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 October 2019

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Wednesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 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, October 3, 2019
Enjoy free admission all day during regular museum hours.
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Thursday, October 3, 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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Friday, October 4, 2019 - Saturday, October 5, 2019
10th Annual Festival of Quilts show and sale. Vendors on site.  Quilt boutique items for sale. Demonstrations throughout the day by vendors and guild members. Register online to display or sell your quilt by September 15. uffdafest.com
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Sunday, October 6, 2019
Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. All ages welcome!
Note: Eagle Bluff van transportation is NOT available for this class. You will be driving yourself to Whispering Winds hobby farm.
**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. Perfect for individuals trying to grow their collection, birthday parties, completion of Boy and Girl Scout Badges, or just a fun day out! 

Optional fee: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class
Instructor -Beverly Sandlin is an amateur paleontologist and host of Bluffcountryfossils.net & accompanying Fossil Adventure Blog. She has lectured throughout southeast Minnesota on fossils and has hosted numerous tours and fossil hunts. Whispering Winds and one collection site are handicap accessible.
 

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Monday, October 7, 2019
Join Renate Hunter to kick up your heels and stir up a little dust in this country western dance class.
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Wednesday, October 9, 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...

Thursday, October 10, 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, October 11, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
In early October each year, 45+ artists at 35+ locations will open their doors for a behind-the-scenes studio view not usually offered to the general public. The annual event will feature many well-known award-winning national caliber artists displaying and selling pottery, paintings, woodcuts, baskets, jewelry, woodworking, kaleidoscopes, sculpture, photography, collage, fiber arts and more. 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. Directions, maps, GPS coordinates and lodging/dining will be available as web downloads. The tour is free of charge and sites are all within 40 miles of Decorah. Workspaces are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days.

The Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour (NIAST Inc.) is Iowa’s first and longest running tour of artists’ studios in the state.

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Saturday, October 12, 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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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Step back in time and celebrate La Crosse's rich downtown history! Take a guided architectural walking tour of one of the largest historic commercial districts in Wisconsin. Tempt your taste buds with special fare from downtown eateries. Listen to a variety of street musicians and bands, watch craft demonstrations, and browse an antique sale and farmers' market. Not to mention horse-drawn carriage rides and an 1860’s Shoe Shine Stand.
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Authentic Norwegian dinner. Buffet style-all you can eat.
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Monday, October 14, 2019
Join Renate Hunter to kick up your heels and stir up a little dust in this country western dance class.
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Wednesday, October 16, 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, October 16, 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. 
 

more info...

Thursday, October 17, 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...

Monday, October 21, 2019
Join Renate Hunter to kick up your heels and stir up a little dust in this country western dance class.
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Wednesday, October 23, 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, October 23, 2019
Decorah Public Library staff are piloting a new speculative fiction book discussion group in September and October. The group is open to the public, and anyone interested is encouraged to call the library at 382-3717 to reserve a book or sign up for future info via email.
 
 

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Thursday, October 24, 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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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Great event that brings area families to downtown La Crosse! Local businesses give candy and family fun!
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Sunday, October 27, 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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Monday, October 28, 2019
Join Renate Hunter to kick up your heels and stir up a little dust in this country western dance class.
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Wednesday, October 30, 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...

Thursday, October 31, 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...