Calendar of Events - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce
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Celebrate summer with the Pinter's family at Pizza on the Farm. 
Spend a beautiful Iowa evening with your family or friends at Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins Playland while enjoying homemade pizza baked in an outdoor brick oven. 

Cost: Pinter's Playland - $6 admission for children, youth, and adults over 3. Toddles 3 and under are free. 
Homemade pizzas are $10 each. Beverages extra. 

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08/17/185-8 p.m. Pinter's Gardens & Pumpkins


Join gardeners from all over the country for a weekend of seeds, stories, and great food.

Students will graduate from the three-day seed school with the confidence to grow, harvest, store, and save seeds, engage with their communities through seed libraries, seed swaps, and gardens, and discuss the importance of preserving crop diversity.

This annual event draws seed savers, gardeners, orchardists, and scholars from all around the country. The workshop is full of practical knowledge, hands-on activities, and plenty of time in the garden. All students will receive a copy of The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving.


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08/17/18
-08/19/18
 


The Decorah PTO annual Back to School Pool Party will be held at the Decorah City Pool. 
Admission is $5 and includes swimming, pizza, lemonade and music. The event is for students of West Side, John Cline, Carrie Lee and their families. 

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08/17/186-8:30 p.m.


Tanner Brethorst and Alex Meine - The Dust Settlers - join forces for the love of old-time music, specializing in fiddle and banjo. 

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08/17/1810 p.m. - 1 a.m.


Join the Elks Lodge for another Barb and Tyler fish fry! Take-outs available and everyone is welcome!

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08/17/185-8 p.m.


Raku firing is an exciting ceramics firing technique. It involves quickly heating a piece of pottery, removing it from the kiln when the glaze has melted and placing it in a bucket of wood shavings which can be explosive! Ceramic artist, Laremy Ellsworth, will cover the process of Raku firing from preparing the piece for glazing to cleaning it after the firing. You’ll also cover glazes and how the different glazes, put through this process, result in different effects and the creation of unique pieces. You will leave class with your unique work of art. After participating in this class you are sure to understand why Raku translates to ‘enjoyment’.
Preregistration required

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08/17/189am-12:30pmJennie Dieterman


The art of bead making is one that has been around for thousands of years. Join in this fun history by learning how to create your very own glass beads. How to make glass beads will be demonstrated. Bead designs, colors, tools and safety will be covered. By the end of class you will have 1-2 glass beads that you created!

Note: This class may take longer than the noted time, as beads need time to cool. You will need to bring a pair of non-polarized sunglasses for eye protection.

Preregistration required

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08/17/181pm-4:30pmJennie Dieterman


Come learn all about Aronia Berries, the super berry featuring three times the antioxidants of blueberries! Join Aronia Berry farmers, Joel & Doreen Goodman, to learn about the many health benefits of the berry, sample this tasty fruit, and learn how to grow and harvest Aronia. Following the presentation, you will travel to the Goodman’s farm for a tour and a harvesting experience. The class meets at Eagle Bluff for the presentation and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Goodman’s farm. The Aronia berries you harvest at the farm are available for you to purchase from the Goodmans at the end of the class.

Preregistration required

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08/17/182-5pmJennie Dieterman


Holy Trinity Parish of Protivin is hosting its 40th annual Czech Days celebration. 
Softball and volleyball games and a firemen's waterball fight begin the celebration Friday night, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. A parade is Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by polka music throughout the weekend - admission to all music is free - a cakewalk and bingo. Saturday events also include a bean bag tourney; a Kid Again inflatable fun show; an antique tractor and car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a Czech Choir Mass at 5:45 p.m. 
Sunday events are a kids' pedal tractor pull and, at 10:30 a.m. a Polka Mass. 
The celebration includes a country store with arts and crafts, along with homemade food including traditional Czech rollicks and kolaches. 
 

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08/17/18
-08/19/18
 City of Protivin


The Courtyard and Cellar welcomes Signal Ridge in concert. 
$5 cover charge. In case of rain, music will be held indoors. 
Music straight out of the heartland in Lawrence, Kansas.
Steeped in history and inspiration from the natural world, Signal Ridge writes and performs original songs about prairie fires, coal mining and dancing coyotes. 
Jesse Carr brings an old-time feel with his mandolin, fiddle and banjo quips. 
Brandon Allai flat picks the guitar. His voice, smooth and cathartic. His lyrics, straight from soul.
Rachel Allai rounds out the corners with gentle harmonies and singing on the fiddle. 
Peter Oviant plays intricate, yet sweet melodic rounds on he banjo. They all have a love for music and an awe for the natural environment. 
Multi-talented, these folks garden, rehab wild animals, river guide, but most of all celebrate, with their music. 

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08/17/188 p.m.


Learn how to make an organic indigo vat for naturally dying cloth, yarn, and wood. We will explore the ombre and shibori techniques. We will supply linen, cotton, and silk fabrics to experiment with. Please wear clothes that can get messy, and be prepared to be outside!

Preregistration required

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08/18/1812 - 4pmJennie Dieterman


Cub Scouts is a family centered program for boys and girls entering K-5. The youth will build rockets while leaders talk with parents about the program. 

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08/18/1810 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mark Potvin


Enjoy the sounds of the fiddle, guitar, bass fiddle and mandolin with the Foot Notes at he Highlandville Schoolhouse. 
Admission is $5 for adultsw, children under 13 are free. 

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08/18/188-11 p.m.


Enjoy the flavors of harvest all year long! Designed for the beginner this class covers topics of cold storage, freezing, dehydrating and canning. Upon completion of this class you will: 1- Understand how to safely store food in a variety of ways. 2- Be able to choose a food preservation method that fits the food type and your use for it. 3- Know how to choose a dehydrator, blancher, canner, and other tools for food preservation. 4- Have a list of food items you can begin preserving right away.

Preregistration required

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08/18/1812:30pm - 4:30pmJennie Dieterman


In this class we’ll cover basic chainsaw operation and maintenance, safety practices, and techniques for bucking and felling trees. The class includes a half day lecture/discussion session then an outdoor field portion. Zach works with your individual skill level so whether you are a once-a-year sawyer or property owner engaged in firewood cutting and woodlot management, this class is for you.
Note: Chainsaws will not be provided. You are required to bring your personal protective equipment for chainsaw use in field portion of class.

Preregistration required

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08/18/189am-4pmJennie Dieterman


Learn how to turn a natural edge bowl and a small platter. Natural edge bowls are winged bowls with the bark still in place. A platter is esstentially a shallow bowl. Both projects are more advanced than the beginning bowl class. Some experience with bowl turning is required.

Day 1: 8:30am-5:30pm       Day 2: 8am-5pm     Class length on days may vary depending on personal projects.

Note: A suggested prerequisite for this class is the Wood Bowl Turning Workshop. Wood will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring you own. For a natural edge bowl, the wood should be half of a log no bigger than 8” in diameter. Wood can be wet or dry. Bring your bowl gouges and any bowl turning tools you may have. All class participants will need a full face shield. There will be a few available to borrow out at class.

Preregistration required

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08/18/18
-08/19/18
8:30am-5:30pm ; 8am-5pmJennie Dieterman


Tri-state Thunder Vets, a Thunder Rode service of Veterans assisting Veterans, in conjunction with Disabled American veterans Chapter 8 and Marion E. Jerome Foundation, are hosting a Veterans and Families Appreciation Summit. 
 

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08/18/1810:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Michelle McLain-Kruse


A Fort Atkinson Rendezvous pancake and sausage fundraiser will be held at the Fort Atkinson Community Center from 9-11 a.m. Admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children 10 and younger. 

The Fort Atkinson Poker Run will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The run is open to all - classic cars, bikes, or daily drivers. Proceeds go to the Friends fo Fort Atkinson. 
The 125 mile drive registration is from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Fort Atkinson Community Center. 

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08/19/189:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMJay Schwamman


This Caregiver Support Group is a free resource for individuals caring for an elderly spouse, grandparent, mother, father, relative, non-relative, or neighbor.

Group members receive education on caregiving, share success stores and coping strategies, and discuss useful resources through the caregiver journey.

Held on the 3rd Monday of every month.

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08/20/1810:00 AMLifeLong Links


Mark your calendars now for our August session! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Pete Espinosa of Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. on his career and leadership journey. You wont want to miss this session!
Everyone is welcome!

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08/21/185:15 pmRachel Huisman


The ATV Trout Run Trail Tour Convoy will be held Tuesday, August 21st. Tours are provided only to the elderly and those with physical limitations which have prevented them for accessing the beautiful Trout Run Trail.

Tours will depart from the Trout Hatchery at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. There will be a community picnic lunch held at the Trout Hatchery Pavilion from 11:30 a.m.--1:00 p.m.

Reservations are required and can be made starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15th. $20.00 donation per person, to The Decorah Rotary Club, on the day of the event is appreciated, but not required.

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08/21/18 Francis Peterson


Come learn about a NEW program helping Iowa Schools cut energy use.

The Winneshiek Energy District welcomes Carmen Finken from the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education to the monthly Energy Breakfast program on August 21st.

Finken oversees Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps, a new program that serves as a resource and catalyst to help Iowa school districts save energy, save money and engage students in building a more sustainable future. The program will start at 7:30 AM at T-Bock’s Underground, downtown Decorah. 
Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps works to reduce district-wide energy costs and assist teachers and staff in implementing environmental project-based learning initiatives by placing two AmeriCorps members in Iowa school districts. Throughout this time, members will work to support the efficiency of facilities and integrate sustainability education into student experiences. Finken will share examples of the impacts and initiatives from the 2017-18 members and discuss the outlook for this new program’s potential to support environmental initiatives in Iowa's schools.
Energy Breakfasts are open to the public and are a program of the Winneshiek Energy District. Breakfasts occur every third Tuesday of the month at T-Bock’s Underground and offer a breakfast buffet of quiche and fresh fruit for purchase ($10).

Those who wish to eat breakfast must register by Thursday, August 16th at energydistrict.org/breakfast or call Kristin at (563) 382-4207 ext. 4.

Attendees at large can register by Monday, August 20th.

See you there!
 

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08/21/187:30 AM


Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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08/22/185:00 - 5:30 PMDonlon Pharmacy


Now that we have learned to identify many backyard herbs, how do we go about properly harvesting them? What part of the plant do we use? In this session with Clinical Herbalist, Bonnie Kreckow, we’ll learn how to dry and properly store your herbs. Some herbs can last up to 10 years if prepared properly! Bonnie will also cover the medicinal values of culinary herbs. Come discover new reasons to rekindle your love for Rosemary, Sage, and many more!

This is a lecture and demonstration-style class. Cost is $15 for Co-op Member/Owners, $18 for community members.


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08/22/186:00 - 7:30 PM


2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 16 Ben Hippen & Kristin Eggen
Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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08/23/187:00 PMLissa Blake


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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08/23/186:30 - 8:00 PM


Mornin' Delight 2018 will be held on Saturday, August 25th at the TG brewery on Prosperity Road. The brewery will be open 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. There will also be a Mornin' Delight Eve at a number of local business where MD will be served on tap on Friday, August 24th.

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08/24/18
-08/25/18
 


Range Open! In this beginner class, you will learn the safety and proper form to shoot both recurve and compound bows. Hands-on target practice and a variety of games will round out this class. Indoor and outdoor ranges will be utilized depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided.

Preregistration required

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08/24/181:30pm - 4:30pmJennie Dieterman


Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know your hostess and learn how to bake bread in a wood fired stove. After the bread is baked and the butter made, you will enjoy the freshly made bread and butter with a warm beverage. Take home a loaf of fresh baked bread and get to know our local Amish community. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home.

Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class.

Preregistration required

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08/24/188:30am - 12:00pmJennie Dieterman


Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome!

Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out!

Optional fee: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class

Preregistration required

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08/24/1812:30pm - 5:30pmJennie Dieterman


Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome!

Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self-driven.

**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out!

Optional fee: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class

Preregistration required

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08/25/1812:30pm - 5:30pmJennie Dieterman


Learn how to build a twig coffee, end or sofa table with a barnboard top. Or, choose to build a slab garden bench using red oak logs, or a whimsical twig straight back chair with a barnboard seat. The wood for the furniture will be provided. Bring along a friend to learn and to help you with your project (helper).

Preregistration required

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08/25/189am-5pmJennie Dieterman


On your first day, you will build the hardwood frame for your chair. On the second day, you will learn how to create the flowing lines of a bent willow chair using sand bar willow. No experience necessary. Bring along a friend to share the experience and to help you build your chair (helper).

Day 1: 9am-5pm       Day 2: 9am-4pm     Class length on days may vary depending on personal projects.

Note: Instructor provides safety glasses, drill bits, sand paper, tenon cutter and glue.

Preregistration required

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08/25/18
-08/26/18
9am-5pm; 9am-4pmJennie Dieterman


Auction event featuring Reicks Chicken Dinner.
Serving: Chick, potatoes, roll, vegetable, dessert & drink
 Eat-in or take home! $10 per person Please call to reserve your ticket!
Wanda Hemesath: 379-1362
Jane Orvella: 382-9804
Kathy Moen: 382-4749
Church Office: 382-3247

Live Auction at 1 pm!

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08/26/1811am-1pm


Decorah Lutheran Church invites everyone to their 5th annual outdoor service. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Parking is limited, so carpooling with family, friends or neighbors is encouraged. There will be chairs available for those who cannot bring one or who would like to ride their bike to church. Sandwiches, chips, bars and lemonade will be served following the service. 
Rain location is Decorah Lutheran Church. 

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08/26/1810 a.m.


Learn how to build a twig coffee, end or sofa table with a barnboard top. Or, choose to build a slab garden bench using red oak logs, or a whimsical twig straight back chair with a barnboard seat. The wood for the furniture will be provided. Bring along a friend to learn and to help you with your project (helper).

Preregistration required

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08/26/189am-5pmJennie Dieterman


Preparing, stuffing and mounting skins of animals is an ancient art form. In this introduction to the craft you’ll learn basic techniques. After a brief introduction, you’ll prepare a mouse rug or stuffed mouse in an action setting you choose. All equipment and materials are provided, and you get to keep your mouse! Don’t be squeamish; most people find the process far less gruesome than they imagined!

Preregistration required

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08/26/189am-12pmJennie Dieterman


Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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08/29/185:00 - 5:30 PMDonlon Pharmacy


WMC Nutrition Services will cater the picnic at the cost of $6.00 per person.

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08/29/18 


2018 Lawn Chair Night Schedule

Aug 16 Ben Hippen & Kristin Eggen
Aug 23 Tom Schramm and the LPs
Aug 30  Kindred Minds
 

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08/30/187:00 PMLissa Blake


Come and celebrate and Winneshiek Medical Centers grand community picnic

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08/30/184-7 pmMary Marx


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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08/30/186:30 - 8:00 PM


Dozens of totmatos to sample but which one will be crowned champions in 2018? Come taste and vote!
Hayrides, tomato tasting, and a salsa contest.

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09/01/1812-4Seed Savers


Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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09/05/185:00 - 5:30 PMDonlon Pharmacy


The Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:15 PM. Steve Johnson, Extension farm management specialist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center by providing his insights on the crop market outlook. Following Steve is Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist, to discuss recent research on the use of high rates of gypsum, as well as a soil lime/pH update. We then convene outside for the farm wagon tour; Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist, will share her thoughts on weed management, herbicide resistance and crop injury. Daren Mueller, ISU extension plant pathologist, will review corn and soybean diseases that have impacted us in 2018 and management for 2019.
 
The field day is free and open to the public.  It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center Headquarters on the ISU Northeast Research Farm and Demonstration Farm.  Directions: From Nashua at the Jct. of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm. CCA credits will be available (1 NM, 2 PM, 1 CM). For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.
 

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09/05/18 


Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

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09/06/185:00 - 6:30 PMFirst Lutheran Church


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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09/06/186:30 - 8:00 PM


Fun Family Event! Calmar Campus.

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09/06/185:00 pm to 8:00 pm Rhonda Seibert


Bring the whole family to a night of fun and community! Enjoy food, music, inflatables, rides and carnival games for kids of all ages. It’s the kick-off to fall you don’t want to miss!

Footwear for Free Fall Fest Tickets: One pair of new or gently used shoes = 2 FREE Fall Fest tickets.
  • Unlimited donations accepted. Limit 10 free tickets per family.
  • Collected shoes will support micro-enterprise vendors in developing nations.

Learn more at www.nicc.edu/fallfest.

 

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09/06/185:00-8:00 PMKatie Burrichter


Come experience a culinary, service learning, eco-adventure! Begin your adventure with Mary Bell, as you learn and help prepare seasonal, Native America, pre-contact foods. Next, explore “The Point”, one of the most biodiverse places left on the Root River. Learn about the education demonstrations that take place here and give something back by participating in a service learning project such as invasive control, prairie restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, or trail maintenance, to name a few. Finish up the adventure with great conversation over a light seasonal meal savoring some of the items prepared earlier. This class may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Preregistration required


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09/08/1812:30pm - 4:30pmJennie Dieterman


Join us for an evening of music and community as we celebrate our one year anniversary of opening for wood-fired pizza! This is a Boats and Bluegrass Pre Show.

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09/08/18Farm Gates open at 5:45; Show at 7:00 PM


NAMI Northeast Iowa will be holding its monthly family support group, led by trained family members of people with mental health conditions for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with a mental health condition.  


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09/10/185:30-6:45 PM


The 2018 Nordic Fest celebrated a theme of “You had me at lefse.” The board of directors works all year to improve the Nordic Fest experience for vendors, suppliers, and most importantly our guests.

The annual meeting is a time that is set aside for the community to share thoughts and ideas with the board. All are welcomed and encouraged to bring those comments forward. If you are unable to attend the annual meeting and would like to submit feedback you can do so by calling (563)382-9010 or emailing contactus@nordicfest.com.

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09/10/186 p.m. Nordic Fest


Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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09/12/185:00 - 5:30 PMDonlon Pharmacy


The Burr Oak Lutheran Church Bazaar will feature a live auction followed by a raffle and lunch. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds from this bazaar will go to fund community needs. 

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09/12/187 p.m.


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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09/13/186:30 - 8:00 PM


It's that time of year again! City wide garage sales. Get out there and find some amazing deals.

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09/15/18 Decorah Newspapers


This Caregiver Support Group is a free resource for individuals caring for an elderly spouse, grandparent, mother, father, relative, non-relative, or neighbor.

Group members receive education on caregiving, share success stores and coping strategies, and discuss useful resources through the caregiver journey.

Held on the 3rd Monday of every month.

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09/17/1810:00 AMLifeLong Links


Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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09/19/185:00 - 5:30 PMDonlon Pharmacy


Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

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09/20/185:00 - 6:30 PMFirst Lutheran Church


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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09/20/186:30 - 8:00 PM


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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09/20/186:30 - 8:00 PM


Free will donation, gates open at 10 am, open lawn seating. All proceeds donated to riverside park the Inwood and keeping the music fest alive. Rain or shine, in event of weather the bands will play inside the Inwood.
Fusion- noon
Abigail & Buck Towne - 1:30
Woodshed Reboot - 3:00   
Busted Flat Band - 4:30
Vigilante Firefighters - 6:00
Wonder Creek - 7:30
Yukon - 9:00
Sinkhole - 10:30

Coed kickball tournament starts at 11 am

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09/22/1810 am - 12 am


Upstart Crow Theatreworks presents a moving and fascinating look at Decorah’s history in beautiful Phelps Cemetery. Audience members take a guided tour among costumed performers of all ages, located throughout the cemetery, bringing to life a wide variety of characters from Decorah’s past. Tours leave every 15 minutes. Tickets available at the gate, with proceeds to benefit the Porter House Museum.

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09/23/182:00 - 4:00 PM (tours leave every 15 minutes)


Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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09/26/185:00 - 5:30 PMDonlon Pharmacy


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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09/27/186:30 - 8:00 PM


 The Loop de Loop 5K, 10K and half-marathon will be held Saturday September 29, 2018. 


The races will begin at 8:00 am with staggered start times for each race.
8:00am – half-marathon
8:15am – 10K
8:30am – 5K

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09/29/187:00 AM - Noon


Decorah is a town that isn't short on surprises.

From nationally-recognized breweries to talent in nearly every corner, this place has got it going on. Which is why we're so excited to be gearing up for this second year of Live on Water Street. Featuring music from beloved local legends the Avey/Grouws Band, The Savage Hearts, and one still-to-be-announced group, this afternoon of local music + food + beer at the best time of year in Decorah is not to be missed.

The Oneota Community Food Co-op will be providing food for sale throughout the event - grilled burgers, brats, veggie burgers, hot dogs, etc. Beers from Toppling Goliath and Pulpit Rock breweries will be featured on tap. Other beverages will be available for purchase as well - wine, sodas, waters, etc.

ArtHaus will be providing kids activities. 

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09/29/18NOON - 4 PMNate


Enjoy an old time rock and roll show and dance with Johnny Rogers featuring special guests, The Toe Tappers and others. 
Tickets are available at: Fisk Farm & Home, Decorah; State Bank, Calmar and Ossian; Citizens Savings Bank, Spillville, Fort Atkinson and Protivin.

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09/30/181 p.m.


Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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10/03/185:00 - 5:30 PMDonlon Pharmacy


Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

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10/04/185:00 - 6:30 PMFirst Lutheran Church


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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10/04/186:30 - 8:00 PM


NAMI Northeast Iowa will be holding its monthly family support group, led by trained family members of people with mental health conditions for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with a mental health condition.  


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10/08/185:30-6:45 PM


NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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10/11/186:30 - 8:00 PM


Attention art enthusiastics! The Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour takes place each October. This year the tour will take place October 12th through the 14th. The self-guided driving tour includes over 50 artisans at approximately 38 locations who will demonstrate, describe. and sell their art directly to guests inside their private art studios.

Tour participants can set their own pace while driving from studio to studio. The full-color brochure features a map with GPS and lodging and dining along the route. The tour is free of charge and sites are all within 40 miles of Decorah. Workspaces are open from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. all three days

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10/12/18
-10/15/18
10:00 AM - 5:00 PMDarla Ellickson


This Caregiver Support Group is a free resource for individuals caring for an elderly spouse, grandparent, mother, father, relative, non-relative, or neighbor.

Group members receive education on caregiving, share success stores and coping strategies, and discuss useful resources through the caregiver journey.

Held on the 3rd Monday of every month.

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10/15/1810:00 AMLifeLong Links


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