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AUGUST 2014

Watercolor

August 2-3, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At Running Dog Ranch--Watercolor & Ink: Marks and Symbols to Art (Age 14+ and Adults)

A workshop designed for students from beginning to intermediate levels. The workshop will explore watercolor and ink interaction in a variety of techniques and combinations. Students will discover the beauty of transforming the natural world into their marking process with ink and enhancing it with watercolor. The instructor, Douglas Eckheart, was an Art Professor for 40 years at Luther College and owns an Art Gallery in Decorah, IA. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

August, 8, Friday, Calvary Chruch Old Fashioned Pie & Ice Cream Social, with supper offered

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August 16, Saturday — Eventive Stockholm

Select Stockholm merchants have crafted dozens of experiences from which you can choose. Meet locl artists, experts and producers. Learn a new Skill, taste new and exciting things. Create something Beautiful. For complete events details, click here.

Pizzabaking

August 16, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch--Build and Bake in a Portable Brick Oven Class (Adults)

Join David S. Cargo to build a portable stacked-brick oven to make your own wood fired pizza and breads. Build, bake and sample while having a fun time on the ranch! For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

CopperChainNecklace

August 16, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch—Copper Chain Necklace with Removable Pendant (Adults)

Make a copper chain, clasp and one or two interchangeable pendants. All skill levels are welcome to create your own wearable work of art. Make a piece to treasure for the rest of your life. Cindy King has pieces exhibited in local galleries such as Abode and her exhibits are in juried art shows in Western WI. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

HotProcessSoapMaking

August 22, Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch--Hot Process Soap Basics (Adults)

Nancy Brooks will help you discover the hot process of soap making along with the benefits of using herbs and essential oils versus artificial materials. Then you will create your batch of homemade soap and leave with a full batch. You will learn scenting, tinting, molding cut tine and packaging from certified organic ingredients. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

SEPTEMBER 2014

CharacterDolls

September 13-14, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch—Sculpting Character Dolls 101 (Age 12 + Adults)

Join us for a fun exploration of sculpting characters in polymer clay! Make an heirloom for future, a tribute to a friend or family member, or just experiment with a completely new face! The Saturday workshop will focus on sculpting a head for a 6-10 in. one-of-a kind doll, with an extension to an optional Sunday class (for those who want to further explore making hands and feet and discussing body construction). Rose Vincent has been sculpting dolls since 2001 and also is a musician. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

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September 20, Saturday — ArtOut Stockholm

Sponsored by Abode Gallery, this event will feature talented artists set up around the village. Visit with them and watch them create with the inspiration of our quaint village as their backdrop!

FRuitWine

September 20, Saturday 1-3:30 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch—Beginning Fruit Wine Making and Tasting (Adults)

This fruity class will give a "how to" introduction to making "fruit" wines (sweet and dry) from scratch. Learn how to sweeten, filter, bottle and taste wine made from organic homegrown fruit (such as apples, rhubarb, cherries, raspberries), herbs, combinations of fruit and much more...Corrine Young has been making over 25 different kinds of wine since 2004 and she grows her own organic fruit and herbs. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

OCTOBER 2014

October 3-5, Friday & Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm – Fall Fresh Art Tour

A self-guided studio and gallery tour through the villages and countryside near beautiful Lake Pepin and Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley. Held at the onset of fall color, it includes up to 15 eclectic galleries and artists' studios.

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October 10, Friday 10-5 — Saami Jewelry Class at Ingebretsen's

Liz Bucheit, the award-winning jeweler of Crown Trout Jewelry in Lanesboro, Minnesota, will teach a mixed-level class utilizing the natural materials of the Saami people in arctic Scandinavia.  Beginners will explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding with pewter wire and reindeer hide. More advanced students will create a wide multi-braided bracelet with a variety of braids and coils. Click here for more information and to register.

Horsemanship

October 11, Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch---Introduction to Natural Horsemanship (Age 16+ Adults)

Did you know that horses, like people, have different "horsenality" traits that make each animal different? Join Parelli Instructor, Fran Latane. She will start you off with a course rooted in lecture and demonstration, as we explore different types of horses. Learn how to identify them and use strategies to interact with each type. Then discover key words that are indicative of each type in the horse world. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

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October 11-12, Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch--Print Making from Wood Blocks and More (Age 16+ Adults)

Learn the ancient technique of creating a multi-colored print from wood blocks. Richard Nelson, instructor, will teach about reverse imagery, transferring your image to the wood block, carving multi-blocks that will create one image, reduction methods, registration or line-up of the image and printing basics. Families are encouraged and welcome. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

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October 18, Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch---Ancient Textile Art: Intro to Nålbinding (Age 16+ Adults)

Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have used nålbinding techniques to make hats, socks, milk strainers and mittens. With wool yarn and a wooden needle in hand, students will learn the Oslo stitch and how to work in the round from Angela Robins. Students have the option to make a glass cozy, a holiday ornament, or other small items as time permits. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

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October 23-26, Thursday through Sunday – Flyway Film Festival

An international festival of new indie films showing at venues in Stockholm and Pepin. Now in its seventh year, it has become one of the most acclaimed film festivals in the country. Its small-town setting allows an unusual degree of interaction between film creators and their audience.

For more information, visit flywayfilmfestival.org

RugHooking

October 25, Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch---Traditional Rug Hooking with Wool Fabric (Age 16+ Adults)

Students will learn about the different styles of Traditional Rug Hooking using wool fabric. Terri Schaefer will review types of fabric backings used in rug hooking and different types of rug hooking equipment. Learn technique, color planning, cut widths, finishing techniques and ideas to use hooked pieces. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

necklace

October 25, Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch---Copper Chain Necklace with Removable Pendant (Adults)

A few strands of copper wire and some basic hand tools are all that is needed to create a wearable (and changeable!) work of art. This intricate necklace has a front clasp which also serves as a holder for interchangeable pendants. In this six-hour class, Cindy King will help you make the chain, clasp and one or two interchangeable pendants as time allows. This is a class for all skill levels. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

NOVEMBER 2014

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.

cozies

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)

Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have used nålbinding techniques to make hats, socks, milk strainers and mittens. 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 www.runningdogranch.org.

Nalbinding

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 www.runningdogranch.org.

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November 2, Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch---Scandinavian Christmas Hearts (Adults)

Hearts are important at Christmas time in Scandinavia. We make ginger bread in heart shapes and decorate with warming hearts everywhere! Why use hearts only for Valentine's?

Mette Christiansen, a native Norwegian instructor, will teach how to make classic two-colored Christmas hearts that you can hang on your tree or anywhere you like! For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

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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 www.runningdogranch.org.

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.

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November 15, Saturday - Eventive Stockholm

You are invited to a day of hands-on creative, engaging and enjoyable experiences in Stockholm, Wisconsin.  Create a day filled with things that interest you. Details coming soon!

DECEMBER 2014

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.

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

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