May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20:
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market, 7-11 a.m., Downtown Gazebo, Bellevue, Iowa.
June 2, 16, July 13, 21:
Mines of Spain Canoe Program, 1 p.m., Canoe Launch, Catfish Creek, 8991 Bellevue Heights. Launch is along the main park road. Canoes, life jackets and paddles will be provided. First come first served. Guide will assist in learning how eo canoe and provide information about the park and natural resouces. Details: 563-556-0620.
June 3, 10, 17, 24:
The FREE Iowa Mind Body Institute Qigong Class, 1-2 p.m., Iowa Mind Body Institute in Finley Hospital, 350 North Grandview Ave, Brian Brown will lead the class in Chinese Qigong exercise, self-massage, and meditation. Details: http://www.brian-brown.org, 563-663-4053.
June 8, 27, July 25, Aug. 8:
Movies in Asbury Park, 8:45 p.m., Asbury, Iowa. City of Asbury and Premier Bank are sponsoring the fourth season. There will be a booth where kids can play games and get prizes. Mindframe Theaters will provide a limited amount of free popcorn. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Carry-ins are allowed; no glass containers. "Kung Fu Panda 2" (june 8); "Asbury's Choice (june 27); "Cars 2" (july 25); "Madagascar 3" (aug. 8).
June 11, July 9:
Geocaching 101 Series by Dubuque County Conservation Board, 9 a.m.-noon, Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road, Peosta, Iowa. Geocaching is a fast growing activity which incorporates technology and nature. Sessions will provide participants with background, practical uses for GPS unites, information and rules. Details: 563-556-6745.
June 11, 18, 25, July 2:
Preschool Story Time, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Peosta (Iowa)-NICC Branch. Dig into Reading. Explore all things underground.
June 11, 18, 25, July 2:
Preschool Story Time, 11-11:45 a.m., Epworth (Iowa) Branch. Dig into Reading. Explore all things underground.
June 12, 19, 26, July 3:
Preschool Story Time, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Asbury (Iowa) Branch. Dig Into Reading. Explore all things underground.
June 12, 19, 26, July 3:
Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m.-11:45 p.m., Farley/Drexler (Iowa) Branch. Dig Into Reading. Explore all things underground.
June 13, 20, 27, July 11:
Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Holy Cross (Iowa) Branch. Dig Into Reading. Explore all things underground.
Dig into the Past Pyramid Party, 9-10 a.m., Farley/Drexler (Iowa) Branch. Fun learning more about Egypt for kids who completed second to sixth grade.
Nature Program for Kids, "The Outdoors,", 12:30 p.m.EB Lyons Interpretive Center
8991 Bellevue Heights. Ages two to four will discover the wonders of nature with a park naturalist. Crafts, hikes and other activities. Details: 563-556-0620.
Explore Travel at the Library, 2-5 p.m., East Dubuque District Library, East Dubuque, Ill. Take a solar car through a track with a flashlight. Explore everything air hands on helicopters, jets and hot air balloons.
We Dig LEGOs, 10-11 a.m., Peosta(Iowa)-NICC Branch, Peosta, Iowa. Come create your own diggeror other creation. All ages welcome.
Dig into Reading and Change your Perspectives!, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Farley/Drexler Branch, Farley, Iowa. Hear stories and participate in other activities offering ways to become more inclusive.
Romper Room 2013 Run, Tri-State Raceway, 2217 270th Ave, Earlville, Iowa (where run starts and ends). Camping and entertainment begins Wednesday with Music by Four Play at 8 p.m., Thursday the Claytin Brown Band plays at 8 p.m. Friday at 7 p.m. music by Downward Fall followed by Jimmy Van Zant and Saturday at 11 a.m. Iowa's largest one-day ride, more than 1500 Harleys expected. Stops include: Barney's Tavern, Wadena, Iowa; JR's Bar & Grill, Farmersburg, Iowa and Neumann's/Noonan's, Holy Cross, Iowa, followed by music by Black Frog and Pop Evel. Food vendors will be available, Dubuque Harley-Davison will be on site. $20 donation. (adult event)
Book Club (second through sixth grade), 1-3 p.m., Peosta(Iowa)-NICC Branch. Read the book and see the movie.Check branch for book selection.
June 20-22 in Maquoketa:
Maquoketa Motor Madness. Thursday Main Street Pre-Party 5-10 p.m.; Friday nd Saturday gates open at 9 a.m. Vendors & Swap Meet, vintage motorcycle and stock car racing both days; car and motorcycle show, burnout pits for motorcycles and cars. Great food and beer. Camping, semi show, art show, live music and more.
June 20-22 in Bellevue:
Jackson County Pro Rodeo, Bellevue Horsemen's Club. Kids Corral opens at 6 p.m. Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Event features pro rodeo celebrities, horse-drawn wagon rides, roping, a chance to sit on live bull in bucking chutes and professional rodeo action. Rodeo After Party in the Horsemen's Club with live music nightly. Visit www.bellevuerodeo.com.
Dig into the Past Pyramid Party (for kids second through sixth grade), 9-10 a.m., Epworth (Iowa) Branch. Learning more about Egypt.
Shark Day for YA (completed sixth-12th grade), 2-3 p.m., Holy Cross (Iowea) Branch. Adventure beneath the surface.
Luxembourg Buffet, 5-8:30 p.m., Kalmes Restaurant, St. Donatus, Iowa. Featuring: Wiener schnitzel, tripen, sausage, homemade noodles, potato pancakes, homemade bread, jams and desserts. Also Luxembourg displays. Details: 563-773-2480.
21st Annual Luxembourg Buffet, 5-8:30 p.m., Kalmes Restaurant, St. Donatus, Iowa. Held In Celebration of National Luxembourg Day.
Scales Mound 160th Anniversary Celebration, 5 p.m., Town Park, Scales Mound, Ill.
June 22-23 in Dubuque:
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Boat Fest. Boats of all kinds will arrive in the Port to participate in the festivities, which include a boat contest, children's village, battleship competition, quick n' dirty boat-building contest, and rock n' rollin' on the river party. Call 563-557-9545, ext. 207.
Hog Roast at Council Hill Station, noon-10 p.m., Council Hill Station, Council Hill, Ill. Hog roast will be held in the barn. Live music by the COuouncil Hill Station String Band from noon-2 p.m., the Resistors from 2-5 p.m. and Sunshine from 5-10 p.m. In case of rain, remember barn is big and dry. ID is required and there is a cover charge.
EcoPaperPot , 1-2 p.m., Epworth (Iowa) Branch. Fabulous way to demonstrate the regenerative powers of recycling for YA (completed sixth-12th grade).
Centralia-Peosta Firemen's 1st annual Picnic, 5 p.m.-midnight, Peosta Fire Station, Peosta, Iowa. First Annual Firemen's Picnic.
In These Shoes, Opening Reception, 7-9 p.m., Quigley Gallery, Clarke University. An art event featuring bespoke shoemakers blurring the boundaries of fashion, art, and craft. On view through July 20. (adult event).
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Herbfest 2013, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Arboretum, Marshall Park, 3800 Arboretum Drive. Programs include: Hosted Herb Garden Tours, Tasty Tidbits on the Porch, silent auction and handcrafted herbal items sale (McKay Plaza), kid's workshop "Making Seedballs," and adult workshop "Saving for a Rainy Day: Preserving Herbs" (Garden Room). Details: 563-583-4390.
Eastern Chapter Polka Club of Iowa, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Walcott Coliseum, Walcott, Iowa, The Eastern Chapter Polka Club of Iowa, Inc. will host a dance at the Walcott Coliseum on 6-23-13, featuring the music of the Top Notchman Band from C.
Rockin' Reptiles and Awesome Amphibians, 10-11 a.m., Asbury Branch, Asbury, Iowa. Explore hands-on the wide variety of species in the world of a herpetologist.
June 24-July 27:
National Ballet Academy Denver Summer Intensive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Ballet Academy Denver, Denver, CO.
EcoPaperPot , 10-11 a.m., Holy Cross (Iowa) Branch. Fabulous way to demonstrate the regenerative powers of recycling for YA (completed second through sixth grade).
Dig into the Past Pyramid Party, 11 a.m.-noon, Holy Cross (Iowa) Branch. Learning more about Egypt. Kids completed second through sixth grade.
Mother Nature's Child Film Showing, 2 p.m., Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road, Peosta, Iowa. Put on by the Dubuque County Conservation Board and with the help of Green Iowa (Americorps) a showing of a film on children and adults lacking in exposre to the outdoors. Details: 563-556-6745.
Dig into the Past Pyramid Party, 10-11 a.m., Peosta (Iowa)-NICC Branch. Learning more about Egypt. Kids completed second through sixth grade.
Book Club (second through sixth grade), 1-3 p.m., Farley/Drexler (Iowa) Branch. Read the book and see the movie. Check branch for book selection.
Kid Pickers , 6-7 p.m., East Dubuque District Library, 122 Wisconsin Ave., East Dubuque, Ill. Lily Sprengelmeyer co-author of Kid Pickers talk about her experiences working with Mike Wolfe of the American Pickers on History Channel.
Craft/Scavenger Hunt, 9-10:15 a.m., Epworth (Iowa) Branch. Enjoy variety of fun activities including cave painting and library scavenger hunt (second-sixth grade).
Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Holy Cross (Iowa). Dig Into Reading (Pre-K-early elementary).
Movie Night Showing "Promised Land," 7-8:45 p.m., Epworth Branch, Epworth, Iowa. (adult event).
We Dig Worms and Composting, 9-10 a.m., Epworth (Iowa) Branch. A rotten idea or is it? Learn how to turn those banana peels and apple cores into black gold.
Young Adult Canoe Excursion, 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Mines of Spain canoe launch, Mines of Spain Road, Come explore 'Beneath the water's surface' of Catfish Creek. For grades sixth to twelth).
We Dig Worms and Composting, 2-2 p.m., Holy Cross (Iowa) Branch. A rotten ideaor is it? Learn how to turn those banana peels and apple cores into black gold.
Trekman Triathlon, 7-10 a.m., Big Woods Lake, Big Woods Road.
About Those Dinosaurs, 10-11 a.m., Peosta (Iowa)/NICC Branch. Come explore the world of dinosaurs through science and art with the 'Dinosaur Lady.'
About Those Dinosaurs, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Farley (Iowa)/Drexler Branch. Come explore the world of dinosaurs through science & art with the "Dinosaur Lady."
About Those Dinosaurs, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Cross (Iowa) Branch. Come explore the world of dinosaurs through science and art with the "Dinosaur Lady."
Grant Co Vendor Fair, 9-3 p.m., Grant Co Fairgrounds , Lancaster, Wis., Book Signing.
Bike the Barns West, 8 a.m., Ride Begins in Readstown, WIsconsin, Readstown, Wis., A bike tour from CSA farm to CSA farm in the Driftless Region. A fund-raising event for low-income families to have access to fresh, local, organic p.
The Free Energy Therapy & Qigong Workshop, 9:15-11:15 a.m., in Carnegie-Stout Public Library's 'Lacy Board Room', 360 W. 11th St, Learn about and experience energy therapy and the Chinese practice of qigong. Details: Call 563-663-4053 or visit http://www.brian-brown.org.
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29:
The Iowa Mind Body Institute Qigong Class, 1-2 p.m., Iowa Mind Body Institute in Finley Hospital, 350 North Grandview Ave, Brian Brown will lead the class in Chinese Qigong exercise, self-massage, and meditation. Details: http://www.brian-brown.org, 563-663-4053. .
July 3-4 in Bellevue:
Heritage Days. Carnival rides at Cole Park, the Bellevue Heritage Day Queen Contest, dancing, fefreshments. Heritage Days Parade on the second day. Live music in the beer tent, FFA petting zoo, area dance team performances, fish of the Mississippi demonstration by the Iowa DNR, a garden tractor pull, antique tractor/classic car/motorcycle displays and judging, music along riverfront, Bellevue water ski show south of the lock and dam and fireworks at dusk. For more information, call 563-542-3911.
Heritage Days Celebration, 10 a.m., Bellevue, Iowa, Parade at 10a.m. Fireworks at dusk, car raffle drawing before fireworks. Activities at Cole Park.
Bellevue Heritage Days Queen Contest, 6:30 p.m., Bellevue High School, Bellevue, Iowa.
July 4 in Galena:
18th Annual Independence Day Parade Celebration and Fireworks. Annual community parade featuring floats, bands, marchers and more. Prizes awarded for best float. Parade starts at 6 p.m. After the parade enjoy live entertainment and food at the Green St. plaza until the fireworks begin (approx. 9:30 pm). Downtown, Main Street. For more information, call 815-777-2111.
July 4, 6, 7:
40 3d animal invitational shoot, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., dubuque field archers archery range, 13979 ryan rd off hwy 151. watch for signs or check web site for directions. .
July 4 in Dubuque:
Ice Cream Social, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mathias Ham House, 2241 Lincoln Ave. The Fourth of July Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Dubuque County Historical Society, celebrates Independence Day in good old-fashioned style. The afternoon event features live music, food, tours of the mansion and historic kids games. Mathias Ham House, 2241 Lincoln Ave. Details: www.mississippirivermuseum.com.
Water Ski Show, 4 p.m., Riverview Street, Bellevue, Iowa.
Ski Bellevue Ski Show, 6 p.m., River Front, Bellevue, Iowa.
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa's Firecracker 5k, 9 a.m.-noon, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena, Ill. 5k Run/Walk through the scenic trails of the Galena Territory.
July 6 in Elizabeth:
Independence Day Event at the Fort, 1 p.m. Independence Day was one of the biggest holidays on the frontier. Join the Fort people for amateur theatricals, political speeches, and maybe some dancing. Also, the Declaration of Independence will be read as is the tradition. For more information, call 815-858-2028.
Energy Therapy & Qigong for the Elderly at Assisi Village, 1:30-3 p.m., Assisi Village at the Stonehill Campus, 3485 Windsor Ave, Brian Brown will present energy therapy and qigong treatments for common elderly ailments. Details: 563-663-4053 or visit http://www.brian-brown.org.
Rockin on the River Music Fest, 6-11 p.m., Cascade Riverview Amphitheater, Cascade, Iowa. Music by Nutsy and Lori and Zeigfried Underground, $5 admission, free for 12 and younger. Bring your own coolers and lawn chairs.
July 13 in Dubuque:
Ding Darling Day, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Port of Dubuque. Conservation partners join us for free exhibitions in the boatyard. There will be hands-on activities, live animal programs, educational booths and more. Free admission. For more information, visit www.rivermuseum.com.
6th Annual Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk, 8 a.m.-noon, Murphy's Park, 1700 S. Grandview Ave. We invite you to walk in memory of family and friends who have been lost to suicide and help bring awareness to the tri-state area.This walk is free.
See a Juggler, Be a Juggler, 10-11 a.m., East Dubuque District Library, East Dubuque, Ill. Jason Kollum presents an interactive Rock and Roll Variety Juggling Show.
Lumberjack Festival , 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., The Sawmill Museum, Clinton, Iowa, Family festival featuring world class lumberjacks in competition, chances to try logrolling, great food vendors, kid's games, and more!.
Plagman Barn Country Breakfast, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Plagman Barn, Garber, Iowa.
21st Annual Julyfest, St. Joseph's Church Parish Grounds, Farley, Iowa. 9:30 a.m. Polka Mass with The Jim Busta Band with Mollie B of RFD-TV playing in the tent from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Chicken services from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 11 a.m. parade with float contest, auction at 12:30 p.m. Other features include: tractor/vehicl displays, raffles, farmers market, bake sal and games for kids.
July 20-21 in Galena:
Antique Town Rods Run and Car Show. Saturday, Road tour, poker run, 98.9 miles of great scenery. Sunday, Car show includes display of more than 100 pre-1949 street rods. Galena River Front, 101 Bouthillier St. For more information, call 815-777-2088.
Art @ Your Library Opening Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St. Artists will be on hand to meet people and discuss their works. Event is open to the public with free admission.
First Annual Barnyard Charge, 8 a.m., Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Highway Road. The event features two different cross-country obstaqcle courses "The Sloppy Pig" which is an advanced obstacle course with 8 to 12 obstacles and is three miles long, participants must be 16 years and older."The Chicken Run" is a less strenuous obstacle course with 3 to 6 obstacles and is less than 2 miles. These events will take place during the 60th Annual Dubuque County Fair.
First Annual Farm Bureau Barbeque Cook Off, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Highway Road. Event open to the public with first place winner qualifies for the Farm Bureau Cook Off at the Iowa State Fair. There will be first, second, third and people's choice prizes. Event will be held during 60th Annual Dubuque County Fari. Details: 563-588-1406.
Aug. 2-4 in Dubuque:
Mantastic Guyathlon. The Dubuque Regional Sports Commission will be hosting the first Mantastic Guyathlon. The Mantastic Guyathlon will include teams of two and some skill level if you wish, in one of three areas, golf, bowling and fishing. A perfect opportunity to participate in a weekend filled with pure competition and a chance to prove how manly you really are. Admission charged. For more information, visit www.traveldubuque.com.
Aug. 3 in Dubuque:
Taste of Dubuque, Port of Dubuque. The Taste of Dubuque has all the local favorites from more than 25 local food vendors/restaurants. Plus, two stages of live entertainment and an area for children will provide something fun for everyone. Free admission. For information, visit www.rivermuseum.com.
You're invited! Come to From Above Vacation Bible School. For 3 years old through 5th grade. , 6-8 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 20th and Jackson Street (2 blocks west of five points), Focus: We can trust in the gifts given us in our baptism: forgiveness, life and salvation won for us through Christ's life, death and resurrection.
Aug. 9 in Dubuque:
Summerfest Dubuque, Town Clock Plaza. From 5-10 p.m. an evening of music, food and cold beverages. Proceeds from event go toward the Education-to-Employment Grant Program that supports students in the tri-state area going into skilled occupations. Free admission.
Rockin on the River Music Fest, 6-11 p.m., Cascade Riverveiw Amphitheater, Cascade, Iowa. The return of the Locals. Music by Dean and Sparney and Mississippi, bring your own coolers and lawn chairs. $5 admission, free 12 and younger.
Sinsinwawa Mound Presents: I Have Become My Mother, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sinsinawa Mound, County Road Z, Sinsinawa, Wis. Recognition and truth brings laughter and tears from stories. Sister Ann Willits, OP, invites all to complete the gathering. Details: 608-748-4411. (adult evet).
Switchback, 6-10 p.m., Cascade Riverview Amphitheater, Cascade, Iowa. Switchback with Doug and Lisa Frey. $10 advance tickets, $13 a the gate. Bring your own coolers and lawn chairs. Food Vendor provided.
Aug. 18 in Dubuque:
Resurrection 45th Annual Parish Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 4300 Asbury Road. Ham, Kalmes' chicken, Fincel's sweet corn, car raffle, pony rides, silent auction, bingo, country store and much more. For more information, call 563-557-9488.
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29:
Edinburgh Historical Village and Museum, 1-4 p.m., Edinburgh Historical Village and Museum, 13838 Edinburgh Road, Scotch Grove, Iowa.
40 3d animal invitational shoot, Time, dubuque field archers range, 13979 ryan rd.
Kids Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Grand River Center, 500 Bell St. A family resource and fun fair. Free admisssion and activities.
Farley Tour of Homes, 1:05-5 p.m., Farley, Iowa, Farley, Iowa.
Financial Aid Presentation, 7 p.m., Hempstead High School, auditorium, 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. For high school seniors and their families. A representative from the College Planning Center will be available to provide information and answers.
Audubon Christmas Bird Count, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center, 8991 Bellevue Hieghts. Participants of all levels from beginner to exxperienced welcome to participant.
Dubuque County Library Preschool Story Time, 11-11:45 a.m., Asbury Branch, Asbury, Iowa. Join us for fun stories, songs, action rhymes, poems and crafts. Children 18 months old through early elementary school are welcome.