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PUBLIC SERVICE July 22, 2015




Sunday July 26th
-The Great Cardboard Boat Race at the Yardarm from 1pm-4pm. Help make a splash for the Four Mounds’ Heart Program. There will be races, raffles, games, food, & drinks. This is a free event and open to the public. For more info, call Chris at 563-557-7292.

Monday July 27th
-The Asbury Community Fire Dept. will be hosting a Blood Drive in the Fire Department Community Room from 3pm-6pm. To sign up, call Mark Beasley at 580-9992. All presenting donors must have Photo ID or MVRBC donor card. All donors can sign up to win a car! Details at

Tuesday July 28th
-Unity Point Health Finley Hospital is offering a Stroke and Brain Injury support group from 1pm-2pm at the Finley Hospital Auditorium. Finley offers this Stroke and Brain Injury support group for anyone who has had a stroke or has been affected by a stroke.

-Sip & Shop-Iowa City Ronald McDonald House Silent Auction & Bake Sale. Event will be at Stone Cliff from 6pm-8pm with 20 vendors on hand.

-Grab a Buddy and Head to the Mixify: Dubuque. This is a FREE event for Teens about balancing what you eat, drink, and do. Event will take place at the YMCA Union Park Camp from 5:30pm-7:30pm. There will be a zipline, archery, rock climbing, selfie wall, giveaways, and more! For more info, contact Sandra at 563-556-3371.

Wednesday July 29th
-Friends of Dubuque County Conservation & Mindframe Theatre present Movies in the Park starting at 8:45pm at the Swiss Valley Park-Green Ash Pavilion. This is a FREE nature-themed movie for the whole family. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blanket.

Thursday July 30th
-Any Kid Anywhere sex trafficking survivor stories panel discussion at the Grand River Center at 6:30pm. Admission of a freewill offering; “suggest donation” of $10. They will also be collecting Target gift cards for Wings of Refuge.

July 31-August 1st
-The Hanover Back Street Players present “Attack of the Venusians” at the Hanover Town Hall at 7pm in Hanover, IL. For more info, contact Ellen Liberg at 815-591-2132 or for tickets.

Friday July 31st
-The Shore Event Centre will be hosting Smoke on the Water, A night for the Bellevue Firefighters from 8pm-Midnight. Entertainment will be provided by John Stone and the Trailer Park All Stars. Drink Specials, Raffles, 50/50, and more. For more info, call Melissa at 563-599-3798 or Bink at 563-599-6984.

Saturday August 1st
-Dubuque County Conservation presents “Shadows in the Night: flying squirrel ecology in Northeast Iowa”. This event will be at the Swiss Valley Nature Center starting at 7pm.

-TCC School Rocks Backpack Giveaway from Noon-3pm at the Kennedy Mall, across from Ulta Beauty. No purchase necessary. One FREE backpack with school supplies per child. Child must be present to receive backpack. First come, first serve basis to the first 200.

Sunday August 2nd
-St. Joseph’s Parish 31st Annual Barbeque & Country Auction in Rickardsville, IA starting at 11am. The event will feature a Barbeque, live auction, kiddie tractor pull, golf, and more!

-2nd Annual Car show and Swap Meet sponsored by Warren Lodge #4 Free & Accepted Masons. Event will take place at the Holiday Gardens Event Center in Potosi, WI from 11am-3pm. They will have music, food & refreshments, and door prizes. For more info, call Schelley at 608-732-0030 or Rocky at 608-331-7406.

Monday August 3rd
-Dubuque Native David Nelson will be reading and signing in the Aigler Auditorium at Carnegie-Stout Public Library from 6:30pm-7:45pm. He will be reading from If these Hills Could Talk and copies will be available for purchase.

Wednesday August 5th
-Dubuque County Conservation hosts “Picnic in the Park Series” at the Swiss Valley Park-Walnut Pavilion from 11am-1pm. The theme will be Reptiles and all ages are welcome to attend this outdoor program. Program incorporates hands-on activities, live animals, and wildlife speakers. Participants should pack a lunch to enjoy at the program. Pre-register by calling 563-556-6745.

Friday August 7-9th
-The 36th Annual St. Donatus Community Club Picnic will be held at the St. Donatus ballpark in St. Donatus, IA. There will be a Family Mixed Softball tournament, kid’s games on Sunday, food, and refreshments. For more info, call Terra at 563-451-5213 or Tony at 563-451-5512. No Carry-ins or pets allowed.

-Potosi Catfish Festival featuring Truck & Tractor Pull, Euchre Tournament, the Potosi Catfish Festival Parade, and so much more. Events start Friday at 7pm with events all weekend long!

Friday August 7th
-The Dyersville Area Relay for Life will be held from 6pm-midnight at Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville. For more info, contact Molly Lammers at 563-513-8163.

-East Dubuque Lions Club Dinner and Live Auction located at The Taste (formerly D’s Place) starting at 6pm. All funds to benefit local community. Tickets will be available from any East Dubuque Lions Club member or at the door the night of the auction.

-20th Annual Jamestown Park Fish fry at the Jamestown Park Pavilion-Kieler from 4:30pm-8pm. This event will be raising funds for playground equipment. In case of rain event will be held at the Kieler IC School.

Saturday August 8th
-The Hazel Green Gymnastics Club presents Music in the Park at the Hazel Green Recreation Park from 1pm-9pm. All proceeds to benefit the Hazel Green Gymnastics Club. Entertainment from Sean Costanza, Fizgig, and Merritt’s Misfits.

August 10-14th
-St. Peter Lutheran Church Everest-“Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power!” Vacation Bible School. Event will take place from 9am-Noon daily and is for children ages 3 years through youth completing 4th grade. For more info, call 563-583-0860.

Tuesday August 11th
-Ladies: You and your friends are invited to the Dubuque After 5 Women’s Connection “Building Memories” dinner/program. There will be food, fun, and inspiration at the Holiday Inn 450 Main St. from 6:30pm-8pm. Walk-ins welcome, or to reserve your spot call Irene at 563-582-8179 or email her at

Wedesday August 12th
-Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones County Conservation will be holding their OWL (Older Wiser Livelier) Makquoketa River Paddle event from 8:45am-3pm ath the Mon Maq Dam in Monticello.  Participants may bring their own canoes/kayaks and please bring a sack lunch. For more info, call 563-556-6745 to register.

Thursday August 13th
-The Asbury Eagles Club will be hosting a Steak Sandwich Night on the patio from 5:30pm-8pm. Proceeds benefit the Asbury Eagles Club. Then stick around for Live music from Bobby Bradford from 7pm-Midnight.

Saturday August 15th
-The 14th Annual Bellevue Fishtival from 10am-5:30pm. Come out for live music, children’s art, reenactment of Bellevue war, Bellevue Ski show on the riverfront, and more. For more info, call Dave at 563-542-7020.

August 14-16th
-Cuffs & Hoses Making Wishes Come True 5th Annual Co-Ed Softball benefit. Join in on the fun, watch a game, have a beverage & a sandwich. Event takes place at the Centennial Ball Park in Epworth. There will be a TV raffle, 50/50 raffle, hog roast, and more. Enjoy the beautiful ball park and help grant a wish to a child with a life threatening medical condition.

Thursday August 20th
-Dubuque County Conservation hosts “Kids in Nature Series” at the Swiss Valley Nature Center at 9am. Small children are welcome to attend. Go hiking, read books, and have plenty of hands-on activities. Pre-register by calling 563-556-6745.

Sunday August 23rd
-St. Clement’s 15th Annual Auction in Bankston, IA starting with lunch at 11am and an Auction at Noon. There will be fun and refreshments for the whole family.


Sunday September 6th
St. Joseph Bellevue annual pork roast.  Serving from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM in air conditioned MEC.      10:15 AM  Polka Mass by the Sieverding Band. Music begins at 9:45 a.m.


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