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    The Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association's Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, October 29 from 9 AM – 2 PM

    Our community loves to be creative! During our annual Fall Bazaar, see how our members get creative with the rosemaling styles and add so much fun to this amazing heritage art. It's a 'gotta-be-there' event! Finding rosemaled Christmas ornaments is an annual tradition for many rosemaling fans. We will have traditional rosemaled pieces along with nordic holiday handiwork and lots of fun! This is your opportunity to purchase rosemaled items and learn more about this group’s activities, classes, competitions, and sales. A wide variety of quality items will be offered – you won’t want to miss this shopping opportunity. Location: Stoughton Fire Department's Training Room, 401 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI

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    Friday, October 28

    Livsreise - Norwegian Heritage Center

    277 W. Main Street. Open from 9:30-4:30. Free admission. 

    Livsreise currently has an exhibition of Norwegian immigrant paintings on loan to us from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, IA. These works were all created by the painter, Herbjørn Gausta. Born, in Telemark, Norway, Herbjørn Gausta came with his family as a young man to southeast Minnesota. While studying at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, it quickly became obvious that he had artistic talent. This exhibition includes examples, drawn from the Vesterheim collection, and focuses on different types of art, plus a large altar piece, to give you a more complete picture of his life, creativity, and artistic ability. A small exhibit in our entrance hall features a 250-year-old immigrant trunk and other items that once belonged to 1st generation immigrants.  With exception of the trunk, all items are on loan from Livsreise’s volunteer staff.

     

    Stoughton Opera House

    381 E. Main Street- www.stoughtonoperahouse.com, 608.877.4400.
    Sean Hayes: Abigail Lapell opens on Friday at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25

     

    Sean Hayes is a Bay Area singer-songwriter who makes music to dance to or cry to, or maybe both at the same time. He was born in New York City, raised in North Carolina, and honed his earliest musical chops in a band playing Irish and old-time tunes — but his unique style of deeply felt, R&B-inflected folk really matured during his two decades singing and playing in cafes, bars, and night clubs of San Francisco. www.seanhayesmusic.com

    Abigail Lapell- A disc of pure, impalpable beauty, weightless notes and melodies that pierce our hearts…. And the young woman, prey to a vagueness in the soul that she sublimates in a handful of magical songs, to offer us a twilight album, somewhere between Gillian Welch and Laura Veir. – Rolling Stone

    Just listen. Toronto songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Abigail Lapell offers this prompt at the end of synesthetic piano tune “I See Music”, but the invitation could apply to her entire third album, Stolen Time. Produced by Howard Bilerman at Hotel2Tango Studio in Montreal, Stolen Time is elemental and powerfully evocative, channeling natural imagery and the revolving seasons to take a longer look over decades and generations, ultimately delivering up the present moment the way only the best music can.

    Online Tickets

     

     

    Saturday, October 29 

    Sons of Norway Lefse Classes

    Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge is holding a morning lefse class but at this time, the class is already full! Follow us on Facebook for other events: Sons of Norway Stoughton WI.

     

    Livsreise - Norwegian Heritage Center

    277 W. Main Street. Open from 9:30-4:30. Free admission.  

    We currently have an exhibition of Norwegian immigrant paintings on loan to us from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, IA. These works were all created by the painter, Herbjørn Gausta. Born, in Telemark, Norway, Herbjørn Gausta came with his family as a young man to southeast Minnesota. While studying at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, it quickly became obvious that he had artistic talent.. This exhibition includes examples, drawn from the Vesterheim collection, and focuses on different types of art, plus a large altar piece, to give you a more complete picture of his life, creativity, and artistic ability. A small exhibit in our entrance hall features a 250-year-old immigrant trunk and other items that once belonged to 1st generation immigrants.  With exception of the trunk, all items are on loan from Livsreise’s volunteer staff.

     

    Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers and Chamber Activities: Community Building - 320 North Street

    1:00 pm- Halloween Costume Contest by the Dancers, ages 0-12, at the Community Building.

    2:00 pm- The Dancers will be performing and kids invited to Trick-or-Treat with the Dancers.

    3:00 pm- The Dancers and Trick-or-Treaters will parade down to Main Street where they can continue to Trick-or-Treat at area businesses.

     

    Downtown Trick or Treating from 3-5 PM.

    Downtown Trick or Treating at participating storefronts from 3-5 PM or until the candy runs out!

     

    Monday, October 31

    Stoughton Opera House: Music Appreciation Series

    381 E. Main Street- www.stoughtonoperahouse.com, 608.877.4400.

    Music Appreciation Series: The UW Whitewater Brass Quintet at 3 pm. Free-will donation at the door. 

    A dazzling array of musical talents will be showcased throughout the season during these hour-long programs, organized by John Beutel and sponsored by the Stoughton Area Senior Center. All Music Appreciation events are free and open to the public. Members of the UW Whitewater Music Department, the Whitewater Brass Quintet perform with great precision, artistry and musicality.

     

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      2022-23 Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers
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      Herbjørn Gausta (Livsreise)
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      Lefse Class (Sons of Norway)
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      Sean Hayes (Opera House)
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