A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings
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Volunteers are needed for Dubuque Trees Forever for Fall projects on October 1, 8 and 15. The October 1 event will be planting street trees across the community. October 8 will bring nearly 30 new trees to Allison Henderson Park. On October 15, Dubuque Trees Forever will partner with Sustainable Dubuque to assist residents who need help to plant the new tree at their home. For more information, email welovetrees@dubuquetreesforever.org visit their Facebook page at Dubuque Trees Forever or the website dubuquetreesforever.org.

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.


Friday, September 23

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will host a Caddyshack themed golf Fundraiser beginning at 10:30a. The 18-hole scramble will be held on the Red/Gold Course at Lacoma Golf Club, 8080 Timmerman Drive in East Dubuque. It will feature a raffle, silent auction, grab-and-go lunch, and cookout-style dinner. To sign up visit their website To sign up for a sponsorship, email susie.gorrell@gmail.com.

Saturday, Sept 24th
The Dubuque Chorale hosts SONGFEST, its annual community choral concert at 7:30 at the Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque, Iowa.
Features the combined choral talents of the Dubuque Chorale, Cadenza, and the Dubuque Children's Choir, the Julien Chamber Choir, Heartland Harmony, Music Men Barbershop Chorus, and choirs from Clarke Univ., Emmaus Bible College, the Univ. of Dubuque, and Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Adults, $15, children free. Tickets are available at the door or by contacting the Heritage Center box office: www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter,  563-585-7469

Join the Carnegie-Stout Public Library for a Neighborhood Cleanup event, from 9a-11a. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Please sign up via the Events calendar at carnegiestout.org.

Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity will host its first Pacific Islander mini festival on Manit Day on Saturday, September 24 from 10a -4p at Dubuque Museum of Art/Washington Park, 699 Locust Street. This free family festival will feature song and dance performances, traditional food and cultural activities that are important to the Marshallese..

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation and the Northern Illinois Forestry Association will co- host a tree ID workshop from 10a – 12p at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest in Elizabeth, IL. This event will happen rain or shine. Visit jdcf.org for more information.

Sunday, September 25

Camp Courageous will host its Pancake Breakfast and Open House from 8a to Noon. Following breakfast, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the dedication of the new Macek-Papke Multipurpose Field will take place at 12:30p. Visit campcourageous.org for more information.

Heritage Days in Fennimore from 8a -5p. The day includes an FFA Breakfast from 7am-12:30p, FFA Alumni toy show 9a-2p at the Municipal building. Admission is free to the Doll & Toy Museum and the Railroad Museum along with tractor/ hit miss engines displays, Food stand, Mini train rides and more.

Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board are having their Chili Feed from 11a to 2p at Swiss Valley Park and Campground at the Green Ash Pavilion. Participants are encouraged to bring their own table service to eliminate waste. Suggested donations are $7 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. Proceeds will go to bike repair station at Proving Grounds Park.

Ron Lubbers Singing at Louisburg Junction from 5-8 PM
Tuesday, September 27

The Dubuque Area Congregations United monthly meeting will be held from 7p -8:15p at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1199 Main or online at dacuonline.org. The Program: Dubuque Harm Reduction with  Speaker: Evan Hudson, DHR Program Coordinator plus updates on the October 1st Dubuque Hunger CROP  WALK and  Congregations’ Outreach programs

Wednesday, September 28

Registrations are due today for the Bell Tower Theater’s Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater Classes held this fall for Kids from Kindergarten to sixth grade. For information or to sign up, call (563) 588-3377, visit www.belltowertheater.net or stop by the Bell Tower Theater, Monday through Friday from 11am to 6pm. Financial assistance scholarships are available for qualified families.

Sinsinawa Mound will be hosting their last market of the season from 4p – 7p. The market will be held at the Sinsinawa Collaborative Farm and feature multiple vendors.

Saturday, October 1

The Dubuque Area CROP Hunger Walk beginning at 9:30a with registration at St. Elias, the Prophet, Orthodox Church 419 N. Grandview. Walk in person, sponsor a walker or donate online. Donate online at CROPHungerWalk.org Designate DBQ, IA. Call Morgan (563) 581-1200 with questions.

Sunday, October 2

The Bernard Rescue Unit will host a Scrambled eggs, Ham and Sausage Breakfast from 7:30a – 11a at St Patrick’s Garryowen Parish Hall in Bernard. Breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5 -12 .

Sunday, October 2

Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes chocolatier Stan Kitson for a tasting event at 1pm in the third-floor auditorium. This free program is for adults age 18+. Registration opens September 1 and space is limited. Learn more at carnegiestout.org.

Enjoy a sunset cruise from 3p – 5p with American Lady River Cruises on the Mississippi River with funds supporting both the DuDawg Club which puppy raises Service-Dogs-in-Training at Loras College and the placement of PTSD Service Dogs with Veterans in our communities. The Cruise includes light appetizers, handcrafted tap beer, and pop plus other beverages available for purchase. For tickets visit: deafinitelydogs.ticketspice.com

Wednesday, October 5

Registration is due today to join Sinsinawa Mound on Saturday, October 8 from 10a – 2p for a tour of several significant Indigenous sites in the Quad Cities. The fee for this event is $25. Call (608) 748-4411 or visit  //www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information.

Thursday, October 6

Green Island, IA Congregational Church is hosting a Chicken Supper on Thursday, October 6 serving from 4p-7p. Carry-outs will be available. Dinner is $14 for adults and $7 for kids ages 5 to 10.  Music provided by Country Traditions.

Friday, October 7 – Saturday, October 8

The Bell Tower Theater is looking for a variety of talent in all adult age ranges. In total we will be casting for 27 roles in four different comedies all taking place in 2023. Auditions are open to anyone aged 18 and over. Auditions will be held on Friday, October 7 beginning at 7p and Saturday, October 8 beginning at 12p. Auditioners are asked to prepare a 2-3 minute comedic monologue of their choice. Samples are available at belltowertheater.net.

Thursday, October 13

Join Stonehill Communities for an Open House on Thursday, October, 13 from 3p -6p to see the many updates to their campus at 3485 Windsor Ave. Campus tours will be provided.  stonehilldbq.com

Saturday, October 15

American Scout Warrior: Cub-A-Ree will be held from 12p – 4:30p at Swiss Valley Park.. The cost is $15 for youth through September 21 and $20 after September 21, No charge for adults. All elementary-age youth are welcome. You do not need to be a Cub Scout to participate in this event.

Sunday, October 16

Mt. Calvary and Mt. Olivet Cemeteries ask that you please remove all items and decorations you wish to save no later than Sunday, October 16 for their Fall Clean-up which begins on Monday October 17 and will run through Friday, October 21.

October 17th


The annual Fall Clean-up will begin on Monday, October 17th and run through Friday, October 21st, 2022. Please remove all items and decorations you wish to save no later than Sunday, October 16, 2022. All items not removed will be discarded. Cemetery Management requests that no decorations or plantings be placed on grave sites until Saturday, October 22, 2022. Check Cemetery Regulations before placing decorations to avoid losing items that do not conform.

Thursday, October 27

The 17th Annual Glimmer of Hope Fundraiser will be held Thursday, October 27 at the Dubuque Golf and Country Club, 1800 Randall Pl. All proceeds go to supporting the Dubuque Community Y’s Crisis Services Shelter – an eight-room, 20-bed shelter for those who are fleeing a life of domestic violence, human sex trafficking, or sexual assault.

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