A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Tuesday September 17th

The Galena Library welcomes Author Michelle Cox who will join the evening book club to discuss her book, “A Girl Like You.” Evening book club is from 6pm till 7pm and is always open to drop in attendees and new members. The Library is located at 601 S Bench St, Galena.

Wednesday September 18th

The Steeple Square Organ Showcase will feature several organists and an up-close look at the organ which was installed in 1870. A cash bar will be available, all tips and proceeds from the event from 6:30pm till 8:30pm will help support the mission at Steeple Square. Suggested donation, $10.

Thursday September 19th

Mary’s Inn Maternity Home invites you to their 2 annual “Denim and Lace” at the Grand River Center. Tickets are $75. There will be live and silent auctions and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Jeans are encouraged. All proceeds benet Mary’s Inn Maternity. For more information please call (563) 552-6288.

Friday September 20th

Center Grove United Methodist Church will host their annual Pork Chop Dinner at the Church located at 3140 Brunskill Rd in  Dubuque.  Dinner is served 4:30pm till 8pm.  $12 for adults and 44 for children ages 6 to 12. (hot dogs will be available for kids)

Saturday September 21st

Dubuque Oktoberfest and Bier Tasting will be held from 11am till 7pm 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.

Sunday September 22nd

The Dubuque Devils High School Hockey Team is hosting a Burger Night from 4pm till 7pm 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.

Friends of Dubuque County Conservation will hold a Chili Feed from 11am till 2pm 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.

Monday September 23

The Concert Across America to end Gun Violence at Washington Park Gazebo at 7th and Locust.  This concert is one of hundreds of concerts taking place nationwide to draw attention to the epidemic of gun violence in the US.  More info 563-581-7690.

Thursday September 26th

The Asbury Eagles Club will host Chicken Night starting at 5pm. Proceeds will benefit our local Make A Wish. $11 for 4 piece meal and $9 for a 2 piece meal.

Friday September 27th

The 29th annual GermanFest will be held in historic downtown Guttenberg, Iowa starting at 10am 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 nd Guttenberg GermanFest on Facebook.

Saturday September 28th

A Benet 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).

The Dubuque Chorale hosts “Songfest” at the John and Alice Butler Hall at 7:30pm, Heritage Center, at the University of Dubuque. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Center box oce 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 30th

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)

October 1- October 31st

Haunted Graveyard at 2750 Burden Avenue in Dubuque.  Open Sunday thru Thursday until 10pm, Friday and Saturday nights till 11pm.   There is a canned food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and a collection for the Veteran's Freedom Center.  For more info call 563-581-4041.

Wednesday October 2nd

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 “celebrity” bartenders. Each month the event will have a unique spin from the “celebrity” bartenders. All proceeds will go towards the mission at Steeple Square.

Thursday October 3rd

Dubuque Area Baconfest will be held at the Grand River Center from 6pm till 9pm. 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 5th

Shullsburg Cheesefest will be held from 9am till 4pm 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.

Dubuque County Kids Expo will be held from 10am till 2pm 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.

Galena Oktoberfest will be held from Noon till 10pm 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 6th

Annual Bernard Rescue Unit breakfast at St Patrick's Garryowen Parish Hall from 7:30am till 11:30am. Ham, Sausage, Eggs, and more. Adults $7.  Kids $3.  4 and under FREE.  Donations also accepted.

Sunday October 13th

Platteville Driftbusters Snowmobile Club is hosting an Atv,Utv & Dirtbike 300 foot drag race fundraiser at  9am 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.

Saturday October 19th

3rd Annual Robert Mueller memorial Pork and Sauerkraut dinner from 4pm till 7:30pm.  Adults $15, Children age 6-10 $5. Under 4 FREE.  Take Outs available. Located at 4995 Sherrill Road.