Posts Tagged: fun stuff to do in the Driftless

May 2019 Calendar!

It’s May! One of our favorite months! (Lots of birthdays around here…) There’s lots of fun to be had for you all too – start your planning with this handy-dandy May 2019 calendar (you can download the pdf here).  XO, Inspire(d)

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

10.  May 1: Decorah Farmers Market (formerly known as Winneshiek Farmers Market) opens for the season! Every Saturday 8-11am, and Wednesday 3-6pm through October! Below the Oneota Coop / parking lot, Decorah. www.winneshiekfarmersmarket.com or Facebook for info

11. May 3: Western swing-gypsy jazz trio Hot Club of Cowtown at Potter Auditorium, Chatfield Center for the Arts. $20-25 in advance, +$5 at the door. 7:30pm. www.chatfieldarts.org

12. May 4: Garlic Mustard Pull: Join Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to help restore the native woodland at Heritage Valley by removing invasive garlic mustard. All ages welcome. www.inhf.org

13. May 11: Decorah Pride is a celebration of our LGBTQ+ community. Parade! Festival! Dance! May 11, all day – more information at Decorahpride.com

14. May 11-12: Sweet 16 Farm’s Starter Plant Sale! Get your vegetable garden off to an amazing start with our lovingly, locally grown starter plants. Beautiful Houston, MN. Details – sweet16farm.com

15. May 17: Ultra Mega Mega! Spring studio open house for the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Luther College. 6-9pm in the Center for the Arts. Info – luther.edu

16. May 18: Celebrate the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at Potter Auditorium, Chatfield Center for the Arts. $30 in advance, +$5 at door. 7:30pm. www.chatfieldarts.org

UPCOMING:

17. June 1: RUN the CRATER 50k, 25k, 10k, 5k, 1mi.,  Mental Toughness Required. Kids 1mi. Free for kids 13 & under. Register at www.DDTR.us

18. Decorah Municipal Band – Lawn Chair Night in front of the Winneshiek County Courthouse, 7 pm. New players welcome! E-mail decorahmunicipalband@gmail.com.

March 2019 Calendar!

March 2019! Spring is coming! (And the people of the Driftless seem to know it!) Lots of fun this month – start your planning with this handy-dandy March 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 March 2019 activities! In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

1. March 16: Kinderfolk on Stage: Enjoy live performances, appetizers, and cash bar at The Cellar, 7 p.m. Free-will donations will support Kinderhaus Preschool – ALL ARE WELCOME! kinderhausdecorah.com

2. March 21-31 – Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro launches it’s Wealhouse series with Bakersfield Mist, a hilarious and provocative comedy featuring Hal Cropp and Adrienne Sweeney. Nightly, March 21-31, St. Mane Theater – commonwealtheatre.org

3. March 23: SOAR! (Save Our Avian Resources) – Decorah Public Library, 11 am A LIVE raptor program for children of all ages about the amazing adaptations of local raptors and their role in the environment. Pre-registration required at www.decorah.lib.ia.us.

4. March 23: Make a day of Lanesboro! Art Making Crawl Downtown 11am-3pm, and Lanesboro Arts ‘Canvas Clash’, a Live Painting Tournament with craft beer and more. Commonweal Events Hall, 9pm lanesboroarts.org

5. March 29 & 30 or April 12 &13: Seed Savers Apple Grafting School. Graft and take home three apple trees in a half-day Seed Savers Exchange workshop. $60. Register in advance at seedsavers.org/events

December 2018 Calendar!

December 2018! It’s hard to believe this is the last month of 2018! There’s lots of fun to be had before the year is done – start your planning with this handy-dandy December 2018 calendar (you can download the pdf here). Happy holidays! XO, Inspire(d)

LOOKING FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS ON THE CALENDARS?
Check out these great December 2018 activities! In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

1. December 1: Helping Services Holiday Lights! The Lights are open for drive-through every night through December 25, 5:00 to 9:00pm. Pulpit Rock Campground, Decorah. Freewill donation. helpingservices.org

2. December 7: Ultra Mega Mega! Fall studio open house for Art, Dance, and Theatre for the Visual and Performing Arts Department Luther. 6-9pm in the CFA www.luther.edu

3. December 8-9: Bluff Country Christmas at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. Craft Fair, Cookies with Santa, Brad Boice, Brass Band Concert, HS Art Club Art Auction. www.chatfieldarts.org

4. December 14-15: Pinball ARTcade – 80s Party! Fall youth classes have built cardboard pinball machines Come celebrate! Friday Adults Only 80s Party, 8pm. Saturday Family party, 1pm. www.arthausdecorah.org

5. December 31: Decorah Elks NYE! Guilty Kilts (8:30-10) – Avey/Grouws Band (10pm-1am) $10 advance, $15 door. Tickets Venmo or Paypal aveygrouwsband@gmail.com or Oneota Coop beginning Dec 1. aveygrouwsband.com