Dubuque COVID-19 Information
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Saturdays through October 31: September 19 @ 7 AM–Noon
123 Commerce St, Galena, IL
The perfect place to acquire local food and other locally-made items from Jo Daviess County. You can find produce, baked goods, plants, jams and jellies, honey, beef and pork, and coffee, soaps and facemasks. Buy direct from organic and non-GMO farms located in Jo Davies County. 563-542-0996. facebook.com/galenafarmersmarket.
Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September 26: September 19 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays: October 3–31 @ 8 AM–Noon
13th and Iowa Street
Iowa’s oldest open-air market features a wide variety of vendors selling homegrown produce, baked goods, bedding and house plants, wine, arts and crafts, prepared food, and much more. 563-588-4400. dubuquefarmersmarket.org.
Monarch Butterfly Tagging
Swiss Valley Nature Preserve: Saturday, September 19 @ 1–2:30 PM
Learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! Catch and tag monarchs as they migrate to their winter home in Mexico. Come prepared to move around and have some fun! Long pants would be recommended as you might be chasing butterflies into the tall grass prairie. No registration required. Free. DubuqueCounty.org.
Nothing Good Happens After Midnight
Saturday, September 19 @ 7 PM
Bell Tower Theater presents Nothing Good Happens After Midnight, a virtual play. It is April 2020, and bride-to-be Savannah learns the hard way that being quarantined alone in her apartment does not mix well with pre-wedding jitters. With her fiancé, Billy, quarantinedwith his parents, she relies on video conference calls with Billy and her parents for support. But one fateful night a pair of scissors and a poor—very poor—attempt at hair dressing might jeopardize the festivities. Free. facebook.com/bell.tower.9.
Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: September 20 and October 11 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club, Galena, IL
Fresh produce, plants, free-range and antibiotic-free meat, jams, baked goods, arts and crafts, live music, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. facebook.com/TheTerritoryFarmersMarket.
Chili Feed Fundraiser
Sunday, September 20 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Swiss Valley Park Main Entrance (Peosta, IA)
Help support the work of the Friends of Dubuque County Conservation by coming to their Annual Chili Feed! Grab your picnic blankets and cozy up to a warm bowl of chili while enjoying the beautiful park. Bring a bowl, cup, plate, and silverware to help eliminate several hundred pounds of trash added to our local landfill and reduce our footprint. Carry out available. $7 Adults; $4 kids 12 and under. 13069 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. getmeregistered.com/ChiliFeedFundraiser.
Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey
Sunday, September 20 @ 4 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center has partnered with Heartland Productions to offer a live musical performance of Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The live, full-length performance will feature music from Broadway and American Songbook with Heartland Sings vocal artists, along with orchestra and chorus, for an evening of intimate storytelling and show stopping classics. J. Mark McVey, star of over 3,200 performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, will bring his unique spark to the stage with stories and showmanship that will inspire. The enchanted performance will include music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and much more. Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey will be available for viewing on-demand for 30 days after the live show. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at HeartlandProductions.org/Tickets.
International Day of Peace: Lighting the Lantern
Sunday, September 20 @ 4:30–5:30 PM
Hear from Mark Prosser, the former police chief of Storm Lake, IA, where he gained accolades for his community-minded approach to law enforcement and his determination to engage with immigrants, many of whom came to Storm Lake with a deep-set and well-founded fear of police. Fundraiser for the Presentation Lantern Center. Event is free, but additional interaction with speaker comes with a paid ticket. Free. facebook.com/events/243824616995421. facebook.com/dbqdayofpeace.
International Day of Peace: Intergenerational Panel Discussion: “Care for our Common Home”
Sunday, September 20 @ 6:30–7:45 PM
An intergenerational virtual panel discussion on climate change features Sr. Marie Cingrand, OSF (Sisters of St. Francis), Chuck Isenhart (Representative of House District 100, Dubuque), Jared McGovern (Curator of Conservation programs at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium), Sadie Richter (Senior High School Student), and Korrin Shriver (Wahlert Catholic High School Teacher). Sponsored by Sisters of St Francis, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Canticle of Creation Center. RSVP. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. tinyurl.com/yyryvanj. facebook.com/dbqdayofpeace.
International Day of Peace: Kathy Kelly
Monday, September 21 @ 7 PM
Kathy Kelly, a peace activist and writer who has traveled to war zones and lived alongside ordinary people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, Bosnia and Nicaragua, will speak on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. via Facebook Live. To avoid paying for nuclear weapons and war, she has kept her income beneath the taxable level since 1980. Convinced that land is meant to grow crops and not harbor nuclear weapons, she and her companions planted corn on top of nuclear weapon silo sites, an action for which she served one year in federal prison. Free. facebook.com/dbqdayofpeace.
L.May Book Group: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Monday, September 21 @ 7 PM
Enjoy libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres! Discuss The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.
Virtual Craft Night: One Skein Wonder Knit or Crochet
Tuesday, September 22 @ 6 PM
Join Carnegie-Stout Public Library for an evening of virtual crafting fun! Whatever your crafting style or skill-level, bring your current project and set up your webcam for an evening of camaraderie and fun. Pick up a free One Skein Wonder knit or crochet kit from the library. Ages 16+. RSVP required. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.
River Museum BTS: Flex Your Mussels
Tuesday, September 22 @ 7 PM
Highlighting the important role mussels play in river habitats and how to save these animals from extinction. The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is offering free live virtual programs this fall on a variety of behind-the-scenes topics. Q&A follows the 30 minute program. RSVP required. Free. rivermuseum.com/virtual-programs.
Emotional and Spiritual Self-Care Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, September 23 @ 12:10–12:50 PM
Free. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.
Iowa Street Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays August through October: September 23 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa Sts
Join The Food Store and Michael Breitbach for live music and local vendors every Wednesday through October.
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: September 23 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.
Ukulele Time with Ben
Wednesday, September 23 @ 6:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Librarian Ben is here to help you get started playing the ukulele! Tune in to Facebook Live on the library’s page and watch Ben deliver a new ukulele lesson. Lessons can be viewed after the event on the Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.
Easel Wars: Emily Anderson
Wednesday, September 23 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House
Easel Wars is a “Iron Chef meets Bob Ross” style competition between two local artists raising money for the Grand Opera House. Jon Little and Emily Anderson are two acclaimed local artists – and both are regular volunteers at the Grand Opera House. They have spent countless hours working with our technical director to create new worlds on our stage out of paint and wood. Now they are going head to head to create original works of art for the entertainment of the masses. The paintings will be raffled off at the end of each night. Watch in person or online. thegrandoperahouse.com.
Hands on Horticulture Kits: Plant Reproduction
September 23 and October 7
The Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach Office is partnering with multiple community organizations to offer three socially distanced take-home hands-on gardening lesson kits. Each free kit includes a different lesson that can be completed in one’s home at the direction of a YouTube video. RSVP by Sept. 17. Free. extension.iastate.edu/dubuque.
Opening Doors Givefest
September 23 and 24
The 20th Anniversary GiveFest is a special campaign designed to celebrate the past 20 years and to give wings to Opening Door’s future. Opening Doors is a nonprofit organization who helps women and children who are experiencing homelessness. They provide goal setting and life skills training that enable women and children to achieve their full potential. Since 2000, they have served thousands women and children through a continuum of services. 563-582-7480. openingdoorsdbq.org/givefest.