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Shake Rag Spring Garage Sale Fundraiser
April 17 @ 7:30 AM–4 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)

Shake Rag Alley welcomes shoppers to the Biggest Garage Sale in Town with 3,200 square feet of bargains at the Lind Pavilion. In conjunction with Mineral Point’s spring city-wide garage sales, this annual fundraiser features piles of art supplies and materials, as well as donated household and collector items. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

Wheels for the World Donations
Saturday, April 17 @ 8 AM–Noon
Clarke University Marie Miske Center for Science Inquiry Main Entrance

The Clarke University Organization of Student Physical Therapists (COSPT) is seeking donations of used or broken wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or canes, to change lives with the gift of mobility. The items will be donated to Wheels for the World, a non-profit organization that refurbishes the devices and sends them to countries without access to such devices. Wheels for the World collects the items that are refurbished by inmates at a correctional facility in Kansas. If unable to donate that day, call 563-588-6382 to make other arrangements. 1500 Clarke Dr. Clarke.edu.

The Fair Flea & Antique Frenzy
April 17 and 18 and October 9 and 10 @ 8 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Over 100 tables available with various vendors. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 17 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Eggs for Energy Breakfast
Saturday, April 17 @ 9 AM
Online

Discuss the transition to clean and renewable energy for business owners with Dubuque County Energy District. Presenters include: Tom Olberding of Textile Brewing Company, Rob Szalay of Iowa Business for Clean Energy, Tom Rauen of Envision, Mike Muench of Convivium, and Joleen Jansen of Clayton County Energy District. Your eggs (this month from Stone Hollow Gardens and Shroomery) will be delivered after April 10 or available for pick-up at the Winter Farmers’ Market. Make eggs and enjoy with the group the morning of the breakfast. $10 with eggs or free without. 563-599-5633. dubuquecounty.energydistrict.org.

5K Run/Walk/Jog the Runway
Saturday, April 17 @ 9 AM
Dubuque Regional Airport

Check in is at 8:30 a.m., with the walk/run beginning at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $15 and includes food, water, T-shirt and a lot fun. Masks will be required during registration and if participants are not able to social distance 6 ft. apart during the 5K event. Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be available. Sponsored by The University of Dubuque’s Spartan Nation Liberation Foundation (SNLF), a UD student organization combatting human trafficking; the Dubuque Regional Airport; UD Aviation students; and the Dubuque Coalition Against Human Trafficking. $15. 563-589-4237. khilby@dbq.edu. flydbq.com.

US Grant’s 199th Birthday Celebration
April 17 and 18 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Downtown Galena, IL

Festivities begin with a Main Street Walking Tour with General U.S. Grant beginning at the DeSoto House Hotel with a second tour at noon. The excitement continues at 11 a.m. with the annual Pie and Gift Basket Auction in the parking lot of Spotsie’s (403 S Main St.). President Abraham Lincoln will be acting as the Master of Ceremonies/Auctioneer. The Galena & U.S. Grant History Museum (211 S Bench St.) will open its doors with free admission all weekend. President Lincoln, having finished another wildly successful auction, will address the good people of Galena, IL—presenting the “Genesis of the Gettysburg Address” at the DeSoto House Hotel. The Galena History Hunt will continue to be the family event of the weekend. Purchase your map (available at the Museum or online) and return it with your completed answers before 4 p.m. on April 18 to be eligible for the drawing for a Grand Prize of $500 and other prizes to be awarded on April 19. 815-777-9129. GalenaHistory.org.

Annie Jr.
Saturday, April 17 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House or Online

Join Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School for their production of Annie Jr. in person at the Grand, live online, or on demand. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. $10. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
April 17 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

The Numbers Game
April 17, 22–24, and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 18 and 24–25; May 1–2 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series
Mark Poolos and John Russell: Saturday, April 17 @ 8 PM

Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series will take place over four weekend nights in the historic Five Flags Theater. Saturday, Apr. 17 brings Mark Poolos and John Russell to Dubuque. Poolos has drawn comparisons to Louie Anderson as he has built a strong comedy following through shows in nearly every US state plus much of Canada. At 6’7” and 350 pounds, Poolos’ commanding stage presence belies a self-described “wimpiness” that contributes to his hilarious stories about life as a bumbling jolly giant. He has appeared on TV’s The Carbonaro Effect and Gotham Comedy Live and has made numerous radio appearances including on The Bob and Tom Show. After a successful career as a radio host and voiceover talent, Russell stepped into the world of stand-up comedy more than a decade ago. Since then, he’s opened for such industry heavyweights as Gilbert Gottfried, Pauly Shore, and TV’s Impractical Jokers. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each show to ensure physical distancing within the Five Flags Theater. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Special box seat packages are also available, which include vouchers for free drinks at the concession stand. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Fair Flea & Antique Frenzy
April 18 and October 9 and 10 @ 8 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Over 100 tables available with various vendors. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com

US Grant’s 199th Birthday Celebration
April 18 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Downtown Galena, IL

Festivities begin with a Main Street Walking Tour with General U.S. Grant beginning at the DeSoto House Hotel with a second tour at noon. The excitement continues at 11 a.m. with the annual Pie and Gift Basket Auction in the parking lot of Spotsie’s (403 S Main St.). President Abraham Lincoln will be acting as the Master of Ceremonies/Auctioneer. The Galena & U.S. Grant History Museum (211 S Bench St.) will open its doors with free admission all weekend. President Lincoln, having finished another wildly successful auction, will address the good people of Galena, IL—presenting the “Genesis of the Gettysburg Address” at the DeSoto House Hotel. The Galena History Hunt will continue to be the family event of the weekend. Purchase your map (available at the Museum or online) and return it with your completed answers before 4 p.m. on April 18 to be eligible for the drawing for a Grand Prize of $500 and other prizes to be awarded on April 19. 815-777-9129. GalenaHistory.org.

The Numbers Game
April 18 and 24–25; May 1–2 @ 2 PM
April 22–24 and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Otherwise with The 9th Planet Out and RachetJaw
April 18 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

Rising rock band Otherwise will be the closing stop on their “Tiger Blood” mini-tour, and will feature special guests The 9th Planet Out and RachetJaw. Otherwise has steadily been building its fanbase over the past decade. The Las Vegas-based quartet first began catching fans’ attention in 2012 with their major label debut album True Love Never Dies. The disc reached #10 on the Billboard US Rock Albums chart. The album included the song “Soldiers,” which the band actually self-released before signing with a record label. The track made it to the Top 20 on both the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock singles charts and was the first-ever single by an unsigned band to reach No. 1 on Sirius/XM’s Octane station airplay list. In addition, five more of their singles have reached at least the Top 30 on one of the major rock charts. The group has toured with the likes of Stone Sour and Papa Roach. $27–$37. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 18–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

L.May Book Group: Stuff Matters
Monday, April 19 @ 7 PM
L.May Eatery

Discuss Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik. 563-556-4391.1072 Main St. RiverLights.com.

Evening of Light
April 19–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 19–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

The Ioway and Indigenous Resurgence: An interview with Lance Foster
Tuesday, April 20 @ Noon–1 PM
Online

Join Lance Foster, an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and Sinsinawa Mound Center’s Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada for this virtual program that will explore the imagination and courage of Native peoples to see beyond the destructive history of colonialism and to generate right relationship with the land and the building up of community. Foster, a premiere Native historian in the upper Midwest, is vice chair of the tribe and tribal historic preservation officer. He is also an educator, acclaimed artist and author of The Indians of Iowa. RSVP by April 19. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Insects and You!
Tuesday, April 20 @ 6 PM
Online

Demystify insects by learning about insect life-cycles and how they feed on plants.  Learn how to observe insects in your yard and determine if they are a pest concern and how to protect and enjoy all the beneficial and harmless insects. Presented by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County and ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic. RSVP. Free. https://bit.ly/pidc21reg.

ArchiTREK: Dubuque County Courthouse
Tuesday, April 20 @ 6–7 PM
Online

Learn about the architecture and history of the Dubuque County Courthouse. Free. 563-564-4080. heritageworksdbq.com.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: April 20 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Fly-By-Night Productions: Law & Justice Book Club Series
The Avenger and the Doomed: Tuesday, April 20 @ 7 PM
The Lawyer and the Judge: Tuesday, May 18 @ 7 PM
The Investigator and the Intellectual: Tuesday, June 15 @ 7 PM
Online
Fly-By-Night Productions (FBNP) presents a unique series of discussions about law and justice using Shakespeare’s plays to explore important issues currently facing our nation. Discussions are based on the book A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice by Kenji Yoshino. April 20 focuses on Titus Andronicus and Romeo & Juliet, followed by The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure on May 18, and finishing with Othello and Hamlet on June 15. Copies of A Thousand Times More Fair are available for purchase at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque with a 15 percent book club discount. Free. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 20–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Evening of Light
April 20–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

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