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Luther College Luncheon
01/20/20 - 01/20/20
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Events in the next 30 days...
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11/28/19
 -12/25/19
Helping Services Holiday Lights

One of Iowa's best holiday drive - thru displays in support of Helping Services. 

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11/29/19
 -12/25/19
Countdown to Christmas

The annual Countdown to Christmas promotion will take place November 29 through Christmas Day. When you shop at any of the 50+ participating merchants you will gain an entry to win one of four gift baskets to be given away during the holiday season. (Each basket is valued at over $500.) One entry form is available for every $25 spent, 10 entry maximum per purchase. All entries stay in the drawing throughout the promotion.

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11/30/19
 -12/23/19
Santa's Workshop Downtown

Come see Santa and Mrs. Claus in their Workshop at Downtown Mainstreet, 506 Main Street.

Donations greatly appreciated! 

Bring your own camera for pictures.

 

Contact:

Phone: (608) 784-0440

Address: 506 Main Street

La Crosse, WI 54601

Email: downtownmainstreet@lacrossedowntown.com


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12/13/19
Midwest Dairy & Beef Day

Register today for “Midwest Dairy & Beef Day: Enhancing Value from Breeding to Feeding” providing in-depth information for dairy and beef producers on enhancing value of dairy steers from breeding to feeding.

This event is a collaborative effort between Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). This year’s event will discuss opportunities and challenges to adding value to dairy calves and dairy beef cross calves. Producers will also share their experiences from feeding to breeding during a panel discussion. Beef producers, dairy producers, industry persons and students are encouraged to attend.

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12/13/19
Beau Timmerman Live at Dixie's Biergarten!

Welcome Beau Timmerman back at Dixie's Biergarten for the second time!!
Beau will be performing at our quaint biergarten! No entrance fee, just fresh drinks and great music.

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12/13/19
Girl Scout Painting Badge



Girl Scouts interested in receiving their painting badge can do so by attending this ArtHaus class designed just for them.

  1. We will visit the ArtHaus gallery and find 5 paintings we like
  2. We will paint a landscape or self portrait
  3. We will make puffy paint and create abstract emotion paintings
  4. We will paint with stamps and rubber animals
  5. We will paint a mural on an ArtHaus wall

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12/13/19
The Lingonberry Holiday Party!


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12/14/19
Community Yoga Class

Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.

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12/14/19
 -12/15/19
Rendered Unique Pop Up Shop

A thoughtfully-curated, occasional shop located in Decorah, Iowa open one weekend each month. Offering handcrafted and vintage home decor, accessories, and gifts.

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12/14/19
Christmas in Peterson

The little town of Peterson has once again celebrated Christmas fever by embracing its cultural traditions and welcoming guests with spontaneous convivial atmosphere, full of caroling, surprise Santa visits, hayrides, hot beverages, delicious meals, oyster stew, crafts, Scandinavian treats, and gifts for all ages.


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12/14/19
Dairy Goat Management program

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host “Fine-Tuning Your Dairy Goat Management” as a part of their annual Dairy Directions program. 

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12/14/19
Decorah Chorale Home for the Holidays Christmas Concert

Decorah Chorale presents Twentieth “Home for the Holidays” Concert December 14
 
The Twentieth Annual “Home for the Holidays” Decorah Chorale Christmas Concert will be held Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church. This benefit concert will celebrate twenty years of supporting the Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity through the concert free-will offering. Chorale concert-goers have generously donated over $35,000 since 2000 to the Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity.
 
The one-hour concert will feature Christmas favorites such as Away in a Manger, The First Noel, We Need a Little Christmas, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas, amongst other seasonal treasures.
 
The concert is free with no charge for admission. A free-will offering will be taken.
 
The Decorah Chorale is a mixed choral ensemble with over ninety members from Decorah and nine surrounding Iowa and Minnesota communities. The group rehearses Sunday evenings beginning in late August and continuing through April, with several weeks off around the holidays. Email decorahchoraledirector@gmail.com, or visit www.decorahchorale.org for more information.
 
The Decorah Chorale is led by Jason Rausch, and collaborative pianist is Peggy Beatty.
 

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12/14/19
Live Music - Ryne Doughty, Et al.

Ryne Doughty, is a folk-roots musician out of Southeast IA whose music is deeply rooted in real life stories of love, loss, work, & play. His stripped down, earthy sound, is directly influenced by the small, rural town he was born & raised in; the hard-working, simple living, friendly way of life of the Midwest. Understated, yet complex & rich with beauty and realness.  

Playing behind his third studio album, “Under the Willow Tree”, Doughty turns heads wherever he plays with solid finger-style guitar picking, and a rich baritone voice; a dynamic of warmth and richness. Passionate and full of energy, his songs are of the real, hard working, everyday people that make this beautiful world go around.

He's bringing some buddies! This trio is a MUST GO! $5 cover

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12/14/19
Bucket of Junk 4-H Project Workshop: Recycling Edition



Open to all youth in the community, this project workshop involves everyone getting a bucket of junk and creating something amazing with it.  AGE: 9 – 12 years, 13 – 15 years, 16+

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12/14/19
Alcohol Ink Painting Class

Alcohol inks is a medium for folks who have never tried painting as well as the seasoned artist. It is a class where the students can just relax and discover the beauty, motion and flow of the inks. Students will learn basic alcohol ink techniques and then will have a chance to experiment with the inks to create their own colorful artworks. Paintings will be on square tiles and Yupo paper.


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12/14/19
BA Vanilla Coffee Stout Bottle Release - Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

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Caffeine and Dreams is bourbon barrel-aged coffee stout, infused multiple times with Tahitian, Madagascar, Ugandan & Mexican vanilla beans. By the time of packaging, it will have aged 13 months in our Elijah Craig 12yr barrels.

During the release day, Caffeine and Dreams will be available in sets of four waxed 375mL bottles for $100, limit 1pp. .

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12/14/19
Live Music - Joshua Vorvick - Pulpit Rockin'

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12/15/19
A Star is Shining Tonight

Lauren Singers Christmas Concert

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12/17/19
Vesterheim's Barnetimen (Children's Hour) To Set Sail on a New Season

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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12/17/19
Dog Tales at Library

Decorah Public Library staff are continuing to partner with a dedicated group of local volunteers to bring certified therapy dogs to the library for its Dog Tales program

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12/17/19
BINGO Night at TG


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12/17/19
December Breakfast: Decorah Sustainability Plan

This month's energy breakfast will feature a draft of a proposed new Decorah sustainability plan and gain feedback from attendees.


Last year, Mayor Borowski appointed a Sustainability Committee for the purpose of  reviewing and updating the city’s 2010 sustainability plan, These nine volunteers aim to create a new plan with tangible deliverables that will “reduce our carbon impacts, mitigate our vulnerability to floods, strengthen our local economy and create a more connected and welcoming community.” The plan addresses eight categories areas: Energy use, transportation, zero-waste, economic development, Communication and educational outreach, social vitality or sustainability, 

At this point, the committee is seeking input from the community on the current draft. The final draft will be submitted to the mayor/city council for approval and adoption.


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12/18/19
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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12/18/19
Decorah Public Library announces December book discussions

 
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in December. 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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12/18/19
Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group

Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group will be meeting on Dec.18th for a presentation by Julie Boothman of Boston Scientific on their latest DBS technology. We will meet at Winneshiek Medical Center beginning at 1:30pm in the conference room adjacent to the cafeteria. Looking forward to seeing you there.


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12/18/19
Low Rent Housing Merger Open House

The City of Decorah is announcing the merger of its Low Rent Housing Authority program into a similar program with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission.
This will be a time to hear a brief presentation on the merger and the Agency’s housing programs.
 

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12/18/19
Holiday Chalk Art

Join us at Hotel Winneshiek for an evening of chalk art. This new monthly event in partnership with LJ Chalk Barn will have you and your friends making beautiful chalk masterpieces to take home. This class takes place in the historic Hotel Winneshiek lobby, and each ticket includes one complimentary drink from the Hotel Winneshiek bar. Our bar is equipped with wine and beer, or you can try one of our signature cocktails. Reserve your seat for this new monthly event and meet us at the hotel! *Ticket reserves your seat for the event. Chalk surfaces are an additional charge ranging between $25-$60. Chalk surfaces are purchased through Lisa at LJ Chalk Barn the night of the event.

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12/19/19
Decorah Public Library announces December book discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in December. 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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12/19/19
BUILDING COMMUNITY PLATE BY PLATE THE DECORAH COMMUNITY FREE MEAL

All Are Welcome.

The Decorah Community Meal is held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at Decorah Lutheran Church. 

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12/20/19
Decorah Public Library announces December book discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in December. 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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12/20/19
Artist Birthday Party With ArtHaus

Celebrate the 116th birthday of Joseph Cornell, an American artist and film-maker known for his assemblage boxes of birds and dancers.

Enjoy cake (by the Sassy Baker) with the artist (actor) as he tells about his life.

Create an assemblage box with found objects. For children of all ages.

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12/21/19
Community Yoga Class

Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.

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12/21/19
Indoor Farmers Market



Thank you for shopping local and eating fresh. And, thanks to our faithful vendors for making Market days beautiful and delicious. They hope to see you at the Indoor Markets!

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12/21/19
Live Music - Bluegrass with Gary and Annie at Pulpit Rock

Y'ALL COME for an informal evening session of bluegrass and traditional tunes with Gary and Annie... As members of the GrassRun Bluegrass Band, they'll be sharing the warm and lively oldtime sounds of their authentic acoustic Instruments including: a resophonic guitar (dobro), an archtop guitar, an F-Style mandolin, an autoharp, and the doghouse bass.

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12/21/19
Burning Bright Concert 2019:

Burning Bright, a group of Decorah-area professional and amateur musicians, will offer their annual benefit concert, this year entitled “Keeping Faith.” Two performances will be held Saturday, December 21, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 302 W. Broadway in Decorah. 

Burning Bright is a group of community members from a variety of backgrounds, who come together to celebrate the winter season. The winter solstice marks the hours in which our darkness will give way to light, and the ensemble’s hope is that this concert offers you familiar solace.  Along with the adult choir, the concert will feature other small vocal ensembles and various instruments, both as accompaniment and as stand-alone groups.

Each year the musicians donate concert proceeds to various nonprofit organizations.  Beneficiaries of this year’s concert are the Decorah Community Food Pantry; Neighbors Helping Neighbors, which is dedicated to assisting immigrants and their families in rebuilding their lives following an immigration-related crisis; Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, a local organization whose mission is to create local initiatives to promote peace, human rights, social and environmental justice; ArtHaus, Decorah’s personal home for the arts; Winneshiek County Celebration of Life, which is a community effort to raise money for campus awareness and prevention; and Barefoot College, a woman-centered, global network dedicated to sustainable development in every community where poverty exists.

 

Tickets for both performances are now on sale at the Oneota Community Co-op (312 W. Water St.). Tickets may also be available at the door, but advance purchase is recommended as performances often sell out.  Suggested donation is $15/adult, with an $8 minimum.


 

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12/21/19
Truths Be Told: The Workshop Series

Truths Be Told: The Workshop Series is a premier opportunity to explore the art of personal narrative storytelling for the stage. If you’re ready to dip your toes into the storytelling experience or brush off skills you haven’t exercised in some time, start here. Instructor Akwi Nji launches the series with a generative workshop focused on the foundational steps of mining for and crafting a personal narrative story to be told on stage.
Participants will engage in exercises to help identify a story and then draft their own 3- to 5-minute personal story.
$45 Fee
Workshop one.


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12/21/19
Live Music - Bluegrass and Traditional Music With Gary and Annie

Y'ALL COME for an informal evening session of bluegrass and traditional tunes with Gary and Annie... Image may contain: 1 person, on stage

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12/22/19
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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12/23/19
 -12/30/19
Toppling Goliath Trivia Night

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12/24/19
BINGO Night at TG


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12/25/19
Christmas Dinner to be served at Winneshiek Medical Center

The public is invited to attend Christmas dinner at Winneshiek Medical Center on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 

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12/27/19
Blood Drive at Winneshiek Medical Center

Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. It takes just one hour to make a life-saving blood donation, which will impact the lives of up to three different hospital patients. You can make a difference in your community by helping to maintain the local blood supply when you donate blood with LifeServe Blood Center.
 

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12/28/19
Live Music - Drew Peterson

DECORAH!!!! Drew Peterson is thrilled to be returning to one of his favorite towns! Join him for a night of original americana at Pulpit Rock Brewing Company.​Image may contain: 1 person, standing, shoes, sky and outdoor

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12/31/19
BINGO Night at TG


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12/31/19
New Years Eve Euchre Tournament

Join us for a free, laid back Euchre Tournament at The Courtyard & Cellar! Free to join, sign in as an individual. All skills are welcome! There will be snacks and prizes! We will make sure the games are over by 10 so you can ring in the new year elsewhere – or stay with us!

01/02/20
BUILDING COMMUNITY PLATE BY PLATE THE DECORAH COMMUNITY FREE MEAL

All Are Welcome.

The Decorah Community Meal is held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at Decorah Lutheran Church. 

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01/03/20
Live Music - Charlie Parr/Jeff Mitchell


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01/04/20
Live Music - Yeardly

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01/06/20
 -01/13/20
Toppling Goliath Trivia Night

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01/07/20
BINGO Night at TG


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01/08/20
Free Social Media Training

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01/09/20
Photo Editing Essentials

Interested in learning the fundamentals of photo-editing? Do you want to learn how to get started turning your snapshots into fine art photos? 

Join professional photographer Nick Chill as he walks you through the essentials of editing digital photos to look their best. This class is not specific to a certain editing program, but instead will give you an understanding of general editing practices and tools.


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01/10/20
 -01/11/20
Oneota Valley Community Orchestra presents Amahl and the Night Visitors

A family friendly opera originally written for NBC to broadcast live in the 1950's.

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