Tri-State Events

Upcoming Events

July 2021

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: July 29 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 29 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 29 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: July 29 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 29 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: July 29 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Dubuque County Fair
July 29–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

As life gets back to normal, nothing is more back to normal that heading out to the Dubuque County Fair, and it is back big time in 2021 with a week full of great family-friendly events and attractions: two big grandstand concerts (Chris Lane with Casey Mussigmann and Queensryche with Slaughter), sprint and stock car racing, tractor pull, demolition derby, hypnotist, Reptile Adventures, 4-H exhibits, talent show, sand volleyball, beer garden entertainment, and more. $10 Ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are free. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and active duty service members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 29–August 2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
Highlights include: parade, fair queen, Ninja Experience, ISU Insect Zoo, Farmily Feud, White Tiger Discovery, Chris Short Puppet Show, Millers Petting Zoo, Mobile Glass Studios, Hug a Hog contest, kids celebration, truck and tractor pull, antique and classic tractor show, micro mini tractor pull, car show, Bill Riley Talent Show, stock car races, Night of Destruction, and two concerts: Snake Oil with The Spazmatics and Trace Adkins with Confederate Railroad. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and above with kids 12 and under free and include entry to the concerts. Upgrades for reserved grandstand seats are $5 for Snake Oil and $10 for Adkins or gain access to the front of the stage with a Party Pit pass for $20 for Snake Oil and $40 for Adkins. 1212 E Quarry S, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-4282. JacksonCountyIowaFair.com.

Crafts on the Woodland Walk
Friday, July 30 @ 1–4 PM
Mines of Spain Woodland Walk Shelter

Crafts on the prairie in the Woodland Walk shelter near the EB Lyons Center. Enjoy a short walk on the paved handicap accessible trail (stroller friendly), then stay for some crafting with a Mines of Spain naturalist. All ages. Free. 9097 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-0620. Facebook.com/MinesOfSpain.

Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Friday, July 30 @ 5 PM
Saturday, July 31 @ 12:30 PM
St. Feriole Island Park (Prairie du Chien, WI)
Two days! Two stages! Twelve bands! The 23nd Annual Prairie Dog Blues Festival is held on historic St. Feriole Island Park, right on the Mississippi River. Bring a chair and if you decide you don’t want to move, the famous Prairie Dog Beer Girls will come right to you in the crowd to get you your refills! Friday’s performers are John Németh, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys Featuring Westside Andy, and Ally Venable Band plus Hooten Hallers in the beer tent. On Saturday, look forward to seeing Vella, Altered Five Blues Band, Tony Holiday, Amanda Fish, Lurrie Bell with Jason Ricci, and Roscoe Foster and The Rascal Theory plus Avey Grouws Band in the beer tent. $40 One day; $75 two-day; free ages 12 and under. 101 N 4th St, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-0085. PrairieDogBlues.com.

Kayaking
Friday, July 30 @ 5–6:30 PM
Mines of Spain Catfish Creek Canoe Launch

All experience levels are welcome to join for a kayaking experience on Catfish Creek. A short safety talk precedes the event. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets will be provided for those who need them. BYO bug spray, water shoes, and water bottle. All ages. Free. 8308 Mines of Spain Rd. 563-556-0620. Facebook.com/MinesOfSpain.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: July 30 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque County Fair
July 30–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

As life gets back to normal, nothing is more back to normal that heading out to the Dubuque County Fair, and it is back big time in 2021 with a week full of great family-friendly events and attractions: two big grandstand concerts (Chris Lane with Casey Mussigmann and Queensryche with Slaughter), sprint and stock car racing, tractor pull, demolition derby, hypnotist, Reptile Adventures, 4-H exhibits, talent show, sand volleyball, beer garden entertainment, and more. $10 Ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are free. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and active duty service members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 30–August 2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
Highlights include: parade, fair queen, Ninja Experience, ISU Insect Zoo, Farmily Feud, White Tiger Discovery, Chris Short Puppet Show, Millers Petting Zoo, Mobile Glass Studios, Hug a Hog contest, kids celebration, truck and tractor pull, antique and classic tractor show, micro mini tractor pull, car show, Bill Riley Talent Show, stock car races, Night of Destruction, and two concerts: Snake Oil with The Spazmatics and Trace Adkins with Confederate Railroad. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and above with kids 12 and under free and include entry to the concerts. Upgrades for reserved grandstand seats are $5 for Snake Oil and $10 for Adkins or gain access to the front of the stage with a Party Pit pass for $20 for Snake Oil and $40 for Adkins. 1212 E Quarry S, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-4282. JacksonCountyIowaFair.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 31 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday June–September: July 31 @ 8 AM–Noon
3rd Ave SW and 3rd St, Dyersville, IA

Head to the grassy square between Xavier School and the north fork of the Maquoketa River to find more than 60 local vendors, food trucks, live music, and different activities every month. DyersvilleDowntownMarket.com.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: July 31 @ 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.

B-1 Yoga FREE Outdoor Yoga
Saturdays through September 4: July 31 @ 9–10 AM
Port of Dubuque River’s Edge Plaza Pavilion

An instructor from B-1 Yoga will lead an hour-long practice. Anyone in the community and all levels are invited to participate. Free. b-1yoga.com/free-outdoor-yoga.

The Business Showcase
Saturday, July 31 @ 9 AM–9 PM
Ashton Hill Farm (Galena, IL)

Spend the day networking with the Galena Chamber. The business expo from 9 a.m. to noon is free; 12:30–1:30 p.m. networking lunch is $20 and includes lunch and speed networking; 1:45–3 p.m. is a $40 teambuilding workshop with industry speakers and “build your own scent” workshop; 3–6 p.m. features a free demo tent outside with interactive samplings, tastings, and presentations; then join for the dinner and fashion show at 6:15–8:30 p.m. for $45 with dinner by Chef Jude Villafana, fashion show admission, and silent auction number. 500 Wild Indigo LN, Galena IL. 815-281-9925. GalenaChamber.com.

Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Saturday, July 31 @ 12:30 PM
St. Feriole Island Park (Prairie du Chien, WI)
Two days! Two stages! Twelve bands! The 23nd Annual Prairie Dog Blues Festival is held on historic St. Feriole Island Park, right on the Mississippi River. Bring a chair and if you decide you don’t want to move, the famous Prairie Dog Beer Girls will come right to you in the crowd to get you your refills! Friday’s performers are John Németh, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys Featuring Westside Andy, and Ally Venable Band plus Hooten Hallers in the beer tent. On Saturday, look forward to seeing Vella, Altered Five Blues Band, Tony Holiday, Amanda Fish, Lurrie Bell with Jason Ricci, and Roscoe Foster and The Rascal Theory plus Avey Grouws Band in the beer tent. $40 One day; $75 two-day; free ages 12 and under. 101 N 4th St, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-0085. PrairieDogBlues.com.

Mineral Point Pride
Saturday, July 31 @ 2 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)

Mineral Point celebrates Pride with a day full of fun events. Orchesta SalSoul de Mad performs at 2 p.m., drag bingo at 4 p.m., family-friendly drag show at 5 p.m., raffle with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at 7 p.m., food and lawn games at 7:30 p.m., and a mature-audience drag show and live music with Line at 9 p.m. 18 Shake Rag St. Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-6556. facebook.com/mineralpointpride53565.

Dubuque County Fair
July 31–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

As life gets back to normal, nothing is more back to normal that heading out to the Dubuque County Fair, and it is back big time in 2021 with a week full of great family-friendly events and attractions: two big grandstand concerts (Chris Lane with Casey Mussigmann and Queensryche with Slaughter), sprint and stock car racing, tractor pull, demolition derby, hypnotist, Reptile Adventures, 4-H exhibits, talent show, sand volleyball, beer garden entertainment, and more. $10 Ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are free. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and active duty service members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 31–August 2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
Highlights include: parade, fair queen, Ninja Experience, ISU Insect Zoo, Farmily Feud, White Tiger Discovery, Chris Short Puppet Show, Millers Petting Zoo, Mobile Glass Studios, Hug a Hog contest, kids celebration, truck and tractor pull, antique and classic tractor show, micro mini tractor pull, car show, Bill Riley Talent Show, stock car races, Night of Destruction, and two concerts: Snake Oil with The Spazmatics and Trace Adkins with Confederate Railroad. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and above with kids 12 and under free and include entry to the concerts. Upgrades for reserved grandstand seats are $5 for Snake Oil and $10 for Adkins or gain access to the front of the stage with a Party Pit pass for $20 for Snake Oil and $40 for Adkins. 1212 E Quarry S, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-4282. JacksonCountyIowaFair.com.

August 2021

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: August 1 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Jazz Brunch Featuring Bluetone Jazz Collective
Sunday, August 1 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Flatted Fifth Blues + BBQ (Bellevue, IA)

Enjoy a morning of endless jazz, bottomless coffee, an exclusive brunch menu, and, in true Flatted Fifth fashion, a little something extra special. Ticket purchases are made by table size just as you would make a reservation. All drinks beyond coffee and water are at an additional fee. By making a ticket purchase, you are guaranteed seating in the main room with a view of the band. Doors at 10 a.m. $25. 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue, IA. 563-872-3838. PottersMill.net.

Garden Party Fundraiser
Sunday, August 1 @ 2–4 PM
Linmar Gardens (Galena, IL)

Join the Galena Center for the Arts for a fundraiser at Linmar Gardens. Once a rocky limestone bluff, Linmar Gardens offers a stunning collection of annuals and perennials that bring color to this enchanting escape. Dozens of fountains, sculptures, and various notes of whimsy have been carefully erected among the flora and fauna. $25. 504 S Prospect St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. GalenaCenterForTheArts.org.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: August 1 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 1 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Colts Music on the March
Sunday, August 1 @ 7 PM
Senior High School Dalzell Field

The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps welcomes hundreds of incredibly talented performers and thousands of eager fans to Music On The March. Dubuque’s Summer Tradition features eight of the world’s top drum and bugle corps including the hosts, Colts and Colt Cadets, as well as the seven-time Drum Corps International World Champion Cavaliers from Rosemont, IL. This year’s program is titled Leap Of Faith, and the Colt Cadets have also been preparing for the 2021 season with a similarly pandemic approach in a show aptly titled, Apart Together. Enjoy a collection of Midwest favorites as the show is part of a series of regional events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Midwest Combine. The original “Combine” was operational in 1971 and helped lay the groundwork for the formation of Drum Corps International in 1972. $18–$43. 1800 Clarke Dr. Colts.org/music-on-the-march.

Dubuque County Fair
Sunday, August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

As life gets back to normal, nothing is more back to normal that heading out to the Dubuque County Fair, and it is back big time in 2021 with a week full of great family-friendly events and attractions: two big grandstand concerts (Chris Lane with Casey Mussigmann and Queensryche with Slaughter), sprint and stock car racing, tractor pull, demolition derby, hypnotist, Reptile Adventures, 4-H exhibits, talent show, sand volleyball, beer garden entertainment, and more. $10 Ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are free. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and active duty service members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Jackson County Fair
August 1–2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
Highlights include: parade, fair queen, Ninja Experience, ISU Insect Zoo, Farmily Feud, White Tiger Discovery, Chris Short Puppet Show, Millers Petting Zoo, Mobile Glass Studios, Hug a Hog contest, kids celebration, truck and tractor pull, antique and classic tractor show, micro mini tractor pull, car show, Bill Riley Talent Show, stock car races, Night of Destruction, and two concerts: Snake Oil with The Spazmatics and Trace Adkins with Confederate Railroad. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and above with kids 12 and under free and include entry to the concerts. Upgrades for reserved grandstand seats are $5 for Snake Oil and $10 for Adkins or gain access to the front of the stage with a Party Pit pass for $20 for Snake Oil and $40 for Adkins. 1212 E Quarry S, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-4282. JacksonCountyIowaFair.com.

Geek Out! Book Club: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Monday, August 2 @ 6–7 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Discuss The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab at the in-person meeting this month. In 1714 Addie LaRue made a bargain, she will live forever, but no one will remember her. Then one day, centuries later, Addie meets a man who remembers her name. Geek Out! Book Club focuses on books that are fantasy, science fiction, and anything quirky and unusual. Masks are encouraged but not required. Ages 18+. RSVP required. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. CarnegieStout.org.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: August 2 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Jackson County Fair
August 2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
Highlights include: parade, fair queen, Ninja Experience, ISU Insect Zoo, Farmily Feud, White Tiger Discovery, Chris Short Puppet Show, Millers Petting Zoo, Mobile Glass Studios, Hug a Hog contest, kids celebration, truck and tractor pull, antique and classic tractor show, micro mini tractor pull, car show, Bill Riley Talent Show, stock car races, Night of Destruction, and two concerts: Snake Oil with The Spazmatics and Trace Adkins with Confederate Railroad. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and above with kids 12 and under free and include entry to the concerts. Upgrades for reserved grandstand seats are $5 for Snake Oil and $10 for Adkins or gain access to the front of the stage with a Party Pit pass for $20 for Snake Oil and $40 for Adkins. 1212 E Quarry S, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-4282. JacksonCountyIowaFair.com.

Dubuque College Visit Week
August 2–6
Location

Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, Northeast Iowa Community College, and the University of Dubuque are excited to welcome high school students back to campus with in-person visits during Dubuque College Visit Week. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campuses with student ambassadors, meet with professors about their academic area of interest, learn about student activities and programs, meet with admission counselors, and more. DBQCollegeVisit.com.

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 3 @ 6–8 PM
Comiskey Park
Join for food, games, the Bicycle Library, and a bounce house for the kids. Police and Fire Department vehicles will be on display. The VNA will be offering COVID vaccines to anyone 12 years of age or older. Both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson will be available. The Dubuque Police Department is partnering with Target, Radio Dubuque, Dubuque Leisure Services, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), area Neighborhood Associations, and other crime prevention and community advocates to bring National Night Out to our city for the 11th year. National Night Out is an annual, nationwide, crime prevention event that promotes police-community partnerships, safety, and neighborhood unity. This is the 38th anniversary of National Night Out. Millions of people from more than 17,000 communities across the country will participate in the event. Help build a safer, stronger community by attending National Night Out. Free. 255 E 24th St.

Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In
1st Tuesday through September: August 3 @ 6–9 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

All years of vehicles are welcome, and there is no charge to put your vehicle on display. DJ will provide music, and food and drink will be available for purchase. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. DBQfair.com.

Trivia
Tuesdays: August 3 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 3 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque College Visit Week
August 3–6
Location

Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, Northeast Iowa Community College, and the University of Dubuque are excited to welcome high school students back to campus with in-person visits during Dubuque College Visit Week. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campuses with student ambassadors, meet with professors about their academic area of interest, learn about student activities and programs, meet with admission counselors, and more. DBQCollegeVisit.com.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 4 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: August 4 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 4 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: August 4 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: August 4 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: August 4 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Dubuque College Visit Week
August 4–6
Location

Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, Northeast Iowa Community College, and the University of Dubuque are excited to welcome high school students back to campus with in-person visits during Dubuque College Visit Week. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campuses with student ambassadors, meet with professors about their academic area of interest, learn about student activities and programs, meet with admission counselors, and more. DBQCollegeVisit.com.

Clayton County Fair
August 4–8
Clayton County Fairgrounds Garnavillo, IA)
Highlights include: free BBQ supper, pageant, motocross, cookout contest, demolition derby, kiddie tractor pull, rodeo, mutton busting, bull bash, truck and tractor pull, carnival rides, movie night, and livestock auction plus concerts with Mark Wills on Thursday and Chase Bryant on Friday. Tickets include parking, admission to exhibits, carnival rides, and entry to the concerts. $5 on Monday, $10 on Thursday and Sunday, and $15 on Friday and Saturday. Season tickets are $35. Entry is free for kids 11 and under. 26143 Ivory Rd, Garnavillo, IA. 563-964-2671. ClaytonCountyFair.com.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: August 5 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: August 5 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration
Thursday, August 5 @ 4:30–6:30 PM
Statera Lower Level
Join Statera providers in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. Birth and prenatal education, breastfeeding photography and shopping will be available. RSVP recommended. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: August 5 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Volunteer Usher Open House and Orientation
Thursday, August 5 @ 5:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

UD seeks enthusiastic, customer-service oriented individuals to become volunteer ushers for the 2021-2022 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series that begins September 2021 in the 1,000-seat Butler Hall. The full season schedule will be announced later this month. Volunteer ushers must be at least 18-years-old, able to climb stairs and stand for an extended period, and adhere to a dress code. Hours vary with each show. Additional volunteer positions within Heritage Center such as tech crew, back of house operations, and in the Bisignano Art Gallery may also be available. Food will be available. Free. 563-589-3432. vmolle@dbq.edu.

Cooking Class: Tomato Galette
Thursday, August 5 @ 6–7:15 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Adults will prepare an open-faced tomato and cheese pie to take home to bake. Bring your own sheet pan. Instructed by Lynn Kaufman. $35. 11084 W HWY 20, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Sippin’ With My Omies
Thursday, August 5 @ 6–7:30 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

One-hour flow led by Krissy Mueller, live music from Elizabeth Mary, a glass of wine, and an appetizer special. All levels are welcome. $20. 600 Star Brewery Dr. krissy.murphy@mchsi.com. b-1yoga.com/traveling-yoga-series.

Trivia
Thursdays: August 5 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Taste of Summer Series
Thursday, August 5 @ 6–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Tentative Aug. 5 food vendors are Magoo’s Pizza, Versus, Tony Roma’s, and Koppes Kreations with live music from Boys of Lloyd and The Struggle. A modified version of Taste of Dubuque, the temporarily reformatted Taste of Summer series will enable attendees of all ages to enjoy a less crowded event experience while still providing the original event’s signature tastes and entertainment. In keeping with the Taste tradition, a modified series of awards will be announced each evening for the top savory dish, the top sweet dish, and a fan favorite dish or dessert selected by the attendees. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. rivermuseum.com/taste.

Author Mia Sosa
Thursday, August 5 @ 6:30 PM
Online

Bestselling romance novelist Mia Sosa will share her most recent novel The Worst Best Man and answer reader questions. The Worst Best Man is a steamy, witty, enemies-to-lovers story for fans of romantic comedies. Carolina Santos is an incredibly capable and driven wedding planner who was dumped at the altar three years ago, and her former fiancé left his brother Max to deliver the devastating news. Now she has the chance to take a huge step forward in her career, but in order to get the job she’ll have to work with the distractingly handsome Max! Sosa writes funny, flirty, and moderately steamy contemporary romances that celebrate our multicultural world. Her books have received praise and recognition from Publishers Weekly, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and more. Register to be entered to win a copy of The Worst Best Man. RSVP required. Free. 563-589-4225. CarnegieStout.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: August 5 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Buck Fest: Buckcherry featuring Core, Not Quite Brothers, and Jabber Box
Thursday, August 5 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Buckcherry frontman, Josh Todd, has a simple philosophy when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll. “I wanna have fun blowing out your eardrums… keep it rocking from state to state” as he sings in the band’s song “Warpaint.” The Los Angeles-based band has been living up to Todd’s motto since the 1999 release of their self-titled debut album. Hits including “Lit Up,” “For the Movies,” “Crazy Bitch,” and “Sorry” have followed, along with Grammy Award nominations, platinum-certified sales, and international touring. Austin, TX’s Core brings elements of harder active rock, modern post-grunge, and killer alt-rock with classic rock overtones from legendary influences. Not Quite Brothers is a five-piece variety cover band from Cedar Falls, IA playing rock songs you know and love. Jabber Box is the Tri-State area’s hottest alternative rock band playing all your favorites from Theory of a Deadman, Nickelback, Blink 182, and more. $34. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

ChamberFest DBQ
Thursday, August 5 @ 7 PM
Hempstead High School Auditorium
One of the Dubuque’s most unique and anticipated concerts is back! Presented by Northeast Iowa School of Music, ChamberFest DBQ is led by Dubuque native and NISOM alumnus Gilbertson as the festival’s artistic director. Now in its 13th season, the 2021 concert will feature cellist Bridget Pasker, pianist David Fung, trumpeter Jean Laurenz, percussionist Evan Saddler, and violinist Mari Lee. Following the concert, mingle with the performers backstage. Proceeds support NISOM’s mission to make the life-changing benefits of music education and enrichment accessible to all. $40 Adults, $20 students. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. 563-690-0151. ChamberFestDBQ.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: August 5 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Rising Star Revue
August 5 and 6 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
Rising Star Theatre Company will return to the stage this summer to present the Rising Star Revue! This cabaret-style performance will feature hit songs from some of your favorite Broadway musicals, including West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Waitress, Grease and many more! A cast of more than 20 local performers will present a variety of solos, group numbers and full-cast songs for your enjoyment, celebrating our return to live theatre. Join for this one-of-a-kind performance! Seats are available in socially distanced pods of up to four patrons to ensure audience safety. $15. 405 Main St. RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: August 5 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

Trivia with Brett Althaus. Prizes awarded. Free. 1108 Locust St. 563-580-7354. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Dubuque College Visit Week
August 5–6
Location

Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, Northeast Iowa Community College, and the University of Dubuque are excited to welcome high school students back to campus with in-person visits during Dubuque College Visit Week. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campuses with student ambassadors, meet with professors about their academic area of interest, learn about student activities and programs, meet with admission counselors, and more. DBQCollegeVisit.com.

Jo Daviess County Fair
August 5–8
Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds (Warren, IL)
Highlights include: Queen pageant, Lumberjack Show, tractor pull, demo derby, carnival, and mud volleyball tournament. Beer tent entertainment includes Long Hard Ride, RatchetJaw, Corey Cox, and 2nd Generation. Tickets are $5 for ages 7 and older and free for 6 and under on Thursday; and $15 for adults, $5 for ages 7–17, and free for 6 and under on Friday–Sunday. Pit passes are $25. Season passes are $40 for adults and $15 for ages 7–17.  101 High St, Warren, IL. 815-275-8879. JoDaviessCountyFair.org.

Clayton County Fair
August 5–8
Clayton County Fairgrounds Garnavillo, IA)
Highlights include: free BBQ supper, pageant, motocross, cookout contest, demolition derby, kiddie tractor pull, rodeo, mutton busting, bull bash, truck and tractor pull, carnival rides, movie night, and livestock auction plus concerts with Mark Wills on Thursday and Chase Bryant on Friday. Tickets include parking, admission to exhibits, carnival rides, and entry to the concerts. $5 on Monday, $10 on Thursday and Sunday, and $15 on Friday and Saturday. Season tickets are $35. Entry is free for kids 11 and under. 26143 Ivory Rd, Garnavillo, IA. 563-964-2671. ClaytonCountyFair.com.

Art on the River Opening Reception
Friday, August 6 @ 5–7 PM
Grand River Center
The City of Dubuque’s annual temporary public art exhibit, Art on the River, debuts Resiliency Flows with 11 works selected that speak to the resiliency and fortitude needed to rebuild better as communities worldwide continue to rebound from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and grow in the ongoing fight for social justice. A reception celebrating the selected works and their creators will be held on Friday, Aug. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the patio of the Grand River Center. A social hour kicks off the reception with performances by Northeast Iowa School of Music’s Jazz Q and select student musicians with light hors d’oeuvres served and a cash bar available. At 5:30 p.m., Mayor Roy D. Buol welcomes guests, hear artist acknowledgements, and awards will be presented. At 6 p.m., Jazz Q and select student musicians continue their performances, and you can join the ArchiTREK Tour with Heritage Works and Dubuque Museum of Art. The walking tour of the Riverwalk tells the story of Dubuque’s connection to and reliance on the Mississippi River. 500 Bell St. 563-690-6059. CityOfDubuque.org/artontheriver.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: August 6 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

DubuqueFest
Kick-off: Friday, August 6 @ 6–7:30 PM
Alliant Energy Amphitheater
Festival: August 7 and 8 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Washington Park
The 42nd annual DubuqueFest is a free, two-day arts festival with a juried art fair, live music performances, and literary arts activities. Iowa’s longest-running fine arts festival begins early on Friday, Aug. 6 with the Dubuque Area Writers Guild annual anthology release reception. Hear readings from Gallery, E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One?, by local authors. The juried art fair in Washington Park features over 20 artists and their work for sale at booths throughout the park. Jewelry artists, glassworkers, painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, mixed media artists, and more from the Tri-State area and beyond. Check out the Biennial Exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art, then visit the no-cost Creation Station for a variety of hands-on, make-and-take projects. Saturday music performances include Andy Wilberding from noon to 2 p.m. and Jacquie Miller from 3 to 5 p.m.; and on Sunday, cellist Sam Day performs from 2 to 4 p.m. Find volunteer opportunities at dubuquefest.volunteerlocal.com or email director@dubuquefest.org. Hosted by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society. Facebook: @DBQFEST. DBQFest.com.

First Fridays
Friday, August 6
9 AM–5 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
11 AM–8 PM @ Central Avenue Mercantile (1902 Central Ave)
6–8 PM @ Planted. (245 W 1st St)
6–8 PM @ Smokestack (62 E 7th St)
First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series. All stops are free. Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s Art @ your library® show features the Plein Air Painters of Dubuque (PPODS). The PPODS are local and regional artists who meet and paint in outdoor locations. Artists include Barbara Arnold Heitzman, Kim Daykin, RoseAnn Derks, Julie Ferring, Donna Gibson, Ellen Henkels, Rabecca Jayne Hennessey, Pamela Hiatt, Alda Kaufman, Deb Otto, Rita Persian, and Lisa Towers. Visit the show during regular Library hours.  For more information visit carnegiestout.org/art-at-your-library/ or call 563-589-4225. Central Avenue Mercantile will have store specials and refreshments. Planted. features Graft, a sculptural exhibition by Kyle Regan in collaboration with Courtney Diedrich, Jay Foust, and William Spencer with Nikki Bernal. Artist Kyle Regan continues an ongoing exploration of geometric form, implied depth, and combining modern and traditional woodworking process. By incorporating these talented artists, and suggesting an underlying theme of growth, he hoped to initiate a dialogue between angular structures and their more organic work. He feels confident in his body of work that parallels this relationship between forms as it is found in the natural world. Smokestack hosts abstract works from painter Andrew Raeside and from sculptor and multimedia artist Rachel Spurling. Keep the party going at 8 p.m. for Smokestack’s First Friday Acoustic Open Mic when the Bluegrass Alumatics take over the stage, for a newgrass, bluegrass, folk, and anti-folk jam featuring locals Scott Cornwell, Chuck Lewis, and special guests. New players always welcome and players always enjoy free admission. Open Mic is $5 for listeners. Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays.

Rising Star Revue
August 6 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Rising Star Revue will feature hit songs from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. So, sit back and enjoy some of the most beloved musical theatre moments! Auditions will be held June 27 and 28. Rehearsals will take place Monday–Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Five Flags Bijou Room. Performers may not be called every night for rehearsal. Open to students entering 10th grade this fall through adults. Tickets are $12. RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Dubuque College Visit Week
August 6
Location

Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, Northeast Iowa Community College, and the University of Dubuque are excited to welcome high school students back to campus with in-person visits during Dubuque College Visit Week. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campuses with student ambassadors, meet with professors about their academic area of interest, learn about student activities and programs, meet with admission counselors, and more. DBQCollegeVisit.com.

Epworth Town & Country Days
August 6–7
Epworth, IA

Two days of celebrating the community with live music, foot races, a parade, kid’s amusements, an auction, a BBQ competition, a street dance, and more. Facebook.com/TNCdays.

Jo Daviess County Fair
August 6–8
Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds (Warren, IL)
Highlights include: Queen pageant, Lumberjack Show, tractor pull, demo derby, carnival, and mud volleyball tournament. Beer tent entertainment includes Long Hard Ride, RatchetJaw, Corey Cox, and 2nd Generation. Tickets are $5 for ages 7 and older and free for 6 and under on Thursday; and $15 for adults, $5 for ages 7–17, and free for 6 and under on Friday–Sunday. Pit passes are $25. Season passes are $40 for adults and $15 for ages 7–17.  101 High St, Warren, IL. 815-275-8879. JoDaviessCountyFair.org.

Clayton County Fair
August 6–8
Clayton County Fairgrounds Garnavillo, IA)
Highlights include: free BBQ supper, pageant, motocross, cookout contest, demolition derby, kiddie tractor pull, rodeo, mutton busting, bull bash, truck and tractor pull, carnival rides, movie night, and livestock auction plus concerts with Mark Wills on Thursday and Chase Bryant on Friday. Tickets include parking, admission to exhibits, carnival rides, and entry to the concerts. $5 on Monday, $10 on Thursday and Sunday, and $15 on Friday and Saturday. Season tickets are $35. Entry is free for kids 11 and under. 26143 Ivory Rd, Garnavillo, IA. 563-964-2671. ClaytonCountyFair.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: August 7 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: August 7 @ 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.

B-1 Yoga FREE Outdoor Yoga
Saturdays through September 4: August 7 @ 9–10 AM
Port of Dubuque River’s Edge Plaza Pavilion

An instructor from B-1 Yoga will lead an hour-long practice. Anyone in the community and all levels are invited to participate. Free. b-1yoga.com/free-outdoor-yoga.

Tri-Basin Summer Clean-Up Series: Maus Park
Saturday, August 7 @ 9–11 AM
Maus Park

Meet at the Maus Park parking lot. Supplies including gloves, bags, trash grabbers, and vests will be provided. Bring your own supplies if you have them. The series is part of an ongoing effort to create healthier and safer watersheds, preserve our natural resources, and promote watershed stewardship. Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. RSVP requested. beverly.wagner@loras.edu. cityofdubuque.org/summercleanups.

DubuqueFest
August 7 and 8 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Washington Park
The 42nd annual DubuqueFest is a free, two-day arts festival with a juried art fair, live music performances, and literary arts activities. Iowa’s longest-running fine arts festival begins early on Friday, Aug. 6 with the Dubuque Area Writers Guild annual anthology release reception. Hear readings from Gallery, E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One?, by local authors. The juried art fair in Washington Park features over 20 artists and their work for sale at booths throughout the park. Jewelry artists, glassworkers, painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, mixed media artists, and more from the Tri-State area and beyond. Check out the Biennial Exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art, then visit the no-cost Creation Station for a variety of hands-on, make-and-take projects. Saturday music performances include Andy Wilberding from noon to 2 p.m. and Jacquie Miller from 3 to 5 p.m.; and on Sunday, cellist Sam Day performs from 2 to 4 p.m. Find volunteer opportunities at dubuquefest.volunteerlocal.com or email director@dubuquefest.org. Hosted by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society. Facebook: @DBQFEST. DBQFest.com.

A Picnic & A Play: Cassandra by Jan Levine Thal
Saturday, August 7 @ 1 PM
Shake Rag Alley Stage (Mineral Point, WI)
Jan Levine Thal has written three full-length plays that have been produced on the stage and a passel of shorter ones. She co-founded the Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre in Madison, which fosters work written and directed by women. Her novel, Bone Deep, was published recently by Van Velzer press. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress at Shake Rag Alley’s intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience and determine what their next steps are with the script. RSVP by Aug. 6. $5. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Campground Live Animal Program
August 7 @ 3–4 PM
Swiss Valley Park (Peosta, IA)

Meet the Dubuque County Conservation naturalists at the campground registration kiosks (near shower house) to meet and learn more information about some of the live animals of Iowa. Snakes, turtles, salamanders, oh my! 13069 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
August 7 and 21 @ 4 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

Bellevue’s own water ski show team is one of only four in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River! Head south of Lock and Dam 12 for great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, music, and powerful towboats. Check them out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crew member, show announcer, and more. Free. 563-590-0990. facebook.com/skibellevue.

Star Gazing
August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Epworth Town & Country Days
Saturday, August 7
Epworth, IA

Two days of celebrating the community with live music, foot races, a parade, kid’s amusements, an auction, a BBQ competition, a street dance, and more. Facebook.com/TNCdays.

Jo Daviess County Fair
August 7–8
Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds (Warren, IL)
Highlights include: Queen pageant, Lumberjack Show, tractor pull, demo derby, carnival, and mud volleyball tournament. Beer tent entertainment includes Long Hard Ride, RatchetJaw, Corey Cox, and 2nd Generation. Tickets are $5 for ages 7 and older and free for 6 and under on Thursday; and $15 for adults, $5 for ages 7–17, and free for 6 and under on Friday–Sunday. Pit passes are $25. Season passes are $40 for adults and $15 for ages 7–17.  101 High St, Warren, IL. 815-275-8879. JoDaviessCountyFair.org.

Clayton County Fair
August 7–8
Clayton County Fairgrounds Garnavillo, IA)
Highlights include: free BBQ supper, pageant, motocross, cookout contest, demolition derby, kiddie tractor pull, rodeo, mutton busting, bull bash, truck and tractor pull, carnival rides, movie night, and livestock auction plus concerts with Mark Wills on Thursday and Chase Bryant on Friday. Tickets include parking, admission to exhibits, carnival rides, and entry to the concerts. $5 on Monday, $10 on Thursday and Sunday, and $15 on Friday and Saturday. Season tickets are $35. Entry is free for kids 11 and under. 26143 Ivory Rd, Garnavillo, IA. 563-964-2671. ClaytonCountyFair.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: August 8 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

DubuqueFest
August 8 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Washington Park
The 42nd annual DubuqueFest is a free, two-day arts festival with a juried art fair, live music performances, and literary arts activities. Iowa’s longest-running fine arts festival begins early on Friday, Aug. 6 with the Dubuque Area Writers Guild annual anthology release reception. Hear readings from Gallery, E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One?, by local authors. The juried art fair in Washington Park features over 20 artists and their work for sale at booths throughout the park. Jewelry artists, glassworkers, painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, mixed media artists, and more from the Tri-State area and beyond. Check out the Biennial Exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art, then visit the no-cost Creation Station for a variety of hands-on, make-and-take projects. Saturday music performances include Andy Wilberding from noon to 2 p.m. and Jacquie Miller from 3 to 5 p.m.; and on Sunday, cellist Sam Day performs from 2 to 4 p.m. Find volunteer opportunities at dubuquefest.volunteerlocal.com or email director@dubuquefest.org. Hosted by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society. Facebook: @DBQFEST. DBQFest.com.

Archery 101
August 8 @ 10:30 AM–Noon
Dubuque County Conservation (Peosta, IA)

Come try the challenge of shooting a bow and arrow. Staff will give instruction on shooting technique and safety. Compound bows are suitable for different sizes and strengths of archers. All necessary equipment provided. Bow weight goes from 10 to 20 pounds. Suggested age is 10 years old and up (depending on strength). 13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Hoof It + Sip It
August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 8 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Jo Daviess County Fair
August 8
Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds (Warren, IL)
Highlights include: Queen pageant, Lumberjack Show, tractor pull, demo derby, carnival, and mud volleyball tournament. Beer tent entertainment includes Long Hard Ride, RatchetJaw, Corey Cox, and 2nd Generation. Tickets are $5 for ages 7 and older and free for 6 and under on Thursday; and $15 for adults, $5 for ages 7–17, and free for 6 and under on Friday–Sunday. Pit passes are $25. Season passes are $40 for adults and $15 for ages 7–17.  101 High St, Warren, IL. 815-275-8879. JoDaviessCountyFair.org.

Clayton County Fair
August 8
Clayton County Fairgrounds Garnavillo, IA)
Highlights include: free BBQ supper, pageant, motocross, cookout contest, demolition derby, kiddie tractor pull, rodeo, mutton busting, bull bash, truck and tractor pull, carnival rides, movie night, and livestock auction plus concerts with Mark Wills on Thursday and Chase Bryant on Friday. Tickets include parking, admission to exhibits, carnival rides, and entry to the concerts. $5 on Monday, $10 on Thursday and Sunday, and $15 on Friday and Saturday. Season tickets are $35. Entry is free for kids 11 and under. 26143 Ivory Rd, Garnavillo, IA. 563-964-2671. ClaytonCountyFair.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: August 9 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: August 9 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Dubuque Miracle League Complex Dedication
Tuesday, August 10 @ 10 AM
Veteran’s Park

Join for the dedication of the Miracle League baseball field, all-inclusive playground, and education/support building. There will be an exhibition baseball game immediately following the ceremony. The Miracle League of Dubuque is a501(c)(3) organization. The baseball field and all-inclusive playground offer individuals with disabilities the opportunity to experience the joy of being a part of a team as they fully participate in our national pastime and play along with their able-bodied peers on playground equipment that is 100% accessible. 2790 Miracle League Dr. MiracleLeagueDubuque.com.

Native American Book Discussion Series: Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World
Tuesday, August 10 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Trivia
Tuesdays: August 10 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 10 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 11 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: August 11 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 11 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: August 11 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
August 11 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Be AWARE: Pets, Parks and Public Safety
August 11 @ 6 PM
Welu Park
Be AWARE is an acronym for Alert, Walk, Admire, Responsible, and Educate. The local non-profit will educate both pet owners and non-owners alike how to share public space safely and responsibly. This is a family- and pet-friendly event. Free. 3655 Welu Dr. AwarePetOwner.com.

Yin & Vin
Wednesday, August 11 @ 6 PM
Stone Cliff Winery
Wednesday, August 25 @ 6 PM
Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery

One hour yoga yin flow, one free glass of wine, and $2 off appetizers. This is a great practice for anyone new to yoga. All levels are welcome. $19 adv/ $29 door. b1yogadbq@gmail.com. b-1yoga.com/traveling-yoga-series.

Mystery & Mayhem Book Club: Winter Counts
Wednesday, August 11 @ 6 PM
Online

Discuss Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden. This debut is a gritty and suspenseful crime story set on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation, where the tribal council asks Virgil Wounded Horse for help ridding the community of a drug cartel. Ages 18+. RSVP required. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. CarnegieStout.org.

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: August 11 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: August 11 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Virtual Summer Organ Concert: Jan Kraybill
Wednesday, August 11 @ 7–8 PM
Online
Jan Kraybill is a GRAMMY®-nominated concert artist, musical leader, speaker, and advocate for the power of music to change lives for the better. She has performed as a soloist, collaborative musician, and hymn festival designer/leader across the U.S. and Canada, and in Australia, Europe, Russia, South Korea, and Tahiti. At home in Kansas City she is Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Organist-in-Residence at Community of Christ headquarters, and organist at Village on Antioch Presbyterian Church. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series when organists play the Casavant Opus 2847 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/live.

Trivia Night
August 11 @ 8 PM
Southend Tap
Join GQ Entertainment for a fun night of trivia. Prizes awarded to winners. Free. 55 Locust St. facebook.com/GQEntertainmentLLC.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: August 11 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

8th Annual Paint The Point
August 11–14
Mineral Point, WI

Observe artists as they capture idyllic scenes of historic Mineral Point, WI; Dodgeville, WI; and the surrounding Driftless countryside during Paint The Point, a plein air painting competition, show, and sale. The Main Event takes place Aug. 5–7; Nocturne Event paintings begin at dusk on Aug. 5; Quick Paint begins Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.; and the Main Event and Nocturne Show and Sale start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8, followed by the Quick Paint show and sale at 1 p.m. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Beyond the Game and MLB at Field of Dreams
August 11 and 12
Dyersville, IA
Beyond the Game, an Iowa baseball experience presented by Travel Iowa & Midwest One Bank, heads to Dyersville, IA on Aug. 11 and 12 to celebrate Major League Baseball’s Aug. 12 game, MLB at Field of Dreams. The schedule of events includes a country music concert on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Commercial Club Park. The free concert features up-and-coming country artists Shy Carter at 7 p.m. followed by Ingrid Andress at 8:30 p.m. At 10 p.m., headliners Maddie & Tae wrap up the evening’s entertainment with hits “Die From A Broken Heart,” “Girl In A Country Song,” and “Friends Don’t.” Regional bands will perform both days at City Square. Before the Major Leaguers take the field, two 14u baseballs teams, DREAM and White Sox ACE, will compete in A Dream Fulfilled, a special exhibition game, on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. A viewing party of MLB at the Field of Dreams will take place at City Square, Thursday, Aug. 12 where attendees can watch the inaugural game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. The event is open to the public, free to attend, and starts at 6 p.m. followed by the first pitch at 6:20 p.m. MLB at Field of Dreams Game is held at a newly constructed, 8,000-seat ballpark near the Field of Dreams movie site. Additional events include a kids zone and movie night. BeyondTheGameIowa.com. MLB.com.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: August 12 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: August 12 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: August 12, September 9, and October 14 @ 5–8 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

The Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market focusing on a sustainable local food system, art, and entertainment. Live music and beer sales return this season! Their mission is to provide a unique nightlife shopping experience and enhance Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District mantra of “live, work, play.” MillworkNightMarket.com.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: August 12 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Chow Bella Book Group: Recipes for Love and Murde
Thursday, August 12 @ 6 PM
River Lights Bookstore

A book group for foodies. Discuss Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Trivia
Thursdays: August 12 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: August 12 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: August 12 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

MLB at Field of Dreams: Yankees vs. White Sox
Thursday, August 12
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

The Chicago White Sox are right at home at the Field of Dreams hosting the New York Yankees in the legendary game postponed from a year ago. Face it, you likely won’t be one of the 8,000 in attendance at the special stadium built to host the game, but it’s still going to be cool for the Tri-States. FODMovieSite.com.

Beyond the Game and MLB at Field of Dreams
August 12
Dyersville, IA
Beyond the Game, an Iowa baseball experience presented by Travel Iowa & Midwest One Bank, heads to Dyersville, IA on Aug. 11 and 12 to celebrate Major League Baseball’s Aug. 12 game, MLB at Field of Dreams. The schedule of events includes a country music concert on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Commercial Club Park. The free concert features up-and-coming country artists Shy Carter at 7 p.m. followed by Ingrid Andress at 8:30 p.m. At 10 p.m., headliners Maddie & Tae wrap up the evening’s entertainment with hits “Die From A Broken Heart,” “Girl In A Country Song,” and “Friends Don’t.” Regional bands will perform both days at City Square. Before the Major Leaguers take the field, two 14u baseballs teams, DREAM and White Sox ACE, will compete in A Dream Fulfilled, a special exhibition game, on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. A viewing party of MLB at the Field of Dreams will take place at City Square, Thursday, Aug. 12 where attendees can watch the inaugural game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. The event is open to the public, free to attend, and starts at 6 p.m. followed by the first pitch at 6:20 p.m. MLB at Field of Dreams Game is held at a newly constructed, 8,000-seat ballpark near the Field of Dreams movie site. Additional events include a kids zone and movie night. BeyondTheGameIowa.com. MLB.com.

8th Annual Paint The Point
August 12–14
Mineral Point, WI

Observe artists as they capture idyllic scenes of historic Mineral Point, WI; Dodgeville, WI; and the surrounding Driftless countryside during Paint The Point, a plein air painting competition, show, and sale. The Main Event takes place Aug. 5–7; Nocturne Event paintings begin at dusk on Aug. 5; Quick Paint begins Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.; and the Main Event and Nocturne Show and Sale start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8, followed by the Quick Paint show and sale at 1 p.m. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Iowa State Fair
August 12–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: August 13 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Corkless In Galena Flight-Night
Friday, August 13 @ 6–9 PM
Galena Cellars Downtown (Galena, IL)
Corkless Galena features a Friday Night Tasting Event, hosted by Galena Cellars Downtown. You can enjoy a flight of four wines, one from each winery: August Hill Winery, Galena Cellar Winery, Massbach Ridge Winery, and Prairie State Winery. Live music and live snack will be provided. A celebration of area winemaking, especially those made with locally-grown American hybrid grapes, Corkless raises funds for NIWG Research Vineyard and nonprofits like the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation. The event is free; flights are $15. 111 N Main St, Galena, IL. CorklessGalena.com.

Hate Mail
August 13–14, 19–21, and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 15, 21–22, and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

8th Annual Paint The Point
August 13–14
Mineral Point, WI

Observe artists as they capture idyllic scenes of historic Mineral Point, WI; Dodgeville, WI; and the surrounding Driftless countryside during Paint The Point, a plein air painting competition, show, and sale. The Main Event takes place Aug. 5–7; Nocturne Event paintings begin at dusk on Aug. 5; Quick Paint begins Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.; and the Main Event and Nocturne Show and Sale start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8, followed by the Quick Paint show and sale at 1 p.m. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Iowa State Fair
August 13–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: August 14 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Bus-eum at Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, August 14 @ 7 AM–Noon
Dubuque Farmers’ Market

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library has partnered with the Dubuque Farmers’ Market to bring the Bus-eum, a non-profit mobile history exhibit in a retrofitted school bus, to Dubuque. Bus-eum Director Michael Luick-Thrams will give a special presentation about the 1918 Flu Pandemic at 10 a.m. The Bus-eum exhibit, Hidden or Forbidden No More: Prequels to the Greatest Generation, highlights national moments and events from 1914-1939 as they were experienced in Iowa and the Midwest, including: Anti-German hysteria of WWI, The 1918 influenza pandemic, Prohibition-era bootlegging and crime, The 1920s Ku Klux Klan resurgence, and The Iowa Cow War. The Bus-eum is a project of the TRACES organization, a non-profit organization that brings history to life through compelling events with informative and inspiring content. Free. 563-589-4225 x2244. carnegiestout.org. 

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: August 14 @ 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.

B-1 Yoga FREE Outdoor Yoga
Saturdays through September 4: August 14 @ 9–10 AM
Port of Dubuque River’s Edge Plaza Pavilion

An instructor from B-1 Yoga will lead an hour-long practice. Anyone in the community and all levels are invited to participate. Free. b-1yoga.com/free-outdoor-yoga.

8th Annual Paint The Point Show and Sale
Saturday, August 14 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Historic Masonic Lodge (Mineral Point, WI)

The Paint The Point Plein Air Show and Sale hosts just-painted artworks of Mineral Point’s scenic area by 45 professional artists from across the country. Paintings will be on display and sold for one day only! Presented by Arts Mineral Point, Inc. Proceeds benefit Arts Mineral Point. Free. 306 High St, Mineral Point, WI. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Free Material Drive
Saturday, August 14 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Key City Creative Center

Free materials offered to the public. You haul them away. Materials include wood, metals, hardware, paint, etc. 1781 White St. 563-599-2915. KeyCityCreativeCenter.org.

15th Annual Market House Square Arts Festival
August 14 and 15 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Old Market House State Historic Site (Galena, IL)

Take a piece of Galena Country with you! You never know what you’ll find when you browse the many exhibits at this annual outdoor art festival. Local and regional artists showcase their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Local musicians will perform throughout the day and plenty of food and beverages available for purchase. A great outing for the whole family. Free. 123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9200. 

15th Annual Market House Square Arts Festival
Saturday, August 14 @ 10 AM–6 PM
Sunday, August 15 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Old Market House State Historic Site (Galena, IL)

You never know what you’ll find when you browse the many exhibits at this annual outdoor art festival. Local and regional artists showcase their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Local musicians will perform throughout the day and plenty of food and beverages available for purchase. A great outing for the whole family! Free. 123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9200. VisitGalena.org.

East Dubuque Wingfest and Fireworks
Saturday, August 14 @ 11 AM–11 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Sponsored by the East Dubuque Business & Tourism right on Sinsinawa Ave., Wingfest features delicious chicken wings in nearly every variety imaginable, plus cold beer, live music including 365’s own Unicorn Fist, kids games, and more. This year the community fireworks display moves to join Wingfest for one huge night of celebrating.

DuMA Family Art Carnival
Saturday, August 14 @ Noon–4 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Step right up for a creative community event for all ages! Outdoor art activities, gallery tours, and food for purchase. Free. 563-557-1851. DBQart.org.

Corkless in Galena Wine Festival
Saturday, August 14 @ Noon–6 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)
In addition to wine tastings, there will be an art show, food vendors, and live music by Jordan Danielson and Jeff Spradley plus Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls. Food vendors include wood-fired pizzas from L. May Eatery; Kick’n It Up Concessions; gelato from Elle & Becks; and cheese, fruit, sausage and crackers from the Northern Illinois Wine Growers. On Friday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m., Corkless Galena features a Friday Night Tasting Event, hosted by Galena Cellars Downtown. A celebration of area winemaking, especially those made with locally-grown American hybrid grapes, Corkless raises funds for NIWG Research Vineyard and nonprofits like the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation. Hosted by the Northern Illinois Wine Growers (NIWG). $20 GA, $5 designated driver, $5 under 21. 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. CorklessGalena.com.

India Independence Day Luncheon
Saturday, August 14 @ 12:30–2:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC and India Independence Day Committee for lunch (Indian food) and Q&A with community members originally from India. India Independence Day, celebrated throughout India on the 15th of August every year, is a national holiday commemorating the nation’s independence from British colonialism of more than 200 years. Space is limited. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. mfcdbq.org.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: August 14 @ 2 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Cascade Rockin’ on the River
Saturday, August 14 @ 6–11 PM
Cascade Riverview Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)

Enjoy great music and food. Don’t forget to bring your cooler and lawn chairs! 6/12 Catfish Murphy w/ Adam Griffin,7/10 Not Quite Brothers w/ Morehouse Johnson, 8/14 The Matt McPherson Band w/ Mark Zalaznik. 101 Pierce St SW, Cascade, IA.Facebook.com/rockinontherivercascade.

Tesla with Wayland
Saturday, August 14 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
With 14 million albums sold, these roots-rockers ruled the airwaves in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s with monster hits “What You Give,” “Modern Day Cowboy,” “Love Song,” “Little Suzi,” “Heaven’s Trail,” “The Way It Is,” and so many more, driven by Frank Hannon’s guitar and the distinctive vocals of Jeff Keith. Tesla is supported for the night by Wayland. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Frozen JR.
Saturday, August 14 @ 7 PM
Sunday, August 15 @ 2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Area students come together for a summer performance at Ohnward. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. $10 adv/$13 door adults; $7 adv/$10 door students. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Hate Mail
August 14, 19–21, and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 15, 21–22, and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Don Felder, Formerly of the Eagles
Saturday, August 14 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Four-time Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, New York Times bestselling author, an amazing guitarist, and captivating performer is the best way to describe Don Felder today. He brings his stellar show to reopen the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar Stage on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of the Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. He originated the music and co-wrote the Eagles’ biggest hit—the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California”—along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes.” The band’s record-setting compilation, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. Currently, Don and the Eagles have sold more than 83.5 million albums. $40. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Kayak 5K Fun Paddle
Saturday, August 14
Lake Galena (Galena, IL)

The day includes the signature Kayak 5K, as well 360-meter and 720-meter sprints for single and tandem kayak and single and double canoes for adults and youth. Outside kayaks and canoes are welcome or limited rentals will be available. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

8th Annual Paint The Point
August 14
Mineral Point, WI

Observe artists as they capture idyllic scenes of historic Mineral Point, WI; Dodgeville, WI; and the surrounding Driftless countryside during Paint The Point, a plein air painting competition, show, and sale. The Main Event takes place Aug. 5–7; Nocturne Event paintings begin at dusk on Aug. 5; Quick Paint begins Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.; and the Main Event and Nocturne Show and Sale start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8, followed by the Quick Paint show and sale at 1 p.m. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Iowa State Fair
August 14–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: August 15 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Dubuque Cars and Coffee
3rd Sunday through October: August 15 @ 9 AM–Noon
Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

Casual meet up for car enthusiasts. All makes/models/years welcomed! Coffee and donuts available, all proceeds go to Veteran’s Freedom Center. 3925 Dodge St. facebook.com/dubuquecarsandcoffee.

15th Annual Market House Square Arts Festival
Sunday, August 15 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Old Market House State Historic Site (Galena, IL)

You never know what you’ll find when you browse the many exhibits at this annual outdoor art festival. Local and regional artists showcase their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Local musicians will perform throughout the day and plenty of food and beverages available for purchase. A great outing for the whole family! Free. 123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9200. VisitGalena.org.

Hate Mail
August 15, 21–22, and 28–29 @ 2 PM
August 19–21, and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Frozen JR.
Sunday, August 15 @ 2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Area students come together for a summer performance at Ohnward. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. $10 adv/$13 door adults; $7 adv/$10 door students. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 566-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: August 15 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase, and the venue is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 15 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Brothers Osbourne with Travis Denning
Sunday, August 15 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
This Grammy-nominated duo’s distinctive sound combines classic country and hints of soul, earning them high praise for their dynamic live show. Rolling Stone exclaims, “The Bros come guns blazing, a guaranteed show-stopper.” Brothers Osborne is joined by special guest Travis Denning. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Iowa State Fair
August 15–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Kayak the Mississippi: Finley-Mud Lake
Monday, August 16 @ 9 AM
Mud Lake Park

Explore the Mississippi River from Finley’s Landing Park to Mud Lake Park. PFD, kayaks, paddles, and shuttle service are provided with the cost. Meet at Mud Lake Park. BYO lunch, water, etc. Suggested age 16+. $10. 22312 Golf Lake Rd. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: August 16 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Iowa State Fair
August 16–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Living Proof Exhibit
August 16–September 30
University of Dubuque Bisignano Art Gallery

View art from cancer patients and survivors living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities. Living Proof Exhibit provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to those impacted by cancer. This includes patients, survivors, families, and caregivers. 2255 Bennett St. livingproofexhibit.org​.

Trivia
Tuesdays: August 17 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 17 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Iowa State Fair
August 17–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 18 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Cuba City Market
3rd Wednesday through September: August 18 @ 4–7 PM
Presidential Plaza (Cuba City, WI)
A variety of produce, canned goods, crafts, and more. 207 S Main St, Cuba City, WI. 608-744-2152. CubaCity.org.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: August 18 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 18 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: August 18 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: August 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
She Unites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17: August 18 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: August 18 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Virtual Summer Organ Concert: Greg Hand
Wednesday, August 18 @ 7–8 PM
Online
Greg Hand is associate professor of organ at the University of Iowa. He was recently appointed to a five-year term on the jury of the Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg (ION), and has given recitals and masterclasses in the United States, France, Spain, Germany and Brazil. Dr. Hand has participated in several international organ competitions, including the Grand Prix de Chartres (France), St. Albans (England), Prix Andre Marchal (France), and the Dublin International Organ Competition. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series when organists play the Casavant Opus 2847 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/live.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: August 18 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Iowa State Fair
August 18–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 18–22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Highlights include: stock car racing, All Star Monster Trucks, truck and tractor pulls, demo derby, Night of Destruction, carnival, kids tent, and bean bag tournament. Gate admission is $6 for adults or free for children under 8; senior citizens (Aug. 20 only); and military, veterans, fire, police and EMS (Aug. 22 only). Season ate passes are $12. Grandstand tickets vary for each event. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. 608-723-2135. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Summer Organ Sampler Concerts: Greg Hand
Thursday, August 19 @ 11:30 AM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Organist Greg Hand is associate professor of organ at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hand was recently appointed to a five-year term on the jury of the Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg (ION) and has given recitals and masterclasses in the United States, France, Spain, Germany, and Brazil. His debut CD, The Complete Gospel Preludes of William Bolcom, marked the world premiere recording of all twelve of these landmark pieces, and he was also the first organist to play all twelve Gospel Preludes in one concert. Dr. Hand has participated in several international organ competitions, including the Grand Prix de Chartres (France), St. Albans (England), Prix Andre Marchal (France), and the Dublin International Organ Competition. Summer Organ Sampler Concerts at the University of Dubuque Heritage Center debut this summer with 30-minute presentations that showcase the new custom-crafted John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ in John and Alice Butler Hall. Heritage Center’s Summer Organ Sampler Concerts are held in cooperation with the 30th anniversary of Sinsinawa Mound Center’s Summer Organ Concert Series. Attendees will receive a voucher for a free ice cream treat from Mike and Betty’s Ice Cream Shoppe after the performance. Free. 2255 Bennett St. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: August 19 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: August 19 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: August 19 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Thursday Tiny Town Tavern Tours
Thursday, August 19 @ 5 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

Join McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson for a tour to a tiny town to tantalize your taste buds with tasty treats and tottys! Line up at 5 p.m. at McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson. Kickstands up at 6 p.m. May 20: Coe’s (Bernard, IA); June 17: Yoder’s Rockville Bar (Potosi, WI); July 15: Dirty Ernie’s (Farley, IA); and Aug 19: Bent Rim (Cascade, IA).

Iowa’s Agency Road
Thursday, August 19 @ 6 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Iowa author and documentarian Russ Fry will lecture and present his film Agency Road: From Burlington to the Indian Territory. Take a trip down some of Iowa’s first roads. In 1839, congress authorized two federal roads in the Iowa territory. The documentary takes its name from the road that ran from Burlington to the Sac and Meskwaki Indian agency (near Ottumwa). Fry will also discuss the other road which ran from Dubuque to the Missouri border. Russ Fry, MA, is a historian from Burlington, Iowa. He has written 13 books and directed 10 documentaries on Iowa history. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. CarnegieStout.org.

Antiracism Book Club: Sundown Towns
Thursday, August 19 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In this groundbreaking work, sociologist James W. Loewen brings to light decades of hidden racial exclusion in America. A provocative, sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, Sundown Towns uncovers the thousands of almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks weren’t welcome. Cropping up throughout the 20th century, most sundown towns were outside of the South. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: August 19 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: August 19 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: August 19 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Hate Mail
August 19–21 and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 21–22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Iowa State Fair
August 19–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 19–22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Highlights include: stock car racing, All Star Monster Trucks, truck and tractor pulls, demo derby, Night of Destruction, carnival, kids tent, and bean bag tournament. Gate admission is $6 for adults or free for children under 8; senior citizens (Aug. 20 only); and military, veterans, fire, police and EMS (Aug. 22 only). Season ate passes are $12. Grandstand tickets vary for each event. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. 608-723-2135. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Food Truck Friday
Musical Guest: Maureen Kilgore
Fridays: August 20 and September 10 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Washington Park
Walk, bike, or drive to Washington Park where food trucks will line the streets, ready to celebrate the end of the week with you. Enjoy lunch from Bob & Lou’s, Buenie Bottoms Outdoor Grill, Candle Ready Cakes, Happi Hibachi, Magoo’s Pizza, Vesperman Farms Ice Cream. Live music is sponsored by 365ink Magazine: Joie Wails on May 14, Ralph Kluseman on June 11, Andy Wilberding on July 9, Maureen Kilgore on Aug. 20, and John Moran on Sept. 10. Brought to you by Travel Dubuque. 700 Locust St. TravelDubuque.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: August 20 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Hate Mail
August 20–21 and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 21–22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Jackson Taylor & the Sinners
Friday, August 20 @ 7:30 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)
Jackson Taylor & the Sinners is a Western-inspired rock band with a tremendous emphasis on musicianship, virtuosity, and composition. Accordingly, they go out of their way to create really polished performed music. You know you’re looking at something polished when the person composing the song crafts it in such a way that they know exactly what will happen before, during, and after certain parts of the song. In other words, it forms a musical tapestry that creates a range of emotions in the minds of the people listening to that type of music. There is a lot of deliberation here. This is not random. This is not something that you just stumble into. This is not something that kind of mutated on its own. This kind of music is a result of different strategic, well-thought-out, and well-mapped-out choices. This is why you’ll love Jackson Taylor so much. This band really goes out of its way to fuse old-school blues musical elements with Western-inspired rock guitars, which of course, in turn, was previously influenced by the blues. This is not easy, mind you. Their music is meticulous without sounding too academic. There is a refreshing urgency in their riffs. And they just plain and simply kick-ass. $15 in advance at the Hook or $20 at the gate. 3868 Badger Rd, Hazel Green, WI.

Iowa State Fair
August 20–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 20–22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Highlights include: stock car racing, All Star Monster Trucks, truck and tractor pulls, demo derby, Night of Destruction, carnival, kids tent, and bean bag tournament. Gate admission is $6 for adults or free for children under 8; senior citizens (Aug. 20 only); and military, veterans, fire, police and EMS (Aug. 22 only). Season ate passes are $12. Grandstand tickets vary for each event. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. 608-723-2135. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days: 80’s Days
August 20–22
Downtown Cascade, IA

Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast, and tons of live music and food! Facebook.com/CascadeHometownDays.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: August 21 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: August 21 @ 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.

B-1 Yoga FREE Outdoor Yoga
Saturdays through September 4: August 21 @ 9–10 AM
Port of Dubuque River’s Edge Plaza Pavilion

An instructor from B-1 Yoga will lead an hour-long practice. Anyone in the community and all levels are invited to participate. Free. b-1yoga.com/free-outdoor-yoga.

Fall Into Stockton
Saturday, August 21 @ 9:30 AM–7 PM
Downtown Stockton, IL

Get ready for a full day of family fun! Kick off the celebration 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. with a parade plus live music, activities for the kids, and the NWIL BBQ fest 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Games, arts, and crafts for adults and kids will be available throughout the day in addition to a petting zoo, kiddy tractor pull, car show, and food vendors with beer and wine tent. facebook.com/fallintostockton.

Ghost Player “Greatest Show on Dirt” Show
Saturday, August 21 @ 1 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

IThe iconic Ghost Players take the Field for the first time in two years! This special, FREE, hour-long, interactive comedy show called the “Greatest Show on Dirt” is a memorable experience for the entire family, and is sure to put a smile on your face! Concessions and autographs with the Ghost Players available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Upgrade to VIP to enjoy the show from the porch of the Field of Dreams Farm House plus a complimentary tour of the Farm House before the show, a ballpark meal, and an autographed Field of Dreams leather baseball by the Ghost Players themselves! Free for GA. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. 563-875-8404. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/ghost-saturday-shows.

Waste Reduction Workshop
Saturday, August 21 @ 1–2 PM
Key City Creative Center

Learn to waste less and save money with Key City Creative Center and Americorps. Topics include recycling basics, waste minimization pyramid, transportation, and wants vs needs. 1781 White St. 563-599-2915. KeyCityCreativeCenter.org.

Hate Mail
August 21–22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
August 21 and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
Saturday, August 21 @ 4 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

Bellevue’s own water ski show team is one of only four in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River! Head south of Lock and Dam 12 for great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, music, and powerful towboats. Check them out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crew member, show announcer, and more. Free. 563-590-0990. facebook.com/skibellevue.

Iowa State Fair
August 21–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 21–22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Highlights include: stock car racing, All Star Monster Trucks, truck and tractor pulls, demo derby, Night of Destruction, carnival, kids tent, and bean bag tournament. Gate admission is $6 for adults or free for children under 8; senior citizens (Aug. 20 only); and military, veterans, fire, police and EMS (Aug. 22 only). Season ate passes are $12. Grandstand tickets vary for each event. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. 608-723-2135. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days: 80’s Days
August 21–22
Downtown Cascade, IA

Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast, and tons of live music and food! Facebook.com/CascadeHometownDays.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: August 22 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Antique Show and Flea Market
Sunday, August 22 @ 8 AM–3 PM
Harris Park (Dodgeville, WI)

The Dodgeville Lions Club hosts their Antique Show and Flea Market at the Ley Pavilion at Harris Park. $3. 600 Bennett Rd, Dodgeville, WI. 

Hoof It + Sip It
August 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Hate Mail
August 22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
August 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 22 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Iowa State Fair
Sunday, August 22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
Sunday, August 22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Highlights include: stock car racing, All Star Monster Trucks, truck and tractor pulls, demo derby, Night of Destruction, carnival, kids tent, and bean bag tournament. Gate admission is $6 for adults or free for children under 8; senior citizens (Aug. 20 only); and military, veterans, fire, police and EMS (Aug. 22 only). Season ate passes are $12. Grandstand tickets vary for each event. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. 608-723-2135. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days: 80’s Days
Sunday, August 22
Downtown Cascade, IA

Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast, and tons of live music and food! Facebook.com/CascadeHometownDays.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: August 23 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: August 23 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
3rd Monday: August 23 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: August 24 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: August 24 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 24 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 25 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: August 25 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 25 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: August 25 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
August 25 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Yin & Vin
Wednesday, August 25 @ 6 PM
Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery

One hour yoga yin flow, one free glass of wine, and $2 off appetizers. This is a great practice for anyone new to yoga. All levels are welcome. $19 adv/ $29 door. b1yogadbq@gmail.com. b-1yoga.com/traveling-yoga-series.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: August 25 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Virtual Summer Organ Concert: Gregory Zelek
Wednesday, August 25 @ 7–8 PM
Online
Praised as “extraordinary in the classical music world” (Jon Hornbacher, PBS Wisconsin Life) and a “musical star” (Bill Wineke, Channel 3000). Greg Zelek is the Principal Organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Curator of the Overture Concert Organ, where he oversees all of the MSO”s organ programming. Since September 2017, Greg has proudly held the Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curatorship. In addition to concertizing throughout the United States, Greg regularly performs with orchestra as both a soloist and professional ensemble member, including the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Ridgewood Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, MET Orchestra, and Miami Symphony Orchestra. Greg will be the Artist in Residence for the 2021-22 Season of a new organ program for the Jacksonville Symphony that will showcase their Bryan Concert Organ. In 2016, Greg was chosen by The Diapason magazine as one of the top “20 Under 30” organists, a feature which selects the most successful young artists in the field. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series when organists play the Casavant Opus 2847 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/live.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: August 25 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: August 26 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: August 26 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: August 26 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: August 26 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: August 26 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: August 26 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Hate Mail
August 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: August 27 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Nelly with Too Hype Crew
Friday, August 27 @ 7:30 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Is it “Just A Dream” or is it gettin’ “Hot In Herrre”? It is indeed, and ‘90s hip hop legend Nelly brings those hits plus “Ride With Me” and more to the Back Waters Stage joined by the Too Hype Crew. $44.50–$69.50. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Hate Mail
August 27–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: August 28 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday June–September: August 28 @ 8 AM–Noon
3rd Ave SW and 3rd St, Dyersville, IA

Head to the grassy square between Xavier School and the north fork of the Maquoketa River to find more than 60 local vendors, food trucks, live music, and different activities every month. DyersvilleDowntownMarket.com.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: August 28 @ 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.

B-1 Yoga FREE Outdoor Yoga
Saturdays through September 4: August 28 @ 9–10 AM
Port of Dubuque River’s Edge Plaza Pavilion

An instructor from B-1 Yoga will lead an hour-long practice. Anyone in the community and all levels are invited to participate. Free. b-1yoga.com/free-outdoor-yoga.

Grant’s Home Front Reenactment & Encampment
Saturday, August 28 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Sunday, August 29 @ 10 AM–2:30 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Experience life in the 1860s through a living history encampment and Civil War battle. Enjoy the sanitary fair (a Civil War ladies bazaar supporting our troops) with beautiful handmade items for sale. Battles each day: Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Sunday at 1:30 p.m. $5 Adults, free ages 11 and under. 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. tristatehistoricalpresentations.blogspot.com.

Midwest Garlic Fest
Saturday, August 28 @ 9 AM–6 PM
Terrapin Park (Elizabeth, IL)

Organized by Galena Garlic Company, local vendors selling naturally-grown garlic, garlic-related food items, and local garlic-themed dishes, beer, and wine. There will be live entertainment and children’s activities throughout the day! 350 West St, Elizabeth, IL. 815-777-9625. MidwestGarlicFest.com.

16th Annual Irish Hooley
Saturday, August 28 @ Noon–10 PM
Alliant Amphitheater

The Irish Hooley is back and stuffing all the fun back into one day this year. The live traditional Irish music lineup has not yet been announced. Plus the McNulty School’s Irish Dancers, Dubuque Fire Pipe & Drums, and more! IrishHooley.org.

13th Annual Potosi Brewfest
Saturday, August 28 @ 1–4:30 PM
Holiday Gardens (Potosi, WI)

Potosi Brewery hosts the 13th annual Potosi Brewfest at the Holiday Gardens Event Center in Potosi, WI. Admission to the festival includes an opportunity to sample the work of nearly 60 vendors featuring craft brewers, homebrewers, wineries, meats, and Wisconsin cheeses. Plus live music, a tour of the National Brewery Museum, and a commemorative tasting glass. VIP early entry at noon. GA $39 (early bird), $49 (August 1); $59 VIP; $10 designated driver; $40 bus ticket. 101 Brewery Hollow Rd, Potosi, WI. PotosiBrewery.com.

Hate Mail
August 28–29 @ 2 PM
August 28 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Founder’s Gala
Saturday, August 28 @ 5–10 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque

The benefit for The Avery Foundation will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, large silent auction, live art and high-end auction, guest speaker, check presentation, live jazz music, special award presentation, and a cash bar. $50. 200 Main St. 563-231-6117. AveryFndtn.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
August 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Farm To Table Dinner
Saturday, August 28
Galena Territory (Galena, IL)

Enjoy fresh ingredients from Territory Farmers Market Vendors including local jam, jelly, honey, beef, bison, chicken, pork, lamb and summer harvest vegetables. Silent auction benefits Galena Territory Foundation Education & Scholarship Fund. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: August 29 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Grant’s Home Front Reenactment & Encampment
Sunday, August 29 @ 10 AM–2:30 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Experience life in the 1860s through a living history encampment and Civil War battle. Enjoy the sanitary fair (a Civil War ladies bazaar supporting our troops) with beautiful handmade items for sale. Battles each day: Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Sunday at 1:30 p.m. $5 Adults, free ages 11 and under. 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. tristatehistoricalpresentations.blogspot.com.

Marys & Mimosas
Sunday, August 29 @ 11 AM
Steeple Square

Marys and Mimosas is a Sunday Funday brunch lover’s dream! Enjoy bottomless specialty mimosas, a bloody mary bar, brunch-inspired samples from local vendors, music, games and more. Proceeds from support Steeple Square, a nonprofit organization. Ages 21+. $45 adv/$55 door. 101 E 15th St. 563-235-3584. steeplesquare.com.

Hate Mail
August 29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 29 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Blackberry Smoke
Sunday, August 29 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena

Blackberry Smoke, a genre-defying group known for carrying on the tradition of southern country rock, touts two Billboard chart-topping country albums, 2015’s “Holding All the Roses” and 2016’s “Like An Arrow.” For good measure, the latter also topped Billboard’s Americana/Folk album chart. Their latest full-length release, 2018’s “Find a Light,” debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. A portion of the proceeds from Blackberry Smoke’s special new EP, “Live From Capricorn Sound Studios,” will go to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The project consists of six new versions of songs that have special ties to the historic studio and town and will be released as a lead up to the band’s anticipated “Spirit of the South Tour.” 405 Main St. fiveflagscenter.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: August 30 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: August 31 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 31 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

September 2021

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 1 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 1 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: September 1 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: September 1 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: September 1 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 2 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 2 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: September 2 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: September 2 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: September 2 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Collective Soul with Better Than Ezra and Tonic
Thursday, September 2 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Coming hot off a triumphant, yearlong celebration of their 25th anniversary in 2019, the very last thing Collective Soul plan on doing in 2020 is rest on their laurels. If anything, these five fiery Georgia-bred rockers are only just getting started with the next phase of a thriving career that has seen them move millions of records and wow multitudes of fans all across the globe. Hits include “Shine,” “The World I Know,” and “December.” Better Than Ezra is known for hits like “Good,” “Desperately Wanting,” and “King Of New Orleans.” Tonic has landed six Top 10 singles, sold 4 million-plus records, and garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nominations. Known for hits “If You Could Only See” and “You Wanted More.” $49.50–$74.50. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: September 2 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: September 2 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

Trivia with Brett Althaus. Prizes awarded. Free. 1108 Locust St. 563-580-7354. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: September 3 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Summer’s Last Blast
September 3–4
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across two (and possibly three!) big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. 9/3 Not Quite Brothers and Menace; 9/4 Spazmatics, Johnny Trash, and RatchetJaw. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. These are all-ages outdoor events. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. MusicAndMoreDBQ.com

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: September 4 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: September 4 @ 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.

B-1 Yoga FREE Outdoor Yoga
Saturdays through September 4: September 4  @ 9–10 AM
Port of Dubuque River’s Edge Plaza Pavilion

An instructor from B-1 Yoga will lead an hour-long practice. Anyone in the community and all levels are invited to participate. Free. b-1yoga.com/free-outdoor-yoga.

Scribble
September 4, 6, and 11 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
September 12 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Scribble is an original story about a mouse who takes four school kids on a writing adventure. This story is told with rod and hand puppets as well as two different kind of shadow puppets. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. $5. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

A Picnic & A Play: Love or Forever? by Kurt McGinnis Brown
Saturday, September 4 @ 1 PM
Shake Rag Alley Stage (Mineral Point, WI)
Kurt McGinnis Brown’s plays have been performed throughout the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. He is a member of Dramatists Guild and Chicago Dramatists. As communications director for a research center, Kurt has worked on poverty and land issues in Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Peru, and Russia. His current project is a memoir titled You: The Final Fiction. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress at Shake Rag Alley’s intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience and determine what their next steps are with the script. RSVP by Sept. 3. $5. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Summer’s Last Blast
September 4
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across two (and possibly three!) big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. 9/3 Not Quite Brothers and Menace; 9/4 Spazmatics, Johnny Trash, and RatchetJaw. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. These are all-ages outdoor events. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. MusicAndMoreDBQ.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: September 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: September 5 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Scribble
September 6 and 11 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
September 12 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Scribble is an original story about a mouse who takes four school kids on a writing adventure. This story is told with rod and hand puppets as well as two different kind of shadow puppets. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. $5. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: September 6 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Blueberry Jam Music Festival
Monday, September 6
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)

The annual Sandy Hook party moves from Memorial to Labor Day featuring live music from the Brews Brothers and possibly another awesome special guest yet to be confirmed. This noteworthy event honors the late Garrett Wade Stephens and benefits the Garrett Wade Stephens Memorial Fund and other local charities. 3868 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI.

Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In
1st Tuesday through September: September 7 @ 6–9 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

All years of vehicles are welcome, and there is no charge to put your vehicle on display. DJ will provide music, and food and drink will be available for purchase. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. DBQfair.com.

Trivia
Tuesdays: September 7 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: September 7 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 8 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 8 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: September 8 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
September 8 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: September 8 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: September 8 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: September 8 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 9 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 9 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: September 9 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: September 9 and October 14 @ 5–8 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

The Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market focusing on a sustainable local food system, art, and entertainment. Live music and beer sales return this season! Their mission is to provide a unique nightlife shopping experience and enhance Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District mantra of “live, work, play.” MillworkNightMarket.com.

Trivia
Thursdays: September 9 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: September 9 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: September 9 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Food Truck Friday
Musical Guest: John Moran
Friday, September 10 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Washington Park
Walk, bike, or drive to Washington Park where food trucks will line the streets, ready to celebrate the end of the week with you. Enjoy lunch from Bob & Lou’s, Buenie Bottoms Outdoor Grill, Candle Ready Cakes, Happi Hibachi, Magoo’s Pizza, Vesperman Farms Ice Cream. Live music is sponsored by 365ink Magazine: Joie Wails on May 14, Ralph Kluseman on June 11, Andy Wilberding on July 9, Maureen Kilgore on Aug. 20, and John Moran on Sept. 10. Brought to you by Travel Dubuque. 700 Locust St. TravelDubuque.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: September 10 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Brantley Gilbert with Sean Stemaly
Friday, September 10 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

With back-to-back Platinum albums and a grassroots following millions strong, Brantley Gilbert’s music has been shared, covered, and adopted as the soundtrack to Saturday night and Sunday morning by audiences around the world. Several No. 1 hits punctuate his career: “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” “Bottoms Up,” “One Hell of an Amen” and “What Happens In A Small Town.” Opening for Gilbert is Sean Stemaly. $54.50–$89.50. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

74th Annual Platteville Dairy Days
September 10–12
Platteville Legion Park (Platteville, WI)

The family-themed event has something for everyone to enjoy and great food, too. Enjoy amusement rides, live music, parade, flea market, cattle show, talent show, tractor pulls, and more. 155 N 2nd St, Platteville, WI. PlattevilleDairyDays.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: September 11 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: September 11 @ 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.

Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival
September 11–12 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Miller Riverview Park

Drawing teams from multiple states and Ontario, Canada, 40-foot-long boats shaped like dragons and holding 21 people of all ages race on the mighty Mississippi. Shuttle service is provided. Tentative scheduling. Free. DubuqueDragonBoat.org.

Fishtival
Saturday, September 11 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Bellevue, IA Riverwalk

An artistic celebration of many artists, food, family art activities at the new gallery located at the remodeled Button Factory, and the annual appearance of the Fishtival mermaid. Begins with the Lions .5K—yes, that’s 1/2 kilometer—walk around Cole Park followed by an all-town garage sale. Facebook.com/BellevueArtsCouncil.

7th Annual Western Dubuque Wingfest
Saturday, September 11 @ 10:30 AM–6 PM
Farley Park (Farley, IA)
Competitors cooking up 15,000 wings with live music, wiffle ball and bean bag tournaments, and awing eating contest. Plus, a dedicated Kidsfest area and concessions all day. Sponsored by Western Dubuque Fine Arts Booster Club. facebook.com/western.dubuque.

Scribble
September 11 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
September 12 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Scribble is an original story about a mouse who takes four school kids on a writing adventure. This story is told with rod and hand puppets as well as two different kind of shadow puppets. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. $5. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: September 11 @ 2 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Star Gazing
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Bloktoberfest
Saturday, September 11
Millwork District

The 365ink Impact Award-winning Millwork District block party features local craft and domestic beers, live music, food, and retail vendors. Plus enjoy great activities like strongman events, adults games, and seriously tons of kids games and activities, as well as huge BMX/skate demonstrations. Presented by the Dubuque Jaycees featuring Olliewood Action Sports. facebook.com/DBQBloktoberfest.

74th Annual Platteville Dairy Days
September 11–12
Platteville Legion Park (Platteville, WI)

The family-themed event has something for everyone to enjoy and great food, too. Enjoy amusement rides, live music, parade, flea market, cattle show, talent show, tractor pulls, and more. 155 N 2nd St, Platteville, WI. PlattevilleDairyDays.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: September 12 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday, September 12 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Miller Riverview Park

Drawing teams from multiple states and Ontario, Canada, 40-foot-long boats shaped like dragons and holding 21 people of all ages race on the mighty Mississippi. Shuttle service is provided. Tentative scheduling. Free. DubuqueDragonBoat.org.

Scribble
Sunday, September 12 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Scribble is an original story about a mouse who takes four school kids on a writing adventure. This story is told with rod and hand puppets as well as two different kind of shadow puppets. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. $5. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

74th Annual Platteville Dairy Days
September 12
Platteville Legion Park (Platteville, WI)

The family-themed event has something for everyone to enjoy and great food, too. Enjoy amusement rides, live music, parade, flea market, cattle show, talent show, tractor pulls, and more. 155 N 2nd St, Platteville, WI. PlattevilleDairyDays.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: September 13 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: September 13 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: September 14 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: September 14 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 15 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Cuba City Market
3rd Wednesday through September: September 15 @ 4–7 PM
Presidential Plaza (Cuba City, WI)
A variety of produce, canned goods, crafts, and more. 207 S Main St, Cuba City, WI. 608-744-2152. CubaCity.org.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 15 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: September 15 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: September 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
She Unites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17:
September 15 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: September 15 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: September 15 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 16 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 16 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: September 16 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursdays: September 16, October 21, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $15. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Antiracism Book Club: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Thursday, September 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: September 16 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: September 16 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: September 16 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: September 17 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: September 18 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: September 18 @ 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.

8th Annual Great Draw Street Art Competition
Saturday, September 18 @ 8 AM–4 PM
11th St between Main and Locust St

The Great Draw Street Art Competition is a fundraiser for The Great Draw Visual Arts Scholarship 2022, awarded annually to three Dubuque high school graduates and one graduate from a high school within Jo Daviess County (Illinois) pursuing a degree in the visual or graphic arts. 11th Street between Main and Locust Streets will be filled with original street paintings by people of all ages. 563-583-9343. otlag.com.

Dubuque Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 18 @ 11 AM–7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Dubuque’s largest Oktoberfest celebrating our German and Slavic heritages. Enjoy a day full of traditional German food, drinks, music, dance, entertainment, and games. Plus wiener dog races and the Tri-States Championship Bier Stein holding contest. Proceeds benefit the campers at Camp Albrecht Acres. Held rain or shine. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. DBQoktoberfest.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
September 18 and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: September 19 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Dubuque Cars and Coffee
3rd Sunday through October: September 19 @ 9 AM–Noon
Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

Casual meet up for car enthusiasts. All makes/models/years welcomed! Coffee and donuts available, all proceeds go to Veteran’s Freedom Center. 3925 Dodge St. facebook.com/dubuquecarsandcoffee.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: September 19 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase, and the venue is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Craft Cocktails: The Art of the Perfect Drink
Mondays: September 20, October 25, and November 29 @ 6 PM
Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar
Learn everything you will need to become a beginner mixologist with Brazen’s Bar Manager, Jon Rolling. Ages 21+. $45. 955 Washington St. Ste 101. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: September 20 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
3rd Monday: September 20 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: September 21 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: September 21 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: September 21 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 22 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 22 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: September 22 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
September 22 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: September 22 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: September 22 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 23 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 23 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Mac & Cheese Fest
Thursday, September 23 @ 6–8 PM
TBA

Foodies and craft beer lovers unite to taste more than 20 varieties of mac & cheese paired with over 50 craft beers. Live music. Supporting U of I Children’s Hospital and the Rauen Family Foundation. VIP at 5–6 p.m., GA at 6–8 p.m. MacAndCheeseFestDBQ.com.

Trivia
Thursdays: September 23 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: September 23 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: September 23 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: September 24 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: September 25 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday June–September: September 25 @ 8 AM–Noon
3rd Ave SW and 3rd St, Dyersville, IA

Head to the grassy square between Xavier School and the north fork of the Maquoketa River to find more than 60 local vendors, food trucks, live music, and different activities every month. DyersvilleDowntownMarket.com.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: September 25 @ 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.

11th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 25 @ 11 AM–6 PM
Galena Cellars Vineyard (Galena, IL)

The day will be filled with family friendly activities: the beloved grape stomp, live music by The Fever River String Band (11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) and Ty & Ky Acoustic Duo (3–6 p.m.), pumpkin painting for kids, horse-drawn wagon rides, local artists wares, delicious food, and more! 4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-3235. GalenaCellars.com.

A Picnic & A Play: Shelter by Bob Curry
Saturday, September 25 @ 1 PM

Shake Rag Alley Stage (Mineral Point, WI)
Bob Curry is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, and teacher of writing and film at Madison College. His screenplay for The Last Great Ride was produced in 1998 starring Ernest Borgnine and Eileen Brennan. He’s an avid mountain biker, swimmer, sailor, and skier. He finds himself increasingly devoted to reading and writing poetry. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress at Shake Rag Alley’s intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience and determine what their next steps are with the script. RSVP by Oct. 15. $5. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
September 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: September 26 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
September 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: September 27 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: September 27 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: September 28 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: September 28 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 29 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 29 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: September 29 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
September 29 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: September 29 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: September 29 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 30 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 30 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: September 30 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: September 30 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: September 30 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

October 2021

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: October 1 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 2 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Swiss Valley Trail Races
Saturday, October 2 @ 8 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Preserve (Peosta, IA)

This trail run will feature all the best of the Dubuque County landscape including creek crossings, steep inclines, and rugged terrain. The run will offer three distance options: 5.2 miles, 25k, and 50k all set against the beautiful backdrop of Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. All proceeds from the run will benefit the Friends of Dubuque County Conservation who help support Dubuque County parks and environmental education! Free camping and showers. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=83062.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 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.

Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 2 @ 10 AM
Cable Car Square

Historic Cable Car Square transforms into an aromatic chili tasting and competition. Enjoy live music, cold beer, kids’ games, food, and entertainment at this family-friendly event. Site opens at 10 a.m., $5 tasting spoons at 1 p.m. facebook.com/TriStatesChili.

14th Annual Galena Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 2 @ Noon–10 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Galena Oktoberfest begins at noon with a cannon blast, tapping of the keg, and polka music by the Jim Busta Band. Main attractions will be the wiener dog races, polka music and dancing lessons, non-stop live music, and games for adults and children. Hosted by the Galena Lions Club, all proceeds go to individual sight and sound needs, community organizations, and scholarships. $10 Adults and teens, free for children 12 and younger (while accompanied by an adult). 99 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. 815-331-0180. GalenaLions.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: October 3 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: October 3 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: October 4 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: October 5 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: October 5 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 6 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 6 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: October 6 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: October 6 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: October 6 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: October 7 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: October 7 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: October 7 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: October 7 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

Trivia with Brett Althaus. Prizes awarded. Free. 1108 Locust St. 563-580-7354. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: October 8 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Bluff Strokes Plein Air Paint Out: Preview Sale
Preview Sale: Friday, October 8 @ 6–9 PM
Public Sale: Saturday, October 9 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Steeple Square

A Preview Sale for Patrons includes a light supper and live music. Patrons have the early opportunity to purchase paintings before the Public Sale on Saturday, Oct. 9. The fifth Bluff Strokes Plein Air Paint Out, held Oct. 3–9, hosts 60 artists from nine states. Starting Sunday, Oct. 3, artists will paint landscapes and architecture in Dubuque and surroundings. Paintings will be judged by prominent Milwaukee, WI artist Loren Willey on Friday, Oct. 9. $10,000 in prize money will be awarded, including a $2,000 purchase award, and themed awards such as Best River Overlook and best Historic Building. BluffStrokes.org.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 8–9, 14–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 10, 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 9 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 9 @ 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.

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

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

Bluff Strokes Plein Air Paint Out: Public Sale
Saturday, October 9 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Steeple Square

A Preview Sale for Patrons includes a light supper and live music. Patrons have the early opportunity to purchase paintings before the Public Sale on Saturday, Oct. 9. The fifth Bluff Strokes Plein Air Paint Out, held Oct. 3–9, hosts 60 artists from nine states. Starting Sunday, Oct. 3, artists will paint landscapes and architecture in Dubuque and surroundings. Paintings will be judged by prominent Milwaukee, WI artist Loren Willey on Friday, Oct. 9. $10,000 in prize money will be awarded, including a $2,000 purchase award, and themed awards such as Best River Overlook and best Historic Building. BluffStrokes.org.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: October 9 @ 2 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 9, 14–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 10, 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: October 10 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

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

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

Hoof It + Sip It
October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 10, 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
October 14–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: October 11 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: October 11 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: October 12 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Native American Book Discussion Series: Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God
Tuesday, October 12 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: October 12 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 13 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 13 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: October 13 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
October 13 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: October 13 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: October 13 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: October 13 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Millwork Night Market
Thursday, October 14 @ 5–8 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

The Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market focusing on a sustainable local food system, art, and entertainment. Live music and beer sales return this season! Their mission is to provide a unique nightlife shopping experience and enhance Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District mantra of “live, work, play.” MillworkNightMarket.com.

Trivia
Thursdays: October 14 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: October 14 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: October 14 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 14–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: October 15 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 15–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 16 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 16 @ 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.

NWILED Golf Tournament
Saturday, October 16 @ 11:30 AM
Woodbine Bend Golf Course and Restaurant

The First Annual Northwest IL Economic Development Golf Tournament is a best shot golf scramble tournament involving 9-holes of play with a cart followed by an afternoon grill out on the clubhouse patio with live entertainment provided by Ralph Kluseman. Golf mulligans and 50/50 raffle. Find “NWILED Golf Outing” on Facebook. $60. 3500 E Center Rd, Stockton, IL. 815-281-0206. NWILED.org.

A Picnic & A Play: Magnolia Star by Jeff Pfeiffer
Saturday, October 16 @ 1 PM

Shake Rag Alley Stage (Mineral Point, WI)
Jeff Pfeiffer is a graduate of NYU with an MFA in dramatic writing. His play Battle of Spanktown was a world premiere at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival. Jeff has worked with The Potluck, Queens, NY; Madness, New York, NY; Sacred Fools, Los Angeles, CA; and more. He has also written for television, having worked on Unforgettable for Sony/TNT and American Style for CNN. He currently lives in Madison with his wife, son, and cat. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress at Shake Rag Alley’s intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience and determine what their next steps are with the script. RSVP by Sept. 24. $5. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 16–17 and 23–24 @ 2 PM
October 16 and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
October 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Dubuque Cars and Coffee
3rd Sunday through October: October 17 @ 9 AM–Noon
Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

Casual meet up for car enthusiasts. All makes/models/years welcomed! Coffee and donuts available, all proceeds go to Veteran’s Freedom Center. 3925 Dodge St. facebook.com/dubuquecarsandcoffee.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 17 and 23–24 @ 2 PM
October 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: October 17 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase, and the venue is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: October 18 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
3rd Monday: October 18 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: October 19 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: October 19 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: October 19 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 20 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 20 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: October 20 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: October 20 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
She Unites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17:
October 20 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: October 20 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: October 20 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursdays: October 21 and November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $15. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Antiracism Book Club: Homeland Elegies
Thursday, October 21 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Homeland Elegies captures a country in which debt has ruined countless lives, the gods of finance rule, immigrants live in fear, and unhealed wounds wreak havoc around the world. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar attempts to make sense of it all through the lens of a story about one family, from a heartland town in America to palatial suites in Central Europe to guerrilla lookouts in the mountains of Afghanistan, and spares no one — least of all himself — in the process. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: October 21 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: October 21 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: October 21 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: October 22 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 22–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 23 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 23 @ 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.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 23–24 @ 2 PM
October 23 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Midwest Spring Jam with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Twista, and Do or Die
October 23 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Five Flags Center’s next hip hop showcase, “Midwest Spring Jam,” will feature a trio of popular Midwestern acts. Headliner Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be joined by guests Twista and Do or Die. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has been ranked among the greatest rap groups of all time. The Cleveland-based quintet debuted in 1994, shortly after Eazy-E signed them. The following year, they released their breakout album, “E. 1999 Eternal,” which topped the Billboard albums chart. The album contained the hits “1st of tha Month,” “East 1999,” and “Tha Crossroads,” which would become the group’s best-performing single. It topped Billboard’s Hot 100, Rap, and R&B charts in the summer of 1996. Twista has been one of the pre-eminent names in the Chicago hip hop scene for more than a quarter-century. His breakout came in 2004 with the release of his album “Kamikaze.” The disc’s lead single, “Slow Jamz,” was a collaboration with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx that hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first #1 for all three artists. Twista followed “Slow Jamz” up with his second Top 10 hit, “Overnight Celebrity,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Solo Rap Performance. Fellow Chicagoans Do or Die are also longtime veterans of that city’s hip hop landscape. Their first mainstream success came in 1996, when their debut single “Po Pimp” reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 while topping the publication’s Rap chart. Ticket Prices: $29.00-$69.00. 563-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: October 25 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Craft Cocktails: The Art of the Perfect Drink
Mondays: October 25 and November 29 @ 6 PM
Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar
Learn everything you will need to become a beginner mixologist with Brazen’s Bar Manager, Jon Rolling. Ages 21+. $45. 955 Washington St. Ste 101. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: October 25 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: October 26 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: October 26 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 27 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 27 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: October 27 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
October 27 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: October 27 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: October 27 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: October 28 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: October 28 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: October 28 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: October 29 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 30 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 30 @ 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.

Hoof’n + Spook’n
October 30 and 31 @ 5:30–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County? Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a glow walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If the temperature permits the music will be live, if it is too chilly you can enjoy fun Halloween music instead. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Star Gazing
Saturday, October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
October 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Hoof’n + Spook’n
Sunday, October 31 @ 5:30–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County? Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a glow walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If the temperature permits the music will be live, if it is too chilly you can enjoy fun Halloween music instead. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

November 2021

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: November 1 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 2 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 3 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 3 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 3 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: November 3 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: November 4 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 4 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: November 4 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: November 4 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

Trivia with Brett Althaus. Prizes awarded. Free. 1108 Locust St. 563-580-7354. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: November 5 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: November 7 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: November 8 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: November 8 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 9 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 9 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 10 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 10 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
November 10 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: November 10 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 10 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: November 10 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: November 11 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 11 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: November 11 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: November 12 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: November 13 @ 2 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: November 15 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 16 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 16 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 17 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 17 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: November 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
She Unites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17:
November 17 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 17 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: November 17 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursday, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $15. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Antiracism Book Club: A Peculiar Indifference
Thursday, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Pulitizer Prize finalist Elliott Currie offers a devastating exploration of the extreme levels of violence afflicting Black communities, and a blueprint for addressing the crisis. Compelling and accessible, A Peculiar Indifference draws on a rich array of both classic and contemporary research on the dimensions and consequences of this enduring emergency. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: November 18 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 18 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: November 18 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

37th Annual Nouveau Parade & Celebration
Friday, November 19 @ 2:30 PM
Downtown Galena, IL

Galena Cellars celebrates the release of the 2021 Nouveau wine—in person! The parade of revelers will assemble at 2:30 p.m. for a trek around Galena’s Main Street in assorted modes of transportation and merriment from horse-drawn wagons to trollies as the 37th Annual Nouveau wine is delivered to Galena merchants who sport the Nouveau posters in their shop windows. Join in or watch the procession. “Le Beaujolias Nouveau est arrivé!” Local restaurants and Galena businesses continue the celebration all weekend with live music, wine tastings, dinner specials and receptions. NouveauWeekend.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: November 19 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: November 21 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase, and the venue is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: November 22 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: November 22 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
3rd Monday: November 22 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: November 23 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 23 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 23 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 24 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 24 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
November 24 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 24 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: November 24 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: November 25 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 25 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: November 25 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: November 26 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Hoof It + Sip It
Sunday, November 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Craft Cocktails: The Art of the Perfect Drink
Monday, November 29 @ 6 PM
Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar
Learn everything you will need to become a beginner mixologist with Brazen’s Bar Manager, Jon Rolling. Ages 21+. $45. 955 Washington St. Ste 101. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: November 29 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 30 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 30 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

December 2021

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 1 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 1 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 1 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 1 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 2 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 2 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: December 2 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: December 2 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

Trivia with Brett Althaus. Prizes awarded. Free. 1108 Locust St. 563-580-7354. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: December 3 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 3–4, 9–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 5, 11–12, and 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Holiday Market
Saturday, December 4 @ 8:30 AM–1:30 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Welcome the holiday season with decorations, gift items, art, baked goods and much more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 4, 9–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 5, 11–12, and 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Kip Moore With Lainey Wilson and Gabe Lee
Saturday, December 4 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena

Platinum-selling and multiple award-winning country singer Kip Moore will be joined by rising country stars Gabe Lee and Lainey Wilson. Kip Moore burst onto the country music landscape in the fall of 2011 with his breakthrough single, “Somethin’ Bout a Truck” followed by two additional Top 10 singles, “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl.” The success of those songs pushed his debut album, Up All Night, to a platinum sales certification, as well as spots in the Top 10 of both the Billboard country and pop albums rankings. Moore’s latest single, “She’s Mine,” was a Top 20 hit on the Country Airplay chart while also receiving recognition from the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles ranking. Moore won the New Artist of the Year award from the Country Music Association in 2014. He’s also been recognized at both the CMT Music Awards and the American Country Awards. $35–$69. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 5, 11–12, and 18–19 @ 2 PM
December 9–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: December 5 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: December 6 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: December 7 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: December 7 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 8 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 8 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
December 8 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: December 8 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 8 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 8 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 9 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 9 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: December 9 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 9–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 11–12 and 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: December 10 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 10–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 11–12 and 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 11–12 and 18–19 @ 2 PM
December 11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: December 11 @ 2 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 12 and 18–19 @ 2 PM
December 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: December 13 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: December 13 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: December 14 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Native American Book Discussion Series: The Night Watchman
Tuesday, December 14 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: December 14 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 15 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 15 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: December 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
She Unites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 15 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 15 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Antiracism Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race
Thursday, December 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.  Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 16 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 16 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: December 16 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: December 17 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 17–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 18–19 @ 2 PM
December 18 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: December 19 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase, and the venue is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: December 20 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
3rd Monday: December 20 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: December 21 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: December 21 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: December 21 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 22 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 22 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
December 22 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 22 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 22 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 23 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 23 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: December 23 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: December 24 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: December 27 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: December 27 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Trivia
Tuesdays: December 28 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: December 28 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 29 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 29 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
December 29 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 29 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 29 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 30 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 30 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: December 30 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: December 31 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.