A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Throughout December

Lord of Life Lutheran Church is collecting socks to keep kid's feet warm this winter. Socks for all sizes of feet welcome. Socks can be dropped off at the church, 2899 Hales Mill Rd, Asbury, IA 52002, Tuesday-Friday 8am-2pm, or you can order online and have socks shipped to the church. Socks to be distributed by The Open Closet in downtown Dubuque.

Wednesday December 4th

Social Hour at Steeple Square takes place the first Wednesday of each month and 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 the mission at Steeple Square. Event is from 5pm till 7:30pm.

Thursday December 5th

Come to the Dubuque Museum of Art at 4pm to create blank mini-books that can be filled with your own stories, poems, drawings, and dreams. Instructor: Hana Velde, ages 10-14. Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests, materials included. (Call Margaret at 563-557-1851 M-F, or email mbuhr@dbqart.org for more information or to enroll a student.)

Friday December 6th

The University of Dubuque’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts celebrates Christmas at Heritage Center with a concert presentation at 7:30pm featuring the UD choirs and UD Wind Ensemble with live narration and special music from guest artist Elisabeth von Trapp. Complimentary holiday refreshments and live music from UD’s Jazz Ensemble will immediately follow the concert.

Saturday December 7th

St Matthew Lutheran Church, located at 1780 White Street, will host a Holiday Fair from 9am till 1pm with a cookie walk, crafts, baked goods and holiday décor. Lunch will also be available.

St. John’s Episcopal Church Cookie Walk will be held from 8am till 2pm in their parish house at the corner of Loras and Locust in Dubuque. Choose from cookies, candy, and baklava sold by the pound. Also breads, cakes, and more. In addition there will be Christmas decor and gift items for sale. There will also be a soup lunch available for purchase.

A FREE program at 11am for Parents/Guardians/Community Members....Smoke Screen: Vaping checks out the new look of nicotine addiction in a factual conversation about how tobacco is changing. The presentation will include reports from the CDC, e-cigarette facts, risks, costs and marketing.: Brickl Memorial LIbrary in Dickeyville, Wisconsin.

Sunday December 8th

Dubuque County Fairgrounds presents Breakfast with Santa! Serving a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8am until noon.  Local vendors, activity booths and of course Santa will be on hand.  13 and older is $7, ages 5-12 is $4 and 4 and under are Free

The Hazel Green Craft Fair will be held at the Southwestern High School in Hazel Green, Wisconsin from 1oam till 3pm. There will be over 90 crafters participating with a wide variety of crafts and decorative items just in time for Christmas shopping. (Also participation from the business’ in town for free goodies)

Christmas Concerts from the Southwestern Middle School and High School students will take place at noon and 2:00pm in the new Southwestern Middle School gym.

Monday December 9th

The Dyersville Community Blood Drive will be held from 1pm till 5pm at the Dyersville Social Center located at 625 3rd Avenue SE, Room A. To schedule an appointment, contact Erica at 563-321-9613, email ebarker@mvrbc or schedule online at bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo ID.

Thursday December 12th

Movie Night will be held at Steeple Square in Honkamp Hall. The featured film is “Bells of St. Mary’s” and will begin at 6:30pm. The doors open at 6:00pm and an organ performance of “Bells of St. Mary’s” will kick off the evening. Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring in your own or a blanket. Popcorn, soda, beer and wine are available for purchase. No RSVP needed, suggested donation of $2.

Saturday December 14th

St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3200 Asbury Road, is presenting its Annual Live Nativity from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Live animals, church members in various roles, luminaries and music for all to enjoy. Come share the true meaning of the holiday season. For further information, please call the church office at 563-583-0860.

Steeple Square presents, Dancing in December at 6pm with Adam’s Dance Connection. Join Adam for an evening of social dancing, dance lessons, light snacks and a cash bar to support Steeple Square. Tickets are on sale now! They are $15 if you RSVP by Dec 10, $20 at the door. To purchase a ticket, click on the PayPal link on their Facebook event. Proceeds from the event will help support Steeple Square.

Join the Dubuque Museum of Art for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1pm. December’s Second Saturday will feature creative Holiday ornament making.

Cookies with Santa from 9am till 11am at the La Salle Catholic School in Holy Cross. Photos with Santa, story time and frosting cookies.  Event is FREE.

Sunday December 15th

The Churches of Elizabeth present a Community Holiday Concert at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church in Elizabeth, IL

Tuesday December 17th

Theisen’s Home Farm Auto will host a community Blood Drive at 2900 Dodge St., inside MVRBC Donor Bus from 3pm till 5pm. To donate, please contact Mitch Klepper at (563) 557 8222, sign up at the service desk or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 1706 to locate the drive. A photo I.D. is required to donate.