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06/25/18 - 06/25/18
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06/15/18
 -07/13/18
Of Wings and Water: ArtHaus Gallery Show

Reception: Friday, June 15 from 7-9pm


The public is welcome to a free gallery opening in the ArtHaus gallery displaying the collaborative and independent paintings on canvas by local Jennifer Fisher Jones and Cary Wyninger from Trempeleau, Wisconsin. During a group exhibit, Jennifer and Cary recognized their painting styles compliment one another in their use of color, loose brush work and dynamic movement. This resonance enticed them to embark on merging water and wing imagery in this collaborative series by passing canvases back and forth from their respective studios until deemed complete. The process demanded that they not only trust, but also have an intuitive regard for the artistic vision of the other.  The artists will give a short presentation on their process and work during the opening.  
 

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06/22/18
 -06/24/18
New Minowa Players Presents the Drowsy Chaperone

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. As he and the audience watch, the show comes to life, complete with a bride and groom, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone and more. ​

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a loving send-up of the jazz age musical.

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06/23/18
 -06/24/18
Laura Day Celebration

Spend the day celebrating Laura at her childhood home in Burr Oak, Iowa. Tours of the Masters Hotel every half hour, pioneer games, craft demonstrations, hands-on activities.

Tug of War – Sack Races – Corn Cob Dolls – Shave Knife – Three Legged Races – Stilts – Wool Dye – Children’s Roping – Dress Up Photos – Tattoos – Butter Making – Story Time Under the Trees – Checkers Tournament – Parade at 12 Noon – Wagon Rides – Homemade Pie Auction – Stage Show – Greased Pig Contest – Chicken Catch – Performances by The GrassRun Bluegrass Band – Petting Zoo – Dress the Goat Contest – Foot Tent


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06/24/18
Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social

Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social, Sunday, June 24, 11:30-1:30; serving Brats, Hot Dogs, BBQ's, Potato Salad, Calico Beans, Relish Tray, Pies, Desserts, Ice Cream and Beverages.  Worship service is at 10:30 all welcome.

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06/25/18
DACC Golf Outing

Registrations are being accepted for the 18th Annual DACC Golf Outing at Oneota Golf and Country Club. Registration is for teams of four for 18 holes. The day will consist of golf, fun activities, dinner, and over $1,000 in prizes.

Golf carts are not included with registration and should be reserved through Oneota by calling (563)382-4407.
Additional reservations may be made for dinner only at $25.00/person.

You can drop off your registration at the Chamber office or mail your form and payment to the Chamber (507 W. Water St.) or register online. 

We hope to see you on June 25th!
Please note, no refunds will be issued after June 11, 2018.

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06/25/18
 -06/29/18
Paint the Beat

Create light and chalk spray graffiti all over town and explore the other guerrilla street art styles each morning. Have fun with hip hop and break dance movement in the afternoon. Bring a sack lunch.

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06/25/18
Gun Sense Conversation Film

We will watch a video interview on Democracy Now (Amy Goodman) with Dr. John Mann, director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This is really significant material that most folks do not know about. It will spur the discussion toward more effective public education and action on the gun culture issue.

 

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06/26/18
Author Talk with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf

Dragonfly Books is pleased to host Somali and Minnesota author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf with his new collection of short stories The Lion's Binding Oath. Through stories spanning the years before and during Somalia's civil war, Yusuf introduces readers to the people of Somalia and their struggles. Yusuf will share his stories and talk about The Lion's Binding Oath on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books. The Lion’s Binding Oath shares the human stories beneath Somalia's recent history of war and displacement -- families, clans, lovers, neighbors, and friends all bound together through common cultural, religious, and historical ties.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free author talk. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Yusuf's books, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of their staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

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06/26/18
Alzheimer's Association--Education Series

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06/26/18
"The Right Stuff" Community Book Club Introductory Meeting

Facilitated by Ben Gardner

NEIPJC will continue its community book club series with “The Right Stuff,” written by Tom Wolfe.
 

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06/27/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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06/27/18
Crafternoon: Rainsticks!

As part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock!,” Decorah Public Library invites children of all ages to express their creative side. Join us in the public program room of the library to make a rainstick that simulates the sound of falling rain when turned end over end!

This program is limited to 24 children on a first-come basis. Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult..


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06/27/18
 -07/01/18
Beginning Weaving II With Laura Demuth

Learn to weave with expert weaver Laura Demuth! This class is designed for the beginning weaver who has some experience with working on a floor loom, but who would appreciate additional instruction in weaving basics.

The class will focus on the Norwegian technique krokbragd, a three-harness boundweave in which the cotton or linen warp is completely covered by a tightly packed wool weft. Boundweave textiles are suitable for table runners, rugs, coverlets, and wall hangings. The threading and treadling for this weaving structure are simple and allow the weaver great freedom to explore color and design.

This class is a great opportunity to practice the basic skills needed for working on a floor loom and to explore a new weaving technique.

$335.00 Vesterheim Members/$385.00 Non-members

Winneshiek County residents receive a 50% discount on stand-by basis.


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06/27/18
Grout Museum District: Sound Science!

Ever wonder what sounds are made of? As part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock!,” Grout Museum District will bring their Sound Science program to Decorah Public Library. Come see the amazing science of sound as they demonstrate vibration, frequency, and the Doppler Effect with singing rods, singing pipes, and spouting bowls. Pick up good vibrations at this great program!

Generously sponsored by Friends of Decorah Public Library, Marion E. Jerome Foundation, Inc., and Decorah United Methodist Church Trust Fund, this program is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.


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06/27/18
Trauma and Sports Injuries

Plants have the amazing ability to reverse the impact of trauma or injury and start the healing process. Bonnie Kreckow, Clinical Herbalist, will demonstrate some amazing plants to use for trauma, cuts, burns, and wounds. We will discuss case histories and many stories of injuries and trauma that she has worked with throughout her practice. A few volunteers will be invited to help demonstrate how to apply poultices and compresses.

This is a lecture and demonstration-style class. Cost is $15 for Co-op Member/Owners, $18 for community members.


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06/27/18
Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group

Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group will meet Wednesday, June 27th at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Conference Rooms B 2 &3 at 1:30 PM. We will share our experiences and support with each other.  Looking forward to seeing you there.


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06/28/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule
 
June 7   Uptown Jazz
June 14 Squirrel Tail
June 21 Decorah Municipal Band
June 28 Michael McElrath
 
July 5   Root River Jam
July 12 Winneshiek County Fair, no performance
July 19 Nordic Dancers
July 26 Nordic Fest Opening Ceremonies
 
Aug 2  Mark Armstrong
Aug 9  Guttenberg German Band
Aug 16 Ben Hippen
Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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06/28/18
Decorah Community Blood Drive

A Decorah community blood drive is Monday, June 18 at Stone Ridge Community Church.

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06/28/18
Unconventional Pesto and Hummus (CSA)

Lots of unused veggies in your CSA box? Tired of the same old roasting routine? Never fear! We will work together to combine some seemingly unconventional ingredients to make delicious pestos and unique hummus

Lead by Emily Stumpf, this is a demonstration-style class that is vegetarian friendly and gluten-free with a limit of 20 participants. Cost is $12 for Co-op Members, $15 for community members, and is eligible for CSA voucher redemption.


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06/28/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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06/29/18
 -07/01/18
Adult Dorian Choral Retreat 'Livssang'

The Dorian Choral Retreat, in its inaugural year, will be hosted at Luther College from June 29 through July 1 with the culminating event, "Livssang," at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
 

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06/29/18
Luther College Summer Preview Day

The Luther College Admissions Office is hosting the first of three Summer Preview Days Friday, June 29, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration is open until midnight Sunday, June 24, at https://tinyurl.com/LutherSummerPreview1. This visit provides prospective students with a total immersive visit to the campus, as well as the Decorah community.

Activities include an introduction to liberal arts and academics, an overview of the admissions and application process, campus tour, Q&A with current students, and research, internships and financial aid informational sessions. Lunch will be provided.

Following the event, families are encouraged to explore Decorah with a Luther community member as a guide. Possible activities include biking the Trout Run Trail, canoeing/kayaking the Upper Iowa River, participating in the Luther high ropes course, taking the Decorah Trolley downtown and creating art at ArtHaus.

Overnight housing is available in one of Luther’s residence halls. The cost is $22 per person, with linens provided.

Located in Decorah, Iowa, Luther College is a four-year liberal arts college that is nationally recognized for academic excellence, exceptional study abroad experiences, an outstanding music program and successful NCAA Division III athletics.

More information about Preview Day, as well as other Luther College visit events, is available at http://www.luther.edu/admissions/visit.


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06/29/18
 -07/03/18
Luther College Dance Camp

Come Dance With Us! – “Getting started is always a good thing to do.”

Announcing registration for the Luther College Summer Dance Camp. “BE INSPIRED” and “MOVE YOUR BODY” as a way to express and create from the inside out. All students in grades 5-12 or ages 10-18 are invited to attend. Previous dance experience is not required and any level of dance experience is welcomed. The camp is directed by the Luther College Dance Program and campers stay in dorms on the Luther campus. An outstanding group of professional dance faculty and experienced college dancers are selected for their ability to foster a welcoming and safe environment, encouraging creativity, and movement for all abilities. For more information visit: http://www.luther.edu/dance-camp/


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06/29/18
Explore Luther College during Summer Preview Day

The Luther College Admissions Office is hosting three Summer Preview Days.

This visit provides prospective students with a total immersive visit to the campus, as well as the Decorah community.

Advance registration is required.
 

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06/29/18
Space Certified Air cleaning (and more!)

Supper will be served at 6:00 pm, business franchise opportunity details at 6:30 for those that wish to stay and find out more.   

Please RSVP if  possible,  Text, Call or email cell phones for details-  Dorothy at 563-419-3226 or Brigitte at 520-904-2224
 

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06/30/18
Porter House Garden Party

Join us for the annual Garden Party fundraiser at the Porter House Museum!

Enjoy refreshments, music, carriage rides through the historic district, silent auction, raffles, and more! Admission is $10/person or $15/pair, so bring a friend or partner with you to join in the fun. Some of the proceeds from the event will go toward efforts to restore the museum's unique, stone garden bench.
 

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06/30/18
Harvest Farms 4th of July Fireworks

Come and see the fireworks display at Harvest Farms!

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07/03/18
 -07/04/18
Eitzen Family Fun Fest

Sponsored by the Eitzen Lions

Click link below for schedule of events

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07/04/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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07/04/18
Pulpit to Pulpit Palooza 5K

This Fourth of July, family-friendly, dog-friendly, event strives to raise money for the Decorah Dog Park and The Spectrum Network. The race will begin at the soccer fields near Will Baker park and end at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. 

$25 pre-registration includes a Pulpit to Pulpit Palooza tshirt, $1 off either an Impact Coffee beverage or a Pulpit Rock beer after the race, and a free Spring Grove Soda! $12 pre-registration for youth 12 and under includes a tshirt and a Spring Grove Soda. Day of registration for adults is $30 and $15 for youth. 
*Register by June 13 to guarantee your tshirt size!

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07/04/18
Harmony 4th of July Fireworks

Harmony, Minnesota's 4th of July fireworks display.

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07/05/18
Decorah Community Meal

Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

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07/05/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule
 
June 7   Uptown Jazz
June 14 Squirrel Tail
June 21 Decorah Municipal Band
June 28 Michael McElrath
 
July 5   Root River Jam
July 12 Winneshiek County Fair, no performance
July 19 Nordic Dancers
July 26 Nordic Fest Opening Ceremonies
 
Aug 2  Mark Armstrong
Aug 9  Guttenberg German Band
Aug 16 Ben Hippen
Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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07/05/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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07/06/18
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

ArtHaus Presents an evening of Art Rock and Jazz Fusion with The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, who has been freakin’ minds since 2009. They stretch their own musical limits with album after album of intensely energetic art rock. Poetic lyrics, sophisticated harmonics, and dynamic and technical complexity derived from classical (and jazz) music.

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07/06/18
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra presented by ArtHaus

A Decorah favorite returns as ArtHaus presents live music with The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra on Friday, July 6 at 7:30 pm in the ArtHaus Studio Courtyard, located next door to the Vesterheim Museum. 


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07/07/18
 -07/08/18
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”.

Day 1: 9am-5pm       Day 2: 11am-4pm     Class length on days may vary depending on personal projects.

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. A selection of images will be provided by the instructor.
Preregistration required


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07/07/18
Fourth of July in Spillville

Admission to the park is $5.00/car plus $3.00/person. 

NO KEGS - NO ATTITUDES - NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS

Kids' games, including mini golf and bounce house are free with park admission, starting at 2:00 p.m. Free Watermelon and Root Beer at 3:00 p.m. Bingo by CFS starts at 4:00 p.m. 

Music by Black Out at 6:00 p.m. on the ball diamond before fireworks @ 9:30 p.m. After the fireworks, Youkon will play inside the Inwood - Dance admission $3.00.

There will be several food stands at the park and also inside the Inwood.


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07/07/18
Harvest Farms 4th of July Fireworks

Come and see the fireworks display at Harvest Farms!

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07/09/18
NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Northeast Iowa will be holding its monthly family support group, led by trained family members of people with mental health conditions for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with a mental health condition.  


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07/09/18
 -07/13/18
Garden Adventure Dance Camp

Bumblebees, butterflies, and tulip bulbs…we will celebrate and explore nature through movement, crafts, and a healthy snack.

Ages 3-5 (must be 3 by the week of camp)
9:00-10:30 am Monday through Friday
$150.00


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07/09/18
 -07/13/18
Inspire Dance Camp for Beginners 7-10 Yrs

Come explore different dance styles with us. Throughout the week we will experience ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, and others. We will learn movement, play with choreography, and learn how to be our healthiest self.

Ages 7-10 yrs
1-3 pm Monday through Thursday
$200.00


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07/09/18
 -07/13/18
Build and Be Dazzled Class

Play with making beads from sculpey as well as using a variety of pre-made beads (including beans), elastic, and wires to make bracelets, necklaces, anklets and more. Youth who want to branch out can make sculpey or beeswax animals, figures or scenes.

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07/11/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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07/11/18
Crafternoon:Tambourines!

As part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock!,” Decorah Public Library invites children of all ages to express their creative side. Join us in the public program room of the library to make your own tambourine.  This instrument is easy to build and decorate and even more fun to play!

This program is limited to 24 children on a first-come basis. Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


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07/12/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule
 
June 7   Uptown Jazz
June 14 Squirrel Tail
June 21 Decorah Municipal Band
June 28 Michael McElrath
 
July 5   Root River Jam
July 12 Winneshiek County Fair, no performance
July 19 Nordic Dancers
July 26 Nordic Fest Opening Ceremonies
 
Aug 2  Mark Armstrong
Aug 9  Guttenberg German Band
Aug 16 Ben Hippen
Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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07/12/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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07/12/18
Wild Crafted Pesto and Salads (CSA)

Learn the ways of pesto beyond basil and how to incorporate all kinds of herbs and greens into your usual spinach and lettuce salads. In this hands-on class we will not only try out some innovative pesto recipes and creative salad ingredients, but also learn how to successfully improvise and experiment

Lead by Peter Kraus, this is a demonstration-style class with hands-on elements, and is vegan friendly and gluten-free with a limit of 16 participants. Cost is $12 for Co-op Members, $15 for community members, and is eligible for CSA voucher redemption. 


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07/13/18
Haymarket Spring/Summer Concert

Come down to the Haymarket to enjoy good tunes and dance the night away.

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07/13/18
 -07/14/18
Town and Country Garden Club 2018 Flower Show

Remembering Laura Hjelle Hoeg, “The Nisse Lady
 

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07/13/18
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. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**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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07/13/18
 -07/14/18
Blooming in All Seasons of Life

This year’s festive “Nisse inspired” flower and horticulture show will be held at Laura HjelleHoeg’s childhood home, the Hjelle brick house near Siewer Springs and the DecorahFish Hatchery. Examples of Laura’s paintings in the Scandinavian style still remain in the property for your viewing.

The theme for this year’s flower show was inspired by the 2017 book release, “The Curve of Her Life, Folk Artist, Laura HjelleHoeg” by Carol Hoeg Oliver, Laura’s daughter. As an added component, Carol will also be present at the show to share stories and to autograph her book.

A beverage and a tasty treat will be provided as you relax in this tranquil, Siewer Springsvalley setting.

A suggested donation of $10 will support Town and Country Garden Club’s beautification efforts towards Decorah’s public gardens, tree planting, conservation, and educational projects.

Organized in 1954 and Federated in 1955, the Town & Country Garden Club of Decorah meets monthly, at 1:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. For more about Town & Country Garden Club, email: mfdeen6@gmail.com


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07/14/18
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. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**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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07/14/18
Amish Experience: Pie Making Demonstration

Are you a pie lover? If so, then join us and learn the ‘how to’s’ from an experienced Amish baker. Your Amish instructor will expertly whip up several types of pies from scratch. Learn about using a wood stove and sample the results with coffee. Not only will you gain insight into the Amish lifestyle, you’ll create a warm and tasty memory. 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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07/14/18
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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07/14/18
The Point Eco-Adventure

Come experience a culinary, service learning, eco-adventure! Begin your adventure with Mary Bell, as you learn and help prepare seasonal, Native America, pre-contact foods. Next, explore “The Point”, one of the most biodiverse places left on the Root River. Learn about the education demonstrations that take place here and give something back by participating in a service learning project such as invasive control, prairie restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, or trail maintenance, to name a few. Finish up the adventure with great conversation over a light seasonal meal savoring some of the items prepared earlier. This class may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Creating Sacred Space

Sacred space is an alignment of vibrational intentions and connection to our inner-world of knowledge and healing powers. We will create this space with nature and invoke our ancestor’s teachings to instill our body – mind – spirit with love and guidance. We believe in the importance of taking time out, finding the space to nourish your body and mind. Join us in this process of discovery, as we leave behind the everyday life of meetings and schedules, and be prepare to meet your direct source of healing. We will guide and teach you to create your own space and experience the source we were all meant to have.

Note:  You will need to bring a lunch.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Intentional Living: Making Today Matter!

Do you have dreams and goals for your life and want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Do you long to be significant, make a contribution, do something noble or leave a lasting legacy? Join us for an exciting afternoon as we explore choosing a life that matters. We will discuss your purpose/goals/dreams and give you practical applications to help you reach them. Start small. Believe big. Find your why. Set priorities. Manage your time. Be intentional. These are just a few of the topics we will cover. Join us for an afternoon that can change the course of your life!

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Preserving the Harvest

Enjoy the flavors of harvest all year long! Designed for the beginner this class covers topics of cold storage, freezing, dehydrating and canning. Upon completion of this class you will: 1- Understand how to safely store food in a variety of ways. 2- Be able to choose a food preservation method that fits the food type and your use for it. 3- Know how to choose a dehydrator, blancher, canner, and other tools for food preservation. 4- Have a list of food items you can begin preserving right away.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
 -07/15/18
Wood Bowl Turning Workshop

Join instructor Duane Hill, accomplished wood turner for this two day, hands-on workshop. Learn the ins and outs of wood turning and spend the weekend working your way up to turning your very own wood bowls. Saturday will serve as an introduction to the art of wood turning and you will be introduced to the lathe and tools. Topics covered will include tool safety and sharpening, wood selection, and basic rounding wood safety. Sunday will be spent on the lathes, practicing and then turning your wood bowl(s). You will have the opportunity to turn 1-2 bowls. Bowl design will be covered.

Day 1: 8:30am-5:30pm       Day 2: 8am-5pm     Class length on days may vary depending on personal projects.

Note: Wood will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring you own bowl blanks (6-8” diameter and about 3-4” thick). Wood can be wet or dry. All class participants will need a full face shield. There will be a few to borrow out at class.

Preregistration required


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07/14/18
Raw Cacao Medicine

Please your taste buds, support your immune system, and improve your sense of well-being by making chocolates! Class will use a mixture of organic raw cacao powder, organic raw cacao butter, dried and powdered herbs, nuts, seeds, and organic maple syrup to prepare several delightful chocolates.

Lead by Amy Myers of Amy’s Apothecary, visiting from Austin, Texas. This is a hands-on class that is vegan friendly and gluten-free with a limit of 12 participants. For more info on Amy and her products, please check out her website at https://www.amysapothecaryshop.com/

Cost is $20 for Co-op Members and $25 for community members.


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07/15/18
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. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**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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07/15/18
Acrylics and Ales at Toppling Goliath

It’s fun, it’s creative, it’s the perfect day out. Join ArtHaus as we paint the town with a glass of somethin’ in our hands. You’ll bring home a painting to hang and plenty of memories. The first drink is on the house. Paintings are released 1 week before the event.

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07/16/18
Caregiver Support Group

This Caregiver Support Group is a free resource for individuals caring for an elderly spouse, grandparent, mother, father, relative, non-relative, or neighbor.

Group members receive education on caregiving, share success stores and coping strategies, and discuss useful resources through the caregiver journey.

Held on the 3rd Monday of every month.

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07/16/18
 -07/20/18
Make It Mega, Colossal, Gigantic, & Huge Class

Don’t let art be confined to an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, let’s make it colossal! Start your day at the Clay Studio building huge clay sculptures. Finish your day at the ArtHaus Studio and out in nature making gigantic creations in nature. Bring a sack lunch.

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07/18/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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07/18/18
Medicine In Your Backyard

Have you ever sat in your backyard and looked around at the various plants growing there? Those “weeds” like Dandelion, Nettle, or Plantain have very useful spots in your medicine cabinet. Come walk with Clinical Herbalist, Bonnie Kreckow, and learn more about the plants growing right in your yard. Plants to heal mosquito bites in minutes, plants to heal wounds and burns within days, and many others that heal various illnesses, or aid a cough.

This is a field trip style class that requires participants be able to walk and stand for the duration of class.Cost is $15 for Co-op Member/Owners, $18 for community members. 


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07/19/18
Decorah Community Meal

Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

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07/19/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule
 
June 7   Uptown Jazz
June 14 Squirrel Tail
June 21 Decorah Municipal Band
June 28 Michael McElrath
 
July 5   Root River Jam
July 12 Winneshiek County Fair, no performance
July 19 Nordic Dancers
July 26 Nordic Fest Opening Ceremonies
 
Aug 2  Mark Armstrong
Aug 9  Guttenberg German Band
Aug 16 Ben Hippen
Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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07/19/18
Homemade Whole-Grain Pasta (CSA)

In this hands-on class, you will develop some basic pasta making skills and learn about how you can intuitively incorporate more whole grains into your pasta, enhancing both flavor and nutrition. At the end we’ll share our results and taste our work.

Lead by Peter Kraus, this is a vegetarian friendly class with a limit of 16 participants. Cost is $12 for Co-op Members, $15 for community members, and is eligible for CSA voucher redemption.


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07/19/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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07/20/18
Haymarket Spring/Summer Concert

Come down to the Haymarket to enjoy good tunes and dance the night away.

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07/20/18
Tangibility: Gabrielle Cordes

Gabrielle Cordes won Best of Show in this year’s Emerging Artist Exhibition. Now join the UW-Madison student as she displays her sculptures of ceramic, wood, and vibrant color combinations in a story of abstracted, tangible language.

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07/20/18
Pinter's Pizza on the Farm

Celebrate summer with the Pinter's family at Pizza on the Farm. 
Spend a beautiful Iowa evening with your family or friends at Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins Playland while enjoying homemade pizza baked in an outdoor brick oven. 

Cost: Pinter's Playland - $6 admission for children, youth, and adults over 3. Toddles 3 and under are free. 
Homemade pizzas are $10 each. Beverages extra. 

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07/20/18
 -07/21/18
Seed Savers Annual Conference & Campout

Come take part in this colorful celebration of our farm and garden heritage. Friday-night potluck, seed swap, bonfire, and camping. Free lectures, garden tours, hayrides, vegetable tastings, and an old-fashioned barn dance on Saturday.

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07/21/18
 -07/25/18
Make It Mega, Colossal, Gigantic, & Huge Class

Don’t let art be confined to an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, let’s make it colossal! Start your day at the Clay Studio building huge clay sculptures. Finish your day at the ArtHaus Studio and out in nature making gigantic creations in nature. Bring a sack lunch.

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07/23/18
 -07/26/18
You Had Me at Lefse?

A camp combining Nordic culture with culinary arts. Start your day creating clay sculpture and glazing tableware. Finish your day exploring the art of eating at Vesterheim and cooking Norwegian style. Bring a sack lunch.

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07/24/18
Alzheimer's Association--Education Series

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