A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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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)

January 22nd

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.

Shalom Spirituality Center in Dubuque — a nonprofit wellness center offering classes & retreats from a holistic mind/body/spirit approach, is offering a free 7-week workshop on living intentionally & prayerfully. This series will be every Tuesday for seven weeks beginning January 22nd. Tuesdays, 9:00AM-10:00AM January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5.

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)

January 29
Relay For Life of Grant County Relay For Life Kick Off Meeting at 6pm Open to Public or any one who wants to have a Team . 5 to 15 per Team . At Mound City Bank  -  Motor Branch in Platteville. Any Questions email wiederholtdawn@gmail.com. Also looking for any Cancer Survivors who may be interested in coming to the Event and Dinner on March 29.

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

 St. Luke’s Fabulous Fridays Free 2019 Artist Series is held from noon till 12:30 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 1199 Main. Coffee & desserts follow in Fellowship Hall. Donations accepted for People In Need & church’s Jesus Fund.
Sunday February 3rd.
A Breakfast Benefit is being held to support Karen Holdgrafer at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston, Iowa from 8am till Noon. Proceeds will help with medical expenses.
Friday February 8th
Donkey Basketball is coming to Andrew, Iowa! New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show at Andrew School Gymnasium in Andrew, Iowa on Friday, February 8th at 7:00 pm! .Advance tickets are available at the Andrew School Main Office and Osterhaus Pharmacy in Maquoketa for $7.00 each. Preschool and under are free. Tickets will also be available at the door for $10. Concessions will be available. For more information, call a team member at 563-880-1570 or Andrew School at 563-672-3221
Saturday February 9th
The Dubuque Museum of Art’s February Second Saturday will feature a performance by the magician Bob Beardsley from 1pm-2pm. Second Saturdays are free and family-oriented programming.
Tuesday February 12th

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 mbuhr@dbqart.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 dgil.president@gmail.com 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.