Calendar of Events - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

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Luther College Luncheon
01/21/19 - 01/21/19
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Digital Marketing Training Series
02/13/19 - 03/27/19
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Women's Weekend Out Guest Registration
04/05/19 - 04/07/19
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Women's Weekend Out Sponsorship
04/05/19 - 04/07/19
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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Sunday, January 20, 2019
Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe... all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. 

The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year with Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical for the whole family.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Intertwine is an informal time for knitters, spinners, weavers, and other textile enthusiasts to gather, share, learn, and celebrate all things fiber.  Join us the third Sunday of each month from September though April.

This opportunity is for anyone—non-member or member, new to fiber arts or experienced. Bring your ideas or ​fiber project in progress and leave your stress behind. Check out the fun and lively conversation once or several times. No formal classes will be offered.


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Sunday, January 20, 2019
This is a fund raiser for Quilts of Valor. Come join us for some good country music and a good cause.
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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Looking for a chance to shake off the winter blues and enjoy some free live entertainment? Don’t miss this preview performance of an original adaptation of the classic children’s book Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel (author of the Frog and Toad books). Forty-five minutes of fun, laughter, and poignant reminders to appreciate the small joys of life, Owl at Home will be loved by all who are young at heart. 

The performance is FREE!

Featuring Kristen Underwood and Andrew Whitfield. Book by Robert Vrtis. Music by Brooke Joyce. Space is limited. Come early!

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Monday, January 21, 2019
Luther College is pleased to invite Chamber members
and special guests to the 30th annual
Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Lunch is served from 12 to 12:30 p.m.
Program begins at 12:30 p.m.
Keynote speaker
Reynolds W. Cramer '91
President and CEO, Fareway Stores, Inc.

Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce; Winneshiek County Development Inc.; and United Way award presentations will follow the speaker.

Transportation to campus: Luther vans will be available for transportation at 11:45 a.m. from the Oneota Community Food Co-op parking lot, the Decorah Bank & Trust (main bank) parking lot, and at the Centrum Plaza behind McDonald's. If you prefer to drive to campus, parking is available on the street behind Main Building and behind Preus Library. Location: Luther College, Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101

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Monday, January 21, 2019
With the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April 1968, students across the country staged sit-ins and challenged discriminatory practices in an attempt to create more minority representation on college campuses. Roger Pulliam, who witnessed the formation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Scholars Academy at Western Michigan University, will give the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Lecture at Luther College.

Pulliam's lecture, "A 50-year retrospective on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s impact on African American students' presence in higher education," is 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. It is open to the public with no charge for admission.
 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Join NICC for one of the most sought after traveling museums of it's kind in the country! The True Black History Museum will be on campus Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  This is a come and go activity from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Student Center Library Fireplace Area. The public is invited to walk through the exhibits and artifacts anytime while the exhibit is on campus. The curators of the museum will be doing periodic presentations during the event.

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Fred Saffold III is the CEO and Founder of The True Black History Museum – A traveling Black History exhibit with artifacts dating from the late 1700's to the 21st century. The Museum was established to preserve the history of African-American people and to educate others of the many great contributions that African-Americans have made to mankind. The mission is to instill self esteem and pride, and to increase knowledge, awareness, cultural sensitivity and understanding for the historic experience of African-Americans.

The collection takes you on a journey through the African-American experience, and is comprised of over 1000 authentic artifacts, with original documents from historic figures such as Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Angela Davis, President Barack Obama, and many other great African-Americans.

The museum has been viewed by over 35,000 people throughout the U.S on college campuses, schools, churches, and corporate events.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
The Luther College Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center are sponsoring two book discussions of Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim, by Ed Fallon.

The book describes an eight-month odyssey from L.A. to D.C., where dozens of marchers become a mobile village, sounding the alarm about our climate crisis. How they worked together, butted heads, solved conflicts, risked their lives, and ultimately stayed true to their goal makes for an exciting, multi-layered tale. 

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Friday, January 25, 2019 - Saturday, January 26, 2019
Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe... all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. 

The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year with Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical for the whole family.

more info...

Saturday, January 26, 2019
When days are short and nights are long, it’s time to celebrate community the koselig Norwegian way—with delicious cake, warm drinks, and new and familiar friends—at Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center.

This informal gathering is free and open to everyone. Come and go as you wish.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 - Sunday, January 27, 2019
Mark your Calendars and join The Country Gardens, Andera Photography and Party Island for a Wedding Open House.  Enjoy lots of samples and set up ideas for your big day.
Join them on Sunday at the Wedding Market at Hotel Winneshiek from 12 until 4. What a fun week end in Decorah!

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jan 10th - Painting Party 6:30 pm (Downtown)

Jan 13th - Brunch 10-1 pm

Jan 17th - Amish Chicken Dinner 4-7 pm

Jan 27th - Winneshiek Wedding Market 10 am

Feb 10th - Brunch 10-1 pm

Feb 15th - Valentine's Day Dinner

Feb 16th - Comedy Show


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Sunday, January 27, 2019
The Winneshiek Wedding Market is your source for all things wedding!

Sample and experience the best wedding products and talk face to face with local and regional vendors who have the knowledge and experience that you are looking for. Enjoy three full floors of wedding and prizes! Individual vendors will have prize drawings throughout the fashion show. All registered brides will be entered into several grand prize drawings including a Romantic Escape Package at the Hotel Winneshiek (must be present to win all prizes). Also, plan to attend the Mara Bridal Fashion Show at 3 PM in the Steyer Opera House.

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Bingo on the 1st, 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month.

Support the LS Community Center and the Pool & Parks.

The packet of 25 games is $15. There will be hot dogs, chips and drink available for $5.
There will also be coffee, bars and rolls offered.
First bingo call is at 6:30.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Come hear Decorah Police Officer Scott Jennings present “Emerging Illegal Drug Trends in Northeast Iowa.” A member of the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force, Jennings will discuss topics including: recognizing suspected illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, identifying drug use in young adults, drug identification and recognition, and tactics used by local law enforcement to combat the illegal drug trade.
 
A short question and answer session will follow the presentation. The program is open to all; parents and educators are especially encouraged to attend.

 

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Iowa law requires confinement site manure applicators to meet certification requirements for manure handling and land application. Certification requirements include attending two hours of annual training for each year of the three-year license or passing a certification exam once every three years. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Winneshiek County is providing the opportunity along with Allamakee County so you can attend the annual training on January 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Allamakee Extension and Outreach Office in Waukon. Or you can complete the on-line training modules.
 
We encourage you to contact our county Extension office to determine meeting options in the event of bad weather. Registration is not required for this meeting, but you may wish to contact our Extension office at 563-382-2949 to ensure there will be adequate space and training materials available. Please bring your certification card with you or be prepared to share your certification number so we may assist you with paperwork.
 

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Kelly Kuennen of the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging will be speaking about the supportive services her agency offers.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
We're celebrating being open for 5 years and would love for you to join us! We'll have food, cake, and giveaways! Everyone is welcome!
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Saturday, February 2, 2019
Get outside and enjoy the winter at the 20th annual Barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for the community’s youngest skiers, ages 3-13. This collaborative Vesterheim Museum and Sons of Norway event will be held at the Decorah Community Prairie on Saturday, February 2, at 10:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Skiers must provide their own skis.
 

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Monday, February 4, 2019
Bingo on the 1st, 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month.

Support the LS Community Center and the Pool & Parks.

The packet of 25 games is $15. There will be hot dogs, chips and drink available for $5.
There will also be coffee, bars and rolls offered.
First bingo call is at 6:30.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

If you would like to learn how to create fabrics using a variety of yarns and tools, please join us for an after-school weaving class. We will learn weaving basics while making bands and braids for belts, friendship bracelets, phone straps, and more. We will also explore different types of fiber and learn something about the history of making fabric along the way.

Past students are welcome to attend.

February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 2019 (3:15-5:15) Ages 10 to 17. $35 per student.


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Friday, February 8, 2019
Join the Decorah Volunteer Fire Department at the Toppling Goliath taproom for an elegant evening of raffles, silent auctions, hors-d'oeuvres, and world-class beer. Funds raised will benefit the Decorah volunteer fire department’s new training facility.

Tickets will be sold by the Decorah Volunteer Fire Department. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to DVFD.

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - Sunday, February 10, 2019
Everyone that comes gets an official ballot, tastes 6 new wines & 3 ciders, judges them and have the power to decide on the next wines/ciders we make. Hourly prizes are awarded along with grand prizes for the whole event.

$5/taste
$5/go through the food buffet
 

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Jan 10th - Painting Party 6:30 pm (Downtown)

Jan 13th - Brunch 10-1 pm

Jan 17th - Amish Chicken Dinner 4-7 pm

Jan 27th - Winneshiek Wedding Market 10 am

Feb 10th - Brunch 10-1 pm

Feb 15th - Valentine's Day Dinner

Feb 16th - Comedy Show


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Monday, February 11, 2019
Bingo on the 1st, 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month.

Support the LS Community Center and the Pool & Parks.

The packet of 25 games is $15. There will be hot dogs, chips and drink available for $5.
There will also be coffee, bars and rolls offered.
First bingo call is at 6:30.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Winneshiek County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).
 

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Luther College Nordic Choir will conclude its 2019 Great Lakes tour with a homecoming performance in the Center Faith and Life on Luther's campus.

The performance by the 80-member Nordic Choir is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Two Decorah-area musicians are members of the Nordic Choir: Garret Baumler, class of 2020; and Parker Fretheim, class of 2019.


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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Are you a professional working with children and families, and would like additional tools to help couples build healthy relationships?  “We know that children growing up in a home where there is a healthy, stable couple relationship have fewer behavioral and emotional problems and perform better in school”, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  “That is why healthy couple relationships are so important.”

Healthy Relationship Education Training is a one-day program designed for professionals who work with children and families to increase access to relationship education as a strategy to meet the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of children. This program uses a research-based curriculum that is being implemented nationally to professionals that they can use to encourage the development of healthy couple relationships.
 

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

If you would like to learn how to create fabrics using a variety of yarns and tools, please join us for an after-school weaving class. We will learn weaving basics while making bands and braids for belts, friendship bracelets, phone straps, and more. We will also explore different types of fiber and learn something about the history of making fabric along the way.

Past students are welcome to attend.

February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 2019 (3:15-5:15) Ages 10 to 17. $35 per student.


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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air!!! Well, not always, and even when it is love might not be enough to sustain healthy and happy relationships that support individual wellness. Did you know children growing up in a home where there is a healthy, stable couple relationship have fewer behavioral and emotional problems and perform better in school?

What: Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training
When: Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2019
Where: Elkader
Who: Anyone who interacts with couples – clergy, social works, therapists, family support and parenting education professionals
Register at http://bit.ly/hret11641
 

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Jan 10th - Painting Party 6:30 pm (Downtown)

Jan 13th - Brunch 10-1 pm

Jan 17th - Amish Chicken Dinner 4-7 pm

Jan 27th - Winneshiek Wedding Market 10 am

Feb 10th - Brunch 10-1 pm

Feb 15th - Valentine's Day Dinner

Feb 16th - Comedy Show


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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Jan 10th - Painting Party 6:30 pm (Downtown)

Jan 13th - Brunch 10-1 pm

Jan 17th - Amish Chicken Dinner 4-7 pm

Jan 27th - Winneshiek Wedding Market 10 am

Feb 10th - Brunch 10-1 pm

Feb 15th - Valentine's Day Dinner

Feb 16th - Comedy Show


more info...

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Intertwine is an informal time for knitters, spinners, weavers, and other textile enthusiasts to gather, share, learn, and celebrate all things fiber.  Join us the third Sunday of each month from September though April.

This opportunity is for anyone—non-member or member, new to fiber arts or experienced. Bring your ideas or ​fiber project in progress and leave your stress behind. Check out the fun and lively conversation once or several times. No formal classes will be offered.


more info...