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Lighted Holiday Parade Entry
11/29/18 - 11/29/18
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Events in the month of December 2018
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12/01/18
Winneshiek Farmers Market - Indoors!

Root vegetables, greens, apples, baked goods, crafts, honey, meats, wine, gifts

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12/01/18
Hide Tanning

While the process of tanning a hide takes longer than a few hours, participants in this introductory class will get to see hides in the different stages of tanning in order to understand the whole process. This is a hands-on learning experience which will involve skinning and fleshing a mammal, applying a chemical tanning agent, and breaking a hide.

Note: Class size is limited to 6.


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12/01/18
Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

In this class, you’ll visit an Amish home, meet your hostess, and learn how to bake bread in a wood-fired stove. Once the bread is baked, you’ll enjoy it with a side of homemade butter and a warm beverage. You’ll get to know the local Amish community and take home a freshly baked loaf of bread for yourself! The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the home.

Note: The Amish do not allow you to take photos or publish names. Travel time is included in the start and end times of the class.


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12/02/18
Taxidermy 101

In this introductory class to the ancient art form of taxidermy, you’ll learn basic techniques of preparing, stuffing, and mounting animal skins. A brief introduction will set the stage for you to create your very own mouse rug or stuffed mouse in an action setting of your choice. All equipment and materials are provided, and you get to keep your mouse! Don’t worry if you’re feeling squeamish; most people find the process far less gruesome than they imagined.


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12/02/18
Glass Bead Creation

The art of bead making is one that has been around for thousands of years. From bones to clay to glass, all kinds of beads have been created and enjoyed through the ages. Experience these traditions firsthand by learning how to create your very own glass beads. Instructor and artist, Laremy Ellsworth, will demonstrate how to make a glass bead. Class will cover bead designs, colors, tools, and safety, including how to properly heat up glass. By the end of class, you will have 1-2 glass beads that you created!

Note: This class may take longer than the noted time, as beads need time to cool. You will need to bring a pair of non-polarized sunglasses for eye protection.


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12/04/18
Generosity on Tap: Holiday Kindness for Kids

Everyone is invited to attend this open house event which will support local organizations and kids in need this holiday season.  Enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks by bringing any of the following items for donation:
  • Diapers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soaps (detergent, shampoo, conditioner, bath wash)
  • Rolls of quarters (for laundry)
We hope to see you there!
 

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12/04/18
NICC Swine Production Training Information Session

Come to an Information Session to learn about the NICC Swine Production certificate program being offered by NICC Calmar Campus.  Learn how you can apply for tuition assistance, continue working and get hands-on training for local, in-demand careers!  Classes beginning in January.

NICC Swine Production Training Information Session
Tuesday, Dec. 4 • 5:30 P.M.
NICC Calmar Campus, Wilder Business Center
1625 Hwy 150 S., Calmar

Register now to attend the free info session.
https://www.nicc.edu/cpcinfosession/
563.562.3263, ext. 399

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12/05/18
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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12/05/18
Pest Control Operators Continuing Instruction Course

Register before Nov. 28 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Winneshiek County office will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

The local attendance site for the Dec. 6 CIC is Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Winneshiek County office. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $60 on or before Nov. 28 and $70 after Nov. 28. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Winneshiek County office at 563-382-2949.

The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7A (General Household Pest), 7B (Termite), 8 (Public Health), and 10 (Research and Demonstration). Topics covered will include information on bed bug treatment options; controlling small flies; lumber treatment for termite control; equipment maintenance and calibration; reduction of off-target movement/drift of pesticides; and pests and pest management.

Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through PSEP can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PSEP.
 

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12/06/18
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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12/06/18
Holiday Tree Lighting at the Hotel Winneshiek

You are invited to join for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the lobby of the Hotel Winneshiek! Enjoy performances by area youth choirs, dancers from Crave Dance Studio, and more! Stay cozy by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies as we wait for Santa to arrive and light the tree! Warm holiday cocktails will also be available for purchase!

We hope to see you there!

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12/06/18
Advanced Calving Clinic

Advanced Calving Clinic will provide in-depth information for dairy and beef producers.

Register today for the Midwest Dairy Day: Advanced Calving Clinic for Dairy and Beef held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at Iowa’s Dairy Center located at 1527 Highway 150 S, in Calmar, Iowa .
 

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12/07/18
 -12/08/18
Better Photos with Manual Photography

Want to take full advantage of your new camera? Looking to take your photography to the next level? It’s time to turn away from AUTO mode; learn to utilize your camera’s manual controls to unlock its potential. In this class you will learn to utilize shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to add creative control to your photography.

Note: A camera with manual controls is required (i.e. DSLR). For questions about cameras, email Nick: nick@nickchillphotography.com.

Day 1: 10am-1pm       Day 2: 4pm-7pm


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12/08/18
Open Wood Turning

Develop your skills in the art of wood turning. Join accomplished wood turner Duane Hill for an afternoon of hands-on wood turning. During this open wood turning time, you will have access to the lathes and should bring your own projects to work on (no more than 8-10” diameter and 15” long). Duane will be available to lend advice and support. This is a great opportunity to hone your skills.

Note: All participants must have some experience with wood turning. If you have your own tools, please bring them. Contact the Skills School if you’d like to arrange project supplies through Duane for an additional fee. The class is capped at 6 participants.

If you found this class in the catalog, please note the date has changed from December 1st to December 8th.


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12/08/18
Wood Turned Pens

Turning wooden pens has become one of the most popular aspects of woodturning. Easy and fun, turning wooden pens has become one of the most popular aspects of woodturning. This class will teach you about the tools, supplies, and skills needed to turn your own pen, which you will be able to take home.

Note: Class is limited to six. No previous turning experience is required. Pen kits will be provided for a separate materials fee payable to the instructor at class. All class participants will need a full face shield. A few will be available to borrow.

If you found this class in the catalog, please note the date has changed from December 1st to December 8th.


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12/09/18
Wooden Goblet Turning

Learn to turn a wooden goblet suitable for food use or decoration. Various designs, including-long stemmed goblets, will be discussed. This is a hands-on course.

Note: Wood will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own if you’d prefer. All class participants will need a full face shield. There will be a limited number available to borrow during class.

*if you found this class in the catalog, please note the date has changed to December 9th*


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12/10/18
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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12/12/18
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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12/14/18
The Art of Cheese Making

Join award-winning cheesemaker Dave Sefton for a morning of cheese creation. In this class, you’ll learn the art of cheese making by working on three different kinds: a farmer’s cheese, a soft cheese, and a Colby/Monterey Jack. Take your newly acquired skills home to recreate these tasty creations on your own stovetop! Ingredients are provided, along with suggestions and guidelines for future cheese-making endeavors.


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12/15/18
Burning Bright Community Benefit Concerts

More information coming soon!

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12/15/18
Winneshiek Farmers Market - Indoors!

Root vegetables, greens, apples, baked goods, crafts, honey, meats, wine, gifts

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12/16/18
Intertwine - Textile Enthusiast Gathering

Intertwine is an informal time for knitters, spinners, weavers, and other textile enthusiasts to gather, share, learn, and celebrate all things fiber.  Join us the third Sunday of each month from September though April.

This opportunity is for anyone—non-member or member, new to fiber arts or experienced. Bring your ideas or ​fiber project in progress and leave your stress behind. Check out the fun and lively conversation once or several times. No formal classes will be offered.


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12/17/18
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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12/19/18
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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12/19/18
Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

In this class, you’ll visit an Amish home, meet your hostess, and learn how to bake bread in a wood-fired stove. Once the bread is baked, you’ll enjoy it with a side of homemade butter and a warm beverage. You’ll get to know the local Amish community and take home a freshly baked loaf of bread for yourself! The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the home.

Note: The Amish do not allow you to take photos or publish names. Travel time is included in the start and end times of the class.    


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12/20/18
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.

more info...
12/26/18
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.
 

more info...