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Friday, September 20, 2019 — All Day

Register for Shalom Spirituality Center’s Autumn Breakfast

Registration and prepay are due today for the Shalom Spirituality Center’s Autumn Breakfast on September 24th. The offering is $10. To register ,call (563) 582-3592, email: info@shalomretreats, visit shalomretreats.org or stop by the Center at 1001 Davis Street, M-F 8:00am -4:30pm.

Friday, September 20, 2019 — 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Center Grove United Methodist Church Pork Chop Dinner

Center Grove United Methodist Church will host their annual Pork Chop Dinner at the Church located at 3140 Brunskill Rd in Dubuque. Dinner is $12 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. (hot dogs will be available for kids)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 — 7:45 am

Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace

Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace will feature the events “A Peace of My Mind” at 7:45am at Loras College Library and Campus Center Concourse. A Hike to Help Refugees beginning 12:00pm at Loras College and “This how we BBQ in DBQ” at 1:00pm at the Kehl Center, Clarke University. (More info at.dbqdayofpeace.org)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 — 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Dubuque Oktoberfest & Bier Tasting

Dubuque Oktoberfest and Bier Tasting will be held at A.Y. McDonald Park. Bring the family for all-day music, food, beverages, entertainment and games. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and free for children 10 and under. All proceeds from Dubuque Oktoberfest benefit Camp Albrecht Acres.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 — 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Carnegie-Stout Public Library Program on the Real Downton Abbey

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes historian Kathy Wilson for a program about the realities of domestic service at Highclere Castle (the real Downton Abbey) in the Aigler Auditorium. This program is for adults ages 18 and older. Registration is required. Please register online at dubuque.lib.ia.us or call 563-589-4225, ext. 2224.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 — 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Chili Feed at Swiss Valley Nature Center

Friends of Dubuque County Conservation will hold a Chili Feed  at Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road. Tickets are available at the door. Prices are $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. The proceeds will benefit Friends of Dubuque County Conservation. There also will be wagon rides through the preserve, weather permitting.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 — 1:00 pm

Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace

Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace will feature the events An afternoon with Magdalena Gómez at 1:00pm at Dubuque Museum of Art and “The Art of Every Day Living as Resistance: Finding Joy in Times of Horror” starting at 6:30pm at Alumni Campus Center at Loras College (More info at.dbqdayofpeace.org)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 — 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dubuque Devils Burger Night

The Dubuque Devils High School Hockey Team is hosting a Burger Night at The Barn at Derby Grange Golf & Recreation. Burgers, Brats and Hotdogs, along with a salad and chips will be available. The cost is $9 per person. Tickets are pre-sale thru the devils players or available at the door. Take out meals available. All proceeds help support the Devils.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 — 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County Blood Drive

Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive  in the Conference Room located at 800 Clay Street in Darlington. All presenting donors will receive voucher for a limited-edition Halloween T-Shirt. To schedule an appointment contact Sue Paquette at 608-776-5731 ext. 321, email sue.paquette@mymhlc.org or visit bloodcenterimpact.org to schedule online with GROUP CODE 2105. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins are welcome. Eat before donating and bring a photo ID.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 — 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presentation on Iowa’s Carnegie libraries

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes Dr. Shana L. Stuart, Ph.D., MLIS, for a presentation about Iowa’s Carnegie libraries in the third floor Aigler Auditorium. This program is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 — 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John Corson Smith: Builder, General, Politician, Freemason

the Galena Library welcomes Cory RItterbusch who will present an overview of the life of Galena resident John Corson Smith who was an accomplished Civil War General, Illinois Politician, and revered Freemason who built prominent buildings in Galena.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — All Day

ARK’s Roll & Shoot Basketball Tournament

Register your team by today for ARK’s Roll & Shoot Basketball Tournament to be held October 12th at thePeosta Community Centre. Visit https://goo.gl/forms/Vr24sHMhVZZpvjlq1 or go to www.arkadvocates.org.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

insinawa Steppers 4th Annual Mound Memory Walk

The Sinsinawa Steppers will be walking in the fourth annual Mound Memory Walk at Sinsinawa Mound. The walk supports people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, those caring for them, and area support programs. To join Team Sinsinawa Steppers, go online to support.alzwisc.org

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Asbury Eagles Club Chicken Night

The Asbury Eagles Club will host Chicken Night. Proceeds will benefit our local Make A Wish. $11 for 4 piece meal and $9 for a 2 piece meal.

Friday, September 27, 2019 — 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grant Regional Health Center Blood Drive

Grant Regional Health Center in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive at 507 S. Monroe in the Education Center at the Old Clinic. To schedule an appointment, call Peg Ryan at 608-723-7691 or online at bloodcenterimpact.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/68587. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a limited edition Halloween T-Shirt, Eat before donating and bring a photo ID. Walk ins welcome!

Friday, September 27, 2019 — 10:00 am

The 29th Annual GermanFest in Guttenberg,

The 29th annual GermanFest will be held in historic downtown Guttenberg, Iowa on September 27th and 28th. This celebration features German food and beer, music, contests and traditional German dancing by the UNI Dance Team. Get contest registration forms and a full schedule of events by calling (563) 252-2323, visit guttenbergiowa.net/ germanfest, or find Guttenberg GermanFest on Facebook.

Friday, September 27, 2019 — 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

LaSalle Catholic School Blood Drive

LaSalle Catholic School in Holy Cross will be hosting a blood drive in the cafeteria. Help the school earn a LifeSavings Grant by donating. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a limited edition Halloween T-shirt. To schedule an appointment, call Lisa at 563-581-5749 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Eat before donating and bring a photo ID. Walk ins welcome.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 — 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

St. Joseph Church KeyWest Annual Autumn Craft Fair and Bakesale

St. Joseph Church Key West, will hold their Annual Autumn Craft Fair and Bake Sale in the school gym located at 10204 Key West Drive. Lunch will be available for purchase– turkey/dressing sandwiches and taco in a bag.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 — 9:00 am - 11:30 am

St. Luke’s Saturday Tiffany Windows Tours

Free Saturday morning tours of the Tiffany windows collection, are held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1199 Main Street, Dubuque. Donations accepted for window restorations.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 — 9:30 am

Benefit Ride for Jay Thoma Heart Transplant

A Benefit Ride for Jay Thoma will begin and end at Hammerheads Bar and Billiards, 2095 Kerper Blvd. Your $10 entry includes a meal. Sign up begins at 9:30am. The Ride leaves at 11:00am and returns at 4:00pm. Proceeds will help with the cost of Jay’s heart transplant. All vehicles welcome. (More information on facebook.com/jaysheartjourney)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 — 10:00 am

29th Annual GermanFest in Guttenberg, Iowa 

The 29th annual GermanFest will be held in historic downtown Guttenberg, Iowa  featuring German food and beer, music, contests and traditional German dancing. Get contest registration forms and a full schedule of events by calling (563) 252-2323, visit guttenbergiowa.net/ germanfest, or find Guttenberg GermanFest on Facebook.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 — 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Songfest at Heritage Center

The Dubuque Chorale hosts “Songfest” at the John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, at the University of Dubuque. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Center box office or by calling (563-585-7469. Songfest features choral music by area college choirs including the Julien Chamber Choir, the Heartland Harmony, the Music Men of Dubuque, and the Dubuque Chorale and Cadenza, its chamber choir.

Monday, September 30, 2019 — All Day

Reservations Due for 50th Anniversary Banquet for the Dubuque Association of the Blind

Reservations are due today for the 50th Anniversary Banquet for the Dubuque Association of the Blind on Saturday, October 9th at the Tri-State Blind Society, 1068 Cedar Cross Road. A catered chicken and ham dinner will be served. Call (563) 543-4777. (tickets are $20)

Monday, September 30, 2019 — 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

First English Lutheran Church Blood Drive

First English Lutheran Church in Platteville, is partnering with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and will be hosting a blood drive in the Fellowship Hall at the Church (215 W. Pine, Platteville) All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free limited edition Halloween T-shirt. To make an appointment, call Nancy at 608-348-8655 or schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org with the group code 1254. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins welcome. Eat before donating and bring a photo I.D.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 — 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Gamma Phi Delta/UD Blood Drive

Gamma Phi Delta/University of Dubuque in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive  at the Heritage Center-American Trust Lounge located at 2255 Bennett Street, Dubuque. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free limited-edition Halloween T-shirt. To schedule an appointment contact Czerina 815-616-2345, Hannah  563-258-2527 or email cquillao@dbq.edu or online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins welcome. Eat before donating and bring a photo I.D.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 — 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Holiday Inn Blood Drive

The Holiday Inn will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center in the Clarion Room at the Hotel located at 450 Main Street in Dubuque. . All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free limited edition Halloween T-shirt, 1 entry in a drawing for a $25 gift card to Holiday Inn’s River Rock and an MVRBC gift basket. To make an appointment, call Erica at 563-321-9613, email ebarker@mvrbc.org or schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org with group code 3713. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins welcome. Eat before donating and bring a photo I.D.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 — 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dubuque Community YMCA Blood Drive

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive in the gym (35 North Booth Street). All presenting donors will receive a limited-edition Halloween T-shirt. Help the YMCA earn a LifeSavings Grant to help provide funds for the preschool program. To schedule an appointment, contact Erica at (563) 321-9613, email ebarker@mvrbc.org or visit .bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo I.D.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Social Hour at Steeple Square

Social Hour at Steeple Square takes place the first Wednesday of each month and features, music, tours of the space and a drinks served by our “celebrity” bartenders. Each month the event will have a unique spin from the “celebrity” bartenders. All proceeds will go towards our mission at Steeple Square.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dubuque Area Baconfest

Dubuque Area Baconfest will be held at the Grand River Center. Enjoy bacon dishes from local restaurants, grocery stores, BBQ pits and caterers. Baconfest is also a fundraiser for Area Residential Care. Visit DBQBacon.com for ticket information including VIP ticket admission from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shullsburg Cheesefest

Shullsburg Cheesefest will be held on Water Street in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. This free, family-friendly festival features entertainment and events throughout the entire day and into the evening. From the fireman’s breakfast and food craft vendors to live music, beer, wine and cheese pairings, cheese making and more.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 9:00 am - 11:30 am

St. Luke’s Saturday Tiffany Windows Tours

Free Saturday morning tours of Tiffany windows collection are held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1199 Main St. Donations accepted for window restorations.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 10:00 am

Annual Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off hosted by the Dubuque Jaycees

The Annual Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off hosted by the Dubuque Jaycees will be held in Historic Cable Car Square. Bring the family for live music, kid’s games and entertainment beginning at 10:00am. The chili tasting and competition begins at 1:00pm. Tasting spoons are $5.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dubuque County Kids Expo

Dubuque County Kids Expo will be held at the Grand River Center. This is a free family resource and fun fair with vendors showcasing programs, services, and products that are family friendly in the Tri-State area. There also will be kids games, hands-on crafts, large inflatables, performances, giveaways, and more. Visit dcearlychild.org for more details.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 10:00 am - 10:30 am

St. Luke’s Hosts Blessing of the Pets

The Blessing of the Pets will be held rain or shine on the steps of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1199 Main, Dubuque. Pets are to be brought on a leash or in a cage or container.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Galena Oktoberfest

Galena Oktoberfest will be held in Depot Park, Galena. Bring your family and friends for 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. Adults and teens are $5. Kids are free. (More details at GalenaLions.org/Galena-Oktoberfest.asp.)

Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Bernard Rescue Unit Breakfast

The Bernard Rescue Unit Breakfast will be held at St. Patrick’s Garryowen Parish Hall in Bernard. The Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and Ham Breakfast is $7 for adults and $3 for kids ages 5 to 12

Monday, October 7, 2019 — 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Pita Pit Supports Dubuque Wrestling Club

Pita Pit, located at 2515 NW Arterial, will donate 10% of it’s proceeds today to the Dubuque Wrestling Club. The Club is for ages 4 through college. Money raised will help offset the cost for athletes in need and help purchase team uniforms, equipment, and for maintenance of the wrestling room.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dutrac Community Credit Union Blood Drive

Dutrac Community Credit Union will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center in the Conference Room of the bank located at 3465 Asbury Rd. All presenting donors will earn a Hometown Hero T-shirt!. To schedule an appointment, contact Kelsey at (563) 585-8561 or online at bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo I.D.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 — 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Blood Drive-East Central Intergovernmental Association

ECIA located at 7600 Commerce Park in Dubuque will be hosting a blood drive in their Conference Room. All presenting donors will earn a Hometown Hero T-shirt.  To schedule an appointment, contact Gail at 563-690-5710 or online at bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo I.D.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 — 9:00 am - 11:30 am

St. Luke’s Saturday Tiffany Windows Tours

Free Saturday morning tours of the Tiffany windows collection, are held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1199 Main Street, Dubuque. Donations accepted for window restorations.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 — 9:00 am

Platteville Driftbusters Atv,Utv, Dirtbike Drag Race Fundraiser

Platteville Driftbusters Snowmobile Club is hosting an Atv,Utv & Dirtbike 300 foot drag race fundraiser at The Barn 6935 Moundview Road Platteville, Wisconsin. Registration starts at 9:00am and racing starts at 11:00am. There classes for kids and adults to enjoy. Please call Shawn with questions at (608) 732 6553 or check out the Platteville Driftbusters website or Facebook page.

Monday, October 14, 2019 — 12:00 am

St. Luke’s Hosts Fall Brass Recital

A Fall Brass Recital featuring University of Iowa musicians will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 1199 Main. Free will donation accepted. (U of Iowa musicians: Dr. Amy Schendel, trumpet; Dr. Todd Schendel, trombone, Dr. Karina Glassinovic, piano)

Monday, October 14, 2019 — 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dyersville Community Blood Drive

The Dyersville Community Blood Drive will be held at the Dyersville Social Center’s new location at 625 3rd Avenue, Room A. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a Hometown Hero T shirt. To schedule an appointment, contact Erica at 563-321-9613, email ebarker@mvrbc or schedule online at bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo ID.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 — 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Homecoming Cabaret at University of Dubuque

A University of Dubuque Homecoming Cabaret will be held in Steffens Hall, Charles & Romona Myers Center, on the University campus. The event will feature students from the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts, including singers from the UD Choir, under the direction of Kristen Eby, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. reewill donations accepted.

Friday, October 25, 2019 — 7:00 pm

Asbury Halloween Parade

The Asbury Area Civic and Recreation Foundation Halloween Parade will start at the Lord of Life Church at the corner of Springreen Drive and Hales Mill Road and end in Asbury Park.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Social Hour at Steeple Square

Social Hour at Steeple Square takes place the first Wednesday of each month and features, music, tours of the space and a drinks served by our “celebrity” bartenders. Each month the event will have a unique spin from the “celebrity” bartenders. All proceeds will go towards our mission at Steeple Square.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 — 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

St Mary’s Reunion

A Reunion for all St Mary’s Alumni, former parishioners and friends of St Mary’s Catholic Church will be held at Steeple Square, 101 Main Street. Please RSVP by email; Events@steeplesquare .com, or call or text to (563) 235-3584.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 — 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Finley Hospital’s Sunshine Circle Holiday Shopping

Finley Hospital’s Sunshine Circle will host a 2-day Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in the Finley Hospital auditorium, 350 North Grandview Avenue. (Monday time is 8:00am to 1:00pm.)

Monday, November 11, 2019 — 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Finley Hospital’s Sunshine Circle Holiday Shopping

Finley Hospital’s Sunshine Circle will host a 2-day Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in the Finley Hospital auditorium, 350 North Grandview Avenue.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 — 11:00 am

Annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Iowa

The annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Iowa will be held at the Dubuque Water Sports Club. Check-in begins at 9:30am with the Plunge scheduled for 11:00am. Interested in taking the plunge? Visit soiowa.org for complete information.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 — 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas

The Texas Tenors will perform a special Christmas concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” accompanied by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra at the University of Dubuque Heritage Cenetr. Tickets can be purchased at the UD Farber Box Office at 2255 Bennett St, by calling (563) 585.7469 or online at dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 — 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Social Hour at Steeple Square

Social Hour at Steeple Square takes place the first Wednesday of each month and features, music, tours of the space and a drinks served by our “celebrity” bartenders. Each month the event will have a unique spin from the “celebrity” bartenders. All proceeds will go towards our mission at Steeple Square.