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Driftless Safari is a long-term scavenger hunt that covers all of Winneshiek County . The program is free and open to anyone who loves to explore and wants to experience some special places of Winneshiek County.

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5/24/2019
-10/31/2019
 Lilly Jensen


Decorah Public Library staff are hosting one book discussion in August.

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8/1/2019
-8/31/2019
2:00 PMCarnmen Buss


SongSisters will hold a six-week summer session  at Phelps Park Band gazebo.

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8/7/2019
-9/18/2019
4:00 PMLiz Rog


Stop by from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Vesterheim’s Bruening Visitor Center, 502 W. Water Street, to learn a tune, share a tune, jam with us, or just come to listen.

Bring any instrument you play and join in. This informal music collaboration is great fun for all levels and happens the fourth Sunday of each month.

Drop in whenever it works in your schedule. No charge. Recording device advised.


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8/25/20191:00 - 3:00 PMMartha Griesheimer


DGA AUGUST MEETING Monday, August 26″ at 7 pm in the Decorah Senior Center.

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8/26/20197:00 PMDecorah Genealogy Center


Plan for future care by involving all members of your family in financial decisions and develop a plan that works well for both care receivers and care givers. This course enables you to make informed decisions based on accurate financial information. It helps to reduce the added stress of having to make long-term care plans when a crisis has occurred, and options may be limited.

Topics include developing a workbook of financial records, case studies, why it is essential to plan, retirement plans for the caregiver, paying for care options and effective communication.


 
 

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8/27/20199:00 - 11:00 amFrancesca Reyes


Learn about current immigration issues and how to help meet the needs of immigrants in the area.

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8/28/20194:00 P.M. - 5:00P.M.


– The Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:20 PM on Wednesday, August 28. Steve Johnson, Farm Management Specialist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center, will cover “Crop Price Risk & Cash Flow Management”.

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8/28/20191:00 PM - 4:20 PMTerry Basol


Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

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8/28/20195:00-5:30 pmKevin Rockwell, R.N.


We will have a presentation by Jennifer Christainson of AbbVie Neuroscience on treatment of motor fluctuations in patients with advanced Parkinson’s Disease.

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8/28/20191:30 P.M.David Dobson.



 
Earlier this year, Visit Decorah began a journey of self-discovery.
 
In partnership with the destination branding experts at Cubic, we began a process to improve our tourism ROI by strengthening our brand perception among likely overnight visitors.
 
Cubic’s philosophy is that the travelers who are most likely to visit – and return – are those who share characteristics with the good people who have chosen to live here.
 
So we took a deep dive into what makes our community special. Many of you, and your neighbors participated in groups and interviews and shared your unique perspectives with the Cubic team.
 
Now, we are very excited to invite you to be among the first to hear the results of that inner journey, and see the destination brand campaign we are about to launch for Visit Decorah.
 
Please join us for a very special unveiling next week. Details are below, and be sure to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Hotel Winneshiek Opera House
104 E Water Street | 3rd Floor




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8/28/20198 a.m. Kristina


Details to follow

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8/29/2019 


Lawn Chair Night is a summer tradition in Decorah. Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy local bands at the Courthouse square. 

All performances take place in front of the Winneshiek County Courthouse on Main Street. In the event of bad weather, musicians may choose to perform in the covered parking lot under the Decorah Public Library. Changes will be announced with local media. 

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8/29/20197 p.m. Lissa


Winneshiek Medical Center will hold a Grand Community Picnic on Thursday, August 29 from 4-7 pm on the WMC campus. 
 

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8/29/20194:00 PM -7:00 PM


Hard Rock ,metal,and blues music festival.

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8/30/20197:00 P.M. Friday, Saturday 12:00pm


The 2019 Turkey River Music Festival. Friday, August 30 features four Hard Rock/Metal bands starting at 8 PM. Saturday, August 31 features seven Blues/Rock bands starting at 2 PM. Cost of admission is $10/day or $15/2 day pass. Kickball tournament to be held on Saturday, August 31 at 1 PM (call 641-257-8267) to register your team. Food trucks, beer/drink tents on site. Camping available ($5/tent & $15/camper). New this year: Ludwig Stage (permanent outdoor stage). For additional details, check our Facebook page or turkeyrivermusicfest.com.

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8/30/2019
-8/31/2019
August 30, 2019 (7pm-1am), August 31, 2019 (noon-1am)Roman Lensing


The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with local yoga instructors to offer Free Yoga in the Park from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Saturdays from June through August.

This program will be held in the green space west of John Cline School. Bring your own mat or towel (limited supply available). No need to register, just show up!

Yoga in the Park is sponsored by Gundersen Health Clinic and Winneshiek Medical Center.
 

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8/31/201910:00 - 11:00 AMDecorah Parks & Rec


Hard Rock ,metal,and blues music festival.

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8/31/20197:00 P.M. Friday, Saturday 12:00pm


Sample dozens of open-pollinated heirloom tomatoes—including favorites and rare varieties from SSE’s seed bank—at our annual FREE Tomato Tasting event. Attend demonstrations, judge a salsa contest, and celebrate fall in our beautiful gardens.

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8/31/201912:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Plan for future care by involving all members of your family in financial decisions and develop a plan that works well for both care receivers and care givers. This course enables you to make informed decisions based on accurate financial information. It helps to reduce the added stress of having to make long-term care plans when a crisis has occurred, and options may be limited.

Topics include developing a workbook of financial records, case studies, why it is essential to plan, retirement plans for the caregiver, paying for care options and effective communication.


 
 

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9/3/20199:00 - 11:00 amFrancesca Reyes


Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

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9/4/20195:00-5:30 pmKevin Rockwell, R.N.



 
The Winneshiek Energy District and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce present a four-part series for chamber members: Becoming an Energy Savvy Business. Cost is $40 for the whole series  or $10/class. Participants who do not own their building are invited to bring their building owner as a guest, free of charge. Classes will offer local examples of small businesses making the change toward local, clean, efficient energy practices as well as expert advice on how to green your own business.
 
September 4: Solar for Your Business
Is solar a good fit for your business? More and more businesses are finding that becoming solar powered is a win-win for the earth and their bottom line. Topics covered include: your pre-solar checklist, how to make the most out of tax credits and incentives, what makes a good solar site, solar payback and warranty, and local solar contractors and resources.
 
September 18: Save Energy, Save Money
It’s no surprise that energy-efficiency lowers utility bills and is better for your business’s bottom line - but where to start? This class will address high impact energy-saving opportunities for all businesses, appliance upgrades, energy audits, the cost of delay, and long-term efficiency projects.
 
October 2: Road to Net Zero
What does it take to become a net zero business? With growing climate awareness, becoming a net zero business can give your business a leg up.  Together we’ll look at carbon accounting, carbon offset tags, and the marketing potential of becoming a  “net zero” business.
 
October 16: Energy Policy 101 for Communities
Does the world of energy policy leave your head spinning? This class will help you’ll gain a better understanding of energy regulations, gain new energy vocabulary, learn about local energy initiatives, and step away with a better ability to speak “energy” with your community leaders and policy-makers.

If you do not own your building we encourage you to invite the property owner at no charge. Please email kristina@decorahareachamber.com with the informaiton. 
 

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9/4/20198-9 a.m. Kristina


The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú, is  a lyrical and moving account from a third-generation Mexican-American who spends four years seeing for himself the horrors endured by ‘crossers.’

 

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9/4/20197:30 P.M.


Enjoy free admission all day during regular museum hours.

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9/5/2019All DayVesterheim Museum


Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m., Calmar Campus
Fun Family Event!

Food, Games & Music

Bring the whole family to a night of fun! 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!

Learn More. www.nicc.edu/fallfest

Get Connected. @neiowacc


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9/5/20195-8 p.m.Teresa Kurash


NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

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9/5/20196:00 pm- 8:30 pmSusan Friedrich


If you experience depression or an anxiety disorder, you may benefit from the WMC adult Anxiety and Depression Coping Skills Group offered at Winneshiek Medical Center.
 

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9/5/20195:15 P.M.-6:15P.M.Bridgette Hensley, Psy.D.,


Dragonfly Books welcomes Decorah native and Luther graduate Lori Erickson for an author talk featuring her new book, Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper. Erickson will talk about writing her book and sign books on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Dragonfly Books. 


After her brother died unexpectedly and her mother moved into a dementia-care facility, spiritual travel writer and Episcopal deacon Lori Erickson felt called to a new quest: to face death head-on, with the eye of a tourist and the heart of a pastor. Blending memoir, spirituality, and travel, Near the Exit examines how cultures confront and have confronted death, from Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and Mayan temples, to a Colorado cremation pyre and Day of the Dead celebrations, to Maori settlements and tourist-destination graveyards. Erickson reflects on mortality--the ways we avoid it, the ways we cope with it, and the ways life is made more precious by accepting it--in places as far away as New Zealand and as close as the nursing home up the street. Through her personal journey and her travels Erickson helps us to see that one of the most life-affirming things we can do is to invite death along for the ride. 


An Episcopal deacon, Lori Erickson is one of America’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She’s the author of the memoir Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles and God, which was a finalist for the 2017 Travel Book of the Year INDIES Award from Foreword Reviews. She lives in Iowa City with her husband Bob Sessions. 


Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. If you can't attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a copy and have it autographed for you.    


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9/5/20197:00pmKarla Brown


Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live original acoustic music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. Originally launched in 2011, the Series is now heading into its 17th run and continues to be presented in Southeast Minnesota's premier listening room, the American Legion Room at Chatfield Center for the Arts.


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9/7/20197:30 PMChatfied Center for the Arts


Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary is again sponsoring the Red Smock Bowling League for the 2019/20 season.
 

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9/9/20191:00 P.M.Deb Larson


Plan for future care by involving all members of your family in financial decisions and develop a plan that works well for both care receivers and care givers. This course enables you to make informed decisions based on accurate financial information. It helps to reduce the added stress of having to make long-term care plans when a crisis has occurred, and options may be limited.

Topics include developing a workbook of financial records, case studies, why it is essential to plan, retirement plans for the caregiver, paying for care options and effective communication.


 
 

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9/10/20199:00 - 11:00 amFrancesca Reyes


Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

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9/11/20195:00-5:30 pmKevin Rockwell, R.N.


Decorah Public Library staff are hosting three book discussions in September. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book.
 

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9/11/20195:15 PMKristen Torresdal


NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

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9/12/20196:00 pm- 8:30 pmSusan Friedrich


What can we learn from the patterns in nature to cultivate meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships in our lives? What roles do humans play in both the internal and external landscapes? How can we start tending the earth where we’re at, with tangible solutions to create a greater depth of connection to the communities that we are a part of?

Join us for a three day all-inclusive weekend as we explore these questions together at the Pepperfield Project, a living ecological sanctuary that weaves together resilient strategies for the future generations while embodying holistic wellness and quality of life. In reviving the old ways and traditions of those that have gone before us, we’ll experience the transformative power of growing food, crafting medicine, raising animals, tending the wild, fostering artistic expression and celebrating community life as a living prayer for these times.

Tending Legacy is a retreat rooted in celebrating an intergenerational community with energetics around personal development. We invite people of all ages, backgrounds, stages and phases of exploring the trajectories of legacy and this place as we know it today.


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9/13/2019
-9/15/2019
All Day Lisa Frank


Anyone living within the Decorah city limits is invited to participate. 

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9/14/20197:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.Decorah Newspapers


The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest fundraising and awareness event for Alzheimer's disease. The Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place in over 600 communities across the United States including Decorah on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Northeast Iowa Walk to End Alzheimer's will include the participants' choice of a 1 or 2 miles walk beginning and ending at Decorah City Hall in Decorah. Individuals and teams may register to participate at https://alz.org/walk

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.
Walk to follow: 10:00 a.m.

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9/14/20198:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Natalie Meyer


Join us for the St. Benedict School 2nd Annual Family Fall Festival!

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9/15/201911:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Tara McConnell


The Decorah community is invited to the 10th annual Welcome Friends and Neighbors Picnic. 

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9/15/20195:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.


Join us for the St. Benedict School 2nd Annual Fall Festival 5K/1 mile walk/run!

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9/15/20198:00 a.m. Tara McConnell


Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

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9/18/20195:00-5:30 pmKevin Rockwell, R.N.



 
The Winneshiek Energy District and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce present a four-part series for chamber members: Becoming an Energy Savvy Business. Cost is $40 for the whole series  or $10/class. Participants who do not own their building are invited to bring their building owner as a guest, free of charge. Classes will offer local examples of small businesses making the change toward local, clean, efficient energy practices as well as expert advice on how to green your own business.
 
September 4: Solar for Your Business
Is solar a good fit for your business? More and more businesses are finding that becoming solar powered is a win-win for the earth and their bottom line. Topics covered include: your pre-solar checklist, how to make the most out of tax credits and incentives, what makes a good solar site, solar payback and warranty, and local solar contractors and resources.
 
September 18: Save Energy, Save Money
It’s no surprise that energy-efficiency lowers utility bills and is better for your business’s bottom line - but where to start? This class will address high impact energy-saving opportunities for all businesses, appliance upgrades, energy audits, the cost of delay, and long-term efficiency projects.
 
October 2: Road to Net Zero
What does it take to become a net zero business? With growing climate awareness, becoming a net zero business can give your business a leg up.  Together we’ll look at carbon accounting, carbon offset tags, and the marketing potential of becoming a  “net zero” business.
 
October 16: Energy Policy 101 for Communities
Does the world of energy policy leave your head spinning? This class will help you’ll gain a better understanding of energy regulations, gain new energy vocabulary, learn about local energy initiatives, and step away with a better ability to speak “energy” with your community leaders and policy-makers.

If you do not own your building we encourage you to invite the property owner at no charge. Please email kristina@decorahareachamber.com with the informaiton. 
 

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9/18/20198-9 a.m. Kristina


The History Book Group will discuss David W. Blight’s “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” at 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 19th on the 2nd floor of the library. As a young man, Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Baltimore and would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery. By the Civil War, he had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass established himself as a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot.
 

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9/19/20196:30 PMKristen Torresdal


NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

more info...
9/19/20196:00 pm- 8:30 pmSusan Friedrich


The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. Sept. 20th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. When they began to be killed off, the newly created FBI took up the case—one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. Director J. Edgar Hoover turned to former Texas Ranger Tom White, who put together an undercover team and began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

 
 

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9/20/20192:00 PMCarmen Buss


Winneshiek Wildberry Winery is proud to present the first annual venture through the vineyard.

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9/21/20198 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.


Stop by from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Vesterheim’s Bruening Visitor Center, 502 W. Water Street, to learn a tune, share a tune, jam with us, or just come to listen.

Bring any instrument you play and join in. This informal music collaboration is great fun for all levels and happens the fourth Sunday of each month.

Drop in whenever it works in your schedule. No charge. Recording device advised.


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9/22/20191:00 - 3:00 PMMartha Griesheimer


Scheie Luthern Church is hosting a Norwegian buffet. The event will include live music, and a homemade food and crafts sale. 

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9/25/201911:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.


Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

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9/25/20195:00-5:30 pmKevin Rockwell, R.N.


 
Decorah Public Library staff are piloting a new speculative fiction book discussion group in September and October. 

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9/25/20195:15 PMKristin Torresdal


NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

more info...
9/26/20196:00 pm- 8:30 pmSusan Friedrich


Winneshiek Wildberry Winery is proud to present the first annual venture through the vineyard.

more info...
9/28/20198 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.


Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

more info...
10/2/20195:00-5:30 pmKevin Rockwell, R.N.



 
The Winneshiek Energy District and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce present a four-part series for chamber members: Becoming an Energy Savvy Business. Cost is $40 for the whole series  or $10/class. Participants who do not own their building are invited to bring their building owner as a guest, free of charge. Classes will offer local examples of small businesses making the change toward local, clean, efficient energy practices as well as expert advice on how to green your own business.
 
September 4: Solar for Your Business
Is solar a good fit for your business? More and more businesses are finding that becoming solar powered is a win-win for the earth and their bottom line. Topics covered include: your pre-solar checklist, how to make the most out of tax credits and incentives, what makes a good solar site, solar payback and warranty, and local solar contractors and resources.
 
September 18: Save Energy, Save Money
It’s no surprise that energy-efficiency lowers utility bills and is better for your business’s bottom line - but where to start? This class will address high impact energy-saving opportunities for all businesses, appliance upgrades, energy audits, the cost of delay, and long-term efficiency projects.
 
October 2: Road to Net Zero
What does it take to become a net zero business? With growing climate awareness, becoming a net zero business can give your business a leg up.  Together we’ll look at carbon accounting, carbon offset tags, and the marketing potential of becoming a  “net zero” business.
 
October 16: Energy Policy 101 for Communities
Does the world of energy policy leave your head spinning? This class will help you’ll gain a better understanding of energy regulations, gain new energy vocabulary, learn about local energy initiatives, and step away with a better ability to speak “energy” with your community leaders and policy-makers.

If you do not own your building we encourage you to invite the property owner at no charge. Please email kristina@decorahareachamber.com with the informaiton. 
 

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10/2/20198-9 a.m. Kristina


Enjoy free admission all day during regular museum hours.

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10/3/2019All DayVesterheim Museum


NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

more info...
10/3/20196:00 pm- 8:30 pmSusan Friedrich


10th Annual Festival of Quilts show and sale. Vendors on site.  Quilt boutique items for sale. Demonstrations throughout the day by vendors and guild members. Register online to display or sell your quilt by September 15. uffdafest.com

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10/4/2019
-10/5/2019
12:00pm - 5pm Friday 9am - 4pm Saturday


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. All ages welcome!
Note: Eagle Bluff van transportation is NOT available for this class. You will be driving yourself to Whispering Winds hobby farm.
**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
Instructor -Beverly Sandlin is an amateur paleontologist and host of Bluffcountryfossils.net & accompanying Fossil Adventure Blog. She has lectured throughout southeast Minnesota on fossils and has hosted numerous tours and fossil hunts. Whispering Winds and one collection site are handicap accessible.
 

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10/6/20191-5pmJennie Dieterman


Join Renate Hunter to kick up your heels and stir up a little dust in this country western dance class.

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10/7/20196:45PM - 8:45 PM


Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

more info...
10/9/20195:00-5:30 pmKevin Rockwell, R.N.


NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

more info...
10/10/20196:00 pm- 8:30 pmSusan Friedrich


In early October each year, 45+ artists at 35+ locations will open their doors for a behind-the-scenes studio view not usually offered to the general public. The annual event will feature many well-known award-winning national caliber artists displaying and selling pottery, paintings, woodcuts, baskets, jewelry, woodworking, kaleidoscopes, sculpture, photography, collage, fiber arts and more. 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. Directions, maps, GPS coordinates and lodging/dining will be available as web downloads. The tour is free of charge and sites are all within 40 miles of Decorah. Workspaces are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days.

The Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour (NIAST Inc.) is Iowa’s first and longest running tour of artists’ studios in the state.

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10/11/2019
-10/13/2019
10 am - 5 pm Each Day


Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live original acoustic music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. Originally launched in 2011, the Series is now heading into its 17th run and continues to be presented in Southeast Minnesota's premier listening room, the American Legion Room at Chatfield Center for the Arts.


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10/12/20197:30 PMChatfied Center for the Arts


Step back in time and celebrate La Crosse's rich downtown history! Take a guided architectural walking tour of one of the largest historic commercial districts in Wisconsin. Tempt your taste buds with special fare from downtown eateries. Listen to a variety of street musicians and bands, watch craft demonstrations, and browse an antique sale and farmers' market. Not to mention horse-drawn carriage rides and an 1860’s Shoe Shine Stand.

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10/12/2019All DayRachel Persson


Authentic Norwegian dinner. Buffet style-all you can eat.

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10/13/201911:00am, 12noon, 1:00pm,2:00pm,3:00pmGreenfield Luthern Church


Join Renate Hunter to kick up your heels and stir up a little dust in this country western dance class.

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10/14/20196:45PM - 8:45 PM


Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

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10/16/20195:00-5:30 pmKevin Rockwell, R.N.



 
The Winneshiek Energy District and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce present a four-part series for chamber members: Becoming an Energy Savvy Business. Cost is $40 for the whole series  or $10/class. Participants who do not own their building are invited to bring their building owner as a guest, free of charge. Classes will offer local examples of small businesses making the change toward local, clean, efficient energy practices as well as expert advice on how to green your own business.
 
September 4: Solar for Your Business
Is solar a good fit for your business? More and more businesses are finding that becoming solar powered is a win-win for the earth and their bottom line. Topics covered include: your pre-solar checklist, how to make the most out of tax credits and incentives, what makes a good solar site, solar payback and warranty, and local solar contractors and resources.
 
September 18: Save Energy, Save Money
It’s no surprise that energy-efficiency lowers utility bills and is better for your business’s bottom line - but where to start? This class will address high impact energy-saving opportunities for all businesses, appliance upgrades, energy audits, the cost of delay, and long-term efficiency projects.
 
October 2: Road to Net Zero
What does it take to become a net zero business? With growing climate awareness, becoming a net zero business can give your business a leg up.  Together we’ll look at carbon accounting, carbon offset tags, and the marketing potential of becoming a  “net zero” business.
 
October 16: Energy Policy 101 for Communities
Does the world of energy policy leave your head spinning? This class will help you’ll gain a better understanding of energy regulations, gain new energy vocabulary, learn about local energy initiatives, and step away with a better ability to speak “energy” with your community leaders and policy-makers.

If you do not own your building we encourage you to invite the property owner at no charge. Please email kristina@decorahareachamber.com with the informaiton. 
 

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10/16/20198-9 a.m. Kristina


NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

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10/17/20196:00 pm- 8:30 pmSusan Friedrich


Join Renate Hunter to kick up your heels and stir up a little dust in this country western dance class.

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10/21/20196:45PM - 8:45 PM


Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

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10/23/20195:00-5:30 pmKevin Rockwell, R.N.


Decorah Public Library staff are piloting a new speculative fiction book discussion group in September and October. The group is open to the public, and anyone interested is encouraged to call the library at 382-3717 to reserve a book or sign up for future info via email.
 
 

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10/23/20195:15 PMKristin Torresdal


NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

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10/24/20196:00 pm- 8:30 pmSusan Friedrich


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