Calendar of Events - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

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Events in the month of February 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Visit our Second Annual Valentine's Market to find the perfect Valentine's gift or special items for yourself while helping support Decorah's 8th graders as they work hard to fund their summer trip to Washington, DC. There will be plenty of local crafters and vendors, and some booths set up for 8th graders who have put together a truly fantastic collection of gift items.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Sunday, February 16, 2020
The Oneota Film Festival builds and sustains a community of film lovers through screenings and discussion.  The Festival is an opportunity to inform, inspire and engage viewers and filmmakers in compelling issues of our time.
The Oneota Film Festival is produced by a dedicated group of volunteers that includes local film enthusiasts, who formed a non-profit corporation for the sole purpose of producing the Festival since 2009. This is an incredible Northeast Iowa Destination Experience, bringing in quality films of all genres that explore the joys of life on earth, as well as the critical issues and challenges we all face.

Film screenings will be on the Luther Campus and in various downtown locations. Film Books, listing the films to be screened and the schedule, will be available in several locations around the area about two weeks before the Festival. 
Films are created by independent filmmakers and not readily available through commercial networks. We invite independent filmmakers to the Festival, either live or by Skype, to discuss their works with the audiences. 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
— 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, February 18, 2020
A Luther College tradition continues this year with the return of "Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series." Since 1983, Luther faculty have presented research from a variety of disciplines, centered on a common theme. This year the focus is on "Resistance and Resilience."
            Each year the Paideia Governing Board selects four to five presentation proposals that provide a range of perspectives from the liberal arts.  
"In contemplating responses to oppression, this year's widely varying topics offer us inspiring models of individual courage and creativity, and collective strength," said Kathy Reed, Paideia program director.
            All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall with receptions to follow in Qualley Lounge. Sponsored by the Paideia Endowment, these events are always open to the public with no charge for admission.
           Here are the lectures for the 2019-20 academic year. For more information, visit the Luther events calendar at

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