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SEPTEMBER 2014

MuDaiko

September 6, Saturday 7pm at WideSpot, MU DAIKO

Mu Daiko kicks off WideSpot’s fifth season with their high-energy percussion and Japanese taiko (“big drum”) performance — a combination of musical precision, physical strength and emotional passion. Tickets $20, available at WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

GoinCoastalALL

September 14, Sunday 7pm at WideSpot, GOIN’ COASTAL RADIO VARIETY SHOW

Goin’ Coastal returns for another season of fun with down-home flavor. Music, comedy, and drama, recorded and performed in front of a live audience. Featuring house musician Joanna Jahn of Brokedown Dollys and musical guest Dakota Dave Hull. 
Adults $15/ Kids 5–18 $10, available at WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

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!  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 made from organic homegrown fruit (such as apples, rhubarb, cherries, raspberries), herbs, combinations of fruit and much more. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

spoon

September 20-21, Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch--Swedish/European Style Spoon Carving Workshop (Age 16+ to Adults)

Mike Loeffler will demonstrate how to safely transform freshly cut wood into beautiful and functional kitchen utensils with the help of simple hand tools. Students will make butter spreaders and cheese knives, then transition into the enigmatic world of the wooden spoon. Learn Swedish and other European traditions. Beginners to Advanced welcome. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

rugs

September 27, Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Running Dog Ranch--Rug Plaiting (Braiding)  (Age 12+ to Adults)

Learn to create an heirloom quality rug, coaster, trivets, and chair pads. Julene Timm, instructor, will demonstrate/discuss color, measuring, ironing, simple sewing and of course, plaiting, then learn to lace together and finish a rug. e. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

PrudenceJohnsonDanChouinard

September 27, Saturday 7pm at WideSpot, PRUDENCE JOHNSON & DAN CHOUINARD

A very special evening with duo Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard, described as “a perfect marriage of piano and voice,” performing from their new CD of Gershwin gems, plus a few surprises. Tickets $20, available at WideSpotPerformingArts.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.

SteveAndersonIntroToImprov

October 5 - November 23, Sunday’s 3pm at WideSpot, IMPROV CLASSES WITH STEVE ANDERSON (8 sessions)

Steve Anderson, veteran performer from Brave New Workshop Student Union, will teach fear-breaking improvisational theater skills. No experience is required and no mistakes can be made — you’ll have a blast! If you sign up, you’re already perfectly prepared! Visit WideSpotPerformingArts.org for more information.

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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. 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)

Learn the ancient technique of creating a multi-colored print from wood blocks from instructor Richard Nelson. 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 from instructor Richard Nelson. For more information visit www.runningdogranch.org.

SueWestDougMackenzie

October 11, Saturday 7 pm at WideSpot, SUE WEST & DOUG MACKENZIE

Accomplished and well-known folk musicians Sue West and Doug MacKenzie perform rural roots music — traditional folk, Piedmont and Delta guitar styles, old-time harmonies and blues. Tickets $15, available at WideSpotPerformingArts.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 for hundreds of years, Scandinavians have used  to make hats, socks, milk strainers and mittens. With wool yarn and a wooden needle in hand. 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 teach 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)

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

WomenWeekend

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!

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)

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.

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.

ThreeMississippi

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

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November 2, Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 www.runningdogranch.org.

HeartsBalls

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.

ComboFlambe

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

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.

HotFlashes

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

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

2015 Events

JANUARY 2015

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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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

EveofImprov

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

FEBRUARY 2015

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

GumboCookoff

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

MARCH 2015

JeffRayHurricaneHarold

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

SaraPajunenLaatikko

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

APRIL 2015

BrokedownDollys

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

ChrisValillo

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

MAY 2015

CafeAccordion

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

LakePepinIdol

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

JUNE 2015

GoinCoastalALL2

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 WideSpotPerformingArts.org.

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