News, events and announcements from the Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Visitor Center open on Saturdays in April – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 – Author event with Maria Klingsheim at Bee Balm, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy stories and song! Local author Klingsheim will discuss her first children's book, 'U And I Are Friends'. She will hold readings and a brief musical program at both 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase!
Saturday, April 30 - Fillmore Central Prom.
Sunday, May 1 – Laura’s Sack Lunch Drive Thru Meal at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Burr Oak, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up meals at Burr Oak Lutheran Church. Winneshiek County Cattlemen serving ribeye steak sandwiches and 1/3-pound cheeseburgers. Meal includes chips, applesauce, cookie and water. Proceeds will go towards moving a one-room schoolhouse to the museum property.
Thursday, May 5 - EDA meeting, 7:30 a.m. at the community center.
Thursday, May 5 – Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. in the community center to consider a conditional use permit for a retail variety store to be located at 605 Main Ave. North.
Friday, May 6 - Author C.H. Armstrong will speak on "The Dirty 30s and the Dust Bowl" during a special program at 1 p.m. at the Harmony Library. In this historically accurate presentation, Armstrong uses her novel, "The Edge of Nowhere," to bring to live the true hardships of the 1930s.
Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 – High School Musical: The Little Mermaid, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 – Mamas, Mimosas, Monat, Manis at Farm Charm & Bee Balm, Main Street. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Vendor Fair at Visitor Center at same time, featuring Red Aspen, Thirty-One Bags, handmade wreaths, doTERRA Essential Oils, Scentsy and more. Business specials throughout town.
Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day Brunch at Winneshiek Wildberry Winery. Reservations required. Seating at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 563-735-5809.
Monday, May 9 – 7-12 Band Concert
Tuesday, May 10 - Minnesota Book Awards Finalist Anne Ursu will speak at the Harmony Public Library at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10 - Harmony City Council meeting - 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 12 - Harmony Service Center Dedication at 10 a.m. Dairyland Power Cooperative will host an open house and dedication ceremony at its new facility with remarks from the city of Harmony and Dairyland officials.
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Niagara Cave is hiring an interpretive cave guide. The cave offers a unique and fun work environment and the opportunity to educate and inspire both young and old about the wonders under our feet. All interested applicants must be available to work weekends and holidays. We are seeking staff who are willing and available to work at least 16 hours per week. We are fairly flexible; staff can potentially work up to 40 hours a week if desired. The primary responsibility of a guide is to provide a safe, enjoyable, and informative tour while protecting the cave. Must have a valid driver’s license to apply. Click on the button below for the full job description and qualifications.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is seeking part-time summer tour guides, May through mid-October. Email lauraingallswilder.us for an application.
Harmony Enterprises, an Equal Opportunity (EEO/AA) Employer, is hiring for the position of Welder. Job description: Assemble and weld metal parts on production line, using welding equipment, requiring only a limited knowledge of welding techniques. Click the box below for the full job description and application guidelines. Second shift availability.
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Gift shop and consignment store for women's, kids' and men's clothing. Home decor, vintage finds, small furniture and more. We just added a whole line of great home decor - contemporary, boho, farmhouse styles and more. We've also just restocked our very popular Myra bags and have some great Harmony t-shirts and souvenirs.
Ribbon cutting, open house
set for Dairyland Power's Harmony Service Center
Dairyland Power Cooperative is working with the Harmony EDA and the Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce to plan a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for its Harmony Service Center. The event will take place on Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. and will include remarks from the city of Harmony and Dairyland Power Cooperative officials. Open house-style tours of the facility will also be available.
The facility is 23,000 square feet and is located on 10 acres of land in Harmony, near the intersection of County 22 and Wicket Drive. The new facility serves as a base of operations for Dairyland's area line and electrical maintenance crew members and telecommunications. Pollinator habitat has been planted on three acres of the site.
Local companies and regional contractors involved in the project include Knutson Construction, Morem Electric, Canton Heating and Cooling, Haugerud Painting, Kingsley Mercantile, Inc., Newline Mechanical, Winona Heating and Ventilating and River Valley Architects.
Author Maria Klingsheim is
guest at Bee Balm on Saturday
“U and I Are Friends” is a thoughtful juvenile fiction
that explores important social issues and friendships
From Christian Faith Publishing author Maria Klingsheim, this book is a vibrant tale of acceptance and the importance of welcoming others no matter the shape, size or color. Klingsheim will sign copies of her book on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Bee Balm in Harmony. There will be a reading and brief musical program at both 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
“U and I Are Friends” is a helpful narrative that will encourage young readers to welcome one another with open arms. “U and I Are Friends” is the creation of published author Maria Klingsheim, a loving wife and mother who is a classically trained musician and educator who carries a degree in music education and a master’s in leadership. Find out more about Maria at mylifesings.com.
Klingsheim shares, “‘In this life we all are better when we choose to work together. But what if you are told you can no longer be friends with someone because they are different from you? Would you try to find a way to reconnect, or would you simply go your separate ways?
These are the questions the Letters of the Alphabet face after they are divided into two groups, with a law and a line that neither side dares to cross.
“In U and I Are Friends, find out that time, circumstance, and the opinion of others cannot keep true friends apart.”
Visitor center volunteers kick
off season with training session
Several volunteers of the Harmony Visitor Center gathered on Wednesday, April 20, to kick off the season with a planning meeting and informational session. The volunteers were treated to refreshments in honor of National Volunteer Recognition Day and heard from Rich Bishop of Amish Tours of Harmony. Director Melissa Vander Plas and Volunteer Coordinator Annette Evenson shared other business updates submitted by members of the Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce. The volunteers signed up for shifts at the visitor center where they will greet guests and refer them to area businesses and attractions.
If you are interested in becoming a visitor center volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-886-2469.
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'Best of the Best!' Award winners
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