Tri-State Events

Upcoming Events

October 2021

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.

Steeple Square Social Hour
Wednesday, October 27 @ 5 PM
Steeple Square

Join Steeple Square for a Social Hour in Honkamp Hall, located in the Steeple Square Community Event Center. Drinks will be available for purchase and will be served by guest bartenders. Enjoy light snacks, music and self-guided tours of our historic campus. All proceeds from the event will support the continued restoration of the Steeple Square campus. 101 E 15th St. 563-235-3584. SteepleSquare.com.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 27–28, 31 @ 5–9 PM
October 29–30 @ 5–10 PM

2750 Burden St
Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse and new scenes for 2021. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for the Veterans Freedom Center. Last year they drew 50 to 100 people a night and nearly 2,000 trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.

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.

Grimmwood Acres
October 27–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Haunted History Walk
Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays through October 29: October 27 @ 6:30 PM
Linwood Cemetery
Walk with Great River Investigative Paranormal Society as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque’s past. Explore the beautiful and peaceful paths to various graves with unique histories. Stories will be told, and ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting. Tours last approximately two hours. Ages 10+. RSVP required. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043. GripsGhostHunt.com.

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.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Wind, Brass, and Percussion Auditions
Brass & Timpani: Wednesday, October 27
Woodwinds: Thursday, October 28
Five Flags Theater

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for the following vacancies: Principal Violin 2, Assistant Principal Violin 2, Section Violin (3 openings), Section Viola (3 openings), Principal Cello, Section Cello, Assistant Principal Bass, Section Bass, Principal Oboe, Principal Clarinet, Second Bassoon, Second & Third Trumpet, Fourth French Horn, Principal Timpani. Submit your application by Oct. 6 to secure a spot. 405 Main St. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Quilts Of Valor®
October 27–November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

School’s Out Day Camps: Harvest Festival
Thursday, October 28 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Celebrate autumn with a traditional harvest festival. Play games, make crafts, learn how people celebrated the harvest in years past, and compare with today’s traditions. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Zombie Makeup Workshop
Thursday, October 28 @ 3:30–4:45 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Teens can learn how to create a spooky zombie look using easy-to-find and inexpensive materials. Materials provided. Masks are required. Ages 13–17. RSVP required. 563-589-4225 x2228. CarnegieStout.org.

Ghoul’s Night Out
Thursday, October 28 @ 5–8 PM
Brew & Brew (Dyersville, IA)
Shop, browse, and enjoy a night out on the town at the 4th annual Ghoul’s Night Out. Check-in at Brew & Brew to receive your passport. The first 25 people to enter will receive a free gift! Return your completed passport to try your luck at winning the grand prize. Costumes are encouraged. 213 1st Ave E Dyersville, IA. facebook.com/Brewdyersville.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 28 and 31 @ 5–9 PM
October 29–30 @ 5–10 PM

2750 Burden St
Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse and new scenes for 2021. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for the Veterans Freedom Center. Last year they drew 50 to 100 people a night and nearly 2,000 trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.

Dark Chambers
October 28–31
Light Fright @ 6–7 PM
Full Scare @ 7–11 PM
Former Red Top Supper Club (Kieler, WI)
Dark Chambers heads to Wisconsin for the whole scare game to get reinvented again for 2021. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 8–9,15–16, 21–23, and 28–31. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

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.

Grimmwood Acres
October 28–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Terror at the Grand Opera House
October 28–31
Light Fright @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8–11 PM
Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House has transformed into a labyrinth of terror. Using four floors of the historic (and haunted) opera house, guests find their own way through a series of mind bending, phobia filled, scream inducing scenes. Highlights include the maddening maze, indoor cornfield, and rotating lineup of graveyards, forests, dungeons, and more. Light Fright begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a tour through the theater with the lights on, led by a friendly tour guide. At each station in the Haunted House someone may pop out at you, but they will have treats to offer to make up for their “trick”! Bring your trick-or-treat bag with you to Light Fright, and be sure to wear your Halloween costume! Beginning at 8 p.m., the lights go out and ghouls come out to play. Full Fright is a self-guided walk through the building that winds its way through four floors of the theater, stage, and backstage areas. Visitors will be terrorized by monsters and a series of psychological frights drawing on primal fears. This tour is not for the faint of heart. Try not to get lost in the twists and turns, and whatever you do, do not get separated from your group. Full Fright guests may go through in costume, however you may be asked to leave bags, props, or masks at the Box Office. Sneakers or closed toe flat shoes are encouraged, there is a lot of walking including up and down stairs as well as over uneven ground. Fog and strobe effects will be used. Not recommended for individuals with asthma, heart conditions, or seizures. This tour includes walking several stairs and is not recommended for individuals with impaired mobility. $7 Light Fright; $12 Full Fright. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Slightly Creepy Book Club: Dracula
Thursday, October 28 @ 6:30 PM
L.May Eatery
Discuss Dracula by Bram Stoker. From the critically acclaimed author of Hekla’s Children comes a dark and haunting tale of our world and the next. Fleeing from a traumatic break-in, Londoners Paul and Tricia Feenan sell up to escape to the isolated Holiwell village where Tricia has inherited a property. Scattered throughout the settlement are centuries-old stones used during the Great Plague as boundary markers. No plague-sufferer was permitted to pass them and enter the village. The plague diminished, and the village survived unscathed, but since then each year the village trustees have insisted on an ancient ceremony to renew the village boundaries, until a misguided act by the Feenans’ son then reminds the village that there is a reason traditions have been rigidly stuck to, and that all acts of betrayal, even those committed centuries ago, have consequences. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

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.

Owls of the Night
Thursday, October 28 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Dubuque County Conservation (Peosta, IA)

Join Dubuque County Conservation for a night out with the owls. Begin by learning about owls and making your own calls. Then head out to the moonlit trails and try listening for the owls. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

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.

Halloween Music Bingo
Thursday, October 28 @ 8 PM
7 Hills North (Platteville, WI)
It’s bingo meets name that tune meets sing alongs! Win free beer. Free. 92 E Main St, Platteville, WI. facebook.com/7hillsnorth.

GiveShalom Giving Day
Thursday, October 28

GiveShalom is Shalom Spirituality Center’s annual giving campaign. Support Shalom, their mission, and ministry with a charitable gift. Help them continue offering a peaceful place and sacred space to those who wish to deepen their connection with God, self, others, and creation. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org/give-shalom.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Wind, Brass, and Percussion Auditions
Woodwinds: Thursday, October 28
Five Flags Theater

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for the following vacancies: Principal Violin 2, Assistant Principal Violin 2, Section Violin (3 openings), Section Viola (3 openings), Principal Cello, Section Cello, Assistant Principal Bass, Section Bass, Principal Oboe, Principal Clarinet, Second Bassoon, Second & Third Trumpet, Fourth French Horn, Principal Timpani. Submit your application by Oct. 6 to secure a spot. 405 Main St. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Quilts Of Valor®
October 28–November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

Food Adventure Camp
Friday, October 29 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Dubuque County Extension Office

Food Adventure Camp for grades K-3 will investigate favorite fall foods, like apples, corn, honey, and pumpkins with some Halloween fun mixed in! From fruity taste tests to pumpkin slime, this camp will take students on a fun journey through the food production process from seed to table. Lots of fun, hands-on food experiments are in store. Local lunch provided by Project Rooted. Grades K-3. RSVP by Sept. 23 for Dyersville and Oct. 21 for Dubuque. $20. 563-583-6496. bit.ly/foodadventurecamp.

School’s Out Day Camps: Animal Costumes
Friday, October 29 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Wear your costumes and see what costumes animals wear. From mimicry to camouflage, animals wear costumes too. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

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.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 29–30 @ 5–10 PM
October 31 @ 5–9 PM

2750 Burden St
Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse and new scenes for 2021. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for the Veterans Freedom Center. Last year they drew 50 to 100 people a night and nearly 2,000 trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.

Balloon Glow
Friday, October 29 @ 6–8 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

A great family-friendly kick off to Halloween weekend! The balloon glow will have hot air balloons to see up close and treats for the little ones. Costumes welcome. Free. 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. 877-434-5114. GalenaChamber.com.

Grimmwood Acres
October 29–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Dark Chambers
October 29–31
Light Fright @ 6–7 PM
Full Scare @ 7–11 PM
Former Red Top Supper Club (Kieler, WI)
Dark Chambers heads to Wisconsin for the whole scare game to get reinvented again for 2021. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 8–9,15–16, 21–23, and 28–31. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Terror at the Grand Opera House
October 29–31
Light Fright @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8–11 PM
Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House has transformed into a labyrinth of terror. Using four floors of the historic (and haunted) opera house, guests find their own way through a series of mind bending, phobia filled, scream inducing scenes. Highlights include the maddening maze, indoor cornfield, and rotating lineup of graveyards, forests, dungeons, and more. Light Fright begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a tour through the theater with the lights on, led by a friendly tour guide. At each station in the Haunted House someone may pop out at you, but they will have treats to offer to make up for their “trick”! Bring your trick-or-treat bag with you to Light Fright, and be sure to wear your Halloween costume! Beginning at 8 p.m., the lights go out and ghouls come out to play. Full Fright is a self-guided walk through the building that winds its way through four floors of the theater, stage, and backstage areas. Visitors will be terrorized by monsters and a series of psychological frights drawing on primal fears. This tour is not for the faint of heart. Try not to get lost in the twists and turns, and whatever you do, do not get separated from your group. Full Fright guests may go through in costume, however you may be asked to leave bags, props, or masks at the Box Office. Sneakers or closed toe flat shoes are encouraged, there is a lot of walking including up and down stairs as well as over uneven ground. Fog and strobe effects will be used. Not recommended for individuals with asthma, heart conditions, or seizures. This tour includes walking several stairs and is not recommended for individuals with impaired mobility. $7 Light Fright; $12 Full Fright. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Haunted History Walk
Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays through October 29: October 29 @ 6:30 PM
Linwood Cemetery
Walk with Great River Investigative Paranormal Society as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque’s past. Explore the beautiful and peaceful paths to various graves with unique histories. Stories will be told, and ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting. Tours last approximately two hours. Ages 10+. RSVP required. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043. GripsGhostHunt.com.

Dead Bawdy Presents Bloody Dracula
October 29–31 @ 7:30–9 PM
The Irish Cottage (Galena, IL)
Galena’s Hysterical Historical Interactive Comedy Company takes a bite out of Bram Stoker’s lusty vampire thriller with Bloody Dracula, performed Victorian Burlesque style. Specialty adult drinks and Halloween treats included, and additional cash bar options available. Ages 21+. $32. 9853 US 20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. deadbawdy.com.

Quilts Of Valor®
October 29–November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

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.

Theisen’s Learn To Skate
Saturdays: October 30–December 11 @ 8:30–9 AM
Tuesdays: November 2–December 7 @ 6:30–7 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Fall ice skating has arrived! It’s time to dust off your skates and head to the ice rink. Glide into December with the next six-week Learn To Skate session, held Tuesdays or Saturdays. $80. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. dbqskating.org.

Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, October 30 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center
The area’s largest arts and crafts show returns to Dubuque with more than 125 talented exhibitors presenting and selling thousands of unique handmade products such a oak furniture, jewelry, floral arrangements, lawn and garden art, pottery, ceramics, quilts, and many more original products. $5, free ages 10 and younger. 563-652-4529.

Revenge of the Crashing Witches
Saturday, October 30 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Sunday, October 31 @ 2 PM

Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Strange things happen when the cranky Dottie Splinterbottom moves next door to Witch Hazel Green. One by one, Hazel’s sisters, the Witches Emerald, Jade, Kelly, Olive, Avocado, and Mint Green, fly into utility poles where they become impossibly stuck. At first, Hazel’s magical attempts to help them seem to backfire, but eventually all is well. Halloween costumes are welcome. Presented by Fever River Puppeteers. $5. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-6404. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Sweet Treats On Main
Saturday, October 30 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Main Street, Platteville, WI
Start early with a free Halloween movie for children at 9:30 a.m. at the Avalon Theater followed by trick-or-treating on Main Street. See many of your children’s favorite characters like Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Goofy, and the Cat in the Hat. There is also pumpkin decorating in front of Garvey’s, train rides at the Mining Museum, and Disney Princesses will be at Rountree Gallery. Free. PlattevilleMainStreet.com.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 30 @ 5–10 PM
October 31 @ 5–9 PM

2750 Burden St
Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse and new scenes for 2021. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for the Veterans Freedom Center. Last year they drew 50 to 100 people a night and nearly 2,000 trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.

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.

42nd Annual Galena Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 30 @ 6:30–8 PM
Downtown Galena, IL
The legendary Galena Halloween parade draws tens of thousands of visitors and is the highlight fall event of the season! Galena’s historic Main Street literally lights up in one of the Midwest’s largest Halloween celebrations, featuring spectacular floats, local marching bands, hot air balloons breathing fire, costumed participants, and plenty of sweet treats. Shuttles will run from 3 to 11 p.m. from the Walmart Parking lot to Downtown City Hall. Nonperishable food items will be collected for a local food pantry at the Walmart parking lot and City Hall shuttle locations. Shuttle tickets are $5 for a round trip ticket for ages 7 and up; 6 and under are free. Parade is free. GalenaChamber.com.

Dark Chambers
October 30–31
Light Fright @ 6–7 PM
Full Scare @ 7–11 PM
Former Red Top Supper Club (Kieler, WI)
Dark Chambers heads to Wisconsin for the whole scare game to get reinvented again for 2021. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 8–9,15–16, 21–23, and 28–31. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Haunted Mine Tours
Saturday, October 30 @ 6–9 PM
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
Experience the spine-tingling chills of ghost stories 45 feet underground in a real 1845 lead mine plus learn your fortune and play Victorian Halloween parlor games above ground. $14 Adults; $10 seniors; $7.50 children 6-17. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum.

Grimmwood Acres
October 30–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Terror at the Grand Opera House
October 30–31
Light Fright @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8–11 PM
Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House has transformed into a labyrinth of terror. Using four floors of the historic (and haunted) opera house, guests find their own way through a series of mind bending, phobia filled, scream inducing scenes. Highlights include the maddening maze, indoor cornfield, and rotating lineup of graveyards, forests, dungeons, and more. Light Fright begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a tour through the theater with the lights on, led by a friendly tour guide. At each station in the Haunted House someone may pop out at you, but they will have treats to offer to make up for their “trick”! Bring your trick-or-treat bag with you to Light Fright, and be sure to wear your Halloween costume! Beginning at 8 p.m., the lights go out and ghouls come out to play. Full Fright is a self-guided walk through the building that winds its way through four floors of the theater, stage, and backstage areas. Visitors will be terrorized by monsters and a series of psychological frights drawing on primal fears. This tour is not for the faint of heart. Try not to get lost in the twists and turns, and whatever you do, do not get separated from your group. Full Fright guests may go through in costume, however you may be asked to leave bags, props, or masks at the Box Office. Sneakers or closed toe flat shoes are encouraged, there is a lot of walking including up and down stairs as well as over uneven ground. Fog and strobe effects will be used. Not recommended for individuals with asthma, heart conditions, or seizures. This tour includes walking several stairs and is not recommended for individuals with impaired mobility. $7 Light Fright; $12 Full Fright. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Halloween Party with Marqus Morel
Saturday, October 30 @ 7 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar
Marqus Morel performs live. Stick around for the costume contest with a $100 prize for best costume! 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Dead Bawdy Presents Bloody Dracula
October 30–31 @ 7:30–9 PM
The Irish Cottage (Galena, IL)
Galena’s Hysterical Historical Interactive Comedy Company takes a bite out of Bram Stoker’s lusty vampire thriller with Bloody Dracula, performed Victorian Burlesque style. Specialty adult drinks and Halloween treats included, and additional cash bar options available. Ages 21+. $32. 9853 US 20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. deadbawdy.com.

Hotel Julien Dubuque Halloween Party
Saturday, October 30 @ 8 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Riverboat Lounge

Enjoy live music from Searchlight Soul beginning at 8 p.m., $2 select bottles, and a chance to win some great giveaway prizes including an overnight stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque, a $75 Hotel Julien gift card, and a $50 Hotel Julien gift card, both good for anywhere in the hotel. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. hoteljuliendubuque.com/happenings.

Morbid Muse Gala: Thrilling Renditions
Saturday, October 30 @ 8 PM
Smokestack
View a variety of morbid mediums, some with a theme of famous artists’ masterpieces. Includes a spook-tacular assortment of treats and entertainment. Costume contest winners will be announced at midnight. 62 E 7th St. MorbidMuseGala.com.

Hooker Halloween
Saturday, October 30 @ 8 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)
Scary fairies and heathens make their way to the Sandy Hook Tavern for a night of live music with Six Shots Til Midnight. 3836 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI. facebook.com/sandyhooktavern.

Quilts Of Valor®
October 30–November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

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.

Revenge of the Crashing Witches
Sunday, October 31 @ 2 PM

Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Strange things happen when the cranky Dottie Splinterbottom moves next door to Witch Hazel Green. One by one, Hazel’s sisters, the Witches Emerald, Jade, Kelly, Olive, Avocado, and Mint Green, fly into utility poles where they become impossibly stuck. At first, Hazel’s magical attempts to help them seem to backfire, but eventually all is well. Halloween costumes are welcome. Presented by Fever River Puppeteers. $5. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-6404. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Natura Divina-Wild Church: All Hallows Eve
Sunday, October 31 @ 4–5:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound Center (Sinsinawa, WI)
Fire and song, ritual and community, prayer and quiet. Honor the sacred time of All Hallows Eve and All Saints and All Souls. Sinsinawa Mound Center’s Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada will facilitate. Masks are required. Freewill offering. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Shake Rag Alley Trick ’r Treat
Sunday, October 31 @ 4–6 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)
If you are a kid or want to act like a kid, put on your wildest costume and head to Shake Rag Alley! Meet friendly (not scary) costumed characters with Halloween treats at each of the Shake Rag historic buildings. This Mineral Point tradition is enjoyable for the whole family and a way to meet so many other free spirits and check out their wacky get-ups. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 31 @ 5–9 PM

2750 Burden St
Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse and new scenes for 2021. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for the Veterans Freedom Center. Last year they drew 50 to 100 people a night and nearly 2,000 trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.

Asbury Trick or Treat
Sunday, October 31 @ 5:30–7 PM
City of Asbury

Dubuque Trick or Treat
Sunday, October 31 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
City of Dubuque

Halloweenies
Sunday, October 31 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Stop by the Convivium Patio for a free hotdog during Trick or Treating on Sunday, Oct. 31. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

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.

Dark Chambers
October 31
Light Fright @ 6–7 PM
Full Scare @ 7–11 PM
Former Red Top Supper Club (Kieler, WI)
Dark Chambers heads to Wisconsin for the whole scare game to get reinvented again for 2021. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 8–9,15–16, 21–23, and 28–31. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Grimmwood Acres
October 31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Terror at the Grand Opera House
October 31
Light Fright @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8–11 PM
Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House has transformed into a labyrinth of terror. Using four floors of the historic (and haunted) opera house, guests find their own way through a series of mind bending, phobia filled, scream inducing scenes. Highlights include the maddening maze, indoor cornfield, and rotating lineup of graveyards, forests, dungeons, and more. Light Fright begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a tour through the theater with the lights on, led by a friendly tour guide. At each station in the Haunted House someone may pop out at you, but they will have treats to offer to make up for their “trick”! Bring your trick-or-treat bag with you to Light Fright, and be sure to wear your Halloween costume! Beginning at 8 p.m., the lights go out and ghouls come out to play. Full Fright is a self-guided walk through the building that winds its way through four floors of the theater, stage, and backstage areas. Visitors will be terrorized by monsters and a series of psychological frights drawing on primal fears. This tour is not for the faint of heart. Try not to get lost in the twists and turns, and whatever you do, do not get separated from your group. Full Fright guests may go through in costume, however you may be asked to leave bags, props, or masks at the Box Office. Sneakers or closed toe flat shoes are encouraged, there is a lot of walking including up and down stairs as well as over uneven ground. Fog and strobe effects will be used. Not recommended for individuals with asthma, heart conditions, or seizures. This tour includes walking several stairs and is not recommended for individuals with impaired mobility. $7 Light Fright; $12 Full Fright. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dead Bawdy Presents Bloody Dracula
October 31 @ 7:30–9 PM
The Irish Cottage (Galena, IL)
Galena’s Hysterical Historical Interactive Comedy Company takes a bite out of Bram Stoker’s lusty vampire thriller with Bloody Dracula, performed Victorian Burlesque style. Specialty adult drinks and Halloween treats included, and additional cash bar options available. Ages 21+. $32. 9853 US 20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. deadbawdy.com.

Quilts Of Valor®
October 31–November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

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.

Quilts Of Valor®
November 1–5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

Dubuque City/School Election Day
Tuesday, November 2 @ 7 AM–8 PM
City of Dubuque

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and you must vote at your general polling place. You cannot vote at the courthouse. The Election Annex is only open to voters in precinct 16. All absentee ballots must be received in the Auditor’s office by 8 p.m. to be considered on time to be counted. 563-589-4457. dubuquecountyiowa.gov/elections.

Early Explorers: C is for Catfish
1st Tuesday through August 2: November 2 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday through August 6: November 6 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

City Life
November 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, and 23 @ 6–9 PM
Various locations in Dubuque

City Life is Dubuque’s free “citizen academy” program designed to provide residents a hands-on connection with their local government. The program offers residents the opportunity to interact with City staff, learn more about City services and programs, and learn about different opportunities to be involved in city government. Dinner is provided. Free. RSVP required. 563-589-4190. cityofdubuque.org/citylife.

Theisen’s Learn To Skate
Tuesdays: November 2–December 7 @ 6:30–7 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Fall ice skating has arrived! It’s time to dust off your skates and head to the ice rink. Glide into December with the next six-week Learn To Skate session, held Tuesdays or Saturdays. $80. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. dbqskating.org.

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.

Mike Holt Enterprises Electrical Symposium 
November 2 and 3 
NICC Town Clock Business Center
Mike Holt Enterprises, the nationally-recognized experts and trainers of all things electrical, is returning to Dubuque for two days of high-energy, interactive learning. According to Holt, the most essential safety rules for every electrical professional are those related to fire and electrical shock hazards. This course will review the changes made to the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC). There will be a review of NEC code topics that can help ensure compliance, strengthen electrical training programs, and serve as a reference at regular safety meetings. This class will also devote time to grounding and bonding, one of the most important and least understood articles in the NEC. It is critical to understand the difference between grounding and bonding in order to correctly apply the provisions of Article 250. This class will satisfy the Iowa Electrical Examining Board minimum requirement of 18 continuing education hours for license renewal for electricians due to renew December 2022. 680 Main St, Suite 100. 844-642-2338 x1399. nicc.edu/solutions.

Quilts Of Valor®
November 2–5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

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.

On the Threshold of Three Strokes: A Simple Practice for Visual Journaling and Reflection
Wednesdays: November 3 and 17 and December 1 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Online
Artist and spiritual director Sister Stella DeVenuta, OSF, will lead a three-part series that involves combining lines and words. Similar to Chinese brush painting, participants will create three effortless strokes to evoke the essence of the three-line verses that will emerge. Attendance at the three sequential sessions will enable the process to unfold. Participants will playfully engage their imagination using words and their inner vision to give expression to the simple brush stroke images. Personal contemplation, through soul reflection, will unfold Haiku-like verses. The short, poetic lines will be similar but not limited to the typical 17 Haiku syllables using three lines and a five-seven-five syllabic formula. Art skill is not needed, just an openness to creative expression. Participants provide materials for this series. RSVP by Nov. 2. $75. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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.

Quilts Of Valor®
November 3–5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

1st Annual Builders and Collectors Society Farm Toy Show
Thursday, November 4 @ 1–6 PM
Friday, November 5 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Saturday, November 6 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Teaching seminars will be held throughout the show. Youth tractor build on Saturday at 10 a.m. while supplies last. $7 per day; $15 weekend; kids 12 and under free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-608-5408. dbqfair.com.

Her Night Out
Thursday, November 4 @ 4–8 PM
Grand River Center

Enjoy a night of shopping, dinner, prizes, and priceless times with friends. Keynote speaker Tiffany Jenkins is the funny lady behind “Juggling the Jenkins.” She has over 42 million Facebook followers and counting! Tiffany is a wife, mother, best-selling author, content creator and recovering addict. Although best known for her funny viral Facebook and YouTube videos, Tiffany is incredibly passionate about bringing awareness to mental illness. She speaks shamelessly, openly and honestly about her past and addiction, as well as her struggles with depression and anxiety and has been featured on national television shows like The Today Show and The Doctors. Luau attire encouraged. Cash bar available. $40. 500 Bell St. 563-588-5611. TelegraphHerald.com/HerNightOut.

Equus
November 4–6 @ 6 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present Equus by Peter Shaffer. Martin Dysart, an aging and troubled child psychiatrist, takes on the case of his life in this famous dramatic play. Young Alan Strang is pushing against the boundaries of society and has taken it too far, way too far. It is up to Dysart to save Strang’s sanity and perhaps his very soul. Through their unique relationship, Dysart just may be able to safe himself as well. “Equus has been a favorite amongst directors, producers, and actors alike. With dramatic elements of religion, passion, society versus individualism, civilization versus the wild, and self-discovery, the University of Dubuque is honored to be bringing it to Dubuque in the majestic Butler Hall,” Wolf said. Free. dbq.edu.

Vermicomposting Class
Thursday, November 4 @ 6–7:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead and Online

Learn how to use worms to recycle food scraps, and other organic material, into a valuable soil amendment called vermicompost, or worm compost. During this 90-minute class you will learn about worms and their life cycle, different types of worm bins, bedding selection, bin maintenance and more. $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. facebook.com/ConviviumUrbanFarmstead.

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.

Proactive Grieving
Thursday, November 4 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Online
Proactive Grieving is an organic, user-friendly approach to processing loss that is groundbreaking and innovative. This seminar presents new and exciting survival strategies to caregivers, social workers, health professionals, clergy, or others involved with helping those who grieve. Facilitated by Mitch Carmody, GSP, CCP, grief educator. CEUs available. RSVP by Nov. 1. $15. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

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.

Quilts Of Valor®
November 4–5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

St. Anthony Church Used Book Sale
Friday, November 5 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Saturday, November 6 @ 8 AM–6 PM
Sunday, November 7 @ 8 AM–1 PM
St. Anthony Church Basement

St. Anthony Catholic Church is raising funds to help alleviate world hunger by hosting a used book sale. The sale of used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will take place in the church basement. A free will donation will be accepted for all purchases. All proceeds will be used to purchase meal ingredients for a Take Away Hunger food packaging event. Take Away Hunger is a food relief organization that unifies teams of people who raise money, purchase, and package a specialized rice-based soy casserole mixture which is used locally and overseas providing nutritious meals to starving children and families. Free will offering. 1870 St. Ambrose St. 563-581-3839.

1st Annual Builders and Collectors Society Farm Toy Show
Friday, November 5 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Saturday, November 6 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Teaching seminars will be held throughout the show. Youth tractor build on Saturday at 10 a.m. while supplies last. $7 per day; $15 weekend; kids 12 and under free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-608-5408. dbqfair.com.

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.

44th Annual National Farm Toy Show & Auction
Friday, November 5 @ 5–8 PM
Saturday, November 6 @ 9 AM–6 PM
Sunday, November 7 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Various locations in Dyersville, IA

The 44th Annual National Farm Toy Show & Auction is held at several locations: Beckman High School, the National Farm Toy Museum, two outdoor sales areas, east of the museum and the Commercial Club Park area. Over 200 exhibitors from approximately 20 states will be selling toys and collectibles at all of these places. The easiest way to get around is to park your car at one of these areas and then hop on a bus that will be making frequent stops at all of the locations. The buses will also include a stop at the Ertl showroom and store. Special features of this year’s show include the annual auction and display contest. The auction is held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Beckman High School and also online. View the catalog at cornwellauction.com. The annual display contest in Beckman’s gym hosts 10 youth and 9 adult participants this year. Trophies will be awarded on Saturday morning. The school and museum are open for general admission on Friday 5–8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The Commercial Club Park Area’s show hours, open to all attendees, are Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday they open at 8 a.m. Early admission times are Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. $10 GA, children 12 and under free with an adult, $30 Early admission weekend pass. 800-533-8293. toyfarmer.com.

Captain’s Ball: Wild West
Friday, November 5 @ 6 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Dust off your boots, chaps and cowboy/cowgal hats for a Wild West celebration you won’t forget! You won’t want to miss this exciting event with cocktail hour and appetizers, games, auction, entertainment, food and maybe a few surprises. Celebrate 70+ years of success while helping the Dubuque County Historical Society, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Mathias Ham Historic Site, National Rivers Hall of Fame, and RiverWorks Discovery remain champions for conservation, preservation, and dynamic learning experiences. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com.

Quilts Of Valor®
November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

View a display of quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation in the historic rotunda and on the third floor during regular library hours. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2021, more than 280,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. 360 W 11th St. carnegiestout.org.

Equus
November 5–6 @ 6 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present Equus by Peter Shaffer. Martin Dysart, an aging and troubled child psychiatrist, takes on the case of his life in this famous dramatic play. Young Alan Strang is pushing against the boundaries of society and has taken it too far, way too far. It is up to Dysart to save Strang’s sanity and perhaps his very soul. Through their unique relationship, Dysart just may be able to safe himself as well. “Equus has been a favorite amongst directors, producers, and actors alike. With dramatic elements of religion, passion, society versus individualism, civilization versus the wild, and self-discovery, the University of Dubuque is honored to be bringing it to Dubuque in the majestic Butler Hall,” Wolf said. Free. dbq.edu.

Coach’s Grand Opening Festivities
November 5–7
Coach’s Grand (Cuba City, WI)

Opening festivities include live music by Don Heffernen on Friday, Nov. 5 from 8 to 11 p.m.; an autograph signing with Cuba City graduate and Chicago White Sox pitcher Theo Denlinger on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. plus live music by Adam Bartels Band Saturday night from 8 to 11 p.m.; and a euchre tournament (RSVP in advance) Sunday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and meat and cheese paddles Sunday during the Packer/Chiefs game starting at 3:25 p.m. 122 S Main St, Cuba City, WI. 608-744-2520.

St. Anthony Church Used Book Sale
Saturday, November 6 @ 8 AM–6 PM
Sunday, November 7 @ 8 AM–1 PM
St. Anthony Church Basement

St. Anthony Catholic Church is raising funds to help alleviate world hunger by hosting a used book sale. The sale of used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will take place in the church basement. A free will donation will be accepted for all purchases. All proceeds will be used to purchase meal ingredients for a Take Away Hunger food packaging event. Take Away Hunger is a food relief organization that unifies teams of people who raise money, purchase, and package a specialized rice-based soy casserole mixture which is used locally and overseas providing nutritious meals to starving children and families. Free will offering. 1870 St. Ambrose St. 563-581-3839.

Rumble by the River
November 6–7 @ 9 AM
Five Flags Arena

The double elimination tournament start at 9 a.m. both days. Champions in each division will receive the Golden Catfish! Custom medals will be handed out for 2nd through 6th place. $15 Spectators, free for children 5 and younger. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. RumbleByTheRiver.com.

1st Annual Builders and Collectors Society Farm Toy Show
Saturday, November 6 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Teaching seminars will be held throughout the show. Youth tractor build on Saturday at 10 a.m. while supplies last. $7 per day; $15 weekend; kids 12 and under free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-608-5408. dbqfair.com.

Hope & Healing Grief Retreat
Saturday, November 6 @ 9 AM–4:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
You can take an active role in your grief journey, accessing tools to move from grief to hope. Research has proven that creativity is one of those tools. Join for a day of workshops and inspirational speeches designed to facilitate healing in those who grieve, including a board intended to envision your life without your loved one, contemplative photography, breathing exercises, making an ornament in memory of your loved one, and ideas on how to survive the holidays. Presented by Jaimie Hanson, David LaBelle, and Cathy Corkery. Facilitated by Shalom Program Coordinator and certified grief counselor, Mary Potter-Kenyon. Limited scholarships available (email mkenyon@shalomretreats.org). RSVP by Nov. 2. $40. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

44th Annual National Farm Toy Show & Auction
Saturday, November 6 @ 9 AM–6 PM
Sunday, November 7 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Various locations in Dyersville, IA

The 44th Annual National Farm Toy Show & Auction is held at several locations: Beckman High School, the National Farm Toy Museum, two outdoor sales areas, east of the museum and the Commercial Club Park area. Over 200 exhibitors from approximately 20 states will be selling toys and collectibles at all of these places. The easiest way to get around is to park your car at one of these areas and then hop on a bus that will be making frequent stops at all of the locations. The buses will also include a stop at the Ertl showroom and store. Special features of this year’s show include the annual auction and display contest. The auction is held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Beckman High School and also online. View the catalog at cornwellauction.com. The annual display contest in Beckman’s gym hosts 10 youth and 9 adult participants this year. Trophies will be awarded on Saturday morning. The school and museum are open for general admission on Friday 5–8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The Commercial Club Park Area’s show hours, open to all attendees, are Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday they open at 8 a.m. Early admission times are Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. $10 GA, children 12 and under free with an adult, $30 Early admission weekend pass. 800-533-8293. toyfarmer.com.

Early Explorers: C is for Catfish
1st Saturday through August 6: November 6 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

New Diggs Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser
Saturday, November 6 @ 11 AM
New Diggings General Store & Inn (New Diggings, WI)

Head to the Diggs and enjoy some great chilis while raising a few bucks for Al. Join the fun by making your favorite chili and drop off by noon. 2944 County Rd I, Benton, WI.

Tree Ecology: Conduits to the Creator
Saturday, November 6 @ 1–3 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This walk will be an educational and contemplative look into the natural world of Sinsinawa Mound, with attention to the interrelationships between the plants, animals, humans, and the rest of the creatures that make up this community of life. Participants can also learn how to identify different plants and trees. Tim Andrews leads the walk and is a horticulturalist and educator who nurtures and stewards the natural world. RSVP by Nov. 4. $20. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Equus
November 6 @ 6 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present Equus by Peter Shaffer. Martin Dysart, an aging and troubled child psychiatrist, takes on the case of his life in this famous dramatic play. Young Alan Strang is pushing against the boundaries of society and has taken it too far, way too far. It is up to Dysart to save Strang’s sanity and perhaps his very soul. Through their unique relationship, Dysart just may be able to safe himself as well. “Equus has been a favorite amongst directors, producers, and actors alike. With dramatic elements of religion, passion, society versus individualism, civilization versus the wild, and self-discovery, the University of Dubuque is honored to be bringing it to Dubuque in the majestic Butler Hall,” Wolf said. Free. dbq.edu.

Willy Wonka’s Open Mic Night
Saturday, November 6 @ 6–9 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Hosted by Frank Washington, this family-friendly open mic puts a spotlight on live entertainment from our community. Food available provided by the Convivium Urban Farmstead. Head to Convivium from 9 to 11 a.m. for a neighborhood cleanup and receive $2 off admission plus a free breakfast. $5. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. Find “Willy Wonka’s Open Mic Night” on Facebook.

The Hype
Saturday, November 6 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom
Are you ready to rock it like the ’80s? Four rebellious rock stars, who three of them you know from Arch Allies, bring to you: The HYPE! All the rock music you know and love, brought to you by rockers themselves! Playing everything from Def Leppard to Bon Jovi to Aerosmith and more! It’s nothing but big hair, tight pants and a passion to ROCK! Out of the pure love of music, this band was formed to give you all the nostalgic feels that the 80’s had to offer. Whether you’re a head banger, an air guitarist, or just there to watch, The HYPE has got what you need! So grab your spandex, leg warmers and high waisted jeans, because you won’t want to miss a thing with The HYPE! $10. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Rainbow Rave
Saturday, November 6 @ 8 PM
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Ullsvik Hall

Key City Pride and UWP’s Alliance Student Organization team up for a special Rainbow Rave starring Rio S. Suave, Mettahdroid, Logan Blewz, Baylee U Diamond, Kylie Cass, Jonny B, Khrisstyle Infiniti-Ross, Miranda Maize, Nevae Love, Kayos Mirage, Mi Mi Sanchez, Persephone Diamond, and a special surprise guest from RuPaul’s Drag Race! 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI. facebook.com/keycitypride. 

Coach’s Grand Opening Festivities
November 6–7
Coach’s Grand (Cuba City, WI)

Opening festivities include live music by Don Heffernen on Friday, Nov. 5 from 8 to 11 p.m.; an autograph signing with Cuba City graduate and Chicago White Sox pitcher Theo Denlinger on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. plus live music by Adam Bartels Band Saturday night from 8 to 11 p.m.; and a euchre tournament (RSVP in advance) Sunday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and meat and cheese paddles Sunday during the Packer/Chiefs game starting at 3:25 p.m. 122 S Main St, Cuba City, WI. 608-744-2520.

St. Anthony Church Used Book Sale
Sunday, November 7 @ 8 AM–1 PM
St. Anthony Church Basement

St. Anthony Catholic Church is raising funds to help alleviate world hunger by hosting a used book sale. The sale of used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will take place in the church basement. A free will donation will be accepted for all purchases. All proceeds will be used to purchase meal ingredients for a Take Away Hunger food packaging event. Take Away Hunger is a food relief organization that unifies teams of people who raise money, purchase, and package a specialized rice-based soy casserole mixture which is used locally and overseas providing nutritious meals to starving children and families. Free will offering. 1870 St. Ambrose St. 563-581-3839.

Rumble by the River
November 7 @ 9 AM
Five Flags Arena

The double elimination tournament start at 9 a.m. both days. Champions in each division will receive the Golden Catfish! Custom medals will be handed out for 2nd through 6th place. $15 Spectators, free for children 5 and younger. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. RumbleByTheRiver.com.

44th Annual National Farm Toy Show & Auction
Sunday, November 7 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Various locations in Dyersville, IA

The 44th Annual National Farm Toy Show & Auction is held at several locations: Beckman High School, the National Farm Toy Museum, two outdoor sales areas, east of the museum and the Commercial Club Park area. Over 200 exhibitors from approximately 20 states will be selling toys and collectibles at all of these places. The easiest way to get around is to park your car at one of these areas and then hop on a bus that will be making frequent stops at all of the locations. The buses will also include a stop at the Ertl showroom and store. Special features of this year’s show include the annual auction and display contest. The auction is held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Beckman High School and also online. View the catalog at cornwellauction.com. The annual display contest in Beckman’s gym hosts 10 youth and 9 adult participants this year. Trophies will be awarded on Saturday morning. The school and museum are open for general admission on Friday 5–8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The Commercial Club Park Area’s show hours, open to all attendees, are Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday they open at 8 a.m. Early admission times are Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. $10 GA, children 12 and under free with an adult, $30 Early admission weekend pass. 800-533-8293. toyfarmer.com.

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.

Jerry Vaassen Annual Chili Cook-off
Monday, November 8 @ 5 PM
The OtherSide (East Dubuque, IL)
Join the East Dubuque Lions Club for the Jerry Vaassen Annual Chili Cook-off at The OtherSide. A $5 donation to the East Dubuque Food Pantry will enter you to be a judge. $5.

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.

Wood Painting: Snowman
Tuesday, November 9 @ 6–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque will guide you in painting a snowman on wood. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend, and painters can add their own personal touches. Materials will be provided. RSVP by Nov. 5. $40. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reading That Matters: Children of the Land
Tuesday, November 9 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Discuss Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. Named an NPR Best Book of the Year and written by a prize-winning poet, Castillo’s memoir is about the joys and sorrows of an undocumented family torn apart by draconian immigration policies. He recounts his and his family’s encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, ordinary lives with beauty, grace, and honesty. RSVP by Nov. 8. $6. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Building the Field of Dreams
Tuesday, November 9 @ 7 PM
Online

Spend an evening with President Thom D. Chesney and Clarke University alumna Sue Riedel ’68 as she reflects on her role in helping to bring the Field of Dreams movie to Dyersville, IA. Sue will share the story of how she came to find the farm that would eventually become the iconic set where Kevin Costner played a final game of catch with his dad and captured the hearts and minds of baseball lovers across the nation. Current student, Tucker La Belle, joins the conversation to share how Sue’s grassroot efforts provided him with a once in a lifetime internship experience when the MLB brought the Yankee’s and White Sox to the field in August 2021. Livestream from the movie site will begin at 7 p.m., but a recording will be available for your convenience. RSVP required. Free. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/building-the-field-of-dreams.

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.

Meeting Alzheimer’s: The Art and Science of Creative Dementia Caregiving—for Families, Friends, and Informal Caregivers
November 10 and 11 @ 9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
It can be difficult to understand or communicate and connect with people who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. They may say or do things that don’t make sense, or they may become upset or angry. Finding creative ways to react and respond can make a big difference in the quality of their lives and enhance ongoing relationships. Providing state-of-the-art information grounded in Alzheimer’s science, Jade Angelica will be teaching techniques drawn from spiritual practices and creative drama. So all may attend in good health, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or other scented personal-care products. To make this program a true gift for the caregivers, the workshop, program materials, and lunch are offered to family caregivers free of charge through a grant from the Bader Philanthropies, Inc. RSVP by Nov. 5. Free. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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.

Family Nature Night: Twig
Wednesday, November 10 @ 6 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)

Stop out at the Swiss Valley Nature Center for a night of family fun! This event’s topic will be on trees. Have a ‘”tree”mendous time learning all about identifying trees and doing a leaf craft as well. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

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.

Fall Collegiate Jazz Night
November 10 @ 7 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Collegiate jazz ensembles from Clarke University, Loras College, and the University of Dubuque will perform on the 7 Hills stage. Join for music, food, and fun. All ages. 1085 Washington St. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

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.

Page & Palette Book Group: Tuesday Nights in 1980
Thursday, November 11 @ 6 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Discuss Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss. Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the eighties: a gritty, not-yet-gentrified playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them: James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for the New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways, and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art. It is not until they are inadvertently brought together by Lucy Olliason–a small town beauty and Raul’s muse–and a young orphan boy sent mysteriously from Buenos Aires, that James and Raul are able to rediscover some semblance of what they’ve lost. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

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.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The American Soldier Solo Show
Thursday, November 11 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Douglas Taurel’s The American Soldier is based on, and inspired by, real stories and letters written by veterans and their families from the American Revolution through current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The one-man show reveals the struggles American soldiers face at war and their internal struggles to come back home. It strives to help us understand how and why it is so difficult for men and women in the armed services to re-enter our civilian life when they come back home. The show’s goal is to honor our veterans and say thank you to their families for their immense sacrifices to our country. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $16–$25. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Cable Car Quilters Guild Colors in Motion Quilt Show
Friday, November 12 @ Noon–7 PM
Saturday, November 13 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Dubuque Country Fairgrounds Grand Ballroom

Cable Car Quilters Guild is hosting the Colors in Motion, Fall Quilt Show—a showcase of the talents and skills of over 100 Guild members as well as quilters from around the area. The show also includes a silent auction of mini quilts/purses/totes, raffle baskets and many different quilt shops in the Merchant Mall. As a non-profit group, the Cable Car Quilters Guild raises money through this event to be used for education of local members and quilts for Dubuque area’s less fortunate. Groups that have benefitted from the skills of our local quilters include area veterans through the Quilts of Valor program, women’s shelters, Salvation Army, children’s hospitals and nursing homes. $5 Adults, $3 students, children under 12 are free. 14583 Old Highway Rd. 563-451-9909. cablecarquilters.com.

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.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Chicago Steel
November 12 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Edward J. And Cathy Gallagher Arts At Clarke Series Presents: Lion’s Den Sessions With Kate Meyrick
Friday, November 12 @ 7:30 PM
Clarke University Mary Benedict Hall Lions’ Den

Join for a night of music with Kate Meyrick. Kate is the Contemporary Music Director at St. John’s Episcopal Church and a graduate student at University of Dubuque. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Prairie Restoration
Saturday, November 13 @ 9 AM
Sunnycrest Manor

Come help cut out woody invasives from Sunnycrest Manor’s prairie. Use loppers and hand tools to help promote the diversity and growth of native prairie plants. This hilltop prairie is one of a few remnant prairies left in Dubuque County that has not been transformed by humans due to its rocky and shallow soil. 2375 Roosevelt St. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Spirituality & Justice
Saturday, November 13 @ 9–11 AM & 1–3 PM
Online
Daniel P. Horan, OFM, Ph.D will be presenting on the topic of his newly released A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege, offering a message of hope and inviting participants to educate themselves and advocate for justice. Father Dan is the Director of the Center for Spirituality and Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. He previously held the Dun Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Fr. Dan is a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and the author of 13 books. His book Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology received the 2020 First Place Award for Theology Book from the Association of Catholic Publishers. His upcoming book, The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer Journey Through Lent, is due in fall 2021. Fr. Dan regularly lectures around the United States and abroad; serves on several academic and publication editorial boards, including the St. Bonaventure University Board of Trustees and the Franciscan School of Theology Board of Regents. He is also a co-host on The Francis Effect Podcast. Presented by the Sisters of St. Francis. RSVP by Nov. 10. $20. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Cable Car Quilters Guild Colors in Motion Quilt Show
Saturday, November 13 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Dubuque Country Fairgrounds Grand Ballroom

Cable Car Quilters Guild is hosting the Colors in Motion, Fall Quilt Show—a showcase of the talents and skills of over 100 Guild members as well as quilters from around the area. The show also includes a silent auction of mini quilts/purses/totes, raffle baskets and many different quilt shops in the Merchant Mall. As a non-profit group, the Cable Car Quilters Guild raises money through this event to be used for education of local members and quilts for Dubuque area’s less fortunate. Groups that have benefitted from the skills of our local quilters include area veterans through the Quilts of Valor program, women’s shelters, Salvation Army, children’s hospitals and nursing homes. $5 Adults, $3 students, children under 12 are free. 14583 Old Highway Rd. 563-451-9909. cablecarquilters.com.

Holiday Open House
November 13 and 14 @ 9 AM–4 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Join the River Lights crew for a special Holiday Open House. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Complete Composting Workshop
Saturday, November 13 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead and Online

If you are looking to learn ALL things composting, from outdoor bins to vermicomposting to how to build your own bin, this class is for you! The morning of the workshop will be the educational portion and then after lunch (included), you will step into our workshop to build a 6’x3’x3′ outdoor bin to take home and start using immediately. $135. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. facebook.com/ConviviumUrbanFarmstead.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir
2nd Saturday through April: November 13 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required for ages 2+. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Voices Serving the Holy in All: A Singing Retreat
Saturday, November 13 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Join a retreat for people who don’t sing and for people who love to sing. Songleader Liz Rog will help you relax into the voice you were born to sing with as you share beautiful, playful, simple songs that can reshape the world. Come bring your voice to help create an island of sanity, a place of belonging. Through group singing, you’ll experience joy, a sense of success, and an expression of shared meaning. We’ll deepen our sense of communion with one another and a sense of sanctuary for all our spirits. RSVP by Nov. 8. $60. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Dubuque Healing & Psychic Fair
November 13 and 14 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Best Western Plus

Gather for reiki energy, yoga therapies, psychic readings, essential oils, gemstones  and crystals, jewelry, natural and organic skin and body care products, a Spanish Flamenco dance performance at noon, mini sessions, free hourly raffle drawings, and free holistic workshops. $5, ages 9 and under free. 3100 Dodge St. 563-213-7458. theusuireikicenter.com.

Dubuque Polar Plunge
Saturday, November 13 @ 11 AM
Schmitt Harbor Boat Ramp

Raise money for Special Olympics athletes, create a team, dress up, and take the plunge into the Mississippi River. Too chicken to plunge but still want to support Special Olympics? Sign up as a chicken and join to watch the plungers. Immediately following the plunge, enjoy food, drink, music, and prizes! 2210 Chaplin Schmitt Dr. 515-986-5520. soiowa.org/polar-plunge.

Flag Raising and Vietnam Exhibition Opening Celebration
Saturday, November 13 @ 12:30–3:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

The Marine Corps League Color Guard of Dubuque performs a flag raising ceremony, “Taps”, a reading of the names of local veterans who lost their lives and the national anthem. Veteran Navy combat photographer Ron Testa discusses his three tours of duty aboard the USS Ticonderoga and the selection of his images on view in the Museum’s galleries. Refreshments will be served. Free with museum admission. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Family Fun Art Days: Comic Strips
Saturday, November 13 @ 1–5 PM
Galena ARC Art Studio (Galena, IL)

Events for the entire family to spend time together creating art sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. Write and illustrate comic strips in November. Free. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

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.

GIT Improv
Saturday, November 13 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater
This award-winning GIT Improv comedy troupe from the Quad Cities is returning to the Bell Tower Theater for their 16th year! Watch as they create a hilarious new show right before your eyes based on suggestions from you and your fellow audience members. (If you’ve seen the TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? you’ll have an idea how this works.) Their motto is “No off-color humor—don’t need it, don’t want it. You can stand on the street and hear people cuss for free.” All ages. $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Sundown Mountain Open House + Ski/Snowboard Swap
Sunday, November 14 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Sundown Mountain

Enjoy chairlift rides, food, live music from Casey Klein, and visit the swap meet to buy/sell gently used ski equipment. Plus, this is your last chance to purchase either your Weekend or Weekday Warrior Pass for $185 and Full Season Pass for $340 before the final price increase on Nov. 15th. You could save up to $100 on your pass! Advanced purchased passes will also be available for pick up in our Mountain Center. To sell your items, bring them to Sundown on Saturday, Nov. 13. Proceeds benefit the Sundown Ski Patrol and assist with continued Outdoor Emergency Care training and education. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-556-6676. sundownmtn.com.

Holiday Open House
Sunday, November 14 @ 9 AM–4 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Join the River Lights crew for a special Holiday Open House. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

6th Annual Fall Into The Holidays
Sunday, November 14 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Jodi & KT Invite You hosts a holiday market featuring over 100 local vendors with unique crafts, boutique clothing, accessories, upcycled and repurposed items, baked goods, local wines, and more. Enjoy a refreshing drink from the coffee and tea truck or bar plus the Fairgrounds Food Stand will be open. A portion of the admission will be donated to the Urban Bicycle Food Mission in Dubuque. $2. 14569 Old Highway Rd. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Dubuque Healing & Psychic Fair
November 14 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Best Western Plus

Gather for reiki energy, yoga therapies, psychic readings, essential oils, gemstones  and crystals, jewelry, natural and organic skin and body care products, a Spanish Flamenco dance performance at noon, mini sessions, free hourly raffle drawings, and free holistic workshops. $5, ages 9 and under free. 3100 Dodge St. 563-213-7458. theusuireikicenter.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.

Grant Wood Memorial Window Talk
Sunday, November 14 @ 1:30–2:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Teri Van Dorston, assistant director at the Veterans Memorial Commission in Cedar Rapids discusses Grant Wood’s Veterans Memorial Window project for the Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Building. Free with museum admission. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles Fall Concert
Sunday, November 14 @ 5 PM
Five Flags Theater

Join the DYSE String Ensemble, Philharmonia, Wind Ensemble and Youth Orchestra for their fall concert. The DSYE is an educational outreach program of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Masks are required. $11 Adults, $6 children. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. dubuquesymphony.org.

L.May Book Group
Monday, November 15 @ 6:30 PM
L.May Eatery

Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres. Discuss Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

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.

National Philanthropy Day Celebration
Tuesday, November 16 @ 10:30 AM–2:30 PM
Grand River Center

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Tri-State Chapter (AFPGTS) honors philanthropists and volunteers whose gifts of time, expertise, and resources make a significant contribution to the success of our community. This celebration provides a unique occasion to express publicly our appreciation to those who provide and facilitate philanthropic support in our community. This year’s event will includes an optional complimentary morning workshop at 10:30–11:30 a.m., the awards luncheon at 11:40 a.m.–1:30 p.m., and an optional complimentary donor panel discussion following the luncheon at 1:30–2:30 p.m. The 2021 award recipients include: EJ Droessler, Outstanding Philanthropic Individual; East Dubuque Nitrogen Fertilizers Fighting Cancer, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization; Paul Kronlage, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser; and Courtney Leonard, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser. The morning workshop, “Charitable Impact and Tax Savings with Gifts of Assets” presented by Greg Ring, The Giving Crowd, will help you understand and implement pretax gifts using assets rather than writing a check. It will uncover opportunities for milestone gifts for those who did not even know they had the capacity. The donor panel, “The Joy of Giving”, features local philanthropists Susan Farber, Tom and Amanda Rauen, Mark Wahlert, and Dr. Liang Chee Wee, discussing what drives them to give back to our community and the impact giving has on nonprofits. RSVP by Nov. 2. $40. 500 Bell St. 563-690-9683. community.afpglobal.org/afpiagreatertristatechapter/npd/2021.

Financial Literacy with Tony Viertel: Downsize Your Debt
Tuesday, November 16 @ 6–7 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Improve your financial literacy at this in-person event with financial education expert Tony Viertel of Dupaco Community Credit Union. Tony’s presentation will focus on how to downsize your debt and will include time for audience questions. Masks are required. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. carnegiestout.org.

Spartaneous Improv Night
Tuesday, November 16 @ 6 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

The University of Dubuque Spartaneous Improv Troupe will perform comedy skits with suggestions from the audience. Greg Wolf, MA, assistant professor of theatre, advises the troupe. Free. 2255 Bennett St. dbq.edu.

Fall Studio & New Music Recital
Tuesday, November 16 @ 7 PM
Clarke University Jansen Music Hall

Hear performances and original compositions by current Clarke students. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

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: The Power of Saying No – How to Set Boundaries
Wednesday, November 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
Join She Unites at Smokestack for some much-needed socialization and community. Welcome Megan Amos, LMHC Therapist and Owner of Compass Counseling and Behavioral Health, to the She Unites stage for a conversation on The Power of Saying No. During the holiday season, and honestly year-round, women are expected to do it all. And because we are caring people, we often over-commit and let ourselves be drained by the things that don’t fill us up. Come listen to Megan give us some practical tips for setting boundaries. All are welcome. All are worthy. All belong. Freewill offering. 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.

The Annual Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience at the Meadows
Thursday, November 18 @ Noon–8 PM
Meadows Golf Course
Join the shopping fun, just in time for the holidays as the The Annual Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience at the Meadows arrives on Thursday, Nov. 18 from noon to 8 p.m. at The Meadows Golf Club in Asbury. Enjoy a relaxing and fun shopping experience with only the best small businesses in the Tri-States.  Everything from Tupperware to crafts to boutiques! We are also supporting Toys for Tots this year during the show. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the show for a FREE door prize ticket as we are giving away over $1000 worth of door prizes. Support local small business while helping kids in the area have a great Christmas. Free. 15766 Clover Ln. Find “The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience at The Meadows” on Facebook.

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+. $19. 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.

Almost, Maine By John Cariani
November 18–20 @ 7:30 PM
November 21 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

Explore love and loss in this series of nine short plays in a mythical almost-town, Almost, Maine. $10 Adult, $7 seniors, $5 non-Clarke students. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

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.

Opening Art Reception: Following Our Passion—Paintings by Rabecca Hennessey & Pamela Hiatt
Friday, November 19 @ 4 PM
Smokestack
Join local artists Pamela Hiatt and Rabecca Hennessey for an opening live art reception for Following Our Passion, on display from Nov. 19 through Dec. 17. Pamela Hiatt is a representational oil painter specializing in still life and landscapes, both in studio and plein air. Rabecca Jayne Hennessey is an impressionist oil painter whose focus is landscapes, still life, and portraits, both in studio and plein air. Hennessey and Hiatt are members of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, Society of Painters in Water-Mixable Oils, Iowa Artists, The Collective of Elkader, Iowa, and Plein Air Painters of Dubuque. Their artworks are for sale, ranging in price from $50 to $400 and size from 6’x6″ to 18″x18.” Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 2–6 p.m. with special extended hours to 8 p.m. during the Dec. 3 First Fridays event. 62 E 7th St. smokestackdbq.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.

Flashback Friday Dance
Friday, November 19 @ 7–11 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds Grand Ballroom

103.3 WJOD and the Dubuque County Fairgrounds want to take you “Back to the Country” with your favorite country dance music from the 1990 thru 2005 with Ken Peiffer. They’re bringing back “Boot Scootin Boogie,” “Tush Push,” “Watermelon Crawl,” “Electric Slide,” and even “Achy Breaky Heart.” All ages. $5. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Muskegon Lumberjacks
Friday, November 19 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Almost, Maine By John Cariani
November 19–20 @ 7:30 PM
November 21 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

Explore love and loss in this series of nine short plays in a mythical almost-town, Almost, Maine. $10 Adult, $7 seniors, $5 non-Clarke students. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Adult/Child Cooking Class: Fall Sheet Pan Dinner
Saturday, November 20 @ 4 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Create a meal together! You will bring home a delicious and nutritious family meal ready to cook at home. This fall harvest-inspired dinner includes chicken and vegetables like butternut squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, carrots, spices, and seasonings. BYO sheet pan. Lynn Kaufman is a retired culinary instructor plus dietitian and has been featured in both Taste of Home and Food Network magazines. Ages 5+. $35. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Muskegon Lumberjacks
Saturday, November 20 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Almost, Maine By John Cariani
November 20 @ 7:30 PM
November 21 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

Explore love and loss in this series of nine short plays in a mythical almost-town, Almost, Maine. $10 Adult, $7 seniors, $5 non-Clarke students. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Almost, Maine By John Cariani
November 21 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

Explore love and loss in this series of nine short plays in a mythical almost-town, Almost, Maine. $10 Adult, $7 seniors, $5 non-Clarke students. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Louise Kames Sabbatical Exhibition: I Don’t See Anything That’s Not Beautiful Reception
Sunday, November 21 @ 2–4 PM
Clarke University Quigley Gallery

Professor of Art Louise Kames explores the intricacies and hidden elements of beauty in everyday objects through this mixed media exhibition. The exhibition will be on display from Nov. 10 through Dec. 11. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

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.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: November 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Dubuque County Public Library (Asbury, IA)

Cultivate a community in Dubuque who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

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.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Des Moines
Saturday, November 27 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

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.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: A Very Electric Christmas, performed by LightWire Theater
Sunday, November 28 @ 4 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

This America’s Got Talent semi-finalist will light up your holidays with a magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits. In this heartfelt story, a young bird named Max is blown off course during a snowstorm and ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. His adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms and dancing poinsettias. Max also meets Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice, and an evil Rat King! This holiday light and dance extravaganza will make children wide-eyed with delight and melt even the hardest of hearts. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $19–$29. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

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.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Christmas at Heritage Center “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
Friday, December 3 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

This UD tradition returns to bring spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts celebrates the birth of Christ through a concert presentation featuring the John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ, UD choirs, and UD concert band with live narration. A highlight this year will be a newly commissioned work dedicated to John and Alice Butler featuring the organ and entire company of singers and instrumentalists. Composer JoAnne Harris will be present for this premiere that promises a grand finale for an evening of truly heavenly music. Complimentary holiday refreshments and live music from UD’s Jazz Ensemble will immediately follow the concert. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $14–$20. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

For A Blessed Christmas Program
Saturday, December 3 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 4 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Sacred Heart Chapel

Celebrate the Advent season with featured violin soloist, Ann Duchow, and the Clarke University ensembles. This touching portrayal of the Christmas story through musical and Biblical narrative is an annual tradition here in Dubuque. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

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.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Lil Flip, and Do or Die
December 3 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Five Flags Center’s next hip hop showcase will feature a trio of popular Midwestern acts. Headliner Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be joined by guests Lil Flip 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. Lil Flip has been a mainstay of the Texas hip hop scene since releasing his self-published debut in 2000. Since then, he’s landed multiple albums in the Top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot 200, and has cracked the top ten of the singles charts numerous times. His most successful single to date was 2004’s “Sunshine” featuring Lea, which climbed all the way to #2 on the pop singles chart. Among the most prolific artists in rap history, Lil Flip has also contributed verses to songs by the likes of DMX, Pitbull, Beyonce, and Nelly. 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.

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.

Early Explorers: D is for Duck
1st Saturday through August 6: December 4 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday through August 2: December 7 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

For A Blessed Christmas Program
Sunday, December 4 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Sacred Heart Chapel

Celebrate the Advent season with featured violin soloist, Ann Duchow, and the Clarke University ensembles. This touching portrayal of the Christmas story through musical and Biblical narrative is an annual tradition here in Dubuque. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Chicago Steel
Saturday, December 4 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.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.

Holiday Spectacular on Ice
Sunday, December 5 @ 2 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Come watch as your local Dubuque Figure Skating Academy dazzles you with their on ice holiday performance. All spectators are welcome. Doors open for seating at 2 p.m. $5. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. dbqskating.org.

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.

Early Explorers: D is for Duck
1st Tuesday through August 2: December 7 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

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.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: David Landau, Children’s Entertainer
2nd Saturday through April: December 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required for ages 2+. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

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.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday
Saturday, December 11 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Presented by the Dubuque Arts Council in cooperation with Heritage Center. Direct from New York, Broadway’s best including Dubuque native Rita Harvey sing in the New Year with Broadway Holiday! Neil Berg’s critically acclaimed musical revue will take audiences on a journey through Broadway history with an unforgettable holiday event. Featuring hits from classic shows like My Fair Lady and South Pacific to groundbreakers like West Side Story and Chicago to more recent blockbusters like Jersey Boys and Wicked, the show will also feature much-loved holiday tunes. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $29–$49. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

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.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Madison Capitols
Friday, December 17 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

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.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: December 20 @ 6:30–8 PM
Dubuque County Public Library (Asbury, IA)

Cultivate a community in Dubuque who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

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.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Waterloo Black Hawks
Wednesday, December 29 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

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.

January 2022

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Cedar Rapids
Sunday, January 2 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS U18
Friday, January 7 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Theisen’s Learn To Skate
Saturdays: January 8–February 12 @ 8:30–9 AM
Tuesdays: January 11–February 15 @ 6:30–7 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Winter ice skating has arrived! It’s time to dust off your skates and head to the ice rink. Glide into February with the next six-week Learn To Skate session, held Tuesdays or Saturday. $80. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. dbqskating.org.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: Tapestry
2nd Saturday through April: January 8 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required for ages 2+. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS U18
Saturday, January 8 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Theisen’s Learn To Skate
Tuesdays: January 11–February 15 @ 6:30–7 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Winter ice skating has arrived! It’s time to dust off your skates and head to the ice rink. Glide into February with the next six-week Learn To Skate session, held Tuesdays or Saturday. $80. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. dbqskating.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Waterloo Black Hawks
Saturday, January 15 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

School’s Out Day Camps: Are Penguins Really Birds?
Monday, January 17 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Let’s talk penguins! What makes penguins unique? What makes them birds? If they can’t fly, what do they use their wings for? Join us to discover the answers to all these questions and more! Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Green Bay
Saturday, January 22 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

February 2022

School’s Out Day Camps: Spineless
Friday, February 4 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

What do a centipede, jellyfish, and crayfish all have in common? No backbone! Come learn all about invertebrates. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Des Moines
Saturday, February 5 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Waterloo Black Hawks
Friday, February 11 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: Kristina Castañeda
2nd Saturday through April: February 12 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required for ages 2+. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Cedar Rapids
Saturday, February 12 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Madison Capitols
Thursday, February 17 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Tean USA U17
Friday, February 18 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

School’s Out Day Camps: Mammal Mania
Thursday, February 24 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Who is the true “king of the beasts?” We look at the characteristics and adaptations of various mammals to see who will best survive in different climates and habitats. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

School’s Out Day Camps: Water Worlds
Friday, February 25 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

One river can house numerous water worlds. From wetlands to main channel, the river has many different types of homes, each perfect for different types of animals. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Youngstown
Saturday, February 26 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Youngstown
Sunday, February 27 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

March 2022

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Madison Capitols
Friday, March 11 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: JazzQ
2nd Saturday through April: March 12 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required for ages 2+. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Cedar Rapids
Saturday, March 12 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Madison Capitols
Friday, March 25 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Chicago Steel
Saturday, March 26 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

April 2022

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Muskegon Lumberjacks
Friday, April 8 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: StringQ
2nd Saturday through April: April 9 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required for ages 2+. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Youngstown
Saturday, April 9 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Living Coast with Montopolis—Film, Songs, and Stories from the Texas Gulf Coast
Wednesday, April 13 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

The Living Coast performance combines original music, live narration, and cinematic images of the Texas Gulf Coast. Surfers and sailors, shrimpers and oilmen, poets and scientists all share their stories about this complicated region of serene beauty, vast industry, and incredible contradictions. Montopolis is an indie chamber music group from Austin, TX, that performs the works of composer Justin Sherburn. This is an engaging, multimedia event that combines live music with video and interactive storytelling meant to inspire people from all walks of life to consider how best to steward the land and the ocean for the next generation. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $19–$29. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

School’s Out Day Camps: Get Ready for Gardening
Friday, April 15 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Using the greenhouse as our backdrop, learn why we use them for gardening and the science behind how one works. We will help prepare to plant some seeds for the River Museum and get some seeds to take home. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Green Bay
Saturday, April 16 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Cedar Rapids
Friday, April 22 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.