A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings
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Volunteers are needed for Dubuque Trees Forever for Fall projects on October 1, 8 and 15. The October 1 event will be planting street trees across the community. October 8 will bring nearly 30 new trees to Allison Henderson Park. On October 15, Dubuque Trees Forever will partner with Sustainable Dubuque to assist residents who need help to plant the new tree at their home. For more information, email welovetrees@dubuquetreesforever.org visit their Facebook page at Dubuque Trees Forever or the website dubuquetreesforever.org.

Dubuque County Alert Iowa Sign up

Dubuque County is set to begin using Alert Iowa, the state’s emergency notification system, to notify residents of severe weather and other emergencies. All county residents are asked to sign up now to receive these critical emergency alerts.
Signing up for Alert Iowa can be done by:
Creating an account at https://bit.ly/DubuqueAlerts.
Texting “DubuqueIA” to 672-83.
Downloading the Smart911 app from the Apple or Google Play stores. To learn more about Alert Iowa in Dubuque County, visit https://bit.ly/DubuqueAlerts. Additional information on the system is available at www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov.

Veterans Freedom Center

The Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque is open 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturdays. The Center is located at 2245 Kerper Blvd. The Veterans Freedom Center – serving honorably discharged veterans, active duty military and their families. http://www.veteransfreedomcenter.net/

Dubuque VA Clinic has the NEW COVID 19 Moderna Doses Available for Veterans. WALK-IN Times are Monday to Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm. The Covid-19 boosters are ready to go; Please take advantage of this free shot for Veterans.

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.

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.


Wednesday, October 5

Registration is due today to join Sinsinawa Mound on Saturday, October 8 from 10a – 2p for a tour of several significant Indigenous sites in the Quad Cities. The fee for this event is $25. Call (608) 748-4411 or visit  //www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information.

Thursday, October 6

Green Island, IA Congregational Church is hosting a Chicken Supper on Thursday, October 6 serving from 4p-7p. Carry-outs will be available. Dinner is $14 for adults and $7 for kids ages 5 to 10.  Music provided by Country Traditions.

Friday, October 7 – Saturday, October 8

The Bell Tower Theater is looking for a variety of talent in all adult age ranges. In total we will be casting for 27 roles in four different comedies all taking place in 2023. Auditions are open to anyone aged 18 and over. Auditions will be held on Friday, October 7 beginning at 7p and Saturday, October 8 beginning at 12p. Auditioners are asked to prepare a 2-3 minute comedic monologue of their choice. Samples are available at belltowertheater.net.

Sunday October 9th

Bellevue fire department announces their annual fundraiser breakfast In conjunction with their fire prevention week. Serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, and numerous breakfast menu items, served at Bellevue fire station from 7 am to noon. The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children, proceeds go to firefighting equipment.

Monday, October 10

The most popular and sought after big band of all time will return to Dubuque at the Five Flags Theater for one night only!  The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform their greatest hits, including “In The Mood”, “A String Of Pearls”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, Tuxedo Junction”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, and of course their theme song “Moonlight Serenade” as they continue their national tour.  www.fiveflagscenter.com

Thursday, October 13

Join Stonehill Communities for an Open House on Thursday, October, 13 from 3p -6p to see the many updates to their campus at 3485 Windsor Ave. Campus tours will be provided.  stonehilldbq.com

Saturday, October 15

Grand View United Methodist Church Holiday Fair from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. There will be many wonderful handmade items, holiday gifts, books, and puzzles, along with fresh homemade baked goods. Fried bread and lunch is also available. All proceeds go to support local missions. Don't miss it! Grand View is located at 3342 John Wesley Dr., next to the Soccer Complex off JFK road.

American Scout Warrior: Cub-A-Ree will be held from 12p – 4:30p at Swiss Valley Park.. The cost is $15 for youth through September 21 and $20 after September 21, No charge for adults. All elementary-age youth are welcome. You do not need to be a Cub Scout to participate in this event.

Sunday, October 16

The 19th Annual Cuba City Toy Show will be held at Banfield’s Swiss Haus in rural Cuba City. The public is welcome to view vendor displays and tables from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00 for individuals 13 years and older.  Vendors will have an assortment of farm toys, toy cars, and more.  Door prizes and drawings will be held throughout the day. All proceeds go to benefit Wisconsin Badger Camp and Cuba City Lions Club.

Mt. Calvary and Mt. Olivet Cemeteries ask that you please remove all items and decorations you wish to save no later than Sunday, October 16 for their Fall Clean-up which begins on Monday October 17 and will run through Friday, October 21.

October 17th


The annual Fall Clean-up will begin on Monday, October 17th and run through Friday, October 21st. Please remove all items and decorations you wish to save no later than Sunday, October 16, 2022. All items not removed will be discarded. Cemetery Management requests that no decorations or plantings be placed on grave sites until Saturday, October 22. Check Cemetery Regulations before placing decorations to avoid losing items that do not conform.

Friday, October 21st

The Dubuque Chorale and the Dubuque Children's Choir present "Reflections of Home", a concert in collaboration with Opening Doors.
Friday, October 21st at 7pm, and Saturday, October 22nd at 7pm at the beautiful Steeple Square Event Center, 101 E. 15th St. in Dubuque, Iowa. No charge for admission.  Freewill donations will be gratefully accepted. A selection of beverages will be available for purchase. For further information, visit dubuquechorale.org

Thursday, October 27

The 17th Annual Glimmer of Hope Fundraiser will be held Thursday, October 27 at the Dubuque Golf and Country Club, 1800 Randall Pl. All proceeds go to supporting the Dubuque Community Y’s Crisis Services Shelter – an eight-room, 20-bed shelter for those who are fleeing a life of domestic violence, human sex trafficking, or sexual assault.

Friday November 11th

Dubuque American Legion Post #6 announces the 2022 Veterans Day Ceremony.  The event will be held at the Mystique Ice Arena on Chaplain Schmitt Island.  All military veterans and patriotic citizens are invited to attend.  The program will start at 10:30 am, Friday, November 11th, 2022, lasting approximately 30 minutes. All Tri-State veterans’ organizations and military units are encouraged to participate.

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