THu 12 / 9
Ladies ’ Luncheon and Fashion Show
11 AM @ CAROLINE ’ S
RESTAURANT Enjoy lunch while seeing the latest in women ’ s wear available at PJ Chapin ’ s Boutique Shoppe located inside Hotel Julien Dubuque . $ 20 per person includes a $ 5 donation to Toys for Tots Dubuque to which Caroline ’ s Restaurant will match . RSVP : 563-588-5595 . 200 Main St . hoteljuliendubuque . com .
Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board Fundraiser
6:30 – 9:30 PM @
DIMENSIONAL BREWING CO Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board Inc . is collecting tips to support school bus grants and student educational programs . Music by Broken Rubber Band . Free . 67 Main St . 563-556-6745 . facebook . com / dubuque countyconservation .
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
Breakfast With Santa
8 – 11 AM @ HOTEL
JULIEN DUBUQUE Join Santa for a delicious breakfast , crafts , ornament creation , Christmas stories , and music . Breakfast begins at 9 a . m . Reservations are recommended . Meals are $ 16 for adults and children are $ 9.50 or free with a donation of a new , unwrapped toy
for Toys For Tots . RSVP : 563-588-5563 . 200 Main St . hoteljuliendubuque . com .
Frentress Lake Shopping Event for Toys For Tots
10 AM – 2 PM @ FRENTRESS
LAKE RESORT , ( EAST DBQ , 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 .
Christmas Around the World
11 AM AND 2 PM @ HAZEL
GREEN OPERA HOUSE
( HAZEL GREEN , WI ) Dec . 11 , 18 , and 29 at 11 a . m . and 2 p . m . and Dec . 12 and 19 at 2 p . m . Elf Jingle can ’ t resist Santa ’ s magical “ clockenschpiel ” and finds himself on a whirlwind trip around the world in the Fever River Puppeteers ’ marionette show , Christmas Around the World . The show is approximately 45 minutes . $ 5 . 2130 Main St ., Hazel Green , WI . 608-732-7129 . hazelgreenoperahouse . blogspot . com .
Cedars for Celebration
1 – 3 PM @ SUNNYCREST
MANOR Bring home a native tree or wreath this season from right here in Dubuque County . While cedars are native to this area , they are taking over our remnant prairies and need to be taken out . Cedars will be cut down with hand saws and loppers provided by County Conservation Staff . Wire , ribbon , and tools will be provided for wreath making . Dress for the weather and bring rope to tie down any larger trees you will be taking home with you . Free . 2375 Roosevelt St . 563-556-6745 . facebook . com / dubuque countyconservation .