Dyersville Happenings

Bingo - Held every Thursday at St. Francis Xavier parish hall in Dyersville from 7pm to 10pm.

Tuesday/Thursday - Every Tuesday and Thursday come play progressive euchre at the Dyersville Senior Center from 9-11am. Cost is only a quarter, and prizes are given away. Also, every Wednesday from 9:30-11am come play bingo at the Dyersville Senior Center. Cost is .50 for a set of four, prizes are given away.

JKPL Memoir Project at James Kennedy Public Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone has a story to tell, what's yours? Join us for this monthly writers' group that focuses on writing about personal stories and family history. No previous writing experience is necessary, please come and learn with us! This group will meet the third Monday of each  month.

Fourth Monday of each Month - The James Kennedy Public Library is hosting a NEW monthly open mic night at Brew & Brew on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Performers (age 13 & up) are encouraged to sign up for ten minute time slots and show off their talents. Poetry, music, readings and comedy are just a few examples!

Internship Available - The National Farm Toy Museum is seeking a qualified university or college student desiring to gain hands-on experience in a museum setting. This paid internship is available during May-August 2017 and made possible with the assistance of an internship grant from the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. This internship will focus on the digital curation of the museum's collection to create a digital tour guide of the museum. Send to : Museum Manager, Amanda Schwartz at aschwartz@dyersville.com

Dyersville Farmers Market will start on May 25th, running every Thursday until October 5th. Held at the Dyersville Commercial Park 2:00-5:30 p.m. For vendor information, contact Karla at 563-875-2311.

During the month of June, members from PrISUm (the ISU student organization that manufactured a solar car) are traveling to all 99 counties in the state of Iowa to showcase the vehicle. #SunRun99 will be stopping at the Dyersville Chamber on June 21st, 11am-1pm. Come check out the vehicle and go for a spin!

Master Gardener Call Center Have plant questions? The Master Gardener have answers! Simply bring your plant sample or question in to their office during call center hours, or call and talk to a Master Gardener one-on-one. Held at Dubuque Co. ISU Extension. April through October: Thursdays 1:00-4:00pm Call 563-583-6496 http://www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/MGcall-center

June 22nd - Iowa's Own Monument Man: George Stout. The Monuments Men were a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others who risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture during WWII. Held at the James Kennedy Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

June 24th - Tour of Gardens will be showcasing spectacular gardens around Dubuque and surrounding areas on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This annual event is a unique chance to get "behind the scenes" and see how people have transformed their yards into stunning landscapes. Tickets for the Tour of Gardens are $10 per person and can be purchased on the day of the tour at any of the garden locations. http://www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/MgTourofGardens


Monticello Happenings

 US Cell Tech Class (4-6pm) Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for all your technology questions. Bring in your mobile device and learn all you can use it for. Held at the Monticello Public Library (205 E Grand St.)

Monticello Farmers Market: Wednesday's from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday's from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

June 21st - Free & Open to the Public Iowa's Own Monuments Man: George Stout -  6:00 p.m. held at the Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library Nancy Trask will present historical slides about the Monuments Men, highlighting George Stout who was born and raised in Winterset, Iowa. Light refreshments provided.

June 24th - Held at the Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library "Tipperary Fiber N Arts Studio" Margie Meehan of Hopkinton Silk Scarf Dying from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This program is for adults only and space is limited. There is a materials cost of $15, with an option for a second scarf for $5 if time allows. Registration and prepayment due by June 22nd.