Decorah Parks & Recreation and local pickleball enthusiasts are hosting free introduction to pickleball classes Thursday, October 6th at the Decorah City Tennis Courts. Classes are free and open to the public with two time slots to choose from. The morning class will run 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the evening class will run 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Both classes will be identical, and will focus on basic pickleball instruction and score keeping. Registration is not being taken for these classes; participants should show up at the courts at their preferred class time. Participants are encouraged to bring their own paddle and ball. Limited equipment will be available for those who do not have their own. Questions should be directed to the Decorah Parks & Recreation Office via email ([email protected]) or by calling 563-382-4158.
Save the Dates! Decorah Gear Exchange to be held October 8-9, 2022
Six local businesses and organizations are partnering together this fall to bring a new event to the area, The Decorah Gear Exchange. Held October 8-9 at Carl Selland Wayside Park in Decorah, this event will allow individuals to sell and/or buy new or gently used outdoor gear such as kayaks, canoes, tents, backpacks, fishing gear, bicycles, skis, lifejackets, car racks, camp stoves, and more! To note: No firearms or weapons will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit Decorah Parks and Recreation, further expanding recreational opportunities in the Decorah area.
Those who are looking to sell outdoor gear they no longer need will have two opportunities to drop items off at Wayside Park prior to the sale: Thursday, October 6 from 4-6 PM and Friday, October 7 from Noon-6 PM. The seller will set the price or can take the advice of coordinators. If an item sells, the seller will receive 70% of the sale price, 20% will benefit Decorah Parks and Recreation, and 10% will go towards administrative costs. All items must be brought to one of the gear drop-off times. Unsold items must be picked up on Sunday after the event or will be donated.
The Decorah Gear Exchange is the product of a collaboration between The Getup, The Decorah Hatchery, Decorah Parks and Recreation, Driftless Outdoors, Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, and Visit Decorah. Questions? Email [email protected].
Thursday, October 6 / 4-6 PM
Friday, October 7 / Noon-6 PM
Saturday, October 8 / 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday, October 9 / 11 AM-3 PM
UNSOLD GEAR PICK-UP
Sunday, October 9 / 3-6 PM
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