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Events in the month of October 2018
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10/01/18
CONNECT program for tween girls

School’s out on October 1st, and Decorah Public Library is partnering with Winneshiek County Conservation to offer another fun adventure for tween girls! Join us from 1 pm – 3 pm at Pulpit Rock campground to explore the delicious possibilities of campfire cooking. Go beyond s’mores and hotdogs and learn how to make some tasty treats!

Space is limited, so please register in advance at www.decorah.lib.ia.us. This program is free and open to girls in fourth through eighth grades. For additional information, please contact Joan Roach, Children’s and Youth Librarian, at (563)382-3717.  
 

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10/01/18
Nigeria: Religion and Humanism

Hank Pellissier, founder and director of the Brighter Brains Institute in San Francisco, California, will present "Nigeria: Religion and Humanism," 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in Valders Hall of Science Room 262 on the Luther College campus.
           
Sponsored by the Luther College Psychology Department, Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, and the Dean's office, the lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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10/02/18
Donlon Pharmacy Daily Living & Medical Aid Open House

Donlon Pharmacy invites you to an Open House event on Tuesday, October 2nd, from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. View our expanded line of  Daily Living & Medical Aid Products.  Meet our knowledgeable staff and learn more about the products we carry to help you with  recovery or keep you independent in your home longer.

Refreshments will be served.

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10/02/18
Unemployment Insurance Lunch & Learn

What Iowa employers need to know about unemployment insurance. It’s hard to be over-prepared for unemployment insurance (UI) hearings. Join two officials from the Iowa Workforce Development UI division to learn what to expect before and during a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ), including prehearing processes, the hearing notice, and appeals before the Employment Appeal Board and beyond. They will offer tips, define stages of the hearing process, and share resources to find information relevant to the specific employer’s involvement in the UI claims process. Do not miss this opportunity to prepare for and defend against a claim filed against your organization.

Cost is $29 per person. Instructor: Emily Chafa is an NICC Business and Community Solutions trainer and manager of the Iowa Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance Appeals Bureau. She previously served as an administrative law judge with both IWD and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, and as a practicing attorney. Emily earned her J.D. degree from Loyola School of Law in Chicago and is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Illinois.

To register for class #65416 please use the link or phone number below. Pre-registration is required.

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10/02/18
Decorah Bank & Trust Open House and Ribbon Cutting

Join us for an Open House! Our new Wealth Management & Trust Annex is open and we would love to show you the place. Enjoy Impact Coffee & Waving Grains Cookies during your tour. Pop in!

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10/02/18
'Dreaming with Our Eyes Open: Staying Informed about DACA'

At a time of heightened political relevance, Carly Hayden Foster, Luther College associate professor of political science, and Luther students Madeline Lomprey and Elena Pinnow will explore multiple perspectives on immigration law in "Dreaming with Our Eyes Open: Staying Informed about DACA," at 7 p.m., Oct. 2, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.
 

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10/03/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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10/03/18
Luther College to host violist Sheila Browne

Performing music from the romantic to modern eras, violist Sheila Browne will be accompanied by guest pianist Julie Nishimura at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther College campus.
           
The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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10/03/18
Viking Age Food

Culinary archaeologist and lecturer Daniel Serra, from Malmo, Sweden, will give a presentation titled "Viking Age Food—Looking for a Lost Food Culture" Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Franklin W. Olin Building, Room 102 at Luther College. Serra's newest book "An Early Meal – a Viking Age Cookbook & Culinary Odyssey" will be available for purchase and signing at the presentation. This event will be open to the public with no charge for admission.

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10/04/18
Decorah Community Meal

Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

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10/04/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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10/04/18
Candidate Forum

Local candidates running in the November election will be available to respond to questions at a local candidate forum. The event is open to the public with no charge admission. Audience memeber can write down questions for the candidates, and moderators will ask the candidates the audience-generated questions.Candidates running for the Iowa House Districts 55 and 51, U.S. House District 1, and Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors and Recorder have been invited.

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10/04/18
WMC Fall Luncheon

Serving hamballs, party potatoes, glazed carrots, dinner roll and homemade desserts. 
Carry-outs and deliveries available. Call 563-387-3036 to place delivery order by September 28th. 

New!! Enjoy the showcase of Decorah Merchants throughout the entire event! Local stores will show off fashion, home decor and more! 

Enter to win some great prizes! Eat in-house with us at Decorah Lutheran Church and enter to win a door prize. 

Tickets are available at the door or the Winneshiek Medical Center Gift Shop for $8. All proceeds will support Auxiliary projects at Winneshiek Medical Center. 

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10/04/18
Community Flu Cinic

$30 for flu shot, $40 for flu mist. 
Cash or check only. 
Also accepting Medicare. 

Walk-ins at the Public Health Office start on September 24th. 

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10/04/18
Listen Local, Listen Live at the Porter House

The Porter House is proud to host the Iowa Composers Forum for a special concert in the museum’s historic music parlor, featuring new music written by Iowan composers and performed by a range of performers from the region. The concert feature works by Shawn Crouch, Jerry Owen, James Romig, Jonathan Wilson, and Alec Wood. Performers include Craig Hultgren, cello and Brooke Joyce, Miko Kominami, and Ashlee Mack, piano. Admission is $12 per person. Members of the Porter House have the opportunity to reserve a seat in advance.

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10/05/18
Community Blood Drive

The community is invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood. 
 

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10/05/18
Lions Pancake Supper

The Lions Club pancake and sausage supper will be held at the Decorah High School. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $5 for kindergarten through 8th grade. There is no charge fo pre-schoolers. 
Proceeds will go toward Decorah High School scholarships. 

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10/05/18
Faculty Artist Series

Harpsichordist Kathryn Reed, Luther College instructor of music, with the collaboration of fellow Luther College colleagues Heather Armstrong, oboe; Carol Hester, flute; and Philip Borter, Baroque cello, will present a recital featuring Baroque music in the French style. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jensen-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.
 

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10/05/18
DHS Marching Band

The Pride of the Vikings Marching Band will perform their 2018 show "Themes of Broadway" in the Vikings Stadium located at the high school. They will be preforming selection form the following musicals: "Wicked","Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Miserables." The public is cordially invited; the band would appreciate all who are avilable to stop by to watch and hear their hard work and dedication. This performance is in preparation for the Iowa High School Music Association's State Marching Festival to be held the following day in Dubuque.

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10/05/18
 -10/07/18
5th Annual Wining with the Arts

10 Local Artists, Everything is inside with plenty of seating.

October 5: FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN 4-9:00PM.   food buffet 5-8pm featuring   Smoked Beef Brisket, Cheesy Potatoes, Salads, Desserts
October 6:  Open 10-5 pm food buffet 11-2:00  featuring    

Smoked Beef Brisket, Cheesy Potatoes, Salads, Desserts    Stop out & meet your friends here for the afternoon. We have snacks available to purchase like fresh cheese curds, sliced cheese, sliced summer sausage, crackers, chips, peanuts and ALWAYS FREE POPCORN

October 7:  Open 1-5 pm   Smoked Beef Brisket, Cheesy Potatoes, Salads, Desserts Stop out & meet your friends here for the afternoon. We have snacks available to purchase like fresh cheese curds, sliced cheese, sliced summer sausage, crackers, chips, peanuts and ALWAYS FREE POPCORN! 


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10/06/18
 -10/07/18
Fall & Leaf Art and Craft Festival - McGregor

Enjoy the beauty of the fall foliage on the bluffs of the Mississippi and browse through the many vendors at the Art and Craft Festival. Vendor booth are both inside Backwoods Bar and Grill and on the streets surrounding Triangle Park

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10/06/18
 -10/07/18
Oneota Historic Future Alliance Open House

Sale of dimensional lumber, maple flooring, and trim boards from East Side School.
Some bricks available.

First two weekends of October.

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10/06/18
Peace Be the Journey Bike Ride

Peace Be the Journey, a bike ride for mental health awareness, is Saturday October 6. The event is being held to raise awareness, reduce, stigma and raise funds for education, support and advocacy for those living with mental health conditions and their family, friend, neighbors and communities. All funds go directly toward programming throughout the five counties served by National Alliance on Mental Illness Northeast Iowa

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10/06/18
DHS Class of 2003 reunion

DHS Class of 2003 will be hosting their 15-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 6. The event will include a 9-hole golf tourment at Silvercrest Golf Course with pizza and drinks following.

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10/06/18
An Evening of Wonders Vitaly

Illusion. Artistry. Prepare to be amazed. Tickets: $26, $24, $15

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10/06/18
Touch-A-Truck

The Decorah Parks and Rec Department invites area families to attend the fourth annual Touch-A-Truck event. It is a free open house to explore their favorite vehicles including police,fire and emergency vehicles, construction equipment and city maintenance vehicles. This event is hosted with Decorah Fire Department in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, and includes a free hot dog lunch.

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10/06/18
Decorah United Soccer Club's 1st Annual Fundraiser Event

Please join us for our first annual fundraiser event featuring food from U-2 BBQ, a silent auction with amazing packages and items, and a watch party for the MN United Soccer Club game!

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10/06/18
 -10/07/18
Northeast Iowa Quilt Guild Show

Show times: Saturday Oct 6th 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday Oct 7th. 10 am to 4 pm
 Please check out the links to other things to do in the area during the show.
There are many routes that will bring you to Monona that are scenic and wonderful for tree viewing.

 

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10/06/18
Luther College Dance Marathon presents Donut Dash fundraiser

Luther College's Dance Marathon team invites the Decorah community to event Donut Dash 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Check-in for the races begins at 9 a.m. on Luther's campus in Bentdahl Commons with the run starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

The cost of the event is $20. Register at tinyurl.com/lcdmdonutdash. Participants that register by Sept. 29 will receive a jumbo mug.
 

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10/06/18
Spillville Arts & Crafts Show

Large variety of crafters available with many beautiful offerings. Come for lunch, prepared by St. Wenceslaus Ladies Guild, serving chicken noodle soup, hot chicken sandwiches, kolaches, pie, & more. Also selling Kolaches by the dozen, egg noodles, & whole pies. Come early for the best selection. Food take-outs available.

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10/06/18
Center Stage Series - Vitaly

With paintbrushes that create art on their own and photographs that literally come to life, illusionist Vitaly invites audiences into his world with "Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. As part of Luther College's Center Stage Series.
           
Known as a unique and innovative illusionist, Vitaly recently stumped Penn and Teller on their hit TV show, "Fool Us" with one of his mind-bending creations.
 

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10/06/18
 -10/07/18
Pinter's Pumpkin Patch

Join Pinter's Pumpkin Patch for hours of entertainment! Visit the Bakery for concessions and desserts.

Admission: $12.00 (3 and under free), Senior Citizens 65+ $10. Purchase a Season Pass $35/person. 1/2 Pass Admission for Grandparents on October 5 & 6.

Activities in wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, corn maze, big slides, pedal go karts, wiggleville, sand tire hill and tire maze, chess, duck races, corn box, farm animals and goat walk and much more!

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10/06/18
Bicycle Poker Run - Bike Trail Fundraiser

A 32-mile long bike ride will be held in Winneshiek County Saturday to raise money for the new Dry Run Trail which will connect the Prairie Farmer Trail to the Trout Run Trail.

The three breweries in Winneshiek County--PIVO, Toppling Goliath and Pulpit Rock—will join with the Fireman's Inn in Ridgeway and Winneshiek Wildberry Winery to sponsor the event.  The route will take riders from Calmar to Ridgway to Decorah with 4 stops along the way serving complimentary drinks (beer or non-alcoholic beverage).

The event will begin at 11:00 am at PIVO Brewery in Calmar, with participants riding the Prairie Farmer Trail to Ridgeway for the first scheduled stop at the Fireman's Inn. From Ridgeway, riders will go north on County Road W14 to Madison Road. The route will then turn east on Madison Road to Decorah. In Decorah, riders will have stops at Pulpit Rock Brewing Company and Wildberry Winery tasting room before riding the southern half of the Trout Run Trail. Once arriving at the Trout Run Park, riders will have the option of peddling their bikes east up the Highway 9 hill to the final stop at Toppling Goliath Brewery or going to the Walmart parking lot for a lift up the hill by the Bru Hop bus.

To be eligible for the final prize raffle, participants must turn in their registration card at the Topping Goliath Brewery taproom no later than 4:00 p.m.

Participants can register at any of the three brewery taprooms (cash or check). The cost is $30 to register with 100 percent of the money being donated to the new Dry Run Bike Trail.

 

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10/07/18
Peace Brunch Buffet

Reservations are encouraged for all brunches. 
$14.50 for adults, $12 Luther Students, $6.75 children 5-10.
 

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10/07/18
Fall Color Hike

Winneshiek County Convervation is hosting a fall color hike at Lake Meyer Park. Hikers will join Winnehsiek County Conservation staff in walking the trails around Lake Meyer to enjoy the changes to woods, prairies and wetlands that autumn brings. Hikers should meet at the east picnic shelter above the boat ramp. Participants should wear clothes and shoes appropriate for hiking several miles.

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10/07/18
Taste of Ryumonji Fall Festival

Please visit Ryumonji for the annual Taste of Ryumonji – Fall Festival and Pie Auction – on Sunday, October 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.   Enjoy food, a craft sale, and music provided by Pine Wilson (and company).  The highlight of the day, the Pie Auction, will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Donations of craft items and pies are gratefully accepted.  Admission is free.


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10/07/18
Fall Dinner

St. Bridget's Oratory fall dinner. Serving: pork loin, mashed potatoes & gravy, full salad bar, corn, dinner roll, homemade pies & desserts.
Adult tickets: $10, Children ages 5-12: $5, Age 4 and under: Free
carry outs available

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10/07/18
Luther Senior Madison Ihde to present trumpet recital

Luther College senior Madison Ihde of Decorah, Iowa, presents a trumpet recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in the Luther's Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Ihde is accompanied by CJ Heck, Luther Class of 2019.

This event is open to the public and free of charge.
 

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10/07/18
Author Talk with Mindy Mejia: Leave No Trace

Dragonfly Books is thrilled to host Minnesota author Mindy Mejia with her new novel Leave No Trace. Set in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, Leave No Trace is a riveting and suspenseful thriller. Mejia will talk about Leave No Trace and sign books on Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.

Mindy Mejia is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Everything You Want Me to Be (Atria 2017) and The Dragon Keeper (Ashland Creek Press 2012). In Leave No Trace (Atria 2018) Mejia weaves a mystery a decade in the making.

Everyone is invited to this free author talk at Dragonfly Books. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Mejia’s books, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of their staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

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10/07/18
Stanton West Family Fun Show

Another fun-filled Jelly Bean Concert is coming your way this Sunday, October 7 at 2pm featuring the Stanton West Family Fun Show. Grab the whole gang and head on over to Chatfield Center for the Arts for this family-focused concert then stay for creative projects in the Center's brand new art studio through 4:30pm!!

 

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10/08/18
NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Northeast Iowa will be holding its monthly family support group, led by trained family members of people with mental health conditions for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with a mental health condition.  


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10/08/18
100+ Women Who Care- Oneota Valley Chapter

The next 100+Women Who Care- Oneota Valley Chapter meeting is at Dixie's Biergarten. Everyone is invited and donation are tax-deductible.

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10/09/18
Wildlife Biologist Talk about Bobcats

Upper Iowa Audubon will host Dawn Reding, wildlife biologist from Luther College at the Decorah Public Library. Luther College wildlife Biologist Dawn Reding will share her experiences working with bobcats in southern Iowa over the past decade. All Upper Iowa Audubon Society programs are free and open to the public.

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10/09/18
Faculty Artist Series

Carol Hester, Luther College professor of music, will perform a recital titled "The Flute and Dietrich Bonhoeffer," inspired by the German theologian and pastor's connections to the flute. Luther faculty members Xiao Hu, piano, Philip Borter, cello, and Igor Kalnin, violin, join Hester in the recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.
           
The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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10/10/18
Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church Harvest Supper

The Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church annual harvest supper is Wednesday, Oct. 10. The menu includes Mike Reick's chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, corn, cranberry salad, lefse/roll, cookies/bars and beverages. Tickets are $12.50 for people 11 and over, and $6 for children under 10. Preschool children may eat for free. 

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10/10/18
Children's Mental Health Listening Post

Area residents are invited to share personal experiences on children's mental health services at a listening post. Listening posts are being hosted at locations across Iowa on behalf of Children's System State Board established by Gov. Kim Reynolds in April. The board will review the information gathered from these listening posts as part of its charge to review existing resources and develop strategic plan with specific recommendations to implement a better approach to help children with mental health issues.

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10/11/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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10/11/18
Gracie's Boutique Ribbon Cutting

Join the Ambassadors for a ribbon cutting in Gracie's Boutique new location.

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10/11/18
Exploring Immigration Myths & Facts for Iowans

Have you ever wondered why immigrants just don’t get in line like everybody else? Do you question why immigrant workers don’t get their employers to sponsor them for work visas and papers?

If you have these and other questions and want to know the CORRECT answers, join us for an interactive evening of discussion and activities to learn about the US immigration system. It is complex but we are here to help Iowa farms and families navigate through these questions. 

A meal will be available at 5:45. 

 

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10/11/18
Research, Writing, and Teaching at a Small College

Exploring what resources and conditions have fueled faculty research at the college, Luther College Professor Emeritus Richard Cole will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union.
           
The event, titled "Research, Writing, and Teaching at a Small College," is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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10/11/18
Grandparenting 101 Class - CANCELLED

Maybe it’s time to send grandma and grandpa back to school
 
Refresh grandma and grandpa’s memory of the new methods and practices of infant care. Grandparents will learn what’s in and what’s out. For instance, did you know, it is recommended for a child to be rear facing in a car seat until the age of 2? Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) will host a free grandparenting 101 class on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in WMC conference room B1. Please enter through the east entrance of the hospital, door E1.
 
The class topics include:
  • General safety
  • Car seat basics
  • Infant feeding/breastfeeding
  • Labor and delivery changes
 
“The experience of becoming a grandparent is anxious, yet nerve racking to think about,” explained Denise Duffy, grandma and creator of the grandparent program at WMC. “this program is built to help ease the nerves of new grandparents; teaching them the most current techniques when it comes to caring for their precious grandchildren.”
 
 To register for the class please visit winmedical.org or email communityrelations@winmedical.org
 
 

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10/11/18
Chalk Art

Choose from themes like Family & Togetherness, Words & Wit, and Halloween to create your own chalk art to display in your home.

Tickets include all the materials to make your design, a 10" chalk surface, instructions, a wine tasting, and a WWWinery wine glass to take home.

This event takes place at our new tasting room in Decorah. Tickets are limited.


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10/11/18
 -11/01/18
Alumni art exhibit at Luther College on display through Nov. 1

An art exhibit featuring works made by 15 Luther College art alumni will be on display through Nov. 1 in the Union Gallery of the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.

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

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10/12/18
 -10/15/18
Northeast Iowa Artist Studio Tour

Attention art enthusiastics! The Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour takes place each October. This year the tour will take place October 12th through the 14th. The self-guided driving tour includes over 50 artisans at approximately 38 locations who will demonstrate, describe. and sell their art directly to guests inside their private art studios.

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. The tour is free of charge and sites are all within 40 miles of Decorah. Workspaces are open from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. all three days

10/12/18
Decorah Elks Lodge Presents Fall Fling Fundraiser

The Decorah Elks Charitable Foundation presents Fall Fling for Children.

A night for adults to help area foster care kids and low income students go to Royal Family Kids Camp and on the 8th grade D.C. trip.

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10/12/18
Women Farmland Landowners

Women farmland landowners are invites to attend a gathering at Carol Dowe's farm. Muffins and coffee will be provided, and the speaker will be Julie Falcon, from Women Caring for the Land.

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10/13/18
 -10/14/18
Fall & Leaf Art and Craft Festival - McGregor

Enjoy the beauty of the fall foliage on the bluffs of the Mississippi and browse through the many vendors at the Art and Craft Festival. Vendor booth are both inside Backwoods Bar and Grill and on the streets surrounding Triangle Park

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10/13/18
 -10/14/18
Oneota Historic Future Alliance Open House

Sale of dimensional lumber, maple flooring, and trim boards from East Side School.
Some bricks available.

First two weekends of October.

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10/13/18
4th Annual STEP UP REACH OUT Suicide Awareness Walk for NE Iowa

The 4th Annual N.E. Iowa Step Up – Reach Out Suicide Awareness Walk will be held in Decorah. The program and walk will begin/end at NEIBH (Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health) and will wind along the beautiful and scenic Upper Iowa River and Trout Run Trail.

Free will donation is encouraged at event registration. The proceeds raised will benefit NEIBH with their suicide awareness, education and advocacy programs. This walk will not only be a symbol of support for those that are struggling but also an opportunity to share stories and remember our loved ones who have died by suicide.

Please join us in our mission to raise awareness. With your support suicide prevention is within our R.E.A.C.H. Remembrance Education Awareness Communication Hope

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10/13/18
Laura Ingalls Wilder Fall Book Sale

Join the fall festivities with Laura during their used book and sheet music sale. The event will also feature pumpkin decorating. 
Food will also be available. Menu includes brats, hot ham and cheese sandwiches, and a bake sale. 
Proceeds benefit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. 

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10/13/18
Harvest Supper

Burr Oak United Methodist Church is hosting a harvest supper. Menu includes pork loin, au gratin potatoes, green bean casserole, squash, roll, and dessert and beverage. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Pre-school children eat for free. Carry outs are available.

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10/13/18
Chester Annual Fall Festival

Craft & Vendor Show
Salad Luncheon

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10/13/18
Lidtke Mill Harvest Festival

Fall Craft Show
Soup Supper 
Hay Rides from community building to Lidtke Mill and back

Ghost tours of Old Town: $5 for adults, $3 for children

Free will donations for supper

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10/13/18
 -10/14/18
Pinter's Pumpkin Patch

Join Pinter's Pumpkin Patch for hours of entertainment! Visit the Bakery for concessions and desserts.

Admission: $12.00 (3 and under free), Senior Citizens 65+ $10. Purchase a Season Pass $35/person. 1/2 Pass Admission for Grandparents on October 5 & 6.

Activities in wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, corn maze, big slides, pedal go karts, wiggleville, sand tire hill and tire maze, chess, duck races, corn box, farm animals and goat walk and much more!

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10/13/18
Arts Off Campus - Featuring Benjamin Moore

Artist Benjamin Moore, associate professor at Luther in the Visual and Performing Arts Department specializing in painting, drawing, and digital media will be presenting on his work and processes at "Arts Off Campus" in the ArtHaus Gallery. Why not try out some art education while you are enjoying the NEIA Preview studio show? Tickets are available at the door for $5 or $10, your choice.
 
For more information on ArtHaus, Decorah’s downtown home for the arts, including classes, workshops, and public arts events, visit arthausdecorah.org, call (563) 382-5440, or email at info@arthausdecorah.org. ArtHaus is located at 508 W. Water St. with studio space at 516 W. Water St.

 

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10/13/18
Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice holds memorial service

When a loved one passes, family and friends can experience many emotions.  They may find comfort among others going through the grieving process.  Sharing stories, frustrations and successes can make a new and difficult situation much easier to bear.  Every year, Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) Hospice holds their annual Service of Remembrance to offer community support to those who are grieving, and honor hospice families with a candle lighting ceremony and a rose given in memory of the deceased. 
 

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10/13/18
 -10/21/18
Vesterheim Folk-Art Benefit Auction

The annual Benefit Auction for Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will be held online from noon (CST), Saturday, October 13, until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. To participate in the auction from anywhere in the world, go to www.biddingforgood.com/VEST-AUCTION, view the amazing pieces, and start bidding!
 

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10/14/18
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery Brunch

We welcome you to our monthly brunch served from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The menu includes quiche, made to order omelets, pancakes or french toast with fruit toppings, two types of meat, potatoes, and dessert table with bread pudding and another dessert.  You can also order Mimosas, wine slush or wine by the glass.
$11 adult, $5.50 Children (11 & under)
Reservation not required but are recommended

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10/14/18
Annual Fall Family Dance

Reid Miller and the Western Home String Band will help everyone learn to do these moves and many more at their annual Fall Family Dance. No previous dance experience necessary. Admission is $5 for adults, $10 maximum per family.

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10/14/18
Sparrow Hike

Winneshiek County Conservation is hosting a sparrow viewing hike at Chipera Prairie. In case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

10/14/18
Dad's Belgian Waffles All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

All-you-can-eat Belgian waffles topped with butter, whipped cream, and your choice from 9 different syrups as well as breakfast sausages and coffee/juice. Price is $10 for adults, $5 for children between the ages of 4 and 12; kids under 4 eat free! Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the St. Benedict School gym. Tickets will be available for purchase at the St. Benedict parish office, St. Benedict school office, and at the door. Questions call Tara (563-419-5776) or Rita (563-419-4340). 

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10/14/18
Dedication and celebration of Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity's latest home

We are thrilled to announce the dedication of Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity’s latest home, to be held Sunday, October 14, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., on 435 Pike Street, Ridgeway, Iowa, one block south of Highway 9. Please join WCHfH board members and volunteers--along with Rachel Blake and her three children, Cameron, Brody, and Alec--to celebrate the completion of the Blake's new home. The dedication will include a chance to tour the home, meet the family, and enjoy refreshments. Tours of the home will begin at 1:00, with the dedication to start at 2:00 p.m.

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10/15/18
Caregiver Support Group

This Caregiver Support Group is a free resource for individuals caring for an elderly spouse, grandparent, mother, father, relative, non-relative, or neighbor.

Group members receive education on caregiving, share success stores and coping strategies, and discuss useful resources through the caregiver journey.

Held on the 3rd Monday of every month.

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10/15/18
Women Empowered Inc. Inaugural Event

The newly formed non-profit "Women Empowered Inc." will present its first of many "meet-ups" with a mission to support woemn in business, family, community, health and personal life. MAry Jorgensen, of Rising Sun Life Coaching will lead a workshop on "How to Balance Life/Work/Family." Jorgensen will provide an evening for all to gain healthy habits and the motivaiton to bring balance to life. The evening will continue as participants break into different sessions to talk about topics of concern.

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10/15/18
LifeServe Blood Drive

Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend, family member or a stranger on the street in YOUR community. Being a blood donor is important no matter who you donate with. The reason we encourage you to donate with us is: We are LOCAL and giving LOCAL matters                

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10/15/18
Dinner with Charles Belfoure: The Fallen Architect

Dragonfly Books is thrilled to announce the visit of bestselling author Charles Belfoure with his new book The Fallen Architect. Belfoure is the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Architect and House of Thieves. Belfoure will talk about his new book The Fallen Architect at a ticketed dinner at Rubaiyat Restaurant on Monday, October 15 at 6:00 pm.

An architect by profession, with a specialty in historical preservation, Charles Belfoure brings his knowledge and experience to create detailed and gripping novels.


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10/16/18
Sons of Norway Meeting

The meeting of the Sons of Norway, Valdres Lodge will feature a program called "In the Footsteps of Martin Luther." Carol Hasvold will show slides and reflect of her visitor to places in Germany important in the life and career of Martin Luther.

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10/16/18
Luther College Woman's Club October meeting

Men and women ages 65 and older may experience a range of age-related emotional-health issues. Learn more about these issues and how best to address them from Karla O’Connell, director of Senior Life Solutions—a program offered through Regional Health Services of Howard County—at the October meeting of the Luther College Woman’s Club.
 
All women from Decorah and surrounding communities are invited to attend the meeting, to be held Tuesday, October 16, at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, on the Luther College campus. Shuttle service from the Decorah Swimming Pool is available and leaves at 1:10 p.m. In addition to the program, a short business meeting, refreshments, and special music by Luther faculty or students are on the afternoon’s agenda.

During the meeting, O’Connell will discuss the Senior Life Solutions program, designed to meet the unique emotional needs of older adults, including combating depression, anxiety, grief, and loneliness.
 

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10/16/18
Cheeseheads: The Documentary free screening at the Decorah Public Library

Mingle with fellow fans of all things Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 16, as filmmaker John Mitchell presents his engaging film “Cheeseheads: The Documentary.” Join us for a pre-show Meet & Greet with Mitchell at 5:30 pm and enjoy a variety of cheese snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Showtime for the documentary will be at 6 pm, with a short question and answer session to follow.
 

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10/16/18
Barnetimen (Childrens Hour) at Vesterheim Museum

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, for Barnetimen (Children’s Hour).
           
This month, Barnetimen is all about spoons. Meet in the museum at 502 W. Water St. to explore the amazing variety of spoons, make some spoon-inspired art, and eat a snack with a spoon. Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim's Youth Educator, and art educator Lea Lovelace lead the activities.
           
The program is free, thanks to sponsors Amy and Keith Bruening, David and Brenda Carlson, and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.
           
Barnetimen meets at Vesterheim Museum the third Tuesday of each month, September-April. The program is geared toward 3-5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. No sign-up is necessary—come to one session or all of them.
           
Lovelace is an art educator and founding co-director of Decorah’s ArtHaus. Over the past twenty years, she has worked with many different groups in a variety of contexts including museums, higher education, schools, and community settings.
 

10/17/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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10/17/18
Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course

Register before Oct. 10 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Winneshiek County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.
 

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10/17/18
October YP Event

Join us this month to hear from Dave Mitchell, Luther College's wrestling coach. Along with his many awards he has coached 9 National Champions, 6 National Runner-ups, 57 All-Americans and 53 Academic All-Americans in 22 years. He was the founder and director of successful Luther Wrestling Camps.  Over 1,000 athletes and 150 coaches attended our on-campus wrestling camps last year. When he is not coaching on the mat he can be found teaching in the Mathematics Department, serving on community committees, or  spending time with his family. Come and hear his intriguing leadership journey. 

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10/17/18
What Do We Do Now? Responding to Climate Change

The United Nations just released its study of the effects of carbon-emissions-related climate change. It predicts ecological and civilizational crisis as soon as 2040, unless we dramatically transform the world economy at a speed that has no historic precedent. This is real, this is scary, this is heartbreaking, and we need to come together and act.

But let’s start by talking about it.

Bring your fears, your dreams, your actions, your ideas, your grief, your love, and we’ll see what emerges from our coming together.

 

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10/18/18
Decorah Community Meal

Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening meal at no charge. This is a time for fellowship with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Delicious entrees are furnished by Sodexo (Luther College food service) and McCaffrey's Dolce Vita. Local churches and organizations provide salads, desserts, and volunteers.

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10/18/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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10/18/18
 -10/21/18
New Minowa Players Genie in the Sand

Come and enjoy this magical children's production with actors from grades Kindergarten through seventh. The story is about a genie granting wishes and things go awry. The production is written and directed by Rick Scheffert with songs and lyrics written and directed by Sheryl Scheffert.

These actors are so cute and it is wonderful to see them shine on stage. 

Show sponsors are: Decorah Bank & Trust, Family Table Restaurant, Gallery of Tops, Iroc Web Design Services, Pizza Ranch, RocketDog Books, Rick and Sheryl Scheffert, and Singing Hammers Construction.   

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10/18/18
Amish Chicken Dinner

Join us for an Amish-made chicken dinner. Enjoy chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, bread & butter, salad, and peanut butter pie! Reservations are appreciated but not necessary and can be made by calling the Winery. Dinner is $12. To-go orders are available.

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10/18/18
History Book Group

The History Book Group will discuss chapters seven through twelve of Mary Beard's "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome" on the second floor of the Decorah Public Library.

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10/18/18
Faculty Artist Series

Peter Lingen, Luther College teaching associate in music, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Luther's Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Lingen's performance repertoire includes works by Paul Fetler, William Walton, and Domenico Scarlatti.
           
The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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10/18/18
'Agents of Change' Presented by Luther College BSU

In 1968, a group of students led the longest campus strike in the United States history in search of equality and social justice for the African American community. Today this event is seen as a starting point for the establishment of ethnic studies and social equality. Through the stories of the young men and women who lead the battle for a more relevant and meaningful education for African American students, "Agents of Change" is a film that examines the untold story of the racial conditions found on college campuses.

As part of their 50-year anniversary commemoration, Luther College's Black Student Union will host a film screening of "Agents of Change" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. Both the screening and discussion to follow are open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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10/18/18
 -10/19/18
Luther College hosts preview day

Luther College Admissions will host a preview day at Luther Thursday-Friday, Oct. 18-19. This visit provides prospective students with an introduction to Luther College. Registration is available at https://tinyurl.com/ybze8ql9.

Each day includes a campus tour, student activities fair, an academic department visit, a financial aid session, a current student Q & A, and lunch in the cafeteria. Optional events include meeting with athletic coaches, attending music ensemble rehearsals, chapel service as well as trolley tours of Decorah.
 

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10/18/18
Home Winterization Workshop

As winter is fast approaching, are you wondering if your house is in need of weatherization? If so, come participate along with Scott Timm, the ISU Extension and Outreach Consumer and Economic Development Specialist, in a free workshop on home maintenance and hands-on demonstrations to learn tips to seal up your home for winter. This ISU Extension and Outreach Weatherization Program is on October 18th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission Conference Room at 325 Washington Suite A, Decorah, Iowa. If you would like to register, please call the Winneshiek County Extension Office (563-382-2949) by noon on October 18th.”

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10/19/18
Business Workforce Alliance: Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation provides disability-related services to people and businesses throughout the state. In this program you will learn about how they assist individuals with disability-related impediments to employment and reaching their career goals. Information on disability sensitivity, training on specific disabilities to help staff understand how best to work with an individual, ADA training, ADA accessibility studies, internships, on the job training opportunities, analyses of jobs to determine cause of turn-over, assistive technology assessments to help a struggling employee, ergonomic assessments to reduce injury, and they provide businesses with pre-screened job candidates. Attendees will also hear success stories from local individuals from the Spectrum Network.

Disability Sensitivity Training Learning Objectives:
- Change pre-conceptions regarding people who have disabilities
- Dispel myths and misconceptions about those with disabilities
- Discuss proper etiquette and language to use when working with someone with a disability
- Provide information on workplace accommodations and assistive technology - Give employers information on business tax credits and deductions for persons with disabilities
- Sharing success stories for individuals with disabilities

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10/19/18
Beginning Wheat Weaving

In Nordic countries, wheat is braided into shapes and patterns for decorating trees at Christmas. Students will learn basic wheat weaving, straw preparation, and traditional weaving techniques to take home several of their own ornaments in time for the holidays!
Preregistration required

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10/19/18
 -10/20/18
The Wonders of Astrophotography

Have you often looked up at the stars in amazement? Do you pine over shots of the Milky Way, wondering how the photographer was able to capture it? Join photographer Nick Chill for a two-night class covering the equipment needed for astrophotography and how to utilize it to capture the incredible galactic center.

Night 1 – 6pm to 8pm, indoors – From the comfort of the visitor center, we’ll cover manual controls, ideal camera settings, recommended gear, and night photography tricks.

Night 2 – 11pm to 2am – We’ll meet at the visitor center, and at 11:30 begin our walk to our shooting location on the Eagle Bluff property, where we’ll spend the night capturing the beauty of the stars.

Note: A DSLR or similar camera is recommended. A camera with manual controls and interchangeable lens is required. Contact Nick to confirm your equipment meets the requirements: nick@nickchillphotography.com.


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10/19/18
Friday Book Group

The Friday Book Group will meet on the second floor of the library to discuss Molly Patterson's "Rebellion." This cross-generational story features four women who challenge the boundaries of their lives.

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10/19/18
Center Stage Series - Aquila Theatre presents Frankenstein

Aquila Theatre brings Frankenstein back to life in their performance of the Mary Shelley classic. They tell the story of the scientist, his creation and the question of the nature of innovation as they continue the Luther College 2018-19 Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
           
This event is held in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall and is open to the public while tickets are available.

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10/19/18
Live Music at The Haymarket

Come listen to live music at the Haymarket. The Common Ground Company will start at 9:30 pm    

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10/19/18
Ellks Lodge Fish Fry

Join another Barb and Tyler Fish Fry! Serving every first and third Friday. 
Take-outs are available and everyone is welcome!

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10/19/18
 -12/02/18
Panoramica: Carl Homstad presented by ArtHaus

ArtHaus welcomes Decorah painter and muralist Carl Homstad and his exhibition, Paranomica. The exhibition will be on display in the ArtHaus Gallery beginning October 19, with an opening reception at 7pm on the same date.
Carl Homstad’s artwork has appeared in The Artist's Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and on Iowa Public TV’s "Living in Iowa.”

To Carl Homstad, the idea of combination is the core of making art. He combines together features from different views to create interesting composition of abstract shapes "like a jigsaw puzzle", forming a scene of his own imagination. On display in the ArtHaus Gallery will be the panoramic photographs that inspired Homstad and have been a part of his process.

Join us in the show where the artist's ideas take root.

The gallery show is free to attend.
 

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10/19/18
Luther College Sustainability Presents Land Care Outreach

Luther College sustainability invites the Decorah community to a series of hikes and walks in the natural areas of the Luther campus. The excursions, part of Luther's new Land Care Outreach program, are open to the public with no charge for admission.

The community hikes take place on Friday afternoons, and participants meet in the first floor study lounge of Sampson Hoffland Laboratories on Luther's campus. Hikes take place from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, and Nov. 9. Each hike will take place in a different landscape of the Luther community; Oct. 19 in Lionberger, Oct. 26 at Hickory Ridge Woods and Nov. 9 in Roslien Woodlands.

The Land Care Outreach program began over the summer in coordination with the Natural Areas Land Management at Luther. The students taking part in the program aspire to connect their fellow students and the rest of Luther College with the outdoors.
 

10/20/18
National Eating Disorder Awareness Walk

This NEDA walk is for Luther students/ faculty and the Decorah area to raise awareness and de-stigmatize eating disorders.

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10/20/18
Childrens Musician Patty Shukla to Perform

Get ready to dance, jump, wiggle and learn with award-winning children’s musician Patty Shukla.
Decorah Public Library will welcome Shukla for two shows at Carrie Lee Auditorium.
Patty Shukla is an American singer, songwriter and musician, and an internationally recognized expert in educational-interactive music for children. She began her career in children’s music by making educational music videos on YouTube. Now her channel is watched by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

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10/20/18
Mindfulness in Nature

Nature is one of the best environments to practice mindfulness. This interactive one-day class of instructional discussions and outdoor activities will allow you to establish a relationship between your surroundings and inner self. You’ll learn how to achieve awareness in present moments while calmly acknowledging and accepting your emotions, thoughts, and bodily sensations. This class explores the state of being nonjudgmental while practicing awareness of how things are manifesting within you and around you. During all these techniques, you’ll learn how the environment is a key to healing with a vibrational upload and how your breathing is the anchor of wayward attention.

Note:  You will need to bring a lunch.


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10/20/18
Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration

In this class, you’ll visit an Amish home, meet your hostess, and learn how to bake bread in a wood-fired stove. Once the bread is baked, you’ll enjoy it with a side of homemade butter and a warm beverage. You’ll get to know the local Amish community and take home a freshly baked loaf of bread for yourself! The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the home.

Note: The Amish do not allow you to take photos or publish names. Travel time is included in the start and end times of the class.

Preregistration required


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10/20/18
Raku Firing

Raku firing is an exciting ceramics-firing technique in which you quickly heat a piece of pottery, remove it from the kiln when the glaze has melted, and place it in a bucket of wood shavings, which can be explosive! Ceramic artist Laremy Ellsworth will cover the entire process of Raku firing, from preparing the piece for glazing to cleaning the piece after the firing. You’ll learn about how different glazes react to this unique firing process to result in striking effects and one-of-a-kind pieces. Best of all, you’ll create your own piece to take home. Once you’ve completed the class, you’ll understand why ‘Raku’ translates to ‘enjoyment.’

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10/20/18
Photography for Life: Simplicity

“Photography for Life” is a series of nature photography courses that uses the rules of composition to discuss how to compose both our images and our lives in a more intentional way. Nature photography gives us a tool for being more aware of the beauty around us, which opens us up to new understandings of ourselves and our connection to the world. In this workshop, we will explore and express complex ideas, expand curiosity, experiment with creativity, and embark on new adventures with nature photography as our guide. From classroom instruction and group discussion, to hands-on experience, we will focus our minds, practice self-care, and express ideas in a creative, adventurous, and intentional way. No matter your photographic experience, skill level, or style of camera, there will be something to be gained, as this is not a technological workshop, but a deeper exploration of how we experience life. This session is all about simplicity, which will create a clearer focus for your images and your wellness routines.

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10/20/18
 -10/21/18
The Fine Art of Oil Painting

Get the personal help you need to take your painting to the next level. With artist Joan Finnegan, you’ll focus on developing your own artistic vision and pushing beyond any painter’s block you may be experiencing. The subject focus of this class is lifelike landscapes. Whether you’re new to oil painting or an advanced artist looking to brush up on techniques, this class will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to elevate your work.

Note: Class will be held outdoors if weather allows. This class is a special two-day workshop. You will need to bring your own supplies. Please email for the complete list of supplies needed.

Preregistration required


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10/20/18
 -10/21/18
Pinter's Pumpkin Patch

Join Pinter's Pumpkin Patch for hours of entertainment! Visit the Bakery for concessions and desserts.

Admission: $12.00 (3 and under free), Senior Citizens 65+ $10. Purchase a Season Pass $35/person. 1/2 Pass Admission for Grandparents on October 5 & 6.

Activities in wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, corn maze, big slides, pedal go karts, wiggleville, sand tire hill and tire maze, chess, duck races, corn box, farm animals and goat walk and much more!

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10/20/18
SPIN Theatre presents 'After Dark'

Luther College's SPIN Theater presents their musical Theatre Cabaret "After Dark," as they explore what happens when the sun goes down.

With doors opening at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Center for the Arts atrium. SPIN's production is open to the public with no charge for admission. SPIN Theatre Company will also be selling "Spooky" treats at their performance.
 

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10/20/18
Hornucopia bring Horns in the Rock Era to Chatfield Center for the Arts

Hornucopia will take the stage of Potter Auditorium at Chatfield Center for the Arts to present an innovative tribute show that highlights chart-topping hits from horn-driven groups of the past several decades.

Hornucopia is a band of talented musicians and singers from the Twin Cities and upper Midwest area. Distinct from tribute bands that pay homage to a single group or style of music, Hornucopia pays tribute to many musical groups that feature substantial horn sections. It boasts a tight 4-piece horn section and a 4-piece rhythm section, plus 3 top rated vocalists whose melodies and harmonies are inspiring and far-reaching.

Tower of Power, Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, plus Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and others are just some of the groups that Hornucopia's 11-member ensemble will salute in a singular tribute show that celebrates multiple genres of music.
 

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10/20/18
St. Benedict's Open House

St. Benedict Parish, Decorah, Iowa is thrilled to announce the “Mass of Dedication” of their new addition and renovated sanctuary.
 Mass of Dedication will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018, 4pm at St. Benedict Parish, 307 West Main Street, Decorah, Iowa.
Archbishop Michael Jackels will be the main celebrant.
The new altar and addition will be dedicated and blessed.
 
Open House for the public will be held that same evening from 6-9pm.
 
Refreshments & appetizers will be served in the Parish Hall.
 

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10/20/18
Luther College to host Rock the Commons

Luther College welcomes musical groups Beautiful Mess, Early Eyes and headliner Leftmore to the annual Rock the Commons event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Bentdahl Commons on the Luther campus.
           
The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside to Marty's in the lowest level of Dahl Centennial Union. It is sponsored by KWLC, Luther's radio station.
 

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10/21/18
Intertwine - Textile Enthusiast Gathering

Intertwine is an informal time for knitters, spinners, weavers, and other textile enthusiasts to gather, share, learn, and celebrate all things fiber.  Join us the third Sunday of each month from September though April.

This opportunity is for anyone—non-member or member, new to fiber arts or experienced. Bring your ideas or ​fiber project in progress and leave your stress behind. Check out the fun and lively conversation once or several times. No formal classes will be offered.


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10/21/18
Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds in Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including gastropods, cephalopods, trilobites, fisherites, bryozoans and brachiopods. Then travel to 2-3 sites to hunt and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There’s a chance you’ll find Ice Age fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome!

Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. If there are fewer than 3 participants in the class, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals.

Optional fee: Several different laminated site maps are available from the instructor for $5 each. Cash payable to instructor at class.

Preregistration required


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10/21/18
Peace Brunch Buffet

Reservations are encouraged for all brunches. 
$14.50 for adults, $12 Luther Students, $6.75 children 5-10.
 

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10/21/18
Pine Bluff 4-H Camp Breakfast Fundraiser

Come support the Pine Bluff 4-H Camp at their pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser. It is a free will donation and will go to updating the camp. Join us!

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10/21/18
Meatball and Ham Dinner

Menu includes: Red potatoes and gravy, vegetable, cole slaw, beverage and dessert

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10/21/18
Spaghetti Dinner

The Decorah Dancers are hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Decorah Methodist Church. The Decorah Dancers are raising funds to dance at the pregame and halftime shoes at the 2019 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. Tickets are $10 for adults 11+, $5 for children 3-10, and 2 and under are free.

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10/21/18
Peace WELCA Fall Harvest Festival

Peace WELCA fall harvest festival is Sunday, at Ridgeway Community Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Children under 5 are admitted at no charge. A live auction is at 12:30 pm; a 50/50 drawing is at 2 pm. Tickets are $2. A silent auction and country store is from 11 am to 1 pm.

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10/21/18
Perry Sievert Fundraiser-Hunting for a Cure

A benefit fundraiser has been organized for Perry Sievert from Calmar who is on his third round of cancer and fighting hard this time.  A freewill donation lunch will be served from 11 am-1pm with a silent auction throughout the day and a live auction at 1 pm.  

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10/21/18
Luther to screen Ken Burns' film 'The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science'

Luther College will screen the Ken Burns' film "The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Olin 102, with introduction by Luther Regent Chris Gade, class of 1986 and chair of the Department of Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic, and Eric Olson, KSMQ TV president and CEO.
           
The event, which is sponsored by a collaboration between Campus Programming and KSMQ TV, is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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10/22/18
Decorah Genealogy Association October Meeting

The Decorah Genealogy Association will hold its October program meeting on October 22nd  at 7 pm in the Decorah Senior Center, 806 River St. in Decorah.

Our guest speaker will be Cathy Ehler.  Her program will be about the founding of “Notre Dame de Sept Doleurs”, Our Lady of Seven Dolors Congregation, in 1843, and the building of the first “German” Catholic church in northeast Iowa. The location of the church was further cause for a village to be established as a center for the community and “Twin Springs” grew up around the church.  The name of the village was later changed to Festina.
 
On September 15th of 2018 the congregation celebrated their 175th anniversary.  In preparation for the celebration a booklet was published on the history of the congregation. This booklet will be available for purchase at the DGA meeting at a cost of $6.00. 
 
Please join us for this program meeting.  All DGA program meetings are free and open to the general public.  Refreshments and a social hour will follow the program.
 

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10/23/18
A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln to visit Decorah Public Library

History will come to life at the Decorah Public Library Tuesday October 23 at 6:30 pm as Kevin Wood vividly portrays Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation’s most beloved and esteemed historical figures.

This free all-ages program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Decorah Public Library.

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10/23/18
"The Role of the Artist Book in the Digital Age"

Donna and Peter Thomas, wandering book artists who travel in their gypsy wagon across the country, are coming to Decorah to share their passion for handmade books.

 

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10/23/18
'The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure'

Studies show that rates of anxiety, depression and suicide are increasing across college campuses nationwide, increasing tensions between professors and students. What caused these cultural changes?

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt will answer that question by discussing the three "Great Untruths" that have crept into American childhood and education in his lecture "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure," at Luther College's 2018 Farwell Distinguished Lecture.
 

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10/24/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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10/24/18
Biz Book Buzz

Decorah Public Library and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer an informal happy hour discussion of Alison Green’s popular book “Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work."  The group is free and open to the public; books are available for check-out at the front desk of Decorah Public Library or available for purchase at local booksellers.

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10/24/18
Wandering Book Artists workshop

A hands-on workshop, hosting by ArtHaus. Participants will be making three different miniature book around the theme of "Exploring Peaceful."

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10/24/18
Visitor Center Volunteer Session

The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers who are excited to share their knowledge about Decorah and the surrounding area with visitors. Volunteer shifts are scheduled on Saturday’s year-round and seasonally on Sundays. An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce for anyone interested.  This is a great way to tell everyone about our beautiful town and county and meet new people. If you have been, or ever thought about being a volunteer, or just love the area feel free to stop into our informational meeting.
 

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10/24/18
St. Benedict 8th Grade Presents The Glass Slipper

The St. Benedict eighth grade class will present "The Glass Slipper," a musical written by Vera Morris, including original songs written by Rodgers Hammerstein. 
This version of Cinderella introduces a timid cat which is Cinderella's only friend. Cinderella lives with her mean and selfish stepmother and stepsisters: Brunhilda and Cleopatra. 
The majordomo has announced the Queen is giving a ball because it is time for her son, the prince to marry. 
All females, including Mistress Haughty Lady Vine and Lady Blossom have been invited. With the help of Cinderella's Fairy Godmother and Apprentice, Cinderella is able to go to the ball. 
During the ball, the Queen's first lady, Ursula-Ursula, Captain, and Lieutenant try to keep the stepsisters disciplined around the prince. 
Cinderella and the price dance and fall in love, but unfortunately Cinderella runs from the ball at midnight, and losses her glass slipper just before the magic ends.
Join the show to see how Cinderella and the prince are reunited and her stepmother and stepsisters get their comeuppance. 

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10/24/18
Full Moon Hike at Lake Meyer Park

Winneshiek County Conservation will host a full moon hike Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Lake Meyer Park beginning at 7 p.m. Participants should meet at the Lake Meyer Educational Shelter in the park’s campground.
The hike is free and open to all; no registration is required.

This easy to moderate hike will last about 45 minutes and, weather depending, will be followed up by a bonfire marshmallow roast. Hikers should dress appropriately for fall weather and possible muddy trails.

Lake Meyer Park is located off Highway 24 between Calmar and Fort Atkinson. The program will be cancelled in case of poor weather conditions. Tune to KDEC 100.5 or KVIK 104.7 or find Winneshiek County Conservation on Facebook for cancellation notifications.

For more information, contact Winneshiek County Conservation at 563-534-7145 or visit winneshiekwild.com.

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10/25/18
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.


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10/25/18
 -10/28/18
Luther College to celebrate Homecoming

Luther College will celebrate Homecoming 2018 Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 25-28, bringing more than 5,000 friends and alumni back to campus to partake in class reunions, sporting events, musical concerts and more. For the full Homecoming schedule, go to https://www.luther.edu/homecoming/schedule/.

Homecoming registration will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Main Lounge of the Dahl Centennial Union
 

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10/25/18
Soup and Learn

We are launching our new program "4th Thursdays Soup and Learn." Our guest speaker this week will be John Beard, Winneshiek County Supervisor. A simple meal of home-made soup and bread from Waving Grains Bakery will be provided. The half-hour program will commence at 6PM, followed by Q/A. A $5 donation encouraged. 
 

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10/25/18
Open House

Open House at 812 River St, Decorah, Iowa 52101

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10/25/18
 -10/27/18
Rendered Unique Fall Pop Up Shop

Welcome to Rendered Unique! Rendered Unique will be a 3 day pop up shop in beautiful Decorah, IA on October 25th-27th featuring handcrafted home decor and gifts. We will be bringing to you all of our favorite local makers into one location to create a unique shopping experience for customers looking for one-of-a kind pieces and design inspiration. If you have a love of handmade, refinished, and vintage goods, we hope to see you soon! Follow us along as we give you sneak peeks into the lives of these awesome makers and what they have in store for you this fall! We are SO excited for you to see what we have all been working so hard on. Our mission at Rendered Unique is to help you shop small, shop local, and shop unique this fall season! Check us out some of our amazing vendors at www.renderedunique.com

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10/25/18
Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Course

Register before Oct. 18 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification

– Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Winneshiek County office will offer the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

The local attendance site for the Oct. 25 CIC is Winneshiek County Extension and Outreach Office. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 18 and $45 after Oct. 18. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Winneshiek County office at 563-382-2949.

The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7D (Community Insect Management), 8 (Public Health Pest Control), and 10 (Research and Demonstration). The course will cover topics such as: equipment calibration; reduction of off-target/drift of pesticides; and pests, pest management, and pesticides.

Additional information about this and other courses offered through the Pesticide Safety Education Program may be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/psep.
 

10/25/18
'"Here We Stand:" Reflections on Luther College's Racial History and Legacy'

Through her senior project, Luther College alumna Maggie (Steinberg) Hagen examined Luther's history during key racialized moments in American history. That research led Hagen to delve further into the archives to understand the tensions she felt in her community during current historical moments.
           
Hagen will lead a discussion on Luther College's history and her experiences on campus during a public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.
           
The discussion, "'Here We Stand:' Reflections on Luther's Racial History and Legacy," is open to the public with no charge for admission. It's a part of Luther's year-long commemoration of the founding of the Black Student Union, 1968-69. For more information on the fall 2018 events, visit luther.edu/alumni/events/bsu.
 

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10/25/18
Life Sciences to Public Health – My Journey as a Researcher in Nepal

Luther College graduate Sameer Dixit will speak about his extensive career in public health in Nepal at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on Luther's campus.

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

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10/25/18
LifeServe Blood Drive

Help your community and roll up your sleeve to save lives! Donate today with LifeServe Blood Center.

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10/25/18
Open House

Open House at 111 Lloyd Street, Decorah, Iowa 52101

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10/26/18
Comedy Night with Jay Harris

Jay Harris is a professional comedian from Chicago who was a finalist for Zaniest Comedian in 2008. Utilizing sarcasm to get his point across typically ends with him being the butt of his own joke. He has worked with such comics as Billy Gardell, Andy Kindler, and Greg Giraldo as well as entertained various divisions of the Marines, Army, Navy, and National Guard.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 after October 14th so reserve your spot today. Included in your ticket are appetizers.


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10/26/18
Walmart Ribbon Cutting

Join the Ambassadors in celebrating Walmart's recent remodeling to the store.            

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10/26/18
 -10/28/18
Antiques and Vintage Sale

Antiques on Shady Lane will be open the weekend of Oct.26-28. and will feature vintage and antique items of all kinds. Large garage full of items plus a storeroom and 4 inside rooms. Many recent finds from estate sale. Others in Decorah will also be open this weekend so come enjoy the fall colors and shop.

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10/26/18
 -10/27/18
Market 52 Holiday Sale

Grab a friend and check out Market 52! New Christmas decor along with fall and everyday items. Lots of new antiques and vintage items. The barn will be open with rougher items for all your picking pleasure! 

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10/26/18
South Winn Fish Fry

Public is welcome. All you can eat! Carry outs are available, free will donation. 

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10/26/18
Silvercrest Supper

Menu: fried and broiled fish and chicken. It's the last fish fry of the season! 
Open to the public and all are welcome.             

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10/26/18
The Chase at the Haymarket

Join the Haymarket in welcoming The Chase to the stage! No cover charge.        

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10/26/18
Fraidyzoo Halloween Construction Party

Fraidy Zoo by Thyra Heder is an children’s book featuring illustrations full of inventive, creative animal costumes.  We will read the book and then use found objects to construct animal costumes and hand puppets using our imagination.

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10/26/18
Luther College host Creative Arts Visit Day

Luther College is hosting a Creative Arts Visit Day for students interested in arts, dance and theatre on Friday, Oct 26.
           
Prospective students will be given the opportunity to participate in workshops with faculty in painting, graphic design, technical theatre, dance and acting. They will also take part in student-to-student panels with art, dance and theatre majors. There will be lunch in the cafeteria, as well as tours of the facilities and student art studios. Students will also get to learn about the visual communications major and musical theatre minor, the college's newest offerings.
             
Students will be given the opportunity to audition for dance and theatre scholarships or receive a portfolio review with art faculty as part of the Luther College Art Scholarship application.
           
Along with the tours and workshops that the students receive, parents will be able to participate in an admissions presentation and a tour of the Luther campus.
           
More information about Luther College's Creative Arts Visit Day can be found at https://www.luther.edu/visual-performing-arts/visit-day/
 

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10/26/18
 -10/27/18
Luther College hosts Haunted Lab

The Luther College physics and chemistry departments invite community members to experience optical illusions and laser displays, make rockets and enjoy the mystifying side of science during a Haunted Lab from 6 to 8 p.m.  Friday, Oct. 26, and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

The Haunted Lab is held in Valders Hall of Science on the lower level of the east wing. Visitors are encouraged to park in the lot east of Preus Library and use the southeast entrance on the lowest level of Valders. Signs will be posted to guide visitors to the lab.

The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Visitors are invited to come at any time during the event. The Haunted Lab's team of "science ghosts" will lead activities designed to be fun for visitors of all ages.


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10/26/18
 -10/27/18
The Legacy of the Luther Nurse: 40 Years and Counting

Luther College celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first graduates of the Luther nursing program during Homecoming, on Oct. 26 and 27, as well as the Ironside Distinguished Alumni Nursing Lecture, with a light lunch and open house to follow.
 

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10/26/18
Back Roads Tour of Winneshiek County

Payment due Oct. 26

A second “Back Roads Tour of Winneshiek County” is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 to 3:30.

It will feature a closer look at the history of the northern and western parts of Winneshiek County and the contributions of Irish, German and Czech settlers. The tour is sponsored by the Winneshiek County Historical Society with transportation via a 36-passenger Hawkeye Stages bus.

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10/27/18
 -10/28/18
Decorah High School Annual Craft & Bake Sale

The 33rd Annual Northeast Iowa Holiday Craft and Bake Sale is sponsored by the  Decorah Music Boosters. 
This is the largest craft sale of its type in this part of the tri-state area featuring nearly 100 vendors. There is no admission charge. 
Raffle tickets for a TV will be available at teh door for $2 each. 
The Decorah Music Boosters is a group that works to support teh music programs of Decorah Community Schools. All proceeds from thsi craft sale will go towards student entrance fees and admissions to various music contests and festivals throughout the year. 
 

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10/27/18
 -10/28/18
Pinter's Pumpkin Patch

Join Pinter's Pumpkin Patch for hours of entertainment! Visit the Bakery for concessions and desserts.

Admission: $12.00 (3 and under free), Senior Citizens 65+ $10. Purchase a Season Pass $35/person. 1/2 Pass Admission for Grandparents on October 5 & 6.

Activities in wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, corn maze, big slides, pedal go karts, wiggleville, sand tire hill and tire maze, chess, duck races, corn box, farm animals and goat walk and much more!

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10/27/18
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. 

Local drop-off locations are Walmart, Thrift White Pharmacy and Donlon Pharmacy in Decorah, and the Train depot in Calmar.

There will be a drive-through location at Decorah City Hall. Local event sponsors are the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office, Decorah Police Department, and Winneshiek County Emergency Management.

Check the DEA's official website for more information. https://takebackday.dea.gov/ 

10/27/18
The Mark Cameron Band at the Haymarket

Join the Haymarket in welcoming The Mark Cameron Band e to the stage! Cover charge.        

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10/27/18
Bus Shop Hop

One day bus shop hop to 5 quilt shops throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit Calico Hutch in Hayward, Mn; Bluffview Quilt Shop in Winona, Minn; Quilting Nook & More in Osseo, Wisc; The Quilt Corner in Sparta, Wisc and Red-Roxy Quilt Co. in Decorah. You will board the bus in Decorah at 5:45 am, we will have a box lunch for you on the bus and you will arrive back in Decorah that evening around 8 pm. The complete, fun filled day including the bus is only $65. Call Red -Roxy at 563.382.4646 or stop in to sign up as soon as possible. 

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10/27/18
Multiculturalism and its Malcontents

Society has taken a "dark turn" since the turn of the 21st century, embracing globalization of a fear of others, according to ethnomusicologist Peter Hoesing. Hoesing, Luther College class of 2003, will discuss this turn in "Multiculturalism and its Malcontents," at the annual Phi Beta Kappa Symposium in the Humanities, part of Luther's Homecoming weekend.
 

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10/27/18
Open House

Open House at 2255 US Hwy 52 South Decorah, Iowa 52101
 

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10/27/18
Luther College presents its annual international fashion show

Luther College's International Students and Allies Association presents its annual fashion show to showcase and celebrate the rich culture and diversity of Luther, with fashion from across the globe as well as styles designed by students on campus specifically for the show.

The International Fashion Show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts building. There will be cultural foods available for purchase at the show. This event is arranged by the International Students and Allies Association. Tickets are available at the show for $3 per person.

The show is designed to celebrate the rich diversity and creativity within Luther College, the International Students on campus and their allies. The show includes fashion from around the world and right here on campus and music, dance and much more. 
 

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10/27/18
 -10/28/18
Gourmet Soup Buffet

Decorah First United Methodist Church invites you to their gourmet soup buffet featuring organic salad with all the fixings, artisan bread, Guatemalan/Salvadoran Crafts, and a back strap loom demonstration (1-3 p.m.)

Suggestion donation: Age 13-Adult $10, children 6-12 $6, under 6 free. 

Menu: sweet Italian sausage and cheese tortellini soup (GF), Moroccan chickpea and lentil soup (Veg/GF), and Quinoa and black bean chili (Veg/GF). 

Benefits the Mission and Ministry of Decorah First UMC and First UMC Sister Parish. 

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10/28/18
Peace Brunch Buffet

Reservations are encouraged for all brunches. 
$14.50 for adults, $12 Luther Students, $6.75 children 5-10.
 

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10/28/18
Luther College to present Homecoming Concert

Featuring the college's premiere touring ensembles, the Luther College Homecoming Concert will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.
           
Performing at the concert are Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Baldwin; Concert Band, under the direction of guest director Jack Stamp and Nordic Choir, conducted by Andrew Last. In addition, four music awards will be presented.
           
The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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10/30/18
Harvest Moon

Decorah High School Orchestra presents the annual dinner concert. "Harvest Moon", under the direction of Nicole Cody, at the high school. Tickets are $20 each and available for purchase in advance at the Decorah High School Office through Wednesday, Sept 26.

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10/30/18
Idea Lab for Entrepreneurs

Are you a budding entrepreneur in Winneshiek County looking for community support? Or an established entrepreneur wanting to take your business to the next level? Is your business ethical, sustainable, and local?

Bring your "big idea" on Tuesday, October 30 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to the Lingonberry and be ready to solicit confidential feedback from a supportive coaching team, including established entrepreneurs.  Small breakout groups will help you practice articulating your idea to others, and offer rich feedback. 

This event will help you know if you’re ready to pitch at the November 13th "Pitch-a-thon" event and/or apply to be a featured entrepreneur at this year's Winneshiek Idea House. 

Learn more about the Winneshiek Idea House and RSVP for these events at https://winneshiekdevelopment.org/idea-house/.

This project is a collaboration with Winneshiek County Development, Inc. and supported by the Iowa Small Business Development Center for the purpose of incubating sustainable enterprises, encouraging business people of all ages, and making Winneshiek County an even better place to live.


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10/30/18
Dragons Love Tacos

Theatreworks USA presents school matinee performance at Luther College Oct. 30

When a young boy plans to throw a party for dragons, he is sure of one fact: dragons love tacos. Whether beef or pork, big or small, dragons delight in tacos of all kinds. However, he must beware that dragons' bellies cannot handle any drop of spicy salsa or hot sauce. Smoke could pour out of the dragons' ears, and fires may arise!

 

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10/31/18
Free Walk-In Informational Sessions about Donlon Pharmacy Weight Loss Program

Our Weight Loss Coach, Kevin, R.N., will share why the program works, success stories, recipes, and answer any questions.

No need to RSVP. Just ask for Kevin at the Pharmacy.

We are an authorized Ideal Protein Clinic.
 

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10/31/18
Trick-or-Treat at Oneota Village

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10/31/18
Decorah Trick Or Treat Hours

The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Decorah Police Department, announces that Halloween trick or treating will take place on Wednesday, October 31. Suggested hours for trick-or-treating are from 5–8 p.m.
The DPD and DACC remind everyone to keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters to ensure a safe and happy Halloween.

While 5-8 p.m. are the encouraged hours for the night please be mindful of porch lights. Only visit homes with porch lights on at any point in the night. Alternatively, if you are not interested in greeting all the trick-or-treaters, keep your porch light off. 

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10/31/18
Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group

We will meet at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Conference Rooms B 2 &3 at 1:30 PM. Carolyn Sexton RN of Aase Haugen Senior Services will speak about Short Term Respite Care Services.

 


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10/31/18
Aase Haugen Trick-or-Treat

Kids ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat at Aase Haugen. 

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10/31/18
Eastern Star Trick-or-Treat

The Barthell OES Home adn Arlin Falck Assisted Living invite trick-or-treaters to come and show their costumes and get a treat. 

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10/31/18
Pine Cone Crafts for Kids

Create your own Pine Cone bird when you stop by for Trick-or Treating in the Toy Jungle.

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10/31/18
Trunk-or-Treat in the Fareway Parking Lot

For the tenth year, Stone Ridge Community Church is sponsoring Trunk-or-Treat, a Halloween event for the entire community.  Children are invited to trick-or-treat from vehicle to vehicle, and all vehicles and their owners will be dressed in Halloween costumes.

Mary Marx, member of Stone Ridge Community Church and coordinator of this year’s event says, “Trunk-or-Treat is a safe, family-friendly way for children to trick-or-treat, and is a fun way for the church to connect with and serve people in our community.  Stone Ridge is pleased to be able to offer this event each year for young families.”

Candy donations are welcome, and can be dropped off at the church Tuesday – Friday from 9:30 am – 2 pm. 
 

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10/31/18
Luther presents War of the Worlds

Luther College's visual and performing arts department (VPA) is presenting a live radio show performance of Howard Koch's radio script "The War of the Worlds" at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Marty's, located on the lowest level of Luther's Dahl Centennial Union. The performance will also be broadcast on Luther's radio station KWLC at 1240AM and online through KWLC's website, luther.edu/KWLC.

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

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