A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Friday July 5th

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes local rock band American Dust in the third floor Aigler Auditorium for a Music @ your library concert. Doors open at 5:30pm and the concert begins at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Those 21 years of age and older are welcome to bring their own wine or beer.

The American Red Cross invites you to celebrate the 4th of July by saving lives! Make an appointment or stop in at 2400 Asbury Road from 9am till 2pm and donate blood. All presenting donors will receive a free exclusive t-shirt. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Saturday July 6th

The Jackson County Jail Advisory Committee will host an Open House from 9am till Noon at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jail. A total of 4 one hour long tours will run at the top of each hour beginning at 9:00am. A short question and answer session will be held at the end of each tour. Call (563) 652-3312 for more information. (No inmates will be present during tours)

The Stockton 5k/10k Run Walk will take place from 8am till 11am at the Stockton Memorial Park. Register at the Park House. Everyone who participates will have free access to the Stockton Pool after the race. Each division will be awarded 1st thru 3rd place medals. (email info@stocktonil.com for more information)

Guttenberg’s Stars and Stripes Independence Day Celebration will be held in Ingleside Park. Join them for a morning 5K at 7:00am. The afternoon and evening includes a bike rodeo, entertainment, music, food, activities, Bingo, inatables, a rock climbing wall, a parade and fireworks over the Mississippi River!

Tuesday July 9th

Schreiner Memorial Library is hosting Summer Nights at the Plaza from 6pm till 8pm featuring the band Primitive Culture. The Lunch Bus will be selling Chicago Style Sandwiches from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm. Snacks or concessions available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. This Madison band blends Reggae, Funk, Latin and Bluegrass. ((located at 113 West Elm Street, Lancaster, WI)

Wednesday July 10th

GracePoint Church in Dubuque will be sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at the Fellowship Center located at 3100 Windsor Avenue. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a $10 gift card to Amazon.com, Casey’s, Dairy Queen or Domino’s Pizza. (Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk ins are welcome. (Email ebarker@mvrbc.org or call Pam DeMeester at 815-747-6213 to schedule)

Representatives of Dupaco Community Credit Union will present ‘Money.Matters’ and members of Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach will demonstrate a sampling of the Buy-Eat-Live Healthy Program. This free event will be held from 4:30 till 6:30 at the Dubuque Salvation Army, 1099 Iowa St. and includes a light meal. Space is limited. Register by calling the Salvation Army at (563) 556-1573.

Friday July 12th

71st Annual Epworth Fire Department Picnic and Silent Auction Friday, July 12th, 2019 At the Epworth Fire Station.  Food, Inflatables, Music, Games of Chance, 50/50, and more.  Runs 6pm till Midnight

Saturday July 13th

The Dickeyville-Paris Volunteer Fire Department will host their 11 annual Fun Day and Street Dance at the re house starting at 3pm. Admission is free. See the AirCare 3 – Mercy Medical Helicopter and enjoy roast hog serving 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The Dance begins at 8:00pm with music from Ten Gallon hat ($6 cover)

Singles in Agriculture will be having tours, dinners, and a dance at 7pm at the Falcon Center in Independence, IA . Call Maureen (815) 297-3308 for info.

St, Luke’s United Methodist, Church at 1199 Main, hosts Saturday morning free tours beginning at 8:30 am. Large collection of over 100 Tiffany windows. St. Luke’s celebrates 186 years in ministry. Donations accepted for restoration of windows.

The Dubuque Summer Sustainability Fair hosted by the Green Iowa AmeriCorps team & the Dubuque Rescue Mission will be held from 11am till 2pm at the Dubuque Rescue Mission Garden, 300 Iowa St. This event is focused on energy, environment, and health at little to no cost for community members. Come for education tables, freebies, live music, and games and activities! This is a free even

Sunday July 14th

The 27th Annual Julyfest will be held on the St. Joseph’s Church Parish Grounds in Farley. The event begins with a Polka Mass at 9:30am and a parade at 11:00am. Mollie B of RFD-TV performing with her dad’s band for the polka mass and in the tent after the mass. Chicken (by Far Fry) will be serving from 10:30am to 3:30 pm.

Friday July 19th

NO KID HUNGRY  will be hosting a fundraiser bake sale at the Holiday Inn, 450 Main Street, Dubuque, IA   52001 from 8am, til 2pm. To VOLUNTEER for setting up, displaying, selling and clean up, AND OF COURSE BAKING,  PLEASE  contact: kristy Brosnan, 563.495,3401 or email at:   kristyb120761@yahoo.com

Saturday July 20th

Ski Bellevue, Bellevue’s own water ski show team performs will have a free performance at 4pm south of Lock 12 on Riverview Street in Bellevue. Come and see them perform acts such as pyramids, ballet line, ski ramp jumps and more. (More information at facebook.com/skibellevue)

Thursday July 25th

The Galena Public Library welcomes Melissa McGuire who will guide attendees through different types of poems – haiku, sonnets, limericks, etc – while analyzing form and content as well as developing ideas to use in their own writing. Program starts at 1pm. (Melissa, a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in education has over thirty years teaching experience)

Sunday July 28th

“Simply for the Parkers” Fundraiser will be held 11am till 6pm at Offshore Event Center in Bellevue. Funds raised will help the family with expenses incurred due to the passing of their husband and father in an automobile accident. The event includes live and silent auctions, raes, a meal and music. (Offshore Event Center located at 4111 Riverview)

Saturday August 3rd

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa holding the first-ever Iron Horse Classic Home Run Derby on August 3rd at the Field of Dreams. Participant entry is $35 and includes an event t-shirt, coaching from Ghost Players, and the opportunity to play on this famous field. Participants can register in one of the following divisions: Ages 9-13, Ages 14-18, Adults 18+, and Adaptive Hitting.  More info 319.393.8905

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team will have a free performance at 4pm for the Island City Days on Lake Street in Sabula, Iowa. Come and see them perform acts such as pyramids, ballet line, ski ramp jumps and more. (More information at facebook.com/skibellevue)

Sunday August 4th

Join Ski Bellevue Water Ski team for their Learn-to-Ski Day on Lake Street in Sabula, Iowa.  9am till 1pm.

Thursday August 8th

The Schreiner Memorial Library in Lancaster, WI is hosting a blood drive in the community room of the library from 9am till Noon.  To schedule an appointment call 608-723-7304.  All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a  $10 gift card.

Saturday August 10th

The 18th Annual Holy Cross Parade and Street Dance will begin with a 5K at 8:00am. at Holy Cross Parish. A parade will begin at 12:00pm and the auction will follow the parade. Stop out for food and drink, music and family entertainment. (Proceeds will help the Parish purchase new furnaces)

Benefit for Jeff "Ramon" White who is battling Pancreatic Cancer.  Lakeside Ballroom starting at 2pm. Live & Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle, and live music. Free Will donation for dinner.  If you'd like to donate an item call 880-0028

Wednesday August 14th

“No Kid Hungry” will host a Fundraiser Bake Sale at the Roshek Building from 8am till 2pm. If you like to donate bake goods or volunteer please contact Kristy (563) 495-3401.

Saturday August 17th

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team will have a free performance for “Fishtival” south of Lock 12 on Riverview Street in Bellevue at 4pm. Come and see them perform acts such as pyramids, ballet line, ski ramp jumps and more. (More information at facebook.com/skibellevue)

Saturday August 24th

Potosi Brewfest features live music, contests and more than 60 vendors including craft breweries, distilleries, wineries & specialty meat & cheeses. Potosi Brewfest will be held at the Holiday Gardens Event Center in Potosi from 1pm till 4:30pm. Get your tickets at potosibrewery.com, and visit “PotosiBrewfest” on Facebook.


Saturday September 14th

Cancer Benefit Ride for Pat Tucker Sr. at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds beer garden.  Sign up at 10:30, ride starts at Noon.  Returns to fairgrounds at 3pm for music, Karoake, raffles and silent auction.  Pat is fighting Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.