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Events in the month of March 2017
DateEvent
03/01/17
ISU Extension Workshops to Maximize Economic Returns to Fertilizer Expense

With continued low commodity prices, many farmers are looking to trim costs.  For fertilizer, don’t simply trim overall costs but rather selectively maximize economic returns to fertilizer expense.  ISU Extension is conducting small-group workshops for those wanting to understand soil tests and fertilizer recommendations. Even if you already have soil testing and recommendations hired out to an agri-business, in two hours you can still gain a very good understanding of how to manage one of the top three dollar per acre expenses on your farm. Knowledge gained from this program will likely allow you to selectively reduce fertilizer costs while improving income.  

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03/01/17
Dog Tales Winter Session

Decorah Public Library staff are continuing to partner with a dedicated group of local volunteers to bring certified therapy dogs to the library several times a month for Dog Tales! During Dog Tales programs, school age children who can read independently may come to the children’s area of the library to read aloud to certified therapy dogs.

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03/01/17
Grandparenting 101 Class

Refresh grandma and grandpa’s memory of the new methods and practices of infant care.


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03/01/17
Grandparenting 101

Are you a new grandparent who is feeling a little bit rusty? Refresh your memory of the new methods and practices of infant care with other new grandparents as you prepare for this special time. Grandparenting 101 is a free one time session held at Winneshiek Medical Center, lower level conference rooms. Topics covered include:
  • General safety
  • Car seat basics
  • Infant feeding: formula, breastfeeding, and solid foods
  • Labor and delivery changes
  • Bathing tips

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03/02/17
Decorah hosts Kindergarten Meetings

Decorah Community School District will hold informational meetings for parents of eligible kingergarten and/or transitional kindgergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year. Meetings are Thursday, March 2nd at 6PM and Friday, March 3rd at 11AM and 1:30PM. This will be an informational parent meeting; upcoming students need not to attend. Students who will be five years of age on or before September 15 are eligible to attend kingergarten or transitional kindergarten. 

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03/03/17
Decorah hosts Kindergarten Meetings

Decorah Community School District will hold informational meetings for parents of eligible kingergarten and/or transitional kindgergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year. Meetings are Thursday, March 2nd at 6PM and Friday, March 3rd at 11AM and 1:30PM. This will be an informational parent meeting; upcoming students need not to attend. Students who will be five years of age on or before September 15 are eligible to attend kingergarten or transitional kindergarten. 

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03/03/17
Antique & Household Auction

Antique & Household Auction
1668 Jordan West Rd, Decorah, IA
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 3:30pm
 
This is just a HIGHLIGHT listing of the items we have so please go to www.cedarvalleyauction.com, www.auctionsgo.com, or www.auctionzip.com, to see many pictures we have taken or come check things out in person.
 
Coins:  1878 Carson City Silver Dollar, (3) Troy Ounce American Eagle, Silver Dollar Proof Set, Eisenhower Dollars, Franklin & Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Proof Sets – 1980, 1985 & 1987, 1989, Roman Coins, Proof Set of 5 Statehood Quarters, Wheat Cents, Steel War Cents, Indian Head Cents, Jefferson Nickels, Buffalo Nickels, V Nickels, Silver Roosevelt & Mercury Dimes, 2009 Lincoln Cent Set, German Adolph Hitler Stamp and Much More…
 
Collectibles/Antiques:   Dry Sink w/Cupboard, Schlitz Beer Signs, Cast Iron School Bell #20, Vintage Briggs & Stratton Gas Motor, Antique Phone Switchboard, Antique Horse Drawn Sleigh Runners, Buckboard Seats, McCaskey Cash Box, Parlor Stove, Fairbanks Platform Scale, (3) Antique Boiler, Several Piano Stools, Bird Cages, Antique Door Hardware, Wooden Toy Wagon, Hand Crank Washing Machine, 40’ Model International Tailgate, Garden Cultivator, Wooden Wheelbarrow, Feed Sacks, Burlap Sacks, Cupboards, Dough Rising Pans, Enamelware Pots, Cast Iron Kettles, Decorative Metal Hooks, Wooden Potty Chair, Wooden Spinning Wheel, Ice Saw, Two Man Saw, Buck Saws, Lanterns, Wooden Telephone Boxes, Wooden Tobacco Boxes, Pressure Gauges, Sauerkraut Cutter, Bale Knife, Wooden Clarinet w/Case, Wood Splitting Wedges, Red Enamel Street Lamp, Numerous Light Globes, Milk Can, 1 Gal Cream Can, Metal Pulleys, Misc. Antique Kitchenware, Step Ladder, Oil Cans, Wooden Pegs, Wood Planers, Nail Kegs, Milk Cans, Bird Cages, Antique Garden Seed Box, Electrical Insulators, Variety of Pocket Knives, and Much More….
 
Household:  Rocking Chair, Benches, Armoire, Kitchen Table w/2 Leaves & 4 Chairs, Entertainment Centers, Wooden Desks, Queen Bed Set, Hampton Space Saver, Kenmore 16” Stand Fan, AireControl Wave Fan, Hepa Media Filter Vacuum, Mr. Coffee Single Cup, Professional Blender, Juicer (as is), Stoneware, Pots & Pans, Coffee Pots, Glassware, Tablecloths, Curtains, Kids Toys, U-Command Buzz Lightyear w/Remote Control, Cars Table w/2 Chairs, Glove Dispenser, Phone Cases, 3M Micro Allergen Defense Filtrete 16x30x1, Best Air Honeywell Media Air Cleaner 20x25x4, Shoe Stretcher, Beer Keg Tapper, Longaberger Flameware, Longaberger Bowl, Gold Leaf, 4pc Bake Oven Bowls, Home Décor and Much, More…
 
Outdoors/Tools/Misc: Black Bull Bar for Dodge Ram 1500, Lawn Chairs, 10ft Fast Set Pool, 12ft Quick Set Ring Pool, Pool Cover Fits up to 103” Family Pool, Home Swimmer, Sun tanner Lounger, Sprinkle N Splash Play Mat, Swimway Spring Float, White Rapids River Tube, Beach Umbrella, Pet mate Gravity Waterer, and Much More…
                                                                                                                                                                     
Lunch Stand on Site – Lunch Available on Site!
 
Terms & Conditions:  Announcements the day of the auction take precedence over any printed material. All settlements made day of auction. All items sold “AS IS”. Not responsible for accidents. Cash or good check on day of sale! Now excepting Credit & Debit Cards!
 
Items coming in daily – check websites for updates. 
 
 

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03/03/17
Transition Gallery | Java John's

Java John's presents "Tranisition Gallery".  Transition Gallery is a jazz quintet based in Decorah that features original music written by members of the group and interpretations of standards by jazz greats like Cole Porter and Herbie Hancock. 

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03/04/17
The Nile Project

In one of the rightest cross-cultural collaborations in history, the Nile Project brings together artists from 11 Nile countries for a thrilling exploration of music that celebrates their shared Nile identity. More than just a band, the Nile Project uses a menagerie of instruments an vocals in 10 languages to inspire awareness of cultural and environmental challenges, and to invite us all to be Nile Citizens.

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03/04/17
Kinderhaus Preschool Open House

Stop by the Kinderhaus open house between to explore our indoor and outdoor classrooms, meet our teachers, and learn about our Waldorf-inspired, outdoor-based philosophy!

Kinderhaus is an outdoor preschool and kindergarten for 3-6 year olds that provides a warm and nurturing environment for young children in our community to learn. Located at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

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03/04/17
Start with a Seed

This garden workshop, led by Seed Savers Exchange’s Heidi Hackman, will walk you through the basics of seed selection, seed starting, transplants, and tips for urban gardening.

Stay after the workshop and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at 12:15

 


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03/04/17
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Join us for a night of intrigue, mystery and murder in the 1920s!

Come in costume for this interactive dinning event and help solve the mystery.
​Dress includes:
flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras.  If you aren't feeling that jive you can dress as a  private detective to help solve the crime.

Dinner will have three courses:
Cesar or poppy-seed salad
Parmesan crusted chicken or flat iron steak with garlic rosemary potatoes and glazed carrots
and red wine chocolate cake for dessert.

Event is interactive and costumes are recommended for a fun and entertaining time.
Reservations are required for this event. 

Call 563-735-5809 with your dinner order now to reserve your spot.

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03/05/17
4-H Breakfast

The Winneshiek County 4-H program is hosting its annual 4-H omelet breakfast at the Danan Lansing building. Members will be cooking omelets with many toppings and serving cinnamon toast, muffins, and applesauce. Carryouts will be available. Tickets are $7 and children under 5 eating free.

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03/05/17
Bench Workshop

Winneshiek County Conservation is hosting a workshiop to build Leopold benches at the maintenance shop at Lake Meyer Park. 

These simple but elegant benches are perfect for circling around a campfire, nestling in a shady spot in the yard or at home. All materials and tools for building an untreated pine bench will be provided. Registration is required by Friday, March 3rd. Space will be limited. 

03/05/17
Igor Kalnin to perform recital with guest artist Rochelle Sennet

Igor Kalnin, Luther College visiting professor of music, will be joined by guest pianst Rochelle Sennet to perform as Duo MemDi in the Jenson Noble Hall of Music. 

The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

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03/07/17
Budwegs to share Kilimanjaro adventure

Come to Decorah Public Library to hear how the Budwegs ventured off to Tanzania, Africa to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro last September for Jacky's birthday. The couple- and 6 of their friends- tackled the challenging 8-day climb and experienced several different climate zones along the way. The crew of 8 climbers required a total of 30 porters/guides to help them reach the summit.  


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03/07/17
Author Margot Fassler to speak at Luther College

Author and sacred music historian , Margot Fassler, will deliver a lecture in the main hall in the CFL on the campus of Luther College. The lecture "Hildegard's Chants for Cosmos and Creation" will focus on works of Hildegard of Bingen, a nun scientist. 

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03/07/17
 -03/30/17
Sports Excel Class

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.

Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.
 

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03/07/17
Nisse Preschool and Kid's Place Open House

Please join Nisse Preschool and Kid's Place for our Spring Open House! Meet the teachers, check out the playground and classroom setting and visit with current board members about how you can be a part of your child's education! Information will be available regarding both our Summer Program, beginning June 12th, as well as our Extended Care program for the 2017-2018 school year.  

BOTH programs will be open to the public. Please bring your children, questions and comments! We cannot wait to see you!

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03/07/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/08/17
STEM Fun at Decorah Public Library!

Learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can be fun! Children five years of age and older are invited to join us in the Public Program Room of the library  for unstructured play with a wide variety of STEM toys including Legos, Flexiblocks, Brainflakes, MagniBlox, Zoob Builders, Gears, and more!

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03/08/17
Happy Hour Book Group meeting

Join the Decorah Public Library Happy Hour Book Group at Rubaiyat (117 W. Water St.)  to discuss Amor Towles current New York Times bestselling novel “A Gentleman in Moscow.” Call the library at 382-3717 to reserve a copy of the book. The discussion is free and open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend.

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03/09/17
Free Car Seat Checks

To promote car seat safety, Winneshiek County Medical Center and Culver's are urging all parents and caregivers to take advantage of free car seat checks held the second Thursday of every other month at the WMC east enterance. For each seat inspected, Culver's of Decorah will donate a coupon for free small ice cream sundae. 

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03/09/17
Fraud, Identity Theft & Scams Open House

National Consumer Protection Week

Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week
 
Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to use debit cards, or maximize your security online.
 
Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank has information available for you during National Consumer Protection Week — March 5th – 11th  — and any time of the year.
 
Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank will be hosting an open house event in the FMSB Community Room in Waukon with presentations given by CliftonLarsonAllen, technology experts, Waukon Police Department and bank employees on Thursday, March 9th starting at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The topics will be internet security, fraud, local phone scams and personal information protection.
 
Go to www.fmsb4me.com for more information or contact us at 563-568-3417. Also, visit www.ncpw.gov to read the latest issues from consumer protection experts. 

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03/09/17
Mark Tollefsen

The Luther College music department will host Mark Tollefsen  in a guest panio recital in the Noble Recital Hall on the campus of Luther College. Tollefsen's work  consits of the cycle of 15 piano pieces in. 

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03/09/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/09/17
Luther's Religion Forum: Colonial Differencing: The Untold Story

R.S. Wafula, Luther College visiting profession of religion, will give a lecture titled "Colonial Differencing: The Untold Story". The lecture, apart of Luther's Religion Forum series, will takein the recital hall of  Center of Faith and Life on Luther's campus. 

A reception will follow Wafula's talk; both events are open to the public with no charge for admission. 

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03/10/17
 -03/12/17
Oneota Film Festival

Oneota Film Festival is happy to announce that the dates for 2017 will be March 10-12! Luther College will be hosting the Saturday and Sunday screenings with downtown screenings to be added on Thursday and Friday. The planning begins!

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03/10/17
Wine Cheese & Chocolate night with Carol Kout

 Wine Cheese & Chocolate night with Carol Kout demoing how to make an appetizer with cheese and a chocolate dessert while we sip on an adult beverage, then sample her creations.

Free event w/prizes!

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03/11/17
Shaolin Warriors

This wildly popular theatreical experience bring to the stage the remarkable skill, stunning artistry, and death-defying martial-arts prowess of more than 20 kung fu masters. Performing unbelievable feats of athleticism taht seem possible only in movies, these artists "combine the agility and grace of gymnasts with the showmanship of Cirque du Soleil performers (Washington Post).

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03/11/17
Beginning Ballroom Dance lessons

 Beginning Ballroom Dance lessons at 6:45-9pm. Instructors from Moonlight Dance Studio in LaCrosse.  Advance tickets only $60/couple.  Call Ashley for tickets or info 563-380-9897

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03/11/17
Upper Iowa Fantails Banquet

The Upper Iowa Fantails National Wildturkey Federation annual banquet will be held at the Danan Lansing Building on the Winneshiek County Fair Grounds. Doors will open at 5PM. To buy tickets, call Brett Robinson 563-382-1914 and leave a message. Tickets can be paid for at the door. 

Money raised on Saturday will go towards conservation efforts. 

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03/11/17
St. Bridget's St. Patrick's Day Celebration

St. Bridget's Oratory of Bluffton wil host its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. Mass is at 7PM followed by evening of food and fellowship in the parish hall. The even also includes a silent auction and dance featuing the Country Cousins. 

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03/11/17
Toast to Pavillion in Ossian

The Ossian Crown Club will hosts its second annaul Toast to the Pavillion beer/wine tasting event at the Silver Springs Golf & Country Club. Tickets for the event are $10 and available from any Crown Club member. All procedes from the event will go towards the Ossian Educational and Performance Pavillion. 

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03/12/17
34th Annual KDEC Spring Home, Sport & Garden Show

The 34th Annual KDEC Spring Home, Sport & Garden Show returns to Decorah High School Sunday, March 12th.  The show, considered one of the best in Northeast Iowa.

The Annual Sunflower ChildCare Pancake Brunch will kick off the morning events at 9:30. The meal, Sunflower's major fund-raiser for the year, is held in the high school cafeteria adjacent to the exhibits.

About 80 exhibitors are expected at the show, displaying products and services ranging from home improvements & leisure-time pursuits to lawn and garden tools and machines. The show offers displays of kitchen and bathroom renovation, home design, concrete work, indoor and outdoor furniture, lawn and garden tractors and equipment, bicycles, watercraft, plus financial agencies and food sampling. Outdoor displays in front of the school's auditorium entrance are expected as well.
 
The show runs the same weekend as the Oneota Film Festival, and some of the festival's films will be shown during the Home Show.
 

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03/12/17
Oneota Valley Community Orchestra Concert

Everyone is invited to join the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra for their mid-season concert “Music that Tells a Story.”  Featuring music by Serge Prokofiev and Ludwig van Beethoven, the OVCO will tell musical stories of adventure and country life. Sponsored by the Marion E. Jerome Foundation, Inc. and Dragonfly Books, this free concert will take place at the Decorah High School Auditorium on Sunday, March 12th at 3:00 pm.


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03/12/17
Luther's Martin, Peterson, and Reed to perform recital

Luther College music professors will collabroate in a faculty artist series at 2PM at the First Lutheran Church. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

The event features Spencer Martin, professor of music; Gregory Peterson, professor of organ; Kathryn Reed, professor of harpsichord.

 

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03/12/17
Music that Tells a Story

Join the OVCO on a musical adventure!

Beginning with the classic tale of "Peter and the Wolf" by Serge Prokofiev, the orchestra tells an adventurous story where each character is represented by a different instrument. Narrated by Kristen Underwood, children and adults alike will be delighted by this musical story and are all invited to attend the OVCO performance.

The musical stories continue with Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6 “Pastoral.” Telling a story in feelings, Beethoven’s “Pastoral” takes listeners through a cheerful arrival in the countryside, a merry gathering, and a thunder storm.

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03/12/17
Luther Alumnus Jason Zabokrtsky Lecture

Detailing his exerpience traveling in the wilderness by foot, along without a boat, Luther College alumnus Kason Zabokrtsky will deliver the lecture "Bushwhacking the Boundary Waters Without a Boat".

In October 2013, Zaborkrtsky left Atikokan, Ontairo destined for Ely, Minnesota. His 90-mile route bisected the heart of Quetico Provincial Park and the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness. 

The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

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03/12/17
Soup Supper | Madison Lutheran Church

A Soup Supper will take place at the Madison Lutheran Church. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 10-4 years old. Preschool eats free. 

 

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03/13/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/14/17
Your Life Your Wishes

Winneshiek Medical Center will be hosting a discussion on advanced care directives with Dr. Kevin Sand. The event is open to the public, free and no reservations are required. Dr. Sand will discuss common questions families may have regarding advanced care directives, and the options available for you along with resources to help you start the conversation. 

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03/14/17
YP Social at Pulpit Rock

There will be a Young Professioals Social at Pulpit Rock Brewery on Tuesday, March 14th at 5:30PM. 

Anyone 21 years or older is welcomed to attend! For more information, contact Tyler at the Chamber!

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03/14/17
 -03/18/17
New Minowa Players "Spamalot" Auditions

New Minowa Players will be holding auditions for its summer musical, Monty Python's "Spamalot," written by Eric Idle, John Du Prez, and Neil Innes.

Inspired by the comedy film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," this stage musical loosely recounts the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, but quickly diverts from traditional tellings of the tale.  Irreverent humor and eccentric characters (such as Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, Tim the Enchanter, and Not Dead Fred) make it a perennial audience favorite. "Spamalot" enjoyed long runs in London and New York, and was awarded the 2004-2005 Tony Award for Best Musical.
 

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03/14/17
WMC offers discussion on advanced care directives at Vennehjem

Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice will be hosting a discussion on advanced care directives with Dr. Kevin Sand.

 The event is free and no reservations are required. Dr. Sand will discuss common questions families may have regarding advanced care directives, and the options available for you along with resources to help you start the conversation. A free copy of Hank Dunn’s book, “Hard Choices for Loving People,” is available to participants, while supplies last. Call 563-387-3024 for more information.
 

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03/15/17
Dog Tales Winter Session

Decorah Public Library staff are continuing to partner with a dedicated group of local volunteers to bring certified therapy dogs to the library several times a month for Dog Tales! During Dog Tales programs, school age children who can read independently may come to the children’s area of the library to read aloud to certified therapy dogs.

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03/15/17
Chamber Ag Appreciation Luncheon

The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC) Agriculture Committee will host the annual Ag Appreciation Luncheon on March 15 at the Danan Lansing Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. This year’s lunch will include pork chops with service beginning at 11:30am. Guest speaker Michelle Miller will follow.
 
Miller, “The Farm Babe,” is a well-known agricultural speaker and writer. She has a column at AGDAILY.com, where she regularly debunks popular agricultural myths and encourages people to engage with real farmers to bridge the gap between consumers and food producers. Miller’s presentation is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust, Kerndt Brothers Bank, Northeast Security Bank, Viking State Bank, and Winneshiek County Farm Bureau.
 
 Following Miller’s presentation, The DACC will present the Friend in Agriculture and Business in Agriculture awards along with the DACC Ag Scholarships.
 
Tickets for the Ag Appreciation Luncheon can be purchased at the DACC offices. Tickets are $10 individually or $70 for a table of eight people. 

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03/15/17
St. Patrick’s Day Storytime and Craft

As part of the afterschool program, school-aged children are invited to join us at the Decorah Public Library to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Come listen to stories about mischievous little leprechauns. Then make a St. Patrick’s Day mobile to take home.
 
This program is limited to 24 children on a first-come basis. Stories and craft activities are designed for children 5 years of age and older. For additional information, please contact Joan Roach, Children’s and Youth Librarian, at jroach@decorah.lib.ia.us or (563)382-3717. 

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03/16/17
Discuss “The Origins of Totalitarianism”

Join the Decorah Public Library History Book Group to discuss Hannah Arendt’s “The Origins of Totalitarianism”on the 2nd floor of the library. Call the library at 382-3717 to reserve a copy of the book. The group is open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. 
 
“The Origins of Totalitarianism” is Arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism and a recommended component of any study of twentieth-century political history.

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03/16/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/16/17
The Bars® Introduction and Gift & Receive

If you have taken the Bars® class, you are welcome to gift and receive with other practitioners. If you have not, come with your interest and questions. If you are coming for an introduction, you will learn and share two or three points and have an opportunity to ask questions. Children are also welcome to learn, try, and participate along with their adult friend or parent.
  • Would you like to gift your body more ease and joy?
  • Would you like to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy?
  • Would you like to dissipate some of the mental, emotional, physical, and energetic blockages that are keeping you stuck?
What are the Bars®? The Bars® is an energetic body process that contains 32 different points on your head that when run, assist you finding more ease and joy with you, your body, your life, and even the Earth.   When you’ve had a Bars® session the worst that can happen is you’ll feel like you’ve had a great massage. The best thing that can happen is that your whole life could change. 
A donation for space is appreciated. If you would like a short Bars® "taster" a $1/minute donation is appreciated.

More information about the Bars® at www.acccessthebars.com

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03/17/17
St. Aloysius Parish Fish Fry

Serving Cod Fish with homemade tartar sauce, potato salad, coleslaw, bread & bars. Tickets $10.00 in advance - $11.00 at the door. Children's tickets 6-12 purchase for $5.00 at the door. Children 5 and under are free for dine in only.

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03/17/17
Multi-Consultant LuLaRoe Event

Stop out for a glass of wine, sangria or beer and sip and shop all night long.  We will have food available & Special Green Sangrias for St. Patty's Day.  Grab your friends and come to this one!

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03/17/17
Discuss “The Sympathizer”

Join Decorah Public Library’s Friday Book Group at 2 p.m. Friday March 17 to discuss Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel “The Sympathizer.” The Friday Book Group meets once a month and welcomes new participants. 


With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, “The Sympathizer” is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The book was named winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other major awards.
 

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03/18/17
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Empty Nest Winery

On March 18th from 10-5PM, Stop in for a green Sangria or pint of green beer to celebrate St. Patrick's day!

On March 19th, from 1-5PM, meet your friends at the winery after the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Waukon.  We will have green Sangrias, pints of green beer and plenty of room to sit & relax with friends.

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03/18/17
Shamrock Shuffle

Meet at Freeport Park to learn a dance from the owner of Crave Dance Studio! Then group walk to Wellington Place to show our moves to the residents and enjoy snacks and smoothies! All ages welcome!


Where: Freeport Park (252nd St, Decorah) to Wellington Place Assisted Living.
 

03/18/17
Kinderfolk on Stage

 
 On the Verge of Spring: Kinderfolk on Stage

 A celebration of spring, the arts, and Kinderhaus - the only nature-based preschool in Northeast Iowa!  Enjoy live music and spoken word from a variety of local artists including Kinderhaus teachers, parents, and friends.

Plus, there will be mandalas for coloring, free appetizers, and a cash bar.  Kinderhaus will gratefully accept your free-will donations at the door.

 

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03/18/17
Xi Omicron Chicken Dinner

Xi Omicron, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is hosting a fundraiser to benefit local mental health organizations. 
The chicken dinner, prepared by Mike Reicks, is $10 per plate which includes two pieces of chicken, potato wedges, baked beans, dinner roll, dessert and milk or water. 
Carry outs also available. 

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03/19/17
Dems host St. Pat's Party

Winneshiek County Democrats will host a St. Pat's party at 218 Water Street. The event will feature both serious topics and Abby Finkenauer, Representive from District 99. There will also be food, fun, and Irish music. 

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03/19/17
Birdhouse Workshop

Winneshiek County Conservation will host a bluebird house workshop. 
All materials and tools will be provided, though participants are encouraged to bring a hammer if they have one. No registration is required. The workshop will also include information on how to properly install the house. 
There is a suggested $5 donation per house. 

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03/20/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/20/17
Pancake Supper

The neb if Washington Prairie Lutheran Church are hosting their annual pancake supper. Pancakes will be served all you can eat along with sausage, ice cream, milk and coffee. The cost is free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to provide camperships for church youth. 

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03/21/17
Luther College Woman's Club March meeting

In 2014, the Decorah Historic Preservation Commission kicked off efforts to place historic downtown Decorah on the National Register of Historic Places. What has this project entailed, and what is its current status?
 
Mark Z. Muggli, Luther College professor emeritus of English, will talk about these efforts during his presentation, “Architectural Grace: The Decorah Commercial Historic District and the National Register of Historic Places,” at the March meeting of the Luther College Woman’s Club. The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 21, at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, on the Luther College campus. All women from Decorah and surrounding communities are invited to attend. Shuttle service from the Decorah Swimming Pool parking lot is available and leaves at 1:10 p.m. In addition to the program, a short business meeting, refreshments, and special music by Luther faculty or students are on the afternoon’s agenda. 
 
During his talk, Muggli will outline the Decorah Historic Preservation Commission’s work to place Decorah on the National Register. He will also will put the nomination process in a broader context by explaining the National Register itself—touching on the existing Broadway-Phelps Park Historic District—and commenting on the cultural importance of historic architecture.
 
Muggli retired from Luther College in 2013 after 35 years of service. During that time, he taught English   and interdisciplinary courses on a wide range of topics. As the 2011–13 Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, Muggli developed the “Our Shakespeare” project to re-invigorate broad appreciation for Shakespeare’s art. He has a lifelong interest in architecture and historic preservation, stimulated by restoring a 19th-century Decorah home and by living and teaching abroad.

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03/21/17
Travel the World through Art at Vesterheim’s Barnetimen (Children’s Hour)

Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites all pre-school-aged children and their parents or caregivers to travel the world through art at Barnetimen (Children's Hour).

This month preschoolers will make binoculars or special glasses to look at landscapes from around the world and play a game of “I Spy” in the museum.

            Meet at Vesterheim Museum, 520 W. Water Street. A snack is also provided. The program is led by Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim Youth Educator, and ArtHaus instructors Jenni and Eric Petersen-Brant. 

            Barnetimen is free of charge and meets the third Tuesday of each month. The program is geared toward 3-5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. No sign-up is necessary—come to one session or all of them.

      Pease contact Jennifer Kovarik at 563-382-9681 or jkovarik@vesterheim.org, or check vesterheim.org. More information about ArtHaus can be found at www.arthausdecorah.org

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03/22/17
STEM Fun at Decorah Public Library!

Learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can be fun! Children five years of age and older are invited to join us in the Public Program Room of the library  for unstructured play with a wide variety of STEM toys including Legos, Flexiblocks, Brainflakes, MagniBlox, Zoob Builders, Gears, and more!

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03/22/17
Grief Support Group

Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice is offering a free eight-week grief support group on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm beginning March 22 through May 10. The sessions will be held in the Home Health and Hospice meeting room. Please enter through the east entrance, door E1. There is no charge for the sessions.
 
Registration is required to participate in the grief support group.  Call 563-387-3024 between 8 am and 4 pm for more information or to register.  Online registration is also available by visiting www.winmedical.org/grief-support-group.  

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03/23/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/24/17
Acrylic and Ales Out and About

If painting with a beer in hand sounds just about perfect, you'll love Acrylic and Ales. $35 gets you all the materials, plus the first drink (non alcoholic drinks are available for those under 21).

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03/24/17
Start with a Seed

Learn how to graft and care for apple trees. Discuss apple histories, practice apple propagation, and take home three grafted trees to begin your very own orchard.

Every Apple Grafting School attendee is welcome to attend a free workshop. This free workshop covers caring for young apple trees, pruning, training, and general tree care.

To register: www.seedsavers.org/apple-grafting-school


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03/24/17
Beginning Ballroom Dance lessons

 Beginning Ballroom Dance lessons at 6:45-9pm. Instructors from Moonlight Dance Studio in LaCrosse.  Advance tickets only $60/couple.  Call Ashley for tickets or info 563-380-9897

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03/24/17
Author Talk with Casey Pycior: THE SPOILS

Dragonfly Books is pleased to present author Casey Pycior with his new collection of short stories The Spoils. Set mostly in and around Kansas, the stories in this powerful collection explore how men perform, in their jobs and personal lives, and investigate the gray area between doing what’s best for oneself and acting a part to make others happy. Pycior will share his stories and talk about his new book on Friday, March 24th at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.

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03/24/17
Wellington Place & Assisted Living Ribbon Cutting

Join the DACC in congratulating Wellington Place on their new assisted living addition. 
We will celebrate with a ribbon cutting followed by a tour. 

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03/25/17
Apple Grafting/Apple School

Register for class: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm

Learn how to graft and care for apple trees. Discuss apple histories, practice apple propagation, and take home three grafted trees to begin your very own orchard.

Every Apple Grafting School attendee is welcome to attend a free workshop from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on the day of their grafting session. This free workshop covers caring for young apple trees, pruning, training, and general tree care.

To register: www.seedsavers.org/apple-grafting-school

 


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03/25/17
Open House at Rootz

Open house-open to the public. Come check out the new spaceand see what kind of products are available! Ask questions and also check out our Trades of Hope jewelry on hand!

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03/25/17
The Big Beats

Tribute to Paul McCartney and the Beatles show and dance. 
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 
Advance tickets are available at Don's Sales & Service, Fisk Farm & Home, Yesterday & Today's Collections or Village Farm & Home. 

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03/25/17
WWWinery Painting Party

Come join us for a relaxing afternoon painting with

friends in a beautiful setting at

the Winneshiek Wildberry Winery! No experience

required with step-by-step instructions.

You choose your own color palette

and add individual style.

With the purchase of your ticket you will receive

instructions, 10"x 20"  canvas, paint,

brushes, an apron, and a glass of wine!

 Please come 20-30 minutes

early for check in and to grab a glass of wine!


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03/25/17
Turkey Valley Gala

The Turkey Valley Gala will take place at the Waucoma Events Center. The night includes social hour, rib dinner, and TV Headliners Jazz Band. The auction will follow. The auction includes items made by students and donated by the community. The raised funds for student activities  and expenses through out the year. Tickets are $30. Contac the high school office for more information. 

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03/25/17
Live Music | Haymart

The Doug Otto and The Getaways will perform at they Haymart on Saturday, March 25th. There will be a cover.

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03/25/17
Great Strides Tack Sale

Great Strides of northeast Iowa will hold a Tack Sale Fundraiser. 
Anyone is invited to sell their equine-related item on consignment of 15% commission. 
The public is invited to come and shop. A good selection of items is expected, including saddles, tack, clothing, jewelry, and boots. A lunch stand will be available. 

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03/26/17
"Be A Hero" Bowl-A-Thon

Youth Mentoring at Helping Services for Youth & Families is hosting a bowl-a-thon on Sunday, March 19 at Oneota Lanes in Decorah.  This event raises needed funds to connect local youth with a trusted role model.  This year’s theme, “Be A Hero” emphasizes the need our community has for everyday heroes. No flying, super-strength, or x-ray vision is needed to become a mentor. Instead, Youth Mentoring at Helping Services equips mentors with the training and tools needed to develop rich relationships with local youth. A goal of raising $10,000 has been set, already contributions are at $525. You can be involved in two important ways:Register to bowl and/or donate to the cause.


Registration is now open. Form a team of four members or sign up to bowl individually and we will pair you with others. When signing up, choose your preferred time to bowl at either 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. Register online at https://www.helpingservices.org/hero-bowl/. After registering, bowlers are asked to seek donations of $50 or more to support the mission of youth mentoring.  Donations can be collected in person and online. 

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03/26/17
Access Consciousness Bars® Practitioner's Class

The Access Consciousness Bars® are an effective, fast and easy way of releasing limitations keeping you stuck from enjoying your life. This body process involves gently touching 32 points on the head. Everybody can learn - even kids and seniors. Are you open to inviting more possibilities and joy for yourself, your body, your children, your relationships, your business, your Earth, your life? Discover how gently holding 32 points on the head can open you to a life of ease, joy, and glory.

Curious? www.accessthebars.com


 

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03/26/17
Fort Atkinson Fire Department Annual Pancake Fundraiser

The Fort Atkinson Fire Department's annual pancake and sausage fundraiser will take place at the Fort Atkinson Community Center. This year's funds will be used to help pay for four more sets of bunker gear to replace gear that is 15 years old. 

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03/26/17
Waterfowl Viewing at Cardinal Marsh

Winneshiek County Conservation will be hosting a waterfowl viewing field trip to Cardinal Marsh. Join naturalist Larry Reis in looking for the wide variety of waterfowl and other birds passing through and settling in Cardinal Marsh. The event is free and no registration is required. Please visit www.winneshiekwild.com for more information. 

03/26/17
The Big Beats to Perform at Nob Hill

Nob Hill Ballroom welcomes The Big Beats, with a tribute to Paul McCartney and the Beatles show and dance. Attendees are encourage to dress in their favorite 50's, 60's, 70's, dance clothes. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Don's Sale's and Service, Fisk's Farm & Home, and Yesterday and Today's Collectables. 

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03/27/17
Baby Basics

This class helps new families get off to the right start. Parents will learn: basics of infant care, bathing, diapering, feeding, burping, car seat information, safety, immunizations and more. The fee for Baby Basics classes is $20 for 2-3 people, and includes a copy of Mayo Clinic Guide to Baby’s First Year, a $22.95 value.


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03/27/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/28/17
Author Talk with Philip Freeman: CELTIC MYTHOLOGY

Join Dragonfly Books with local Decorah author Philip Freeman as he talks about his new book Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes. Everyone today knows about the gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks, such as Zeus, Hera, and Hercules, but how many people have heard of the Gaulish god Lugus or the magical Welsh queen Rhiannon or the great Irish warrior Cú Chulainn? Philip will share his stories, talk about Celtic culture, and sign books on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.

 

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03/28/17
Free Blood Glucose (sugar) Screening

Winneshiek Medical Center will host a FREE Blood Glucose (sugar) Screening. That includes BMI, Blood Pressure, Weight, Height, and Waist Circumference. Fasting Perferred. No appointment necessary. 

 

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03/28/17
Winneshiek Medical Center Offers Free Diabetes Screening

Winneshiek Medical Center is offering a free blood glucose (blood sugar) check at its ninth annual Diabetes Alert Day screening.  Open to all members of the community, the screening aims to promote diabetes awareness and prevention.  The screening will be open from 7:00 to 9:30 am in the lower level conference room at Winneshiek Medical Center. Please enter through the east entrance, door E1. For an accurate glucose reading, fasting is preferred. 

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03/29/17
Dog Tales Winter Session

Decorah Public Library staff are continuing to partner with a dedicated group of local volunteers to bring certified therapy dogs to the library several times a month for Dog Tales! During Dog Tales programs, school age children who can read independently may come to the children’s area of the library to read aloud to certified therapy dogs.

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03/29/17
Parkinson’s Support Group

At 1:30PM at the Winneshiek Medical Center Conference Room B-1. Keith Kroner, a Medtronics representative, will share a presentation on Deep Brain Stimulation. Keith has been with Medtronic DBS for 11 years, in neuromodulation for 16 years, and has 23 years in the medical device industry. Keith performs a variety of roles in his job at Medtronics including: patient education, surgery planning, technical support, and postoperative device programming.

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03/29/17
Spring Storytime and Craft

School-aged children are invited to join us in the Public Program Room of the Decorah Public Library for a themed read aloud and craft.  Come celebrate spring! Listen to stories about the wonders of the season.  Then color a spring paddleball game to take home. Stories and craft activities are designed for children 5 years of age and older.
 

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03/30/17
WMC sports excel for middle school students

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout their sports excel course. These include: correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. The sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday, March 7-30, 7:00 – 7:45 am at WMC.
 
Cost is $50 per student and class size is limited to 10 participants. All courses are led by WMC athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in teaching young athletes how to improve their performance.
 
Registration and other information for parents and athletes are available by calling WMC Rehab and Sports Medicine at 563-387-3031, or visiting online, www.winmedical.org/excel.

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03/30/17
Winneshiek County Democrats Meeting

The Winneshiek County Democrats Central Comittee will host a caucus at 7:30PM in the Congregational Center of Decorah's United Church of Christ. 

At 6:30PM the Central Committee will conduct its business. At 7:30PM the caucus will convene to elect a new precinct committee people, confrim Central Committee members and officers for the coming year, and review the 2016 platform for desired revisions. All Democrats are encouraged to attend. 

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03/30/17
TV Pride Showcase

The Turkey Valley District will hold a Pride Showcase. Parents and community members are invited to come and check out all of the great things that are going on within the district. All classrooms will be open, with students showing off their programs and classes. Concessions will be available. 

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03/30/17
The Water Street Music Series Presents Lulitos World

The Water Street Music Series presents the world permier of an exciting new work by compser and pianist Pablo Gomez-Estevez, in collaboration with actor/director Kristen Underwood. 

The performance is in the ArtHaus Gallery. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students. 

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03/31/17
 -04/02/17
Women's Weekend Out

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03/31/17
WWO Comedy Night

Headliner: Kristin Lindner 
Opening Act: Nathan Timmel

Doors open at 7:30 PM / $12 in advance or $15 at the door
Please stop in to T-Bock's to pay or call with a credit card by phone

General admission ONLY. No reservations.
Cash bar & lots of laughs!

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03/31/17
 -04/01/17
Commemorating 500 Years of Reformation

In 2017, the world will mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, an event that tradition tells us began on October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

How does the Reformation continue to inform the Lutheran Church’s interactions with other denominations and faiths, with the poor and underprivileged, with the social issues of our time? What directions might our Reformation heritage lead the church in the future? Luther College will sponsor this two-day conference to address the Reformation’s continuing impact on the church as it interacts with the wider world.

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03/31/17
Preview Day

Luther College will host a preview day to provide a prospective students with an introduction to Luther College's learning environment. Each day includes campus tours, academic department visits, financial aid and career services sessions, lunch, and opportunties to observe athletic practices and music ensemble rehersals. 

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03/31/17
Tony Arata, Casey Beathard at De Novo Barn

Nashville songwriters Tony Arata and Casey Beathard are performing an evening of music and storytelling. De Novo Barn is hosting a Friends of Iowa Baseball show where the event will feature Arata and Beathard. Tickets for the event are $50 with all proceeds going to University of Iowa Baseball. This is an I-Club member exclusive, with only 100 tickets available. For advance tickets and table purchase call Mike at 563-387-7538. 

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