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City of Dubuque Leisure Services’ Mini Camp, “Prep and Play

Come out and play ball with the City of Dubuque Leisure Services’ mini camp, “Prep and Play,” every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 12:00 pm.at the Miracle League of Dubuque (32 Northview Drive)  The camp will provide lessons on learning the fundamentals of the game . More details at https://www.facebook.com/CityofDubuqueLeisureServices/  

Rising Star Theatre Company Mini-Musical Experience

Rising Star Theatre Company is offering four mini-musical experiences in early August for students entering 3rd grade through those entering 9th grade in the fall of 2021. Each will be a two weeks long. Visit www.risingstartheatrecompany.com for all the details and to register.                                                                                

Riverview Center’s Hope and Healing Gallery

The Riverview Center’s Hope and Healing Gallery will be held at 7 Hills Event Center, 1098 Jackson St., thru July 28th . All proceeds benefit the Riverview Center. Tickets: https://one.bidpal.net/hopeandhealing/welcome

Cornerstone Church in Cascade Bible School

Join Cornerstone Church in Cascade July 30th to August 1st from 5:30pm to 7:00pm each day for Vacation Bible School! The kids will learn what a difference Jesus can make in their lives if they are willing to dive into Him! Bible lessons, games, crafts, snacks and more! Ages 2 years old to 5th grade are eligible to attend. Register your kids at https://www.cornerstonecascade.com/vbs-registration.html

Avery Foundation Founder’s Gala

The 4th annual Avery Foundation Founder’s Gala will be held on August 28th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Hotel Julien Dubuque. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities visit https://averyfndtn.org/news-events/

Dubuque Police Department ‘Shop with a Cop’ Program Donations

Donations are being accepted through August to support the annual Dubuque Police Department ‘Shop with a Cop’ program which purchases back-to-school clothing and supplies for area children. Donors can make checks out to Dubuque Police Protective Association and can be delivered to the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center at 770 Iowa Street. More information (563) 587-3813 or https://www.facebook.com/DubuquePD/photos/a.1111420008916369/3932847250106950/

Dubuque County Extension to Host Master Gardener Training Program

The Dubuque County Extension Office is hosting the Master Gardener Core Training Course. This ten week training program will take place at 6:00pm Tuesdays, August 31st through November 2nd. More information can be found at https://bit.ly/MGTRAIN or by calling (563) 583-6496.

Eagle Nature Foundation Fundraiser 50/50 Raffle

The Eagle Nature Foundation (ENF) is sponsoring a new 50/50 Raffle with the tickets at $5 each. The winner’s name will be drawn during ENF’s 60th Celebration on September 11th. Send your check(s), $5 per ticket, to the Eagle Nature Foundation, 300 East Hickory Street, Apple River, IL 61001 before Sept. 11. There is no limit as to how many tickets one person can buy.  

Caregiver Support Group for Caregivers of Dementia Patients/Family Members

24-Hour Care and Oak Park Place host a Caregiver Support group for caregivers taking care of Dementia Patients/family members conducted by trained facilitators. Join them virtually the last Friday of each month at 1:00pm. Contact Sara Kirkpatrick or Nicole Karberg for log in information.
skirkpatrick@oakparkplace.com or phone (563) 585-4152
nicole@24hourcarehha.com or phone (815) 777-2424


Upcoming Events

Monday, July 26, 2021 — 4:00 pm

Registrations Due Today for Sinsinawa Mound Virtual Event

Registrations are due today for the virtual program with Dakota artist Gwen Nell at 7:00pm on Tuesday, July 27th. The program is offered by Sinsinawa Mound Center.
The fee is $10 per person. Register by phone at (608) 748-4411 or visit www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 — 7:00 pm

Sinsinawa Mound Summer Organ Concert Series

Josh Ring, Professor of music at Olivet Nazarene University is the featured organist for Summer Organ Concert series at Sinsinawa Mound Center. Concert guests will follow COVID-19 protocol, including wearing a mask and social distancing. Attendance will be limited to 125 people. The concerts will also be available online at www.sinsinawa.org/live

Thursday, July 29, 2021 — 6:00 pm

Dubuque County Conservation Board Input Meeting

The Dubuque County Conservation Board has the opportunity to acquire additional wetlands along the Heritage Trail near the former Flexsteel Industries site at 3400 Jackson Street. The Public is invited to share their ideas at 6:00pm in the United Auto Workers (UAW) Hall, 3450 Central Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa. You can also share ideas on the Dubuque County Conservation Facebook page, or contact Brian Preston, Executive Director, at (563)556-6745 or Brian.Preston@dubuquecounty.us.

Friday, July 30, 2021 — 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s Family Day

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s Family Day will feature the program “How to Build a Survival Shelter” and will be held at Casper Bluff Land & Water. This is a free program with RSVP’s required at www.jdcf.org/events. (Casper Bluff is located at 870 S Pilot Knob Rd, Galena, IL)

Saturday, July 31, 2021 — 9:00 am

Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Asbury Food Pantry

Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Asbury, in partnership with the Riverbend Food Bank, will host a Drive thru Food Pantry from 9:00am until the foods runs out.

Thursday, August 5, 2021 — 7:30 pm

Rising Star Theatre Company Presents: The Rising Star Revue

Rising Star Theatre Company will present the Rising Star Revue, a cabaret-style performance featuring hit songs from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Five Flags box office or online through Ticketmaster.com. (Seats are available in socially distanced pods of up to four patrons. Second show Fri 8/6 at 7:30pm)

Friday, August 6, 2021 — 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Reception: Art on the River 2021-22

The Opening Reception for the 2021-22 Art on the River exhibit is a free event held riverside at the Grand River Center. For additional information, contact Jenni Petersen-Brant at (563) 513-5636, jbrant@cityofdubuque.org, or visit cityofdubuque.org/artontheriver

Friday, August 6, 2021 — 7:30 pm

Rising Star Theatre Company Presents: The Rising Star Revue

Rising Star Theatre Company will present the Rising Star Revue, a cabaret-style performance featuring hit songs from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Five Flags box office or online through Ticketmaster.com. (Seats are available in socially distanced pods of up to four patrons)

Saturday, August 7, 2021 — 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dubuque Cub Scout Day Camp

All boys and girls going into kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend the Dubuque Cub Scout Day Camp. You do NOT need to be a Scout to participate. The Camp is hosted at Grandview United Methodist Church in Dubuque, Iowa. To register or for more information, visit https://scoutingevent.com/178-daycamp.

Saturday, August 7, 2021 — 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dubuquefest 2021

The 42nd annual DubuqueFest will be held in Washington Park. This is a free, 2-day arts festival with live music performances, and literary arts activities. Hours each day are 10:00am to 5:00pm. For a full schedule of arts programming, musical performances, and a gallery of accepted artists, please visit www.DBQFest.com

Saturday, August 7, 2021 — 4:00 pm

 Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team Performance  

The Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team will perform south of Lock 12 on Riverview Street in Bellevue, Iowa.  For more information please visit:  www.facebook.com/skibellevue or www.youtube.com/skibellevue

Sunday, August 8, 2021 — 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DubuqueFest 2021

The 42nd annual DubuqueFest will be held in Washington Park. This is a free, arts festival with live music performances, and literary arts activities. For a full schedule of arts programming, musical performances, and a gallery of accepted artists, please visit www.DBQFest.com 

Sunday, August 8, 2021 — 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Key West Fire/EMS Fun Day 2021

The annual Key West Fire/EMS Department Fun Day begins with a parade at noon. (Parade lineup: Begins at 11 at the Truck Country Parking Lot. Activities and Concessions will be held at the Key West Fire Station following the parade. Visit their event page for more details https://www.facebook.com/events/344165930649598

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 — 10:00 am

Dubuque Miracle League Complex Dedication

The Dubuque Miracle League Complex Dedication will be held at Veteran’s Park 2790 Miracle League Drive. There will be an exhibition Miracle League of Dubuque Baseball Game immediately following the ceremony. Visit https://www.miracleleaguedubuque.com/ for more information.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 — 7:00 pm

Summer Organ Concert Series at Sinsinawa Mound

Jan Kraybill of Kansas City, Kansas will perform for the Summer Organ Concert series at Sinsinawa Mound Center. Aattendance will be limited to 125 people and guests will have limited access to the main foyer and Queen of the Rosary Chapel. The concert also available at www.sinsinawa.org/live

Friday, August 13, 2021 — 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

BANDing Together for Agrace

Agrace will host it’s first-ever event in Dodgeville – BANDing Together for Agrace. This is a live concert benefit featuring three bands at Ley Memorial Pavilion at Harris Park, Dodgeville. Advance tickets are $10 per person and will be $15 at the door. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Visit agrace.org/band for more information.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 — 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bus-eum atthe Dubuque Farmers’ Market

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library has partnered with the Dubuque Farmers’ Market to bring the Bus-eum, a non-profit mobile history exhibit in a retrofitted school bus, to Dubuque. . Admission is free to board at the Market. Bus-eum Director Michael Luick-Thrams will give a special presentation about the 1918 Flu Pandemic at 10:00am.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 — 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Red Basket Project Product Drive

The Red Basket Project will host a product drive at the three Hy-Vee locations in Dubuque. Volunteers will staff each entrance and hand shoppers a list of products – complete with aisle numbers – that would most benefit The Red Basket Project. For more information, or to donate, visit RedBasketProject.com.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 — 7:00 pm

Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa Presents: “Frozen Jr.”

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa Presents: “Frozen Jr.” Tickets: In Advance Adults $10 Students $7. At Door Adults $13 Students $10. Tickets are also available on line at www.ohnwardfineartscenter.com

Sunday, August 15, 2021 — 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

St. Paul’s Parish Festival – Worthington

St. Paul Parish Festival will be held  in Memorial Park in Worthington, IA.  Serving a deep fried chicken dinner from 11:00am to 3:00pm in an air-conditioned, handicap accessible hall.  Adults – $12.00 Ages 5-10 – $8.00 Under 5 – Free.  Also a Country Store. H & H Fun Rides, and a Beer Garden.

Sunday, August 15, 2021 — 2:00 pm

Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa Presents: “Frozen Jr.”

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa Presents: “Frozen Jr.” Tickets: In Advance Adults $10 Students $7. At Door Adults $13 Students $10. Tickets are also available on line at www.ohnwardfineartscenter.com

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 — 7:00 pm

Summer Organ Concert Series at Sinsinawa Mound

Gregory Hand, associate professor of organ at the University of Iowa will perform for the Summer Organ Concert series at Sinsinawa Mound Center. Aattendance will be limited to 125 people and guests will have limited access to the main foyer and Queen of the Rosary Chapel. The concert also available at www.sinsinawa.org/live

Friday, August 20, 2021 — 6:30 pm

Central Park Music in the Park

Join Central Park for Music in the Park featuring The Real Ridgerunners. The show will be held on the parks south side near the enclosed pavilion. Visit https://www.jonescountyiowa.gov/conservation/ for more scheduled events.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 — 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

Inspiration Stables’ “Power of the Herd” Ride-A-Thon

Inspiration Stables’ “Power of the Herd” Ride-A-Thon will be held  at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. This is a 12 hour Program, Picnic and Barn Dance. Visit https://www.inspirationstables.org/ for more information. (Inspiration Stables is a PATH Intl. therapeutic horseback riding program for children with special needs)

Saturday, August 21, 2021 — 4:00 pm

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team Performance

The Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team will perform south of Lock 12 on Riverview Street in Bellevue, Iowa. For more information please visit:  www.facebook.com/skibellevue or www.youtube.com/skibellevue

Thursday, August 26, 2021 — 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Dubuque Chorale Rehearsals

The Dubuque Chorale resumes rehearsals at Grandview United Methodist Church in Dubuque. All singers high school age and older are invited to join. No auditions, but they ask sopranos and basses to arrive at 7:00pm, and altos and tenors at 8:00pm for voice placement. For complete details, go to dubuquechorale.org

Saturday, August 28, 2021 — 11:00 am

“Roof 4 Vets” Benefit & Ride

The “Roof 4 Vets” Benefit & Ride will begin and end at Shenanigan’s, 3203 Jackson Street. Registration starts at 11:00am and kick stands up at Noon. The Ride is $1- person or $15 per couple. There will be Live music, a live and silent auction upon return.  Visit Their Facebook page here.  https://www.facebook.com/events/shenanigans/roofs-4-vets-2021/177944997517987/   

Saturday, September 11, 2021 — 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

WingFest in FarleyFest

The 7th Annual WingFest will be held at the Farley Park with KidFest starting at 10:30am and wings at 11:00am. Sponsored by the Western Dubuque Fine Arts Booster.  https://www.facebook.com/events/farley-city-park/7th-annual-wingfest-2021/914363092466078/

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 — 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools Annual Enhancing Excellence Luncheon

The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools will hold their 9th Annual Enhancing Excellence Luncheon at the Grand River Center. Doors will open at 11:30am and lunch and program will run from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. This fundraiser celebrates the achievements of our public school students and highlights projects and programs that were supported by the foundation throughout the year. Visit www.dbqfoundation.org/FDPS