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The Greyman's Grim Crypt

@101 Pleasant View Dr, Spillville

a Free Haunted House open to any and all people in the community. Homemade scares and halloween fun recommended for ages (at LEAST) 9 years and up. We request children be accompanied by their parents, or have the parents go through first to check it out - then you decide. For adults- a completely spooky experience that will give you chills and thrills! Taking Free will donations for South Winn Trap Team and Food…

Contact: Kate Klimesh


'With Word and Song' traveling art display at Luther College Massachusetts artist Sandra Bowden featured in exhibit beginning Oct. 24

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life


An exhibit of mixed-media art that incorporates elements from Biblical texts, ancient Hebrew, and musical facsimilies will be on display Oct. 24 – Dec. 7, in the upper level of Luther College's Center for Faith and Life.

Contact: Julie Shockey, 563-387-1864,,


Luther College Nordic Choir releases album 'Prayer'

@Luther College


Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, recently released their newest album, "Prayer." The new album features musical selections that were performed during the tours of the 2013-14 academic year. The title track is an arrangement by acclaimed choral composer René Clausen. Other pieces featured on the new album include "I Have Called You By Name" by Stephen Paulus, the new piece "Entreat Me Not To Leave You"…

Contact: Eric Ellingsen, 563-387-1267,


City Offers 3rd Prairie Seed Collecting Hike


If you would like to increase diversity in your existing prairie or create a natural area in your yard, this is an opportunity to get started. The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department has authorized volunteer Jerri Osenga to lead a series of seed collection hikes in the City Community Prairie throughout this fall season. The third hike will be Wednesday, October 22, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, beginning at the City Community Prairie Butterfly…

Contact: Decorah Park-Rec., (563) 382-4158,,


A Touch of Gingerbread

- October 23 & 24 @ 7:00 p.m.; 10/25 @ 3:00 & 5:00 pm, 10/26 @ 1:00 pm

@New Minowa Players Theatre, 906 S. Mill St, Decorah


New Minowa Players children's show "A Touch of Gingerbread" musically weaves the stories of Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood with special appearances by the Gingerbread Man. Tickets are on sale at Oneota Community Co-op; Adults $10; children 12 and under $5. Show sponsors are Decorah Bank & Trust, Family Table Restaurant, Ladybug Landscape/Decorah Floral-Al and Anita Weis, Pizza Ranch, Rubaiyat Restaurant, and Northeast Iowa RC & D’s Employee Giving Fund.

Contact: For more information contact New Minowa Players at (563) 382-5174 or


Men's 3 on 3 Basketball League Deadline


Deadline for the Decorah Park-Rec. Men’s 3 on 3 Basketball League is Friday
October 17, in the Park Rec Office. Game play is Thursday evenings beginning November 13 in the DHS Gym. The season runs for approximately 15 weeks. Game play provides a good workout with two 12-minute halves of basketball. Official roster forms are available at the Park-Rec. Office or may be downloaded from Team entry fee is $50 and all…

Contact: Decorah Park-Rec. Office, (563) 382-4158,,


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

@Winneshiek County


Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors declare October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Spearheaded by Winneshiek County Celebration of Life board, the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors recently signed a proclamation declaring October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

During their weekly meeting, the board agreed that breast cancer awareness is important for our communities and signed a proclamation stating, “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month educates women about the importance of early detection…

Contact: For more information on the free mammogram screening benefits available to women in the area, visit, or contact Margaret Walter at 563-382-8202.


Adult Volleyball League Registration


Registration is being taken at this time for the Decorah Parks and Recreation 2014-15 Adult Volleyball Leagues (Coed, Men’s, and Women’s). If you wish to register a team, an official roster form must be picked up at the Park-Rec. Office, completed and returned by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 17, along with the $75 entry fee. A roster form may also be downloaded from the park-rec. website: .

League play runs for…

Contact: Park-Rec. Office, (563) 382-4158,,


Park-Rec. is Looking for Legos

Decorah Parks and Recreation is looking for Legos in hopes of launching a brand new program. Please take time to look through your old boxes and toys--every little bit helps. Playing with Legos has been shown to help children build creativity, and improve problem solving skills and teamwork, while also having fun!
The Decorah Park-Rec. Office is accepting Lego donations of any kind and hopes to collect enough Legos to support offering this new…

Contact: Decorah Park-Rec. Office, (563) 382-4158,,


Crisis Line Volunteers Needed

@Winneshiek, Howard and Allamakee Counties


Volunteers will be part of a rewarding experience providing crisis counseling, victim advocacy, and crisis advocacy at local hospitals to survivors of sexual abuse, as part of Riverview Center's 24 hour crisis response.

We are currently taking applications for our Fall training session. Candidates will complete a comprehensive training program, background check, and an application and interview process.

Find out more at or my contacting Julie at 563-557-0310 or at…


Decorah United Soccer Club Fall Soccer Program

- Online registration will be open August 1 - August 10.


We are excited to unveil a NEW format for our Fall Soccer Program! The season will include six weeks of soccer fun with the Northeast Iowa Soccer League. It will include practices, games, and even an optional league tournament!

Open to all 8-14 year olds
September 7 - October 25
6 Practices: Sundays (Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12)
6 Games: Saturdays (Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18)

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