Let’s Get Ready to Swing, in Elkader

February 6th, 2014 | By Marge Banse

Hey all you Big Band fans are you ready to swing your socks off at a Valentine Concert sure to entertain?

On Sunday February 16th, the Elkader Opera House will once again be the site of a witty, music filled, one of a kind form of entertainment. Talented area performers will take the stage in a brand new production of “Love That Big Band”. The 2pm show
will feature a rousing big band, gifted vocalists, energetic dancers and loveable comics. Big Band music lovers will revel in an afternoon filled with well-performed, well-known hits from the late 1920’s through the early 1950’s. The program will also include new songs, new dances and new faces, as they belt out the old classics we have come to love.

Join our “mild mannered janitor” and his antics, as he stumbles upon the professional orchestra during a casual jam session, and attempts to fit in.

Tickets are just $15 for an afternoon of great entertainment. Buy your tickets before February 6th and save! Tickets are $18 after February 6th.

Make plans to join us February 16th at 2:00 for a Valentine performance guaranteed to be a unique show. Tickets for the event are on sale now at Moser Pharmacy in downtown Elkader. Or they can be obtained by calling 563-873-2378. Details for the event are also available at elkaderoperahouse.com.

The Ideal V-Day Gift – Singing Valentines

February 6th, 2014 | By press release

Have your sweetheart serenaded by a Barbershop Quartet in Northeast Iowa
Friday, February 14, 2013

Each Package includes:
(2 ) Love Songs
(1) Small box of Chocolates
(1)  Long Stem Rose

$35 Package:
We deliver your Singing Valentine to your sweetheart between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$50 Package
We deliver your Singing Valentine to your sweetheart at a specific time which you determine
(Guaranteed within 10 minutes of the requested time)

Call or text:
Jon @ 563.920.9643
or Talk to any member of the Keystone Chorus

Sponsored by: Northeast Iowa’s Keystone Barbershop Chorus

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Schera’s!

February 4th, 2014 | By press release

Valentine’s Day is less than two short weeks away, so make your reservations today at Schera’s Algerian-American Restaurant. This year we will feature a special prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu in addition to our regular entree menu on Friday February 14 and Saturday February 15. The three course menu is $27 per person, excluding tax and tip.

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 563-245-1992 or by emailing info@scheras.com.

Other events to keep an eye out for include the Hof ten Dormaal Barrel-Aged Series beer dinner, coming in late February, and a surprise beer release event in March. Schera’s will be one of only 16 bars in the country to participate in this release! More details on both events to follow soon!


Schera’s Algerian-American Restaurant

10th Annual Winter Triathlon & Benefit

February 3rd, 2014 | By press release

Mar~Mac Friends Helping Friends
10th Annual Winter Triathlon & Benefit
McGregor, IA

Funds raised will go to defray expenses for:
7 yr. old Shaun Jones (complications from Cancer treatment)
Doug Bernhard (Kidney Dialysis)
Will Hastert (Brain Aneurysm)
3 yr. old Ava Arneson (Cornella Delong Syndrome & Muscular Dystrophy)

Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th

Friday, February 14th

Bar Bingo ~ 6:00pm ~ Pocket City Pub
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament ~ 7:00pm ~
Uncle Sam’s Saloon

Saturday, February 15th

Bed Parade ~ 10:00am (100 & 200 Blocks of Main St)
10th Annual Winter Triathlon (to follow parade)
Bake Sale ~ 10:00am ~ McGregor Landing Events Center
City Wide Tournaments ~ Starting at 1:00pm (sign up at 12:30pm)
Hog Roast ~ 11:00am-3:00pm ~ Josie’s River Queen
Raffle ~ Begins at 5:00pm ~ Josie’s River Queen

After Raffle ~ Entertainment in Local Bars

For more information please contact Cathy Corpian, 563.873.3816

DnT Planner for the Big Game this Sunday

January 31st, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Needing some delicious wings or broasted chicken for the Super Bowl Call Johnson’s Restaurant & Reception Hall 563.245.2371  They are offering a super special on to go orders.

Fennellys’ Irish Pub will be open all day, on Super Bowl Sunday serving up our great wings and all of the other items from our menu.  We also offer carry out orders of wings, appetizers, craft beer 6 packs and growlers.

Chili Cook Off for Central Community

January 22nd, 2014 | By press release

Browns Sales and Leasing, Elkader invites everybody to step in from the freezing cold and enjoy some HOT chili!
Saturday, February 1st, from 10-2
Browns Sales and Leasing, Elkader, IA

Browns employees will be teamed up in an effort to create their most creative and flavorful chili recipe to raise money for Central Community School. And YOU get to be the judge. The team with the most votes, well you get the picture, bragging rights at the water cooler. There will be no charge to the public for this exciting events, just a little donation basket if you like what you taste…

So stop on in and help us crown crown a chili cooking champion at Browns Sales and Leasing in Elkader on February 1st. For more information, call me, Kalie Means at 888-875-2409. See you there!

McGregor Marquette 12th Annual Progressive Dinner features Five-Course Delicious Meal

January 21st, 2014 | By press release

Reservations are filling up fast for the 12th Annual Progressive Dinner, a delicious five-course dinner rotating among the cozy B&Bs and Inns in Marquette and McGregor. This year’s Progressive Dinner will be Saturday, February 15th from 4-9 p.m.

Stops include Eagles Landing Bed & Breakfast in Marquette, The Lamp Post Inn B&B, The Stauer House Bed & Bath, Little Switzerland Inn B&B and Old Man River Restaurant.

Hor d’oeuvres served by Lamp Post Inn & Gallery ~ Variety prepared by: By The Spoonful
Soup(s) served by Little Switzerland ~ Tomato Basil & Broccoli Cheese Soup
Salad(s) served by Eagles Landing B&B ~ Spring Mix Salad & Fire/Ice Tomatoes
Main Course served by Stauer House B&B ~ Glazed Pork Chops w/Honey Whiskey Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans
Peach Chicken Breasts w/Honey Glaze, Wild Rice & Vegetable Medley
Dessert(s) served by Old Man River ~ Chocolate Mousse, Kentucky Derby Pie, Liquor Cake & Cheesecake

Tickets are $35.00 per person and must be reserved in advance. Tickets can be reserved by calling the McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce at 563-873-2186 or 800-896-0910. Visit www.mcgreg-marq.org for more information. This is a fundraising event for the McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce.

Second Hand Style-Prom Dress Consignment

January 16th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

2nd Hand Style – Prom Dress Consigment
Highland Helping Hands 4-H club
February 1st, 2014 8a.m. – 12 p.m
Freedom Bank Community Room, Elkader

Dress Drop Off: January 31st p.m. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Freedom Bank

If you are looking to sell your formal or prom dress and accessories, we have a deal for you!  Highland Helping Hands 4-H club is hosting a prom consignment sale on February 1, 2014 in Elkader at the Freedom Bank Community room. You can bring in your dress, shoes, jewelry and other prom day items to sell either Friday, January 31, 2014 to the Freedom Bank room or contact us to make other arrangements. We’ll have a few vendors there as well to help you plan for this year’s prom too including hair, make-up and jewelry.

We are asking for $5 to consign a dress and $2.50 for accessories to help advertise. The seller sets the price and keeps 90% the Highland Helping Hands keeps 10%.

For more details, call or text Candyce Kobliska at 563-880-8638 to consign your items.  Tell your friends to save the date of February 1, 2014 to shop for your prom needs in Elkader. We have a variety of colors and sizes of dresses keep checking our face book page for pictures.(Highland Helping Hands)

Love Thy Neighbor Try Outs

January 8th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Just a reminder… auditions for the Opera House Players’ spring comedy, “Love Thy Neighbor” are Wednesday 1/8/14 and Thursday, 1/9/14 night at 7pm at the Opera House! Hope to see you there!

Schera’s Winter Menu is up and running

January 6th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Delicious new entree’s have just been added to Schera’s menu. They’ve added some new entrees including Lamb Leg Chop with Mulled Red Wine Reduction, Squash Polenta with Mushrooms and Crispy Chickpeas, and Cinnamon and Allspice Brined Pork Chops.

Too Cold Today for Johnson’s Oriental Buffet

January 6th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Due to the extreme cold Johnson’s Restaurant & Reception Hall has decided to cancel tonight’s, Jan 6th Oriental buffet. Stay warm everybody!