Calendar of Events - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

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Friday, October 19, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018
ArtHaus welcomes Decorah painter and muralist Carl Homstad and his exhibition, Paranomica. The exhibition will be on display in the ArtHaus Gallery beginning October 19, with an opening reception at 7pm on the same date.
Carl Homstad’s artwork has appeared in The Artist's Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and on Iowa Public TV’s "Living in Iowa.”

To Carl Homstad, the idea of combination is the core of making art. He combines together features from different views to create interesting composition of abstract shapes "like a jigsaw puzzle", forming a scene of his own imagination. On display in the ArtHaus Gallery will be the panoramic photographs that inspired Homstad and have been a part of his process.

Join us in the show where the artist's ideas take root.

The gallery show is free to attend.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, November 25, 2018
Join Elstad Community Choir to Experience the Miracle and Magic of Christmas
2 performances of the 24th Annual Advent Cantata

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

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

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

 

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Monday, November 26, 2018

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

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

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Luther College Professors Paul, Lingen, Storlie, and guest cellist Craig Hultgren invite you to experience the intimate salon setting of the Porter House Museum through their concert “Beautiful Dreamers, Old Memories” on Tuesday evening, November 27th at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Wednesday, November 28, 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, November 28, 2018
In this program you iwill learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act; including current minimum wage and overtime requirements as well as changes being implemented as of December 1, 2016. Attendees will also gain an understanding of the executive, administration, professional and outside sales exemptions and the tests utilized to determine the qualification of a position. 
Attendees will learn:
- FLSA - Major Provisions and Coverage.
- Hours Worked - Common mistakes of travel,training, on call, and break times - paid or unpaid?
- Overtime Errors to Avoid - Overtime hours and regular rate issues - Most common FLSA violation.
- Independent Contractors - Are they independent contractors or are they really employees?
- Child Labor - What can minors do and when can they work? How to avoid the most common child labor violations. 
- FLSA - Common misconceptions - What the FLSA doesn't require.

Class #66719

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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


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Thursday, November 29, 2018

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


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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Decorah’s holiday season includes several local events and promotions. Perhaps one of the most anticipated events is the annual Lighted Holiday Parade.

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

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

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Join the DACC in celebrating The Getup in downtown Decorah. We will be hosting a ribbon cutting to honor their first year of business. If you haven't stopped by to check out their selection now is the time! 
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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018
Participate in in-store specials, holiday festivities, and more. Explore new shops, long time favorites, or perhaps new-to-you shops to find unique, one of a kind gifts.

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

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

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


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Thursday, November 29, 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 November 29 at Pulpit Rock (207 College Dr.). This free class is open to the first 15 people who register at www.decorah.lib.ia.us 
 

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

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


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Friday, November 30, 2018

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

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

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Decorah Red Cross Blood Drive Friday November 30 2018 noon - 6pm. Stone Ridge Community Church 1111 Montgomery Street for appointment call 800-733-2767 or local 563-380-6335 will return call again we ask for your donation as as always are in desperate need for blood thanks 
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Friday, November 30, 2018 - Saturday, December 1, 2018
Friends of Toys Go ‘Round are hosting a fundraising garage sale.  Cleaning out the back room but not selling from inventory.  Drop off donations of good, used or new toys, children’s books Thurs. November 29th 5:00-7:00 at toy library.  

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

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Friday, November 30, 2018
The Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center is having its first ever Silent & Live Auction fundraiser on November 30th at 7PM at the Elks Club in Decorah. Come for snacks, live music, a cash bar and incredible items to bid on. The Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center is a non- profit 501c3 organization that helps incubate new ideas, offers resources and serves as a catalyst for action in NE Iowa. Proceeds raised at this event go to help support education and advocacy for immigration, climate change resilience, regenerative agriculture and social justice.

 

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Saturday, December 1, 2018
Root vegetables, greens, apples, baked goods, crafts, honey, meats, wine, gifts
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Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018
Saturday, December 1st- 11:00am-1:30pm and Sunday, December 2nd 12:00pm-1:30pm Harley Refsal, Professor Emeritus of Scandinavian Folk Art and James Miller '20 will be creating wood carving magic! They also have created 2 different limited edition Luther wood carving items for purchase. Stop in for some wood carving fun. 
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Saturday, December 1, 2018

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

Note: Class size is limited to 6.


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Saturday, December 1, 2018

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

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


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Saturday, December 1, 2018
Ring in the season with Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, at a Norwegian Christmas Celebration on December 1, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This lively day of events features fun holiday traditions, concerts by local groups, take-home crafts, folk-art demonstrations and sales, an outside campfire with Scandinavian s’mores, and a pop-up café serving Norwegian holiday specialties.
 

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

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


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Sunday, December 2, 2018

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

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


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Sunday, December 2, 2018
A community Christmas concert with local talent performing
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Sunday, December 2, 2018
Join Elstad Community Choir to Experience the Miracle and Magic of Christmas
2 performances of the 24th Annual Advent Cantata

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Everyone is invited to attend this open house event which will support local organizations and kids in need this holiday season.  Enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks by bringing any of the following items for donation:
  • Diapers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soaps (detergent, shampoo, conditioner, bath wash)
  • Rolls of quarters (for laundry)
We hope to see you there!
 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Come to an Information Session to learn about the NICC Swine Production certificate program being offered by NICC Calmar Campus.  Learn how you can apply for tuition assistance, continue working and get hands-on training for local, in-demand careers!  Classes beginning in January.

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

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

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thrivent Community - Decorah will be hosting a Generosity on Tap event and would love to have you join us.

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

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Wednesday, December 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, December 5, 2018
Register before Nov. 28 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification.

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, December 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, December 6, 2018
You are invited to join for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the lobby of the Hotel Winneshiek! Enjoy performances by area youth choirs, dancers from Crave Dance Studio, and more! Stay cozy by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies as we wait for Santa to arrive and light the tree! Warm holiday cocktails will also be available for purchase!

We hope to see you there!

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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Advanced Calving Clinic will provide in-depth information for dairy and beef producers.

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

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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Decorah Public Library, River Root Farm, 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 Dec. 6 at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. (207 College Dr.). This free wreath-making workshop is open to the first 12 people to register online at www.decorah.lib.ia.us.
 
 

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - Saturday, December 8, 2018

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

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

Day 1: 10am-1pm       Day 2: 4pm-7pm


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Saturday, December 8, 2018

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

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

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


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Saturday, December 8, 2018

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

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

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


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Saturday, December 8, 2018
The Midwest Veterans of America is hosting a holiday dance for veterans who have returned home in the past 5 years, and their families. The event will feature the "Back to Country" Band and holiday music; raffles and door prizes; holiday cookies and candy; refreshments and food.

This event is open to the public; goodwill donations will be accepted at the door.

 

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

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

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

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


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Sunday, December 9, 2018
"My God and King"

Gathering Music and Postlude by the Thankful Brass

Free will offering to Houston County Food Shelf and Houston County Care and Share.

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Monday, December 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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Wednesday, December 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, December 12, 2018
The Happy Hour Book Group will meet at Rubaiyat on Wed. Dec. 12th at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Delia Owens’ “Where the Crawdads Sing.” For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life.
 

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Friday, December 14, 2018

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


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Saturday, December 15, 2018
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
Root vegetables, greens, apples, baked goods, crafts, honey, meats, wine, gifts
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Sunday, December 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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Monday, December 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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Wednesday, December 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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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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

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


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Thursday, December 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, December 20, 2018
The History Book Group will discuss Barbara Tuchman’s “The Distant Mirror” at 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 20th on the 2nd floor of the library. The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. Barbara Tuchman examines not only the rhythms of history but the texture of domestic life in this time: what childhood was like, what marriage meant, and how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, noble, and clergy alike.
 

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Friday, December 21, 2018
The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. Dec. 21st on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Faith Sullivan’s “What a Woman Must Do.” When Celia Canby—Kate’s niece, Bess’s mother, and Harriet’s cousin—is killed in a car accident, it’s up to Kate and Harriet to raise Bess. Ten years later, on the day of the accident, the local newspaper in Harvester, MN, dredges up the story of the accident for a careless “Way Back When” piece, subjecting the women to another round of grief. Headstrong and closed off, Bess yearns to escape Harvester before she “goes bad.” But when she begins to trace the same path of mistakes her mother made—a risky relationship with a local married man—everything seems on the verge of falling apart.
 

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