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Monday, March 30


Substance-Free Graduation Parties

Mon, March 30 at 10:00 AM to Fri, April 10, 2015

@Winneshiek County High Schools

Attention Graduating Senior and Parents:

The ERASE Substance Abuse Coalition would like to invite you to participate in a community-changing event: A Substance-Free Graduation Party! Graduation is about celebrating our youth’s achievements. What better way to do so than to shift the focus back to them by keeping their party free of substances they are not legally allowed to consume. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that the number one…

Contact: Carol Hopp
563.387.1720 or


Make a Cloth-Bound Journal

Mon, March 30 at 3:15 PM - to 5pm

@Decorah Public Library


Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? If you are the maker of the cover, well then, you can have ALOT to say about it, regardless of what’s inside. For anyone who would like to explore bookmaking, Decorah Public Library is offering a two-session cloth-bound journal making workshop after school, Mondays March 30th and April 6, from 3:15 to 5pm.

“The BB Journal” is a chance to “re-purpose” or transform…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library, 382-3717


The Joys of Fresh Spring Rolls (A Cooking Class)

Mon, March 30 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom

Spring rolls will provide a versatility to your kitchen and regular cuisine that you should not pass up. Not only will you learn how to wrap and present spring rolls but also receive many ideas for fillings and dipping sauces. Spring rolls are perfect for any dining occasion – light, healthy and fresh, for lunch, appetizers or dinner. These rolls serve as a creative outlet for any vegetable. Lettuce wrap variations will also be…

Contact: 563-382-4666


Jon and Pamela Voelkel | THE LOST CITY

Mon, March 30 at 7:00 PM

@Dragonfly Books


Dragonfly Books is thrilled to host authors Jon and Pamela (J & P) Voelkel. J & P enthrall readers with non-stop action, intrigue, and suspense in the Jaguar Stones series. Featuring Max Murphy -- a fourteen-year-old, pizza-loving, video-gaming boy from Boston, and Lola -- a mysterious maya girl, this series will appeal to fans of Rick Riordan and Harry Potter. The Lost City is the epic conclusion to the Jaguar Stones series, brimming with…



Tuesday, March 31


Protecting Northeast Iowa Woodlands

Tue, March 31 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Public Library

Join Upper Iowa Audubon Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm, at the Decorah Public Library for a program about protecting Northeast Iowa woodlands by Brian Fankhauser, the Blufflands Director with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF).

Woodlands are one of the most important and appreciated habitat types in northeastern Iowa. Brian will present an introduction to woodland community development, assessment, management considerations and challenges our woodlands face, including invasive species.

Brian focuses his…

Contact: Rachel Sandhorst


Luther College Piano Quartet to present recital March 31

Tue, March 31 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College


The Luther College Piano Quartet will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.


'Living History: A Holocaust Survivor Story' Esther Bauer recounts her experiences as a Holocaust Survivor in guest lecture March 31

Tue, March 31 at 7:30 PM

@Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

"Live each day, have fun and be a human being" is the motto that Esther Bauer decided to follow every day following her liberation from the Nazi party in the 1940s. Bauer will present the lecture "Living History: A Holocaust Survivor Story" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

Contact: Julie Shockey,, 563-387-1864


Wednesday, April 1

Writing Workshop for Military and Combat Veterans

Wed, April 1 at 5:30 PM

@Northeast Iowa Community College | Student Center Room 216 | 1625 Hwy 150 South | Calmar, IA 52132


This 9-hour workshop, sponsored by the NICC Vet2Vet Student Veterans Association, offers veterans and their families a safe space to express shared experiences through writing. It will provide a supportive, collaborative environment for those who want to start (or restart) writing, either fiction or nonfiction. Classes will consist of reading, discussion, writing prompts/exercises, and learning the elements of craft: character, setting, point of view, and more. Brief reading assignments will help guide our class…

Contact: To register online, visit or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.


Weekly Community Sing, Free and Open to all!

Wed, April 1 at 7:00 PM

@Back Studio at the Acupuncture Center, 309 W Broadway

Come sing with friends new and old! This is an all-voices-welcome, free, drop-in singing gathering. No experience needed. We sing for pure joy. Come join us!

This week Rachel Sandhorst and her family will be the guest leaders with Annie Zylstra.


Tom, Paul & Raymundo-Jazz & Latin Combo

Wed, April 1 at 7:00 PM - 9 pm

@Java John's Coffeehouse, 400 West Water Street, Decorah


Stop in at Java John's this Wednesday evening, April 1st, for Tom, Paul & Raymundo--Jazz, Latin Combo, Piano, Guitar, Violin. 7-9 pm. We will serving light fare (sandwiches, salads, bread and cheese plates), desserts, coffee, teas, artisanal beers and selected wines. It's going to be a great evening--No Fooling!!

Contact: Mike Blevins, Assistant Manager, 563-382-5690 or 563-419-8760


Thursday, April 2

Manual Photography Basics

Thu, April 2 at 5:30 PM

@Decorah, IA


Learn how to manually control your camera's ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture controls to help capture your vision. Switch your camera out of AUTO and take control of the creative process.

I am Nick Chill, a fine art, portrait, and wedding photographer in Decorah, Iowa. I have been practicing and teaching photography professionally for a decade. I taught myself the art of photography, and so I can appreciate how useful a little extra…

Contact: Nick Chill


Free Grief Support Group

Thu, April 2 at 6:30 PM - Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice is offering a free eight-week grief support group beginning Thursday, April 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

@Winneshiek Medical Center


Losing a loved one brings on a series of complex emotions. Confronting the pain and other aspects of grief with the support of others can be an effective way to deal with loss.

Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice is offering a free eight-week grief support group beginning Thursday, April 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The sessions will be held in the Home Health and Hospice meeting room. The sessions are open to the…

Contact: Call 563-387-3024 between 8 am and 4 pm for more information or to register. Online registration is available by visiting There is no charge for the program.


Claudia Schmidt in Concert

Thu, April 2 at 7:30 PM

@SpencerBerg Home


Claudia Schmidt is back! Join us April 2, at 730 pm for an evening of song, poetry, laughter and tears (of joy!). The SpencerBerg family is overjoyed to host Claudia once again. Seats are limited so call now 563-419-6107 to reserve yours. 15$ donation at the door. We are located at 1579 Manawa Trail Road, Decorah. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Contact: Matthew Spencer


Friday, April 3

Emerging Artists Exhibition

Fri, April 3 at 6:00 PM - Reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Application to apply for inclusion in the exhibition is $20.



On view April 3 - May 29, Special reception April 3 from 6-8 pm
Cost: Exhibition and reception are free to attend
Location: ArtHaus
Sponsored by: Karen Trewin of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (thank you!!)

Join us for a celebration of emerging artistic talent in the Driftless Region. We are pleased to unveil the best of the best artworks created by emerging artists (ages 18-25) who submitted works for consideration. Information about…

Contact: enni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
Details -
To apply -


Saturday, April 4

the Comfort Zone

Sat, April 4 at 10:00 AM - ending time: 11:30 am

@314 West Main, Decorah-Therapy Associates

The following is an announcement for a Special Comfort Zone gathering. Please note the earlier date, April 4th and 10:00 a.m. start time. Occupational Therapist and lymphedema specialist, Jennifer Fuentes will be spending an hour with us to share her extensive knowledge about lymphedema, women and cancer. She will focus on prevention and exercise with time for Q&A. Jennifer is passionate about her work and has several years experience in the field.

Contact: Karen Misseldine (563) 410-1105


Artist Reception: with Kristine Fretheim

Sat, April 4 at 6:00 PM - 8 PM

@Lanesboro Arts Gallery, Lanesboro, MN


With artist KRISTINE FRETHEIM, in celebration of the opening of her exhibit 'Paintings from the Rock Garden'. There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres, and guitar music by Minnesota blues musician Mike Munson at the reception!

FREE and open to the public



Sunday, April 5


Easter Sunday Services

Sun, April 5 at 7:00 AM


Join Decorah Congregational Church of Christ (UCC) for Easter Sunday Services!
7:00am - Easter Sunrise Service at the pavilion opposite the Decorah Fish Hatchery. Coffee and breakfast provided.
10:30am - Traditional Easter Sunday Service at Decorah UCC (209 W Broadway).

Contact: Pastor Laura Arnold

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Nurtured and Nourished Pregnancy Gatherings

@Decorah, IA 52101

Nurtured and Nourished Pregnancy Gatherings

Nurtured and Nourished Pregnancy Gatherings, are for all expectant mama’s and their loved ones. Our dream is to create intentional opportunities for building supportive community, weaving connections, nourishing empowerment and embracing your innate inner wisdom, during this very special time of pregnancy, birth and early postpartum life.

Pregnancy and birth can be instinctive, ecstatic, intuitive, fulfilling, and more beautifully powerful then you ever imagined. Gentle…


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Braided-Cable Toque Hat

Sat, April 11 at 10:00 AM

@Blue Heron Knittery


The hat is a beautiful 2 color reversible brioche stitch with a cable that visually catches ones eye! In this class the stitches being taught are the ‘Two-Color Italian Tubular Cast On’ (reversible cast on), Brioche bark and burp stitches, how to count brioche stitches, and Braid cable stitches. A sample hat has been knit by Bev Bakkum and is available for viewing at the Blue Heron Knittery.

Skill level: just past beginner!…

Contact: Contact Sarah Iversen at the Blue Heron Knittery at 563-517-1059 or email to join the class. Bev Bakkum will be teaching the class.


NAMI Peer-to-Peer & Family-to-Family Classes

Mon, April 6 at 6:00 PM to Mon, June 8, 2015

@NEIPJC & Families First


NAMI Press Release
Mental Illness is a topic of conversation that has gained a significant amount of press both nationally and locally in the past year. And with good reason. Mental illness and how to ensure appropriate and accessible care should be on everyone’s mind. One in four adults−approximately 61.5 million Americans−experiences mental illness in a given year. One in 17−about 13.6 million−live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or…

Contact: Family-to-Family: Brita Carbonell at Families First Counseling Services at 319-505-3814.
Peer-to-Peer: Julie Fisher at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center at 563-382-5337.


Make a Cloth-Bound Journal

Mon, March 30 at 3:15 PM - to 5pm

@Decorah Public Library


Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? If you are the maker of the cover, well then, you can have ALOT to say about it, regardless of what’s inside. For anyone who would like to explore bookmaking, Decorah Public Library is offering a two-session cloth-bound journal making workshop after school, Mondays March 30th and April 6, from 3:15 to 5pm.

“The BB Journal” is a chance to “re-purpose” or transform…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library, 382-3717


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contractor for hire

Do you have small projects you need completed, but just don't have the time or skills? I am a skilled carpenter looking to do some work in decorah and the surrounding areas. I have been working construction for a number of years on home and comercial projects and am now looking for weekend projects to start my own business. Attention to detail is my number one goal and 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. For your…

Posted 2 days ago

Volunteers to help in the garden


David Cavagnaro is looking for volunteers to help in his gardening projects this summer. You don't need to be experienced--you just need to want to help.

-the Pepperfield Project garden, 7 miles NE of town, and/or
-the Hospital garden, right here in town.

David is among the most knowledgeable gardeners in the region, and even at 72 he can't resist making gardens that are too big for one person to manage!

Posted 3 days ago

Aase Haugen Senior Services

We are looking for people who like to be up all night and sleep all day. If that is you, and your a C.N.A come join our team. We offer great benefits and lots of opportunity for career advancement like our Step program. Come check us out or call 563-382-3603 and ask for Rennie

Aase is looking for a part time universal worker. Please call 563-382-3603 and ask for Rennie if you are…

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for house/dog sitter June 26-July 5

My family will be taking a vacation from June 26 to July 5. We are in need of someone to come and stay at our home while we are gone. We don't expect someone to be here ALL day, but we need someone who can take care of the dogs in the mornings and evenings and stay the night with them. We have three well-behaved dogs who would love to have you visit and…

Posted 5 days ago

Cafe Kitchen Supervisor - Full-time


Do you believe in local and organic food? Be a part of a high-energy, dynamic, and fast growing co-op that’s focused on creating a sustainable future. Oneota Community Food Co-op is looking for a high-production commercial kitchen experienced, customer service oriented food-service individual to fill a full-time Kitchen Supervisor position at the Water Street Cafe. This position is responsible for the daily operations of the kitchen, and provides professional leadership and direction to kitchen/café…

Posted 5 days ago

Babysitting :)

Hello! I am currently a junior at Decorah and I am looking for a job babysitting starting in the summer. I am not in any summer activities so I would be available anytime! I can drive so I take kids to activities or anywhere needed! Please shoot me a e-mail if you are in need of a babysitter! :)

Posted 6 days ago

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For Sale: Decorah Dancers Bake Sale

Decorah Dancers Bake Sale
Fri, April 3 at 8:00 AM
Decorah Dancers will be hosting a Bake Sale Friday April 3rd in 2 locations in Decorah. Dancers will be at Fareway from 8am-12pm and at Bank of the West from 10am-2pm We will have many varieties of Easter Treats for your Easter Dinners! Stop by to help support Decorah Dancers to fundraise for their trip to Perform in the Outback Bowl Jan. 2nd 2016.…

Posted about 7 hours ago

For Sale: Amish Print


Framed Amish Print, approximately 30x25” matted and with glass. It is a nice print but we are redecorating and would like to sell. I am in Decorah often and could bring it to town. Contact Mary for more information. $40 563-419-3710

Posted by Mary P. about 7 hours ago

For Sale: Nike Zoom Rival track shoes-NEW, NEVER worn- sz. 7.5 women- sz. 6 men


NEW, NEVER worn. Nike Zoom Rival track shoes size 7 1/2 womens-size 6 mens with the forefoot lockdown strap. Removable spikes with tool, and carry bag. Purchased for my daughter and she never used. Paid $65 + tax. Asking $40. Located in Decorah.

Posted by ak about 8 hours ago

For Sale: 3-4 Bedroom house for rent near Luther College

I have a 3-4 bedroom 2 bath home for rent near Luther College. Ranch style home with 2 bedrooms on the main level. Available July 1st. Completely remodeled new bath, and new paint. Stove, Fridge, Washer & Dryer included. 1 car attached garage. Large yard. Tenant pays all utilities and takes care of snow removal. Landlord mows the lawn. $1,100 month. Email "" for a rental application.

Posted by Tade K. about 14 hours ago

Wanted: Bed and Mattress

A handicapped woman who lost her possessions in a house fire in Waukon last November is in need of a free bed and mattress. She is sleeping on a short couch that makes sleeping difficult and uncomfortable due to her height and handicap. She would greatly appreciate the generosity of someone that has an extra bed. Thank you.

Posted 1 day ago

For Rent: 3 bedr0om 2 bath Single Family 350/Mo in Decorah, IA 52101


3 bedroom 2 bath Single Family 350/Mo (in Decorah, IA 52101) all utilities included. EMAIL

Posted by Devin D. 1 day ago

Housing Wanted: Looking to rent a house in Decorah

Roommate and I are looking for a house in town to rent. Willing to pay up to a $1000/month if the place is nice. Would prefer a year lease. Let me know if you have anything avail. References available if needed. Thank you. 5634196554 call/or text.

Posted 1 day ago

Rideshare: Looking for a ride from Decorah to Minn airport

Looking for a ride for 2 adults, each with a carry-on bag, to Minneapolis airport on Thursday evening, April 2 or Friday morning, April 3. Thanks!

Posted by Bernie and Colleen W. 1 day ago

Housing Wanted: Luther staff seeking house or apartment to rent

I am a new Luther faculty member seeking to rent an apartment or house in or near Decorah beginning August 2015. I am reliable, organized and easy to work with. Seeking private entrance and facilities.

Posted 1 day ago

For Sale: Things for your dog


I have a new never used dog feeding station, and a near new food/treat bucket with lid and scoop and dog bowl. All items are from Pheasants Forever.

$30 for everything

Located in Decorah call or text 515-370-0691

Posted by Kraig T. 2 days ago

For Sale: Talking Watch

Voice response LCD display Alarm talking watch $20.00 phone 563/382/3114 leave message will call you back

Posted by Doris . 2 days ago

For Sale: Pleasant View Sawmill

Pleasant View Sawmill

Small local family operated sawmill offering portable sawmilling, rough sawn lumber, specialty pieces such as live edge slabs, beams, and mantel pieces. Material for wood crafts and the hobbyist. Most of our wood is derived from waste wood such as fallen,dead and recycled urban trees. We have walnut, white oak, red oak, cherry, aspen, cedar, maple, pine and more small scale logging. Please email or visit us on facebook…

Posted by Zachary 2 days ago

Housing Wanted: 1 bedroom to rent in Decorah

Looking for housing from middle of May until beginning of August. 1 bedroom. Near or in Decorah

Posted 2 days ago

For Rent: Looking to rent a 2-3 br house in or around Decorah

My boyfriend and I are looking to rent a 2-3 br house either in or around Decorah. Smaller towns within a half hour or so of Decorah would be okay.
We have two small cats that mostly just sit on our laps. We are laid back, quiet people. I need to live close to Decorah for work. Please let me know if you have anything available.

Posted by Amanda 2 days ago

For Rent: 3 rooms with a private entrance

Large house and lot on the west side to share. There are three large upstairs rooms available for $450 a month plus half utilities. Available immediately.

Posted by David 3 days ago

For Sale: Canon Powershot SX520


We have a basically brand new Canon Powershot SX520 that we got for Christmas. I absolutely love the camera and the pictures that it takes, but I have decided that it is just a little bigger than what I want. It is not a huge camera, but I want something that is small enough to just throw in my purse or diaper bag. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, I have…

Posted 3 days ago

Wanted: ISO Argentine Tango (dance) lead

I am hoping to build, if there’s an interest, an Argentine Tango community in Decorah. I was once an Intermediate/mildly Advanced “follow", however life has sidelined my dancing for a time. I don’t think I could teach it at this point, certainly not without a lead. Is there someone who has studied and could be a lead for practice, and eventually, if interested, for community sharing? Even if you’re not that person - might…

Posted by Deborah L. 3 days ago

For Sale: Farment Acerage 4.5 ac Price reduced $195,000.00


For Sale by Owner: Acreage ,Country living on quiet country road, 4.5 acres located 3 miles from Cresco, IA 1/2 mile from hard surface road.
3 Bedroom Ranch Style Home, 2262 SQ feet of finished living space.
2.5 Baths. Laundry on main floor. Steel Siding, new roof 2009 , hot water heat.
Central Air. 2 car garage under home. Large Machine shed measures 62 ft.x 72 ft, Large Pole barn, 51 ft x 60…

Posted by Todd Koudelka for Martin K. 3 days ago

Wanted: Housesitter Wanted

My husband and I are looking for a house sitter starting approximately the end of June and continuing until the beginning of Oct. We leave Iowa for a seasonal job in Wyoming and need someone to care for a few small animals and mow our lawn. We have a farm near Highlandville, IA and would offer free rent in exchange for the mowing and pet care. We have a large modern farmhouse with wifi…

Posted by Mary P. 4 days ago

For Sale: Desk & chair {2 sets}


Desk & chair {2 sets available}. $35 each set or best offer. Email if interested or have any questions. Thank you!

Posted by Kaytlin M. 4 days ago

For Sale: Crocs


Crocs..Unisex..Womens large..Mens medium..Like new..Was $35..Now $10

Posted 4 days ago

Wanted: ISO: Child's wolf costume or large stuffed wolf animal

Hello! Our small, creative person is requesting a wolf costume and I am looking for a child appropriate wolf costume (size toddler 4 and up) or a large stuffed wolf animal that I can use for the head of a costume that I will construct.
Please let me know if you can help on this creative quest.
Sue P.

Posted by Sue P. 5 days ago

For Sale: Brand New Front Disc Brake Pads


I bought 4 sets of front disc brake shoes because I thought brake pads were sold individually. I don't need the other three sets. They are brand new in their boxes. I will take $15 for a set. I am at Luther College. Contact if interested or call/text 563 241 5358. Danky!

Posted 5 days ago

Wanted: 2 Roommates Wanted

Two female Luther students looking for 2 roommates for the next coming year.We have a house close to campus! If interested, email me!

Posted by Nyarie 5 days ago

Barter: Handcrafted Elegant Rustic furniture in exchange for your barn or antique lumber


I am a local regional artist designing and building lovely elegant rustic furniture from salvaged, antique, and reclaimed lumber. I am looking for new barns, sheds, or buildings to take down, reclaim, or salvage quality lumber from. I use this wood to make furniture, I do not resell lumber.

I have bartered lovely farm tables, harvest tables, or other furniture made from your family buildings in exchange for taking them down. If you,…

Posted by Tim B. 5 days ago

For Sale: Norwegian baking

For Sale: Lefse and Kringla for Easter. Dale and Margaret Suhr. 563 382 4988

Posted 5 days ago

Wanted: pedal steel sheet music

I just bought a pedal steel guitar. I am now looking for sheet music or instruction videos or anything related to the pedal steel

Posted by Mark 6 days ago

For Sale: 2013 Sony Bravia 40-inch 1080p LCD HD TV: $275


For sale in Decorah: Near-new 2013 Sony Bravia 40-inch 1080p LCD HD TV. Model Number KDL-40BX450. TV has been lightly used as a computer monitor for the last 18 months.

TV specs and details can be found at Your purchase includes: TV, attached stand, power cord and remote control, which still uses the original batteries that came with the TV.

The owner's manual for the TV can be viewed…

Posted by Zach 6 days ago

For Sale: Hair Salon Items


Make an offer on any of the items we're selling:
7 black stations (2 drawers) base 15x48
9 mirrors (rounded edges) 28x48
1 hydraulic chair

Posted 6 days ago

For Sale: Child's Mattress - full size


This full sized child's mattress has been used only a few times...very clean. $25. Call Sue O to see...563-382-3137

Posted by Sue O. 6 days ago

For Sale: 2004 Harley Davidson V Rod


2004 Harley Davidson V Rod, Excellent Condition, 6500 miles, black. $7000 OBO
Can email pictures if interested.

Call Bob at 563-380-0383 - located in Mabel, MN

Posted by Lori S. 6 days ago
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