University of Dubuque “DART Senior Thesis Art Show” (thru April 27)

The University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery will close the 2023-2024 season with a celebration of work completed by graduating seniors in the Department of Digital Art and Design. The “DART Senior Thesis Art Show” is free and open to the public through Saturday, April 27 at the art gallery inside Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett Street. The “DART Senior Thesis Art Show” is also available virtually at dart.dbq.edu.

Dubuque Salvation Army Food Drive (thru April)

The Dubuque Salvation Army is holding a Food Drive thru Tuesday, April 30 at the Kennedy Mall. Bring your canned goods and non – perishable foods items to customer service located near center court. It’s also a chance to win their “Fun at Kennedy Mall” basket. Find details at kennedymall.com

Reserve/Pre-Order Compost Bin with  Friends of Jones County Conservation and Nature Center. (thru April 19)

This Earth Day bring home your very own high quality compost bin. Reserve/pre-order your compost bin at mycountyparks.com Distribution day is Earth Day, April 22 from 12p-5p at the Central Park Nature Center. Sponsored by the Friends of Jones County Conservation and Nature Center.

The Bell Tower Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (April 12 thru 28)

The Bell Tower Theater Presents: Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Performances are Friday April 12 to Sunday, April 28, Purchase tickets and find more show information at belltowertheater.net

Register for Centrally Rooted 6-week Yoga for Beginners Series (thru may 3)

Centrally Rooted will offer a 6-week Yoga for Beginners series on Saturdays from 11a–12p May 4–June 8. Cost is $75 for 6 classes. Pre-registration is required. please visit: centrallyrooted.com

St John’s Episcopal Church ‘Faith in the Future’ Series (thru May 12)

St John’s Episcopal Church ‘Faith in the Future’ Series features six sermons exploring Christianity in a Changing World Sunday April 7 thru Sunday May 12 beginning at 10a. View the schedule at stjohnsdbq.org

Dubuque Age in Place Grant Program

Older Dubuque residents interested in staying in their homes have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to help them “age in place.” The program is intended to help these residents avoid having to transition to a nursing home or other assisted care facility. Those interested in the program are encouraged to submit an interest form to begin the application process. More information including a link to submit an interest form, is available at cityofdubuque.org

Wahlert Catholic High School presents Mary Poppins (April 19 – 21)

Wahlert Catholic High School presents Mary Poppins at the Grand Opera House
Show times are: Thursday and Friday April 19 and 20 ay 7:30p and Sunday, April 21 at 2p. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for ages 18 and younger. Find more information at thegrandoperahouse.com

Mt. Calvary and Mt. Olivet Cemeteries Spring Clean-up (April 22 -26)

The annual Spring Clean-up for Mt. Calvary and Mt. Olivet Cemeteries will begin on Monday April 22 and run through Friday April 26. Please remove all items and decorations you wish to save no later than Sunday April 21. Cemetery Management requests that no decorations or plantings be placed on grave sites until Saturday, April 27.

Free Film Festival Vouchers (April 24-28)

Carnegie-Stout Public Library is partnering with the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF) to give away free screening vouchers for the film festival happening April 24-28 in downtown Dubuque. There is a limit of two vouchers per person while supplies last. Those interested can visit the library now through April 28 and pick up vouchers at the second floor Reference Desk. Vouchers can be redeemed for film screening tickets at the JDIFF Box Office in the Hotel Julien Dubuque. Films and screening times are available at julienfilmfest.com

Registration for Dubuque Day of Caring (thru April 26)

Volunteer registration is now open for the Dubuque Young Professionals Days of Caring held on Friday, April 26. Help local non-profits with projects like painting, gardening cleaning and more. Register as an individual or group at Dbqdaysofcaring.org

St. Mark Heroes Camp Registration

St. Mark Youth Enrichment has opened summer registration for this year’s camp to all area kids entering grades K-5. Campus locations are in Dubuque & Dyersville. Spots are limited. The program will be offered in the mornings of June 17 to July 26 with no programming during the week of July 4. The cost is $500, with limited scholarships available for families in need. To register or learn more, visit stmarkyouthenrichment.org

Dubuque Winter Farmer’s Market (thru April)

The Dubuque Winter Farmer’s Market is held Saturday’s thru April from 9a-12p at the Kennedy Mall. Find vendors on the west concourse, next to Planet Fitness. wintermarketdbq.com

Hazel Green, Wisconsin’s Calendar Raffle Ticket Sale (thru May 1)

Tickets are being sold now at the Hazel Green, Wisconsin Village Hall for their Calendar Raffle with proceeds going to the annual Fireworks “Tunes and Booms” held on June 28. Tickets are $50 – a total of 300 tickets will be sold. Drawings are at 10:30a beginning Wednesday, May 1 thru Saturday, June 28. Need not be present to win. (Village Hall located at 1610 Fairplay Street)    

Register for Jones County Conservation Event (May 3)

Register by 12p on Friday, May 3 for the free Jones County Conservation event about the UKC Elite Shed Dog Series held on Saturday, May 4 from 10a-12p at the Central Park Nature Center. Find complete details and register at mycountyparks.com

Fever River Puppeteers Shows (May 4-12)

The Fever River Puppeteers present “River Critters,” a hand, rod and shadow puppet show about a day on the Mississippi, with an otter, a turtle and other animals as well as a boy fishing with his grandpa. Show will be held at the Hazel Green Opera House. Tickets are $5 only at the door. Find show times and dates at  hazelgreenoperahouse

Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School Presents Beauty and the Beast Jr  (May 3-5)

Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School will present ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ with performances Friday, May 3 thru Sunday, May 5 at the Grand Opera House. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for children. Purchase tickets and view show times at thegrandoperahouse.com

Bell Tower Theater  Auditions Summer Kids-for-Kids Musical Seussical (May 17 & 18)

The Bell Tower Theater announces auditions and crew sign-up for their 17th-annual summer kids-for-kids musical Seussical for Friday, May 17 from 3p-7p, and Saturday, May 18 from 9a-12p and 1p-3p at the Bell Tower Theater, 2728 Asbury Road in Dubuque. Participation is free of charge to all kids. For more information call (563) 588-3377 or visit belltowertheater.net

TSA PreCheck Enrollment at Dubuque Regional Airport (May 20-24)

The Dubuque Regional Airport and the Transportation Security Administration will host a week-long TSA PreCheck enrollment event at Airline Ticket Office #2 of the airport’s Capt. Robert L. Martin Terminal, 10965 Aviation Drive, from Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24. Appointment hours each day are 9a-12p and 1p-5p. Applicants do not need an airline ticket to access the enrollment center. TSA recommends that interested individuals pre-enroll and make an appointment online at identogo.com. Walk-in appointments will be accepted as space and personnel are available.

Stargazing at the Galena Territory

The Galena Territory Association invites you to stargaze in The Galena Territory. Events are being held Saturday, May 4 at 8p, Saturday, June 8 at 8:30p, Saturday, July 6 at 8:30p, Saturday, August 3 at 8:30p, Saturday, September, 7 at 7:30p and Saturday, October 26 at 6p. Find more information at thegalenaterritory.com

Jones County Youth Conservation Crew Registration (Thru May)

The Jones County Conservation Department is looking for area youth interested in joining the 2024 Jones County Youth Conservation Crew. Youth ages 12- 9 are encouraged to participate. The Crew will meet on Thursdays in June at the Central Park Nature Center, from 9a-12p. Register at mycountyparks.com

First Fridays Photovoice Exhibition (June, 1 –  July 21)

Join Community Solutions of Eastern Iowa at Dubuque Museum of Art for a unique First Fridays Photovoice Exhibit. The exhibit will showcase varying perspectives of what home means for 21 local amateur photographers.. The exhibition will be on display at the Dubuque Museum of Art from Saturday, June 1- Sunday, July 21.

Register for Rising Star Theater Company (thru June 5)

Rising Star Theatre Company is offering five summer workshop opportunities for students of all ages. From musical offerings to an audition workshop to improv and even a camp for the little ones, RSTC has something for everyone! You can Sign up thru Wednesday, June 5 at: risingstartheatrecompany.com/

Shop with A Cop Donations (thru Aug)

Key Services is seeking donations on behalf of the Dubuque Police Protective Association in preparation for the 12th annual Shop with A Cop event at Target scheduled in August. Donations by check can made out to the Dubuque Police Protective Association. Solicitors from Key Services will provide the information and means to donate, or donations can be dropped off at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center, 770 Iowa Street.

2024 Kwik Care Program

Each month, Kwik Care features a local non-profit partner. During each partner’s designated month, all money collected from Kwik Care canisters is donated to the organization. For more information on the program and to view the List of 2024 Kwik Care partners visit: gokwikstop.com

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