Digital Backpack

Welcome to the Digital Backpack!

Dubuque is lucky to have a wide variety of events that support the education, health, wellness, quality of life, and enrichment of our students and the entire community. The district's Digital Backpack is a central, paperless way to share non-profit and educational information with families.

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June Volleyball Clinics

June 3 – June 24, 2024
Start Time 4:30-5:30 p.m.
RSVP By June 2, 2024
Location Dubuque Senior Lower Gym
Event For Students entering grades 3rd-8th
Cost $40
Organization Dubuque Senior Volleyball
Contact Haley Zenner
Phone (563) 552-5504
Additional Information
Clinics are held every Monday during the month of June. These clinic dates are designed to provide instruction on all fundamentals of volleyball. Each week campers will work on mastering the proper fundamentals for all positions and skills through a variety of drills, games, and competitive play.

Beyond the Book Club

May 30 – August 22, 2024
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 9-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Haidee Cardoso
Phone (563) 589-4225
View Flyer
Additional Information
Read a new title each month, and then meet up for a book discussion and unique activity related to the book. Register and pick up books at the Children's Help Desk.

TAG: Teen Hangout

May 28 – August 27, 2024
Start Time 5:15 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 13-18
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Haidee Cardoso
Phone (563) 589-4225
View Flyer
Additional Information
Games, crafts, and more! Explore a craft or activity while providing feedback on making the library a welcoming place for teens.

Creativity Club – Colorful Creative Creatures

May 28, 2024
Start Time 5 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 9-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact AmeriCorps
Phone (563) 589-4225
View Flyer
Additional Information
Come play with different paints and inks and work together to create colorful creatures. Be ready to get messy and let your creativity run free!

Youth Climate Action Information Session

May 23, 2024
Start Time 5:00 p.m.
Location Multicultural Family Center 1157 Central Ave, Dubuque
Event For Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Cost Free
Organization Sustainable Dubuque - Multicultural Family Center
Contact Gina Bell
Phone (563) 690-6038
View Flyer
Additional Information
This event aims to raise awareness in the community about the youth climate action opportunity accessible to young people. This specific event will feature a brainstorming session for project ideas and assistance in developing these ideas into applications.

Maureen Bortscheller’s Summer Tennis Camp

June 4 – June 27, 2024
Start Time 8-9 a.m. Middle School & 9 a.m.-10 a.m. High School, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
RSVP By May 31, 2024
Location Hempstead High school Roos Tennis Courts
Event For Middle and highschool tennis players
Cost $160
Organization Maureen Bortscheller USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor
Contact Maureen Bortscheller
Phone (563) 451-7899
View Flyer
Additional Information
Summer Tennis Camp for middle and high school tennis players. Players will learn all tennis skills including serve, ground strokes, volleys and overheads, and match play etiquette.

CRESCENT’S STEPPIN’ IT UP 5K FUN RUN-WALK AND 1 MILE

August 10, 2024
Start Time 8 a.m.-1p.m.
RSVP By July 15, 2024
Location Crescent Community Health Center- 1690 Elm Street Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For All ages and families
Cost FREE
Organization Crescent Community Health Center
Contact Sarah Milner
Phone (563) 564-1017
View Flyer
Additional Information
FREE event! Race entries will receive a t-shirt (guaranteed to all entries prior to July 15). Join us for a day of health, wellness, and community spirit at the Crescent Health and Wellness Expo & 5KWalk/Run! Live DJ, indulge in tasty treats from food trucks, discover community resources, & more.

Galena ChalkFest

June 15, 2024
Start Time 8:00 a.m.
Location Galena Center for the Arts, 971 Gear St., Galena, IL
Event For All Ages
Cost Free to spectate
Organization Galena Center for the Arts
Contact Kathleen Hoeper
Phone (815) 402-3111
View Flyer
Additional Information
The Galena Center's parking lot will turn into a giant canvas! This family friendly event brings all together for a day of artistic fun. Bring family and friends to chalk or watch the chalkers in action! Register to compete: $20 individual or team up to 4) Prizes awarded in 5 categories.

Loras Tennis Summer Skills Camp

June 10 – August 8, 2024
Start Time 8-10:30 a.m..
Location Loras College Tennis Courts (1600 Cox St. Dubuque, IA 52001)
Event For Ages 8-13
Cost $150
Organization Loras College Tennis
Contact Cam Long
Phone (563) 581-9948
View Flyer
Additional Information
The Loras Tennis Summer Skills Camp will teach fundamentals to young beginners of the game. Session 1: June 10-13| Session 2: July 22-25| Session 3: July 29-August 1| Session 4: August 5-8 Cost per session is $150. $25 discount for siblings signed up same week.

Loras Tennis Summer High School Camp

June 10 – August 8, 2024
Start Time 12-2:30 p.m.
Location Loras College Tennis Courts (1600 Cox St. Dubuque, IA 52001)
Event For Incoming high school freshmen-seniors
Cost $150
Organization Loras College Tennis
Contact Cam Long
Phone (563) 581-9948
View Flyer
Additional Information
The Loras Tennis Summer High School Camp will focus on improving the playing ability of intermediate to advanced players. Session 1: June 10-13| Session 2: July 22-25| Session 3: July 29-August 1| Session 4: August 5-8 Cost per session is $150. $25 discount for siblings signed up same week.