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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
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
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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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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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 - 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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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
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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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...

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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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 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
Join us for hours of entertainment
- and visit The Bakery for concessions and desserts!

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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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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
— 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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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...

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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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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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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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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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/.

more info...

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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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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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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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.
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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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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...