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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.

Wheekend! July 30-August 2, 2015


Seriously, guys, does life in the Driftless ever slow down? Check out this #wheekend slated for July 30-August 2, 2015, and get ready for some awesomely fun times! (P.S. This is the LAST WEEKEND for Great River Shakespeare Festival – get to it, peeps!)

Thursday, July 30:
Lawn Chair Night – Erik Sessions / John Goodin; followed by Omaha Conservatory of Music, Winneshiek County Courthouse, Decorah, 7 pm

Courtyard Quiz Bowl, Courtyard and Cellar, Decorah, 7:30 pm

Namoli Brennet in Concert, ArtHaus, Decorah, 7:30 pm

Friday, July 31:
Time for Tales: Animal Heroes (5-8-year-olds), Decorah Public Library, 2 pm

Friday Night Live Farmers Market, Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, Marquette, IA, 4-7 pm

Switchback! Dolce Vita Nights, McCaffrey’s, Decorah, 7 pm

Weston Noble Alumni Choir  final reunion concert, Luther College CFL, Decorah, 7:30 pm

Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders w/ The Lonely Hearts, the Root Notes, La Crosse, 8:45 pm

Bones Jugs N Harmony / Dr. Bob’s Puppets, Ed’s (no name) Bar, Winona, 9 pm

Blue Moon!

Saturday, August 1:
Ossian Fest “Anything Goes”, Ossian, all day

Winneshiek Farmers Market, Decorah, 8-11am 

Humane Society of NE Iowa Kitten/Cat Adoption Event, Love & Friendship Adoption Center, Decorah, 10am-1pm (fill out application for pre-approval now!)

FREE Heritage Farm Tour & Fall Planting Workshop, Seed Savers, Decorah, 12 pm (workshop at 1 pm)

Decorah Trails Exploration Day, River Trail, Decorah, 1 pm (FREE!)

The Art of Homebrew, Bluff Country Artists Gallery, Spring Grove, 4:30-7pm

Greg Brown & Iris Dement! Seed Savers, Decorah, 7 pm

The Homestead Act (Michelle Lynn & Adam Ptacek), Dolce Vita Nights, McCaffreys, Decorah, 7 pm

Homeward Bound, Movies on the Plaza, Rochester, 9 pm

Sunday, August 2:
Cresco Art Show & Fly In Breakfast, 7:30am-3:30pm 

Jerry Johnson “Old Coots Never Forget” book signing, Java John’s Coffee House, Decorah, 2 pm

FWD Movement Sunday Ride! All riders from beginner to experienced are invited to check out Decorah mountain bike trails. 5 pm. Registration online!

All wheekend:
Prairie Dog Blues Festival, Prairie du Chien

Great River Shakespeare Festival – last weekend!!!