Music and Monarchs Festival 2016

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Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Founder’s Park, Elkader, IA
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


    Make plans to come celebrate with us on the banks of the Turkey River in Elkader, Iowa May 14th, 2016. A free concert Saturday afternoon in Founders Park performances by:


Hosted by the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network. The event will draw attention to the habitat needs of the rapidly declining monarch butterfly population and what each of us can do to help this and other species by restoring critical habitat.
Free milkweed plants, the host plant of the monarch, will be available.

  • Free Milkweed Plants
  • Monarch Face Painting
  • Habitat Education Station including the Monarch Butterfly life cycle and migration phenomenon
  • Butterfly Collection Display
  • ISU Extension and Outreach is doing the art and some STEM projects
  • Sponsor Booths
  • Food Vendors
  • Remember To Bring Your Own: Picnic, Beverages, Refillable H2O bottle & Chairs

    Culligan Water Fill Station will be provided
    More Music & Monarchs Info

    Main Street LogoMusic & Monarchs is
    co-sponsored by Main St. Elkader.


    Elkader’s 26th Annual Red Horse Fisheree

    redhorse008Saturday, May 7th Prize Fishing 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    All prizes decided by weight
    $100 first prize, $75 second prize, $50 third prize
    No Cancellations – Event and all raffles will be held rain or shine, unless there is an unsafe condition due to flooding or high water.
    Entry Fee: $8.00 (adults); $4.00 (youth 12 and under)

    Pre-registration BEFORE May 7th in Elkader at Coast to Coast, Olson Appliance, The Store and Pronto. You can also register on May 7th at the Elkader Park Shelter House.

    Registration & Details Here

    Edgewood Happenings this Thursday 4/21

    edgewood-logo1 copyJust a few things to add to your calendar for Thursday, April 21st in Edgewood

    Edgewood Community Think Tank is noon at Woods Edge Golf Course. The catered meal from the Edgewood Locker is a baked potato bar for $7. Bring a friend and find out what’s going on in your Edgewood Community!

    We are also hosting a bus tour and they are expected to arrive at Think Tank at 12:30pm. I can’t give any more details because it’s a surprise! So maybe if you could step outside and tidy the place up that would be great!

    AND there is a home junior high track meet to attend. Ryan Wade, Eastern Iowa’s Man of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will be showing up at the track meet after his run from Elkader. Visit and track his 250 mile journey from across Iowa to raise $175,000 for a cure. The Ed-Co FBLA will be presenting him a $4000 check from the Pennies for Patients Campaign held in January.

    “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

    Up Up Farm Film Festival – Elkader Opera House

    UPUP film festival logo Calling all friends and supporters of local farming and film. Clayton County CAN and Up Up Decorah are co-hosting a FREE mini film festival at the Elkader Opera House, on Monday, April 25th at 7pm. The Up!Up! Film Festival is a collection of independently produced shorts, each exploring questions of farmland access, rural livelihoods, and the sustainability of people and place.

    Attendees will participate in a”Bean Poll” to pick which movies are viewed!

    Learn More


        This festival is FREE and would not be possible without the generous support from the Winneshiek Energy District, Seed Savers Exchange, The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Iowa Land Trust(SILT), Luther College and Decorah Bank & Trust and of course




    How to Think, Act and Vote Green

    Green WaysApril 16th, Saturday 1-5pm
    Guttenberg Municipal Building 502 S 1st
    *Encourage sustainable economic growth & bring in green jobs
    *Protect our tourism dollars
    *Listen to several speakers & watch movie screenings

    Events: Solar and Wind information, Dr. Rasmussen of the Leopold
    Center, Tim Mueller of Solar City, members from Green Dubuque,
    Candidates for U.S. Senate race, and local races will speak on
    the environment, green energy and sustainability! Information from
    environmental action, social and community betterments organizations
    * Food Available from 1-3
    * Silent Auction Fundraiser
    *Sign up for Mississippi River Clean-up Day
    *Food drive for NE IOWA Foodbank– bring a non perishable to donate
    Event Sponsored by Clayton County Democrats
    Clayton County Democrats on Facebook
    Gina Dahlstrom-Osburn-Planning Chair Ph 563 213 9021

    Schera’s Apple Cider Dinner, Sat April 9th

    apple cider scherasThere are still a few seats left for the penultimate beer dinner in our Winter/Spring series on Saturday, April 9 which showcases an all cider line up. The menu will feature 6 courses paired with ciders from around the world. View the menu here. ( Due to the gluten-free qualities of cider, this dinner can be made completely gluten-free with a few minor menu substitutions; however, this preference must be made with your reservation). The night is $35 per person, plus tax and tip. There will be some bottles for sale after the dinner.

    The All Cider dinner starts at 6pm, with doors opening at 5pm. Reservations are required for all beer dinners. Call 563-245-1992 or email to make a reservation today. Space is limited, so don’t wait.


    The Opera House Players present: Harvey

    Elkader Opera House
    April 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2016 – 7:30pm
    Matinee April 10, 2016 – 2:00pm

    Harvey copyby Mary Chase
    Produced by Special Arrangement with
    Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
    April 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2016 – 7:30pm
    Matinee April 10, 2016 – 2:00pm

    Up Next: Keystone Chorus Spring Dinner Show

    Keystone Chorus Spring Dinner Show — An Evening of Dining and Barbershop Harmony
    Saturday, April 2 Doors open at 6p.m. Show 7p.m.
    Johnson’s Reception Hall, Elkader
    Guest Quartet: River City Reverb from Mason City
    Featuring: Keystone Chorus, 3 Lads & Dad,  TLCR Quartet

    04 02 2016 KBC dinner show