A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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The annual Fall Clean-up will begin on Monday October 4th and run through Friday October 8, 2021. Please remove all items and decorations you wish to save no later than Sunday October 3, 2021. All items not removed will be discarded. Cemetery Management requests that no decorations or plantings be placed on grave sites until Saturday, October 9, 2021. Check Cemetery Regulations before placing decorations to avoid losing items that do not conform
Haunted History Walks"  Linwood Cemetery 2736 Windsor Ave Dubuque,
Friday - Oct 8th @ 6:30 pm
Monday - Oct 11th @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday - Oct 13th @ 6:30 pm
Friday - Oct 15th @ 6:30 pm
Monday - Oct 18th @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday - Oct 20th @ 6:30 pm
Friday - Oct 22nd @ 6:30 pm
Monday - Oct 25th @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday - Oct 27th @ 6:30 pm
Friday - Oct 29th @ 6:30 pm
Walk with a paranormal group as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque's past. Great River Investigative Paranormal Society (GRIPS) will take people along the beautiful and peaceful paths to various graves with unique history, stories will be told. Ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting.Start time will be 6:30 p.m. and tours last approximately two hours. Cost is $10/person cash and all participants must be 10 years or older.
Social Distancing and current Mask Mandate (if any) will be observed.
All guests must sign up at www.gripsghosthunt.com

American Legion Post 6, Fifth (5th) Grade Flag Essay Contest, Final deadline is December 1st, 2021. Students need to write or type an essay of three hundred words or less on one page, double spaced, about the US flag, in your own words and using your effort. This essay must tell the reader what the American Flag means to you, using facts about the Flag from the US flag code and other sources.  For more information, please contact John Zeimet,l jpzman96@gmail.com or 563-590-8483.  Dubuque American Legion Post 6, 1306 Delhi St, Dubuque, IA

The American Legion Post 6 Dubuque holds its annual Oratorical Contest for all high schoolers from 9thgrade thru 12th Contestants must be younger than 20 years old, enrolled in high school, or homeschooled. Students who graduate early from high school are eligible, but only if they are NOT enrolled in college. Submit Applications Now; Contest is Nov. 21st, 2021, at 1 pm

Hillcrest Family Services, based in Dubuque, and Unity Point Health – AbbeHealth Services, based in Cedar Rapids, are offering free brain health coaching sessions for adults and children of any age. The sessions can be scheduled now and will run until June 30. Funded by CARES Act grant monies, the free sessions are offered to residents in nine eastern Iowa counties:  Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Johnson, Jones and Linn counties. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call either Hillcrest Family Services at or 563-207-5494 or AbbeHealth at 319-398-3562.

Dubuque Police Department ‘Shop with a Cop’ Program Donations

Donations are being accepted through August to support the annual Dubuque Police Department ‘Shop with a Cop’ program which purchases back-to-school clothing and supplies for area children. Donors can make checks out to Dubuque Police Protective Association and can be delivered to the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center at 770 Iowa Street. More information is available at nschloss@cityofdubuque.org or (563) 587-3813.

Caregiver Support Group for Caregivers of Dementia Patients/Family Members

24-Hour Care and Oak Park Place host a Caregiver Support group for caregivers taking care of Dementia Patients/family members conducted by trained facilitators. Join them virtually the last Friday of each month at 1:00pm. Contact Sara Kirkpatrick or Nicole Karberg for log in information.
skirkpatrick@oakparkplace.com or phone (563) 585-4152
nicole@24hourcarehha.com or phone (815) 777-2424

Project Recovery Wisconsin.

Are you feeling stressed or anxious because of the pandemic?  Many farmers and farmworkers are experiencing the same feelings of exhaustion, irritability, anger, sleeplessness, and worry. Free, confidential support is available through Project Recovery Wisconsin. Call 833-FARM-HELP to connect with an outreach worker.


We will no longer accept clothing for this summer’s sale  We thank those who have so generously donated. New this year:  the garage sale will continue through Saturday, October 2.  


Friday, October 15

The Carnegie Stout Public Library will hold their Books and More Sale from 10am till 5pm. Admission is free. There is a huge selection of books, DVDs, CDs, media, children’s books, games and many specialty items. All priced to sell. Proceeds benefit library programs.

 Saturday, October 16

Grand View Church will host a Holiday Fair from 8:30am till 1:30pm with handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, books, puzzles, and more.  A lunch of ham, turkey, & turkey and dressing sandwiches and soups will be available from 11:00am to 1:00pm. (Located at 3342 John Wesley, next to the soccer complex off JFK Road)

All Scouts and non-Scouts Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to build and launch a rocket, compete in a space derby, navigate a space rover obstacle course, create phases of the moon, and more. Event is 9am till 4pm. Registration for youth is only $15 and includes the rocket, lunch, and activities! Family members can purchase lunch for only $5! Register at: www.scoutsiowa.org

Sunday October 17th
St John the Baptist Parish in Peosta, IA will be holding our Fall Festival and Auction in the lower level of the church. We will start the event following the 9:00 a.m. mass. A lunch service of soup and sandwiches will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the auction will start at 11:00 a.m.

The 18th annual Cuba City Toy Show will be held at Banfield’s Swiss Haus at the junction of Hwy 11 and Hwy 80 in Cuba City from 9am till 2pm. See toy tractors, NASCAR items and more. Admission is $2 for adults. Children under 12 years are free. All proceeds benefit local charities. Call or email Earl for more information. (563) 568-3867 or etkaiser@tds.net.

Immaculate Conception Parish in Masonville, IA will hold a carry-out only Turkey Dinner. The Parish is located at 608 Bernhart St from 11am till 2pm. The cost is $13 – Drink not included.

Monday, October 18

The University of Dubuque Heritage Center presents: “Wings of Courage”, at 7:30pm.  An original play from Mad River Theater Works with music telling the remarkable story of the first African American to fly a plane in combat. Also guest speaker Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Jr.. (“Wings of Courage” is also available for viewing via paid stream from Tuesday, October 19, through Friday, November 19.  Visit https://www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/LiveatHeritageCenter/  for more details.

Thursday, October 21

Registrations are due by 4:00pm today for Jones County Conservation’s “Iowa’s Owls Presentation and Owl Prowl” at Central Park at 6:30pm on Friday, October 22nd at 4pm. Please contact Michele at (319) 481-7987 or naturalist@jonescounytiowa.gov to pre-register.

The 16th annual Glimmer of Hope event will be held at Dubuque Golf and Country Club from 5:30 till 7pm. All funds raised go directly to supporting the Dubuque Y’s – Victim Services Shelter. More information available at https://dubuquey.org/glimmerofhope/

Friday, October 22

The City of Asbury Halloween Parade will start at 7pm at the Lord of Life Church on Spring Green Drive and end at Asbury Park. Sponsored by the Asbury Area Civic and Recreation Foundation.

Saturday October 23

First annual Pink Run N' Rally to help raise money for a breast cancer foundation called the Pink Hummingbird Project. This non-profit organization puts together care packages for patients going through treatments. 5K Run/Walk starting at 11:30 AM (sign up online) Live music by Dalled Jacobus 1-3 PM (Free admission) Buenie Bottoms & Dinger's D'Lite"s food trucks on-site People can learn more and sign up for the 5K or donate from our website barraisingfitness.com

The Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road, is offering a free drive through Food Pantry from 8:30am till 10am in their lower parking lot. Volunteers will load boxes of food into vehicles.

 The Dubuque Arboretum Community Fall Cleanup will be held from 9:00am to Noon at the gardens located at 3800 Arboretum Drive. Volunteers are asked to please bring a rake and gloves. A free lunch will follow. Please let them know you’re coming. Call (563) 556-2100 or at volunter@dubuquearboretum.net (Also Saturday, Oct. 30th)

The Tri-State Stamp Club will host the Tri-State Stamp Expo from 9am till 2pm at the NICC Peosta’s National Education Center for Agricultural Safety Building. Admission and parking are free. For more information call (563) 582-6247 or emailsales@pfohls.com.

The Dubuque Drug Task Force will hold a “Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet” event from 10am till 2pm at Sam’s Club, 4400 Asbury Road. Disposal is free and confidential. For information on what they can and cannot accept visit: https://www.facebook.com/DubuquePD/photos/a.1111420008916369/4581757365215932/

 The City of East Dubuque invites you to an Open House from 1pm till 3pm to be held at the City Hall, 261 Sinsinawa Ave and the Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 200 Boat Ramp Road.

Sunday, October 24

Mary’s Inn Maternity’s Home and the Knights of Columbus Councils from the Dubuque area invite you to their combined event “Denim and Lace” at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. Registration and Silent auction begins at 10:00am and the Live auction begins at Noon. Proceeds benefit Mary’s Inn Maternity’s Home. Lunch will be available. For more information call (563) 552-6288 or visit https://www.facebook.com/marysinnmaternityhome

The Dubuque Chorale presents:  "Past, Present & Preview" .  Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music at First Congregational United Church of Christ at 3pm
255 W. 10th St., Dubuque, Iowa. FREE ADMISSION, free will offerings gratefully accepted

Saturday, October 30

The Dubuque Arboretum Community Fall Cleanup will be held from 9:00am to Noon at the gardens located at 3800 Arboretum Drive. Volunteers are asked to please bring a rake and gloves. A free lunch will follow. Please let them know you’re coming. Call (563) 556-2100 or at volunter@dubuquearboretum.net

The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 42nd annual Galena Halloween Parade at 6:30pm. Shuttles will be available starting at 3:00pm from the Walmart parking lot for $5 The Chamber is asking the public to please bring in a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local food pantry.

The Dickeyville Rescue Squad and Jamestown First Responders will host their annual Halloween Dance at Sunset Hall t 8pm. The band The Wundos will perform from 8:00pm to midnight. Cash prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Sunday October 31st

Holy Ghost - Immaculate Conception School Fall Breakfast  Serving 8:30-12 PM Kieler Campus, Kieler WI. Adults - $10.00  Grade School - $5.00  5 & Under – Free. Scrambled Eggs & Omelets, Hauber Brand Sausage, Hash Browns, Rolls, Juice & Coffee

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes local band Pure Service on Friday, Nov. 5, in the third floor auditorium for a live Music @ your library® concert event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 6 p.m.

 Friday Nobember 5th

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes local band Pure Service on Friday, Nov. 5, in the third floor auditorium for a live Music @ your library® concert event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 6 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are required to wear masks and sign a COVID-19 waiver. Waivers are available at the door or online at carnegiestout.org under the specific Events Calendar listing.