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Events  THURSDAY, APRIL 20 Songwriters Showcase: Melanie Devaney 7 PM @ GALENA CFA (GALENA, IL) Melanie Devaney, a singer-songwriter from Epworth, IA will perform at the Galena Center For the Arts as part of the center’s monthly Songwriters Showcase. Free. 219 Summit St. Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Dine Out for Public Schools PARTICIPATING DUBUQUE RESTAURANTS This new event is collaboration between area restaurants, the community, and FDPS, in raising funds for school grants to enrich Dubuque Community School District programs. Promotions applies all day and includes take out and delivery. Just mention “Dine Out for Public Schools.” View participating restaurants at DBQfoundation.org/events. FRIDAY, APRIL 21 but his life takes a hilarious turn when he meets the flaky young woman down the hall and her scheming boyfriend comes up with a devious plan to cash in on Harris’ past. $10 Early Bird performances; $20. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net. Urinetown: The Musical 7:30 PM @ GRAND OPERA HOUSE April 21–22 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m. In this musical, presented by Wahlert Catholic High School, because of a terrible water short- age, citizens must use public amenities and are charged admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. A hero decides he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. TheGrandOperaHouse.com. Party for the Planet Celebrate Africa! 10 AM–3 PM @ NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI 5:30–7:30 PM @ UD BLADES HALL RIVER MUSEUM & AQUARIUM Celebrate Africa! includes authentic food, a fashion show with traditional African fashion, exhibits, African dancing, music, an educational presentation about Africa, and a panel discussion with panelists from different African countries. Open to the public. Free . 563-589-3267. sortman@dbq.edu. In honor of Earth Day, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is hosting special conservation activities including milkweed seed balls. The first 400 families will receive a free Eastern White Pine tree sapling to plant in their yard. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com. Chamber Singers Spring Concert 7:30 PM @ UD BLADES CHAPEL Conducted by Kristen Eby, the 14-voice a capella UD Chamber Singers will perform repertoire in a variety of styles includ- ing American folk, world, classical, and pop. Free. dbq.edu/HeritageCenter. SATURDAY, APRIL 22 SUNDAY, APRIL 23 Walking to End Multiple Sclerosis Sounds of the Silver Screen Meet Authors Brian Falb Harrison and Melissa R. Michelson 8:30 AM @ MYSTIQUE ICE ARENA 2 PM @ WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 6 PM @ RIVER LIGHTS BOOKSTORE Walk MS unites teams to raise funds that drive ground-breaking MS research, provide life-changing services and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. Walk begins at 9:15 after registration. 855-372-1331. WalkMS.org. The Northeast Iowa School of Music’s (NISOM) three adult performance ensembles join forces to present a spring concert of music from the movies. Hear selections by Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, George M. Cohan, and more. Free. NISOM.com. Brian Falb Harrison and Melissa R. Michel- son will share and discuss their book Listen, We Need To Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights. The book looks at how identity and communication affect atti- tudes toward LGBT rights like marriage equality, employment non-discrimination, and transgender rights. Free. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com. MONDAY, APRIL 24 U.S. Grant’s 195 th Birthday Celebration 5 PM @ GRANT HOME STATE HISTORIC SITE & U.S. GRANT MUSEUM (GALENA, IL) Earth Day Bee Branch Clean-Up April 21 at 5 p.m. and April 22–23 at 9 a.m. Celebrate U.S. Grant’s birthday with a variety of events for all ages all through- out the weekend. GalenaHistory.org. 5–6:30 PM @ BEE BRANCH CREEK Shark Week @ NICC MAINTENANCE BUILDING NICC PEOSTA (PEOSTA, IA) Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up the Lower Bee Branch (meet at the Bee Branch Creek maintenance building near the E. 16 th St. bridge). Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Following the cleanup there will be a short geocaching session! Participants must bring a smartphone to find geocaches. All ages are welcome. Free. 563-589-4263. April 24–28. NICC will be hosting a Shark Week Fundraiser at the Peosta campus during their “Fins Up Spring Fling Week.” NICC is partnering with The Red Basket Project to help supply feminine hygiene products for their campus. In addition, the college will also be collecting money and/or feminine hygiene product dona- tions to help The Red Basket Project “bring dignity back to women, one tampon at a time,” in the Tri-State area. 563-556-5110 x451. Harris Cashes Out! Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival 7:30 PM @ BELL TOWER THEATER 10 AM–2 PM @ UD CHLAPATY RECREATION & April 21–22, 26–29, and May 3–6 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23, 30, and May 7 at 2 p.m. Forty years ago, Harris Wellborn wrote an off- Broadway musical that closed after one performance. Now Harris is down on his luck, WELLNESS CENTER Bring the family to experience over 50 free and fun activities, games, and experiments at this hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) event. NEIowaSTEM.com. DUBUQUE365.COMIssue #289 April 20–May 3, 2017 365INK MAGAZINE Events  5