A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Fundraising has begun to raise $100,000 to erect signage and create educational materials for the newly renamed Dubuque, Iowa, Regional Airport Captain Robert L. Martin Terminal. Links are provided below to make a donation and to learn more about Captain Martin.

Gofund me: https://gf.me/u/yjw9aj
Fly DBQ website: http://flydbq.com/196/Who-is-Robert-L-Martin

The American Legion Post 6 in Dubuque annual Oratorical Contest for all High School students, freshmen through seniors on December 6th, Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Post 6 Clubhouse (1306 Delhi St, corner of Delhi and University). All information and application forms have been submitted to Hempstead, Senior, and Wahlert High Schools. All interested students need to write and perform a speech on the U.S. Constitution and/or amendments. Contact your High School Counselors for information, or contact John Zeimet at 563-590-8483

Sinsinawa Mound remains closed to the public and all programs, events, concerts, prayer services, meetings, tours, and retreats have been canceled through Sept. 1 as they continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States.

Thursday November 19th

Darryl Van Leer’s performance of The Norm of Greatness: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,will Live stream at 7:30pm with Heritage Center. View on YouTube (@UDBQMedia). To request a direct link to a Live(stream) with Heritage Center episode, call (563) 589-3432. There is no fee to stream the program; however, Friends of Heritage Center donations are appreciated.

Friday November 20th

Jo Daviess County Emergency Services will host a Community Blood Drive at Turner Hall located at 115 S Bench Street, Galena. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age or 16 with parental permission and weight more than 110 pounds. A photo ID is required to donate. To make an appointment, contact Erica Barker at 563-321-9613 or visit www.bloodcenter.org and use code 3938 to locate the drive. Masks are required. Call 1-800-747-5401 with questions

Saturday November 21st

Opening Doors’ 19th Annual Attitude of Gratitude Fundraiser will be held at the Grand River Center,500 Bell St. The event starting at 4:30pm features entertainment, a plated dinner, auction, rae and an inspiring story. Cost is $75. More information at openingdoorsdbq.org/AOG/

Sunday November 22nd

The New Vienna/Luxemburg Community Fire Department annual Breakfast will be a drive through at the new fire station from 7am till 12:30pm. The line will start on Iowa Street. Meals will be $8 each and will include smoked and fresh sausage, hash browns, scrambled eggs, a cinnamon roll and milk or juice.

Tuesday November 24th

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will host a free virtual event at 6pm  with Erika Billerbeck, author of “Wildland Sentinel: Field Notes from an Iowa Conservation Officer,”. This will be conducted through Zoom. Please register in advance at: bit.ly/WildDBQ.

Wednesday November 25th

(This walk thru event has been canceled)

Hillcrest Family Services is offering a walk through Reflections in the Park, Festival of Lights held in Dubuque’s Louis Murphy Park f rom 6 till 8pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 per person at any Hillcrest location or any DB&T location, Tickets purchased at the gate are $10 per person. Ages 3 and under are free. All visitors are asked to wear masks and to practice social distancing measures.

Reflections will be open for drive thru traffic Thursday November 26-Jan 3.

Wednesday November 25-Friday November 27th

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. The library will resume its normal hours Saturday, November 28.  The public may return materials in the drop boxes located at the library front entrance, Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School, the Asbury Plaza Hy-Vee and Kennedy Mall during business hours.  Anyone who would like to renew items may call the TeleCirc automated system at 563-589-0887 or access their account via the library website.

Friday November 27th

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will host it’s Black Friday Blood Drive from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. at their Dubuque Donor Center located at 4867 Asbury Road in Dubuque.  All Presenting Donors will be entered into an hourly drawing to win a ham from Cremers Grocery Store.  Call 800-747-5401 or go to  https://login.bloodcenter.org/crm/schedules/drive_schedule/99998

Turkey Trail & Gnome Hunt

The Dubuque County Conservation Board is offering opportunities for families to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday by exploring the great outdoors! The program will be self-lead anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Friday, November 27th at the Swiss Valley Nature Center and Preserve. Swiss Valley Nature Center. Phone: 563-556-6745

Wednesday December 2nd

Come and experience Epworth Country Christmas Drive-thru from 5:30 to 7:30. The event will include music, a live Nativity scene, animated windows, holiday lighting, treats, scavenger hunt, and business prizes. Maps of the drive-thru route will be available at local Epworth businesses one week prior to the event and also the night of the event. Come visit Epworth and experience a Country Christmas to get into the holiday spirit!

Sunday December 6th

Join the Dubuque Figure Skating Academy at the Mystique Ice Center as they perform their annual Holiday spectacular on ice at 12:30pm. Local figure skaters will perform to some of your favorite holiday classics. Tickets are $5 per person.