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Wheekend! October 23-26, 2014


Whoa! End of October does NOT mean end of fun! Check out all the great stuff happening in the Driftless this weekend!

Thursday, October 23:
University of Iowa OSA archaeologist Elizabeth Reetz’s lecture on the history and importance of Iowa’s water trails. Decorah Public Library, 6:30 pm

Creole Choir of Cuba, Saint Mary’s University, Winona, MN, 7:30 pm

Friday, October 24:
WMC Blood Drive, Winneshiek Medical Center Conf. Room B, 10am-2:30 pm

In the Heat of the Night, Center Stage Series, CFL, Luther College, Decorah, 7:30 pm

Luther College Haunted Lab! 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the basement of Valders Hall of Science.

Bomba De Luz and Frankie Lee! Ed’s No Name Bar, Winona, MN, 9 pm

Saturday, October 25:
Joni Finnegan live painting demo, Lanesboro Arts Center, 1-4 pm

Marjane Satrapi, distinguished lecture, CFL Luther College, 7 pm

Gaga Club Cardio Halloween Party, Discover Happy, Decorah, 7-9 pm. Register online!

Highlandville Dance with the Foot-Notes – Last Dance of the Year! Highlandville School House, 8 pm

ArtHaus presents Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman, Elk’s Lodge, Decorah, 8 pm

Sunday, October 26:
Canvas and Corks Painting Class, Winneshiek Wildberry Winery, Decorah 1-3:30pm. Register online.

“Danish Modern: Design for Living” Design Lecture by Tova Brandt, Vesterheim’s Amdal-Odland Heritage Center, Decorah, 2 pm

Around the World in 5 Plates, 3rd Annual:  Northeast Iowa Montessori School (NEIM) celebrates United Nations Day!

KDEC & T-Bock’s Open Stage Night with featured artist Carlisle Evans Peck, T-Bocks, Decorah, 7 pm

All Wheekend:
29th Annual Northeast Iowa Holiday Craft Sale, Decorah High School

Flyway Film Festival, Stockholm, WI

Have fun!

How to Make a Paper Pinwheel!

Paper Projects: Pinwheeeeeeels!

Supplies• Square-ish scrap of paper
– patterns are nice, but you can use whatever you’d like
• Scissors
• New (or new-ish) pencil with eraser still intact
• Pushpin

1. The goal is to have as square a piece of paper as possible.
So fold diagonally and cut off the excess to make a nice, square for your pinwheel.

2. Fold on the opposite diagonal as well to get your lines that go from corner to corner
– these will be your cut marks!

3. See?

4. Cut from each corner about halfway to the center, like so.

5. And it’s already time to assemble! Push your pin through the first corner.

I find it’s easiest to stick the pushpin through one corner at a time
(when you gather them all at once there’s always one that seems to slip out!).

When you’ve done all the corners, it should look like this!

6. The final push is through the base of the pinwheel and into the eraser of the pencil.

7. Enjoy! I think pinwheels are super relaxing to watch on a breezy summer day.
Happy paper projecting! Thanks for visiting Inspire(d)!