Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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June 14-June 21

-Come on out to the Peosta/NICC Library Branch on June 14th from 10am-Noon, or the Farley/Drexler Branch on June 18th or 21st from 1pm-3pm and design your very own video game with Bloxels. You can create characters, rooms, and stories for your game, and then play online. For ages 2nd grade and up. For more info, call 563-582-0008 or visit

 Fri June 15

-Live Animal adventure presented by Dubuque County Conservation Board from 10:30am-11:30am at Holy Cross branch and then from 1pm-2pm at the Epworth library branch. Come meet some local animals who will help to teach the importance of “teamwork” in the environment. For more info, call 563-582-0008 or visit

Sat June 16th

Shenanigan's Bar is hosting their annual motorcycle ride and hog roast contest at their location on Jackson Street with 100% of proceeds to benefit the Veterans Freedom Center.  There will also be a wing cook off, live and silent auction and live music.  Registration for the ride starts at 9:30am and the bikes leave at 11am.  The event goes all day so bring your family and friends for the fun!  For more information call Sliver at 563.495-2704.

Mon June 18

-Library Rocks Painting for Kindergarten and up at the Peosta/NICC library branch from 10am-11am. Make your own pet rock! Paint a rock to take home to keep. For more info, call 563-582-0008 or visit

Tue June 19

-Karaoke Family Night at the Asbury library branch from 6pm-7pm. Bring friends and family to rock out with an evening of karaoke at the library. For more info, call 563-582-0008 or visit

Wed June 20

-Pick a better snack presented by the Dubuque County Extension for K-2nd Grade at the Holy Cross Library branch from 10am-10:45am. This program promotes healthy eating through choosing healthy snack options. For more info, call 563-582-0008 or visit

 Thurs June 21

-26th Annual Luxembourg Buffet from 5pm-8pm at Kalmes Restaurant in St. Donatus. For reservations call 563-773-2480. Buffet will feature Wiener schnitzel, tripen, sausage, homemade noodles, desserts, and more! Everyone is welcome to come help celebrat Luxembourg National Day, sponsored by the St. Donatus Luxembourg Heritage Society.

Fri June 22

After nearly a month of 12-hour-a-day rehearsals, the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps will debut their 2018 program in full uniform at the Colts Summer Premiere beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at the University of Dubuque’s Chalmers Field. The Colt Cadets also present their summer program prior to both groups heading off to Whitewater, Wisconsin, for their first competition of the season. The event is free and anyone who may not be familiar with the Colts is encouraged to attend.

 Sat June 23

-The Dubuque County Master Gardeners are hosting their Dubuque Tour of Gardens from 9am-4pm. 6 gardens and 3 educational presentations on the tour. Tickets and info can be found at or by calling 563-583-6496.

Sun June 24

-The popular Famous Dead Artist series return to the Dubuque Museum of Art featuring Mark Twain at 1:30pm. This program will explore his long and colorful life, including triumphs and heartbreaking tragedies. Admission is free and event is standing room only. For more info, call 563-557-1851.

-The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and the Herb Society of Dubuque present HerbFest 2018. Event will go from 10am-Noon at the Arboretum and Marshall Park at 3800 Arboretum Drive in Dubuque. Herb Garden Tours, Silent Auction, Children’s workshop, and more. For more info visit

 Mon June 25

-Outdoor Water games for 2nd grade and up at the Epworth library branch from 1pm-2:30pm with a back up rain date of July 2nd from 1pm-2:30pm. Grab a towel and join them for water balloon tag, bucket relay races, and more. For more info, call 563-582-0008 or visit

 Monday June 25

-Fore the future 15th Annual Golf Classic with the Dubuque YMCA/YWCA. 1pm shotgun start with dinner to follow at Thunder Hills Country Club at 16682 Thunder Hills Drive in Peosta, IA. For more info, call 563-556-3371.

 Thurs June 28

Dubuque Sertoma "Kids Got Talent" fundraiser at the Bell Tower Theatre.  Kids age 5-17 can compete for prizes and trophies.  Looking for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, and more. $20 entry free. All proceeds benefit the hearing impaired of the tri-states. Print a registration form at Or pick up a form at the Townsquare Media studios, 5490 Saratoga or ReMax Realty 4029 Pennsylvannia. For more info call Marty at 563-258-1759.

     -Holy Cross Library Branch will be hosting an event to make Homemade Instruments. This is for Kindergarten and up from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Make your own maracas, drums, and other musical instruments. For more info, call 563-582-0008 or visit

Fri June 29th

Hazel Green Gymnastics Club Golf Outing at the Galena Golf Course. 9-hole best shot.  Reservations required--no walk-ins.  Food catered by the WIgwam.

 Sat June 30

Join the Michael W. Oglesby Foundation for the 3rd annual Faj Squad 5k walk/run have fun on Saturday June 30 at Theisen’s Supply Inc, 6201 Chavenelle Road in Dubuque. Event includes silent auction, food by 1st & Main and beer from Potosi Brewery.  Funds raised will benefit pancreatic cancer research at UW Madison’s Carbone Cancer Centers Pancreas Task Force. To register go to – race entry and help us #Kickpancan.

     -“One Saturday to Dream Fearlessly”, a national event initiative from American Family Insurance is coming to Dubuque to raise awareness for Opening Doors from 11am-2pm at the Steeple Square Event Center. Come help organize wish list items and assemble care kits for residents at Teresa Shelter and Maria House. The event will also feature free family activities and vendor booths. For more info, call Ann at 563-582-7480.

-The Farley Fire & EMS. annual Picnic.  Mini tractor pull, Kids rides & inflatables.  Plus refreshments, music and fireworks at dusk,  It all starts at 5pm at the Farley Park. Admission is free. For more info call Marty Benda -(563)-590-5955

Wed July 4

-Kieler Church Dinner & Picnic from 11am-4pm featuring deep fried chicken and ham dinner. Bing and other games, refreshments, music, and more. Sponsored by Immaculate Conception Church. For more info, call 563-542-0506.

 Sun July 8

  Julyfest at St. Joseph’s Church Parish Grounds in Farley, IA. Polka mass at 9:30am followed by the parade at 11am. They will then have a Chicken dinner by Far-Fry from 10:30am-3:30pm with Carryouts available. They will have children’s rides and games, a raffle, and even an auction at 12:30pm. For more info, call 563-876-5540.

Fri July 13th

Annual Dubuque Sertoma golf outing at the Meadows. Noon shotgun start. $80 fee includes golf, cart, dinner, & prizes.  $25 for dinner only.  Contact Greg Adams 563-590-2016.

One Small Hero takes on a Mighty Cause to bring an Inclusive Baseball Field to Area: Local volunteer organization Small Heroes, Mighty Cause to host 5K run/walk in Cascade to raise funds for Miracle League of Dubuque Small Heroes, Mighty Cause 920 3rd Ave SE Cascade, Iowa 52033 Contact: Amanda Schlemme 563-599-2251

Sat July 14th

Zwinglefest 2018
Saturday, July 14 at the Zwingle Ball Diamond
A family filled event with activities including Volleyball tournament beginning at 9:00 am
Softball Tournament beginning at 9:00 am
Semi Pro Baseball Tournament beginning at 12:00 am
Kids games beginning at 12:00 pm
Kids tractor pull at 3:00 pm
Raffle going on throughout the whole day- need not be present to win
BBQ chicken dinner serving from 4:00-8:00
Live Entertainment by the Nutsy and Lori from 8:00-12:00