A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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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.

Saturday June 29th

The East Dubuque Lion’s Club is sponsoring the annual East Dubuque Independence Day Celebration at Dunleith Park starting at 4pm. This party in the park includes kid’s activities, free entry to the swimming pool, food and drink, and reworks at dusk. Someone will win a 2019 can am defender XT in the raffle. Contact any Lion member for raffle tickets and more information.

The Farley Fire Department and EMS will hold their annual Picnic and Fireworks at the Farley Park. Admission is free. Activities start at 4pm for all ages including music, games, rides and infatables. There will also be a drawing for boys and girls bikes. Fireworks at dusk.

The annual Hazel Green Fire Department Dance will be held on Main Street in Hazel Green from 8:00pm to midnight. Music provided by 2nd Generation. Your $5 donation will go to new equipment and building maintenance.

The 80th Annual Argyle Fish Supper will be held from 3:30pm till 8:30pm in front of the Firehouse in Argyle, Wisconsin. Weather permitting, Duck Races will be held at 2:00pm on the Pecatonica River and live music is provided by Greg Anderson band. (Argyle is located at the intersection of Wisconsin’s Highways 78 and 81)

Sunday June 30th

The Epworth Gun Club is hosting a Chicken BBQ from 11:30am till 5pm  at the club located on Gun Club Raod in Epworth. Tickets will be available at the door. Trap Shooting also open. (Adults 1/2 chicken $11 and children under 12yrs. -1/4 chicken $5.50)

St. Peter's Parish in Temple Hill 47th Annual Pork B-B-Q from 3:30 till 7:30pm.  Silent Auction, Country Store, Food and Games for all.  Carryouts available.

Tuesday July 2nd

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library presents a wizard rock concert at 6:30pm for all ages with Harry and the Potters at the Eagle Point Park Band Shell Pavilion. There is no charge for the show however there is a $1 entry fee per car into the park; bicycles and pedestrians may enter for free. (In the case of rain, the concert will move to the Carnegie-Stout Public Library)

Platteville Community Blood Drive will be held from 2pm till 6pm at the Mound City Bank Motor Branch located at 90 S. Second Street in Platteville. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a $10 gift card to Amazon.com, Casey’s, Dairy Queen or Domino’s PIzza and entered into a $500 gift card drawing. Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk ins are welcome. (Email ebarker@mvrbc.org, call (563)823-3950 or visit .bloodcenterimpact.org)

Thursday July 4th

Annual Keiler Church dinner and picnic featuring Deep Fried Chicken and Ham from 11am till 4pm.  Bingo, refreshments and music.  Free parking.  Sponsored by Immaculate Conception Church. More info 563-542-0506.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team will have a free performance at 6pm on the Mississippi River south of Lock 12. View the performance on Riverview Street in Bellevue. (More information at facebook.com/skibellevue)

Friday July 5th

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes local rock band American Dust in the third floor Aigler Auditorium for a Music @ your library concert. Doors open at 5:30pm and the concert begins at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Those 21 years of age and older are welcome to bring their own wine or beer.

The American Red Cross invites you to celebrate the 4th of July by saving lives! Make an appointment or stop in at 2400 Asbury Road from 9am till 2pm and donate blood. All presenting donors will receive a free exclusive t-shirt. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Saturday July 6th

The Jackson County Jail Advisory Committee will host an Open House from 9am till Noon at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jail. A total of 4 one hour long tours will run at the top of each hour beginning at 9:00am. A short question and answer session will be held at the end of each tour. Call (563) 652-3312 for more information. (No inmates will be present during tours)

The Stockton 5k/10k Run Walk will take place from 8am till 11am at the Stockton Memorial Park. Register at the Park House. Everyone who participates will have free access to the Stockton Pool after the race. Each division will be awarded 1st thru 3rd place medals. (email info@stocktonil.com for more information)

Guttenberg’s Stars and Stripes Independence Day Celebration will be held in Ingleside Park. Join them for a morning 5K at 7:00am. The afternoon and evening includes a bike rodeo, entertainment, music, food, activities, Bingo, inatables, a rock climbing wall, a parade and fireworks over the Mississippi River!

Tuesday July 9th

Schreiner Memorial Library is hosting Summer Nights at the Plaza from 6pm till 8pm featuring the band Primitive Culture. The Lunch Bus will be selling Chicago Style Sandwiches from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm. Snacks or concessions available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. This Madison band blends Reggae, Funk, Latin and Bluegrass. ((located at 113 West Elm Street, Lancaster, WI)

Wednesday July 10th

Representatives of Dupaco Community Credit Union will present ‘Money.Matters’ and members of Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach will demonstrate a sampling of the Buy-Eat-Live Healthy Program. This free event will be held from 4:30 till 6:30 at the Dubuque Salvation Army, 1099 Iowa St. and includes a light meal. Space is limited. Register by calling the Salvation Army at (563) 556-1573.

Saturday July 13th

The Dickeyville-Paris Volunteer Fire Department will host their 11 annual Fun Day and Street Dance at the re house starting at 3pm. Admission is free. See the AirCare 3 – Mercy Medical Helicopter and enjoy roast hog serving 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The Dance begins at 8:00pm with music from Ten Gallon hat ($6 cover)

Singles in Agriculture will be having tours, dinners, and a dance at 7pm at the Falcon Center in Independence, IA . Call Maureen (815) 297-3308 for info.

The Dubuque Summer Sustainability Fair hosted by the Green Iowa AmeriCorps team & the Dubuque Rescue Mission will be held from 11am till 2pm at the Dubuque Rescue Mission Garden, 300 Iowa St. This event is focused on energy, environment, and health at little to no cost for community members. Come for education tables, freebies, live music, and games and activities! This is a free even

Sunday July 14th

The 27th Annual Julyfest will be held on the St. Joseph’s Church Parish Grounds in Farley. The event begins with a Polka Mass at 9:30am and a parade at 11:00am. Mollie B of RFD-TV performing with her dad’s band for the polka mass and in the tent after the mass. Chicken (by Far Fry) will be serving from 10:30am to 3:30 pm.

Friday July 19th

NO KID HUNGRY  will be hosting a fundraiser bake sale at the Holiday Inn, 450 Main Street, Dubuque, IA   52001 from 8am, til 2pm. To VOLUNTEER for setting up, displaying, selling and clean up, AND OF COURSE BAKING,  PLEASE  contact: kristy Brosnan, 563.495,3401 or email at:   kristyb120761@yahoo.com

Saturday July 20th

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 July 25th

The Galena Public Library welcomes Melissa McGuire who will guide attendees through different types of poems – haiku, sonnets, limericks, etc – while analyzing form and content as well as developing ideas to use in their own writing. Program starts at 1pm. (Melissa, a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in education has over thirty years teaching experience)

Sunday July 28th

“Simply for the Parkers” Fundraiser will be held 11am till 6pm at Offshore Event Center in Bellevue. Funds raised will help the family with expenses incurred due to the passing of their husband and father in an automobile accident. The event includes live and silent auctions, raes, a meal and music. (Oshore Event Center located at 4111 Riverview)

Saturday August 3rd

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa holding the first-ever Iron Horse Classic Home Run Derby on August 3rd at the Field of Dreams. Participant entry is $35 and includes an event t-shirt, coaching from Ghost Players, and the opportunity to play on this famous field. Participants can register in one of the following divisions: Ages 9-13, Ages 14-18, Adults 18+, and Adaptive Hitting.  More info 319.393.8905

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team will have a free performance at 4pm for the Island City Days on Lake Street in Sabula, Iowa. Come and see them perform acts such as pyramids, ballet line, ski ramp jumps and more. (More information at facebook.com/skibellevue)

Sunday August 4th

Join Ski Bellevue Water Ski team for their Learn-to-Ski Day on Lake Street in Sabula, Iowa.  9am till 1pm.

Thursday August 8th

The Schreiner Memorial Library in Lancaster, WI is hosting a blood drive in the community room of the library from 9am till Noon.  To schedule an appointment call 608-723-7304.  All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a  $10 gift card.

Saturday August 10th

Benefit for Jeff "Ramon" White who is battling Pancreatic Cancer.  Lakeside Ballroom starting at 2pm. Live & Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle, and live music. Free Will donation for dinner.  If you'd like to donate an item call 880-0028

Saturday September 14th

Cancer Benefit Ride for Pat Tucker Sr. at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds beer garden.  Sign up at 10:30, ride starts at Noon.  Returns to fairgrounds at 3pm for music, Karoake, raffles and silent auction.  Pat is fighting Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.