Oneota Film Festival Needs Volunteers Now!

ONEOTA FILM FESTIVAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS NOW! If movies are your passion and you want to support a great event in Decorah, volunteering for the film festival is the way to do it.

The film festival is less than one week away, March 7-9, and we have lots of empty slots on our on-line sign-up form.  We need volunteers for our opening night event, Friday evening, all day Saturday and our closing reception Saturday night. Job slots include setup and clean up, monitoring screening venues, assisting with membership, t-shirt sales, greeting filmgoers and filmmakers, providing volunteer snacks and other important stuff. A particular need is for hosts at all the screening venues: you’ll count attendees, introduce the film and filmmakers if attending, and get to watch a great movie. Luther students take care of showing the film. Sign up for one or more time slots using the Oneota Film Festival Volunteer Form

Pollinator Party

The Pollinator Party is Today! And you’re invited!

1-4 pm at the Community Prairie in Decorah

The Prairie is on the West Side, near Aase Haugen Home. Here’s a map to help get you there.

In honor of National Pollinator Week, Northeast Iowa Pollinator Partners invited you to a Pollinator Celebration Party at the Decorah Community Prairie on June 18th, from 1-4 p.m.  The event is free and suitable for adults and children alike.

Attendees will enjoy guided pollinator exploration walks through the prairie; making bee houses, habitat seed balls and pollinator masks; playing a pollinator game; engaging in a scavenger hunt, pollinator face painting and a pollinator book arts project. The party will also include a tour of a display hive; learning stations and take-home materials for two citizen science projects: The Great Sunflower Project and Million Pollinator Gardens, as well as a silent auction and a “Gifts from the Pollinators” basket raffle. “Pollen Nation”, a CD of pollinator music created by local artists will be for sale. Any proceeds from the CD sales and the silent auction will be used to support pollinator conservation in Northeast Iowa.

Funding for the event is provided by Thrivent Financial and community donations. For more information on this and other upcoming events, call (563) 382-2451 or see the Northeast Iowa Pollinator Partners Facebook page.

Up Up! Film Festival, April 13-23, 2016

Featured image for 'Up Up! Film Festival'What do you get when you add farms, food, rural issues, and film? The UP UP film festival! Running this week in Decorah and through April 23rd, this film festival will share perspectives on rural life, food systems, and farming. With films for all ages, movie subjects range from small chocolate growers in Mexico to cattle ranchers in Colorado.

To see the full schedule and descriptions of the films, visit: