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Light Up Water Street!
09/28/17 - 11/15/17
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Visitor Center Volunteer
09/30/17 - 12/31/17
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November YP Event
11/07/17 - 11/07/17
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Lighted Holiday Parade Entry
11/30/17 - 11/30/17
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Events in the next 30 days...
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10/01/17
 -10/31/17
Decorah Mart Fuel Discount for Breast Cancer

Decorah Mart has joined forces with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), and The Hormel Institute to help combat breast cancer through the use of cleaner-burning E15.

We’ll donate 3-cents for every gallon of E15 purchased throughout the entire month of October to National Breast Cancer Foundation and The Hormel Institute to help fight breast cancer through early detection, education, support services, and research.

Choose E15 on October 11 at Decorah Mart in Decorah and save 10 cents a gallon from 11 am to 1 pm.

E15 is approved for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles, and contains less toxins and cancer-causing chemicals than straight petroleum gasoline. By choosing E15 at Decorah Mart during the month of October, you’re not only supporting a cleaner-burning fuel, you’re helping to combat breast cancer!

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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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10/20/17
 -11/30/17
Beyond the Pages of Nature – Anna Segner

ArtHaus’ 2017 Emerging Artist winner returns with a solo show of mixed media paintings. Beyond the Pages of Nature explores experiences of nature and animals in and beyond the human framework recorded in environmental writing, guides, maps, and diagrams.

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10/20/17
Backwater Spirits Grand Opening

Backwater Spirits & More is having Grand Opening events this coming weekend. Starting on Thursday the 19th, there will be sampling events though the day with a structured wine tasting from 5 to 7 pm. Sampling events continue Friday and Saturday with structured tastings at 1 to 3 pm and beer tasting from 5 to 7 pm. Sunday we'll offer sampling from noon until close at 6 pm. 

The DACC will host a Ribbon Cutting at 10:45 a.m. on Friday!

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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
Farm Party

A family-friendly event! Enjoy music from Viroqua’s Stanton West, painting pumpkins and gourds, fall treats, and family fun while checking out the new school, chickens, bunnies, and more!
 2902 US Hwy 52 (just south of Nob Hill outside of Decorah - Corner of Meadowlark and 52). PLEASE follow the parking signs. Thank you!

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10/21/17
Tinker Competitions – Pumpkin Creations

Free!
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/FmE83Pctux2DEmTA3

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10/22/17
Oneota Valley Community Orchestra

Fanfare for the Common Man

The Unanswered Question

St. Paul's Suite

Symphony No. 5 "Reformation"

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10/22/17
What the Health

Screening of the film What the Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation's health and how big business influences it.

Free event, no ticket needed

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10/22/17
Wine & Painting Party

Wine and painting on wood party, advance seats only.

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10/22/17
House for Sale-Open House!

Open House at 108 St Lawrence Street, Decorah, IA on Sunday, October 22nd 
starting at 1PM to 3PM-New Price! 

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10/23/17
TSN Ground Breaking on The Spectrum Kitchen

The public is invited to a ground breaking for The Spectrum Kitchen. The new building will be constructed on property already owned by The Spectrum Network on Railroad Street, located behind the Mediacom building.

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10/24/17
What the Health Letcure

Kip Andersen's environmental awakening came as a result of the film An Inconvenient Truth. After seeing the film, he began to recycle religiously, turn off lights constantly, shower infrequently, and ride a bike instead of driving.
 

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10/24/17
Medicare D Drug Plans Educational Discussion

Medicare Part D Educational Discussion
Tuesday, October 24
4:00-5:00 PM
Location: Decorah Public Library (Large Community Room)
 
Join us for an Open Educational Discussion about Medicare Part D Drug Plans.
       
Hosted by: Donlon Pharmacy, Thrifty White Pharmacy, A&J Petersburg Agency, Group Benefits Partners/Midwest Group Benefits, and SHIIP.
For more information, call Donlon Pharmacy at 563-382-2626.

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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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10/25/17
Calico Critters-Create a Costume!

Make a Halloween Costume for your own Calico Critter! Bring your own little friend and we will supply the materials to make them a little costume. All ages are welcome.

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10/26/17
A 21st Century Municipal Electric Utility

John Norris, former chair of the Iowa Utilities Board and former member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee, will present, "A Clean-Slate, 21st Century Municipal Electric Utility in Iowa and within the National Context" at 7:30 p.m. at Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Room 362.

His presentation is part of a Decorah Power Learning Series designed to investigate the opportunities and challenges involved in a Decorah municipal electric utility—a locally owned, city utility that would provide electricity services in the same way it provides water and sewer services. With the support of the City Council, local citizens group Decorah Power is conducting a feasibility study with privately-raised funds. The study is expected to be completed before the end of the year. For more information about Decorah Power see www.decorahpower.org
 

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10/27/17
Empty Nest Last Friday

Empty Nest's last Friday open

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10/27/17
Monthly Breakfast

Open to the Public Monthly Breakfast

$5 per person
 

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10/27/17
Grand Opening Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Rebound Hospitality is pleased to invite the public to a Grand Opening celebration at its new Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. Rebound is happy to announce that Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, will be attending the event. He is a graduate of Luther College where he now serves on the Board of Regents. His wife Ruth (Christenson) Sorenson is a Decorah native.

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10/28/17
 -10/29/17
Decorah High School Music Boosters

Craft & Bake Sale
Saturday Oct. 28 9-4
Sunday Oct. 29 10-3

Win a flat screen TV!
Raffle tickets are $2.00
100 Vendors, Free Admission

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10/29/17
Singing the Faith: A Reformation Hymn Fesstival

Led by Luther alumnus and renowned composer of church music, Marty Haugen, this event celebrates the role of music, hymns, and singing in the shared work of spiritual formation, proclaiming the Gospel, and building community across generations, cultures, and traditions. 

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10/29/17
Meatball and Ham Dinner

Menu includes real mashed potatoes and gravy, vegtable, cole slaw, beverage and dessert
(Open to the Public)

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10/29/17
Around the World in 5 Plates Dinner - Montessori

Northeast Iowa Montessori's annual fundraising dinner "Around the World in 5 Plates" is coming up Sunday, October 29th from 5-8 pm at the Hotel Winneshiek!

In honor of "United Nations Day" and NEIM's dedication to education on peace and global understanding, the event features local chefs and cuisines from around the world. This year we're excited to have Korean and Algerian food among the cuisines on the menu. We'll also have a silent auction featuring local goods, art, and businesses!
 

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10/31/17
Reformation Commemoration Concert

This concert will premiere the Luther Cantata, composed in honor of the Reformation Commemoration by four Luther College alumni and four current students. The program will also include a new work for concert band, jointly commissioned by a consortium of Lutheran colleges. Ensembles involved include the Concert Band, Collegiate Chorale, and Cathedral Choir. Additionally, students from Luther's dance program, choreographed by Andrea Vasquez Aguirre, may contribute to portions of the program. This event is free and open to the public.

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10/31/17
The Reformation of Everything, 1517-2017 Symposium

What was the Reformation? How did it impact Christianity, the church, education, broader society, and culture? How has it shaped Luther College? 
Join the Luther community for a one-day symposium on the Reformation, its historical impact, and its continuing influence. Professor Brad Gregory of the University of Notre Dame will present the opening address, "Why the Reformation Still Matters (Whether We Want It to Or Not)." 

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10/31/17
Trunk-or-Treat

For the ninth year, Stone Ridge Community Church is sponsoring Trunk-or-Treat, a Halloween event for the entire community, on Tuesday, October 31 from 5 – 6:30 pm in the Decorah Fareway parking lot.  Children are invited to trick-or-treat from vehicle to vehicle, and all vehicles and their owners will be dressed in Halloween costumes.
Candy donations are welcome, and can be dropped off at the church Tuesday – Friday from 9:30 am – 2 pm. 

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11/02/17
Power of Local Priorities: Cedar Falls Utilities

Erin Buchanan, Energy Services Coordinator at Cedar Falls Utilities, will present, "The Power of Local Priorities:  Energy Efficiency and Community Solar at Cedar Falls Utilities," Thursday, November 2, 2017, at a noon brownbag at City Hall and at 7:00 p.m. at Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Room 367.

Her presentation is part of a Decorah Power Learning Series designed to investigate the opportunities and challenges involved in a Decorah municipal electric utility—a locally owned, city utility that would provide electricity services in the same way it provides water and sewer services. With the support of the City Council, local citizens group Decorah Power is conducting a feasibility study with privately-raised funds. The study is expected to be completed before the end of the year. For more information about Decorah Power see www.decorahpower.org
 

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11/03/17
NICC Celebrate You!

Let's see...wine? Check. Hors d'oeuvres? Check. Dessert Extravaganza? Check. Amazing women from all over northeast Iowa? Check! This must be Celebrate You, the annual event that offers something for all women, from fashion and beauty, to health and the arts.

Grab a friend, sister, mom, daughter, young or old and join in this celebration of womanhood.

 

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11/03/17
Reception with Curt Meine: The Driftless Reader

Dragonfly Books is pleased to host a reception celebrating The Driftless Reader with editor Curt Meine on Friday, November 3 at 5:30 pm. The Driftless Reader gathers writings that highlight the unique natural and cultural history, landscape, and literature of the Driftless Area. Local contributors include David Faldet, Robert Wolf, Kevin Koch, Lauren Louise Anderson, and Carl Homstad.

 

Everyone is invited to enjoy catered food and wine, hear a formal address from Curt Meine, and take a closer look at The Driftless Reader (University of Wisconsin Press 2017). The reception will begin at 5:30 pm and Curt Meine will give a formal address at 6:00 pm.


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11/04/17
Anat Cohen - Center Stage Series

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. As "one of the brightest, most original young instrumentalists in jazz" (Washington Post), Cohen brings to the stage a soulful blend of modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and Afro-Cuban styles.

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11/04/17
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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11/04/17
The Art of Cheese Making

Join award winning cheese maker, Dave Sefton, for a morning of cheese creation. In this 3 ½ hour class, you will learn the art of cheese making and help in cooking up 3 kinds of cheese, including a farmer’s cheese, a soft cheese and Colby/Monterey Jack. Take your newly learned skills home to create these wonderful and tasty creations on your stove top. All ingredients will be provided along with suggestions and guidelines as to when you should get ingredients for your future cheese making endeavors.
Preregistration required

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11/04/17
Clay Hand-Building: Slabs

Hand-building slabs of clay is an exciting way to create shapes that could never be produced using a potter’s wheel or that would be difficult to create with coiling. Instructor and artist Laremy Ellsworth will lead you through the process of slab hand-building and teach you the tricks of the trade. You will be creating a unique hand-built slab pot of your design.

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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11/04/17
Transformational Sound Experience

Enjoy and partake in a transformational music concert. Crystal Bowls and acoustic instruments that resonate with the body and its energy systems are combined to create relaxation, stillness, energy flow, and awareness to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our being. No effort is needed, just the opportunity to quiet the mind and open the heart. This allows for greater brain wave activity to reprogram past injuries and bring healing to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our being. Leave this experience relaxed and rejuvenated.

Note: CD’s will be available for purchase, $5 payable to instructor at class.

Preregistration required

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11/05/17
Luther College Peace Brunch

Brunch Buffet
 

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11/05/17
Waucoma Craft & Vendor Show

46th Annual Waucoma Craft and Vendor Show
Free Admission & Free Door Prizes
Lunch by the Eden Outer Limits 4-H Club

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11/06/17
Charting the Course for Algona's Future

John Bilsten, General Manager of Algona Municipal Utilities, will present "Charting the Course of Algona's Future:  Jobs, Stewardship, and Energy Independence," at a 12:00 noon brownbag at City Hall on Monday, November 6.

Bilsten's presentation is part of a Decorah Power Learning Series designed to investigate the opportunities and challenges involved in a Decorah municipal electric utility—a locally owned, city utility that would provide electricity services in the same way it provides water and sewer services. With the support of the City Council, local citizens group Decorah Power is conducting a feasibility study with privately-raised funds. The study is expected to be completed before the end of the year. For more information about Decorah Power see www.decorahpower.org
 

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11/07/17
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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11/07/17
Amish Experience: Homemade Noodles Demonstration

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

Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class.

Preregistration required

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11/07/17
November YP Event

Join in a conversation with Keith Christensen at the November YP Social. 
Keith is a graduate of Luther College. While he has had a few turns in his career path, most of it has been spent in higher education including 15 years as Vice President for Development at Luther College (2000 – 2015).  In 2015, he made the transition to health care fundraising, and has now served over 2 years as a Principal Gifts Officer for Mayo Clinic Department of Development.  When he made that move, it was key to be able to negotiate the ability to still live, and work part-time, from the place he continues to care for so deeply: Decorah. Giving is more than financial support, and he believes strongly that we all need to give our time and talents to organizations and boards to make this community thrive. 

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11/09/17
Free Car Seat Checks

To promote car seat safety, Winneshiek County Medical Center and Culver's are urging all parents and caregivers to take advantage of free car seat checks held the second Thursday of every other month at the WMC east enterance. For each seat inspected, Culver's of Decorah will donate a coupon for free small ice cream sundae. 

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11/09/17
Human Trafficking Training

Youth Mentoring will be offering a Human Trafficking training for mentors, Mentors For A Day, parents/guardians, and community members, and the general public. The training will be Thursday November 9,from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco.

 

Mariana Vega, Anti- Human Trafficking Specialist, at Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, and Trish Johnson, Bilingual Domestic Abuse Advocate, at Helping Services for Youth & Families, will be our presenters.

Please RSVP to Kathy by November 6


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11/09/17
 -11/11/17
Shrek the Musical

Decorah High Schiil will present Shrek the Musical. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students K-12. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each show.

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11/12/17
Luther College Peace Brunch

Brunch Buffet
 

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11/12/17
Big Canoe Lutheran Church Dinner

Big Canoe Lutheran Church annual lutefisk and meatball supper. Tickets are $16 for adults, and $4 for children 6 to 12. Children under 6 eat for free. All sales are final; no refunds.

Menu includes: Lutefisk, Norwegian meatballs, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, rutabagas, rolls, lefsa, cranberry fluff salad and Norwegian cookies.  

Tickets are available from the following: Big Canoe Lutheran Church office (563-546-7974); Chairperson Rachael Hoffland (563-735-5382) 


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11/14/17
Speaker from American Public Power Association

LeAnn Sinclair, Director of Customer Programs, American Public Power Association, will present, "Municipal Electric Utilities Across the United States:  Trends, Case Studies and Mythbusting" on Tuesday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at Luther College, Valders 362.  She will give the same presentation the following day, Wednesday, November 15, at a noon brownbag at City Hall.

Sinclair's presentation is part of a Decorah Power Learning Series designed to investigate the opportunities and challenges involved in a Decorah municipal electric utility—a locally owned, city utility that would provide electricity services in the same way it provides water and sewer services. With the support of the City Council, local citizens group Decorah Power is conducting a feasibility study with privately-raised funds. The study is expected to be completed before the end of the year. For more information about Decorah Power see www.decorahpower.org
 

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11/15/17
Speaker from American Public Power Association

LeAnn Sinclair, Director of Customer Programs, American Public Power Association, will present, "Municipal Electric Utilities Across the United States:  Trends, Case Studies and Mythbusting,"  Wednesday, November 15, at a noon brownbag at City Hall.

Sinclair's presentation is part of a Decorah Power Learning Series designed to investigate the opportunities and challenges involved in a Decorah municipal electric utility—a locally owned, city utility that would provide electricity services in the same way it provides water and sewer services. With the support of the City Council, local citizens group Decorah Power is conducting a feasibility study with privately-raised funds. The study is expected to be completed before the end of the year. For more information about Decorah Power see www.decorahpower.org
 

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11/18/17
Thomanerchor - Center Stage Series

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear J.S. Bach's own choir! Established in 1212 and representing 800 years of musical tradition, this iconic all-boys choir continues to be a strong cultural influence worldwide. With its light, bright, distinctive sound, the St. Thomas Choir delivers an evening of uplifting, transcendent music that hasn't changed since Bach himself directed it.

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11/18/17
Eric Litwin Original Author of Pete the Cat

Eric Litwin, the best-selling author of original four Pete the Cat books, The Nuts, and Groovy Joe, is coming to Decorah! Performance times and registraion details coming soon!

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11/18/17
Hand Tied House Broom

The prerequisite for this class is Hand Tied Corn Brooms.
Using the lessons taught in the Hand Tied Corn Brooms class, you will build a broom to handle daily sweeping duties. You will leave with a large, rustic, and completely usable house broom. The broom may be on a manufactured straight stick, or on a (seasoned natural) stick that you bring in.

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

Preregistration required

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11/18/17
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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11/18/17
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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11/18/17
Glass Bead Creation

The art of bead making is one that has been around for thousands of years. Join in this fun history by learning how to create your very own glass beads. How to make glass beads will be demonstrated. Bead designs, colors, tools and safety will be covered. By the end of class you will have 1-2 glass beads that you created!

Note: You will need to bring a pair of non-polarized sunglasses for eye protection.

Preregistration required

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11/18/17
 -11/19/17
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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11/18/17
 -11/19/17
Advanced Mosaics Workshop

In this two-day workshop we will explore more advanced mosaic techniques, materials and ideas. Delving into Andamento (the LINE), which is king in the advanced mosaic teachings. Concepts of color theory and mosaic history will be covered.
You will be asked to bring an idea/plan for a larger mosaic project, which we will discuss prior to the workshop. It could be something for your outdoor garden, a piece of furniture or an image you want to work on for your home. The workshop will give you a start towards completing a larger piece that you will be proud to own and share. Some possible project ideas … mailbox, house number, birdhouse, gazing ball, etc.
Two weeks prior to the workshop Deb will contact you to discuss your project and both of you can be prepared to make the most of your workshop time together.
Note: A suggested prerequisite for this class is the Mosaic Basics class. Class size is limited to 8. Please bring your design idea, suitable substrate, an open mind and a BIG Smile! Warning: Mosaic Art may be addictive; your life will not be the same!
Day 1 - 9am-5pm
Day 2 - 11am-4pm

Preregistration required

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