SAT 12 / 4
Christmas Tree Lighting and Art @ your library ® Open House
1 – 4 PM @ CARNEGIE-
STOUT PUBLIC LIBRARY Shop for a unique holiday gift at the Open House holiday Art @ your library ® show . Make a festive card , bag , bookmark , gift tags , or ornament ( RSVP required ). At 3 p . m . the 18-foot Christmas tree decorated in full Victorian splendor will light up while the Senior High School Madrigal Performers provide holiday music and singalongs . 360 W . 11 th St . 563-589-4225 . carnegiestout . org .
Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair
6:15 – 11:15 PM @ GEHLEN
BARN ( ST . DONATUS , IA ) 20 + vendors sell gifts for the holidays . Food on site to raise money for the LaMotte Fire Department . Holiday wines from Ardon Creek Winery will be for sale . 101 N Main St , St Donatus , IA . 563-650-4860 . facebook . com / GehlenHouseInn .
Holiday Fire in the Sky
6:30 – 7 PM @ DEPOT PARK
( GALENA , IL ) Watch the evening sky come alive with a spectacular show of fireworks . Enjoy the fireworks from downtown Galena and the surrounding area . Free . 91 Bouthillier St . Galena , IL . 815-776-9200 . visitgalena . org .
SUN 12 / 5
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater : Ho , Ho , Homicide
5 PM @ STONE CLIFF WINERY Everyone at the North Pole is working extra hard this year to make this a holiday to remember , but something ’ s amiss on Poinsettia Parkway . RSVP required . $ 59.95 . 563-583-6100 x203 . stonecliffwinery . com .
MON 12 / 6
Geek Out ! Book Club : Gideon the Ninth
6 PM @ CARNEGIE-STOUT
PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST
FLOOR PROGRAM ROOM Discuss Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir . Orphan Gideon is a master swordsman who
wants nothing more than to escape her tomblike home . If she agrees to serve as a necromancer ’ s bodyguard in a deadly political game , she ’ ll earn her freedom . Copies are available for check-out . Ages 18 +. RSVP required . 360 W 11 th St . 563-589-4225 . carnegiestout . org .
FRI 12 / 10
DBQ Artisans Holiday Pop-Up Shop
4 – 8 PM @ SMOKESTACK Dec . 10 at 4 – 8 p . m . and Dec . 11 at 2 – 6 p . m . Sip , shop , and support local . Unique , memorable , and beautiful holiday gifts from local artisans — jewelry , drawings , ceramics , clothing , and more . Featured local artists include Berlyn Designs , Pink Moons Cree-ations , Burn Art & Illustration , and art by Rachel Spurling . 62 E 7 th St . smokestackdbq . com .
Book Release : The Langworthys of Dubuque
5 PM @ RIVER LIGHTS
BOOKSTORE The Langworthys arrived in the lead mining district of the Upper Midwest in the 1820s . James built the first Methodist church , Solon plowed the first fields , and Lucius built the first road between Dubuque and Iowa City . Author Susan M . Hellert adds to Dubuque ’ s rich , historical heritage as she details how the Langworthys helped build a city — the City of Dubuque , Iowa . Susan ’ s previous work , Hidden History of Dubuque , is also available at River Lights . 1098 Main St . 563-556-4391 . riverlights . com .
SAT 12 / 11
Frentress Lake ’ s First Annual Shopping Event for Toys For Tots
10 AM – 2 PM @ FRENTRESS
LAKE RESORT , ( EAST
DUBUQUE , IL ) This is a FREE event with a suggested donation or a new , unused toy to support Toys for Tots . They ’ re packing a big shopping punch into four hours with a slew of door prizes including a guided river cruise . Browse items from a variety of vendors and 50 / 50 raffles throughout the day with proceeds going to Toys for Tots . Join sponsors Frentress Lake Marine Center , Midwest Motorsports , Potosi Brewing , and Galena Cellars for a day of shopping and fun . 818 Gill Rd ., East Dubuque , IL .