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Dubuque County Alert Iowa Sign up

Dubuque County is set to begin using Alert Iowa, the state’s emergency notification system, to notify residents of severe weather and other emergencies. All county residents are asked to sign up now to receive these critical emergency alerts.
Signing up for Alert Iowa can be done by:
Creating an account at https://bit.ly/DubuqueAlerts.
Texting “DubuqueIA” to 672-83.
Downloading the Smart911 app from the Apple or Google Play stores.

To learn more about Alert Iowa in Dubuque County, visit https://bit.ly/DubuqueAlerts. Additional information on the system is available at www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov.

Dubuque County Libraries January Fandom Event  

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque County Library, James Kennedy Public Library, Comic World & Games, and Dyersville Comics & Games bring you “JanFanCon”—a month-long, all-ages celebration of science fiction, fantasy, tabletop games, anime, and more. Visit carnegiestout.org/janfancon2022 for a complete schedule of events happening throughout Dubuque County during the month of January.

Galena LitFest

Galena LitFest: Creative Journaling is a free, online workshop for writers of all levels held January 11th thru January 22nd. Schedule and registration details: https://www.facebook.com/events/208445184665079  (sponsored by the Galena Public Library and the Friends of the Galena Public Library)

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition & Festival

The Dubuque Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Dubuque will host the 2022 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition & Festival, February 10th thru 13th in Washington Park in downtown Dubuque. Professional, amateur, and collegiate teams from across the state of Iowa transform blocks of solid snow into works of art. Starting at Noon thru 4:00pm Sunday the 13th, the public can try their hand at snow sculpting, vote for their favorite completed snow sculptures, and patronize local food trucks that will be onsite. The Museum will be open.

Dubuque Veterans Freedom Center 

The Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque is open 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturdays. The Center is located at 2245 Kerper Blvd. The Veterans Freedom Center – serving honorably discharged veterans, active duty military and their families. http://www.veteransfreedomcenter.net/

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market

The Dubuque Winter Farmers Market will be held in Kennedy Mall’s west concourse every Saturday from 9:00am to Noon thru April 30, 2022. ( The Market will be closed for the holiday on January 1st)

Caregiver Support Group for Caregivers of Dementia Patients/Family Members

24-Hour Care and Oak Park Place host a Caregiver Support group for caregivers taking care of Dementia Patients/family members conducted by trained facilitators. Join them virtually the last Friday of each month at 1:00pm. Contact Sara Kirkpatrick or Nicole Karberg for log in information.
skirkpatrick@oakparkplace.com or phone (563) 585-4152
nicole@24hourcarehha.com or phone (815) 777-2424


Upcoming Events

Friday, January 21, 2022 — 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

St. Luke’s 30th Community Fabulous Fridays Artist Series

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1199 Main, will host their Fabulous Fridays Artist Series. Live stream also at stlukesdbq.org/fabulousfridays. Donations accepted for P.I.N.( People In Need Emergency Fund) and St. Luke’s Jesus Fund. (This week features pianist Dr. JeeHae Ahn)

Saturday, January 22, 2022 — 1:00 pm

Carnegie-Stout Public Library Free Event

Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes local professional organizer Jessi Bushman on in the third floor auditorium for a free presentation about organizing your home and downsizing clutter. This in-person program is free to attend. A virtual option is also available; to attend virtually, please register in advance via the events calendar at carnegiestout.org.

Thursday, January 27, 2022 — 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pfizer COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Clinic at Veteran’s Freedom Center

The MercyOne Mobile unit will be at the Veteran’s Freedom Center to administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to anyone interested. First, second or booster vaccine doses are available along with flu shots. Walk-ins are welcome or register for a time at http://www.veteransfreedomcenter.net/
(lunch will be provided from 11:00am to 1:00pm)

Friday, January 28, 2022 — All Day

Adult Snowshoeing at White Water Canyon

Reservations are due today for the OWLS” free snowshoeing experience at White Water Canyon in Bernard, Iowa  on Thursday, February 3rd. OWLS is an adult focused  environmental education joint partnership between Dubuque, Jackson and Jones County Conservation. For more information or to make a  reservation call (563) 652-3783 or email jen@jacksonccb.com

Friday, January 28, 2022 — 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

St. Luke’s 30th Community Fabulous Fridays Artist Series

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1199 Main, will host their Fabulous Fridays Artist Series. Live stream also at stlukesdbq.org/fabulousfridays. Donations accepted for P.I.N.( People In Need Emergency Fund) and St. Luke’s Jesus Fund. (This week features author, Rebecca Christian.)

Saturday, February 5, 2022 — 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

12th Annual Benton Groundhog’s Day Auction

The Benton Community Development Corporation will hold thier 12th annual Groundhog’s Day Auction at Banfield’s Swiss Haus.  Happy Hour, Silent Auction and Bucket Auction is at 5:00pm and the Live Auction is at 6:00pm. Proceeds will be donated to the Cole Acres Project to help rebuild their clubhouse. https://www.facebook.com/ColeAcres/

Sunday, February 6, 2022 — 8:00 am - 10:00 am

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Sensory-Friendly Event

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will host a sensory-friendly event throughout its campus from 8:00am to 10:00am. All the River Museum’s animals and exhibits will be available for viewing by attendees. Use of masks within indoor facilities is highly recommended. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit rivermuseum.com.

Monday, February 7, 2022 — 4:00 pm

Registrations due for Sinsinawa Mound Center Online Workshop

Registrations are due today for Sinsinawa Mound Center’s an online workshop “Native Americans in the Driftless: A 13,000-Year Story”, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, February 8th. The fee is $10 per person. Register by contacting Arrangements at (608) 748-4411 or at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Friday, February 11, 2022 — 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

YMCA/YWCA Daddy Daughter Dance

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA will host their annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Girls ages 4 to 11 and an important man in their life are invited to this event feturing dinner, desserts, a photo booth, crafts, music, and dancing. For more information and to register, please visit dubuquey.org/daddydaughter.

Friday, February 11, 2022 — 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trivia Bowl

Opening Doors presents “Trivia Bowl” at the Diamond Jo Casino. Individuals and Teams (up to 10 people) are invited to come out. Doors open at 5p, featuring the optional Tailgater Buffet, serving 5:30p to 6:30p. 10 Rounds of Trivia starts at 7p. Cost is $15 per person, or $25 per person to include the buffet. Register at www.openingdoorsdbq.org/trivia, or call 563-582-7480. Don’t miss a night of “fun” raising for Opening Doors. Trivia Night will be held in the Harbor Room, at the Diamond Jo

Saturday, February 12, 2022 — 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers

Northeast Iowa School of Music’s Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers is a free monthly concert series that exposes children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. This program is held at the Carnegie Stout Public Library. Today: Today: Kristina Castaneda. https://nisom.com/

Sunday, February 20, 2022 — 7:45 am - 12:00 pm

Holy Cross/North Buena Vista Fire Department Annual Breakfast

The Holy Cross/North Buena Vista Fire Department will host their annual Drive thru Breakfast. the menu includes scrambled eggs, smoked and fresh pork sausage, fried potatoes, cinnamon roll, with milk or orange juice.

Thursday, March 3, 2022 — 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Asbury Eagles Club Burger Night

The Asbury Eagles Club will hold Burger Night with proceeds benefitting Honor Flight of Dubuque and Tri-States. $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Saturday, March 12, 2022 — 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers

Northeast Iowa School of Music’s Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers is a free monthly concert series that exposes children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. This program is held at the Carnegie Stout Public Library. Today: Today: JazzQ – Featuring Faculty from Northeast Iowa School of Music. https://nisom.com/

Saturday, April 9, 2022 — 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers

Northeast Iowa School of Music’s Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers is a free monthly concert series that exposes children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. This program is held at the Carnegie Stout Public Library. Today: Today: StringQ – Featuring Faculty from Northeast Iowa School of Music. https://nisom.com/