A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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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.

Venture Into the Wild with Girl Scouts 

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois are partnering with Dubuque County Conservation, Dubuque County Hunter Safety Instructors, and Iowa DNR Conservation Officers to teach area girls outdoor survival skills. Into the Wild is hosted at Camp Little Cloud on July 26-29, 2021. All girls in grades 7-11, can register to attend at . Call (800) 798-0833 or email Info@GirlScoutsToday.org with questions.

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.


Friday, August 6

The Opening Reception for the 2021-22 Art on the River exhibit is a free event held from 5pm till 7pm at riverside at the Grand River Center. For additional information, contact Jenni Petersen-Brant at (563) 513-5636, jbrant@cityofdubuque.org, or visit cityofdubuque.org/artontheriver

The next Art @ your library® show opens Friday, August 6, 2021 with the Plein Air Painters of Dubuque (PPODS) who are local and regional artists who work in acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor.  The show is free and open during regular Library hours through September 24, 2021.  For more information, contact us at carnegiestout.org or 563-589-4313.

Saturday, August 7

All boys and girls going into kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend the Dubuque Cub Scout Day Camp from 9am till 3pm. You do NOT need to be a Scout to participate. The Camp is hosted at Grandview United Methodist Church in Dubuque, Iowa. To register or for more information, visit https://scoutingevent.com/178-daycamp.

The Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team will perform at 4pm south of Lock 12 on Riverview Street in Bellevue, Iowa.  For more information please visit:  www.facebook.com/skibellevue or www.youtube.com/skibellevue

Sunday August 8th

Annual Key West Fire/EMS Department Fun Day from 12pm-6pm. The parade starts at noon! (Parade lineup: Begins at 11 at the Truck Country Parking Lot.) Parade route map available at https://www.kwfd.org/content/fundays/
Activities and Concessions at the Key West Fire Station following parade:
Face Painting
Petting Zoo
FREE Inflatables from 1-4pm sponsored by Happy's Place, Jim Small Mac Tools, & Link Hydraulic
Concessions provided by local non-profit groups.
Up to date details are available on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/344165930649598
 Saturday August 14th

Western Dubuque Backpack of Food collection: The backpacks of food are for Bobcat elementary students-in-need of food, refreshments, & snacks over the weekend. WD Lions Club and Epworth UMC are hosting the collection at Silker’s, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, From 9:30-11:30 a.m. Items needed include Cash, juice boxes, oatmeal pkts, granola bars, peanut butter, fruit cups, canned vegetables, pop tarts, mac ‘n cheese, & prepared microwavable meals.

Saturday, August 21

The Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team will perform at 4pm south of Lock 12 on Riverview Street in Bellevue, Iowa. For more information please visit:  www.facebook.com/skibellevue or www.youtube.com/skibellevue

Thursday August 26th

The Dubuque Chorale is back after the covid hiatus! All singers high school age and above are welcome.  The first rehearsal is Thurs. Aug 26th at Grandview United Methodist Church in Dubuque.
No auditions, but for voice placement only, we ask that sopranos and basses arrive at 7pm, and altos and tenors at 8.  For complete details go to dubuquechorale.org.

Saturday, September 11

The 7th Annual WingFest will be held at the Farley Park with KidFest starting at 10:30am and wings at 11:00am. Sponsored by the Western Dubuque Fine Arts Booster.