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County/City Map 2020
10/12/2020 - 11/15/2020
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2020 Holiday Promotion Sign Up
10/14/2020 - 10/31/2020
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Decorah's Lighted Holiday Parade Entry
12/3/2020 - 12/3/2020
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Events in the month of September 2020
DateEvent
9/2/2020
Wednesday Farmers Market

NEW at the market this year:
Shop your favorite vendors at the Iowa Food Hub’s online farm stand Sunday-Thursday for Saturday curbside pickup: https://iowa-food-hub.myshopify.com/.

In light of COVID-19 public health concerns, the market will take special safety precautions and strongly encourage the public to do the same.

The Farmers market will:
- Provide hand sanitizing stations at entrances to the market
- provide extra spacing between stalls to promote social distancing
- provide an opportunity to purchase a mask (by donation-proceeds go to the volunteer Seamsters Union of Winneshiek County)
- All vendors will be wearing masks (probably smiling underneath of them, happy to see you out at the market!)

Attendees of the market will be asked to:
- Maintain proper physical distancing of 6 feet
- Wear a face mask or shield. Face masks will be available by donation, thanks to the Seamster’s Union of Winneshiek County.
- Send only 1 person per household to shop when possible
- Leave pets at home or in the car
- Try to bring exact change or small bills to minimize money-handling
- Take all food to-go

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9/3/2020
Steak 'N Shake Drive-Thru


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9/4/2020
 -9/6/2020
The Inwood Ballroom Centennial Celebration


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9/5/2020
Electric Vehicle Showcase

Stop by the Decorah Farmers Market each Saturday between 8 am and 11 am to see a different electric vehicle up close and talk to the owners who drive them!
The owners of these cars all live in Iowa and will be able to answer your questions on everything from maintenance costs and schedules to driving in the snow to road tripping tips.
Event generously sponsored by 
KAR Auto Group
 and 
Decorah Bank & Trust Co.
 

9/5/2020
Visiting Artist to lead Raku Workshop at ArtHaus

Artist, Emillia Noordhoek, will be leading a raku glazing workshop.  Noordhoek is on an extended stay from Hawaii where she co-created an art center on the island of Malaki.  She is also a potter who has studied raku in Japan and she brings her knowledge of the clay and it's firing process to ArtHaus.  

The one day workshop will be held outside in the parking lot of ArtHaus at 107 West Broadway.  Participants of all ages will glaze a pre-thrown bowl with raku glaze and participate as a community in the direct fire glazing of the bowls.  The results often create a crackle effect and metalic finish.  Registration is required at arthausdecorah.org as space is limited for social distancing.  Wearing closed toe shoes and protective pants are important.
 

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9/5/2020
Labor Day Live Music on the Patio with Mike Staebell & Bruce Day


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9/6/2020
 -9/13/2020
Tails & Treasures

The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa’s (HSNEI) 7th annual Tails & Treasures Fundraiser will be held online this year due to COVID19. The online auction begins at 8am Sunday, September 6 and ends at 5pm Sunday, September 13. Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, including event sponsor Northeast Iowa Solar LLC, 100% of money raised in the auction goes to helping HSNEI’s animals.

The auction features three of Tails & Treasures’ signature artist rendered statues by Carl Homstad, Bonnie Koloc, and Charlene Selbee, that can be seen at tails-treasures, and over 100 great auction packages ranging from tickets to a PGA Tournament, to getaways, to many pet packages. Thanks to the generous donation of an E-Bike from Decorah Bicycles, Tails & Treasures is selling raffle chances with 100% of money benefiting HSNEI. Raffle chances can be purchased at www.32auctions.com/HSNEI now, and the auction items go live at the same site on September 6.

Like many businesses, HSNEI has not been able to hold traditional fundraising events or be open to the public during COVID 19 concerns, so Tails & Treasures funds are crucial for supporting the Love & Friendship Adoption Center in Decorah, which serves Allamakee, Howard, Chickasaw, Fayette and Winneshiek Counties.


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9/8/2020
Decorah Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The public is invited to comment on the National Register of Historic Places nomination of the Luther College Campus. The nomination will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the Decorah Historic Preservation Commission (DHPC) 
The meeting will be outdoors, with mandated social distancing.

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9/9/2020
Wednesday Farmers Market

NEW at the market this year:
Shop your favorite vendors at the Iowa Food Hub’s online farm stand Sunday-Thursday for Saturday curbside pickup: https://iowa-food-hub.myshopify.com/.

In light of COVID-19 public health concerns, the market will take special safety precautions and strongly encourage the public to do the same.

The Farmers market will:
- Provide hand sanitizing stations at entrances to the market
- provide extra spacing between stalls to promote social distancing
- provide an opportunity to purchase a mask (by donation-proceeds go to the volunteer Seamsters Union of Winneshiek County)
- All vendors will be wearing masks (probably smiling underneath of them, happy to see you out at the market!)

Attendees of the market will be asked to:
- Maintain proper physical distancing of 6 feet
- Wear a face mask or shield. Face masks will be available by donation, thanks to the Seamster’s Union of Winneshiek County.
- Send only 1 person per household to shop when possible
- Leave pets at home or in the car
- Try to bring exact change or small bills to minimize money-handling
- Take all food to-go

more info...
9/10/2020
 -9/12/2020
Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days 2020


The oldest steam engine show in Minnesota. Join us for food, amusements, parades, old time demonstrations, tractors and steam engines.

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9/10/2020
Tasty Thursdays

Are you wondering what being a mentor at Youth Mentoring at Helping Services is all about? Do you enjoy ice cream? If so, please attend this event that is co-sponsored by Helping Services for Youth & Families and Sugar Bowl. When you arrive, look for the welcome table from Helping Services to find out more about becoming involved as a mentor and to receive your ticket for one free ice cream item. Current mentors and mentees are invited to attend to enjoy a delicious treat. Tasty Thursdays will be held on each second Thursday of each month.    

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9/14/2020
Nordic Fest Annual Meeting


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9/14/2020
Nordic Fest 2020 Annual Meeting

The public is invited the 2020 Annual Meeting.  Please bring your own lawn cahir.  All are welcome to share comments and ideas.  The public may also call 563-382-9010 and/or email contactus@nordicfest.com.  

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9/15/2020
Vesterheim's Barnetimen (Children's Hour) Is Online Starting September 15

DECORAH, Iowa —Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) with Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, is online! Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join the first session of the new season for this monthly program on Tuesday, September 15, from 10-10:30 a.m. via livestream on vesterheim.org/live or Vesterheim’s Facebook page. A recording will be available any time after the event on Vesteheim’s YouTube channel.
Connect with Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim’s Youth Educator, to explore objects in the museum’s collection and make art inspired by those objects.
“This month's exploration and art activity are all about spoons, something we have a lot of at Vesterheim and that you probably have in your home, too,” Kovarik said. A list of materials and instructions for the make-at-home art project will be available before the program at vesterheim.org/program/barnetimen-childrens-hour-9-2020.
Barnetimen meets the third Tuesday of the month, September through April, from 10-10:30 a.m. and is geared toward 3-5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. The program is free of charge and no previous sign-up is necessary.
This program is sponsored by the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund Phase 1, an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; with additional support from local sponsors David and Brenda Carlson and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.
            With world-class exhibitions and 12 historic buildings in scenic Decorah, Iowa, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and Folk Art School, showcases the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. This national treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.
 

9/16/2020
Wednesday Farmers Market

NEW at the market this year:
Shop your favorite vendors at the Iowa Food Hub’s online farm stand Sunday-Thursday for Saturday curbside pickup: https://iowa-food-hub.myshopify.com/.

In light of COVID-19 public health concerns, the market will take special safety precautions and strongly encourage the public to do the same.

The Farmers market will:
- Provide hand sanitizing stations at entrances to the market
- provide extra spacing between stalls to promote social distancing
- provide an opportunity to purchase a mask (by donation-proceeds go to the volunteer Seamsters Union of Winneshiek County)
- All vendors will be wearing masks (probably smiling underneath of them, happy to see you out at the market!)

Attendees of the market will be asked to:
- Maintain proper physical distancing of 6 feet
- Wear a face mask or shield. Face masks will be available by donation, thanks to the Seamster’s Union of Winneshiek County.
- Send only 1 person per household to shop when possible
- Leave pets at home or in the car
- Try to bring exact change or small bills to minimize money-handling
- Take all food to-go

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9/18/2020
Sundance Travel Ribbon Cutting

Join us in congratulating Sundance Travel on their new space in downtown Decorah! 
Come check out their new space and learn about their services. 

Join them for complimentary Moo Mobile milkshakes from 2-4pm.  

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9/19/2020
Electric Vehicle Showcase

Stop by the Decorah Farmers Market each Saturday between 8 am and 11 am to see a different electric vehicle up close and talk to the owners who drive them!
The owners of these cars all live in Iowa and will be able to answer your questions on everything from maintenance costs and schedules to driving in the snow to road tripping tips.
Event generously sponsored by 
KAR Auto Group
 and 
Decorah Bank & Trust Co.
 

9/19/2020
Constitution Day Parade

The Winneshiek County Republicans will host a Constitution Day Parade along State and Water streets starting at 10:00am.  

9/19/2020
Open House - Family or Investment Home!

Move right in, family friendly neighborhood this 4 bedroom 2 bath home with over-sized (38 x 40) detached garage on large lot, located within walking distance to downtown Decorah, near bike trail, stores, churches and school bus stop! Main floor living with kitchen, living room & separate dining plus main floor bedroom w/closet, full bath & laundry room set up as an owner's suite! Upstairs 3 bedrooms, and bath with claw foot tub! Large deck, spacious back yard and the dream garage awaits! All kitchen appliances, washer & dryer, and window treatments included.
 

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9/22/2020
Hy-Vee Ribbon Cutting


Join the DACC in welcoming Hy-Vee to the Decorah area business community. we will host a Ribbon Cutting as part of their grand opening celebration.

 A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle
Hy-Vee is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Its slogan, "A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle," expresses the foundation of the company's operating philosophy.

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9/23/2020
Wednesday Farmers Market

NEW at the market this year:
Shop your favorite vendors at the Iowa Food Hub’s online farm stand Sunday-Thursday for Saturday curbside pickup: https://iowa-food-hub.myshopify.com/.

In light of COVID-19 public health concerns, the market will take special safety precautions and strongly encourage the public to do the same.

The Farmers market will:
- Provide hand sanitizing stations at entrances to the market
- provide extra spacing between stalls to promote social distancing
- provide an opportunity to purchase a mask (by donation-proceeds go to the volunteer Seamsters Union of Winneshiek County)
- All vendors will be wearing masks (probably smiling underneath of them, happy to see you out at the market!)

Attendees of the market will be asked to:
- Maintain proper physical distancing of 6 feet
- Wear a face mask or shield. Face masks will be available by donation, thanks to the Seamster’s Union of Winneshiek County.
- Send only 1 person per household to shop when possible
- Leave pets at home or in the car
- Try to bring exact change or small bills to minimize money-handling
- Take all food to-go

more info...
9/26/2020
Electric Vehicle Showcase

Stop by the Decorah Farmers Market each Saturday between 8 am and 11 am to see a different electric vehicle up close and talk to the owners who drive them!
The owners of these cars all live in Iowa and will be able to answer your questions on everything from maintenance costs and schedules to driving in the snow to road tripping tips.
Event generously sponsored by 
KAR Auto Group
 and 
Decorah Bank & Trust Co.
 

9/26/2020
Open House - Family or Investment Home!

Family owned since 1993, 4 to 6 Bedroom, 2 Bath home located on almost a 1/3 acre lot! Many updates & improvements to interior & exterior of home! Large living room with new carpet, picture window looking over the rolling fields of Winneshiek County. Located in the quaint town of Ridgeway, South of State Highway 9 between Decorah & Cresco, close to Farmer's Prairie Bike Trail! Updated kitchen with Hickory cabinets with dining area, main floor laundry, 2 bedrooms, full bath. Upstairs has up to 4 bedrooms or storage/bonus rooms plus a bathroom ready to remodel with claw footed tub! Newer detached shed plus a 18 x 20 one stall detached garage w/storage, workshop area! Back enclosed porch leads to patio & private, fenced in back yard! Room to build that "Man or She Shed" on extra 50 x 75 side lot!

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9/27/2020
Open House - A Must See!!! Great for Individual, Family or Senior Living!

Remarks: 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home located in the popular subdivision, loved neighborhood on Ridge Road close to Luther College, public swimming pool, bike trail and minutes from downtown Decorah! While enjoying the convenience of location, relax & enjoy in the comfort of this beautiful home, new addition (2013) of four-seasons room (16 x 30) w/wood stove & outside wood deck of (6 x 24) overlooking the private back yard with over 500+ deciduous plantings & mature trees, adjacent to your lot, find more trees & prairie trails. Many updates to this lovely home, kitchen updated, lighting, master bath updated, flooring, painting, ceilings updated to name a few and the addition of four seasons room. Large kitchen with Quartz countertops, pantry, cabinets and prep area & dining area, large formal dining room, living room with vaulted ceiling & fireplace on main level. Laundry room & half bath conveniently off kitchen area as you come in from your attached (24 x 26) garage. Master bedroom w/multiple closets, jetted bathtub & shower, dual vanity sinks and new cabinetry. Lower level is completely finished with large family room, walk out to lower patio & open back yard. Additional 2 bedrooms, full bath and bonus room (12 x 14) for exercise, craft or 4th bedroom. Abundant storage & shelves in mechanical room. All bedrooms have large closets. Beautifully decorated, welcoming & ready to move right in!

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9/28/2020
 -10/18/2020
Northeast Iowa Art Walk


Enter a brand new event for fall, where Northeast Iowans and visitors to the area can explore Decorah’s downtown, peruse unique local art, and maintain safe social standards at the same time. The Northeast Iowa Art Walk will adorn some of Decorah’s downtown businesses and their storefront windows. This Art Walk is happening instead of the Northeast Iowa Artist’s Studio Tour. It is more about supporting the virtual, on-line studio tour that will happen this year by providing a place for artists to showcase their art in Decorah. It also gives us a chance to draw people downtown to see the art in a safe way.

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9/30/2020
Drive Thru Flu Clinic

Winneshiek Public Health is offering a drive through flu clinic at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds.  Please have your insurance cards ready, wear short sleeves and a mask.  For parties of more than 2 people, polease call the office at 563-382-4662

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9/30/2020
Wednesday Farmers Market

NEW at the market this year:
Shop your favorite vendors at the Iowa Food Hub’s online farm stand Sunday-Thursday for Saturday curbside pickup: https://iowa-food-hub.myshopify.com/.

In light of COVID-19 public health concerns, the market will take special safety precautions and strongly encourage the public to do the same.

The Farmers market will:
- Provide hand sanitizing stations at entrances to the market
- provide extra spacing between stalls to promote social distancing
- provide an opportunity to purchase a mask (by donation-proceeds go to the volunteer Seamsters Union of Winneshiek County)
- All vendors will be wearing masks (probably smiling underneath of them, happy to see you out at the market!)

Attendees of the market will be asked to:
- Maintain proper physical distancing of 6 feet
- Wear a face mask or shield. Face masks will be available by donation, thanks to the Seamster’s Union of Winneshiek County.
- Send only 1 person per household to shop when possible
- Leave pets at home or in the car
- Try to bring exact change or small bills to minimize money-handling
- Take all food to-go

more info...