Christmas Lights at Motor

December 20th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

lightsIf you like the holiday lights at Motor Mill, help keep this beautiful tradition going with all the other great projects at the mill by donating to the Motor Mill Foundation.The lights are on 4:30-10:00.

Schera’s – A Classic English Beer Dinner

December 17th, 2014 | By press release

A letter from Brian Bruening – owner of Schera’s
A Traditional English Christmas…
paired with traditional English beer!

To those in the know, some of our most cherished Christmas traditions come from England. So what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with an English Christmas dinner paired with some great English beer! The event will take place on Monday, December 22 starting at 6pm. Check out our five course menu:

First: Mince Pies, Clotted Cream paired with Adnams Broadside Ale
Second: Salmon Mousse on Melba Toast with Adnams Explorer East Coast Blonde
Third: English Cheddar, Dressed Salad with Timothy Taylor Landlord
Fourth: Cornish Game Hen, Roast Brussels Sprouts, Roast Parsnips, Crispy Potatoes with Adnams Southwold Bitter
Fifth: Plum Pudding, Hard Sauce with Adnams Tally Ho Barleywine

Plus everyone will receive a traditional English Christmas cracker to mark the occasion. Tickets are $36 per person, including tax and tip. Spaces are limited, so make your reservation today by replying to this email or calling 563-245-1992!


Brian Bruening
Schera’s Algerian-American Restaurant

P.S. There will be bottles of all the beers at the event available for sale at the event. They are great last minute Christmas gifts for the beer lovers on your list!

P.P.S. New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Details will be posted on Schera’s webpage and Facebook page next week.

A Classic Christmas Fantasy

December 8th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

The Elkader Opera House Presents:
December 14, 2014 – 2:00pm

A Holiday Concert
by local artists
A Gift from the Opera House Players
Admission is Free!

The Holiday Train is a coming!

December 5th, 2014 | By press release

December 6, 2014
Lady Luck Marina | Marquette, IA

This year the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has eight scheduled stops in Iowa; Marquette being the next-to-last stop for our beautiful state! The Canadian Pacific train is adorned with tens of thousands of lights and serves as a stage for live musical performances as well as a transport for Santa. It is an extravagant sight and an event full of holiday cheer.

The brightly decorated Canadian Pacific train will stop at Marquette’s Riverfront Marina at 3:30pm on Saturday, December 6th. This stop will help the community and surrounding area collect food and money for the Clayton County Food Shelf. All are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items or a monetary donation to the Holiday Train.

SANTA CLAUSE will make an appearance as he roams through the crowd visiting with as many children as possible. The entertainer on the Holiday Train this year is Kira Isabella.

Postville Holy Walk is Sunday, December 7th

December 4th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

The Postville Ecumenical Holy Walk invites everyone to
Come take a Journey of Love, Back to Bethlehem,  To the very first Christmas…..

Holy Walk 2014;

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

5:30-7:30 pm

Lull’s Walking Trail – Postville, IA

Call (563) 864-6001 or; (563) 864-7699
for more information

Remember this is an outdoor event, dress accordingly

Parking is at St. Paul Lutheran Church Hall and bus shuttle service is available. There are refreshments at the Church Hall.  Refreshments are provided by area churches and groups.

Holy Walk T-Shirts (longsleeve)  Available at the Church Hall the night of the walk or get them ahead by calling Susan @ 563-864-6001


Elkader Retail Open House

November 24th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

All season long enjoy Shopping! Dining! Entertainment! and Register to Win Chamber Bucks!

Elkader Retail Open House Saturday, November 29th
1pm Clip Clop Wagon Rides
1pm – 3pm Santa will be in his cottage
Dining and Shopping Specials all day
Live Music
Register to win Chamber Bucks at participating businesses
Christmas Story Hour and Santa’s Workshop
Saturday November 29th 10 am
Elkader Public Library
Lori Line 25th Anniversary Christmas Special
Elkader Opera House
Monday, December 1st at 7:30 pm
Ticket Info
A Classic Christmas Fantasy
Sunday, December 14th at 2pm
Elkader Opera House
Admission is Free

Holiday Craft and Vendor Sale

November 20th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Holiday Craft and Vendor Sale
Saturday, November 22 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Johnson’s Reception Hall, Elkader
Featuring the following vendors and more:
It Works!
Mary Kay
Pink Zebra
Worked Up
Vault Denim
Origami Owl
Ditzy Design
Jamberry Nails
Rodan & Fields
Pampered Chef
Thirty-One Gifts
Tastefully Simple
Paparazzi Jewelry
Real time Pain Relief
Young Living Essential Oils
Caribbean Sprinkles Jewelry
Quilting Crocheting and more
Celebrating Home/Home Interiors & MORE!

Sleightations with Kevin Barnes

November 20th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Elkader Opera House: Saturday, November 22nd 7:30pm

Kevin Barnes
Tickets:$10 in advance $12 on the day of the show
Purchase Location: Moser’s Pharmacy For More Info Call:563.245.2098

Carter House Museum Holiday Party and Open House

November 18th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Carter House Holiday Party & Open House
Coming Home for Christmas
Friday November 21st 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Enjoy Friends, Snacks, Wine and Live Music
Take a walk through time in our train decorated rooms donated by various Elkader families.

Open House Dates:
November 22 & 23 and 29 & 30
December 6&7 and 13&14
1pm – 4pm

Central Drama Dept present: A Midsummer Jersey

November 12th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Veterans Day Ceremony at Central High School, Elkader

November 10th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Veterans Day Program at Central on November 11th
Central School is hosting a Veterans Day program beginning at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11th, in the school gym. The public is invited.