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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February 2020

Feb 28
Fri
St. Joseph's Parish, Sinsinawa, Wis.
St. Joseph's Parish Fish Fry

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Sinsinawa, WI

Enjoy deep-fried and baked cod, baked potatoes, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert and milk, games and refreshments. Carry-outs: 3:30-6 p.m. by calling (608) 748-4442. Proceeds go to St. Joseph's School.

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

Feb 28
Fri
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Fabulous Fridays Artist Performance Series

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM | Dubuque, IA

The free 12:05 p.m. performance features University of Dubuque Chamber Singers (Kristen Eby, director). Desserts and coffee follow. Donations accepted for People In Need and the church's Jesus Fund.

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

Feb 29
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Golden Dragon Acrobats

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

The spellbinding artistry, amazing athletics and cirque spectacular of the Golden Dragon Acrobats thrills audiences and represents the best of a tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago.

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

Feb 29
Sat
Kiwanis Club of Dubuque
Kiwanis Club of Dubuque 100th Anniversary Celebration

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

For current and past members of the Kiwanis family and public. Social hour at 5:30 p.m., with a buffet dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Mail check: Kiwanis, PO Box 563, Dubuque, IA 52004.

Event Location:
10380 Highway 52 North (Central Avenue)
Dubuque Shooting Society | Dubuque, IA

March 2020

Mar 05
Thu
Hempstead High School
Fiddler on the Roof

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

Set in a Jewish village, the musical focuses on poor man Tevye working to provide for his wife and five daughters. "Fiddler on the Roof" offers a look at the struggles between tradition and modernity.

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

Mar 06
Fri
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Fabulous Fridays Artists Performance Series

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM | Dubuque, IA

The free 12:05 p.m. performance features Rebecca Christian, poetry and story telling. Desserts and coffee follow. Donations are accepted for People In Need and the church's Jesus Fund.

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

Mar 06
Fri
Church Women United
2020 World Day of Prayer - Zimbabwe

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

A meet and greet and coffee begin at 9:30 a.m., with the program at 10 a.m.: Exploring Zimbabwe; service: Rise Up! Take Your Mat and Walk. All are welcome.

Event Location:
2360 Carter Road
Sisters of the Presentation | Dubuque, IA

Mar 06
Fri
HG-IC School Kieler
HG-IC Kieler Fish Fry and Silent Auction

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Kieler, WI

Serving baked and fried cod, baked potato, American fries, cole slaw, rolls, relishes and dessert. Silent auction is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $13 for adults, $7 for 6-12 and $3 for 2-5. Carryouts: $14.

Event Location:
WI 3685 County HHH
HGIC School Kieler | Kieler, WI

Mar 06
Fri
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Southwest Health Blood Drive

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Platteville, WI

The drive includes two shifts: 7-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. To donate, please contact Erica Barker at (563) 321-9613 or visit www.bloodcenter.org and use the group code 2117 to locate the drive.

Event Location:
1350 E. Side Road
EMS Conference Room | Platteville, WI

Mar 07
Sat
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet

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

Doors open at 5 p.m. for socializing and games. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The banquet also includes a general raffle, silent auction and live auction.

Event Location:
7896 Burds Road
Peosta Community Centre | Peosta , IA

Mar 08
Sun
Rockdale United Methodist Church
2020 International Women's Day and Bell Ringing

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

Join the community gathering for #EachforEqual, focusing on a Gender Equal World, with community speakers and a bell ringing affirmation.

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

Mar 08
Sun
Mines of Spain
RARE Raptor Program

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

Live birds of prey from the RARE Group.

Event Location:
8991 Bellevue Heights Road
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | Dubuque, IA

Mar 08
Sun
Hempstead High School
Fiddler on the Roof

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

Set in a Jewish village, the musical focuses on poor man Tevye working to provide for his wife and five daughters. "Fiddler on the Roof" offers a look at the struggles between tradition and modernity.

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

Mar 10
Tue
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Fulton Elementary Blood Drive

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

To donate, call Cathy Puls at (563) 583-1179.

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

Mar 13
Fri
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Parish Fish Fry

4:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Peosta, IA

Serving fried cod, baked cod or grilled cheese, hash browns, baked potatoes, cole slaw, corn, applesauce, rolls and dessert. Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for 5-12 and free for 4 and under. Carryouts: $13.

Event Location:
235 Peosta St.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church | Peosta, IA

Mar 13
Fri
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Fabulous Fridays Artist Performance Series

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM | Dubuque, IA

The free 12:05 p.m. performance features the Dubuque Senior High School Jazz Band. Desserts and coffee follow. Donations accepted for People In Need and the church's Jesus Fund. Community invited.

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

Mar 14
Sat
Mines of Spain
Go Green Celebration

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

A family-friendly St. Patrick's Day open-house style and celebration of everything green.

Event Location:
8991 Bellevue Heights Road
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | Dubuque, IA

Mar 14
Sat
Northeast Iowa School of Music
March Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers

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

Northeast Iowa School of Music is pleased to present Tapestry: Playful Rock for the March 14 performance of Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers.

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

Mar 16
Mon
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
"The Norm of Greatness: Dr. MLK Jr." presented by Darryl Van Leer

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

This stirring performance, based on writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., describes the tribulations of the Montgomery bus boycott and guides audiences through King’s testimony of the events.

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

Mar 17
Tue
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
"The Norm of Greatness: Dr. MLK Jr." presented by Darryl Van Leer

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

This stirring performance, based on writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., describes the tribulations of the Montgomery bus boycott and guides audiences through King’s testimony of the events.

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

Mar 20
Fri
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Piano Fondue - Dueling Pianos

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

Piano Fondue presents a fully interactive, high-energy, sing-along show. Two entertainers take their places behind two baby grand pianos, and the audience controls the set list on their smartphones!

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

Mar 20
Fri
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Fabulous Fridays Artist Performance Series

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM | Dubuque, IA

The free 12:05 p.m. performance features Marcia Martin, bassoon, and Roxanne Rollefson, soprano. Desserts and coffee follow. Donations accepted for People In Need and the church's Jesus Fund.

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

Mar 21
Sat
Grant County Master Gardeners
Grant County Master Gardener Spring Conference

7:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Lancaster, WI

The Grant County 5th Annual Spring Conference covers gardening topics for beginners and beyond. It includes four speakers, refreshments, door prizes and display tables. Register ahead or walk-in.

Event Location:
8149 Stage Road
Vesperman Farms | Lancaster, WI

Mar 21
Sat
University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Showstoppers: Music of Stage and Screen

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

Join UD Wind and Jazz Ensembles in "Showstoppers: Music of Stage and Screen." Selections from Star Wars, West Side Story, The Music Man and more! Popcorn and beverages provided at intermission.

Event Location:
2000 University Ave.
Babka Theatre, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque | Dubuque, IA

Mar 22
Sun
Mines of Spain
Bird Banding

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

Live bird banding with David Shealer.

Event Location:
8991 Bellevue Heights Road
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | Dubuque, IA

Mar 27
Fri
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Fabulous Fridays Artist Performance Series

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM | Dubuque, IA

The free 12:05 p.m. performance features Upper Main Street Jazz and Swing Band, with Ric Jones, leader. Desserts and coffee follow. Donations accepted for People In Need and the church's Jesus Fund.

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

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

April 2020

Apr 03
Fri
University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts
An Exploration of Endgame, An Adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame by Greg Wolf

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

What does it mean to be human? It is a fundamental question many great writers have attempted to answer. In Wolf’s An Exploration of Endgame, the theme of what it means to be human will be explored.

Event Location:
2000 University Ave
Babka Theatre, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque | Dubuque, IA

Apr 05
Sun
University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts
An Exploration of Endgame, An Adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame by Greg Wolf

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

What does it mean to be human? It is a fundamental question many great writers have attempted to answer. In Wolf’s An Exploration of Endgame, the theme of what it means to be human will be explored.

Event Location:
2000 University Ave
Babka Theatre, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque | Dubuque, IA

Apr 16
Thu
Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council
STEM Festival

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

All ages are welcome to attend. Exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for students and their families.

Event Location:
McCormick Street
University of Dubuque's Chlapaty Recreation & Wellness Center | Dubuque, IA

Apr 17
Fri
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
"Give 'Em Hell Harry!" - President Harry Truman Tribute Show

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Give ’Em Hell Harry! is a faithful portrayal of President Truman’s life and presidency. Truman is played by a direct descendant, his oldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel!

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

Apr 17
Fri
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
"Give 'Em Hell Harry!" - President Harry Truman Tribute Show

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

Give ’Em Hell Harry! is a faithful portrayal of President Truman’s life and presidency. Truman is played by a direct descendant, his oldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel!

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

Apr 18
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Yid Vicious, "Kick-A**" Klezmer Band!

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

Klezmer is Yiddish folk music for dancing and celebrating. Yid Vicious has been spreading its infectious, original blend of freylekh fun throughout the Midwest and beyond for over a decade.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | 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 02
Sat
cff.org
Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk

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

Walk for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Registration is at 10 a.m., with the walk at 11 a.m. Food, drink and a silent auction will follow. Please join the teams and families that walk for a cure.

Event Location:
Pennsylvania Avenue
Flora Park | 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