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2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. The season features thirteen professional guest artist performances selected from today’s international touring circuit. All 2014-2015 series performances occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons.

According to Heritage Center Executive Director, Thomas Robbins, “We are hoping to build on the momentum of our 2013-2014 inaugural season. The number and variety of events has expanded, and we expect it to appeal to a broad spectrum of both campus and community members.”

The 2014-2015 season features the following events:

Friday, September 5, 2014 7:30 p.m. John Pinero presents Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi

Sunday, September 21, 2014 2:00 p.m. Garrison Keillor

Friday, October 10, 2014 7:30 p.m. The McCartney Years

Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:00 p.m. Theatreworks USA presents Curious George

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:30 p.m. Aquila Theater presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Friday, November 14, 2014 7:30 p.m. Carrie Newcomer, folk singer/songwriter

Friday, February 13, 2015 7:30 p.m. Montana Repertory Theatre presents The Great Gatsby

Saturday, February 21, 2015 7:30 p.m. Dallas Brass presents American Musical Journey

Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:00 p.m. Theatreworks USA presents The Lightning Thief

Thursday, March 26, 2015 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Español presents Flamenco Passion!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:30 p.m. Annie Moses Band, gospel and bluegrass

Friday, April 17, 2015 7:00 p.m. The Berenstain Bears Live! in Family Matters the Musical

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:30 p.m. Forbidden Broadway, a parody of Broadway’s greatest hits Show prices and ticket on-sale dates are yet to be determined, and will be forthcoming early this summer.

Great Give Day on Tuesday, May 6

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) is hosting Great Give Day, Northeast Iowa’s first online giving day, on Tuesday, May 6. The 24-hour online fundraising day is an opportunity to celebrate and support local nonprofits while helping them to attract new donors and build online fundraising capabilities for long-term success. More than 50 nonprofits are participating in the event, which is open to nonprofits with endowment funds at CFGD. Continue reading →

“Eating Local on a Budget” Workshop Educates Community About Local Foods

The Driftless Market, Platteville Farmers Market, and Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee are excited to partner with the Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach to host a spring educational class to prepare the community for spring and seasonal eating!  Regional foods coordinator, Brittany Bethel, will provide suggestions and solutions for eating healthy and locally-sourced food on a budget.

This workshop will provide an overview of why it’s important to eat locally, reference research done comparing the cost of local vs. non-local foods, and offer practical advice on how to eat nutritious, seasonal, local and affordable meals.

Following the workshop participants will have the opportunity to visit a variety of local foods displays, and sample tasty local foods. Displays include tables by the Driftless Market, Platteville Farmers Market, Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee / Backyard Composting, and Two Onion Farm will have a display on featuring a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). This event kicks off the start of the regular Farmers Market season in Platteville, located at the CityPark, just off of the historic Main Street district.

Cost for attending the class is a $5.00 donation for the Senior Nutrition/Food Pantry Voucher Program. Class is FREE for students.

What:          “Eat Local on a Budget” workshop

When:         Saturday, April 26th 10:00am-12:00pm

Location:   Trinity Episcopal Church Community Room 250 Market Street Platteville, WI53818

For questions, please call 608-348-2696 or e-mail heidi@driftlessmarket.com Visit www.driftlessmarket.com

Dubuque Community Celebrates Earth Day Throughout April

Tuesday, April 22 marks internationally-celebrated Earth Day. Private businesses, non-profits, volunteer groups, and government offices are partnering locally to offer a variety of events to celebrate the day and support the Sustainable Dubuque vision.

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. More than one billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

Following is a list of activities for every age group to get involved in Earth Day in Dubuque.

  • Saturday, April 12th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Festival at the Grand River Center. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities for children in 3rd through 8th grades and their families.
  • Wednesday, April 16th, 7:00 p.m. – Green Iowa AmeriCorps Eco-Movie Night at the Dubuque Bike Coop. For more information, call 563-690-6032.
  • Thursday, April 17th, 6:30 p.m. – Natural Easter Egg Dying at Swiss Valley Nature Center.  Call 563-556-6745 for more information. Saturday, April 19th, 9 a.m. to noon – Swiss Valley Road Cleanup. Sponsored by Keep Dubuque County Clean & Green.  For more information or to sign up, call 563-588-7933.
  • Sunday, April 20th – Sunday, April 27th, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Roshek Earth Day Recycling Event in the Roshek Building lobby in Dubuque. For a list of acceptable materials or for more information, call 563-583-1470.
  • Friday, April 25th 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Prescription Drug Collection in the Walgreens parking lot at 345 E. 20th Street in Dubuque.
  • Saturday, April 26th, 8 a.m. to noon – Home Appliance & Electronics Recycling Event in the Resurrection Church’s lower parking lot in Dubuque. Fee charged for computer monitors. No TVs accepted. For more information, contact Mike Muir at 563-582-4919.
  • Saturday, April 26th, 10 a.m. to noon – Port of Dubuque Cleanup. Sponsored by the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, DMASWA, and Keep Dubuque County Clean & Green.  For more information or to sign up, call 563-557-9545.
  • Saturday, April 26th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Prescription Drug Collection in the Sam’s Club parking lot at 4400 Asbury Road in Dubuque.
  • Saturday, April 26th noon to 6 p.m. – 1st Annual Catfish Creek Festival at Swiss Valley Park.  Noon water quality monitoring, 1 pm stream clean-up, 2:30 live music.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food, drinks and a dish to pass for “grill and chill” time starting at 5 p.m

First Annual Catfish Creek Festival

To educate and engage the public on water quality and the Catfish Creek Watershed, the City of Dubuque and other area organizations will host the first annual Catfish Creek Festival on Saturday, April 26, at the Swiss Valley Park Walnut Pavillion, 13606 Swiss Valley Rd. Continue reading →

Master Gardener Call Center Open for Spring

The spring gardening season is here, and along with it comes questions about lawns, gardens and trees. The Dubuque County Master Gardeners are ready to help with research-based, unbiased solutions to gardening challenges of all kinds, including insects, pests, diseases and plant identification. Continue reading →
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