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Allamakee County Veterans Museum Pearl Harbor Day Program

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY VETERANS MUSEUM

The Allamakee County Veterans Museum will observe Pearl Harbor Day on December 7th by offering a program to the public in the Program Room of its new museum in the former Vet’s Club building in Waukon.  

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. a video documentary will be presented about the Japanese air raid on the U.S. Naval and Air Bases at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Islands, which marked the entry of the United States into the Second World War.  

The Pearl Harbor documentary will be preceded by a video that museum staff are calling “The last summer of peace in Waukon before the War.”  It includes movie film shot in downtown Waukon in the summers of 1940-41 by the Cote family for entertainment viewing in their newly opened Town Theatre.   Staff encourages you to try to spot and identify relatives and family friends depicted in the film, and enjoy a nostalgic look back at the “good old days.”  Period vehicles, dress, and businesses are featured, with candid closeups of people about town.

The program room currently seats about 45 people.  Due to Covid concerns, masks are encouraged but not required.  There is no admission or membership charge. The facility is handicapped accessible.  Light refreshments will be available. 

The museum remodeling was finished in late summer.  Preparation and installation of exhibits is underway and should be completed by Memorial Day 2022.  Tours will not be offered until the exhibits have been completed.  However, educational programs will continue to be offered periodically.

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Northeast Iowa Community Action Early Head Start

Northeast Iowa Community Action Early Head Start is accepting applications. The program serves pregnant women and children birth to three years old. The program provides weekly home visits to help parents be their child’s first and most important teacher. Socializations and playgroups are held for families to participate in. If you live in Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard & Winneshiek counties contact Northeast Iowa Community Action .

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Youth Mentoring at Helping Services Hosts a Mentoring Social

Have you thought about becoming a mentor? Tuesday, November 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at T-Bocks Upstairs; Youth Mentoring at Helping Services is hosting a Mentoring Social. 

This is the perfect event to attend to find out more about how YOU can become involved. Mentors will informally share stories about the impact mentoring has on their youth and them as an adult, the dire need for boys to have male role models, and the ways you can get started so that you are comfortable with being a mentor. 

All adults are invited to come and connect with others about mentoring. It is the event for you to attend or bring along a friend that you know who will make a great mentor. Everyone will enjoy socializing and free appetizers. Drinks will be available for purchase.This event is open house style. Come and stay the whole time or come for a portion of the time. 

There are many options available to mentors. Community mentors spend a minimum of four hours per month with their youth doing things that they both enjoy like going to a ball game, enjoying a meal together, or going for a walk. School-based mentors meet their youth for one hour per week in their building. This option is available in the Decorah and Howard-Winneshiek School Districts. Mentors can be individuals, two buddies assigned to one youth, and families. There are also part-time mentors who attend the events that fit their schedule.

Youth Mentoring has a place for you! For more information, attend the Mentoring Social or contact Colinne or Kathy at mentoring@helpingservices.org, 563-387-1720, or visit www.helpingservices.org/mentoring

Serving families since 1973, Helping Services for Youth & Families is dedicated to responding to current health and safety needs of youth and families through empowerment, support, and education.

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Cross of Christ Meatball Supper

Cross of Christ will host a Meatball Supper on Wed., Oct. 6, from 4-7 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, MN. Drive-thru/carryout only.

Meatballs, potatoes and gravy, homegrown squash, two salads, green beans, bun, and brownies. $10.00

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Book release

Co-authors Doug Newhoff and Craig Sesker will be in Decorah Wednesday, Sept. 8 to promote their new book, “Home Sweet Dome,” which shares the stories of Iowa’s best high school football programs during the playoff era.

The book includes a terrific chapter about the Decorah High School program, and features interviews with Vikings greats Josey Jewell, Dick Wuest, Jason Olejniczak and Bill Post. Decorah is one of 34 programs in the 560-page, 44-chapter book, which also highlights a handful of individuals whose teams didn’t participate in the UNI-Dome playoffs.

Wednesday’s book signing event will take place from 5-7 p.m. at T-Bocks. “Home Sweet Dome” can also be purchased online at www.domeplayoffs.com or by mailing a check for $35 to Home Sweet Dome, 5407 Glacier Dr., Cedar Falls, IA., 50613.

Note: A little more info about the book can be found on the domeplayoffs.com website. If you are interested in an interview with one or both of the authors, contact Doug Newhoff at dknewhoff@yahoo.com or (319) 240-5545. We appreciate anything you can do to help us get the word out about Wednesday’s event!

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