Calendar of Events - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

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Community Visitor Guide
08/01/19 - 09/30/19
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Visit Decorah Brand Unveiling!
08/28/19 - 08/28/19
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Energy Savvy Business Series
09/04/19 - 10/16/19
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Events in the month of September 2019

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Plan for future care by involving all members of your family in financial decisions and develop a plan that works well for both care receivers and care givers. This course enables you to make informed decisions based on accurate financial information. It helps to reduce the added stress of having to make long-term care plans when a crisis has occurred, and options may be limited.

Topics include developing a workbook of financial records, case studies, why it is essential to plan, retirement plans for the caregiver, paying for care options and effective communication.


 
 

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

 
The Winneshiek Energy District and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce present a four-part series for chamber members: Becoming an Energy Savvy Business. Cost is $40 for the whole series  or $10/class. Participants who do not own their building are invited to bring their building owner as a guest, free of charge. Classes will offer local examples of small businesses making the change toward local, clean, efficient energy practices as well as expert advice on how to green your own business.
 
September 4: Solar for Your Business
Is solar a good fit for your business? More and more businesses are finding that becoming solar powered is a win-win for the earth and their bottom line. Topics covered include: your pre-solar checklist, how to make the most out of tax credits and incentives, what makes a good solar site, solar payback and warranty, and local solar contractors and resources.
 
September 18: Save Energy, Save Money
It’s no surprise that energy-efficiency lowers utility bills and is better for your business’s bottom line - but where to start? This class will address high impact energy-saving opportunities for all businesses, appliance upgrades, energy audits, the cost of delay, and long-term efficiency projects.
 
October 2: Road to Net Zero
What does it take to become a net zero business? With growing climate awareness, becoming a net zero business can give your business a leg up.  Together we’ll look at carbon accounting, carbon offset tags, and the marketing potential of becoming a  “net zero” business.
 
October 16: Energy Policy 101 for Communities
Does the world of energy policy leave your head spinning? This class will help you’ll gain a better understanding of energy regulations, gain new energy vocabulary, learn about local energy initiatives, and step away with a better ability to speak “energy” with your community leaders and policy-makers.

If you do not own your building we encourage you to invite the property owner at no charge. Please email kristina@decorahareachamber.com with the informaiton. 
 

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Thursday, September 5, 2019
Enjoy free admission all day during regular museum hours.
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m., Calmar Campus
Fun Family Event!

Food, Games & Music

Bring the whole family to a night of fun! Enjoy food, music, inflatables, rides and carnival games for kids of all ages. It’s the kick-off to fall you don’t want to miss!

Learn More. www.nicc.edu/fallfest

Get Connected. @neiowacc


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Thursday, September 5, 2019
NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

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Thursday, September 5, 2019
If you experience depression or an anxiety disorder, you may benefit from the WMC adult Anxiety and Depression Coping Skills Group offered at Winneshiek Medical Center.
 

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live original acoustic music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. Originally launched in 2011, the Series is now heading into its 17th run and continues to be presented in Southeast Minnesota's premier listening room, the American Legion Room at Chatfield Center for the Arts.


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Plan for future care by involving all members of your family in financial decisions and develop a plan that works well for both care receivers and care givers. This course enables you to make informed decisions based on accurate financial information. It helps to reduce the added stress of having to make long-term care plans when a crisis has occurred, and options may be limited.

Topics include developing a workbook of financial records, case studies, why it is essential to plan, retirement plans for the caregiver, paying for care options and effective communication.


 
 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting three book discussions in September. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book.
 

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

more info...

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Sunday, September 15, 2019

What can we learn from the patterns in nature to cultivate meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships in our lives? What roles do humans play in both the internal and external landscapes? How can we start tending the earth where we’re at, with tangible solutions to create a greater depth of connection to the communities that we are a part of?

Join us for a three day all-inclusive weekend as we explore these questions together at the Pepperfield Project, a living ecological sanctuary that weaves together resilient strategies for the future generations while embodying holistic wellness and quality of life. In reviving the old ways and traditions of those that have gone before us, we’ll experience the transformative power of growing food, crafting medicine, raising animals, tending the wild, fostering artistic expression and celebrating community life as a living prayer for these times.

Tending Legacy is a retreat rooted in celebrating an intergenerational community with energetics around personal development. We invite people of all ages, backgrounds, stages and phases of exploring the trajectories of legacy and this place as we know it today.


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Saturday, September 14, 2019
-- The 2019 Northeast Iowa Walk to End Alzheimer’s has been set for Saturday, September 14th.   
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Anyone living within the Decorah city limits is invited to participate. 
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

more info...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

 
The Winneshiek Energy District and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce present a four-part series for chamber members: Becoming an Energy Savvy Business. Cost is $40 for the whole series  or $10/class. Participants who do not own their building are invited to bring their building owner as a guest, free of charge. Classes will offer local examples of small businesses making the change toward local, clean, efficient energy practices as well as expert advice on how to green your own business.
 
September 4: Solar for Your Business
Is solar a good fit for your business? More and more businesses are finding that becoming solar powered is a win-win for the earth and their bottom line. Topics covered include: your pre-solar checklist, how to make the most out of tax credits and incentives, what makes a good solar site, solar payback and warranty, and local solar contractors and resources.
 
September 18: Save Energy, Save Money
It’s no surprise that energy-efficiency lowers utility bills and is better for your business’s bottom line - but where to start? This class will address high impact energy-saving opportunities for all businesses, appliance upgrades, energy audits, the cost of delay, and long-term efficiency projects.
 
October 2: Road to Net Zero
What does it take to become a net zero business? With growing climate awareness, becoming a net zero business can give your business a leg up.  Together we’ll look at carbon accounting, carbon offset tags, and the marketing potential of becoming a  “net zero” business.
 
October 16: Energy Policy 101 for Communities
Does the world of energy policy leave your head spinning? This class will help you’ll gain a better understanding of energy regulations, gain new energy vocabulary, learn about local energy initiatives, and step away with a better ability to speak “energy” with your community leaders and policy-makers.

If you do not own your building we encourage you to invite the property owner at no charge. Please email kristina@decorahareachamber.com with the informaiton. 
 

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
The History Book Group will discuss David W. Blight’s “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” at 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 19th on the 2nd floor of the library. As a young man, Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Baltimore and would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery. By the Civil War, he had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass established himself as a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot.
 

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

more info...

Friday, September 20, 2019
The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. Sept. 20th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. When they began to be killed off, the newly created FBI took up the case—one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. Director J. Edgar Hoover turned to former Texas Ranger Tom White, who put together an undercover team and began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

 
 

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Stop by from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Vesterheim’s Bruening Visitor Center, 502 W. Water Street, to learn a tune, share a tune, jam with us, or just come to listen.

Bring any instrument you play and join in. This informal music collaboration is great fun for all levels and happens the fourth Sunday of each month.

Drop in whenever it works in your schedule. No charge. Recording device advised.


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Are you ready to lose those extra pounds and start a healthier lifestyle? Every Wednesday, Donlon Pharmacy invites you to visit with Kevin, R.N (Weight Loss Coach). He explains how Ideal Protein works, why it works through weekly visits, and answers any questions you may have about getting started. There is no need to RSVP, just stop into Donlons and ask for Kevin.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed Weight Loss Protocol. Donlon Pharmacy is a Certified Ideal Protein Clinic. For more information visit: https://idealprotein.com/.

more info...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
 
Decorah Public Library staff are piloting a new speculative fiction book discussion group in September and October. 

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

What is NAMI Family-to-Family? Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week course for family
members of an older teen or adult living with mental illness. Family-to-Family not only
provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll
also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope

 

more info...