Dubuque Leisure Services Fall Programs

Registration for City of Dubuque Leisure Services Fall Programs is now open. For a list of activities, information and to register, visit cityofdubuque.org

Grand Opera House  Auditions for A Christmas Carol (October 9 & 10)

The Grand Opera House has announced auditions for A Christmas Carol – Adult Actors (ages 18+) will take place Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10 starting at 7pm. at the Grand’s Rehearsal space in the Arcade Building, 880 Locust St., Suites 222 and 228. Additional information about the auditions, performances, character details, and the audition form can be found on The Grand Opera House website here: thegrandoperahouse.com

Galena Country Fair (Oct 7 & 8)

The 43rd Annual Galena Country Fair features over 120 craft and food vendors, live music, a children’s game area, a silent auction, raffle and more. This family fun event runs two days, Saturday, October 7 from 8a-5p and Sunday, October 8 from 8a-4p. A free bus shuttle service will be available from three locations in the city of Galena. Go to galenacountryfair.com for more information.


Dubuque Trees Forever seeks volunteers (thru October 14)

Dubuque Trees Forever seeks volunteers for their fall plantings on October 7 and 14. The October 7 project will include 65 trees in 27 different species at various locations around the community. The October 14 event will involve planting trees for homeowners in need of assistance. Planting projects will begin at 9a and be completed by 12p. To participate or to learn more, visit dubuqutreesforever.org email them at welovetrees@dubuquetreesforever.org or visit their Dubuque Trees Forever Facebook page.

Twenty Dirty Hands self-guided free pottery tour (thru Oct 15)

Twenty Dirty Hands announces the 22nd edition of the Tri-State region’s only self-guided free pottery tour, October 13-15. This year’s tour will feature 24 artists across 7 stops at studios in Dubuque, Asbury, and Maquoketa (Iowa), Elizabeth and Galena (Illinois), and Hazel Green (Wisconsin).
All tour stops will be open 10a-6p on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, and 10a-4p on Sunday, October 15.
Additional information and photos of each artist’s work is available at twentydirtyhands.com

Fall Clean-up for Mt. Calvary and Mt. Olivet Cemeteries (thru Oct 15)

The annual Fall Clean-up will begin on Monday October 16 and run through Friday October 20. Please remove all items and decorations you wish to save no later than Sunday October 15. All items not removed will be discarded. Cemetery Management requests that no decorations or plantings be placed on grave sites until Saturday, October 21. Check Cemetery Regulations before placing decorations to avoid losing items that do not conform.

Dubuque Farmers Market (thru October)

The Dubuque Farmers Market will be open every Saturday, rain or shine, through the month of October. The market stretches over three city blocks on Iowa Street and extends up and down 11th, 12th, and 13th street and typically features around 125 vendors.  More Information:  https://www.dubuquefarmersmarket.org/   

Ohnward’s Community Christmas (thru Nov 26)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa, Presents: The 19th Annual Festival of Trees “Ohnward’s Community Christmas” Saturday, November 11, through Sunday, November 26. Hours:
Monday through Friday – 10a-4p
Saturday and Sunday – 12p-4p

Annual Ginter Thanksgiving Dinner

The Annual Ginter Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 23 at St John’s Episcopal Church, 1458 W locust Street in Dubuque. If you would like to volunteer your time or if you know someone who would enjoy a meal, please call (563) 583-8535. Tax exempt monetary donations can be sent to: Ginter Thanksgiving Dinner P O Box 512, Dubuque, IA 52004.