A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings
Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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The Dubuque Winter Farmers Market will be held in Kennedy Mall’s west concourse every Saturday from 9:00am to Noon thru April 30, 2022.

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.

Veterans 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.


The Dubuque Salvation Army will start its summer fan program for needy residents on June 1st.  They are asking for donations of new -in the box - fans to assist in the project. Fans can be dropped off at The Salvation Army offices at 1099 Iowa Street, between 9 am 1pm Monday through Friday.

Saturday May 20
Prime Rib Dinner and Dance at The Joliet Event CenterDinner and dance $20 catered by Poor Mans. Dinner at 6:30 music at 7:30. Dance only $5. Music by Ron Lubbers.

Tuesday, May 24

The Hospice of Dubuque Tree of Life Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 24th at 7:30p in Washington Park. More details at  hospiceofdubuque.org

Friday, May 27

Summer Stroll and Stories: Cemetery Walk through the beautiful Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, IA. Enjoy an evening stroll with stories of people and events that shaped our town. Sign-up starts at 6:30 pm, walk at 7pm. Walk will be approx. 2 hours. Cost is $10 cash/person. No one under ten, all minors need to have an adult with them. Go to http://www.gripsghosthunt.com for more information.

May 28th & 29th

Galena Center for the Arts table reading “And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little" on May 28 & 29. For more info 779-214-0261. * Intended for mature audiences.

Monday, May 30

Veterans and families, and supporters of Veterans are invited to American Legion Post 6 Dubuque Memorial Day Ceremony May 30 2022, Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Dubuque American Legion Post 6, 1306 Delhi St, Dubuque, Iowa.

The East Dubuque Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 30th at 9:30a.  Parade lineup is at 9a, on Wall St.  Following the parade, a military service will be held at the East Dubuque Cemetery.

Saturday, June 4

Ski Bellevue, Bellevue’s Water Ski Show Team will perform at 4pm on the Mississippi River south of Lock 12 Admission is always free. Donations are very much appreciated. View their season schedule at https://www.facebook.com/skibellevue

Friday, June 10

“Party on Purpose” is an annual event to support Almost Home, the emergency shelter for homeless dads with children. This event starts at 6pm and features a 12 piece band and will be held rain or shine on the campus of Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque. To learn more visit the event website at https://www.partyonpurpose.org

Sunday, June 12

Free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 at the EAA Hangar 88 (11052 Airport Road in Dubuque). Sunday 8am - 12pm! Find out more info on EAA's Facebook page!

Friday, June 17

The Platteville Regional Chamber Annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser will be held  from 11am till 6pm at the Platteville Golf & Country Club. Register your 4-person team  and get more information at: https://www.platteville.com/events/platteville-regional-chamber-annual-golf-outing

Saturday, June 18

Ski Bellevue, Bellevue’s Water Ski Show Team will perform at 4pm on the Mississippi River south of Lock 12 Admission is always free. Donations are very much appreciated. View their season schedule at https://www.facebook.com/skibellevue

The Boy Scouts NE Council present “Jedi Training Camp. Train in the ways of the Force! From Jedi crafting and Wookie games, water, to sharp shooting archery and BB guns, you will be kept busy the entire day!

What: Single-day experience
Who: Youth (girls & boys) entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. You do NOT need to be a current Scout to participate
When: North location - June 18th at Camp C.S. Klaus
South location - July 23rd at Grandview United Methodist Church in Dubuque
Time: 9 AM Check-In, 3 PM Check-Out
Cost: $35/youth, parents/guardians FREE
Includes: Day Camp t-shirt, event patch, and lots of memories
Register at: https://scoutingevent.com/178-jeditraining#

Thursday June 23

28th Annual Luxembourg Buffet 5:00-8:00pm at Kalmes Restaurant in
St. Donatus, IA
Come celebrate Luxembourg National Day with Traditional Luxembourg food!
Featuring: Wiener Schnitzel, Tripen, Sausage, Homemade Noodles, Potato Pancakes, Homemade Bread, Jams, Desserts and More!  For Reservations - call 563-773-2480.
Sponsored by: The St. Donatus Luxembourg Heritage Society

Saturday, June 25

Corkless in Galena is a wine event in Galena, IL, from noon until 6:00 in Depot Park. The festival offers wines from Illinois’ vineyards, food from artisan food trucks, artists showcasing art, and Americana music. Musicians include Jordan Danielsen, Jef Spradley, and, at 3:00 pm, headliner Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet eight vintners and six artists to discuss their craft. Both wine and art are available for purchase. Tickets are available for $20 and include 5 tasting tickets for wine or food. Tickets can be preordered at https://corklessingalena.simpletix.com/ or purchased at the festival entrance

Thursday, June 30 

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa will hold Auditions for Disney’s “Moana, Jr.” on Thursday, June 30.  Auditions will be held at the center from 10a to noon and then 1p to 2p. Male and female Students from ages 8 to 18 can audition. The cost for kids to participate is $50.

Sunday, July 3

Ski Bellevue, Bellevue’s Water Ski Show Team will perform at 6pm on the Mississippi River south of Lock 12  Admission is always free. Donations are very much appreciated. View their season schedule at https://www.facebook.com/skibellevue

Saturday, July 9

The Combat Veteran’s Chapter 39-3 APR Pre-Ride/Cruise will begin at 11am at the Elkport Campground, 120 Main St. Registration is from 8:00am to 10:45am and the Ride begins at 11:00am. All proceeds used to assist NE Iowa Veterans, Veterans Organizations and Veteran’s families. Complete event information available on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CVMA-39-3-APR-Benefit-RideCruise-1754121358150056