A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Saturday May 18th & Sunday May 19th

16th Annual High School Rodeo at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Horse Arena.  Saturday performances at 1pm and 7pm.  Sunday at Noon. Free kids pony rides and a petting zoo. Tickets at Longhorn, Theisen's and at the gate.  More info 563-590-6419.

Saturday May 18th

A Bike Safety Rodeo will be held from 9am till Noon at the training facility on Seiple Road. This free event promotes safe bike riding habits plus, professionals will perform inspections on bikes and helmets. Kids who complete the safety course are also eligible a new bike and bike helmet from the Bike Shack!

“Barbeque and Brew”, a Fundraiser benefiting the Dubuque Area Chamber Dancing with the Stars, participant Robin McEnany’s for Research For The Kids, will be held from 1pm till 6pm in the beer garden at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. Stop out for beer tasting, wings and ribs. (Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribs and wings and people’s choice. Judging starts at 4:00pm)

The Dubuque Kayak and Paddlers group is hosting a Trash cleanup "Tournament" on the Mississippi river and it's backwaters and tributaries. Individual and team entries will meet at the Hawthorne St Boat launch, located at A.Y. McDonald Park for entry prior to 10:00 am and then either launch at the start time or head out to launch wherever you think will yield the most trash. At the finish time, or before if you are ready to come back to port, we will weigh everyone's collections and the top three individuals/teams will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and others as we have prizes for. For more info call Sean at 563-543-7510

Children who will be in grades 3 to 6 in the 2019/20 school year are invited to join the Dubuque Chorale Children’s choir. Placement Interviews are 15 minutes in length and will be held at the Multicultural Center, 1157 Central Ave, Dubuque IA from 9:15am till Noon. For more information:  Dubuquechorale.org or by contacting Mary Beth Ferring (563)580-6229

Sunday May 19th
Belmont Ambulance Service is hosting a Pancakes. Scrambled eggs and ham Breakfast from 7:30am till Noon at the Belmont Fire/EMS Building. Free-will Donations accepted at the door. Car seat safety and Inspections will also be available during the breakfast. Proceeds will be going towards purchasing updated equipment and education for EMT’s and EMR

A Children’s Spring Party with the theme “Pirates Cove” will be held from 11am till 2pm at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Admission fee is $1at the gate. Kids can play games, meet costumed characters and see emergency vehicles including the helicopter. There will also be free balloons and prizes. Lunch, beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

Wednesday May 22nd

The American Red Cross, Grand Harbor Resort and Grand River Center are hosting the 2nd Annual Battle of the Badges blood drive from Noon till 5! This blood drive is open to the public and donors can donate in honor of the Fire Department or Police/Sheriff Department. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card, a coupon for a free appetizer at Tony Roma’s and a Grand Harbor waterpark admission pass! Schedule an appointment online at redcrossblood.org.

The Dubuque Museum of Art invites you to come see what’s new at your art museum from 5pm till 6:30pm. See new exhibitions, take guided tours of Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored and the 2019 DuMA Biennial. Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event and open to everyone.

Thursday May 23rd

The City of Galena, Illinois plans a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10am for the completion of the final phase of the Galena River Trail. The event will take place at the trail head in Depot Park under the US Highway 20 bridge in Galena. Limited vehicle tours of the trail will be available immediately following the ribbon cutting.

Friday May 24th

Epworth Fireman's Dance 7pm-11pm featuring the music of The Mississippi Band". Food and refreshments will be served.

The Bellevue BIG students of Bellevue High School are hosting a new community event, ‘Rock at the Lock;’  from 5:30pm till Midnight.  It's a concert held at the Bellevue Municipal lot. Performing will be Absolute Music, Matt McPherson and Hard Salami. Tickets are $2. Drinks and food available for purchase

Saturday May 25th

The 9th annual “Out Run the Rays” Run/Walk will begin with registration at Peosta Community Center, starts at 8:30am. The Run/Walk starts 9:00am. Registration prior to May 21st is $25.00 (t- shirt guaranteed); late and same day $30.00. To register on line: OutRunTheRays.org. Bike information at bikeiowa.com or OutRunTheRays.org

Monday May 27th

Dubuque Observes Memorial Day at Linwood Cemetery. There will be a presentation of the colors and other tributes. The guest speaker for the day will be Brigadier General Robert Felderman(retired). The Dubuque Hempstead High School Band will provide the music and The Dubuque Hempstead Choir will perform. The service will include the Dubuque Marine Corp League Color Guard and Tri-State Vietnam Veterans. The Memorial Day services will include a 21-gun salute and taps.

Friday May 31st

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Dubuque will be held in Washington Park on Locust Street. The Opening Ceremony will be followed by the Survivor/Caregiver Walk,  Luminaria Ceremony and Closing Ceremony. (Visit. acsevents.org for more information)

Friends of Carnegie-Stout Public Library Book Sale will be held from 10am till 5pm at the Library, at 11th and Bluff Street. Admission is free. The sale includes books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and more. All proceeds benefit library programs. (Saturday sale time is 10:00am to 1:00pm)

Saturday June 1st

Hazel Green Veterans Memorial Street Dance will be held at 7pm on Main Street in Hazel Green. The evening includes live music, 50/50 drawings, Live and Silent auctions and food selections from Ashley Laurence food truck.

Friday June 7th

Area Residential Care’s Annual Corporate & Community Games will be held from 5:30pm till 10pm in the Port of Dubuque. Teams of 8-10 players from businesses around the tri-state area compete in several team building, brain teasing and physical games. Registration costs $200 per team.

Saturday June 8th

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)

Saturday June 15th

The Galena Foundation Concert Featuring Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra from 6pm till 8pm. The Galena Foundation’s  annual concert will feature Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra in Galena’s historic Turner Hall at 115 S. Bench St.,  Donations are welcome, free general seating is available.

Saturday June 22nd

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 June 27th

3rd Annual Dubuque Sertoma Club "Kids Got Talent" competition.  Open to anyone age 5-17. $20 entry fee. Trophies for the top 3 finishers.  Pick up an application on line at sertomadbq.weebly.com or at Remax Realty on Pennsylvania and the Townsquare Media studios on Saratoga Road.