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September 22, 2019

Resource Fair and Backpack Pick-Up!

Starts: 4:00 pm

Ends: 7:00 pm

Location: 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI 53813, USA

Description: Stop by the Grant County CST & CGrant County DSS Resource Fair and Bakcpack Pick-up onAugust 22,2019 in the Eckstein Building (Fair Grounds).

Join us for information about Resources and Services in Grant County, walking tacos, face painting, haircuts, back to school pictures, and much more!


To RESERVE a backpack call Grant County Social Services at 608-723-2136.

RESERVED backpacks can be picked-up at this event.

September 24, 2019

Blood Drive - Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 3:30 pm

Location: 800 Clay St, Darlington, WI 53530, USA

Description: Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, September 24th from 11:30am-3:30pm in the Conference Room located at 800 Clay Street in Darlington. All presenting donors will receive voucher for a limited-edition Halloween T-Shirt. MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to Memorial Hospital. To schedule an appointment contact Sue Paquette at 608-776-5731 ext. 321, email sue.paquette@mymhlc.org or visit http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org to schedule online with GROUP CODE 2105. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins are welcome. Eat before donating and bring a photo ID.

September 26, 2019

2019 Senior Expo

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 1:00 pm

Location: Dubuque County Fair Association, 14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002, USA

Description: Please join us for this FREE and FUN event! 2019 Senior Expo on Thursday, September 26 th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Dubuque county Fairgrounds

9:00 am - 9:30 am Complimentary Light Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:00 am IPOST advance planning presentation
10:00 am - 10:30 am Downsizing and Decluttering presentation
10:30 am - Noon Visit with Vendors
Noon - 12:30 pm Complimentary Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Bingo and Prizes!



For more information, please call Kris at 563-564-8180

SWIGG Water Study Update

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 7:30 pm

Location: 5940 Stanton Rd, Platteville, WI 53818, USA

Description: Private Well Water Quality in SW Wisconsin: A SWIGG Study Update Mark Borchardt, Ph.D., Research Microbiologist, USDA - Agricultural Research Service, will be presenting results and analysis from testing done thus far as part of the Southwest Wisconsin Geology and Groundwater Study. Thursday, September 26, 6-7:30 PM Platteville Public Library Hosted by Grant County Rural Stewardship.

September 27, 2019

Grant Regional Health Center Blood Drive

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 1:00 pm

Location: Grant Regional Health Center, 507 S Monroe St, Lancaster, WI 53813, USA

Description: Grant Regional Health Center in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, September 27 from 9am-1pm at 507 S. Monroe in the Education Center at the Old Clinic (Use Madison Street Entrance). To schedule an appointment, call Peg Ryan at 608-723-7691 or online http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a limited edition Halloween T-Shirt! The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to Grant Regional Health Center. Eat before donating and bring a photo ID. Walk ins welcome!

La Salle Catholic School Blood Drive

Starts: 2:30 pm

Ends: 6:30 pm

Location: 835 Church St, Holy Cross, IA 52053, USA

Description: LaSalle Catholic School in Holy Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, September 27th from 2:30-6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Help the school earn a LifeSavings Grant by donating. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a limited edition Halloween T-shirt! The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to UnityPoint and MercyOne in Dubuque and Dyersville. To schedule an appointment, call Lisa at 563-581-5749or visit http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Eat before donating and bring a photo ID. Walk ins Welcomed!

September 30, 2019

First English Lutheran Church Blood Drive

Starts: 3:00 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm

Location: 215 W Pine St, Platteville, WI 53818, USA

Description: First English Lutheran Church in Platteville, is partnering with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, September 30 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall at the church (215 W Pine. Platteville) All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free limited edition Halloween T-shirt. The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to Southwest Health in Platteville. To make an appointment, call Nancy Hammemeister at 608-348-8655 or schedule online at http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org with the group code 1254. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins welcome. Eat before donating and bring a photo I.D.

October 1, 2019

Gemma Phi Delta/UD Blood Drive

Starts: 11:00 am

Ends: 2:00 pm

Location: 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA

Description: Gamma Phi Delta/University of Dubuque in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, October 1 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Heritage Center - American Trust Lounge located at 2255 Bennett Street, Dubuque. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free limited-edition Halloween T-shirt. The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and Unity Point in Dubuque. To schedule an appointment contact Czerina Quillao 815-616-2345, Hannah Reeg 563-258-2527 or email cquillao@dbq.edu or online at http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins welcomed. Eat before donating and bring a photo I.D.

Holiday Inn Blood Drive

Starts: 4:00 pm

Ends: 7:00 pm

Description: The Holiday Inn will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Vally Regional Blood Center on Tuesday, October 1 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm in the Clarion Room at the Hotel located at 450 Main Street in Dubuque. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free limited edition Halloween T-shirt, 1 entry in a drawing for a $25 gift card to Holiday Inn's River Rock and an MVRBC Gift basket. The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and Unity Point in Dubuque. To make an appointment, call Erica Barker at 563-321-9613, email ebarker@mvrbc.org or schedule online at http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org with group code 3713. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins welcome. Eat before donating and bring a photo I.D.

October 2, 2019

Dubuque Community YMCA Blood Drive

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 1:00 pm

Location: 35 N Booth St, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA

Description: The Dubuque Community YMVA/YWCA, in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, October 2nd from 10:00am - 1:00pm in the Gym (35 Norht Booth Street). All presenting donors will receive a limited-edition Halloween T-Shirt! The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and UnityPoint hospital in Dubuque. Help the YMCA earn a LifeSavings Grant to help provide funds for the preschool program. To Schedule an appointment, contact Erica Barker at 563-321-9613, email ebarker@mvrbc.org or visit http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo I.D.

October 5, 2019

St. Paul Lutheran Church Harvest Festival Auction

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am

Location: Waterloo Town Hall, 8046 Burton Ln, Potosi, WI 53820, USA

Description: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Burton Harvest Festival Auction
6 PM, Saturday, October 5th
Waterloo Town Hall, Burton Ln.

October 8, 2019

Dutrac Community Credit Union Blood Drive

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 2:00 pm

Location: 3465 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002, USA

Description: Dutrac Community Credit Union will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Tuesday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. in the conference room of the bank located at 3465 Asbury Rd. All presenting donors will earn a Hometown Hero T-shirt! The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and UnityPoint in Dubuque. To Schedule an appointment, contact Kelsey at 563-585-8561 or online at http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo I.D.

October 9, 2019

Woodford Community Blood Drive

Starts: 2:30 pm

Ends: 6:30 pm

Location: 10710 Main St, Woodford, WI 53599, USA

Description: Woodford Community will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Wednesday, October 9th from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the meeting room of the fire station located at 10710 Main Street, Woodford, WI. All presenting donors will earn a Hometown Hero T-Shirt! The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County. To schedule an appointment, contact Marcia at 608-465-3333 or online at http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo I.D.

October 10, 2019

Blood Drive - East Central Intergovernmental Association

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 2:00 pm

Location: 7600 Commerce Park, Dubuque, IA 52002, USA

Description: ECIA (7600 Commerce Park, Dubuque) will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Thursday, October 10 from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Conference Room. All presenting donors will earn a Hometown Hero T-shirt! The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and UnityPoint in Dubuque. To schedule an appointment, contact Gail at 563-690-5710 or online at http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo I.D.

Clarity Clinic's 4th Annual Live & Silent Auction: Fall Harvest

Starts: 5:00 pm

Ends: 8:00 pm

Location: 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818, USA

Description: Join us on October 10, 2019 for our 4th Annual Live & Silent Auction. The auction will be held at Ullsvik Hall's Velzy Commons at UW-Platteville. Celebrate fall and start your Christmas shopping early. The evening begins with the silent auction followed by dinner and local performers. The night concludes with the live auction by Teasdale & Gill. To register, go to charityauction.bid/ClarityClinicOfSWWI or call 608-348-5785. All proceeds will benefit Clarity Clinic of SW Wisconsin, LTD. Clarity Clinic is a non-profit, educational organization with the vision to be a beacon in the Tri-State area through truthful education, compassionate care, and the building up of women and men in an unplanned pregnancy to build stronger families and communities.

October 12, 2019

Roll 'N Shoot For Ark Advocates

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am

Location: Peosta Community Centre, 7896 Burds Rd #9646, Peosta, IA 52068, USA

Description: "Roll" in someone else's shoes to build awareness and have fun!

Participate in our 3 on - 3 Roll'N Shoot wheelchair basketball tournament . Father a 4-6 member team (able bodied and all ability) and take a seat and play wheelchair basketball to raise money for ARK advocates. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

This tournament will take place at the Peosta Community Center on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Teams can find a sponsor or fundrais for their entry fee or $300 which includes event t-shirt for up to 6 players, additional shirt for $10. Sponsorship's available.



New Tournament Format!
We have made several changes to the format of the tournament based on participant input. The largest barrier for teams was the commitment to the entire day. This year, your commitment is only 2-3 hours with preferences of playing time strongly considered. We will play round robing format with 4 teams playing each other.

Team registration details on our website http://www.arkadcovates.org

Register by September 26, 2019 to secure event t-shirts using the link below http://goo.gl/forms/Vr24sHMhVZZpvjiq1

Public welcome: join the fun! Snack and drinks available, face painting, silent auction, prizes & Free Throw Contest between each set of games. Fun for all.



This fun event will benefit ARK advocates mission to support individuals with disabilities in our community through financial assistance, respite andlending library programs. Help us continue to bring adaptive equipment to our local adaptive sports program in Dubuque. All money raised stays local to support your friends, family and neighbors.

If you have questions, please email me at arkause@arkadvocates.org or go to our website, http://www.arkadvocates.org/events_roll_shoot.htm

October 13, 2019

Platteville Driftbusters Atv, Utv & Dirtbike Race Fundraiser

Starts: 11:00 am

Ends: 5:00 pm

Location: 6935 Mound View Rd, Platteville, WI 53818, USA

Description: The Platteville Driftbusters snowmobile club is hosting an Atv, Utv and Dirtbike drag race fundraiser on Sunday October 13th at The BARn, 6935 Moundview road Platteville, WI. Registration starts at 9 am with racing at 12 am. This family friendly event has classes for kids and adults to enjoy. The race site is accessible by the atv/utv route. Please call Shawn with questions 608-732-6553.

October 14, 2019

Dyersville Community Blood Drive

Starts: 1:00 pm

Ends: 5:00 pm

Location: 625 3rd Ave SE, Dyersville, IA 52040, USA

Description: The Dyersville Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, October 14th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM at the Dyersville Social Center (NEW LOCATION) at 625 3rd Avenue SE, Room A. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a Hometown Hero T-shirt! The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne in Dyersville/Dubuque. To schedule an appointment, contact Erica at 563-321-9613, email ebarker@mvrbc or schedule online at http://www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome. Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo ID.

October 18, 2019

Great River Reapers

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am

Location: 2750 Burden St, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA

Description: Dubuque Food Pantry Food Drive - Haunted Graveyard. Our Charity Home Haunt runs every October 1st Through 31st, which the public is invited to tour throughout the month. We have a huge display, including our Home made horse drawn hearse, 16 foot spider on the roof, clown shed, graveyard, Mausoleums, scenes in the garage and in the house and full sized and animated figures with scary music, sound, for and lighting. Our display has grown each year, over the past 28 years, the last 15 in Dubuque. We do a Canned food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry, and collect for The Veteran's Freedom Center. Our Haunted Graveyard opens on October 1st and runs through Halloween, Sunday thru Thursday until 10PM and Friday and Saturday until 11PM. On Halloween our family will be out in the graveyard in costume to scare the trick or treaters and other guests. Last year was our biggest year ever, with over 3500 visitors throughout the month and over 1700 visitors on Halloween.

October 20, 2019

Fountain of Youth

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 1:00 pm

Location: Dubuque County Fair Association, 14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002, USA

Description: Join us for our 2nd Soul Food Sunday. Nothing brings people together like sharing a meal, so please join us as we celebrate community and enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, and food.

Food will include Fried Chicken and Ribs, along with some side dishes prepared by Chef Tyrell Beard, Just Like Home Catering.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cash bar will be available

Tickets must be purchased in advance - $35 each.

Event will take place at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds - 4H Building