Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Monday May 14th-May 18th

This week is Bike to Work Week .  Celebrate by riding your bike, walking, using public transportation, carpooling or by other means that support healthy people and a healthy environment!  Register at:

Sponsored by Tri State Trail Vision and the Dubuque Bike Coop

Tuesday May 15th

Colossal Fossils, a Wisconsin non-profit organization will be showcasing a collection of dinosaurs, Ice Age mammals, and Wisconsin fossils that span millions of years. All ages are welcome to attend from 6PM till 8PM in the Southwestern Elementary School gymnasium. This program is sponsored by the Hazel Green Public Library and the Southwestern School District.

Wednesday May 16th

All ages are invited to Hazel Green Recreation Park from 5PM till 7:30PM to learn about Ambulances, Backhoes, Dump Trucks, Fire Trucks, Police Cruisers, and School Buses. Come see these vehicles and meet the men and women who drive them. They will also answer your questions. (sponsored by the Hazel Green Public Library.)

Saturday May 19th

Area children are invited to bring their bicycles and helmets and participate in the 21st annual Safety Rules Bike Rodeo from 8:30AM till Noon. This free event will be held at Dubuque County Emergency Responder training facility located at 14928 Public Safety Way. Children who complete the safety course will be eligible to win prizes including a new bicycle.

31st Annual Old House Enthusiasts Tour in the Washington Neighborhood in Dubuque.  Tour 6 different older homes and historic buildings.  Tickets required.  Call 563-556-5563 for more info

A Diversity Run with colored powder will be held at 10:30AM at the Hempstead High School parking lot. The entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 8 to 12. Proceeds will benefit the Multicultural Family Center. (Sign up at Hempstead.dbqschoolscamps .com/diversity-fun-run)

Saturday May 19 & Sunday May 20th

DBQ-WI Regional High School Rodeo at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Horse Arena. Performances Saturday at 1pm & 7pm, Sunday at Noon.  Tickets on sale at Theisen's, Longhorn, and at the gate. $5 in advance. $8 at the gate.

Sunday May 20th

Epworth Gun Club All You Can Eat Breakfast from 7:30am-Noon.  Eggs, sausage, ham, potatoes, pancakes, and donuts. $9 for 12 and older. $5 for kids.

The Belmont Ambulance Service is hosting its “Annual Pancake Breakfast” Fundraiser at the Belmont Fire/EMS Building from 7AM till Noon. The cost is a Free will donation at the door. Proceeds will be going towards purchasing updated equipment.

Monday May 21st

Actress Teri Bays will perform a one-woman Play “Joan Chittister: Her Story, My Story, Our Story” from 6:30PM till 8PM. The Play tells the story of a Catholic Sister’s quest for social justice. Free-will offerings will be accepted. For more information, call (608) 748-4411 or visit

Tuesday May 22nd

The Hospice of Dubuque-Tree of Life Memorial Service will be in Washington Park starting at 7:30PM....rain or shine. Please bring lawn chairs due to limited seating. (Rain site will be the Roshek Building, 700 Locust Street)

Monday, May 28th

Dubuque Memorial Day parade starting at 1:30pm at Jackson Park.  Parade route will head South on Main Street, then West on 9th Street, then South on Locust to Washington Park.

Sunday June 10th

Fighting for Fred benefit for Fred Hardtke from Noon till 5 at Eichmans, on Hiway 52 North. Enjoy Bean Bag and Euchre tournaments, food, Silent Auction and a 50/50 raffle.  Proceeds will help offset medical costs for Fred who was diagnosed with Cancer in April of last year. For more info

Saturday, June 16th

Shenanigan's Bar is hosting their annual motorcycle ride and hog roast contest at their location on Jackson Street with 100% of proceeds to benefit the Veterans Freedom Center.  There will also be a wing cook off, live and silent auction and live music.  Registration for the ride starts at 9:30am and the bikes leave at 11am.  The event goes all day so bring your family and friends for the fun!  For more information call Anita at 563.564.9342.

Thursday, June 28th

Dubuque Sertoma "Kids Got Talent" fundraiser at the Bell Tower Theatre.  Kids age 5-17 can compete for prizes and trophies.  Looking for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, and more. $20 entry free. All proceeds benefit the hearing impaired of the tri-states. Print a registration form at Or pick up a form at the Townsquare Media studios, 5490 Saratoga or ReMax Realty 4029 Pennsylvannia. For more info call Marty at 563-258-1759.