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Through Wednesday October 1

Sponsorships are available to take part in the 36th annual Galena Halloween Parade and Festival Saturday, October 25th. Contact the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce at (815) 777-9050, or office@galenachamber.com.

Thursday October 2

St. Luke's United Methodist Church Women, in partnership will Dubuque National Alliance on Mental Illness, are hosting an event titled "Mental Illness-Bridges of Hope" at 7:00pm at the Church.

Thursday October 2

The Asbury Eagles Club is hosting Burger Night from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.The price is $7.50 for adults and $4 for kids. Proceeds benefit Story Book Zoo.

Friday October 3

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA's Victim Services Shelter is holding their 9th annual Glimmer of Hope Fashion Show inside the Cabaret at the Mystique Casino. Cocktails and Silent Auction begins at 6:00pm. The fashion show begins at 7:00pm. Advance tickets purchased at the DBQ Community Y are $25. Tickets are $30 at the door.

Friday October 3

Register now for the 2014 Walk for Wishes, a 5k walk or run Saturday October 4th beginning at 8:30am at Heritage Trail in Dubuque. Sign up today at iowa.wish.org.

Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4

Summit Church's Women's Fellowship Bake and Thrift Sale. Stop by 2885 JFK Road Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to Noon.

Saturday October 4

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, in partnership with Dubuque Humane Society, is holding a Blessing of the Pets Service from 10:30am to 11:00am. Pets must be leashed or in cage.

Saturday October 4

Galena's 8th Annual Oktoberfest from 12:00pm to 10:00pm in Depot Park. A complete listings of the day's events can be seen at galenaoktoberfest .com.

Saturday October 4

The Immanuel Congregational Church of Christ invites you to their Four Seasons Festival from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Enjoy an all you care to eat salad and dessert bar from 11:00am to 1:00pm and shop at the country store.

Saturday October 4

The Dubuque Chorale presents "Songfest" at 7:30pm at the UD Heritage Center. Admission is $6. Contact the Box office for tickets at 563-585-7469.

Saturday October 4

Kids Expo - Dubuque County, takes place from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Grand River Center. Participants will visit over 50 booths showcasing local services and products, plus there's live entertainment all day.

Saturday October 4

The Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque will celebrate the 150th anniversary of their founding with events beginning at 2:00pm in the Clare House Conference Room at Mount St. Francis.

Saturday October 4

Public tasting begins at 1:00pm for the annual Chili Cook-off in Dubuque's Cable Car Square sponsored by Radio Dubuque and Prudential. Bring the family for games and live entertainment. The Square merchants will be open and watch college football on a big screen television. Proceeds will benefit Hills and Dales.

Sunday October 5

The Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque will celebrate the 150th anniversary of their founding with events from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at Loras College in the Marie Graber Ballroom.

Sunday October 5

Holy Trinity Parish in Luxemburg will celebrate Mass at 10:00am followed by their 42nd Annual Oktoberfest Picnic serving from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Adults $10, Children ages 5 to 10 $5 and 4 and under are free.  

Sunday October 5

Ss. Anthony & Philip, Highland are hosting Oktoberfest beginning with a Polka Mass at 9:00am. A German meal will be served from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Contests and family activities all-day.

Sunday October 5

The Jamestown Fire Prevention Parade begins 12:00pm with sign-in at 10:30am at Guy's Place in Kieler. A Firefighter Memorial Service will take place at the conclusion of the parade followed by food and drink and activities for the kids.

Sunday October 5

Big Band Express will perform 6:30pm at the Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium. Admission is $7. Proceeds will go directly to Friends of Inharrime, a Dubuque non-profit working to support child health in Mozambique Africa.

Tuesday October 7

Bethany Home, 1005 Lincoln Ave,. is hosting their annual Chili Supper, Bake, and Craft Sale from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Wednesday October 8

Jon Stravers, internationally recognized raptor expert and documentarian of deep woods birds, will speak at a potluck dinner event in the Barrel Room at the Galena Cellars Winery. The potluck will begin at 5:30pm, followed by the presentation at 7:00pm. Please bring a dish to pass as well as table service. Wine will be available for purchase.

Wednesday October 8

Register by today for the free program "Dealing with Clutter Chaos" to be held on Thursday, October 9th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm at Shalom Spirituality Center. Winnie Stricker, president of Home Instead Senior Care will lead the session. Call (563) 582-3592, visit www. shalomretreats.org , or email: info@shalomretreats.org.

Thursday October 9

Red Cross donation opportunity

11:00am to 4:00pm at the University of Dubuque 200 University Ave.

Thursday October 9

Join the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce at Midwest Medical Center for a Meet & Greet - "Network of Empowered Women" from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Admission is free. RSVP is requested. Please call (815) 777-9050 or office @galenachamber.com

Thursday October 9

The Dubuque Audubon Society invites you to their regular monthly program at the E. B. Lyons Interpretive Center. At 7:00pm, "Costa Rica-A Birder's Buffet", will be presented by Bob and Sandy Walton on the natural history and birds of Costa Rica.

Thursday October 9

The Asbury Eagles Club is hosting Pizza Night from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.The price will vary by size and number of topping selected. Dine in or carry-out.

Friday October 10 to Sunday October 12

Wahlert Catholic High School will present their Fall play, "J.B." with performances Friday at 4:00pm, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm in the R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Theatre. Tickets are $8 for the public, $5 for students. Contact the Wahlert Activities Office at 563-583-9771.

Friday October 10

St. Luke's United Methodist Fall Rummage Sale from 8:00am to 1:00pm with a Bag Sale starting at 11:30am. Proceeds support local and global missions.

Friday October 10

The University of Dubuque Heritage Center presents "The McCartney Years" at 7:30pm. Yuri Pool presents this re-creation of a mid-1970s "Wings over America" McCartney concert. Tickets are available through the Farber Box Office, online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter or call (563) 585-SHOW.

Saturday October 11

The Kiwanis 5K Super Hero Costume Run will begin at 9:00am on the Heritage Trail at the Heritage Pond. Food, beverages and music will follow at the Pond. For more details, visit www. dubuquekiwanis.org. All proceeds will assist and support youth in the tri-state area.

Saturday October 11

A benefit for Connie Walker will be held at Budde's Sports Bar from 4:00pm to 11:00pm. Money raised will help the Walker Family with financial burdens brought on by a medical diagnosis. A live band will perform and a silent auction will include many big ticket items.

Saturday October 11

Hazel Green United Methodist Church invites you to their Hog Roast and Craft Tent from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Barbeque pork, roast beef sandwiches and side dishes will be served.

Sunday October 12

The Asbury Eagles Club is hosting a Breakfast Buffet from 8:00am to Noon. The price is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 10 and under. Proceeds will benefit Eagle charities.

Sunday October 12

The 21st Annual Autumn Craft Fair, sponsored by the River Ridge PTO will be held at the River Ridge School, 4141 Route 84 South, Hanover IL. Stop by Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Sunday October 12

The Knights of Columbus Council 1821 will be hosting a breakfast to benefit 3-year-old Rebecca Digmann who is undergoing chemo therapy treatments. Breakfast will be served from 8:30am to Noon in the Sacred Heart Church Basement 210 East Third St, Monticello.

Sunday October 12

The Clarke University Men's Golf Team is hosting a Homecoming Weekend Golf Scramble at Lacoma Golf Course in East Dubuque. Tee times begin at 9:00am. Registration is $50 per player. Register online at Clarke.edu. For more information, contact Jerry at (563) 588-6360.

Sunday October 12

The Dubuque County Conservation Board is holding a Fall Fundraiser Dinner serving lasagna and pasta from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Swiss Valley Nature Center. Free wagon ride through the nature preserve will be offered. Proceeds will be used to improve nature displays in the nature center. Dinner prices are $6 for adults and $3 for kids ages 4 to 12.

Sunday October 12

Girl Scout Cadette Troop #7084 is holding an All You Care to Eat French Toast Breakfast from 8:00am to Noon at the Moose Lodge located on Windsor Ave. The price is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

Tuesday Wednesday 14

Red Cross donation opportunity

11:00am to 5:00pm UW-Platteville's Ullsvik Hall, 30 S Hickory.

Wednesday October 15

Red Cross donation opportunities

11:00am to 5:00pm UW-Platteville's Ullsvik Hall, 30 S Hickory.

4:00pm to 7:00pm Asbury Eagles Club  

Wednesday October 15

The University of Dubuque Wind Ensemble is holding a concert titled "Passport" at 7:30pm in John and Alice Butler Hall in Heritage Center. Admission is free but a ticket is required. Call (563)585-SHOW stop by the Farber Box Office or visit www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Wednesday October 15

The Holy Ghost Council of Catholic Women are sponsoring a Fall Dinner from 4:30pm to 6:30am in the Campus Gym at HG-IC School in Dickeyville. The price for adults and seniors is $7 and $4 for grades K thru 8.

Thursday October 16

The internationally acclaimed African Children's Choir will perform in the University of Dubuque Heritage Center's John and Alice Butler Hall at 6:00pm. The show is free however, tickets are required for admission and may be obtained through the Farber Box Office.

Thursday October 16

Join the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for their Fall Business After-Hours at First Community Bank of Galena, 101 Exchange Street.

Friday October 17

The Wahlert Catholic High School cross-country teams will host the Golden Eagle Youth Cross Country Run for students in grades 4 to 8. Registration for this free one-mile race will begin at 3:30pm at Veterans Memorial Park.

Friday October 17 to Sunday October 19

The City of East Dubuque is holding a Flea Market on Wall Street beginning at 8:00am each day. Proceeds will help pay for the city's Christmas decorations.

Friday October 17

The band The Swing Crew will give a free performance at 8:30pm at the Mississippi Moon Bar with donations going directly towards funding the Tri-State Emergency Responders Facility on Seippel Road.

Saturday October 18

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa Presents: "Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians" with Al Pierson at 2:00pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Center, Osterhaus Pharmacy, The Maquoketa State Bank, Anderson Pharmacy in Preston or Bellevue Pharmacy in Bellevue.

Saturday October 18

The Grand View United Methodist Church Holiday Fair begins at 11:00am with lunch being served until 1:15pm. Homemade crafts, gifts, baked goods, household items assorted soups and desserts. Proceeds support the mission work of United Methodist Women.

Saturday October 18

The Asbury Eagles Club is hosting a Chili Cook-Off from 11:00am to 4:00pm. A donation of $5 will allow you to sample all entries. Prizes will be awarded.

Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19

St. Anthony Catholic Church, Dubuque is hosting a used book sale in O'Malley Hall. The schedule is Saturday from 8:00am to 5:15pm and Sunday from 8:00am to Noon. Proceeds will benefit the Kids Against Hunger program. Cash donations, gently used books and volunteers are also welcome.

Sunday October 19

Linwood Legacies' Harvest Fest 2014 will begin at Noon at Dubuque's Linwood Cemetery. Celebrate Dubuque's history with 3 reenactment shows beginning at 1:00pm. Food and beverages will be available along with family activities including pioneer games and pony and hay rides.

Sunday October 19

St. Joseph's School, Sinsinawa invites you to their Fall Festival & Mulligan from 11:00am to 5:30pm serving mulligan stew, sandwiches, homemade desserts & refreshments. Also, games raffles and a silent auction.

Sunday October 19

The Dubuque County Conservation Board invites you to take a Trail bike ride through Heritage Trail. Meet at the Heritage Pond at 1:00pm.

Monday October 20

The Images & Information Style Show at the Grand River Center begins at 5:30pm. This event promotes awareness and celebrates survivorship of Breast Cancer. Ticket are $15 or $20 at the door. For more information visit www. imagesandinformation.org.

Thursday October 23

The Asbury Eagles Club is hosting Chicken Night from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.The price is $9 for a 4 piece adult meal and $4 for a 2 piece kid's meal. Proceeds will benefit the local Make-A-Wish .

Friday October 24

The annual Asbury Halloween Parade will start at 7:00pm at the corner of Springreen Drive and end at the Asbury City Park. (rain date Oct 25)

Saturday October 25

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center is hosting Trivia Night at the Center for those 18 and older. Doors to the Center will open at 6:00pm and competition begins at 7:00pm. Register your team at the door or call. 563-652-9815. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Saturday October 25

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is holding their "Out of the Dark" Community Walk beginning at 9:00am at Bergfeld Recreation Area. If you would like to walk, volunteer or donate visit www.afsp.org/walk.

Saturday October 25

The 36th annual Galena Halloween Parade and Festival begins at 2:00pm in downtown Galena. The parade is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm. Visit www. galenachamber.com for a complete schedule.

Saturday October 25

Cuba City United Methodist Church is hosting their Annual Auction. The Auction begins at 6:00pm with ala carte hot beef and hot turkey sandwiches and beverages available for purchase.

Saturday October 25

Cuba City United Methodist Church is holding their Annual Auction with ala carte sandwiches being served at 5:00pm and the auction beginning at 6:00pm.

Monday October 27

The University of Dubuque Jazz Ensemble will open hold a concert titled "The Birds and the Beats" at 7:30pm in John and Alice Butler Hall in Heritage Center. Admission is free but a ticket is required. Call (563)585-SHOW stop by the Farber Box Office or visit www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Thursday October 30

Nicole Hockley, mother of first grader Dylan Hockley who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, will speak at 7:00pm at Loras College in the Marie Graber Ballroom. The event, hosted by the Dubuque Coalition for Nonviolence, is free and open to the public.

October

The 53rd annual Ginter Thanksgiving Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 27th.If you would like to make a donation of your time or money( tax exempt) please contact Geneva Ginter. To volunteer call (563) 583-8535. Monetary donations by check : Ginter Thanksgiving Dinner PO Box 512 Dubuque, Iowa 52001.

October

Hillcrest Family Services is offering you an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way during the Christmas Holidays at "Reflections in the Park". For more information about "Memory Lane", please contact Sondra @ sondra.bennett @hillcrest-fs.org or call (563) 583-7357 ex 245.

Saturday November 1

Safe Haven Society's (Elizabeth, IL) "Cause for Paws" Annual Gala Dinner and at the Ramada Galena. To purchase tickets or make a reservation please call (815) 858-2265. All proceeds go toward the care and support of our shelter animals.

Sunday November 2

St. Donatus Catholic Church will host their 51st Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast from 7:30am to 12:30pm at their Parish Center. There will be a Country Store with homemade goods and a raffle drawing for cash prizes. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6 to 10 and are available at Kalmes Restaurant in St. Donatus or at the door.

Sunday November 2

The Red Solo Crew is having a Steak Fry at The Barn in Sherrill from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. All proceeds will go to the Special Olympics of Iowa Polar Plunge. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

Saturday November 15

The Annual Polar Plunge benefitting the Iowa Special Olympics will be held at the Dubuque water Sports Club. Registration and sign-is 9:00am to 10:45am and the plunge is at 11:00am. You can sign-up online at www. soiowa.org/plunge.

Sunday November 30

Dyersville Elementary is hosting their 2nd Annual Craft/Vendor Extravaganza from 10:30am to 3:30pm. This is held in conjunction with their "Milk and Cookies with Santa" which is scheduled from Noon to 2:00pm. Admission is free.

Through 2014

The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information, please contact Rhett Herrera at Rhett. Herrera @va.gov or visit www. veteranscrisisline.net