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. Now-Oct 1

     -The Asbury Eagles Club is sponsoring a Food drive to benefit the St. Vincent De Paul’s Food Bank. All Food collected stays local. For more info, contact Kathy O’Neill at

Oct 1 thru Dec 16

  -Fall into youth sports with the Dubuque Area YMCA. They have youth sports for all ages including Biddy Basketball, soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, and Lacrosse. For more info on starting dates and to register call 563-556-3371.

 Oct 1 thru Oct 31

     -Annual food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and collecting to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project at Free Home Haunt, the Great River Reapers at 2750 Burden Ave in Dubuque. Come walk through the haunted graveyard open until 9pm Monday through Friday and 10:30 pm Saturday and Sunday. For more info, call 563-581-4041.

 Sat Oct 1

     -Four Seasons Festival at Immanuel Congregational U.C.C at 1795 Jackson St. in Dubuque from 9am-1pm. Come out for an all you can eat soup lunch and more.

 Sat Oct 1

     -Scavenger Hunt at the Mines of Spain from Noon-4pm at the EB Lyons Nature Center. Take a hike on any of the trails and try to spot items from the scavenger hunt list. For more info, call 563-556-0620.

 Sat Oct 1

     -Second Annual Swiss Valley Trail Run for the Friends of Dubuque County Conservation. The run will feature a 5 mile, 10 mile, and 25k event that will all take place on the trails of the Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. For more info, call 563-556-6745.

 Thurs Oct 6

     -Dubuque Area Baconfest to benefit Area Residential Care from 6pm-8pm with VIP Admission at 5pm. Come out and enjoy creative bacon dishes from local restaurants, grocery stores, distributors, and more. For more info, call 563-557-4743. To purchase tickets, visit

Thurs Oct 6

     -11th Annual Glimmer of Hope Fashion Show at the Hotel Julien Dubuque Ballroom. Event starts at 6pm with Appetizers and the Fashion Show at 7pm. For more info, call 563-588-0048.

 Fri Oct 7

     -Stand-Up for our Veterans Comedy Tour with Kevin Cahak and Luke Borchardt will be stopping at the Knights of Columbus Council 510 on Locust Street starting at 6pm with drinks and the show at 8pm. To reserve your tables call 563-588-2011. Portions of the proceeds to go directly to Hawkeye Community Action Program, Operation Home.

 Oct 7-Oct 8

     -Heritage Works sponsors its inaugural Dubuque Heritage Festival at Eagle Point Park. This is a two day festival the will host a professional symposium for architects, landscape architects and historic preservation professionals. For more info, call 563-564-4080 or visit


Oct 7-Oct 8

     -Bake & Thrift Sale at Summit Congregational Church at 2885 JFK Rd in Dubuque. Event takes place from 8am-1pm on Oct 7th and 8am-Noon on Oct 8th.

 Oct 7-Oct 9

     -Scout Camporee: Back to the Basics at Cascade Riverview Ridge Camp Grounds. Registration deadline is Oct 3rd. Boy Scouts and their Webelos are invited to attend the Dubuque District Camporee. For more info, call 563-556-4343.

 Sat Oct 8

     -7th Annual Super Run/Walk to benefit Sertoma of Dubuque at Bergfeld Pond Trail starting at 8am. This year’s event will be a Spooktacular 5k with prizes for best male, female, kids, and group costumes. For more info, call 563-590-0504 or go to to register.

 Sat Oct 8

     -Discovering the Wisdom of the Season through Yoga: A Fall Mini-Retreat from 8:30am-1pm. The theme of the retreat is ‘Release, Relax, Let Go’. For more info, call 563-582-3592 Ext. 20. Register by Tuesday October 4th.

 Sat Oct 8

     -Public Canoeing from 1pm-3pm at the Mines of Spain Catfish Creek Launching Area. This is a first come, first served program. For more info, call 563-556-0620.

 Sat Oct 8

     -Hog Roast and Craft Tent at the Hazel Green United Methodist Church from 4pm-7pm. Craft tent opens at 3pm. Roast Pork and Beef prepared by Daryl Biechler.

 Sat Oct 8

     -VSO Fall Festival Craft and Bake Sale from 10am-2pm at the Bethany Home lower level. They will have Turkey & Dressing Sandwiches and beverages available for purchase as well. Sponsored by the Bethany Home Volunteer Service Organization.

 Oct 8-Oct 9

     -The 23rd Annual Autumn Craft Fair sponsored by the River Ridge PTO will Take place from 9am-5pm on October 8 and from 9am-4pm on October 9th inside the River Ridge School at 4141 Route 84 South in Hanover. All money raised benefits the students of the River Ridge School District. For more info, call 815-541-5870.

 Sun Oct 9

     -Fall Clean-Up for Mt. Calvary and Mt. Olivet Cemeteries. This will run through Oct 14 and they ask that you please remove all items and decorations you wish to save no later than Oct 9th. All items not removed will be discarded.

 Sun Oct 9

     -Microscopic Optic Topics from 1pm-2pm at the EB Lyons Nature Center at the Mines of Spain. Take a closer look at nature under a microscope.  For more info, call 563-556-0620.

 Sun Oct 9

     -Friends of the Dubuque County Conservation Board will be hosting their annual fall fundraiser, the chili feed from 11am-3pm at the Swiss Valley Nature Center. They will be serving chili, hot dogs, desserts, and more. Free wagon rides will also be offered. Proceeds to go toward new displays at the center. For more info, call 563-663-3784.

 Oct 9 thru Oct 15

     -Mississippi River Art Workshops inaugural Bluff Strokes Plain Air Paint out. Up to 50 artists will paint landscapes and architecture in Dubuque and the surrounding area. Steeple Square will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10am-6pm. If you would like more info on this event, call 563-845-7274 or 703-203-0227.

 Tues Oct 11

     -Female and Male guests are invited to the Dubuque After 5 Women’s Connection event, “His & Hers” Dinner from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Holiday Inn at 450 Main St in Dubuque. To reserve your spot and get more information, call 563-582-8179.

 Wed Oct 12

     -Preschool Hour from 10am-10:45am at the EB Lyons Nature Center. Bring your little one for a fun, educational program. For more info, call 563-556-0620.

Thurs Oct 13

     -Dubuque Audubon Society will be hosting “Beekeeping with Bill” presented by Bill Johnson at the EB Lyons Interpretive Center at 7pm.

 Oct 14-Oct 16

     -Operation Survival Fall Camporee at Yellow River State Park. Boy Scouts and Venture Crew Members get prepared to do some outdoor exploring through the beautiful Yellow River State Park. For more info, call 563-556-4343.

 Sat Oct 15

     -Fall Nature Crafts from 1pm-3pm at the EB Lyons Nature Center. Come celebrate the beauty of fall with fun nature crafts. For more info, call 563-556-0620.

 Sat Oct 15

     -Set Free Dubuque will offer a Walk to Set Free in order to stop human trafficking in the tri-state area. This will be a silent, single file walk, with participants asked to wear black. Registration is at 10am with the event beginning at 10:30am. For more info, visit or call 563-258-3942.

 Sat Oct 15

     -Scales Mound Fire Department will be having their annual dance at the Scales Mound Fire Station starting at 7pm with dinner. Ten Gallon Hat will playing from 8pm until midnight.

 Sun Oct 16

     -The Friends of the Brickl Memorial Library in Dickeyville will be hosting a free antique appraisal from 1pm-4pm at the Dickeyville Community Center. Mark Moran who has been a guest on the PBS Antique Roadshow will be conducting the event. For more info and to reserve an appraisal time, call 608-568-3142.

 Sun Oct 16

     -Wahlert Catholic High School Pontifical Mass Performance at 7:15pm.  This mass is a fundrasier for the the Wahlert Catholic Choir to fly to Italy to sing alongside the Sistine Chapel Choir at mass, celebrated by Pope Francis. For more info, call Aaron at 563-583-9771.

 Sun Oct 16

     -St. Joseph’s Parish in Sinsinawa will be hosting their Fall Festival and Mulligan from 11am-5pm. They will have Mulligan Stew and refreshments, along with a silent auction, games, a cash raffle, and more.

 Sun Oct 23

     -St. Andrew-Thomas Parish of Potosi is hosting their Fall Festival from 11am-4pm at St. Andrew-Thomas School. They will have a chicken and ham dinner, country store, silent auction, games, and more.

 Wed Oct 26

     -Preschool Hour at the EB Lyons Nature Center from 10am-10:45am. Bring your little one out for a fun, educational program. For more info, call 563-556-0620.

 Sun Oct 30

     -St. Patrick’s Garryowen Parish Auction in Bernard starting at 10:30 am. All are welcome to attend.

 Sun Nov 6

     -St. Donatus Catholic Church is hosting their 53rd Annual pancake and sausage breakfast from 7:30am-12:30pm at the St. Donatus Parish Center. They will also have homemade goods for sale and a raffle drawing.

 Fri Nov 11

     -American Legion Dubuque Post #6 Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Chili Feed starting at 10:30am. Event will be held at 1306 Delhi St. The ceremony will have music and Chili will start at 11:30am. For more info, call Bob at 563-213-0398 or Dick at 563-588-2366.

 Sun Nov 13

     -St. Patrick’s Parish in Benton, WI invites you to a full and continental breakfast from 8am-Noon at St. Patrick’s church hall.

 Sat Feb 11

     -St. Patrick’s Parish in Benton, WI invites you to a soup/sandwich supper and mass at 4:30pm at St. Patrick’s Church hall.

 Wed Apr 5

     -St. Patrick’s Parish in Benton, WI invites you to a Spaghetti supper from 4:30pm-7pm at St. Patrick’s church hall.






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