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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December 2019

Dec 08
Sun
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
A Christmas Carol (Child-Friendly Edition)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | 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 08
Sun
Northeast Iowa School of Music
Playathon

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Students of a variety of ages, skill levels and instruments will perform in the Roshek Building lobby. Three individual recitals will be given at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Event Location:
700 Locust St.
Roshek Building | Dubuque, IA

Dec 08
Sun
Camp Albrecht Acres
Belgian Waffle Breakfast with Santa

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Sherrill, IA

All you can eat Belgian waffles, choice of meat, applesauce, milk, juice, coffee and a visit with Santa! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-10 and free for kids under 5.

Event Location:
14837 Sherrill Road
Camp Albrecht Acres, Kehl Center | Sherrill, IA

Dec 09
Mon
Northeast Iowa School of Music
DCSO Holiday Concert

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

The Dubuque Community String Orchestra will present its Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Oak Park Place, 1381 Oak Park Place, Dubuque.

Event Location:
1381 Oak Park Place
Oak Park Place | Dubuque, IA

Dec 09
Mon
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays

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

Featuring soulful big band versions of classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World” and “Brazilian Sleigh Ride,” Big Band Holidays is an uplifting holiday program.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Dec 11
Wed
Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation
Tree of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Galena, IL

The ceremony is 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Midwest Medical Center. There will be a program and light refreshments during the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Event Location:
One Medical Drive
Midwest Medical Center | Galena, IL

Dec 12
Thu
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Washington Middle School Community Blood Drive

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

Not only can you help save lives, but every donation helps Washington Middle School earn a Lifesavings Grant of $250 or more! To schedule an appointment, call Sarah at (563) 529-0781.

Event Location:
51 N. Grandview Ave.
Washington Middle School, cafeteria | Dubuque, IA

Dec 12
Thu
Steeple Square
Movie Night at Steeple Square

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

Join us for Movie Night at Steeple Square to see "Bells of St. Mary's." Doors open at 6 p.m.; the movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments are available for purchase. Suggested donation: $2.

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

Dec 14
Sat
Immanuel UCC
Christmas Wrapping and Baked Goods

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

Christmas presents can be dropped off, or you can enjoy a cup of coffee while we wrap them. Christmas cookies and baked goods are available for purchase.

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

Dec 14
Sat
Northeast Iowa School of Music
L&MOP with Callie Mescher

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Dubuque, IA

The December performance of the 2019-2020 season will feature Callie Mescher and Music Together, a family music-making experience.

Event Location:
360 W. 11th St.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library | Dubuque, IA

Dec 15
Sun
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Christmas Canata

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Dubuque, IA

The Cantata "Rise Up! A New Light A-Comin'' is a Christmas story sung by St. Luke's choirs and spoken narration. Directors: Keith Rippe and Dr. Charles Barland. Community singing. All are invited.

Event Location:
1199 Main St.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church | Dubuque, IA

Dec 15
Sun
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Christmas Cantata

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | Dubuque, IA

The Cantata "Rise Up! A New Light A-Comin'' is a Christmas story by St. Luke's choirs and narration. Directors: Keith Rippe and Dr. Charles Barland. JuBELLation Ringers and David Patterson.

Event Location:
1199 Main St.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church | Dubuque, IA

Dec 17
Tue
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Theisen's Community Blood Drive

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

All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a $10 gift card to Amazon, Casey's or Starbucks. To make an appointment, call the store at (563) 557-8222 or go online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

Event Location:
2900 Dodge St.
Theisen's Home-Farm-Auto | Dubuque, IA

Dec 17
Tue
Prescott Elementary School
Prescott Elementary Soup Luncheon

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

We will be serving soup, bread and dessert.  Proceeds benefit arts programming, field work, guest experts, all school musical and beyond the day programs. Recommended donation is $20.

Event Location:
1151 White St.
Prescott Elementary School | Dubuque, IA

Dec 18
Wed
Canticle of Creation Center
Winter Solstice Drumming

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM | Dubuque, IA

Celebrate the Solstice and Earth’s rhythm with us as we share the beauty of the beating drum. Some drums will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.

Event Location:
3390 Windsor Ave.
Canticle of Creation Center | Dubuque, IA

Dec 19
Thu
Immanuel UCC
Christmas Wrapping and Baked Goods

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Christmas presents can be dropped off, or you can enjoy a cup of coffee while we wrap them. Christmas cookies and baked goods are available for purchase.

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

January 2020

Jan 10
Fri
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Steep Canyon Rangers

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

The Grammy Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country and folk to create something original.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 17
Fri
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Ultimate Rock Hits

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The DSO joins local rock bands to present an amazing symphonic rock experience! These concerts feature chart-topping hits from the 1970s to the present.

Event Location:
301 Bell St.
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo | Dubuque, IA

Jan 20
Mon
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Missoula Children's Theatre: Pinocchio Auditions

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM | Dubuque, IA

A special one-week intensive drama workshop for youth in grades K-12 will culminate in two fully staged and costumed musical performances for the public, showcasing the talents of over 50 local youth.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 25
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Pinocchio, presented by Missoula Children's Theatre

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Dubuque, IA

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Pinocchio," featuring a cast of local youth.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 25
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Pinocchio, presented by Missoula Children's Theatre

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Pinocchio," featuring a cast of local youth.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 31
Fri
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Tom Cotter

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

Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the breakout star of America’s Got Talent, season seven.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

February 2020

Feb 01
Sat
No Foot Too Small
No Foot Too Small Suite Social

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

The event will feature a cocktail hour, dinner and entertainment! We welcome all families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss.

Event Location:
200 Main St.
Hotel Julien | Dubuque, IA

Feb 01
Sat
University of Dubuque
Shesh Besh, Arab-Jewish Ensemble

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

Shesh Besh is a model of mutual respect in a turbulent, violent Middle East seeking an elusive balance of East and West through music while embodying two cultures living together in harmony.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 22
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Peter & the Wolf

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

The tale of Peter and the Wolf comes alive onstage in this symphonic fairy tale featuring the Heartland Ballet. Performances are at 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Feb 22
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Spring Family

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

A delightful way to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra with live narration, The Heartland Ballet and surprises of all sorts! Post-concert activities will follow.

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

Feb 23
Sun
Steeple Square
3rd Annual Wedding Show

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

You're invited to Steeple Square's 3rd Annual Wedding Show! Featuring vendors from every industry, a fashion show as unique as you are and a chance to win three grand prizes.

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

March 2020

Mar 28
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Captivating Concerti

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

We welcome two soloists for this program: pianist Lorraine Min and violinist Terence Tam. Performances are at 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

May 2020

May 02
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Heartland Marimba

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

Heartland Marimba performs the world premiere of a concerto for four marimbas and orchestra—a sight to behold and a sonic spectacle! Performances are at 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

May 16
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Ultimate Country Hits

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The DSO has “gone country” with local bands to celebrate country’s greatest hits, from classic legends to contemporary.

Event Location:
301 Bell St.
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo | Dubuque, IA

June 2020

Jun 28
Sun
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Summer Melodies

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

Round up your friends and family, pack a picnic and meet us in the park to enjoy a program of light classics, movie music and patriotic pieces! In partnership with the Dubuque Arts Council.

Event Location:
3800 Arboretum Drive
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens | Dubuque, IA