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Light Up Water Street!
09/28/17 - 12/31/17
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Visitor Center Volunteer
09/30/17 - 12/31/17
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December YP Bowling Night
12/11/17 - 12/11/17
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Luther College Luncheon
01/22/18 - 01/22/18
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Women's Weekend Out Guest Registration
04/06/18 - 04/08/18
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Women's Weekend Out Sponsorship
04/06/18 - 04/08/18
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Events in the month of July 2017
DateEvent
07/01/17
Free Creativity Story Hour

All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

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07/01/17
Reick's Chicken Fry for Thunder Rode

Enjoy a chicken fry to benefit Thunder Rode. One half of all proceeds will benefit the therapeutic riding programs sponsored by Thunder Rode. 
Menu includes Mike Reick's chicken and deep fried potatoes.  

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07/02/17
Live Music on the Patio

Empty Nest Winery is having live music on the patio        

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07/04/17
2017 Festina Firecracker 5K

Come help LIGHT UP THE TOWN, join us for the annual 5k run/walk to raise funds for our street lights in Festina! Stay after and enjoy the AMAZING parade!

Registration:
$20 advanced registration June 26th
$25 race day registration on July 4 starting at 8:30am

Amenities: Tank tops and post-race refreshments are provided

Please stay and join us for the annual July 4th Parade beginning at 11:00amTuesday, July 4, 2017, 9:00am

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07/06/17
Lawn Chair Night!

Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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07/06/17
Real Estate Open Houses

Real Estate open houses; Thursday July 6th, 4-6 PM

1724 254th St., Freeport
2522 Kylie Ann Rd., Freeport
2558 Magnolia Rd., Freeport, Woodland Acres
2563 Magnolia Rd., Freeport, Woodland Acres

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07/06/17
Double Fiddles with Ann & Beth

Tunes with Scandinavian roots played by the fiddlers from Decorah folk bands, Foot-Notes and Maritza. Come hear Ann Streufert and Beth Hoven Rotto, two friends who delight in playing fiddle harmonies with each other.

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07/08/17
Mason Jennings w/The Pines & Pieta Brown

Join us for a concert under the stars & among the gardens with singer-songwriter Mason Jennings, joined by folk rock artists The Pines and the ethereal voice of Pieta Brown. Ticket sales support SSE's non-profit mission to protect and promote America's garden and food heritage.

Come early for wine or beer and a garden tour with Diane Ott Whealy at 6pm.


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07/08/17
Free Creativity Story Hour

All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

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07/08/17
Pizza On the Farm

Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass in your bare feet or relax on our outdoor patio over a glass of wine or beer. Did we say wine? Yes, we did! You can buy a bottle of delicious local wine in our retail shop or bring your favorite wine or beer to enjoy. No cork fee!

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07/08/17
Bridget Tonne

Come celebrate the height of the monarch butterfly season with Monarch Festival. Stop by our craft station to make some butterfly-themed crafts. Join a garden tour to learn about gardening for pollinators, the importance of native plants, and how to get started. During a second tour you'll search for monarchs in the field at all stages of their life cycle. An education tent with live butterflies will provide you with an up-close look at this amazing creature. A butterfly release is scheduled dependent on weather. Make it a picnic; bring your lunch! There are picnic tables around Eagle Bluff that you may use at any time.

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07/08/17
Teacher's Pet - from Minneapolis

Teacher's Pet is a vocal trio featuring piano, 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, and bass in various combinations, playing original songs in addition to classics of the pop/folk lexicon.

Michael McElrath writes, sings, and plays 6 & 12-string guitar and Piano. Luther grad and Nordic Choir legend Jane Henderson sings and plays acoustic 6-string guitar & piano. She and Michael have been singing together since Luther days with Jane's ex-husband Kyrl as Boulder Roll, and more recently with singer/bass player Bill Hulett as Teacher's Pet. If you like three-part harmony, you'll love Teacher's Pet. Come see what all the talk is about!

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07/09/17
Waterloo Ridge Ice Cream Social

Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church is hosting an ice cream social. Menu includes BBQ's, hot dogs, Coney dogs, potato salad, baked beans, pie, beverages and ice cream. 

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07/09/17
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery Brunch

Join Winneshiek Wildberry Winery for brunch on Sunday! Featuring quiche, potatoes, Cap’n Crunch French toast, two meats, fresh fruit and bread pudding as well as made-to-order omelettes there’s a little something for everyone.

 

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07/11/17
 -07/15/17
Winneshiek County Fair

Welcome to the Biggest Little Fair in Iowa! 
Visit the Winneshiek County Fair website for a full listing of events and programs! 
Get out and support local FFA, 4-H, local bakers, and more!

Enjoy Evan's United Midway - Wristband days are Wednesday 6-10pm, Friday 6-10pm, and Saturday 2-6pm. 

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07/11/17
Molly Conrad + John Franco

Java John's is very excited to welcome Nashville singer/songwriters Molly Conrad and John Franco to Decorah. Here's some info and links to check out.

Molly Conrad, an Iowa native, moved to Nashville three years ago while recording and touring for the first of her three albums. She has toured in the U.S. and internationally, and looks forward to touring new parts of the U.S. this July to promote her latest CD “Mind Over Mirror.”

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07/12/17
Seed Harvest at Heritage Valley

The remnant, hilltop prairie calls! You're invited to join us in northeast Iowa on this beautiful, never plowed native prairie overlooking Heritage Valley, a 1,200 acre nature preserve not usually open to the public.

Many hands are needed to collect prairie seed, as mechanical harvesters just can't make the hike. Seeds collected will used to diversify and expand the prairie. Arrive early to enjoy coffee, conversation and learn about Heritage Valley and its amazing prairies. An RSVP is requested for this event. 
 


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07/12/17
Book Discussion " News of the World"

The Happy Hour Book Group will meet  to discuss Paulette Jiles’ “News of the World.” A purchase of multiple copies was made possible by the support of Friends of the Library. It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has been offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.
 
Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forging a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. “News of the World” is a work of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.
 

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07/12/17
Blood Drive

Barthell OES Home/Arlin Falck Assisted Living is holding a blood drive in the Multipurpose Room. 
Appointments may be scheduled online at the link below or contact Nichole Hageman. 
Donors are asked to bring a valid form of identification, such as donor ID card or driver's license. 

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07/13/17
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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07/13/17
Lawn Chair Night!

Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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07/13/17
John Goodin--Solo Mandolin

John Goodin plays solo this evening. An evening of mandolin!

Tunes Early and Recent on solo mandolin. Sonatas, Divertimentos, Minuets, Reels, Aires, Jigs & Waltzes

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07/13/17
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery: Wine & Trivia Night

Bring your friends and form a team to test your trivia knowledge! Enjoy some wines or wine slush and have some laughs while playing trivia. The winning team will receive a gift certificate to come out for brunch at the winery. So gather your team and tell your neighbors and come spend an evening in the vineyard.

 
Appetizers and sandwiches as well as wine, wine slush, and other beverages will be available for purchase during the event.
 

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07/14/17
 -07/16/17
Conference & Campout at Seed Savers Exchange

Cultivate community, knowledge, and an appreciation of seeds during the 37th annual Conference & Campout. Each year in July, gardeners, educators, and leaders in the seed world gather at Heritage Farm for a weekend of workshops, tours, inspiring keynote speakers, community, and great local food.

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07/14/17
Release Limited Edition White Lace

Empty Nest Winery is releasing limited edition White Lace        

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07/15/17
Free Creativity Story Hour

All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

more info...
07/15/17
Live Music on the Patio

Empty Nest Winery is having live music on the patio        

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07/15/17
Bending with Brews in the Park

$20 per participant; no limits
1 hr all-levels flow yoga class led by Reefuel's Laree Schouweiler.
-Includes choice of smoothie from Impact Coffee before class and one free beer at Pulpit Rock's taproom after you work up a sweat!

Must sign up ahead of time at either Pulpit Rock Brewing's taproom, the Reefuel studio, or by emailing whitney@pulpitrockbrewing.com

Yoga mats will be provided but feel free to bring your own!

This is sure to cure what 'ales' you.

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07/15/17
Book Signing at Peace & Justice Center

The Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center (NEIPJC) is hosting a book signing with four contributors to "Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times."

Jacqueline Mosio ("Scenes from a Life"); Robbie Orr ("Three Days that Shook My World"); Phil Lund ("A Persistent Echo"); and Lynne Zotalis ("What Is Your Truth?") will read at the event. 

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07/15/17
HSNEI Adoption Event

The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa (HSNEI) is hosting a cat and kitten adoption event at Decorah Bicycles. 
Anyone interested in taking home a new cat or kitten that day may fill out an application at hsnei.org/application-for-adoption to be pre-approved. All adoptable animals can be seen at HSNEI.org. 

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07/18/17
Energy Breakfast

The Winneshiek Energy District and Decorah Power welcome Waverly Utility's CEO/General Manager Darrel Wenzel to speak about the perks and challenges of being a municipal utility in a town of 10,000 people in the 21st-century energy world.
Wenzel's expertise comes from a career working for three Iowa municipal utilities.

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07/19/17
Pizza On the Farm

Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass in your bare feet or relax on our outdoor patio over a glass of wine or beer. Did we say wine? Yes, we did! You can buy a bottle of delicious local wine in our retail shop or bring your favorite wine or beer to enjoy. No cork fee!

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07/19/17
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

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

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07/19/17
Pillow Cleaning

Make your bed pillows look like new! 
All types of pillows - Feather, foam, fiber fill, etc.
Clean, sanitize, deodorize, refluffed, GERM-FREE, New ticking (outer covering),
All pillows cleaned indicidually. Same day service.

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07/20/17
Lawn Chair Night!

Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017
 
June 1 Mark Armstrong
June 8 Gary Griffin
June 15 Relay for Life
June 22 Kindred Minds
June 29 Mike McElrath
July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
July 20 Nordic Dancers
July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
Aug. 17 Namoli Brennet
Aug. 24 Root River Jam
Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band 

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07/20/17
Book Discussion " Killers of the Flower Moon"

 
The History Book Group will discuss David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”  on the 2nd floor of the library. A purchase of multiple copies was made possible by the support of Friends of the Library. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case and turned to former Texas Ranger Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau, and together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 

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07/20/17
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery:Painting with Annie

Join us for a relaxing evening at the winery while you create your own masterpiece. No experience is required with step-by-step instructions while painting. You can customize your work by choosing your own color palette to add your individual style. Receive instructions, a 10″x 30″ canvas, paint, brushes, an apron, and a glass of wine with your purchase!

Appetizers and sandwiches as well as wine, wine slush, and other beverages will be available for purchase during the event.

 

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07/21/17
Book Discussion "Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse"

The Friday Book Group will discuss Faith Sullivan’s “Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse.” The meeting will be held  on the 2nd floor of the library.
 
Nell Stillman’s road is not easy. When her husband dies soon after they move to Harvester, Minnesota, Nell is alone and penniless yet responsible for her baby boy, Hillyard. Nell finds strength in lasting friendships and in the rich inner life awakened by the novels she loves. She falls in love with John Flynn, a charming congressman who becomes a father figure for Hillyard. She teaches at the local school and volunteers at the public library, where she meets Stella Wheeler and her charismatic daughter Sally. She becomes a friend and confidant to many of the girls in town. And no matter how difficult her day, Nell ends each evening with a beloved book. “Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse” celebrates the strength and resourcefulness of independent women, the importance of community, and the transformative power of reading.

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07/21/17
 -07/22/17
Spectrum Thrift Store - Ridiculous Days

Stop by and check out the selection and bargins at the Spectrum Thrift Store during Ridiculous Days weeend!
They will also be selling hot dogs, chips, and beverages on Friday! 

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07/21/17
Music & Dance of Norway

Enjoy the music and dance of Norway. $10 admission at the door. 

Tone Jorunn Tveito - Norwegian Folk Singer, from Lardal, Norway
Torgeir Strand - Hardanger Fiddler, from Bo, Norway
Tinndolan Dancers, from Tinn, Norway
Per Lykke, Keynote Speaker, from Rjukan, Norway

This evening is part of the 7-Lag Stevne being held at Luther College. 

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07/22/17
Free Creativity Story Hour

All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

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07/22/17
Ridiculous Days!

Take advantage of Ridiculous savings all over Decorah! 
The Winneshiek County Farmers Market will be held on the 300-400 West Water Street blocks from 8-11:30 a.m. 

Join the retail community as they clearance summer fashions to make room for fall!

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07/22/17
Toys Go ‘Round Garage Sale

Toys Go ‘Round will hold their annual garage sale during Ridiculous Days.
They are also looking for donations of good used toys.

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07/22/17
Decorah Kawasaki/Suzuki/Can-Am Inventory Reduction Auction

Decorah Kawasaki/Suzuki/Can-Am is hosting an inventory reduction sale! 

Note to buyers: Inventory Subject to change up to the date of the Auction. Please check all websites for updates on the upcoming auction. Go to www.cedarvalleyauctions.com or call the Cedar Valley office at (563)382-2273. 

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07/22/17
Book Sale hosted by Democrats

Winneshiek County Democrats will hold their annual book and DVD sale. 
This year only a few books will be outside and people are invited to browse inside in the comfort of air conditioning. The sale will offer gently used books of all genres such as novels, cookbooks, historical non-fiction and travel books. This year there will be more children's book s than in past years. 
DVDs and CDs will also be available and a free will offering is all that is required. 
 

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07/23/17
Trout Fly Fishing

This class covers cold water stream habitat, why trout live where they live, food sources, aquatic insects and invertebrates, fly fishing gear, casting and presentation. Loaner gear is available upon request or you can use your own. You’ll visit various types of streams. This on-stream instruction in fly fishing will require a Minnesota fishing license with a trout stamp (trout stamps can be picked up from the local gas station the day of class). This class may be cancelled/ rescheduled due to high water or inclement weather.

Pre-registration Required.

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07/23/17
Trout Fly Fishing

This class covers cold water stream habitat, why trout live where they live, food sources, aquatic insects and invertebrates, fly fishing gear, casting and presentation. Loaner gear is available upon request or you can use your own. You’ll visit various types of streams. This on-stream instruction in fly fishing will require a Minnesota fishing license with a trout stamp (trout stamps can be picked up from the local gas station the day of class). This class may be cancelled/ rescheduled due to high water or inclement weather.

Pre-registration Required.

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07/23/17
Stavanger Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social

Ossian DeSales School Gym
Hot chicen or beef sandwich, potato salad, baked beans, ice cream, brownie or apple bar, coffe, lemonade, milk
Free will offering
Carry outs welcome

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07/23/17
Highland Lutheran Ice Cream Social

Highland Lutheran Church is hosting an ice cream social. Menu includes BBQ's, hot dogs, coney dogs, homemade potato salad, beans, homemade pie, ice cream sundaes, coffee, pop and water. 

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07/23/17
Springfield Lutheran Ice Cream Social

Springfield Lutheran Church is hosting an ice cream social. The menu includes pork sandwiches, bbq sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, homemade pies, ice cream and beverages. 
There will be a free will donation accepted, with proceeds going to the worship and maintenance fund. 
Everyone is welcome. 

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07/25/17
 -07/26/17
Taco Pop Stand at Java John's Coffee house

Come jo in us for a two night event featuring Java John fanastic wine, beer and espresso selections with a pairing from [ Salt / Water] delicious mexican inspired tacos, tamales and more. No reservations required! More details to come. Be sure to mark your calendars

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07/26/17
Johnny Rogers Show

The 1958 Buddy Holly Summer Dance Tour - Live at the Hotel Winneshiek's Steyer Opera House!

Enjoy the musical history of the Rock-n-Roll Legands like Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Elvis, The Beatles and Johnny Cash.

Special Guests to include - Carl Thompson of the Country Cousins, Bill Reints of the Blue Flames and Orson Guttormson of the Night lights. Meet members of the Iowa Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame!

Tickets are limited: $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.

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07/26/17
 -07/30/17
WWWinery's Wine Release & Norwegian Meatball Lunch

Our sweet wines are back in stock! Horny Heifer, Blackberry Blossom, Red Raspberry Rhapsody, Plum Wild, and Berrypatch Hoedown are all going to be available to taste and purchase. The winery will be serving Norwegian meatballs with mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned corn with red pepper, coleslaw, pie & bars for dessert. Our regular menu items will also be available during RAGBRAI and Nordic Fest.


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07/27/17
 -07/30/17
1st Annual Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market and Car Show

Cedar Valley Iowa Realty and Auction Co. LLC is having a 1st Annual Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market and Car Show at 1668 Jordan West Rd Decorah Iowa 52101.

Call the Office for Details on the flea market- (563)382-2273 or Eric for details on the Car show(563)380-7274

 

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07/28/17
Decorah-RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI will be passing through Decorah! 

According to RAGBRAI organizers, the people of Iowa share their communities and themselves with this celebration on wheels. The key to a successful RAGBRAI experience is total community involvement. 

Nordic Fest and the greater Decorah community will be sure to provide a great experience! 

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07/28/17
 -07/29/17
Nordic Fest Garden Tours

1. Erin and Storm Bailey, 802 5th Avenue. After living in Nottingham, Erin was inspired to create her own English garden in Decorah. She began the project four years ago and stresses, “It's still a work in progress.” Directions: From downtown cross the bridge on College Drive and turn left at the stop light. Go 8 blocks on 5th Avenue.

2. Connie and Tom Buresh, 905 Locust Road. Moving to Decorah a year ago and assisted by Tom, Connie as a Master Gardener found it a delight to landscape their yard and include all of their favorite things. Directions: From downtown take College Drive to Casey's corner. Turn right on W-38 (Locust Road ) and continue to the top of the hill.

3. Carol and Edward Tebbenhoff, 501 East Water Street. Over the last 18 or so years Caro and Edward have blended plants, art and found objects in an eclectic mix that suits their taste. From downtown go 5 blocks east on Water Street.

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07/28/17
Empty Nest RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI riders & support people we are open with food (Smoked Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Cheesy Potatoes, Salads & bars) & drinks (wine, tap & can beer, hard ciders, fresh sangria & slushy) all RAGBRAI people welcome

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07/28/17
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Production is "Mayberry RIP" which the actors perform between the 3 course dinner. Upstage Productions Cast will be here again putting on this comedy murder mystery with the help of a few guests that evening to complete the show. We sell out every time these great actors come to Empty Nest Winery, so buy your tickets now! $45/person for the whole evening's entertainment and 3 course dinner, menu is: House Caesar Salad, Beef Tips in Gravy, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Rice Pilaf, Corn, Fresh Baked Dinner rolls, Choice of Dessert. Bar is open serving Wine, Sangria, Local Tap Brews, Can Beer, Hard Ciders, & Slushy drinks. We accommodate group seating so let us know if you have a group or are joining a table. Join us for an evening of relaxing laughs, food, and fun!

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07/28/17
Stretch Before the Fest

Calling all RAGBRAI riders + Reefuel community: join us for a FREE outdoor class along the Ragbrai route as riders enter into Decorah, Iowa on Friday, July 28th! The sequence is designed for yogis and riders to come and go. It will be focused on lengthening and recouping target areas that are high in demand when cycling (indoors or out!). Come stretch before you Nordic Fest!

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07/28/17
Nisse Preschool Water and Gatorade Sales

Nisse Preschool will be stationed outside the Sugar Bowl on Water Street the morning of Friday, July 28th selling Gatorade and Water for the riders of RAGBRAI between the hours of 7:00am and 11:00am. Stop by for a refreshing drink on your way through the route!

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07/28/17
 -07/29/17
Nordic Fest Art Fair @ ArtHaus

Come join us for the 51st Nordic Fest where we will be celebrating in Nordigras style. ArtHaus will once again host its popular Nordic Fest Art Show in the studio and gallery space. Come see the vendors, new and old. Sponsored by Westside Dental.

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07/28/17
 -07/29/17
Build Your Own Nordic Fest Taco/ Taco Salad Buffet

First United Methodist Church Sister Parish presents build your own Nordic Fest taco. 
Friday 7/28 11am- 7pm
Saturday 7/29 11am - 10pm
Adults- $12 Children 11-15 $8 6-10 $4
Salsa Beef, Vegetarian Bean Medley, Fajita Chicken, Marinated Norwegian Whitefish and Dill Sauce Entrees and most condiments are Gluten Free

 

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07/28/17
RAGBRAI/ Nordic Fest Pancake Breakfast

Decorah First United Methodist Church presents the RAGBRAI/Nordic Fest Pancake Breakfast
$10 kids age 13-Adults/ $5 Kids 6-12/ Kids under 5-free

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07/28/17
 -07/29/17
Family Fornøyelse (FUN) Event during Nordic Fest!

Join us at the Family Fornøyelse ("for-ni-loy-sah") Fun Event during Nordic Fest!  Fun for all ages! A toddler area with bouncy house, STEM activities for older kids, Norwegian arts/crafts, button making with Art Haus, Eagle nest building, and ping-pong for youth and adults (including a tournaments at 4:00 pm each day)
Baby feeding and diapering area, food/drinks, stroller parking, air conditioning, rest rooms.

Where? The Congregational Church behind the Courthouse
When? Friday, 11am-5pm and Saturday, 1 pm-5pm.

Cost? ABSOLUTELY FREE! You must provide smiles.
Sponsored by The Toy Jungle at Donlon Pharmacy.

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07/29/17
Free Creativity Story Hour

All ages are welcome to a weekly Creativity Hour at the ArtHaus Studio. A story selected to help release the creativity of the listener will be read. Materials similar to those in the story will be offered for an hour of creative expression. Your child may not be taking home a craft project, but they will leave having exercised one of the most important part of their being: creative thinking. No sign-up needed.

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07/29/17
First Lutheran Church Norwegian Dinner

Serving meatballs, ham, herring, glazed carrots, parsley potatoes, cheese. lefse, salads, sweet soup, rommegrot, Norwegian pastries, beverages. 
Adults: $15
Children: $7 (10 & under)
Reserved Seating Times
 

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07/29/17
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Production is "Mayberry RIP" which the actors perform between the 3 course dinner. Upstage Productions Cast will be here again putting on this comedy murder mystery with the help of a few guests that evening to complete the show. We sell out every time these great actors come to Empty Nest Winery, so buy your tickets now! $45/person for the whole evening's entertainment and 3 course dinner, menu is: House Caesar Salad, Beef Tips in Gravy, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Rice Pilaf, Corn, Fresh Baked Dinner rolls, Choice of Dessert. Bar is open serving Wine, Sangria, Local Tap Brews, Can Beer, Hard Ciders, & Slushy drinks. We accommodate group seating so let us know if you have a group or are joining a table. Join us for an evening of relaxing laughs, food, and fun!

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07/29/17
Vintage Baseball Game

Come watch the Driftless Dodgers put on an exhibition of vintage baseball. The game is a blast from the past, featuring teams playing by the rules of 1860 and wearing uniforms from the time period. Almong the different rules are a ball caught off one bounce is an out, the pitcher doesn't try to throw strikes, no leading off the base and balls hit over the fence(home funs in modern rules) can be retrieved for an out. 

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