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Luther College Luncheon
01/20/20 - 01/20/20
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Events in the next 30 days...
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11/28/19
 -12/25/19
Helping Services Holiday Lights

One of Iowa's best holiday drive - thru displays in support of Helping Services. 

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11/29/19
 -12/25/19
Countdown to Christmas

The annual Countdown to Christmas promotion will take place November 29 through Christmas Day. When you shop at any of the 50+ participating merchants you will gain an entry to win one of four gift baskets to be given away during the holiday season. (Each basket is valued at over $500.) One entry form is available for every $25 spent, 10 entry maximum per purchase. All entries stay in the drawing throughout the promotion.

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11/30/19
 -12/23/19
Santa's Workshop Downtown

Come see Santa and Mrs. Claus in their Workshop at Downtown Mainstreet, 506 Main Street.

Donations greatly appreciated! 

Bring your own camera for pictures.

 

Contact:

Phone: (608) 784-0440

Address: 506 Main Street

La Crosse, WI 54601

Email: downtownmainstreet@lacrossedowntown.com


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12/04/19
 -12/08/19
Market 52 Holiday Market


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12/05/19
 -12/08/19
Decorah's Holiday Open House

This tried-and-true local event will take place December 5th through the 8th. Enjoy a variety of in-store specials, holiday festivities, and more. Explore new retailers and long time favorites to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Relish the feeling and memory of a hometown holiday. Bask in the warm glow of shop windows, gleaming holiday decorations, and familiar faces.

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12/06/19
 -12/08/19
Rendered Unique Pop Up Shop

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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12/06/19
 -12/08/19
Ossian Desales Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas begins with the Opening Gala and Hors d'oeuvres Buffet at Silver Springs Golf & Country Club in Ossian.

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12/06/19
 -12/08/19
Antiques on Shady Lane

Holiday Sale of Antiques & Vintage Items
 
LAST OPEN WEEKEND UNTIL SPRING
Dec. 6-8    Fri. Sat. &  Sun. 10:00-5:00 or by appointment.
 4+ rooms, garage and storeroom full of antiques and vintage items.
 
Signs posted on College Dr. and Locust  Rd.                                                 
606 Shady Lane Dr.
Rita Friest and Joy Bahnemann
 

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12/07/19
 -12/08/19
The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas continues with dozens of decorated trees, table settings and holiday collections on display.
 

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12/08/19
Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour

Experience the magic of a small town Christmas. Showcasing seven charmingly decorated Bed & Breakfast/Inns in the Lanesboro, Minnesota area.
 

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12/08/19
Christmas at Luther 2019: Whom Angels Greet With Anthems Sweet

Performance schedule for Christmas at Luther 2019: Whom Angels Greet With Anthems Sweet

  • Thursday, December 5 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Friday, December 6 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 6 - 9:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 7 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 8 - 2:30 p.m

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12/08/19
Holiday Train-Lansing, Iowa

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12/08/19
CHATFIELD BRASS BAND COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Join the Chatfield Brass Band in warm and cozy Potter Auditorium for their 24th annual free Christmas Concert.

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12/08/19
Norwegian Lutefisk and Meatball Buffet and Christmas Shoppe

Buffet to be held a Christ Luthern Church Preston,MN.

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12/09/19
Understanding caucusing: An opportunity to learn about the first-in-the-nation vote

Luther College faculty will host the event titled Understanding Caucusing on Monday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Qualley Lounge.


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12/09/19
National Alliance on Mental Illness family support

Once a month NAMI NE Iowa hosts a Family Support Group event..

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12/10/19
BINGO Night at TG


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12/11/19
Weight Loss Informational Session-Free (Walk-in)

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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12/11/19
Farmers, Landowners and Ag Professionals Offered Guidance on Farm Bill Decisions

ISU Extension and Outreach meeting in Northeast Iowa will address enrollment and election decisions for 2018 Farm Bill programs
 

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12/11/19
St. Benedict School Choral Concert

Students from St. Benedict School will present a vocal concert.  All grades will be represented.  The work is entitled, "Light of the World."  

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12/11/19
Decorah Public Library announces December book discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in December. 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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12/13/19
Midwest Dairy & Beef Day

Register today for “Midwest Dairy & Beef Day: Enhancing Value from Breeding to Feeding” providing in-depth information for dairy and beef producers on enhancing value of dairy steers from breeding to feeding.

This event is a collaborative effort between Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). This year’s event will discuss opportunities and challenges to adding value to dairy calves and dairy beef cross calves. Producers will also share their experiences from feeding to breeding during a panel discussion. Beef producers, dairy producers, industry persons and students are encouraged to attend.

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12/13/19
Beau Timmerman Live at Dixie's Biergarten!

Welcome Beau Timmerman back at Dixie's Biergarten for the second time!!
Beau will be performing at our quaint biergarten! No entrance fee, just fresh drinks and great music.

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12/14/19
Community Yoga Class

Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.

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12/14/19
 -12/15/19
Rendered Unique Pop Up Shop

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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12/14/19
Dairy Goat Management program

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host “Fine-Tuning Your Dairy Goat Management” as a part of their annual Dairy Directions program. 

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12/14/19
Christmas in Peterson

The little town of Peterson has once again celebrated Christmas fever by embracing its cultural traditions and welcoming guests with spontaneous convivial atmosphere, full of caroling, surprise Santa visits, hayrides, hot beverages, delicious meals, oyster stew, crafts, Scandinavian treats, and gifts for all ages.


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12/14/19
Bucket of Junk 4-H Project Workshop: Recycling Edition

Open to all youth in the community, this project workshop involves everyone getting a bucket of junk and creating something amazing with it. 

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12/14/19
Decorah Chorale Home for the Holidays Christmas Concert

Decorah Chorale presents Twentieth “Home for the Holidays” Concert December 14
 
The Twentieth Annual “Home for the Holidays” Decorah Chorale Christmas Concert will be held Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church. This benefit concert will celebrate twenty years of supporting the Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity through the concert free-will offering. Chorale concert-goers have generously donated over $35,000 since 2000 to the Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity.
 
The one-hour concert will feature Christmas favorites such as Away in a Manger, The First Noel, We Need a Little Christmas, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas, amongst other seasonal treasures.
 
The concert is free with no charge for admission. A free-will offering will be taken.
 
The Decorah Chorale is a mixed choral ensemble with over ninety members from Decorah and nine surrounding Iowa and Minnesota communities. The group rehearses Sunday evenings beginning in late August and continuing through April, with several weeks off around the holidays. Email decorahchoraledirector@gmail.com, or visit www.decorahchorale.org for more information.
 
The Decorah Chorale is led by Jason Rausch, and collaborative pianist is Peggy Beatty.
 

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12/15/19
A Star is Shining Tonight

Lauren Singers Christmas Concert

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12/17/19
Vesterheim's Barnetimen (Children's Hour) To Set Sail on a New Season

— 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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12/17/19
Dog Tales at Library

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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12/17/19
BINGO Night at TG


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12/18/19
Weight Loss Informational Session-Free (Walk-in)

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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12/18/19
Decorah Public Library announces December book discussions

 
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in December. 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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12/18/19
Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group

Decorah Area Parkinson Support Group will be meeting on Dec.18th for a presentation by Julie Boothman of Boston Scientific on their latest DBS technology. We will meet at Winneshiek Medical Center beginning at 1:30pm in the conference room adjacent to the cafeteria. Looking forward to seeing you there.


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12/18/19
Low Rent Housing Merger Open House

The City of Decorah is announcing the merger of its Low Rent Housing Authority program into a similar program with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission.
This will be a time to hear a brief presentation on the merger and the Agency’s housing programs.
 

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12/19/19
Decorah Public Library announces December book discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in December. 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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12/20/19
Decorah Public Library announces December book discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in December. 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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12/21/19
Community Yoga Class

Yoga class with Marybeth Gallant.

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12/21/19
Indoor Farmers Market



Thank you for shopping local and eating fresh. And, thanks to our faithful vendors for making Market days beautiful and delicious. They hope to see you at the Indoor Markets!

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12/21/19
Bluegrass with Gary and Annie at Pulpit Rock

Y'ALL COME for an informal evening session of bluegrass and traditional tunes with Gary and Annie... As members of the GrassRun Bluegrass Band, they'll be sharing the warm and lively oldtime sounds of their authentic acoustic Instruments including: a resophonic guitar (dobro), an archtop guitar, an F-Style mandolin, an autoharp, and the doghouse bass.

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12/21/19
Burning Bright Concert 2019:

Burning Bright, a group of Decorah-area professional and amateur musicians, will offer their annual benefit concert, this year entitled “Keeping Faith.” Two performances will be held Saturday, December 21, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 302 W. Broadway in Decorah. 

Burning Bright is a group of community members from a variety of backgrounds, who come together to celebrate the winter season. The winter solstice marks the hours in which our darkness will give way to light, and the ensemble’s hope is that this concert offers you familiar solace.  Along with the adult choir, the concert will feature other small vocal ensembles and various instruments, both as accompaniment and as stand-alone groups.

Each year the musicians donate concert proceeds to various nonprofit organizations.  Beneficiaries of this year’s concert are the Decorah Community Food Pantry; Neighbors Helping Neighbors, which is dedicated to assisting immigrants and their families in rebuilding their lives following an immigration-related crisis; Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, a local organization whose mission is to create local initiatives to promote peace, human rights, social and environmental justice; ArtHaus, Decorah’s personal home for the arts; Winneshiek County Celebration of Life, which is a community effort to raise money for campus awareness and prevention; and Barefoot College, a woman-centered, global network dedicated to sustainable development in every community where poverty exists.

 

Tickets for both performances are now on sale at the Oneota Community Co-op (312 W. Water St.). Tickets may also be available at the door, but advance purchase is recommended as performances often sell out.  Suggested donation is $15/adult, with an $8 minimum.


 

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12/22/19
Scandinavian Music Jam

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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12/24/19
BINGO Night at TG


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12/25/19
Christmas Dinner to be served at Winneshiek Medical Center

The public is invited to attend Christmas dinner at Winneshiek Medical Center on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 

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12/31/19
BINGO Night at TG


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01/07/20
BINGO Night at TG


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