Irving Elementary School

UD for Kids 2024

June 17 – July 12, 2024
Start Time 12:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
RSVP By May 27, 2024
Location University of Dubuque Campus, Dubuque, IA
Event For Grades 1-7
Cost $160.00 per child per week
Organization University of Dubuque
Contact Peggy Driscoll
Phone (563) 542-1455
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Three weeks of courses are offered to students in grades 1-7 in the areas of science, math, technology, engineering, visual and performing arts, aviation, and culinary arts.

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
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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!

Architecture Days Scavenger Hunt

May 1 – May 31, 2024
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For All Ages
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Emily Bartley
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Learn the ABCs of architecture as you find photos of Dubuque landmarks hidden around the children’s department.

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.

Rising Star Theatre Company Summer Workshops

June 10 – June 28, 2024
RSVP By June 5, 2024
Location TBA
Event For K-12
Cost $100-$175 with scholarships availabe
Organization Rising Star Theatre Company
Contact Megan Elizabeth Schumacher
Phone (563) 231-0110
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Additional Information
Rising Star Theatre Company is offering five summer workshop opportunities for students of all ages. From musical offerings to an audition workshop to improv and even a camp for the little ones, RSTC has something for everyone! Sign up at: https://risingstartheatrecompany.com/education.cfm

Soccer One Summer Fun

June 17 – August 1, 2024
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
RSVP By June 10, 2024
Location Dubuque Soccer Complex
Event For Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, and High School students
Cost $75
Organization Dubuque Soccer Alliance
Contact Jon Denham
Phone (563) 580-5816
Additional Information
Soccer One Summer Fun is a recreational soccer program for players of all ages, skill levels, and experience, at the Dubuque Soccer Complex. Games are on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, beginning June 17. To register, click the link and choose Summer Sessions - SOCCER ONE - 2024.

Camp Invention

June 17 – June 21, 2024
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Location Marshall Elementary 1450 Rhomberg Ave. Dubuque, IA
Event For Incoming 2nd-5th graders
Cost $270 for week long camp
Organization National Inventors Hall of Fame
Contact Theressa Northouse
Phone (563) 552-3609
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Summer STEM camp- Camp Invention A confidence-boosting STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships. Led by qualified local educators, our camps offer new and exciting hands-on experiences every year.

YogArt Summer Camp

June 17 – June 20, 2024
Location Challenge to Change, Inc, 3337 Hillcrest Rd, Suite B, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Elementary School Children
Cost $140
Organization Challenge to Change, Inc.
Contact Rachel Harwood
Phone (563) 663-7331
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Additional Information
Join us for an exciting week of YogART Camp, where yoga + art = SUPERKIDS! This camp combines the creative, calming practices of yoga and art into one amazing event. Kids ages 6-11 will tap into their inner courage and creativity while discovering how to positively impact the world. M-Th 10am-2pm

Kiwanis Kids Day

June 15, 2024
Start Time 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Location Miracle League
Event For Open to all kids and their families of all ages
Cost No cost
Organization Dubuque Kiwanis Club
Contact Nora McCarville
Phone (563) 581-7638
Additional Information
Please join us for a fun day of outdoor activities at the Miracle League Park on Saturday, June 15. There will be games, prizes, piñatas, puppet shows, and bounce houses. All activities are FREE and the first 200 will receive a free ice cream. Food trucks will also be on site during the event.

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
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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.

KinderKamp

June 17 – June 21, 2024
Start Time 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Event For Students going into Kindergarten
Cost Non-members: $125; Members: $100
Organization National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Contact Bri Budde
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Once upon a time the campers got together to hear fairy tales about animals we have living among us. Join us as we read stories, hang out with animals, and have fun with make believe along the way.

Summer Diving Camp

June 4 – July 18, 2024
Start Time 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
RSVP By June 18, 2024
Location Hempstead Aquatic Center
Event For 4th-12th graders
Cost $100
Organization HHS Summer Diving Camp
Contact Megan Rush
Phone (563) 581-1189
Additional Information
Athletes 4th grade to 12th grade can come and try diving. We will be going through front and back approaches, new dives and proper water entry.

Fast Kidz Youth Running Class

June 25 – July 11, 2024
Start Time 8:00 a.m.
RSVP By June 21, 2024
Location Flora by the volleyball courts Tuesdays; Wahlert track Thursdays
Event For upper elementary and middle school
Cost $40 for the entire session; $10 drop in
Organization Pam Connolly Healthy Opportunities
Contact Pam Connolly
Phone (563) 543-7154
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Come learn or further your knowledge about the great sport of running! Focus will be on proper form, agility, mobility, balance, power, and of course the speed needed for running everything from the 100-meter dash to the 5k. ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. Wear proper attire and bring water and sunscreen!

Summer Camp: Rollin’ Through the Habitats

June 25 – June 27, 2024
Start Time 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Event For Students going into 1st-5th grades
Cost Members: $120; Non-Members $150
Organization National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Contact Bri Budde
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Do you like areas with lots of plants? How about locations that are dry? Throughout camp, we will focus on different habitats including prairie, wetland, desert, and aquatic. Where are they located? What animals and plants live in these areas? Come take a stroll with us.

FASST Flag Football – Fall 2024

August 20 – October 12, 2024
Start Time 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Location McAleece Park & Recreation Complex – 1801 Admiral Sheehy Drive
Event For For boys and girls entering grades 1-6 in the Fall 2024
Cost $105-$125
Organization FASST
Contact Chad Gunnelson
Phone (608) 658-6538
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Additional Information
Join us for FASST Flag Football in Dubuque! This program is an exciting opportunity for both boys and girls entering grades 1 through 6 to learn, grow, and play football. Registration opens April 1, limited roster sizes!

Middle School Camp: Wild Survival

July 1 – July 2, 2024
Start Time Begins at 9:00a.m. on July 1 and ends at 4:00p.m. on July 2.
Location National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Event For Students going into 6th-8th grade
Cost Members $150; Non-Members $180
Organization National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Contact Bri Budde
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Includes an overnight at the River Museum. How would you survive in the wilderness? What would you use to build a shelter, start a fire, or find food? You will learn skills for living in the wild, as well as, how various species go about it.

Mini YogArt Summer Camp

July 8 – July 9, 2024
Start Time 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location Challenge to Change, Inc, 3337 Hillcrest Rd, Suite B, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Preschool students
Cost $50
Organization Challenge to Change, Inc.
Contact Rachel Harwood
Phone (563) 663-7331
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Additional Information
Join us for an exciting 2-day YogART Camp, where yoga + art = SUPERKIDS! This camp combines the creative, calming practices of yoga and art into one amazing event. Kids ages 3-5 will tap into their inner courage and creativity while discovering how to positively impact the world. M & T 10am-12pm

Dubuque Senior Women’s Basketball Youth Camp

July 9 – July 11, 2024
Start Time 1:30p.m.-3:30p.m.
RSVP By July 5, 2024
Location Dubuque Senior High School - Lower Gym
Event For Elementary and Middle School girls who are interested in basketball
Cost $40
Organization Dubuque Senior Women's Basketball
Contact Cassie Allee
Phone (319) 573-3582
Additional Information
During these three days of camp, players will work on developing and mastering basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, pivoting and passing. This camp will be led by the Senior Women's Basketball coaching staff and current Senior basketball players.

Summer Camp: Wild Survival

July 9 – July 11, 2024
Start Time 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Event For Students going into 1st-5th grade
Cost Members $120; Non-Members $150
Organization National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Contact Bri Budde
Phone (563) 557-9545
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How would you survive in the wilderness? What would you use to build a shelter, start a fire, or find food? You will learn skills for living in the wild, as well as, how various species go about it. You will go on an American Adventure within the summer exhibit and make choices along the way.

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
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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.

Loras College Men’s Basketball Skills Camp

August 5 – August 8, 2024
Start Time 8:30a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location Loras College Athletic and Wellness Center
Event For Boys grades Pre-K - 8th and Girls Pre-K - 2nd
Cost $149
Organization Loras College Men's Basketball
Contact Chris Martin
Phone (563) 588-7738
Additional Information
A 4-day basketball camp taught by college players and coaches. Kids will learn the game of basketball while having fun with friends!!

Summer Camp: Crack the Case-Wildlife Trafficking

July 16 – July 18, 2024
Start Time 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Event For Students going into 1st-5th grade
Cost Members $120; Non-Members $150
Organization National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Contact Bri Budde
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
Do you like to unravel mysteries? Put your sleuthing skills to the test and solve pretend wildlife trafficking cases. You will also learn about the role of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service in protecting species. Join us as we investigate and learn about how to keep certain species safe.

Summer Camp: Animalympics

July 23 – July 25, 2024
Start Time 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Event For Students going into 1st-5th grade
Cost Members $120; Non-Members $150
Organization National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Contact Bri Budde
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Do you have what it takes to go for the gold? We will challenge records set in the animal kingdom as we attempt to outcompete wildlife champions in a variety of events.

Summer Camp at Camp Bear Creek

June 16 – July 26, 2024
Location Camp Bear Creek, 9106 42nd Ave., Wyoming, IA 52362
Event For Elementary, Middle, and High School Students
Cost Pricing is based on program & tier selected
Organization Camp Bear Creek
Contact Stacie Hoppman
Phone (563) 488-3893
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Additional Information
Camp Bear Creek is a Christian Summer Camp located in Wyoming, Iowa, just 45 minutes from Marion! We offer partial and week-long sleep away camps for kids in grades K-12. Join us for general camp programs or choose a specialty camp like Music, Arts, & Drama, Sports, Water Adventures, and more!

Loras College Women’s Basketball Skills Camp

July 29 – August 1, 2024
Start Time 9:00a.m.-1:30p.m.
RSVP By July 25, 2024
Location Loras College Athletic and Wellness Center
Event For Grades 3rd-8th
Cost $149
Organization Loras College Women's Basketball
Contact Justin Busch
Phone (563) 588-7947
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Additional Information
Come to Loras College Women's Basketball Skills Camp! Campers will learn basic fundamentals, communication, team building and have tons of fun!

Summer Camp: Crazy Creators

July 30 – August 1, 2024
Start Time 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Event For Students going into 1st-5th grade
Cost Members $120; Non-Members $150
Organization National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Contact Bri Budde
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Inspire your inner maker and scientist during this week of discovery and innovation. Each day we will solve challenges using basic materials and learn how inventors’ “crazy” inventions changed the world. Then, experiment with designing and bringing your own great ideas and inventions to life.

Clarke University Summer Camps 2024

March 30 – July 26, 2024
Location Clarke University Campus
Event For Varying grades Pre-K through 12th grade
Cost Varies
Organization Clarke University
Contact Gayle Langel
Phone (563) 588-6492
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Additional Information
Clarke University is thrilled to host some of your favorite long-standing summer activities and introduce a few new ones for 2024! Programs cover a wide range of ages and interests, each proudly led by Clarke faculty with the help of area professionals and alumni.

University of Dubuque Women’s Basketball Youth Skills Camp

July 29 – July 31, 2024
Start Time 9:00 a.m.
RSVP By July 27, 2024
Location University of Dubuque Stoltz Center
Event For 4th-8th graders
Cost $100
Organization University of Dubuque Women's Basketball
Contact Morgan Meerstein
Phone (563) 589-3298
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Additional Information
The UDWBB Skills Camp is focused on improving individual skills, developing a love for the game of basketball & is designed to give athletes the tools to become better basketball players & teammates within a competitive and fun environment. Camp will be coached by UDWBB players & coaches!

YogArt Summer Camp

August 5 – August 8, 2024
Location Challenge to Change, Inc, 3337 Hillcrest Rd, Suite B, Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Elementary Aged Children
Cost $140
Organization Challenge to Change, Inc.
Contact Rachel Harwood
Phone (563) 663-7331
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Additional Information
Join us for an exciting week of YogART Camp, where yoga + art = SUPERKIDS! This camp combines the creative, calming practices of yoga and art into one amazing event. Kids ages 6-11 will tap into their inner courage and creativity while discovering how to positively impact the world. M-Th 10am-2pm

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
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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.

Beginning Chapters Book Club

May 8 – August 7, 2024
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 7-9
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Lora Lo-Bianco
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Read a new title each month and meet up for a discussion and an activity related to the book. Register and pick up books at the Children’s Help Desk.

Pokémon Club

May 1 – August 7, 2024
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 6-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Emily Bartley
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Hang out with other trainers and Read, Trade, Learn, Create, and Play all things Pokémon. Trading Card Game, Nintendo DS, and Pokémon Go gamers are welcome. Registration Recommended.

Creativity Club – Get Art Smart

May 14 – August 8, 2024
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 9-18
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact AmeriCorps
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Tuesdays at the library all summer long will have fun activities and workshops in drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, and more. Registration is required for each program. Participants are eligible to enter for a special art-themed prize pack.

Camp Ewalu

June 9 – August 9, 2024
Location 37776 Alpha Ave., Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Event For Elementary, middle school and high school students
Cost Most programs range from $150 to $525. Camp scholarships available if cost is an obstacle!
Organization Camp Ewalu
Contact Steph Boeding
Phone (515) 205-2853
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Additional Information
REGISTER NOW for summer camp at Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center! Programs for grades 1-12 & special needs As an accredited Lutheran-Christian outdoor ministry, Ewalu offers a variety of programs all summer for youth, guided by trained counselors. No child is turned away for reasons of financial need.

Buttons & Bobbins

June 21 – August 9, 2024
Start Time 10 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 10-17
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Emily Bartley
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Come learn to sew on a sewing machine! You will create projects perfect for beginners; No previous sewing experience necessary. Registration is required.

Reading With Rover

May 11 – August 10, 2024
Start Time 10:30 a.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For All Ages
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Read or listen to a story with some furry friends in the first-floor Program Room. Do not bring your own pet; we provide kid-friendly dogs each month. Registration not required.

Movin’ Groovin’ Mornings

May 4 – August 10, 2024
Start Time 10:30 a.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 2-6
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Bailey Keimig-Gehrke
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Grab your kiddos and head to the library for a morning of moving and grooving! We will listen to songs and stories, play with scarves and shakers, and have so much silly fun together. Best for ages 2 through 6, though all are welcome to attend.

Let’s Play Roblox

May 6 – August 12, 2024
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 8-14
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Haidee Cardoso
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Each month, participants will play a different game with other Roblox enthusiasts and tackle fun challenges together. *If you have never played Roblox before, you will need to have your parent/guardian set up your account before the program. Registration is required.

LEGO Challenge

May 18 – August 17, 2024
Start Time 10 a.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 4-12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact AmeriCorps
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Calling all LEGO® fans! Come to the library to build, create, and have fun. The library provides the LEGOs®, and you provide the know-how! Donations of LEGOs® are appreciated. Creations will be exhibited in the library. The program will be held in the Aigler Auditorium on the 3rd floor.

Family Book Bingo

May 18 – August 17, 2024
Start Time 2 p.m.
Location 360 West 11th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Families
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact AmeriCorps
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Grab your family and try your luck at book bingo! We have great hardcover and paperback book prizes for kids.

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
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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.

StoryWalk

May 1 – August 31, 2024
Location 22nd Street Bee Branch Greenway and the Dubuque Arboretum
Event For All Ages
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
A StoryWalk® is an outdoor reading experience that displays pages of a book along a path or trail; it combines the joy of reading with all the benefits of being active outside. Each StoryWalk® location will feature a new story each month-the 22nd Street Bee Branch Greenway and the Dubuque Arboretum.

Lady Stangs Youth Basketball Teams Grades 1-2

September 1 – December 7, 2024
Location Hempstead High School
Event For Grades K-2 Students and Parents in Elementary School
Cost $50.00
Organization Hempstead Women's Basketball
Contact Ryan Rush
Phone (507) 217-2054
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Additional Information
We are looking for young ladies in grades 1-2 of the school year 2024-2025 to play on basketball teams. Currently we have over 80 young ladies in our Lady Stang's Youth Basketball Program in grades 3-8.

Ainsley’s Angels Events

May 4 – November 21, 2024
Location Various locations in Dubuque
Event For Elementary, Middle, High School students and adults
Organization Ainsley’s Angels of Eastern Iowa
Contact Aulanda Krause
Phone (563) 495-1575
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Additional Information
Ainsley’s Angels is actively looking for new: Rider Athletes, Angel Runners, Volunteers and Sponsors. Become an Ainsley’s Angels Rider at no cost and all equipment provided for you. Come join us at any or all of these race opportunities!