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December 2016 Calendar!

December! Get a head start on your fun-planning with this handy-dandy December 2016 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)


Check out these great December activities!  In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

1. Through December 25: Holiday Lights brings dazzling drive through displays to the Decorah Campground through December 25. Entry by free will donation to Helping Services.

2. December 1-4: Don’t miss holiday classic, The Nutcracker ballet performed by Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ Dance Repertory Company at The Page Theatre in Winona.

3. December 2: Decorah Lighted Holiday Parade! Parade begins at 6 pm on Water Street and kids can visit with Santa Claus after the parade!

4. December 3: Porter House Museum annual Christmas Open House featuring live music, a special butterfly exhibit, refreshments, and festive holiday decor. 1-4pm, no admission fee. 

5. December 7: Trailer Trash brings A Trashy Little Xmas Show to the historic Potter Auditorium, Chatfield, MN. Tickets $20. Doors open 6:30pm, show starts 7:30pm. Details

6. December 8: Local author, educator, and life coach Mary Jorgensen talks about her book, Way of the SAGE: 4 Paths to Manage Stress and Build Resilience. Decorah Public Library, 6:30 pm.

7. December 8-9: The first ever Iowa-Midwest Energy District Conference will be held over two days to help universalize this innovative locally-led clean energy leadership model. Open to all interested parties from any location. Learn more 

8. December 10: Winter on the Farm at Seed Savers Exchange. Holiday shopping, cookies, hot chocolate, sleigh rides. Visitors Center open 10 am – 5 pm, Sleigh rides from 11 am – 3 pm. Free event.

November 2016 Calendar!

November! Get a head start on your fun-planning with this handy-dandy November 2016 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)


30. November 5: Swingsation! Lanesboro Arts annual fundraising gala with art auctions, gourmet food, & classic New Orleans swing jazz by the Southside Aces. Lanesboro Community Center.

31. November 11: Celebrate the spoken word with an ArtHaus Poetry Slam at the Elks Lodge. Sponsored by Dragonfly Books. Doors open at 7:30 pm, event at 8. Details online

32. November 19: Holiday Fest – Harmony’s Art, Craft & Gift Expo. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Over 40 art and gift vendors in the Fillmore Central High School Gym.

33. November 23: Holiday Lights Walk-Through. Your chance to walk the Lights! 5-9pm Drive through starting November 24, and watch the fireworks November 26!  Pulpit Rock Campground, Decorah

October 2016 Calendar

October! Get a head start on your fun-planning with this handy-dandy October 2016 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)


Check out these great fall activities!  In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

15. October 1: Sena Hanson Memorial 5k Walk/Run/Bike. Proceeds benefit Helping Services Domestic Abuse Resource Center. 1-800-383-2988 10am-1pm $25 adults $10 children – Lunch included!

16. October 1: VEGAS! Elvis tribute concert with Brad Boice. Chatfield Art Center – Potter Auditorium Grand Reopening! Pre-concert Party 5:30. Food, drink, and fun! Concert 7:30 $25/$30/$35

17. October 1: An evening of contemporary solo piano with Lisa Downing and Windham Hill recording artist Liz Story. Historic St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro, MN

18. Octbober 6: Taste the Local Harvest at the Oneota Co-op. Meet local producers, sample local products: 4:30-6:30pm. Free.

19. October 7: Anna Carlson, 2015 Emerging Artist Exhibit Best of Show, takes over the ArtHaus gallery with her first ever solo show. Opening reception, 6-8 pm. On display through November 18.

20. October 7-9: 19th Annual Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour! 52 Artists at 40 locations – all within 40 miles of Decorah! Self-driving. Scenic. Free. Daily 10-5.

21. October 7-9: Fall Foliage Weekend, Harmony MN. Fall City Wide Garage Sales, Fall Foliage Tour maps, tours of Niagara Cave, Amish Tours, Amish Farmers Markets & more.

22. October 8: Hawk Watch! Celebrate migrating raptors found along the Mississippi Flyway. Free live raptor programs, activities, banding stations. Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, Marquette, IA

23. October 8: Peter Ostroushko and Dean McGraw perform at the Chatfield Center for the Arts Chosen Bean Concert Series. 7:30 PM. $20. Concessions, beer and wine.

24. October 14: Michelle Cox reads from “A Girl Like You,” Dragonfly Books. 1930s Chicago with diverse neighborhoods, eclectic residents, and its seedy side. Friday, 7pm.

25. October 15: Lidtke Mill Harvest Festival 4-8pm. Ghost Tours of Old Town Adults $5/Children $3 Craft Show & soup supper at the Lime Springs Community Building

26. October 15: Harvest Festival at Seed Savers Exchange, 12-4pm. Soup cook-off, pumpkin carving, garlic workshop, cider pressing, workshops on food preservation and seed saving +more.

27. October 18: Live music with Paul Lawrence and special guests at ArtHaus. Doors open 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm. Tickets $8/$5 students, available in advance at or night of.

28. October 22: Haunted Harmony. Visit Fillmore Central’s Monster Bash Haunted House, 5K Zombie Crawl, costume contests, lantern tours at Niagara Cave & more! Follow Monster Bash on Facebook.

29. October 29: Oneota Valley Community Orchestra Season 3 Premier featuring Miko Kominami on piano in “Rhapsody in Blue.” Also works by Bernstein, Copland. Deceorah HS Auditorium, 7:30pm