Events

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Notice: We will do our best to keep this list updated. If you have an event you’d like to add, send your information to events@dubuque365.com. Please contact the event host or venue if you want to make sure the event is still being held.

The Great Swiss Gnome Hunt
Friday, November 27 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)
Every year Swiss Valley staff report sightings of tiny men in red hats hiding out in nooks and crannies along the trails of the preserve. Gnomes are known to be highly skilled wood workers and deeply care for nature may be why they are found here. It’s been long said that garden gnomes are nocturnal creatures being timid and afraid of humans. They freeze during the day in hopes that no one can see them, much like rabbits do. Or perhaps they keep moseying around, it’s hard to say. Keep a safe physical distance of six feet or more from all gnomes, as well as other humans who are not a part of your group. Clues will be posted about their location closer to the event. Sponsored by the Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board. Free. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/swissvalleync.

Ohnward Festival of Trees
November 27 @ 10 AM–6 PM
November 28–29 @ Noon–6 PM

Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Bid on creative trees and beautiful wreaths, enjoy theatre entertainment, view a woodcarver, and hear students playing the piano. Find paintings, jewelry, pottery, and special seasonal gifts to fill your Christmas needs in the Drew Gallery. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
November 27–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Christmas Treasures
November 27 and 28 @ 7:30 PM
November 29 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

Christmas Treasures takes you into the fictional radio station KGOH, the Grand’s very own 1940s temporary radio station. A small cast of talented actors, Foley artists, and a piano player bring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Child’s Christmas In Wales, and A Christmas Carol to life. You can enjoy the performance from one of our limited seating options in the theater or like it would have been enjoyed in the 1940s—from the comfort of home. The Grand Opera House is offering limited socially distanced seating. Masks are required at all times. All three performances can also be streamed live for 24 hours from the performance start time. Tickets for the theater performance are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Streaming tickets are $15 for individuals or $25 for groups. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: November 28 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Ohnward Festival of Trees
November 28–29 @ Noon–6 PM

Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Bid on creative trees and beautiful wreaths, enjoy theatre entertainment, view a woodcarver, and hear students playing the piano. Find paintings, jewelry, pottery, and special seasonal gifts to fill your Christmas needs in the Drew Gallery. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
November 28–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
November 28 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Christmas Treasures
November 28 @ 7:30 PM
November 29 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

Christmas Treasures takes you into the fictional radio station KGOH, the Grand’s very own 1940s temporary radio station. A small cast of talented actors, Foley artists, and a piano player bring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Child’s Christmas In Wales, and A Christmas Carol to life. You can enjoy the performance from one of our limited seating options in the theater or like it would have been enjoyed in the 1940s—from the comfort of home. The Grand Opera House is offering limited socially distanced seating. Masks are required at all times. All three performances can also be streamed live for 24 hours from the performance start time. Tickets for the theater performance are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Streaming tickets are $15 for individuals or $25 for groups. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Ohnward Festival of Trees
November 29 @ Noon–6 PM

Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Bid on creative trees and beautiful wreaths, enjoy theatre entertainment, view a woodcarver, and hear students playing the piano. Find paintings, jewelry, pottery, and special seasonal gifts to fill your Christmas needs in the Drew Gallery. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Christmas Treasures
November 29 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

Christmas Treasures takes you into the fictional radio station KGOH, the Grand’s very own 1940s temporary radio station. A small cast of talented actors, Foley artists, and a piano player bring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Child’s Christmas In Wales, and A Christmas Carol to life. You can enjoy the performance from one of our limited seating options in the theater or like it would have been enjoyed in the 1940s—from the comfort of home. The Grand Opera House is offering limited socially distanced seating. Masks are required at all times. All three performances can also be streamed live for 24 hours from the performance start time. Tickets for the theater performance are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Streaming tickets are $15 for individuals or $25 for groups. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Virtual Lecture: Anna B. Lawther and Dubuque’s Connection to the Fight for Women’s Suffrage
Sunday, November 29 @ 2 PM
Online

The 19th amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1920. Learn more about the local impact of this important milestone and the fight to make it a reality. Dr. Anderson-Bricker will answer audience questions after her virtual lecture. RSVP required. 563-489-4225 x2224. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
November 29–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
November 30–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Your Birth: Beyond the Basics
Mondays: November 30; December 7 and 14 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Statera Lower Level

There is so much more to birthing than “breathing through contractions.”  In this class you will learn tips and tricks you won’t hear in other birth classes.  You will know how to work with your body, not against it, for a more comfortable, efficient birth. Includes one partner and all three sessions. $125. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Toddler Time: L is for Lizard
First Tuesday September through May: December 1 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: December 5 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 1–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 2–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 3–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 4–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
December 4 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Gingerbread House Land Exhibit
December 4–10
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Stroll through Gingerbread House Land on Dec. 4–10 and take part in a silent auction fundraiser for the Avery Foundation. Enter your family’s gingerbread house for a chance to win a one-night stay in the Capone Suite with a stocked refrigerator! 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Breakfast with Santa Drive-In
Saturday, December 5 @ 8–11 AM
Hotel Julien Dubuque

Instead of a sit-down breakfast with Santa, Hotel Julien is doing a drive-through Toys for Tots fundraiser. Load the car with the children; a new, unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots; and letters to Santa, and drive through Hotel Julien Dubuque’s back parking lot to drop off the toy and get breakfast served by Santa and his elves. Each child donating toy will receive a grab-and-go breakfast, ornament building kit, stocking stuffers, and candy canes. Meals are $9.50 for children and $16 for adults. 200 Main St. 563-588-5595. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Stuff the Truck for Toys For Tots
Saturday, December 5 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Theisen’s Home • Farm • Auto Dubuque (2900 Dodge St)

The 11th Annual Theisen’s Stuff the Truck event to benefit Marine Corps Toys For Tots returns Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Theisen’s in Dubuque. Radio Dubuque will supercast live at the Dubuque Theisen’s while shoppers take advantage of the annual toy sale. Bag your own great deals or donate a new toy to Toys For Tots. You can also bring in a new toy or cash and donate it at the event. Santa will pop-in during the day to greet kids from a safe distance and distribute candy canes. There will be no photo-ops with Santa this year. Marine Corps League veterans are scheduled to join the fun as well. facebook.com/DBQToysForTots.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: December 5 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Santa Day
Saturday, December 5 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)

Join Santa and his elves at the Cabinet Shop for a safe and socially distant edition of one of our favorite community events of year! Due to COVID-19, all Santa Day events will take place outside, rain/snow or shine. Santa will be on the Cabinet Shop porch for socially distanced photo ops with families at 10 a.m.–noon ($10 per photo, RSVP required). Take-and-make holiday crafts and sweet treats will be available on the Shake Rag Alley patio for all youth who register for photos. Masks and social distancing required. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Toddler Time: L is for Lizard
First Saturday September through May: December 5 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: January 5 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 5–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Mathias Ham Historic Site Holiday Tours
Saturdays: December 5, 12, and 19 @ 6 & 7 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site

The Mathias Ham Historic Site is in preparations for a Victorian Christmas that will once again feature festive tours from costumed interpreters of the home’s rich architecture and historical significance. Visitors will experience the Ham House by candlelight just as the Ham family would have prior to the invention of electricity. Holiday decorations, including a traditional Victorian Christmas tree, will bring the warmth of the Christmas season to life. Candlelight tours are offered for up to 12 individuals. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children 3-17. Members receive discounted tickets of $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 3-17. Private group day tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays in December at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. for up to six individuals for $40. Masks are required. RSVP required. 2241 Lincoln Ave. rivermuseum.com/holidays.

Holiday Fire in the Sky
Saturday, December 5 @ 6:30 PM
Downtown Galena, IL

Kick off the holiday season in downtown Galena and watch as the night sky comes alive with fireworks! They will start around 6:30 p.m. and go on rain or shine. The launch location will be Grant Park, but you will be able to view them from nearly anywhere in the downtown area. Free. 815-776-9200. facebook.com/GalenaDowntown.

For a Blessed Christmas
Saturday, December 5 @ 7 PM
Online

For a Blessed Christmas is a touching portrayal of the Christmas story through music and biblical narrative. This year’s program includes performances by the Clarke Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Rob Stull, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities; the Clarke Collegiate Singers under the direction of Dr. Amanda Huntleigh, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities; and a vocal solo by Dr. Joshua D. Glasner, Assistant Professor of Voice. Clarke University ensembles are accompanied by Anthony Capparelli, Instructor of Music and Collaborative Pianist. The featured soloist this year is Clarke University Instructor of Guitar, Marcus DeJesus ‘14. For a Blessed Christmas musical selections will include works by Steven Bryant, Giovanni Gabrieli, Alf Houkom, Franscico Nuñez, Astor Piazzola, Francisco Tarrego, and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as familiar Christmas carols. This program is available free on or after Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at clarke.edu/forablessedchristmas.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Waterloo
December 5 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

GIT Improv
Saturday, December 5 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

The incredible GIT Improv (Guys in Ties) is back live at the Bell Tower Theater. This award-winning improv troupe from the Quad Cities is returning to the Bell Tower for their 15th year! This group of professional improvisational comedians will bring their unique twist on improv to Dubuque. Watch as they create a hilarious new show right before your eyes based on suggestions from you and your fellow audience members. The show is perfect for audiences of all ages. Their motto is “No off-color humor—don’t need it, don’t want it. You can stand on the street and hear people cuss for free.” Masks required and seating is spaced for social distancing. $20. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Virtual Polar Plunge
Saturday, December 5
Online

The Polar Plunge is a signature fundraiser for Special Olympics where individuals and organizations raise money to support Special Olympics Iowa by jumping into frigid water. This year you can celebrate Polar Plunge your own way and from the comforts of your home. Send your photos to Special Olympics Iowa and enter to win prizes! soiowaorg.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Gingerbread House Land Exhibit
December 5–10
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Stroll through Gingerbread House Land on Dec. 4–10 and take part in a silent auction fundraiser for the Avery Foundation. Enter your family’s gingerbread house for a chance to win a one-night stay in the Capone Suite with a stocked refrigerator! 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 6–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Radio Broadcast: A Christmas Carol
Sunday, December 6 @ 7 PM
Online

Maquoketa Art Experience presents a radio broadcast of A Christmas Carol. http://bit.ly/maquoketaartexperience.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Gingerbread House Land Exhibit
December 6–10
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Stroll through Gingerbread House Land on Dec. 4–10 and take part in a silent auction fundraiser for the Avery Foundation. Enter your family’s gingerbread house for a chance to win a one-night stay in the Capone Suite with a stocked refrigerator! 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 7–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Geek Out! Book Club: This is How You Lose the Time War
Monday, December 7 @ 6 PM
Online

Discuss This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. A story told through letters of war and forbidden romance that was awarded the BSFA Award for Best Shorter Fiction, the Nebula Award for Best Novella of 2019, and the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novella. Ages 18+. RSVP required. 563-589-4225 x2235. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Gingerbread House Land Exhibit
December 7–10
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Stroll through Gingerbread House Land on Dec. 4–10 and take part in a silent auction fundraiser for the Avery Foundation. Enter your family’s gingerbread house for a chance to win a one-night stay in the Capone Suite with a stocked refrigerator! 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 8 @ 11:30 AM–4:30 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque

The blood drive is your chance to give back at a time when donations decrease. You can scheduled an appointment in advance. 200 Main St. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 8–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Jim Brickman Comfort & Joy at Home
December 8 @ 7:30 PM
Onine

Grammy Nominated Songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will be taking the nation by storm this holiday season with the “Comfort & Joy at Home 2020” Virtual Tour. A portion of each ticket purchased to this live event will be benefit the University of Dubuque Heritage Center. Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home, while supporting the Heritage Center during this challenging time. Brickman will bring the LIVE concert experience up close and personal by blending yuletide memories and holiday carols with his own hit songs such as, “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes” and “If You Believe.” Brickman will warm the hearts of all as sweet sounds of faith and love make spirits bright, bringing family and friends together for anything but a silent night. The Jim Brickman’s Christmas tradition continues, with a front row experience like never before. Tickets start at $40. jimbrickman.com/dubuque.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Gingerbread House Land Exhibit
December 8–10
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Stroll through Gingerbread House Land on Dec. 4–10 and take part in a silent auction fundraiser for the Avery Foundation. Enter your family’s gingerbread house for a chance to win a one-night stay in the Capone Suite with a stocked refrigerator! 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Home School Days: Discovering Bones
Second Wednesday September through January: December 9 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
Second Thursday September through January: December 10 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium or Mathias Ham Historic Site

Third through eighth grade home school, hybrid, and online learners are invited to participate in National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s Home School Days. Topics include water quality science, pioneering activities, rocks and fossils, animal identification through bones and skulls, and citizen science programming. Home School Days programming takes place at either the National Mississippi River Museum or the Mathias Ham Historic Site, depending on the program. $5 per member and $12.50 for non-member students and non-member chaperones. A parent or chaperone is required to attend with the student. rivermuseum.com/home-school-days.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 9–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: December 9 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Winter Writers Reading Series: Matt Blessing
Wednesday, December 9 @ 7 PM
Online

Matt Blessing, winner of the Council for Wisconsin Writers Kay W. Levin Short Nonfiction Award, recently retired from the Wisconsin Historical Society but remains actively engaged in studying the history of the conservation and environmental movements in Wisconsin. He is the author of “‘The inventions, though of little importance, opened all doors for me’: John Muir’s years as an inventor” in the Wisconsin Magazine of History. The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

The Healing Power of Music: Making Connections in Difficult Times
Wednesday, December 9 @ 7–8 PM
Online
Has a piece of music ever transported you to another time or place? Has music been a refuge or a source of fun, celebration, and community? Music has the power to lift and soothe the soul and gives courage in the face of difficult times. Facilitator Suzanne Holtz is the music therapist at Hospice of Dubuque and has a passion for helping people find their voice and tell their stories using music. Join her via Zoom. RSVP by Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Gingerbread House Land Exhibit
December 9–10
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Stroll through Gingerbread House Land on Dec. 4–10 and take part in a silent auction fundraiser for the Avery Foundation. Enter your family’s gingerbread house for a chance to win a one-night stay in the Capone Suite with a stocked refrigerator! 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Home School Days: Discovering Bones
Second Thursday September through January: December 10 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
Second Wednesday September through January: January 13 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium or Mathias Ham Historic Site

Third through eighth grade home school, hybrid, and online learners are invited to participate in National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s Home School Days. Topics include water quality science, pioneering activities, rocks and fossils, animal identification through bones and skulls, and citizen science programming. Home School Days programming takes place at either the National Mississippi River Museum or the Mathias Ham Historic Site, depending on the program. $5 per member and $12.50 for non-member students and non-member chaperones. A parent or chaperone is required to attend with the student. rivermuseum.com/home-school-days.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 10–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Gingerbread House Land Exhibit
December 10
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Stroll through Gingerbread House Land on Dec. 4–10 and take part in a silent auction fundraiser for the Avery Foundation. Enter your family’s gingerbread house for a chance to win a one-night stay in the Capone Suite with a stocked refrigerator! 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 11–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Chow Bella Book Group: Christmas Days
Thursday, December 10 @ 6 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Chow Bella is a book group for foodies. Discuss Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

DSO LIVE from our Living Room: Alec Bowman
Friday, December 11 @ 7–7:30 PM
Online

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra brings the symphony to your home with free live mini concerts. This is a free concert series, but donations are accepted. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Muskegon
December 11 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” featuring Tonic Sol-fa and Shaun Johnson & the Big Band Experience
December 11 @ 7:30 PM
Online

Shaun Johnson will host this never before seen virtual concert special filmed as much more than a live stream. The show features the Emmy-winning vocals of Tonic Sol-fa as well as the manic energy of a Top 5 Billboard artist with Shaun Johnson & the Big Band Experience. Viewers will experience a 60-minute virtual event from the safety of their home that includes special guests, brand new songs from an unreleased, upcoming album, live chat, and interactive question and answer, as well as the opportunity to bundle tickets with tour tees or other hand-selected items to enhance the overall experience. Ticket price is ‘pay what you can’ starting at suggested minimum of $10 per household. A portion of each ticket purchase goes to University of Dubuque Heritage Center. https://tonic-sol-fa.myshopify.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: December 12 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: December 12 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Night of the Luminaria and Living Windows
Saturday, December 12 @ 2–9 PM
Downtown Galena, IL

From 2–5 p.m., watch store windows come alive with holiday-inspired animation Living Windows. Then from 4:30–9 p.m., enter a land of enchantment with more than 5,000 candlelit luminaries on streets, steps and sidewalks. From Main Street to the hills overlooking Grant Park, all of Galena will be glowing. Free. 815-776-9200. facebook.com/GalenaDowntown.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 12–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Mathias Ham Historic Site Holiday Tours
Saturdays: December 12 and 19 @ 6 & 7 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site

The Mathias Ham Historic Site is in preparations for a Victorian Christmas that will once again feature festive tours from costumed interpreters of the home’s rich architecture and historical significance. Visitors will experience the Ham House by candlelight just as the Ham family would have prior to the invention of electricity. Holiday decorations, including a traditional Victorian Christmas tree, will bring the warmth of the Christmas season to life. Candlelight tours are offered for up to 12 individuals. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children 3-17. Members receive discounted tickets of $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 3-17. Private group day tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays in December at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. for up to six individuals for $40. Masks are required. RSVP required. 2241 Lincoln Ave. rivermuseum.com/holidays.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train at Home
Saturday, December 12 @ 7 PM
Online

Join Serena Ryder, the Trews, JoJo Mason, Logan Staats and Kelly Prescott for the beloved Holiday Train experience at your home. The CP Holiday Train raises money for food banks across North America. facebook.com/canadian.pacific.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Muskegon
December 12 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Texas Tenors “Holidays and Hits”
December 12 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena

Chart-topping vocal group The Texas Tenors will return to Dubuque for a “Holidays and Hits” concert. The Texas Tenors have played to sold-out crowds during previous appearances in Dubuque. The Texas Tenors formed in 2009 and quickly made a name for themselves, advancing to the Final Four of that year’s season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. They have since gone on to be the most successful music group among the acts that have appeared on the program. Their two most recent albums, “A Collection of Broadway and American Classics” and “Rise,” both went to #1 spot on Billboard’s US Classical and US Classical Crossover charts. They were the only American group invited to return to America’s Got Talent for its “The Champions” competition last year. The Texas Tenors have also appeared in a pair of PBS concert specials. The first, 2013’s “You Should Dream,” won a trio of Emmy Awards and was later released as a DVD and Blu-Ray. In total, the group has release eight albums and four recorded concert specials. $29–$59. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 13–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Maddie Poppe’s Acoustic Christmas
Sunday, December 13 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

Maddie Poppe, Clarksville, IA native and season 16 winner of ABC’s American Idol, released a Christmas album in November. Since her Idol victory, Maddie has appeared on TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live! with Kelly & Ryan, and the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, and performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Special Olympics, and CMA Fest in Nashville. Tickets for this event will be sold in groups of 2, 3, or 4. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in person at the box office or by calling 563-588-1305. The box office will be open Monday–Friday, noon–4 p.m. A livestream option will be available for this concert at a later date. Presented at the Grand Opera House in partnership with The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 14–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 15–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 16–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Winter Writers Reading Series: David Southward
Wednesday, December 16 @ 7 PM
Online

David Southward  is a two-time winner of the Lorine Niedecker Prize from the Council for Wisconsin Writers (2016, 2019) and the Muse Prize from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (2017; selected by Mark Doty). He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days Of Christmas: Ladies’ Luncheon
Thursday, December 17 @ 11 AM
Hotel Julien Dubuque

Enjoy lunch at Caroline’s Restaurant while viewing a fashion show presented by PJ Chapin’s Boutique. Donations will be collected for Mary’s Inn Maternity Home. $20. 200 Main St. 563-588-5595. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 17–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Santa’s Catwalk
Thursday, December 17 @ 3–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

This fashion-focused shopping event features locally owned clothing, jewelry and accessory companies. It’s time to finish off your winter look or find that perfect holiday outfit! There will also be a few area crafters and makers plus some food and beverages. Hosted by Jodi & KT Invite You. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Live(stream) with Heritage Center: Patrick Dewane
Thursday, December 17 @ 7:30 PM
Online
Patrick Dewane performed his multimedia one-man show The Accidental Hero in fall 2017 at Heritage Center. The performance brought to life archival material Dewane found in his late grandfather’s basement. Dewane will return (virtually) to Heritage Center for an in-depth interview and performance of some excerpts from a sequel to The Accidental Hero that tells a WWII story set at Christmastime. Live(stream) with Heritage Center features interviews by Heritage Center staff with special guests artists and live music presentations. Each episode is approximately 45 minutes. Join at @HeritageCTR on Facebook and Twitter as well as at @UDBQMedia on YouTube. While the series is free, donations are welcome. 563-589-3432. dbq.edu/HeritageCenter.

Illuminate the Night
Friday, December 18 @ 5–7 PM
Heritage Pond

Come and discover the wonders of the winter nighttime forest on a self led hike along the Heritage Trail that starts at the Heritage Pond. The trail will be lit by small candles. The trail is flat and stroller friendly. Pull on all your winter gear, pack some hot cocoa or cider!

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 18–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Peace on Earth, Good-Will to Dogs
Friday, December 18 @ 7 PM
Online

Fly-By-Night Productions presents an online Christmas play reading of Peace On Earth, Good Will To Dogs. This little known, family-friendly, Christmas story, takes place in a small New England town in 1906 and evokes feelings of a Dickens’ Christmas. flybynightdubuque.com.

Home Alone Trivia Night
Friday, December 18 @ 7 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Five rounds of questions will test how well you know the characters and their hijinks from Home Alone. Doors open at 6 p.m. Teams up to 8 people with cash prizes. Food and bar available. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: December 19 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 19–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Mathias Ham Historic Site Holiday Tours
Saturday, December 19 @ 6 & 7 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site

The Mathias Ham Historic Site is in preparations for a Victorian Christmas that will once again feature festive tours from costumed interpreters of the home’s rich architecture and historical significance. Visitors will experience the Ham House by candlelight just as the Ham family would have prior to the invention of electricity. Holiday decorations, including a traditional Victorian Christmas tree, will bring the warmth of the Christmas season to life. Candlelight tours are offered for up to 12 individuals. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children 3-17. Members receive discounted tickets of $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 3-17. Private group day tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays in December at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. for up to six individuals for $40. Masks are required. RSVP required. 2241 Lincoln Ave. rivermuseum.com/holidays.

Verlo Presents Holiday Ha Ha Live Comedy
Saturday, December 19 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)

Three great comedians come together in the historic and now socially-distanced home for 2020 comedy in Dubuque, the Five Flags Theater. The show takes the stage on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. Enjoy a night full of laughs from hilarious stand-up veterans Mike Mercury, Tim Sullivan, and Todd Baysinger. The evening is made possible by the generous support of Verlo Mattress Factory in Dubuque. Tickets are just $15, and the spaced-out seating is general admission. Get tickets in advance at the Five Flags Box Office or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 20–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 21–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Into the Darkness: Winter Solstice
Monday, December 21 @ 7–8 PM
Online
Join Sinsinawa Mound  to honor the longest and shortest day of the year. Share reflections, poetry, and song for this special night. This online event will be facilitated by Eric Anglada. RSVP by Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 22–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 23–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: December 23 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

The 12 Dates of Christmas
December 23 and 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

The Grand Opera House’s annual Christmas show for the grownups, The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Ginna Hoben, will have your belly shaking like a bowl full of jelly. On Thanksgiving Day, Mary discovers that her fiancé is cheating on her when she catches him on national TV kissing another woman at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. She then must navigate a year’s worth of hapless holidays and luckless romances amid the colorful characters that make up her family. This one women tour de force will star Megan Frankovich and will be directed by Sue Flogel. The play contains adult language and themes and will be presented to a socially distanced live audience. Tickets are $15 and go on sale Dec. 2. They can be purchased in person at the box office or by calling 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 24–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 25–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

The 12 Dates of Christmas
December 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

The Grand Opera House’s annual Christmas show for the grownups, The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Ginna Hoben, will have your belly shaking like a bowl full of jelly. On Thanksgiving Day, Mary discovers that her fiancé is cheating on her when she catches him on national TV kissing another woman at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. She then must navigate a year’s worth of hapless holidays and luckless romances amid the colorful characters that make up her family. This one women tour de force will star Megan Frankovich and will be directed by Sue Flogel. The play contains adult language and themes and will be presented to a socially distanced live audience. Tickets are $15 and go on sale Dec. 2. They can be purchased in person at the box office or by calling 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 26–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

The 12 Dates of Christmas
December 26 and 27 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

The Grand Opera House’s annual Christmas show for the grownups, The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Ginna Hoben, will have your belly shaking like a bowl full of jelly. On Thanksgiving Day, Mary discovers that her fiancé is cheating on her when she catches him on national TV kissing another woman at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. She then must navigate a year’s worth of hapless holidays and luckless romances amid the colorful characters that make up her family. This one women tour de force will star Megan Frankovich and will be directed by Sue Flogel. The play contains adult language and themes and will be presented to a socially distanced live audience. Tickets are $15 and go on sale Dec. 2. They can be purchased in person at the box office or by calling 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 27–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

The 12 Dates of Christmas
December 27 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

The Grand Opera House’s annual Christmas show for the grownups, The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Ginna Hoben, will have your belly shaking like a bowl full of jelly. On Thanksgiving Day, Mary discovers that her fiancé is cheating on her when she catches him on national TV kissing another woman at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. She then must navigate a year’s worth of hapless holidays and luckless romances amid the colorful characters that make up her family. This one women tour de force will star Megan Frankovich and will be directed by Sue Flogel. The play contains adult language and themes and will be presented to a socially distanced live audience. Tickets are $15 and go on sale Dec. 2. They can be purchased in person at the box office or by calling 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Winter Break Day Camps
December 28–31 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Elementary youth are invited to these modified day camps that accommodate new health and safety standards. Camps include: Grossology, Critter Connections, The Ultimate Hunt, and “Otter” This World. Masks are required. $60 per camp. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 28–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Winter Break Day Camps
December 29–31 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Elementary youth are invited to these modified day camps that accommodate new health and safety standards. Camps include: Grossology, Critter Connections, The Ultimate Hunt, and “Otter” This World. Masks are required. $60 per camp. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 29–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Winter Break Day Camps
December 30–31 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Elementary youth are invited to these modified day camps that accommodate new health and safety standards. Camps include: Grossology, Critter Connections, The Ultimate Hunt, and “Otter” This World. Masks are required. $60 per camp. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 30–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: December 30 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Winter Break Day Camps
Thursday, December 31 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Elementary youth are invited to these modified day camps that accommodate new health and safety standards. Camps include: Grossology, Critter Connections, The Ultimate Hunt, and “Otter” This World. Masks are required. $60 per camp. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 31–January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
January 1–3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: January 2, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: M is for Mussel
First Saturday September through May: January 2, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: January 5, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
January 2–3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
January 2 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
January 3 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

26th Annual Reflections in the Park
January 3, 2021 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 26th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance every Monday from 5–8 p.m.! You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378. hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: January 9, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: M is for Mussel
First Tuesday September through May: January 5, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: February 6, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: January 9, 2021 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Home School Days: Wings & Things
Second Wednesday September through January: January 13, 2021 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
Second Thursday September through January: January 14, 2021 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium or Mathias Ham Historic Site

Third through eighth grade home school, hybrid, and online learners are invited to participate in National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s Home School Days. Topics include water quality science, pioneering activities, rocks and fossils, animal identification through bones and skulls, and citizen science programming. Home School Days programming takes place at either the National Mississippi River Museum or the Mathias Ham Historic Site, depending on the program. $5 per member and $12.50 for non-member students and non-member chaperones. A parent or chaperone is required to attend with the student. rivermuseum.com/home-school-days.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: January 13, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Home School Days: Wings & Things
Second Thursday September through January: January 14, 2021 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium or Mathias Ham Historic Site

Third through eighth grade home school, hybrid, and online learners are invited to participate in National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s Home School Days. Topics include water quality science, pioneering activities, rocks and fossils, animal identification through bones and skulls, and citizen science programming. Home School Days programming takes place at either the National Mississippi River Museum or the Mathias Ham Historic Site, depending on the program. $5 per member and $12.50 for non-member students and non-member chaperones. A parent or chaperone is required to attend with the student. rivermuseum.com/home-school-days.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Waterloo
January 15 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: January 16, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
January 16 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: January 20, 2021 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: January 23, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: January 27, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: January 30, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: N is for Night Animals
First Tuesday September through May: February 2, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: February 6, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Youngstown
February 4 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Rescheduled from November 13, 2020. The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Youngstown
February 5 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: February 6, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: N is for Night Animals
First Saturday September through May: February 6, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: March 2, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Youngstown
February 6 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: February 10, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Waterloo
February 12 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: February 13, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: February 13, 2021 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: February 17, 2021 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
February 19 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: February 20, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party
February 20, 2021 @ 3 and 7 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Rescheduled from March 21, 2020. The “Winter Dance Party” re-creates the final tour of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, the three legendary artists who died in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959. Each live performance includes more than two hours of unbridled entertainment featuring the artists’ hit songs of the 1950’s, including “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh, Boy,” “Rave On,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace” and many more. Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical “Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story,” performs as Buddy Holly, with Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens and Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper. The artists will be joined on-stage by an energetic four-piece band that features the guitar, drums, stand-up bass and saxophone, the latter being played by Grammy Award-winning saxophone player Mike Acosta. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4758. moonbarrocks.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: February 24, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Rob Schneider
February 26, 2021 @ 7 and 9:30 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Rescheduled from April 17, 2020. A household name and a bona-fide comedy star, Rob Schneider is well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting and has become one of the most popular touring acts in comedy. Schneider created and stars in the Netflix docu-series Real Rob, which focuses on the day-to-day hijinks of Rob’s life. The series marks the first time any actor has ever written, produced, starred in, directed and financed an entire season of a television show. Schneider first came to prominence on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, along with his SNL friends Adam Sandler, Tim Meadows, and David Spade. He starred in some of the top comedy features of the past 20 years including Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Big Daddy, and The Waterboy. Rob also starred in the movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which was the second highest grossing DVD in the US in 2000, along with The Hot Chick and The Animal. Rob is also a three-time Emmy winner as part of SNL’s writing staff. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4758. moonbarrocks.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: February 7, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
February 27 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U18
February 28 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Toddler Time: O is for Otter
First Tuesday September through May: March 2, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: March 6, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 6, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: O is for Otter
First Saturday September through May: March 6, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: April 6, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: March 10, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 13, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: March 13, 2021 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Lee Brice
Saturday, March 13 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from May 7, 2020. Brice was one most successful country artists of the past decade. Since releasing his debut album in 2010, Brice has been a nearly constant presence on country radio and online streaming services. He has piled up more than 14 million RIAA-certified sales and streams, including nearing three billion spins on Pandora, making him one of the streaming service’s most-played country artists of all time. In fact, Pandora inducted Brice into its “Billionaires Club” in June of 2018, making him only the second country artist the honor. Lee is also a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA award nominee, and a double ACM award winner. He’s taken six radio singles to Number One: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” and “Rumor.” He’s also performed on numerous TV shows, including NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Bachelor, NBC’s The Voice, and FOX’s coverage of the 2018 Miss USA pageant. As a songwriter, Brice’s tunes have been recorded by the likes of Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, and Kenny Chesney. He co-wrote Garth Brooks’ most recent #1 song, “More Than a Memory,” which was the first song to ever debut at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country chart. He also penned the Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl,” which Billboard ranked as 2011’s top country song. $33–$77. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Styx
March 14 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Styx, the band responsible for some of the most memorable rock music of the 1970s and 1980s, will come to Five Flags for the first time ever. Styx draws from more than four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. Originally formed in 1972, Styx hit its stride with guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw’s first LP with the band, 1976’s Crystal Ball, which included the Top 40 hit “Mademoiselle.” The group then became the first group to score four triple-platinum albums in a row: The Grand Illusion (1977), Pieces of Eight (1978), Cornerstone (1979), and Paradise Theater (1981). Over the ensuing decade, Styx weathered the shifting winds of the public’s musical taste, reconvening for a highly successful 1996 Return to Paradise tour. Styx has continued to receive praise for its live performances into the 21st century. On the 2006 live album One With Everything, they joined Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra to create a hybrid orchestral rock blend for the ages. The band performed at its peak in tackling every track of two of their finest platinum-selling albums on 2011’s The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Live. Styx also re-recorded two full discs of classic material for the aptly-titled Regeneration Volume I & II, released in 2011 and 2012, respectively. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: March 17, 2021 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Home Free – The Dive Bar Saints World Tour
March 17, 2021 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from April 24. Five Flags will be among the stops on country acapella group Home Free’s upcoming world tour in support of their latest release, “Dive Bar Saints.” Home Free’s rich, Southern harmonies from their four vocalists Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, Adam Chance, and beatboxer Adam Rupp are coming to town this Fall. The group achieved worldwide acclaim in 2013, when they won the fourth season of the NBC singing competition ‘The Sing Off.’ Continued praise for the group has rolled in from the likes of Rolling Stone, Country Living, FOX & Friends, and AXS.com. The group’s extraordinary showmen electrify crowds with a one-of-a-kind live show, mixing Nashville standards, soaring originals, and quick witted-humor which brings audiences to their feet with energy and laughter.
Home Free’s fifth studio album, “Dive Bar Saints,” was released July 26 under Home Free Records. The quintet’s extensive catalog includes five Top 5 albums, including their breakout 2014 debut “Crazy Life,” which hit #1 on iTunes Country chart and #4 overall following their victory on NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off.’ To date, they’ve sold more than 350,000 albums worldwide, including 100-million career audio streams, and 291-million views on YouTube.
Come to Five Flags Center on April 24 for HOME FREE’s DIVE BAR SAINTS: WORLD TOUR, which promises to be a perfect evening of upbeat Nashville-dipped pop hits, country and western standards, incredible harmony, and quick-witted humor.
Ticket Prices*: $19.50, $29.50, $39.50
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
March 19 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 20, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
March 21 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: March 24, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
March 26 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 27, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Tape Face
March 27, 2021 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Rescheduled from September 26, 2020. Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting. Viral sensation Tape Face has to be seen to be believed.
Tape Face, real name Sam Wills of New Zealand, gained national attention during his run in 2016 on America’s Got Talent as a season 11 finalist and again in 2019 on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. He has headlined two limited engagements at Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas in 2017 and now a multi-year residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas. He uses no dialogue in his performance, stretching black electrical tape across his mouth. His show is a series of comedy bits and sleight-of-hand magic acts, often with audience members pulled to the stage and, has been a top draw on his world and U.S. tours.
This truly is comedy made for everyone, guests must be prepared to get involved and become heroes on stage, as they step inside a comedy world unlike any other. Visually stunning, heart-stopping, and hilarious, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and when it’s all over you’ll be completely speechless. Just like Tape Face.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: March 31, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 3, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: P is for Painted Turtle
First Saturday September through May: April 3, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: April 6, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
April 3 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Toddler Time: P is for Painted Turtle
First Tuesday September through May: April 6, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: May 1, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Black Stone Cherry
April 9, 2021 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Rescheduled from April 10, 2020. For 17 years, Black Stone Cherry has put forth a new vicious breed of Southern rock, injecting youthful vitality and a myriad of fresh new influences into the beloved American rock tradition. To date, the band has released five critically acclaimed albums, and one well-received blues EP. Black Stone Cherry has also rocked 12,000-cap arena shows, topped the UK charts, and shared the stage with a diverse roster of superstars, including Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Mötorhead, and ZZ Top. Black Stone Cherry came together in 2001 in Edmonton, Kentucky, eventually coalescing around the lineup of Chris Robertson, vocals and guitar; Ben Wells, guitar and vocals; Jon Lawhon, bass and vocals; and John Fred Young, drums. Their sixth album, Family Tree, is a modern and meaty blues-based rock album, with unexpected sonic twists like punchy horn sections, barrelhouse pianos, Southern gospel organ, atmospheric synthesizer passages, and forays into funk and country. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4758. moonbarrocks.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 10, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: April 10, 2021 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: April 14, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Mitchell Tenpenny
April 16, 2021 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Powerhouse vocalist Mitchell Tenpenny has fueled an undeniable breakout story with his Double Platinum-certified No. 1 hit, “Drunk Me,” from his debut album Telling All My Secrets. In 2019, Mitchell was nominated for New Male Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards and Breakthrough Video for “Drunk Me” at the CMT Music Awards and was dubbed one of MusicRow’s Next Big Thing honorees and The Tennessean’s Next Nashville Stars for 2019. An authentic, fearless songwriter and performer, Mitchell has toured with such stars as Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Brett Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Dustin Lynch. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4758. moonbarrocks.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 17, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
April 17 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: April 21, 2021 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
April 23 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Ashley McBryde
Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Dubbed by NPR as “country music’s most exciting new country voice,” Ashley 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.” McBryde’s album showcases an artistic vision that proves her to be one of the genre’s keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre. She’s been described as a combination of Bonnie Raitt, Lzzy Hale, and Loretta Lynn, and that’s not wrong: McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and real and use the spirits of country, folk and rock when it serves her greater purpose. At three, she’d secretly pluck her father’s guitar like an upright bass, and after about the 17th time being caught, her father bought her a guitar of her own. When she was twelve, she played her very first composition for her parents and grandparents. Her first EP, the self-released 2016 Jalopies and Expensive Guitars was just a taste of what McBryde could do, and, on her full-length debut, she melds her songwriting chops with the vision of producer Jay Joyce, peppering her tales with a touch of guitar-driven rock fury – but offering plenty of room for her emotive, vulnerable twang to move softly through songs like “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” which was written the morning that Guy Clark passed away. McBryde indeed played “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” at her Opry debut, and still performs it on stage to crowds that now sing along. Opening for Ashley is Adam Hambrick. As the son of a Baptist pastor, Adam’s musical roots are in the church, singing hymns with his family. They are in the country and bluegrass standards that his grandparents love, and they are in the pop hits that defined the 90s and 2000s. These are the influences that have guided Adam to write songs that have been recorded by Justin Moore, Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Dan + Shay and more. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4758. moonbarrocks.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 24, 2021 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Bob Saget
April 24, 2021 @ 7 and 9:30 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Known for his legendary work as an actor and stand-up comedian, Bob Saget debuted his comedy act over 30 years ago, touring the comedy circuits in Los Angeles. In 1987, his big break in show business came when he was cast as Danny Tanner in the ABC network’s television show, Full House. After eight seasons on the show, and nearly 10 seasons as the host of ABC’s, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Saget returned to the stand-up stage and has since become one of the most sought-after comedians in the industry. Saget wins over audiences by embracing his unconventional and provocative style, delivering unabashed, “blue” comedy while recounting tales from his personal life and storied career in the entertainment industry. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4758. moonbarrocks.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
April 24 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Nada Surf
April 26, 2021 @ 8 PM
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Doors at 8 p.m. $20. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: April 28, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Toddler Time: Q is for Quail
First Saturday September through May: May 1, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: May 4, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Toddler Time: Q is for Quail
First Tuesday September through May: May 4, 2021 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Insane Clown Posse
Thursday, May 6 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Insane Clown Posse, the pioneers of horrorcore hip hop, will perform in Dubuque for the very first time when they take the stage at the Five Flags Center. Founded in Detroit in 1989, the Insane Clown Posse, or ICP, quickly found an audience for their unique style of hip hop, called “horrorcore,” that blends supernatural and horror-themed lyrics with traditional hip hop beats. The group, comprised of founding members Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, have released more than 50 albums and collaborated with artists ranging from Three 6 Mafia to Vanilla Ice to Jack White. In addition to their music, Insane Clown Posse, has also developed fans through other ventures, including producing and starring in a pair of feature films: “Big Money Hustlas” and “Big Money Rustlas.” They have also ventured into professional wrestling, contributing music to albums released by both the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s. ICP eventually formed its own wrestling promotion, dubbed Juggalo Championship Wrestling. Fans of the group are known as “Juggalos.” According to the group, Juggalos come from all walks of life and often consider themselves a family. ICP live performances are typically marked by attending Juggalos spraying bottles of Faygo-brand soda at the stage. $35 Advance; $40 door. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: May 8, 2021 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: May 12, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: May 19, 2021 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Air Supply
May 22, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from March 27, 2020. For the first time in nearly 38 years, legendary pop group AIR SUPPLY will return to the Five Flags Center! AIR SUPPLY formed in 1975 when Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met during rehearsals for a stage production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Australia. After mild success in Australia in the late 1970s, the group broke out in the United States in 1980 with the release of their album ‘Lost in Love,’ which sold more than three million copies. They followed that up with two more platinum albums – 1981’s ‘The One That You Love’ and 1982’s ‘Now and Forever’ – plus their gold-certified self-titled effort in 1985.
AIR SUPPLY was one of the most successful groups of the early 1980s on the singles charts. They hit #1 in 1981 with “The One That You Love” and reached the Billboard Top 10 more than a half-dozen other times, with signature songs like “All Out of Love,” “Lost in Love,” “Even the Nights are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing At All.” In addition, the group reached the Top 40 of the Adult Contemporary chart fifteen times, most recently in 2010 with both “Dance with Me” and “Faith in Love.”
AIR SUPPLY last graced the Five Flags Center stage in July of 1982, while supporting “The One That You Love.” That show followed another Five Flags performance by the group just ten months earlier. The two shows drew a combined crowd of more than 6,600 people!
Ticket Prices: $98.00 – $42.00*
VIP “Lost in Love Experience:” $179.00*
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

The Mavericks
May 22, 2021 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Rescheduled from July 17, 2020. The Mavericks – masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like “What A Crying Shame” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” Then, they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic “Dance The Night Away,” a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on hiatus while frontman, Raul Malo, explored new musical avenues.
But since a reunion in 2012, the band has re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on the touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly, and Latino sounds plus, a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show.
The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great song-writing traditions of Cuba and Miami, and of Nashville, San Antonio, and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: May 26, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Waxahatchee
May 29, 2021 @ 8 PM
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Rescheduled from October 17, 2020. Doors at 6 p.m. $20–$25. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

TURNBUCKLE 3
June 5, 2021 @ Noon
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Doors at 11 a.m. $40–$45. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
June 17, 2021 @ 6 PM
Diamond Jo Casino

Rescheduled from June 18, 2020. Junior Achievement of the Heartland will honor area business leaders for their contributions to the local community. Individuals are selected for their entrepreneurial achievements and their adherence to the highest moral and ethical principles, as well as their demonstrated civic responsibility and community involvement. Cocktails and reception at 6 p.m. and dinner and Induction at 7 p.m. $80. 563-845-0545. jaheartland.org.

Huckfelt, Brown, Koskinen
June 19, 2021
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Polaris, Union Specific, Mooner, Ex-Bombers
June 26, 2021 @ 6 PM
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Doors at 5 p.m. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Blackberry Smoke
Sunday, August 29, 2021 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from August 30, 2020. Blackberry Smoke, a genre-defying group known for carrying on the tradition of southern country rock, touts two Billboard chart-topping country albums, 2015’s “Holding All the Roses” and 2016’s “Like An Arrow.” For good measure, the latter also topped Billboard’s Americana/Folk album chart. Their latest full-length release, 2018’s “Find a Light,” debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. A portion of the proceeds from Blackberry Smoke’s special new EP, “Live From Capricorn Sound Studios,” will go to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The project consists of six new versions of songs that have special ties to the historic studio and town and will be released as a lead up to the band’s anticipated “Spirit of the South Tour.” 405 Main St. fiveflagscenter.com.

Midwest Spring Jam with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Twista, and Do or Die
October 23, 2020 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from March 14. Five Flags Center’s next hip hop showcase, “Midwest Spring Jam,” will feature a trio of popular Midwestern acts. Headliner Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be joined by guests Twista and Do or Die. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has been ranked among the greatest rap groups of all time. The Cleveland-based quintet debuted in 1994, shortly after Eazy-E signed them. The following year, they released their breakout album, “E. 1999 Eternal,” which topped the Billboard albums chart. The album contained the hits “1st of tha Month,” “East 1999,” and “Tha Crossroads,” which would become the group’s best-performing single. It topped Billboard’s Hot 100, Rap, and R&B charts in the summer of 1996. Twista has been one of the pre-eminent names in the Chicago hip hop scene for more than a quarter-century. His breakout came in 2004 with the release of his album “Kamikaze.” The disc’s lead single, “Slow Jamz,” was a collaboration with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx that hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first #1 for all three artists. Twista followed “Slow Jamz” up with his second Top 10 hit, “Overnight Celebrity,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Solo Rap Performance. Fellow Chicagoans Do or Die are also longtime veterans of that city’s hip hop landscape. Their first mainstream success came in 1996, when their debut single “Po Pimp” reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 while topping the publication’s Rap chart. Ticket Prices: $29.00-$69.00. 563-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com.