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Flannel Friday (Chamber Gala)
02/28/20 - 02/28/20
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Ag Appreciation Luncheon
03/18/20 - 03/18/20
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Women's Weekend Out Sponsorship
04/03/20 - 04/05/20
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Women's Weekend Out Swag Bags!
04/03/20 - 04/05/20
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Events in the month of March 2020
DateEvent
03/01/20
St. Lucas Annual Euchre Card Parties

Come and Play Euchre for a Good Cause!
Sundays, Feb. 23rd, March 1st, 8th, & 15th.
Card parties start at 1:30 pm at the St. Lucas Community Center.
All proceeds benefit the St. Lucas Little League Program!

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03/03/20
Anticipating the Unthinkable - Planning for what happens after a disaster

Everything that was normal changed that day is a quote that Carly weaves into her riveting talk about what families go through during and after a mass casualty incident. Following Carly’s presentation, participants will have the opportunity to share about local and regional post disaster planning. First responders, school administrators, teachers, parents, medical and public health professionals along with community members are encouraged to attend this free event
 

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03/03/20
Planning Ahead

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a “Planning Ahead” program with two learning sessions.
 
Jeannette Mukayisire, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with ISU Extension and Outreach, will teach the two session program, these sessions are all about planning ahead in case of emergencies and for your future care.
 
“Are you prepared in case of an Emergency Room visit?” Jeannette asks. “Have you talked with your family members and healthcare providers about your future care and what you want?”
 
Jeannette knows that these topics can be difficult to broach, but she shared that the workshop is designed to help individuals prepare an emergency kit and find ways to start the needed conversations about future care.
 
“We will discuss interesting and relevant content, watch a short video, look over helpful resource materials,” Jeannette said. “Participants should leave feeling better prepared and capable to plan ahead and talk with their family, health care providers or other support systems.”
 
Individuals are asked to pre-register by Monday, March 2, 2020. Preregistration is available by calling the ISU Extension & Outreach office at (563) 382-2949.
 

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03/03/20
Remembering "The Legacy of Matthew Shepard" at Luther College

DECORAH, Iowa – Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard, will present the first of two "Hope Over Hate" lectures at Luther College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.
            In October of 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21-year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. His story has been told through film, plays, novels and musical compositions, and led directly to the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009. It also inspired the Matthew Shepard Foundation, founded by Judy and Dennis Shepard who decided to turn their grief into action. The couple is dedicated to working toward the causes championed by Matthew during his life: social justice, diversity awareness and education, and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
"Mrs. Shepard's message resonates with everyone who hears her speak," says Kristen Underwood, director of campus programming. "Whether or not you identify as LGBTQ, erasing hate is a universal cause. Judy Shepard speaks for LGBTQ youth, people of color, religious minorities or anyone who has experienced discrimination."
In connection to Judy Shepard's visit, Luther's Nordic Choir will perform Craig Hella Johnson's "Considering Matthew Shepard" at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The 100-minute oratorio explores the life and legacy of Matthew Shepard through passages from his personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents, newspaper reports and additional texts by Johnson and Michael Dennis Browne.
"As I began listening to the work, it immediately transported me back to when I was 23 years old and had just begun my teaching career. All these years later, the story still speaks to me in a very profound way and I knew immediately I wanted to share it with Nordic Choir," said Dr. Andrew Last, director of choral activities and director of Nordic Choir. "I hope the audience will be challenged to think about what happened almost 22 years ago and find purpose and understanding from this story."
The second lecture in the "Hope Over Hate" series is Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. Pedro Lopez Vega '17 was a school boy in Postville, Iowa during the 2008 ICE raid, when 900 armed agents arrested 389 undocumented workers, his mother among them. Pedro's personal story is an inspiring one of resilience and triumph over trauma.
"Hope Over Hate" lectures are free and open to the public. The lecture series is sponsored by Campus Programing and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement at Luther College, with involvement from the student organization, Luther Pride.
Tickets to the Nordic Choir performance "Considering Matthew Shepard" are now on sale at the Luther College Box Office, or online at tickets.luther.edu.
To view all events happening at Luther College visit luther.edu/events.
Luther College is home to more than 1,900 undergraduates who explore big questions and take action to benefit people, communities and society. Our 60+ academic programs, experiential approach to learning and welcoming community inspire students to learn actively, live purposefully and lead courageously for a lifetime of impact. Learn more at luther.edu.
 

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03/03/20
Idea Lab for Entrepreneurs

Do you love big ideas? Do you have an local business idea that you've always wanted feedback on?

Develop your new business idea or help others do so by attending Winneshiek Idea House's IDEA LAB event(s). Together we'll create businesses by our community, for our community!


 

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03/04/20
Fraud Fighter Seminar

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

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

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

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

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

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


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03/06/20
Live Music - OK Factor and Jaerv

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03/07/20
Catapult - Luther College Center Stage Series

You haven’t seen anything like Catapult!

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

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03/08/20
St. Lucas Annual Euchre Card Parties

Come and Play Euchre for a Good Cause!
Sundays, Feb. 23rd, March 1st, 8th, & 15th.
Card parties start at 1:30 pm at the St. Lucas Community Center.
All proceeds benefit the St. Lucas Little League Program!

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03/08/20
Madison 4-H Soup Supper Annual Fundraiser

Come enjoy fellowship and your choice of Chili, Vegetable Beef & Dumpling soup or Chicken Noodle soup.
*Take outs are available*

 

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03/10/20
Luther College announces "Texts and Issues Lecture Series" speakers

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

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03/10/20
Luther College Faculty Artist Series

Gregory Peterson will present an organ recital titled "Kveldmusikk," meaning evening music in the Sundt Studio of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Peterson will perform works related to his recent sabbatical in Scandinavia including music by Dieterich Buxtehude, Johannes Brahms, Johann Gottfried Walther, Emil Sjögren and Johann Sebastian Bach.

 

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03/10/20
Generation Rx: Safe Medication Practices for Better Health Seminar

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

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

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

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

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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03/10/20
Planning Ahead

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a “Planning Ahead” program with two learning sessions.
 
Jeannette Mukayisire, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with ISU Extension and Outreach, will teach the two session program, these sessions are all about planning ahead in case of emergencies and for your future care.
 
“Are you prepared in case of an Emergency Room visit?” Jeannette asks. “Have you talked with your family members and healthcare providers about your future care and what you want?”
 
Jeannette knows that these topics can be difficult to broach, but she shared that the workshop is designed to help individuals prepare an emergency kit and find ways to start the needed conversations about future care.
 
“We will discuss interesting and relevant content, watch a short video, look over helpful resource materials,” Jeannette said. “Participants should leave feeling better prepared and capable to plan ahead and talk with their family, health care providers or other support systems.”
 
Individuals are asked to pre-register by Monday, March 2, 2020. Preregistration is available by calling the ISU Extension & Outreach office at (563) 382-2949.
 

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03/10/20
No Small Matter - Documentary

Winneshiek County Development and Tourism has joined forces with area childcare representatives, providers and partners to host a special showing of the featured documentary, No Small Matter.
 
This will be a great way to show our support and to learn more about the importance of early childhood education and the economic impact it has on our community. 
 
Video Description:
The featured documentary confronts America's most pressing problems with an unlikely but powerful weapon: babies and young children. From home to childcare to preschool, high-quality early care and education has far-reaching impacts, and groundbreaking science to back it up. With a healthy dose of humor and a surprising edge, NO SMALL MATTER reveals the tragic cost of getting this wrong, and the huge payoff—for our kids, our families, and our country—of getting it right.
 
 

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03/11/20
Happy Hour Book Group

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in March. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book.
 
The Happy Hour Book Group will meet at Rubaiyat on Wed. March 11th at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s “The Revisioners.” In 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Nearly a century later, Josephine’s descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job. She moves in with her white grandmother Martha. But Martha’s behavior soon becomes erratic and threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine’s converge.
 

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03/14/20
Intertwine

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

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

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03/14/20
Second Saturday at Vesterheim

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

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

 

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03/14/20
Luther College Faculty Artist Series

Soprano, Rachel Storlie, along with fellow faculty members, Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano; Philip Borter, cello; Carol Hester, flute; and Michael Chesher, clarinet, will present a recital of chamber work featuring Croatian art songs by BoĹžidar Kunc and Ivana Lang and "Primavera" by Thea Musgrave.

 

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03/15/20
St. Lucas Annual Euchre Card Parties

Come and Play Euchre for a Good Cause!
Sundays, Feb. 23rd, March 1st, 8th, & 15th.
Card parties start at 1:30 pm at the St. Lucas Community Center.
All proceeds benefit the St. Lucas Little League Program!

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03/17/20
Vesterheim's Barnetimen (Children's Hour) To Set Sail on a New Season

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

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

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

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03/17/20
Health Cooking: Quick & Easy

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

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03/17/20
Energy Breakfast: Green Portfolio Investing

Curious about how you can make your investment portfolio align with your values?  Come to Winneshiek Energy District's March energy breakfast to hear Justin Gullekson from Decorah Bank and Trust discuss different green portfolio options.  Whether you've been contributing to a retirement account for years or you're trying to figure out which one to open, we hope you'll  come with questions!

 

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03/18/20
Ag Appreciation Luncheon



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

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

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03/18/20
Luther College Faculty Artist Series

Duo MemDi was founded by violinist Igor Kalnin and pianist Rochelle Sennet in 2010. The award winning duo performs music that embraces the diversity of world cultures. They will give a recital featuring pieces by H. Leslie Adams, Johannes Brahms, Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Robert Schumann.

 

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03/18/20
Fraud Fighter Seminar

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

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

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

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

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

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


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03/18/20
Generation Rx: Safe Medication Practices for Better Health Seminar

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

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

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

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

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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03/19/20
History Book Club

The History Book Group will meet at 6:00 p.m. Thurs. March 19th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Gordon Chang’s “The Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad.” Chinese migrants spent years building the Transcontinental Railroad. Those who survived would suffer a different kind of death—a historical one, as they were pushed first to the margins of American life and then to the fringes of public memory. Award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America.
 

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03/20/20
Friday Book Club

The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. March 20th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. In an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she had a husband and daughter, a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now.
 

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03/21/20
Truths Be Told

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

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03/21/20
Live Music - Tom and Betty Show

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

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03/21/20
All Tradition is Change

“All Tradition is Change” will expand the idea of what is traditional, while looking at textile objects made today by artists working “within the Norwegian tradition.” Examples will include pieces from Norway and Norwegian America—weaving, quilts, embroidery, baptismal garments, and knitting.
           

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03/21/20
Rock 'N' Bowl


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03/21/20
Winneshiek Solar Fair

Join us for the Winneshiek Solar Fair on Saturday, March 21st from 9am to noon.  

This family-friendly event is the perfect place to get all your solar questions answered--whether you’re a farmer, homeowner, or business owner.  Federal tax credits, combined with increasing solar panel productivity and rising electricity rates, make 2020 a great year to go solar. The Solar Fair will have helpful information for you, regardless of if you just became curious about solar options, or if you are ready to hire a contractor. 

Go to 
https://energydistrict.org/events/solarfair/ for all the details. 


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03/23/20
Fraud Fighter Seminar

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

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

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

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

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

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


more info...
03/24/20
Health Cooking: Quick & Easy

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

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03/24/20
Distinctively Winneshiek



Online Registration Here. 

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03/24/20
Undaunted: A Men's Night

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

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03/25/20
Speculative Fiction Book Group

The Speculative Fiction Book Group will meet Wed. March 25th at 5:15 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Arkady Martine’s “A Memory Called Empire.” Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn’t an accident—or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.
 

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03/28/20
Idea Lab for Entrepreneurs

Do you love big ideas? Do you have an local business idea that you've always wanted feedback on?

Develop your new business idea or help others do so by attending Winneshiek Idea House's IDEA LAB event(s). Together we'll create businesses by our community, for our community!


 

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03/29/20
Generation Rx: Safe Medication Practices for Better Health Seminar

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

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

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

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

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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03/31/20
Health Cooking: Quick & Easy

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

more info...
03/31/20
Distinctively Winneshiek



Online Registration Here. 

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