Community Calendar

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The Grand Opera House Soaring Ballet • March 23 (7:30-10 PM) and March 24 (2-4:30 PM) • 135 W. Eighth St. • Artistic director Marina O’Rourke will unveil a new interpretation of the ballet “Firebird.” Megan MacLeod, artist-in-residence, will then present an original contemporary work. • Ph. (563) 588-1305 • thegrandoperahouse.com

Ballroom Dance Ballroom Dance • March 19 — 5-8 PM • Happy’s Place, Dubuque • The event will include ballroom dance, Chicago stepping music, line dance and country. • Ph. (563) 599-0197

East Dubuque District Library Adult Book Club • March 21 — 9-10 AM • 122 Wisconsin Ave. • Stop by the library before we meet to pick up a copy of the book. Then join us for discussion, coffee and pastries. • Ph. (815) 747-3052 • edlibrary.org

East Dubuque District Library Beginner Line Dancing Class • March 21 — 5:30-6:30 PM • 122 Wisconsin Ave. • Join us Thursdays in March for beginner line dancing classes, where each week builds on the last. Sign up at the desk and prepay for all four classes. Cost is $20. • Ph. (815) 747-3052 • edlibrary.org

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Fish Fry • March 22 — 4:30-8 PM • 235 Peosta St., Peosta • includes fried or baked cod or grilled cheese, hash browns, baked potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, corn, rolls, desserts, coffee, lemonade and milk. • Ph. (563) 876-5540 • stelizabethpastorate.com

St. Joseph the Worker Church Lenten Buffet • March 22 — 5-7 PM • School Gym, 2105 St. Joseph St., Dubuque • Serving fish (baked and breaded), cheese pizza, lasagna, salads, cheesy potatoes, desserts and beverages. Proceeds benefit charities. Adults: $10; children ages 5-12: $5; and children under 5: free. • Ph. (563) 588-1433 • theworker.org

St. Luke's United Methodist Church Fabulous Fridays 2019 Artist Series • March 22 — Noon - 12:35 PM • 1199 Main St. • The free concert begins at 12:05 p.m. with desserts to follow in Fellowship Hall. Donations are accepted for People In Need and the church’s Jesus Fund. Performer: Dr. Peter Szeibel, harpsichord. • Ph. (563) 582-4543 • www.stlukesumcdbq.org

American Heart Association L5 Fundraising Event • March 22 — 6-10 PM • Horizon Lanes, Bellevue • The live and silent auction fundraiser honors the memory of Luke Thielen, with live music donated by Eric Weimerskirch & Friends. The silent auction starts at 6 p.m., with the live auction at 9 p.m. • Ph. (563) 590-5921

Dubuque County Community Connections Wellness Expo • Saturday, March 23 — 10:30 AM - 3 PM • Dubuque County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 14569 Old Hwy. Rd. • FREE & open to the public; offering a wide range of free screenings, tests, presentations, activities, products and resources from nearly 60 practitioners, businesses, agencies & non-profits; also Silent Auction, door prizes, raffle drawings, activities for kids, live animals, selfie station, demonstrations and more; proceeds benefit children & family programs at St. Mark Youth Enrichment • Ph. 563-580-6769 or stmarkyouthenrichment.org

University of Dubuque Heritage Center Unni Boksasp Ensemble • March 23 — 7:30-9 PM • 2255 Bennett St. • Unni Boksasp draws you into the heart of Norway with her fresh arrangements of folk songs and original compositions. A free 30-minute lecture precedes the performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. • Ph. (563) 585-7469 • www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets

Dubuque County Conservation Society Bluebird House Building Workshop • March 23 — 10 AM - Noon • Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Rd., Peosta • Workshop is followed by a chili luncheon. Bring a hammer and drill. Participation is free, but donations are accepted to help defray the cost of the materials. Must pre-register; call (563) 556-6745. • Ph. (563) 557-6745 • www.dbqccs.org

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: on water • March 23 (7:30 PM) & March 24 (2 PM) • Five Flags Theater, 405 Main St. • Steve Heitzeg’s Aqua uses shells as percussion. Immerse yourself in Respighi’s Fountains of Rome. Cellist Anthony Arnone is featured in a piece inspired by Ernest Hemingway stories. • Ph. (563) 557-1677 • www.dubuquesymphony.org

Friends of the Mines of Spain Sunday Program: Bird Banding • March 24 — 1-2 PM • 8991 Bellevue Heights, Suite B, Dubuque • Learn about bird banding and be part of the process during this all-ages, free event. The EB Lyons Building is open 1-4 p.m. Sunday. • Ph. (563) 556-0620 • minesofspain.org

Knights of Columbus LaMotte/Key West Council #4236 Annual Spring Breakfast • March 24 — 7:30 AM - Noon • St. Joseph Key West Parish, Dubuque • includes pancakes, pork sausage, hash browns and eggs. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6-13 and free for ages 5 and younger. Bring your family and friends for a delicious meal! • Ph. (563) 581-0135

Dubuque Interfaith Green Coalition Faithfully Protecting Solar Workshop • March 24 — 2-4 PM • Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2155 University Ave., Dubuque • Participants will learn about public policies that support solar energy and finish with letters to the editor, state representatives and senators. Free program; pre-registration preferred. • Ph. (563) 581-7582 • www.iowaipl.org

East Dubuque District Library Adult Yoga • March 25 — 5:45-6:30 PM • 122 Wisconsin Ave. • Cost is $5. • Ph. (815) 747-3052 • edlibrary.org

East Dubuque District Library Toddler Time • March 25 — 10:30-11 AM • 122 Wisconsin Ave. • Enjoy stories, music and crafts. • Ph. (815) 747-3052 • edlibrary.org

The Salvation Army Vacation Bible School • March 25-29 — 1- 4 PM • 1099 Iowa St. • for grades first through fifth, open to all. Register before 12:30 p.m. March 25. Call (563) 556-1573 for more information.

Dubuque Area Congregations United (DACU) • March 26 — 7-8:30 PM • Hadley Chapel, Hillcrest Family Services Campus, 2005 Asbury Rd. • Program: Human Trafficking. Speaker: Kim HiIby, professor, University of Dubuque. Delegates, perspective members and guests are invited. Non- perishable items will be accepted for Dubuque Food Pantry. • Ph. (563) 599-5205 • www.dacuonline.org

East Dubuque District Library Spring 3D Paper Flower Craft • March 26 — 4-5 PM • 122 Wisconsin Ave. • Ph. (815) 747-3052 • edlibrary.org

East Dubuque District Library Adult Coffee and Crafts • March 28 — 11 AM - Noon • 122 Wisconsin Ave. • Create Easter button art this month. • Ph. (815) 747-3052 • edlibrary.org

East Dubuque District Library Beginner Line Dancing Class • March 28 — 5:30-6:30 PM • 122 Wisconsin Ave. • Join us Thursdays in March for beginner line dancing classes, where each week builds on the last. Sign up at the desk and prepay for all four classes. Cost is $20. • Ph. (815) 747-3052 • edlibrary.org

St. Luke's United Methodist Church Fabulous Fridays 2019 Artist Series • March 29 — Noon - 12:35 PM • 1199 Main St. • The free concert begins at 12:05 p.m. with desserts to follow. Donations are accepted for People In Need and the church’s Jesus Fund. Performers: Upper Main Street Jazz Band, Ric Jones, leader. • Ph. (563) 582-4543 • www.stlukesumcdbq.org

Friends of Dubuque County Library Bring Back the Library • March 29 — 5-7 PM • Meadows Gold Course, 6525 Clover Lane, Asbury • The family friendly fundraiser will help cover expenses of the Asbury Library due to flooding. There will be a freewill offering for a meal of pork or tuna sandwiches, salad, chips, cookies and drink. • Ph. (563) 582-0008 • www.dubcolib.lib.ia.us

East Dubuque District Library Green Screen Spring Photos • March 30 — 11 AM - 1 PM • 122 Wisconsin Ave. • Ph. (815) 747-3052 • edlibrary.org

Dubuque County Dairy Association Dairy Banquet & Music • March 30 — 6 PM - Midnight • Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Highway Rd. • Pork & beef dinner, catered by the Dubuque County Fair Association. Tickets: $20 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12. 4 and under are free. Music by Lonesome Road. • Ph. (563) 451-2949

Cancer Benefit for Tim Ruden • Saturday, March 30 — 2-7 PM • Happy's Place on Rockdale Rd. • Silent Auction, Live Auction, Raffle, Food & T-Shirts • For questions or to make a donation, ph. Mike or Susan Ruden at 563-583-3934 or email Josh Ruden at rudenj7@gmail.com

University of Dubuque Heritage Center Stuart Little • March 31 — 2-3 PM • 2255 Bennett St. • a musical about a noble mouse born into the Little family who jumps headlong into adventures big enough to match any imagination, mixes child-size puppets with live actors • Ph. (563) 585-7469 • www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets

Bellevue Iowa Boy Scout Troop 86 Breakfast and Bake Sale • March 31 — 7:30 AM - Noon • Horizon Hall, 970 Riverview, Bellevue • $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12. Children under 5 eat free. Includes eggs, ham, pancakes, rolls and drinks. • Ph. (563) 599-6618

Hot meals now being served daily at Dubuque Rescue Mission, 398 Main St. • hot lunches served 11:30 am - 12:30 pm weekdays and noon - 1 pm weekends; hot dinners served 5-6 pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings

Gamblers Anonymous Open Meeting • Every Monday — 7-8 PM • Besler Center, 799 Main St. • Want to quit? We can help!

Clutterers/Hoarders Anonymous Meeting • Every Monday — 7:15 PM • Mt. Carmel's Caritas Studio, 1130 Carmel Dr. • this 12-step program is open to all • Ph. Dolores Becker, B.V.M., at 563-556-3240 Ext. 4126