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Events in the month of November 2018
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11/01/18
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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11/01/18
Discuss The Odyssey at Decorah Public Library

Join facilitator Storm Bailey for a lively two-part conversation about Homer’s “Odyssey” on Thursday November 1 and Thursday November 8 at 6:30 pm at Decorah Public Library. Books are available for checkout at the front desk of the Library; discussions are free and open to all. Participants are encouraged to read the full poem as well as the translator’s note prior to the Nov. 1 meeting.


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11/01/18
Vesterheim Invites Everyone to Opening Reception for Midjo Exhibit

Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites everyone to an opening reception for the exhibit “Christian Midjo: Choose Your Own Artventure” on November 1, 2018, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., with a gallery talk by Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim's Exhibitions Manager at 5:00 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by Greg and Karen Bruening of Decorah, and runs through April 21, 2019.
 

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11/01/18
 -11/04/18
New Minowa Players Dinner Theater

A dinner theater event with evening shows Thursday through Saturday and a matinee on Sunday there are plenty of opportunities to catch dinner and a show! Dinner starts at 5:30 Thursday through Saturday with showtime at 7:30. Sunday dinner is at noon and showtime is at 2.
Tickets, $35 Dinner Theatre or $20 Theatre only and can be purchased at the Oneota Community Food Co-op or online at newminowaplayers.org.
Dinner includes*: Amish Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Apple, Grape or Peanut Butter pie
*Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Non-Dairy options exist. Details at newminowaplayers.org.

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11/02/18
Cringe Night at The Courtyard & Cellar

Dig out your teen diaries, middle school essays, old love letters and anything that makes you cringe and share it! 

It is a night full of laughter, tears, and memories. Register to present your story at arthausdecorah.org by November 1 and get in free, plus one free drink. Tickets are $5-$10 your choice at the door.

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11/02/18
Issues of Color: It's More than Black and White

How do people of different races interact? What does that say about human social and cultural constructs? Luther College Professor of Dance Jane Hawley attempts to investigate those questions and dive into the human condition through an embodied dialogue performance, "Issues of Color: It's More than Black and White."
           
The performance is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Studio One in the Center for the Arts on Luther's campus. Open to the public with no charge for admission, the embodied dialogue is part of the fall 2018 events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Luther's Black Student Union.
 

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11/02/18
Water Street Music presents Bellas

Water Street Music presents “Bellas” Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 and 9 p.m., at T-Bock’s Upstairs. Friday’s performance marks the third year of this well-loved concert that features female-driven Broadway and popular music.

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11/02/18
Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution Film Screening

The Winneshiek Energy District (WED) and the Oneota Film Festival (OFF) will host a screening of the new documentary film Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, directed by James Redford and featuring Mark Ruffalo, on Friday, November 2 at The Lingonberry, downtown Decorah. The doors will open at 6:30pm. The film will begin at 7:00pm and will be followed by a question and answer session with WED staff.

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11/02/18
Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club Fundraiser

The Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club will host their annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser and Membership Drive on Friday at The Zipper Bar & Grill in Festina.

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11/03/18
Winneshiek Farmers Market - Indoors!

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

Come support your local markets and stock up for the winter.

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11/03/18
Blind Boys of Alabama

Since the Blind Boys of Alabama began singing, the country has witnessed a world war, the civil rights movement, a moon landing and the invention of both the jukebox and the internet. The gospel group will be at Luther College Saturday, Nov. 3, as part of the college's Center Stage Series of performance art events.
           
This event, held in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall, is open to the public. Tickets are $36 for adults, $34 for seniors 65+, and $15 for youth ages 4-18. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu, or via the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357 or tickets@luther.edu. Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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11/03/18
Luther College second annual Family Concert

Children of all ages are invited to the Luther College Future Music Educators Association's second annual Family Concert. The concert is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music Orchestra Room on the Luther campus.

The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/04/18
Peace Brunch Buffet

Reservations are encouraged for all brunches. 
$14.50 for adults, $12 Luther Students, $6.75 children 5-10.
 

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11/04/18
Bend, Brew and Books

Decorah Public Library and Reefuel are teaming up to offer “Bend, Brew, and Books.” The program is free but space is limited to 25 people, so registration is required (register online at decorah.lib.ia.us).

Books are available for checkout at Decorah Public Library.

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11/04/18
Oneota Valley Community Orchestra Season Premier

Oneota Valley Community Orchestra

Melodies of the Macabre

At Decorah High School Auditorium

Sunday, November 4th at 2:30 pm

Season Sponsor: The Marion E. Jerome Foundation


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11/05/18
Tails & Treasures

Make plans to attend the fifth annual Love & Friendship Adoption Center Tails & Treasures fundraiser. This event is generously hosted by Kim & Andy Bonnet of Rubaiyat. No advance tickets will be sold. Tickets are $20.00 at the door. $20.00 will give you entry to the event, horsd'ouvres, & wine tasting. All proceeds go to support the homeless animals in HSNEI's care.

Five local artists have volunteered their talents to paint cat and dog statues that will be the feature of a live auction: Matthew Alexander, Beth Giliana, Jillian Herrmann,Charlene Selbee, & Laurie Thompson. If you are interested in fostering one of these sculptures, please send an e-mail to tailsandtreasures@gmail.com. The statues can be seen at Rubaiyat beginning in October.

There will be over 40 live and silent auction items at the event In addition, there will be food, entertainment, door prizes and more. All ticket and auction proceeds go directly to help the animals. HSNEI serves the five counties of Northeast Iowa. 

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11/05/18
36th Annual Turkey Shoot

A free activity . . .  just show up!   In this fun family basketball shooting event, a parent and child team up, combine their ages to determine their competition bracket, and each shoot 10 free throws in an attempt to win a certificate for a free turkey.   In addition, all teams are eligible for a prize drawing.  

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11/06/18
Swiss Steak Supper - American Legion

The Brockman-Hammersland American Legion Post No. 503 Swiss Steak Supper is Tuesday Nov. 6 from 4:30 - 7:00 PM at the Wild Woods Event Center in Ossian.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. CHildren 4 and under are admitted for no charge.

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11/06/18
Quilter's Guild Meeting

The Northeast Iowa Quilter's Guild will meet in the community room of the Luana Savings Bank in Luana.

The afternoon group meets at 2:00 PM and the evening meeting is at 7:00 PM.

Members will be having a garage sale of all things quilting, while other members present mini demonstrations. There will be a wrap-up and discussion of the quilt show. Guests are always welcome. Anyone is free to attend either or both meetings.

Call Melodye at 563-568-3075 for more information.

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11/06/18
Heroic Journeys and Queer Hospitality: Odysseys Around Paul's Letters

Jimmy Hoke, visiting assistant professor of religion takes a look at Paul's letters as he discusses queerness in the Roman world of the first century C.E. in his lecture at Luther College on Nov. 6.

Hoke's lecture will take place at 7 p.m. at the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. There will be a reception to follow in the Qualley Lounge of the Center for Faith and Life. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/06/18
Luther College chamber ensembles concert

The Luther College Music Department presents a chamber ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Noble Recital Hall of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.
           
The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/07/18
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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11/07/18
Meatball Supper at Burr Oak Lutheran

Burr Oak Lutheran Church will hold its annual meatball supper Wednesday Nov. 7, serving from 4 - 8 PM.

Menu includes meatballs, authentic mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, pie, and beverages.

Tickets are $12 for adults; $5 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under eat free.

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11/07/18
Winn. Co. Veterans Affairs Outreach Event

Visit the Cedar Rapids Mobile Vet Center, to discuss VA benefits and Vet Center services. You are invited to use this opportunity to take advantage of the information and the benefits you could be eligible for. See the Mobile Vet Center, which wll be parked near the Courthouse during this event. 

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11/07/18
Wellness Wednesday Club Kick-Off

Decorah Public Library and Inspire(d) Media invite the public to attend their inaugural Wellness Wednesday Club gathering for adults on Wednesday November 7 from 5:30-6:30 pm at Rubaiyat.
 

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11/07/18
Luther to present Here's My Story: Experiences with Mental Health

Seeking to foster a climate of dialogue and support, Luther College will present the panel "Here's My Story: Experiences with Mental Health" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus.
           
The event, sponsored by Luther's Counseling Services, Active Minds and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/07/18
Luther College brass ensembles to perform concert

Luther College's brass ensembles will perform their fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.
           
The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/08/18
Discuss The Odyssey at Decorah Public Library

Join facilitator Storm Bailey for a lively two-part conversation about Homer’s “Odyssey” on Thursday November 1 and Thursday November 8 at 6:30 pm at Decorah Public Library. Books are available for checkout at the front desk of the Library; discussions are free and open to all. Participants are encouraged to read the full poem as well as the translator’s note prior to the Nov. 1 meeting.


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11/08/18
 -11/10/18
HINT 2018 Variety Show

Decorah High School presents HINT the 2018 Variety Show. Tickets Adults: $8 and k-12 Students: $4

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11/08/18
Author Talk with Bryan Bliss: We'll Fly Away

Dragonfly Books invites everyone to a free author talk and book signing with young adult author Bryan Bliss. Recently long-listed for the National Book Award, Bliss’s new novel We’ll Fly Away expertly unravels the series of events that landed a teenager in jail. Bliss will talk about We’ll Fly Away, share his stories, and sign copies of his books on Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.

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11/08/18
All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Baseball

Drawing connections between America's favorite pastime and morality and culture, Luther College Professor Emeritus John Moeller will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union on Luther's campus.
           
The event, titled "All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Baseball," is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/08/18
Transforming Self, Transforming World: Buddhism and Social Justice

Discussing the connection between personal and social transformation, David Loy, professor, writer and teacher of Japanese Sanbo Zen Buddhism, will present his lecture "Transforming Self, Transforming World: Buddhism and Social Justice" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Valders Hall of Science, Room 206 on the Luther campus.
           
The lecture, open to the public with no charge for admission, is sponsored by the Luther College Religion Department.
 

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11/08/18
 -11/11/18
South Winneshiek HS Presents: Grease

Adults $7 & students $5.

Tickets go on sale October 24th

Image of Musical Grease Presented by South Winneshiek CSD




Connie Formanek- Musical Director

Nathan Miller-  Musical, Instrumental

Shelly Goltz- Musical Tech. Director, Costumes
Jason Drucker- Musical Tech. Director Set Design
 ~ Musical Tech Director,
Choreograph~ Musical Accompanist


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11/09/18
Luther College Sustainability Presents Land Care Outreach

Luther College sustainability invites the Decorah community to a series of hikes and walks in the natural areas of the Luther campus. The excursions, part of Luther's new Land Care Outreach program, are open to the public with no charge for admission.

The community hikes take place on Friday afternoons, and participants meet in the first floor study lounge of Sampson Hoffland Laboratories on Luther's campus. Hikes take place from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, and Nov. 9. Each hike will take place in a different landscape of the Luther community; Oct. 19 in Lionberger, Oct. 26 at Hickory Ridge Woods and Nov. 9 in Roslien Woodlands.

The Land Care Outreach program began over the summer in coordination with the Natural Areas Land Management at Luther. The students taking part in the program aspire to connect their fellow students and the rest of Luther College with the outdoors.
 

11/09/18
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.
Preregistration required

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11/09/18
 -11/10/18
Luther College presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Luther College presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" a chaotic and comedic representation of what love can be. With fairies interfering in the lives of lovers, the play follows three separate story lines full of mischief, passion and confusion.
 

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11/10/18
Friends of 4-H Gala

Winneshiek County 4-H Endowment is holding a "Friends of 4-H Gala." 
Social hour will start at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the dessert auction will foll the dinner. Entertainment will be by Mike McAbee. 
Tickets are $50 per ticket or $400 for an eight-person table. All proceeds support the Winneshiek County 4-H Endowment. 

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11/10/18
St. Ben's 1st Annual Family Fall Festival

Come enjoy fun for the whole family! Festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a 5K/1 mile walk/run followed by Mike Reick's fried chicken dinner served from 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. There will be games and prizes for the kids, bingo for all ages, and raffle drawings you won't want to miss!

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11/10/18
Paint and Sips - Cork and Canvas

It’s fun, it’s creative, it’s the perfect night out. Join ArtHaus as we paint the town with a glass of somethin’ in our hand. You’ll bring home a painting to hang and plenty of memories. The first drink is on the house and now we have plenty more drink options, with events happening at coffee shops as well as bars and restaurants.

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11/10/18
unWINEd

Roll out your yoga mats, Reefuel and Rubaiyat will uncork and hour long all levels yoga class followed by mimosas and a yogurt and granola bar! Cost is $25

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11/10/18
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.

Preregistration required

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11/10/18
Amish Experience: Homemade Noodles Demonstration

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own pasta? Have you ever looked at store-bought boxed noodles and wondered how they’re made? In the homemade noodles demonstration, you’ll have a chance to learn expert pasta making skills from an Amish cook! This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, meet 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 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.

Preregistration required

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11/10/18
Winneshiek Farmers Market - Indoors!

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

Come support your local markets and stock up for the winter.

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11/10/18
Join Vesterheim Museum for Mystery and Intrigue

“Join us for mystery and intrigue at the museum during a ‘Heritage of Darkness Tour,’” invites Karla Brown, Development Events Coordinator at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center. Vesterheim is offering a guided tour adventure on Nov. 10 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for fans of Kathleen Ernst’s Chloe Ellefson Mystery Series.
           
Ernst’s fourth book in the series, “Heritage of Darkness,” is set at Vesterheim Museum, so this special tour is a chance to see Vesterheim artifacts and buildings featured in the mystery.
           
The tour includes museum admission; a guided tour to see Vesterheim artifacts and buildings featured in the mystery; the special presentation “Norwegian Courtship & Betrothal Gifts” by woodworker Rebecca Hanna; and a treat break with Norwegian sweets mentioned in the book.
 

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11/10/18
Luther College offers Music Scholarship Audition Day

Luther College is hosting a Music Scholarship Audition Day Saturday, Nov. 10. Activities for the day are geared toward high school seniors interested in attending Luther.
           
Registration deadline is Sunday, Nov. 4; online registration is available at https://tinyurl.com/musicauditionday.
The day includes opportunities for students to perform a music scholarship audition for Luther's music department. In addition, there will be opportunities to spend time with music faculty and current music students. Students will also have a chance to tour Luther's campus, meet with an admissions counselor, and attend an activities fair highlighting a variety of cocurricular programs with an emphasis on music-related organizations.

To learn about and register for the Music Scholarship Audition Day and other Luther Admissions events, go to www.visit.luther.edu/.
 

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11/10/18
Matt Vee & The Killer Vees Bring to Bring the Music of Neil Diamond to Chatfield

On Saturday, November 10, Potter Auditorium at Chatfield Center for the Arts will be filled with the music of the legendary Neil Diamond, brought to life by the one and only Matt Vee along with family and friends who make up The Killer Vees in "I Am, HE Said".
 

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11/10/18
Luther College to host Dorian Keyboard Festival guest recital

Luther College presents guest pianist Rochelle Sennet at the college's 61st Dorian Keyboard Festival. She will perform at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Noble Recital Hall of Jenson Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/10/18
10,000 New Knitters - Introductory Event

Are you an established knitter who would love to share your passion?

Or, are you a person who admires all the fabulous things your knitter friends, family and co-workers are creating?

Join skacel on November 10, 2018, as we challenge the knitting community to create 10,000 New Knitters in one day! skacel will be providing FREE kits to new knitters to make a pair of fingerless mitts in partnership with established knitters and the Local Yarn Shop (LYS).


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11/11/18
Peace Brunch Buffet

Reservations are encouraged for all brunches. 
$14.50 for adults, $12 Luther Students, $6.75 children 5-10.
 

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11/12/18
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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11/13/18
Idea Lab for Entrepreneurs

Are you a budding entrepreneur in Winneshiek County looking for community support? Or an established entrepreneur wanting to take your business to the next level? Is your business ethical, sustainable, and local?

Participants in October 30th's "Idea Lab" are invited to participate in Pitch-a-thon on Tuesday, November 13th from 5:00-6:30 at the Lingonberry. Pitch-a-thon is an event where entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and answer clarifying questions from a small guidance group. 

Those who are interested in applying to be a featured entrepreneur at Winneshiek Idea House 2019 are strongly encouraged to participate in both events: Idea Lab and Pitch-a-thon. 

Learn more about the Winneshiek Idea House and RSVP for these events at https://winneshiekdevelopment.org/idea-house/.

This project is a collaboration with Winneshiek County Development, Inc. and supported by the Iowa Small Business Development Center for the purpose of incubating sustainable enterprises, encouraging business people of all ages, and making Winneshiek County an even better place to live.


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11/13/18
David Faldet to speak on Emma Big Bear

Come to Decorah Public Library Tuesday November 13 at 6:30 pm to hear David Faldet present “Emma Big Bear: Reversing Winnebago/Ho-Chunk Removal.” Big Bear (1869-1968) was the last member of the Winnebago / Ho-Chunk tribe to live a traditional lifestyle in northeast Iowa. Faldet’s illustrated talk will look at her life in the context of the removal period (1825-1875). The event is free and open to the public.
 

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11/13/18
NEW NICC Culinary Foundations Training Information Session

Come to an Information Session to learn about the NEW short-term Culinary Foundations certificate program being offered by NICC in Decorah.  Learn how you can apply for tuition assistance, continue working and get hands-on training for local, in-demand Culinary careers!  Evening classes meet twice weekly for ten weeks beginning in January.

NICC Culinary Foundations Training Information Session
Tuesday, Nov. 13 • 5:30 P.M.
The Spectrum Network Kitchen
200 Railroad St., Decorah, Ia 52101

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

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11/13/18
Luther College hosts an After the Lecture discussion

Luther College professor of philosophy Storm Bailey will facilitate a discussion surrounding the questions raised by author Jonathan Haidt's Oct. 23 Farwell Distinguished Lecture. This discussion, held in Valders Hall of Science Room 206, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/13/18
Luther's Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band to perform

Luther College's Music Department will present a concert featuring Luther's Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Luther's Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall.
           
This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/14/18
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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11/14/18
November YP Event

Join us this month to hear from Dr. Wee, this is definitely one you won't want to miss.
Wee arrived in the USA on July 4, 1983 after serving in the Singapore Armed Forces.  He received his education at the University of Arizona, Tucson.  He has been an educator for over 25 years, first serving the University of Arizona, then Luther College, and since 2011 as president of Northeast Iowa Community College.  Dr. Wee is a passionate and dedicated advocate for community vitality and economic development through education.


Wee straddles two cultures, sometimes successfully and other times not.  He grew up in a rural village in Singapore.  The Wee family history started in China and spans over 1,000 years with 41 generations recorded.  A lesson he learned very early in life from his elders, and continuously reinforced over the years, was the importance of the collective and common good.  As he progresses in life, Wee has a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of his elders’ teaching.  Their teaching has impacted his personal and professional journey.  

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11/14/18
Community invited to Norse Athletic Association Winter Sports Luncheon

Luther College's Norse Athletic Association invites the Decorah community to "The Upstairs" at TBocks Bar and Grill at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, for the NAA Winter Sports Luncheon.

The luncheon, open to the public, costs $5 per person.
 

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11/14/18
Luther College's Jazz Band Performance

Luther College's music department presents Luther's Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life.

The Jazz Band, directed by Jon Ailabouni, Luther adjunct faculty of music, will perform works by John Clayton, Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, Charlie Parker and Billy Strayhorn.
 

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11/14/18
Veteran Appreciation Open House

Calling all Veterans
Please join us!                  
 
Veteran Appreciation Open House at Decorah IowaWORKS
(Across from the Decorah Middle School).
 
Glen Gassman, USN (Ret.), IowaWORKS Veterans Representative;
Faith Hlubek, Winneshiek County Veteran Affairs Office and
Jane Sparrgrove, Carol’s Closet will be in attendance.
 
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
 

 

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11/14/18
Luther College Philharmonia concert

Luther College's Philharmonia presents their orchestral program at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
           
This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/15/18
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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11/15/18
 -11/18/18
Decorah's Holiday Open House with Friend and Family

The Decorah business community is preparing for a “Hometown Holiday” season. To kick the season off, area merchants are hosting a “Coming Home” open house. This weekend is an opportunity to venture into local shops and restaurants to see friends and family that are old and new. Enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving weekend and celebrate the season.

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11/15/18
 -11/17/18
Luther College presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Luther College presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" a chaotic and comedic representation of what love can be. With fairies interfering in the lives of lovers, the play follows three separate story lines full of mischief, passion and confusion.
 

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11/15/18
Urban biodiversity expert to speak at Luther Biology Colloquium

Mark Hostetler, professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, will speak at Luther College as part of the Biology Colloquium series at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206.  This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/15/18
Luther College Chamber Orchestra concert

Luther College Chamber Orchestra will present their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.
           
The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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11/15/18
Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary holds Holiday Gift, Book & Bake Sale

The Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary will hold their annual Holiday Gift, Book and Bake Sale on Thursday, November 15 from 7 am – 3 pm in the Winneshiek Medical Center lower level conference rooms.  The sale will feature unique books and gifts from Collective Goods (formerly Books are Fun), as well as homemade treats from WMC Auxiliary members.
 
Proceeds from all Auxiliary fund raisers, including profits from the WMC Gift Shop, benefit Winneshiek Medical Center by supporting program and equipment needs, as well as the Auxiliary Health Career Scholarship. 
 
To learn more about Auxiliary events, contact the Winneshiek Medical Center Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036. 
 

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11/16/18
 -11/17/18
Photo Organization and Editing

Interested in organizing your growing library of photos? Looking for a user-friendly program for editing and organizing your photos? Join Nick Chill as he demonstrates some best practices for organizing and editing your photo library using Adobe Lightroom. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a powerful photo organization and editing tool. It is pivotal to many of today’s professional photographers’ workflows.

Note: Nick will be demonstrating on a big-screen TV for everyone to view. You may bring your own laptop containing Lightroom to follow along, or simply come with pen and paper to take notes. A computer with Lightroom is not required to attend this class.

Day 1: 4pm-7pm       Day 2: 10am-1pm

Preregistration required

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11/16/18
Caregiver Wellness Day

In celebration of local caregivers during National Family Caregiver Month, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging is hosting our Annual Caregiver Wellness Day.  This free event will be held on Friday, November 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Stone Ridge Community Church, 1111 Montgomery Street in Decorah.
 
The Caregiver Wellness Day will feature a luncheon, vendor fair, chair massages and a special presentation from Karen Bergan entitled, “Taking Care of YOU!” All caregivers of older individuals or disabled persons are welcome.  For more information or to register, please call Kelly Kuennen at 563-277-6024 or Kristie Wiltgen at 563-277-6021.
 

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11/16/18
Decorah community members to present on PLAY

What does the word PLAY mean to you?  Does it make you think of theater, children on a slide, or the button in the middle of the remote control?  These are just some of the topics that may be covered in the Pecha Kucha event put on by ArtHaus on Friday, November 16.  From 8:00 - 10:00 pm attendees will learn and be entertained by community members who are volunteering to participate and share what they think of when they hear the word "Play".  

 


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11/16/18
 -11/17/18
Luther College Opera Scenes class presents fall opera scenes

The Luther College music department presents fall opera scenes performed by the Opera Workshop course, a class that allows for students from all majors to learn about and prepare scenes from operas of all different types.

This event, open to the public for no charge of admission, takes place in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson Noble Hall of Music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
 

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11/16/18
Friday Book Group

The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. Nov. 16th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Lisa See’s “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.” In a remote Yunnan village, Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, has a baby outside of wedlock and abandons her in the nearest city.

After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life, while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley’s happy home life, she wonders about her origins, and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for generations.

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11/17/18
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.

Preregistration required

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11/17/18
Beginning Wheat Weaving

In Nordic countries, wheat is braided into shapes and patterns for decorating trees at Christmas. Students will learn basic wheat weaving, straw preparation, and traditional weaving techniques to take home several of their own ornaments in time for the holidays!

Preregistration required

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11/17/18
 -11/18/18
Turned Christmas Ornaments for Beginners

Learn how to turn Christmas ornaments! Ornament samples that may be turned during class include: a snowman icicle, an old-fashioned Christmas light bulb, a small Christmas tree, and a small candle. Everyone will create their own Christmas icicle. You’ll turn the ornaments using spindle-turning tools, such as skew, spindle gouge, and parting tool. You are encouraged to bring your own tools if you have them. Wood is supplied, but you may bring your own if you’d prefer. 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 six. All class participants will need a full face shield. A few will be available to borrow.
9am-5pm both days

Preregistration required

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11/17/18
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.

Preregistration required

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11/17/18
Raku Firing

Raku firing is an exciting ceramics-firing technique in which you quickly heat a piece of pottery, remove it from the kiln when the glaze has melted, and place it in a bucket of wood shavings, which can be explosive! Ceramic artist Laremy Ellsworth will cover the entire process of Raku firing, from preparing the piece for glazing to cleaning the piece after the firing. You’ll learn about how different glazes react to this unique firing process to result in striking effects and one-of-a-kind pieces. Best of all, you’ll create your own piece to take home. Once you’ve completed the class, you’ll understand why ‘Raku’ translates to ‘enjoyment.’

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11/17/18
Amish Experience: Pie Making Demonstration

If you love pie, you’ll love learning the how-tos of pie-making from an experienced Amish instructor. Your instructor will whip up several different types of pies from scratch while teaching you about using a wood stove to achieve the perfect bake. Sample the delicious results with fresh coffee and great conversation. Not only will you gain insight into the Amish lifestyle, but you’ll also create warm (and tasty) memories. 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.

Preregistration required

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11/17/18
Hot Processed Soap Making

Learn to make soap from scratch in a crock pot! Hot-processed soap making allows for better utilization of the essential oils in the final product. Although this is considered to be an advanced soap-making class, it will cover all the basics of soap making. Those new to the trade are encouraged to attend as everyone will come together to make their own hot-process soap. The class is interactive, and there will be plenty of time for a question and answer session during and after the full demonstration. You’ll go home bubbly with knowledge, memories, and of course, soap samples.

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11/17/18
Stockmanship, Cattle Handling and BQA Workshops

A Stockmanship, Handling and BQA workshop featuring Curt Pate from Ryegate, Montana, will be held in Waukon November 17.  The Stockmanship session teaches cattle handling methods that improve animal movement and cattle performance by reducing the stress on livestock.  Pate will demonstrate low stress cattle handling methods that can be used whether gathering from the pasture or processing through corrals. The workshop will be held November 17 at the Northeast Iowa Equity Sales in Waukon starting at 10:00 am, and conclude about 2 pm. 
 

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11/17/18
PIVO Brewery & Blepta Studios Anniversary

To celebrate PIVO Brewery & Blepta Studios one year anniversary, free live music and art demonstrations will be occurring throughout the day. Free BINGO and Bags Tournament will also be occurring. Details are available at the website www.pivobletpa.com

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11/17/18
Introspective - Gabriel Andreas in Concert

For the first time in concert, Live at The Lingonberry, I present to you the MUSIC!

The songs are original, from the twisting folds of my consciousness for your listening pleasure. Let us take a tour through concepts ranging from love, god, activism, and even a few good old fashioned story songs.

Admission is on a sliding scale, and all proceeds go to helping me keep the music coming. Anything you are able to contribute is appreciated.

This would not be a family friendly performance, mostly due to a few conceptually advanced themes and language.

B.Y.O.Beverage


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11/17/18
Center Stage Series: Lorelei Ensemble

Praised for their "impeccable musicality and pure-voiced precision" by the Boston Globe, the nine-voice Lorelei Ensemble promises progressive and provocative programming at Luther College's Center Stage Series at 7:30 Saturday, Nov. 17.

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11/18/18
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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11/18/18
Peace Brunch Buffet

Reservations are encouraged for all brunches. 
$14.50 for adults, $12 Luther Students, $6.75 children 5-10.
 

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11/18/18
Meatball and Ham Dinner

Menu includes:
Meatballs, real mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, coleslaw, beverage, and dessert

Open to the public

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11/18/18
Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candle Making

Learn the art and elegance of hand-dipped candle making using beeswax. We will discuss the history, materials, and construction of the candles before digging in to create our own set to take home. Once a lighting necessity, candles today still invoke a romantic, cozy, or otherwise warm feeling when burned. Come out for a short class and create your own.

Preregistration required

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11/18/18
The Northern Lights Concert

The Northern Lights is a treble choir from communities in NE Iowa and SE Minnesota.  They strive to be role models for female singers of all ages and to encourage the value of singing as a life-long avocation.

Rachael Buresh is the artistic director and Mary Beth Bouska the collaborative pianist for the group.

The Special Musical Guest:  The Benson Family Singers - hail from Faribault, MN.  Pete and Rachelle, along with their four sons have a unique ministry consisting of barbershop, bluegrass, and gospel music.  They specialize in tight, a cappella harmonies and play a variety of instruments.

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11/18/18
Write for Rights

Decorah “Write for Rights” starts Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Lingonberry.

Every year to mark Human Rights Day (Dec.10), hundreds of thousands of people around the world send letters to defend people they have never met, inspired by Amnesty International.

Hand-written letters to foreign governments to free prisoners of conscience, support human rights defenders, stop torture, threats and harassment and communte death sentences have proven powerful tools; voices that cannot be ignored. 

This year we write for 10 women activists.

Writing instructions, materials and addresses will be provided. 

Other times will be available at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center until Jan. 31, for anyone who cannot come Nov. 18. 

Call 563-382-5337 for other W4Rs meet ups.

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11/19/18
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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11/19/18
Decorah High School hosts NEIC Music Festival

Decorah High School will host the Northeast Iowa Conference Music Festival.

Musicians in the conference will rehearse throughout the day and present a concert in the DHS auditorium for parents and community members. A conference honor band of 93 players, a choir of 84 singers, and an orchestra of 83 members will each perform under guest conductors.

Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and $3 for students. The public is cordially invited to attend this showcase of talented musicians from the area.

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11/19/18
Grant Writing Workshops

The Winneshiek County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, will be hosting a grant writing workshop on Monday, November 19. 
 

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11/20/18
Picture It at Vesterheims Barnetimen (Childrens Hour)

Picture it at Barnetimen! Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, for Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) on Tuesday, November 20, from 10-11 a.m.
 

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11/20/18
Luther College Woman's Club November Meeting

Two famed Norwegian-born artists—photographer Knud Knudsen and painter Herbjørn Gausta—will claim the spotlight at the November meeting of the Luther College Woman’s Club.
 
All women from Decorah and surrounding communities are invited to attend the meeting, to be held Tuesday, November 20, at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, on the Luther College campus. Shuttle service from the Decorah Swimming Pool is available and leaves at 1:10 p.m. In addition to the program, a short business meeting, refreshments, and special music by Luther faculty or students are on the afternoon’s agenda.

During the meeting, Zach Row-Heyveld, exhibitions manager at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, will draw on the black-and-white photography of Knud Knudsen, one of Norway’s first professional photographers, to explore why so many Norwegians immigrated to America in the 19th century. He will focus on residents of Tokheim, Knudsen’s hometown, which had some of the highest per-capita immigration rates in Norway during that time. The work of Knudsen, who spent his career documenting the daily lives of regular Norwegians, is displayed at Vesterheim through December 31, 2018, in the exhibit “Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen.”

Chris Johnson, Vesterheim president and CEO, will also provide an overview of upcoming events and projects at the museum, while Annika Vande Krol, a current Luther student, will share the results of the research she has conducted with fellow student Emily Linder on Norwegian-American painter Herbjørn Gausta. Vande Krol and Linder have worked with Kate Elliott, Luther associate professor of art history, to locate and identify Gausta’s paintings, some of which are in the art collections of Luther and Vesterheim. Gausta documented immigrant life in his portraits and paintings and helped establish a place for art in the culture of Norwegian-Americans.
 

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11/20/18
November Breakfast: Battery and Solar at Mi Energy Cooperative

Winneshiek Energy District invites everyone interested in learning more about utility-scale solar and residential battery storage to the November Energy Breakfast, Tuesday, November 20th, 7:30 am at Tbocks Underground.

Attendance is free, registration is requested (at www.energydistrict.org/breakfast), and a breakfast buffet is available for a fee if enough register and choose the option.


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11/21/18
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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11/21/18
Holiday Lights Walk Through Night

Helping Services for Youth & Families welcomes you to help kickoff the 2018 Holiday Lights event. The public is invited to our Walk Through Night on Nov. 21st from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. This is your unique chance to walk through the Pulpit Rock Campground and get a peek at the light displays before the official event starts on Thanksgiving. The night will include the following: 
  • Soup, cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate donated by local businesses
  • The Lions Club, Pokey Pete
  • Holiday choirs from local music groups
  • A live Nativity scene hosted by St. Ben's

If you have questions about the evening please give us a call at 563-387-1720. We look forward to seeing you as Holiday Lights opens for the 2018 season! 

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11/22/18
Decorah Area Thanksgiving Dinner

The meal is hosted by the Decorah First United Methodist Church and St. Benedict Church and will start at noon. 

Deliveries and carry-outs will be sent from the First United Methodist Church starting at 11:00 a.m.

The meal will include turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, dinner rolls, pie and beverages.  If possible, attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Meal deliveries for those unable to attend may be scheduled by calling Ranell at the First United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. until noon at (563) 382-3835.  Local transportation to the dinner also can be arranged by calling the same number.

St. Benedict Church is located at 307 West Main Street in Decorah.  Handicap accessibility is available through the Court Street entrance. 

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11/24/18
Holiday Lights Live Fireworks

Join Helping Services for Youth & Families for the 2018 Holiday Lights brought to you by the Jerry Kelly family on Saturday, Nov. 24th from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Pulpit Rock Campground. 

Drive through the Holiday Light Displays or park your car nearby to enjoy the wonderful fireworks display. Thank you to the Jerry Kelly family, Brynsaas Sales & Service, Hovden Oil, and Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. for your support of the live fireworks.

If you have question about the evening please give us a call at 563-387-1720. We look forward to seeing you at Holiday Lights! 

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11/25/18
Elstad Community Choir - 24th Annual Advent Cantata

Join Elstad Community Choir to Experience the Miracle and Magic of Christmas
2 performances of the 24th Annual Advent Cantata

Sunday, November 25, 5:00 pm at the Elstad Lutheran Church (37784 Dogwood Road, rural Lanesboro)

Travel back in time when Christ, the Son of God, became man. Based on the iconic Christmas writings by best-selling author Max Lucado, this new musical from composer Tom Fettke features a blend of new songs, classic texts, and beloved carols. The result is a magnificent and unforgettable celebration of the Incarnation. It all happened in a moment - a most remarkable moment - when God came near. Prelude will begin at 4:30 pm and refreshments follow in the fellowship hall downstairs.

Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church 200 Kenilworth Ave South Lanesboro.
The Elstad Community Choir invites you to an encore performance as a Benefit Concert for Scott Dixon who is battling colon cancer. Prelude will begin at 6:30pm and refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall.

 

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11/26/18
Author Talk with Allen Eskens: THE SHADOWS WE HIDE

Dragonfly Books is thrilled to host Minnesota author Allen Eskens with his new novel The Shadows We Hide. Eskens will share his stories, talk about The Shadows We Hide, and sign books on Monday, November 26 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.

A follow up to Eskens’ USA Today bestselling novel The Life We Bury, The Shadows We Hide (Mulholland Books 2018) is the riveting and insightful story of one man’s investigation into the murder of the father he never knew.

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11/27/18
Beautiful Dreamers, Old Memories Concert

Luther College Professors Paul, Lingen, Storlie, and guest cellist Craig Hultgren invite you to experience the intimate salon setting of the Porter House Museum through their concert “Beautiful Dreamers, Old Memories” on Tuesday evening, November 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available at $14 for each and are first-come, first served at the door. Members of the Porter House Museum may reserve tickets in advance, as a benefit of museum membership.

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11/27/18
From Luther to the international stage: My journey as a woman leader

The daughter of a former Botswanian president Quett Ketumile Masire, Luther College alumna Gaone Masire, class of 1983, will reflect on her career in the Lucille Brickner Brown Price Lecture on women in leadership.
           
The lecture is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on Luther's campus. Open to the public with no charge for admission, the lecture is part of the fall 2018 events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Luther's Black Student Union.
 

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11/28/18
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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11/28/18
Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group

Hello all.  Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group’s next meeting will be Wednesday, November 28th.  This month we will have a presentation from Karen Bergan. Karen has focused on the needs of Care Givers as a community volunteer for several agencies. Her talk is called “Taking Care of You”. We will meet at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Conference Room B 2 &3 at 1:30 PM.   Looking forward to seeing you there. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.


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11/28/18
Fair Labor Standards Act - Lunch and Learn

In this program you iwill learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act; including current minimum wage and overtime requirements as well as changes being implemented as of December 1, 2016. Attendees will also gain an understanding of the executive, administration, professional and outside sales exemptions and the tests utilized to determine the qualification of a position. 
Attendees will learn:
- FLSA - Major Provisions and Coverage.
- Hours Worked - Common mistakes of travel,training, on call, and break times - paid or unpaid?
- Overtime Errors to Avoid - Overtime hours and regular rate issues - Most common FLSA violation.
- Independent Contractors - Are they independent contractors or are they really employees?
- Child Labor - What can minors do and when can they work? How to avoid the most common child labor violations. 
- FLSA - Common misconceptions - What the FLSA doesn't require.

Class #66719

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11/29/18
Decorah's Holiday Lighted Parade

Decorah’s holiday season includes several local events and promotions. Perhaps one of the most anticipated events is the annual Lighted Holiday Parade.

Santa will once again serve as the Grand Marshal for the event. He will lead the parade in a horse drawn carriage from east to west on Water Street. The theme for the 2018 holiday season is Winterfest.

Following the parade Santa invites all kids and families to T-Bock’s Upstairs for cookies, candy, and hot chocolate. Professional photos will be available with Santa at no charge. Photos will be available through social media following the event.

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11/29/18
Soup and Learn: Steve Luse

Decorah City Council member Steve Luse will be the November Soup and Learn speaker at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center
 


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11/29/18
The Getup Ribbon Cutting

Join the DACC in celebrating The Getup in downtown Decorah. We will be hosting a ribbon cutting to honor their first year of business. If you haven't stopped by to check out their selection now is the time! 

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11/29/18
 -12/02/18
Decorah's Holiday Open House

Participate in in-store specials, holiday festivities, and more. Explore new shops, long time favorites, or perhaps new-to-you shops to find unique, one of a kind gifts.

The Countdown to Christmas promotion will take place November 29th through Christmas Day. When you shop at any of the 50+ participating merchants you will gain an entry to win one of four gift baskets to be given away during the holiday season. One entry form is available for every $25 spent, 10 entry maximum per purchase. All entries stay in the drawing throughout the promotion.

Enjoy the feeling and memories of a hometown holiday. The warm glow of shop windows, holiday decorations, and familiar faces. Shop, explore unique gifts and get to know Decorah

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11/29/18
 -12/02/18
Christmas at Luther - Every Voice in Concert Ring

As a way to celebrate and reflect on the Christmas message, Luther College presents "Every Voice in Concert Ring," the 2018 production of "Christmas at Luther," Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 2, in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. This is the 37th season of "Christmas at Luther" performances. 

The five "Christmas at Luther" performances are at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29; 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
 

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11/29/18
Radon Testing

Radon Testing is highly recommended by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Why you say? According to Iowa AIR Coalition and the IDPH, radon is responsible for 400 deaths annually in Iowa and is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Also, 5 out of 7 houses have radon levels above the EPA action levels.

These facts provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health may get a person wondering if they have radon in their homes. The Winneshiek County Extension & Outreach Office will be holding two Radon Testing Programs back to back on November 29, 2018 from 6:30 - 7:15 PM and 7:30 - 8:15 PM at the Upper Explorerland Conference Room, 325 Washington Street Suite A, Decorah, IA 52101. Ronald Lenth, the Bremer County Extension Coordinator, will be presenting radon detection information and free publications for you to take home. The Winneshiek Extension & Outreach Office will be giving away free radon testing kits to the first 10 participants who register for either session. Radon testing kits will be available for purchase after both programs. If we have radon testing kits left after the programs, we will be selling them in our office for a limited time.

Registration fee is $10 per person and the deadline to register is November 15, 2018.


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11/29/18
Bone Broth Class at Pulpit Rock

Decorah Public Library, Gabi Masek of Wildcrafted Acupuncture & Herbs, and Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. are teaming up to present an evening of adventurous crafting and craft beer from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday November 29 at Pulpit Rock (207 College Dr.). This free class is open to the first 15 people who register at www.decorah.lib.ia.us 
 

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11/29/18
Luther College offers 'Christmas at Luther' Visit Event

Luther College invites senior prospective music students and their family members to Luther's admissions event that concludes with a performance of "Every Voice in Concert Ring," the 2018 production of "Christmas at Luther" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.


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11/29/18
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Winneshiek Wildberry Winery Holiday Open House

Join Winneshiek Wildberry Winery as we celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy hot mulled wine while you shop our gift basket specials.

Stop in December 1st & 2nd for wine discounts; $0.50 off each bottle up to 6 bottles and $1 off each bottle for 7 bottles and up.

Don't forget our Vendor Show on the 1st from 1-5 pm with Lu La Roe, Norwex, Color Street, and homemade treats from Pine Tree Apple Orchard plus more! Use this time to also sign up for our Gift Basket Giveaway ($115 Value)!


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11/30/18
Wreck it Ralph 2 Screening Party

DATE: Friday, November 30
TIME: 3:15 PM
COST: $20 + $6.50 kiddie snack pack

 
Dress like your favorite video game character and head over to the Wreck It Ralph 2 movie party. Create video game inspired artwork and play fun games before heading to the theater to see the newly released Wreck It Ralph 2.  Space is limited.

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11/30/18
Red Cross Blood Drive

Decorah Red Cross Blood Drive Friday November 30 2018 noon - 6pm. Stone Ridge Community Church 1111 Montgomery Street for appointment call 800-733-2767 or local 563-380-6335 will return call again we ask for your donation as as always are in desperate need for blood thanks 

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11/30/18
Peace & Justice Center Auction Benefit

The Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center is having its first ever Silent & Live Auction fundraiser.  Come for snacks, live music, a cash bar and incredible items to bid on. The Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center is a non- profit 501c3 organization that helps incubate new ideas, offers resources and serves as a catalyst for action in NE Iowa. Proceeds raised at this event go to help support education and advocacy for immigration, climate change resilience, regenerative agriculture and social justice.

 

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11/30/18
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Oneota Spinners and Weaver Guild Market

The Oneota Weavers and Spinners Guild of Decorah will host an Artisan's Market. Items offered for sale include hand-woven rag rugs, scarves, table linens, pillows, hand knit hats and scarves, special goat milk soap, hand knit and felted Christmas ornaments and felted Nisses. Select weavings, spinning and knitting books will also be offered for sale. 
Handspun yarn suitable for weaving and/or knitting will be available. 
Items are uniquely hand-crafted by local weaver and spinners. 

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11/30/18
 -12/01/18
Toys Go 'Round Fundraising Garage Sale

Friends of Toys Go ‘Round are hosting a fundraising garage sale.  Cleaning out the back room but not selling from inventory.  Drop off donations of good, used or new toys, children’s books Thurs. November 29th 5:00-7:00 at toy library.  

Sale Friday, Nov. 30 12:00-4:00 and Sat. Dec. 1, 10:00-2:00.  Decorah Library Lower Level.

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11/30/18
SEED: The Untold Story Film Screening

Iowa Public Television is taking award-winning films into Iowa communities this fall in a Pop-Up film series. IPTV will host its third screening with a discussion to follow.

Seed: The Untold Story is an inspiring film about how farmers and seed keepers are working to protect food supplies and a 12,000 year-old food legacy. Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds.

In the last century, 94% of seed varieties have disappeared. This once abundant seed diversity — painstakingly created by ancient farmers and gardeners over countless millennia — has been drastically winnowed down to a handful of mass-produced varieties. But without seed diversity, crop diseases rise and empires fall.


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