Calendar of Events - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

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01/20/20 - 01/20/20
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02/28/20 - 02/28/20
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Friday, January 17, 2020
The New Minowa Players present "Winnie-The-Pooh".  Music by Allan Friedman.  Lyrics by A.A. Milne. Adapted by Kristin Sergel.  
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Friday, January 17, 2020
Decorah native, singer-songwriter Helen Johnson is back in town for a short stay! Come out this Friday evening to say hello and enjoy a set of tunes featuring Helen on guitar, keyboard and vocals. Original songs and covers. Admission is free!
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Saturday, January 18, 2020
Five featured storytellers, five open mic slots, and live music. 
  • DATES & TIMES:
    • Saturday, November 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm (A Sign)
    • Saturday, January 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm ([Un]Spoken Words)
    • Saturday, March 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Madness)
    • Saturday, May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Camped Out)
  • COST: $9 / $4 students

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
Hobo Jim is known worldwide for his hard-driving, rowdy, backwoods Alaskan shows.  Jim sings original songs of his life as a commercial fisherman, lumberjack, cowboy, woodsman and early days of hitchhiking and freight-riding.  
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Saturday, January 18, 2020
The New Minowa Players present "Winnie-The-Pooh".  Music by Allan Friedman.  Lyrics by A.A. Milne. Adapted by Kristin Sergel.  
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Sunday, January 19, 2020
The New Minowa Players present "Winnie-The-Pooh".  Music by Allan Friedman.  Lyrics by A.A. Milne. Adapted by Kristin Sergel.  
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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Decorah’s Ward 2 Councilperson Emily Neal is announcing a
listening session on Sunday, January 19th at 6:30 pm at Decorah’s City Hall Council Chambers.

During the Ward 2 listening session, council member Emily Neal will welcome questions and
comments regarding city affairs, policies. and priorities. Residents interested in either the
2020/21 budget planning process, the drafted City of Decorah Sustainability Plan, or other city
matters are encouraged to attend.

“Perhaps one of the most important tasks of the City Council is planning and implementing the
city budget, I feel it is very important for my constituents to understand how the budget is put
together and equally important for me to hear about their priorities for our community.” said
Emily Neal.

Budget discussions are currently underway in the City of Decorah. On December 30th, the
council took time to strategically think about upcoming infrastructure improvements and large
capital expenditures that may be needed in the next several years. By laying out this work early,
the council hopes to be able to prioritize and plan for these expenditures in the long term while
capitalizing on state and national funding when available for projects. In addition, the
categorizing and sharing of the city “wish” list will allow the council to make sure that they are
both being as efficient with resources as possible and looking out for new opportunities as they
arise. The council budget work session is scheduled for January 21st at 4:00.

In addition to the City Budget, the City has been engaged in the process of approving the
updated Sustainability Plan. Over the course of 2019, the Sustainability Committee utilized a
robust public input process to develop the vision statements and related actions in the 2020
Decorah Sustainability Plan. A draft of the plan is available on the City of Decorah website for
public review and comments are welcome by email to ward2@decorahia.org or during the
listening session.

“I’m looking forward to re-connecting with people in Ward 2. Sunday is an opportunity to engage
in open dialog about our community, share ideas and for folks to learn more about city
government, finance and infrastructure. I welcome anyone to the meeting and welcome any and
all questions that folks may have” said Neal.

For further information please contact Emily Neal, ward2@decorahia.org, 563.568.1456
Chad Bird, City Manager at 563-382-3651, cell / text msg: 563-387-7628 or email at
citymanager@decorahia.org
 

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Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020 - Monday, January 27, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020 - Monday, April 13, 2020
All are welcome to sing with the Northern Lights Womens Chorus!
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center.

“This month, we’ll use patterns on warm Norwegian sweaters and mittens to inspire our own decorations on festive ornaments to take home,” Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim Youth Educator, said. “We’ll also enjoy a tasty holiday snack,” she added. Meet in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building.

The program is free, thanks to sponsors David and Brenda Carlson, Greg and Karen Bruening, Amy and Keith Bruening, and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.
 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Mmm, pasta...if just the thought of this makes your moujth water, you won't want to miss this evening devoted to  learning about, making and eating pasta!!
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Energy Efficiency remains the foundation of a prosperous, sustainable clean energy future. Our elected leadership need to hear that serious work is needed to restore and improve Iowa’s energy efficiency programs. We encourage all citizens to be heard, and especially encourage EE-related businesses to be present.

 Register and learn more: iaenvironment.org/eedayonthehill2020.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
DECORAH, Iowa —Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to get creative with food during Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center on Tuesday, January 21, from 10-11 a.m.

“This month, we’ll learn about interesting tools to make fun Norwegian foods. Then we’ll use our imaginations to make pretend smørbrød (Norwegian open-faced sandwiches) out of recyclables, before mixing and matching edible ingredients for a real snack,” Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim Youth Educator, said. Meet in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building.

The program is free, thanks to sponsors David and Brenda Carlson, Greg and Karen Bruening, Amy and Keith Bruening, and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association. Barnetimen meets at Vesterheim Museum the third Tuesday of each month, September-April.

The program is geared toward 3 to 5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. No sign-up is necessary—come to one session or all of them. Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, in scenic Decorah, Iowa, showcases the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. This national treasure includes world-class exhibitions and 12 historic buildings. It is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year.

For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Adventure and education—both by film and by travel—will be the focus of the next meeting of the Luther College Woman’s Club (LCWC), to be held Tuesday, January 21, at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, on the Luther campus.

Nancy Sojka, president of the Oneota Film Festival (OFF) Board of Directors, will present “Oneota Film Festival XI: Inform. Inspire. Engage,” while Molly Holkesvik, Decorah High School English teacher, will present “Decorah Schools: European and Washington, D.C., Trips” with Maddie Putnam, a current DHS senior and a recent tour participant. 

During her presentation, Sojka will discuss how the OFF board selects films and prepares for the festival as well as share a couple films that will be part of this year’s event. The festival will be held February 16-19, 2020, at Luther and in downtown Decorah. Holkesvik will provide an overview of trips that she helps lead for area students, including a trip to Washington, D.C., after the eighth-grade year and a trip to Europe for high school students. Among the topics she and Putnam will address are the following: who goes, where they go, what they learn, and how travel helps students develop compassion, empathy, self-awareness, independence, and social and teamwork skills.

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. A short business meeting, refreshments, and special music are also on the afternoon’s agenda.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Join the Winneshiek Energy District team on Tuesday, January 21st from 7:30-8:30 AM to get the tools you need to start working towards carbon neutrality.   Hear Joe Grimstad, Vice Chairman, Decorah Bank and Trust, share the bank’s journey to reach their net-zero carbon goal in 2019. Joel Zook, the Energy District’s Energy Planner, will then speak about how you can take steps to go carbon neutral.

 

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
This ain't your grandma's water aerobics; you will increase you energy, stamina and strength with this higher intensity program that includes cardio conditioning alternationg with strength/balance and core training segments.  
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Thursday, January 23, 2020
You, like many others, may have training in CPR to stabilize those who are not breathing or in cardiac arrest until emergency responders arrive. CPR (short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation) has saved countless lives of those we love in their time of need. But what about the times when people are in a mental health crisis? Do you have the skills and training to perform life-saving mental health intervention?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Bridgette Hensley, Psy.D., Mayo Clinic Health System psychologist and QPR certified trainer at Winneshiek Medical Center says, “Everyone should be trained in QPR. Suicide is one of the most preventable kinds of death.

QPR provides hope and empowers people to help by teaching them how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.” The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. QPR training is for anyone: parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, foremen, advisors, caseworkers, law enforcement, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide. Dr. Hensley says, “In CPR the general public is educated about the classic signs of a heart attack, and then taught how to respond. In QPR participants are educated about the known warning signs of a suicide crisis: expressions of hopelessness, depression, giving away prized possessions, talking of suicide, securing lethal means, and then taught how to respond.” Dr. Hensley adds, “The more people trained in QPR in our community, the more lives will be saved.”

Free QPR Training at WMC Winneshiek Medical Center is holding a free QPR training in the WMC lower level conference rooms on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 – 8 pm. The training is appropriate for teens and older, and is led by Dr. Hensley. Space is limited and registration is appreciated by Friday, January 17. 

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Porter House Museum will be hosting a featuring violinist/composer and Decorah native Philip Wharton and pianist and former Luther faculty member John Krebs.

The performance, held in the museums recently-revitalized historic music parlor, will include Grieg’s Sonata in G Major, Beethoven’s Sonata in G Major, and Games, an original piece composed by Wharton.

Tickets for the performance will be available at $14 on a first-come, first-served basis at the Porter House. Seating is limited. Members of the Porter House Museum may reserve tickets in advance as a benefit of museum membership. Respond to this email for more information.
 
A native of Iowa, John Krebs holds degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Maryland. After teaching at Central Missouri State University, Prince George’s Community College, and Luther College, he has been at Hendrix College in Arkansas since 1992. An avid collaborative pianist, Krebs has performed in Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Germany, Slovenia, Scotland, and Thailand.

Of Philip Wharton’s performing, The New York Times proclaimed, “a rousing performance!” and The Waterloo Courier wrote, “a golden tone with breathtaking execution.” His compositions, heralded from coast to coast, are described by the New York Concert Review as, “…decidedly contemporary…both engaging and accessible.” In past seasons, the Santa Fe Opera remounted Wharton’s Two Saintes Caught in the Same Act, the Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind Quintet performed his Quintet on their concert tours.
 
Kind regards,
Your friends at the Porter House Museum
 

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Friday, January 24, 2020
The New Minowa Players present "Winnie-The-Pooh".  Music by Allan Friedman.  Lyrics by A.A. Milne. Adapted by Kristin Sergel.  
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Saturday, January 25, 2020
The Host Country is back for more at The Haymarket in Decorah! Join us for an evening of good tunes that are guaranteed to melt the ice off your boots. Plus, get a preview of the new songs off our 3rd full length album to be released later in 2020!

The Host Country brings you rock infused with Americana, blues, and folk - with a kick. Unique, lyrically driven music that's inviting and sincere, but tinged with the rawness of the emotions that live within love, longing, regret, joy, and everything in between. Dual vocalists & songwriters Ty Wistrand (guitar) & Diana Weishaar (keys) along with a solid crew of Tom Rue (bass), Ethan Weishaar (drums), and Michael Lovan (guitar) use their music to tell a story that's heartfelt, relatable, and magnetic.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
The New Minowa Players present "Winnie-The-Pooh".  Music by Allan Friedman.  Lyrics by A.A. Milne. Adapted by Kristin Sergel.  
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Saturday, January 25, 2020
The New Minowa Players present "Winnie-The-Pooh".  Music by Allan Friedman.  Lyrics by A.A. Milne. Adapted by Kristin Sergel.  
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Sunday, January 26, 2020
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).
 

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Odd Fellow Lodge (across from the Social Security Office)

Come enjoy Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, vegetable, cole slaw, bread, dessert and a drink.    
 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Winneshiek Wedding Market Is Your Source For All Things Wedding!


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Sunday, January 26, 2020
All you can eat Dad's Belgium Waffles & Sausages 
Bring your friends and family to celebrate with St. Ben's School KICK OFF TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Come to Decorah Public Library to meet K9 Handler/Deputy Steve Nesvik and K9 McCoy along with Sheriff Dan Marx of the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. Learn about their training, daily life at work and at home, and see a short demo of McCoy’s skills in action. Program is open to all ages- but caters to an adult audience.

Contact Decorah Public Library at 382-3717 with questions.


 

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Be inspired by budding folk artists and Scandinavian traditions at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, during an open house for students from the “Scandinavian Fine Handcraft” January Term course at Luther College. 
            During the open house, students from the class will demonstrate carving and exhibit their class projects. Refreshments will be served.
            The class is taught by Harley Refsal, Luther professor emeritus of Scandinavian folk art. Refsal is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has taught Scandinavian figure carving throughout the United States and Norway. He was honored by Norway’s King H. M. Harald V with the St. Olav Medal of Honor for his efforts in reinvigorating Scandinavian figure carving in both the United States and Norway.
          

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 - Friday, January 31, 2020
The upcoming Driftless Region Beef Conference will showcase two nationally-known keynote speakers. 
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
This ain't your grandma's water aerobics; you will increase you energy, stamina and strength with this higher intensity program that includes cardio conditioning alternationg with strength/balance and core training segments.  
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Hazard risks can be natural or manmade, and cover a variety of things, such as storms and flooding, hazardous materials, infrastructure failure, terrorism, and more.

The public is invited to review a draft of the Winneshiek County MultiJurisdiction Multi-Hazard Mitigation plan then attend a meeting to share feedback on the plan on Thursday January 30th, 2020.

A version of the draft plan will be available for review on this Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission website beginning January 23rd, 2020: http://uerpc.org/comprehensiveplanning-comments.html

Please contact Regional Planner Michelle Barness at Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission for more
information:

(563) 382-6171,
mbarness@uerpc.org
 

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Friday, January 31, 2020
All Ages, All Stages, All mediums displayed.
"Where I'm From" Theme
Bring artwork to ArtHaus 107 W Broadway, Decorah, between 1-5PM Monday-Saturday from now until January 25th.

Choose an option:
1) Artwork returned- $5 entry fee per piece
2) Artwork donated- No entry fee, work auctioned.

All entry fees and auctions proceeds will go to Northeast Iowa Piece and Justice center.

Reception and Art Auction: January 31st 7:00PM @ ArtHaus
arthausdecorah.org/events/where-im-from/

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Decorah Rotary Club Annual Chili Supper

Proceeds help support Decorah Rotary's scholarship fund which provides four $1000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors.
 

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
The Northeast Iowa Montessori School (NEIM) will be hosting their Open House.
Come and learn more about the Montessori Education and get your student
signed up for next Fall 2020/2021 academic year.
Montessori Education is continuing to grow and this open house will give you the chance
to ask questions and to observe some of the materials in action.

Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production
are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.  Maria Montessori
 

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
DECORAH, Iowa —Get outside and enjoy the winter at the 21st 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 1, at 10:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Skiers must provide their own skis.
            Barneløpet is open to children of all skill levels and is a great event for the entire family. “When you complete the course, you’ll be awarded a medal and served hot chocolate and homemade cookies as you warm yourself by the fire,” Darlene Fossum-Martin, event organizer, said.
            Barneløpet is free thanks to the sponsorship of Jon and Mary Hart of Decorah in memory of Kjell Arne Berntsen, and three Sons of Norway Lodges—Valdres #503 in Decorah, Iowa, Heimbygda #376 in Lanesboro, Minnesota, and Valheim #364 in Spring Grove, Minnesota.
            No snow or skis? “Then join in the fun with a walk through the tall prairie grasses,” Fossum-Martin encouraged. If in doubt about weather conditions, listen to local radio stations for cancellations.
            Barneløpet, (pronounced BAR-nuh-lop-it) is Norwegian for “kids race” and Sons of Norway lodges all over the country sponsor Barneløpet events. It is modeled after the Barnebirke, a children’s cross-county ski race held each year as a part of the world-famous American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wisconsin.
            Barneløpet, here in Decorah, is held annually to encourage kids and families to enjoy our winter snow season.
            The Decorah Community Prairie is accessed by car at the south end of Ohio Street, near Aase Haugen Homes. The trail will be in a loop, with the start and finish at the site of the butterfly garden.
            For more information about Barneløpet contact Vesterheim at vesterheim.org or (563) 382-9681.
 

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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Sunday, February 2, 2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Support the Decorah 8th Graders' DC Trip.  

15+ Student Vendors
Traditional Vendors
Breakfast and lunch items served
Unique gift items
$100 grand prize drawing
Free Grab Bags for 1st 100 attendees

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Will you soon be eligible for Medicare?  Are you already receiving Medicare benefits and want to better understand your options?  Do you help a family member with Medicare issues?
 
Winneshiek Medical Center is pleased to host a free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar on Monday, February 3 from 6-8 pm.  This two-hour seminar, offered by the Winneshiek Medical Center Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors, will be held in WMC’s lower level conference rooms. The free seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. 
 
Registration is required by January 24.  Please register online at www.winmedical.org/shiip or by calling 563-387-3036.
 
SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa.  SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents.  Winneshiek Medical Center is a local sponsor for SHIIP in Winneshiek County.
 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.  That misuse can include not understanding your medication needs, leaving prescriptions where others can access them, and intentional abuse.

“Generation Rx” seminars will be held this winter and spring in Allamakee, Winneshiek and Howard counties. The seminars, aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse, are presented by volunteers with Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and Helping Services for Youth & Families. 

According to Deana Hageman, Director of NEI RSVP, “Whether prescription misuse is intentional or not, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. We hope these presentations will alert people to potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and promote safe medication practices.”

The seminars, which are geared to an adult audience, will provide attendees with information about safe storage of medications, proper disposal of unused medications and tips for taking your medications as prescribed.    

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

Monday, February 3, 2:00-3:00 pm at Arlin Falck Assisted Living, Barthell Eastern Star, Decorah

Monday, February 24, 6:00-7:00 pm at Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm at Decorah Public Library, Decorah

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00-11:45 am at Decorah Senior Center, Decorah

Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am at Viking State Bank, Decorah

Sunday, March 29, 9:40-10:40 am at Decorah Lutheran Church

Monday, April 6, 1:30-2:30 pm at Cresco Public Library, Cresco

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-6:30 pm at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to Generation Rx resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Generation Rx seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.

Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.


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Thursday, February 6, 2020
This ain't your grandma's water aerobics; you will increase you energy, stamina and strength with this higher intensity program that includes cardio conditioning alternationg with strength/balance and core training segments.  
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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Join us every second Saturday this winter and spring for an informal gathering of fiber folks.  Bring your yard and knitting needles or fiber and spinning wheels - whatever you use to create.  Come with a project or just look for inspiration.  

All levels are welcome.  Stop in once or several times - no committment.  No formal classes will be offered.  

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Vesterheim is changing things up for the New Year 2020! The museum is moving it’s free admission day from the first Thursday of the month to the second Saturday. On the second Saturday of each month in 2020, everyone will receive free admission.

On Second Saturdays, Vesterheim is also offering fun family-friendly activities at different times of the day.
 

 

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Get creative together in this two-hour workshop on kroting, a traditional Norwegian way to decorate wood.  

Register online at verstherim.org or call 563-382-9681

Monday, February 10, 2020
Once a month NAMI NE Iowa hosts a Family Support Group event..
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in February. 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.
 
The Happy Hour Book Group will meet at Rubaiyat on Wed. Feb. 12th at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Jojo Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars.” Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England—but small-town Kentucky proves equally claustrophobic. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. She is joined by four other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.
 
For more information, contact Carmen Buss (Friday Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.
 

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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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Thursday, February 13, 2020
This ain't your grandma's water aerobics; you will increase you energy, stamina and strength with this higher intensity program that includes cardio conditioning alternationg with strength/balance and core training segments.  
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Enjoy Radoslav Lorković - LIVE at The Lingonberry, an intimate 90-seat event venue in the heart of beautiful downtown Decorah! Doors open at 7:00pm, general seating, BYOB for the evening. #thelingonberry
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Friday, February 14, 2020
Join us for a festive three course meal to celebrate Valentines Day with your Valentine! 

 


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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Ghostland Radio returns to our favorite place in Iowa, the one and only Haymarket. Cure your Valentines hangover with us! The band is a homegrown Winona based group featuring Bryan Crigler (MoonDawg) on guitar and vocals, Ingrid Ogren (The Wide Awakes)on violin, Scott Lochner (The People Brothers Band, MoonDawg, Stanton West) on bass and Noah Glenn Short (Noah Short, Stanton West, Jaybone Bell and Restless Light) on drums and percussion.
The music is spawned from the recesses of Bryan’s mind and then brought to the group to interpret a unified vision of what it might look like to be inside Bryan’s head. Much of this material is projected from the places we tend to hide within ourselves. Places we rarely go. A realm of ghosts. We’re trying to project the inhabitants of this ghostland back out into the world. We’re a radio of sorts... a Ghostland Radio.
The band has strong ties to the Haymarket as Bryan and Scott began performing there over 15 years ago in the band Moondawg and Scott with The People Brothers Band as well. As always we cannot wait to be back there! $5 cover

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