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Mark Nizer to Juggle Bowling Balls, Fiery Torches & Flying Lazers

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Mark Nizer at the Elkader Opera House Mark Nizer Juggler and Comedian ~ “YES LIVE 3D” A Perfect Show for the Whole Family
Elkader Opera House
Sunday March 4th, 2012 – 2pm

“You’ll be on your feet for this amazing juggler and his hilarious one man show!”
-Walt Disney Cruise Line

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Exciting events happening at the Clayton County Fair

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Some new and exciting events are coming to the Clayton County Fair for the first time this year.

On Thursday, August 4 at 7 p.m., Motokazie Supercross will host an exciting motorsports show for bikes and ATV that will thrill both spectators and amateur riders.

On Saturday, August 6 at 1 p.m., watch some crazy crash-zone action at the demolition derby.

Finally, the first annual Clayton County Bull Bash promises to be an entertaining bull riding event on Saturday, August 6 at 7 p.m.

See more information about these events at the Clayton County Fair website.

2011 Clayton County Fair offers a classic musical line-up

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

LoCash Cowboys

The Clayton County Fair starts next week! The annual event held in National, Iowa, promises some great entertainment, food, and exhibits.

This year’s music line-up includes Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives, a four-time Grammy winner who performs country, bluegrass, gospel, rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll, who will play Friday, August 5 at 8 p.m.

LoCash Cowboys, a country duo known for their unique look and signature dance moves, will hit the stage Saturday, August 6 at 8 p.m.

Finally, country music fans can look forward to Terry Lee Goffee’s ultimate Johnny Cash tribute show, who will bring the signature look and sound of Cash to Clayton County fairgoers on Sunday, August 7, at 7 p.m.

See more information about these entertainers at the Clayton County Fair website.

Be sure to check out the exhibits and events, including 4-H and FFA, that will be happening throughout the fair.

Easter Weekend Entertainment and Dining

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Easter Events on DishnTunes.comLocally Easter weekend is traditionally a great weekend to have fun and enjoy an Easter Brunch.  Many DnT establishments have made bigger entertainment bookings  for this upcoming Easter Weekend’s Friday and Saturday night and several restaurants are gearing up to serve up to 5 times as many people on Easter Sunday compared to any other Sunday.  Follow the Food n Fun Calendar for up to the minute summary of this 2011 Easter Weekend festivities.

Doug’s Pub and Grill – Guttenberg: Easter Sunday Brunch 10-2 : consisting of pastries, ham, omelets, eggs benedict and crème brulee French toast plus mimosas and bloody Marys

Maggie’s Diner – McGregor -  Open 8am-1pm Easter Sunday serving our Breakfast Buffet, Hope to see you all there!!

The Barn – Prairie Du Chien – Easter Sunday Brunch from 10 am to 2 pm; Call 608-326-4941 for reservations appreciated;Includes:  Roast Beef, Ham, baked Cod, Broasted Chicken, potato’s, rice, vegetables, breakfast items, salad bar, fresh fruit and desserts

Johnson’s Restaurant – Elkader – Easter Breakfast Buffet begins at 7:30;  Easter Lunch Buffet Begins at 10am Serving until 2pm Reservations Recommended 563-245-2709

The Glenn – Manchester – Easter Sunday Dinner Buffet – 10am – 1pm Ham, Roast Beef, Chicken with all the fixins with Salad Bar Call for Reservations: 563-927-1422

Boike’s Trailside Inn – Fayette – 10:30am – 2 pm Family Style Easter Dinner served to your table!  All you can eat: Turkey & Dressing, Roast Beef, Old Fashioned Ham, Sweet Potatatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Salads, Rolls  $9.99  & Kids are .75 cents/year of age :)

Franklin Hotel – Strawberry Point 10am – 2pm Ham, Turkey, Breakfast, and the usual delicious Fare

Lady Luck Casino – Marquette Easter Brunch $15.99 8-3pm featuring Chef Carved Prime Rib, Ham and so much more

The Stadium – Guttenberg, IA 11 am – ? Pit Ham, Homemade Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Vegetables, Dinner Roll, salad bar & Dessert bar
Reservations Appreciated, 563-252-2448  Open All Day serving regular menu

Schera’s Restaurant, Bill’s Boat Landing,and Milty’s Restaurant also each have terrific Sunday menus.

Karaoke Championship at the Franklin Hotel

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Laurie sings Let It BeThe Franklin Hotel in Strawberry Point finished up their annual Karaoke Championship, Saturday, March 19.  Thirteen singers were featured who had won previous competitions throughout the year.  This year only three men were chosen to compete amongst ten women.  The event started off at 9 p.m. and your very own writer, Shannon Durbin, drew lucky number one.  I sang “Leaving on a Jet Plane” in the style of Peter, Paul, and Mary. A variety of themes followed from Country to Jazz to Rock n’ Roll.

Highlights included Derek Miller singing “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus, while sporting a mullet wig.  His antics brought him the People’s Choice Award at the end of the night.  Winners of the year included Becky Willie, taking home third place.  She did a cut-throat rendition of ”Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar.  Second went to Brad Gilson, a regular in the Franklin Karaoke scene whose soul searching voice sank deep into the lyrics of slow Country favorites.  The first place winner, and winner of the $500 grand prize, was Miranda Beyer, who sang a perfectly pitched version of ”Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia.

A panel of three judges selected the winners.  They included the Starmont High School Choir director, a former Franklin Karaoke winner, and a music lover from town.

The crowd was wall-to-wall and full of energy for the event.  As an added treat it was revealed that there was a mother and daughter competing against one another in the contest.  Shelby Swanson was not only the daughter of Connie South (both performers) but she was also the aunt of contestant Derek Miller making the whole event a family affair.

PostScript: Doug Schmidt, Franklin Hotel Owner & Contest Organizer is seeking comments and suggestions.  See his comment below.  Click on the link below that says #comments

KCTN wants your Pork recipes

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

2010 IKCTN Pork CookoffKCTN Wants your Pork Recipies

36th Annual Osborne Heritage Days Oct 9 & 10

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Osborne Heritage Days

Osborne Heritage Days Oct 9 & 10

2010- 36th Annual Osborne Heritage Days Schedule
Map to Clayton County Conservation Center/ Osborne

Heritage Days began in 1975 as a way to bring life back to the tiny community of Osborne, Iowa. Tucked in among the rolling wooded hills between Elkader and Strawberry Point, the once thriving town has lost most of its inhabitants to other areas since its heyday in the 1930’s. Heritage Days was planned to take visitors back in time to this community, and all other Iowa towns of the pioneer era, through living history demonstrations, contests and other activities.

From its modest beginnings, with only a handful of demonstrations, Heritage Days has grown to become one of Northeast Iowa’s most popular fall festivals. Held on the second weekend of October each year, Heritage Days usually falls during the peak of the fall leaf season. Thousands of visitors to the area stop at Osborne to take a brief journey back in time.

Demonstrations include: basketry, candle making, quilting, spinning, story telling and flint napping.

Contests include: buffalo chip throwing, chili cooking, and pumpkin decorating

Tasty Foods include:
caramel apples, pie, buffalo stew, fry bread, and lefse.  Read more for Shuttle Information (more…)

16 to Life will open in Elkader and Prairie

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

The Comedy film “16 to Life”"16 to Life” has a LABOR DAY weekend showing in the the two cities closest to McGregor Iowa where the film was shot! Sept. 3 opening at The Elkader Cinema, Elkader,Iowa and a  Sept. 3 opening at Star Theater in Prairie du Chien, WI.

Read a 16 to Life Review by Joleen Jansen

16 to Life Info from show promoter:

New York, New York – August 12, 2010 – When Los Angeles based writer-director Becky Smith chose to return to her home state of Iowa to shoot her first feature film, 16 to Life, she had no idea the film would receive international acclaim. To date, the romantic comedy has earned six “Best Feature” awards, including honors from Landlocked Film Fest and the Iowa Motion Picture Association.

This September, Iowa residents will have the opportunity to view this award-winning film during limited engagements in six Iowa theaters. Waterdog Films announced today that the following theaters will showcase 16 to Life with special appearances by the film’s cast and writer-director: Elkader Cinema, Elkader (September 3); Bijou Theater, Iowa City (September 8); Collins Road, Cedar Rapids (September 9); Rave Theater, Davenport Quad Cities (September 10); Fleur Cinema, Des Moines (September 11). The appearances will include a discussion about the making of the film and a Q+A with the writer-director and cast. Check for a complete schedule of events and theatrical openings. (more…)

Edgewood Chamber is recruiting for a Dave Ramsey class

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

A Dave Ramsey class is starting September 27, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Church located at 113 East Butler Street Manchester, Iowa. FREE previews on September 13th and 20th @ 6:30 p.m.  The Kit and lifetime family membership is $100 due by the 20th. FREE financial counseling included with the class. Any questions call Dodd or Mary at 563-920-9290 or 563-927-3272

Clayton County Fair Booth – It’s a Wrap

Monday, August 9th, 2010

We had a lot going on but we had fun promoting 50 + food and fun businesses at the 2010 Clayton County Fair.   Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi or register to win one of our prizes which totaled over $500 in gifts and merchandise.

A special thank you goes out to our prize donors:
Lakeview Bar and Restaurant, The Franklin Hotel, The Clayton LiteHouse, The Luana Tavern, The Irish Shanti, Rod & Cal’s Pub n Grub, The Country Inn and Suites, The Glenn Restaurant, Fitzy’s, Star Cinema, Jodi’s Americana Grille, The Osterdock Store, The Elkader Opera House, The Luck O the Irish, Rausch’s Cafe, The Elkader Cinema, J&D Mart and Catering, 1R’s St. Olaf Tap, The McGregorville Mall, Bucks n Bulls and Stroker’s Saloon.

We passed out bar and restaurant t-shirts, frisbees, t-shirts, Elkader Cinema movie tickets, Elkader Opera House tickets and $5.00 restaurant gift certificates.

Candy Coburn will perform at Clayton Co Fair before taking the Iowa State Fair Stage

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

This Thursday, August 5th at 8 pm, Country music performer Candy Coburn will perform at the Clayton County Fair. Up and coming Coburn is all scheduled to open for Darius Rucker at the Iowa State Fair on Aug 17th. Coburn began as a gospel singer is gaining in popularity and is known to put on a energetic, rockin show. Look for her signature green guitar. Her most recent release is the single “Pink Warrior,” the anthem written and recorded by Coburn for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

Kudos to the Clayton County Fair promoters for landing this hot new rising country music star just days before she performs as a Iowa State Fair Grandstand event!