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All are welcome to sing with the Northern Lights Womens Chorus!

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1/20/2020
-4/13/2020
6:30p-8:30pRachael Buresh


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1/20/2020
-1/27/2020
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1/28/20206-7:30 PMToppling Goliath


What: A reflective, quiet night aiming to help men experience a moment of peace and recollection. This is done through a guided meditation and time for prayer, reading, learning, and reflection. No ice breakers, no sharing. Come and go as you please.

 

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1/28/20206:15-7:30pmTyler Wheeler


Come to Decorah Public Library to meet K9 Handler/Deputy Steve Nesvik and K9 McCoy along with Sheriff Dan Marx of the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. Learn about their training, daily life at work and at home, and see a short demo of McCoy’s skills in action. Program is open to all ages- but caters to an adult audience.

Contact Decorah Public Library at 382-3717 with questions.


 

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1/28/20206:30 P.M.


Be inspired by budding folk artists and Scandinavian traditions at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, during an open house for students from the “Scandinavian Fine Handcraft” January Term course at Luther College. 
            During the open house, students from the class will demonstrate carving and exhibit their class projects. Refreshments will be served.
            The class is taught by Harley Refsal, Luther professor emeritus of Scandinavian folk art. Refsal is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has taught Scandinavian figure carving throughout the United States and Norway. He was honored by Norway’s King H. M. Harald V with the St. Olav Medal of Honor for his efforts in reinvigorating Scandinavian figure carving in both the United States and Norway.
          

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1/28/20205:00pm - 7:00pm


This ain't your grandma's water aerobics; you will increase you energy, stamina and strength with this higher intensity program that includes cardio conditioning alternationg with strength/balance and core training segments.  

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1/30/20206:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


The upcoming Driftless Region Beef Conference will showcase two nationally-known keynote speakers. 

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1/30/2020
-1/31/2020
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Hazard risks can be natural or manmade, and cover a variety of things, such as storms and flooding, hazardous materials, infrastructure failure, terrorism, and more.

The public is invited to review a draft of the Winneshiek County MultiJurisdiction Multi-Hazard Mitigation plan then attend a meeting to share feedback on the plan on Thursday January 30th, 2020.

A version of the draft plan will be available for review on this Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission website beginning January 23rd, 2020: http://uerpc.org/comprehensiveplanning-comments.html

Please contact Regional Planner Michelle Barness at Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission for more
information:

(563) 382-6171,
mbarness@uerpc.org
 

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1/30/20206:00pm


Decorah Rotary Club Annual Chili Supper

Proceeds help support Decorah Rotary's scholarship fund which provides four $1000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors.
 

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1/31/20205pm-7pmshannon duncan


All Ages, All Stages, All mediums displayed.
"Where I'm From" Theme
Bring artwork to ArtHaus 107 W Broadway, Decorah, between 1-5PM Monday-Saturday from now until January 25th.

Choose an option:
1) Artwork returned- $5 entry fee per piece
2) Artwork donated- No entry fee, work auctioned.

All entry fees and auctions proceeds will go to Northeast Iowa Piece and Justice center.

Reception and Art Auction: January 31st 7:00PM @ ArtHaus
arthausdecorah.org/events/where-im-from/

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1/31/20207:00pm - 8:30pm


The Northeast Iowa Montessori School (NEIM) will be hosting their Open House.
Come and learn more about the Montessori Education and get your student
signed up for next Fall 2020/2021 academic year.
Montessori Education is continuing to grow and this open house will give you the chance
to ask questions and to observe some of the materials in action.

Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production
are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.  Maria Montessori
 

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2/1/202010am-noonRachael Buresh


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2/1/20209:30pm - 1:00am


DECORAH, Iowa —Get outside and enjoy the winter at the 21st annual Barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for the community’s youngest skiers, ages 3-13. This collaborative Vesterheim Museum and Sons of Norway event will be held at the Decorah Community Prairie on Saturday, February 1, at 10:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Skiers must provide their own skis.
            Barneløpet is open to children of all skill levels and is a great event for the entire family. “When you complete the course, you’ll be awarded a medal and served hot chocolate and homemade cookies as you warm yourself by the fire,” Darlene Fossum-Martin, event organizer, said.
            Barneløpet is free thanks to the sponsorship of Jon and Mary Hart of Decorah in memory of Kjell Arne Berntsen, and three Sons of Norway Lodges—Valdres #503 in Decorah, Iowa, Heimbygda #376 in Lanesboro, Minnesota, and Valheim #364 in Spring Grove, Minnesota.
            No snow or skis? “Then join in the fun with a walk through the tall prairie grasses,” Fossum-Martin encouraged. If in doubt about weather conditions, listen to local radio stations for cancellations.
            Barneløpet, (pronounced BAR-nuh-lop-it) is Norwegian for “kids race” and Sons of Norway lodges all over the country sponsor Barneløpet events. It is modeled after the Barnebirke, a children’s cross-county ski race held each year as a part of the world-famous American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wisconsin.
            Barneløpet, here in Decorah, is held annually to encourage kids and families to enjoy our winter snow season.
            The Decorah Community Prairie is accessed by car at the south end of Ohio Street, near Aase Haugen Homes. The trail will be in a loop, with the start and finish at the site of the butterfly garden.
            For more information about Barneløpet contact Vesterheim at vesterheim.org or (563) 382-9681.
 

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2/1/202010:00am


Visit our Second Annual Valentine's Market to find the perfect Valentine's gift or special items for yourself while helping support Decorah's 8th graders as they work hard to fund their summer trip to Washington, DC. There will be plenty of local crafters and vendors, and some booths set up for 8th graders who have put together a truly fantastic collection of gift items.
 

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2/2/20209:00 A - 2:00 PMBrecka Putnam


Support the Decorah 8th Graders' DC Trip.  

15+ Student Vendors
Traditional Vendors
Breakfast and lunch items served
Unique gift items
$100 grand prize drawing
Free Grab Bags for 1st 100 attendees

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2/2/20209:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.


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2/2/20209:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.


Will you soon be eligible for Medicare?  Are you already receiving Medicare benefits and want to better understand your options?  Do you help a family member with Medicare issues?
 
Winneshiek Medical Center is pleased to host a free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar on Monday, February 3 from 6-8 pm.  This two-hour seminar, offered by the Winneshiek Medical Center Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors, will be held in WMC’s lower level conference rooms. The free seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. 
 
Registration is required by January 24.  Please register online at www.winmedical.org/shiip or by calling 563-387-3036.
 
SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa.  SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents.  Winneshiek Medical Center is a local sponsor for SHIIP in Winneshiek County.
 

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2/3/20206:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.


Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.  That misuse can include not understanding your medication needs, leaving prescriptions where others can access them, and intentional abuse.

“Generation Rx” seminars will be held this winter and spring in Allamakee, Winneshiek and Howard counties. The seminars, aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse, are presented by volunteers with Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and Helping Services for Youth & Families. 

According to Deana Hageman, Director of NEI RSVP, “Whether prescription misuse is intentional or not, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. We hope these presentations will alert people to potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and promote safe medication practices.”

The seminars, which are geared to an adult audience, will provide attendees with information about safe storage of medications, proper disposal of unused medications and tips for taking your medications as prescribed.    

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

Monday, February 3, 2:00-3:00 pm at Arlin Falck Assisted Living, Barthell Eastern Star, Decorah

Monday, February 24, 6:00-7:00 pm at Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm at Decorah Public Library, Decorah

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00-11:45 am at Decorah Senior Center, Decorah

Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am at Viking State Bank, Decorah

Sunday, March 29, 9:40-10:40 am at Decorah Lutheran Church

Monday, April 6, 1:30-2:30 pm at Cresco Public Library, Cresco

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-6:30 pm at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to Generation Rx resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Generation Rx seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.

Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.


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2/3/20202:00 PM - 3:00 PMDeana Hageman


This ain't your grandma's water aerobics; you will increase you energy, stamina and strength with this higher intensity program that includes cardio conditioning alternationg with strength/balance and core training segments.  

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2/6/20206:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


Escape cabin fever and celebrate Downtown La Crosse’s first ever Winter Days with a flurry of activities!
 
Where: Throughout Downtown La Crosse
When: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 through Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020
Time: Varies- See activity below for details!
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020
10 am – 9 pm | La Crosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV & Hunting Show      $

4 pm – 8 pm | Retail Open House- Shop til you drop for some amazing deals in downtown while on the Hot Cocktail Trail! 

4 pm – 8 pm | Coffee and chats with Citizen’s State Bank! 
All Day| Hot Cocktail Trail- sample warm cocktails as you walk downtown, and vote for your favorites! Participating locations and where to pick up your voting ballots will be announced soon!  *Hours vary by establishment, see participating location for details. $
 
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020
10 am – 9 pm | La Crosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV & Hunting Show    $
10 am – 2 pm | Ice skating, Snowman building, snowball toss, hot cocoa and more winter fun in Riverside park! *Weather permitting
11 am | Knitting crash course with Unwound Artisan Yarn Shop
1 pm – 4 pm | AXE THROWING CONTEST with Driftless Axe $
1 pm | Knitting crash course with Unwound Artisan Yarn Shop
All Day| Hot Cocktail Trail- sample warm cocktails as you walk downtown, and vote for your favorites! Participating locations and where to pick up your voting ballots will be announced soon!  *Hours vary by establishment, see participating location for details. $
 
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020
10 am – 5 pm | La Crosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV & Hunting Show      $
All Day| Hot Cocktail Trail- sample warm cocktails as you walk downtown, and vote for your favorites! Participating locations and where to pick up your voting ballots will be announced soon!  *Hours vary by establishment, see participating location for details. $
 
$ – denotes a purchase required to participate

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2/7/2020
-2/9/2020
Varies by ActivityRachel Persson


Join us every second Saturday this winter and spring for an informal gathering of fiber folks.  Bring your yard and knitting needles or fiber and spinning wheels - whatever you use to create.  Come with a project or just look for inspiration.  

All levels are welcome.  Stop in once or several times - no committment.  No formal classes will be offered.  

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2/8/20201:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.


Vesterheim is changing things up for the New Year 2020! The museum is moving it’s free admission day from the first Thursday of the month to the second Saturday. On the second Saturday of each month in 2020, everyone will receive free admission.

On Second Saturdays, Vesterheim is also offering fun family-friendly activities at different times of the day.
 

 

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2/8/2020 Vesterheim


Get creative together in this two-hour workshop on kroting, a traditional Norwegian way to decorate wood.  

Register online at verstherim.org or call 563-382-9681

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2/8/20202:00pm - 4:00pm


Once a month NAMI NE Iowa hosts a Family Support Group event..

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2/10/20205:30 P.M. - 6:45P.M.


Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in February. 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.
 
The Happy Hour Book Group will meet at Rubaiyat on Wed. Feb. 12th at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Jojo Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars.” Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England—but small-town Kentucky proves equally claustrophobic. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. She is joined by four other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.
 
For more information, contact Carmen Buss (Friday Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.
 

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2/12/20205:15pm


The Oneota Film Festival builds and sustains a community of film lovers through screenings and discussion.  The Festival is an opportunity to inform, inspire and engage viewers and filmmakers in compelling issues of our time.
 
The Oneota Film Festival is produced by a dedicated group of volunteers that includes local film enthusiasts, who formed a non-profit corporation for the sole purpose of producing the Festival since 2009. This is an incredible Northeast Iowa Destination Experience, bringing in quality films of all genres that explore the joys of life on earth, as well as the critical issues and challenges we all face.

Film screenings will be on the Luther Campus and in various downtown locations. Film Books, listing the films to be screened and the schedule, will be available in several locations around the area about two weeks before the Festival. 
 
Films are created by independent filmmakers and not readily available through commercial networks. We invite independent filmmakers to the Festival, either live or by Skype, to discuss their works with the audiences. 

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2/13/2020
-2/16/2020
variousNancy Sojka


This ain't your grandma's water aerobics; you will increase you energy, stamina and strength with this higher intensity program that includes cardio conditioning alternationg with strength/balance and core training segments.  

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2/13/20206:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


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2/13/20204:00pm - 7:00pm


Enjoy Radoslav Lorković - LIVE at The Lingonberry, an intimate 90-seat event venue in the heart of beautiful downtown Decorah! Doors open at 7:00pm, general seating, BYOB for the evening. #thelingonberry

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2/13/20207:30pm - 10:00pm


Join us for a festive three course meal to celebrate Valentines Day with your Valentine! 

 


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2/14/20205:30pmJessie Woodward


Ghostland Radio returns to our favorite place in Iowa, the one and only Haymarket. Cure your Valentines hangover with us! The band is a homegrown Winona based group featuring Bryan Crigler (MoonDawg) on guitar and vocals, Ingrid Ogren (The Wide Awakes)on violin, Scott Lochner (The People Brothers Band, MoonDawg, Stanton West) on bass and Noah Glenn Short (Noah Short, Stanton West, Jaybone Bell and Restless Light) on drums and percussion.
The music is spawned from the recesses of Bryan’s mind and then brought to the group to interpret a unified vision of what it might look like to be inside Bryan’s head. Much of this material is projected from the places we tend to hide within ourselves. Places we rarely go. A realm of ghosts. We’re trying to project the inhabitants of this ghostland back out into the world. We’re a radio of sorts... a Ghostland Radio.
The band has strong ties to the Haymarket as Bryan and Scott began performing there over 15 years ago in the band Moondawg and Scott with The People Brothers Band as well. As always we cannot wait to be back there! $5 cover

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2/15/202010:00pm - 1:00am


Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center.

“This month, we’ll use patterns on warm Norwegian sweaters and mittens to inspire our own decorations on festive ornaments to take home,” Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim Youth Educator, said. “We’ll also enjoy a tasty holiday snack,” she added. Meet in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building.

The program is free, thanks to sponsors David and Brenda Carlson, Greg and Karen Bruening, Amy and Keith Bruening, and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.
 

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2/18/202010:00A.M. - 11:00A.M.Becky Idstrom


A Luther College tradition continues this year with the return of "Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series." Since 1983, Luther faculty have presented research from a variety of disciplines, centered on a common theme. This year the focus is on "Resistance and Resilience."
            Each year the Paideia Governing Board selects four to five presentation proposals that provide a range of perspectives from the liberal arts.  
"In contemplating responses to oppression, this year's widely varying topics offer us inspiring models of individual courage and creativity, and collective strength," said Kathy Reed, Paideia program director.
            All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall with receptions to follow in Qualley Lounge. Sponsored by the Paideia Endowment, these events are always open to the public with no charge for admission.
           Here are the lectures for the 2019-20 academic year. For more information, visit the Luther events calendar at luther.edu/events.
 

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2/18/20207:00P.M.


Let us help you take high-quality photographs, edit, make collages, add frames and add special effects using your iPhone. 

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2/19/20206:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.


Con artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa. 

Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”

The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.

Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to fraud fighting resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Fraud Fighters seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.


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2/19/20209:30-10:30 AMDeana Hageman


Con artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa. 

Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”

The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.

Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to fraud fighting resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Fraud Fighters seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.


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2/19/20201:30 - 2:30 PMDeana Hageman


Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in February. 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.
 
The Speculative Fiction Book Group will meet Wed. Feb. 19th at 5:15 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Katherine Addison’s “The Goblin Emperor.” The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. He must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor, lest he lose his throne—or his life.
 
The History Book Group will meet at 6:00 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 20th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss David Herbert Donald’s “Lincoln.” Donald depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. He chronicles Lincoln’s tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader.
 
For more information, contact Carmen Buss (Friday Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.
 
 

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2/19/20205:15pm


Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in February. 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.
 
The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. Feb. 21st on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Sarah Smarsh’s “Heartland.” Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. During her turbulent childhood in the 80s and 90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. Through her experiences, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.
 
For more information, contact Carmen Buss (Friday Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.
 

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2/21/20202:00pm


ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST INCLUDES:
Pancakes, Eggs with Toppings,
Sausage, Fruit & Beverage

Adults: $8
Children 5-10: $4


 

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2/23/20208:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.


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2/23/20203:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.  That misuse can include not understanding your medication needs, leaving prescriptions where others can access them, and intentional abuse.

“Generation Rx” seminars will be held this winter and spring in Allamakee, Winneshiek and Howard counties. The seminars, aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse, are presented by volunteers with Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and Helping Services for Youth & Families. 

According to Deana Hageman, Director of NEI RSVP, “Whether prescription misuse is intentional or not, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. We hope these presentations will alert people to potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and promote safe medication practices.”

The seminars, which are geared to an adult audience, will provide attendees with information about safe storage of medications, proper disposal of unused medications and tips for taking your medications as prescribed.    

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

Monday, February 3, 2:00-3:00 pm at Arlin Falck Assisted Living, Barthell Eastern Star, Decorah

Monday, February 24, 6:00-7:00 pm at Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm at Decorah Public Library, Decorah

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00-11:45 am at Decorah Senior Center, Decorah

Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am at Viking State Bank, Decorah

Sunday, March 29, 9:40-10:40 am at Decorah Lutheran Church

Monday, April 6, 1:30-2:30 pm at Cresco Public Library, Cresco

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-6:30 pm at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to Generation Rx resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Generation Rx seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.

Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.


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2/24/20206:00-7:00 PMDeana Hageman


Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.  That misuse can include not understanding your medication needs, leaving prescriptions where others can access them, and intentional abuse.

“Generation Rx” seminars will be held this winter and spring in Allamakee, Winneshiek and Howard counties. The seminars, aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse, are presented by volunteers with Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and Helping Services for Youth & Families. 

According to Deana Hageman, Director of NEI RSVP, “Whether prescription misuse is intentional or not, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. We hope these presentations will alert people to potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and promote safe medication practices.”

The seminars, which are geared to an adult audience, will provide attendees with information about safe storage of medications, proper disposal of unused medications and tips for taking your medications as prescribed.    

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

Monday, February 3, 2:00-3:00 pm at Arlin Falck Assisted Living, Barthell Eastern Star, Decorah

Monday, February 24, 6:00-7:00 pm at Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm at Decorah Public Library, Decorah

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00-11:45 am at Decorah Senior Center, Decorah

Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am at Viking State Bank, Decorah

Sunday, March 29, 9:40-10:40 am at Decorah Lutheran Church

Monday, April 6, 1:30-2:30 pm at Cresco Public Library, Cresco

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-6:30 pm at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to Generation Rx resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Generation Rx seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.

Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.


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2/25/20206:30-7:30 PMDeana Hageman


Con artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa. 

Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”

The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.

Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to fraud fighting resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Fraud Fighters seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.


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2/27/20206:30-7:30 PMDeana Hageman


Con artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa. 

Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”

The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.

Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to fraud fighting resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Fraud Fighters seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.


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2/27/202011:00-11:45 AMDeana Hageman


Please join us for this important annual fundraiser!
 

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2/28/20205:00 - 8:00 p.m.




 
The Chamber Gala is going plaid! Visit flannel parties hosted by The Courtyard & Cellar, Hotel Winneshiek and Rubaiyat. Draw a card at each stop for a chance at the best poker hand. Arrive at T-Bock's Upstairs for more food, fun, and fundraising. And new for 2020 a chance to win some fun local spirits in a raffle!
What's a party without music? Entertainment will be provided by Strike Force.

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2/28/20205:30 p.m. Kristina


Did your New Year's resolutions include trying something new? Being creative? Alleviating stress? Then this class is for you. Beat the winter blues with this beginners Zentangle class~ no previous experience required.
Jai Dee, a certified Zentangle instructor from Minneapolis, will teach you how. You do NOT have to be an artist to learn how to Zentangle. This is relaxing, meditative doodling that is just plain fun. Both classes will be held in Decorah and are open to all ages. $40 includes all materials and teaching, with pens and supplies to take home with you.

Sign up today by going to our Agora Arts Facebook page, or please contact us for more information!
 

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2/28/20203:15pm - 5:30pm


Exploring deep space with light speed bluegrass!

Buffalo Galaxy brings gravity to their songwriting, energy to their live shows and moments of weightlessness with improvisations.

Elements of bluegrass, country, jam and jazz coalesce and Buffalo Galaxy burns bright in the bluegrass universe!
 

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2/29/202010:00 P.M.


Did your New Year's resolutions include trying something new? Being creative? Alleviating stress? Then this class is for you. Beat the winter blues with this beginners Zentangle class~ no previous experience required.
Jai Dee, a certified Zentangle instructor from Minneapolis, will teach you how. You do NOT have to be an artist to learn how to Zentangle. This is relaxing, meditative doodling that is just plain fun. Both classes will be held in Decorah and are open to all ages. $40 includes all materials and teaching, with pens and supplies to take home with you.

Sign up today by going to our Agora Arts Facebook page, or please contact us for more information!
 

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2/29/202010:00am - 12:30pm


Come out and enjoy Leap Year Day in Spillville!  The 13th Annual St. Wenceslaus Winter Gala will be held on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at Chihak Hall in Spillville.  Social hour starts at 5:30, a prime rib dinner will be served at 7:00 pm and comedian, Jeff Shaw, will perform at 8:00 pm.  Shake the winter blues by enjoying good company, PG entertainment, games, silent and live auctions and doorprizes throughout the evening.  Tickets are $40 through February 15th ($45 thereafter) and are available at Citizens Savings Bank and Farr Side in Spillville. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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2/29/20205:30 pmJudy Adams


Con artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa. 

Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”

The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.

Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to fraud fighting resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Fraud Fighters seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.


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3/4/20206:00-7:00 PMDeana Hageman


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3/6/20207:30pm - 10:30pm


You haven’t seen anything like Catapult!

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Featured on America’s Got Talent, this shadow-illusion dance troupe uses teamwork and athleticism to transform human bodies into dragons, flowers, elephants, helicopters, works of architecture, and vast landscapes. In the process, these thrilling artists tell surprising, imaginative stories that themselves have the power to transform the audience.

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3/7/20207:30 P.M.


A Luther College tradition continues this year with the return of "Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series." Since 1983, Luther faculty have presented research from a variety of disciplines, centered on a common theme. This year the focus is on "Resistance and Resilience."
            Each year the Paideia Governing Board selects four to five presentation proposals that provide a range of perspectives from the liberal arts.  
"In contemplating responses to oppression, this year's widely varying topics offer us inspiring models of individual courage and creativity, and collective strength," said Kathy Reed, Paideia program director.
            All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall with receptions to follow in Qualley Lounge. Sponsored by the Paideia Endowment, these events are always open to the public with no charge for admission.
           Here are the lectures for the 2019-20 academic year. For more information, visit the Luther events calendar at luther.edu/events.
 

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3/10/20207:00P.M.


Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.  That misuse can include not understanding your medication needs, leaving prescriptions where others can access them, and intentional abuse.

“Generation Rx” seminars will be held this winter and spring in Allamakee, Winneshiek and Howard counties. The seminars, aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse, are presented by volunteers with Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and Helping Services for Youth & Families. 

According to Deana Hageman, Director of NEI RSVP, “Whether prescription misuse is intentional or not, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. We hope these presentations will alert people to potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and promote safe medication practices.”

The seminars, which are geared to an adult audience, will provide attendees with information about safe storage of medications, proper disposal of unused medications and tips for taking your medications as prescribed.    

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

Monday, February 3, 2:00-3:00 pm at Arlin Falck Assisted Living, Barthell Eastern Star, Decorah

Monday, February 24, 6:00-7:00 pm at Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm at Decorah Public Library, Decorah

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00-11:45 am at Decorah Senior Center, Decorah

Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am at Viking State Bank, Decorah

Sunday, March 29, 9:40-10:40 am at Decorah Lutheran Church

Monday, April 6, 1:30-2:30 pm at Cresco Public Library, Cresco

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-6:30 pm at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to Generation Rx resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Generation Rx seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.

Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.


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3/10/202011:00 - 11:45 AMDeana Hageman


Join us every second Saturday this winter and spring for an informal gathering of fiber folks.  Bring your yard and knitting needles or fiber and spinning wheels - whatever you use to create.  Come with a project or just look for inspiration.  

All levels are welcome.  Stop in once or several times - no committment.  No formal classes will be offered.  

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3/14/20201:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.


Vesterheim is changing things up for the New Year 2020! The museum is moving it’s free admission day from the first Thursday of the month to the second Saturday. On the second Saturday of each month in 2020, everyone will receive free admission.

On Second Saturdays, Vesterheim is also offering fun family-friendly activities at different times of the day.
 

 

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3/14/2020 Vesterheim


Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center.

“This month, we’ll use patterns on warm Norwegian sweaters and mittens to inspire our own decorations on festive ornaments to take home,” Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim Youth Educator, said. “We’ll also enjoy a tasty holiday snack,” she added. Meet in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building.

The program is free, thanks to sponsors David and Brenda Carlson, Greg and Karen Bruening, Amy and Keith Bruening, and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.
 

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3/17/202010:00A.M. - 11:00A.M.Becky Idstrom


Don't have a lot of time but still want to cook healthier meals? We get it.  Join us to learn how the different foods you put in your body affect it and how making small changes will help you feel more energized and ready for each day.  

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3/17/2020 


Con artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa. 

Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”

The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.

Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to fraud fighting resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Fraud Fighters seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.


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3/18/20201:30-2:30 PMDeana Hageman


Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.  That misuse can include not understanding your medication needs, leaving prescriptions where others can access them, and intentional abuse.

“Generation Rx” seminars will be held this winter and spring in Allamakee, Winneshiek and Howard counties. The seminars, aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse, are presented by volunteers with Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and Helping Services for Youth & Families. 

According to Deana Hageman, Director of NEI RSVP, “Whether prescription misuse is intentional or not, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. We hope these presentations will alert people to potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and promote safe medication practices.”

The seminars, which are geared to an adult audience, will provide attendees with information about safe storage of medications, proper disposal of unused medications and tips for taking your medications as prescribed.    

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

Monday, February 3, 2:00-3:00 pm at Arlin Falck Assisted Living, Barthell Eastern Star, Decorah

Monday, February 24, 6:00-7:00 pm at Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm at Decorah Public Library, Decorah

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00-11:45 am at Decorah Senior Center, Decorah

Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am at Viking State Bank, Decorah

Sunday, March 29, 9:40-10:40 am at Decorah Lutheran Church

Monday, April 6, 1:30-2:30 pm at Cresco Public Library, Cresco

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-6:30 pm at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to Generation Rx resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Generation Rx seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.

Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.


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3/18/20209:30-10:30 AMDeana Hageman




 
The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC) Agriculture Committee will host the annual Ag Appreciation Luncheon. This year’s lunch will feature Hot Beef Sundaes. Serving will begin at 11:30am. Guest speaker Aaron Putze and awards will begin at 12 p.m.

Following Putze’s presentation, The DACC will present two Friend in Agriculture awards. One area business and individual will be recognized for their ongoing efforts toward and support of local agriculture. Two Ag Scholarships will also be presented. One high school senior within Winneshiek County and one NICC Agriculture student will receive $350 toward their agriculture studies.

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3/18/202011:30 a.m. Serving, 12 p.m. ProgramKristina


Five featured storytellers, five open mic slots, and live music. 
  • DATES & TIMES:
    • Saturday, November 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm (A Sign)
    • Saturday, January 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm ([Un]Spoken Words)
    • Saturday, March 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Madness)
    • Saturday, May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Camped Out)
  • COST: $9 / $4 students

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3/21/20207:30P.M.-10:00P.M.


Tom and Betsy Kirby of Mason City’s popular band Betty and the Gents will bring their high-energy acoustic show to Decorah! ​Image may contain: 1 person

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3/21/2020Time to Be Determined


Con artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa. 

Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”

The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.

Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to fraud fighting resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Fraud Fighters seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.


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3/23/20201:30-2:30 PMDeana Hageman


Don't have a lot of time but still want to cook healthier meals? We get it.  Join us to learn how the different foods you put in your body affect it and how making small changes will help you feel more energized and ready for each day.  

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3/24/2020 


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