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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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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Thursday, August 2, 2018
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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Thursday, August 2, 2018
2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

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

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

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


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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) will sponsor the Fifth Annual Don Kemp Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Oneota Golf and Country Club in Decorah, Iowa. The 18-hole event will raise funds to build the organization’s next home, located in Ridgeway, Iowa; Rachel Blake and her three young children have been chosen as the partner family for the home.

The tournament—one of the organization’s primary fund raisers—is named for the late Don Kemp, longtime WCHFH volunteer executive director. Interested persons can sign up for the event—slated for shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.—as an individual for $70 or recruit a four-person team for $280. Those unable golf on August 2 but interested in supporting a great cause can sponsor a hole or green for $125 or make a donation directly to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity. The tournament entry fee includes green fees, cart, and meal. Non-golfers can purchase a meal, to be served following the tournament, for $20. 

For a printable registration form, visit www.winneshiekhabitat.org. Interested individuals can also call Gus Johnson, WCHFH executive director, at 382-1802 or 380-6023 or send registration information to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity, Box 457, Decorah, Iowa. Checks should be made payable to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity. 

Since its 1992 founding, WCHFH has built 30 homes for low-income families in Burr Oak, Calmar, Castalia, Decorah, Freeport, Hesper, Ossian, Ridgeway, and Spillville. WCHFH is one of 1,500 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States and the only one in Northeast Iowa. WCHFH serves low-income families who have sufficient income to pay a 25-year interest-free mortgage and give 150 hours of “sweat-equity” labor to the project per adult family member. 
 

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Young adult author of the Ashfall series, Mike Mullin, returns to Decorah for an event featuring his new fast-paced thriller Surface Tension. Mike will share his stories, talk about Surface Tension, and sign copies on Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 pm.

Known for his eclectic work history, humorous insights, and awesome Taekwondo skills, Mike Mullin likes to write books that teens like to read. Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free author talk.

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


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Friday, August 3, 2018
Musical entertainment by Aaron Smith, country singer and songwriter.

Social hour - 6 pm
Meal - 7 pm

Menu:
Complimentary Prime Rib dinner for all paid by Winneshiek County Farm Bureau members.
​Catered by U2 BBQ

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
More than half of Iowa farmland is rented.  In some Iowa locations, as much as 70 percent of the land is farmed by farmers who don’t own the land.

In Northeast Iowa, the result is many conversations and negotiations between farmland owners and producer-tenants to determine what makes sense for farmland leases and cash rental rates – both fixed rent and flexible arrangements.  Strong landlord/tenant relationships are important for the long-term viability of Iowa’s farming communities.

These are just a few reasons why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers workshops designed to answer questions that land owners and tenants have about farmland leasing and land values.

These workshops will be held across northeast Iowa counties starting August 6 through August 21.

Melissa O’Rourke, ISU Extension Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist will present a wide range of topics related to farmland values and leasing.

O’Rourke is a licensed attorney with extensive experience in working with farm, ranch and agribusiness interests.
 

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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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Thursday, August 9, 2018
2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

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

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

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


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Thursday, August 9, 2018

In this class, learn how you can make delicious, refreshing, and probiotic sodas at home using fermentation. We’ll go over equipment, ingredients, variables to play with, and the different advantages of brewing with kombucha, ginger bugs, and other fun things. There will also be different sodas to taste and time to start your own!

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


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Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018
The Luther College Admissions Office is hosting three Summer Preview Days.

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

Advance registration is required.
 

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - Sunday, August 12, 2018
Lime Springs is celebrating Sweet Corn Days with a Rendezvous for their 150th anniversary.

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Friday, August 10, 2018
Menu: fried and broiled fish and chicken. Open to the public everyone is welcome!
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Friday, August 10, 2018 - Sunday, August 12, 2018
Make plans to enjoy New Minowa Players Young People's Production, "Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You Mr. Rosewater." 
Tickets are available at the Oneota Community Food Co-op and online at newminowaplayers.org. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. 
 

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

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

Preregistration required


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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery welcomes you to their monthly brunch. The menu includes quiche, made to order omelets, pancakes or french toast with fruit toppings, two types of meat, potatoes, and dessert table with bread pudding and another dessert. You can also order Mimosas, wine slush or wine by the glass.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

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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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Everyone is invited to "Fiesta! An Immigration Celebration." 
The evening will include music, refreshment,s stories and conversation with friends. 
All free will donation and a portion of Pulpit Rock's evening sales will benefit Path to Citizenship Legal Aid and Microloan Funds. 
The event is sponsored by the Decorah Area Faith Coalition. 

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
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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Thursday, August 16, 2018
2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
This event is free and open to public, includes children's activities and food is available for purchase.
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Join us for a fun evening with lots of friends and laughs and of course food. Enjoy Amish baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, bread and butter, and peanut butter pie.
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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

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

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


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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Join us for a ribbon cutting and open house at Neighborhood Home!
 

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018

With any of these dead-easy cake recipes, you’ll never reach for a box again. A seasonal fruit breakfast cake (yes!) gorgeous enough for after dinner; a handy lemon cake you can’t believe is gluten-free; and a scrumptious chocolate number, ideal for a picnic or to layer up for the perfect birthday treat. Includes loads of ideas for making flavor, shape, or dietary alterations. Participants will have some hands-on opportunities and so much cake to sample!

Lead by Sarah Frydenlund, this is a demonstration-style class with hands-on elements that is vegetarian friendly with a limit of 20 participants. Cost is $12 for Co-op Members and $15 for community members.


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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Decorah's Get-2-Gether Committee and Decorah Parks and Recreation are hosting a free Summer Celebration for adults with special needs. 
Adults with special needs are invited for an evening of music, games, bingo, snacks and Culver's Custard. Volunteers will be provided by the Luther College Men's and Women's Soccer Teams. 
Sponsors and community donations allow G2G volunteers to offer these events at no cost to participants. 
Participants should register for this event by Wednesday, August 15, to allow volunteers to plan accordingly. Registration can be completed online at get2g.com or by contacting the Decorah Parks and Recreation office. 
 

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Winneshiek Energy District are hosting a prairie seed harvest at the Community Prairie. Participants are invited to come when they can, and leave when they need to. 
Helping pick seeds will directly help in the conservation effort to bring back some of the native landscape that used to cover 99 percent of Iowa. 

 

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Dragonfly Books welcomes Chicago-based author Rebecca Makkai back to Decorah with her new novel, "the Great Believers."
"The Great Believers" is a story of friendship and redemption during the carnage of the AIDs epidemic. 
Telling the stories of Yale Tishman in 1985 Chicago and Fiona Marcus in contemporary Paris, "The Great believers" (Viking 2018) captures the devastation of the AIDs crisis in 1980s Chicago and the lasting effects on those who lost loved ones. 
Yale and Fiona's intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the '80s and the chaos of the modern world, as both struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster. 
 

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Friday, August 17, 2018
Celebrate summer with the Pinter's family at Pizza on the Farm. 
Spend a beautiful Iowa evening with your family or friends at Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins Playland while enjoying homemade pizza baked in an outdoor brick oven. 

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

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018

Join gardeners from all over the country for a weekend of seeds, stories, and great food.

Students will graduate from the three-day seed school with the confidence to grow, harvest, store, and save seeds, engage with their communities through seed libraries, seed swaps, and gardens, and discuss the importance of preserving crop diversity.

This annual event draws seed savers, gardeners, orchardists, and scholars from all around the country. The workshop is full of practical knowledge, hands-on activities, and plenty of time in the garden. All students will receive a copy of The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving.


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Friday, August 17, 2018
Raku firing is an exciting ceramics firing technique. It involves quickly heating a piece of pottery, removing it from the kiln when the glaze has melted and placing it in a bucket of wood shavings which can be explosive! Ceramic artist, Laremy Ellsworth, will cover the process of Raku firing from preparing the piece for glazing to cleaning it after the firing. You’ll also cover glazes and how the different glazes, put through this process, result in different effects and the creation of unique pieces. You will leave class with your unique work of art. After participating in this class you are sure to understand why Raku translates to ‘enjoyment’.
Preregistration required

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Friday, August 17, 2018

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

Note: 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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Friday, August 17, 2018

Come learn all about Aronia Berries, the super berry featuring three times the antioxidants of blueberries! Join Aronia Berry farmers, Joel & Doreen Goodman, to learn about the many health benefits of the berry, sample this tasty fruit, and learn how to grow and harvest Aronia. Following the presentation, you will travel to the Goodman’s farm for a tour and a harvesting experience. The class meets at Eagle Bluff for the presentation and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Goodman’s farm. The Aronia berries you harvest at the farm are available for you to purchase from the Goodmans at the end of the class.

Preregistration required

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Friday, August 17, 2018
The Decorah PTO annual Back to School Pool Party will be held at the Decorah City Pool. 
Admission is $5 and includes swimming, pizza, lemonade and music. The event is for students of West Side, John Cline, Carrie Lee and their families. 

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Friday, August 17, 2018
Tanner Brethorst and Alex Meine - The Dust Settlers - join forces for the love of old-time music, specializing in fiddle and banjo. 
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Friday, August 17, 2018
Join the Elks Lodge for another Barb and Tyler fish fry! Take-outs available and everyone is welcome!
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Friday, August 17, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Holy Trinity Parish of Protivin is hosting its 40th annual Czech Days celebration. 
Softball and volleyball games and a firemen's waterball fight begin the celebration Friday night, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. A parade is Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by polka music throughout the weekend - admission to all music is free - a cakewalk and bingo. Saturday events also include a bean bag tourney; a Kid Again inflatable fun show; an antique tractor and car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a Czech Choir Mass at 5:45 p.m. 
Sunday events are a kids' pedal tractor pull and, at 10:30 a.m. a Polka Mass. 
The celebration includes a country store with arts and crafts, along with homemade food including traditional Czech rollicks and kolaches. 
 

Friday, August 17, 2018
The Courtyard and Cellar welcomes Signal Ridge in concert. 
$5 cover charge. In case of rain, music will be held indoors. 
Music straight out of the heartland in Lawrence, Kansas.
Steeped in history and inspiration from the natural world, Signal Ridge writes and performs original songs about prairie fires, coal mining and dancing coyotes. 
Jesse Carr brings an old-time feel with his mandolin, fiddle and banjo quips. 
Brandon Allai flat picks the guitar. His voice, smooth and cathartic. His lyrics, straight from soul.
Rachel Allai rounds out the corners with gentle harmonies and singing on the fiddle. 
Peter Oviant plays intricate, yet sweet melodic rounds on he banjo. They all have a love for music and an awe for the natural environment. 
Multi-talented, these folks garden, rehab wild animals, river guide, but most of all celebrate, with their music. 

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Learn how to make an organic indigo vat for naturally dying cloth, yarn, and wood. We will explore the ombre and shibori techniques. We will supply linen, cotton, and silk fabrics to experiment with. Please wear clothes that can get messy, and be prepared to be outside!

Preregistration required

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Cub Scouts is a family centered program for boys and girls entering K-5. The youth will build rockets while leaders talk with parents about the program. 
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Saturday, August 18, 2018

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

Preregistration required

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

In this class we’ll cover basic chainsaw operation and maintenance, safety practices, and techniques for bucking and felling trees. The class includes a half day lecture/discussion session then an outdoor field portion. Zach works with your individual skill level so whether you are a once-a-year sawyer or property owner engaged in firewood cutting and woodlot management, this class is for you.
Note: Chainsaws will not be provided. You are required to bring your personal protective equipment for chainsaw use in field portion of class.

Preregistration required

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018

Learn how to turn a natural edge bowl and a small platter. Natural edge bowls are winged bowls with the bark still in place. A platter is esstentially a shallow bowl. Both projects are more advanced than the beginning bowl class. Some experience with bowl turning is required.

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

Note: A suggested prerequisite for this class is the Wood Bowl Turning Workshop. Wood will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring you own. For a natural edge bowl, the wood should be half of a log no bigger than 8” in diameter. Wood can be wet or dry. Bring your bowl gouges and any bowl turning tools you may have. All class participants will need a full face shield. There will be a few available to borrow out at class.

Preregistration required

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Enjoy the sounds of the fiddle, guitar, bass fiddle and mandolin with the Foot Notes at he Highlandville Schoolhouse. 
Admission is $5 for adultsw, children under 13 are free. 

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Tri-state Thunder Vets, a Thunder Rode service of Veterans assisting Veterans, in conjunction with Disabled American veterans Chapter 8 and Marion E. Jerome Foundation, are hosting a Veterans and Families Appreciation Summit. 
 

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
A Fort Atkinson Rendezvous pancake and sausage fundraiser will be held at the Fort Atkinson Community Center from 9-11 a.m. Admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children 10 and younger. 

The Fort Atkinson Poker Run will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The run is open to all - classic cars, bikes, or daily drivers. Proceeds go to the Friends fo Fort Atkinson. 
The 125 mile drive registration is from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Fort Atkinson Community Center. 

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Monday, August 20, 2018
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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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Mark your calendars now for our August session! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Pete Espinosa of Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. on his career and leadership journey. You wont want to miss this session!
Everyone is welcome!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The ATV Trout Run Trail Tour Convoy will be held Tuesday, August 21st. Tours are provided only to the elderly and those with physical limitations which have prevented them for accessing the beautiful Trout Run Trail.

Tours will depart from the Trout Hatchery at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. There will be a community picnic lunch held at the Trout Hatchery Pavilion from 11:30 a.m.--1:00 p.m.

Reservations are required and can be made starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15th. $20.00 donation per person, to The Decorah Rotary Club, on the day of the event is appreciated, but not required.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Come learn about a NEW program helping Iowa Schools cut energy use.

The Winneshiek Energy District welcomes Carmen Finken from the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education to the monthly Energy Breakfast program on August 21st.

Finken oversees Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps, a new program that serves as a resource and catalyst to help Iowa school districts save energy, save money and engage students in building a more sustainable future. The program will start at 7:30 AM at T-Bock’s Underground, downtown Decorah. 
Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps works to reduce district-wide energy costs and assist teachers and staff in implementing environmental project-based learning initiatives by placing two AmeriCorps members in Iowa school districts. Throughout this time, members will work to support the efficiency of facilities and integrate sustainability education into student experiences. Finken will share examples of the impacts and initiatives from the 2017-18 members and discuss the outlook for this new program’s potential to support environmental initiatives in Iowa's schools.
Energy Breakfasts are open to the public and are a program of the Winneshiek Energy District. Breakfasts occur every third Tuesday of the month at T-Bock’s Underground and offer a breakfast buffet of quiche and fresh fruit for purchase ($10).

Those who wish to eat breakfast must register by Thursday, August 16th at energydistrict.org/breakfast or call Kristin at (563) 382-4207 ext. 4.

Attendees at large can register by Monday, August 20th.

See you there!
 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Now that we have learned to identify many backyard herbs, how do we go about properly harvesting them? What part of the plant do we use? In this session with Clinical Herbalist, Bonnie Kreckow, we’ll learn how to dry and properly store your herbs. Some herbs can last up to 10 years if prepared properly! Bonnie will also cover the medicinal values of culinary herbs. Come discover new reasons to rekindle your love for Rosemary, Sage, and many more!

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


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Thursday, August 23, 2018
2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

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

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

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


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Friday, August 24, 2018 - Saturday, August 25, 2018
Mornin' Delight 2018 will be held on Saturday, August 25th at the TG brewery on Prosperity Road. The brewery will be open 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. There will also be a Mornin' Delight Eve at a number of local business where MD will be served on tap on Friday, August 24th.
Friday, August 24, 2018

Range Open! In this beginner class, you will learn the safety and proper form to shoot both recurve and compound bows. Hands-on target practice and a variety of games will round out this class. Indoor and outdoor ranges will be utilized depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided.

Preregistration required

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know your hostess and learn how to bake bread in a wood fired stove. After the bread is baked and the butter made, you will enjoy the freshly made bread and butter with a warm beverage. Take home a loaf of fresh baked bread and get to know our local Amish community. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home.

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

Preregistration required

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome!

Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out!

Optional fee: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class

Preregistration required

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Helen Johnson is a singer-songwriter from Decorah, IA and a will be a second-year student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She has been writing and performing her original music since the age of 12. She writes music on piano and guitar, and performs covers by a wide range of artists. 
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome!

Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out!

Optional fee: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class

Preregistration required

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Learn how to build a twig coffee, end or sofa table with a barnboard top. Or, choose to build a slab garden bench using red oak logs, or a whimsical twig straight back chair with a barnboard seat. The wood for the furniture will be provided. Bring along a friend to learn and to help you with your project (helper).

Preregistration required

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

On your first day, you will build the hardwood frame for your chair. On the second day, you will learn how to create the flowing lines of a bent willow chair using sand bar willow. No experience necessary. Bring along a friend to share the experience and to help you build your chair (helper).

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

Note: Instructor provides safety glasses, drill bits, sand paper, tenon cutter and glue.

Preregistration required

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Thunder Rode, a therapeutic horsemanship program for individuals with special needs, is hosting a benefit dance and silent auction. 
TJ (Cash) Vobr, Waukon, is a guest singer who will perform off and on throughout the evening, with the band. He can cover Johnny Cash, George Strait and other great country stars. 
Proceeds from the dance enable Thunder Rode to assist all who can benefit from the program, whether or not they can afford services. 
Tickets are $10 at the door. 
 

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Sunday, August 26, 2018
Auction event featuring Reicks Chicken Dinner.
Serving: Chick, potatoes, roll, vegetable, dessert & drink
 Eat-in or take home! $10 per person Please call to reserve your ticket!
Wanda Hemesath: 379-1362
Jane Orvella: 382-9804
Kathy Moen: 382-4749
Church Office: 382-3247

Live Auction at 1 pm!

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Sunday, August 26, 2018
Decorah Lutheran Church invites everyone to their 5th annual outdoor service. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Parking is limited, so carpooling with family, friends or neighbors is encouraged. There will be chairs available for those who cannot bring one or who would like to ride their bike to church. Sandwiches, chips, bars and lemonade will be served following the service. 
Rain location is Decorah Lutheran Church. 

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Sunday, August 26, 2018
Admission is $3 per dog, and $1 per person; season/punch passes do  not apply. There is no lap swim/water walking or public swim on this date. 
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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Learn how to build a twig coffee, end or sofa table with a barnboard top. Or, choose to build a slab garden bench using red oak logs, or a whimsical twig straight back chair with a barnboard seat. The wood for the furniture will be provided. Bring along a friend to learn and to help you with your project (helper).

Preregistration required

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Preparing, stuffing and mounting skins of animals is an ancient art form. In this introduction to the craft you’ll learn basic techniques. After a brief introduction, you’ll prepare a mouse rug or stuffed mouse in an action setting you choose. All equipment and materials are provided, and you get to keep your mouse! Don’t be squeamish; most people find the process far less gruesome than they imagined!

Preregistration required

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Sunday, August 26, 2018
SAC Entertainment brings improv show to Luther College


Enjoy a night of improv comedy as the Luther College Student Activities Council presents ComedySportz in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.
           
The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Registration: 5:30-5:45 p.m, class following
Eligible to carry in up to  36 states. 

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
WMC Nutrition Services will cater the picnic at the cost of $6.00 per person.
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Come and celebrate and Winneshiek Medical Centers grand community picnic
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

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

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

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


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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Part lecture, part musical performance, part interactive discussion, "Joe's Odyssey" brings the famous epic poem to life in an original performance in the Nobel Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther College campus.
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