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Saturday, September 1, 2018
Dozens of totmatos to sample but which one will be crowned champions in 2018? Come taste and vote!
Hayrides, tomato tasting, and a salsa contest.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018
For more than 27 years, Wand has not only brought fresh performances to Luther, but built a professional brand all his own. He is the owner and founder of Wand Enterprises, which today employs more than 100 hypnotists, comedians, magicians and ventriloquists capable of performing shows tailored to any audience.

Wand has worked with entertainment personalities including Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Larry the Cable Guy, "Survivor" host Jeff Probst, Sylvester Stallone, George Strait and Rascal Flatts.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018
Music spanning 300 years will be presented at the Music Faculty Showcase recital. The performance, the kickoff to the 2018-19 faculty artist series, is open to the public with no charge for admission.
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Monday, September 3, 2018

Maritza is joined by The Parson Sisters of Albuquerque, NM! The event features a Mediterranean and Balkan inspired dinner by Chef Nathan Buckley. Tickets are $45 and include music, dinner and a wine or beer paired with the meal! Profits will be donated to the Decorah Community Food Pantry.

Tickets are available at The Courtyard & Cellar and The Oneota Co-op. If you can’t get to one of these locations, you can request your tickets by email: courtyardandcellar@gmail.com


Monday, September 3, 2018
Highland Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Labor Day Bazaar. Lunch will include scalloped potatoes and ham, assorted salads and desserts and beverages. A silent auction and bake sale will also be available. 
Cost is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages 5-12. There is no charge for children under 5. 

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Monday, September 3, 2018
Featuring strong vocals and precision on strings, woodwinds and piano, Luther College music faculty will present a showcase concert.

The performance is the opening event of the 2017-18 faculty concert season at Luther and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The music faculty showcase features eight performances, with works from Leonard Bernstein, Mozart and an original piece from a Luther composer.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018
What does it mean to find harmony in relationships? Can individuals create it or is it necessary to have a cooperative partner? Why is having harmonious interactions with others important?

Educator Peter Dodington will present "Odysseus and His Women: Like-Minded Harmony?"  The lecture, sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Wednesday, September 5, 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, September 5, 2018
The Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:15 PM. Steve Johnson, Extension farm management specialist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center by providing his insights on the crop market outlook. Following Steve is Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist, to discuss recent research on the use of high rates of gypsum, as well as a soil lime/pH update. We then convene outside for the farm wagon tour; Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist, will share her thoughts on weed management, herbicide resistance and crop injury. Daren Mueller, ISU extension plant pathologist, will review corn and soybean diseases that have impacted us in 2018 and management for 2019.
 
The field day is free and open to the public.  It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center Headquarters on the ISU Northeast Research Farm and Demonstration Farm.  Directions: From Nashua at the Jct. of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm. CCA credits will be available (1 NM, 2 PM, 1 CM). For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Hauge Lutheran Church is holding its annual fall bazaar. The auctioneer is Steve Darrington. Coffee will follow the auction. A free will offering will be accepted. 
Thursday, September 6, 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, September 6, 2018
Fun Family Event! Calmar Campus.
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Thursday, September 6, 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, September 6, 2018
Bring the whole family to a night of fun and community! Enjoy food, music, inflatables, rides and carnival games for kids of all ages. It’s the kick-off to fall you don’t want to miss!

Footwear for Free Fall Fest Tickets: One pair of new or gently used shoes = 2 FREE Fall Fest tickets.
  • Unlimited donations accepted. Limit 10 free tickets per family.
  • Collected shoes will support micro-enterprise vendors in developing nations.

Learn more at www.nicc.edu/fallfest.

 

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Thursday, September 6, 2018
Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary members are turning out in combinations of cardinal and gold, and black and gold to root for their favorite team before this year's big game between Iowa and Iowa State. 
The public is invited to join the festivities at the pre-game tailgate lunch. 
The tailgate lunch of burgers or roast beef sandwiches served by the Winneshiek County Cattlemen, along with potato chips and a beverage, will be offered for $6. 
Iowa and Iowa State decorated cookies will be available for purchase. Advanced cookie orders are appreciated. 
Every meal purchase give attendees a chance to win themed prizes. 
Proceeds from Auxiliary events support equipment needs of the medical center. 
 

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Thursday, September 6, 2018
Open House:  Thursday, September 6th
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Thursday, September 6, 2018
Open House:  Thursday, September 6th 
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Thursday, September 6, 2018 - Friday, October 5, 2018

The Northeast Iowa Studio Tour is right around the corner and viewers have the perfect opportunity to get a sneak peek into the artists’ work firsthand at the ArtHaus Gallery showing of The Preview: Artists of the 2018 Northeast Iowa Studio Tour.  The works on display will range from ceramics, to paintings, to woodcuts. Several artists including Nate and Hallie Evans, Jenni Brant, Carl Homstad, and Jim Updegraff are participating in this year’s show.

The show starts on September 6 and ends on October 6, with reception on September 6 at 7pm.


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Friday, September 7, 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, September 7, 2018 - Saturday, September 8, 2018
Heavenly Made Gift Shop is celebrating their Autumn Splendor! Introducing our Fall Decor, A New Collection of Window Gnomes, (copyright pending), New Sports Gnomes and soooo much more!

20% Discount on all purchases

Your #1 Destination for Creative and Inspiring gifts and decor Heavenly Made Gift Shop, Linda Wolfs, artist.

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Friday, September 7, 2018
Menu: Fried and Broiled fish and chicken
Open to the public everyone welcome

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Friday, September 7, 2018
National Poetry Slam Champion Neil Hilborn will bring his talents to the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Marty's Café in the lowest level of Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther College campus.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or tickets@luther.edu.
 

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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Join us for an evening of music and community as we celebrate our one year anniversary of opening for wood-fired pizza! This is a Boats and Bluegrass Pre Show.
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Saturday, September 8, 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.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics, and soulful artistry. PUSH performers express what it means to be human—the joy and sorrow, the humor and tragedy, the big questions and the simple things—through their innovative, awe-inspiring productions that broaden our definition of both dance and theatre.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Do you need to make a change, but don’t know where to start? Are you feeling “stuck” in your job or relationship? Do you just want to be inspired and hopeful for the future? This workshop is for you! A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. In this workshop, I will walk you through a process of identifying and clarifying your life goal and higher purpose. Using a process of mindful self-reflection, we will collect images and design a vision board unique to each individual. This class is perfect to do with a friend (or group of friends!). The workshop is fun and inspiring and promises to leave you feeling eager for the great things that lie ahead! Lunch is included.

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Saturday, September 8, 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.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

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

Class length may vary depending on personal projects.

Note: Wood will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring you own. All class participants will need a full face shield. There will be a few to borrow out at class.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Join us as we explore the art of growing, harvesting, and dyeing with plants grown here in Minnesota. We will focus on harvesting Goldenrod and Black Walnut together, but may find some other natural dye plants to use on our plant walk. You’ll learn how to process plants and flowers from the forest, prairies, and your own gardens to create beautiful hues. By the end of class you’ll have learned the basic techniques of making dye from a couple of plants available in Minnesota this fall. Participants will need to bring two to three different 100% natural fibers to dye (linen, silk, wool, cotton), that weigh no more than 8 oz all together. Fibers can be purchased at a fabric or craft store.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • INSTRUCTOR: 
    Debra D’Souza
  • LOCATION: 
    Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

In this two-day workshop we will explore more advanced mosaic techniques, materials and ideas. Delving into Andamento (the LINE), which is king in the advanced mosaic teachings. Concepts of color theory and mosaic history will be covered.
You will be asked to bring an idea/plan for a larger mosaic project, which we will discuss prior to the workshop. It could be something for your outdoor garden, a piece of furniture or an image you want to work on for your home. The workshop will give you a start towards completing a larger piece that you will be proud to own and share. Some possible project ideas … mailbox, house number, birdhouse, gazing ball, etc.
Two weeks prior to the workshop Deb will contact you to discuss your project and both of you can be prepared to make the most of your workshop time together.

Day 1: 9am-5pm       Day 2: 11am-4pm

Note: A suggested prerequisite for this class is the Mosaic Basics class. Class size is limited to 8. Please bring your design idea, suitable substrate, an open mind and a BIG Smile! Warning: Mosaic Art may be addictive; your life will not be the same!

Preregistration required


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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Live Music at the Haymarket
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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Bringing gravity-defying acrobatic acts combined with soulful artistry, the award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre kicks off the Luther College 2018-19 Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.
           
This event is open to the public. Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 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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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Dragonfly Books invites everyone for a book signing with Luther College Alumni Mark Tiedemann and his novel The Belle of Nagasaki. Tiedemann will be chatting one-on-one with guests and signing copies of his book on Saturday, September 8 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm at Dragonfly Books.

Everyone is invited to this free book signing at Dragonfly Books. If you find that you can't make it to the book signing but would still like to purchase one of Tiedemann’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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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Open House:  Saturday, September 8th
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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Open House:  Saturday, September 8th
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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Looking for a fun family adventure?!?! Come experience Minnesota’s premier reptile destination, the RAD Zoo, at Decorah Public Library on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11 am! Join us for a highly informative, engaging, and interactive program and marvel at the amazing creatures of the reptile and amphibian world including frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes, and a small crocodilian!

Opened in Owatonna, Minnesota in October 2009, by husband and wife team Jamie and Melissa Pastika, the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo houses one of the world’s largest reptile displays. It is home to over 150 kinds of animals from all over the world exhibited in naturalistic recreations of their native environments.

Jamie and Melissa Pastika have a combined experience of more than thirty years as professional animal keepers working at some of the finest zoological institutions in the country including the Jacksonville Zoo, Busch Gardens, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They both have Bachelor of Science degrees, Jamie in zoo-science and Melissa in biology.

At the conclusion of the presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to come up and take a closer look at the animals, including a chance to touch one or two of them in a controlled setting.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Cellist Philip Borter, Luther College assistant professor of music, along with violinist Hirono Borter and Luther pianist Nicholas Shaneyfelt, will perform a recital as part of the Faculty Artist Series 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Noble Recital Hall of Luther's Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

Open to the public with no charge for admission, P. Borter will perform Bach's Suite No. 2 in D minor for Unaccompanied Cello and Toshiro Mayuzumi's "Bunraku" for solo cello. The second half he'll take the stage with H. Borter and Shaneyfelt. They'll perform Duet for Violin and Cello, Op. 89, by Hermann Zilcher and "La Muse et le Poète," Op. 132, by Camille Saint-Saëns.
 

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Sunday, September 9, 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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Sunday, September 9, 2018
Music and animal-lovers alike will want to attend "Music in the Park."
Attendees will meet some of HSNEI's adoptable dogs while listening to the music of Eric Sessions, John Goodin, and Maritza. Bring a chair or blanket and join in the fun. 
This is a free event, though donations will be accepted to help the animals. 

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Interested in learning about a more natural approach to healthcare? Want to rid your home of harmful chemicals, but don’t know where to start? Curious about essential oils? Wonder what all the buzz is about? Now is your chance to find out! We would love to have you join us at this fun class where we’ll discuss WHAT essential oils are, HOW to use them, WHAT they are good for, WHY choose Young Living oils, and HOW you can get your hands on them! There will be a brief presentation on Young Living’s most popular oils found in their Premium Starter Kit and then we’ll eat some snacks made with the oils and participants will be making two, all natural products containing essential oils: soothing bath salts and a room spray.

There will be door PRIZES! Bring a friend and you’ll get an extra entry! Feel free to share this invite with anyone you think would be interested.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Come join us for a fun afternoon of learning the basics of needle felting, and take home your very first sculpture, a sweet Hedgehog! Needle Felting is a relaxing and versatile art form that allows you to be creative in both 2-D and 3-D. You will be able to take home a needle felting foam pad and needle so you can continue making sculptures in the comfort of your own home!

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Learn how to sharpen woodturning tools including scrapers, gouges (spindle and bowl) parting tools and skews. This is a hands on course. Discussion of tools, steels and their use us will be included.

Note: Feel free to bring any wood turning tools you may have. Full face shields are highly recommended. There will be a few available to borrow during class.

Preregistration required


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Sunday, September 9, 2018
Reservations not required but are recommended. $11 adult $5.50 children (11 & under)
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Sunday, September 9, 2018
The St. Alysius Catholic Chruch in Calmar is celebrating the church's 90th year. 
The first church was lost in a fire and was rebuild in 1928 and dedicated in 1929. To mark this milestone, the parish is holding a day of faith, family, friends, food and fellowship. 
Parishioners will celebrate an outdoor Mass at the PIVO Brewery in Calmar followed by a light lunch served with a "good will" offering. 
 

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Monday, September 10, 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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Monday, September 10, 2018
The 2018 Nordic Fest celebrated a theme of “You had me at lefse.” The board of directors works all year to improve the Nordic Fest experience for vendors, suppliers, and most importantly our guests.

The annual meeting is a time that is set aside for the community to share thoughts and ideas with the board. All are welcomed and encouraged to bring those comments forward. If you are unable to attend the annual meeting and would like to submit feedback you can do so by calling (563)382-9010 or emailing contactus@nordicfest.com.

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Monday, September 10, 2018
Madison Lutheran Church WELCA will host a supper/bazaar with proceeds going to three area not-for-profits - Decorah Community Food Pantry, Cresco Food Pantry, and Winneshiek County Celebration of Life.
The supper and country store are from 5-6:30 p.m. A live auction, which will feature many homemade items will begin at 7 p.m. 
 

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Monday, September 10, 2018
Northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota high school students and their parents will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from nearly 60 higher education institutions. 

The college invites all students and families interested in information about post-high school education options to attend. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
A workshop sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach - Winneshiek County and Luther College. 
Hands-on training on seeking and writing successful grants for non-profits, local government and schools. 
Fee is $10 which includes a light meal served at the start of the program.
Participants are asked to bring a laptop, iPad or other tablet device to the session for hands-on, online activities during the program. 

Please register by 12pm on September 10.

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Wednesday, September 12, 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, September 12, 2018
The Burr Oak Lutheran Church Bazaar will feature a live auction followed by a raffle and lunch. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds from this bazaar will go to fund community needs. 
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time to mix it up and try a social event. On September 12 we will be hosting a cookout at Whalen Cabin and playing sand volleyball. We will start at 5:15 but come and go as you please, whenever works best for you. Even if it's not your thing come on over, grab some food and just hang out and get to know others. BYOB.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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

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

Preregistration required


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? Join us to learn about pickling from an Amish family. This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home and learn to pickle a variety of vegetables. You will also get to take home a few jars of pickled snacks for yourself! Not only will you learn a new skill, you will also create many memories. Participants will need to bring 6 pint jars to the class.
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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Thursday, September 13, 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, September 13, 2018
Check out Winneshiek Wildberry Winery's new tasting room in Decorah! Tacos Lilly will be on site from 4-9 p.m. and they will be release their Blackbery Blossom wine.

Join the Ambassdors for a ribbon cutting at Winneshiek Wildberry Winery's new tasting room at4 p.m.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Karen Oberhauser, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and professor of entomology at the UWM, will present a talk titled "Monarchs in a Changing World: Conservation of an Iconic Insect," on the Luther College campus.

Open to the public with no charge for admission, the event is part of Luther's biology colloquium series.
 

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

On Thursday, September 13, Chatfield Center for the Arts kicks off their newest season of music in Potter Auditorium with The Wailin' Jennys.


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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dragonfly Books is proud to sponsor award-winning author William Kent Krueger as he talks about his new novel Desolation Mountain at Robey Memorial Library. Krueger is the author of the novel Ordinary Grace and the mastermind behind the gripping Cork O’Connor mysteries set in the north woods of Minnesota. Sponsored by Dragonfly Books and Robey Memorial Library, Krueger will share his stories, talk about Desolation Mountain, and sign copies of his books on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 pm at Robey Memorial Library.

Everyone is invited to this free author talk at Robey Memorial Library. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Krueger’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.

This free event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books and hosted at Robey Memorial Library at 401 1st Ave NW, Waukon, Iowa. To learn more about this and other events from Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.


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Thursday, September 13, 2018
On June 10, 1912, in the town of Villisca, Iowa, eight residents, including two parents, their four children and two youth visitors, were enigmatically slaughtered. Luther College Professor Emeritus and Villisca historian Edgar Epperly will present a lecture based on the early investigation of the 1912 Villisca axe murders at the emeriti colloquium at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Mott Room in Luther's Dahl Centennial Union.
 

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Arna Rennan (voice), Georganne Hunter (Gaelic harp), and Loretta Kelley (hardanger fiddle) present the concert, “Treasures Left Behind."
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Saturday, September 15, 2018
It's that time of year again! City wide garage sales. Get out there and find some amazing deals.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Western Home String Band will resume its contra dance season. The evening will include fun circles, square dances, waltzes, reels and contras for all ages and abilities, danced to live music.
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Saturday, September 15, 2018
Luther College is hosting a visit opportunity for all students interested in biology, chemistry, computer/data science, environmental studies, neuroscience, nursing, physics or psychology during a science and pre-health visit day Saturday, Sept. 15
 

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
Get ready for another bout of Bend & Brew! Laree from Reefuel will assist you with the 'bending' portion of the class, while Pulpit Rock will finish if off with the 'brews'!

$20 per participant includes:
-Choice of smoothie from Impact Coffee before class begins
-1 hr, all levels, flow yoga class led by Laree S. from Reefuel
-One free beer after class at Pulpit Rock Brewing Company to reward all of your hard work

Smoothie options from Impact Coffee (pick one when you sign up): -Mixed Berry: berries, milk, yogurt OR -Reefuel: spinach, peanut butter, banana, almond milk

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
The 2018 Northeast Iowa Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday, 9/15. Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 8:30 am, with the Walk beginning at 10 am. Pre-walk activities will include music and valuable memories from those who have been affected by Alzheimer's Disease. Walk to End Alzheimer's is more than a walk, it is an experience in which participants from all of Northeast Iowa will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, research and clinical trail enrollment ot support programs nad services. Each walker will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
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Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Decorah Music Boosters will hold their annual chili supper from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday in the Decorah High School Cafeteria--prior to the Decorah versus Cresco varsity football game.  Tickets for the supper are
$7.00.  Pre-school children may eat free. 

Tickets are available at the door or from High School Band and Choir members. The menu for the meal includes chili (meat & vegetarian),crackers, hot dogs, carrots, assorted bars and cookies, milk and coffee. 

Proceeds from the chili supper support scholarships, activities and programming for music students in the Decorah School District.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Featuring our famous escalloped chicken or ham mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, dinner roll, salad, & pie
Adults - $10.00
5-9 Years - 5.00
Under 5 - Free
Take-outs welcome! In town delivery available.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Good Shepard Lutheran Church of Decorah invites you to the 9th Annual Friends and Neighbors Picnic.

*Live music by local musicians
*Quality local food
*Games for kids

Free and open to all!

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
The American Cancer Society of Winneshiek County is partnering with Culver's of Decorah for "Culver's Against Cancer Night" Culver's of Decorah will be donating 10 percent of their sales to the American Cancer Society of Winneshiek County during this time. Cancer survivors will receive a free shirt while supplies last.
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Sunday, September 16, 2018
The Decorah community is invited to the ninth annual Welcome Friends and Neighbors Picnic in Good Lutheran Church's spacious back yard. 
The event is an opportunity to celebrate community, enjoy good food and conversation, and meet new friends. 
As in the past, the picnic will include lots of great local food and live music, including the Good Shepherd Band and a special performance by local musicians Mark Stumme, Erik Berg, Jody Koenig, Amalia Vagts and friends. There will be games for kids, a marshmallow roast, and the event is free and open to all. A large tent will provide shelter from sun or showers, and in the event of heavy rain, the picnic will be held in the Fellowship Hall. 
Everyone is invited to the event, including Luther College students, faculty and staff. David Lester and Ingrid Callaghan are co-chairs of the picnic. 

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Decorah 8th Grade Fund Raiser. Serving: Eggs, Ham, Sausage, Hash Browns, Toast, Milk, Juice & Coffee. Free floating donation
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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Amy Engelsdorfer, Luther College assistant professor of music, with collaborative pianist and fellow Luther faculty Nicholas Shaneyfelt is presenting presents a flute and piano recital, A Night at the Opera: Fantasies and Variations, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept.16, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

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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Sunday, September 16, 2018
With the beginning of the migration of the monarch butterflies to Mexico, the Luther College entomology class will host a monarch butterfly migration banding event in Anderson Prairie on the Luther College campus from 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.
 

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Winneshiek County Conservation will host an introductory canoe and kayak program at Lake Meyer at 2:00 p.m. Sunday

The program is free but space is limited and registration is required by noon Friday by calling (563) 534-7145.

The program will cover basic canoeing and kayaking safety and techniques. Vessels, paddles, and life jackets will be provided.

This event is open to all and no experience is required. Children aged 5-10 must be accompanied in canoes by an adult. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed in canoes or under 10 in kayaks.

In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

For more information, visit www.winneshiekwild.com or call (563) 534-7145.

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Monday, September 17, 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, September 18, 2018
Join historian Kathy Wilson at the Decorah Public Library Tuesday September 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a lively presentation about “Good Women and Bad Girls.”  From corsets to cage crinolines, and proper etiquette to childbirth, Wilson will discuss the lives of Victorian women in fascinating detail. 
 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
What are “agricultural cities”? And how can these cities promote economic and cultural vitality in Decorah and the Driftless Region? What is the “Scarves in the Park” program, and how has it positively impacted Northeast Iowa? Learn about these topics as the Luther College Woman’s Club (LCWC) kicks off its 2018-19 season of programs.
 
Local residents Robert Wolf and Steven Nelson will present at the group’s September meeting, to be held Tuesday, September 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, on the Luther College campus. All women from Decorah and surrounding communities are invited to attend. 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.
 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, for the start of a new season of Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) on Tuesday, September 18, from 10-11 a.m.
 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Relationship expert and body image specialist Megan Stubbs will present the program "The F Word, Understanding Fat and Body Image" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Luther College's Valders Hall of Science Room 206. Co-Sponsored by Luther's SAC Impact committee and Luther Wellness, the cost of admission is $5.
 

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Wednesday, September 19, 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, September 20, 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, September 20, 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, September 20, 2018
Tickets are $12 and to-go orders are available.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
Join Market 52 for their fall sale and Shop their Shed! 
Grab a friend and see what they have to offer. Lots of trendy new fall and home decor items, antiques, vintage items, rustic farm finds, architectural pieces, lawn and garden items, barn wood, windows, furniture, DIY items and more! 

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Asking Muslims to condemn terrorist acts can lead to racist scapegoating, an act which prevents majority populations in the West from coming to terms with their own violent past and their ongoing complicity in a violent world order, according to Todd Green, Luther College associate professor of religion.

Green will present "Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Luther's Franklin W. Olin Building, Room 102.

The lecture, based on Green's most recent book of the same name, is open to the public with no charge for admission. A book signing will follow the lecture.
 

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Complete your very own handmade table runner this fall! Whether you are just starting out or have been sewing projects for years, this class is perfect for you. This lovely table runner will be offered in three color schemes so you can choose the color that you like best. The kit includes everything except the batting which you can bring or purchase at class. Your finished runner will look wonderful on your dining table, mantel or coffee table. Your completed project will measure 14.5 X 43.5 inches.

Note: This class will meet and take place at Cheryl’s Fabric Garden, in Downtown Lanesboro. You should know how to thread and use a sewing machine. If you do not have a machine of your own, you may rent one from Cheryl for $5 for the day.

Preregistration required


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Friday, September 21, 2018 - Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Ossian Crown Club and City of Ossian annual fall garage sales. With over 20 garage sales there's something for everyone. Maps will be available at Casey's on Main Street.        
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Friday, September 21, 2018 - Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Auxiliary will observe "Buddy Poppy Days" Friday and Saturday. Memebers will be selling "buddy poppies" at Fareway, Walmart, Quillins and a few other spots in Decorah. The VFW All Vets Club also will be open to offer "buddy poppies." Funds raised are sued to supports veterans in the area.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Luther College is hosting an Anthropology and Museum Studies Visit Day from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
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Friday, September 21, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

Luther College families, students and community members are invited to enjoy a variety of concerts, athletic events, hikes and meals together throughout Family Weekend Sept. 21-23.


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Friday, September 21, 2018
Internationally acclaimed Galician bagpipe master Cristina Pato and her quartet, the Cristina Pato Quartet, will give the second performance of Luther College's 2018-19 Center Stage Series. Held in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus, the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
 

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Free will donation, gates open at 10 am, open lawn seating. All proceeds donated to riverside park the Inwood and keeping the music fest alive. Rain or shine, in event of weather the bands will play inside the Inwood.
Fusion- noon
Abigail & Buck Towne - 1:30
Woodshed Reboot - 3:00   
Busted Flat Band - 4:30
Vigilante Firefighters - 6:00
Wonder Creek - 7:30
Yukon - 9:00
Sinkhole - 10:30

Coed kickball tournament starts at 11 am

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Saturday, September 22, 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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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Are you a pie lover? If so, then join us and learn the ‘how to’s’ from an experienced Amish baker. Your Amish instructor will expertly whip up several types of pies from scratch. Learn about using a wood stove and sample the results with coffee. Not only will you gain insight into the Amish lifestyle, you’ll create a warm and tasty memory. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home.

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

Preregistration required


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Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
Some 80 historic restored barns thorughout Iowa will be opened to the public during a free, two-day, self-guided, all state barn tour. 
Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Winneshiek County Recorder's Office will be open to process passports for busy families and people who can't make it into the office during the week. Enter through the West door, off of the parking lot.
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Local signers will bring attention to gun violence with participation in The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah. A free will offering will be accepted, to be split between Iowans for Gun Safety and Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center.
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Luther College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward the Habitat Spring Break Service Trip and Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity. Tickets prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children 5-12. Children under five are free. All are welcome.    
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Luther College invites alumni, parents and friends of the college to join its annual Fall Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, for a full day of food, fellowship, fun and sports, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Regents Center Circle Drive.
           
The event is sponsored by Decorah Bank and Trust in partnership with Luther College.

Registration is required to attend the picnic and can be completed at https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/community-day/registration/. The combined price for the picnic and admission to the football game is $6.00 per adult; there is no cost for children.
 

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Luther College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward the Habitat Spring Break Service Trip and Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity.

Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children 5-12. Children under five are free. All are welcome.

Tickets can be purchased at the Luther College Box Office or at the door.

The Luther College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity serves others by participating in local builds with the Winneshiek County chapter, working at nearby Habitat Re-Stores and using their spring breaks to serve around the country.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Celebrate Luther College Family Weekend with an evening concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
 

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Sunday, September 23, 2018
Upstart Crow Theatreworks presents a moving and fascinating look at Decorah’s history in beautiful Phelps Cemetery. Audience members take a guided tour among costumed performers of all ages, located throughout the cemetery, bringing to life a wide variety of characters from Decorah’s past. Tours leave every 15 minutes. Tickets available at the gate, with proceeds to benefit the Porter House Museum.
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Sunday, September 23, 2018
Reservations are encouraged for all brunches. 
$14.50 for adults, $12 Luther Students, $6.75 children 5-10.
 

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - Tuesday, September 25, 2018
A Luther College blood drive will take place in the East Court in the main gym. 
To make an appointments or learn more call the Red Cross. 

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Dragonfly Books is hosting local author Jerry Johnson as he talks about his new novel The Executioner’s Face. Jerry will share his stories and sign books on Monday, September 24 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.

A crime noir story set in the heart of dystopian Chicago in 2045, The Executioner’s Face was inspired by Johnson’s experiences covering crime and law enforcement agencies as a former newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist.

Everyone is invited to this free author talk at Dragonfly Books. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Johnson’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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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
District foresters and professional consultants will speak on a a wide range of topics, including marketing timber, forest management systems, enhancing water quality, problems with forest pests and invasive species, and forestry in Iowa. 
The event is free. Lunch is provided at at cost of $15, payable the day of the event. 

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Drivers, Pit Crew & Fans Stock Car Reunion. Everyone Invited! Bring your stock car memorabilia or cars!
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Suicide attempt survivor Dese'Rae Stage seeks out other attempt survivors in order to give insight to the other side of a suicide attempt and begin a conversation about suicide attempts and loss in the documentary "The 'S' Word."
 

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Wednesday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2018
Scheie Lutheran Church in Mabel is hosting a Norwegian Buffet. Carry outs are available with adult tickets only. 
The menu includes ham, meatballs, real potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, cole slaw, cranberries, sweet soup, rommegrot, lefse, flabrod and Norwegian baked goods. Prices are $13 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12 years. Children under 6 eat for free. 
The event also includes live music entertainment and a homemade crafts and food sale. 

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Parkinson's Disease Support group will meet in conference room B 1 and 2 at Winneshiek Medical Center, for a talk on Parkinson's and its effect on cognitive function.
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Thursday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2018
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 September 27 at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. (207 College Dr.). This free do-it-yourself fire cider class is open to the first 15 people who register by emailing ktorresdal@decorah.lib.ia.us.
 
Fire cider is sometimes described as apple cider vinegar with a kick- in addition to added health benefits. With simple ingredients, lots of options for recipe variations, and a reputation for being a fantastic immune system booster (especially during cold and flu season), fire cider is a fabulous DIY project to add to your home health remedy arsenal. In class, participants will learn about fire cider properties and variations and have the opportunity to craft their own jar to take home.
 
Gabi Masek is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist who has been wildcrafting and herb-crafting for many, many years. She is head honcho at Wildcrafted Acupuncture & Herbs and mixologist extraordinaire at Wai Ke Botanicals.

Register early, as space and supplies are limited. The class is free but participants are welcome to make a suggested donation of $10-15 to offset supply costs. Call Decorah Public Library at 382-3717 for more information.
 

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
An innovative performance dramatizing the life of musician Nadia Boulanger, once called "the most influential teacher since Socrates," will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus. Following Boulanger as she overcame family tragedy and the French music establishment, "Nadia" is a tour-de-force of storytelling intertwined with chamber music.

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

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
St. John's is hosting a fall garage sale sponsored by St. John's WELCA.
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Friday, September 28, 2018
Menu: fried and broiled fish and chicken. Open to the public and everyone is welcome! 
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Friday, September 28, 2018
American hip-hop artist Lizzo will make her way to the Luther College campus, with her versatile, "genre-less" style and dazzling confidence, to perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Luther College's Regents Center. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
 

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
The inaugural Luther College Brass Symposium will be presented Sept. 28-29, in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.
           
The featured performance in the symposium is a concert by the Atlantic Brass Quintet at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Luther's Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest and most versatile brass chamber ensembles, the Atlantic Brass Quintet has performed in 48 of the United States and dozens of countries across four continents.
 

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
Nationally acclaimed storyteller, poet and musician David Gonzalez will present "The Power of Your Own Story" artist residency Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, on the Luther College campus.
           
The residency includes a public performance, along with workshops for Luther students, faculty, staff and community members. Events are open to the public with no charge for admission. To register, contact Emily Neal, Luther Center for Sustainable Communities assistant director, at nealem01@luther.edu.
 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
 The Loop de Loop 5K, 10K and half-marathon will be held Saturday September 29, 2018. 


The races will begin at 8:00 am with staggered start times for each race.
8:00am – half-marathon
8:15am – 10K
8:30am – 5K

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Decorah is a town that isn't short on surprises. Live on Water Street is a FREE, community pop-up festival brought to you by Water Street Music and the Oneota Community Food Co-op. 

 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Learn how local farmers grow your food and manage their farms on this self-guided tour. You might even find fun kids' activities and local foods to buy and cook up for dinner!

Click the link below to download or view a map of all 29 locations and learn more about the event.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Art + Culture + Family = Fun

Join us throughout the grounds of the arts center for our annual Arts & Heritage Day on Saturday, September 29. The day-long, all-ages, big-fun FREE festival will include an art fair inside and out with Minnesota-based musicians playing outdoors plus hands-on maker stations, food vendors, and a hot dish cook-off.

ART FAIR
10am-5pm | Featuring area artists with watercolors, pottery, jewelry, paintings, wearable felt art, stained glass, photography, and more for sale. Spray paint art demonstrations.

LIVE MUSIC
10:30am-12pm | First Rodeo
12:30-2pm | The Lonely Knees
2:30-4pm | Don Scott Blues
4:30-6pm | The Whole Hog Musicial Revue

MAKER STATIONS
10am-5pm | Create colorful mural panels, get your face painted, DIY instrument building, bubble art, and more
12-2pm | Unveiling of the CCA’s new art studio

+ HOT DISH COOK-OFF!
+ FOOD VENDORS & BEER GARDEN!!

7pm Ticketed* concert with Chris Koza -- Potter Auditorium, tickets now on sale (*$18 Adults, $15 Students).
Arts & Heritage Day is supported by grants from People’s Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up and Minnesota Energy Resources.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
The DHS Class of 1968 celebrates its 50th reunion. Friends and alums are welcomed to join us at Oneota Country Club.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Live music from Yukon at the Haymarket! There will be a cover charge.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Get on your running shoes or dust off your broomstick and walk or fly to the 5th Annual Ossian 5K Hocus Pocus Run/Walk.

The City of Ossian and the Ossian Crown Club are finalizing plans for the run/walk set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will start and end at the Ossian Pavilion in Carey’s Park on Main Street in Ossian with prizes awarded. This year’s event theme will feature witches, sorcery and magic.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
The theme for the Fort Atkinson Rendezvous, scheduled for September 29th & 30th, is ‘Trade Blanket’.

The Trade Blankets of our early American culture were made by both the Native Americans and by those manufactured by the French and the British.

Blankets have always been an important tradition in trade for the Native Americans. They were used in celebrations, for showing gratitude, to pay a debt, and also to show the status of position within a band or tribe. Blankets were traded among each other even before the fur traders came about. In the fur trade, blankets were always a very desirable item.

The Native Americans would hunt, trap, and dry out animal hides. As the furs were gathered together, a trader would visit an Indian encampment and bring gifts and articles to trade for the furs. Blankets always topped the list of goods traded to the Indians. Other items could include gunpowder, ice chisels, animal traps, pans, pots, knives, flints and steel, pipes, tobacco, guns and hats, clothing and also beads.

In our modern world we think of a trade blanket as one being laid out with items to sell on it. It could be like this but most likely the blankets were stacked and other items and the fur along with food were set about for the trade to begin. You can see all kinds of Trade Blankets and/or trading at this year’s rendezvous on Saturday & Sunday, September 29th & 30th. The rendezvous days are free and open to the public. Rendezvous ‘School Day’ will take place on Friday, September 28th.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Luther College presents flutist Lisa Bost-Sandberg in a concert of contemporary solo flute music at noon Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. Following the concert, at 2:30 p.m., Bost-Sandberg will present a composition workshop in the Center for Fine Arts room 217.

The concert and workshop are both open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Using local input that has been gather over the past several months, the Community Visioning Landscape Architects have created some amazing designs showcasing ideas on how to make Decorah even more accessible and beautiful! These designs can be viewed at Live on Water Street!
 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
This Saturday, September 29, one of our favorite Minnesota musicians Chris Koza and his band will bring their talent and charisma to the Potter Auditorium stage. Concert is at 7pm with seating starting at 6:30.

 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
In partnership with the Luther College Writers Fest, ArtHaus presents David Gonzalez, speaker, storyteller, poet, playwright, musician, arts and diversity advocate at the first Poetry Slam of the school year. 

Share the stage with your original voices poem (3 min or less of your own poetry) or the Slam (a good-natured competition, complete with prizes). Register online through our website arthausdecorah.org  Recommended for ages 16 and up. 

Poets who register by September 28 get free admission and a free drink. Tickets are $5-$10 your choice at the door.

 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Join Pinter's Pumpkin Patch for hours of entertainment! Visit the Bakery for concessions and desserts.

Admission: $12.00 (3 and under free), Senior Citizens 65+ $10. Purchase a Season Pass $35/person. 1/2 Pass Admission for Grandparents on October 5 & 6.

Activities in wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, corn maze, big slides, pedal go karts, wiggleville, sand tire hill and tire maze, chess, duck races, corn box, farm animals and goat walk and much more!

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

All ages are invited to come and enjoy the all-day Arts & Heritage Day in Chatfield, MN on Saturday, September 29. The day features an art fair, live music, maker stations, a hot-dish cookoff, the unveiling of the Center's new art studio, and an exhibition of drawings by local High School students. Activities will take place throughout the grounds of Chatfield Center for the Arts with the festival kicking off at 10am and culminating with an evening performance with Chris Koza in Potter Auditorium at 7pm.


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Sunday, September 30, 2018
Enjoy an old time rock and roll show and dance with Johnny Rogers featuring special guests, The Toe Tappers and others. 
Tickets are available at: Fisk Farm & Home, Decorah; State Bank, Calmar and Ossian; Citizens Savings Bank, Spillville, Fort Atkinson and Protivin.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018
Reservations are encouraged for all brunches. 
$14.50 for adults, $12 Luther Students, $6.75 children 5-10.
 

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Sunday, September 30, 2018
Winneshiek County Conservation invites the public to Lake Meyer Park and Campground for Lake Meyer's 60th birthday party and grand opening celebration for the Lake Meyer Educational Shelter
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Sunday, September 30, 2018
The Canoe Cemetery Association will hold its annual Hymn Sing. The German Methodist Church is locates at the intersection of Canoe Ridge Road and Sattre Road, six miles northeast of Decorah. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
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Sunday, September 30, 2018
Ossian Lutheran Annual Fundraiser Chicken Dinner featuring Mike Reicks' famous chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, your choice of dessert, and beverage.  Proceeds go to Courageous Kids in the Community fighting cancer, cerebral palsy, and rare illnesses as well as the church sharing and caring with charities.  Come and join us for a delicious meal or grab a carry out for the guys in the fields.  We are located right next to Silver Springs Golf Course. 
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Sunday, September 30, 2018
Luther College Associate Professor of Music Michael Chesher and Kansas State University Professor Tod Kerstetter will collaborate for a clarinet and bass clarinet music recital in the Recital Hall at Luther's Center for Faith and Life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

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


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