Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 22–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.
The I’s Have It: Learning to Use Your Apple Devices
October 22 and 24 @ 2:30–4:30 PM
Northeast Iowa Community College, Town Clock Business Center, Rm. 110
If you own an Apple product, are you sure that you’re getting optimal personal and/or professional use from it? By bringing and using your personal “I” during class, you will be guided though identifying its functions and operation while discussing the similarities and differences between each one. You will also receive suggestions on which apps to apply. Please bring your devices as well as your email addresses, any current Apple IDs, and know the passwords associated with each. $29. 563-557-8271 x380. nicc.augusoft.net.
Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 22–24, 28–31 @ 5–9 PM
October 25–27 @ 5–10 PM
2750 Burden St
Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse and new scenes for 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. Last year they drew 50 to 100 people a night and nearly 2,000 trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.
Tuesday, October 22 @ 6–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. Participants will paint a Halloween scene with witch’s feet. Supplies will be provided. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
Fall Book Discussion: The Overstory (Session 2)
Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Richard Powers recently won the Pulitzer Prize for this sweeping, impassioned novel on trees, animals, and activism. The Overstory explores the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that conflict and who are drawn up into its unfolding challenge. Each discussion will cover roughly half of the book. Copies are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
DACU Who Are Our Dubuque Neighbors?
Tuesday, October 22 @ 7–8:30 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Speakers include Tina Lee (Mandarin Speaking Community), Neil MacNaughton (Marshallese Health Project), Megan Ruiz (Presentation Lantern Center) and Voices of the Multicultural Family Center. Donations of liquid laundry soap for Dubuque Rescue Mission and non-perishable items for Dubuque Food Pantry accepted.
Table Reading: Heisenberg
Tuesday, October 22 @ 7–9 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)
Ronn Toebaas from Galena and Margaret Scott from Chicago are Alex and Georgie who meet in a busy London train station by chance. Their encounter results in a fascinating, life-changing game. This production contains adult language and subject material. Join in a talkback after the play. $8. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.com.
Night of Grief & Mystery
Tuesday, October 22 @ 7–9:30 PM
We have an idea where the monsters are. That’s where we’re headed. These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. Adults only. $40. 101 E 15th St. OrphanWisdom.com.
DockDogs World Championships
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
The DockDogs World Championships celebrates 20 years of DockDogs in high-flying style as it returns to the Five Flags Arena this Oct. 22 to 27. DockDogs is a dock jumping and dock diving sport for dogs. It is a fast-growing and very popular sport in the United States and Canada which has been featured on ESPN and The Outdoor Channel. The competitions run during the week with the finals taking place on Sunday. The Feature Finals begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, and tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 3–15, and free for children 2 and younger. A family bundle of four tickets is available for $20. For more information, visit DockDogs.com.
All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 22–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.
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