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Artist Reception for Local Author Nancy Huesenga, celebrating her new book ‘Behind the Door Marked “Private”


Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center will host an artist reception on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. for local author Nancy Huisenga, celebrating her new book ‘Behind the Door Marked “Private” – Confessions of a Small Town Bed & Breakfast Owner.’ The reception will feature items from the Habberstad House B&B’s breakfast menu, featured in the book. Free to the public, this is a good opportunity to meet Nancy and hear her animate stories from the new book. A SEMAC McKnight Showcase event of Lanesboro Arts Center, the reception is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

In 2000, Nancy Huisenga and her husband Dave left professional careers and a metropolitan area for the small town of Lanesboro, Minn. for a ‘retirement’ that has been anything but that...Nancy has been a professional actor, a nurse, a medical researcher, and now a B&B owner. Finally, in 2012, she took time to put onto paper the book that had been writing itself inside her head: ‘Behind the Door Marked “Private” – Confessions of a Small Town Bed & Breakfast Owner.’ “Writing has always been a creative outlet for me,” she says, “And this particular book allowed me to share my experience in a very personal way with those who are willing to open themselves up to it. In the past I haven’t really shared what I’ve written with too many people. It’s always been too private, too personal. Often it’s poetry meant only for close family and friends, words that express my absolute joy or grief. This book is a doorway to my heart.” For those who know Nancy, or who have seen her onstage at the Commonweal Theater Company or with Lanesboro Community Theater, it is no surprise that she has the energy and vivaciousness and creativity to publish a book. In fact, this is her second book; the first was a children’s book published in 2012, ‘Does A Zebra Know It’s Striped?’ Nancy’s sense of humor comes through in her writing. One ‘Confession’ she makes in the new book is about the time a young boy asked innocently what will be served for breakfast in the morning. “My true feelings came out when I reflexively answered, ‘Poison!’, much to his mother’s horror,” she says.

Living in the small town of Lanesboro has absolutely affected Nancy’s artistic ventures. Nancy explains: “Lanesboro is a canvas .....
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SEMAC Announces October Grant Application Deadline

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for grant proposals in three categories. The postmark deadline is October 1, 2013. SEMAC is a non-profit arts agency and is the State of Minnesota Arts Board-designated regional arts counc ..... 
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Facing Wykoff Photo Exhibit Opening September 1

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Wykoff Fall Fest Committee, the Wykoff Historical Society and the Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative invite the public to attend the Facing Wykoff opening reception and exhibit “unveiling” on Sept. 1 from 2-4p.m. in the Wykoff Community Center a ..... 
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Music, Authors and More...at “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams...”

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Author interviews, music, and more...Host Damon Prestemon will manage spontaneous comedy while welcoming various guests onstage for the upcoming “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams...” show on Sunday, Sept. 1 a ..... 
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Center Stage Series

Wed, Aug 21st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

‘Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash’ at Luther College DECORAH, Iowa—Luther College invites you to a musical tribute to one of the world's most legendary musical artists, Johnny Cash. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday ..... 
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Book signing event held for Preston author

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

By Jade Sexton Tom Driscoll of Lanesboro, Minn. decided to start a publishing company, and he wanted to launch his business with a book written by Nancy Overcott. Shipwrekt Books published “Living in a Dream,” and a book signing was held on Au ..... 
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Taste of the Trail - 2013 on the Root River Trail System

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

Taste of the Trail is similar to many “Taste of…events in many towns all over the Midwest. On three Saturdays in September, during this annual trail wide event, you can experience the abundance of food and activities in southeastern Minnesota. E ..... 
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Taste of the Trail - 2013 on the Root River Trail System

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Taste of the Trail is similar to many “Taste of…events in many towns all over the Midwest. On three Saturdays in September, during this annual trail wide event, you can experience the abundance of food and activities in southeastern Minnesota. E ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Whalan, Peterson & Lanesboro on September 14

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 14, the towns of Peterson, Minn., Whalan, Minn., an ..... 
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