Hillcrest Family Services’ “Reflections in the Park ” (thru Jan 1)

Hillcrest Family Services’ “Reflections in the Park” is open nightly from 5p-10p thru January, 1 at Louis Murphy Park on South Grandview Avenue. Admission is $12 per vehicle or $10 in advance at DB& T locations. All proceeds from the event benefit Hillcrest Family Services.

City of Dubuque Snow Crew Assistance Program

The City of Dubuque is now accepting applications and seeking volunteers for DBQ Shovel Crew, a volunteer-based snow shoveling assistance program. To apply for assistance or to sign up as a volunteer, visit cityofdubuque.org

December Events at Mathias Ham Historic Site  

There are many opportunities to attend an event at the Mathias Ham Historic Site this holiday season. Events include: Holiday Candlelight Tours, Afternoon Tea, Holiday Tours and Museum X. All event registration and information can be found at rivermuseum.org

Centrally Rooted Holiday Art Registration (thru Dec 4)

Centrally Rooted, a Dubuque-based nonprofit organization is hosting a new holiday art experience, “Painting Gifts With Your Gifts”. This interactive art workshop targets ages 5-12. Learners will choose one of three items to paint and gift to someone. Registration is open thru December 4 at  centrallyrooted.com or email info.centrallyrooted@gmail.com.

Menards Toy Drop Location (thru Nov)

Menards home improvement stores are serving as a toy drive drop site. Look for the drop box near the exit door of all stores to collect new, unwrapped toys from now through the end of November. These presents will be distributed by a non-profit organization within your community. Dubuque location is 5300 Dodge Street.

Carnegie-Stout Public Library (thru Nov)

November is International Games Month and Carnegie-Stout Public Library will join thousands of libraries around the world to celebrate. The library will showcase its game collection throughout the month and host special programs. See the schedule of events at carnegiestout.librarycalendar.com

Toys for Tots Distribution Registrations 

Marine Corps Toys for Tots partners with multiple distribution partners to get toys to over 5,000 Tri-State children each Christmas. In Dubuque, there are two major distribution events served by Toys for Tots – Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Avenue and The Salvation Army of Dubuque, 1099 Iowa Street You may register for one, but not both. Find live links to each site at dubuquetoys.org 

Camp Courageous Fruitcake Sale (thru Nov)

The 35th annual Camp Courageous Fruitcake Sale is underway. They are one pound each, contain no alcohol or citron and are available now through the Camp Store website and at a variety of locations across Iowa while supplies last. campcourageous.org

Recycling Holiday Lights & Electronics 

Unwanted holiday lights and all electronics can be recycled year-round at the Landfill. At this time, appointments are required for electronics brought to the landfill. To schedule an appointment for dropping off electronics and holiday lights at the landfill, visit www.dmaswa/.org. For more information call the Landfill at (563) 557-8220. dmaswa.org

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library free Food Pantry (Dec 1 thru 30)

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library is now accepting donations for its free pantry from December 1 thru 30. Requested donations include canned goods and dry packaged food as well as new, unopened personal hygiene items. No glass, expired, or perishable foods. Please drop off donations to a staff member at the first-floor check-in desk. Anyone in need is welcome to take items from the pantry. Learn more at carnegiestout.org

The Bell Tower Theater (Dec 1-17)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final performance of the 2023 Season is “A Doublewide, Texas Christmas!” A Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten with shows December 1-17 2023. Find ticket information at belltowertheater.net

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation Book Club

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation invites you to join their book club, “Conservation Conversation” starting January 10 and taking place via Zoom at 6:30p Wednesdays thru March. This is a free program and is open to all. Online registration is open in December at jdcf.org

Fever River Puppeteers present: “The Gingerbread Chronicles” (Dec 9 thru 27)

The Fever River Puppeteers present: “The Gingerbread Chronicles” at the Hazel Green Opera House. This is a Marionette show mixing Hansel and Gretel with the Gingerbread man. December show times include: Saturdays 9 &16 at 11a &1p, Sundays 10 & 17 at 2p and Wednesday 27 at 11a & 2p. Find more information at https://www.facebook.com/Hazelgreenoperahouse/

Annual Holiday Parties at Camp Courageous

Annual Holiday Parties will be held at Camp Courageous. This is specifically designed for special education teachers and students, group homes, and other individuals with disabilities of all ages. These free parties take place from 10a-1p on Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12 for Youth and Wednesday, December 13 for Adults. To RSVP or learn more about the Camp Courageous Holiday event, reach out to Katie Ryan at kryan@campcourageous.org

Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Tree of Love (thru Jan 1)

The Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary invites you to honor someone special by sponsoring a holiday ornament labeled with their name and hung on the 2023 Tree of Love on display the second week of November through January 1 in the hospital lobby at One Medical Center Drive, Galena. A special tree lighting celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30p. Online donations may be made at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/bvmu4ar.

Distinctively Dubuque Registration

Distinctively Dubuque is a free of charge five-night course hosted by presenters with in-depth knowledge of the Greater Dubuque region and is designed for individuals who are new to the area within the last five years. Each night explores a different topic at a different venue and includes dinner, highlighting Dubuque dining experiences. To register, contact Mandi Dolson, Director of Workforce Recruitment & Retention for Greater Dubuque Development at 563-557-9049 or mandid@greaterdubuque.org.

Session 1 meets Wednesdays 5:30p-8:30p from January 31-February 28.
Session 2 meets Wednesdays 5:30p-8:30p from March 13-April 10
Session 3 meets Wednesdays 5:30p-8:30p from August 21-September 18
Session 4 meets Wednesdays 5:30p-8:30p from October 2-30.