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December 2019 Calendar!

December! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season! There’s lots of fun to be had! Start your planning with this handy-dandy December 2019 calendar (you can download the pdf here).  Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)

LOOKING FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS ON THE CALENDARS?
Check out these great December 2019 activities! In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

1. December 1: Helping Services Holiday Lights! Open every evening 5-9pm through Christmas night. Santa visits Thurs-Sun nights 5:30-8pm. www.helpingservices.org

2. December 2: If random facts are your thing, then Toppling Goliath Taproom Trivia is your gig! Every Monday night 6-7:30pm, Decorah. www.tgbrews.com Prizes to winning team!

3. December 7: Local Feast! Sample and shop local foods from IA, WI & MN while you enjoy kids’ activities, cooking demos, interactive art, music and prizes. Rochester, MN; local-feast.org.

4. December 10: “Let’s get ready to BINGO” every Tuesday night from 6-7:30pm at Toppling Goliath. Plus, wheel of fortune and mystery-wrapped prizes!  www.tgbrews.com

5. December 11: Wineglass Painting w/ Lisa Goodwin. Our seasonal wineglass painting series continues with a beautiful winter-themed creation at Heaven Boutique Winery near Fayette, IA. $25 includes all supplies and a glass of wine. Register: 563-362-2240 or heavenwinery.com

6. December 15: Toppling Goliath Brunch Buffet every third Sunday, through May. (Dec. 15, Jan. 19 & Feb. 17) Serving from 10am to 2 pm. Reservations encouraged at events@tgbrews.com. See FB for menu! www.tgbrews.com

7. December 20: Cheers Big Band Holiday Dance at the Concordia. Big band sound, great dance floor. 7-10:30 p.m. Sunday dances weekly, 1-5 p.m. Facebook-Concordia Ballroom La Crosse. www.concordiaballroom.com

November 2019 Calendar!

November! It’s the segue from Fall into Winter this month (in our opinions, anyway), but that doesn’t stop the fun! Start your planning with this handy-dandy November 2019 calendar (you can download the pdf here).  Have a blast! XO, Inspire(d)

LOOKING FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS ON THE CALENDARS?
Check out these great November 2019 activities! In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

18. November 2: Support Lanesboro Arts  at the Fall Gala! Delicious dinner, great company, all for supporting the arts! Lanesboro Community Center, 6pm www.lanesboroarts.org

19. November 16: Absolute Science Big Bang Bubbles Show at Decorah Public Library. Mind-blowing bubble magic leaves all ages feeling like a kid again! Families are invited to come see ordinary bubbles go to the realm of extreme! 11am.  www.decorah.lib.ia.us

20. November 24: Tattoo Talk – “The Future of Tattoos,” Carson Bruns, Prof. of Chemistry, Univ./Col., Boulder. 7:00pm at Luther College, with After Party at Vesterheim. www.vesterheim.org

21. November 28 – December 25: Holiday Lights. 5 pm – 9 pm at Pulpit Rock Campground in Decorah for Northeast Iowa’s largest drive-through holiday lights display. Free will donations benefit Helping Services for Youth & Families.
HelpingServices.org/holidaylights

September 2019 Calendar!

September! Isn’t fall the best? There are always so many fun things to do! Start your planning with this handy-dandy September 2019 calendar (you can download the pdf here).  Have a great fall! XO, Inspire(d)

LOOKING FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS ON THE CALENDARS?
Check out these great September 2019 activities! In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

1. September 14: Join the Porter House Museum for their annual fundraiser – held at the Lingonberry, 218 W Water St., Decorah,  4-6pm. Come enjoy great company while supporting one of the region’s most unique museums! www.porterhousemuseum.org

2. September 14: Are you brave enough to see all the creepy, crawly insects at the Insect Zoo? Families welcome for a fun and interactive display, Decorah Public Library, 11am-1pm. www.decorah.lib.ia.us

3. September 15: Bike (or Bus!) the Barns for FairShare CSA Coalition. Farm tours, local food, craft libations, live music. Tour begins at Columbus, WI Fireman’s Park. (608) 226-0300, bikethebarns@csacoalition.org, www.csacoalition.org/bike-the-barns/

4. September 19: Tattoo Talk – “Tattooing in the Ancient World,” Lars Krutak, Tattoo Anthropologist. 7:00 pm at Luther College, After Party at Vesterheim. www.vesterheim.org

5. September 19-22: Norman Borlaug Harvest Festival! Tour the Borlaug Farm, Quilt Auction, Cruise to Cresco, 5K, Steak Cook-Off, and end with the Northeast Iowa Food Packaging Event! www.crescochamber.com

6. September 21: Get your boots dirty at SidieFest Community Trail Building Day! Vernon Trails’ trail crew will guide crews on various singletrack projects throughout Sidie Hollow. Fun. Community. Dirt. Trails. Revelry. info: www.bluedogcycles.com 

7. September  22: Eat It, Cancer! American Society of Cancer progressive dinner sponsored by PIVO Brewery, Pulpit Rock Brewery, Toppling Goliath Brewery, & Rubaiyat Restaurant. www.CrowdRise.com/Eat-It-Cancer

8. September 28-29: Iowa Barn Foundation 19th Annual Fall Barn Tour! Tour the countryside across Iowa to view some of Iowa’s most incredible structures. iowabarnfoundation.org