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August 2016 Calendar!

August! Get a head start on your fun-planning with this handy-dandy August 2016 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)


Check out these great summer activities!  In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

30. August 4: Get a sneak peek of the Northeast Iowa Studio Tour with the opening of Preview at ArtHaus,7-9pm. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial, Decorah Area Team.

31. August 12: Lillesøster Butikken 4th Anniversary Sale & Soiree! 9am – 8pm. Storewide discounts, door prizes, free gift with $40 purchase, and more! Entertainment & refreshments from 6-8 pm.

32. August 12: Powerful lineup of female singer / songwriters, Brianna Lane, Sara Routh, and Jeni Grouws, in the ArtHaus Courtyard, 516 West Water Street, presented by ArtHaus. 7-10pm.

33. August 13: Jeff White opens for national country artists Olivia Dvorak & Kenny Hass, Trempealeau Hotel, 7pm. Come on down, y’all, for a foot stomping good time. $10

34. August 20: Free Event: Community Appreciation Day, Seed Savers Exchange, August 20. Farm tours throughout the day and old-time barn dance in the evening.

35. August 24: Wisconsin author Blair Braverman at Dragonfly Books, 7pm. “Welcome to the Goddamn IceCube,” memoir about living in stark Northern landscapes. 112W Water, Downtown Decorah.

36. August 27: Cooking w/Heirlooms, Seed Savers Exchange. August 27, 11am-12pm. (12:15 tour) $5/members free: Taste family heirloom recipes, make heritage vegetable salads w/vegetables fresh from SSE gardens.

37. August 27: Mason Jennings benefit concert under the stars at Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm. Gates open 5pm, concert begins 7pm. Tickets $25 online, $30 at gate.


38. September 17: The fourth annual Winona Rotary RIDE THE RIDGES takes bicyclists through the most scenic areas in Southeastern Minnesota. Choose one of four routes. Each has spectacular views.

July 2016 Calendar!

July! Get a head start on your fun-planning with this handy-dandy July 2016 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)


Check out these great summer activities!  In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

18. July 1: Step back in time to 1899. Costumed guides portray residents and their daily life. Where real history happened! Historic Forestville – rural Preston, MN. Open through Labor Day: Thur- Sun $6-$8, 507-765-2785,

19. July 1: Them Coulee Boys release their brand new CD at the Trempealeau Hotel, 8pm. The swinging gals of Seasaw open for the masters of “punk-grass”.

20. July 2: Weed Dating, Seed Savers Exchange: July 2, 1-4pm, ages 18+: Lend a hand during this gardening field day. Dig up weeds, uncover friendships. Register

21. July 3: ‘Art on the Green’ outside the Harmony Visitor Center. 1-6pm. A celebration of local arts and crafts with live music by Tom Schramm from 3-6pm. More info

22. July 4: Independence Day Celebration in Harmony, MN! Grand Parade 3pm, Jim Busta Band 4-7pm, Food, Games, Beer Tent, Fireworks & more. Visit for more info.

23. July 14: Root Note DJ Night with DJ Eddie Baby and Rumpshaker! The Root Note – Great taps, coffee, and crepes – 115 4th St. South, downtown La Crosse

24. July 15: Conference& Campout, Seed Savers Exchange: July 15-17. Workshops, barn dance, taste trials, keynotes Aaron Keefer, Rowan White, Carol Deppe, Glen Roberts, Dr.David Shields. Register:

25. July 23: Trempealeau Hotel presents Howard Luedtke and Dave Rogers Birthday Bash with Nick Foytik Band opening – celebration of two of the areas most prolific blues guitarists.

26. July 23: Mike Munson shakes down the Root Note with his folk blues sound. 8:45pm. Great taps, coffee, and crepes – 115 4th St. South, downtown La Crosse.

27. July 28: Summer Art Fair, July 28-30, with ArtHaus. Local artists, loads of talent, two spaces, 3 days, your opportunity to shop handmade. Details 

28. July 30: Mankwe Ndosi celebrates influences from Jazz and African legacies, Hip Hop and Soul, performance art, theater, and improvisation. St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro, MN

29. July 30: Dirk Quinn Band at the Trempealeau Hotel. High energy funk/jazz from Philadelphia. Impossible to describe this insanity, but a must hear!

June 2016 Calendar!

June! Get a head start on your fun-planning with this handy-dandy June 2016 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)


Check out these great summer activities!  In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

1. June 1: Driftless Safari offers free outdoor adventure and exploration in Winneshiek County all summer long! Visit or stop by any Winneshiek County library to join!

2. June 1: Berry Bluff is NE Iowa’s fresh new U-pick Strawberry patch! Just NE of Cresco, check out or facebook ‘Berry Bluff’ for picking dates and times.

3. June 3: Celebrate the unveiling of POLLINATE, featuring art from across the community at ArtHaus, 508 W Water. Reception June 3, 6-8pm, displayed through July 21. Free!

4. June 4: Garden Ecosystem workshop, Seed Savers Exchange: Healthy plants start with a healthy environment. Improve soil quality, manage pests& promote pollinators: 11am-12pm, Register online:

5. June 4: The Root Note presents Madison Comedy Night! 9pm. Great taps, coffee, and crepes. 115 4th St. South, downtown La Crosse.

6. June 11-12: Civil War Re-enactment – Allamakee County’s Thunder in the Park! Battles, demos, activities daily at Waukon City Park. Dance Saturday night. Visit us on Facebook!

7. June 15: Minnesota author Peter Geye reads from “Wintering” at Dragonfly Books, 7:00pm. Stunning novel, set in northern wilderness. Dragonfly Books: 112W Water St, Downtown Decorah.

8. June 17: Two of Scandinavia’s finest musicians, Harald Haugaard & Antti JÄRVELÄ the master fiddler from Denmark and the amazing multi-instrumentalist from Finland, come together to explore an uncommon repertoire of folk music.

9. June 18: Breakfast on the Farm 8:30am – Noon at Iowa’s Dairy Center, Calmar, IA. Including: wholesome breakfast, dairy tours, and more! On-site parking available, donations are appreciated.

10. June 18: Manchester (IA) 2nd Annual Let it Flow Riverfest! 10am-8pm, Play boating & safety demos, open boating, Dave Zollo & the Body Electric at 4pm, Shelly Memorial Park,

11. June 19: “Art in the Park” Father’s Day festival; over 90 artist booths, live music, food and craft beer vendors, and family activities. Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, MN

12. June 21: South Dakota author Jerry Nelson, “Dear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other Curious Dispatches from a Midwestern Dairy Farmer” at Dragonfly Books, 7

13. June 24-26: Triple festival weekend in Winona.  Dixieland Jazz Festival featuring Delfeayo Marsali, opening weekend for MN Beethoven Festival and Great River Shakespeare Festival.

14. June 24-25: Root River Trail Towns 60 Mile Garage Sale! Shop garage sales in 9 SE MN communities along the Root River Bike Trail. More info at

15. June 25: New Minowa Players presents Fiddler on the Roof, June 25-27 at Decorah High School Auditorium. Tickets and more information at or call Sheryl 563-379-5738

16. June 25: Gala opening performance of “The Three Musketeers” at the Commonweal Theatre. The swashbuckling classic plays through October 24 in downtown Lanesboro. Visit

17. June 26 through July 24: Music to the ears: Lutheran Summer Music will present 50+ free concerts and recitals at Luther College June 26 through July 24. Complete concert calendar at