Posts Tagged: workshops

March 2017 Calendar!

March 2017! Lots of fun to be had! Start your planning now with this handy-dandy March 2017 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)

Check out these great March 2017 activities!  In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

1. March 1: Join us in bringing wood-fired pizza, craft brew and community to Luna Valley Farm through supporting our Kickstarter campaign (March 1-31). More info at

2. March 4: Seed starting workshop, Seed Savers Exchange: basics of seed selection, seed starting, transplants, and tips for urban gardening + behind-the-scenes farm tour. $5 Register:

3. March 10: Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Event at Empty Nest Winery; registration for prizes at 5:30, food and fun at 6:00. Grab your friends & come!

4. March 11, April 15, & May 20: Muscle Activation Techniques™/Try It Out Labs: BODY LOGICS, inside Decorah’s Anytime Fitness, 10 AM. Make Reservations w/ Scott Searcy @ 516.732.5751

5. March 12: The Oneota Valley Community Orchestra presents “Music That Tells a Story.” Come hear Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” narrated by Kristen Underwood & Beethoven’s “Pastorale Symphony.” 3pm DHS Auditorium.

6. March 18: “Kinder-Folk on Stage.” A celebration of spring, the arts, and Kinderhaus Preschool. Live music, spoken word, coloring, free appetizers, and cash bar. Free will donation. T-Bock’s Upstairs, 7 pm.

7. March 24: Apple Grafting / Apple School, Seed Savers Exchange. Choose your 1/2 day workshop March 24, 25, April 7, or 8. Learn more & register:

8. March 24: Midwestern author Casey Pycior presents his short story collection The Spoils at Dragonfly Books.  Author talk/signing 7pm. Dragonfly Books. Free!

9. March 25: Free concert for all ages with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra in the newly renovated, historic Potter Auditorium, Chatfield Center for the Arts, 7:30pm.

December 2016 Calendar!

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


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

1. Through December 25: Holiday Lights brings dazzling drive through displays to the Decorah Campground through December 25. Entry by free will donation to Helping Services.

2. December 1-4: Don’t miss holiday classic, The Nutcracker ballet performed by Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ Dance Repertory Company at The Page Theatre in Winona.

3. December 2: Decorah Lighted Holiday Parade! Parade begins at 6 pm on Water Street and kids can visit with Santa Claus after the parade!

4. December 3: Porter House Museum annual Christmas Open House featuring live music, a special butterfly exhibit, refreshments, and festive holiday decor. 1-4pm, no admission fee. 

5. December 7: Trailer Trash brings A Trashy Little Xmas Show to the historic Potter Auditorium, Chatfield, MN. Tickets $20. Doors open 6:30pm, show starts 7:30pm. Details

6. December 8: Local author, educator, and life coach Mary Jorgensen talks about her book, Way of the SAGE: 4 Paths to Manage Stress and Build Resilience. Decorah Public Library, 6:30 pm.

7. December 8-9: The first ever Iowa-Midwest Energy District Conference will be held over two days to help universalize this innovative locally-led clean energy leadership model. Open to all interested parties from any location. Learn more 

8. December 10: Winter on the Farm at Seed Savers Exchange. Holiday shopping, cookies, hot chocolate, sleigh rides. Visitors Center open 10 am – 5 pm, Sleigh rides from 11 am – 3 pm. Free event.

November 2016 Calendar!

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


30. November 5: Swingsation! Lanesboro Arts annual fundraising gala with art auctions, gourmet food, & classic New Orleans swing jazz by the Southside Aces. Lanesboro Community Center.

31. November 11: Celebrate the spoken word with an ArtHaus Poetry Slam at the Elks Lodge. Sponsored by Dragonfly Books. Doors open at 7:30 pm, event at 8. Details online

32. November 19: Holiday Fest – Harmony’s Art, Craft & Gift Expo. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Over 40 art and gift vendors in the Fillmore Central High School Gym.

33. November 23: Holiday Lights Walk-Through. Your chance to walk the Lights! 5-9pm Drive through starting November 24, and watch the fireworks November 26!  Pulpit Rock Campground, Decorah