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International Day of Peace 2018
The War to End All Wars
September 18–30
Various locations in Dubuque and Epworth, IA and Sinsinawa, WI
Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. The celebration has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world.
Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. It began in 2010 with a single event and expanded to 16 events in 2016 with participation from many community groups. Past keynote speakers include Rajmohan Gandhi (grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi), Phillip Lawson (early civil rights pioneer), Rohina Malik (Muslim actress and playwright) and Jim Bear Jacobs (Native American Activist).

Fly-By-Night Productions: The Moors
September 23 @ 2 PM
September 28–29 @ 7:30 PM

@ Five Flags Bijou Room (405 Main St)
Fly-By-Night Productions presents The Moors: A Gothic Mystery. The performance take place at the Five Flags Bijou Room Sept. 21–23 and 28–29.
Two sisters, a maid, and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all four on a strange and dangerous path. A dark tragi-comedy about love, desperation, and visibility with mature content.
Tickets are $20 and are available at the Five Flags Center Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Vesperman Farms: Celebrating 15 Years
Opens September 22
Lancaster, WI
Vesperman Farms is busy getting ready for their fall season, opening on Saturday, Sept. 22 for its 15th year. Located at 8149 Stage Rd. just outside of Lancaster, WI, the fall season runs Sept. 22—Oct. 28. Weekday hours are noon–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adult admission is $8 per person and 4 and under are free. Season passes are available for $15.
Celebrating the fall in a big way is the corn maze, a 5-acre plot of twists and turns in the corn designed to commemorate 15 years of the fall season in Lancaster. The mini maze, located near the main maze, is an easier option for younger children. After navigating through the maze, guests can take wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin or stop by the retail area for pre-picked pumpkins and gourds as well as a variety of other items like t-shirts, mini pumpkins, and artwork by the Vesperman family.
In addition to pumpkins and the mazes, the farm has a whole host of activities for all ages including hay wagon and kiddie train rides; the tire mountain; duck races; the zip line; the trebuchet and air cannon pumpkin launch; and an animal farm that features goats, calves, baby chicks, and pigs. New activities this year include a swing set, a mini farm area, and a climbing wall.
Also expanding this year is the farm’s concessions menu. In addition to the options like hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, and ribbon fries, there will also be fresh-squeezed lemonade, brisket sandwiches, chicken strips, and loaded baked potatoes. Harking back to their early years, the farm will open up the old snack shack in the original white barn, where in addition to the main concessions area, you can get fall staples like caramel apples, kettle corn, and apple cider donuts.
For more information, visit VespermanFarms.com.

Concert Across America

Sunday, September 23, 1–3 PM 

@ UD Blades Hall
Supporters of effective gun control across the nation will hold “Concerts Across America” in city after city this Sunday. Last year over 350 cities held concerts with over 5,000 participants. Our local event is organized by the Coalition for Nonviolence.

Gramercy Park Gala
Sunday, September 23, 5–9 pm
@ DBQ Co Fairgrounds
The Eddy Howard Orchestra, under the direction of Jerry Accola, will provide live big band music for your dancing and listening enjoyment. Cash bar and food will be available. Ticket price includes a chance at a drawing for three cash prizes: $100, $50, $25. Proceeds go to the maintenance and restoration of Gramercy Park in East Dubuque. $10 Adv/$12 door. 815-747-3196.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Murder at the Fish Fly Club
Sunday, September 23, 5 PM
@ Stone Cliff Winery (600 Star Brewery Dr)
Join the Brew Ha Ha Players for a night of Murder Mystery fun! Murder at the Fish Fly Club will take place at Stone Cliff Winery on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. A night of mystery and intrigue in the wild and romantic era of the roaring ‘20s! Buzz Nessman, the owner of Dubuque’s most popular speakeasy—the Fish Fly Club—has just been murdered. Was it the prohibitionist NA O’Doul or Buzz’s jealous business partner Bootleg Willie? Maybe it was the jazz singer Bea Sharpe or perhaps Betty Jane—Buzz’s sweet-but-not-so-innocent mistress. Join the bumbling detective, Jack Slickman, as the murder unfolds before your very eyes. The dinner includes a four course meal, and beverage of your choice for $49.95. Reservations are required. Call 563-583-6100 x203 or reserve your spot online at StoneCliffWinery.com.

War, Peace, and Superhero Culture

Monday, September 24, 7–8:30 PM

@ Loras Alumni Campus Center

Ben Darr, Associate Professor of Politics, teaches global politics, foreign policy, and environmental politics at Loras College. His talk will engage with and critique the way pop culture teaches us to interpret the United States’ role in the world.

Fall Breakfast—“Celebrating Autumn”
Tuesday, September 25, 7:30AM-8:30 AM
@ Shalom Spirituality Center
Plan to celebrate the beginning of autumn by meeting friends for a great breakfast. Then sit back and listen as Lisa Schmidt shares words and images of the changing season. Lisa is with the Franciscan Charism Team as Associate Coordinator and Co-Director of the Canticle of Creation Center at Mt. St. Francis. She is also a Massage Therapist at Wellness on Davis in the Shalom Spirituality Center. RSVP by Sept. 21. $10. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org

Native American Spirituality: Symbols, Songs, And Ceremonies
Tuesday, September 25, 9 AM–Noon
@ Shalom Spirituality Center
Hear the story of White Buffalo Woman in this interactive workshop and learn about traditional Native American ceremonies such as the Sweat Lodge and Vision Quest. Explore the meaning of symbols such as the hoop and medicine pouch. Reconnect with nature through music and meditation, and make a simple take-home reminder of our connection to all our relations. Nancy Thompson is a 24-Year Student of Native American Spirituality and a member of the Miniss Kitigan Drum, a group founded upon the traditions of the Ojibwe. RSVP by Sept. 21. $20. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Lunch Time Book Group: Cutting for Stone
Tuesday, September 25, Noon
@ River Lights Bookstore
Discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop
Tuesday, September 25, 5:30–7 PM
@ ISU Extension Dubuque Office
Tuesdays: Sept. 25–Oct. 30. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, social, financial, nursing, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six part educational program, to enable caregivers to better care for themselves. This program is designed to help family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Class size is limited. RSVP required. $30. 14858 West Ridge Lane, Suite 2. 563-583-6496. debpicd@iastate.edu.

Flyover Country: A Poetry Reading

Tuesday, September 25, 6:30–7:30 PM

@ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Austin Smith will read from his new poetry collection, Flyover Country, an investigation of the violence we do to the land, to animals, to refugees, to the citizens of distant countries, and to one another. He has been published in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Harper’s, and War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing. Smith teaches at Stanford University. 585 Sinsinawa Rd, Sinsinawa, WI.

A Night at Home & A Taste of Home
The Edward J. and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke Series
Tuesday, September 25
A Taste of Home @ 6:30 PM
A Night at Home @ 7:30 PM
Clarke University Jansen Music Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
The Edward J. and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke Series kicks off the year with A Night at Home on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. This is Clarke’s annual event of fine music and fine cuisine.
The 2018–2019 academic year at Clarke University will be filled with festivities and special events marking the 175th anniversary of Clarke. The arts and lecture offerings for the year will pay tribute to this milestone with a series of events designed to highlight the theme of “Home” and showcase Clarke’s extremely talented alumni.
A Night at Home will feature Clarke alumni: Kristina Castaneda ‘01, Erin Kane Callahan ‘09, Marcus DeJesus ‘14, Megan Gloss ‘03, and Abby Schultz McInerney ‘08. Accompaniment by Jill Klinebriel.
Prior to the event, Clarke Dining Services will provide delicious local cuisine with an Iowa flair for A Taste of Home. Food will be served from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and an event ticket is required.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by phone at 563-588-6377. For more information, visit Clarke.edu or call 563-588-6377.

Dubuque Area Congregations United
Tuesday, September 25, 7–8:30 PM
@ Steeple Square
Kathy Flynn, OP of Opening Doors, will talk about poverty and housing. Non-perishable items accepted for Dubuque Food Pantry. All are welcome. 105 E 15th St.

Complete Composting Class
Wednesday, September 26, 6–9 PM
@ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Wednesdays: Sept. 26–Oct. 24. Join Convivium’s Farm Manager, A.J. Shultz and learn how to turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into fertile compost. Build projects to take home. $60. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. Convivium-DBQ.com.

Salsa Dance Night – Baile Conmigo

Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 PM

The Smokestack

Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Katie Koerperich from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, sensual and social. It’s free, last Wednesday every month.

The Role of Socially Engaged Art in Building Community
Artist Jane Gilmor Lecture
Wednesday, September 26, 7 PM
@ Clarke University Jansen Music Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Jane Gilmor will offer a lecture titled, The Role of Socially Engaged Art in Building Community, on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall at Clarke University. The lecture is a free event and is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Gilmor is an Emeritus Professor of Art at Mt. Mercy University and is known for her intermedia installation work and collaborative art that engages disadvantaged communities. She is one of six contemporary women artists featured in the exhibition In Her Spirit, currently on view in Quigley Gallery at Clarke University. In Her Spirit is organized in conjunction with the Dubuque Museum of Art’s Just to Live is Holy: Women Religious and a Tradition of Art, Faith, and Justice exhibition.
In Her Spirit features contemporary artists who create work within wide-ranging spiritual and religious themes, all of which are created in dialog with the artist’s contemporary milieu or signs of the times. Both exhibitions share similar spiritual contexts or themes: Biblical, meditative, World religions, holiness in popular culture, and social action.
In Her Spirit features Jane Gilmor, Anita Jung, Katie Kiley, Phyllis McGibbon, Barbara Cervenka, OP, and Carol Prusa. It is on view in Quigley Gallery through Sunday, Sept. 30. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Gallery admission is free.
For more information, contact the Clarke University Art + Design Department at 563-588-6463.

Mound Memory Walk
Thursday, September 27, 1–2:30 PM
@ Sinisnawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Mound Memory Walk supports people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, those caring for them, and area support programs. Sinisnawa Mound is walking in memory of Sister Mary O’Donnell, OP (1929–2018). To join their team, visit support.alzwisc.org and wear red when you come! This year’s theme is Step Forward. Give Hope. Sinsinawa Memory Café is just one of the programs that this walk supports. Memory Café monthly gathering are for people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, or early Alzheimer’s or other dementia to share common interests and friendship. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. Memory Café is open to anyone in the Tri-State area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411 x188. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.


The Finances of Caregiving Workshop
Thursday, September 27, 1–3 PM 
@ ISU Extension Dubuque Office
Thursdays: Sept. 27–Oct. 25. Life expectancy for Americans continues to increase, so it is more and more likely that most adults will end up caring for an elderly parent or relative. The Finances of Caregiving provides materials to assist caregivers in protecting their assets and prepare for their retirement while providing care. When making the decision whether or not to leave work or reduce your hours of work to become a caregiver for an aging parent or other relative in need of constant care, you have several areas to consider. Class size is limited. RSVP required. Scholarships available. $35. 14858 West Ridge Lane, Suite 2. 563-583-6496. debpicd@iastate.edu.

Banned Books Trivia BINGO
Thursday, September 27, 6 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Celebrate your freedom to read with a game of BINGO in honor of Banned Books Week! Free. 18+. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Drinks with da Vinci
Thursday, September 27, 6–8:30 PM
@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Enjoy light refreshments and samples of Italian wines with a sommelier while exploring DaVinci The Exhibition. 21+. $12 for members and anyone who purchases tickets online in advance/$15 for non-members at the door. 350 E 3rd St. RiverMuseum.com/davinci.

Feminist Book Group

Thursday, September 27, 7 PM

The Smokestack

Read and be empowered with the Feminist Book Group. They will discuss Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel by Jasmin Darznik.

PechaKucha Night Dubuque, Volume 13
Thursday, September 27, 7–9:30 PM
@ Dubuque Museum of Art
Come hear local stories and ideas, told in the traditional PechaKucha 20×20 format. Drinks and food are available for purchase. $5 Suggested donation. facebook.com/dbqpkn.

Sick Puppies with Emissary Echo presented by 97.3 FM, The Rock!
Thursday, September 27, 8 PM
@ Q Showroom in Q Casino

General Admission: $9.73 / Early Entry: $19.73 (Standing room only)
An Australian rock band who rose to prominence in 2006 when their song “All the Same” got 77 million YouTube views. With 5 studio albums, these puppies are still rockin’ strong.

Printmaking Retreat

Friday-Sunday, September 28-30, 9 AM-4 PM

@ Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)

Explore an exciting array of printmaking workshops, most of which involve printing simply and easily by hand. Techniques include Moku Hanga Japanese woodcuts, multi-color linocuts, hand-colored woodcuts, monoprints, copper etching, and silk screen printing. You can use any of these methods to design and print holiday and personal cards. Workshop costs vary. ShakeRagAlley.com.

archiTREK Walk and Talk: American Trust and Fischer Building

Friday, September 28, Noon–1 PM

American Trust and Fischer Building
DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture. Walk and Talk are 45-60 minute lunchtime walking tours in downtown Dubuque. Tours will focus on form and function with interior/exterior architectural interpretation. $5 suggested donation. 563-557-1851.

Lunch and Learn with Shelley Till: Statera

Friday, September 28, 12:10-12:50 PM

Statera Integrated Health and Wellness Solutions
Food and Fun After Forty: How to be healthy, happy and confident in your own skin starting in the fabulous forties when our bodies decide it’s time to slow down, sag and expand. This doesn’t have to be your story. Join Shelley Till, certified Life and Health Coach, and learn steps that you can take to be healthy, happy and confident in your own skin! 3375 Lake Ridge Dr.

Fall Harvest Table Dinner

Friday, September 28, 5-9 PM

Digman Farms (Platteville, WI)
This annual dinner will be held at Digman Farms, 1291 College Farm Rd., Platteville, WI. This year features special guest speaker Jerry Apps, author, storyteller, and PBS personality. A limited number of tickets are available; tickets are $35. For tickets call the Platteville Regional Chamber at (608) 348.8888. Platteville.com.

A Salute to the Music of Prince with Chase & Ovation
Friday, September 28, 8 PM
@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
A Salute to the Music of Prince with Chase & Ovation is based out of Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis, MN. The only show of its kind, Chase & Ovation has been exclusively performing the music of Prince for the past 11 years, including their monthly residency at the world-famous Bunker’s Music Bar in Minneapolis, as well as venues across North America.
This high-energy, musically perfected, captivating production brings you the very best of Prince throughout his expansive career in this one-of-a-kind arena caliber concert experience. Performing hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and beyond, Chase & Ovation delivers one of the greatest live music performances to represent a generation of music.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, September 29, 7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St.
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market returns for its 173rd season. Find a variety of produce, meat, freshly baked good, local wine, arts and crafts,

Czipar’s Orchard Apple Festival
Saturday, September 29, 8 AM–5 PM
@ Czipar’s Apple Orchard
Sept. 29–30. Enjoy lunch, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, a blow-up house, kids games, freshly popped kettle corn, slot car racing, a caricature artist, recycled artwork by Junk FX, as well as pumpkins, gourds, painted pumpkins, Indian corn, and, for course, all of Czipar’s homemade products. With the third generation of the family now knee-deep in the apple business, Czipar’s Apple Orchard and the annual festival of the same name are as synonymous with Tri-State quality as Fincel is with corn. Developed by Jo and Katy Czipar in the early 1940’s, Steve and Shella have run the orchard for the past five years, with their children Kari and Tyler also working in the family business. In addition to a huge selection of apple varieties, you will find seasonal treats galore under the roof of the orchard store. Free. 8610 US 52 S. 563-582-7476. CziparsOrchards.com.

Morgan Wallen with Jay Allen
Saturday, September 29, 8 PM
@ Q Showroom in Q Casino
Hits Include: “The Way I Talk” & “Up Down”
General Admission: $10 / Early Entry: $20 (Standing room only)
This rising country music star is a fireball onstage, thrilling 
stadium crowds with superstars like Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan as he climbs the charts to stardom.

The Jewels Of Yoga Mini-Retreat
Saturday, September 29, 8:30 AM–1 PM
@ Shalom Spirituality Center
The Posture Of Mutuality: Shaping Ourselves & Serving Our World Mini-Retreat explores the physical postures and the teachings of yoga. Led by Katie Pfiffner and Michelle Watters. Includes lunch. RSVP by Sept. 25. $30. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Boundless Compassion
Saturday, September 29, 9–11 AM
@ Shalom Spirituality Center
Saturdays: Sept. 29–Nov. 3. Using Sr. Joyce Rupp’s newly published book, Boundless Compassion, participants will explore ways of being compassionate with oneself, others, and all of creation. Led by Sr. Suzanne Rubenbauer FSPA and Sr. Marci Blum OSF. RSVP by Sept. 26. $30. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Tour of Historic Galena Homes

Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30, 9 AM-5 PM

Galena, IL

Each year, selected owners of Galena’s rich assortment of historic structures volunteer to open their doors for public tours. The homes featured in the 51st annual tour are distinctly different architectural styles, and all have a story uniquely their own. Tickets are $18 before September 15 and $20 on the day tour days. A free shuttle is provided. GalenaHistory.org.

Quad-Con Comic Show
Saturday, September 29, 10 AM–4 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Quad Con features video games, comic books, posters, sci-fi, cosplay, vintage magazines, board games, toys, role playing, and much more. There will be a cosplay contest and a video game tournament. Free to vend, free to attend! vintagetorque@gmail.com.

West Dubuque High School 5th Annual Wingfest
Saturday, September 29, 11 AM–6 PM
@ Farley Park (Farley, IA)
About 12 competitors cooking over 9,500 wings in 48 different flavors go wing-to-wing in traditional, unique, buffalo (spicy) and BBQ. Sand volleyball, baggo, human foosball tournaments, and a wing eating contest sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. Inflatables for kids of all ages, face painting, tattooing, and hair coloring, balloon animals, dunk tank and additional games and events on the hour, every hour. There will also be live entertainment all day long.

You Don’t Know Jack Poker Run 11
Saturday, September 29, 11:30 AM
@ New Diggings General Store & Inn (New Diggings, WI)
Jack’s back for the 11th annual poker run hosted by Lou and Kelli at New Diggings General Store & Inn. Inspired by the story of Jackson Hoeger, a young friend of 365ink’s Bryce Parks, who fought and beat impossible odds to survive a rare form of brain cancer, the annual ride is a fundraiser for cancer research. There is a run for cars and motorcycles and a ride for bicycles, and this year they’ve added an AtV/UTV route to the run. $15 per person includes a great meal after the run. There will also be a 70/30 split on the poker run with 50/50 drawings at each stop. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the first group is out at 11:30 a.m. with final poker hands drawn at “The Diggs” at 6 p.m.

Speed Friending
Saturday, September 29, 2:30–4:30 PM
@ Platteville Public Library (Platteville, WI)
If you’re new to the area or just want to meet new people, this is an opportunity to make connections. 225 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-7441 x4. PlattevillePublicLibrary.org.

Tapestry Concert for Refugee Children 

Saturday, September 29, 6–8 PM 

@ Inspire Café

Enjoy music and raise funds, awareness and solutions for issues faced by immigrants from Central America now living in the Tri-State area. Donations go toward Dubuque for Refugee Children, which helps with medical, educational, and legal expenses. 955 Washington St #105.

Cheryl the Delightfully Naughty Hypnotist
Saturday, September 29, 7 PM
@ Onward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)
A hysterical journey limited only by the imagination of her volunteers… and the law! So fun, she’s almost illegal! Unscripted Interactive laugh out loud entertainment. Cheryl’s humor isn’t twisted but it certainly is strategically bent into Hyp-Nomedy! Her relatable style, sarcastic humor and clever material make for a laugh out loud evening from beginning to end. 18+. $12 Adv/$15 door. OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Dubuque Chorale: SONGFEST 2018
Saturday, September 29, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
The Dubuque Chorale welcomes regional and collegiate choirs to perform selections from upcoming concerts including the Julien Chamber Choir, Music Men Barbershop Chorus, Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, University of Dubuque, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The evening concludes with the choirs joining together to perform “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. Tickets are $15 and are available at the University of Dubuque Heritage Center Box office 563-585-7469. For more information, visit DubuqueChorale.org.

Divas After Dark: Divas Live!
Saturday, September 29 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Showcasing the true art form of drag queens, the Divas wow the crowd with their side-splitting humor, exotic fashion and exciting illusions. Based out of Dubuque, featuring local and surrounding area talent.

Relaxation Workshop

Sunday, September 30, 2 PM

Carnegie-Stout Public Library 

Dennis Baker, MA, LHMC will lead a relaxation workshop covering a series of six relaxation methods on Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m.  Participants will learn about and practice deep breathing, gentle stretching, progressive muscle relaxation, imagery, autogenics, and meditation/mindfulness. Based on the program developed by the Roosevelt University Mindfulness Initiative, the workshop is intended to help people explore which methods work best for them. Open to teens and adults 16 years of age and older. No registration is required for this event. For more information, please call the Carnegie-Stout Public Library at 563-589-4225, or visit the Library’s website at www.dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Steeple Square Community Fest
Sunday, September 30, 2–4 PM
@ Steeple Square
The 3rd annual Steeple Square Community Fest is a free, family-friendly event and will feature music, inflatables, games, door prizes, a petting zoo and food. Free. 563-235-3584.

Sunday Singalong
Sunday, September 30, 3–5 PM
@ Jubeck’s New World Brewing
The Jubeck Family Band will be playing folk songs and YOU can bring your voices! Presentation Lantern Center will receive $1 from every beer sold. 115 W. 11th St. 563-557-7134.

11th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference
with Andrew Young and Tom Vilsack

October 2-3

Grand River Center

Ambassador Andrew Young is a former U.S. congressman, mayor of Atlanta, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He and former Iowa Governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will share the stage at the conference’s keynote luncheon on the first day of the event. Their presentation will focus on the impact of water quality and quantity on resiliency efforts in communities.
Dan Burden, director of innovation and inspiration for Blue Zones, LLC, will deliver the luncheon keynote address on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Dr. Marccus D. Hendricks will speak at the breakfast plenary session on that day.
Burden is a nationally recognized authority on walkable, livable and sustainable communities, complete streets, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs. He has become known for his pioneering work on transforming communities into places for people first; all while still accommodating the car, and not the other way around.
Hendricks will launch day two of the conference by discussing the collision of climate and environmental risks and the human-built environment and how using sustainable development to address these issues has to be anchored in equity and environmental justice.
The conference will feature more than 30 workshops and mobile tours on topics related to sustainable community development, social vibrancy, climate adaptation, renewable energy, green infrastructure, resource conservation and other sustainability topics.
For registration and full workshop descriptions, visit: https://GSCDubuque.com.

You Inspire Me Series: Author Carrie Morgridge
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30–8 PM
@ Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is excited to announce that it will be hosting Carrie Morgridge as part of the “You Inspire Me” author series on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will take place at Hotel Julien Dubuque.
The Foundation is excited to offer this event to the community for free thanks to the generous contributions of Jeff Lenhart, a Dubuque native, who is currently on a countrywide scooter journey to spread kindness. Past “You Inspire Me” guests include Orly Wahba and Garth Callaghan.
Carrie Morgridge is an American philanthropist and author who serves as vice-president of the Morgridge Family Foundation. The Morgridge Foundation’s contributions have been in the tens of millions of dollars, with a particular focus on improving education, as well as health, the arts and the environment. Her book Every Gift Matters advocates the idea that even small gifts can have a big impact if done properly.
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque strengthens communities and inspires giving. For more information, visit DBQfoundation.org.

28th Annual Quilt Show: Woven Fibers of Life Pieced Together

October 3–November 25

Sinsinawa Art Gallery

Walk amid the colorful quilts Oct. 3 through Nov. 25. The exhibit is fresh and unique each year as quilts can only be displayed once. Quilters who participate in the show have a connection to a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister or a Mound staff person. Cecelia Kelley of Cambridge, Wis., is participating in the show for the first time with her quilt, “Red Roses.” She said of her 40th quilt, “I love embroidering and I love the color red.” The gallery is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Michelle Till at 608-748-4411 or visit sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Haunted History Walks
Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 PM
@ Linwood Cemetery
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Oct. 3–26. Join Great River Investigative Paranormal Society (GRIPS) as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque’s past. Ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting. 10+. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043.

Books N’ Brew

Wednesday, October 3, 7 PM

Jubeck New World Brewery

Book discussions over beer! Books N’ Brew will discuss The Goodbye Kiss by Massimo Carlotto. 115 W 11th St.

Glimmer of Hope Fashion Show
Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA
Thursday, October 4, 5:30 PM
@ Hotel Julien Dubuque Ballroom
The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA’s 12th Annual Glimmer of Hope Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Hotel Julien Dubuque Ballroom. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers and a cash bar. The fashion show and program will begin at 6 p.m.
This event raises awareness of domestic violence in our community and support for victims of domestic violence served by the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA’s Victim Services Shelter. Seating is limited and advance tickets may be purchased for $60 at the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA or Graham’s Style Store, or $75 at the door. Tables available as are event sponsorships. Call 563-556-3371.
The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Victim Services Shelter is the only domestic violence shelter in the area, providing services that include: safe shelter, crisis intervention, advocacy, empowerment, financial literacy, assistance with continuing education and/or job readiness, and community-based prevention education and training, free and completely confidential. No longer receiving federal crime victim funding, operating the Shelter is a constant challenge. Funds raised are vital to keeping the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Victim Services Shelter open and accessible to those that need it most.

Thursday, October 4, 5-8 PM
@ Grand River Center (500 Bell St)
Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Dubuque Area Baconfest, held in Dubuque’s very own Grand River Center on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests of the event can expect to sample unique bacon drinks, dishes, and desserts from a variety of favorite local restaurants and catering companies.
The event not only benefits your taste buds, but it also supports a wonderful cause. All of the Baconfest proceeds are donated to Area Residential Care of Dubuque, a non-profit organization that supports individuals with mental and physical disabilities.
Tickets are on sale now at Area Residential Care or at DBQbacon.org. General admission tickets are the low price of $25, and for $45 guests can receive the VIP treatment. VIP ticket holders have the opportunity to arrive early at 5 p.m. and get the first taste of the delicious bacon dishes while also receiving a free Baconfest t-shirt! General admission guests may enter the event shortly after at 6 p.m.
Baconfest will provide nonstop food and fun, whether it’s entertainment from DJ Steve Hemmer, the Hormel bacon-eating contest, or the quirky photo booth from Lights!Camera!Selfie,
This unique bacon-themed evening features taste-testing and voting on the best bacon dishes from area restaurants, grocery stores, BBQ pits, and caterers. Local chefs from the finest local restaurants prepare and serve samples starring bacon and compete for best appetizer, best main dish, and best dessert. Tri-State mixologists and brewers quench thirst with refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews, and compete for the best beverage.
As the first event’s King of Baconfest, 365ink’s Bryce Parks wants you to know that this event is legit. The food is amazing, the event is so well organized and presented, and you will most definitely go home with the bacon sweats if you want to. You’re going to love it. Take if from the King, do not miss out and purchase tickets today!
Area Residential Care has provided assistance to people with intellectual disabilities since 1968. The organization has grown tremendously over the past 50 years to serve an average of 200 people with disabilities annually; providing residential, vocational, and day services in the Dubuque and Dyersville communities. For additional information, visit AreaResidentialCare.org.

Fall Into Art Gallery Tour & First Fridays
Art. Creative. Quest.: Now through October 5

Art Crawl: Friday, October 5, 4:30–9 PM

Downtown Dubuque
Dubuque Main Street’s annual Fall Into Art FREE gallery tour through Downtown Dubuque’s Cultural Corridor will feature 10 unique art exhibitions which will be held in conjunction with First Fridays featuring an additional exhibit. The art crawl will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. “Art. Creative. Quest.” is going on now through Oct. 5.
A combination of gallery owners, curators, educators, students, and working artists welcome you into their spaces to share their collections of paintings, pottery, photography, mixed media art, installation art, design graphics, and more. The Fall Into Art Gallery Tour is open to the public and FREE of charge. Participants may tour the locations in any order by walking, biking, riding, or driving. Free trolley rides are offered and will make loops, with one stopping at each gallery approximately every 20 minutes.
Fall Into Art exhibits include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Clarke University’s Off-site Exhibit, Creative Adventure Lab, Dubuque Area Arts Collective, Dubuque Museum of Art, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, The Smokestack, Studio Works, University of Dubuque’s Off-site Exhibit and University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Off-site Exhibit.
Dubuque Main Street also invites you to visit locations in Downtown Dubuque for “Art. Creative. Quest.” now through Oct. 5. Pick up a packet at one of the following locations and tour downtown—as each has a different featured artist coloring sheet and information. Visit all participating locations and turn your packet in on Oct. 5 at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library for your chance to win a $200 value Kid’s Prize Package!
Participating “Art. Creative. Quest.” locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library (Makerspace), Outside the Lines Gallery, Dubuque Museum of Art, Creative Adventure Lab, the Smokestack; and during Fall Into Art visit Clarke University, University of Dubuque or the University of Wisconsin- Platteville.
For more information, contact Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DowntownDubuque.org.

Dark Chambers Haunted Forest
Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 18-20, 25-28, and 31, 6–9:30 PM
@ YMCA Camp
The haunting of Dubuque returns to the forest again. Part indoors, part outdoors, and 100% frightening! There is a light fright version of the forest from 6 to 6:30 p.m. each night for $10. Tickets are $15 for everyone for the full fright which runs 6:30–9:30 p.m. Fast pass: $25. 11764 JFK Rd. DarkChambers.com.

The Odd Couple (Female Version)
October 5 and 6 @ 7 PM
October 7 @ 2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)
The Ohnward Fine Arts Center and Peace Pipe Players present their joint production of The Odd Couple (Female Version). Performances are Oct. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa, IA.
One of Neil Simon’s most recognizable and timeless comedies. Fastidious Florence Ungar is thrown out by her husband. Her only refuge is with his best friend, Olive Madison, a recently divorced sportswriter whose apartment is a study in slovenly chaos. Friends, yes, but will they drive each other crazy?! This peculiar pair, with decidedly different approaches to life, to love—and yes, to housework, has been entertaining audiences with side-splitting laughter and classic comedy for nearly 50 years.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door for adults and $10 in advance for $12 at the door for students. Tickets can be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center 563-652-9815 (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.), Osterhaus Pharmacy and the Maquoketa State Bank Main Office, Anderson Pharmacy in Preston and the Bellevue Pharmacy in Bellevue. For online ticket purchases and more information, visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Manhu from China
Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
Friday, October 5, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
Part of Arts Midwest World Fest and hailing from the Stone Forest in China’s Yunnan Province, Manhu brings to life the traditions of the Yi people, an ethnic minority group with a rich musical history to the University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center on Friday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall.
Manhu, which means fierce tigers, has a multi-layered sound that is uniquely bewitching. Playing the hulusheng, a mouth organ made from dried gourds, and even an ordinary leaf as a reed, Manhu shares instruments and songs that are well-known in their homeland but rarely seen on an international stage. The ensemble has performed throughout China in prestigious venues such as the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and Shanghai Music Hall; however, this is their first international tour.
Manhu presents a fascinating reinvention of Yi music, most specifically from the Sani region of the Stone Forest, an area geographically isolated from other Yi populations with its own musical and cultural identity. Although often viewed as newcomers, Manhu has been playing together since 2003. They are multi-instrumentalists, proficient in a range of Yi instruments. The musicians choose to present an upbeat imagining of how these often inaccessible traditions can be adapted into a modern band.
In collaboration with Dubuque Arts Council, UD is in the midst of a two-year partnership with Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest. During the partnership, four international ensembles representing Israel, Japan, China, and Norway each spend one week in the Dubuque area.
“We’re so fortunate to have these groups coming to our community,” said Thomas Robbins, executive director of Heritage Center. “The groups not only perform a public concert but most of the week they are in the schools sharing their culture through workshops. It’s not often communities like ours have the chance to host international ensembles like Manhu at all—let alone for a full week. We’re fortunate. It’s a rare opportunity for us to enjoy an authentic slice of Chinese music and culture right here.”
Prior to the performance, members of Manhu will deliver a free pre-show lecture from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in Babka Theatre, adjacent to Butler Hall, offering insights on the group and their music as well as time for questions and answers.
Tickets are $15–$20 for adults, $12 for UD alumni/military, and $10 for children and students. All tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.


October 5–6 and 12–13 @ 7:30 PM

October 7 and 14 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House (135 8th St)

When Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally poisons 52 of the sisters, it is up to the remaining sisters to raise the money for the burials. Lead by Reverend Mother Sister Mary Regina a collection of the few the remaining sisters decide to put on a variety show.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Opening Night BOGO tickets are available now through Sept. 14. Use Coupon Code: BOGO at check out. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Box Office (Monday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m.) or by calling 563-588-1305. Tickets can also be purchased at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Jerrod Niemann with Corey Cox
Friday, October 5, 8 PM
@ Q Showroom in Q Casino
General Admission: $20 / Early Entry: $30 (Standing room only)
Niemann brings no less than ten Top 40 Hits on the Country Music Charts including: “Lover, Lover,” “God Made a Woman,” “One More Drinkin’ Song” & “Drink to That All Night”. He’s co-written songs for Garth Brooks, Chris LeDoux, Blake Shelton and more.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, October 6, 7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market returns for its 173rd season. Find a variety of produce, meat, freshly baked good, local wine, arts and crafts,

21st Annual Shullsburg Cheesefest
Saturday, October 6, 7 AM
@ Water St, Shullsburg, WI
Enjoy the Shullsburg Fire Department’s Annual Breakfast, Cheesefest Street Market, live cheese making with Shullsburg Creamery, cheese curd eating contest, wine/beer and cheese pairing event, McCoy Public Library Book Sale, live music, purchase raffle tickets, vote for the Scarecrow Contest, and more. Free. 608-482-1859. ExperienceShullsburg.com.

Master Gardener Fall Workshop
Saturday, October 6, 7:15 AM–Noon
@ Dubuque Arboretum
“Putting Your Landscape to Bed” is a first time offering presented by the Dubuque County Master Gardeners to the public. Many of the topics will offer hands-on experiences. Rain or shine. $20. 563-583-6496. extension.iastate.edu/dubuque.

Tri-State’s Largest Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 6, 10 AM–5 PM
@ Cable Car Square (4th & Bluff Sts)
The Dubuque Jaycees are pleased to host the Tri-State’s Largest Chili Cook-Off in Dubuque’s historic Cable Car Square on Saturday, Oct. 6. The day is full of family-friendly fun and games; live music from Hoffmann, Troy, Marceau & Flowers; and of course chili!
The cook-off begins at 10 a.m. with the kid’s corner, food, and beverages. The public tasting starts at 1 p.m. and is only $5. Proceeds from this CASI sanctioned cook-off benefit Hills and Dales, a local human services organization that provides care for youth with severe and profound mental and physical disabilities. This event is sponsored by Premier Bank.
Contact the Dubuque Jaycees at tristates.chilicookoff@gmail.com, find Tri-State’s Largest Chili Cook-Off on Facebook, or visit DubuqueJaycees.org/chili for more information.

Kids Expo–Dubuque County
Saturday, October 6, 10 AM–2 PM
@ Grand River Center
Kids Expo–Dubuque County is a premier family fun and resource fair. Last year’s Expo drew 3,000 adults and children. Learn about area resources available to families at more than 60 booths, while enjoying free entertainment, fun activities, and a chance to win some wonderful prizes.
Health services will be available for children including pediatric immunizations, flu shots, oral health screenings, lead testing, vision checks, and developmental screenings. Immunizations require an advance appointment through the Visiting Nurse Association at 563-556-6200.

Galena Country Fair
Saturday, October 6, 10 AM–5 PM
@ Grant Park (Galena, IL)
Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Galena Country Fair boasts more than 150 vendors selling handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. Also enjoy fair food, farmers’ market booths, country bake shop, live entertainment, and family fun. $2 Suggested donation. 625 Park Ave., Galena, IL. GalenaCountryFair.com

MakeUp & Moscato
Saturday, October 6, 4:30 PM
@ The Smokestack
Mingle with Dubuque’s elite small businesses. Enjoy free makeup tips, chair massages, great food, an amazing shopping experience, and MUCH more. SWAG a VIP bag if you are DYING for hair and makeup goodies. $10. 62 E 7th St. Eventbrite.com.
Dubuque Bomb Squad

Roller Derby vs. Quad Cities
Saturday, October 6, 6 PM
@ Courtside Bar & Grill
The Dubuque Bomb Squad is an all women’s flat track roller derby league, formed in 2013 featuring women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and walks of life. Proud to be based in Dubuque, Iowa, the players come from all over the Tri-State area. They are a non-profit organization and play solely for the competition and love of the sport. $5 Adv/$8 door.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Home Opener VS Cedar Rapids
Saturday, October 6, 7:05 PM
@ Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
The 2018–2019 Dubuque Fighting Saints season is set to open with pizzazz! The Fighting Saints will celebrate Opening Night, presented by American Trust, at “Our House” on Saturday, Oct. 6 against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders at 7:05 p.m. New for this season, Opening Night will be a celebration for families and hockey fans alike throughout the Tri-State area. For Opening Night only, kids’ tickets (ages 4–12) start at just $5!
The next home game will be Friday. Oct. 19 vs. Youngstown. Season ticket memberships, mini plans, group tickets, and single tickets for the 2018–19 season are available right now! Get all of the benefits of being a season ticket member, including a chance to go behind the scenes with the MY Membership program, buddy passes, discounted tickets, admission to exclusive team events, and much, much more. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880, or go to DubuqueFightingSaints.com for more information.

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

Saturday, October 6, 7:30 PM

@ Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live tour comes to the Five Flags Theater on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.! Critics and audiences alike rave about Bill’s interactive magic and jaw-dropping illusions. Blagg’s show combines his mind-blowing magical talents along with his trademark off-the-cuff personality to take you on a magical journey you’ll never forget! You’ll witness objects float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more!
To say that Bill Blagg has had a magical life would be no exaggeration. He received his first professional magic book from his great-grandfather, which eventually led to building magic props with his dad. These early beginnings paved the way for what is now known as The Magic of Bill Blagg.
Today, Bill is one of the nation’s top touring magicians. His theatrical brand of magic and illusion thrills thousands of people every single year. Bill is known for instantly teleporting across theaters, squishing his body from 6 feet to 6 inches tall, bringing ordinary objects to life with a simple wave of his hands and much more!
USA Today calls him “Unbelievable!” “Absolutely Incredible!”, agrees the Chicago Tribune. For over 15 years, Bill has been honing his incredible show. The Magic of Bill Blagg is more than a magic show; it’s an interactive magic experience.
Tickets are $24–$45 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Five Flags Center Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Chanticleer: Then and There, Here and Now
Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
Saturday, October 6, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer will perform their 40th anniversary program at University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall.
Then and There, Here and Now celebrates music from some of Chanticleer’s favorite composers. Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer was founded in 1978 and became known first for its interpretations of Renaissance music and later for South American baroque. Chanticleer was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008 and inducted in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame the same year. Since Chanticleer began releasing recordings in 1981, this “orchestra of voices” has sold well over a million albums and won two Grammy awards.
University of Dubuque choirs under the direction of Kristen Eby, an assistant music professor at UD, will open. A free preshow CyberCafé Knapp Stage concert from 6 to 7 p.m. featuring the Ken Kilian Jazz Quartet, precedes the performance.
Tickets are $25–$30 for adults, $20 for UD alumni/military, and $10 for children and students. All tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque TARDIS @ Da Vinci The Exhibition
Oct. 6–8
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The Dubuque TARDIS, a recreation of the iconic time machine made popular in the British science fiction series Doctor Who visits Da Vinci The Exhibition during its final weekend. “Doctor Who may be science fiction, but in truth, a lot of da Vinci’s inventions were the science fiction of his day,” said Wendy Scardino, director of marketing and communications at the Museum & Aquarium. “We think this is a fun way to send off this exhibit in its last weekend.” 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

Dubuque Flea Market & Antique Show
Sunday, October 7, 8 AM–3 PM
@ DBQ Co Fairgrounds
This event has been a mainstay for more than 50 years! It takes place three times a year on Sundays at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. Featuring vendors with an array of some of the most unusual items. From antiques, arts and crafts, as well as new and used merchandise, this market is sure to offer a unique shopping experience. Vendor spaces still available, 8 ft space with table provided for $17. $1 Adults; free for children 11 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 815-747-7745. facebook.com/dubuquefleamarket.

Children’s Life Skills Workshop: 1-2-3 Emotions and Me
Monday, October 8, 6–7:30 PM
@ Unified Therapy Services
Oct. 8, 15, and 22. Harmony Factor is pleased to present an interactive 3-session workshop for children ages 6–10 and one adult. This workshop is designed to raise awareness of emotions in your child, increase empathy for others, and develop self-management skills. You and your child will learn fun heart-focused techniques to support and promote positive internal feelings.
Raising awareness of the feelings your child experiences allows him/her to recognize, acknowledge and deal with their own emotinos. Children, who are equipped with tools at an early age, can better self-manage when their emotions overwhelm them. A child’s Emotional Quotient (EQ) can be more important than their IQ in determining not only academic acheivement but success in a job and life in general.
$79.95* per child/adult pair for all three sessions. Space is limited to 10 child/adult pairs ($25 will be donated to Unified Therapy Services 5K Make A Difference Walk/Run). 4121 Pennsylvania Ave. 815-541-3576. Lori@HarmonyFactor.com. Eventbrite.com/123Workshop.

Final Millwork Night Market
Thursday, October 11, 5–9 PM
@ Millwork District
Enjoy local produce, artists, hot food, beer, music and more! MillworkNightMarket.com.

Farce of Habit
Friday, October 12, 7:30 PM
@ Bell Tower Theater
Oct. 12–13, 17–20, and 24–27 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 14, 21, and 28 at 2 p.m. Comic fireworks explode in this hilarious new comedy from the authors of Doublewide, Texas; Farce of Nature and Always a Bridesmaid. At the Reel ‘Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks, it’s not going to be a peaceful weekend on the lake. Caffeine withdrawal, marital trouble, a gaggle of nuns and a pompous radio personality make that impossible. Oh, and did we mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose? Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. $10.50 Early Bird Special (Oct. 12 and 13 performances). $21. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Elvis Tribute Artist Victor Trevino Jr.
Friday, October 12 @ 6 & 8:30 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Victor Trevino Jr. is rated as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world. Trevino performs for the world’s largest tribute show “Legends in Concert,” the longest running show on the Las Vegas Strip.

Bluff Strokes Urban Sketching in Dubuque Workshop
October 13–14
Bluff Strokes is hosting a 2-day workshop, Urban Sketching in Dubuque, Oct. 13–14, led by award-winning artist Kathleen Newman. Use sketching as a focused, mindful way of experiencing and interpreting the world around us. Cost is $150. For more information and registration materials, visit BluffStrokes.org or email info@bluffstrokes.org. n[end]

All the Way Home: The Tai-State Veterans Event

Saturday, October 13, 9 AM–1 PM

@ Five Flags Arena (405 Main St)

The bi-annual All the Way Home Tri-State Veterans Event was created in 2008 to provide a forum for veterans and their families to access services available in Dubuque and the surrounding areas and making these services available in one place. By doing so, the conference will empower veterans to seek and receive services intended for them and their families. The event also provides an appropriate forum for the Dubuque community to thank veterans for their service. This year’s event was also planned to coincide with the return of our National Guard Troops.
All The Way Home will again offer services and information in a family-friendly and fun atmosphere, reaching those veterans who normally would not seek services due to fear of stigma, as well as those who do not know where to turn. A special feature of the event, Remembering Our Fallen, is a photographic war memorial that honors Iowa’s military Fallen from The War on Terror (9/11/2001–Present). Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken, while helping to lessen the grief of their families.
This year’s featured speaker is Bryan Anderson. In October 2005, Bryan was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that resulted in the loss of both legs and his left hand. For full details and more information, visit AllTheWayHomeEvent.org.

DSO: Classics 1 “On Earth”
Saturday, October 13, 7:30 PM
@ Five Flags Theater
Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Celebrate the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s 60th season and explore the elements beginning with “on earth.” Featuring Copland’s The Tender Land, Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony, and local favorite Gareth Johnson is featured in two of Vivaldi’s timeless Four Seasons: Spring and Summer. $8 student tickets available 1 hour before performance. Tickets start at $16. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

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