SAT 12 / 11
Katie ’ s Garden Winter Wonderland : Holiday StoryWalk
5 – 7 PM @ KATIE ’ S GARDEN ( PLATTEVILLE , WI ) Read the story with your family at your own pace while enjoying the holiday lights , pick up a free children ’ s book , and explore the animated light displays . 275 W Business HWY 151 , Platteville , WI . 608-348-8888 . platteville . com .
Centennial Cross Fundraiser
5 – 7:30 PM @ JOLIET EVENT CENTER KC Council 510 is hosting a fundraiser for the blue lighted Centennial Cross in Key West . Poor Man ’ s Catering has donated beef tips ( prime rib ) and homemade noodles with two sides , homemade bread , and a dessert . Music provided by Ron Lubbers . RSVP required . $ 10 . 781 Locust . 563-588-2011 .
A Cherry , Cherry Christmas Dinner Show
5 – 9:30 PM @ EHRLER SPECIAL EVENT BARN ( GALENA , IL ) Take some time to fill your tummies , warm your hearts and get in the holiday spirit . Join vocalist and story teller Denny “ Diamond ” for an evening of holiday music featuring songs from Neil Diamond ’ s Acoustic Christmas album along with stories and songs from his show , A Neil Diamond Story . $ 55 Adults , $ 25 children . 11866 Chetlain Ln , Galena , IL . 815-893-9202 . dennydiamond . com .
Christmas Glow Parade
6 PM @ CUBA CITY , WI The parade theme “ Christmas Staycation ” offers prizes for the top three entries ! Doug Collins will be MC for the evening with Christmas music . Santa and Mrs . Claus will arrive by firetruck during the parade and then meet with children at the Presidential Plaza Gazebo . Complimentary hot chocolate , hot dogs , and popcorn plus enjoy deep fried cheese curds . Lioness will have ornaments for the Tree of Remembrance . City of Presidents will have the Caboose open for tours .
SUN 12 / 12
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater : Cut Loose Tree Farm
5 PM @ STONE CLIFF WINERY Cut Loose Tree Farm is the only tree farm in Iowa that carries all 16 varieties of Christmas trees . They ’ re known for their perfectly pruned pines and beautiful balsams . But , it ’ s just before Christmas and a parasite has proven to put inventory in peril . President Pine ( who prefers Christmas Cocktails rather than taking the family tree business too seriously ) isn ’ t too concerned . Everyone else is , as jobs are on the chopping block . But wait ! That chopping block just got more interesting … Who ’ s on it ? Marketing Director , Sappy Selfie ? The company ’ s accountantand-resident karaoke queen , Merryoke ? Perhaps Jack Frost or Holly N . Ivy is in the know … or maybe they ’ re about to be butchered themselves . It ’ s a prickly place for Christmas capers this fine December , for sure . The dinner includes a four course meal , wine or beverage of your choice , and the theater . RSVP required . $ 59.95 . 563-583-6100 x203 . stonecliffwinery . com .
MON 12 / 13
L . May Book Group : The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories
6:30 PM @ L . MAY EATERY Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres . Discuss The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories by Martin Edwards . 1072 Main St . 563-556-4391 . riverlights . com .
TUE 12 / 14
Holiday Arrangement Workshop
6 – 8 PM @ HOTEL JULIEN GRANDE BALLROOM Join floral designers Hillary and Rhonda from Handpickd for a fun-filled workshop where you get to create your very own holiday Christmas arrangement . In this two-hour workshop , you will learn how to make a fabulous holiday arrangement , decorated unique to your own style . Handpickd will provide all the decorations and arrangement-making materials . Workshop is $ 85 . RSVP : fresh @ handpickd4u . com . 200 Main St . 563-556-4200 . hoteljuliendubuque . com .
Dubuque Coalition for Nonviolence
7 PM @ ONLINE The Dubuque Coalition for Nonviolence will remember the Sandy Hook tragedy with a 30 minute live stream event . Speakers include Tom Giesen and Chris Oldroyd , parents who experienced a school shooting near Denver , Co and son of longtime Dubuque activists . Also , we will remember each of the victims who died at Sandy Hook Elementary . Free . 563-581-7690 . facebook . com / DBQCNV .
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