The Decorah Nespapers
September 21, 2019
  • ‘Around the World in 80 Plants’ ... Sept. 26
    “Extreme Salad Man” Stephen Barstow will deliver the presentation “Around the World in 80 Plants: An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure” at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m.
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  • ArtHaus and The Hook present ‘Truths Be Told’, beginning Saturday, September 21
    ArtHaus and The Hook – a network of writers, dancers, musicians, poets, actors, performers and professional storytellers founded in 2016 by award-winning performance poet and storyteller Akwi Nji – present “Truths be Told,” to be held at and sponsored by the Courtyard and Cellar.
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  • Luther College Student Activities Council presents ComedySportz Friday, Sept. 27
    The Luther College Student Activities Council is bringing ComedySportz to campus as an exciting part of the Luther homecoming experience.
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  • Keith Lesmeister guest artist at Word Salad September 18
    Word Salad, Decorah’s own monthly literary open mic, will have an extra attraction this month.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 18, in addition to the writers who come to read, there also will be a special guest artist, Keith Lesmeister, author of the story collection We Could’ve Been Happy Here (MG Press, 2017). His most recent work appears or will appear in New Stories from the Midwest, Wapsipinicon Almanac, and Driftless Writers Anthology. He teaches writing and literature at Northeast Iowa Community College.
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  • Water Street Music Season Eight opens Saturday, Sept. 14, with the blues/Americana/rock musical stylings of local favorite the Avey/Grouws Band – plus food prepared by Chef Justin Scardina. 
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  • Decorah’s ArtHaus 
has new home
    ArtHaus has moved from Water Street to the corner of Washington and Broadway, the location formerly known as the Wonder Bread or Spectrum Thrift Shop.
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  • Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center has partnered with Iowans for Gun Safety to offer an afternoon of music and action in remembrance of America’s victims of gun violence Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m.
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  • "RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit opening Tuesday
    Luther College presents the exhibit "RACE: Are We So Different?" as an educational opportunity and the kick-off event to a year-long conversation on racism. Experience the opening of the award-winning exhibit 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Center for the Arts atrium on Luther's campus.
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  • Oneota Weavers Guild of Decorah to host Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners Saturday, Sept. 7
    The Oneota Weavers Guild of Decorah is hosting the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, third floor of the Westby-Torgerson Building, 502 West Water Street in Decorah.
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  • The public is invited to the Porter House Museum’s fundraiser at the Lingonberry in downtown Decorah Saturday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.
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  • FUSION to Perform at the Ossian Educational and Performance Pavilion Sunday, Sept. 8
    The City of Ossian and the Ossian Crown Club will end their 2019 Performance at the Pavilion with a evening of song from FUSION Sunday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m.
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  • Join textile artist Robbie LaFleur at Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, for a lecture on the life and work of the innovative Norwegian tapestry artist Frida Hansen. The presentation will be Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in Vesterheim's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center at 523 W. Water St. and suggested donation is $5.
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  • Turkey River Music Festival
    The new, permanent stage in Spillville’s Riverside Park was the site of the second annual Turkey River Music Festival held over Labor Day weekend. Above, Joe and Vicki Price performed Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond). For more photos, see Thursday’s Decorah Journal.
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  • “The Preview: Artists of the 2019 Northeast Iowa Artists Studio Tour” will be on exhibit Sept. 5 through Oct. 5, at Impact Coffee in downtown Decorah.

    A reception, free and open to the public, is Thursday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Impact Coffee.
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  • Second annual Turkey River Music Festival 
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31, in Spillville
    The second annual Turkey River Music Festival is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31, at Riverside Park and the Inwood Ballroom in Spillville.
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