Tri State Happenings/WJOD

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Tuesday, April 17th

Dubuque County Early Childhood “Success Starts Early” – A Fundraiser for Children will be held at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Harbor Room from 5p.m.til 8:30. Tickets are $50 and are available online at Cocktails are at 5:30pm and Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.

Thursday, April 19th

The Asbury Eagles Club will host Burger Night from 5- 8pm with proceeds going to Dubuque After Shock Softball. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and younger.

Friday, April 20th

Epworth Gun Club steak fry at Dirty Ernies in Farley from 5-9pm.  Enjoy rib-eye steak and all the fixins. Carryouts available.  For more info call Doug 563-590-4653.

“Murder Mystery at Sundown- A 1933 Speakeasy” will be presented at Sundown South Lodge, 16991 Asbury Road. Tickets are $50 and include appetizers at 5:30pm and a dinner of chicken or pork tenderloin which will be served at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at This is a fundraiser for Lutheran youth attending national youth gathering

Summit Congregational Church, 2885 JFK Road, is holding a Thrift and Bake Sale from 8am till 1pm.on Friday April 20th. (Saturday time is 8:00am – Noon)

The Heitkamp Planetarium on the campus of Loras College is hosting a series of shows and fundraisers to support its campaign to replace the planetarium projector. Come enjoy a free showing of the movie “Apollo 13” in the planetarium from 7-9pm. Donations are encouraged and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

Sinsinawa Mound will have a free showing of the documentary “In Pursuit of Silence” starting at 6:30pm.  This documentary focuses on the relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. There is no registration, and a freewill offering will be accepted.

Dancing with the Stars fundraiser at Gobbies Sports Pub in Galena. Live music from Sam Wooden, 50/50 raffle, and prizes.  Proceeds benefit Callie Angelse's support for Catholic Charities.

Saturday, April 21st

April 21st is the 5th annual Dubuque Diabetes Dash at Derby Grange Golf & Recreation.  The dash will consist of a 5k run/walk and an after party with music, a silent auction, food, drinks and fun!  Money raised through this event will be donated to help provide scholarships for local children with juvenile diabetes to attend Camp Hertko Hollow in Des Moines, Iowa and raise funds for continuing diabetes research through JDRF (Eastern Iowa Chapter).  For more information, email Megan at

Walk MS Dubuque will begin and end at the Mystique Ice Arena. Registration begins at 8:30am and the Walk begins at 9:15am. For complete event information visit

Summit Congregational Church, 2885 JFK Road, is holding a Thrift and Bake Sale from 8:00am – noon

Inspire Cafe welcomes Moriah the Medium from 7-9pm. Seating is limited to 75 attendees. Tickets available at All proceeds will benefit I Hate Heroin and their fight to assist families struggling with Substance Abuse.

The 2018 STEM Festival will be held at Clarke University’s Kehl Center from 10am till 2pm. Come see more than 50 exhibits featuring interactive STEM activities for 3rd-8th grade students and their families. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. (STEM – science -technology - engineering – mathematics)

Sunday, April 22nd

The Dubuque Museum of Art presents: “Ticket to Dubuque” from 1:30 till 3pm.  A look at our city using original songs, photographs, and narration. It touches on the city’s founding, its growth, its neighborhoods, its landmarks, the natural beauty of the hills & the Mississippi River, and its ability to meet past and recent challenges.

Join Clayton County Conservation in celebrating Earth Day at 2pm with a short hike through the prairie and forest around Osborne Pond. The hike will be less than 2 miles. This is a free program for all ages. For more information call (563) 245-1516)

Now thru Thursday April 26th

Highland Community College is hosting the 2018 Jane Addams Essay Contest. Students in Stephenson County from high school to college are invited to submit an essay about Jane Addams by April 26 to Highland judges. The contest is also open to all high school students in Stephenson County with a 1,250-1,500 word essay written in their own words and presented in MLA format. The winning essay will receive $250 for the best high school essay. All work must be submitted by April 26 and e-mailed to Kay Ostberg at

Thursday, April 26th

The Asbury Eagles Club will host Chicken Night from 5-8pm with proceeds going to local Make A Wish. The cost is $11 for a 4 piece meal and $9 for a 2 piece meal.

Thursday, April 26th

The Veterans Freedom Center burger night at the Eagles Club behind Kennedy Mall starts at 5pm.  All proceeds go to the Shenanigans/Veterans Freedom Center Benefit for the Veterans Center.  Stop out for dinner and support the Veterans Freedom Center.

Friday, April 27th

The Dubuque Noon Optimist Club presents "TRIVINGO" at Happy's Place on Rockdale Road.. TRIVINGO is.a combination of trivia and bingo.  Registration is at 6:30.  Game starts at 7pm.  Proceeds benefit youth activities in the Dubuque area.  For more info call Joan. 563-451-7292.

Saturday, April 28th

CLEAN OUT YOUR MEDICINE CABINET DISPOSAL IS FREE, CONVENIENT & CONFIDENTIAL Saturday, April 28, 2018 10 AM to 2 PM Sam’s Club parking lot 4400 Asbury Rd., Dubuque, Iowa FOR YOUR SAFETY AND YOUR PRIVACY 1) Keep all substances in their original containers, if possible. 2) All liquid containers must be sealed in leak proof clear plastic bags. 3) Mark out any identifying information on prescription bottles. 4) Unidentified medications will be accepted—NO QUESTIONS ASKED

THEY WILL ACCEPT: 1) Prescription and over the counter medications including vitamins, supplements, and herbals 2) Needles, sharps, syringes with needles in puncture proof containers 3) Thermometers in zip-lock or plastic bags 4) Medication samples 5) Hydrogen Peroxide

In recognition of Money Smart Week, the Carnegie-Stout Public Library will offer document shredding on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. American Trust & Savings Bank is sponsoring this free event that will be located in front of Carnegie-Stout Public Library. The public is encouraged to bring up to five grocery-size bags of paper to be shredded. The Tri-State Shred truck will be located on 11th Street in front of the historic library doors. To find out more information, please call the Carnegie-Stout Public Library at 563-589-4225, or visit the Library’s website,

Safe Haven Humane Society is hosting their first ever Strut Your Mutt 2.5 mile Walk/Run at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa East Golf Course at 8:30am. Registration is available online at You can also register on event day beinning at 8:15am. The Run/Walk begins at 9:00am.

Friday, May 4th

“Pride in your Ride’ Truck and Tractor Show will be held at the Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa on Friday and Saturday. Friday night there will be a truck pull and light show. Admission is $10. Cancer survivors wearing a purple survivor shirt and kids under age 12 are admitted for free. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Gates open Saturday at 8:00am.

The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience will perform in the John and Alice Butler Hall in the University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center from7:30p - 10pm. . Contact the Farber Box Office for tickets at or call (563) 585- SHOW (7469)

Saturday, May 5th

Warren, Illinois Lions Club Town Garage Sale will be held today from 8am till 5pm

Elkader's 28th Annual Redhore Fisheree from 7am till 3pm. Pre-registration at Coast to Coast, Olson Appliance, The Store, and Pronto...all in Elkader.  Registration forms available at

Sunday, May 13th

Give your mom a treat on Mother's Day and take her out for an all you can eat pancake breakfast with one of the greatest views of the Mississippi River!  Timmeu Lodge (Boy Scouts of America) is holding an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 13th at Eagle Point Park from 8am to 1pm.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (5 to 11) and seniors (63+) and can be purchased at any Dubuque Dupaco location or on-site on Mother's Day!

Monday, May 28th

Dubuque Memorial Day parade starting at 1:30pm at Jackson Park.  Parade route will head South on Main Street, then West on 9th Street, then South on Locust to Washington Park.

Saturday, June 16th

Shenanigan's Bar is hosting their annual motorcycle ride and hog roast contest at their location on Jackson Street with 100% of proceeds to benefit the Veterans Freedom Center.  There will also be a wing cook off, live and silent auction and live music.  Registration for the ride starts at 9:30am and the bikes leave at 11am.  The event goes all day so bring your family and friends for the fun!  For more information call Anita at 563.564.9342.

Thursday, June 28th

Dubuque Sertoma "Kids Got Talent" fundraiser at the Bell Tower Theatre.  Kids age 5-17 can compete for prizes and trophies.  Looking for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, and more. $20 entry free. All proceeds benefit the hearing impaired of the tri-states. Print a registration form at Or pick up a form at the Townsquare Media studios, 5490 Saratoga or ReMax Realty 4029 Pennsylvannia. For more info call Marty at 563-258-1759.