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Book Club with Heather Gudenkauf
Thursday, June 20, 9–10 AM
@ East DBQ Library (East DBQ, IL)
NYT Bestselling local author Heather Gudenkauf will join the monthly discussion. 122 Wisconsin Ave, East Dubuque, IL. 815-747-3052. EDLibrary.org.

ArchiTREK Walk & Talk
Thursday, June 20, Noon–1 PM
@ Roshek Building
DuMA and Heritage Works provide insights into Dubuque’s historic buildings focusing on form and function with interior/exterior architectural interpretation. RSVP. $5. 563-557-1851. DBQArt.org.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: June 20-Sept 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursday, June 20-Sept 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment. The Otherside always has a great buffet too!

Mineral Point Museum Night
Thursday, June 20 @ 5-8 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)
Shake Rag Alley, together with Pendarvis Historic Site, Orchard Lawn, and the Oddfellows Hall, will open its doors 5-8 p.m. June 20 to share our history with Iowa County residents during Mineral Point Museum Night. Visitors can tour Shake Rag Alley’s historic and reproduction buildings and enjoy pie on the Green in honor of Roland Sardeson on the eve of Mineral Point’s third annual Roland Sardeson Day. Free-will donation, no registration required.

Raising Healthy Children: L.E.A.N. Start Program:
Power Up with Protein and Play
Thursday, June 20, 6–7 PM
@ Statera
This is a 1 hour interactive study group with guided lessons. June 20 topic is Power Up with Protein and Play and July 25 topic is Watering your Body. Limited space. RSVP required. $20/class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Community Acupuncture
Thursday, June 20 @ 6-7:30pm
Statera (3375 Lake Ridge Dr)
Learn how acupuncture can address multiple health concerns. Led by Ashley Oberbroeckling, M.Ac, L.Ac, LMT. $35. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Third Thursday at Convivium
Thursday, June 20, 6–10 PM
@ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a free, family friendly evening of music and camaraderie. Live music starts at 7 pm; food and drinks available for purchase. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Our Great River: Chris Jones
Thursday, June 20, 6–8 PM
@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Dr. Chris Jones, a research engineer at the University of Iowa, will present on his work managing the university’s network of real-time, continuous water quality sensors. His presentation will discuss Iowa stream water quality and its agricultural connections. Q&A follows. RSVP requested. Free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. Rivermuseum.com/ourgreatriver.

Go Solar Group Buy Program
Thursday, June 20 @ 7-8 p.m.
Epworth American Legion (206 W. Main St., Epworth, IA)
Saturday, June 22 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Dubuque Arboretum-Veranda (3800 Arboretum Dr., Dubuque, IA)
Tuesday, June 25 @ 7-8 p.m.
Memorial Hall (5204 First St. NW, Farley, IA)
Wednesday, June 26 @ 7-8 p.m.
Silver Spoon (818 W. Gill Rd., East Dubuque, IL)
Thursday, June 27 @ Noon-1 p.m.
Asbury Library-Programming Room (5290 Grand Meadow Dr., Dubuque, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Holy Cross Fire Station (901 Church St., Holy Cross, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Sherrill Fire Station (5309 S. Mound Rd., Dubuque, IA)
Thursday, July 11 @ Noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Peosta/NICC Library-Room 200G (8341 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA)
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) is excited to announce the Dubuque County– Go Solar Group Buy Program. The free educational seminars inform and promote the cost-saving and sustainable benefits of solar technology and provide property owners the opportunity to invest in lower cost solar installations through a limited time county-wide volume-purchasing program. Learn how to substantially reduce your monthly electricity bill; reduce your carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy; and offset over 70 percent of the total cost via tax credits, equipment depreciation, and energy grants; plus a solar module 25-year warranty and 40+ year life expectancy. RSVP. 319-273-7499. eric.giddens@uni.edu. https://ceee.uni.edu/GoSolar.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Newsies
June 20–22 @ 7:30 PM
June 22 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Historical Perspective on Human Slavery and Trafficking
Thursday, June 20, 7 PM
@ Galena Public Library (Galena, IL)
Kevin Schwendinger will share not only contemporary information but also historical background of slavery and trafficking and how it has shaped attitudes and behaviors. Free. 601 S. Bench St., Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. GalenaLibrary.org.

Jackson County Pro Rodeo
June 20–22, 7:30 PM
@ Bellevue Horsemen’s Club
Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull and more! BellevueRodeo.com.

Tri-State Wind Symphony
Thursdays: Now through Aug. 1, 7:30–9 PM
@ Eagle Point Park Bandshell
The Tri-State Wind Symphony was founded in 1995 as a community band for “the better amateur players in the community” comprised of Dubuque-area musicians. June 20: Big Band Express, June 27: TSWS “A Star Spangled Spectacular.” Free, $1 car admission.

Lunch and Learn: Personal Training for YOU
Friday, June 21, 12:10–12:50 PM
@ Statera Integrated Health
Discover how personal training when combined with nutrition will energize your body to perform at its highest levels. Presented by Eli Licht. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

America’s River Festival
June 21-22, 5 PM
@ McGraw Hill Parking Lot, Port of Dubuque
Dubuque’s hottest place to be returns for its 15th Anniversary with loads of live music, food and fun. Friday’s country headliners include Elizabeth Mary, Blackhawk and Clint Black. Saturday brings classic music from Pure Prairie League, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and The Steve Miller Band. Camping is available. Friday: $20 adv/$25 door GA; $45 adv/$50 door Reserved; $55 adv/$60 door Party Pit. Saturday: $20 adv/$25 door GA; $55 adv/$60 door Reserved; $65 adv/$70 door Party Pit. 501 Bell St. AmericasRiverFestival.com.

Winemaker’s Flight Night
Friday, June 21 @ 6-9 PM
Galena Cellars (Galena, IL)
Join in kicking off Corkless in Galena Wine Festival with a Pre-Celebration “Flight-Night”! Enjoy a flight of 4 wines from 4 wineries for $15 – 1 wine from each winery: August Hill Winery, Galena Cellars Winery, Massbach Ridge Winery and Prairie State Winery. Four flight options to choose from: Red, White, Rose, or Sweet. The wines included in the flights will also be available to purchase by the glass. Winemakers from Galena Cellars, August Hill, Massbach Ridge, and Prairie State will make an appearance during the evening. Light Snacks will be provided. Live music to be announced! GalenaCellars.com.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Newsies
June 21–22 @ 7:30 PM
June 22 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Great Galena Balloon Race
June 21-23
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa North Course Practice Range (444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL)
Prepare yourself for three days of family fun including tethered balloon rides, Night Glow, a classic car show, art sale and, of course, the balloon race!  Admission is just $5 perm person at the gate. There is free parking and a shuttle to the site. This is a cash only event, no credit or debit cards and no carry-ins please.
The Great Galena Balloon Race’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for juvenile diabetes, supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and scholarships for kids to attend Camp Hertko Hollow, to the tune of over $250,000 so far.
The Wundo Band returns at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night and Mama Tess and the Chain of Fools takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Both nights also feature inflatable rides for the kids, and there will be a classic car show from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Balloon races begin Friday night at 6 p.m., and the evening wraps up with the famous Night Glow of balloons on the ground at 8:30 p.m. Races begin again on Saturday morning at the “Crack of Dawn,” with balloons launching at 5:30 a.m. as pilots and try to find a mark that’s hidden somewhere on the 6,800 acres of the Galena Territory. When it’s found, the pilot drops a weight as close to the target as possible to win the grand prize and bragging rights. Balloons will continue to find their target at 6 p.m. on Saturday as part of the Galena on the Fly Race.
New this year is the Great Galena Art Sale from 5-9 PM on Saturday evening in the big tent. Check out Plein Air & other original works from regional artists! Plus, all the fun of the Great Galena Balloon Race! Artists are encouraged to participate.
Get ready to lift off in one of the largest hot air balloons in the country. You can schedule your ride at BuyABalloonRide.com or call 815-777-2747. Details about packages and weekend events are available online at EagleRidge.com, or by calling 800-892-2269 with questions or to make reservations.
For more information, visit GreatGalenaBalloonRace.com or call the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa at 800-898-2269.

Summer Solstice
Friday, June 21, 6:30-8:30 PM
@ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Join us in honoring the turning of the seasons through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. All are welcome at this ecumenical outdoor gathering. Participants will gather near the main entrance and proceed outdoors together. RSVP by June 14. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 

Colts Summer Premiere
Friday, June 21, 7 PM
@ University of Dubuque Chalmers Field (2000 University Ave)
After nearly a month of 12-hour-a-day rehearsals, the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps will debut their 2019 program in full uniform at the free Colts Summer Premiere beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the University of Dubuque’s Chalmers Field.
The 2019 Colts program is titled When Hell Freezes Over. Featuring music from AC/DC, Robert W. Smith, Camille Saint-Saens, Frederic Chopin, and Bob Dylan, the Colts explore the depths and dualities of a place one hopes to never know.
Prior to the performance, there will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the new Colts kitchen and equipment trailers. Walk through the 53-ft., custom-built kitchen trailer as it launches into service for the Colts summer season. Staffed by an all-volunteer group of friends, family and alumni, the kitchen trailer serves up 800 meals per day over the course of the Colts 80-day summer tour.
Over 400 students came to Dubuque throughout the winter to earn one of the coveted 154 positions in the world-class Colts. The group began an 80-day summer tour on Memorial Day weekend, and they open their competitive season with a show in Madison, WI, on Saturday, June 22. The Colt Cadets will join the Colts for the annual summer tradition of Music On The March at Dalzell Field on July 12.
The Colts summer tour will include approximately 40 competitions and performances in 12 states, covering over 11,000 miles, and will culminate at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Aug. 8–10.
This event is free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Colts office at 563-582-4872 or visit Colts.org.

Jackson County Pro Rodeo
June 21–22, 7:30 PM
@ Bellevue Horsemen’s Club
Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull and more! BellevueRodeo.com.

Morgan Wallen
Friday, June 21, 8 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Morgan Wallen, one of country music’s fastest-rising stars, will perform in the Five Flags Arena on Friday, June 21. Wallen’s single “Whiskey Glasses” currently sits atop the Billboard Country Singles chart, as well as at #33 on the Hot 100 pop song listing. Wallen also hit the country Top 5 earlier this year with “Up Down (featuring Florida Georgia Line).” More than 100 million Spotify streams confirm Wallen’s popularity among country’s younger fans. But his roots also show an appreciation for traditional country music, as evidenced by the praise heaped on Wallen by county legend Bill Anderson following Wallen’s performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets for Wallen’s Five Flags Center debut are now on sale at FiveFlagsCenter.com and in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Make Music Platteville
Friday, June 21
Various Locations in Platteville, WI
Make Music Platteville is an annual one-day citywide, free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. This year marks Platteville’s fourth year in the international summer solstice music celebration, which turns the city into a stage, and offers a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills. Events will happen, rain or shine. Free. MakeMusicDay.org/Platteville.

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