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Girl Scout Fancy Nancy Troop Meeting

November 19, 2019
Start Time 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location Carver Elementary Commons
Event For Girls in Grades K-1
Cost Free
Organization Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Contact Barb Smith
Phone (563) 583-9169
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Additional Information
You're invited to a Fancy Nancy Girl Scout Party in the Carver Elementary, Commons, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19. Try new activities, go on an adventure with Nancy, and see what Girl Scouts is all about!

Spartan Soccer Mini Kickers Camp 2019

November 20 – January 9, 2020
Location Veteran's Memorial Training Center, University of Dubuque Campus
Event For Ages 3-6 and 7-10
Cost $25
Organization University of Dubuque Women's Soccer
Contact Jason Berna
Phone (563) 580-6363
Additional Information
University of Dubuque Women's Soccer presents our Mini Kickers Camp for the 2019-2020 season. Each camp is led by UD Women's Soccer coaching staff and current team players. Our goal is to focus on fun while teaching the fundamentals of soccer.

Rams Booster Club Fall Auction

November 22, 2019
Start Time 6 p.m.
Location 2323 Rockdale Rd., Dubuque
Event For Dubuque Senior Parents
Cost Free
Organization Rams Booster Club
Contact Carrie Kremer
Phone (563) 552-5521
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Additional Information
The Dubuque Senior Rams Booster Club is hosting its 37th Annual Fall Auction & Bake Sale at Happy's Place, 2323 Rockdale Rd. Turkey & Dressing and Pork Sandwiches, Bake Sale, 50/50 Raffle, RAM Raffle & RAMS apparel for sale. Silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. with online bidding and a live auction at 7:30 p.m.

Baby Builders Builders Block Party

November 23, 2019
Start Time 10:30 a.m.
Location Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Event For Ages 5 and younger
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
All future builders come play and build at the library! We will have a variety of blocks for all developmental stages of play including LEGO® blocks, Mega Blocks, and cardboard blocks. Block play supports skills for future achievement in science and math. No registration required.

Archaeology: Uncovering the Past

November 23, 2019
Start Time 1 p.m.
RSVP By November 22, 2019
Location Swiss Valley Nature Center
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Free
Organization Northeast Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America
Contact Melissa Neuhaus
Phone (563) 556-4343
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Additional Information
Become an Archaeologist! Featured Activities: Make a fossil rubbing to take home! Go on a fossil hunt! Learn what archaeologists do! Find out what our trash tells others about us! Learn about artifacts, ecofacts, and how things are preserved!

Family Book Bingo

November 23, 2019
Start Time 2 p.m.
Location Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Event For Ages 4 and up
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Grab your family and head on down to try your luck at Book Bingo! We have great hardcover and paperback books for prizes. Please register online or call the Children’s Help Desk at (563) 589-4225, ext. 2228 for more information.

Ram Chargers Wrestling Camp

November 11 – January 28, 2020
Start Time M-Tues, 6-7:15 p.m.
RSVP By November 26, 2019
Location Dubuque Senior High School Wrestling Room
Event For Grades PreK-8
Cost $60
Organization Ram Wrestling
Contact Joe Connolly
Phone (563) 543-7110
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Additional Information
Bring your children to learn the basics and fundamentals of the sport of wrestling. Every Kid Should Wrestle!

Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

November 30, 2019
Location Student Submissions
Event For Grades K-12
Cost Free
Organization Dubuque Branch NAACP
Contact R.R.S. Stewart
Phone (563) 583-4419
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Additional Information
All K-12 students in the Dubuque community are invited to participate in this year’s MLK Tribute. With support from teacher(s), parent(s), staff members in community-based organizations, or on their own, students create an entry and submit it through Saturday, November 30. See attached theme flyer.

Girl Scout Discovery Night (Marshall)

December 4, 2019
Start Time 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location Marshall Elementary School
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Free
Organization Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Contact Barb Smith
Phone (563) 583-9169
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Additional Information
All girls kindergarten and older interested in joining Girl Scouts are invited to a Girl Scout Discovery Event at Marshall Elementary Gym on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Interested in joining but not able to attend? Call (563)583-9019 or email info@girlscoutstoday.org.

For a Blessed Christmas

December 7 – December 8, 2019
Start Time 7:30 p.m. on December 7, 2 p.m. on December 8
RSVP By December 4, 2019
Location Clarke University
Event For All Ages
Cost $15
Organization Clarke University
Contact Dora Serna
Phone (563) 588-8180
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Additional Information
“For a Blessed Christmas” is a touching portrayal of the Christmas story through a traditional lessons and carols service.

Clarke University Baseball Camp

December 7 – December 21, 2019
RSVP By December 7, 2019
Location 1095 Cedar Cross Rd., Dubuque
Event For Grades K-8
Cost $120
Organization Clarke University
Contact Dan Spain
Phone (563) 357-3700
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Ebenezer Duke: Christmas Carol

December 7, 2019
Start Time 1 p.m.
Location Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Event For All ages
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
“Ebenezer Duke" is a brand new mini-musical. This 45 minute re-telling of A Christmas Carol is told through original songs, storytelling/acting, dance, and audience participation. Registration required. Register online or call the Children’s Help Desk at 563-589-4225, ext. 2228.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Holiday Family Concert

December 7, 2019
Start Time 1 p.m.
Location Five Flags Theater, 405 Main Street, Dubuque
Event For All ages
Cost $12 for kids 12 and under, $22 adult
Organization Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Contact Kathleen Hoeper
Phone (563) 557-1677
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Additional Information
The DSO is joined by the Dubuque Chorale Children's Choir and members of the Heartland ballet in an enchanting collection of holiday favorites! Saturday’s family concert features a shorter kid-friendly program & free photos with Santa after!

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.

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.

Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer Opportunities

October 22 – May 29, 2020
Start Time During School Hours
RSVP By April 15, 2020
Location Multiple schools and grade levels throughout the Dubuque Community School District.
Event For Parents, Guardians, and Grandparents of students
Cost Free
Organization Junior Achievement of the Heartland
Contact Scott Ellerbach, MSE
Phone (563) 845-0545
Additional Information
Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteers are needed! JA staff works with volunteers to select the ideal school and/or grade level opportunity that works with their schedule. Plus, JA makes it easy by providing volunteers with all the training and materials you'll need to be prepared!

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.

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.

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.

Web Application Bootcamp

January 25 – March 14, 2020
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
RSVP By March 2, 2020
Location University of Dubuque
Event For Grades 9-12
Cost $450, scholarships are available.
Organization Northeast Iowa Community College
Contact Wendy Knight
Phone (563) 556-5110
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Additional Information
Web application bootcamp to provide a skill set employers are looking for. Scholarships are available.

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!