The public is welcome (reservations required--due Thursday October 27, 2011.)
Social Time: crackers/cider, Sierra Club Calendar sales, photo displays of outing events
Buffet-style traditional turkey dinner
Welcome, introductions, door prize drawings (Donations of door prizes are welcome.)
Program: "Our Iowa Home" introduced by Bob Dunn, captures the mosaic of Iowa.
This visual and musical exploration of the state of Iowa focuses on Iowa's rolling prairie landscape, river valleys, fertile farmland, wildlife, and prairie flowers. It features the nature photography of renowned Iowa photographer, Carl Kurtz of St. Anthony, Iowa, and original music by Dubuque's own Bob Dunn and Lou Fautsch of "Unstrung Heroes" fame. Some songs included in this "geography lesson" of Iowa are "Prairie Sky", "Bend in the River", "Winterwood", "Back to the Hollow", and "Loess Hills Trail". Can you name all 99 counties of Iowa? (Lou Fautsch has also produced "Ticket to Dubuque" with Songs of Dubuque and the Heartland.) Come, relax, and enjoy sights and sounds that describe "Our Iowa Home".
Clean-up, dish washing.drying (VOLUNTEERS WELCOME), calendar sales, displays.
Saturday Daytime activities at Dick and Jane Worm's Echo Hills/Echo Valley Pond/Faraway Farm south of Dubuque are offered in conjunction with the dinner. Activities beginning at 10:30 AM in this 150-acre conservation area "wilderness" may include Mississippi River bluff, woodland, and prairie hikes; pond fishing and canoeing; campfire; a nature scavenger hunt; and pumpkin carving. RSVP to Dick Worm for more specific details and directions.
Your attendance, donations, and VOLUNTEER contributions increase the level of fund-raising success.