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 Now thru May 31

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library is hosting an exhibit that includes a few items from Dubuque’s Sister Cities. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the library. For more info, call 563-589-4100.

Thurs April 28

    -The Four Mounds Women’s Fellowship will be hosting a Spring Fashion Soiree starting at 5:30pm at 4900 Peru Road in Dubuque. Event consists of a fashion show, dinner, and homemade beverages. Guest will also receive an engraved, souvenir wine glass. To RSVP, visit or call 563-557-7292 by April 20th.

      -Clarity Clinic Live & Silent Auction starting at 6pm with Dinner to follow. Event takes place at Insta Foam Insulation & Roofing, LLC in Platteville, WI. For more details, call 608-348-5787 or email

 Sat April 30

     -Benefit for Kim Sampson from 4pm-7pm at Courtside in Dubuque. For more info on the event or to make a donation, call 563-599-5509 or 815-291-9848.

      -Spring Fling & Family Day from 11am-4pm hosted by Macaroni Kid and the Kennedy Mall! Family friendly event for the entire community! There will be vendors, businesses, kid’s games, entertainment, Meet & Greets, and More.

 Sun May 1

     -Western Dubuque High School Fine Arts Booster Club presents the “Rite of Spring” event. Starts at 7:30pm at the Western Dubuque High School Auditorium in Epworth. For more info, call 563-876-3442.

 Mon May 2

     -Southwestern High School Student Council will be holding a Red Cross blood drive from 12:30pm-5:30pm at Southwestern High in Hazel Green, WI.

 Tues May 3

     -Great Give Day at the Grand Opera House. 24-Hour Free event to help support the work of nonprofits. There will be events held all day with ghost tours, live music, shows, and more! For more info, visit or call 563-588-1305.

 Wed May 4

     -Second Annual Women of Hope Luncheon starting at 11:30am at the Dubuque Golf & Country Club. For more info on the dinner, call 563-231-3662 or email

 May 5-7

     -The Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library will be hosting their spring book sale. Presale for members only is May 5 from 5pm-7pm and the sale opens to the public May 6 from 9am-4:30pm and Saturday from 9am-3:30pm. For more info, call 563-589-4313.

 Fri May 6

     -Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility will be hosting their 10th Annual Fundraising Dinner starting at 5:30pm with a cash bar and silent auction. Dinner to follow at 6:30pm and music going from 8pm-11pm. Held at the Training Center Evolution Building, 14928 Public Safety Way, Dubuque, located off Seippel Rd. For more info, call 563-590-9922 or 563-543-1704.

 Sat May 7

     -JAM Wellness Fair from 10:30am-4pm at the Wisconsin Bank & Trust Community Room, 10 Keystone Parkway in Platteville, WI. This event will highlight health, wellness and nutritional services available in the Tri-State area. For more info, call 608-732-7860.

     -Dubuque County Master Gardeners are hosting their Annual Spring Plant Sale from 7am-Noon at the Farmer’s Market Pet Med Parking Lot on 12th and Iowa Street. For more info, call 563-583-6496.

      -Elkader’s 26th Annual Redhorse Fisheree held at the Elkader Park Shelter House. To register and get more info, visit

Sun May 8

     -59th Annual Order of the Arrow Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast to be held from 8am-1pm at the Riverfront Pavilion at Eagle Point Park in Dubuque. Funds will help the lodge’s activities and service projects.

 Mon May 9

     -Bike Care with the Dubuque Bike Coop at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library starting at 6pm. Get your bike tuned up and learn how to maintain your bicycle and even change a flat tire. For more info, call 563-589-4225.

 Tues May 10

     -Carnegie-Stout Public Library monthly book discussion starting at 7pm in the 1st Floor program room. They will be discussing the award-winning graphic novel Ms. Marvel written by G. Willow Wilson. For more info, call 563-589-4225 or visit

     -Dubuque After 5 Women’s Connection “It’s All About the Journey” Dinner from 6:30pm-8pm at the Holiday Inn on Main St in Dubuque. For more info or to RSVP, call Irene at 563-582-8179 or 563-590-0018.

     -Iowa Department of Human Services will be holding a public comment meeting to gather input on the IA Health Link managed care program at the Grand River Center Meeting Room #2 from 3pm-5pm.

 Thurs May 12

     -Benefit Lunch to support Special Olympics Iowa at Texas Roadhouse from 11am-2pm. Come on in and have a Free lunch served by local law enforcement. Simply leave a donation at your table and 100% of your donation goes to Special Olympics Iowa.

 May 13-15

     -The Dubuque YMCA will be hosting classes on learning to save lives and becoming a lifeguard. Sessions will be Friday May 13 from 5pm-9pm, and Saturday and Sunday May 14-15 from 9am-3pm. For more info, call 563-556-3371.

 Sat May 14

     -Dubuque Girls Independent Softball League is celebrating their 30 year anniversary. There will be activities for all current and past DGIL players. The Chicago Bandits will also be hosting a clinic! Visit to sign up for the clinic!

      -Galena, Elizabeth, and East Dubuque will be taking part in the 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp out Hunger Food Drive. If you would like to donate, please place your nonperishable food items near your mailbox and a carrier or volunteer will pick up your donations and deliver them to the food bank. For more info, call Deb at 815-541-4340.

      -Dubuque Jaycee’s Sandbox fill event from 8am-Noon. If you are worried about your kids spending too much time indoors…let the Dubuque Jaycees fill your sandbox. Order your sand online at or call 563-583-5555 before May 7th. Dubuque, Asbury, and Keywest areas only.

  Sun May 15

     -Jackson Hohmann Memorial camp for Play like there’s No Tomorrow hosted at the University of Dubuque Oyen Soccer Field. Open to ages 3 to 14 years old. 3 to 6 year olds from 1pm-2:15pm and 7to 14 year olds from 2:30pm-4:30pm. For more info, call 563-581-8270 or 563-580-9949.

 Thurs May 19

     -14th Annual Asbury Eagles Club Golf Outing starting at 11:30am. This will be a 4-person best shot and everyone is welcome! For more info and to sign up, call Rick at 563-590-7202 or Pat at 563-543-3159.

 Sat May 21

     -JDRF Walk to cure type 1 diabetes to be held at AY McDonald Park from 10am-11am. For more info, visit

 May 21-22

     -13th Annual DBQ-WI. Regional High School Rodeo at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Horse Arena with shows at 1pm & 7pm on Saturday and Noon and 8am on Sunday. For more info, call Nick at 563-343-2670 or Karen at 563-590-6419.

 Mon May 23

     -Joan Becker will speak at Changing Minds, a free community mental health resource fair at the Grand River Center starting at 2:30pm.

 Mon May 30

     -Memorial Day parade starts at 1:30pm at Jackson Park and disbands at Washington Park. The theme is Our Veterans-Heroes One and All. Parade goes down Main to 9th, up 9th to Locust and ends in the Washington Park area. For more details, call Mary at 563-556-6746.

 Sat June 4

     -Juice Ride 7 benefit for cancer victims will have sign up at 10am and will leave R Place in East Dubuque at Noon. Ride will end at Sandy Hook about 6pm with music from Sins of Seven and Johnny Trash. There will also be a silent auction.

 Sat July 9

     -The Asbury Area Civic and Recreation Foundation is hosting their annual Music in the Park Festival from Noon-11pm. There will be a variety of music, entertainment, food, children’s games and family activities. Shuttle service will be available that day with stops throughout the City of Asbury.

 Thurs July 14

     -18th Annual Camp Albrecht Acres 4 person best shot to be held at Timberline golf course in Peosta, IA. Shotgun start at 12pm and dinner at 6pm. For more info or to register by June 25, call 563-543-2572 or 563-582-5821.

 Mon July 18

     -The Ohnward Fine Arts Center will be holding auditions for Honk Jr. at 10am and 1pm at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Students ages 8-18 can audition for the show. Both male and females are invited to audition. For more info, call 563-652-9815.


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