A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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October 1- October 31st

The Dubuque Arboretum is accepting bagged leaves now  “Just follow the signs on where to put them.  Please no sticks or landscaping rocks.

Haunted Graveyard at 2750 Burden Avenue in Dubuque.  Open Sunday thru Thursday until 10pm, Friday and Saturday nights till 11pm.   There is a canned food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and a collection for the Veteran's Freedom Center.  For more info call 563-581-4041.

The Kiwanis Club of Dubuque is selling full (96 packets) cases, or half cases (48 packets), of peanuts or mini-pretzels for Halloween treats. The cost for a case of peanuts or pretzels is $50 and for a half case is $25. All funds raised will go toward grants for local non-profit agencies that serve children. The theme of Kiwanis is “Young Children – Priority One.” A portion of the purchase for peanuts or pretzels is tax deductible. To purchase peanuts or pretzels email dbqkiwanis@gmail.com, or phone 563-589-4216. For more information on the Dubuque Kiwanis Club, please visit https://www.facebook.com/dubuquekiwanis

Rotary Club of Dubuque is happy to announce the return of SANTA CASH – an opportunity for participants to win $1,000 cash and provide much needed medical equipment to The Crescent Community Health Center. Dubuque’s 130 Rotarians are selling tickets for $100 which offer a chance to win one of FIVE $1,000 cash prizes. Only 300 tickets will be sold. The drawing is December 22, 2019, and prizes will be delivered to the winners by Santa Claus. If you’re not contacted by a Rotary Club member email: info@dubuquerotary.org

.Saturday October 19th

The Mathias Ham Historic Site will celebrate the Halloween season with a full day of activities from 11am till 7pm. Enjoy Halloween themed house tours, crafts, historic games, special programs and hot apple cider. Special ticketed events include a presentation on “The History of Modern American Spiritualism” and a Victorian Halloween Ball are sold separately and include admission to A Haunting on Lincoln Ave. festivities.

The 20th annual Hills and Dales Halloween Harvest will be held at the Kennedy Mall from 4pm till 6pm. Come dressed for trick or treating, the costume contest and dance at the DJ dance party. Tickets are $5 per child and can be purchased at the door. Please enter at the Planet Fitness entrance of the mall. All proceeds support Hills and Dales

3rd Annual Robert Mueller memorial Pork and Sauerkraut dinner from 4pm till 7:30pm.  Adults $15, Children age 6-10 $5. Under 4 FREE.  Take Outs available. Located at 4995 Sherrill Road.

2019 FALL CLEAN-UPS at Dubuque Arboretum Saturdays: October 19th and October 26th from  9:00 AM - NOON followed by a free lunch for all volunteers!

The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Old Blacksmith Shop, in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association, will present a special hands-on event and two-day music fest called “The Other Side of the Anvil.”  from 9:30am till 4Pm. This will take place on the lawn adjacent to the Stillman Mansion, 513 Bouthillier Street. The Historical Society will have a beer and wine tent, food, live music, and a bake sale. (Again Sunday 9:30am to 4:00pm)

Sunday October 20th

St. Joseph’s Parish Mulligan will be held from 11am till 4:30pm at St. Joseph’s School, 780 County Z, Sinsinawa, WI. Menu includes Mulligan stew, ham & BBQ sandwiches, homemade desserts and beverages. Rae cash prizes= $2500. Drawing at 4:30. Silent Auction, Country Store, Games for young and young at heart. Proceeds go to St. Joseph’s School.

A University of Dubuque Homecoming Cabaret will be held at 3pm in Steens Hall, Charles & Romona Myers Center, on the University campus. The event will feature students from the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts, including singers from the UD Choir, under the direction of Kristen Eby, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. Freewill donations accepted

Monday October 21st

Midwest Medical Center in Galena will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center from 2pm till 5:30pm on the MVRBC donor bus parked at 1 Medical Center Drive in Galena. To schedule an appointment, contact Nancy Rasmussen at 815-777-6135 or schedule online at bloodcenterimpact.org. . Appointments are recommended. Walk ins welcome. Eat before donating and bring a photo I.D.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood center will be hosting a blood drive from 3:30pm till 6pm in the Living Faith Center at the church located at 1755 Delhi Street in Dubuque. To schedule an appointment, contact Cheryl Rose at 563-590-1989. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins welcome. Eat before donating and bring a photo I.D.

Wednesday October 23rd

The Annual Mario’s Hillcrest Italian Dinner will be held from 4:30pm till 8pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2155 University Ave. Funds raised through ticket sales are used to purchase Christmas presents for Hillcrest’s residential clients. Adult tickets are $8 and children 12 and under are $5. Dine in or carry out. The menu includes Mario’s delicious pasta, bread, salad and a cookie. Carry-outs will be available

The Platteville Senior Center will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center in their Community Room (155 W. Lewis Street, Platteville). 1:30pm till 4:30pm.  To schedule an appointment call (608) 348-9934 or schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org with group code 3632. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo ID.

Thursday October 24-Sunday October 27th

Wahlert Catholic High School drama will present four public performances of Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets will be $10 and are available to purchase online at  Wahlertcatholicarts.org. Public performances will be held at the R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Theatre at Wahlert Catholic High School, 2005 Kane Street, Dubuque on:

  • Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and
  • Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday October 24th

The Dubuque, Delaware and Jackson County “Homeless Stand Down” is open to all Veterans and members of the community experiencing housing instability. This event will be held from 10:30am till 1pm at the Boys and Girls Club, 1299 Locust Street, Dubuque.

The Asbury Eagles Club will host Chicken Night. Proceeds will benefit the local Make A Wish. $11 for 4 piece meal and $9 for a 2 piece meal.

Friday October 25th

The Asbury Area Civic and Recreation Foundation Halloween Parade will start at 7pm at the Lord of Life Church at the corner of Springreen Drive and Hales Mill Road and end in Asbury Park.

Saturday October 26th

2019 FALL CLEAN-UP at Dubuque Arboretum Saturday October 26th from  9:00 AM - NOON followed by a free lunch for all volunteers!

The Dickeyville Rescue Squad and Jamestown First Responders will host their 45th annual Halloween Dance at Sunset Hall in Dickeyville. Music provided by the Wundos from 8:00pm to midnight. Admission is $7

Join the Dubuque Chorale for “Singing Dubuque’s History”, a musical exploration of our city’s storied past. This concert will be performed at 7:30pm at the Five Flags Theatre, 405 Main St., Dubuque. Tickets a $15 and are available at the Five ags box oce

Sunday October 27th

The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and the William H. Black will be turned into a multipoint science lab from 4pm til 7pm  for kids ages 12 and under. Take part in hands on science stations with experiments and demonstrations. Kid friendly costumes are encouraged for trick-or-treat. Visit rivermuseum.com for more information.

Sts. Andrew-Thomas Parish of Potosi is sponsoring a Fall Festival held at Sts. Andrew-Thomas School. A Turkey & Ham Dinner will be served from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Price: $10 for adults,  children ages 3 to 12 $5 & under age 3 is $1. Carry Outs Available. Also a country store, silent auction, bingo & games

The Bellevue Rotary Halloween Parade will start at 3:00pm with the lineup at Fidelity Bank and then the citywide Trick or Treating will be from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Monday October 28th

The 2019 Dubuque Halloween Parade is Monday, October 29.  Parade starts at 6:30 and will follow the regular parade route.  For more information, contact Tim Koehler at 563-557-1040 or e-mail timothy.koehler@townsquaremedia.com.

Kennedy Elementary in Dubuque will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center in the multipurpose room from 2:30pm till 5:30pm. To make an appointment, call Wendy Hopp at 563-349- 4777 or go online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org with group code 1629. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo ID.

Thursday October 31st

The Fever River Puppeteers will join Sinsinawa’s Memory Cafe with their Halloween marionettes at 1pm.. They are located on County Road Z, off Highway 11 in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

Friday November 1st

Southwest Health will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. There will be two shifts 7:00am to 11:00am and 3:00pm to 6:00pm in the EMS Station Conference Room (1350 E. Side Rd, Platteville).  To schedule an appointment go online www.bloodcenterimpact.org or call Caitlin Droessler with questions at 608-342-5074. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo ID.

Saturday November 2nd

Loras College Dance Marathon community fundraiser called a Rake-A-Thon.  For this event members of Dance Marathon will go out into the community and rake the yards of those who are interested.  The event will take place around the Dubuque community the morning of Saturday November 2nd.

Sunday November 3rd 

St. Donatus Catholic Church will host their annual all you can eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast in their Parish Center from 7:30am till 12:30pm. There will be a Country Store with homemade goods and a rae drawing for cash prizes. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6 to 10. Tickets are available at Kalmes Restaurant in St. Donatus or at the door.

To raise funds to help stem the tide of world hunger, St. Anthony Catholic Church will host a used book sale on Saturday, November 2 from 8am - 6pm, and Sunday, November 3 from 8am – 1pm in O’Malley Hall (below the church), 1870 St. Ambrose. All books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks have been donated and are very reasonably priced. All proceeds will be used to fund Take Away Hunger meal ingredients and packaging.

Monday November 4th

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/Peosta will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center in Shannon Hall (241 Peosta Street).  3pm till 6pm.  To schedule an appointment, call Jeanne Noonan at 563-580-3107 or online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

Wednesday November 6th

Social Hour at Steeple Square takes place the rst Wednesday of each month from 5pm till 6:30pm. Features, music, tours of the space and a drinks served by our “celebrity” bartenders. Each month the event will have a unique spin from the “celebrity” bartenders. All proceeds will go towards our mission at Steeple Square.Sunday

Sunday November 10th & Monday November 11th

Finley Hospital’s Sunshine Circle will host a 2-day Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in the Finley Hospital auditorium, 350 North Grandview Avenue.Sunday from 11am till 4pm and Monday 8:00am to 1:00pm.)