Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Thur March 22nd

A free public reception will be held at the Dubuque Museum of Art. The Museum will  present the annual All Schools K-8 Student art Exhibition throughout the month of March.

Friday March  23rd

Living Last Supper at St Matthias in Cascade at 7pm.  Donations accepted to benefit local charities.

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 1199 Main is hosting a free 30 minute Friday concert at 12:05pm.  Desserts will follow. Donations accepted.

St Joseph's Parish in Sinsinawa will hold a Fish Fry featuring Deep-fried & baked cod with side and dessert from 4-8pm. Carryouts available from 3:30-6pm. Call 608-748-4442.

Sacred Heart Parish in Monticello will hold a fish fry in the Berndes Center from 4:#0-8pm. $12 for adults.  Kids  meals of Mac & Cheese are $5.  Carryouts will be available.

Dubuque Elks Lodge #297 fish fry from 5-8:30pm. Reservations by calling 563-583-5708

Holy Cross Parish fish fry in the LaSalle Chatholic School Gym from 5-8:30pm. $11 for adults. $5 for kids age 5-10.  Carryouts  available.

Southwestern School present s "Zombie Night at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in the Elementary gym in Hazel Green, WI. $6 per person.  Call 608-8542261, Exxt 225 to reserve tickets.

Beckman Catholic High School in  Dyersville presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Friday and Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday afternoon at 3. Tickets are $10 . Cal 563-875-7188

Saturday March 24th

The JAM Envision Wellness Fair will be held from 8:30am till 1pm at the Communtiy Room at Wisconsin Bank & Trust in Platteville, WI. This free event will feature education, information, and samples. for more info.

Bluebird House Workshop at Swiss Valley Nature Center from 10am-11:30am. Call 563-556-6745 for reservations.  Bring a hammer and cordless drill if  you have one.

Music at Your Library featuring "Ballheigue" at the Galena Public Library from 2-3pm. They are a 6-piece Irish band. Light refreshments will be served.

“Murder Mystery at Sundown- A 1933 Speakeasy” will be presented at Sundown South Lodge, 16991 Asbury Road. Tickets are $50 and include appetizers at 5:30pm and a dinner of chicken or pork tenderloin which will be served at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at This is a fundraiser for Lutheran youth attending national youth gathering

Boy Scout Troop 86 Breakfast and Bake Sale from 8am till Noon.  All you can eat Pancake, Egg, and Sausage Breakfast at the United Auto Workers Hall in Dubuque.  $8 for adults and $4 for Children.

Sunday March 25th

Living Last Supper at the Hope Church in Dubuque at 7pm.  Donations accepted to support local charities

Free Museum Matinee: Eva Hesse (2017) The Dubuque Museum of Art will host a free showing of the 2017 Documentary “Eva Hesse” in their lobby. (Hesse was one of the artists who ushered in the post-minimal art movement in the 1960s)

Thursday March 29th

The Sinsinawa Memory Cafe invites to you join their gathering at 1pm for people who are experiencing memory loss or early Alzheimers or other dementia.... to share common interests and friendship.

Friday, March 30

Annual Good Friday Bake Sale  from 8am till 11am presented by the St. Donatus Luxembourg Heritage Society & St. Donatus Historical Society at Kalmes Restaurant, in St. Donatus.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church will hold their 107th Ecumenical Community Good Friday Service beginning at 11:45am with an Organ prelude. “Seven Last Words” Good Friday Service lead by community religious leaders and musicians will be held from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. (Free-will offering supports People In Need (PIN) community ministry of care and compassion.)

Asbury Eagles Club Fish Fry The Asbury Eagles Club will host an all you can eat Fish Fry from  5 -8pm . The cost is $13 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and younger. (Baked cod will also be available)

Dubuque Elks Lodge #297 will host a Fish Fry each Friday in March from 5-8:30pm. If you would like to make a reservation, call (563) 583-5708. (located at 9018 Military Rd)

A “Living Last Supper” performance will be held at the Western Dubuque Fine Arts Center in Epworth at 7pm. Free-will offerings will be accepted in support of local charities.

Monday, April 2nd,

University of Wisconsin Platteville, will host a program featuring 19th Century Women’s Contributions to Mathematics Professor Elizabeth Holden.....that will give an overview of women’s vital contributions to the field of mathematics. This program will be held at the University from 6-7:30pm

Tuesday, April 3rd

The Methodist Church in Hazel Green is holding a Pasty or Chicken Biscuit Supper from 4- 7pm, Adults are $9 and kids ages 6 to 12 are $5. Carry-outs will be available.

Thursday, April 5th

The Asbury Eagles Club will host Burger Night from 5-8pm with proceeds going to Dupaco Relay for Life Team. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and younger.

Friday, April 6th

The Dubuque County Dairy Association Banquet and Music will be held at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Ballroom serving a beef and ham dinner from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. The Banquet program starts at 8:00pm and country musician Hoss Skelton will perform from 9:00pm to 1:00am. Tickets are $20 in advance or 25 at the door. (entertainment only $10 in advance & $15 at the door)

Sat April 7th

Bernard Rescue Unit Auction Saturday, April 7, at the Bernard Emergency Services Center, Bernard, Iowa. Auction starting at 7:30 pm and continuing through the night. Music and sound system provided by “Ace Radio and TV High Fidelity”. Lunch on site beginning at 6 pm by Pearl’s Place

Tri-State Christian School’s annual Dinner and Auction Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 7th at the school in Galena, IL.  Doors open and the silent auction starts at 4:00pm and dinner will be served at 6:00pm with the live auction starting at 7:00pm.  Dinner tickets are $13 per adult and $10 for kids 12 and younger.  To order dinner tickets or for more information, please call 815.777.3800.  .

The Grant County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Conference will be held at Vesperman Farms, 8149 Stage Road, Lancaster WI. from 7:30am till 12:30pm Cost: $20, including snacks and refreshments. You can call (608) 725-5570 for more information.

Empower Birth Expo presents their 4th annual event at the Steeple Square Event Center, 105 E. 15th Street in Dubuque from 10am-4pm. This free event will offer the opportunity to connect one-on-one with educators and service providers. Local businesses, organizations, birth workers, and more will provide education, resources, and support to anyone interested in the local birth community.

Sunday, April 8,

The Asbury Eagles Club will host a Breakfast Buffet from 8am till Noon with proceeds going to support Eagle State Charity. The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for kids 10 and younger.

St. Joseph’s Parish Auction St. Joseph’s Parish in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin will host their Parish Auction starting at 11:30am

 Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums are hosting a Bat Education Program, with Jennifer Redell, Wisconsin DNR Bat Biologist starting at 3pm. The museum admission of $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 5 to 15 applies for this program. Museum Members are always free!

Thursday, April 12,

The Asbury Eagles Club will host Pizza Night from 5-8pm. The cost will depend on size and number of toppings. Dine in or carry out.

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will show the locally produced movie “Black Friday” in the Aigler Auditorium on the Library’s 3rd Floor. Admission is free, but seating is limited. call (563) 589-4225 or visit

Over 150 middle school students are performing on-stage and working behind the scenes to produce the musical “Annie” at Washington Middle School. Tickets are $12 and are available online beginning April 1st at (Show Times for Fri 3/13 and Sat 3/14 are 7:00pm and Sunday, 3/13 2:00pm)

Friday, April 13,

“Bowl Dubuque” for Mentor Dubuque will be held at Creslanes, 255 S. Main Street from 6-10pm. . Come out for a fun night of bowling with a chance to win prizes while supporting adult-youth mentoring relationships in the community.

The Asbury Area Civic & Recreation Foundation is holding Trivia Night at the Meadows Golf Club in Asbury. This is a Fundraiser for the annual Asbury “Music in the Park Festival”. Entry fee is $18 per team member in advance or $20 at the door. Teams can be up to 10 people. Advance registrations accepted by mail at City of Asbury Trivia Night 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, STE #1, Asbury IA 52002.

Saturday April 14th

The Dubuque Museum of Art is hosting Second Saturday’s which features diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. This month’s free event will feature a performance by Dreaming Allegiance Hip Hop, including an interactive dance lesson.

Moms on a Mission is teaming up with Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin to host a Walk/Run in Lancaster, Wisconsin . The walk will begin at 8:00am and a Casino Night will be held from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Proceeds support the Epilepsy Foundation Research Challenge. (Register online at before March 24th)

Grand View United Methodist Church will host a free Healthy Perspectives Expo at the Church located at 3342 John Wesley Drive. Visit with vendors representing dietary wellness, physical wellness, mental health, financial well-being and more. For more information visit

Sinsinawa Mound will host a “Ringin’ Spring” Handbell Workshop which will feature a mass ringing, break-out sessions, lunch and a closing mini-concert in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. (located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11)

Sun April 15

The Sons of the American Legion Unit #6 will hold their annual Spring Breakfast at the American Legion Post at 1306 Delhi Street. The cost is $7 adults and $4 for kids under age 12.

Thursday, April 19,

The Asbury Eagles Club will host Burger Night from 5- 8pm with proceeds going to Dubuque After Shock Softball. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and younger.

Friday April 20th

“Murder Mystery at Sundown- A 1933 Speakeasy” will be presented at Sundown South Lodge, 16991 Asbury Road. Tickets are $50 and include appetizers at 5:30pm and a dinner of chicken or pork tenderloin which will be served at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at This is a fundraiser for Lutheran youth attending national youth gathering

The Heitkamp Planetarium on the campus of Loras College is hosting a series of shows and fundraisers to support its campaign to replace the planetarium projector. Come enjoy a free showing of the movie “Apollo 13” in the planetarium from 7-9pm. Donations are encouraged and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

Sat April 21st

April 21st is the 5th annual Dubuque Diabetes Dash at Derby Grange Golf & Recreation.  The dash will consist of a 5k run/walk and an after party with music, a silent auction, food, drinks and fun!  Money raised through this event will be donated to help provide scholarships for local children with juvenile diabetes to attend Camp Hertko Hollow in Des Moines, Iowa and raise funds for continuing diabetes research through JDRF (Eastern Iowa Chapter).  For more information, email Megan at

Walk MS Dubuque will begin and end at the Mystique Ice Arena. Registration begins at 8:30am and the Walk begins at 9:15am. For complete event information visit

Inspire Cafe welcomes Moriah the Medium from 7-9pm. Seating is limited to 75 attendees. Tickets available at All proceeds will benefit I Hate Heroin and their fight to assist families struggling with Substance Abuse.

The 2018 STEM Festival will be held at Clarke University’s Kehl Center from 10am till 2pm. Come see more than 50 exhibits featuring interactive STEM activities for 3rd-8th grade students and their families. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. (STEM – science -technology - engineering – mathematics)

Sunday April 22nd

The Dubuque Museum of Art presents: “Ticket to Dubuque” from 1:30 till 3pm.  A look at our city using original songs, photographs, and narration. It touches on the city’s founding, its growth, its neighborhoods, its landmarks, the natural beauty of the hills & the Mississippi River, and its ability to meet past and recent challenges.

Friday April 27th

The Dubuque Noon Optimist Club presents "TRIVINGO" at Happy's Place on Rockdle Road.. TRIVINGO is.a combination of trivia and bingo.  Registration is at 6:30.  Game starts at 7pm.  Proceeds benefit youth activities in the Dubuque area.  For more info call Joan. 563-451-7292.