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Stockholm, Wisconsin 2015 Events

MAY 2015


May 9, Saturday, 1-4:30 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Laundry, Naturally

Learn to make and use natural, environment-friendly laundry products! Take home usable products. Age 16+ and 12-15 if accompanied by an adult.

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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 16 - Spring ART OUT presented by Abode

Stockholm Merchants Association (SMA) announces ArtOut Stockholm; an interactive, outdoor art creation experience sponsored by Abode Gallery. ArtOut Stockholm is set to take place in and around the picturesque village of Stockholm, WI located on the Wisconsin Great River Road on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

On this day, the village of Stockholm will be filled with artists creating. One might be creating an oil painting, another a watercolor, and yet another a poem. Artists from all over the region are invited to participate in this second year of ArtOut Stockholm . As artists set up around the charming historic village, guests will have the rare opportunity to view, chat and be part of the creative process. During the hours of 11am-3pm art in all forms will be created throughout the village. At the end of the day artists will gather and exhibit their creations at Abode Gallery while awaiting the announcement of the winners. Artists have three possible awards they can receive: Best in Show ($100), Spirit of Stockholm ($50) and People’s Choice ($50).

Now in its second year, the idea for Stockholm ArtOut came from a desire to build new ways to create interaction between artists, village guests and the local Stockholm community by Abode Gallery. An integral part of Stockholm is the ideal that art should be part of our everyday life. By having the artists working and talking with the guests of the village it brings that special connection to life.

One of the interesting twists to the ArtOut event is the opportunity for artist, both professional and amateur, to have their work shown and for sale in local businesses. Area merchants will select works that have been created and submitted during the day. The chosen works will then be hung in their businesses for a special one month ArtOut Stockholm show. The show will be open to the public and works of art will be available for purchase. This unique opportunity gives artists of all ages and skill levels the chance to have their creativity highlighted.


May 22, Friday 10-5 at Ingebretsen's Advanced Sámi Bracelet Class

The dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is that of the midnight sun, northern lights, and the Sámi, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Sámi jewelry incorporates elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler.

Award-winning goldsmith and jeweler of Crown Trout Jewelry in Lanesboro, Minnesota will teach an advanced Sámi bracelet class. Students will create a wide multi-braided bracelet with a variety of braids and coils.

Class fee is $35 and is payable to Ingebretsen's. The materials fee is $125 and is payable to the instructor. The class is held at 2089 N. Spring Street, Stockholm, WI. Click here for more information.


May 30, Saturday, 10 AM-1 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Hand Crafted Soap Making Basics

Discover cold process traditional soap-making basics, including soap-making safety, supplies, ingredients, techniques and resources. (Age 16+ and 12-15 if accompanied by an adult) Take home a bar of home-made organic herbal soap.

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May 30, Saturday, 2 PM-4:30 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Basic Balms

Learn to make your own healing and moisturizing balms. Take home lip and balm bars. (All ages--Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

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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 5, 6 & 7 - Spring Fresh Art Tour


June 6, Saturday, 10 AM-Noon at Running Dog Ranch--Ladder Leather Bracelets

Make a gorgeous and unique Ladder Bracelet using leather and beads. No prior experience necessary. (Age 12+ & Adults)

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June 6, Saturday, 1-4 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Haiku: Poetry of Nature and Travel

Inspire yourself with the art of Haiku. Learn a new art form you can share and "gift" to others and have fun. (Age 12+ & Adults)

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June 6 - Tour de Pepin


June 6 & 7 - Great River Road Wine Trail - June Bloom Ticketed Wine event


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


June 13, Saturday, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Dye Wool with the Colors Of and From Nature

Expand your fiber arts knowledge in this "hands on" class. A Native Norwegian instructor will share her Traditional Way of how to use local plants to dye wool yarn and fabrics. (Age 18+)

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June 20, Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Plein Air (Outdoor) Painting

Take your painting to the next level. Jump through the unknowns of outdoor weather painting. Your approach to painting will forever change for the better. Open to all levels. (Age 16+ & Adults)

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June 21, Sunday, 10 AM-1 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Introduction to Natural Horsemanship

Every wondered how to communicate and make friends with horses? Horses, like people, have different "horsenality" traits that make each animal different? Join Fran Latane and explore different types of horses, how to identify them and strategies for interacting. (Age 16+ and Adults)

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June 27, Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Build and Bake in a Portable Brick Oven

Have you ever thought about cooking in a outdoor brick oven, but it seemed like too much work to construct? Learn to build a portable stacked-brick oven from individual bricks. Build, bake, eat, and have a fun time on the ranch! (Adults)

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JULY 2015


July 11, Saturday 10 am – 6 pmBeginning Flintknapping Workshop (Age 14+ and Adults) Instructor: Robert Keiper at Running Dog Ranch

This stone tool technique was used in German History to make knives, arrowheads and more. Learn to use tools to do "Stone Art", which develops your skill, survival, physical and mental exercise. This class is also prep for the intermediate class on Oct. 3

For more information and to register, visit


July 11, Saturday: 1 pm – 3:30 pm, Introduction to Afro-Brazillian Beats (Age 8+ and Adults) at Running Dog Ranch

*Students 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult

Instructor: Troy Wilson

Beat the drums and experience the history of African and Brazillian drumming. Learn various samba musical instruments and sing loudly!

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Friday, July 17, 5-6 PM What is Natural Horsemanship? at Running Dog Ranch Arena

Instructor: Fran Lataneí

Fran Lataneí, a Parelli Instructor, will demonstrate games and techniques that can partner you and your horse for life. Great for kids and adults and ALL. Got questions? Get answers!

Sign up nowóLimited access. Bring a lawn chair

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July 18 - 42nd Annual Stockholm Art Fair


July 24, Friday 10 am-4 pm Becoming a Hobby Beekeeper

(Age: 12+ and Adults) Instructor: Joerg Kessler

Bees give us a connection to the natural world. As a "hobbyist" you can make a huge difference in a rural or urban setting, not only with keeping bees but by spreading awareness of this connection. Get to know honey bees, challenges, and equipment/tools.

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July 25, Saturday, 10 AM – 3 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Native American Cultural Discover and Craft Day

JMeet Nakoma Volkman and his wife Kati. They will share two different crafts from 10 AM – Noon: Native American Necklace (Age 6-11 and Adults); Native American Dream Catcher (Age 12+ and Adults) Both include a lunch break and ranch tour to meet the friendly critters. From 1-3 PM, Nakoma will share his Native American culture with stories, answering questions, drumming, singing and dance. Plus see his artwork that can be purchased.

For more information and to register, visit


August 8 - Stockholm Health and Wellness Fair


August 15, Saturday, 9 am-6:30 pm Soul Enhancement Women’s Retreat (Adults) Instructor: Kathleen Sweeny at Running Dog Ranch

Take a day off with your best friends and create and celebrate the life you dream of. A day to tune up your life navigation skills and discover your spiritual guardians. Included: Yoga, Journaling, Herbal Discovery Walk, Artistic Expression, Drumming/Dance and Dinner. Make time for you!

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August 22 - Fall ART OUT presented by Abode


August 29, Sat. 9 am-5 pm Landscapes in Oil: Painting the Softer Side of Nature (Age 16+ and Adults) Instructor: Joan Finnegan at Running Dog Ranch

Paint a 'Life Like' landscape in oils using your own reference photos. Various aspects of landscapes will be explored and take painting to the next level. Great for beginners to advanced.

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September 13 - Goin’ Coastal : Live Radio Show at WideSpot; Season 3, Episode 1

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


September 19, Sat., 10 am-4 pm Dye Wool Blue with Indigo and Woad (Age 18+ and Adults) Instructor: Mette Christiansen at Running Dog Ranch

Dye wool with traditional two blue dyes from nature: Indigo and Woad. A very different process from how to dye with natural dyes. Also, learn the overdye process to ovtain beautiful purple and green colors. Take home wet dyed wool.

For more information and to register, visit



October 2, 3 & 4 - Fall Fresh Art Tour


Oct. 3-4, Sat., 9 am – 5 pm, Sun., 9 am – 4 pm Print Making from Wood Blocks and More (Age 16+ and Adults) Instructor: Richard Nelson, at Running Dog Ranch

Learn the ancient technique of creating a multi-colored print from wood blocks. Discover how to hand print as well as how to us a small press.

For more information and to register, visit


October 3, Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Intermediate Flintknapping Workshop (Age 14+ and Adults) Instructor: Robert Keiper, at Running Dog Ranch

For students who have basic skills and want to move to the next step. Discover how to thin down a biface and raise an edge. Work with a slab of stone with a combination of percussion and pressure flaking techniques and discover the "Art"of an arrowhead.

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October 10-11, 9 AM – 5 PM 2015 Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour at Running Dog Ranch

FREE EVENT: Come meet the sheep (Paddy, Molly and Elvis) and their mentor (Bijou-the bully kid goat). Demonstrations include spinning, weaving on small and large looms, natural fiber dying and needle felting to make gift bags for the holidays. The location is unique. It was built in the 1850′s while Laura Ingles Wilder lived nearby. The house and grainery are original white oak log cabins. We also have a new log cabin, built in 2008. Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience the beauty of nature with the leaves turning.

Check out the special wool we have available that was bred from Shetland, Borderleister, Corriedale, Romney and Merino sheep. Crossbreeding can give you something totally unique and gorgeous plus English Angora will be available to purchase.


October 17, Saturday, 12-4 pm Sheep to Loom-A Journey (Age 16+ and Adults) Instructor: Corrine Young, at Running Dog Ranch

Weaving is a journey. Discover the process from breeding, raising and feeding sheep to shearing, sorting/washing, carding/combing, spinning, forming and dying yarn. Lastly, design a woven piece, warp a small (handmade) loom and begin your unique project to take home.

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October 21-25 - Flyway Film Festival


October 23, Friday, 6:30 - 9 PM at Running Dog Ranch--Fruit & Herb Wine Making & Tasting (Adults 21+) Instructor: Corrine Young

Discover how to use fruit and herbs in a whole new way. Start a batch of wine from scratch made from wild and healthy organic ingredients. Then discover the whole wine making process that may change your taste and desire for wines.

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November 7 & 8 - Women's Weekend

November 14 & 15 - Great River Road Wine Trail - Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival



December 5 - Stockholm Country Christmas