A List of Tri State Happenings

Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Haunted History Walks"  Linwood Cemetery 2736 Windsor Ave Dubuque,
Wednesday - Oct 27th @ 6:30 pm
Friday - Oct 29th @ 6:30 pm
Walk with a paranormal group as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque's past. Great River Investigative Paranormal Society (GRIPS) will take people along the beautiful and peaceful paths to various graves with unique history, stories will be told. Ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting.Start time will be 6:30 p.m. and tours last approximately two hours. Cost is $10/person cash and all participants must be 10 years or older.
Social Distancing and current Mask Mandate (if any) will be observed.
All guests must sign up at www.gripsghosthunt.com

American Legion Post 6, Fifth (5th) Grade Flag Essay Contest, Final deadline is December 1st, 2021. Students need to write or type an essay of three hundred words or less on one page, double spaced, about the US flag, in your own words and using your effort. This essay must tell the reader what the American Flag means to you, using facts about the Flag from the US flag code and other sources.  For more information, please contact John Zeimet,l jpzman96@gmail.com or 563-590-8483.  Dubuque American Legion Post 6, 1306 Delhi St, Dubuque, IA

The American Legion Post 6 Dubuque holds its annual Oratorical Contest for all high schoolers from 9thgrade thru 12th Contestants must be younger than 20 years old, enrolled in high school, or homeschooled. Students who graduate early from high school are eligible, but only if they are NOT enrolled in college. Submit Applications Now; Contest is Nov. 21st, 2021, at 1 pm

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.


Saturday, October 30

The Dubuque Arboretum Community Fall Cleanup will be held from 9:00am to Noon at the gardens located at 3800 Arboretum Drive. Volunteers are asked to please bring a rake and gloves. A free lunch will follow. Please let them know you’re coming. Call (563) 556-2100 or at volunter@dubuquearboretum.net

The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 42nd annual Galena Halloween Parade at 6:30pm. Shuttles will be available starting at 3:00pm from the Walmart parking lot for $5 The Chamber is asking the public to please bring in a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local food pantry.

The Dickeyville Rescue Squad and Jamestown First Responders will host their annual Halloween Dance at Sunset Hall at 8pm. The band The Wundos will perform from 8:00pm to midnight. Cash prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Sunday October 31st

Holy Ghost - Immaculate Conception School Fall Breakfast  Serving 8:30-12 PM Kieler Campus, Kieler WI. Adults - $10.00  Grade School - $5.00  5 & Under – Free. Scrambled Eggs & Omelets, Hauber Brand Sausage, Hash Browns, Rolls, Juice & Coffee

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes local band Pure Service on Friday, Nov. 5, in the third floor auditorium for a live Music @ your library® concert event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 6 p.m.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The March of Dimes’ “An Evening of Culinary Excellence Signature Chefs” Auction will be held at 6PM the Hotel Julien 200 Main St, Dubuque. To attend or be a sponsor visit: https://signaturechefs.marchofdimes.org/Event

Friday, November 5

Registrations are due today for Sinsinawa Mound Center’s program Meeting Alzheimer’s: The Art and Science ofCreative Dementia Caregiving—for Families, Friends, and Informal Caregivers. This will be held Wednesday, Nov.10th and Thursday, Nov.11th from 9:30am to 3:30pm each day. Call (608) 748-4411 or visitwww.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes local band Pure Service in the third floor auditorium for a live Music @ your library concert event. Doors open at 5:30pm and the concert begins at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are required to wear masks and sign a COVID-19 waiver.

Friday, November 5

Dubuque Senior High School presents: “Little Shop of Horrors!” at 7pm. Watch this horror comedy at the Dale Lass Auditorium at Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School. Tickets are available for $12 at  dbqsenior.booktix.com  (Also 7:00pm 11/6 and 2:00pm 11/7)

 Sunday, November 7

The Farley Fire and EMS 40th Annual Breakfast will be drive-thru from 7am till 11:30am at the Farley Fire station. Enter the city parking lot North of city hall. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Preschool Free. (Menu is scrambled eggs, smoked and fresh sausage, ham, hash browns, and Cinnamon rolls)

St Rose Catholic Church will hold their Annual Turkey and Ham Dinner from 11am till 3pm . This year there will be carry outs only and they can be picked up at St Rose School: 218 N Jackson St. in Cuba City. Order a single meal for $12 or a Family pack of 6 meals for $70. Preorders are appreciated by texting or calling Renee at (608) 778-9450.

 Thursday, November 11

The Dubuque American Legion Post #6 Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held at the Mystique Ice Arena on Chaplain Schmitt Island. The program starts at 10:30am and will last for 30 minutes. The American Legion clubroom at 1306 Delhi Street will host a chili feed following the ceremony. All are invited.

Carnegie-Stout Public Library presents Tim O’Brien, award-winning author of “The Things They Carried,” who will appear with documentary filmmaker Aaron Matthews for a live Zoom event at 7:00pm. The pair will discuss their new documentary, “The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien,” and answer audience questions. Register at carnegiestout.org/warandpeace (includes a link to stream the documentary in advance)

Saturday, November 13

DubuqueLand Pheasants Forever invite all Veterans and active military to a Pheasant Hunt at  8am at theThree Hills Hunting Preserve Wildlife. Register by email at Schwenron@aol.com or call (563) 879-3182. Visit dubuquepheasants.com for more information. (Hunting is not required – all are welcome to visit)

The annual Special Olympics Iowa Polar Plunge will be held at the Schmitt Harbor Boat Ramp. On-site Check-in and registration begins at 9:30am and the Plunge into Mississippi River begins at 11am. A post party will follow. More information: SOIowa.org

Saturday, November 13

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers is a free monthly concert series that exposes children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Showtime is 10am. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop! Today: Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir

Fennimore High School is hosting their annual Mean Machine Winter Sports Music Show at 7pm in the Fennimore High School Gym. This is a Free Concert! Masks are required for audience members. For questions or accommodations, please visit the Fennimore Mean Machine Facebook page.

Friday, November 19

The Dubuque Senior Rams Booster Club is hosting its 37th Annual Fall Auction & Bake Sale from 6pm till 10pm at Happy’s Place, 2323 Rockdale Rd. There will be a RAM Raffle & RAMS apparel for sale.  A silent auction begins at 6:00pm with online bidding, Live Auction at 7:30. Contact ramsbooster@gmail.com or visit: https://www.ramboosterclub.org/events/  This event supports Dubuque Senior High School academics, arts and athletics.

Saturday, November 20

Ohnward Fine Arts Center welcomes Lynne Rothrocks’ Christmas Cabaret: An Evening of Song, Story and Christmas Cheer. Showtime is 7pm. Advance Tickets are $22 for Adults and $13 for Students. At door: Adults $25 Students $15. More information is available at https://ohnwardfineartscenter.com/