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Stockholm, Wisconsin 2014 Events



November 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm – A Women's Weekend

Special programs, artists, and sales in Stockholm's wonderful array of shops.

Please Note the Dates for the Event are Saturday and Sunday November 1st and 2nd. The dates on the information card are incorrect!

CLICK HERE for all the details!!!!


November 1, Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch---Ancient Scandinavian Textile Arts: Nålbind A Glass Cozy (Age 16+ Adults)

Angela Robins, instructor, will show how to use wool yarn and a wooden needle to do the Oslo stitch and make your own pint glass cozies. For more information visit

November 1, Saturday 1-5 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch---Ancient Scandinavian Textile Arts: Nålbind Your Own Bracelet (Age 16+ Adults)

Angela Robins, instructor, will assist students with wool yarn and a wooden needle in hand. Students will learn the Oslo stitch, and make their own unique bracelets. Students are welcome to start other small projects as time permits. For more information visit


November 1, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Ingbretsen's Swedish Decorative Kurbits Painting Class

The pattern class project is a stylized landscape scene of Lake Pepin and Maiden Rock, framed by the Swedish kurbits. We will be painting with acrylics on a 16 by 20 inch canvas. All materials are provided and are included in the class fee. The class will be taught by Carol Bender, a painter of Scandinavian folk art, specializing in Swedish Dalamalning/kurbit painting and Norwegian Rosemaling.  A light Nordic-style lunch of open-face sandwiches will be served. For details on the project, click here.

Please note: This class will be held at the Samla Rum, N. 2089 Spring Street, Stockholm, Wisconsin. $70

Call 612.729.9333 to register


November 1, Saturday 7pm at WideSpot THREE MISSISSIPPI

Revel in the rousing roots music of Emily Huppert (bass), Maureen Mullen (guitar), and Betsy Neil (fiddle) at this grand finale of Women’s Weekend in Stockholm! Complimentary dessert and coffee bar. Tickets $15, available at


November 2, Sunday 10 a.m. - Noon at Running Dog Ranch---Scandinavian Christmas Hearts (Adults)

Mette Christiansen, a native Norwegian instructor, will teach how to needle felt a special ball or heart which later can be decorated with beads, ribbons etc., to create a special gift for your 2014 Christmas. For more information visit


November 2, Sunday 1-3 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch---Scandinavian Needle Felted Christmas Hearts and Balls (Adults)

Scandinavian Christmas time is in addition to all traditional values all about making it cozy and nice indoors! And what could be more cozy looking than needle felted Christmas hearts and balls? Mette Christiansen, a native Norwegian instructor, will teach how to needle felt a special ball or heart which later can be decorated with beads, ribbons etc., to create a special gift for your 2014 Christmas. For more information visit


November 8 & 9, Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 6 pm – Great River Road Wine Trail Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival

A breathtaking drive through the picturesque hills of the Driftless Area, with stops at award-winning wineries and cideries along the way. The trail leads through parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, with opportunities to sample holiday foods and wines at each stop.


November 22, Saturday 7pm at WideSpot COMBO FLAMBÉ WITH SUE ORFIELD

Funky and soulful sounds of blues, R&B and jazz by Sue Orfield (tenor sax), Ollie Foran (keyboard, vocals), Tim Caswell (guitar, vocals), Joe McBride (drums, vocals) and Gib Krohn (percussion). Tickets $15, available at



December. 6, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm – Stockholm Country Christmas

Horse-drawn wagon rides, Christmas treats, Santa out and about, and a visit from St. Lucia—all in a festively decorated village with an abundance of gift ideas not found anywhere else south of the North Pole. Click here for more speciic event details.


December 6, Saturday 7 p.m. at WideSpot THE HOT FLASHES HOLIDAY CONCERT

Dave Zahn and the legendary Hot Flash ladies sing Christmas classics with zest and humor, inviting you to radiate the warmth and camaraderie of this event, and of the season. Tickets $15, available at

Dec. 20, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm – Winter Solstice Sale and Celebration

2015 Events



January 11, Sunday 7 p.m. at WideSpot GOIN’ COASTAL RADIO VARIETY SHOW

Warm up winter with this January jumpstart to 2015. Join us for the second episode of Season 2 when local performers bring you an entertaining evening of music, comedy, and drama, recorded and performed in front of a live audience. Adults $15/ Kids 5–18 $10, available at


January 25, Saturday 7pm at WideSpot AN EVENING OF IMPROV

Steve and Lauren Anderson are The World’s Best (and Only) Father Daughter Improv Team. They’ll prove it! As alumni players from Brave New Workshop Student Union and HUGE Improv Theater, they’re HUGEly talented and hilarious! With special guests. Tickets $15, available at


February 6–8 & 13–14, Friday & Saturday 7pm, and Sunday 2pm at WIDESPOT, PLAYERS THEATER

Community theater at its finest, and most fun! Be there to enjoy another sure-to-sell-out show featuring your family, friends, or maybe your neighbors (in case they’re not your family or friends) in performance as The WideSpot Players. Better yet, put on your happy face and BE a Player! Auditions take place in December. Watch for more details at


February 28, Saturday 6pm at WideSpot 5TH ANNUAL GUMBO COOK-OFF!

If you’ve never had West Coast of Wisconsin GUMBO, you haven’t lived. These people know their gumbo! Each year the crowd gets bigger and the competition more fierce. Tickets $12, available at

MARCH 2015


March 14, Saturday 7 pm at WideSpot JEFF RAY & HURRICANE HAROLD

Inspired and sophisticated country blues, Jeff Ray (slide guitar) and Hurricane Harold (harmonica) will get your heart pounding and your legs moving! Trust us, you have nothing better to do in March than get to this concert. Tickets $15, available at


March 28, Saturday 7 pm at WideSpot LAATIKKO WITH SARA PAJUNEN

Known as a gifted violinist, Sara Pajunen’s multimedia exploration begins with a LAATIKKO (box) that contains a collection of early Finnish-American artifacts. Using contemporary elements — voice, a violin, a computer, and the contents of the laatikko, Pajunen creates sounds and images common to both past and present. Discussion with the artist follows, while you enjoy WideSpot’s complimentary dessert and coffee bar. Tickets $15, available at

APRIL 2015


April 11, Saturday 7 pm at WideSpot THE BROKEDOWN DOLLYS

Dollys ROCK, harmonize, and capture the soul of everything they sing, from cowboy faves to ballads to rockin’ country. Tickets $15, available at


April 25, Saturday 7 pm at WideSpot WORD: WITH YATA & CHRIS VALILLO

Acclaimed singer/songwriters Yata Peinovich and Chris Valillo perform melodies woven around poetic and historical works of such timeless writers as Walt Whitman, e.e. cummings, and Yeats. Tickets $15, available at

MAY 2015


May 9, Saturday 7 pm at WideSpot CAFÉ ACCORDION

If accordion players ruled the world, (and why shouldn’t they?) then we’d nominate Café Accordion to be the Supreme Leaders with their melodic, dramatic, creative and colorful performance. Tickets $15, available at


May 30, Saturday 7 pm at WideSpot LAKE PEPIN IDOL

A West Coast of Wisconsin talent show and competition, Lake Pepin IDOL is waaay better than Amateur Hour, and waaay better than American Idol, ‘cause YOU’RE IN IT! Practice. Be there! Win big! Tickets $15, available at

JUNE 2015


June 7, Sunday 7 pm at WideSpot GOIN’ COASTAL RADIO VARIETY SHOW

You can’t miss the end of another year of Goin’ Coastal! Enjoy this Season Two finale filled with stories, drama, great music and, as always, a few surprises. Adults $15/ Kids 5–18 $10, available at