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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
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The Northeast Iowa Montessori School invites you to join them in the Healthiest State Annual Walk.
Physical activity is one of the most important things all Iowa kids can do to improve their health-and walking is a great way to get moving.
The Iowa Healthiest State Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, asks Iowans to walk for 30 minutes each day and NEIM is joining the effort!

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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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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019
Luther extends an invitation to the Decorah community to join in the celebration
Each year thousands of alumni and friends of Luther College come back to campus for the annual Homecoming celebration. This year Luther will celebrate Homecoming Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 3–6.

 

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Participants will learn about the value of their trees and woodlands, and connect with professionals who
understand the importance of forestry
 

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
The Luther College and Decorah communities will have the opportunity to talk with and question the people running to represent them in local government.
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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Luther College continues its history of musical excellence by announcing the upcoming schedule for the Faculty Artist Series.
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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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Friday, October 4, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019
A thoughtfully-curated, occasional shop located in Decorah, Iowa open one weekend each month. Offering handcrafted and vintage home decor, accessories, and gifts.

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Democracy Preservation Coalition, formerly Democracy Discussion Group, began as a book discussion and continues to meet weekly, focusing on current political movements and events and trying to understand the larger picture.
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Friday, October 4, 2019
Join Empty Nest Winery for their limited edition of Naked Iced Apple and Little Black Dress wines. 
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Friday, October 4, 2019
Senator Joni Ernst will tour and sample wines at Empty Nest Winery. A photo opportunity will take place following the tour. All are welcome. 
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Friday, October 4, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019
Pumpkins, gourds and mum, oh my! It will definitely be fall for our October pop-up! The shop will be overflowing with fall decor and accent pieces, furniture, antiques and vintage items! The barn will be full of rusty treasures, farm finds, architectural pieces and DIY projects! Our inventory is constantly changing and every sale brings new and different items for your shopping pleasure! Sometimes we don't even what treasure might be making it's way into the shop at the last minute! Stop and see us, you won't be disappointed!


We offer new and rescued goods. Vintage-Modern-Unique

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
The course for the ride is the 11-mile closed loop Trout Run Trail.
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department invites area families to attend the fourth annual Touch-a-Truck event.
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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019
Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
Helping Services for Youth & Families in partnership with Community Partnership for Protecting Children and HAWC Partnership for Children are hosting an outdoor movie night in honor of Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. We will be featuring Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. The movie will start after dark. 

Family friendly activities & popcorn will be provided. Please bring a blanket and/or lawn chair to enjoy the movie. 
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A free will donation will be accepted to purchase gas & grocery card for victims of Domestic Violence. 

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
Soup cook-off, pumpkin carving, garlic workshop, cider pressing and more: it’s time for Harvest Festival at Heritage Farm. Vote for your favorite soup, attend a workshop, take a hayride, and make your very own corn husk doll. This family-friendly event is one of our favorites.
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
The Driftless Area Wetlands, in partnership with Upper Iowa Audubon Society, Raptor Resource Project and Driftless Area Bird Conservation will host HawkWatch.
 
This event celebrates the magnificent fall migration of thousands of raptors and other birds along the Mississippi River Flyway.

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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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Sunday, October 6, 2019
Decorah High School Orchestra presents Harvest Moon, under the direction of Nicole Cody.
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Monday, October 7, 2019
Learn about current immigration issues and how to help meet the needs of immigrants in the area
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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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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Winnesheik County Conservation is hosting a fall series of Little Naturalists programs at Lake Meyer Park for children aged 4-5 years old. 
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Decorah Public Library staff are continuing to partner with a dedicated group of local volunteers to bring certified therapy dogs to the library for its Dog Tales program
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The Canoe Ridge Harvest Supper is October 9. Serving begins at 4:30 P.M.
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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/.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in October. 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, 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...

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Decorah Public Library is partnering with area resident Shauna Menke to offer a variety of fun introductory Pilates classes throughout the fall.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Nationally recognized journalist to speak to the political significance of female fury
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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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Friday, October 11, 2019
20 Tickets on sale NOW at the Oneota Comm. Food Coop in downtown Decorah! Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman are nationally known for their original lyrics and incredible instrumentation. They’ve performed in many locations around the United States and at the Seed Savers Exchange Benefit concerts in past years. This will be a concert NOT TO MISS, but seating is limited to get your tickets early!
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Friday, October 11, 2019
There will be over 20 booths representing our local area and the many resources that are available.
*Door prizes
*Food Samples
*Giveaways
*Demonstrations
*Kids Obstacle Course
*Free Blood Pressure Check
*Holistic Therapies
*Fitness Opportunities

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Friday, October 11, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
Join Empty Nest Winery for the 6th Annual Wining with the Arts event. They will host 10 Artist of all mediums inside the winery so you can sip & shop all weekend long. Food is also available. 
Event flyer is linked below. 

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Friday, October 11, 2019
All ages are welcome to join ArtHaus in paint-alongs in the ArtHaus Studio.
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Friday, October 11, 2019
ArtHaus welcomes back Morgan Seemann for her solo show. 
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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.
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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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Saturday, October 12, 2019
The Guilty Kilts and the Avey/Grouws Duo will take the stage. Proceeds support Decorah Elks Charitable Foundation. 
The Decorah Elks are doing another wonderful event to raise funds for students going on the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. You get to help a great cause while enjoying a fun night of acoustic music!

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Families are invited to come to the Decorah Public Library to explore animals that call the Mississippi River home.
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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Participants will walk along Trout Run Trail to create awareness towards suicide prevention.
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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
Lunch and Supper benefiting the mission and ministry of Burr Oak United Methodist Church.
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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
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 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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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Luther College continues its history of musical excellence by announcing the upcoming schedule for the Faculty Artist Series.
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Saturday, October 12, 2019
The speaking tour is titled "Eradicating Peace: The Other Side of the Colombian War on Drugs", featuring Leider Valencia, Colombian National Coordinator of the Growers of Coca, Poppy, and Marijuana (COCCAM).
Leider organizes using farmer-to-farmer methods and advocates for rural reform (within the peace accords) which includes healthcare, infrastructure, and education. He is interested in dialoging and meeting other farmers.

 

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
— Jayme Stone is a musician, composer, producer and a banjo master. His latest album, Jayme Stone's Folklife, brings together a variety of accomplished folk musicians who breathe new life into a treasury of old songs, remaking them for modern ears. The Luther College Center Stage Series presents Jayme Stone's Folklife at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.
 

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Authentic Norwegian dinner. Buffet style-all you can eat.
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Need to upgrade your confidence, and get better at dealing with others?
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Luther College continues its history of musical excellence by announcing the upcoming schedule for the Faculty Artist Series.
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Winneshiek County Conservation is hosting a sparrow viewing hike at Chipera Prairie.
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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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Monday, October 14, 2019

William Kent Krueger makes his third visit to Decorah for a Dragonfly Books author talk featuring his newest novel This Tender Land followed by a book signing Monday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Impact Coffee, 101 W. Water St.

This Tender Land is set in 1932 in Minnesota at the Lincoln School, a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole. This Tender Land has been named the #1 Indie Next Pick for September, the Library Reads selection for September, and the Book of the Month selection for September.

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

Everyone is invited to this free event at Impact Coffee, 101 W. Water St. on Monday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. If you can't attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve an autographed copy.


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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Have you ever pondered becoming involved in a new way here at P & J?
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
— Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, for the start of a new season of Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) on Tuesday, September 17, from 10-11 a.m.
 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Luther College continues its history of musical excellence by announcing the upcoming schedule for the Faculty Artist Series.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
International connection and exploration will be the focus of the next meeting of the Luther College Woman’s Club (LCWC), to be held Tuesday, October 15, at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, on the Luther campus.
 
During the meeting, Maren Johnson, Luther assistant professor of Nordic studies, and Levi Bird, a Luther junior, will present “Reacting to the Past,” while siblings Hallie Johnson and Erik Johnson, both Luther students, will explore “Teens’ Perspective on Scandinavia and Europe.” All women from Decorah and surrounding communities are invited to attend. 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 are on the afternoon’s agenda. 
 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Winneshiek Energy District and Northeast Iowa Community College invite the public to a lunchtime lecture “The Bumps and Benefits of DIY Solar” at NICC’s Wilder Business Center on Tuesday, October 15th at 12 PM. 
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
— Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to see and share their “favorite things” at Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center on Tuesday, October 15, from 10-11 a.m.
 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Come to Decorah Public Library on Tuesday October 15 at 6:30 p.m. for an entertaining evening with popular presenter Bill Jamerson, who will share a program about the Civilian Conservation Corps featuring storytelling and original songs. Jamerson will also perform at Arlin Falck Assisted Living at 2 p.m. that same day and event organizers invite the public to attend.


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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/.

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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...

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in October. 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, October 17, 2019
The Kitchen's mission is to provide an option to local establishments of high-quality prepackaged foods. Foods like sandwiches, salads, appetizers, breads, bakery items, and more. The Kitchen is also a space for community fundraisers to use the space as a make and take, or make and sell. They are working to provide jobs to Spectrum Network employees as opportunities arise to support the mission of Spectrum.
The Kitchen hopes to be an incubator space for startups by leasing space or time to local caterers, food artisans, families, and more. The opportunity to work within a professional setting with a trained chef will provide a unique training and learning environment to guide them on startup or business growth.

Join the DACC for a Chamber After 5 to tour The Kitchen and learn more about their services. Chef Justin Scardina will prepare appetizers and drinks will be available. 

Please RSVP at the link below. 

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in October. 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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Friday, October 18, 2019
Please bring family and friends to join the Decorah Area Faith Coalition for “October Fiesta,"
A fundraising meal for Neighbors Helping Neighbors. 

 

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Free to the general public and to Oneota Film Festival members! Come to the encore presentation of the short film, The Burial, filmed in and around Lansing, Iowa.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.
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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Sunday, October 20, 2019
Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Join us for an adventurous evening of small plates from around the world.  Mix and mingle while the (cash) bar serves up your favorite cocktail, beer or wine.  Bid for a good cause at the silent auction-featuring unique local wares, family-friendly gifts, packages, and customized services.
PLUS Kids Fun Night - Kids (ages 1-12) are invited to a night of supervised play,games,dinner,popcorn and a movie. 4:30p-8:30p at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Join award winning writer, speaker, and preformed Akwi Nji as she instructs Truths Be Told: The Workshop Series
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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Come enjoy the fall weather by drinking hot cider and creating natural fall wreaths with Winneshiek County Conservation.

 

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
 
The American Cancer Society of Winneshiek County is partnering with Culver’s of Decorah for Culver’s Against Cancer Night on October 20th from 4-8pm. 

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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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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Winneshiek Medical Center is offering a free blood glucose (blood sugar) check on Tuesday, October 22, from 7:00 – 9:30am. 
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Celebrate Halloween early with Talespinner and Troubadour Darrin Crowe at Decorah Public Library on Tuesday October 22 at 6:30 p.m
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The public is invited to join Upper Iowa Audubon and Rob Schultz, vice president and excutive director of Upper Mississippi River Audubon and Audubon Minnesota for a presentation at the Decorah Public Library.
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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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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in October. 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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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The St.Benedict eighth grade class will present "Sir Winter and the Seven Woodsmen" adapted from the Grimm's fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,"
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - Sunday, October 27, 2019
The Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat are all iconic fictional characters that will come to life on the New Minowa Players stage  for "Alice in Wonderland". Forty-five children ages 6-12 will perform the original script written and directed by Rick Scheffert. Music and lyrics written by Sheryl Scheffert will get your toes tapping and put a smile on your face.

This wonderful cast of vibrant performers are waiting to show you their best! Tickets have been so popular that a few tickets can be purchased at Oneota Community Food Co-op and online at newminowaplayers.org There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door being sold one hour prior to each performance.

Show sponsors are: Decorah Bank and Trust, Family Table Restaurant, Iroc Web Design Services, Pizza Ranch, RockeDog Books, Rockweiler Appliance & TV, Rick and Sheryl Scheffert, Sogo Snacks, and Singing Hammers Construction.

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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

 

more info...

Thursday, October 24, 2019
33rd Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar
 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Decorah Public Library is partnering with area resident Shauna Menke to offer a variety of fun introductory Pilates classes throughout the fall.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
The Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities will be hosting a Strong Towns presentation by city engineer and author Charles Marohn, Jr. Marohn is the founder of Strong Towns, an international initiative dedicated to making communities across the United States and Canada financially stronger and more resilient. 
 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
The Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting their annual Fall Luncheon
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
What role do robots and technology play in religion? That’s the question Ilona Nord will be answering at Luther College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall.
 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019


Tour both the Lodge & Eagle's Nest cabins and sign up to win a free night stay plus food! 
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Decorah Mayor Lorraine Borowski and Luther College Vice President of Equity and Inclusion and Student Success, Lisa Scott are initiating a monthly gathering of community partners for public conversation and information exchanges.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
How We Can Protect Lifesaving Antibiotics – and Ourselves
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Friday, October 25, 2019
Enjoy the last Friday of the season with entertainment provided by the El Caminos. 
The buffet will feature beef tips, chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, salad, and desserts. 

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Lore Baur is a Certified Trainer for the International Center for Nonviolent Communication and an NVC Academy team member
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Friday, October 25, 2019
Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. It takes just one hour to make a life-saving blood donation, which will impact the lives of up to three different hospital patients. You can make a difference in your community by helping to maintain the local blood supply when you donate blood with LifeServe Blood Center.
 

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Friday, October 25, 2019

With Halloween fast approaching, Luther College organizations are planning some fun family activities and a safe trick-or-treating opportunity.


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Friday, October 25, 2019 - Sunday, October 27, 2019
Although we realize it's still October, we will be debuting many of our new holiday decor items, including table runners and pillows, at this pop-up sale! We've been collecting lots of vintage Christmas items too! Still looking for fall decor? We have a great selection still available! The shop is also full of everyday decor, furniture, antiques and vintage items! The barn is full of rusty treasures, farm finds, architectural pieces and DIY projects! Our inventory is constantly changing and every sale brings new and different items for your shopping pleasure! Sometimes we don't even know what treasures might be making their way into the shop until the last minute! Stop and see us, you won't be disappointed!

We offer new and rescued goods. Vintage-Modern-Unique

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Come celebrate ArtHaus with a weekend full of activities in our new location!
Dragonfly Books joins us for Free Story Hour 9AM
Tiny Masters Try-Out 10-11AM
Dream Big with ArtHaus 11-12PM
Open Haus Tours 12-2PM and Food Truck in the parking lot
Glow Dance Party 9 PM – Midnight 

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Tailgate parties prior to Luther college Norse football home games will be a fundraiser for The Spectrum Network.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Sunday, October 27, 2019
Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

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Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Sunday, October 27, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Lore Baur is a Certified Trainer for the International Center for Nonviolent Communication and an NVC Academy team member
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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Luther College continues its history of musical excellence by announcing the upcoming schedule for the Faculty Artist Series.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Wild Times Exotics will bring the zoo to Decorah Public Library.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Winneshiek County Conservation will host a Trunk or Treat at Lake Meyer Campground.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019
The Cory Farley Band will perform in concert at the Winneshiek County Celebration of Life fundraiser.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019
At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, come experience "The Nature of Forgetting" in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther College campus.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019
» NEW TIME & LOCATION! «

Dragonfly Books, in partnership with ArtHaus and in celebration of their new space, welcomes Elkader children’s book author Kristen Halverson for storytime, an author talk, and art activities featuring her new book, Sienna Rose: The Dancing Swan (Wind Rise Books, LLC 2019). Halverson will read from and talk about writing her book and lead art activities related to the book on Saturday morning, October 26th at 9:00 a.m. at ArtHaus, 107 West Broadway, Decorah.

Halverson was first inspired by her horses' personalities and events on their farm to write and launch her first storybook, The Tale of Josephine Rose: A Horse's Magical Neigh, (Wind Rise Books, LLC 2016), which focuses on themes of kindness and inclusion. Since 2016 she has published eight more children’s books with two forthcoming in fall 2019--The Tale of Prince Misha: The Lost Snow Maiden, a Russian themed fairytale, and Meow Cello.

A Houston, Texas native, Halverson moved to Elkader, Iowa in 2014. She has degrees in Political Science, Spanish, and Strategic Leadership from LeTourneau University and studied creative writing there as well as Hollins University in Virginia. These classes inspired her to eventually embark on her own literary journey. She is currently specializing in library programs that cater to PreK-5th grades along with programs for adults that focus on the history of the horse as well as writing workshops.

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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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Sunday, October 27, 2019
First dinner of the season at Odd fellow lodge.
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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Lore Baur is a Certified Trainer for the International Center for Nonviolent Communication and an NVC Academy team member
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Sunday, October 27, 2019
The Oneota Valley Community Orchestra celebrates its sixth season in 2019-2020 under the leadership of Music Director Matthew Cody.
 

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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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Monday, October 28, 2019 - Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Pick up an assortment of nuts, snack mixes, chocolates, candy and more at the first-ever Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary Nutman Sale!
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Decorah Public Library staff are continuing to partner with a dedicated group of local volunteers to bring certified therapy dogs to the library for its Dog Tales program
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Lindsey Row-Heyveld to find out how symbols intersect with the social issues of our time during the presentation “Tattoos, Medievalism, and White Nationalism” on October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Olin Building, Room 102 at Luther College.
 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

» NEW LOCATION! «

Dragonfly Books welcomes Decorah native Bathsheba Demuth for an author talk featuring her new book, Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (W.W. Norton & Company 2019). Demuth will talk about writing her book and sign books on Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. at The Lingonberry event space, 218 W. Water St.

Along the Bering Strait, through the territories of the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, and the Yupik and Chukchi in Russia, Bathsheba Demuth explores an ecosystem that has long sustained human beings. Yet when Americans and Europeans arrived, the area became the site of an experiment and the modern ideologies of production and consumption, capitalism and communism were subject to the pressures of arctic scarcity.
Demuth draws a vivid portrait of the sweeping effects of turning ecological wealth into economic growth and state power over the past century and a half. More urgent in a warming climate and as we seek new economic ideas for a post-industrial age, Floating Coast delivers warnings and poses provocative questions about human desires and needs in relation to environmental sustainability.

Bathsheba Demuth grew up in Decorah where her mother Laura still lives. Demuth is an environmental historian at Brown University, specializing in the United States and Russia, and in the history of energy and past climates. Her interest in northern environments and cultures began when she was 18 and moved north of the Arctic Circle in the Yukon. For over two years, Demuth mushed huskies, hunted caribou, fished for salmon, tracked bears, and otherwise learned to survive in the taiga and tundra. In the years since, she has lived in and studied Arctic communities across Eurasia and North America. From the archive to the dog sled, she is interested in how the histories of people, ideas, places, and non-human species intersect.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. This event will be held at The Lingonberry event space, one block west of the bookstore at 218 W Water St. If you can't attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a copy and have it autographed for you.


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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/.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

On Wednesday Oct.30 at 1:30 PM at Winneshiek Medical Center, we will have LeAnn Uhlenhake, Speech Language Pathologist, present the speech component of the Big and Loud program. LeAnn is part of the Winneshiek Medical Center Rehab team and offers a wealth of experience and knowledge. All our welcome at WMC in our usual conference room adjacent to the cafeteria.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 


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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

 

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Trunk or Treat in Decorah:  Thursday, October 31, Fareway parking lot.  The event is sponsored and coordinated by Stone Ridge Community Church.

 

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween is sneaking right up! The Decorah Police Department & Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce encourage you to trick or treat and have fun!

Here are some important etiquette items to share with the costumed kiddos in your life:

1.) Respect lights out. If a porch light isn't on, please don't approach someone's door. What if they are in the middle of a crucial final episode of insert reality television show here?!
2.) As always, observe local laws. Crossing at corners, for example, helps to keep you safe!
3.) Dress as warmly as you're able.
4.) Cross streets carefully. Look both ways. Walk, don't run. We don't want ghouls & ghosts tripping over their sheets & falling down in the streets.
5.) Respect people's property. (For example, use the sidewalk rather than the lawn. Tread on Susan's flowerbeds at your own peril. She planted those Mums herself & she's not having it.)
6.) Mind your manners. We know your Mama raised you right. "Please," & "Thank you," are Decorah values we can all get behind.


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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Celebrate Halloween at Luther College
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Luther College student group promotes cultural awareness through upcoming event
 

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