Tri-State Events

Upcoming Events

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: May 15 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Sky Trail Races
Saturday, May 15 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Chestnut Mountain Resort (Galena, IL)

Find out how many miles you can run or walk through the same hills you ski on in the winter! There’s an 8 and 4 hour running event. Look forward to the delicious finisher meal prepared by Chestnut Mountain Resort restaurant while watching the sunset on the Mississippi horizon. $79. 815-261-2667. 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena, IL. galenaskytrailrace.com.

Herb Spiral Workshop
Saturday, May 15 @ 9 AM–Noon
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Do you have limited sun, space or time to garden? Want a highly productive, energy-efficient and attractive way to grow herbs? Upgrade your windowsill planter and consider an herb spiral! Join Convivium Farm Manager, A.J., for this interactive workshop where you will first learn the basics of what an herb spiral is and how it functions, and then assist in the actual building of an herb spiral in one of the neighborhood gardens. Information and advice will be provided on the best herbs to grow in the different parts of the spiral—you will even tour Convivium’s spiral! $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. eventbrite.com/e/145761124447.

Dubuque Market
May 15–22 @ 10 AM–4 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Find a variety of Dubuque-themed goods at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s Dubuque Market! Original artwork, prints, memorabilia, and books about Dubuque and by Dubuque Authors will be featured in this special event. Shop Tuesday–Saturday. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

7th Annual Cascade Wing and Brew Fest
Saturday, May 15 @ 3–7 PM
Cascade Riverview Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)

The Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a day of tasty wings, cold brews, and live music. A punch card gets you eight wings. Grill masters are encouraged to compete for three cash prizes. 101 Pierce St SW, Cascade, IA. 563-690-8611. facebook.com/cascadeareachamber.

Brief Interviews with Internet Cats
May 15 @ 7–7:45 PM
Online

Celebrity interviewer Ian McWorthy has a dream line-up for tonight’s episode of the World Wide Window: a veritable litterful of felines whose internet antics have catapulted them to fame. In this fast-paced series of hilarious interviews, Ian uncovers the story behind Tuffy’s first dramatic foray into a cardboard box, learns just what makes Nelson the Grouchy Cat so very, very grouchy, contends with the diva-like antics of Kitty Boo Boo and her entourage, and so much more. So don’t miss it! Things are bound to get a little…hairy. Free. 563-588-3377. facebook.com/bell.tower.9.

John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ Dedication with Alan Morrison
Saturday, May 15 @ 7:30 PM
Online

The University of Dubuque will dedicate its new custom-crafted pipe organ with a special performance by the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony and world-renowned organist Alan Morrison. Conducted by Columbus Symphony Music Director Rossen Milanov, the performance’s repertoire will include music from Léon Boëllmann, Edward Elgar, Alexandre Guilmant, Camille Saint-Saëns, and William Grant Still. A special dedication ceremony honoring John and Alice Butler will be held before the performance at 6:30 p.m. Free. Ceremony: facebook.com/UDubuque; performance: bit.ly/21CSOYT.

Star Gazing
May 15, June 12, July 10, and August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

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

DBQ-WI High School Rodeo
May 15–16
Dubuque County Fairgrounds Horse Arena

Each summer, the “best of the best” from each state and province qualify for the National High Finals Rodeo. Approximately 1,000 competitors show off their talents in the event and compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes. 14569 Old Highway Rd. facebook.com/riverrodeocommittee.

Dubuque Market
May 16–22 @ 10 AM–4 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Find a variety of Dubuque-themed goods at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s Dubuque Market! Original artwork, prints, memorabilia, and books about Dubuque and by Dubuque Authors will be featured in this special event. Shop Tuesday–Saturday. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles Spring Concert
Sunday, May 16 @ 5 PM
Online
The DYSE String Ensemble, Philharmonia, Wind Ensemble and Youth Orchestra present their spring concert. The DSYE is an educational outreach program of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Livestream access is available to the public for free. facebook.com/DubuqueSymphony.

DBQ-WI High School Rodeo
May 16
Dubuque County Fairgrounds Horse Arena

Each summer, the “best of the best” from each state and province qualify for the National High Finals Rodeo. Approximately 1,000 competitors show off their talents in the event and compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes. 14569 Old Highway Rd. facebook.com/riverrodeocommittee.

Bike Week
May 16–23
Sunday, May 16 @ 9:30 AM
Bee Branch Greenway Trailhead
This National Bike Month everyone is encouraged to get out and ride, whether it’s to work, to school, to farmer’s market, for fun or exercise! On May 16, meet at the 22nd St Bee Branch Greenway Trailhead for safety checks, coffee, and a community ride. Dubuque Bike Coop will conduct safety checks on all bikes, and That One Place Coffee Truck will be on-hand to fill your cup. The first 50 cyclists will receive a Volv fanny pack. The ride follows from 11 a.m. to noon. Ride along the Greenway, 16th St trail, Kerper Blvd with a pit-stop at Dupaco Alley in the Millwork District. Then circle back to the Bee Branch through the Washington Neighborhood. This event includes on-street riding with Community Oriented Police (COP) helping to guide the ride. Please evaluate your cycling skills and ride only on the portions of the route where you’re comfortable. Register your ride for a chance to win $100 to your favorite local bike shop! TrailVision.org.

Dubuque Market
May 17–22 @ 10 AM–4 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Find a variety of Dubuque-themed goods at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s Dubuque Market! Original artwork, prints, memorabilia, and books about Dubuque and by Dubuque Authors will be featured in this special event. Shop Tuesday–Saturday. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

L.May Book Group: Interior Chinatown
Monday, May 17 @ 7 PM
L.May Eatery

Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres! Discuss Interior Chinatown: A Novel by Charles Yu. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Dubuque Main Street Architecture Days
May 17–22
Construction and Destruction
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Build a tower using library-provided materials, then explore fun ways to knock it down. Pick up your Grab & Go bag at the Children’s Help Desk. Ages 6 and under. 360 W. 11th St. Various architecture-related events will be held throughout Dubuque all week. Participate in the architecture scavenger hunt, view architecture-themed films through Kanopy, and assemble and decorate a wooden birdhouse provided by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. The mission of Architecture Days is to heighten the recognition of architecture as an art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of Dubuque through programming for all ages. Architecture Days offers the public the opportunity to learn more about architecture and Dubuque’s historic fabric, celebrating our sense of place, our unique treasures, and the city’s growth through a commitment to architectural reuse and community. 563-588-4400. downtowndubuque.org/event/architecture-days.

Bike Week
May 17–23

This National Bike Month everyone is encouraged to get out and ride, whether it’s to work, to school, to farmer’s market, for fun or exercise! That 1 Place Coffee Truck will offer cyclists discounts at various locations throughout Dubuque and Peosta. Register your ride for a chance to win $100 to your favorite local bike shop! TrailVision.org.

Preserve the Taste of Summer: PTTS 101
Tuesday, May 18 @ 10–11 AM and 6:30–7:30 PM
Online

The PTTS 101 course is a general overview that highlights the key information Iowans need to know to get started preserving food at home. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy your home-grown produce year round—as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods. Hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach. Free. extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/preserve-taste-summer.

Dubuque Market
May 18–22 @ 10 AM–4 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Find a variety of Dubuque-themed goods at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s Dubuque Market! Original artwork, prints, memorabilia, and books about Dubuque and by Dubuque Authors will be featured in this special event. Shop Tuesday–Saturday. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

Brain Health Panel Presentation
Tuesday, May 18 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Crescent Community Health Center will feature a panel of presenters on brain health. Presented by the Dubuque Franciscans’ Canticle of Creation Center. https://tinyurl.com/34aprwkr.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: May 18 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Fly-By-Night Productions: Law & Justice Book Club Series
The Lawyer and the Judge: Tuesday, May 18 @ 7 PM
The Investigator and the Intellectual: Tuesday, June 15 @ 7 PM
Online
Fly-By-Night Productions (FBNP) presents a unique series of discussions about law and justice using Shakespeare’s plays to explore important issues currently facing our nation. Discussions are based on the book A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice by Kenji Yoshino. April 20 focuses on Titus Andronicus and Romeo & Juliet, followed by The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure on May 18, and finishing with Othello and Hamlet on June 15. Copies of A Thousand Times More Fair are available for purchase at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque with a 15 percent book club discount. Free. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: May 18 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Main Street Architecture Days
May 18–22
Free Building Tour: Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works @ 5:30 PM
Dubuque Preservation Awards Reception and Recognition Presentation @ 9 PM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
A part of Dubuque since 1904, see the renovations and new museum displays in this industrial building that continues to celebrate the art of building vessels. Plus learn about quality preservation projects of all sizes taking place in our community during the awards reception and presentation, RSVP required. 350 E 3rd St. Various architecture-related events will be held throughout Dubuque all week. Participate in the architecture scavenger hunt, view architecture-themed films through Kanopy, and assemble and decorate a wooden birdhouse provided by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. The mission of Architecture Days is to heighten the recognition of architecture as an art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of Dubuque through programming for all ages. Architecture Days offers the public the opportunity to learn more about architecture and Dubuque’s historic fabric, celebrating our sense of place, our unique treasures, and the city’s growth through a commitment to architectural reuse and community. 563-588-4400. downtowndubuque.org/event/architecture-days.

Bike Week
May 18–23

This National Bike Month everyone is encouraged to get out and ride, whether it’s to work, to school, to farmer’s market, for fun or exercise! That 1 Place Coffee Truck will offer cyclists discounts at various locations throughout Dubuque and Peosta. Register your ride for a chance to win $100 to your favorite local bike shop! TrailVision.org.

Dubuque Market
May 19–22 @ 10 AM–4 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Find a variety of Dubuque-themed goods at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s Dubuque Market! Original artwork, prints, memorabilia, and books about Dubuque and by Dubuque Authors will be featured in this special event. Shop Tuesday–Saturday. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: May 19 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: May 19 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: May 19 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: May 19 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

SheUnites: Regaining Healthy Habits and Social Skills Post COVID
3rd Wednesday: May 19 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
Has this extended period of isolation left you feeling less than sociable? Out of balance with a lack of routine? All around lost in a sea of COVID fatigue? Women have taken a hard hit when it comes to being providers in the home, employees in the workforce, and have sacrificed a lot because we do it all. Nicole Hutchinson and Linda Peterson of Statera will chat all about regaining healthy habits and social skills in a post COVID world. SheUnites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Introduction to Sourdough Bread with Ben Part 1: Creating and Caring for a Starter
Wednesday, May 19 @ 6:30–7 PM
Online

Ever want to make your own bread at home, but worry there’s too much special equipment or it’s too difficult? In this premiere video, Ben shows a very basic way to create and care for a sourdough starter. Begin making your own bread, the old-fashioned way! Watch the video premiere on the Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. carnegiestout.org.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday: May 19 @ 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.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: May 19 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Dubuque Main Street Architecture Days
May 19–22
Free Building Tour: The Driftless @ Noon
The Driftless
Winner of the Iowa Main Street Award and Ken Kringle Award for outstanding Interior Rehabilitation, The Driftless is a uniquely curated and customizable event space located in the heart of the Dubuque Millwork District. The Driftless is the former Avery Railing building. RSVP required. 168 E 10th St. Various architecture-related events will be held throughout Dubuque all week. Participate in the architecture scavenger hunt, view architecture-themed films through Kanopy, and assemble and decorate a wooden birdhouse provided by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. The mission of Architecture Days is to heighten the recognition of architecture as an art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of Dubuque through programming for all ages. Architecture Days offers the public the opportunity to learn more about architecture and Dubuque’s historic fabric, celebrating our sense of place, our unique treasures, and the city’s growth through a commitment to architectural reuse and community. 563-588-4400. downtowndubuque.org/event/architecture-days.

Bike Week
May 19–23

This National Bike Month everyone is encouraged to get out and ride, whether it’s to work, to school, to farmer’s market, for fun or exercise! That 1 Place Coffee Truck will offer cyclists discounts at various locations throughout Dubuque and Peosta. Bike into Mid-Week Market at 11th and Iowa Street from 4 to 8 p.m. Register your ride for a chance to win $100 to your favorite local bike shop! TrailVision.org.

Dubuque Market
May 20–22 @ 10 AM–4 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Find a variety of Dubuque-themed goods at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s Dubuque Market! Original artwork, prints, memorabilia, and books about Dubuque and by Dubuque Authors will be featured in this special event. Shop Tuesday–Saturday. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursday through September 30: May 20 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Trucker’s Thursday Tiny Town Tavern Tours: Coe’s
Thursdays: May 20, June 17, July 15, and August 19 @ 5 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

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

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

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

Antiracism Book Club: Men We Reaped
Thursday, May 20 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life―to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made this two-time National Book Award winner ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth―and it took her breath away. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Author Farrah Rochan
Thursday, May 20 @ 6:30 PM
Online

Bestselling romance author Farrah Rochon will share her latest novel The Boyfriend Project and answer reader questions. Those who register will be entered to win a copy of The Boyfriend Project. RSVP required. Free. 563-589-4225. bit.ly/RochonDBQ.

Preserve the Taste of Summer: Jam Making Basics
Thursday, May 20 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Online

The PTTS Jam Making Basics will provide in-depth information on safely preserving jams and jellies. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy your home-grown produce year round—as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods. Hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach. Free. extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/preserve-taste-summer.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: May 20 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Clay Walker and Tracy Lawrence
Thursday, May 20 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Clay Walker and Tracy Lawrence have both been regulars on country radio since the early 1990s and have only sustained their success in the succeeding decades. The two have combined for more than a dozen No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts, while racking up more than 12 million album sales. Clay Walker is a recording artist, songwriter, and entertainer with 31 charted singles, a dozen No. 1s, four platinum albums, and decades of performances to his credit. Titles spanning 15 years and still receiving strong airplay include “Live Until I Die,” “Dreaming With My Eyes Open,” “This Woman And This Man,” “Hypnotize The Moon,” “Rumor Has It,” “Then What,” “The Chain Of Love,” “I Can’t Sleep,” and “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.” His latest single, “Need a Bar Sometimes,” is currently rising on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Like Walker, Tracy Lawrence has worn many hats in his three-plus decades in country music, working as a songwriter and producer in addition to his singing and performing. His debut album, 1991’s Sticks and Stones, reached the top ten of the Country Albums chart while achieving platinum certification. In all, 13 of Lawrence’s albums have reached the top 20, including a pair of compilations of his hits. He’s also been a mainstay on the country singles charts, with a total of eight No. 1s and 22 top ten tracks. Hits include “Sticks and Stones,” “Today’s Lonely Fool,” “Runnin’ Behind,” “Somebody Paints the Wall,” “If the Good Die Young,” “Paint Me a Birmingham,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” $32–$86. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Dubuque Main Street Architecture Days
May 20–22
Free Building Tour: Emerging Residential Space @ Noon
Tentative Conlon Construction Co./Kretschmer LLC building
Conlon Construction Co. and Kretschmer LLC are planning to turn a building in the Millwork District into a residential space. RSVP required. 220 E 9th St. Various architecture-related events will be held throughout Dubuque all week. Participate in the architecture scavenger hunt, view architecture-themed films through Kanopy, and assemble and decorate a wooden birdhouse provided by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. The mission of Architecture Days is to heighten the recognition of architecture as an art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of Dubuque through programming for all ages. Architecture Days offers the public the opportunity to learn more about architecture and Dubuque’s historic fabric, celebrating our sense of place, our unique treasures, and the city’s growth through a commitment to architectural reuse and community. 563-588-4400. downtowndubuque.org/event/architecture-days.

Bike Week
May 20–23
Thursday, May 20 @ 7 PM
Dubuque Bike Coop
This National Bike Month everyone is encouraged to get out and ride, whether it’s to work, to school, to farmer’s market, for fun or exercise! That 1 Place Coffee Truck will offer cyclists discounts at various locations throughout Dubuque and Peosta. Bike-In movie at the Dubuque Bike Coop. Register your ride for a chance to win $100 to your favorite local bike shop! 2206 Central Ave. TrailVision.org.

Dubuque Market
May 21–22 @ 10 AM–4 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Find a variety of Dubuque-themed goods at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s Dubuque Market! Original artwork, prints, memorabilia, and books about Dubuque and by Dubuque Authors will be featured in this special event. Shop Tuesday–Saturday. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull
May 21 and 22 @ 7–10 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Fast-pace, high-horsepower excitement with Limited Pro Stock, Modified 4WD Trucks, Unlimited Super Stocks, Super Modified 2WD, Light Modified Tractors, and Diesel Super Stocks. $20 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 6–12, free ages 5 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com.

Flashback Friday: Boy Band Review and Pop Rocks
Friday, May 21 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena

Boy Band Review will transport you back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love. The performance is an incredible throwback experience reliving your best years with a full band, choreography, and harmonies. Pop Rocks is not just a band; they are a high-energy live music show that plays the best of today’s hottest top 40 hits, throwback hip-hop, pop country, party rock, and timeless classics. The show has 40+ costume changes, special effects, and interactive performances that get the entire crowd involved! $15 Advance; $19 day of. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Dubuque Main Street Architecture Days
May 21–22
Various locations in Dubuque
Various architecture-related events will be held throughout Dubuque all week. Participate in the architecture scavenger hunt, view architecture-themed films through Kanopy, and assemble and decorate a wooden birdhouse provided by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. The mission of Architecture Days is to heighten the recognition of architecture as an art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of Dubuque through programming for all ages. Architecture Days offers the public the opportunity to learn more about architecture and Dubuque’s historic fabric, celebrating our sense of place, our unique treasures, and the city’s growth through a commitment to architectural reuse and community. 563-588-4400. downtowndubuque.org/event/architecture-days.

Bike Week
May 21–23
Friday, May 21 @ 4–7 PM
Jubeck New World Brewing
This National Bike Month everyone is encouraged to get out and ride, whether it’s to work, to school, to farmer’s market, for fun or exercise! Ride in and join your fellow cyclists at Jubeck’s to receive $1 off pints; $4 off growler fills; and $4 off 4-can packs. Register your ride for a chance to win $100 to your favorite local bike shop! 115 W 11th St. TrailVision.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: May 22 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Dubuque Main Street Architecture Days
Saturday, May 22
Jackson Park Walking Tour @ 10 AM
Jackson Park
Founded in 1833 as City Cemetery, the area now known as Jackson Park is rich in cultural and architectural history. Explore residential, commercial, and religious architecture in the surrounding neighborhood. Tour led by Duane Hagerty and Jason Neises. RSVP required. 15th and Iowa St. Various architecture-related events will be held throughout Dubuque all week. Participate in the architecture scavenger hunt, view architecture-themed films through Kanopy, and assemble and decorate a wooden birdhouse provided by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. The mission of Architecture Days is to heighten the recognition of architecture as an art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of Dubuque through programming for all ages. Architecture Days offers the public the opportunity to learn more about architecture and Dubuque’s historic fabric, celebrating our sense of place, our unique treasures, and the city’s growth through a commitment to architectural reuse and community. 563-588-4400. downtowndubuque.org/event/architecture-days.

Hunger Crop Walk
Saturday, May 22 @ 10 AM
Murphy Park

Raise money and awareness to end hunger. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with music by the Americana Band. A blessing and dedication in memory of Dorothy Krayer and Sister Anita Therese Hayes, Charity BVM at 10 a.m. kicks off the event, followed by a walk down South Grandview Ave. Complimentary sack lunch, displays, activities, and music at 11:30 a.m. The walk supports the Dubuque Rescue Mission, Dubuque Food Pantry, People In Need (PIN), and Church World Service globally. Masks required. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-599-4497. facebook.com/DubuqueCROP.

Dubuque Market
May 22 @ 10 AM–4 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Find a variety of Dubuque-themed goods at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s Dubuque Market! Original artwork, prints, memorabilia, and books about Dubuque and by Dubuque Authors will be featured in this special event. Shop Tuesday–Saturday. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull
Saturday, May 22 @ 7–10 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Fast-pace, high-horsepower excitement with Limited Pro Stock, Modified 4WD Trucks, Unlimited Super Stocks, Super Modified 2WD, Light Modified Tractors, and Diesel Super Stocks. $20 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 6–12, free ages 5 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com.

Air Supply
Saturday, May 22 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
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! Tickets start at $42. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Bike Week
May 22–23
Saturday, May 22 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Bicycle World
This National Bike Month everyone is encouraged to get out and ride, whether it’s to work, to school, to farmer’s market, for fun or exercise! Head to Bicycle World for E-Bike Demo Day. Register your ride for a chance to win $100 to your favorite local bike shop! 1072 Central Ave. TrailVision.org.

Citizens Science Workshop
Sunday, May 23 @ 10 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Preserve (Peosta, IA)

Learn how to do your own citizen science projects including butterfly tagging, pollinator monitoring, water testing, bluebird house monitoring, and adopt a trail, prairie, or woodlot. Free. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Children’s Spring “Birthday” Party
Sunday, May 23 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Children can mingle with some of their favorite characters from books, movies, and TV during the annual Children’s Spring Party. This year’s event, sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, carries a birthday party theme. Dubuque Senior High School cheerleaders, costumed as characters such as Dora, Elmo, and Snow White, will assist children as they travel through the gardens. Children can also enjoy edible birthday crafts, pose for photos with the characters, get free balloons, plus play their favorite carnival games and choose a prize. Fun gifts from toy cars to mini Trolls dolls are provided by 365ink Magazine and Toys for Tots. The cheerleaders will also offer face painting and tattoos. You might even find a fire truck, police car, or Paramount Ambulance on hand for tours. Lunch, ice cream, and beverages will be available for purchase in the Packard Pavilion. Rain or shine. $1 per person. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Bike Week
May 23

This National Bike Month everyone is encouraged to get out and ride, whether it’s to work, to school, to farmer’s market, for fun or exercise! A Community Bike Safety Check and Ride at the Bee Branch Greenway will be held on May 16 at the 22nd St trailhead. Register your ride for a chance to win $100 to your favorite local bike shop! TrailVision.org.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: May 24 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Art on the River Deadline
Monday, May 24

The City’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is now soliciting sculpture proposals for consideration with the 2021-22 Art on the River “Resiliency Flows” public art sculpture exhibit, to be held along the Mississippi Riverwalk in the Port of Dubuque from August 2021 through July 2022. Existing sculptures, as well as concept proposals for new sculptural work, are encouraged. Successful applications will propose sculptures that draw upon themes of resiliency, in relation to community resolve and vitality; that speak to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic; or that speak to ongoing efforts for social justice. Ten sculptural works will be selected for the exhibition. A stipend will be provided, and cash prizes will be awarded. 563-690-6059. CityOfDubuque.org/artontheriver.

Lunch Time Book Group: The Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway
Tuesday, May 25 @ 11 AM
River Lights Bookstore

Discuss The Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: May 25 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: May 26 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: May 26 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: May 26 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Toastmasters
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: May 26 @ 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.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: May 26 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Sustainable Book Discussion: Waste
Wednesday, May 26 @ 6:30 PM
Online

Join Green Iowa Americorps, the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, and Carnegie-Stout Public Library for a virtual discussion of Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret by Catherine Coleman Flowers. RSVP required. Free. 563-589-4225. bit.ly/WasteDBQ.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: May 26 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursday through September 30: May 27 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: May 27 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: May 27 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Kickoff to Summer
Friday, May 28 @ 6 PM–Midnight
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Verlo Mattress presents the Budweiser Kickoff to Summer as it moves the long-running party to the Dubuque County Fairgrounds for 2021. Always on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, this year’s party lineup includes a roster of great local talent and touring artists. The LoveMonkeys are a long-time party festival favorite from Milwaukee, WI, and they are celebrating their 30th year of rockin’ the Midwest. They are supported by Bad Hair, a tribute to the great pop-rock and metal of the ‘80s as well as Tri-State up-and-coming favorites, Tanner Lee and the Beach Bums. Cold beer and great food will be available for purchase. Kickoff to Summer is a free, all ages event supporting the Sertoma Club, FFA, Children’s Zoo, and Camp Albrecht Acres. Free. 14569 Old HWY Rd.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: May 29 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Little Maquoketa River Mounds Restoration Day
Saturday, May 29 @ 9–10:30 AM
Little Maquoketa River Mounds

This 41-acre preserve features 32 ancient burial mounds. The preserve also harbors a mature forest containing numerous wildflowers and a small remnant of native blufftop prairie. A trail up the 200-foot steep bluff continues at the top to circle around the Indian Mounds that are protected by fencing. Assistance is needed to remove unwanted woody vegetation from this unique area to preserve the mounds. No experience necessary and all equipment provided. 18062 Walking Way. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Donut Demolition Eating Contest
Saturday, May 29 @ 9–11 AM
Donut Boy

The 2nd annual donut hole eating contest comes with a $500 cash prize. Contestants will eat their way through as many donut holes as they can in eight minutes and will be provided with one glass of milk. Open to ages 18 and older though all ages are invited to watch the competition. $20 entry. DonutDemolition.com.

Sew Many Quilts! Exhibit Opening
Saturday, May 29 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Mathis Ham Historic Site

More than simple blankets, quilts have a long tradition of functionality, practicality, and beauty. Featuring a variety of quilts, Sew Many Quilts! is an introduction to quilt-making as a practical art form. Discover the artistry and history associated with each quilt and foster an appreciation for the skill, ingenuity, and individuality displayed within. $7.50 Adults, $4 ages 3–17, free ages 2 and under. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/hamsite.

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts
Saturday, May 29 @ 6 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)

The Sandy Hook hosts a party Memorial Day Weekend featuring Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts with Boogie Monster. Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic ‘60s soul. Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts claim influences as diverse as Otis Redding’s classic soul and Jellyfish’s cult power pop recordings. The show will be opened by Dubuque’s own masters of funk, Boogie Monster who are worth the trip across the bridge all by themselves. $10. 3836 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
May 29, June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: May 30 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
May 30 and 31, June 13 and 20, July 4 and 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

East Dubuque Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 31 @ 9:30 AM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

After a year off due to the coronavirus, East Dubuque, IL will host its annual Memorial Day Parade. All Tri-State veterans groups, service and civic organizations, auto clubs, scouts, bands, curches, and more are invited to join. Following the parade, military services will be conducted at the East Dubuque Cemetery. Master of Ceremonies and Parade Marshal is Mike Meyer, owner and operator of the Otherside in East Dubuque. American Legion Post 787 will be selling poppies on May 28 and 29 in support of all veterans at Van’s and Family Beer and Liquor Stores. Free. 563-599-1090. 815-747-3306.

Hoof It + Sip It
May 31, June 13 and 20, July 4 and 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

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

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: June 1 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Living Proof Exhibit Submission Deadline
June 1
University of Dubuque Bisignano Art Gallery

Living Proof Exhibit, which provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to people impacted by cancer, is seeking entries for its annual exhibition to be held from August 16 to September 30, 2021 in the Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery at the University of Dubuque. All cancer patients and survivors living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities are eligible to submit up to five works for consideration. Entries must be received by June 1, 2021. Complete submission details, including the call for entry and application form, are available at ​livingproofexhibit.org​.

JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
June 1–June 3
Online

The Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Fair helps 7th–12th grade students learn about careers that best align with their skills and interests and identify their potential career path. Students log on to a virtual platform and explore dozens of careers available throughout our region and attend webinars related to career planning. 309-277-3907. https://jaheartland.org/events/ja-inspire-vfair.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: June 2 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: June 2 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: June 2 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: June 2 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Preserve the Taste of Summer: Salsa Making Basics
Wednesday, June 2 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Online

The PTTS Salsa Making Basics will provide in-depth information on safely preserving salsas. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy your home-grown produce year round—as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods. Hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach. Free. extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/preserve-taste-summer.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: June 2 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
June 2–June 3
Online

The Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Fair helps 7th–12th grade students learn about careers that best align with their skills and interests and identify their potential career path. Students log on to a virtual platform and explore dozens of careers available throughout our region and attend webinars related to career planning. 309-277-3907. https://jaheartland.org/events/ja-inspire-vfair.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: June 3 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: June 3 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Taste of Summer Series
Thursdays: June 3, July 1, and August 5 @ 6–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Tentative June 3 food vendors are The Crepe Iron, Adobos Mexican Grill, Sugar Ray’s BBQ, and Elle & Becks with live music from Amber and Adam Beck and The Elizabeth Mary Band. A modified version of Taste of Dubuque, the temporarily reformatted Taste of Summer series will enable attendees of all ages to enjoy a less crowded event experience while still providing the original event’s signature tastes and entertainment. In keeping with the Taste tradition, a modified series of awards will be announced each evening for the top savory dish, the top sweet dish, and a fan favorite dish or dessert selected by the attendees. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. rivermuseum.com/taste.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: June 3 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: June 3 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

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

JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
June 3
Online

The Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Fair helps 7th–12th grade students learn about careers that best align with their skills and interests and identify their potential career path. Students log on to a virtual platform and explore dozens of careers available throughout our region and attend webinars related to career planning. 309-277-3907. https://jaheartland.org/events/ja-inspire-vfair.

Relay for Life of Dubuque Benefit
Friday, June 4 @ 4–7:30 PM
Happy’s Place

Drive-through cod dinner and luminaria display for those currently fighting cancer, surviving cancer, and those who have lost their battle. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer society and Relay for Life of Dubuque. facebook.com/RelayForLifeDBQ.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: June 5 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Grandview Gallop
Saturday, June 5 @ 8 AM
Grandview Ave.

The 15th Annual Grandview is a 4-mile race and includes a 1-mile youth event along Grandview Ave. in Dubuque. The youth race beings at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 4-mile event at 8 a.m. The out-and-back race is as flat as you can get for Dubuque. Shoe giveaways and vendor merchandise will be available. Full refreshments and age group awards. RSVP, no race day registration. $18–$28. GrandviewGallop.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Classics 4
Saturday, June 5 @ 2 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 6 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra brings their final performance of the season, Classics 4, to the Five Flags Theater on June 5 and 6. British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was one of the more popular composers in England and the United States during the turn of the 20th century. His lively Novelette No. 4 opens this program with tremendous energy. William Grant Still was the first African-American to have a symphony performed by a major U.S. orchestra. His Serenade is an evocative tone poem in which the harp adds great style to the strings and woodwinds. Mozart’s final symphony, a masterpiece of style and counterpoint, is the cornerstone of these concerts. Mozart biographer Georg von Nissen wrote about this symphony, “In no work of this kind does the divine spark of genius shine more brightly and beautifully.” DSO Principal Trumpet Wes Skidgel is featured in a beautiful trumpet concerto by Johann Hummel, a friend and pupil of Mozart’s. Tickets start at $16. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: June 6 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Classics 4
Sunday, June 6 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra brings their final performance of the season, Classics 4, to the Five Flags Theater on June 5 and 6. British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was one of the more popular composers in England and the United States during the turn of the 20th century. His lively Novelette No. 4 opens this program with tremendous energy. William Grant Still was the first African-American to have a symphony performed by a major U.S. orchestra. His Serenade is an evocative tone poem in which the harp adds great style to the strings and woodwinds. Mozart’s final symphony, a masterpiece of style and counterpoint, is the cornerstone of these concerts. Mozart biographer Georg von Nissen wrote about this symphony, “In no work of this kind does the divine spark of genius shine more brightly and beautifully.” DSO Principal Trumpet Wes Skidgel is featured in a beautiful trumpet concerto by Johann Hummel, a friend and pupil of Mozart’s. Tickets start at $16. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: June 6 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

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

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

Philip Chard Discussion
Monday, June 7 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Philip Chard will explore connecting with nature. Presented by the Dubuque Franciscans’ Canticle of Creation Center. https://tinyurl.com/34aprwkr.

Native American Book Discussion Series: There, There: A Novel
Tuesday, June 8 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: June 8 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: June 9 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: June 9 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: June 9 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: June 9 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: June 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. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: June 9 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: June 10 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, and October 14 @ 5–9 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St
The Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market focusing on a sustainable local food system, art, and entertainment. Live music and beer sales return this season! Their mission is to provide a unique nightlife shopping experience and enhance Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District mantra of “live, work, play.” MillworkNightMarket.com.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: June 10 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: June 10 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

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

Cooking Class: Make and Take Cookies
Friday, June 11 @ 6–7:15 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Kids age 9–14 will make two varieties of cookie dough, Funfetti and scotcharoos, to take home to slice, bake, and share with their families. Bring your own sheet pan. Instructed by Lynn Kaufman. $35. 11084 W HWY 20, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 13 and 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Music On The Mountain
Saturday, June 12 @ 10 AM
Sundown Mountain

This first-ever all-day, family-friendly outdoor event will have live music on Turkey Ridge, a car and motorcycle show, Skate & Bike Jam from Olliewood Action Sports, beer, food trucks, activities for the kids, a scavenger hunt, chairlift rides up the hillside, and more! Fall edition on Oct. 16. Gates at 9:30 a.m., music at 10 a.m. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-556-6676. SundownMTN.com.

Rockfeast
June 12–13 @ Noon
Council Hill Station (Scales Mound, IL)

All rock and roll you can eat! 6/12 Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience, Not Dead Yet, The Resistors, Gladdy Ressler—Jamie Jones Family Band; 6/13 Neil Young Tribute w/ Dean Wellman, Ron Frank’s Lizard Brigade, Ressler—Jones, and more. Camping available. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-858-5276.

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: June 12 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: June 12 @ 2 PM
Online

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

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
June 12, June 26, July 17, August 7, and August 21 @ 4 PM
July 4 @ 6 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

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

Hoof’n + Groove’n
June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Cascade Rockin’ on the River
Saturdays: June 12, July 10, and August 14 @ 6–11 PM
Cascade Riverview Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)

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

Downtown Saturday Night
Saturday, June 12 @ 6:30–10 PM
Friday, July 9 @ 6:30–10 PM
Downtown Dyersville, IA

Not to miss out on the fun, Dyersville hosts its own summer festival series. Besides live music, the event includes food, games for kids, and best of all, it’s free! 563-875-2311. dyersville.org.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 12, 17, 18, and 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 13 and 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Star Gazing
June 12, July 10, and August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

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

Family Fun Art Days
Saturdays: June 12 and July 10
Galena ARC

These events are for the entire family to spend time together creating art at the ARC, they are sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. Free. facebook.com/GalenaARC.

Record Store Day Drops 2021
Saturdays: June 12 and July 17
Moondog Music and CDs-4 Change

The focus of these two Drops dates is on bringing revenue to the stores—as well as to the artists, labels, distribution and every other business behind the scenes making record stores work, in a fiscally and socially responsible way. RecordStoreDay.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: June 13 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Rockfeast
Sunday, June 13 @ Noon
Council Hill Station (Scales Mound, IL)

All rock and roll you can eat! 6/12 Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience, Not Dead Yet, The Resistors, Gladdy Ressler—Jamie Jones Family Band; 6/13 Neil Young Tribute w/ Dean Wellman, Ron Frank’s Lizard Brigade, Ressler—Jones, and more. Camping available. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-858-5276.

Hoof It + Sip It
June 13 and 20, July 4 and 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 13 and 20 @ 2 PM
June 17, 18, and 19 @ 7:30 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Murder Mystery Dinner: COOTIES
Sunday, June 13 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery
While we’ve always known the Brew Ha Ha Players at Stone Cliff Winery are a little off-kilter (or is that off-KILLter?), this time around, there’s no question, as their latest murderous romp mirrors current circumstances in a way that’s not only hilarious but dead on. Epi-Con, the ultimate annual convention for epidemics, is a fan favorite for people excited for a sneak peek at the latest and greatest deadly diseases. Epi-Con is also home for those who might benefit financially or professionally from a world-wide pandemic. But did researchers go too far with their creation of this year’s Virus of the Year? One thing’s for sure, no one is going anywhere after the keynote speaker is suddenly murdered, and it’s up to you to help solve what or who truly is the killer. And, yes, the Brew Ha Ha Players will still be following COVID protocols, as it’s better to be six feet apart than six feet under. $59.95. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100 x203. StoneCliffWinery.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: June 13 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

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

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: June 14 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: June 15 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Fly-By-Night Productions: Law & Justice Book Club Series
The Investigator and the Intellectual: Tuesday, June 15 @ 7 PM
Online
Fly-By-Night Productions (FBNP) presents a unique series of discussions about law and justice using Shakespeare’s plays to explore important issues currently facing our nation. Discussions are based on the book A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice by Kenji Yoshino. April 20 focuses on Titus Andronicus and Romeo & Juliet, followed by The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure on May 18, and finishing with Othello and Hamlet on June 15. Copies of A Thousand Times More Fair are available for purchase at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque with a 15 percent book club discount. Free. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Corey Taylor
Tuesday, June 15 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena

The frontman for both GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum juggernaut Slipknot and platinum rock force Stone Sour brings the voice that rallied millions of fans across the globe to Dubuque, this time as a solo artist. Uncompromising, unfiltered, and undeniable in any arena, Corey Taylor is a New York Times bestselling author as well as an actor with a myriad film and television credits. Impacting generations of fans and peers alike, his voice roars across six Slipknot albums. With two gold-certified albums and a platinum single, Stone Sour have notched five Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 and garnered Loudwire’s Rock Album of the Decade for House of Gold & Bones—Part 1, which also spawned its own Dark Horse Comics graphic novel of the same name by Taylor. His debut solo effort, CMFT, made history with the powerful single “Black Eyes Blue” reaching No. 1 at Active Rock Radio making Taylor the first artist in the history of the format to reach No. 1 with three separate projects, following chart-topping efforts from Slipknot and Stone Sour. Taylor first crashed the New York Times Best Seller List with Seven Deadly Sins in 2011, occupying the chart for four weeks. He followed it up with three popular tomes: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven, You’re Making Me Hate You, and America 51. Meanwhile, his filmography encompasses Fear Clinic, Doctor Who, Officer Downe, and Sharknado 4. $57. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com..

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: June 15 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: June 16 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: June 16 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: June 16 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: June 16 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

SheUnites: Protecting Your Energy in a Stress is Best World
3rd Wednesday: June 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
We are told that we need to constantly be performing, doing, improving, creating, what have you. More is more. Stress is best. This normalization of consistent positive growth and no free time is not only completely unrealistic but detrimental to our energy flow. We all have a set amount of energy given in a 24 hour period. And within that general energy field, we have our social, creative, physical, mental, and emotional energy at different thresholds. Because we are all unique individuals with different capacities to thrive, how can we prioritize the things we do to protect our energy. Join SheUnites’s Adele Herman for an evening of breaking down the stigma of needing to be constantly busy and learning to protect the precious energy we have. SheUnites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17: June 16 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: June 16 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: June 17 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: June 17 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trucker’s Thursday Tiny Town Tavern Tours
Thursdays: June 17, July 15, and August 19 @ 5 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

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

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

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.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursday, June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Antiracism Book Club: The Undocumented Americans
Thursday, June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write The Undocumented Americans, a story she’d tried to steer clear of had become the only one she wanted to tell. So she wrote her immigration lawyer’s phone number on her hand in Sharpie and embarked on a trip across the country to tell the stories of her fellow undocumented immigrants—and to find the hidden key to her own. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: June 17 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 17, 18, and 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Jackson County Pro Rodeo
June 17–19
Bellevue Horsemen’s Club (Bellevue, IA)

Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull, and more! BellevueRodeo.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 18 and 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Jackson County Pro Rodeo
June 18–19
Bellevue Horsemen’s Club (Bellevue, IA)

Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull, and more! BellevueRodeo.com.

Great Galena Balloon Race
June 18–20
Eagle Ridge North Course (Galena, IL)

Don’t miss this spectacular three-day event. Over 20 hot air balloons, three races, two night glows, tethered rides, a car show, live music, and activities for the whole family. GreatGalenaBalloonRace.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: June 19 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Tour of Gardens
Saturday, June 19 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Various locations in Dubuque

The annual Tour of Gardens is a unique chance to get “behind the scenes” and see how people have transformed their yards into stunning landscapes. The six sites have been specially selected to highlight unique plants, beautiful landscaping and good gardening practices. You can begin your self-guided tour at any of the gardens. Featured gardens include Sue Coates (723 Thornwood Dr), Eleanor and John Freund (8885 Bellevue Heights plus workshop), Nancy Neumeister (1305 Hiawatha Dr, East Dubuque, IL), Thomas and Cinda Welu (2609 Broadway St), Susan Hellert (17314 Wildcat Hollow plus workshop), and Travis Brant (1892 Grace St plus workshop). Purchase tickets in advance at the Dubuque County ISU Extension Office or at the Farmers Market Master Gardener Booth on May 8. Held rain or shine. $8 Advance; $10 day of. 563-583-6496. DBQTourOfGardens.com.

8th Annual Shenanigan’s Veterans Freedom Center Benefit and Ride
Saturday, June 19 @ 9:30 AM
Shenanigan’s

Starts and ends at Shenanigan’s with stops at Someplace Else (North Buena Vista, IA), Dirty Ernies (Farley, IA), and Eichmans (Dubuque). Live music, raffles, live and silent auctions, kids entertainment, and from 3–6 p.m. enjoy a hog roast! $10. 3203 Jackson St. facebook.com/Maloree123.

Woodland Fairy Garden Walk
Saturday, June 19 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Belden School Trails (Galena, IL)

Featuring handcrafted Fairy Garden Houses created from the surrounding woodland materials. Don’t miss the special tent for children to create their own fairy wand for a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the Richard Peterson EMT Endowment Fund which provides financial assistance for training and educating EMTs. Participants will have to walk moderately uneven and mulch covered trails. Belden School Preservation Committee will host an open house at Belden School during the walk. Volunteer docents will greet visitors with stories of the one-room schoolhouse. 52 Heatherdowns Ln, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Journey Beyond Your Imagination
Saturday, June 19 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater
Journey Beyond your Imagination with mentalist Kenda Summers and legendary stage hypnotist Jim Wand on Saturday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the historic Five Flags Theater. Kenda Summers will astound and mystify you with her mind reading feats while Jim Wand mesmerizes and hypnotizes people right before your eyes with his brand new show. And don’t forget about the special guest, “Stelly the Hypno Dog.” The whole family is invited to come out and have a mystical, fun-filled night, and who knows, maybe you will end up being the star of the show! $20–$30. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Jackson County Pro Rodeo
Saturday, June 19
Bellevue Horsemen’s Club (Bellevue, IA)

Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull, and more! BellevueRodeo.com.

Great Galena Balloon Race
June 19–20
Eagle Ridge North Course (Galena, IL)

Don’t miss this spectacular three-day event. Over 20 hot air balloons, three races, two night glows, tethered rides, a car show, live music, and activities for the whole family. GreatGalenaBalloonRace.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: June 20 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
June 20, July 4 and 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: June 20 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

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

Great Galena Balloon Race
Sunday, June 20
Eagle Ridge North Course (Galena, IL)

Don’t miss this spectacular three-day event. Over 20 hot air balloons, three races, two night glows, tethered rides, a car show, live music, and activities for the whole family. GreatGalenaBalloonRace.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 21–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: June 22 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 22–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: June 23 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: June 23 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: June 23 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: June 23 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: June 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. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: June 23 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Call to Artists Deadline
Wednesday, June 23
Dubuque County Fine Arts Society will host DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Aug. 7–8 in Washington Park. The free, two-day Art Fair and festival welcomes Tri-State community members to experience art through a juried fine art fair, live music, and other programs. Iowa’s longest running Arts Festival is seeking visual artists from Dubuque and the surrounding area to fill the park with socially distanced booths and original artwork. $1000 in Artists Awards are given to First, Second, and Third place. For full details, scholarship information, and to submit your application, visit DBQFest.com/artists.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 23–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: June 24 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: June 24 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: June 24 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 24–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Lanco with special guest Brittany Ray
Friday, June 25 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Lanco continues to pave its course after the success of their double platinum radio chart-topper “Greatest Love Story” and critically acclaimed gold hit “Born To Love You.”The five-man band’s No. 1 selling debut and coming-of-age album, Hallelujah Nights, made Lanco the first country group to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums charts in 10 years. Now they have dropped two irresistibly nostalgic tracks “Old Camaro” and “What I See,” which serves as their new single at country radio. The 2018 Academy of Country Music Award win for New Group of the Year follows multiple nominations from the Country Music Association, Country Music Television, American Music Awards, and iHeartRadio Awards. Additionally, frontman Brandon Lancaster became the first member of a group to ever win the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s Songwriter/Artist of the Year honor. Dubuque-native, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Brittany Ray incorporates catchy melodies and driving electric guitar riffs with storytelling lyrics into her songs. Her first recorded and released song was a duet written and sung with Richie McDonald from Lonestar titled “Love Is Worth It.” In 2016, she released her debut self-titled EP that was produced by country singer Jamie O’Neal. $30–$42. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 25–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: June 26 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
June 26, July 17, August 7, and August 21 @ 4 PM
July 4 @ 6 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

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

Hoof’n + Groove’n
June 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 26–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: June 27 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: June 27 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

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

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
Sunday, June 27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

18th Annual Golf Classic
Monday, June 28 @ 8 AM
Thunder Hills Country Club (Peosta, IA)

Take a swing for building confident kids, healthy families, and a stronger community. Includes breakfast and lunch to-go and silent auction. 16682 Thunder Hills Dr, Peosta, IA. dubuquey.org/18th-annual-golf-classic.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: June 28 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: June 29 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Managing Stress and Learning Resilience in the Face of a Pandemic
Wednesday, June 30 @ 1–2:30 PM
NICC Town Clock Business Center

In what feels like a blink of an eye, COVID has dislocated our daily lives, our economy, and the way we do business with little visibility on when the crisis will be resolved. Our experience with the pandemic makes one thing very clear: we need to become more resilient. Everyone has the ability to increase resilience to stress. Learn how to reduce and manage stress by using humor and other strategies. Training your brain to manage stress won’t just affect the quality of your life, but perhaps even lengthen it. Free. 680 Main St. 844-642-2338 x1399. NICC.edu/solutions.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: June 30 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: June 30 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: June 30 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: June 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. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: June 30 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 1 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 1 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Taste of Summer Series
Thursdays: July 1 and August 5 @ 6–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Tentative July 1 food vendors are The Food Store, Happy Hibachi, Hot Diggity Dogz, and Vesperman Farms Ice Cream with live music from The Lads and Joie Wails. A modified version of Taste of Dubuque, the temporarily reformatted Taste of Summer series will enable attendees of all ages to enjoy a less crowded event experience while still providing the original event’s signature tastes and entertainment. In keeping with the Taste tradition, a modified series of awards will be announced each evening for the top savory dish, the top sweet dish, and a fan favorite dish or dessert selected by the attendees. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. rivermuseum.com/taste.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 1 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Elizabeth Freedom Fest
Thursday, July 1 @ 7 PM
Terrapin Park (Elizabeth, IL)

Enjoy Army displays, live music, and tasty food and drinks while the kids get their faces painted and have endless fun in the bounce houses. U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute jump into Terrapin Park. The night ends with fireworks. Free.

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

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

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 3 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Dubuque Jaycees/Radio Dubuque Fireworks on the River
Saturday, July 3 @ 5:30 PM
A.Y. McDonald Park

It’s only the biggest and best fireworks display for hundreds of miles around! Located in the Hawthorne St. area by A.Y. McDonald Park, you’ll want to get there early for the best spots. Bring blankets, chairs, and coolers, and sit back for an amazing air show in the early evening followed by a stunning fireworks display set to music at about 9:45 p.m.

Styx
July 3 @ 6 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. The early showtime allows you to take in Dubuque’s famous fireworks display at dusk. 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.

Shenandoah Pro Rodeo: Freedom Reins
July 3 and 4 @ 6–9 PM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)
The Shenandoah Riding Center goes out west for two nights featuring bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, ladies barrel racing, and bull riding. Saddle up for the world’s best bucking horses and bulls, double tough cowboys with nerves of steel. The evening ends with a firework spectacular! $15/$10. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Bellevue Heritage Days
July 3–4
Downtown Bellevue, IA

Bellevue celebrates the Independence Day holiday with Heritage Days, two days of family-friendly activities including carnival rides, a Queen contest, dance, parade, petting zoo, a show by Ski Bellevue, vintage tractor, car and motorcycle displays, and fireworks. Live music both nights. Facebook.com/BellevueHeritageDays.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: July 4 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Ham House 4th of July Celebration
Sunday, July 4 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Mathias Ham House

The Fourth of July Celebration, sponsored by the Dubuque County Historical Society, celebrates Independence Day in good ol’ fashioned style at the historic Ham House at the corner of Shiras and Lincoln Ave., just below Eagle Point Park. The afternoon event features music, food, tours of the mansion, and historic kids’ games. RiverMuseum.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
July 4 and 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

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

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
July 4 @ 6 PM
July 17, August 7, and August 21 @ 4 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

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

Shenandoah Pro Rodeo: Freedom Reins
Sunday, July 4 @ 6–9 PM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)
The Shenandoah Riding Center goes out west for two nights featuring bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, ladies barrel racing, and bull riding. Saddle up for the world’s best bucking horses and bulls, double tough cowboys with nerves of steel. The evening ends with a firework spectacular! $15/$10. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: July 4 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

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

Bellevue Heritage Days
Sunday, July 4
Downtown Bellevue, IA

Bellevue celebrates the Independence Day holiday with Heritage Days, two days of family-friendly activities including carnival rides, a Queen contest, dance, parade, petting zoo, a show by Ski Bellevue, vintage tractor, car and motorcycle displays, and fireworks. Live music both nights. Facebook.com/BellevueHeritageDays.

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

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: July 6 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: July 7 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: July 7 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: July 7 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: July 7 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 8 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

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

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 8 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 8 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

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

Downtown Friday Night
Friday, July 9 @ 6:30–10 PM
Downtown Dyersville, IA

Not to miss out on the fun, Dyersville hosts its own summer festival series. Besides live music, the event includes food, games for kids, and best of all, it’s free! 563-875-2311. dyersville.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 10 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

First Responders Appreciation Day
Saturday, July 10 @ Noon–10:30 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

Show your appreciation for our First Responders through a day of fun, family and baseball! Enjoy a special performance by the legendary Ghost Players as they come out of the corn and perform their famous comedy routine and interact with the crowd. Be sure to grab your seat for 7-inning baseball games featuring baseball teams from the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, Dallas Fire Department and New York Police Department. Then enjoy some country music with a performance by country music star Jake Dodds. The night will end the way it should with a showing of the Field of Dreams in the outfield under the lights. Proceeds go toward the Dubuque County Emergency Responders Training Facility and the Chicago Police Department Memorial Foundation. Active and retired First Responders get in free by showing their badge or proof of ID; $10 adults; $5 kids 12 and under. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/firstresponders.

Asbury Music in the Park
Saturday, July 10 @ Noon–11 PM
Asbury Park (Asbury, IA)

The Asbury Area Civic and Recreation Foundation annually hosts Music in the Park. This is a free family event with a variety of music, entertainment, food, children’s games, inflatables, and family activities followed by live music at 6 p.m. Shuttle service will be available throughout the City of Asbury as well as several outlying areas. Free. 563-556-7106. CityofAsbury.com.

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: July 10 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: July 10 @ 2 PM
Online

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

Hoof’n + Groove’n
July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Cascade Rockin’ on the River
Saturdays: July 10 and August 14 @ 6–11 PM
Cascade Riverview Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)

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

Star Gazing
July 10 and August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

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

Family Fun Art Days
Saturday, July 10
Galena ARC

These events are for the entire family to spend time together creating art at the ARC, they are sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. Free. facebook.com/GalenaARC.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: July 11 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: July 11 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

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

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: July 12 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Cooking Class: Savory & Sweet Hand Pies/Turnovers
Monday, July 12 @ 6–7:15 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Kids age 9–14 will make two varieties of turnovers; a savory empanada-style pie filled with meat, cheeses, and seasonings; and a sweet turnover filled with fruit. Bring your own sheet pan. Instructed by Lynn Kaufman. $35. 11084 W HWY 20, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Delaware County Fair
July 12–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: July 13 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Delaware County Fair
July 13–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: July 14 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: July 14 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: July 14 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: July 14 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: July 14 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: July 14 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Delaware County Fair
July 14–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 15 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 15 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trucker’s Thursday Tiny Town Tavern Tours
Thursdays: July 15 and August 19 @ 5 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

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

Antiracism Book Club: Caste
Thursday, July 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In this brilliant book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Pulitizer-prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 15 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Delaware County Fair
July 15–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Music on Main
Friday, July 16
Town Clock Plaza

What was long called Dubuque… and All that Jazz! is now Music on Main with some revamping and running two dates in 2021. Enjoy live music under the Town Clock with food and cold beverages available. Entertainers TBA. DowntownDubuque.org.

Delaware County Fair
July 16–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Elizabeth’s 100th Community Fair
July 16–18
Elizabeth, IL

Experience small-town life at its best! Great food, vendors, music, beer tent, and more. Dairy and sheep show, dairy goat show, inflatable rides, Fantasy Truck Pullers, Elizabeth’s Best BBQ, local pro wrestling enthusiasts, parade, games, contests, and kids activities. ElizabethCommunityFair.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 17 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Antique Town Rods Show
Saturday, July 17 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Set on the banks of the Galena River, this car show features some of the most beautiful vehicles from a bygone era (pre-1972). 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. 815-541-2313.

Galena Brew Fest
Saturday, July 17 @ 1–4 PM
Chestnut Mountain and Resort (Galena, IL)

Savor local and regionally crafted brews, wine, and spirits atop the beautiful mountain at Chestnut Mountain Resort, overlooking the Mississippi River. $30 Advance; $35 day of; $5 designated driver. 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena IL. 815-777-2248. galenaarc.org/galena-brew-fest.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
July 17, August 7, and August 21 @ 4 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

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

Southwest Music Festival
Saturday, July 17 @ 5 PM–Midnight
2nd St, Platteville, WI

Platteville Regional Chamber’s Annual Southwest Music Festival on historic Second Street features music from Just Jake at 5 p.m., The Other Brothers at 7 p.m., and Road Trip at 9 p.m. plus games, raffle, pull tabs, and more. Bring your own lawn chairs. No carry ins. Advance tickets available at Red N Deb’s Bar & Grill-Platteville, Platteville VFW Bar, and Platteville Regional Chamber. Ages 21+. $15 Advance; $20 door. Platteville.com.

Record Store Day Drops 2021
Saturday, July 17
Moondog Music and CDs-4 Change

The focus of these two Drops dates is on bringing revenue to the stores—as well as to the artists, labels, distribution and every other business behind the scenes making record stores work, in a fiscally and socially responsible way. RecordStoreDay.com.

Delaware County Fair
July 17–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Elizabeth’s 100th Community Fair
July 17–18
Elizabeth, IL

Experience small-town life at its best! Great food, vendors, music, beer tent, and more. Dairy and sheep show, dairy goat show, inflatable rides, Fantasy Truck Pullers, Elizabeth’s Best BBQ, local pro wrestling enthusiasts, parade, games, contests, and kids activities. ElizabethCommunityFair.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: July 18 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: July 18 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

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

Delaware County Fair
Sunday, July 18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Elizabeth’s 100th Community Fair
Sunday, July 18
Elizabeth, IL

Experience small-town life at its best! Great food, vendors, music, beer tent, and more. Dairy and sheep show, dairy goat show, inflatable rides, Fantasy Truck Pullers, Elizabeth’s Best BBQ, local pro wrestling enthusiasts, parade, games, contests, and kids activities. ElizabethCommunityFair.com.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: July 20 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: July 20 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: July 21 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: July 21 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: July 21 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: July 21 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: July 21 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
SheUnites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17: July 21 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: July 21 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Great Jones County Fair
July 21–25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 22 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 22 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Great Jones County Fair
July 22–25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Great Jones County Fair
July 23–25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 24 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Ghost Player “Greatest Show on Dirt” Show
Saturdays: July 24 and August 21 @ 1 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

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

Hoof’n + Groove’n
July 24, August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Great Jones County Fair
July 24–25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: July 25 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
July 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: July 25 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

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

Great Jones County Fair
Sunday, July 25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: July 26 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Into the Wild
July 26–29
Camp Little Cloud (Epworth, IA)

Girls will learn survival skills like orienteering, fishing, and gun safety from experts, even earning the Iowa DNR Firearm Safety Certificate. While not in skill-building sessions, girls will have fun at the beautiful Camp Little Cloud property exploring the trails, swimming at the pool, and stomping through the creeks. Campers will even have the opportunity to visit the Swiss Valley Nature Center and the Izaak Walton Club on day trips, too! Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Dubuque County Conservation, Dubuque County Hunter Safety Instructors, and Iowa DNR Conservation Officers. All girls grades 7–11. RSVP by July 18. 21700 Girl Scout Rd, Epworth, IA. 800-798-0833. GirlScoutsToday.org.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: July 27 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque County Fair
July 27–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: July 28 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: July 28 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: July 28 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: July 28 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: July 28 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: July 28 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Dubuque County Fair
July 28–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

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

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

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

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

Dubuque County Fair
July 29–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

Dubuque County Fair
July 30–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

The Business Showcase
Saturday, July 31 @ 8:30 AM–8:30 PM
Ashton Hill Farm (Galena, IL)

The Business Expo runs 9 a.m. though noon followed by a networking lunch at 12:30–1:30 p.m. A teambuilding workshop includes industry speakers and a teambuilding “build your won scent” workshop by The Scent Workshop from 1:45 to 3 p.m. From 3 to 6 p.m., the demo tent is an interactive business tent with samples, tastings, presentations, and more. The showcases closes with dinner and a fashion show from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. featuring hors d’oeuvres, dinner by Chef Jude Villafana, fashion show, and silent auction. Business expo and demo tent are free, $20 lunch, $40 teambuilding workshop, $45 dinner and fashion show. 815-281-9925. galenachamber.com/business-showcase-2021.

Dubuque County Fair
July 31–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

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

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

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

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

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

The Colts’ show has been a highlight on Dubuque’s summer calendar since 1963. Eight groups from Dubuque; Madison, WI; Rockford, IL; Anoka, MN; LaCrosse, WI; and seven-time DCI World Champions, The Cavaliers from Rosemont, IL, are scheduled to compete in this Drum Corps International summer tour event. Gates at 5:30 p.m. $18–$43. 1800 Clarke Dr. Colts.org.

Dubuque County Fair
Sunday, August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 4 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

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

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 4 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buckcherry
Thursday, August 5 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Anaheim rockers Buckcherry return to the Tri-States for a wild shot at Five Flags Arena with hits like “Crazy Bi*ch” and “Lit Up.” $34 GA, $45 VIP. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Food Truck Fight
Saturday, August 7 @ 11 AM–3 PM and 5–9 PM
Depot Park, Galena, IL

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, ice cold beverages, live music, bounce houses, a face painter and more! Each food truck will feature a $2 sample item in addition to their full menu, and you decide the winner. Two sessions are offered. FoodTruckFight.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival
August 7–8
Washington Park

The longest-running fine arts festival in Iowa, DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival celebrates its 43rd year in 2021 moving from May to August. The free all arts festival, brought to you by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, features an art fair, interactive art for all ages, and live music all in Washington Park. Plus a reading and book release by Writers Guild and much more. DBQfest.com.

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

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

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

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

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

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival
Sunday, August 8
Washington Park

The longest-running fine arts festival in Iowa, DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival celebrates its 43rd year in 2021 moving from May to August. The free all arts festival, brought to you by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, features an art fair, interactive art for all ages, and live music all in Washington Park. Plus a reading and book release by Writers Guild and much more. DBQfest.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 11 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

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

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 11 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iowa State Fair
August 12–22
Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

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

Iowa State Fair
August 13–22
Des Moines, IA

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Market House Square Arts Festival
August 14–15 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Old Market House (Galena, IL)

Take a piece of Galena Country with you! Local and regional artists showcase their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Local musicians will perform. Free. HelloGalena.org.

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

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

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

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

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

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: August 14 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iowa State Fair
August 14–22
Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

Take a piece of Galena Country with you! Local and regional artists showcase their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Local musicians will perform. Free. HelloGalena.org.

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

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

Brothers Osbourne
Sunday, August 15 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Q Casino Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series Presented by MidWestOne Bank brings country music duo Brothers Osbourne to the friendly confines of the Q Casino’s outdoor stage with hits like “Stay a Little Longer,” “21 Summer,” “It Ain’t My Fault,” and “I Don’t Remember Me.” More concerts to be announced. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Iowa State Fair
August 15–22
Des Moines, IA

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

Iowa State Fair
August 16–22
Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

Iowa State Fair
August 17–22
Des Moines, IA

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 18 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

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

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 18 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iowa State Fair
August 18–22
Des Moines, IA

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

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

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iowa State Fair
August 19–22
Des Moines, IA

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

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

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

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

Iowa State Fair
August 20–22
Des Moines, IA

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

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

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iowa State Fair
August 21–22
Des Moines, IA

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

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

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iowa State Fair
Sunday, August 22
Des Moines, IA

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

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

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 25 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

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

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

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 25 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local food vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 1 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 1 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 8 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 8 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

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

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

West Dubuque Wingfest
Saturday, September 11 @ 11 AM
Farley Park (Farley, IA)

Competitors cooking up about 10,000 wings with live entertainment, volleyball, baggo, human foosball, and a wing eating contest sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. Plus, kids entertainment, a dunk tank, and more! Sponsored by Western Dubuque Fine Arts Booster Club.

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

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

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: September 11 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

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

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

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

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

Bloktoberfest
Saturday, September 11
Millwork District

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 15 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 15 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

Dubuque Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 18
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 22 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 22 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 29 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 29 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

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

Non-stop live music, wiener dog races, polka dancing and lessons, German-style food and beverage, bounce house and games for the kids, and more at Depot Park in Galena, IL. Noon–10 p.m. $5 Adults and teens, kids are free. galenalions.org/oktoberfest.

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 6 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 6 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: October 9 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 13 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 13 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 20 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 20 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: October 25 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: October 26 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 27 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 27 @ 5–9 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: October 27 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
October 27 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: October 27 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: October 28 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

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

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Hoof’n + Spook’n
October 30 and 31 @ 5:30–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County? Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a glow walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If the temperature permits the music will be live, if it is too chilly you can enjoy fun Halloween music instead. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Star Gazing
Saturday, October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

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

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

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

Hoof’n + Spook’n
Sunday, October 31 @ 5:30–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County? Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a glow walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If the temperature permits the music will be live, if it is too chilly you can enjoy fun Halloween music instead. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 3 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 3 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 3 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 4 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: November 4 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

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

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: November 7 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: November 8 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 9 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 10 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 10 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
November 10 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 10 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 11 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: November 13 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: November 13 @ 2 PM
Online

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

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

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 16 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 17 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 17 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: November 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
SheUnites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 17 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Antiracism Book Club: A Peculiar Indifference
Thursday, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Pulitizer Prize finalist Elliott Currie offers a devastating exploration of the extreme levels of violence afflicting Black communities, and a blueprint for addressing the crisis. Compelling and accessible, A Peculiar Indifference draws on a rich array of both classic and contemporary research on the dimensions and consequences of this enduring emergency. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 18 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: November 22 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: November 23 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 23 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 24 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 24 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
November 24 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 24 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 25 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Hoof It + Sip It
Sunday, November 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 1 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday Market
Saturday, December 4 @ 8:30 AM–1:30 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Welcome the holiday season with decorations, gift items, art, baked goods and much more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 8 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: December 11 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

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

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

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

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

Native American Book Discussion Series: The Night Watchman
Tuesday, December 14 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 15 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

Antiracism Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race
Thursday, December 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.  Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 22 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 29 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Hobby and professional artists sketch the community and surrounding area. Find “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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