Oh, winter. We’re grateful for the snow under our skis and snowboards. The holidays just aren’t the same without you. But let’s be honest—by February, we’re dreaming of getting out of the house, listening to some live music, and maybe even enjoying a cold beverage with some friends

Just in time, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque presents the Community Showcase, a new winter community event taking place on Friday, February 3, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Mystique Community Ice Center.

In honor of its 15-year anniversary, the Community Foundation has reinvented the former Community Block Party in a new venue. The celebration is free to the public and offers an opportunity to learn about local nonprofits and vote for your favorites to help them win prizes. Nearly 70 nonprofit organizations will compete for your votes with interactive booths and prize drawings.

Thanks to the new location at the Mystique Community Ice Center, the Showcase will also feature:

  • Free ice skating and skate rental from 4-5:45 p.m.
  • Free entertainment from the Dubuque Chorale Cadenza Choir, the Grand Opera House, and the Ignite Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School Show Choir
  • Concessions for purchase, including food, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Free parking

In addition, the Community Foundation YAPPERS (Youth Area Philanthropists) will again be offering their “Sweet Treats” cake and cookie auction to support 2017 YAPPERS grants to youth-serving nonprofits, as well as a Kids’ Corner with activities especially for kids.

After the Showcase, community members can also stay and enjoy a free Dubuque Devils hockey game.

“For our 15-year anniversary, we’re expanding our winter community-wide nonprofit celebration. There will be more space to interact with nonprofits, free entertainment, and free ice skating,” said Wendy Sweeney, Community Foundation nonprofit partnerships coordinator. “We hope community members will take advantage of this opportunity to support their favorite nonprofits in a fun and festive atmosphere.”

For more information, visit www.dbqfoundation.org/showcase, like the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook, or call the Foundation at 563.588.2700.


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