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05/24/19
 -10/31/19
2019 Winneshiek County Driftless Safari

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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09/17/19
 -10/06/19
Artist Christopher Cudworth displays solo art exhibit at Luther College

From now through Oct. 6, artist Christopher Cudworth ‘79 will be displaying a 40-piece solo exhibit in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.
 

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09/19/19
 -09/22/19
Adventures in Birch Bark- Baskets and boxes

Birch bark easily has a 1000-year history of use in Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, and Russia. In this class, you will learn the many uses of birch bark from two seasoned instructors with rich and varied experiences.
 

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09/20/19
 -09/22/19
Luther College Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a great opportunity to spend time with your Luther student(s) and experience the Luther College community. Click the link to see the  schedule.
 

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09/21/19
 -09/22/19
Pinters Pumpkin Patch

Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

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09/22/19
Scandinavian Music Jam

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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09/22/19
Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl is an annual event that began in 2013.

Learn how local farmers grow your food and manage their farms on this self-guided tour across 29 farms in NE Iowa

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09/22/19
Benefit for Veterns Memorial

Benefit for the Veterans Memorial will feature the Palomino Band and others. The event is being sponsored by American Legion Post 15,West Union.

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09/22/19
Northeast Iowa Food Packaging Event

A Northeast Iowa food packaging event will be held during  the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest. 

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09/22/19
Barthell O.E.S. Home

The Board and Officers of the Barthell O.E.S. Home invite you to help us celebrate 50 years in Decorah.
 

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09/22/19
Progressive Dinner & Brew

Eat It, Cancer!

PROGRESSIVE DINNER & BREW

Please join us for our biggest event of the year! Eat It, Cancer! is a progressive dinner and brew event supporting the American Cancer Society sponsored by PIVO Brewery, Pulpit Rock Brewery, Toppling Goliath Brewery, & Rubaiyat Restaurant. 


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09/22/19
Barthell OES Home's 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Board and Officers of the Barthell O.E.S. Home invite you to help us celebrate 50 years in Decorah.

The celebration will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. A short program will be held at 1:15 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Arlin Falck Assisted Living. Live music and tours of campus areas, start at 2pm.


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09/22/19
Oktoberfest in St. Lucas

The German American Museum in St. Lucas will host Oktoberfest 2019.

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09/23/19
Winneshiek Medical Center Offers Free "Welcome to Medicare seminar

A 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 room.

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09/23/19
 -10/11/19
Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary Hosting Scratch Cupcakery Sale

Do you like a sweet treat now and then? Order mouth-watering cupcakes through the Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary’s Scratch Cupcakery sale! 
 

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09/23/19
THE DECORAH GENEALOGY ASSOCIATION INVITES YOU TO THEIR SEPTEMBER PROGRAM MEETING

Our guest lecture will be presented by Loren Evenrud, formerly of the Decorah area, now living in Cannon Falls, MN

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09/24/19
Oneota Film Festival Monthly Board Meeting

Nancy Sojka, OFF President, is searching for enthusiastic board members to contribute to the planning for next year. Join the ten-member board in selecting films, hosting screenings throughout the year, and continuing the excellent programming you have come to expect from this independent film festival. Contact Nancy at nsojka@gmail.com.

 

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09/24/19
Historian Michael Eckers presents WWII: The Home Front

 
Join historian Michael Eckers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday September 24 at Decorah Public Library to learn about the hard work and sacrifices of the folks “back home” who toiled to support the troops fighting overseas in a variety of ways, both large and small, during World War II.
 

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09/24/19
Fall little naturalist program at Lake Meyer Park

Winnesheik County Conservation is hosting a fall series of Little Naturalists programs at Lake Meyer Park for children aged 4-5 years old. 

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09/24/19
Luther College announces "Texts and Issues Lecture Series" speakers

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."

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09/24/19
Identifying and Ending Our Racism

A work group for white people who are committed to ending racism

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09/25/19
Norwegian Buffet

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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09/25/19
KAR Care Clinic


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09/25/19
Weight Loss Informational Session-Free (Walk-in)

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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09/25/19
Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group

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09/25/19
Decorah Public Library announces new book discussion group

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

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09/25/19
Immigration Working Group

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

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09/25/19
Future Ready Iowa Event

Employers, community members, and educators are invited to join the IowaWORKS team for the Future Ready Iowa Employer Summit.
Iowa Workforce Development is partnering with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and the Iowa Business Council to host the summit. 

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09/26/19
NAMI Mental Health Classes

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...
09/26/19
Dr. Amy Blackstone @ Dragonfly Books: Childfree by Choice

Dragonfly Books welcomes Luther College graduate Dr. Amy Blackstone for an author talk featuring her new book, Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence. Blackstone will talk about writing her book and sign books on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. at Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St.

Motivated by her own experiences and those of the childfree community she has connected with, Blackstone has become a nationally recognized expert of the childfree choice who has conducted research on the subject since 2008. She shares her expertise and trail-blazing research with the world in her first book, CHILDFREE BY CHOICE: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence (Dutton 2019), a definitive investigation into the childfree choice and movement. Blackstone compellingly explores the childfree movement from its conception to today, revealing how it intersects with and has been shaped by our cultural and personal understandings of gender, race, sexual orientation, politics, environmentalism, and feminism. Dr. Amy Blackstone is a professor in Sociology and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, where she studies childlessness and the childfree choice, workplace harassment, and civic engagement.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Thursday, September 26th 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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09/26/19
Stephen Barstow presents ╦ťAround the World in 80 Plants

“Extreme Salad Man” Stephen Barstow will deliver the presentation “Around the World in 80 Plants: An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure” at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum on September 26 at 6:30 pm.

Barstow, the author of Around the World in 80 Plants: An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure for Temperate Climates and a blogger at edimentals.com, has devoted more than 35 years to trialing 6,000 vegetables from around the world, mostly perennials described by him as “edimentals” (or edible ornamentals).

Leader of the Norwegian Seed Savers organization (KVANN), Barstow is also the developer of  a vegetable sanctuary garden in Trondheim, Norway, and a visiting researcher at the Ringve Botanical Gardens. Barstow will tell his story and discuss the benefits of planting perennial vegetables (permaveggies), the importance of eating seasonally (for climate, health, and soul), and the rewards of foraging in the wild.

Presented by Seed Savers Exchange and Vesterheim, the event is free and open to the public. 


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09/26/19
Homelink Open Interveiws


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09/26/19
Bishop emeritus of Jordan and the Holy Land to spend week at Luther College

Bishop Munib Younan, bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, will spend Sept. 26-Oct. 1 in residency with Luther College and the Decorah community.
 

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09/26/19
Luther College professor to read from his book based in the Driftless Region

David Faldet, professor of English at Luther College, was inspired to write "King: A Mystery" after seeing students on campus wearing "What Would Jesus Do?" bracelets in 2009. "King: A Mystery" asks the question, "If a man like Jesus was alive in rural America in 2008, who would most want him dead?"
 

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09/27/19
Luther College Student Activities Council presents ComedySportz

The Luther College Student Activities Council is bringing ComedySportz to campus as an exciting part of the Luther homecoming experience. This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 27, in the Luther College Center for Faith and Life.
 

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09/27/19
Bishop emeritus of Jordan and the Holy Land to spend week at Luther College

Bishop Munib Younan, bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, will spend Sept. 26-Oct. 1 in residency with Luther College and the Decorah community.
 

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09/27/19
Frank Bures @ Dragonfly Books: UNDER PURPLE SKIES: THE MINNEAPOLIS ANTHOLOGY

Editor Frank Bures and contributor Ahmed Ismail Yusuf return to Dragonfly Books for an author talk featuring the collection, Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2019). Bures will talk about the anthology he edited and Yusuf will read his poetry included in the collection, followed by a book signing Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.

In recent years, Minneapolis has become a literary powerhouse. Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology collects some of the most exciting work being done in, or about, Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, with narrative threads that stretch back not just to Scandinavia, but across the world. The writers included have won, or been shortlisted for, the Newbery Award, the Man Booker prize, the Pulitzer, the Caldecott Award, the National Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award and others. Kelly Barnhill, Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang, Michael Perry, Bao Phi, Danez Smith, Shannon Gibney and many more, including new and first-time writers, are featured in the anthology.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Friday, September 27 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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09/27/19
Dr. Amy Blackstone at Agora Arts: Childfree by Choice

Agora Arts welcomes Luther College graduate Dr. Amy Blackstone for an author talk featuring her new book, Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence. Blackstone will talk about writing her book and sign books on Friday, September 27th at 4:00 p.m. at Agora Arts.

Motivated by her own experiences and those of the childfree community she has connected with, Blackstone has become a nationally recognized expert of the childfree choice who has conducted research on the subject since 2008. She shares her expertise and trail-blazing research with the world in her first book, CHILDFREE BY CHOICE: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence (Dutton 2019), a definitive investigation into the childfree choice and movement. Blackstone compellingly explores the childfree movement from its conception to today, revealing how it intersects with and has been shaped by our cultural and personal understandings of gender, race, sexual orientation, politics, environmentalism, and feminism. Dr. Amy Blackstone is a professor in Sociology and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, where she studies childlessness and the childfree choice, workplace harassment, and civic engagement.

 

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09/28/19
43rd Annual Fort Atkinson Rendezvous

A frontier rendezvous to re-enact life as it was in the 1840s.

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09/28/19
Community Yoga Class

Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.

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09/28/19
Grape Vine Adventure

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

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09/28/19
Luther College Center Stage Series presents: Russian Renaissance

Experience "one of the finest displays of musicianship in the world." Luther College Center Stage Series presents: Russian Renaissance on Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.
 

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09/28/19
The annual self-guided barn tour sponsored by the Iowa Barn Foundation

The annual self-guided barn tour sponsored by the Iowa Barn Foundation will be held Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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09/28/19
Chatfield Center for the Arts: Indie folk rock artist Lissie will be at Potter Auditorium

Indie folk rock artist Lissie will be at Potter Auditorium on Saturday, September 28 with a full band.  Lissie’s star is rising fast winning Song of the Year award on iTunes UK and Best New Solo Artist 2010 in Paste Magazine.  While she has Midwestern roots, Lissie tours nationally and internationally and brings her wide vocal range and stage energy to each performance.  Join us for a rare southeast Minnesota full band Lissie performance. 

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09/28/19
 -09/29/19
Pinters Pumpkin Patch

Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

more info...
09/28/19
Bishop emeritus of Jordan and the Holy Land to spend week at Luther College

Bishop Munib Younan, bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, will spend Sept. 26-Oct. 1 in residency with Luther College and the Decorah community.
 

more info...
09/29/19
43rd Annual Fort Atkinson Rendezvous

A frontier rendezvous to re-enact life as it was in the 1840s.

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09/29/19
Ossian Lutheran Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner

Ossian Lutheran Drive-thru Chicken Dinner--Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11 am-1 pm.  Serving Mike Reicks's Famous Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Roll, and Dessert.  Located at 305 Jessie Street next to Silver Springs Golf Course.
Tickets are $10 and you can call 563-380-4461 to get your tickets.  Proceeds are going to "Giving it to the Good Guys" which include local men recovering from accidents or undergoing cancer treatment. 

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09/29/19
Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice center has partnered with Iowans for Gun Safety to offer an afternoon of music and action in remembrance of America's victims of gun violence



.

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09/29/19
The annual self-guided barn tour sponsored by the Iowa Barn Foundation

The annual self-guided barn tour sponsored by the Iowa Barn Foundation will be held Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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09/29/19
Bishop emeritus of Jordan and the Holy Land to spend week at Luther College

Bishop Munib Younan, bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, will spend Sept. 26-Oct. 1 in residency with Luther College and the Decorah community.
 

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09/29/19
Locust School Festival

The annual Country School Fall Festival starts at 2:30p.m. at the Locust School Museum.

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10/02/19
Weight Loss Informational Session-Free (Walk-in)

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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10/02/19
Homelink Open Interveiws


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10/03/19
FREE Admission to Vesterheim Museum

Enjoy free admission all day during regular museum hours.

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10/03/19
NAMI Mental Health Classes

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...
10/03/19
Forestry Field Day Planned At Yellow River State Forest

Participants will learn about the value of their trees and woodlands, and connect with professionals who
understand the importance of forestry
 

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10/04/19
 -10/05/19
Festival of Quilts

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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10/05/19
2nd Annual Peace Be the Journey Bike Ride for Mental Health

The course for the ride is the 11-mile closed loop Trout Run Trail.

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10/05/19
 -10/06/19
Pinters Pumpkin Patch

Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

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10/05/19
Outdoor Movie Night

Helping Services for Youth & Families in partnership with Community Partnership for Protecting Children and HAWC Partnership for Children are hosting an outdoor movie night in honor of Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. We will be featuring Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. The movie will start after dark. 

Family friendly activities & popcorn will be provided. Please bring a blanket and/or lawn chair to enjoy the movie. 
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A free will donation will be accepted to purchase gas & grocery card for victims of Domestic Violence. 

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10/06/19
Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

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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10/06/19
DHS Orchestra Harvest Moon dinner concert

Decorah High School Orchestra presents Harvest Moon, under the direction of Nicole Cody.

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10/07/19
Social Dancing: Country Western Couples Dance

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

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10/08/19
Fall little naturalist program at Lake Meyer Park

Winnesheik County Conservation is hosting a fall series of Little Naturalists programs at Lake Meyer Park for children aged 4-5 years old. 

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10/09/19
Weight Loss Informational Session-Free (Walk-in)

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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10/09/19
Canoe Ridge Harvest Supper

The Canoe Ridge Harvest Supper is October 9. Serving begins at 4:30 P.M.

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10/09/19
Decorah Public Library announces October book discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in October. 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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10/10/19
NAMI Mental Health Classes

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...
10/11/19
 -10/13/19
Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour

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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10/11/19
Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman

20 Tickets on sale NOW at the Oneota Comm. Food Coop in downtown Decorah! Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman are nationally known for their original lyrics and incredible instrumentation. They’ve performed in many locations around the United States and at the Seed Savers Exchange Benefit concerts in past years. This will be a concert NOT TO MISS, but seating is limited to get your tickets early!

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10/11/19
Health and Wellness Fair

There will be over 20 booths representing our local area and the many resources that are available.
*Door prizes
*Food Samples
*Giveaways
*Demonstrations
*Kids Obstacle Course
*Free Blood Pressure Check
*Holistic Therapies
*Fitness Opportunities

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10/12/19
Chosen Bean Concert Artists

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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10/12/19
Community Yoga Class

Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.

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10/12/19
Historic Downtown Day 2019

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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10/12/19
 -10/13/19
Pinters Pumpkin Patch

Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

more info...
10/13/19
Authentic Norwegian dinner

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

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10/14/19
Social Dancing: Country Western Couples Dance

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

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10/14/19
Dragonfly Books Presents: William Kent Krueger @ Impact Coffee!

William Kent Krueger makes his third visit to Decorah for a Dragonfly Books author talk featuring his newest novel This Tender Land followed by a book signing Monday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Impact Coffee, 101 W. Water St.

This Tender Land is set in 1932 in Minnesota at the Lincoln School, a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole. This Tender Land has been named the #1 Indie Next Pick for September, the Library Reads selection for September, and the Book of the Month selection for September.

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

Everyone is invited to this free event at Impact Coffee, 101 W. Water St. on Monday, October 14 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 an autographed copy.


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10/15/19
Vesterheim's Barnetimen (Children's Hour) To Set Sail on a New Season

— Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, for the start of a new season of Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) on Tuesday, September 17, from 10-11 a.m.
 

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10/16/19
Weight Loss Informational Session-Free (Walk-in)

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...
10/17/19
NAMI Mental Health Classes

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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10/17/19
Decorah Public Library announces October book discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in October. 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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10/18/19
Decorah Public Library announces October book discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in October. 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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10/19/19
Community Yoga Class

Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.

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10/19/19
 -10/20/19
Pinters Pumpkin Patch

Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

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10/20/19
Fall Wreath-Making at Lake Meyer

Come enjoy the fall weather by drinking hot cider and creating natural fall wreaths with Winneshiek County Conservation.

 

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10/21/19
Social Dancing: Country Western Couples Dance

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

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