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October 2015 Calendar

It’s fall! Whew – where is the time going? Get a head start on your fun-planning with this handy-dandy October 2015 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!

13. October 2-3: Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement’s 40th Birthday Bash! Get inspired by Rev. William Barber, Jim Hightower and other big-name thinkers/doers. Oct 2-3, Des Moines,

14. October 2-4: 18th Annual Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour. 55 Artists at 42 locations – all within 35 miles of Decorah! Most Artists ever – Free! Daily 10-5.

15. October 3: WitchFest at The Rustic Corner. Put on a pointy hat and enjoy a day of shopping in Charles City. Go to for details!

16. October 4: Farm fest at Prairie’s Edge Farm! Join us for hay rides, critters, cider pressing and more at Prairie’s Edge Farm. Meat and more for sale. 10am-4pm. 1206 150th Street Castalia

17. October 5-9: Scenes of the Driftless: A Community Art Exhibit at ArtHaus, Open to all to submit for free, Dropoff Oct 5-9, Reception October 9 from 6-8pm, On display through Nov 20,

18. October 9-11: New Albin Library quilt show. Over 200 quilted items on display. Antique section, vendors, demonstrations, and more. New Albin Community Center. $5 Admission. More info 563-544-4325

19. October 21: Witchy Wednesday Wine Down – 4pm to 8pm at The Rustic Corner, Charles City. Get uncorked with a Halloween flair! More info at

20. October 23: Dubious Cowgirls duo at High Court Pub in Lanesboro, MN with food and drink specials to kickoff Lanesboro Girls Day Out weekend.

21. October 24: Girls Day Out Lanesboro, MN featuring the band Drinkwine with Friends. Shop all day, dance the night away! Like us on facebook: Girls Day Out Lanesboro.

22. October 24: OboeBass! Concert. Award-winning Vecchione/Erdahl classical duo: Engaging audiences with folksong, jazz, tango and literary inspirations. St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro, MN. $15/$12.

23. October 30: Cringe Night presented by ArtHaus, Hosted by June Melby. Friday, October 30 at 508 W Water St. Doors open at 6:30pm, event starts at 7pm. $5

September 2015 Calendar

September! Get a head start on your fun-planning with this handy-dandy September 2015 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy!

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

1. September 4: Celtic folk rock with Lehto & Wright presented by ArtHaus, 7pm. $12 adults / $10 students. Sponsored by Country Inn by Carlson. Tickets on sale now!

2. September 5: Water Street Music Series: Absolute Hoot. WSMS kicks off their fourth season with Absolute Hoot, 7 pm, Co-op Parking Lot. Free! Bring a blanket/lawn chair.

3. September 12: Norse Fall Community Day Picnic! Join us for U-2 BBQ, “GO NORSE!” t-shirts for kids (sponsored by Bank of the West), family passes for the Luther vs. St. Olaf Football Game! Register:

4. September 16: Wednesday Wine Down 4pm-8pm Paint & Sip this night! Visit for tickets. Get Uncorked at The Rustic Corner in Charles City!

5. September 17-20: Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest in Cresco Iowa! Inspire Day, Quilt Auction, Cruise to Cresco, 5K Run/Walk, Meals From the Heartland Packaging event, Food, Music, Games, & FUN!

6. September 19: United Way Used Book Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran Iowa Avenue, Decorah. 8AM – 12PM Saturday. Access pre-sale through free-will donation Friday evening. Supports books for pre-schools!

7. September 19: RIDE THE RIDGES bicycle tour – Winona, MN. Four routes along Southeastern Minnesota’s most scenic valleys and towering bluffs overlooking the Mississippi.

8. September 24: Taste the Local Harvest at the Oneota Co-op – meet local producers, sample local products: 4:30-6:30 pm. Free.

9. September 25: Reefuel Yoga studio presents a meditation workshop with author, theologian, and yoga teacher Deborah Adele to discuss her book: The Yamas & Niyamas. For more info:

10. September 26: Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation invites you to a seed harvest on scenic prairie! 9/26, 9a-12p @ Heritage Valley. No experience needed – More info: 515-288-1846

11. September 26: Run the Trout Run Trail! Decorah Rotary Club Loop de Loop 5k-10k Run-Walk, and Half-Marathon. Start time: 8:00 A.M. Registration information available at:

12. September 27: TASC Big Pumpkin Contest, 2213 Mt. Olivet Road NW, Waukon Weigh off, meal, fun! For more information about the event, contact TASC at 563-568-4060.