A List of Tri State Happenings

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Dubuque County Alert Iowa Sign up

Dubuque County is set to begin using Alert Iowa, the state’s emergency notification system, to notify residents of severe weather and other emergencies. All county residents are asked to sign up now to receive these critical emergency alerts.
Signing up for Alert Iowa can be done by:
Creating an account at https://bit.ly/DubuqueAlerts.
Texting “DubuqueIA” to 672-83.
Downloading the Smart911 app from the Apple or Google Play stores. To learn more about Alert Iowa in Dubuque County, visit https://bit.ly/DubuqueAlerts. Additional information on the system is available at www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov.

Galena LitFest

Galena LitFest will launch its ninth year of bringing high quality authors, workshops, and events to Galenians in January of 2023. LitFest is organized and sponsored by the Galena Public Library and with generous support from the Friends of the Galena Public Library.

Registration and ticket information can be found at www.GalenaLibrary.org, the front desk of the library, or by emailing adult services library, Larissa Distler, at distlerl@galenalibrary.org.

January 18 at 6 pm - An Evening with Casey McQuiston (Virtual)

January 21 at 2 pm - Creative Nonfiction: The Epistolary Essay - Galena Center of the Arts (Hybrid)

January 26 at 6 pm - An Evening of Poetry with Angie Trudell Vasquez - The Grape Escape (Hybrid)

January 28 at 6 pm - Savoring Winter: A Feast! - Galena Cellars Downtown, $55/plate
VeterSave the Date: Sunday, May 21 at 11 am - Around the World in 72 Days: The Adventures of Nellie Bly - Grant Park, $25/plateans Freedom Center

The Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque is open 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturdays. The Center is located at 2245 Kerper Blvd. The Veterans Freedom Center – serving honorably discharged veterans, active duty military and their families. http://www.veteransfreedomcenter.net/

Dubuque VA Clinic has the NEW COVID 19 Moderna Doses Available for Veterans. WALK-IN Times are Monday to Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm. The Covid-19 boosters are ready to go; Please take advantage of this free shot for Veterans.

Hillcrest Family Services, based in Dubuque, and Unity Point Health – AbbeHealth Services, based in Cedar Rapids, are offering free brain health coaching sessions for adults and children of any age. The sessions can be scheduled now and will run until June 30. Funded by CARES Act grant monies, the free sessions are offered to residents in nine eastern Iowa counties:  Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Johnson, Jones and Linn counties. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call either Hillcrest Family Services at or 563-207-5494 or AbbeHealth at 319-398-3562.

Caregiver Support Group for Caregivers of Dementia Patients/Family Members

24-Hour Care and Oak Park Place host a Caregiver Support group for caregivers taking care of Dementia Patients/family members conducted by trained facilitators. Join them virtually the last Friday of each month at 1:00pm. Contact Sara Kirkpatrick or Nicole Karberg for log in information.
skirkpatrick@oakparkplace.com or phone (563) 585-4152
nicole@24hourcarehha.com or phone (815) 777-2424

Project Recovery Wisconsin.

Are you feeling stressed or anxious because of the pandemic?  Many farmers and farmworkers are experiencing the same feelings of exhaustion, irritability, anger, sleeplessness, and worry. Free, confidential support is available through Project Recovery Wisconsin. Call 833-FARM-HELP to connect with an outreach worker.

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Thru December 14th
This holiday season honor a friend or remember a loved one by making a donation to place your loved one’s name on a special ornament to be placed on the Tree of Love at the Galena Midwest Medical Center. The Tree of Love is sponsored by The Medical Center’s Auxiliary and donation envelopes are available at Jo Daviess County Banks, Midwest Medical Center gift Shop, and a printable version on the hospital web site. Proceeds fund needed hospital projects. The Tree of Love lighting event will be Dec. 14 in the hospital lobby at 6:30pm. The community is welcome. Honor your loved one by naming an ornament today!
December 4th
Annual St. Nick Day & Cookie Walk from 9:00-11:30am at Kalmes Restaurant in
St. Donatus, IA.  Come meet the traditional St Nicholas - an icon during the Luxembourg Holiday Season! A variety of cookies will be available for purchase during the cookie walk as well as other treats! Sponsored by: The St. Donatus Luxembourg Heritage Society
Annual soup luncheon and Vendor Show at Immaculate Conception Church in North Beuna Vista, IA from 10:30 am till 2 pm.  Special appearance by Santa from 11 am till 1 pm

Christmas Walk taking place in Hazel Green.. 10:00 AM-3:00 PM SOUTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL  CRAFT FAIR,, 4-H FOOD STAND - Sandwiches, Soup, Desserts.        (portion of proceeds used for paying it forward in the community) Plus 4-H  Kids Craft Booth and 4-H selling Little Caesar’s pizza kits.

12:00 PM Middle School Christmas Concert

2:00 PM High School Christmas Concert

New Southwestern Middle School Gym

Call Jean at 608-854-2984 for more iinfo

December 21st
Inspired by Celtic tradition and the Wild Church network, Sacred Land-Wild Church: Winter Solstice will be held on December 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sinsinawa Mound led by Eric Anglada, our Ecological Programming Coordinator. Fire and song, ritual and community, prayer and quiet: this ecumenical gathering is centered on honoring the sacred time of Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. There is no registration required for the event, and a free will offering is appreciated. Be prepared to spend time a little time outside. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at //www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.
December 24th
The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa invite you to worship with them virtually as they celebrate Christmas. Services will be livestreamed at www.sinsinawa.org/live at the following times (all CST): Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Christmas music prelude at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m., and Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Mass at 11 a.m. We hope you are experiencing good health, are connected with those you love, and have what you need. We hold the needs of the world in prayer daily.

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