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“What’s going on tonight in Galena?” It’s a question that shop owners in the city hear on a daily basis. Now they can give a simple answer: “Check out GalenaGuide.com!” Galena, a city of just 3,255 people, sees more than a million visitors annually. All of them are looking for places to eat, shop, play, and stay. Enter GalenaGuide.com, a comprehensive website that outlines everything Galena. It includes: A weekly calendar of events and live music Video interviews with local artists and business owners A full directory of Galena hotels, restaurants, music venues, bars, museums, activities, and more. Runde Auto Group is proud to be the premier sponsor of Galena [...]
Dubuque Masquerade Ball ad
A unique night of music and mystery is on the agenda for the Colts Youth Organization’s latest offering. La Musique & Masquerade Ball, set for 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Hotel Julien, will raise funds for the Colts and Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. The event will feature music by Ken Kilian and his band with light dinner music during cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. and then the Ken Kilian Swingtet from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. “We believe the Masquerade Ball can become an annual tradition on people’s fall social schedule,” said Jeff MacFarlane, executive director of the Colts Youth Organization. Runde Auto Group is proud to be the title sponsor [...]
Dubuque Masquerade Ball ad
A unique night of music and mystery is on the agenda for the Colts Youth Organization’s latest offering. La Musique & Masquerade Ball, set for 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Hotel Julien, will raise funds for the Colts and Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. The event will feature music by Ken Kilian and his band with light dinner music during cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. and then the Ken Kilian Swingtet from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. “We believe the Masquerade Ball can become an annual tradition on people’s fall social schedule,” said Jeff MacFarlane, executive director of the Colts Youth Organization. Runde Auto Group is proud to be the title sponsor [...]
The Voices Mural Project artists have all headed home, leaving an abundance of colorful scenery in their wake. There are now 18 murals in downtown Dubuque, created by artists from all over the country. The works of art are drawing attention from locals and tourists alike. “It’s been an honor to bring to muralists with such international acclaim to Dubuque,” said Sam Mulgrew, president of Humanities Iowa and one of the five directors of Voices Productions. “The work of these artists will be sure to transform the urban experience in downtown Dubuque.” Voices Productions suspended its 11-year tradition of the Millwork District gallery shows this year to embark on this public art project. Runde Auto Group is proud to be a major sponsor of the Voices Mural Project, along with Humanities Iowa. Here are the murals: 1st and Locust Street, by ARCY from Connecticut “My pieces showcase the freedom of what can be achieved [...]
Dubuque ares council ad
What: Ralph Kluseman, Johnnie Walker, and Friends Beatles Tribute, sponsored by Runde Auto Group When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 Where: Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque Cost: No admission, free will offerings Runde Auto Group is proud to once again sponsor the Ralph Kluseman/Johnnie Walker and Friends Beatles tribute at Music in the Gardens! The performance, set for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, is a celebration of The Beatles with a bit of storytelling mixed in, as well as other well known songs. It includes local musicians Johnnie Walker, Mike Lieb, Denny Troy, Brian Marceau, Rick Hoffmann, and Ralph Kluseman. “They are back by popular demand,” said Sandi Helgerson, the executive director of the arboretum. “I encourage people to come over a little early so they have parking and a place to pull up their [...]
classic cars on lawn
Schedule Friday, Aug. 11: Show downtown at South Franklin St. from 5-10 p.m. Games, food, and trophies. Saturday, Aug. 12: Car show line-up starts at 2:30 p.m. at EZ Pickin’s. Cruise starts at 5 p.m. and ends at the Bacon ‘N Hops Festival in downtown Manchester. Live music by Time Machine. Sunday, Aug. 13: Car Show at the Delaware County Fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m. (registration 8 a.m. to noon). Awards presented at 3 p.m. Entry fee $15, spectator fee $2. Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the Country Cruisers Car Cruise and Show in Manchester, IA! The annual event, set for Aug. 11-13 this year, features vehicles of all makes and models, games, food, live music, and more.
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Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Warriors Summer Adventure Camp! The camp, which is held on Monday-Thursday mornings from July 10 to Aug. 3, will focus on reading and math using non-traditional teaching formats. This year, 32 children in grades 1-6 signed up. So far, they have completed “getting to know you” activities, started their Summer Adventure Journals, created bracelets, participated in a math scavenger hunt, read books, and performed shows. “Every day before we start camp and before we leave, we find ‘hidden numbers’ using a laser thermometer,” said Kristi Alvarado, one of three [...]
Collage of local county fair logos
Runde Auto Group is proud to support various aspects of many tri-state county fairs! Here are some area fairs to check out: Delaware County Fair, July 10-16 in Manchester, IA Check out bands like Eve 6, Sawyer Brown, and The Beach Boys, plus rides, a parade, motocross, a demo derby, fireworks, and a draft horse show. Don’t miss the vehicles on display and on the track from Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! Learn more Lafayette County Fair, July 12-16, Darlington, IL Events include stock car racing, a talent show, a kiddie tractor pull, and more. See the band Madison County on Wednesday night. Be sure to check out the animals on display! [...]
Collage of local county fair logos
Runde Auto Group is proud to support various aspects of many tri-state county fairs! Here are some area fairs to check out: Delaware County Fair, July 10-16 in Manchester, IA Check out bands like Eve 6, Sawyer Brown, and The Beach Boys, plus rides, a parade, motocross, a demo derby, fireworks, and a draft horse show. Don’t miss the vehicles on display and on the track from Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! Learn more Lafayette County Fair, July 12-16, Darlington, IL Events include stock car racing, a talent show, a kiddie tractor pull, and more. See the band Madison County on Wednesday night. Be sure to check out the animals on display! [...]
We are proud to be a title sponsor of this year’s America’s River Festival, sponsoring Thank You Thursday — a FREE night of admission for all! See Brandon Lay and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for free on Thursday, June 8 in the Port of Dubuque! The doors open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. Brandon Lay will perform 7-8 p.m., followed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 8:30-10 p.m. Lay, a Tennessee native, has toured with country acts like Old Dominion, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, and more. [...]
We are proud to be a title sponsor of this year’s America’s River Festival, sponsoring Thank You Thursday — a FREE night of admission for all! See Brandon Lay and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for free on Thursday, June 8 in the Port of Dubuque! The doors open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. Brandon Lay will perform 7-8 p.m., followed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 8:30-10 p.m. Lay, a Tennessee native, has toured with country acts like Old Dominion, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, and more. [...]
It’s almost here! Each day of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival offers a variety of film, music, and entertainment. The sixth annual festival, set for April 20-23 in downtown Dubuque, will show films from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (with a few other screenings slated until 10 p.m.), and feature nightly events. “We have a variety of offerings this year so that people of all ages and interests can find something to do,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the festival. “The events, plus the filmmakers here from all over the world, make this a unique event you don’t want to miss.” Thursday, April 20 All films and events on Thursday, April 20 are free, sponsored by Runde Auto Group. Later that day, the [...]
JDiff 2014 ad with Maggie Grace
This is the third installment of a weekly #FilmFestivalFriday series focusing on the sixth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, which is April 20-23 in downtown Dubuque. Runde Auto Group is proud to be the driving force behind JDIFF… from the start!  The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will welcome filmmakers and special guests from all over the world. Here are some of this year’s notable guests: Maggie Grace (Taken, Lost, Twilight: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2) will attend her screening of the nominated film “The Scent of Rain and Lightning.” She will be accompanied by director Blake Robbins (The Office, Oz, The Sublime and Beautiful). The 1-hour, 40-min mystery drama tells the story of a young woman who learns her parents’ killer has been released from prison. She is forced to revisit old wounds and discovers [...]
Land of Rock and Gold - a woodland mystery poster
This is the second installment of a weekly #FilmFestivalFriday series focusing on the sixth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, which is April 20-23 in downtown Dubuque. Runde Auto Group is proud to have been a driving force behind JDIFF… from the start!  DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, April 20 with a little help from the Canadian Consulate. “Celebrate Canada” will be the theme of Opening Night of the sixth annual festival. The feature film “The Land of Rock and Gold” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Five Flags Theater. The 1 hour, 31-minute drama follows a young Cree mother and son in a remote woodland community. They find themselves on the run in the wake of the mysterious
This is the first installment of a weekly #FilmFestivalFriday series focusing on the sixth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, which is April 20-23 in downtown Dubuque. Runde Auto Group is proud to have been a driving force behind the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival from the start!  Want to know the inside details of the upcoming Julien Dubuque International Film Festival? Attend the JDIFF Kick Off event at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, in the ballroom of Hotel Julien! Attendees will get to view trailers of some of this year’s Official Selections and nominees, hear about special guests and panels, and participate in a 50/50 raffle! “We are so thrilled to share what we are planning for this year’s festival,” said Susan [...]
Drive for your community logo from Ford
Who: Maquoketa Valley Senior High School FFA Drive 4 UR Community What: Ford will donate $20 to the school’s FFA for each test drive When: 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 Where: Maquoketa Valley Senior High School, 107 South St., Delhi, IA Join Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in supporting the Maquoketa Valley Senior High School FFA! Ford will donate $20 for every test drive at the Drive 4 UR Community event, 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Maquoketa Valley Senior High School, 107 South St., Delhi, IA. Join us to drive a new vehicle while also supporting the FFA! The funds continue accruing up to $6,000. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a driver’s license. Ford’s 4 UR programs have raised $35 million to date! “Drive [...]
Drive for your community logo from Ford
Who: Maquoketa Valley Senior High School FFA Drive 4 UR Community What: Ford will donate $20 to the school’s FFA for each test drive When: 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 Where: Maquoketa Valley Senior High School, 107 South St., Delhi, IA Join Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in supporting the Maquoketa Valley Senior High School FFA! Ford will donate $20 for every test drive at the Drive 4 UR Community event, 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Maquoketa Valley Senior High School, 107 South St., Delhi, IA. Join us to drive a new vehicle while also supporting the FFA! The funds continue accruing up to $6,000. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a driver’s license. Ford’s 4 UR programs have raised $35 million to date! “Drive [...]
THANK YOU to all of our customers for voting us Best Car/Truck Dealership and Best Place for Auto Repair again in this year’s BestFest! BestFest, an annual benefit for Hospice of Dubuque, recognizes the area’s best products, services, food, and entertainment. This year’s event will be 5-7:30 p.m. on  Thursday, March 23, at the Grand River Center. Tickets go on sale today, Monday, Feb. 13, at Hospice of Dubuque’s office at 1670 John F. Kennedy Road (open 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.) or at Dupaco’s 3299 Hillcrest Road branch location. You must walk in to purchase tickets, no over-the-phone sales will be honored. Tickets are $30 each. BestFest is a fun time for a good cause. All event proceeds benefit Hospice of Dubuque, which provides compassionate care for the terminally ill and their loved ones. Members of our [...]
Eye-popping color and fresh takes on familiar subjects will be the focus of the newest exhibition at the Dubuque Museum of Art. The Dubuque Museum of Art’s spring exhibition, “Shiny, Sticky, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses,” includes more than 70 pieces made by Pop Artists of the 1960s and ’70s. Among those are artworks by household names like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Pop Art is a multi-sensory experience that combines bold colors with common subjects. Using carefully chosen materials, textures, and compositions, pop art is eye-catching, but also appeals to sound, taste, touch, and smell. The exhibition, which runs Feb. 18 to May 14 in the Falb Family Gallery, is from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. Runde Auto Group is proud to sponsor this exhibition in partnership [...]
Eye-popping color and fresh takes on familiar subjects will be the focus of the newest exhibition at the Dubuque Museum of Art. The Dubuque Museum of Art’s spring exhibition, “Shiny, Sticky, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses,” includes more than 70 pieces made by Pop Artists of the 1960s and ’70s. Among those are artworks by household names like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Pop Art is a multi-sensory experience that combines bold colors with common subjects. Using carefully chosen materials, textures, and compositions, pop art is eye-catching, but also appeals to sound, taste, touch, and smell. The exhibition, which runs Feb. 18 to May 14 in the Falb Family Gallery, is from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. Runde Auto Group is proud to sponsor this exhibition in partnership [...]
What: Free Admission at Matter: A Learning Playground, courtesy of Runde Auto Group When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 Where: Matter: A Learning Playground, 140 E. 9th St. in Dubuque You and your children are invited to a fun day of creativity and learning free of charge, thanks to Runde Auto Group! Matter offers something for everyone and is especially fun for kids ages 3 to 12. There is plenty to do for older children as well, like pottery painting or canvas painting. All activities are indoors, so please join us no matter the weather. Free Admission Day at Matter: A Learning Playground, courtesy of Runde Auto Group, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. The center is located at 140 E. 9th St. in Dubuque. Here’s a look at the activities at Matter: Lego Laboratory
What: Star Struck: A JDIFF Hollywood Night When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, plated dinner at 7 p.m. Where: Diamond Jo Casino Harbor Room Cost: $75 per person; $750 per table Tickets: Call 319-670-8001 or email juliendubuquefilmfest@gmail.com   Is this Dubuque or is it Hollywood? You might not be sure when you attend Star Struck: A JDIFF Hollywood Event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Diamond Jo Casino Harbor Room. The fundraiser for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will be a glamorous winter gala, complete with a red carpet and paparazzi. “This is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up for a glitzy night out while also supporting the film festival,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the festival. “As a not-for-profit organization, we depend in part on the support of local residents. And who says fundraising can’t be [...]
What: Dubuque Symphony Ultimate Rock Hits Concert When: 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20; 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 Where: Mississippi Moon Bar in Diamond Jo Casino Buy Tickets Here This year’s Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Ultimate Rock Hits Concert will be DOUBLE the fun! For the first time, the symphony has added a second performance by popular demand! The concerts will be 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. “For the last few years, this concert has sold out almost as soon as the tickets become available,” said Mark Wahlert, executive director of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. “Since one of the main goals for this symphony concert is to introduce new people to just how incredible our musicians are, we wanted to try and accommodate the [...]
Happy 2017! This year we are celebrating 90 YEARS of Runde Auto Group! Runde Chevrolet was founded by Alfred Runde in 1927 and it has been Runde family owned ever since. The business has grown to four dealerships in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Runde Auto Group sells new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles, as well as various makes of PreDriven vehicles. The business is overseen by five Runde brothers, Tim, Greg, Jeff, Ron, and Mike, who are each actively involved in the day-to-day workings of the dealerships. Alfred’s great-grandson, Jacob Puls, became the fourth generation to join the family business in 2015. On our website, www.RundeAutoGroup.com, you can view [...]
What: Runde Chevrolet’s 3rd annual Holiday Bake Sale When: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 Where: Runde Chevrolet, 780 IL Route 35 N, East Dubuque Why: All proceeds are matched by Runde Auto Group & donated to local families. Runde Chevrolet is excited to announce its third annual Holiday Bake Sale! Each year, our generous employees prepare delicious baked goods that we sell in the showroom. All funds raised (PLUS a match by Runde Auto Group) are donated to help a few local families in need have a brighter holiday season. Last year’s bake sale raised $784, which was then matched by Runde Auto Group. The money was donated to help 3 families in the East Dubuque School District. We are hoping to continue the momentum this holiday season. Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the showroom of Runde Chevrolet, 780 IL Route 35 N, in East Dubuque. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 7 [...]
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