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June 2022

Filling Your Cup
Thursday, June 30 @ 7:30–9 AM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Grande Ballroom

Filling Your Cup is a new event for Opening Doors. This uplifting coffee-themed event features international speaker and award-winning author Annie Meehan. “Annie’s young life mirrored the stories of the women and children we serve every day at Opening Doors,” commented Ann Lorenz, Development & Marketing Director. “She escaped a cycle of negativity, poverty and abuse to live an exceptional life.” Annie’s book, Be the Exception, won the National Ben Franklin award. Guests can also visit a variety of vendor booths. Ticket price includes breakfast buffet; a copy of Be the Exception, and a coffee-themed gift bag. Opening Doors is a nonprofit organization who helps women and children who are experiencing homelessness. $35. 200 Main St. 563-582-7480. openingdoorsdbq.org/cup.

Slimy Gooey Gross
Thursday, June 30 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Prescott School Neighborhood Resource Center

Do you enjoy the slimy and yucky side of science? Become an expert and take home your own worm bin. Discover what snot is made of and make fake blood and wounds. Lunch provided. Ages 6–10. RSVP. $21 Resident; $25 non-resident; free available. 1151 White St. 563-589-4310. cityofdubuque.org/recreation.

Moana JR. Auditions
Thursday, June 30 @ 10 AM–Noon and 1–2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Students of all genders from ages 8 (or going into 2nd grade) through 18 are invited to audition. The cost for kids to participate is $50. For families with more than one child the cost will be $50 for first child, $25 for second and $15 for child number 3 and more. A limited number of no cost or low cost scholarships are available. Rehearsals are July 5–Aug. 5, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until noon. Every child will not need to be at every rehearsal every day. Adult volunteers are needed as well. Performances are on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Cooking Camp
June 30; July 14, 28 @ 1 PM
Dubuque County Library Asbury
July 18; August 1 @ 6–7 PM
Dubuque County Library Holy Cross

Rustle up some camp-themed grub! Learn to cook a simple dish. Grades 3+. Registration required. 563-582-0008. dubcolib.org.

Summer Youth Art Thursdays: Paper Making
Thursday, June 30 @ 1–5 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Create paper from scratch using recyclable materials; personalize your paper with the colors, textures, and scents of nature. You will make a journal and a small vessel out of your paper. Instructor: Liz Larson, ARC Art Director. Classes include all supplies and a snack. Ages 6–14. $35. 11084 W US HWY 20, Galena, IL. galenaarc.org/art-classes.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays through October: June 30 @ 3–5 PM
Commercial Club Park (Dyersville, IA)

A variety of local and regional offerings. Kids ages 4–12 are invited to participate in the free Power of Produce Club (PoP Club) hosted by Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach and Project Rooted. On select days, participating children will enjoy a fun 20-minute activity and receive $5 of Rooted Bucks to be used (by kids) on fresh produce at the market. The goal of the PoP Club is to empower children to make healthy choices when selecting food to eat. PoP Club dates are: June 16, 30; July 14, 28; August 25; and September 8, 22. For PoP info, call 563-583-6496. 225 11th St SE, Dyersville, IA.

Market on the Mississippi
Thursdays through September: June 30 @ 4–6 PM
Water Street near Riverview Plaza (Bellevue, IA)
Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 563-872-5830. bellevueiachamber.org.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 15: June 30 @ 5–9:30 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment. No event on July 28 and Aug. 18.

Social Hour at Steeple Square
Thursday, June 30 @ 5–7:30 PM
Steeple Square

Join for drinks, snacks, and music. Dupaco Community Credit Union Leadership Bob Hoefer, Joe Hearn, Matt Dodds, and Dave Klavitter bartend for tips. All event proceeds benefit Steeple Square. Free. 101 E 15th St. 563-235-3584. steeplesquare.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 29: June 30 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

A unique assortment of cars, trucks, and motorcycles gather on Sinsinawa Ave. in East Dubuque, IL. Great food and cold beverages are available as always from the bars along the vehicle display area in downtown East Dubuque. Plus, live music each week! All years of classic, muscle, and unique cars along with trucks and motorcycles are invited to join. Drive down and enjoy a night with old friends! facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

Live at the Plaza
Last Thursday through September: June 30 @ 5–7 PM

Green Street Plaza (Galena, IL)
June’s Live at the Plaza event will celebrate diversity and inclusion with special Amazing For All giveaways. This family-friendly event features regional musicians, performers, food and drink. Visit the plaza to pick up a Live at the Plaza Passport with a list of open-late businesses and opportunities to secure promotional deals and prizes. Free. 110 Green St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9200. visitgalena.org.

Booked After Dark Book Club
Thursday, June 30 @ 6 PM
River Lights Bookstore

A book group for fans of sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, and noir. Discuss The Martian by Andy Weir. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Tri-State Wind Symphony
Thursdays: June 30 and July 14 and 28 @ 7 PM
Alliant Amphitheater
Enjoy the evening by the Mississippi River while the Tri-State Wind Symphony (TSWS) invites you shares the melody, harmony, rhythm, and beautiful art form of music with you. Bring a picnic, a four-legged friend, and a smile. TSWS reaffirms the community band movement through musical education, individual growth, and diverse programs for the enjoyment of the audience and musicians alike. Any high school or older adult who is able to play moderately advanced pieces may perform in any of the five concerts. Rehearsals are held the two Tuesdays prior to each performance from 7 to 9 p.m. at the University of Dubuque Heritage Center. Free. 600 Star Brewery Dr. hinrichsen.susan@gmail.com. tsws.org.

July 2022

Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo
July 1 and 2 @ 10 AM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

The rodeo begins at 7 p.m. each day, but the Family Fair begins at 10 a.m. Start the day off with the Family Fair where kids can enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, giant slide, games, and petting zoo. Then, enjoy two nights of amazing entertainment by Big Hat Rodeo through eight fiercely competitive and exhilarating competitions, where more than 150 cowboys and cowgirls will compete for $30,000, featuring World Champion contestants and livestock. This year the Cowgirl Hustle Drill Team will also perform. Each night features spectacular fireworks directly following the rodeo competition. Gates open at 4 p.m. July 1 is Family Fun Night and features cowboys and clowns photo opportunities while July 2 hosts a concert with country singer John King at 4:45 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The venue offers bleacher seating, but visitors are welcome to bring a blanket and sit on the hillside. Pets are not allowed. The Family Fair is $5. Advance tickets for July 1 are $20 for ages 13 and older and $15 for ages 5–12 while July 2 tickets are $30 for ages 13 and older and $25 for ages 5–12. Tickets increase by $5 at the gate. Ages 4 and under are free. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. FreedomReinsProRodeo.com.

First Fridays
Friday, July 1
Noon–8 PM @ Stoned Art Studio & Gallery (1800 Central Ave)
5–8 PM @ Art Factory (120 E 9th St, Ste 200)
6–7 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
6–8 pm @ Planted. (245 W 1st St)
6:30–7:30 PM @ River Lights Bookstore (1098 Main St)
Stoned Art Studio and Gallery features Henry Matthiessen III’s art and Driftless Region photography. Blues, jazz music, and refreshments will be on hand. Art Factory hosts Going in Circles abstract works by Hieyler Talley. Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes solo artist Brion Bowman for a live Music @ your library® concert.Bowman is a trained pianist, singer, and songwriter strongly influenced by classic jazz and soul. His music is harmonically complex, smooth, and moving. A fresh talent in the Dubuque area, Bowman performs both original songs and covers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Adults age 21 and older may bring their own wine or beer. Planted. offers a different perspective this month, a “bird’s eye” view body of photography showcasing some beautiful views of Dubuque by Elevated Images. Michael Williams is a drone pilot and aerial photographer native to Dubuque. What began as a interest for flying remote control helicopters has developed into an passion for drone technology. Mike has been flying drones for nearly eight years and offers beautiful, aerial photographs of nearly a dozen countries around the world. River Lights Bookstore joins the First Fridays offerings with a literary open mic. Readers and performers will have three minutes or less to share their original work: fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Anyone who doesn’t want to read but loves a good literary performance, is welcome to drop in for a listen. Register to read: email info@riverlights.com, call the bookstore at 563-556-4381, or check in at the door.

In the Mind’s Eye
1st & 3rd Friday through October: July 1 @ 2–3:15 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art
The respite program brings the joy of art to people living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. The program provides meaningful art-centered activities that create positive cognitive, emotional, and social experiences; reduce isolation; and build community. RSVP required. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851 x115. DBQart.org.

3rd Annual Elizabeth Freedom Fest
Friday, July 1 @ 4 PM–Midnight
Terrapin Park (Elizabeth, Il)
Bring the family out to this free celebration! The event kicks off with food and beverages, bingo, bounce houses, henna tattoos, yard games, and military vehicles on display. Come dressed to show your patriotism! There will be awards for the most patriotic outfits. The US Army Golden Knights parachute jump right into Terrapin Park at 7 p.m. Kids are invited to help roll up the parachutes after the jump plus they can get photos and autographs from the Golden Knights. Stick around and enjoy the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Live music includes Kara Gordon at 5 p.m., Ten Gallon Hat at 8 p.m., and Sam Brewer keeps the party going after the fireworks. Vendors include Hanover VFW #5300, G.E.A.R, Community of Christians, Lola’s Deli, Emmy Lou’s, Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, Custer’s Last Stand, Vietnam Veterans #928 of NW IL, You Ate the Bone BBQ, Embolden Ministries, Erin Keyser, Donny Does It All LLC, and more! 350 West St, Elizabeth, Il. facebook.com/VillageOfElizabethIL.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: July 1 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Find Waldo Local
July 1–31
Various Locations in Dubuque

Where’s Waldo? In Dubuque, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 22 local businesses throughout our community this July. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022, Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses, including Bicycle World, Calico Bean Market, Freddie’s Popcorn, Midwest Girl, Planted, and White Florist. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Dubuque!” stamp card at River Lights Bookstore, which contains the names of all the participating sites; with each Waldo they spot, they can get their card stamped or signed by the participating shop. Collecting store stamps or signatures at 20 or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing for Waldo books and paraphernalia. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September 24: July 2 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays: October 1–29 @ 8 AM–Noon
11th–13th and Iowa St
Now in its 177th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open rain or shine. The market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Market Money tokens come in $5 increments and allow you to shop at all vendors at Dubuque Farmers’ Market if you don’t have cash. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

FAJ Squad Pancreatic 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, July 2 @ 8 AM
Theisen’s Supply
#KickPanCan at the 6th annual walk. Fun for all ages with food, music, and a raffle. The mission is to bring hope and treatment to everyone touched by pancreatic cancer. 6201 Chavenelle Rd. 563-543-7127. mwof.org.

Cascade Community Market
1st Sat through August: July 2 @ 8 AM–Noon
Riverview Park (Cascade, IA)

Browse a variety of vendors with products such as earrings, tables, woodwork, home decor, rag rugs, herbal teas, nail polish strips, and more! Participation is free for vendors and attendees. 101 Pierce St SW, Cascade, IA. 563-690-8611. cascadechamber.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: July 2 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Farmers Junk in the Trunk Market
Saturdays through October: July 2 @ 8 AM
Cajun Jack’s Bar & Grill (Elizabeth, IL)

Browse a variety of vendors. 1336 US HWY 20, Elizabeth, IL. 815-858-3535. facebook.com/cajunjacks.

Early Explorers: K is for Kite
1st Saturday: July 2 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: July 5 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo
July 2 @ 10 AM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

The rodeo begins at 7 p.m. each day, but the Family Fair begins at 10 a.m. Start the day off with the Family Fair where kids can enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, giant slide, games, and petting zoo. Then, enjoy two nights of amazing entertainment by Big Hat Rodeo through eight fiercely competitive and exhilarating competitions, where more than 150 cowboys and cowgirls will compete for $30,000, featuring World Champion contestants and livestock. This year the Cowgirl Hustle Drill Team will also perform. Each night features spectacular fireworks directly following the rodeo competition. Gates open at 4 p.m. July 1 is Family Fun Night and features cowboys and clowns photo opportunities while July 2 hosts a concert with country singer John King at 4:45 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The venue offers bleacher seating, but visitors are welcome to bring a blanket and sit on the hillside. Pets are not allowed. The Family Fair is $5. Advance tickets for July 1 are $20 for ages 13 and older and $15 for ages 5–12 while July 2 tickets are $30 for ages 13 and older and $25 for ages 5–12. Tickets increase by $5 at the gate. Ages 4 and under are free. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. FreedomReinsProRodeo.com.

Tri-State US Army Golden Knights Jump
Saturday, July 2 @ 10:30 AM
Southwestern High School L B Carnes Football Field (Hazel Green, WI)

There are several opportunities to see the US Army Golden Knights jump in the Tri-State area. 1105 Maple St, Hazel Green, WI. fireworks.radiodubuque.com.

Ghost Saturday Show
Saturdays: July 2, 16, and 30 and September 3 @ 1 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

Make the trek to the Field of Dreams Movie Site and watch the iconic Ghost Players come out of the corn as they put on a special, FREE, interactive hour and a half comedy show coined the “Greatest Show on Dirt!” This is a memorable experience for the entire family that is sure to put a smile on your face! Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and bug spray. Consider making this experience even more magical by becoming a VIP! Enjoy the show from the best seat in the house: the porch of the Field of Dreams Farm House along with other great benefits. Visit the event webpage to learn more about becoming a VIP and to purchase tickets. Get yours today before they are gone! Free. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/ghost-saturday-shows.

Meet the Dubuque Jaycees & Radio Dubuque Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular Pilots
Saturday, July 2 @ 3:30–5:30 PM
Dubuque Regional Airport Old Terminal

You can see the aircraft that will be flying in this year’s July 3rd Air Show and meet the pilots flying the planes! fireworks.radiodubuque.com.

Rockin’ On The River
The Mississippi Band 50th Anniversary: Saturday, July 2 @ 6 PM
Nashville Artists Bryce Reeg, Asher Cataldo, and Jesse Charente: Saturday, August 6 @ 6 PM
Cascade Riverview Ampitheater (Cascade, IA)
Dave Hummel, Cricket, Denny Garcia, and Jay Tigges come together for this 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame show. After winning the Sundown Country Music Festival, The Mississippi Band went on the road from 1977 to 1983 playing concerts with Hank Williams Jr., Ernest Tubb, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sha Na Na, and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show. The band was hired in 1981 to appear in the movie Take This Job and Shove It. They were inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Association Hall of Fame in 2010. Molly Shannon opens. Gates open at 5 p.m. BYO blanket and chairs. Food vendor available. $20 ADV/$25 door, ages 10 and under free. 101 Pierce St SW, Cascade, IA. facebook.com/rockinontherivercascade.

Tri-State US Army Golden Knights Jump
Saturday, July 2 @ 7 PM
Kennedy Mall Mining Company at the Phoenix Theatres jump zone
There are several opportunities to see the US Army Golden Knights jump in the Tri-State area. 555 JFK Rd. fireworks.radiodubuque.com.

Find Waldo Local
July 2–31
Various Locations in Dubuque

Where’s Waldo? In Dubuque, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 22 local businesses throughout our community this July. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022, Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses, including Bicycle World, Calico Bean Market, Freddie’s Popcorn, Midwest Girl, Planted, and White Florist. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Dubuque!” stamp card at River Lights Bookstore, which contains the names of all the participating sites; with each Waldo they spot, they can get their card stamped or signed by the participating shop. Collecting store stamps or signatures at 20 or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing for Waldo books and paraphernalia. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Bellevue Heritage Days
July 2 and 3
Cole Park and South Riverview (Bellevue, IA)
The party gets started a day early on Friday, July 1 with the Brown Bottle Bandits at Off Shore Event Center from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 2 events take place at Cole Park and include an American Legion flag burning and a youth dance with prizes. Enjoy music at the American Legion. Cole Park music lineup includes Sushi Roll at 5:30 p.m. and The LoveMonkeys at 9 p.m. Then comes Sunday, July 3 with a jam-packed day of entertainment! First up is the parade at 10 a.m. Lineup begins at Horizon Lanes. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place. Activities in Cole Park begin with the Bellevue EMS’s 50th ceremony immediately after the parade. Also enjoy dance performances, pedal tractor pull, bingo, Ron Moraga Caricatures, free swim, car and tractor show, “blow up a car,” chainsaw carvings, petting farm, pony rides, bags tournament, food and beverages, showdown, and concessions. Music in the refreshment garden by Jeff Theisen at noon, TAN + JAE at 2:30 p.m., and Standing Hampton at 5 p.m. Over on South Riverview you can find the BBQ cookoff, Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show, food and refreshment vendors, and the Bellevue Chamber’s cash drawings. Outdoor music at Lock 12 includes Pat Kettmann at 4 p.m. and Acoustic D.O.G.S. at 7:30 p.m. Midwest Inflatables will be set up both days at Cole Park with an inflatable obstacle course, giant slide, toddler inflatable, laser tag, and mini golf. Conducted by the Bellevue Fire Department in the municipal parking lot, fireworks begin at dusk. Rain date is Monday, July 4. A $5 Heritage Days button or (new) silicon bracelet is required for entry to all festivities for anyone and any age looking to play. Advance purchases are available at local businesses, or purchase the day of in the refreshment garden. facebook.com/BellevueHeritageDays.

Shullsburg 4th of July Celebration
July 2–4
Badger Park and Main Street, Shullsburg, WI
Highlights include the HomeTown ThrowDown kickoff party, BBQ competition, musical performances, parade, pie auction, and, of course, fireworks! Shullsburg’s HomeTown ThrowDown Party starts July 2 at 4 p.m. at Badger Park with no gate fees. Bring your friends, and grab dinner at one of the food trucks. Music will start at 5 p.m. with the Leftovers followed by the Spazmatics. All the awesome sounds, styles, and way-cool dance steps from the 1980’s we’d love to forget plus skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses. On Sunday, July 3 at 1 p.m., BBQ in Badger Park brings out all of the area grill masters as they compete for a grand prize of $500 and bragging rights! Judging categories include pork, beef ribs, pasty, and people’s choice. Then, Kansas boy Logan Mize takes teh stage at 7 p.m. followed by ACM-Nominated Mitchell Tenpenny at 9 p.m. Tenpenny is a singer, songwriter, producer and performer. His current radio single is “Truth About You” and his new album release is The Low Light Sessions EP. BBQ and live music… what more could you want? Tickets for both are $30. Don’t miss the parade down Water Street on Monday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m., complete with historical portrayers in costume, festive floats, and marching bands. Food stands will be offering everything from cheese curds to brats and brews. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs you will want to stay for the day to enjoy carnival rides in the park. Head back to Badger Park on July 4 for the pie auction at 7 p.m. All proceeds go towards the fireworks display. Be sure to close out the evening with fireworks in Badger Park “one of the best fireworks displays in Wisconsin.” Shullsburg4thOfJuly.com.

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