October! Get a head start on your fun-planning with this handy-dandy October 2016 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)
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Check out these great fall activities! In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!
15. October 1: Sena Hanson Memorial 5k Walk/Run/Bike. Proceeds benefit Helping Services Domestic Abuse Resource Center. www.helpingservices.org 1-800-383-2988 10am-1pm $25 adults $10 children – Lunch included!
16. October 1: VEGAS! Elvis tribute concert with Brad Boice. Chatfield Art Center – Potter Auditorium Grand Reopening! Pre-concert Party 5:30. Food, drink, and fun! Concert 7:30 $25/$30/$35 chatfieldcfa.com
17. October 1: An evening of contemporary solo piano with Lisa Downing and Windham Hill recording artist Liz Story. Historic St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro, MN www.lanesboroarts.org
18. Octbober 6: Taste the Local Harvest at the Oneota Co-op. Meet local producers, sample local products: 4:30-6:30pm. Free. www.oneotacoop.com
19. October 7: Anna Carlson, 2015 Emerging Artist Exhibit Best of Show, takes over the ArtHaus gallery with her first ever solo show. Opening reception, 6-8 pm. On display through November 18. arthausdecorah.org
20. October 7-9: 19th Annual Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour! 52 Artists at 40 locations – all within 40 miles of Decorah! Self-driving. Scenic. Free. Daily 10-5. www.iowaarttour.com
21. October 7-9: Fall Foliage Weekend, Harmony MN. Fall City Wide Garage Sales, Fall Foliage Tour maps, tours of Niagara Cave, Amish Tours, Amish Farmers Markets & more. www.exploreharmony.com
22. October 8: Hawk Watch! Celebrate migrating raptors found along the Mississippi Flyway. Free live raptor programs, activities, banding stations. Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, Marquette, IA www.driftlessareawetlandcentre.com
23. October 8: Peter Ostroushko and Dean McGraw perform at the Chatfield Center for the Arts Chosen Bean Concert Series. 7:30 PM. $20. Concessions, beer and wine. chosenbeanconcerts.org
24. October 14: Michelle Cox reads from “A Girl Like You,” Dragonfly Books. 1930s Chicago with diverse neighborhoods, eclectic residents, and its seedy side. Friday, 7pm. www.dragonflybooks.com/events
25. October 15: Lidtke Mill Harvest Festival 4-8pm. Ghost Tours of Old Town Adults $5/Children $3 Craft Show & soup supper at the Lime Springs Community Building
26. October 15: Harvest Festival at Seed Savers Exchange, 12-4pm. Soup cook-off, pumpkin carving, garlic workshop, cider pressing, workshops on food preservation and seed saving +more. www.seedsavers.org
27. October 18: Live music with Paul Lawrence and special guests at ArtHaus. Doors open 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm. Tickets $8/$5 students, available in advance at arthausdecorah.org or night of.
28. October 22: Haunted Harmony. Visit Fillmore Central’s Monster Bash Haunted House, 5K Zombie Crawl, costume contests, lantern tours at Niagara Cave & more! Follow Monster Bash on Facebook.
29. October 29: Oneota Valley Community Orchestra Season 3 Premier featuring Miko Kominami on piano in “Rhapsody in Blue.” Also works by Bernstein, Copland. Deceorah HS Auditorium, 7:30pm www.ovcorchestra.org