Bryant Elementary School

A Christmas Carol, Kids Edition

December 8, 2019
Start Time 2 p.m.
Location University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque
Event For Grades K-5
Cost $9/child
Organization University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Contact Farber Box Office
Phone (563) 585-7469
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Additional Information
Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, our musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment, and meaning are here, without being too scary.

Math Mania: Paper Building

December 9, 2019
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Event For Ages 7 to 10
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
In this club, participants will engage in enjoyable games and activities that relate to math. This club is great for children of all skill levels and abilities. Registration required. Register online or call the Children’s Help Desk at 563-589-4225, ext. 2228.

Loras Womens Basketball Kids Night Out

December 13, 2019
Start Time 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location Loras College, Graber Sports Center
Event For Grades PreK-6
Cost $20 ($35 for two siblings, $50 for three siblings)
Organization Loras College
Contact Justin Heinzen
Phone (563) 588-7947
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Additional Information
Enjoy a fun night playing games and hanging out with the Duhawk women's basketball players!

New Year’s Eve Ball – Winter Beak Day Camp

December 31 – December 31, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Why wait until midnight to ring in the new year? Celebrate with an early countdown at the museum! We’ll create masks and decorations for our New Year’s Eve Ball; clink our glasses of sparkling grape juice together for a toast; enjoy tasty kid-friendly hors d’oeuvres; and play fun interactive games!

A Wild Game of Hide-and-Seek – Winter Break Day Camp

December 30 – December 30, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Mus
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Predators and their prey are in a constant game of hide-and-seek. Come see how they use their anatomy and environment to win the game! You’ll also get a chance to BE the PREY or BE the PREDATOR, as you interact with the food web and seek out our camouflage critters.

A Victorian Winter at the Ham House – Winter Break Day Camp

December 26, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location Mathias Ham Historic Site
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Ever wonder how people survived chilling winters of the past? Experience a Victorian’s winter at the Mathias Ham House. Join us for winter games, food and candy preparation, and other activities. Pending weather, snowshoeing and sledding will also be held at the historic campus.

Dragons Get Colds Too – Winter Break Day Camp

December 27 – December 27, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Calling all dragonmasters, we need your HELP! Do you know what to do when your reptile, amphibian, or mammal is feeling under the weather? Our special animal caretakers are ready to train you on what protocols to take when your animal is feeling ill. You’ll explore the good and the ugly cells!

Upcycle Your Holiday

December 14, 2019
Start Time 2 p.m.
Location Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Event For Ages 6 to 12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Create Christmas cards, bags, ornaments, bookmarks, and gift tags with recycled holiday cards. Registration required. Register online at www.dubuque.lib.ia.us or call the Children’s Help Desk at 563-589-4225, ext. 2228.

Wendy’s-Midwest One Bank Girls Basketball Classic

December 14 – December 14, 2019
Location Loras College Athletic and Wellness Center
Event For All Ages
Cost Students/Free; Adults/$8; Seniors/$5
Organization AM 1370 KDTH and Loras College
Contact Tim Lary
Phone (563) 690-0831
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Additional Information
Great girls high school basketball at the Wendy's-Midwest One Bank Girls Classic (see flyer link for games and times). New this year: ALL STUDENT ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Adults/$8; Seniors/$5.

FDPS: Old Chicago Holiday Giveback

November 29 – December 25, 2019
Location Old Chicago Restaurant
Event For families
Organization Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools
Contact Amy Unmacht
Phone (563) 588-2700
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Additional Information
Old Chicago will give 10% of online sales to the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools through December 25. Use promo code GIVEBACK on your www.oldchicago.com order.

4-H Schools Out Day Camps

October 4 – December 30, 2019
Location Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County
Event For Elementary Students
Cost $20
Organization Iowa State Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County
Contact Leah
Phone (563) 583-6496
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Additional Information
School's Out Day Camps are fun, educational camps. Throughout the day, the youth will engage in several hands on activities in small groups. Snacks will be provided.

Foundation for Dubuque Public School: Old Chicago Charity Night

September 2 – September 30, 2019
Start Time 6-9 p.m.
Location Old Chicago Restaurant; 3100 Dodge Street
Event For All ages
Cost Cost of meal
Organization Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools
Contact Amy Unmacht
Phone (563) 588-2700
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Additional Information
First Monday Night of each month during the school year, Old Chicago will donate 10% of net sales to the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools to support projects and programs in the Dubuque Community School District.

MOPS Dubuque (Mothers Of Preschoolers)

September 10 – May 13, 2020
Start Time 6:30-8 p.m. (Tuesdays) or 9:30-11 a.m. (Wednesdays)
Location Hope Church; 11893 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque
Event For Mothers with children 0-6 years old
Cost $50 membership fee (scholarships available) and first meeting is FREE to come check out before registering.
Organization Hope Church
Contact Laurie Weinschenk
Phone (563) 556-7724
Additional Information
Bi-Weekly meetings include engaging speakers, crafts, mentorship and mostly a chance to connect with other moms. There are two meeting opportunities for MOPS (Tuesday nights or Wednesday mornings), and childcare is available during meetings through the Hope Church childcare program.

Ice Skating Classes

January 11 – February 29, 2020
Start Time 8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
RSVP By January 10, 2020
Location Mystique Ice Center, 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive, Dubuque
Event For Grades PreK-8
Cost $80
Organization Dubuque Skating Academy
Contact Tammy Remakel Ryan
Phone (563) 275-6576
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Additional Information
Is your child interested in ice skating recreationally, pursuing a future in hockey, or figure skating? If so, then Theisen’s Learn to Skate is the right place to get your child started on ice! Registration is now open for skaters ages 3 and up. Give the gift of ice skating this Christmas.

Film showing: “I am still here”

January 11, 2020
Start Time 10 a.m.
Location Grand Opera House
Event For Parents and Students
Cost Free
Organization Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Slavery
Contact Patricia Conlan
Phone (563) 845-1412
Additional Information
This is a film against child trafficking, to raise awareness of issues surrounding the topic.

Character Education Night with the Dubuque Fighting Saints

January 11, 2020
Start Time 7:05 p.m.
Location Mystique Ice Center, 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive, Dubuque
Event For All Ages
Cost $10 if you call and mention Two by Two, or regular price is $16
Organization Two by Two Character Development
Contact Chelsea Pell
Phone (563) 513-0059
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Additional Information
Join us for a fun family character education night with the Fighting Saints. Get your picture taken with your Two by Two pet and Bernie before the game!

Wendy’s-Midwest One Bank Boys Basketball Classic

January 11 – January 11, 2020
Location Loras College Athletic and Wellness Center
Event For All Ages
Cost Student/Free; Adults: $8; Seniors/$5
Organization AM 1370 KDTH and Loras College
Contact Timothy Lary
Phone (563) 690-0831
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Additional Information
Come cheer on your schools boys basketball team at the Wendy's-Midwest One Classic. New this year: FREE STUDENT ADMISSION!! See the flyer link below for the schedule of games and times.

Superpower Dogs – School’s Out Ed-Ventures

January 20 – January 20, 2020
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By January 13, 2020
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day $30/Full Day $50; Non-Members: Half Day $35/Full Day $60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
We all know that dogs are great companions, but some dogs go a bit farther – they save lives! Based on our newest film, Superpower Dogs, we’ll explore how dogs and other animals work with their surroundings to assist us in our daily lives. Make sure to sign up for the AM session to see the movie.

University of Dubuque Baseball Camp

January 26, 2020
Start Time 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By January 23, 2020
Location Veterans Memorial Training Center, University of Dubuque
Event For Grades 2-7
Cost One session $35. Both Sessions $60.
Organization U of Dubuque
Contact Paul Wyczawski
Phone (563) 589-3124
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Additional Information
Campers will participate in a unique camp focused on baseball fundamentals taught by the Spartan coaching staff and players. Emphasis will be placed on throwing, fielding, and defensive position work. Campers will provide their own gear. More details listed on the camp brochure.

Pinocchio

January 25, 2020
Start Time 10: a.m. and 2 p.m.
Location University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque
Event For Grades K-8
Cost $9/child
Organization University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Contact Farber Box Office
Phone (563) 585-7469
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Additional Information
An original adaptation of Pinocchio featuring a cast of local youth. Geppetto fashioned the puppet in the image of a small boy but was not aware that the wood had come from an enchanted tree. Join Pinocchio as he learns there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy.

University of Dubuque Baseball Camp

February 2, 2020
Start Time 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By January 30, 2020
Location Veterans Memorial Training Center, University of Dubuque
Event For Grades 2-7
Cost $35/one session; $60/both sessions
Organization University of Dubuque
Contact Paul Wyczawski
Phone (563) 589-3124
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Additional Information
Campers will participate in a unique camp focused on baseball fundamentals taught by the Spartan coaching staff and players. Emphasis will be placed on throwing, fielding, and defensive position work. Campers will provide their own gear. More details listed on the camp brochure.

Sub-Zero Survivors – School’s Out Ed-Ventures

February 7 – February 7, 2020
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By January 31, 2020
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day $30/Full Day $50; Non-Members: Half Day $35/Full Day $60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
It’s cold outside and the water is frozen – where do all the fish go? Do fish freeze in the water? Can a shark live in Antarctica? We’ll explore what aquatic creatures do to survive the cold winters. Campers will get to experience our LIVE sharks in our Shark Touch Tank!

The Princess and the Pea

February 9, 2020
Start Time 2 p.m.
Location University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque
Event For Grades PreK-4
Cost $9/child
Organization University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Contact Farber Box Office
Phone (563) 585-7469
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Additional Information
What does it take to be a princess? Bravery? Kindness? Or does figuring out your royal stature have a more legume kind of nature? Find out what happens when you put “princess-ness” to the test. We’ll give you a hint – being a princess isn’t about this or that, being YOU is where it's at!

Super Science – School’s Out Ed-Ventues

February 7 – February 7, 2020
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By February 14, 2020
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day $30/Full Day $50; Non-Members: Half Day $35/Full Day $60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Explore the STEM world of the Museum & Aquarium! Be prepared to get messy with experiments. The day will be full of crackling, sizzling, and bubbling fun! Younger kids will explore our newest children’s exhibit while the older kids will concoct advanced experiments.

Magic at the Museum – School’s Out Ed-Ventures

February 21 – February 21, 2020
Start Time 9 AM - noon; 1 - 4 PM
RSVP By February 14, 2020
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day $30/Full Day $50; Non-Members: Half Day $35/Full Day $60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
The Museum & Aquarium is full of magic, and during this session, you’ll turn into a magician! You’ll learn some new magic tricks and experience how animals are magicians too. There will be live animal encounters and you’ll create a magic trick box to take home!