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The Medium Was Rare - Radio Play

Galena Country Enjoy a mysteriously good time with the live radio play of The Medium Was Rare. It's based on the Adventures of Philip Marlowe Private Detective written by Raymond Chandler. The original broadcast was in 1951 and the Galena Center for the Arts presentation features period costumes, jingle commercials, live music, and sound effects. Additional dates: April 26 at 7 - 9 pm April 27 at 7 - 9 pm April 28 at 2 - 4 pm. Telephone number: 779-214-0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: $16. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage

Galena Country The U.S. Grant Pilgrimage is a weekend full of activities for the general public and scout groups, celebrating Ulysses S. Grant's birthday. Enjoy Civil War reenactments & encampment, the Galena Fire Department’s bucket brigade and watch as Midwest scouting groups parade down Galena’s Historic Main Street. Saturday: 8:00  – 5:00 p.m.: Reenactors will be located all-day in Grant’s Park, located along the Galena River across from downtown Galena. 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.: The Galena Fire Department holds its bucket brigade. 11:30 a.m.: Watch as reenactors recreate a Civil War skirmish in front of the Galena Train Depot. Sunday:  1:30 p.m.: Watch as reenactors recreate a Civil War skirmish in front of the Galena Train Depot. For Scout Groups: Take part in one of the Midwest’s biggest and best scouting adventures. Find more information at http://www.blackhawkscouting.org/USGrantPilgrimage/USGP-Activities Schedule is approximate and subject to change. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: Free for spectators, $10 for scouts. Friday, April 26, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019. Various locations Downtown Galena. For more info visit www.blackhawkscouting.org.

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Herbalist Tamara Ambroz

Galena Country Join Tamara Ambroz, Clinical Herbalist, for a leisurely stroll along the Galena River Walk Trail. You'll learn about edible and medicinal plants of the beautiful Driftless. You'll also learn some history and ecology. All children 13 and under are free with a paid, responsible adult (maximum 2 children per adult). This trail is wide, compacted gravel and is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Additional dates: Every Friday through May. Telephone number: 816.281.9235. Web site address: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/driftless-wild-16594123404. Admission: $10 per person *Children - see description for details. Friday, April 26, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Galena River Trail head, Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036 91 Depo.

Moonlight Frog Walk

Galena Country Bring the whole family to a frog walk beginning on the east side of the Meeker Street footbridge along the Galena River Trail in downtown Galena. Learn all about frogs and toads, join us in a toast to spring, and then take part in a guided hike down the trail to see how many frogs we can see and hear. Participants will learn about the difference between frogs and toads as well as how to identify them by their sound or “call”. Parking is available on Park Avenue and Jefferson Street in Galena. This is a catch and release event. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Meeker Street Footbridge Galena, IL 61036.

Moonlight Frog Walk

Galena Country Join the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation for a frog walk beginning on the east side of the Meeker Street footbridge along the Galena River Trail in downtown Galena. Learn all about frogs and toads, join us in a toast to spring, and then take part in a guided hike down the trail to see how many frogs we can see and hear. Participants will learn about the difference between frogs and toads as well as how to identify them by their sound or “call”. Parking is available on Park Avenue and Jefferson Street in Galena. This is a catch and release event and will be held rain or shine. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Meeker Street Footbridge Galena, IL 61036.

The Medium Was Rare - Radio Play

Galena Country Enjoy a mysteriously good time with the live radio play of The Medium Was Rare. It's based on the Adventures of Philip Marlowe Private Detective written by Raymond Chandler. The original broadcast was in 1951 and the Galena Center for the Arts presentation features period costumes, jingle commercials, live music, and sound effects. Additional dates: April 27 at 7 - 9 pm April 28 at 2 - 4 pm. Telephone number: 779-214-0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: $16. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Bluebird & Red-headed Woodpecker Workshop

Galena Country Everyone is invited to this workshop on bluebirds and red-headed woodpeckers. Experts from the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation's Bluebird Recovery Program will discuss setting up and monitoring bluebird nest boxes and share how the success of the bluebird trails in Jo Daviess County has brought bluebirds back from the brink of extinction. Discover the best ways to select the location for a nest box, the features of the nest box, and what to expect when you monitor the bluebirds who use it. You can also find out how to join a team monitoring an existing bluebird trail, or attract these gems of blue to raise families in your own yard. The workshop will also cover the basics of red-headed woodpeckers, another native, cavity-nesting bird whose population have been declining. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Galena Territory Owner's Club 2000 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

General Grant's Homefront Reenactment

Galena Country Experience the 1860s through a Living History Encampment and Civil War Battle. Sanitary Fair (a Civil War Ladies Bazaar supporting our troops) with beautiful handmade items for sale. Battle Reenactment takes place at 11:30 a.m. Schedule is approximate and subject to change. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/tristatehistoricalpresentations/. Admission: $5 Free admission for people in full scout uniform or military uniform. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:30 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St Galena, Illinois 61036.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: May.11: 2-4 p.m. Jun. 29: 2-4 p.m. Jul. 27: 2-4 p.m. Aug.17: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28: 2-4 p.m. Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

The Medium Was Rare - Radio Play

Galena Country Enjoy a mysteriously good time with the live radio play of The Medium Was Rare. It's based on the Adventures of Philip Marlowe Private Detective written by Raymond Chandler. The original broadcast was in 1951 and the Galena Center for the Arts presentation features period costumes, jingle commercials, live music, and sound effects. Additional dates: April 28 at 2 - 4 pm. Telephone number: 779-214-0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: $16. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Josh Sinclair

Galena Country 14 albums in and Joshua Sinclair is just getting started. He continues to capture what life is like being a songwriter for the past 20 years. The highs and lows of life on the road, the glitz, the glam, and the disappointments. From signing multiple record deals to the music biz in general to living, loving, and the relationships along the way. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

The Medium Was Rare - Radio Play

Galena Country Enjoy a mysteriously good time with the live radio play of The Medium Was Rare. It's based on the Adventures of Philip Marlowe Private Detective written by Raymond Chandler. The original broadcast was in 1951 and the Galena Center for the Arts presentation features period costumes, jingle commercials, live music, and sound effects. Telephone number: 779-214-0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: $16. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Ride the Ups and Downs

Galena Country This bicycle ride is a one-day tour of beautiful Galena Country (Jo Daviess County, Illinois) that features hilly terrain, spectacular ridge top panoramas and long valley views. Choose one of three clearly marked routes on rolling, low traffic, paved roads throughout our rural setting: 32 miles (50 km) 52 miles (84 km) 63 miles (100 km) Register online here or download registration form here. Telephone number: 815.555.5555. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2SwQyUP. Admission: $30 Includes: Map & cue sheets, marked routes, SAG support food & drink at rest stops and freshly baked homemade cookies. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. CTE Academy 950 US Hwy 20 Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Portrait Workshop

Galena Country This portrait workshop will be conducted by Lisa Towers, using use a live model. Lunch will be provided and the final hour will include a critique and wine and cheese. Towers is a classical realist oil painter with a BFA from the University of Miami. Her experience teaching includes the California Art Institute in Thousands Oaks California and Dubuque Iowa. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: $135. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Stoned Art Studio in All River Road Talent's monthly ARRT Drive

Galena Country Stoned Art Studio & Gallery participates in All River Road Talent’s, May ARRT Drive. Travel the Driftless Region’s exquisite back-roads and byways seeing outstanding artists showcase their original creations in their studios and galleries. Visit Stoned Art Studio & Gallery sitting on one of the region’s most scenic hilltops, view artist Henry Matthiessen III’s collections of award-winning regional landscape photography along with his unique one of kind stone oil lamp sculptures. Refreshments and blues music on hand. Telephone number: 708.565.9768. Web site address: http://www.stonedartstudio.com/. Admission: Free. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 284 N Snipe Hollow Rd Elizabeth, IL 61028.

P.T. Murphy Magic - AART Drive

Galena Country Experience the mysteries of an ancient art. The art of MAGIC! All River Road Talent May AART Drive. Telephone number: 779.214.0035. Web site address: www.ptmurphy.com. Admission: $30. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM. P.T. Murphy Magic 204 Hill St. Galena, IL 61036.

Bryce Parks

Galena Country Acoustic singer/songwriter. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Stoned Art Studio in All River Road Talent's monthly ARRT Drive

Galena Country Stoned Art Studio & Gallery participates in All River Road Talent’s, May ARRT Drive. Travel the Driftless Region’s exquisite back-roads and byways seeing outstanding artists showcase their original creations in their studios and galleries. Visit Stoned Art Studio & Gallery sitting on one of the region’s most scenic hilltops, view artist Henry Matthiessen III’s collections of award-winning regional landscape photography along with his unique one of kind stone oil lamp sculptures. Refreshments and blues music on hand. Telephone number: 708.565.9768. Web site address: http://www.stonedartstudio.com/. Admission: Free. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 284 N Snipe Hollow Rd Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Main Street Sidewalk Sale

Galena Country Join our Main Street merchants for their spring cleaning and you are the winner. There will be sales throughout Main Street, both on the street and inside the stores. Shop til you drop and then drop into one of Main Street's great restaurants for a bite to eat. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/GalenaDowntown/. Admission: Free. Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, May 12, 2019, 5:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Jun. 29: 2-4 p.m. Jul. 27: 2-4 p.m. Aug.17: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28: 2-4 p.m. Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Secrets Bands

Galena Country Secrets Band provides a wide variety of music genres in Dubuque, Madison, and the entire Tri-State area. Danny provides quality entertainment in a professional and fun venue. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Galena Farmers outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this year is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Galena River Trail Run

Galena Country Come for the run and stay for the fun!  The Run: The race will take place on the popular Galena River Trail, surrounded by beauty. This trail is located adjacent to the old Galena Rail Depot in historic and scenic Galena. The forested trail winds south to Galena Junction and the backwaters of the Mississippi River, making for a scenic out-and-back racing course. What a perfect setting!  10K - runners only , 5K - runners and walkers , Kids fun run - children 12 yrs and under , Chip timing provided by J3Timing  , Finishers’ medals to all participants who complete the course - Whoo-hoo! , Awards for overall top male and female finishers. , Age-division awards for top three male and female runners. , A dri-fit technical short-sleeved shirt is guaranteed to all runners who are registered by May 12. , All race proceeds will be donated to Galena Kiwanis to provide recreational parks for the children of the community. Telephone number: 630.269.8827. Web site address: www.kiwanisclubofgalena.org. Admission: $30 for 10K  $25 for 5K Price increases after May 1. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galena Depot Park 91 Bouthillier Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Sky Trail Race

Galena Country The 8-hour race starts at 8 a.m. The 4-hour race starts at 12 p.m. Party, finisher meal and t-shirt all included in sign up.   Come Dressed To Conquer Nordic Viking Warriors is the theme of the day. Best costume of the day wins a Warrior Prize. The Course Think of yourself as a Nordic Warrior conquering these challenging, yet runnable trails! You are the hero of the day! The course is set on the trails of Chestnut Mountain Resort - the same hills you ski in the winter! You'll be treated to majestic views of the mighty Mississippi River and you will see Iowa and Wisconsin across the river! Look forward to the evening, eating a delicious finisher meal prepared by Chestnut Mountain Resort restaurant while watching the grand sunset on the Mississippi horizon. What more could you ask for?! This is not your PR course, but you will feel good about the miles you knock out here! Looped course that brings you back to a jammin' party every time. DJ, music, and FUN after party! There are even prizes for the… Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: https://www.galenaskytrailrace.com/. Admission: 4 hrs loop: $76 ($99 after Jan. 29) 8 hrs loop: $86 ($115 after Jan. 29). Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Chestnut Mountain Lodge.

Galena River Wine & Cheese Portfolio Tasting

Galena Country Tickle your tastebuds at this exciting new tasting event!  Grab your friends and sample more than 70 wines, artisan cheeses and even some craft beers selected by Galena River Wine & Cheese. The Tasting is hosted by and proceeds to benefit the Galena Jo-Daviess Historical Society. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass for you to take home, a tasting program and special discounts at Galena River Wine & Cheese. Check in at the Gateway to History. All attendees must check-in in person to have their I.D checked.  This is an outdoor event with plenty of space under tents in case of rain. The event will be held rain or shine.  Please email any questions to info@galenawineandcheese.com or visit www.galenariverwineandcheese.com/portfolio. Telephone number: 815.777.9430. Web site address: http://www.galenariverwineandcheese.com/portfolio. Admission: $25 per person - advanced purchase $30 per person - at the door  *Must be 21+ to attend.  *Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate for $10/driver. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gateway to History 403 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Jason Ray Brown

Galena Country "He's been called ""the hardest working musician in the Midwest"". Jason sings, plays electric guitar, harmonica and drums all at the same time. Once you've seen him, you'll see what the buzz is about.16 years’ experience. Associate’s Degree in Music. 100+ tour dates per year. Performed for President Obama and First Lady Obama. Cast for an audition by NBC’s, “America’s Got Talent”. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: Jun. 23: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug.11: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov.10:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.15:11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Beer Pairing Dinner at Galena Brewing Company

Galena Country Enjoy a four course meal made just for you! Each course will be paired with one of the deliciously crafted brews. Talk beer, talk history, or anything else that comes to the table. This dinner provides a private atmosphere to engage with other guests and the brewery staff. Share questions and interests related to anything 'beer' and so much more. Menu:  Seared duck breast, honey goat cheese, charred split pea. , Bone marrow, caper brown butter, roasted garlic crostini, dandelion greens.  , Braised lamb shank, stout demi-glace, potato latke, peppered brussel sprout. , Dark chocolate crème brulee, chocolate curls. Chantilly cream. Seating is limited - call 815.275.5231 for reservations a.s.a.p. Telephone number: 815.275.5231. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: $60  *Excluding tax and gratuity *Coupons and/or discounts not valid. Friday, May 24, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Suggy 'n Mince

Galena Country The Danny Parker Project provides a wide variety of music genres in Dubuque, Madison, and the entire Tri-State area. Danny provides quality entertainment in a professional and fun venue. Telephone number: 815.275.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, May 24, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this year is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Brian Marceau

Galena Country Brian Marceau has played music in the Midwest and Canada for nearly 40 years. An Iowa resident, Brian currently plays solo and group gigs in the Tri-State area. Featuring vocals, guitar, piano and harmonica, he brings a casual approach to entertaining. He is always up for impromptu audience participation. Guests are welcome to join him at any time to prove their talents! His song list includes the Beatles, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Van Morrison, and many other pop, blues and rock artists. Join Brian for a fun afternoon. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Ten Gallon Hat

Galena Country Andrew Houy in a four-piece country band focusing on old classics and new favorites – Don’t Miss’em! http://www.tengallonhatmusic.com/bio/. Telephone number: 815.275.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Steve McIntyre

Galena Country Come sing along with Steve as he sings cover songs from artist like the Beatles, Neil Young, CCR, Eagles, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Billy Joel and folk legends like Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Cash, FY5, as well as many many others. Additional dates: Sat. June 8, 2019 1:30-5pm Sat. Sept 14, 2019 1:30-5pm. Telephone number: 815.591-2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Galena Country Join in on the ultimate ‘who-dun-it’ that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat and have you die laughing! Imagine, it’s March 22nd, 1933, prohibition is nearing an end, and Tiffany “Gold” Digman’s guests want to know: what treasures did her late husband find on his digs as an archeologist? What else will his friends dig up while they gather at The Cellars Speak Easy to drink a toast to his last days on earth? Was there foul play? And if there was, will the killer get away with it? Inspector Seymore Clues returns to solve the mystery and bring out the truth, but not before a séance mediated by a Hollywood actress past her prime, a love song sung by the grieving widow, another murder, and tons of laughs! Telephone number: 815.776.5034. Web site address: http://www.eagleridge.com.letgroup.com/ap-murder-mystery.php. Admission: $75. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:45 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Garret Hillary

Galena Country Garrett Hillary is a solo guitarist who plays a wide variety of music, anything from country classics to rock and roll, and everything in between. His versatility makes him a skilled musician. Telephone number: 815.275.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, May 30, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Birding 101

Galena Country Having trouble telling your red-headed woodpecker from your red-bellied woodpecker? Your scarlet tanager from your Baltimore Oriole? Then Birding 101 is for you! Bring the family to the Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary and join expert birders from JDCF who will show you how to ID wild birds in the field. Walking over mowed paths required. Picture: (c) Rich Mattas. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $10 per person. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary 5559 E Rush Creek Road Stockton, IL 61085.

Spring Fling in Elizabeth

Galena Country Come to Elizabeth and celebrate Spring. Main Street businesses have sales and special offers. The kids will love the bounce houses and petting zoo at the Fire Department Open House. Enjoy softball and baseball tournaments at Terrapin Park and music at the annual Firemen's Dance starting at 9 p.m. Telephone number: 815.291.7092. Web site address: www.elizabeth-il.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Main Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

To Have and To Hold

Galena Country As part of the Elizabeth Spring Fling, attend an 1830's style wedding at the Apple River Fort. Festivities will include a wedding ceremony, dancing, games, food, and more! A real-life couple, Thomas Jefferson Clark and Jane Josephine Murdock, who both took part in the battle, were married in the Fort after the war was over. Telephone number: 815.858.2028. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Apple River Fort Site 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Kampfire Kings

Galena Country Acoustic rock and roll from the 60s 70s and 80s Originals by Dave Pingel. Covering coffee house style and full on rock and roll! http://bit.ly/2bXPTtB. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, June 6, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Lewis Knudsen

Galena Country Lewis Knudsen is a mixed-genre, multi-instrumentalist songwriter based in Rock Island, IL (Quad Cities). In the past few years Lewis has toured coast to coast in the US, as well as South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.K. Lewis has opened for bands such as Amy Helm, Jesicca Hernandez, Nicholas David, and Davina and the Vagabonds. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, June 7, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 8, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Bluebird Trail Walk

Galena Country The Bluebird Recovery Program of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation invites everyone to enjoy a Bluebird Trail Walk at Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve. Guided tours will be given on easy and scenic bluebird trails to see bluebird eggs and babies up close in nest boxes. You will also learn about the basics of bluebird monitoring. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve 870 S Pilot Knob Rd Galena, IL 61036.

Steve McIntyre

Galena Country Come sing along with Steve as he sings cover songs from artist like the Beatles, Neil Young, CCR, Eagles, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Billy Joel and folk legends like Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Cash, FY5, as well as many many others. Additional dates: Sat. Sept 14, 2019 1:30-5pm. Telephone number: 815.591-2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Historic Cemetery Walk - 26th Annual

Galena Country Every June, the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society honors the lives and contributions of past Galenians with its annual Cemetery Walk. Walk from headstone to headstone and be met by local performers who portray select individuals buried in Galena’s Old City Cemetery and recount key episodes of their lives.  “The Cemetery Walk is a very personal way for Galenians to celebrate our town’s past,” says Ronn Toebaas, Galena-based writer and director. “Combining the talents of our great assortment of local performers with the stories to past Galenians who lived rich, enthralling lives results in memorable presentations.” 75-minute guided walking tour. . Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://www.galenahistory.org/event/cemetery-walk/. Admission: $15. Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – Sunday, June 9, 2019, 4:00 PM. Old City Cemetery N. Dodge Street, between Hill & Washington St. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenahistorymuseum.org.

Lewis Knudsen DUO

Galena Country Lewis Knudsen is a mixed-genre, multi-instrumentalist songwriter based in Rock Island, IL (Quad Cities). In the past few years, Lewis has toured coast to coast in the US, as well as South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.K. Lewis has opened for bands such as Amy Helm, Jesicca Hernandez, Nicholas David, and Davina and the Vagabonds. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 8, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, June 13, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Cemetery Walk Indoor Performance

Galena Country Every June the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society remembers the lives and contributions of past Galenians with its annual Cemetery Walk. Local performers portray select individuals buried in Galena's Greenwood Cemetery. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, this year’s Cemetery Walk will feature individuals who lived during that period. Some fought and died; others supported the war effort from home.  An indoor seated performance of the 26th Annual Cemetery Walk will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Galena on Friday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets sold at the door on the day of the performance. Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Admission: $15. Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Grace Episcopal Church 309 Hill Street Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenahistory.org.

Joshua Sinclair

Galena Country 14 albums in and Joshua Sinclair is just getting started. He continues to capture what life is like being a songwriter for the past 20 years. The highs and lows of life on the road, the glitz, the glam, and the disappointments. From signing multiple record deals to the music biz in general to living, loving, and the relationships along the way. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, June 14, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Chalkfest

Galena Country Chalkfest returns for a second year. Young and old can channel their inner artist and create on a canvas of concrete and street. Look for bold brushstrokes with bright candy colors and pastels that mimic summer days.You can even participate by registering on the website. Make it a family art day, or a boasting competition with friends and sign up. You can watch the creativity for an hour or all day. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Thunderbird Safari

Galena Country Day 1 - June 15, 8 a.m. to noon at Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve Archaeologist and historian Dr. Phil Millhouse will guide a half-day safari of one of the most significant Native American cultural sites in all of Illinois, featuring the last known intact Thunderbird effigy mound in the state. The safari begins with coffee, tea, and homemade pastries, as Phil tells you the amazing story of the mound builder society, creators of the Thunderbird. Then, the safari will traverse the stunning landscape of JDCF’s Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve, overlooking the Mississippi, where you will view the Thunderbird along with many other burial mounds in the Aiken Mound group, which are still visible today. The  tour of the site includes wilderness trails where native and edible plants and a variety of wildlife can also be viewed. Day 2 - June 16, 9 a.m. to noon at Gratiot's Grove, Shullsburg WI The safari location moves to an archaeological dig at nearby Gratiot’s Grove, Wisconsin, outside… Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $50 per person  $35 for JDCF members. Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:00 AM – Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12:00 PM. Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve 870 S. Pilot Knob Road Galena, IL 61036.

5th Fret

Galena Country Some classics and modern pop, rock Duo. https://www.facebook.com/5thfretIowa. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Great Galena Balloon Race

Galena Country Sky above, earth below, fire within...the life of a hot air balloon!  Explore these magical inventions at this spectacular three-day event. Get right up close to the balloons and learn all about them. This event features more than 20 hot air balloons, three races, a night glow extravaganza, a car show, live music, an art show and activities for the whole family. Burgers. hot dogs, walking-tacos and more will be available including drinks. Free parking and a shuttle to the event field will be available.  For any questions about the event, visit: www.greatgalenaballoonrace.com and complete the contact form under FAQ's, or follow the Facebook page. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: $5 at the gate  (no advanced purchase necessary). Friday, June 21, 2019 – Sunday, June 23, 2019. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.greatgalenaballoonrace.com.

4 Winemakers ~ 4 Wine Flights ~ 4 Flight Choices

Galena Country Join us as we kick off Corkless in Galena Wine Festival with a Pre-Celebration “Flight-Night”! Wineries Flight of Four: Enjoy a flight of four wines from 4 winemakers for only $15 – 1 wine from August Hill Winery, 1 wine from Galena Cellars Winery, 1 wine from Massbach Ridge Winery and 1 wine from Prairie State Winery. Four flight options to choose from: Reds, Whites, Rosés, or Sweet wines. The wines included in the flights will also be available to purchase by the glass. Meet the Winemakers: Winemakers from Galena Cellars, August Hill, Massbach Ridge, and Prairie State will make an appearance during the evening. Live music and light snacks will be provided. Telephone number: 815.777.3330. Web site address: www.corklessgalena.com. Admission: No coverage. $15 for a flight. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galena Cellars 515 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Bobolink Safari

Galena Country International birding expert Bobbi Asher guides you through Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary to view bobolinks and other rare and beautiful birds in their natural environments. Note: Walking on uneven ground will be required. For more information and to sign up, email info@jdcf.org. Additional dates: June 29. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $50 per person  $35 for JDCF members  *Includes lunch. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary 5559 E Rush Creek Road Stockton, IL 61085.

Massbach Ridge Wine Run 5K

Galena Country Like Running?  Love Wine?  This race is for you! This exciting new run features scenic views of Galena Country and great wine produced by Massbach Ridge Winery. Registration Options: 1) Run then Wine (RTW Division) Like wine and running... just not at the same time? Run the 5k course with the rest of the field, then enjoy a full pour at the finish line with your friends! 2) 0.0 K Race Spectators are also encouraged to attend! The 0k option gains you access to the race and includes a full pour and a souvenir wine glass... and you don't even have to run!  Visit the website or email andy@J3Timing.com. Telephone number: 815.291.6700. Web site address: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Elizabeth/MassbachWineRun. Admission: 5K Run: $25  Wine Sampling Spectator: $10 (9 a.m.-  noon) *All participants will receive a race t-shirt, souvenir wine glass, and a free glass of wine (or soda for our under 21 runners) after the race! Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Massbach Ridge Winery 8837 S. Massbach Rd. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Corkless in Galena

Galena Country Don't keep the wine bottled up... go Corkless! Celebrate the wines and food of Northern Illinois and beyond at this awesome outdoor event.  Sample selections of unique wines produced by family-owned Northern Illinois Wineries. Bring your chairs and spend the day outside, under the trees. Dance barefoot on the grass to the live music on stage, browse through the different art and craft exhibits by talented local artists, grab some delicious treats from food vendors and of course enjoy the wine!  Live music line-up: Lizzie Neal Band and Jordan Danielson & Jeff Spradley  Don't forget to kick off this great event with the Winery Flight Night on Fri. June 21: https://bit.ly/2IUkYjt. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: www.corklessgalena.com. Admission: Adult $20   Child:$5 Price includes:1 festival wine glass and 5 tasting tickets good for 1 oz. pours or food. Advance purchase includes: in addition to the above, you will receive a $5 voucher at the gate which is good towards the purchase of a bottle of wine. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 91 Bouthillier St Galena, Illinois 61036.

David Weld and the Imperials

Galena Country Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames, an authentic blues band, high energy with versatile talent, variety, and a cohesive show that includes original driving blues, boogie, R&B, and Soul. The originals are classic in nature, the standards are revitalized with striking three-part vocal harmony, three vocal stylists, Passionate slide guitarist, Dave Weld schooled from Grammy Winning Master J.B. Hutto, along with blues diva and two time Rami winner Mona Rose (Monica Myhre), Red Hot Saxman Dudley Owens, creamy voice of Jeff Taylor with a solid beat on drums and tight, rock rhythm section with Kenny Pickens blazing on bass. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Battle of the Apple River Fort

Galena Country Join the celebration of the 187th anniversary of the Battle of the Apple River Fort! The Fort is one of many battle sites from the 1832 Black Hawk War waged throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. On June 24, 1832, forty-five men, women, and children successfully defended the Fort from Black Hawk himself and 200 of his braves. Costumed interpreters at the Fort will give tours, cook period recipes, and fire off muskets in celebration. Telephone number: 815.858.2028. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Apple River Fort Site 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: July 14: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug.11: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov.10:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.15:11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, June 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Meghan Davis

Galena Country Meghan Davis is an area favorite guitar and vocal performer from Northwest Illinois. Her easy-listening solo acoustic shows provide an enjoyable, relaxing, and fun atmosphere that anyone will appreciate. Her shows consist of current hits and music from the past 5 decades including classic rock, pop and a little bit of country. She features hits from a wide array of artists such as James Taylor, Carly Simon, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, John Denver, The Goo Goo Dolls, Maroon 5, Matchbox 20, The Counting Crows, John Mayer, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Ed Sheeran and many more. Meghan enjoys communicating with her audiences through her charismatic personality. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, June 28, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Bobolink Safari

Galena Country International birding expert Bobbi Asher guides you through Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary to view bobolinks and other rare and beautiful birds in their natural environments. Note: Walking on uneven ground will be required. For more information and to sign up, email info@jdcf.org. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $50 per person  $35 for JDCF members  *Includes lunch. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary 5559 E Rush Creek Road Stockton, IL 61085.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Jul. 27: 2-4 p.m. Aug.17: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28: 2-4 p.m. Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Suggy 'n Mince

Galena Country The Danny Parker Project provides a wide variety of music genres in Dubuque, Madison, and the entire Tri-State area. Danny provides quality entertainment in a professional and fun venue. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

4th of July Celebration - Stockton, IL

Galena Country Stockton, IL has a population of 2,000, but on July 4th thousands more people roam the Stockton Memorial Park to take part in festivities and witness an amazing fireworks display. This celebration is easily the largest and longest-running in the region, having grown into a “must-do” event throughout it’s more than 50 years in existence. 3-on-3 basketball tournament More than 70 vendor booths in the Stockton Memorial Park. Bounce houses, a kiddie tractor pull, BINGO and live entertainment Kid's Science Stage Show Lions Club Chicken Dinner - Starts at 11 a.m. More information about all of the events included in the Stockton 4th of July Celebration can be found online at www.facebook.com/stocktons4th. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.stocktonjuly4.com. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Stockton Memorial Park US Highway 20 West & Pearl Street Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Fourth at the Fort

Galena Country Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Apple River Fort! Enjoy period games and dancing, listen to speeches, toasts, and petitions, try Election Cake, and more! Bring your own blankets and picnic lunch. Water, lemonade, and desserts will be available courtesy of the Fort. Telephone number: 815.858.2028. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 311 East Myrtle St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

The Spoon Carver Cottage - Pop up Shop

Galena Country Located at the top of The Green Street Stairs, The Spoon Carver Cottage features authentic hand carved wooden spoons by Fox River Spoon Company, high-quality kitchen boards by Block & Board Co. and early American inspired home decor items by The 1850 Cottage Collection. Several other local artists will have items on display and for sale. Sit on the patio, enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage, enjoy breathtaking views overlooking historic downtown Galena, and check-out the spoon carving demonstration. Go ahead, climb the stairs, or drive up to Prospect Street (plenty of street parking available). Fox River Spoon Company is a proud member of All River Road Talent, Scenic Art Drive (ARRT). Telephone number: 224.209.6409. Web site address: www.thespooncarvercottage.com. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – Saturday, July 6, 2019, 5:00 PM. 306 S. Prospect St. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Independence Day Celebration - 23rd Annual

Galena Country Happy Birthday, U.S.A! Downtown Galena will be in high spirits as the town celebrates the Fourth of July!  6 p.m.: Annual community parade, featuring local businesses, floats, bands, and marchers. Following the parade, head on down to the Green Street Plaza to enjoy live entertainment, food, and beverages while waiting for the fireworks display to begin. At dusk, be ready to witness a spectacular fireworks display launched from Grant Park! Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 3:00 PM. Main St. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.kiwanisclubofgalena.org.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Shenandoah Pro Rodeo and Fireworks

Galena Country Boots, chaps and cowboy hats! Saddle up for the world's best bucking horses and bulls, double tough cowboys with nerves of steel!  The Shenandoah Riding Center goes out west for two nights featuring bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, bull riding, and women’s barrel racing … all of the fan favorites. Three Hills Rodeo Company presents this two and a half hour event starring professional cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation. The Shenandoah Pro Rodeo will be serving up an exciting slate of competition, 8 seconds at a time! The evening ends with a firework spectacular!! Don't miss it! Telephone number: 815.777.9550. Web site address: https://www.theshenandoahridingcenter.com/events. Admission: Adults - $15 (in advance) $20 (day of show) Children 12 yrs and under - $10 (in advance) $15 (day of show) Children under 5 yrs - Free Gates open at 6 p.m. for FREE Pre-show – come early. Advanced tickets are available at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly and Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. The first 250 kids on Sunday night will receive a free cowboy hat compliments of First Community Bank! Friday, July 5, 2019, 7:30 PM – Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10:30 PM. Shenandoah Riding Center 200 N Brodrecht Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Belden Boy Writing Camp

Galena Country The Belden Boy Writing Camp is for budding young authors (3rd grade on up) who would love to write and illustrate their own hard covered book. This unique camp is one of a kind...besides the picnic lunches, t-shirts, playing stickball, young authors are gently guided under the supervision of award winning literacy teachers to write a children's story of their very own all within the walls of an 1859 one-room schoolhouse, Belden School! This is the setting of the award winning Belden Boy Series!   Possible second camp the following week, same days and time. TBA/call  815.777.4150. Telephone number: 815.777.4150. Web site address: www.Beldenboy.com. Admission: $325 per person. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Belden School 52 Heatherdowns Lane Galena, IL 61036.

Belden Boy Writing Camp

Galena Country The Belden Boy Writing Camp is for budding young authors (3rd grade on up) who would love to write and illustrate their own hard covered book. This unique camp is one of a kind...besides the picnic lunches, t-shirts, playing stickball, young authors are gently guided under the supervision of award winning literacy teachers to write a children's story of their very own all within the walls of an 1859 one-room schoolhouse, Belden School! This is the setting of the award winning Belden Boy Series!  Possible second camp in the following week, same days and time. TBA/call  815.777.4150. Telephone number: 815.777.4150. Web site address: www.Beldenboy.com. Admission: $325 per person. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Belden School 52 Heatherdowns Lane Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts: "Marimba, Anyone?" with Keith Lienert

Galena Country Keith Lienert, the principal percussionist with Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, has entranced audiences with his masterful performances on the marimba and the steel drums, in addition to other percussion instruments. Keith has performed with numerous artists and ensembles, including Isthmus Brass. He currently serves as the percussion faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Keith will present an entertaining and educational look at unique percussion instruments, including marimba and vibraphone, and the interesting sounds they can make. www.keithlienert.com. Telephone number: 815.777.1050. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: Free. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Belden Boy Writing Camp

Galena Country The Belden Boy Writing Camp is for budding young authors (3rd grade on up) who would love to write and illustrate their own hard covered book. This unique camp is one of a kind...besides the picnic lunches, t-shirts, playing stickball, young authors are gently guided under the supervision of award winning literacy teachers to write a children's story of their very own all within the walls of an 1859 one-room schoolhouse, Belden School! This is the setting of the award winning Belden Boy Series!  Possible second camp in the following week, same days and time. TBA/call  815.777.4150. Telephone number: 815.777.4150. Web site address: www.Beldenboy.com. Admission: $325 per person. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Belden School 52 Heatherdowns Lane Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts: Classical Night with the Black Oak Ensemble

Galena Country The Black Oak Ensemble made up of Grammy-nominated violinist Desiree Ruhstrat, violist Aurelien Fort Pederzoli, and cellist David Cunliffe has performed throughout the United States and Europe. The ensemble presents exciting programs from Bach to the music of today and is a passionate advocate of undiscovered and new works. As dedicated educators, the members of the ensemble have recently established a music festival in the southwest of France, which gives them the opportunity to work with young musicians and share their gift of music with the community. The Festival is proud to present this special evening of classical music. www.blackoakensemble.com. Telephone number: 815.777.1050. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts: You've Got a Friend - Music of the Brill Building performed by Scott Coulter

Galena Country In the middle of New York City, in the heart of Times Square, sits the Brill Building, home to songwriters Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Lieber & Stoller, Neil Diamond, and Barry Mann &Cynthia Weill among others. The songs they wrote changed the sound of popular music and became some of the most iconic songs of all time. “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” “Where the Boys Are” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” all came from the famed music factory. Multi-award winning vocalist Scott Coulter, who wowed the 2018 Festival audience with his renditions of the music of Ella Fitzgerald, will take you on a journey into the music and the stories of the singers and songs that defined a generation. https://spot-onentertainment.com/dvteam/scott-coulter/. Telephone number: 815.777.1050. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: Free. Friday, July 12, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts: NOLA - Traditional New Orleans Jazz Band

Galena Country Back at the Festival after rave reviews in 2016, NOLA Jazz Band performs vibrant New Orleans-style jazz influenced by blues, gypsy swing, gospel, and rhythm and blues. The band consists of eight individuals who excel on cornet, clarinet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. The performers love to expose audiences to traditional jazz music, its history, and emotion. The band plays their own version of traditional jazz standards and current new music coming out of New Orleans, providing the audience with a refreshing, authentic New Orleans jazz club experience. www.facebook.com/NolaJazzBand. Telephone number: 815.777.1050. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: Aug.11: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov.10:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.15:11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, July 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts: Orquesta Alto Maiz in the Park

Galena Country Bring a picnic and a blanket or chair and relax in lovely Grant Park while enjoying a family-friendly performance of vibrant, pulsating Latin music that will get your feet tapping and put a smile on your face. Orquesta Alto Maiz is a heartland favorite, made up of nine musicians living in the Midwest but performing both regionally and internationally. They will treat you to a wide range of Latin musical styles, including merengue, samba, cha-cha-cha, salsa, calypso, and boleros. If Mother Nature does not cooperate with lovely weather, no need to change plans – the performance will seamlessly move into Turner Hall, 115 S. Bench St. . Don’t miss this fun afternoon for music lovers of all ages. www.salsaband.band. Telephone number: 815.281.9163. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: Free. Sunday, July 14, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Grant Park 625 Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036.

Jo Daviess County 4-H Show

Galena Country This show provides youth a unique opportunity to showcase their hard work and tell others about their 4-H journey. You are invited to the 2019 Pork Chop Barbecue, Wed. July 17 at the Elizabeth Community Building. Carry-outs start at 4:30 p.m. and general serving starting at 5 p.m. After your meal, head down to the 4-H livestock auction at 7 p.m. to see what the 4-Hers have worked hard on all year long. Call 815.858.2273 for ticket purchase information. Telephone number: 815.858.2273. Web site address: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw/jodaviess4h/2264.html. Admission: Free. Monday, July 15, 2019, 8:00 AM – Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 PM.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Elizabeth's 99th Community Fair

Galena Country For 99 years, the Elizabeth fair has been a tradition not only in Elizabeth, but in the entire region. Experience small town life at its best! Great Food, Vendors, Antique Tractor and Farm Demonstrations, Music, Beer Tent and More! Telephone number: 815.218.0597. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2Jh4LA3. Admission: Adult Season Pass - $12 Children 6-12 yrs Season Pass - $6 Daily Adult - $6 Daily Children 6-12 yrs - $3 Children 5 yrs & under - Free Unlimited Inflatables All Weekend - $10. Friday, July 19, 2019 – Sunday, July 21, 2019. 310 North West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Elizabeth Community Fair - 99th Annual

Galena Country Sat: 8 a.m - Midnight Sun: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Enjoy the oldest, continuously operating community fair in Illinois! Featuring carnival games and rides, agricultural exhibits, tractor & truck pulls, livestock shows, music, live bands, a pageant and more!   A parade will take place at 11 a.m. on  Saturday and there will be food vendors, a beer tent and a barbeque contest.  Bring the whole family! Telephone number: 815.266.1664. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/TheElizabethCommunityFair/. Admission: Adult: $6 Child: $3. Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:00 AM – Sunday, July 21, 2019, 11:00 PM. Elizabeth Community Building 402 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Antique Town Rods Show

Galena Country Set on the banks of the Galena River, overlooking beautiful Galena. this car show features some of the most beautiful vehicles from a bygone era (Pre 1972). This is a great opportunity to see how cars have changed over the years and to hear their owners stories.  Registrants: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.2313. Admission: Adult - $2 Children under 13 yrs - Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036.

NW IL Art & Jazz Fest

Galena Country This annual event features two days of regional fine art, live jazz music and scrumptious local food, craft beer & wine. Set in the semi-wooded Stockton Lion’s Memorial Park, this Galena Country spectacle was named Best Festival by Illinois Country Living readers in 2017. Along with a juried art show, music kicks off 11 a.m. on Saturday. The art show, opens 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sun. showcases a wide range of talented regional artists with everything from jewelry to glass and fiber to lawn sculpture. Wine and beer samples, food, samplers & meals, will be provided. For more information, email: nwilartfest@yahoo.com, call Amy Laskye at 815.947.2878 or go to www.nwilartfest.com. Additional dates: July 21: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Telephone number: 815.947.2878. Web site address: http://www.nwilartfest.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, July 21, 2019, 4:00 PM. Stockton Lion's Memorial Park 600 N Pearl St. Stockton, IL 61085.