TUE 12 / 14
Native American Book Discussion : The Night Watchman
7 – 8:15 PM @ ONLINE Join Eric Anglada virtually to share musings of Louise Erdrich ’ s The Night Watchman . Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award winning author Erdrich ’ s grandfather , who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington , D . C ., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose , sly humor , and depth of feeling of a master craftsman . 608-748-4411 . sinsinawa . org / moundcenter .
WED 12 / 15
Mystery & Mayhem Book Club : Hollywood Homicide
6 PM @ CARNEGIE-STOUT PUBLIC LIBRARY Discuss Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett . Struggling actress Dayna witnesses a fatal hit and run accident and decides to use her love of detective novels to solve the case , claim the $ 15,000 reward , and find justice for the victim . Copies are available for check out . Ages 18 +. RSVP required . 360 W 11 th St . 563-589-4225 . carnegiestout . org .
Community Blue Christmas Service
6:30 PM @ ST . LUKE ’ S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND ONLINE A service of healing and hope for anyone feeling blue this season . A reflective opportunity for all who have experienced grief , setbacks or loss . Clergy leadership from First Presbyterian ,
First Congregational , Holy Trinity Lutheran , St . John ’ s Episcopal , and St . Luke ’ s United Methodist . Child care provided . 1199 Main St . stlukesdbq . org / worship .
Tree of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:30 PM @ MIDWEST MEDICAL CENTER ( GALENA , IL ) Honor loved ones during the holiday season . This event raises money for Midwest Medical Center in Galena and Galena Stauss Senior Care Community . The Tree Lighting Ceremony features music by the LoveNotes from the Galena Center for the Arts . Refreshments provided . Sponsored by the Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation Free . 1 Medical Center Dr , Galena , IL . 815-777-6056 .
THU 12 / 16
Sugar Cookies : Ugly Sweater Style
5:30 – 8:30 PM @ STEEPLE SQUARE The holidays are just around the corner and you know what that means … ugly sweaters , of course ! Why not take that even further and decorate cookies to look like ugly sweaters ? Join this fun class to bake and decorate sugar cookies , ugly sweater-style , and then take some home to enjoy or share . RSVP . $ 39 . 101 E 15 th St . 844-642-2338 x1399 . nicc . edu / solutions .
Antiracism Book Club : So You Want to Talk About Race
6 – 7:30 PM @ ONLINE In So You Want to Talk About Race , Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “ model minorities ” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible : honest conversations about race and racism , and how they infect almost every aspect of American life . RSVP required . Free . shakeragalley . org .
FRI 12 / 17
Tallgrass Music Festival : The Juliani Ensemble
5 – 7 PM @ GOLDMOOR INN & RESORT ( GALENA , IL ) Dec . 17 and 18 at 5 – 7 p . m . and Dec . 19 at 3 – 5 p . m . The fourth annual Tallgrass Chamber Music Festival hosts The Juliani Ensemble . Enjoy the return of live performance with a program featuring Duet for Violin and Cello , J . Montgomery ; Grand Trio for Flute , Violin and Cello , Op . 35 , E . Walckiers ; and Trio for Flute , Viola and Cello , Op . 40 , A . Roussel . Guests will be treated to pre-concert hors d ’ oeuvres and drinks , along with the opportunity to meet the musicians following the performance . $ 50 . 9001 Sandhill Rd , Galena IL . 815-777-3925 . goldmoor . com .
Classic Christmas Movies Trivia Night
7 PM @ DUBUQUE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS A holiday staple for years , a few classic Christmas movies will be the topic for the Christmas-themed trivia night . Five rounds of questions test how well you know the characters and their hijinks from the movies . Up to 8 people per team . Win cash prizes ! RSVP . Free . 14569 Old Highway Rd . 563-588-1406 . dbqfair . com .
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