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August YP Event
08/21/18 - 08/21/18
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08/17/18
 -08/19/18
Seed School

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

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

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


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08/17/18
 -08/19/18
Czech Days

Holy Trinity Parish of Protivin is hosting its 40th annual Czech Days celebration. 
Softball and volleyball games and a firemen's waterball fight begin the celebration Friday night, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. A parade is Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by polka music throughout the weekend - admission to all music is free - a cakewalk and bingo. Saturday events also include a bean bag tourney; a Kid Again inflatable fun show; an antique tractor and car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a Czech Choir Mass at 5:45 p.m. 
Sunday events are a kids' pedal tractor pull and, at 10:30 a.m. a Polka Mass. 
The celebration includes a country store with arts and crafts, along with homemade food including traditional Czech rollicks and kolaches. 
 

08/18/18
 -08/19/18
Turning Natural Edge Bowls and Platters Workshop

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

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

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

Preregistration required

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08/19/18
Fort Atkinson Fundraiser

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

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

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08/20/18
Caregiver Support Group

This Caregiver Support Group is a free resource for individuals caring for an elderly spouse, grandparent, mother, father, relative, non-relative, or neighbor.

Group members receive education on caregiving, share success stores and coping strategies, and discuss useful resources through the caregiver journey.

Held on the 3rd Monday of every month.

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08/21/18
August YP Event

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

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08/21/18
ATV Trout Run Trail Tour Convoy

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

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

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

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08/21/18
Energy Breakfast: Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps

Come learn about a NEW program helping Iowa Schools cut energy use.

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

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

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

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

See you there!
 

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08/22/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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08/22/18
Medicine in your Cupboard

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

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


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08/23/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 16 Ben Hippen & Kristin Eggen
Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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08/23/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

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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08/24/18
 -08/25/18
Toppling Goliath Mornin' Delight bottle release

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

08/24/18
Archery

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

Preregistration required

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08/24/18
Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

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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08/24/18
Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

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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08/25/18
Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

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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08/25/18
Twig Furniture

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

Preregistration required

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08/25/18
 -08/26/18
Bent Willow Chair

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

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

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

Preregistration required

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08/26/18
Washington Prairie Summer Spectacular

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

Live Auction at 1 pm!

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08/26/18
Twig Furniture

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

Preregistration required

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08/26/18
Taxidermy 101

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

Preregistration required

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08/26/18
Decorah Lutheran Church Outdoor Service

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

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08/29/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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08/29/18
Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group Picnic

WMC Nutrition Services will cater the picnic at the cost of $6.00 per person.

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08/30/18
Lawn Chair Night

2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 16 Ben Hippen & Kristin Eggen
Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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08/30/18
Grand Community Picnic

Come and celebrate and Winneshiek Medical Centers grand community picnic

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08/30/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

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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09/01/18
13th Annual Tomato Tasting

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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09/05/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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09/05/18
Crop Marketing Highlights the ISU Research Farm Field Day

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.
 

09/06/18
Decorah Community Meal

Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

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09/06/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

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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09/06/18
Fall Fest

Fun Family Event! Calmar Campus.

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09/06/18
NICC hosts the 15th Annual Fall Fest

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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09/08/18
The Point Eco-Adventure

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

Preregistration required


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09/08/18
Luna Valley Farm Concert

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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09/10/18
NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Northeast Iowa will be holding its monthly family support group, led by trained family members of people with mental health conditions for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with a mental health condition.  


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09/10/18
Nordic Fest Annual Meeting

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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09/12/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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09/12/18
Burr Oak Lutheran Bazaar

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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09/13/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

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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09/15/18
City Wide Garage Sales

It's that time of year again! City wide garage sales. Get out there and find some amazing deals.

09/17/18
Caregiver Support Group

This Caregiver Support Group is a free resource for individuals caring for an elderly spouse, grandparent, mother, father, relative, non-relative, or neighbor.

Group members receive education on caregiving, share success stores and coping strategies, and discuss useful resources through the caregiver journey.

Held on the 3rd Monday of every month.

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