A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Tuesday February 19th

Kick Off for Grant County Relay For Life at 6pm Mound City Motor Branch in Platteville all Team that sign up and open to the Public !!

Friday February 22nd

St. Luke’s Fabulous Fridays Free 2019 Artist Series is held from Noon till 12:30pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 1199 Main Street. Coffee & desserts follow in Fellowship Hall. Donations accepted for People In Need & church’s Jesus Fund. (Performers: University of Dubuque Chamber Singers – Kristin Eby, director)

The Jo Daviess County farmer-led Soil & Water Health Coalition members invite farmers to participate in a “Cover Crop Roundtable” at 1pm at the Elizabeth Community Building. (For more information, contact Mel Gratton at (815) 777-2871)

A Charity Bags Tournament Fundraiser hosted by Robin McEnany will be held at Courtside Sports Bar and Grill from 6-10pm. The entry fee is $30 per team of two. Registration: Email Robin at rmcenany@collinscu.org or call (563) 495-8849. Event proceeds will benefit The Dubuque Area Chamber – Dancing with the Stars, Dubuque Style and Research for the Kids.

Saturday February 23rd

Stomp is a a show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast creates music with both household and industrial objects. Show is at 7:30pm. Tickets available at the Farber Box Office at (563) 585-7469 or online at dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets/

The Great River Wind Symphony will present its yearly concert in the John and Alice Butler Hall at 7:30pm. The 100-member wind symphony is comprised of musicians from the University of Dubuque, Clarke University, and Loras College. The ensemble performs both standard and contemporary wind literature

Anna McAuliffe’s MDA Team 5th annual Soup Supper and Baked Potato Bar will be at the Holy Cross/North Buena Vista Fire Department building starting at 4:30pm. Cost for the meal is a free will donation. There will be also be a silent auction. (Any donations will be accepted for the meal or the auction. Contact Brenda to donate at (563) 870-2304)

The Loras Sport Business Club will host their third annual Sports Card Show for kids in the Marie Graber Ballrooms A and B from 10am till 2pm. The show is free

The Dubuque Heritage center presents "Stomp" a show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast creates music with both household and industrial objects. Showtime is 7:30pm Tickets available at the Farber Box Office at (563) 585-7469 or online at dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets

Tuesday February 26th

Charles Barland, Professor of Music and Head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Dubuque, performs his annual organ recital at 7pm at the Queen of the Rosary Chapel, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. The University of Dubuque Concert Choir will also present a few pieces.

University of Dubuque musicians will hold a concert at 7pm at Sinsinawa Mound featuring a variety of musical styles and repertoire performed by organist Dr. Charles Barland and the UD Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. A freewill offering will be accepted.

The Dubuque Area Writers’ Guild will meet at 6:30pm at Monk’s Kaffee Pub, 373 Bluff St., Dubuque. Meetings will be held the second and fourth Tuesday’s of the month.

Thursday February 28th

The Asbury Eagles Club will host Chicken Night from 5pm till 8pm with proceeds going to our local Make-A-Wish. Dinner is $11 for a 4 piece meal and $9 for a 2 piece meal.

Through Thursday, February 28th

Dubuque Lutheran School will hold an Open House for Kindergarten thru grade 5 at 6pm. The school is located at 2145 JFK Road. More information at dubuquelutheranschool.com.

Registration for Dubuque Girls Independent League Softball is going on through Thursday, February 28th.  To register visit www.dgilsoftball.com.  Leagues start at 4 year olds through 8th grade and there are also opportunities for coaches and umpires.  For more information email Christine McAllister at dgil.president@gmail.com or call Jenni at 563.588.1982.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is sponsoring “You and Me Painting Event” at 5:30pm at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2155 University Ave. All K-3rd grade girls and their parent/guardians are invited to this free event. Create a canvas painting to take home and get a glimpse of what being a Girl Scout is all about. (Learn at girlscoutstoday.org/daisy or call 800-798-0833 with questions)

Friday March 1st

The University of Dubuque welcomes “Guys in Ties” an elite traveling improv comedy troupe to the Heritage Center starting at 7:30pm. Tickets available at the Farber Box Office or online at dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets or call (563)585-7469.

The Dubuque Church Women United invite you to their World Day of Prayer Service & Program “Exploring Slovenia” at St. Peter Lutheran Church 3200 Asbury Road, Dubuque. (Gather at 9:30am – Service begins at 10:00am)

Saturday March 2nd

St. Donatus Catholic Church is holding a Steak Fry and Social from 4:30pm till 8pm in their Parish Center. Menu includes your choice of a ribeye or 2 grilled chicken breast with sides prepared by Kalmes Restaurant. Tickets are $18 at the door or in advance at Kalmes Restaurant, B&G Feeds or call Mike at (563) 590-3304. (A hot dog meal will be available for kids ages 10 and under)

Masonic Child I.D. and Dubuque County Shrine Club will hold a free Child Identification Event from 10am till 2pm at the Masonic Temple located at 1155 Locust Street. Each participant will receive a CD containing digital fingerprint scans, digital photos, and a short digital video. (No copies of any materials are kept on file by any of the organizers or sponsors; the parents receive all identification materials and health information produced.)

The University of Dubuque welcomes Scythian and Kennedy’s Kitchen with special guests, McNulty Irish Dancers to the Heritage Center at 7:30pm. Tickets available at the Farber Box Office, online at dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets/ or call 563) 585-7469.

Sunday March 3rd

The Bernard Fireman’s Breakfast will be held at St. Patrick’s Garryowen Parish Hall. $7 for adults and $3 for kids ages 5 to 12. (located at 28857 46th Ave).

The Clarke University Dance Marathon will be hosting a Vendor Fair from 1pm till 4pm on in the campus Kehl Center. A free will donation will be taken at the door and each of the 25 vendors will be supplying a raffle item. All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will be donated back to the Clarke University Dance Marathon

Resurrection Boy Scouts Troop 91 will hold their Annual Breakfast from 8am till 12:30pm in the Multi-purpose room of Resurrection School 4300 Asbury Road. There will also be baked goods for sale. Tickets available at the door are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 10. All proceeds go directly to the Boy Scouts and Troop 91. (Please enter through door #2.)

St. Luke’s Mardi Gras Jazz Worship Celebration and Cajun Meal will be held at 10:30am at the church located at 1199 Main Street. The music schedule includes The Upper Main Street Jazz/Swing Band – Jazz prelude at 10:30 am and Jazz Worship Celebration at 10:45am. A Cajun meal and Non – Cajun food items will be served in Fellowship Hal

Friday March 8th

St. John Placid Catholic Church in Epworth will hold their annual Fish Fry from 4:30pm-8pm.  With cod prepared by Far Fry. Dinner is $11 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5 to 10. Carry-outs are $12. Located at 22453 East Pleasant Grove Rd, Epworth.

St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Sherrill will hold an all you can eat Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and Chili Supper fro 4:30 till 7:30. the price is $8 for adults, and $3.50 for kids.

St.Luke’s Fabulous Fridays Free 2019 Artist Series is held  at 12:05pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 1199 Main Street. Coffee & desserts follow in Fellowship Hall. Donations accepted for People In Need & church’s Jesus Fund

Saturday March 9th

Make-A-Wish Iowa’s Dubuque Gala “Bow Ties & Diamonds” will be held at the Grand River Center. Cocktail hour and silent auction begin at 5:00pm followed by dinner, entertainment, live auction and dancing with music from Elizabeth Mary & Bryce Michael. Dress is evening attire. Tickets and more information at app.tikly.co/events.

Corned beef & cabbage dinner 5:00-7:30 p.m.at the Eagle’s Club on Century Dr.(behind Kennedy Mall). $9.00 for adults. $4.50 for children 11 & under. All proceeds benefit the Veterans Freedom Center.

The UW-Platteville will host an Early Childhood Conference from 7:30am till 4:00pm in the campus Ullsvik Hall. Keynote speakers Michele Turner and Linda DeMoe plus 25 workshop sessions devoted to early childhood education. The resource fair from noon to 3:00pm is free to attend. For more info or to register for the conference…visit campus.uwplatt.edu/continuing/early-childhoodconference

Tuesday March 12th

The documentary “City of Trees” will be screened at 6:30pm at Sinsinawa Mound. The film will be followed by discussion. This 75-minute documentary explores the Washington D.C. “green jobs” program meant to employ the city’s long-term unemployed.

Saturday March 16th

Northeast Iowa Council Boy Scouts’ “Scouting for Food” will take place from 9:00am till 12:30pm. The Scouts will be collecting food for the less fortunate in our community. To participate, leave non-perishable food items on your door step for scouts to pick up.

The Heartland Ballet will celebrate the 51st year of its parent company Dubuque City Youth Ballet by presenting two new works. A new, original interpretation of the ballet Firebird and an original contemporary work which will feature the versatile, classically trained dancers of the company. Showtime is 7:30pm. Tickets at $20 for adults and $12 for ages 18 and under. Tickets and other show times at thegrandoperahouse.com.

Thursday March 21st

New York Times Bestselling Authors of “Getting Back to Happy”, Marc and Angel Chernoff will be the guest speakers for the “You Inspire Me” Speaker Series held at 6:00pm at the Hotel Julien Grande Ballroom. Admission is free.

Friday March 22nd

St. John the Baptist in Peosta Fish Fry 4:30 till 8 in Shannon Hall. Adults $12, Ages 5-12 $6. Carryouts available.

The University of Dubuque Jazz Ensemble, directed by Austin Seybert, performs their Spring Concert at the University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Saturday March 23rd

A Benefit for Becky Spillane will be held starting at 2pm at the New Galena ARC located at 11084 Hwy 20 W. Proceeds will help with medical bills.

The Dubuque County Community Connections Committee will present a free Wellness Expo from 10am till 3pm at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. The Expo will offer a wide range of free screenings, tests, presentations, activities, products and resources from nearly 60 different practitioners, businesses, agencies, and non-profits. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit children and family programs at St. Mark Youth Enrichment.

A Benefit for Becky Spillane will be held from 2pm till 11pm at the New Galena ARC located at 11084 Hwy 20 W. Activities include a Euchre tournament at noon (preregister at 563-580-9558), kids’ crafts and games, adult card games. Food provided by the Galena Elks’ Club. Proceeds will help with medical bills.

Monday March 25th

Dubuque Salvation Army will take your child or grandchild  on an awesome and exciting adventure of understanding of what’s in the Bible - March 25th through March 29th from 1 – 4pm for Vacation Bible School for those in grades 1st through 5th.  All activities will be at the Salvation Army Community Center at 1099 Iowa Street, Dubuque. All faiths are welcome. There is no cost.  Registration available on their Facebook page at:  sadubuqueiowa or at the office at 1099 Iowa Street. Call 563-556-1573 for more information.

Saturday March 30th

A Benefit for Tim Ruden will be held from 2pm till 7pm at Happy’s Place on Rockdale Road. Tim is battling cancer and money raised will help with medical expenses. There will be silent and live auctions, a raffle and plenty of food and drink. (If you can’t attend but would like to donate, contact Mike or Susan at (563) 583-3934 or email Josh at rudenj7@gmail.com)

Sunday March 31st

The University of Dubuque Heritage Center presents: “Stuart Little” a musical that mixes child-size puppets with live actors to work theatrical magic. Showtime is 2pm. Tickets available at the Farber Box Office, online at dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets/ or call 563) 585-7469.

Wednesday April 3rd

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents their Spring Praise Band and Gospel Choir Concert at 7:30pm in the University’s Blades Chapel. No ticket required.

Friday April 5th

Two Performances of “An Afternoon with Mark Twain” performed by New York actor Dr. Michael Mauldin will be held in the University of Dubuque Heritage Center. Tickets available at the Farber Box Office, online at dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets/ or call 563) 585-7469. (Performances: 3:30pm and 7:30pm)

Saturday April 6th
The STEM Festival will be held from 10am till 2pm at Loras College’s Graber Center. Handson exhibits will be available for kids and their parents to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The festival is free to attend.

Sunday April 7th

The University of Dubuque welcomes popular brass ensemble “Canadian Brass” to John and Alice Butler Hall. The group features brass standards as well as a wide-ranging library of original arrangements. Showtime is 7:30pm. To purchase tickets visit dbq.edu/HeritageCenter, stop by the Farber Box Office or call (563) 585.SHOW (7469).

Friday April 12th

Trivia Night at the Meadows Golf Course at 7pm. COST: $18/person IN ADVANCE;
$20/person AT THE DOOR. Up to 10 people per team
Mulligans, games, prizes, 50/50 raffle. Teams are welcome to bring snacks for their table. CASH BAR/DRINKS-available at the Meadows
City of Asbury; Trivia Night
5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Ste #1
Asbury IA 52002
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