with a second song circle where you will play your newly composed song(s) for the group. This class is designed for songwriters of all levels, novice to experienced, this is an opportunity to develop and hone your craft.
Note: Students must be funtional guitar players. This class is not a beginning guitar lesson. Class size is limited to 10. The class is designed for acoustic string instruments (guitars, banjos, etc.), rock ‘n roll artists welcome (no amps). Registration fee covers admission to Steven’s concert Saturday evening at 8pm. An additional ticket can be purchased for the concert at a discounted price (one guest per class participant), please call to purchase these tickets.

Preregistration required.

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10/21/17
Steven Schmidt in Concert

Join us for an evening of musical artistry by Steven Schmidt. Steven is ​recipient of the 2017 Sally Irvine Ordway award for Commitment, recognizing lifetime achievement, contribution and leadership in the arts and/or culture. He is a Midwestern singer/songwriter who has written over 200 songs, and each one is like a bottle of fine, bourbon barrel-aged stout.  He performs his rich, full-flavored original tunes, crafted over the last forty years. Steven is a highly skilled guitarist some refer to as “a folkie with chops”. He is noted for his fingerpicking, novel chord voicings, use of alternate tunings, and playing up-the-neck.

Preregistration highly encouraged.

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10/21/17
Coffee Hour Book Signing: Daniel Otte & Carin Thom

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for a Coffee Hour Book Signing with authors Daniel Otte and Carin Thom and their new book Limpopo River Tales. Both natives of South Africa, Luther College alumnus Daniel Otte and Carin Thom created a charming book of stories sure to capture the imaginations of children and adults.

 

Otte and Thom will be at Dragonfly Books to chat one-on-one with guests, share a cup of coffee, and sign books on Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

 

If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase a copy of Limpopo River Tales, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of the Dragonfly Books staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.


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10/25/17
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 highly encouraged.

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