Community Calendar

Events occurring in the Dubuque-area will also be published in the Community Calendar section in The Dubuque Advertiser weekly newspaper at no cost for up to two weeks before the event. Simply fill out the calendar submission form by Friday at 5 p.m. to be included in the following week’s printed edition*.

* Dupaco and The Dubuque Advertiser reserve the right to edit submissions for space, consistency and clarity.
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October 2019

Oct 19
Sat
Hills & Dales
Hills & Dales Halloween Harvest

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Tricks and treats, costume contest with prizes, dance party, games, door prizes and family fun funds raised will assist Hills & Dales in building meaningful lives for individuals with disabilities.

Event Location:
555 Kennedy Road
Kennedy Mall | Dubuque, IA

Oct 19
Sat
Rockdale United Methodist Church
Fall Dinner and Auction

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Dinner is 4-6 p.m. Turkey-and-dressing or beef sandwiches, potato salad, vegetable, dessert and drink for $10. Live auction begins at 6 p.m. For auction donations, contact Jodi at (563) 590-5598.

Event Location:
1500 Old Mill Road
Rockdale United Methodist Church | Dubuque, IA

Oct 19
Sat
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
GLITZ Reveal

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The Discovery Shop’s GLITZ Reveal will be 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19. It will feature furs and faux furs, holiday and party wear, jewelry and accessories. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Event Location:
2197 University Ave.
Discovery Shop | Dubuque, IA

Oct 19
Sat
Galena Public Library
Book Signing: Ramona Eldorrado

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Galena, IL

Meet author Ramona Eldorrado! She will have books available for signing.

Event Location:
601 S. Bench St.
Galena Public Library | Galena, IL

Oct 20
Sun
St. Joseph's Parish, Sinsinawa, WI
St. Joseph's Parish Mulligan

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Sinsinawa, WI

Enjoy Mulligan stew, ham and BBQ sandwiches, homemade desserts and beverages. The event also includes a silent auction, country store and games. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds go to St. Joseph's School.

Event Location:
780 County Z
St. Joseph's School | Sinsinawa, WI

Oct 20
Sun
University of Dubuque
A Homecoming Cabaret

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

The special musical event will benefit the UD choir program. Students will present modern pop and musical theater favorites while you enjoy delicious desserts. Freewill donations will be accepted.

Event Location:
2000 University Ave.
University of Dubuque, Charles & Romona Myers Center, Steffens Hall | Dubuque, IA

Oct 21
Mon
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Holy Trinity Lutheran Blood Drive

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a light blue Hometown Hero T-shirt. To schedule an appointment, contact Cheryl Rose at (563) 590-1989.

Event Location:
1755 Delhi St.
Living Faith Center | Dubuque, IA

Oct 21
Mon
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Statera Blood Drive

2:15 PM - 6:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a Hometown Hero T-Shirt! To schedule an appointment, call Statera at (563) 207-8932 or go to www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

Event Location:
3375 Lake Ridge Drive
Statera | Dubuque, IA

Oct 22
Tue
Dubuque Area Congregations United (DACU)
Dubuque Area Congregations United: Who Are Our Dubuque Neighbors

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

Program: Mandarin Speaking Community, Marshallese - Journey to Health, Multicultural Family Center and Presentation Lantern Center. Delegates and guests invited. Items accepted for Dubuque Food Pantry.

Event Location:
1755 Delhi St.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church | Dubuque, IA

Oct 23
Wed
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Platteville Senior Center Blood Drive

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Platteville, IA

All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a Hometown Hero T-Shirt. To schedule an appointment, call (608) 348-9934 or go to www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

Event Location:
155 W. Lewis St.
Platteville Senior Center | Platteville, IA

Oct 24
Thu
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Moose Lodge Blood Drive

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a Hometown Hero T-Shirt. To schedule an appointment, email Cathy at catann52@aol.com or go to www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

Event Location:
2635 Windsor Ave.
Moose Lodge, Community Room | Dubuque, IA

Oct 26
Sat
Immanuel Congregational UCC
Annual Pork & Kraut Dinner

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The pork and kraut dinner is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Cost is $10 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12 and free for under 4. Carry-outs are available. For more information, call (563) 582-5168.

Event Location:
1795 Jackson St.
Immanuel Congregational UCC | Dubuque, IA

Oct 26
Sat
Dubuque Chorale
"Singing Dubuque's History"

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

The Dubuque Chorale celebrates Dubuque's long history through song. Featuring pieces from Dubuque's history mingled with works by Iowa composers. Tickets are $15, available at Five Flags box office.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Theater | Dubuque, IA

Oct 27
Sun
Elk's Lodge 297
A Lemon Sisters '50s & '60s Show

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Enjoy great entertainment for the whole family! Admission: free-will offering.

Event Location:
1550 Clarke Drive
Clarke University, Jansen Music Hall | Dubuque, IA

Oct 28
Mon
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Kennedy Elementary Blood Drive

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

To make an appointment, call Wendy Hopp at (563) 349-4777 or go to www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged; walk-ins are welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo ID.

Event Location:
2135 Woodland Drive
Kennedy Elementary School, multipurpose room | Dubuque, IA

November 2019

Nov 01
Fri
Church Women United
Church Women United World Community Day

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Dubuque, IA

Program: Loras College Peace Institute for High School Students and Creating PEACE in OUR Lives. Speaker: Stacia McDermott. Gather at 9:30 a.m.; celebration and program at 10 a.m. All invited.

Event Location:
1500 Old Mill Road
Rockdale United Methodist Church | Dubuque, IA

Nov 02
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Mozart to Mendelssohn

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Young violin virtuoso Grace Clifford is featured in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, one of the finest in the concerto repertoire. Performances: 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Theater | Dubuque, IA

Nov 02
Sat
St. Anthony Take Away Hunger Organization
St. Anthony Take Away Hunger Used Book Sale

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The book sale is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at St. Anthony Church in Dubuque (lower level). We are collecting gently used books, audio books, CDs and DVDs.

Event Location:
1870 St. Ambrose St.
St. Anthony Church in O'Malley Hall | Dubuque, IA

Nov 02
Sat
Hillcrest Family Services
The Craft Fair at Hillcrest

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The Craft Fair at Hillcrest will host 30 crafters from the tri-state area featuring a variety of unique handmade items. There is a suggested $2 donation that goes to support Hillcrest programs.

Event Location:
2505 Wilbrich Road
Hillcrest Family Services | Dubuque, IA

Nov 02
Sat
Our Redeemer Preschool
Our Redeemer Preschool Art & Craft Show

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The Art & Craft Show includes baskets, woods, upcycled art, needle craft, jewelry, fall and Christmas decor, wall art, custom T-shirts, delicious baked goods and more. Free admission and door prizes.

Event Location:
2145 JFK Road
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church | Dubuque, IA

Nov 02
Sat
Loras College Dance Marathon
Loras College Rake-A-Thon

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

For a free-will donation, residents of the Dubuque community can have their lawn raked by Loras College Dance Marathon! Email dance.marathon@loras.edu to sign up.

Event Location:
1450 Alta Vista St.
Dubuque Community | Dubuque, IA

Nov 02
Sat
Center Grove United Methodist Church
Annual Fall Auction and Lunch

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Lunch begins at 5 p.m. Live auction is at 6 p.m. Shop crafts, holiday items, baked goods, candies, jams, meat and much more! Handicap accessible. The public is invited to join the fun.

Event Location:
3140 Brunskill Road
Center Grove United Methodist Church | Dubuque, IA

Nov 02
Sat
University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Fall Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Take a journey with the University of Dubuque Wind and Jazz Ensembles as they explore numerous cultures, time periods and styles of music.

Event Location:
2000 University Ave.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center, John and Alice Butler Hall | Dubuque, IA

Nov 03
Sun
Mercy Service Club
Walk into Christmas

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The annual event helps children in MercyOne's care. Shoppers will enjoy a large selection of Christmas items and more. Free valet parking is available Sunday. Donations are welcome.

Event Location:
250 Mercy Drive
MercyOne Hospital Dubuque | Dubuque, IA

Nov 07
Thu
Hempstead High School
Hempstead High School presents "Clue"

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

Seven strangers are invited to dinner at a secluded mansion. They meet the butler, who shares that one of the guests has been blackmailing the others. This is a night of murder and whodunnit.

Event Location:
3715 Pennsylvania Ave.
Hempstead High School, auditorium | Dubuque, IA

Nov 09
Sat
BSA Troop 48
Annual Chili Feed

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Join us for our 50th Annual Chili Feed, along with a craft and bake sale. Tickets are available at the door. Cost is $4 per ticket.

Event Location:
2025 Jackson St.
St. Paul’s Church | Dubuque, IA

Nov 09
Sat
The Dubuque Music Men Barbershop Chorus
70th Annual Show: "Love is in the Air"

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Enjoy "Love is in the Air" with special guests Vocality. We are excited to be joined by our friends in the Heartland Harmony Dubuque Chorus.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Theater | Dubuque, IA

Nov 09
Sat
Steeple Square
St. Mary's Reunion

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

All St. Mary's alumni, former parishioners and friends of St. Mary's Church are invited to join us for the St. Mary's Reunion. Free to attend. RSVP to events@steeplesquare.com or call (563) 235-3584.

Event Location:
101 E. 15th St.
Steeple Square | Dubuque, IA

Nov 10
Sun
Steeple Square
Steeple Square Open House

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Join us and learn about the former St. Mary's Catholic Church building, hear future plans for the campus and see the space to plan for your upcoming event!

Event Location:
101 E. 15th St.
Steeple Square | Dubuque, IA

Nov 10
Sun
UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital
Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The event features homemade baked goods, floral arrangements, holiday decor, gifts and jewelry. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11. All proceeds benefit patient care.

Event Location:
350 N. Grandview Ave.
UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital, auditorium and Sunshine Gift Shop | Dubuque, IA

Nov 14
Thu
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Tri-State Chapter
National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Tri-State Chapter honors philanthropists and volunteers who make a significant contribution to the community. The event is open to the public.

Event Location:
500 Bell St.
Grand River Center | Dubuque, IA

Nov 14
Thu
Cedar Valley Humane Society
Trivia Night: Cedar Valley Humane Society

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cedar Rapids, IA

Join us for a fun evening of trivia at NewBo City Market! Cost is $15 per person, or reserve a full table (eight seats included) for $120. There are only 25 tables available, so reserve early!

Event Location:
1100 Third St. SE
NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids, IA

Nov 22
Fri
Rams Booster Club
Rams Booster Club Fall Auction

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Support Dubuque Senior High School academics, arts and athletics. Dinner available, bake sale, raffles and Rams apparel. Silent auction is at 6 p.m. with online bidding. Live auction is at 7:30 p.m.

Event Location:
2323 Rockdale Road
Happy's Place | Dubuque, IA

Nov 23
Sat
John and Alice Butler Hall
The Texas Tenors

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The Texas Tenors will perform a special Christmas concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” accompanied by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Dubuque, IA

Nov 24
Sun
Sunnycrest Manor Auxiliary
Sunnycrest Holiday Bazaar

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The event includes a silent auction, rummage sale, raffle, bake sale and food cart.

Event Location:
2375 Roosevelt St.
Sunnycrest Manor | Dubuque, IA

Nov 29
Fri
American Red Cross
Annual Day After Thanksgiving Blood Drive

6:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Receive a free long-sleeved T-shirt while supplies last and a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email. Special canteen snacks provided by local sponsors.

Event Location:
2400 Asbury Road
American Red Cross | Dubuque, IA

December 2019

Dec 07
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Concerts

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The DSO is joined by Broadway vocalists Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, the Dubuque Chorale and Heartland Ballet in holiday favorites! Performances: 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Theater | Dubuque, IA

Dec 07
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Family Holiday

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Jump into the spirit of the holiday season with a special family concert of kid-friendly music, sing-along tunes and free photos with Santa afterward.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Theater | Dubuque, IA

Dec 07
Sat
Rockdale United Methodist Church
Holiday Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Dubuque, IA

Shop cookies, baked items, crafts, wreaths, floral, knitted items and more. Come early because the cookies go fast! Contact Jodi at (563) 590-5598 if you're interested in donating items to be sold.

Event Location:
1500 Old Mill Road
Rockdale United Methodist Church | Dubuque, IA

Dec 08
Sun
Steeple Square
Steeple Square Open House

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Join us and learn about the former St. Mary's Catholic Church building, hear future plans for the campus and see the space to plan for your upcoming event!

Event Location:
101 E. 15th St.
Steeple Square | Dubuque, IA

Dec 14
Sat
Steeple Square
Dancing in December

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Steeple Square presents Dancing in December 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.

Event Location:
101 E. 15th St.
Steeple Square | Dubuque, IA

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