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Tuesday January 15th
Galena LitFest – A festival for readers and writers will feature a free workshop will walk participants through the process of composing a personal manifesto that uses strategies to inspire change in our communities. This will be held at the Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench St., Galena from 6-8pm
Friday January 18th
The Dubuque Fighting Saints are holding Iowa Hawkeye Night supporting the “Iowa Wave”. Come meet former Hawkeye players, Akrum Wadley, Marvin McNutt and Jordan Canzeri and help support the Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Get more information at dubuquefightingsaints.com/news. Puck drops at 7pm
The University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center presents the “Million Dollar Quartet” the musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Showtime is 7:30pm. To purchase tickets visit dbq.edu/HeritageCenter, stop by the Farber Box Office or call (563) 585.SHOW (7469). (Free Cybercafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00pm to 7:00pm)
Join The Dubuque Museum of Art from 12:15-1pm for a free Lunch and Learn program for the “Living Proof” exhibition being featured in the Museum’s Alice E. & Erwin J. Hafeman Lobby. Ron Avery and Gail Chavenelle will each speak shortly on the topic of cancer survivor art. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the museum
St. Luke’s Fabulous Fridays Free Artist Series is held at 12:05pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1199 Main St. Coffee & desserts follow in Fellowship Hall. Donations accepted for People In Need & church’s Jesus Fund. (Performing Artists: David Patterson, cello; Roxanne Rollefson, soprano; Sylvia Ward, piano).
Saturday January 19 -- Monday Jan 21st
15th Annual IceFest – The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s 15th annual 3-day IceFest with activities throughout the Museum campus including snow sculpting, ice harvesting demonstrations, interactive crafts and games, and family-friendly activities. Visit rivermuseum.com/events for a complete schedule of events. (Ice Fest and all activities are included with general admission to the River Museum and free for members and those under age 3)
Saturday January 19th
The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation invites you to Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve for “Bonfire on the Bluff” from 4p-8pm. This event offers you the opportunity to see Casper Bluff as never before. JDCF asks for a $5 per person donation to help with stewardship costs at the Bluff. The hike is appropriate for all ages and abilities. (Casper Bluff is located at 870 S Pilot Knob Rd, Galena, IL)
The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents: The Neverly Brothers – A Rock ‘n’ Roll Evolution from Elvis to the Beatles from 7pm-9pm! Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $15 for students or $22 & $13 in advance. Visit ohnwardfineartscenter.com for tickets and advance ticket outlets. (Located at 1215 E Platt Street in Maquoketa)
Monday January 21st
The Beatles vs. The Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Five Flags Theater. Tickets are $35 -$65 and may be purchased by phone at 1- 800-745-3000, the Theatre Box Office. or online at ticketmaster.com. (The Beatles represented by tribute band Abbey Road – Rolling Stones by tribute band Satisfaction)
The Highland Nursing Student Organization will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22 at the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing in building N located at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Representatives from the American Red Cross will be on hand for the blood drive. Save up to 15 minutes in wait time to donate by using the RapidPass. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. For an appointment call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Use parking lot D at the College for entrance to Building N.
Thursday January 24th
Dubuque Lutheran School is holding an Open House and Social for families to tour the school and meet with teachers from 6pm-7pm. The school is located at 2145 JFK Road. (Call Karen with questions at (563) 543-9502.)
Friday January 25th
Mentor Dubuque will host Trivia Night at 7pm at the Juliet Event Center (former KC Hal) at 781 Locust Street. Registration starts at 6:30pm and trivia starts at 7:00pm. (Teams up to 10 members)
Speaker Tom Lo Guidice will present the talk: “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Iowa: A Message for Today” coinciding with the new exhibit opening at The Dubuque Museum of Art. Join them from 12:15 till 1pm. You are invited to bring a sack lunch. Presented in partnership with Dubuque NAACP.
St. Luke’s Fabulous Fridays Free Artist Series is held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 1199 Main from 12:05 till 1pm. Coffee & desserts follow in Fellowship Hall. Donations accepted for People In Need & church’s Jesus Fund.
Saturday January 26th
The Winter Arts In The Park Snow Sculpting Competition will be held in Washington Park from noon -4pm. Come to see and vote for pro & student teams for People’s Choice and Best in Snow. Everyone is also invited to try their hand at snow sculpting in the community/family area. Materials and tools will be available on site. (Snow Sculpting teams can be observed creating their outdoor masterpieces beginning January 23rd up until the celebration on the 26th)
Friday February 1st
The Femmes of Rock starring Bella Strings will perform at 7:30pm at the University of Dubuque Heritage Center. All-new arrangements, original material, a live rock band and more. can be expected in this high-energy show. Tickets available at the Farber Box Office, online at dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets/ or call 563) 585-7469
Babies and their caregivers are welcome to participate in a 30-minute tour of the Dubuque Museum of Art exhibitions, focused on shapes, colors and textures. Tour starts at 9am. Baby and Me tours are offered every month. Advance registration required. Register by calling the museum. (563) 557-1851.
Toddlers ages 3-5, accompanied by a parent or grandparent, are invited to the Dubquue Museum of Art to create art at 2pm. Tuition is $3 per child per session. All supplies are furnished. Please call Margaret at (563) 557- 1851 Monday-Friday, or email email@example.com to enroll a student. You must register by noon the day before.
The 2019 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Community Kick-off Celebration will be held at the Roshek Building at 5:30pm. For more information contact the ACS at (888) 266-2071.
Saturday February 23rd
The Great River Wind Symphony will present its yearly concert in the John and Alice Butler Hall at 7:30pm. The 100-member wind symphony is comprised of musicians from the University of Dubuque, Clarke University, and Loras College. The ensemble performs both standard and contemporary wind literature
Through Thursday, February 28th
Registration for Dubuque Girls Independent League Softball is going on through Thursday, February 28th. To register visit www.dgilsoftball.com. Leagues start at 4 year olds through 8th grade and there are also opportunities for coaches and umpires. For more information email Christine McAllister at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jenni at 563.588.1982.
Saturday March 23rd
A Benefit for Becky Spillane will be held starting at 2pm at the New Galena ARC located at 11084 Hwy 20 W. Proceeds will help with medical bills.