Events

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 22–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

The I’s Have It: Learning to Use Your Apple Devices
October 22 and 24 @ 2:30–4:30 PM
Northeast Iowa Community College, Town Clock Business Center, Rm. 110

If you own an Apple product, are you sure that you’re getting optimal personal and/or professional use from it? By bringing and using your personal “I” during class, you will be guided though identifying its functions and operation while discussing the similarities and differences between each one. You will also receive suggestions on which apps to apply. Please bring your devices as well as your email addresses, any current Apple IDs, and know the passwords associated with each. $29. 563-557-8271 x380. nicc.augusoft.net.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 22–24, 28–31 @ 5–9 PM
October 25–27 @ 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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Canvas Painting
Tuesday, October 22 @ 6–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. Participants will paint a Halloween scene with witch’s feet. Supplies will be provided. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Fall Book Discussion: The Overstory (Session 2)
Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Richard Powers recently won the Pulitzer Prize for this sweeping, impassioned novel on trees, animals, and activism. The Overstory explores the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that conflict and who are drawn up into its unfolding challenge. Each discussion will cover roughly half of the book. Copies are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

DACU Who Are Our Dubuque Neighbors?
Tuesday, October 22 @ 7–8:30 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Speakers include Tina Lee (Mandarin Speaking Community), Neil MacNaughton (Marshallese Health Project), Megan Ruiz (Presentation Lantern Center) and Voices of the Multicultural Family Center. Donations of liquid laundry soap for Dubuque Rescue Mission and non-perishable items for Dubuque Food Pantry accepted.

Table Reading: Heisenberg
Tuesday, October 22 @ 7–9 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)

Ronn Toebaas from Galena and Margaret Scott from Chicago are Alex and Georgie who meet in a busy London train station by chance. Their encounter results in a fascinating, life-changing game. This production contains adult language and subject material. Join in a talkback after the play. $8. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.com.

Night of Grief & Mystery
Tuesday, October 22 @ 7–9:30 PM
Steeple Square

We have an idea where the monsters are. That’s where we’re headed. These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. Adults only. $40. 101 E 15th St. OrphanWisdom.com.

DockDogs World Championships
October 22–27
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

The DockDogs World Championships celebrates 20 years of DockDogs in high-flying style as it returns to the Five Flags Arena this Oct. 22 to 27. DockDogs is a dock jumping and dock diving sport for dogs. It is a fast-growing and very popular sport in the United States and Canada which has been featured on ESPN and The Outdoor Channel. The competitions run during the week with the finals taking place on Sunday. The Feature Finals begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, and tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 3–15, and free for children 2 and younger. A family bundle of four tickets is available for $20. For more information, visit DockDogs.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 22–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 23–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 23–24, 28–31 @ 5–9 PM
October 25–27 @ 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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Haunted History Walks
Linwood Cemetery
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: October 7–25 and October 30: October 23 @ 6:30 PM
Walk with a paranormal group as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque’s past. Great River Investigative Paranormal Society (GRIPS) will take people along the beautiful and peaceful paths to various graves with unique history, stories will be told. Ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting. Tours last approximately two hours. Ages 10+. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043.

Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses
October 23–26 @ 7:30 PM
October 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

Join Bell Tower Theater for their fall comedy, Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses, Oct. 11–27. Take a trip to the Lovers’ Landing Beach Hotel, a cozy little place that is “The Home of Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.” Legend has it that no one can resist its romantic mystique. That legend is put to the test when the blue-blooded Beatrice Rutherford-Smythe and her daughter visit to plan the daughter’s wedding. Beatrice immediately begins a campaign to talk her daughter, not only out of the Lovers’ Landing, but also the marriage itself. A bit of illegal gambling, a little rum running and some mistaken identities provide a comical beach adventure. Oct. 11 and 12 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

DockDogs World Championships
October 23–27
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

The DockDogs World Championships celebrates 20 years of DockDogs in high-flying style as it returns to the Five Flags Arena this Oct. 22 to 27. DockDogs is a dock jumping and dock diving sport for dogs. It is a fast-growing and very popular sport in the United States and Canada which has been featured on ESPN and The Outdoor Channel. The competitions run during the week with the finals taking place on Sunday. The Feature Finals begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, and tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 3–15, and free for children 2 and younger. A family bundle of four tickets is available for $20. For more information, visit DockDogs.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 23–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 24–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

Jim Jelinske
Thursday, October 24 @ 1–2 PM
Jo Daviess Carroll Career Technical Education (CTE) Academy (Elizabeth, IL)

Jim Jelinske speaks frequently in the Tri-State area and beyond with his company Creative Education Services. He is also very involved in Restorative Justice in Dubuque. Jim’s message with humor is fast-paced and powerful. RSVP. 950 Illinois Route #20 West, Elizabeth, IL. 815-858-2203 x122. cteacademy.net.

End of Life
Thursday, October 24 @ 1–2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Learn how to communicate with a person in the late stage of dementia and understand their emotions. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

The I’s Have It: Learning to Use Your Apple Devices
October 24 @ 2:30–4:30 PM
Northeast Iowa Community College, Town Clock Business Center, Rm. 110

If you own an Apple product, are you sure that you’re getting optimal personal and/or professional use from it? By bringing and using your personal “I” during class, you will be guided though identifying its functions and operation while discussing the similarities and differences between each one. You will also receive suggestions on which apps to apply. Please bring your devices as well as your email addresses, any current Apple IDs, and know the passwords associated with each. $29. 563-557-8271 x380. nicc.augusoft.net.

Moose Lodge Blood Drive
Thursday, October 24 @ 3–6 PM
Moose Lodge Community Room
The Moose Lodge will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a Hometown Hero T-Shirt. The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and UnityPoint in Dubuque.  To schedule an appointment, email Cathy at catann52@aol.com or schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome.  Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo ID. 2635 Windsor Ave.

CTE Academy Open House
Thursday, October 24 @ 3–7 PM
Jo Daviess Carroll Career Technical Education (CTE) Academy (Elizabeth, IL)

Tour the facility, meet the instructors, win door prizes, silent auction, and support career and technical education. 950 Illinois Highway 20 West, Elizabeth, IL. 815-858-2203. cteacademy.net.

Halloween Treat Decorating & Pumpkin Carving
Thursday, October 24 @ 5–7 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Celebrate Halloween this year by decorating treats and carving pumpkins at Convivium! Join us for a family-friendly evening where kids and adults will be able to decorate and take home graveyard bars, spook-tacular rice krispie treats, and sugar cookie cutouts. Locally-grown pumpkins will also be available to carve on the outdoor patio with samples and recipes of roasted pumpkin seeds. Visit our website for more details. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

16th Annual Shalom Shenanigans
Thursday, October 24 @ 5–8:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

The fundraising benefit for Shalom features a social, fine dining, silent auction, raffle, and fund-a-cause. This year’s dinner theme is: “Fine Dining With Upscale Fall Comfort Foods”, served family-style. RSVP. $50. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 24, 28–31 @ 5–9 PM
October 25–27 @ 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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Slightly Creepy Book Club: Zone One
Thursday, October 24 @ 5:30 PM
River Lights Bookstore

A horror Book Club. Discuss Zone One by Colson Whitehead. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391.

Trunk or Treat
Thursday, October 24 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds Parking Lot

“Trunk or Treating” is very similar to “Trick or Treating” except instead of kids going from house to house they are going from car to car for candy/treats/etc. “Trunkers” decorate their cars any way they would like for this Halloween event. Food available for purchase. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Dark Chambers
October 24–27, 31 and November 1–2
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 2019. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 11–12, 17–19, 24–27, and 31 and Nov. 1–2. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Baking Bread
Thursday, October 24 @ 6–8:30 PM
Masonic Lodge

There are few aromas that elicit the flood of good memories like that of fresh-baked bread!  Join this fun class led by two local chefs to discover just how simple it is to make delicious homemade bread.  Mmmm, can you smell it now?! If this makes your mouth water, don’t miss your chance to learn and taste-test these delicious treats. $45. 1155 Locust St. 563-557-8271. nicc.augusoft.net.

Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses
October 24–26 @ 7:30 PM
October 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

Join Bell Tower Theater for their fall comedy, Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses, Oct. 11–27. Take a trip to the Lovers’ Landing Beach Hotel, a cozy little place that is “The Home of Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.” Legend has it that no one can resist its romantic mystique. That legend is put to the test when the blue-blooded Beatrice Rutherford-Smythe and her daughter visit to plan the daughter’s wedding. Beatrice immediately begins a campaign to talk her daughter, not only out of the Lovers’ Landing, but also the marriage itself. A bit of illegal gambling, a little rum running and some mistaken identities provide a comical beach adventure. Oct. 11 and 12 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

12 Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference
October 24–25
Grand River Center
Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Iowa, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest-standing sustainability conference in the Midwest. The 12th annual conference offers innovation, education, inspiration, and collaboration on growing sustainable communities. Sessions will feature presenters with a wide range of expertise, including representatives from federal, state, and local governments, along with business and academic leaders from across the country. In addition to conference sessions, the agenda includes two keynote luncheons, mobile workshops, a breakfast plenary session, and more. RSVP. 500 Bell St. GSCDubuque.com.

DockDogs World Championships
October 24–27
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

The DockDogs World Championships celebrates 20 years of DockDogs in high-flying style as it returns to the Five Flags Arena this Oct. 22 to 27. DockDogs is a dock jumping and dock diving sport for dogs. It is a fast-growing and very popular sport in the United States and Canada which has been featured on ESPN and The Outdoor Channel. The competitions run during the week with the finals taking place on Sunday. The Feature Finals begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, and tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 3–15, and free for children 2 and younger. A family bundle of four tickets is available for $20. For more information, visit DockDogs.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 24–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 25–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 25–27 @ 5–10 PM
October 28–31 @ 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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Terror at the Grand
October 25–28
Light Fright @ 6–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8–11 PM
Grand Opera House

The Grand’s 4th annual haunted theater experience features all scares and a few fan favorites. Explore the back hallways of the 129 year old opera house, but beware…they say that the building is haunted! $7 Light Fright; $12 Full Fright. 135 W 8th St. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dark Chambers
October 25–27, 31 and November 1–2
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 2019. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 11–12, 17–19, 24–27, and 31 and Nov. 1–2. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Haunted History Walks
Linwood Cemetery
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: October 7–25 and October 30: October 25 @ 6:30 PM
Walk with a paranormal group as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque’s past. Great River Investigative Paranormal Society (GRIPS) will take people along the beautiful and peaceful paths to various graves with unique history, stories will be told. Ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting. Tours last approximately two hours. Ages 10+. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043.

Asbury Halloween Parade
Friday, October 25 @ 7–9 PM
Spring Green Dr (Asbury, IA)
Line-up begins at Lord of Life Church (corner of Hales Mill Rd. and Spring Green Dr.) and ends at Asbury Park. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Special treats for parade participants at Asbury Park. cityofasbury.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: B2wins from Brazil
Friday, October 25 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Pronounced “B-Twins” and back by popular demand, Brazilian twins Walter and Wagner have been exciting audiences worldwide with their distinctive approach to creating a signature sound. Featuring a lead electric violin and ukulele with vocals, this dynamic powerhouse sets out to shatter every stereotype of a typical band. The twins will be joined on stage by musicians on electric bass and drums. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses
October 25–26 @ 7:30 PM
October 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

Join Bell Tower Theater for their fall comedy, Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses, Oct. 11–27. Take a trip to the Lovers’ Landing Beach Hotel, a cozy little place that is “The Home of Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.” Legend has it that no one can resist its romantic mystique. That legend is put to the test when the blue-blooded Beatrice Rutherford-Smythe and her daughter visit to plan the daughter’s wedding. Beatrice immediately begins a campaign to talk her daughter, not only out of the Lovers’ Landing, but also the marriage itself. A bit of illegal gambling, a little rum running and some mistaken identities provide a comical beach adventure. Oct. 11 and 12 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Comedy Showcase
Last Friday of Every Month: October 25 @ 9 PM
Smokestack
Laugh with the best of the Midwest, hosted by Ryan Graham, featuring nationally touring comedians. $10 cover. 62 E 7th St. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2

12 Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference
October 25
Grand River Center
Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Iowa, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest-standing sustainability conference in the Midwest. The 12th annual conference offers innovation, education, inspiration, and collaboration on growing sustainable communities. Sessions will feature presenters with a wide range of expertise, including representatives from federal, state, and local governments, along with business and academic leaders from across the country. In addition to conference sessions, the agenda includes two keynote luncheons, mobile workshops, a breakfast plenary session, and more. RSVP. 500 Bell St. GSCDubuque.com.

DockDogs World Championships
October 25–27
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

The DockDogs World Championships celebrates 20 years of DockDogs in high-flying style as it returns to the Five Flags Arena this Oct. 22 to 27. DockDogs is a dock jumping and dock diving sport for dogs. It is a fast-growing and very popular sport in the United States and Canada which has been featured on ESPN and The Outdoor Channel. The competitions run during the week with the finals taking place on Sunday. The Feature Finals begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, and tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 3–15, and free for children 2 and younger. A family bundle of four tickets is available for $20. For more information, visit DockDogs.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 25–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Last Outdoor Dubuque Farmers’ Market of 2019
Saturday, October 26 @ 7 AM–Noon
Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Sweet Treats On Main
Saturday, October 26 @ 9:30 AM–1 PM
Main Street, Platteville, WI
Start with a free Halloween movie for children at 9:30 a.m. at the Avalon Theater Downtown followed by trick-or-treating of Main Street. There is also pumpkin decorating on Main, train rides at the Mining Museum, and Disney Princesses will be at Rountree Gallery. Free. PlattevilleMainStreet.com.

ATV/UTV Fun Run
Saturday, October 26 @ 10 AM
New Diggings General Store and Inn (New Diggings, WI)

It’s a ride of a different flavor and it’s become a favorite out at the Diggs! When they say dirty-side-down they really mean it with a fleet of ATVs and UTVs making stops across SW Wisconsin on the Diggs’s Fun Run. Meet at 10 a.m., ride at noon. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated vehicle and best costume. $5 for poker. 2944 Co Rd I, Benton, WI. 608-965-3231. NewDiggs.com.

Glass Art Classes
Saturday, October 26 @ 10 AM–Noon and/or 1–3 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Use your creativity and have fun as Barb McKinlay helps participants design glass masterpieces. Each piece will be unique and can be used as a decorative accessory for your home. The morning session will create glass ornaments, and the afternoon session will make a glass bowl. Come to one session or stay for both. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 26–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

Frankie’s Story
Saturday, October 26 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Sunday, October 27 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Where did Witch Hazel Green’s adopted big green son come from? Hazel is reluctant to tell him, so he sets off on a quest that takes him to visit his aunts, the Six Dancing Witches, as well as the characters in a local cemetery and the nasty goblin who lives down in a lead mine. Presented by Fever River Puppeteers. $5 Adults; $4 ages 12 and under. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-6404.

Schuster’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
October 26–27 @ 11 AM–5 PM
7541 Schueller Heights Rd
In addition to the corn maze and pumpkin patch, Schuster’s features a smaller free kids maze, bounce house, and pumpkin cannon. Admission is free. Adult corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkins, and concessions available for purchase. 563-556-2879. schusterspumpkinpatch.com.

Celebration of Life Party: Bob Troy
Saturday, October 26 @ 2–7 PM
Asbury Eagles Club (Asbury, IA)

Bob Troy passed away suddenly this June and would have 61 on Oct. 28. Celebrate his life with free music, cash bar, and a food potluck for anyone that wants to bring something to pass (but this is NOT necessary). Musicians include The Mississippi Band, Boogie Monster, HTMF, The Kruser Brothers, Big Mojo, River City Ramblers, and more. 5900 Saratoga Rd, Asbury, IA. 563-599-1252.

DockDogs World Championships
October 26–27
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

The DockDogs World Championships celebrates 20 years of DockDogs in high-flying style as it returns to the Five Flags Arena this Oct. 22 to 27. DockDogs is a dock jumping and dock diving sport for dogs. It is a fast-growing and very popular sport in the United States and Canada which has been featured on ESPN and The Outdoor Channel. The competitions run during the week with the finals taking place on Sunday. The Feature Finals begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, and tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 3–15, and free for children 2 and younger. A family bundle of four tickets is available for $20. For more information, visit DockDogs.com.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 26–27 @ 5–10 PM
October 28–31 @ 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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Terror at the Grand
October 26–28
Light Fright @ 6–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8–11 PM
Grand Opera House

The Grand’s 4th annual haunted theater experience features all scares and a few fan favorites. Explore the back hallways of the 129 year old opera house, but beware…they say that the building is haunted! $7 Light Fright; $12 Full Fright. 135 W 8th St. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dark Chambers
October 26–27, 31 and November 1–2
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 2019. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 11–12, 17–19, 24–27, and 31 and Nov. 1–2. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Haunted Mine Tour
Saturday, October 26 @ 6–9 PM
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
Our region is replete with 19th-century ghost stories, many of them passed down by the rowdy, tough, dangerous men whose job it was to mine lead – immigrants from Ireland, Wales, and Cornwall, from Germany and the American South. What more fitting place to experience the spine-tingling chills of ghost stories than 45 feet underground in a real 1845 lead mine at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums? Besides hearing these stories and others by candle-light on a guided lantern tour underground, visitors can learn their fortune and play Victorian Halloween parlor games above ground at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums. The clean-cut friendly ghosts are members of the UW-Platteville Sigma Pi fraternity. $10 Adults; $8.50 Seniors; $5 Children 5-17. 608-348- 3301. mining.jamison.museum.

Galena’s Halloween Parade & Festival
Saturday, October 26 @ 6:30–10 PM
Downtown Galena, IL
The legendary parade literally lights up Galena’s historic Main Street for the 41st year 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. The Halloween Festival from 2 to 8:30 PM at Washington and Perry Streets.

Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses
October 26 @ 7:30 PM
October 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

Join Bell Tower Theater for their fall comedy, Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses, Oct. 11–27. Take a trip to the Lovers’ Landing Beach Hotel, a cozy little place that is “The Home of Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.” Legend has it that no one can resist its romantic mystique. That legend is put to the test when the blue-blooded Beatrice Rutherford-Smythe and her daughter visit to plan the daughter’s wedding. Beatrice immediately begins a campaign to talk her daughter, not only out of the Lovers’ Landing, but also the marriage itself. A bit of illegal gambling, a little rum running and some mistaken identities provide a comical beach adventure. Oct. 11 and 12 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Colt Ford
Saturday, October 26 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Colt Ford is known for his groundbreaking hybrid of country, blues, rock and rap rhythms. With his sixth studio album, the aptly named Love Hope Faith, Ford has built a following that started with mud trucker events and graduated to arena status sharing the stage with the likes of Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, and Brantley Gilbert. In 2012, Ford co-wrote two No. 1 hits—Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” and Brantley Gilbert’s “Country Must Be Country Wide.” To date, Ford has sold more than 2 million albums and amassed more than 1 billion streams, millions more song downloads, and has 1.6 million Facebook “likes” and more than 100 million YouTube views. Ages 21+. MoonBarRocks.com.

Halloween Masquerade Ball
Saturday, October 26 @ 8 PM

Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts invites the public to the first annual Halloween Masquerade Ball, a fun and festive fall fundraiser supporting Shake Rag Alley arts and crafts programming and historic preservation. Celebrate Shake Rag Alley’s 15th anniversary and come cut a rug with us! In addition to the tunes DJ Fuzzy will be spinning from the 1960–2000s, guests can enjoy a costume contest with prizes, fortune teller, photo booth and more. Costumes and masks are encouraged. Masks will be for sale. VIP tickets have early access at 7 p.m. for a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and will receive goodies including an illuminated cocktail glass and free photo booth and fortune teller sessions. $50 GA, $65 VIP. 411 Commerce St. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.com.

Emple’s Halloween Party
Saturday, October 26 @ 8 PM
Smokestack (62 East 7th St)

This Halloween warehouse party features two stages, eight DJs, various forms of EDM (house, techno, dubstep, funk, DNB), costume contest, and a serious light show to boot. DJs include Mumbee, Koshka, Emple, Hoax., Thysbe, Exsilium, Mister Whiskerz, and Mr. Zills. $10.

Cascade Fire Department Halloween Dance
8 PM–Midnight
@ American Legion Hall (Cascade, IA)
$850 in cash prizes for costume contest and $50 attendance prize. Costume judging at 8:30 p.m. for single, couple and groups. Live music by the Ditch Lilies. $5 Adv; $6 door. You can get tickets from any Cascade Fireman.

Yardarm Halloween Party – Last Night Open
Saturday, October 26 @ 8 PM
Yardarm (1201 Shiras Ave. Ext.)

Tri-States BIGGEST Halloween COSTUME ONLY Party! You’ve never seen so many amazing costumes in one spot. Enjoy Yardarm’s last night open with live music  from Full Boar. The Bud girls will be there with  cold drinks flowing from two large bars.  There will naturally be a costume contest for Best Costume, Most Creepy, Best Group, Best Couple & More! Enjoy amazing drink specials all night including $2 “You Call It” from Midnight – Close! Join us if you’re fun! 

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 26–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Halloween Disco Brunch
Sunday, October 27 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Halloween-themed, Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring music by DJ Salad Spinner! A family-friendly disco brunch that includes a daytime dance party with funk, soul, and disco music. Brunch starts at 9 am, music from 10 am to 2 pm. No registration required – costumes encouraged! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 27–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

Schuster’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
October 27 @ 11 AM–5 PM
7541 Schueller Heights Rd
In addition to the corn maze and pumpkin patch, Schuster’s features a smaller free kids maze, bounce house, and pumpkin cannon. Admission is free. Adult corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkins, and concessions available for purchase. 563-556-2879. schusterspumpkinpatch.com.

The Lemon Sisters
Sunday, October 27 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Jansen Music Hall
Entertainment for the whole family featuring 50s and 60s songs. A portion of the benefit for Jolene Stelken. Freewill offering.

Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses
October 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

Join Bell Tower Theater for their fall comedy, Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses, Oct. 11–27. Take a trip to the Lovers’ Landing Beach Hotel, a cozy little place that is “The Home of Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.” Legend has it that no one can resist its romantic mystique. That legend is put to the test when the blue-blooded Beatrice Rutherford-Smythe and her daughter visit to plan the daughter’s wedding. Beatrice immediately begins a campaign to talk her daughter, not only out of the Lovers’ Landing, but also the marriage itself. A bit of illegal gambling, a little rum running and some mistaken identities provide a comical beach adventure. Oct. 11 and 12 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Frankie’s Story
Sunday, October 27 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Where did Witch Hazel Green’s adopted big green son come from? Hazel is reluctant to tell him, so he sets off on a quest that takes him to visit his aunts, the Six Dancing Witches, as well as the characters in a local cemetery and the nasty goblin who lives down in a lead mine. Presented by Fever River Puppeteers. $5 Adults; $4 ages 12 and under. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-6404.

Theisen’s Dog-O-Ween
Sunday, October 27 @ 3–4 PM
Theisen’s (2900 Dodge St)

Registration for the 21st Annual Dog-O-Ween Costume Contest begins at 1:30 p.m. with the costume contest beginning at 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. All dogs must be up to date on rabies and the canine Distemper/Parvo/Bordetella vaccine to enter. If your dog does not play well with others, please leave them at home. Spectators are welcome! $10 per pet goes to the Dubuque Regional Humane Society. 563-557-8222.

Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat
Sunday, October 27 @ 4–6 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s 31st Annual Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat event features a trick-or-treating route through the Wetland and onto the William M. Black. Inside the Mississippi River Discovery Center enjoy live animal programs, science experiments, and face painting. Costumes are encouraged and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Ages 12 and under. $5 Adults; $4 kids; free ages 2 and under. 350 E 3rd St. RiverMuseum.com/events.

Mystery Dinner Theater: Halloween Spooktacular
Sunday, October 27 @ 5–7 PM
Stone Cliff Winery
Join the Brew Ha Ha Players for a night of Murder Mystery fun! Somebody’s come to drink somebody’s wine—or is that blood? This Halloween Spooktacular is so gut busting that they haven’t hammered out all of the details. Just know it will be deliciously intriguing with an extra side of hilarity, and definitely some blood and guts. RSVP Required. $59.95. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100 x203. StoneCliffWinery.com.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 27 @ 5–10 PM
October 28–31 @ 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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Terror at the Grand
October 27–28
Light Fright @ 6–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8–11 PM
Grand Opera House

The Grand’s 4th annual haunted theater experience features all scares and a few fan favorites. Explore the back hallways of the 129 year old opera house, but beware…they say that the building is haunted! $7 Light Fright; $12 Full Fright. 135 W 8th St. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dark Chambers
October 27, 31 and November 1–2
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 2019. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 11–12, 17–19, 24–27, and 31 and Nov. 1–2. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Windows 10 Operating System Essentials
Monday, October 28 @ 6–9 PM
Northeast Iowa Community College, Town Clock Business Center, Rm. 105

As Microsoft introduces its new operating system to replace Windows 8, spend a couple hours getting comfortable with the core features of Windows 10. We’ll start by helping you understand the role of an operating system as the primary foundation and interface on your computer. Windows 10 offers some compelling features including Cortana, the brand new Microsoft personal assistant, and a new start menu. Some of its default settings, however, don’t provide the best performance or usability, so we’ll advise you about changes to settings that will improve your user experience. Whether you’re new to Windows altogether or just upgrading from a previous version, you’ll find what you need to get going with Windows 10. $45. 563-557-8271 x380. nicc.augusoft.net.

DockDogs World Championships
October 27
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

The DockDogs World Championships celebrates 20 years of DockDogs in high-flying style as it returns to the Five Flags Arena this Oct. 22 to 27. DockDogs is a dock jumping and dock diving sport for dogs. It is a fast-growing and very popular sport in the United States and Canada which has been featured on ESPN and The Outdoor Channel. The competitions run during the week with the finals taking place on Sunday. The Feature Finals begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, and tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 3–15, and free for children 2 and younger. A family bundle of four tickets is available for $20. For more information, visit DockDogs.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 27–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 28–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 28–31 @ 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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Terror at the Grand
October 28
Light Fright @ 6–7:30 PM
Full Fright @ 8–11 PM
Grand Opera House

The Grand’s 4th annual haunted theater experience features all scares and a few fan favorites. Explore the back hallways of the 129 year old opera house, but beware…they say that the building is haunted! $7 Light Fright; $12 Full Fright. 135 W 8th St. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque Halloween Parade
Monday, October 28 @ 6:30 PM
Main St Parade Route
Ghosts and goblins of all ages will converge once again for perhaps the most popular parade of the year in Dubuque thanks to Townsquare Media stepping up and taking over the venerable family-favorite event. The parade follows the usual parade route, ending at Washington Park. Scores of groups come out in full costumed madness for a super-fun hour in the streets of Dubuque. 

Make Music Day Information Meeting
Monday, October 28 @ 7–8 PM
Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)

Arts Wisconsin is teaming up with Make Music Day, a worldwide celebration of music, to get people, organizations, businesses and communities throughout Wisconsin interested and involved in music and community, and to promote Make Music Day in Wisconsin as an annual event. Meet with Aaron Friedman of the Make Music Alliance and Anne Katz of Arts Wisconsin. The next Make Music Day will happen worldwide on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Refreshments provided. RSVP. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. akatz@artswisconsin.org.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 28–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 29–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 29–31 @ 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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Call for auditions: The Forgiving & The Forgetting
October 29 and 30 @ 6:30–9 PM
Roshek Building (700 Locust St)

Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s is producing a dramatic reading/radio play of The Forgiving & The Forgetting for the purpose of audio/video recording to be given to radio programs for older adults and uploaded onto podcast and YouTube formats for free public access. Since this production is a dramatic reading, script/lyric memorization is not necessary. Auditions will be held at the Roshek Building on Oct. 29 and 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Audition scenes are upon request. Contact: jadeangelica@gmail.com. The performance will be recorded on Nov. 20 and 24 from 6–9:30 p.m. The cast includes 4 major speaking/singing parts, 2 medium speaking parts (1 sings a duet), 4 minor speaking parts, and 1 narrator. There is one all-cast song. The play runs for 45–50 minutes. For full audition information, contact Director Suzie Wright (563-451-7914; suzie42366@aol.com) or Jade Angelica, writer and Director of Healing Moments (563-582-4727; jadeangelica@gmail.com). For more information about Healing Moments, visit HealingMoments.org.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 29–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 30–31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesday, October 30 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 30–31 @ 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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Film Screening: Overdue
Wednesday, October 30 @ 6 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Aigler Auditorium

Written and directed Iowa filmmaker Stephen Folker, Overdue is a comedy horror film about Carl, a mild-mannered library custodian by day and self-appointed overdue book collector by night. Follow Carl as he makes his list and hunts down his prey, exacting literary justice in a most unique and gruesome manner. Folker will introduce the film and answer audience questions after the screening. This film is not yet rated, but is intended for a mature audience. Runtime is 110 minutes. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Call for auditions: The Forgiving & The Forgetting
October 30 @ 6:30–9 PM
Roshek Building (700 Locust St)

Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s is producing a dramatic reading/radio play of The Forgiving & The Forgetting for the purpose of audio/video recording to be given to radio programs for older adults and uploaded onto podcast and YouTube formats for free public access. Since this production is a dramatic reading, script/lyric memorization is not necessary. Auditions will be held at the Roshek Building on Oct. 29 and 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Audition scenes are upon request. Contact: jadeangelica@gmail.com. The performance will be recorded on Nov. 20 and 24 from 6–9:30 p.m. The cast includes 4 major speaking/singing parts, 2 medium speaking parts (1 sings a duet), 4 minor speaking parts, and 1 narrator. There is one all-cast song. The play runs for 45–50 minutes. For full audition information, contact Director Suzie Wright (563-451-7914; suzie42366@aol.com) or Jade Angelica, writer and Director of Healing Moments (563-582-4727; jadeangelica@gmail.com). For more information about Healing Moments, visit HealingMoments.org.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: October 30 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. 62 E 7th St. adamsdanceconnection.com/

Autumn Acorns and Apples
Wednesday, October 30 @ 6–7:30 PM
Francis House

Enjoy an evening with friends reflecting on the beauty of Autumn through meditative prayer and art. Your creativity will shine through when you design your very own autumn picture using wooden pallets. This experience, led by Lori Apel and Jo Myers-Walker, promises to highlight the beauty of the season. We will end the evening enjoying fresh apple pie! RSVP by Oct. 25. $5. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-583-9786. osfdbq.org/canticleofcreation.

Haunted History Walks
Linwood Cemetery
Wednesday, October 30 @ 6:30 PM
Walk with a paranormal group as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque’s past. Great River Investigative Paranormal Society (GRIPS) will take people along the beautiful and peaceful paths to various graves with unique history, stories will be told. Ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting. Tours last approximately two hours. Ages 10+. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043.

Silent Sky
October 30–November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Loras College Hoffmann Hall St. Joseph Auditorium

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Presented by the Loras Players, the theatre production arm of Loras College’s Division of Communication & Fine Arts. $15. loras.edu/campus-life/involvement/loras-players.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 30–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
October 31, November 1, January 20, February 7, 20, and 21 @ 9 AM–Noon and 1–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The School’s Out Ed-Venture camps provides elementary age youth with fun and educational full-day or half-day programs at the River Museum on select dates when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. Programs for 2019-20 include: Upcycling Trash to Treasure, Monsters Among Us, RouteMasters Expedition, Superpower Dogs, Sub-Zero Survivors, Super Science, and Magic at the Museum. New this year, wrap-around care will be provided beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. to assist working parents. Additionally, while full day participants may bring lunch from home, the River Museum now offers the opportunity to order a sack lunch at the time of registration. RSVP by one week prior to the camp. $50/full day, $30/half day Members; $60/full day, $35/half day non-members. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/edventures.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA
Enjoy hay and barrel rides, petting zoo, and bounce houses for the kids. Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, squash and pie pumpkins, plus other goodies for purchase. Free. 563-872-4728.

Feed The Need Luncheon
Thursday, October 31 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Roshek Building

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and its youth grantmaking board, the Youth Area Philanthropists (YAPPERS), announce the 15th annual Feed the Need silent auction and soup luncheon. Stop by for lunch which includes several varieties of soup and bread provided by local eateries. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items donated by local businesses. Proceeds will support 2020 YAPPERS grants. Each year the YAPPERS receive grant requests from local youth-serving nonprofit organizations. The high school students have the opportunity to review grants, go on site visits and make funding decisions to benefit local youth. In the spring of 2019, the YAPPERS awarded $10,175 to local nonprofits. The YAPPERS are composed of 30 students from all three Dubuque high schools. They spend the academic year learning about community issues affecting local youth. Feed the Need began as part of the Empty Bowls Project, a national youth poverty awareness campaign, and the YAPPERS use the event to increase local awareness, community involvement and charitable giving focused on improving the lives of Dubuque’s youth. $10. 700 Locust St. 563-588-2700. dbqfoundation.org/YAPPERS. 

Memory Café
Thursday, October 31 @ 1-2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
The Fever River Puppeteers will join us with their Halloween marionettes! Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Trick’r Treat at Shake Rag Alley
Thursday, October 31 @ 5–7 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 come to Shake Rag Alley after the Mineral Point Halloween Parade. Children of all ages will meet friendly (not scary) costumed characters who will be passing out Halloween treats throughout our campus. This Mineral Point tradition is enjoyable for the whole family and is 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.com.

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 2019. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for The Wounded Warrior Projects. 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.

Dubuque Trick or Treat
October 31, 5:30–7:30 PM
@ City of Dubuque
Be safe and have fun!

Dark Chambers
October 31 and November 1–2
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 2019. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 11–12, 17–19, 24–27, and 31 and Nov. 1–2. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Proactive Grieving: Healing Body, Mind, Soul, and Spirit
Thursday, October 31 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Proactive Grieving is an organic, user friendly approach to processing loss that is groundbreaking and innovative. Based on 30 years of research and actively companioning the bereaved, Proactive Grieving is an organic, user friendly approach in processing loss and part of a paradigm shift in bereavement consciousness that fosters resiliency. Facilitated by Mitch Carmody. RSVP by Oct. 28. $15. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Silent Sky
October 31–November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Loras College Hoffmann Hall St. Joseph Auditorium

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Presented by the Loras Players, the theatre production arm of Loras College’s Division of Communication & Fine Arts. $15. loras.edu/campus-life/involvement/loras-players.

Halloweenies at Convivium
Thursday, October 31
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Stop by the Convivium patio during the City’s normal trick-or-treat hours for a free Halloweenie (aka: hot dog)! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
October 31–November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
November 1, January 20, February 7, 20, and 21 @ 9 AM–Noon and 1–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The School’s Out Ed-Venture camps provides elementary age youth with fun and educational full-day or half-day programs at the River Museum on select dates when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. Programs for 2019-20 include: Upcycling Trash to Treasure, Monsters Among Us, RouteMasters Expedition, Superpower Dogs, Sub-Zero Survivors, Super Science, and Magic at the Museum. New this year, wrap-around care will be provided beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. to assist working parents. Additionally, while full day participants may bring lunch from home, the River Museum now offers the opportunity to order a sack lunch at the time of registration. RSVP by one week prior to the camp. $50/full day, $30/half day Members; $60/full day, $35/half day non-members. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/edventures.

World Community Day
Friday, November 1 @ 9:30 AM
Rockdale United Methodist Church

Loras College Summer Peace Institute for High School Students and how to create peace in our lives. Stacia McDermott, co-director of Peace Institute/Director of Loras College Spiritual Life and Peace & Justice will speak. Hosted by Church Women United. 1500 Old Mill Rd. 563-556-1394.

Sound Bites Luncheon
Friday, November 1 @ 11:30 AM
Dubuque Golf & Country Club
A delicious buffet will be followed by insightful commentary from Maestro Intriligator and featured artist Grace Clifford. RSVP by Oct. 30 at noon. $15. 1800 Randall Place. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Fall Into Art
Friday, November 1 @ 5 PM
Downtown Dubuque
A free art tour around downtown Dubuque, organized by Dubuque Main Street. A combination of gallery owners, curators, educators, students, and working artists will welcome you into their spaces to share their collections of paintings, pottery, photography, mixed media art, installation art, design graphics, and more. Locations likely to include: Carnegie-Stout, Outside the Lines, DuMA, DAAC, Creative Adventure Lab, UW-Platteville, Smokestack/Clarke, Studio Works and U.D. Free Trolley.

Dark Chambers
November 1–2
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 2019. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 11–12, 17–19, 24–27, and 31 and Nov. 1–2. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Passing Zone, comedy jugglers
Friday, November 1 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
The Passing Zone is the most inventive and funny juggling duo working today. You’ll have a difficult time deciding whether to hang onto your chair as chainsaws fly through the air, hold your breath as the Passing Zone performs world-class skills, or grab your stomach as you double over in laughter. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Silent Sky
November 1–November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Loras College Hoffmann Hall St. Joseph Auditorium

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Presented by the Loras Players, the theatre production arm of Loras College’s Division of Communication & Fine Arts. $15. loras.edu/campus-life/involvement/loras-players.

Intuition for Business & Personal Growth Workshop
November 1–2
Hirshbach

Sergio Rojas of Vitality by Sergio & Kristina Castaneda of Embody Renegade Wellness, LLC – brings you this workshop with Kathrin M. Wyss – spiritual holistic healer and business consultant/coach. This dynamic workshop will activate your inner resources and thus support you in business and your personal life. Kathrin M. Wyss, combines her strong spiritual healing practices and connections along with step-by-step cognitive interventions rooted in conscious coaching and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), allowing for a deeper level transformation which facilitates mental, emotional, and physical health and healing, as well as the authentic and aligned growth. Organic vegetarian lunch included on Saturday. $149 adv/$179 door. 2460 Kerper Blvd. srojaskcastaneda.com.

41st Annual National Farm Toy Show
November 1–3
Dyersville, IA
Filling Beckman High School, The National Farm Toy Museum and the Commercial Club Park, highlights include a Collectors Dinner on Saturday at Royal Lanes, a sanctioned Micro-Mini Pull at Commercial Club Park in South Building on Saturday at 11 AM and Sunday at 9 AM plus the National Farm Toy Show® Auction at 10 AM Saturday at Beckman Auditorium (1325 9th St. SE.). The granddaddy of farm toy shows draws about 6,000 people each year. ToyFarmer.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
November 1–5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Wheels for the World Donations
Saturday, November 2 @ 8 AM–Noon
Clarke University Catherine Byrne Hall Entrance

The Clarke University Organization of Student Physical Therapists (COSPT) is seeking donations of used or broken wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, or other assistive devices. The items will be donated to Wheels for the World, a non-profit organization that refurbishes the devices and sends them to countries without access to such devices. Wheels for the World collects the items that are refurbished by inmates at a correctional facility in Kansas. The wheelchairs are then shipped worldwide where teams of physical or occupational therapists, wheelchair mechanics, and others assist with distribution. The gift of a wheelchair or other assistive device can transform the life of a person with a disability. If unable to donate that day, call 563-588-6382 to make arrangements to drop items off.

St. Anthony’s Used Book Sale
Saturday, November 2 @ 8 AM–6 PM
Sunday, November 3 @ 8 AM–1 PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church O’Malley Hall

All books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks have been donated and are very reasonably priced. All proceeds will be used to fund Take Away Hunger meal ingredients and packaging. Cash donations, gently used books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and volunteers are welcome. 1870 St. Ambrose. 563-581-3839. nknipper11@gmail.com.

Christmas Garage Sale
Saturday, November 2 @ 8:30–11 AM
St. John’s Lutheran Church

Decorations and gifts will be available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit The Open Closet. 1276 White St. 563-495-0885. almosthomedbq.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 2–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Our Redeemer Preschool Art & Craft Show
Saturday, November 2 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Hand-crafted baskets, woods, upcycled art, needle craft, custom t shirts, jewelry, fall decor, wall art, Christmas decor, delicious baked good and more. Free. 2145 JFK Rd. 563-852-5220. orlpreschool.org.

Planting an Amaryllis Bulb
Saturday, November 2 @ 9 AM
Dubuque County Extension Office
The Dubuque County Extension Office is hosting an educational Amaryllis Bulb Planting event.  Participants will plant their own amaryllis bulb to take home and learn proper bulb care. All ages. RSVP by Oct. 31. $20/bulb. 14858 West Ridge Ln, Suite 2. 563-583-6496. rakruse@iastate.edu. extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/content/planting-amaryllis-bulb.

Basics of Wood Turning Workshop
Saturday, November 2 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Convivium is excited to offer Basics of Woodturning – a one day workshop for beginners that will cover the basic tools and techniques of spindle and bowl turning. Taught by master woodworker, Lyndal Anthony, students will not only learn technique but gain hands-on experience turning wood to create a woodcarver’s mallet and a rustic bowl out of green wood. Space limited to six participants. Class fee covers all materials and instruction. $80. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Clarke Pride Football
VS Culver-Stockton College: Saturday, November 2
VS William Penn University: Saturday, November 9
1 PM @ Dubuque Senior High School Dalzell Field (1800 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University competes in the NAIA’s Heart of America Athletic Conference and their 2019 schedule includes 11 dates against HEART foes, including six home games. The remaining home games are Nov. 2 against Culver-Stockton College and Nov. 9 against William Penn University. All home games take place at Dalzell Field and kickoff is at 1 p.m. Miguel Regalado is the head coach of the Pride and took on this role in June of 2017. He was formerly the offensive coordinator at Baker University in Baldwin, KS. For more information, contact clarkepride@clarke.edu or visit ClarkePride.com.

Green Burials
Saturday, November 2 @ 1–4 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Shedd Farley of Natural Path Sanctuary and the Farley Center (Verona, WI) will introduce participants to various methods of final disposition from ancient times through the 20th century and what may lie ahead in the 21st century. By looking at cultural, technical, and societal development, participants can better discern whether green burial or a different method is right for them. Discussion of the logistics involved in the final disposition and the different roles that cemeteries, funeral homes, and families play will also be addressed. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Wanderlust: The Desire To Travel Concert
Saturday, November 2 @ 3 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

Take a journey with the University of Dubuque Wind and Jazz Ensembles as they explore numerous cultures, time-periods, and styles of music. The concert will be under the direction of Cassandra Bechard, wind ensemble conductor, and Nolan Hauta, jazz ensemble conductor. Free. dbq.edu/FPAcalendar.

Center Grove United Methodist Church Fall Auction
Saturday, November 2 @ 5 PM
Center Grove United Methodist Church
Crafts, holiday items, baked goods, farm fresh meats, candies, jams, and more. 3140 Brunskill Rd. 563-582-8157.

Music for Hope
Saturday, November 2 @ 5–11 PM
The Driftless
This benefit for the Avery Foundation has a little bit of something for everyone. Musical guests are Fever River String Band, Cosmobilly Band, Boom Street Drifters, Prairie Creek Station, Megan Gloss, and The New Feral Cats ranging from bluegrass to blues to jazz to R&B. Cash bar. Food included. $40. Facebook.com/AveryFndtn.

Dark Chambers
November 2
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 2019. Taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, Dark Chambers will run Oct. 11–12, 17–19, 24–27, and 31 and Nov. 1–2. $5 Light Fright; $15 Full Scare; $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 2: Mozart to Mendelssohn
Saturday, November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We continue exploring the theme of Youth with the local debut of young violin virtuoso Grace Clifford and works by child prodigies Mozart and Mendelssohn. Hear the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s octet, a masterpiece written at age 16, in the composer’s own transcription for orchestra. Ravel’s elegant and masterful Mother Goose Suite includes movements such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Secret Garden”. Finally, Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony—an audience favorite—never fails to put a smile on one’s face, even as its surprises sometimes startle us.
Featured Pieces:
Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16
Mendelssohn: “Scherzo” from Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, op. 20
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64—featuring Grace Clifford, violin
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major (Surprise)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Silent Sky
November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Loras College Hoffmann Hall St. Joseph Auditorium

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Presented by the Loras Players, the theatre production arm of Loras College’s Division of Communication & Fine Arts. $15. loras.edu/campus-life/involvement/loras-players.

41st Annual National Farm Toy Show
November 2–3
Dyersville, IA
Filling Beckman High School, The National Farm Toy Museum and the Commercial Club Park, highlights include a Collectors Dinner on Saturday at Royal Lanes, a sanctioned Micro-Mini Pull at Commercial Club Park in South Building on Saturday at 11 AM and Sunday at 9 AM plus the National Farm Toy Show® Auction at 10 AM Saturday at Beckman Auditorium (1325 9th St. SE.). The granddaddy of farm toy shows draws about 6,000 people each year. ToyFarmer.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
November 2–5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

St. Anthony’s Used Book Sale
Sunday, November 3 @ 8 AM–1 PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church O’Malley Hall

All books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks have been donated and are very reasonably priced. All proceeds will be used to fund Take Away Hunger meal ingredients and packaging. Cash donations, gently used books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and volunteers are welcome. 1870 St. Ambrose. 563-581-3839. nknipper11@gmail.com.

34th Annual Heartland Rails Model Train Show
Sunday, November 3 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds Grand Ballroom

Fun for the whole family, find over 170 tables in the 15,000 sq. ft. ballroom. Buy or sell. Enjoy displays and videos. Food and beverages available for purchase. $4 Adults; $1 kids. 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Compass Course
Sunday, November 3 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)

During this class we’ll cover some of the requirements needed to fo orienteering. We’ll learn how to use a compass and then put our skills to the test on an orienteering scavenger hunt. Please dress for going off trail (suggested long pants and sleeves.) Free. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. 563-556-6745. DubuqueCounty.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 2: Mozart to Mendelssohn
Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We continue exploring the theme of Youth with the local debut of young violin virtuoso Grace Clifford and works by child prodigies Mozart and Mendelssohn. Hear the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s octet, a masterpiece written at age 16, in the composer’s own transcription for orchestra. Ravel’s elegant and masterful Mother Goose Suite includes movements such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Secret Garden”. Finally, Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony—an audience favorite—never fails to put a smile on one’s face, even as its surprises sometimes startle us.
Featured Pieces:
Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16
Mendelssohn: “Scherzo” from Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, op. 20
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64—featuring Grace Clifford, violin
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major (Surprise)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Quilts of Valor
Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Aigler Auditorium

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library and the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation honor local veterans. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Quilts of Valor® will be on display Oct. 21–31. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. Since its inception in 2003, the foundation has awarded more than 230,000 quilts to service members and veterans across the country. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

UFOs of Wisconsin: Watch the Sky
Sunday, November 3 @ 2–3 PM
Platteville Public Library (Platteville, WI)

Listen to researcher, author, and lecturer Chad Lewis relate Wisconsin’s rich history of UFO and alien encounters. From mysterious objects in the sky to face-to-face encounters with unearthly beings, this free presentation will offer astonishing tales of the unexplained. Free. 225 W. Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-7441 x4. plattevillepubliclibrary.org/calendar.

41st Annual National Farm Toy Show
Sunday, November 3
Dyersville, IA
Filling Beckman High School, The National Farm Toy Museum and the Commercial Club Park, highlights include a Collectors Dinner on Saturday at Royal Lanes, a sanctioned Micro-Mini Pull at Commercial Club Park in South Building on Saturday at 11 AM and Sunday at 9 AM plus the National Farm Toy Show® Auction at 10 AM Saturday at Beckman Auditorium (1325 9th St. SE.). The granddaddy of farm toy shows draws about 6,000 people each year. ToyFarmer.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
November 3–5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
November 4–5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Toddler Time
November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
November 9, December 7, January 11, February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Mead Brewing Workshop
Tuesdays: November 5 and 12 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Learn to brew mead using honey produced by Convivium’s bees! Join beekeeper and avid mead brewer, Ry Meyer, for this two-day class where you will learn all about the ancient, alcoholic drink made from fermented honey AND get hands-on experience making your own bottle of this ancient brew to take home. From honeycomb to the corked bottle, this class is a complete overview of mead-making and drinking – different varieties available to sample each night! $65. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Meet Authors Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton
Tuesday, November 5 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, the authors of  2019 All Community Reads Book Picking Cotton will visit Dubuque. The author event has been made possible by a grant from the Dubuque Racing Association. 405 Main St. dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR to learn more!

Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour
Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
The award-winning TV comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is coming to Dubuque in an all-new LIVE show featuring Joel Hodgson, original host and the creative vision behind the beloved TV and Netflix comedy series for more than three decades, in his final live tour. $29–$69. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

All Community Reads: Picking Cotton
November 5
Various Locations in the Tri-State Area
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will launch its All Community Reads program in Dubuque on Oct. 1, 2019. The book selected for this first-time, community-wide reading program is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo. Free books will be available at various locations while supplies last, and supporting events will be held throughout the area Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Visit dubuque.lib.ia.us/ACR for complete details. “Picking Cotton” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she misidentified as her attacker and sent to prison for 11 years. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton recount the harrowing details of their tragedy, challenging our ideas about memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and healing power of forgiveness. The goal of the All Community Reads program is to have as many people as possible read the book and connect through their shared experience. Furthermore, the subject matter of the book is intended to engage the community in thoughtful discussion of racial and social inequities, restorative justice, and the aftermath of trauma.

Natural Solutions to Diabetes
Wednesday, November 6 @ 12:15–12:45 PM
Statera

Learn steps you can take today to lower your risk factors and reverse pre-diabetes naturally. Dr. Lor Hutchison, Kathy Brown-Miner. Free; lunch for $8. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
First Wednesday of every month: November 6 @ 7 PM
Backpocket Brewing
Dubuque Area Humanists will hold a casual, informal discussion group. This meeting is a chance to socialize, relax, and discuss whatever anyone wants. Non-Members welcome.

Knife Skills & Sharpening
Thursday, November 7 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
A sharp knife and strong knife skills can dramatically shorten the time you spend in the kitchen and give you the confidence to tackle any recipe. In this class, Convivium chef, Tomas, will take you beyond dicing and julienne to explore basic and advanced knife techniques and put your skills to use making a homemade mirepoix, a flavor base used in a variety of stocks, soups, and sauce recipes for participants to take home. $18. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Clue
November 7–9 @ 7 PM
Hempstead High School Auditorium

It’s 1954 and seven strangers are invited to a dinner party at a secluded mansion. They are met by the butler, Wadsworth, who reveals the real reason they are there: one of the guests has been blackmailing the others for some time and is now taking things to the next level. The blackmailer gives each of the other guests different weapon as a gift (a candlestick, dagger, lead pipe, revolver, rope, and wrench respectively), suggesting that one of them commit a murder to avoid exposure and humiliation. When he turns out the lights, a gunshot rings out. When the lights are turned back on, the remaining members of the dinner party have a mystery to solve. $5. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. sites.google.com/site/hempsteadspeechandtheater.

Murder Mystery: A 1969 Happening
Friday, November 8 @ 5:30 PM
Saturday, November 16 @ 5:30 PM
Sundown Mountain
It’s July 20, 1969, the night of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and Cassiopeia and the Constellations are doing a reunion performance of their smash hit “Love beyond the Stars.” The party is hosted by Cassi-O’s perfect sister Mia, the writer of the manners column and “Supperware” dealer who finds fault with her hippie-dippie sister’s loose ways. Can Mia’s fiancee, Arthur Dontest, keep it contained for his uptight future spouse? Will Senator Beauregard’s “spook” agent, Percy, find the microfilm? Will Venus Chanteuse be able to break free of a bad contract with Tex’s record company to go solo? It’s a night of laughs with dinner, drinks, and a chance to guess whodunit! $60. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-542-6064. dielaughingmurdermystery.com.

The Driftless Grand Opening
Friday, November 8 @ 6–10 PM
The Driftless 
A Met Gala style fashion show competition featuring: a taste of The Driftless cuisine, hand crafted cocktails, music by Kristina Castañeda, and more! P.S. Styling along with local salons and boutiques present their collaborative “look” and compete for some fabulous prizes. Tickets include fashion show entry, one signature cocktail and appetizers from our southern inspired menu. A portion of the proceeds will be going to purchase items for Toys for Tots. $50. 168 E 10th St. facebook.com/thedriftlessdbq.

Clue
November 8–9 @ 7 PM
Hempstead High School Auditorium

It’s 1954 and seven strangers are invited to a dinner party at a secluded mansion. They are met by the butler, Wadsworth, who reveals the real reason they are there: one of the guests has been blackmailing the others for some time and is now taking things to the next level. The blackmailer gives each of the other guests different weapon as a gift (a candlestick, dagger, lead pipe, revolver, rope, and wrench respectively), suggesting that one of them commit a murder to avoid exposure and humiliation. When he turns out the lights, a gunshot rings out. When the lights are turned back on, the remaining members of the dinner party have a mystery to solve. $5. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. sites.google.com/site/hempsteadspeechandtheater.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 9–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Milk Parties
Saturday, November 9 @ 9:30–11:45 AM
Statera

Knowing about breastfeeding and what to expect is a good idea before your baby arrives. This hands-on, interactive class will give you the knowledge you need to feel ready to meet your baby and start the breastfeeding journey. Moms are encouraged to have a support person come along for the class. $40/couple. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

L&MOP Concert Series: Heartland Harmony Dubuque
Saturdays: November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Northeast Iowa School of Music hosts Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP), a free and fun monthly concert series that introduces children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music…. and a lollipop!

Toddler Time
November 9, December 7, January 11, February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
December 3, January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Clarke Pride Football
VS William Penn University: Saturday, November 9
1 PM @ Dubuque Senior High School Dalzell Field (1800 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University competes in the NAIA’s Heart of America Athletic Conference and their 2019 schedule includes 11 dates against HEART foes, including six home games. The last home game is Nov. 9 against William Penn University. All home games take place at Dalzell Field and kickoff is at 1 p.m. Miguel Regalado is the head coach of the Pride and took on this role in June of 2017. He was formerly the offensive coordinator at Baker University in Baldwin, KS. For more information, contact clarkepride@clarke.edu or visit ClarkePride.com.

St. Mary’s Reunion
Saturday, November 9 @ 1–4 PM
Steeple Square
All St. Mary’s alumni, former parishioners and friends of St. Mary’s Catholic Church are invited to join for the St. Mary’s Reunion. The event features a walking timeline of St. Mary’s history, a brief Steeple Square presentation, light snacks and cash bar. Be sure to stay for class photos to be taken! RSVP. Free. 101 E 15th St. 563-235-3584. events@steeplesquare.com.

Sustainable Faith: Renewable Energy and Congregations
Saturday, November 9 @ 1–4 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Join Sinsinawa Mound, Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light, RENEW Wisconsin, and other organizations for a workshop about renewable energy in faith communities. Participants will be introduced to a faith perspective on the moral and equity imperative for clean energy and be presented with opportunities for advancing clean energy at the personal or congregational level. Participants will also learn about local and regional projects or initiatives that increase the availability and use of clean energy. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Tony Orlando: Casino Entertainer of the Year
Saturday, November 9 @ 3 and 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Tony Orlando is best known for his No. 1 hit song “Knock Three Times,” which became the top song of 1971 and sold more than six million copies. The hit single was also featured in the movie Now and Then. Orlando’s follow-up hit “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” became the No. 1 song in 1972. His other hits include “Sweet Gypsy Rose,” “Who’s in the Strawberry Patch with Sally,” “Mornin’ Beautiful” and “Steppin’ Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight).” Since 1993, Orlando has performed more than 2,000 shows in Branson, MO, where he was named Branson’s Entertainer and Vocalist of the Year. He has also won three American Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Dish to Pass Holiday Food Tasting
Saturday, November 9 @ 5–7 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Looking for the perfect side dish for the upcoming holidays? Join us at Convivium for an interactive tasting event featuring a variety of unique and delicious side dishes that are perfect for taking to a family gathering or dinner party throughout the holiday season. Convivium chefs will be on hand for food demonstrations and recipes for each dish will be provided for participants to take home. A glass of wine is included with each ticket. $35. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Clue
November 9 @ 7 PM
Hempstead High School Auditorium

It’s 1954 and seven strangers are invited to a dinner party at a secluded mansion. They are met by the butler, Wadsworth, who reveals the real reason they are there: one of the guests has been blackmailing the others for some time and is now taking things to the next level. The blackmailer gives each of the other guests different weapon as a gift (a candlestick, dagger, lead pipe, revolver, rope, and wrench respectively), suggesting that one of them commit a murder to avoid exposure and humiliation. When he turns out the lights, a gunshot rings out. When the lights are turned back on, the remaining members of the dinner party have a mystery to solve. $5. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. sites.google.com/site/hempsteadspeechandtheater.

Songs of Celebration
Sunday, November 10 @ 3 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
We’ll be celebrating 20 Years of Dubuque’s Julien Chamber Choir! Julien Chamber Choir, under the direction of Kristen Eby, presents a special anniversary concert, “Songs of Celebration: 20 Years of JCC!” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound. The concert will include works in a variety of styles by Britten, Copland, Rutter, Stroope and more. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Natural Flu Remedies
Sunday, November 10 @ 4–6 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Staying healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive this flu season – your own kitchen can be the first line of defense against common illness! Join Bri Cushman, for Natural Flu Remedies, where you will learn simple, effective remedies to boost immunity and fight colds using common herbs that can be easily found year-round in most supermarkets. During class you will explore the many uses of sage, ginger, thyme, garlic, and more. $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

American Legion Veterans Day Ceremony
Monday, November 11 @ 10:30 AM
Mystique Ice Arena
Featured speaker is Joseph (Joey) Crowley is originally from Bossier City, LO. He is medically retired from the US Army in 2012. He joined the Army in 2000. His MOS was 14E Patriot System Operator and Maintainer. Joey was deployed to Iraq in 2003. Joey and his family moved to Dubuque to be closer to his wife’s family. He used the GI Bill to earn a BA in Psychology and Philosophy at Clarke University. Currently he is Senior Vice President of Operations at Hillcrest Family Services. Katie McFarland and Gery Ryan will sing. East Dubuque Drum and Bugle Corps and Dubuque Fire Pipe and Drums will perform. A chili feed follows at 11:30 a.m. at the Dubuque American Legion Post #6 clubroom (1306 Delhi St) for $1/bowl.

Canvas Painting
Tuesday, November 12 @ 6–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide participants step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. Supplies will be provided. These are fun classes for those who have never painted and experienced painters. Painting: Let’s be home. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reading That Matters Book Discussion Club: The Far Away Brothers
Tuesday, November 12 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Discuss “The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life” By Lauren Markham (reporter and high school worker for immigrant youth). This book is the deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who at age 17 become unaccompanied minors, escaping El Salvador’s violence to stay alive and their struggle to build new lives in California.  It shows the reasons they feel they must leave their home country and tells of their (sometimes) harrowing trip. The reader then follows them as they navigate a new school system in a new language, work to support themselves while attempting to pay down mounting coyote debts, and face their day in immigration court, all while trying to deal with the normal triumphs and pitfalls of teenage life. Sr. Eileen Miller OSF was the former Programming Director for Shalom and continues to facilitate reading and writing programs at the Center. RSVP the Monday before the event. $6. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 13 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Roshek Building Lobby

American Red Cross and IBM host a blood drive. Schedule an appointment online at redcrossblood.org. Walk-in’s are welcome. 563-275-0597.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: November 13 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
Thursday, November 14 @ 11:45 AM–1:30 PM
Grand River Center
The Tri-State area is filled with organizations and individuals working and donating to improve quality of life for all members of our community. Please join us in a luncheon celebrating philanthropy and the good works it supports. Awards will be given to members of the community. Proceeds benefit the local Greater Tri-State Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, who seek to advance philanthropy and promote professionalism in the fundraising field. $40. 500 Bell St. 563-556-7878. afpgts.org.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: HIPLET Ballerinas
Friday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Direct from Chicago, Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop, and urban dance styles rooted in communities of color. Its signature style has been specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all. Featuring 10 dancers, performances incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques, and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe – all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 15–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 16–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Celebrate Spirit! Behold the Divine Light Within
Saturday, November 16 @ 9 AM–3:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Gail Meyer enjoys celebrating the delightful story of women’s spirit in all its forms, colors, and possibilities using sculpture, poetry, photography, and music. She shares her wonderful collection of miniature sculptured figures, which represent many of the delightful and beautiful aspects of women’s spirit flowing from the Divine light within. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

The Life and Times of George Wallace Jones
Saturday, November 16 @ 2–3:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Sinsinawa Mound was at one point the seat of power for the vast Wisconsin Territory, which spanned from the Canadian border and Lake Michigan west to the Pacific Ocean. The Wisconsin Territory was the largest geographic territory or state in the Union of States, and its author and public servant, General George Wallace Jones, was a national figure who originally came to the area in 1828 and staked claim to Sinsinawa Mound and the surrounding 1,000 acres. John Pregler will present on the fascinating life of Jones, with particular attention to his key role in the development of Sinsinawa Mound, Dubuque, and the tristate area. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Murder Mystery: A 1969 Happening
Saturday, November 16 @ 5:30 PM
Sundown Mountain
It’s July 20, 1969, the night of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and Cassiopeia and the Constellations are doing a reunion performance of their smash hit “Love beyond the Stars.” The party is hosted by Cassi-O’s perfect sister Mia, the writer of the manners column and “Supperware” dealer who finds fault with her hippie-dippie sister’s loose ways. Can Mia’s fiancee, Arthur Dontest, keep it contained for his uptight future spouse? Will Senator Beauregard’s “spook” agent, Percy, find the microfilm? Will Venus Chanteuse be able to break free of a bad contract with Tex’s record company to go solo? It’s a night of laughs with dinner, drinks, and a chance to guess whodunit! $60. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-542-6064. dielaughingmurdermystery.com.

Country Star Logan Size
Saturday, November 16, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Born and raised in Kansas, Mize has three albums under his belt. In 2009, his first self-titled album was released and shortly thereafter, in 2010, Logan signed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music. In 2012, his second album Nobody in Nashville was released, which peaked at #49 on the US Country chart. Over the next five years Logan hit the road and toured the US and UK, attracting and winning over new fans at every stop along the way. In 2017, his latest album Come Back Road was released and debuted in the top 20 Billboard Country Albums and reached no. 2 on the iTunes Country Charts. Propelled by the album’s popularity, “Ain’t Always Pretty,” eclipsed 30 million streams on Spotify in 2018. Mize has opened concerts for Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Eric Church and The Band Perry, among others. Tickets from $15. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: November 16 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 16–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Disco Brunch Buffet
Sunday, November 17 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring music by DJ Salad Spinner! A family- friendly disco brunch that includes a daytime dance party with funk, soul, and disco music. Brunch starts at 9 am, music from 10AM–2 pm. No registration required! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Jungle Book, presented by Kidoons and WYRD Productions of Canada
Sunday, November 17 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
A new theatrical adaptation of the works of Rudyard Kipling reimagined through modern eyes. Immersive sound and multimedia transports audiences from the urban jungle to relive Mowgli’s childhood in the jungles of India. With Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and more, Jungle Book brings beloved characters to life in a way never before witnessed. Eye-popping video, shadow-play, and original music make this family production a magical experience. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Biggest Little Farm Movie and Food Drive
Sunday, November 17 @ 3 PM
Avalon Theater (Platteville, WI)

“The Biggest Little Farm” chronicles the eight year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, “The Biggest Little Farm” provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. Bring non-perishable food items for the Platteville Food Pantry. Hosted by Grant County Rural Stewardship with a grant from Thrivent Financial. Free. 

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 17–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Lunch & Learn: Chair Yoga
Monday, November 18 @ 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Learn sample Chair Yoga poses to relieve tension in neck, shoulders, and back. Learn how Yoga is a blend of strengthening, stretching, and relaxing. Instructed by Deb May who has over 18 years teaching experience. Includes lunch. RSVP 4 days before the event. $15. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
Third Monday of every month: November 18 @ 7 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Discuss a specific topic or invite a speaker to come and share their knowledge about some subject. 1699 Iowa St.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 18–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure!
Tuesday, November 19 @ 6 PM
Wednesday, November 20 @ 6 PM
Five Flags Arena
The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure during the hit live stage show. $19–$95. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Cooking with Quinoa
Tuesday, November 19 @ 6–8:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Difficult to pronounce, but delicious to eat, quinoa (keen-WAH) is a versatile superfood that will quickly become a must-have in your pantry. Join Convivium Chef, Saralyn, for Cooking with Quinoa as she explains everything you need to know about this gluten-free, protein- packed seed. You will make a Fall Quinoa Salad, a Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, and Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Casserole. You will then enjoy each of the three dishes, recipes will be provided to take home. $30. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 19–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Ed Curry Soup & Chili Cook-OFF
Wednesday, November 20 @ 4:30–6:30 PM
Jo Daviess Carroll Career Technical Education (CTE) Academy (Elizabeth, IL)
Enjoy soup from CTE instructors and teachers. Proceeds benefit the Ed Curry College Scholarship Fund. 950 Illinois Highway 20 West, Elizabeth, IL. 815-858-2203. cteacademy.net.

PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure!
Wednesday, November 20 @ 6 PM
Five Flags Arena
The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure during the hit live stage show. $19–$95. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 20–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Memory Café
Thursday, November 21 @ 1-2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
We’re meeting a week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Song leader Liz Rog will help us relax into the voices we were born to sing with as we share beautiful, playful, simple songs that can reshape the world. Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 21–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

30th Annual Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend
November 22–23
Downtown Galena, IL
Celebrate the new vintage with wine-inspired lunches, dinners and tastings in Galena, IL. The official release of the Le Beaujolais Nouveau wine is delivered by Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery delivers their Nouveau wine via horse-drawn wagon. Galena comes alive with a multitude of offerings: vineyard tours, wine dinners, wine tasting, lodging, shopping and spa specials. NouveauWeekend.com.

Voices Serving the Holy in All: A Singing Retreat
November 22–23
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This retreat is for people who don’t sing and for people who love to sing. Song leader Liz Rog will help us relax into the voices we were born to sing with as we share beautiful, playful, simple songs that can reshape the world. Bring your voice to help create an island of sanity, a place of belonging. The songs are relevant to the world we’re tending and are easy to keep singing in our everyday lives. Through group singing, we experience joy, a sense of success, and an expression of shared meaning. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 22–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 23–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Cable Car Square Christmas Candlewalk
Saturday, November 23 @ 5–8 PM
Cable Car Square (4th & Bluff St)
Hundreds of luminaries will line Bluff and 4th Streets lighting the way as families gather at the foot of the famed Fenelon Place Elevator waiting for the Jolly ‘ol Elf himself along with the Missus to ride the last cable car trip of the year! Throngs of people will gather, singing songs accompanied by KAT-FM. This is an amazing event for kids of all ages. 

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas
Saturday, November 23, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
The Texas Tenors will perform a special Christmas concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” accompanied by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. The trio has accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special “You Should Dream.” They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the United Kingdom and China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States. They were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine and recently made their Canadian debut at the world-renowned Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. For more information, visit the Heritage Center website or call the Farber Box Office at 563.585.7469.

30th Annual Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend
Saturday. November 23
Downtown Galena, IL
Celebrate the new vintage with wine-inspired lunches, dinners and tastings in Galena, IL. The official release of the Le Beaujolais Nouveau wine is delivered by Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery delivers their Nouveau wine via horse-drawn wagon. Galena comes alive with a multitude of offerings: vineyard tours, wine dinners, wine tasting, lodging, shopping and spa specials. NouveauWeekend.com.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 23–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Sunnycrest Holiday Bazaar
Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30–4 PM
Sunnycrest Manor

Silent auction, raffle, rummage sale and food cart! Sponsored by The Sunnycrest Manor Auxiliary; all proceeds benefit resident activities/special needs. Any cash/check donations can be made to Sunnycrest Manor Auxiliary and sent/dropped off to 2375 Roosevelt St. in Dubuque. 563-690-3547. DubuqueCounty.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 24–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 25–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 26–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: November 27 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. 62 E 7th St. adamsdanceconnection.com/

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 27–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
November 28–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 28–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Annual Day After Thanksgiving Blood Drive
Friday, November 29 @ 6:30 AM–Noon
American Red Cross

33rd Annual Day After Thanksgiving Blood Drive. Free long sleeved t-shirt, while supplies last, and a $5 Amazon.com giftcard, via email. Special canteen snacks provided by local sponsors. Appointments can be made online at redcrossblood.org or call Nicole at 563-275-0597.

Reflections in the Park
November 29–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Comedy Showcase
Last Friday of Every Month: November 29 @ 9 PM
Smokestack
Laugh with the best of the Midwest, hosted by Ryan Graham, featuring nationally touring comedians. $10 cover. 62 E 7th St. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 29–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 30–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Reflections in the Park
November 30–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 30–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
December 1–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
December 1–5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
December 2–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
December 2–5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Toddler Time
December 3, January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
December 7, January 11, February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Reflections in the Park
December 3–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Canvas Painting
Tuesday, December 3 @ 6–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide participants step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. Supplies will be provided. These are fun classes for those who have never painted and experienced painters. Painting: Snowman. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

2019 Roshek Holiday
December 3–5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
December 4–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
First Wednesday of every month: December 4 @ 7 PM
Backpocket Brewing
Dubuque Area Humanists will hold a casual, informal discussion group. This meeting is a chance to socialize, relax, and discuss whatever anyone wants. Non-Members welcome.

2019 Roshek Holiday
December 4–5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 4–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 5–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
Thursday, December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 5–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 6–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Christmas at Heritage Center: The Sound of Christmas with special guest, Elisabeth von Trapp
Friday, December 6 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Celebrating year seven, this UD tradition once again promises to bring renewed 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 UD choirs and UD Wind Ensemble with live narration and special music from guest artist Elisabeth von Trapp. Elisabeth is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp of The Sound of Music fame. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Merry Millwork Market
December 6–7
Dubuque Millwork District
A unique holiday shopping experience featuring the best of local crafts, sips and bites benefiting non-profits of the Dubuque Millwork Collective.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 6–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale
Saturday, December 7 @ 7:30–11:30 AM
Rockdale United Methodist Church
Cookies, breads, candies, crafts, florals, wreaths, knitted items and more! Your one stop shop for holiday goods. RSVP if you would like to donate anything. Free. 1500 Old Mill Rd. 563-590-5598. rockdaleum.org.

The Territory Holiday Market
Saturday, December 7 @ 8:30 AM–1:30 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club Social Hall (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.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: December 7–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Grief Retreat: Journey toward Wholeness
Saturday, December 7 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Throughout life, we experience the loss of people, places, and things. Retreatants will reflect on loss to discover how it can lead to greater wholeness and holiness. Reflection questions include, “What have been the losses in my life?” “How have I dealt with the grief of the loss?” “Do the people who have died live on in my life?” “How do I find hope in the midst of the pain of the loss?” Sister Mary Hopkins, OP, a certified grief specialist, will lead the day. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Shopping with Santa
Saturday, December 7 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Peosta Community Centre (Peosta, IA)
Come do some Christmas shopping and let your kids see Santa, get a picture taken with him, and get a small present from him that day! 7896 Burds Rd, Peosta, IA.

Santa Day
Saturday, December 7 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)
Photos with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are a holiday tradition at Shake Rag. They’ve promised to return for a photo-op appearance from 10 a.m. to noon. At Santa’s Workshops, find everything you need to decorate a one-of-a-kind gingerbread cottage. Christmas crafts and decoration supplies will be provided. Decorate a cookie with frosting and sprinkles. Prices vary per activity. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.com.

Toddler Time
December 7, January 11, February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Holiday Family Concert
Saturday, December 7 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Theater
This is a shorter program with holiday music and sing-alongs, approximately one hour in length. Children are invited to get a free photo taken with Santa following the concert. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Reflections in the Park
December 7–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Traditional Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 7 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 8 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Dubuque Chorale, members of the Heartland Ballet Company, and a guest performer join the DSO in an enchanting combination of familiar holiday favorites and exciting new music.
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Merry Millwork Market
Saturday. December 7
Dubuque Millwork District
A unique holiday shopping experience featuring the best of local crafts, sips and bites benefiting non-profits of the Dubuque Millwork Collective.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 7–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Remembering Our Loved Ones at Holiday Time
Sunday, December 8 @ 1:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

This ecumenical service will honor family and friends who have died by displaying a personalized ornament on a tree in Queen of Rosary Chapel. This service is a living memorial and provides an opportunity for families and others to experience a new and meaningful ritual. After the service, participants will be able to take the ornament and place it in the home during the holiday season. To remember a loved one(s) with an ornament at this service, please contact Janice at (608) 748-4411, ext. 811. Deadline for ornaments is Nov. 27. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: A Christmas Carol (kids edition), performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre
Sunday, December 8 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
An intimate production of this perennial holiday favorite and perhaps the best loved Christmas story of all time, this musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment, and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 8–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 8–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 9–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays
Monday, December 9 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Composed of 15 soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, along with music director Marcus Printup, bring a beloved New York tradition to Dubuque with Big Band Holidays. Featuring soulful, big band versions of classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World,” and “Brazilian Sleigh Ride,” Big Band Holidays is an uplifting program showcasing some of the most charismatic singers on the planet. This concert will be no exception, featuring amazing vocals from Denzal Sinclaire and Alexis Morrast. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 9–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 10–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 10–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: December 11 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Reflections in the Park
December 11–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 11–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 12–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

A Magical Cirque Christmas
Thursday, December 12 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. $27–$125. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 12–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 13–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 13–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: December 14–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

L&MOP Concert Series: Callie Mescher, Music Together Neurodynamic
Saturdays: December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Northeast Iowa School of Music hosts Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP), a free and fun monthly concert series that introduces children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music…. and a lollipop!

Reflections in the Park
December 14–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Dancing in December
Saturday, December 14 @ 6–10 PM
Steeple Square

Join Adam’s Dance Connection for an evening of social dancing, dance lessons, light snacks and a cash bar to support Steeple Square. $15 before Dec. 10; $20 door. 563-235-3584. events@steeplesquare.com.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 14–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Jim McDonough & His Orchestra & Singers: Holiday Grande 2019
Sunday, December 15 @ 2:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
It’s beginning to SOUND a lot like Christmas! “Iowa’s Own Pianist” Jim McDonough and his orchestra and singers have announced a statewide tour this holiday season with a dazzling all-new production benefiting Camp Courageous (CampCourageous.org). This spectacular holiday stage production — new for 2019 — features acclaimed International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at a concert grand piano, his professional 14-piece orchestra, a cast of sensational singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season. The tour will deliver the message of Christmas in a production perfect for all generations. “We’ve put together the grandest ‘Holiday Grande’ yet,” McDonough says. “It’s elegant, it’s exciting, it’s filled with spectacular musical arrangements, and it benefits a wonderful organization.” For the past twelve years, McDonough’s holiday tour has benefitted Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities. $29–$54. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. PianoFavorites.com.

Reflections in the Park
December 15–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 15–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 16–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
Third Monday of every month: December 16 @ 7 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Discuss a specific topic or invite a speaker to come and share their knowledge about some subject. 1699 Iowa St.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 16–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 17–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 17–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 18–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 18–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 19–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Oak Ridge Boys Down Home Christmas
Thursday, December 19 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
For almost 30 years, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans’ holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs, plus their own classic hits! $33–$123. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 19–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 20–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 20–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: December 21–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Reflections in the Park
December 21–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: December 21 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 21–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Toys For Tots Kids’ Christmas
Sunday, December 22 @ Noon–3 PM
Five Flags Arena
One gigantic and completely FREE Christmas bash hosted by Toys For Tots, The Dubuque Police Department and 365ink and sponsored by Theisen’s and Paramount Ambulance. Hundreds of local kids enjoy music, dancing, inflatable rides, treats, plus photos with Santa as well as Frozen characters. And every kid gets a free Star Wars plush toy set just for coming.

Reflections in the Park
December 22–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 22–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 23–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 23–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 24–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 24–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 25–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 25–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 26–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 26–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 27–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 27–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: December 28–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Reflections in the Park
December 28–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 28–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 29–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 29–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 30–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 30–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 31–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 31–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Reflections in the Park
Wednesday. January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 1–5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 2–5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 3–5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: January 4–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Retro Rewind
Saturday, January 4 @ 10 AM–7 PM
Five Flags Center
Enjoy a day of music, shopping, hot rods, kustoms, and vintage motorcycles on display. Check out the vendors selling their original art, shirts, stickers, patches etc. in the automotive vendor area. Vintage guitars will be on display and dealers will be selling off some rare items in the guitar vendor row.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 4–5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Toddler Time
January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
January 11, February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Steep Canyon Rangers
Friday, January 10 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Perhaps best known for their collaborative work with comedy legend Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers (SCR) has affirmed their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The Grammy Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk to create something original. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: January 11–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

L&MOP Concert Series: String Q: Featuring Faculty from Northeast Iowa School of Music
Saturdays: January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Northeast Iowa School of Music hosts Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP), a free and fun monthly concert series that introduces children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music…. and a lollipop!

Toddler Time
January 11, February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Special Olympics Iowa Winter Games
Monday, January 13
Various Locations in Dubuque
More than 400 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the state competing in Alpine and Nordic skiing, figure skating, snowshoeing, speed skating and more. The Grand River Center, Sundown Ski Area, Albrecht Acres and Mystique Community Ice Center will host the competitions and activities. SOIowa.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Ultimate Rock Hits
Friday, January 17 @ 8 PM
Saturday, January 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The orchestra joins with local rock bands to present an amazing symphonic rock experience that features chart topping hits from the ‘70s through today—a unique collaboration that has never failed to bring the house down!
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: January 18–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Ultimate Rock Hits
Saturday, January 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The orchestra joins with local rock bands to present an amazing symphonic rock experience that features chart topping hits from the ‘70s through today—a unique collaboration that has never failed to bring the house down!
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

IceFest
January 18–20
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The Museum & Aquarium will present special winter-related programs daily throughout IceFest including historic ice harvesting on the river, winter crafts, snow and ice sculptures, and eagle watching. Featured activities include professional snow and ice sculpting, traditional Native American outdoor winter games, live animal programs, winter safety demonstrations, appearances by the Dubuque Fighting Saints, and more. RiverMuseum.com.

IceFest
January 19–20
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The Museum & Aquarium will present special winter-related programs daily throughout IceFest including historic ice harvesting on the river, winter crafts, snow and ice sculptures, and eagle watching. Featured activities include professional snow and ice sculpting, traditional Native American outdoor winter games, live animal programs, winter safety demonstrations, appearances by the Dubuque Fighting Saints, and more. RiverMuseum.com.

IceFest
Monday, January 20
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The Museum & Aquarium will present special winter-related programs daily throughout IceFest including historic ice harvesting on the river, winter crafts, snow and ice sculptures, and eagle watching. Featured activities include professional snow and ice sculpting, traditional Native American outdoor winter games, live animal programs, winter safety demonstrations, appearances by the Dubuque Fighting Saints, and more. RiverMuseum.com.

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
January 20, February 7, 20, and 21 @ 9 AM–Noon and 1–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The School’s Out Ed-Venture camps provides elementary age youth with fun and educational full-day or half-day programs at the River Museum on select dates when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. Programs for 2019-20 include: Upcycling Trash to Treasure, Monsters Among Us, RouteMasters Expedition, Superpower Dogs, Sub-Zero Survivors, Super Science, and Magic at the Museum. New this year, wrap-around care will be provided beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. to assist working parents. Additionally, while full day participants may bring lunch from home, the River Museum now offers the opportunity to order a sack lunch at the time of registration. RSVP by one week prior to the camp. $50/full day, $30/half day Members; $60/full day, $35/half day non-members. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/edventures.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: January 25–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Pinocchio, presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre
Saturday, January 25 @ 10 AM and 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale Pinocchio, featuring a cast of local youth. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Galena Whiskey Weekend
Saturday, January 25 @ 1–3:30 PM and 5–7:30 PM
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)
Sip your way through winter with 175+ whiskey offerings, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a Glencairn keepsake glass. 115 S. Bench St, Galena, IL. GalenaWhiskeyWeekend.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Tom Cotter, comedian
Friday, January 31 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the breakout star of American’s Got Talent season seven. Cotter’s other media credits include The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents… Tom Cotter, and The Howard Stern Show. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 1–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Shesh Besh, the Arab-Jewish Ensemble
Presented in cooperation with the Dubuque Arts Council
Saturday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Shesh Besh is a model of mutual respect in a turbulent, violent Middle East seeking an elusive balance of East and West through music while embodying two cultures living together in harmony. Shesh Besh is comprised of two members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra alongside three of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Toddler Time
February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
February 7, 20, and 21 @ 9 AM–Noon and 1–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The School’s Out Ed-Venture camps provides elementary age youth with fun and educational full-day or half-day programs at the River Museum on select dates when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. Programs for 2019-20 include: Upcycling Trash to Treasure, Monsters Among Us, RouteMasters Expedition, Superpower Dogs, Sub-Zero Survivors, Super Science, and Magic at the Museum. New this year, wrap-around care will be provided beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. to assist working parents. Additionally, while full day participants may bring lunch from home, the River Museum now offers the opportunity to order a sack lunch at the time of registration. RSVP by one week prior to the camp. $50/full day, $30/half day Members; $60/full day, $35/half day non-members. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/edventures.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 8–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

L&MOP Concert Series: JazzQ: Featuring Faculty from Northeast Iowa School of Music
Saturdays: February 8, March 14, and April 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Northeast Iowa School of Music hosts Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP), a free and fun monthly concert series that introduces children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music…. and a lollipop!

Toddler Time
February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Princess and The Pea, performed by Lexington Children’s Theatre
Sunday, February 9 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
What does it take to be a princess? Is it bravery? Kindness? A fabulous wardrobe? Or does figuring out your royal stature have a more legume kind of nature? This fun and funky retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic determines what happens when you put “princess-ness” to the test. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Office, A Musical Parody
Tuesday, February 11 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Singing! Dancing! Paper! It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Don’t miss this hilariously loving lampoon of your favorite TV show! 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 15–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque on Ice Brewfest
Saturday, February 15 @ 1–4 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
Tri-State beer lovers, mark your calendars! Hosted once again by the Mystique Community Ice Center, Dubuque on Ice Brewfest will feature beer from 30+ breweries, plus wine, spirits, specialty cheeses, sausage and chocolates, and live music. DubuqueBrewfest.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll
Saturday, February 15 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals including Dubuque native Rita Harvey, as well as incredible rock and roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: We Shall Overcome – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring Damien Sneed
Tuesday, February 18 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s speeches. Musical Director Damien Sneed has worked with musical luminaries like Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, Diana Ross, and Aretha Franklin. This concert production features a full ensemble of vocals and instrumentals with music representing traditional and modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spirituals. UD Concert Choir and Gospel Choir are special guests. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
February 20 and 21 @ 9 AM–Noon and 1–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The School’s Out Ed-Venture camps provides elementary age youth with fun and educational full-day or half-day programs at the River Museum on select dates when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. Programs for 2019-20 include: Upcycling Trash to Treasure, Monsters Among Us, RouteMasters Expedition, Superpower Dogs, Sub-Zero Survivors, Super Science, and Magic at the Museum. New this year, wrap-around care will be provided beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. to assist working parents. Additionally, while full day participants may bring lunch from home, the River Museum now offers the opportunity to order a sack lunch at the time of registration. RSVP by one week prior to the camp. $50/full day, $30/half day Members; $60/full day, $35/half day non-members. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/edventures.

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
Friday, February 21 @ 9 AM–Noon and 1–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The School’s Out Ed-Venture camps provides elementary age youth with fun and educational full-day or half-day programs at the River Museum on select dates when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. Programs for 2019-20 include: Upcycling Trash to Treasure, Monsters Among Us, RouteMasters Expedition, Superpower Dogs, Sub-Zero Survivors, Super Science, and Magic at the Museum. New this year, wrap-around care will be provided beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. to assist working parents. Additionally, while full day participants may bring lunch from home, the River Museum now offers the opportunity to order a sack lunch at the time of registration. RSVP by one week prior to the camp. $50/full day, $30/half day Members; $60/full day, $35/half day non-members. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/edventures.

Galena Mardi Gras Pub Crawl and Parade
February 21–22
Galena, IL
Pub crawlers gather at the Green Street Tavern/DeSoto House and work their way up Galena’s Main Street Friday night ending up at The Grape Escape with live music (sign-up starts a 2 PM at the Grape Escape). Saturday evening at dusk (5:30 PM) the Mardi Gras Parade will feature all the masks and beads for which Mardi Gras parades are known. Galena nightspots will be hosting Mardi Gras celebrations, too. GalenaPubCrawl.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 22–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Family Concert
Saturday, February 22 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Theater
Featuring Peter and the Wolf and other favorites, followed by themed post-concert events.
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3: Peter and the Wolf
Saturday, February 22 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 23 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater

The tale of Peter and the Wolf comes alive onstage in this beloved symphonic fairy tale. Join us in this not-to-be missed performance featuring orchestra, guest narrator and the Heartland Ballet! Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, named for his first child and written as a surprise birthday present to his wife, was first played in their home as she woke up on her birthday. As such, it reflects a rarely heard, more intimate side of the composer.
In honor of 50th anniversary of the DSYO, the Youth Orchestra will join the professional musicians in a side-by-side performance of Beethoven’s Egmont overture. The program ends with Beethoven’s youthful Second Symphony, these “Beethoven bookends” are a thrilling way to begin our year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th.
Featured Pieces:
Beethoven: Overture to Egmont—DSYO Side-by-Side
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf—feautirng the Heartland Ballet
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 21
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Galena Mardi Gras Pub Crawl and Parade
Saturday, February 22
Galena, IL
Pub crawlers gather at the Green Street Tavern/DeSoto House and work their way up Galena’s Main Street Friday night ending up at The Grape Escape with live music (sign-up starts a 2 PM at the Grape Escape). Saturday evening at dusk (5:30 PM) the Mardi Gras Parade will feature all the masks and beads for which Mardi Gras parades are known. Galena nightspots will be hosting Mardi Gras celebrations, too. GalenaPubCrawl.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3: Peter and the Wolf
Sunday, February 23 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater

The tale of Peter and the Wolf comes alive onstage in this beloved symphonic fairy tale. Join us in this not-to-be missed performance featuring orchestra, guest narrator and the Heartland Ballet! Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, named for his first child and written as a surprise birthday present to his wife, was first played in their home as she woke up on her birthday. As such, it reflects a rarely heard, more intimate side of the composer.
In honor of 50th anniversary of the DSYO, the Youth Orchestra will join the professional musicians in a side-by-side performance of Beethoven’s Egmont overture. The program ends with Beethoven’s youthful Second Symphony, these “Beethoven bookends” are a thrilling way to begin our year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th.
Featured Pieces:
Beethoven: Overture to Egmont—DSYO Side-by-Side
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf—feautirng the Heartland Ballet
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 21
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

365 Impact Awards
Tuesday, February 25 @ 7 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The 365 Impact Awards, sponsored by Premier Bank and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, return for the 12th big year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino. The 365ink Impact Award is for those who choose to make an effort to impact the world around them 365 days a year. It’s meant for those who believe in our community and are willing to do something to make it better for everyone. The event is FREE (must be 21).

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Siberian State Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, February 27 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the 80-member Siberian State Symphony Orchestra embarks on an eight-week U.S. tour commencing in January 2020. Founded in 1977, the orchestra quickly earned a reputation as one of the best Russian orchestras. The program will include Tango from The Bolt ballet by Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninov, and Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 29–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Golden Dragon Acrobats from China
Saturday, February 29 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
The spellbinding artistry, athletics, and cirque spectacular of the Golden Dragon Acrobats (GDA) thrills audiences of all ages and represents the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Combining award-winning acrobatics, dance, music, theater, and breathtaking costumes, the 25-member troupe has traveled to all 50 states and more than 65 countries on five continents. GDA has received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway run. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Toddler Time
March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 7–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

L&MOP Concert Series: Tapestry: Playful Rock
Saturdays: March 14, and April 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Northeast Iowa School of Music hosts Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP), a free and fun monthly concert series that introduces children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music…. and a lollipop!

Toddler Time
March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 14–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dyersville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 14 @ 1:30 PM
Dyersville, IA
Ancient Order of Hibernians—Dubuque County #1 presents Dyersville’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Mass. A church celebration at 10:30 AM at St. Francis Xavier Basilica is followed by the huge parade which starts at 1 PM with route through downtown! 

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Darryl Van Leer presents The Norm of Greatness: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, March 16 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 17 @ 3:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
This stirring performance, based on the essential writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., opens with narration describing the tribulations of the Montgomery bus boycott. Dr. King’s testimony of these events is given in his passionate sermon “Early Days.” Next, the audience is transported to 1963 to witness Dr. King’s historical speech “I Have A Dream.” The Norm of Greatness also includes “The Drum Major Instinct,” “The Eulogy,” and “I See the Promised Land.” 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

BestFest 2020
Thursday, March 19 @ 5–7:30 PM
Grand River Center
A benefit to support Hospice of Dubuque is just as it sounds, a celebration of the best Dubuque has to offer, as voted on by you, the people of Dubuque. Winners will gather and give away samples of their best products. Voting happens by ballot in the Dubuque Advertiser as the event nears. It always sells out in advance, so get your tickets early. dupaco.com/bestfest.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Piano Fondue, Dueling Pianos (Madison, Wisconsin)
Friday, March 20 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Piano Fondue presents a fully-interactive, high-energy, sing-along show. Two entertainers take their places behind two baby grand pianos on stage, and the audience controls the set list on their smartphones. Audience members can visit Piano Fondue’s request website, view the set list, and manipulate it in real-time. They can add songs to the list or move songs around. The whole show is crowdsourced. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Ashley McBride
Friday, March 20, 2020, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Dubbed by NPR as “country music’s most exciting new country voice” and Rolling Stone citing she’s “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it’s that honest all-in approach that has led to The New York Times critic Jon Caramanica to opine that “the still beauty in her singing is impressive, but her easeful storytelling feels practically radical.” Her debut album was nominated for a Grammy Award. Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 21–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend
March 27–28
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)
Enjoy two days of fine wine and exquisite food prepared by some of the area’s best chefs with plenty of other fun activities all set in historic Galena, IL. Arguably the most popular event of the weekend are the Grand Tastings hosted by Family Beer & Liquor at Turner Hall, featuring over 250 wines, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and silent auction. This will sell out. 115 S. Bench St, Galena, IL. WineLoversWeekend.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 28–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4: Captivating Concert
Saturday, March 28 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 29 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We welcome TWO soloists on this program, pianist Lorraine Min and violinist Terence Tam.
Beethoven’s early piano concerto shows all the mastery of his later pieces, and it broke new ground in its exploration of new sounds for the piano and the orchestra. The Saint-Saëns concerto is thrilling and virtuosic, with gypsy flair that continues in the exciting Dances of Galanta by Hungarian composer Kodály. Humperdinck transforms Hansel and Gretel from a simple child’s tale into a lush example of German late-Romanticism.
Featured Pieces:
Humperdinck: Prelude from Hansel and Gretel
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, op. 15—featuring Lorraine Min, piano
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61—featuring Terence Tam, violin
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend
Saturday, March 28
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)
Enjoy two days of fine wine and exquisite food prepared by some of the area’s best chefs with plenty of other fun activities all set in historic Galena, IL. Arguably the most popular event of the weekend are the Grand Tastings hosted by Family Beer & Liquor at Turner Hall, featuring over 250 wines, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and silent auction. This will sell out. 115 S. Bench St, Galena, IL. WineLoversWeekend.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4: Captivating Concert
Sunday, March 29 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We welcome TWO soloists on this program, pianist Lorraine Min and violinist Terence Tam.
Beethoven’s early piano concerto shows all the mastery of his later pieces, and it broke new ground in its exploration of new sounds for the piano and the orchestra. The Saint-Saëns concerto is thrilling and virtuosic, with gypsy flair that continues in the exciting Dances of Galanta by Hungarian composer Kodály. Humperdinck transforms Hansel and Gretel from a simple child’s tale into a lush example of German late-Romanticism.
Featured Pieces:
Humperdinck: Prelude from Hansel and Gretel
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, op. 15—featuring Lorraine Min, piano
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61—featuring Terence Tam, violin
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 4–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Toddler Time
April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 11–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

L&MOP Concert Series: Kristina Castañeda
Saturday, April 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Northeast Iowa School of Music hosts Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP), a free and fun monthly concert series that introduces children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music…. and a lollipop!

Toddler Time
April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Give ‘Em Hell Harry! – President Harry Truman Tribute
Friday, April 17 @ 3:30 and 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Give ’Em Hell Harry!, written by Samuel Gallu, is a faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency. It spans his childhood, his political apprenticeship as a judge in Jackson County, Missouri, his years in the U.S. Senate, and his momentous two terms as president. Actor James Whitmore originated the role in 1975. Clifton Truman Daniel took up the mantle in October 2017, marking the first time in history a U.S. president would be portrayed onstage by a direct descendant – in this case, his oldest grandson. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 18–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Yid Vicious
Saturday, April 18 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Yid Vicious was formed in 1995 in Madison, Wisconsin, to ameliorate the woeful dearth of klezmer in America’s heartland. Klezmer is Yiddish folk music meant to inspire dancing and celebration. The band’s seven members blend their backgrounds in classical, jazz, and world music to create an experience that electrifies audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their musical arsenal consists of clarinets, fiddle, horn, vocals, guitar, accordion, tuba, drums, and sometimes theremin. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 22–26
Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 23–26
Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 24–26
Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday, April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 25–26
Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Sunday, April 26
Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Vintage Torque Fest 2019
May 1–2
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
A weekend of hot rods, motorcycles, music and more. Celebrating a range of hot rod culture, Vintage Torque Fest also features a swap meet, a model car contest, hot laps and races, hot rod-themed art and vendors, and a contest for pinup girls. VintageTorquefest.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 5: Heartland Marimba
Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
Don’t miss the sensational finale to our Classics Series, a concert that has it all! We open with a light and lively work that you’ve probably never heard, but is sure to charm and delight. Heartland Marimba performs the world premiere of a concerto for four marimbas and orchestra— a sight to behold and a sonic spectacle! A spirited “bonus” Grande Tarantelle follows. We close with a symphony that is considered by many not only to be Beethoven’s greatest, but arguably the greatest symphony by any composer.
Featured Pieces:
Bizet: Petite Suite for Orchestra (Jeux d’enfants), op. 22
Romanski: Concerto for Marimba Quartet and Orchestra—featuring Heartland Marimba Quartet
Gottschalk/Coley/Golemo: Grande Tarantelle, op. 67—featuring Heartland Marimba Quartet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 55 (Eroica)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Vintage Torque Fest 2019
Saturday. May 2
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
A weekend of hot rods, motorcycles, music and more. Celebrating a range of hot rod culture, Vintage Torque Fest also features a swap meet, a model car contest, hot laps and races, hot rod-themed art and vendors, and a contest for pinup girls. VintageTorquefest.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 5: Heartland Marimba
Sunday, May 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
Don’t miss the sensational finale to our Classics Series, a concert that has it all! We open with a light and lively work that you’ve probably never heard, but is sure to charm and delight. Heartland Marimba performs the world premiere of a concerto for four marimbas and orchestra— a sight to behold and a sonic spectacle! A spirited “bonus” Grande Tarantelle follows. We close with a symphony that is considered by many not only to be Beethoven’s greatest, but arguably the greatest symphony by any composer.
Featured Pieces:
Bizet: Petite Suite for Orchestra (Jeux d’enfants), op. 22
Romanski: Concerto for Marimba Quartet and Orchestra—featuring Heartland Marimba Quartet
Gottschalk/Coley/Golemo: Grande Tarantelle, op. 67—featuring Heartland Marimba Quartet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 55 (Eroica)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Mac and Cheese Fest
Thursday, May 7 @ 5–8 PM
Grand River Center
With three amazing years of golden, gooey pasta-loving in the books, look for more of the same decadent cheesy goodness in 2020. More than 20 area chefs bringing their A-game to the competition, plus live music, drinks and more. MacAndCheeseFestDBQ.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Ultimate Country Hits
Saturday, May 16 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Enjoy chart toppers from country music’s legendary crooners to today’s top artists. Members from local bands will join the DSO for a boot-scootin’ good time.
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Free Summer Melodies Concert
Sunday, June 28 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
The Summer Melodies concert will feature a range of soloists and musical styles, including popular light classics, movie soundtracks, rousing marches, and premieres. The winner of the Pursuit of the Podium competition will conduct one of the pieces during the concert.
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.