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Dodge's Presidential Ties

Historic General Dodge House
In following our theme of "Dodge's Presidential Ties," beautiful antique dresses will be on display showcasing the eras of the First Ladies that served the country during General Dodge's life.

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Contact: Historic General Dodge House
(712) 322-2406
http://www.dodgehouse.org

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Council Bluffs Farmers Market

4:30 to 7:30PM | North Side of Bayliss Park
The Farmers Market will be held each Thursday evening until September 28th at Bayliss Park from 4:30-7:30 pm. (Previously, the market was held on the 100 Block of West Broadway.) It features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, honey, plants, jams & jellies, baked products, eggs, art, handmade jewelry and much more.

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Contact: The 712 Initiative
(712) 396-2494
ddouglas@the712initiative.org

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Triple Crown Slumpbuster

Council Bluffs Recreation Complex
Check out this premiere youth baseball tournament for various age groups and skill levels held during the annual NCAA Men's College World Series.

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Contact: Triple Crown
http://www.triplecrownsportsmedia.com/2017-omaha-slumpbuster-announces-dates-and-event-info/

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Free Weekend Entertainment - The Six

8:30PM to 1:30AM | Ameristar Casino ♦ Hotel
The Six will be performing this Friday and Saturday for the Free Weekend Entertainment at Ameristar Casino ♦ Hotel.

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(712) 328-8888
https://councilbluffs.ameristar.com/entertainment/shows-and-events/free-weekend-entertainment/

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Introduction to Land Management: June Session

8AM to 12PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, June 24th at 8:00 a.m. for our second session of Introduction to Land Management, the topic for this session will be When and How to Control Noxious and Invasive Herbaceous Plants (a focus on Canada thistle and sweet clover).

All members of the public including students, land owners, and anyone interested in learning responsible land management practices are invited to join us for our new Introduction to Land Management program.

This six-class series will be held the 4th Saturday of the month, May through October. Class will be held 8:00 a.m. to noon each day, rain or shine & is designed to provide members of the public the basic knowledge and skills required to create and maintain a healthy environment in a Midwestern natural areas setting.

Attendees should note: the series will primarily take place outdoors in the Loess Hills of western Iowa and will, at times, require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain. Classes will meet at the Natural Areas Management headquarters (a.k.a. The Barn) at Hitchcock Nature Center.

The fee for the entire six-class series is $75.00; Individual classes can be attended for $15.00 per class. Pre-registration is required. Due to the hands-on nature of the series, class sizes will be limited and early registration is required.

Visit www.pottcoconservation.com to register online or call 712-545-3283 for more information.

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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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Antique Spectacular Vintage Market

9AM to 6PM | Westfair
The market will feature the best treasures from an assortment of antique and vintage vendors from across the country. More than 50 dealers are expected to exhibit their wares of all genres. Families and friends alike will enjoy the festival atmosphere that will also feature flavors from some of the area's top food trucks as well as an entertainment stage featuring local musical artists from Omaha and Council Bluffs. The hours are 9 am-6 pm on June 24th and 10 am-4 pm on June 25th. Admission is $6 per person.

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Contact: Kimberly Schilling
(712) 326-9964
kim.aspectacular@gmail.com
http://AntiqueSpectacular.com

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Wheels of Courage Car Show

11AM to 4PM | Quaker Steak & Lube
The Wheels of Courage Car Show is an exciting outdoor car show with a variety of car categories that are open to the public to enter and win as well as an auction and raffle with amazing and unique prizes.

The 3rd Annual Wheels of Courage Car Show is revving up for another great year. You can be involved by registering your vehicle, purchasing a sponsorship, or a t-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Spirit of Courage Charitable Patient Fund at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

Charitable Patient Care is one of the most rewarding programs. For hundreds of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital patients in genuine need each year, coping with serious illness and mounting medical bills at the same time can be overwhelming. Funds raised during the Wheels of Courage help relieve some of the financial burden with funding for medical services, therapy and prescriptions.

Cars must be registered by 11 am to qualify for awards, judging beings at 12 pm, and awards at 3 pm.

Car Registrations, sponsorships, and t-shirts can be purchased by clicking on the website provided
or call.

Pre-register by June 9th to recieve a free t-shirt.

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Contact: Chriss Lilleskov
(712) 396-6040
jefoundation2@nmhs.org
http://jehfoundation.home.qtego.net

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Garden Walk

10AM to 4PM | Historic General Dodge House
Tip-toe through lovely flowers and a variety of landscapes during this annual General's Ladies summer event. Call regarding admission fee and other details.

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Contact: Historic General Dodge House
(712) 322-2406
http://www.dodgehouse.org

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Art Walk in Bayliss Park

12 to 4PM | Bayliss Park
The annual Art Walk in Bayliss Park will showcase regional artists' work in mediums rangings from photography to painting, pottery to jewelry. The event is free and open to the public with live entertainmaent scheduled. West side of Bayliss Park, noon to 4p on Sunday June 25th.

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https://www.facebook.com/events/653216794881511

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Ballroom Dance featuring Greg Spevak Sextet

7 to 10PM | Council Bluffs Senior Center
Council Bluffs Senior Center (“The Center”) hosts a weekly ballroom dance every Wednesday featuring live music with local orchestras and big bands. Entrance is $5 for Center members, $10 for nonmembers and BYOB for those 21 and older. The Center has a wood floor ballroom and parking is free.

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Contact: Barb White
(712) 323-5995 x226
http://www.bluffscenter.org

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Music in the Park - Rat Pack Jazz

6:30PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

Rat Pack Jazz is the featured group offering the music of Sinatra, Martin and Cole.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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Country Thursdays - Tyler Folkerts & The Double Barrel Band

7 to 10PM | Ameristar Casino ♦ Hotel
Tyler Folkerts & The Double Barrel Band will be performing for this weeks Country Thursday at Ameristar Casino ♦ Hotel.

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(712) 328-8888
https://councilbluffs.ameristar.com/entertainment/shows-and-events/country-thursdays/

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Aaron Lewis sings odes to classic country music performing from his latest album Sinner with special guest performer Frankie Ballard. Aaron commits to expanding the lifetime of country music with a few songs like “Country Boy” which was released on his first EP in 2011. He’s taking it to another level with this new album offering music with lyrical power backed by the production of country legend Buddy Cannon. His voice is a raw tale of the candid intent behind true country music so fans are sure to love his approach.

Frankie Ballard follows with the release of his second album titled El Rio. Ballard will be coming off of a Europe tour once he touches the midwest shaping a concert for fans who love the storytelling ballads of country living. If you have an affinity for the blend of guitar strums with a steady bass then you will love Frankie’s sound. Frankie makes it known that he hopes to continue to bring the honest element of his songwriting to the stage and promises to remind you how to have a good time.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Free Weekend Entertainment - Fever & The Funkhouse

8:30PM to 1:30AM | Ameristar Casino ♦ Hotel
Fever & The Funkhouse will be performing this Friday and Saturday for the Free Weekend Entertainment at Ameristar Casino ♦ Hotel.

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(712) 328-8888
https://councilbluffs.ameristar.com/entertainment/shows-and-events/free-weekend-entertainment/

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Trolls is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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The Naturalist School Summer Field Season: Session #5

8AM to 12PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us for the fifth and final session of the 2017 Summer Field Season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.

The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center field seasons are for those who seek to deepen awareness of, commitment to, and engagement in citizen science, nature education and conservation in Iowa's Loess Hills and the surrounding ecosystems. These workshops are intended for adults who love nature and are committed to the study, conservation, and preservation of native ecosystems.

Be a part of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center. Session #5 will be held Saturday, July 1st, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Occasionally session start times may vary due to weather and phenology. Registered participants will receive communication confirming session start time and meeting location prior to each session.

2017 Summer Field Season Dates:
Saturday, May 27th
Saturday, June 3rd
Saturday, June 10th
Saturday, June 17th
Saturday, July 1st

Summer topics include woodland & savanna ecology, lepidopterans, odonates, pond ecology, breeding frogs & toads, nesting birds, woodland & savanna plants, fungi, bryophytes, lichens, & other taxa & topics.

Cost for this event is $20.00 per person for each individual session or participants may register for the 5 week field season for a discounted rate of $65.00. Pre-registration is required at least 5 days in advance of each session as space is limited.

Register online for either the 5 week season or for individual sessions at www.pottcoconservation.com. Please call 712-545-3283 for more information.

Students will want to bring food, water, binoculars, hand lenses, notebooks, and field guides as appropriate to the topic. Please note, The Naturalist School workshops require walking long distances over steep terrain and will take place rain or shine. Workshops may be physically challenging for participants.


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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
www.pottcoconservation.com

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2017 Lake Manawa Fireworks

10PM | Lake Manawa State Park
Join the friends of Lake Manawa for the biggest fireworks show ever! The show begins at 10:00 PM with parking available all around the lake.

Listen on 101.9 the KEG!

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Join us Sunday, July 2nd at 4:00 p.m. for an outdoor concert set against the stunning Missouri River featuring Chad Elliott.

Iowa native Chad Elliot demonstrates a love of folk, roots & singer-songwriter music. His newest album "Wreck and Ruin" Elliott dives into his love of roots-rock, soul & blues music.

Join us at Narrows River Park the first Sunday of the month May through September for this brand new concert series. The first 75 guests to arrive will be treated to complimentary food provided by HyVee. No tickets or advance reservations are needed for this event. Free will donations & tips are accepted & CDs may be available for sale.

There is no fee for this event thanks to the generous support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation. Free will donations are always accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park annual permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass to enter the park. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

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2017 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

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Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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Join a celebration and dedication of the recently completed Pottawattamie County Freedom Rock south of the Grand Gazebo in Oakland's Chautauqua Park.

The Freedom Rock is one of many in the state of Iowa to thank and pay tribute to veterans and military service members. Artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II created the original Freedom Rock in Adair County in 1999 and has since painted similar rocks throughout the state with the goal of having one in all of Iowa's 99 counties.

The Pottawattamie County Freedom Rock was a project of the Oakland Friday Coffee Ladies with support from many individuals and groups. Donations are still being accepted to defray the current and future expenses. Those can be sent to the Freedom Rock Fund, 39503 Honeysuckle Rd, Oakland, IA 51560-4207.

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http://www.facebook.com/thepottawattamiecountyfreedomrock

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West African Kora Harp Concert

3 to 4PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
Bring the family to an afternoon of Kora Harp music with Sean Gaskell. The Kora is a 21-string harp native to the Mandinka people of the Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. Sean has studied with master Kora players from the Gambia over the course of multiple visits. Hear the music and learn the history of the instrument and how it's built and what it's like to live in the Gambia.

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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4 to 5PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting will take place at 4 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Ballroom Dance featuring Leo Lonnie Orchestra

7 to 10PM | Council Bluffs Senior Center
Council Bluffs Senior Center (“The Center”) hosts a weekly ballroom dance every Wednesday featuring live music with local orchestras and big bands. Entrance is $5 for Center members, $10 for nonmembers and BYOB for those 21 and older. The Center has a wood floor ballroom and parking is free.

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Contact: Barb White
(712) 323-5995 x226
http://www.bluffscenter.org

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The Great Plains PVA Wheelchair Bowling Invitational is a regional tournament that will host wheelchair bowlers from across the U.S. Bowlers will compete in three divisions: Singles, Doubles, and Up/Down. Local bowlers have the opportunity to team up with wheelchair bowlers for the Up/Down division. A special raffle will also be held during the division. This is the first annual tournament to be hosted by Council Bluffs, and is sanctioned by the American Wheelchair Bowling Association and the United States Bowling Congress.

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Contact: Dave Nelson
(402) 208-4841
dnelson68135@yahoo.com
http://greatplainspva.org

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Music in the Park - AOR

6:30PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

AOR is the featured group performing acoustic rock.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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O Comic Con

Mid America Center
Unleash your inner superhero at O Comic Con July 7-9 at the Mid-America Center. Celebrate your favorite films, books, and graphic novels at the metro's own comics and pop culture expo! As always, parking is free and children twelve and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Hours are 12-8 pm on July 7; 9 am-8 pm on July 8; and 9 am-5 pm on July 9. Click on the link provided to learn more.


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http://www.ocomiccon.com

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Red, White & You! Patriotic Night at the Museum

5 to 7PM | Union Pacific Railroad Museum
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s July Family Night on Friday, July 7, is all about first responders and veterans. Meet your community firefighters, see inside a fire truck, and meet a police officer, county deputy and one of Union Pacific’s own special agents. And don’t forget to see the model military trains, speak with several veterans who now work for Union Pacific and enjoy story time. This month’s partners include the Council Bluffs Fire Department, Council Bluffs Police Department, Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, Union Pacific, and the Council Bluffs Public Library.

Repeat guests should bring their Family Night 2017 punch card and check in upon arrival. Individuals who get their card stamped at least seven times this year will eligible for a six-person trip aboard the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. New visitors can request a card upon check in at the Museum. The special drawing for the trip will occur at the December 2017 family night. You must be present to win.

Admission is free to all family nights. Donations are gladly accepted.

Family Nights at the Museum are held the first Friday of every month from 5-7 p.m. In addition to providing extended hours for visitors to access the Museum’s range of interactive displays on railroading and the history of the west, each family night also features a unique arts or learning opportunity that is fun for the entire family. Next month’s Family Night is Aug. 4 and features the theme, “Track it Down: Family Night at the Museum.”


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Contact: Union Pacific Railroad Museum
(712) 329-8307
https://www.facebook.com/events/367686570296266/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22%3A108551092585015%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A108551092585015%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

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AWOLNATION with special guest PVRIS

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
AWOLNATION has an international following with its alternative new wave rock and roll having performed at places like Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show and MTV Live. Led by Aaron Bruno, the band is signed to Red Bull Records with two albums currently under belt. Formed in 2010, AWOLNATION has a few anthems including “Sail”, “Woman Woman” and “Burn it Down.” Aaron revealed in an MTV news interview that the background of the band name stems from his high school nickname, “Awol.” He said he always enjoyed the option of leaving social circumstances in order to be himself. The metaphor plays well into this genre of music meant to help you either get away or celebrate the good times with friends.

PVRIS (pronounced ‘paris) features three funky alternative rock artists Lynn, Alex and Brian. While still young, their sound is reminiscent of Effervescence with a twist of Pink. They have already taken stages between the United States and Europe. This is also their second time on tour with AWOLNATION so they are not strangers to the game by any means. The first female voice in the Stir Cove concert series, lead singer Lynn showcases impeccable vocal range, plus plays the guitar. Also in the band is Brian on bass and keys along with Alex on guitar and keyboard. The group is famous for their album White Noise released in 2015 and also popular for their goofy sense of humor during countless YouTube interviews.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Free Movies in the Park - Sing

9PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Sing is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Saturday Matinee - Hotel Rwanda

2 to 4PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
The library presents Hotel Rwanda (2004) ~ rated PG13 with free admission. It comes with free popcorn too.

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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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2017 Speaker Series: A New Garden Ethic

4PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us for our fourth session of our brand new 2017 Speaker Series on Saturday, July 8th at 4:00 p.m.

This month features "A New Garden Ethic" presented by Benjamin Vogt. Benjamin will explore the role the average citizen can play in combating human-induced climate changes affecting wildlife at home and around the globe. Through the New Garden Ethic, Benjamin will discuss how we can answer this call to action by planting natives and gardening our planet more responsibly.

The 2017 Speaker Series is a new programming series designed for teens and adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation and environmental science. Programs are free with paid park admission and will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on April 9th and then on the second Saturday of the month, May through October. Each program will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. After the presentation attendees may enjoy conversation with the presenter, a book signing, and refreshments provided by local vendors.

Space is limited to pre-registration is recommended. For more information on our entire speaker series or to register online please visit www.pottcoconservation.com or call 712-545-3283.

These programs are presented free of charge with paid park admission thanks to the generous support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation and a grant from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Free will donations are always accepted to support our effort to provide free public programming options throughout Pottawattamie County.

Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.


While this event is adult friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome

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2017 Speaker Series sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation & Humanities Iowa

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Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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This performance is dedicated entirely to Pink Floyd fit with laser and light show and video animations. Brit Floyd and band take you back to all of your favorite moments jamming out to music by the acclaimed Pink Floyd group. “Run Like Hell” if you don’t like rock and roll tributes because this one will guarantee to excite the truest of fans. Acclaimed as the world's greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd, Brit Floyd has managed to bring thousands of fans back to life with the Immersion World Tour.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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School's Out! Culinary Summer Camp

9AM to 3PM | St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Students will learn a variety of different essential cooking skills. They will learn how to measure, crack an egg, mix ingredients and proper food and cooking safety. They will be preparing recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Students will also get to write their own recipes, prepare their own keepsake creation and prepare refreshments for a student-decorated cake exhibition for parents to attend. Students are to bring cold lunch. Snacks and water will be provided The camp is designed for ages 10-12. The fee is $135 per student for PACE members and $150 per student for non-members. Financial assistance is available by request. Register your student today. Space is limited. Registration form:
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/954907dd2bddbfa99ac9eda12/files/08fcdeb6-dbb8-4452-af22-077d98d93b10/Registration_Form.pdf. To request financial assistance, please call 712.396.2484. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1935659326663753/

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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All Iowa Reads Book Discussion

6:30 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
Bottomland by Michelle Hoover is the 2017 All Iowa Reads title. Based on a real life story of the author’s grandmother, the book begins in Iowa in the wake of World War I. Bottomland follows the Hess family in the years after World War I as they attempt to rid themselves of the Anti-German sentiment that left a stain on their name. But when the youngest two daughters vanish in the middle of the night, the family must piece together what happened while struggling to maintain their life on the unforgiving Iowa plains.

The Iowa Center for the Book’s All Iowa Reads program fosters a sense of unity through reading. Iowans are encouraged to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same year. Libraries, book clubs, schools and other local organizations are encouraged to sponsor discussions of the title. Books are available now at the Reference Desk on the second floor of the Council Bluffs Public Library.

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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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Partners on the Prairie

10AM to 2PM | Vincent Bluff State Preserve
Spend a summer day on the prairie! Join many of Iowa's conservation leaders at Vincent Bluff State Preserve for a day of land care, community and hands-on experience restoring a true remnant prairie! Together, we'll remove brush and invasive species to enhance the health of this unique, urban prairie. A light lunch will be provided. This event precedes the Iowa Prairie Conference.

Please bring water bottle, appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes, lawn chair, and sun protection.

Due to limited parking, a shuttle will be available at the Mall of the Bluffs parking lot, across from the McDonald's. Shuttle will depart at 9:30 am and 9:45 am.

Event partners include Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Pottawatomie County Conservation, Harrison County Conservation, The Nature Conservancy, Department of Natural Resources, Loess Hills Preservation Society, Iowa Prairie Network, Loess Hills Alliance, and Fontenelle Forest.

Please RSVP if you intend to participate.

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Contact: Mary Runkel
(515) 288-1846 x17
mrunkel@inhf.org

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Bikes on 100 Block

5 to 10PM | 100 Block
Motorcycles, their owners, and fans are invited to this monthly event held on west Broadway between Second and First streets May-August.

This month features the Eagle tribute band, Hotel Desperado, which will perform 7-10 pm. The event begins at 5 pm with food available for purchase. A beer garden will be set-up to sell beer and other beverages.

There is no admission fee. The event is hosted by Crash Davis of 101.9 The Keg and presented by Edwards Motorsports & RVs.

More Information
http://www.BikesOn100Block.com

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

Heartland of America Band is the featured group performing pop and country.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Finding Dory is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Railroad Days

9AM to 5PM | Five Locations in Council Bluffs & Omaha
Railroad Days is an annual celebration of all things train and track in Council Bluffs and Omaha. Five sites in the two cities collaborate for a full two days of railroad fun. These include the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Historic General Dodge House, and RailsWest Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs along with Lauritzen Gardens and The Durham Museum in Omaha.

A family pass only costs $15 which admits two adults and your dependent children or two grand parents and up to four grandchildren. It also covers transportation between the five host locations.

For out-of-town visitors, a room block with a special rate has been arranged at the SpringHill Suites in Council Bluffs for those wishing to make overnight accommodations.

Book your room online now, or call 712.256.6500 and ask for the "Railroad Days" room block.

Railroad Days is made possible by the generous support of Union Pacific Railroad, Iowa West Foundation, KETV, and Elman and Company.

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Contact: Railroad Days
http://www.omaharailroaddays.com/

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July Living Loess Tour

10AM to 4PM | Various Locations
Connect with the culture of the Loess Hills on our July Living Loess Tour. The featured stop for our July tour will be the Loess Hills Lavender Farm. Find Living Loess on Facebook for details on planned special events at our featured stop.

Join all of our partner businesses from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month, May through October, to experience the culture of Iowa's Loess Hills. Each of our partner businesses will be open and offer a unique perspective & experience for visitors of all ages. Watch artists in action, visit working farms, and take in the beauty and history of the Loess Hills.

2017 Partner Businesses include:
1. Sawmill Hollow Family Farm
2. Loess Hills Lavender
3. Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center
4. Hitchcock Nature Center
5. Honey Creek Creamery
6. Hickory Hills Land & Livestock
7. Iowana Farm
8. Harvest Studio

Validate your passport at all 8 Living Loess destinations to enter our annual grand prize drawing for a gift basket valued at over $1,000!

Find Living Loess on Facebook for more information & planned special events offered by our featured business of the month.

Find us online at www.livingloess.org.


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Contact: Kate Simmons
(712) 545-3283
katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.livingloess.org/

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Coloring Club

6:30 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring utensils and prints if you prefer. Color, relax and chat – bring a friend.

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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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Adult Board Game Night

6 to 9PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
Come play new and classic board and card games with us! The library has a large selection of board games or you can bring your own. There are plenty of tables, games and players for you to enjoy.
This group meets on the first and third Tuesday each month.

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Contact: Reference Desk
(712) 323-7553 x132
reference@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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July Hitch Hike

7PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. for the third hike of the 2017 Hitch Hike series. Hike out Fox Run Ridge to take in the stunning views of the Missouri River valley, beautiful prairie & pasture land and catch a glimpse of our research plots.

The public is invited to attend all the hikes in this series. They are designed to introduce visitors to Hitchcock Nature Center as well as the Loess Hills. The series begins with a moderate level hike and will get progressively more challenging as we build up to a 2.5 mile difficult hike in September. Water bottles, bug spray & sunblock are all recommended and please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their owners but must be leashed at all times, you must pick up and remove their waste, & you may be asked to remain toward the tail end of the group if we have a large number of participants. This is an educational program, disruptive pets may be asked to leave the group.

Pre-registration is not required for this event. There is no fee for this event, free will donations will be accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

2017 Hitch Hike Series:
May 16 - 7:00 p.m.
June 20 - 7:00 p.m.
July 18 - 7:00 p.m.
August 15 - 7:00 p.m.
September 19th - 6:00 p.m.

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=309

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Blondie consists of singer-songwriter Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, guitarist and writer plus drummer Clem Burke. The group is often attributed to being pop icons having laid the foundation for indie rock and pop since the 1970’s. They have amounted over 40 million albums sold and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Experiencing their show is not one to be missed.

Sharing the stage next is Garbage, a four-person band now working on their 6th album which was recorded in the basement of Butch Vig. The band originally debut in 1995 with a studio recorded album Strange Little Birds known for its dismal lyrics and hypnotic beats. After reissuing old music as a remastered 20-year deluxe anniversary album, the group is excited to be on tour again performing for fans who felt the impact of the life-changing songs unmatched by the sound of Garbage.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

Camille Metoyer Moten Band is the featured group performing vocal R & B and pop.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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High energy is what you’ll get all night from Kesha and the Creepies. The pop rock stars come together after a world tour in 2016 to perform songs like “Your Love is My Drug,” and “Cannibal.” She’s been given a few coveted performance opportunities doing cover songs at the Billboard Music Awards, Coachella along with headlining countless music festivals. If you’re not as familiar with her sound, you might know her from her songwriting having written for artists like The Veronicas, Miley Cyrus, Alice Cooper and Britney Spears.

Next up is Atlas Genius, an alternative rock band stemming from South Australia. The group started in 2009 with four band members: Darren Sell, Keith Jeffery, Michael Jeffery and Steven Jeffery. Most famous for the song “Trojans,” Atlas Genius was a band that originally worked as a cover band to pay the bills. With years of hard work, the group was later featured on platforms like MTV’s 120 Minutes and Sirius XM’s Alt Nation channel.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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READ the words... SEE the picture.

Copies of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick are available now at the second floor Reference Desk. The film adaptation, Blade Runner (1982) will be screened on July 21st, with a book/movie discussion to follow. The library will close at 5 pm and re-open prior to program time.
This movie is rated R for violence.

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Contact: Emily Smith
(712) 323-7553 x132
esmith@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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Goo Goo Dolls return to the Stir Cove concert series while on their “Long Way Home” tour. The group features singer and guitarist John Rzeznik plus bassist and singer Robby Takac both now on their 11th album called Boxes. Songs like “Name” and “Iris” have held slots on the Billboard Charts in the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. In addition to global tours, Rzeznik was honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award, a recognition never to be ignored.

Accompanying them on this tour is Phillip Phillips who released “Home” in 2012 reaching a five-time platinum status. Due to his soulful sound, Phillips brings his Georgia upbringing to performs songs from the past three albums. With both of these groups on stage, the audience can bet on having a fun-filled evening.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Doctor Strange is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Introduction to Land Management: July Session

8AM to 12PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, July 22nd at 8:00 a.m. for our third session of Introduction to Land Management, the topic for this session will be "Woody Invasives, Brush Management, and Timber Stand Improvement".

All members of the public including students, land owners, and anyone interested in learning responsible land management practices are invited to join us for our new Introduction to Land Management program.

This six-class series will be held the 4th Saturday of the month, May through October. Class will be held 8:00 a.m. to noon each day, rain or shine & is designed to provide members of the public the basic knowledge and skills required to create and maintain a healthy environment in a Midwestern natural areas setting.

Attendees should note: the series will primarily take place outdoors in the Loess Hills of western Iowa and will, at times, require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain. Classes will meet at the Natural Areas Management headquarters (a.k.a. The Barn) at Hitchcock Nature Center.

The fee for the entire six-class series is $75.00; Individual classes can be attended for $15.00 per class. Pre-registration is required. Due to the hands-on nature of the series, class sizes will be limited and early registration is required.

Visit www.pottcoconservation.com to register online or call 712-545-3283 for more information.

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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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Yoga in the Park

8:30AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Pottawattamie County Conservation is excited to announce our first ever Yoga in the Park event in partnership with Abundant Moon Yoga in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Join us Saturday, July 22nd at 8:30 a.m. for an early morning yoga session and take in the beauty of Hitchcock Nature Center.

Join us for a 45-50 minute beginners yoga session presented by Rachelle Pfouts, owner and instructor at Abundant Moon Yoga. This event is perfect for yogis of all ages and experience levels. Please bring a beach towel or yoga mat, water, & don't forget bug spray! Participants are asked to meet at the parking lot near the front gate of the park, by the playground. In the event of rain we will move our practice indoors so come on up to the Loess Hills Lodge.

This event is free with a suggested free will donation of $5.00. Participants do not need to pay the regular daily entrance fee to attend the program.

With the philosophy that "yoga is for EVERY body" Abundant Moon Yoga strives to create a welcoming and body positive environment for people of all experience levels. For more information on Abundant Moon Yoga including class descriptions, class schedules and pricing please find them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/AbundantMoonYoga/

2017 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation


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Contact: Kate Simmons
(712) 545-3283
katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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KinderNature: Wet Wilderness

10 to 11AM | Arrowhead Park
Take a voyage through a wet wilderness and discover unique and amazing creatures at KinderNature: Wet Wilderness on Saturday, July 22nd.

KinderNature programs are designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old with an adult. These programs are full of hands on learning and outdoor activities to encourage curious minds & engage with the natural world. Each program will introduce children to a new and unique nature theme and includes stories, crafts, & outdoor explorations. These one hour programs are held each month, cost is $5.00 per child, no pre-registration is required.

Weather permitting, please meet at Breezy Lodge.


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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=298

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Family Trivia

1:30PM | Arrowhead Park
Take a break from the heat of the day and bring the family out to Arrowhead Park for the first ever Family Trivia Challenge. Join us at 1:30 p.m. at Arrowhead Park in Neola for this fun, all ages event.

Register your family as a team and bring your thinking caps because there will be prizes! The trivia questions will all be nature themed so you can learn while you complete! Pre-registration is required for this event by Wednesday, July 19th as space is limited. Registration by phone and online will open June 1st.

There is no fee for this event, free will donations will be accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. All participants are required to have a valid Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass to enter the park. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front gate on the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

While this event is family friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome.

More Information
Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=321

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Chanticleer Cabaret Series: A Neil Diamond Tribute

7:30PM | Chanticleer Community Theater
One night only - experience the feel of Neil as Keith Allynn performs a Neil Diamond tribute.

The event is a summer fundraiser for Chanticleer with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at intermission. Tickets are $30 per person ($25 per person for Chanticleer members).

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(712) 323-9955
chanticleertheater@gmail.com

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Music in the Park - Omaha Big Band

6:30PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

Omaha Big Band is the featured group performing big band standards.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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Chris Young

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
With five albums to his credit, Chris Young can claim eight No. 1 singles, and 14 Gold/Platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist’s hits are “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope, Young’s latest No. 1 and fastest-rising single of his career. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also includes the new single, “Sober Saturday Night” featuring Vince Gill and the three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. This fall he’ll embark on the second leg of his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows across the nation.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Jungle Book is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Amelia Place Show and Shine

12 to 2PM | Amelia Place
Amelia Place Show and Shine is a car and motorcycle event designed to raise money for a good cause. There is no required registration fee for cars and motorcycles, but a free will donation is encouraged. The event features music, games, and raffle prizes. A hot dog, chips and drink are available for $5. All proceeds collected will go to the Alzheimer's Association. To register a vehicle or more information, please call the phone number provided.

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(712) 325-4400

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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4 to 5PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting will take place at 4 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Music in the Park - E String Band

6:30PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

E String Band is the featured group performing classic rock and country.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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For the past 30 years, Pat and Neil have made history with their rock and roll ballads. Famous hits like “Love is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot!” always remind you of what true rock and roll is about. Pat can claim four Grammy awards along with two multi-platinum albums and 19 Top 40 singles. People remember her hits as unforgettable having a singing career since she was in elementary school. While Pat is the vocalist, Neil brings years of experience as a musician, producer and songwriter with a catalogue of more than 100 top songs. The two partnered up in 1979 with the debut album In The Heat of The Night taking them into stardom. With a dynamic career behind them, life is only just beginning as the two set stage for a memorable event.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

The Great Gilly Hopkins is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2482
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend Golf Tournament

8AM to 3PM | Dodge Riverside Golf Club
Come play with the most famous golfers NOT on the PGA Tour!

Join us for the Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend Golf Tournament to raise funds for patients needing financial assistance and as we celebrate and honor four amazing individuals who have had a cancer diagnosis and share their amazing stories:
Mark Engelke
John McCreedie
Mindy Miller
George Smith

We are also joined each year by local and national sports and television celebrities who add a little excitement and humor to the event! The schedule is 8 am for registration, and 9 am for the shotgun start.

Registration is $1,000 per team for foursome (Includes: continental breakfast, green fees w/ cart, beverages, snacks and lunch). Sponsorships, tee signs and golf cart signage are available.

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Contact: Jennie Edmundson Foundation
(712) 396-6040
jefoundation2@nmhs.org
http://jehfoundation.org

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Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend

6 to 10PM | Mid-America Center
The Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend honors individuals who have had a cancer diagnosis and share their amazing stories.

This year's incredible recipients are:
Mark Engelke
John McCreedie
Mindy Miller
George Smith

We are also joined each year by local and national sports and television celebrities who add a little excitement and humor to the event. The schedule is as follows: 6 pm Cocktails and Silent Auction opens and 7 pm Dinner, Silent & Live Auctions, Awards Ceremony and Entertainment. Attire is business casual to dressy.

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Contact: Jennie Edmundson Foundation
(712) 396-6040
jefoundation2@nmhs.org
https://www.jehfoundation.org/events/spirit-of-courage/2017/

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Players are invited to participate in the "No Limit Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament" with proceeds going to the Spirit of Courage. Registration is at noon with the tournament starting at 1 pm. Top ten winners will receive prizes. Rules and prize listing are available upon request. Register by using the phone number provided.

The Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend honors individuals who have had a cancer diagnosis and share their amazing stories.

This year's incredible recipients are:
Mark Engelke
John McCreedie
Mindy Miller
George Smith.

We are also joined each year by local and national sports and television celebrities who add a little excitement and humor to the event. Each celebrity will have a bounty that you can win if you knock them out of the game.

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Contact: Jennie Edmundson Foundation
(712) 396-6040
jefoundation2@nmhs.org
https://www.jehfoundation.org/events/spirit-of-courage/2017/

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2017 Summer Concert Series TBA

4PM | Narrows River Park
Join us Sunday, August 6th at 4:00 p.m.for an outdoor concert set against the stunning Missouri River.

Our featured performer for August will be announced shortly, stay tuned for details.

Join us at Narrows River Park the first Sunday of the month May through September for this brand new concert series. The first 75 guests to arrive will be treated to complimentary food provided by HyVee. No tickets or advance reservations are needed for this event. Free will donations & tips are accepted & CDs may be available for sale.

There is no fee for this event thanks to the generous support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation. Free will donations are always accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park annual permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass to enter the park. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

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2017 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

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Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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StarLab Portable Planetarium Program

9AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
View the night sky in a whole new way with the StarLab, portable planetarium program at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, August 12th.

Join us at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center as the night sky comes alive inside our exhibit gallery. Climb inside the starlab to view the wonders of the night sky at one of three 30 minute sessions at either 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Pre-registration is required for this program by Wednesday, August 9th as space is limited. Pre-registration by phone and online will open July 1st. Please call 712-545-3283 for details on this exciting program.

There is no fee for this event, free will donations will be accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. All participants are required to have either a valid Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass to enter the park. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance on the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

While this event is family friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome.

More Information
Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=322

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Family Camp Out

3PM to 10AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Perfect for first time or relatively new campers join us for a guided campout at Hitchcock Nature Center in our picturesque group tent campsite.

This new program is designed for families with children who are interested in exploring the world of camping as a family. Let Pottawattamie County Conservation help! We provide the tents, food, and fun activities including attendance at our annual Night Sky Event to view the exciting Perseid Meteor Shower. All you need is a sleeping bag & a sense of adventure!

Arrival is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on August 12th. Our Naturalists will be on hand to guide you to our special group campsite & help you set up your camp as they help you discover the world of camping. After a peaceful night in the park we will be up early for some breakfast and will break camp at 10:00 a.m. on August 13th.

Space is limited & pre-registration is required for this family event. Due to staffing limitations and equipment requirements we will not be able to admit any walk up participants. Pre-registration will open March 1st at 10:00 a.m. and will be limited to the first 6 families. Please call 712-545-3283 for more details & to register.

There is no fee for this event thanks to the support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation. Free will donations are encouraged and will be accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. All attendees will need a valid Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit or will need to purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass to enter the park. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

This all ages event is family friendly but not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome.

Weather Permitting

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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2017 Speaker Series: Land Ethics

4PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us for our fifth session of our brand new 2017 Speaker Series on Saturday, August 12th at 4:00 p.m.

Thomas Dean is trained as a Land Ethic Leader through the Aldo Leopold Foundation & will be screening the Emmy Award-winning Aldo Leopold documentary "Green Fire". Following the film there will be a discussion about Leopold's land ethic. "Green Fire" is the first full-length documentary about environmentalist Aldo Leopold, author of "A Sand County Almanac" & an Iowa native.

The 2017 Speaker Series is a new programming series designed for teens and adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation and environmental science. Programs are free with paid park admission and will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on April 9th and then on the second Saturday of the month, May through October. Each program will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. After the presentation attendees may enjoy conversation with the presenter, a book signing, and refreshments provided by local vendors.

Space is limited to pre-registration is recommended. For more information on our entire speaker series or to register online please visit www.pottcoconservation.com or call 712-545-3283.

These programs are presented free of charge with paid park admission thanks to the generous support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation and a grant from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Free will donations are always accepted to support our effort to provide free public programming options throughout Pottawattamie County.

Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.


While this event is adult friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome

Weather Permitting

2017 Speaker Series sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation & Humanities Iowa

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Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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Night Sky Event

8:30PM to 12AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Take in the beauty of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower at on Saturday, August 12th at Hitchcock Nature Center.

This spectacular display of lights and falling meteors is an event you don't want to miss. Meet at the park entrance at 8:30 p.m. & bring your lawn chairs, blankets, binoculars & telescopes to view natures fireworks. Picnic dinners are always a great idea and don't forget your bug spray!

To ensure proper staffing pre-registration is requested for this event. Online & phone registration will open on July 1st. For additional information on this program please call 712-545-3283.

There is no fee for this event, free will donations are accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have either a valid Pottawattamie County Park annual permit or must purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass to enter the park. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

This event is family friendly so we request that there be no alcohol consumed during the event. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Pet owners must clean up after their animals and you may be asked to locate your group on the edge of the crowd if we have a large number of participants. Disruptive pets may be asked to leave the event.

More Information
Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=323

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2017 Union Pacific Museum Special

8:30AM to 12:30PM | The Durham Museum
Omaha to Columbus, Nebraska
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

No other railroad in this country has retained its historical equipment and honored its past like Union Pacific. Its fleet preservation speaks to the high value Union Pacific places on its heritage and its role in America’s history.
Each historic passenger car is unique and chronicles a different chapter of Union Pacific’s past. For more than a century, these cars transported iconic individuals – including presidents, senators, generals, soldiers, artists, architects, singers and actors – who influenced and transformed America.
Share the adventure with us August 13, 2017, as we trace the beginning of Union Pacific’s construction of the transcontinental railroad to Columbus, Nebraska, on heritage equipment pulled by historic E-9 streamliner locomotives. This is a rare opportunity to travel on the Union Pacific main line and relive the heyday of premium Union Pacific passenger service.
Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in two categories:
Coach - $250
Ticket includes coffee, tea and doughnuts during boarding and limited snack service during the trip in the Council Bluffs baggage car.

Dome - $350
Ticket includes premium fruit, pastries and beverage service.

Private Car - $500
Ticket includes exclusive access to the City of San Francisco, a premium dome/lounge car, as well as premium fruit, pastries and beverage service.

Out-of-town visitors can reserve overnight accomodations at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites @ Ameristar in Council Bluffs for a special rate. Simply call 712.322.5050 and ask for the 2017 Museum Special room block August 11-13.

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http://www.uptraintix.com

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School's Out! Ancient Egyptian Art Summer Camp

9AM to 3PM | St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Students will learn about Ancient Egyptian history and art and create their own Egyptian jewelry, hieroglyphs, steles, masks and more. Student exhibition following day 5 of camp for parents to attend. Students are to bring cold lunch. Snacks and water will be provided. The camp is designed for ages 7-9. The fee is $135 per student for PACE members and $150 per student for non-members. Financial assistance is available by request. Register your student today. Space is limited. Registration form: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/954907dd2bddbfa99ac9eda12/files/08fcdeb6-dbb8-4452-af22-077d98d93b10/Registration_Form.pdf. To request financial assistance, please call 712.396.2484. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1655129114789369/

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School's Out! Sewing Summer Camp

9AM to 3PM | St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Students will learn a variety of different essential sewing skills. They will complete projects to help them better understand sewing and stitching. Students will learn to stitch, sew on buttons, create their own stuffed creatures and more! Students will display their work for parents following camp on day 5. Students are to bring cold lunch. Snacks and water will be provided. The camp is designed for ages 10-12. The fee is $135 per student for PACE members and $150 per student for non-members. Financial assistance is available by request. Register your student today. Space is limited. Registration form: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/954907dd2bddbfa99ac9eda12/files/08fcdeb6-dbb8-4452-af22-077d98d93b10/Registration_Form.pdf. To request financial assistance, please call 712.396.2484. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1883002071973239/

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August Hitch Hike

7PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us Tuesday, August 15th for the fourth hike in the 2017 Hitch Hike series. Meet up with the group at the Old Lincoln Highway Deck at the Hitchcock Nature Center Campgrounds to begin this walk down the Hohneke Trail to Oak Avenue and the Bunker Hill Loop. Explore the northern section of the park & view a remnant of the original Old Lincoln Highway.

The public is invited to attend all the hikes in this series. They are designed to introduce visitors to Hitchcock Nature Center as well as the Loess Hills. The series begins with a moderate level hike and will get progressively more challenging as we build up to a 2.5 mile difficult hike in September. Water bottles, bug spray, & sunblock are all recommended, please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footware.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their owners but must be leashed at all times, you must pick up and remove their waste, and you may be asked to remain toward the tail end of the group if we have a large number of participants. This is an educational program, disruptive pets may be asked to leave the group.

Pre-registration is not required for this event. There is no fee for this event, free will donations will be accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

Weather permitting, please meet at the Old Lincoln Highway Overlook Deck in the upper loop of the Hitchcock Nature Center Campground. Follow the signs to the north of the main park gate to the upper loop of the RV campground.

2017 Hitch Hike Series:
May 16 - 7:00 p.m.
June 20 - 7:00 p.m.
July 18 - 7:00 p.m.
August 15 - 7:00 p.m.
September 19th - 6:00 p.m.

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=310

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Bikes on 100 Block

5 to 10PM | 100 Block
Motorcycles, their owners, and fans are invited to this monthly event held on west Broadway between Second and First streets May-August.

This month features iconic 70's band Head East which will perform 7-10 pm. The event begins at 5 pm with food available for purchase. A beer garden will be set-up to sell beer and other beverages.

There is no admission fee. The event is hosted by Crash Davis of 101.9 The Keg and presented by Edwards Motorsports & RVs.

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http://www.BikesOn100Block.com

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Real Maple Syrup Pancake Feed

8:30 to 11AM | Botna Bend Park
Every year in early spring Ranger Jon Fenner and his staff tap the silver maple trees that call Botna Bend Park home & collect their sticky sweet sap to make their own special maple syrup. Join us on August 19th from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. to taste the fruits of their labor! Grilled pancakes & sausage will be served with our homemade maple syrup along with coffee & orange juice.

While you are enjoying breakfast take a minute to buy a raffle ticket, proceeds go toward the weekend Kids' Craft Program at Botna Bend. If you are lucky we may even have some syrup to sell!

There is no fee for this event, free will donations are accepted. Please call 712-741-5465 for more information. Meet at Olsen Lodge, weather permitting.

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

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Contact: Jon Fenner
(712) 741-5465
jon.fenner@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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August Living Loess Tour

10AM to 4PM | Various Locations
Connect with the culture of the Loess Hills on our August Living Loess Tour. The featured stop for our August tour will be the Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center. Find Living Loess on Facebook for details on planned special events at our featured stop.

Join all of our partner businesses from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month, May through October, to experience the culture of Iowa's Loess Hills. Each of our partner businesses will be open and offer a unique perspective & experience for visitors of all ages. Watch artists in action, visit working farms, and take in the beauty and history of the Loess Hills.

2017 Partner Businesses include:
1. Sawmill Hollow Family Farm
2. Loess Hills Lavender
3. Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center
4. Hitchcock Nature Center
5. Honey Creek Creamery
6. Hickory Hills Land & Livestock
7. Iowana Farm
8. Harvest Studio

Validate your passport at all 8 Living Loess destinations to enter our annual grand prize drawing for a gift basket valued at over $1,000!

Find Living Loess on Facebook for more information & planned special events offered by our featured business of the month.

Find us online at www.livingloess.org.


More Information
Contact: Kate Simmons
(712) 545-3283
katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.livingloess.org/

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KinderNature: Geology Rocks

10 to 11AM | Botna Bend Park
Nature is awesome and so are rocks! Discover what makes Botna Bend Park rock at KinderNature: Nature Rocks on Saturday, July 22nd. Explore rocks, the park, & so much more!

KinderNature programs are designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old with an adult. These programs are full of hands on learning and outdoor activities to encourage curious minds and engage with the natural world. Each program will introduce children to a new and unique nature theme and includes stories, crafts, & outdoor explorations. These one hour programs are held once a month, cost is $5.00 per child, no pre-registration is required.

Weather permitting, please meet at Olsen Lodge.

More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=299

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Darius Rucker

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
Classic country singer and guitarist Darius Rucker has been rocking souls for four albums since parting from his former role as a guitarist and singer with Hootie and the Blowfish. He won his third Grammy award in 2014 for the song “Wagon Wheel” and continues to win over fans. He currently has 1.54 million followers on Twitter (@dariusrucker) where he keeps alive his love for music sharing a song of the day while educating the readers.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Introduction to Land Management: August Session

8AM to 12PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, August 26th at 8:00 a.m. for our fourth session of Introduction to Land Management, the topic for this session will be "Birds, Invertebrates, and Small Mammals of the Loess Hills and Prairies".

All members of the public including students, land owners, and anyone interested in learning responsible land management practices are invited to join us for our new Introduction to Land Management program.

This six-class series will be held the 4th Saturday of the month, May through October. Class will be held 8:00 a.m. to noon each day, rain or shine & is designed to provide members of the public the basic knowledge and skills required to create and maintain a healthy environment in a Midwestern natural areas setting.

Attendees should note: the series will primarily take place outdoors in the Loess Hills of western Iowa and will, at times, require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain. Classes will meet at the Natural Areas Management headquarters (a.k.a. The Barn) at Hitchcock Nature Center.

The fee for the entire six-class series is $75.00; Individual classes can be attended for $15.00 per class. Pre-registration is required. Due to the hands-on nature of the series, class sizes will be limited and early registration is required.

Visit www.pottcoconservation.com to register online or call 712-545-3283 for more information.

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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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100th Block Party

6 to 10PM | 100th Block of Broadway
The biggest block party yet. Everyone is invited to the 100th Block Party!

There will be live music, kids activities, contests and prizes, a celebrity dunk tank, food and drink, and so much more. Tell your neighbors, your family, your friends, your coworkers, and everyone else you know. Let's get together and celebrate the people, the places, the history and the happenings that make Council Bluffs unlike anywhere else.

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Contact: Ashley Kruse
(712) 318-9000 x9074
akruse@councilbluffs-ia.gov
http://www.100blockparties.com

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Join us Sunday, September 3rd at 4:00 p.m. for an outdoor concert set against the stunning Missouri River featuring Josh Lawler.

Josh Lawler is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player living in Omaha.

Join us at Narrows River Park the first Sunday of the month May through September for this brand new concert series. The first 75 guests to arrive will be treated to complimentary food provided by HyVee. No tickets or advance reservations are needed for this event. Free will donations & tips are accepted & CDs may be available for sale.

There is no fee for this event thanks to the generous support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation. Free will donations are always accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park annual permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass to enter the park. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

Weather Permitting

2017 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

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Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
Lynyrd Skynyrd is legacy with it's own style having performed for over 40 years and counting! They are remembered as a southern-style hard rock band since the mid 70’s. The band usually has at least eight members at at time intermingling a plethora of sounds through their music to include blues, jazz and country. While a few of the original members have passed, their music still reigns in the personal libraries of vinyl and records shops across the country. With over 60 albums produced, fans are sure to be lined up for autographs at this performance in hopes to hear hits like “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Free Bird” and “Simple Man.” The group members include Gary Rossington - Guitar, Johnny Van Zant - Vocals, Rickey Medlock - Guitar, Mark "Sparky" Matejka - Guitar, Michael Cartellone - Drums, Johnny Colt - Bass, Peter Keys - Keyboards, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase - Honkettes Backing Vocals.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4 to 5PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting will take place at 4 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Join us for our sixth session of our brand new 2017 Speaker Series on Saturday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Join us for Keith Summerville, professor of Environmental Science & Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Drake University as he shares lessons learned during his 15 years of prairie restoration research

The 2017 Speaker Series is a new programming series designed for teens and adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation and environmental science. Programs are free with paid park admission and will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on April 9th and then on the second Saturday of the month, May through October. Each program will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. After the presentation attendees may enjoy conversation with the presenter, a book signing, and refreshments provided by local vendors.

Space is limited to pre-registration is recommended. For more information on our entire speaker series or to register online please visit www.pottcoconservation.com or call 712-545-3283.

These programs are presented free of charge with paid park admission thanks to the generous support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation and a grant from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Free will donations are always accepted to support our effort to provide free public programming options throughout Pottawattamie County.

Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.


While this event is adult friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome

Weather Permitting

2017 Speaker Series sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation & Humanities Iowa

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Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm, unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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September Living Loess Tour

10AM to 4PM | Various Locations
Connect with the culture of the Loess Hills on our September Living Loess Tour. The featured stops for our September tour will be Iowana Farm & Harvest Studio. Find Living Loess on Facebook for details on planned special events at our featured stop.

Join all of our partner businesses from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month, May through October, to experience the culture of Iowa's Loess Hills. Each of our partner businesses will be open and offer a unique perspective & experience for visitors of all ages. Watch artists in action, visit working farms, and take in the beauty and history of the Loess Hills.

2017 Partner Businesses include:
1. Sawmill Hollow Family Farm
2. Loess Hills Lavender
3. Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center
4. Hitchcock Nature Center
5. Honey Creek Creamery
6. Hickory Hills Land & Livestock
7. Iowana Farm
8. Harvest Studio

Validate your passport at all 8 Living Loess destinations to enter our annual grand prize drawing for a gift basket valued at over $1,000!

Find Living Loess on Facebook for more information & planned special events offered by our featured business of the month.

Find us online at www.livingloess.org.


More Information
Contact: Kate Simmons
(712) 545-3283
katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.livingloess.org/

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September Hitch Hike

6PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Tuesday, September 19th for the final Hitch Hike of the 2017 season. This hike will begin at 6:00 p.m. & is the most challenging hike of the series. Head out to the westernmost section of the park along the famed Westridge Trail to our final destination, a scenic overlook with an astounding view of the Missouri River. All experience levels are welcome but this 2.5 mile hike will include traversing steep terrain.

The public is invited to attend all the hikes in this series. They are designed to introduce visitors to Hitchcock Nature Center as well as the Loess HIlls. The series begins with a moderate level hike and will get progressively more challenging as we build up to a 2.5 mile difficult hike in September. Water bottles, bug spray, & sunblock are all recommended. Please dress for the weather & wear appropriate footware.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their owners but must be leashed at all times, you must pick up and remove their waste, & you may be asked to remain at the tail end of the group if we have a large number of participants. This is an educational program, disruptive pets may be asked to leave the group.

Pre-registration is not required for this event. There is no fee for this event, free will donations will be accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

Weather permitting, please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.

2017 Hitch Hike Series:
June 20 - 7:00 p.m.
July 18 - 7:00 p.m.
August 15 - 7:00 p.m.
September 19th - 6:00 p.m.

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=311

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NEEDTOBREATHE joins the stage with Gavin DeGraw to perform a new sound for alternative rock touring as a christian rock band from South Carolina. The band’s newest single “Hard Love” has everybody on social media claiming their own tough love experiences using #HARDLOVE to start the conversation. They are also a group that shows philanthropic endeavors with their non-profit NEEDTOBREATHE Cares focused on opening medical centers in Nicaragua.

Gavin DeGraw is also performing songs from his die-hard alternative rock discography of 11 albums to date. If you are unfamiliar with his sound and can’t sing along to his popular hit “I Don’t Want to Be,” you might instead recall his performances on Dancing With The Stars last fall and fall in love with his ability to command attention on stage.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Pam Tillis

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Country music legend Pam Tillis makes her Arts Center debut in this acoustic trio performance. This daughter of country music royalty, three-time CMA winner, two-time Grammy winner, and proud member of the Grand Ole Opry will present an intimate evening of her most beloved music. You’ll hear her top hits, such as “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “When You Walk Into the Room,” “In Between Dances,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” and “Maybe It Was Memphis.” Whether it’s on the elaborate stages of the Grand Ole Opry or in the intimate setting of Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, you will experience the feeling of delight that comes from Pam Tillis singing exactly what she is meant to sing at that moment. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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Introduction to Land Management: September Session

8AM to 12PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, September 23rd at 8:00 a.m. for our fifth session of Introduction to Land Management, the topic for this session will be "Seed Harvesting, Introduction to Prescribed Fire".

All members of the public including students, land owners, and anyone interested in learning responsible land management practices are invited to join us for our new Introduction to Land Management program.

This six-class series will be held the 4th Saturday of the month, May through October. Class will be held 8:00 a.m. to noon each day, rain or shine & is designed to provide members of the public the basic knowledge and skills required to create and maintain a healthy environment in a Midwestern natural areas setting.

Attendees should note: the series will primarily take place outdoors in the Loess Hills of western Iowa and will, at times, require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain. Classes will meet at the Natural Areas Management headquarters (a.k.a. The Barn) at Hitchcock Nature Center.

The fee for the entire six-class series is $75.00; Individual classes can be attended for $15.00 per class. Pre-registration is required. Due to the hands-on nature of the series, class sizes will be limited and early registration is required.

Visit www.pottcoconservation.com to register online or call 712-545-3283 for more information.

More Information
Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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The Cranberries

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
The Irish band reigned in the 90s with hit songs “Linger” and “Tomorrow” and will take over the stage near the end of the Stir Cove Concert Series. With an acoustic pop sound, The Cranberries are now touring with tunes from their eighth album featuring acoustic versions of some of their greatest hits. This album will be hard to match as they incorporated the Irish Chamber Orchestra to back them up. Their sound is just as timeless as their over 40 Million album sales prove them to be even after taking a six-year break. Band members include Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawlor.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4 to 5PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting will take place at 4 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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A.J. Croce - Two Generations of American Music

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Croce: Two Generations of American Music features a complete set of classics by A.J.’s father Jim Croce, some of his own music, and songs that influenced both him and his father. The show includes such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim,” “Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues,” “Rapid Roy,” “One Less Set of Footsteps,” “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “Lovers Cross,” and “Box #10,” to name a few. A.J. Croce is a multi-instrumentalist roots-rock artist, known for his boogie-woogie piano playing. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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October Harvest Spoon Tour

10AM to 5PM | Various Locations
Join us for the second Harvest Spoon Saturday of 2017 & travel through Iowa's picture perfect Loess Hills. Join us from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 as we celebrate the food and culture of western Iowa. Visit all 5 partner businesses along the Harvest Spoon route for a variety of experiences.

2017 Harvest Spoon Partner Businesses:
1. Loess Hills Lavender Farm, Missouri Valley
2. Hodge Greenhouse & Market, Logan
3. Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center, Missouri Valley
4. Doe's & Diva's Dairy, Honey Creek
5. Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek
6. Wild Rose Farm
7. Van Sickle Bees

Each partner business will be presenting unique experiences throughout the day.

Find Harvest Spoon on Facebook or visit www.theharvestspoon.com for more information.


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Contact: Kate Simmons
(712) 545-3283
katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://sites.google.com/site/harvestspoontour/

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Arrowhead Park Annual Chili Feed

4 to 8PM | Arrowhead Park
Bring the whole family out and enjoy a warm bowl of chili in the crisp fall air at the annual Arrowhead Park Chili Fest.

Join us Saturday, October 7th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for childrens' games & activities, pumpkin painting, hayrack rides &, of course, chili. All ages are welcome to attend this fun family event.

There is no cost for this event, free will donations will be accepted to support continued programming. Participants are asked to purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass at the front gate or have a current Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit.

Please meet at Breezy Lodge, weather permitting.

2017 Programs sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

More Information
Contact: Dave Fischer
(712) 485-2295
david.fischer@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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2017 Speaker Series: Wild Edibles

4PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us for our seventh and final session of our brand new 2017 Speaker Series on Saturday, October 14th at 4:00 p.m.

Join Kelly Kindscher, professor, author, and Senior Scientist with the Kansas Biological Survey as he helps us discover the world of wild edibles.

The 2017 Speaker Series is a new programming series designed for teens and adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation and environmental science. Programs are free with paid park admission and will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on April 9th and then on the second Saturday of the month, May through October. Each program will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. After the presentation attendees may enjoy conversation with the presenter, a book signing, and refreshments provided by local vendors.

Space is limited to pre-registration is recommended. For more information on our entire speaker series or to register online please visit www.pottcoconservation.com or call 712-545-3283.

These programs are presented free of charge with paid park admission thanks to the generous support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation and a grant from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Free will donations are always accepted to support our effort to provide free public programming options throughout Pottawattamie County.

Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.


While this event is adult friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome

Weather Permitting

2017 Speaker Series sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation & Humanities Iowa

More Information
Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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Support land stewardship, environmental education & low impact recreation in Pottawattamie County at the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation's annual Go Wild for Conservation beer tasting & auction fundraiser.

Join us October 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the Mid-America Center & enjoy a number of specialty brews with custom food pairings as you view dozens of silent auction items. Then, settle in for the main event ... the Live Auction!

Visit www.pottawattamieconservationfoundation.com for more information or to purchase your tickets online. We will begin taking reservations for this event in May, 2017 & auction items will be posted as they arrive this fall.

Single seats are only $40.00 each or buy a table of 10 for just $350.00! Each ticket includes our signature beer tasting with a souvenir mug, non-alcoholic beverages, food & a bidder number for the auction.

For additional information please call Sam Stivers, Administrative Director at 712-328-5638 or email her at sam.stivers@pottcounty-ia.gov.

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Contact: Sam Stivers
(712) 328-5638
sam.stivers@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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October Living Loess Tour

10AM to 4PM | Various Locations
Connect with the culture of the Loess Hills on our October Living Loess Tour. The featured stop for our October tour will be Hitchcock Nature Center. Find Living Loess on Facebook for details on planned special events at our featured stop.

Join all of our partner businesses from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month, May through October, to experience the culture of Iowa's Loess Hills. Each of our partner businesses will be open and offer a unique perspective & experience for visitors of all ages. Watch artists in action, visit working farms, and take in the beauty and history of the Loess Hills.

2017 Partner Businesses include:
1. Sawmill Hollow Family Farm
2. Loess Hills Lavender
3. Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center
4. Hitchcock Nature Center
5. Honey Creek Creamery
6. Hickory Hills Land & Livestock
7. Iowana Farm
8. Harvest Studio

Validate your passport at all 8 Living Loess destinations to enter our annual grand prize drawing for a gift basket valued at over $1,000!

Find Living Loess on Facebook for more information & planned special events offered by our featured business of the month.

Find us online at www.livingloess.org.


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Contact: Kate Simmons
(712) 545-3283
katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.livingloess.org/

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Nature's Harvest

3:30 to 6PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Wear your costumes and bring the entire family out and celebrate all there is to love about autumn in Iowa at Hitchcock Nature Center on October 21st from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

We have activities planned for participants of all ages including guided hikes, games, scavenger hunts, refreshments & much more. Check back for more details coming soon!

To ensure proper staffing and supplies we are requesting that participants register in advance for this event. For more information and to register online please visit www.pottcoconservation.com or call 712-545-3283.

There is no fee for this program thanks to the generous support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation. Free will donations will be accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. All attendees will need either a valid annual park permit or will need to purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front gate the day of the event.

While this event is family friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome.

Weather permitting.

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

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Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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One Night in Memphis: Presley, Perkins, Lewis, & Cash

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950's rock and roll with “One Night in Memphis.” This high energy concert takes you back to December 4, 1956, the night when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll -- Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash – gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. This tribute to that memorable night in Memphis features nationally acclaimed cast members who have an uncanny sound, look and feel of the original legends. The production also features an authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. You’ll witness a rock and roll royalty jam session with the legendary performers whose music has stood the test of time. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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Introduction to Land Management: October Session

8AM to 12PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, October 28th at 8:00 a.m. for our final session of Introduction to Land Management, the topic for this session will be "Prescribed Fire (cont.), Follow-Up on Canada Thistle, Putting it all Together".

All members of the public including students, land owners, and anyone interested in learning responsible land management practices are invited to join us for our new Introduction to Land Management program.

This six-class series will be held the 4th Saturday of the month, May through October. Class will be held 8:00 a.m. to noon each day, rain or shine & is designed to provide members of the public the basic knowledge and skills required to create and maintain a healthy environment in a Midwestern natural areas setting.

Attendees should note: the series will primarily take place outdoors in the Loess Hills of western Iowa and will, at times, require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain. Classes will meet at the Natural Areas Management headquarters (a.k.a. The Barn) at Hitchcock Nature Center.

The fee for the entire six-class series is $75.00; Individual classes can be attended for $15.00 per class. Pre-registration is required. Due to the hands-on nature of the series, class sizes will be limited and early registration is required.

Visit www.pottcoconservation.com to register online or call 712-545-3283 for more information.

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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/

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KinderNature: Habitat Detectives

10 to 11AM | Narrows River Park
Discover what a habitat is at KinderNature: Habitat Detectives on Saturday, October 28th at Narrows River Park. Learn what different types of animals need to survive and discover the special places they call home.

KinderNature programs are designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old with an adult. These programs are full of hands on learning and outdoor activities to encourage curious minds and engage with the natural world. Each program will introduce children to a new and unique nature theme and includes stories, crafts, and outdoor explorations. These one hour programs are held once a month, cost is $5.00 per child, no pre-registration is required.

Weather permitting, please meet at the Missouri River Overlook Shelter.

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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=300

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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4 to 5PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting will take place at 4 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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KinderNature: Seeds Please

10 to 11AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Discover what makes seeds so special at KinderNature: Seeds Please on Saturday, November 18th. Learn all about why seeds are important, not just to plants but also to animals and search for all kinds of seeds at Hitchcock Nature Center.

KinderNature programs are designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old with an adult. These programs are full of hands on learning & outdoor activities to encourage curious minds and engage with the natural world. Each program will introduce children to a new and unique nature theme & includes stories, crafts, & outdoor explorations. These one hour programs are held once a month, cost is $5.00 per child, no pre-registration is required.

Weather permitting, please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.


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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=301

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HawkWatch Eagle Migration Event

1 to 3PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Hitchcock Nature Center has been recognized as one of the top 5 hawkwatches in the world for viewing migrating bald eagles and November is the perfect time to spot these majestic birds in flight. This annual program includes family activities, a guided birding hike, & other fun filled activities.

To ensure proper staffing for this event pre-registration is required by November 15th. Online, phone & email registration will begin in September, 2017. Watch for more details.

There is no fee for this event, free will donations will be accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. All participants will need a valid Pottawattamie County Park pass or will need to purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with cash at the front gate or you may purchase a daily entrance pass or a $10.00 annual permit at the Loess Hills Lodge Welcome Desk during regular business hours.

Weather permitting, please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.

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Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=312

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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4 to 5PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting will take place at 4 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose Brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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KinderNature: Winter Wonders

10 to 11AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Come discover the wonders of winter weather on Saturday, December 16th. Explore the woods in winter & learn how different plants and animals have adapted to cope with winters chill.

KinderNature programs are designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old with an adult. These programs are full of hands on learning & outdoor activities to encourage curious minds and engage with the natural world. Each program will introduce children to a new and unique nature theme & includes stories, crafts, & outdoor explorations. These one hour programs are held once a month, cost is $5.00 per child, no pre-registration is required. Weather permitting, please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.

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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=302

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Nature On Tap

7 to 9PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for Nature on Tap, a 21 & over event on Saturday, December 16th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Register your team of up to 5 participants to try your hand at nature trivia as you sample wine & beer from area producers. Bring your thinking caps because there will be prizes up for grabs!

Teams may consist of 2 to 5 people & pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration, online and by phone will open October 15th, 2017. Please call 712-328-5834 for more information on this program.

There is no fee for this event, free will donations are accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park annual permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass to enter the park. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.

Weather Permitting

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Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=324

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Christmas with the Annie Moses Band

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Christmas music is not only a favorite with Annie Moses Band, but a specialty, for a very special time of year. Christmas with the Annie Moses Band is a perennial holiday favorite and stands on the PBS charts as one of the most played specials of the season. A flurry of holiday classics, Christmas with the Annie Moses Band is a relentless lineup of songs and carols chock-full of holiday happiness. From the spirited renditions of ‘God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen’, ‘Deck the Halls’ and ‘The Sussex Carol’ to the breathtaking beauty of ‘O Holy Night’, this evening of music is invigorating, reverential, and transporting. It’s a show you and your family won’t want to miss! The Annie Moses Band has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the US and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented family ensemble of songwriters, singers, musicians, and siblings combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. The Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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Joseph Hall's Elvis Christmas Show

2 to 4PM | Council Bluffs Senior Center
Joseph Hall is coming back to The Center, this time with his Elvis Christmas Show. Joseph's performances made him a Top Ten Finalist on America's Got Talent, earned him six seasons in Branson, MO, and now has him traveling all over the country--and the world--bringing Elvis back to thousands of fans. Joseph has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world today. He says " My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute to him with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and above all else his fans." The Christmas Show is sure to be a treat and will feature many of Elvis' best-loved holiday classics. Tickets are on sale now at The Center. Reserved seating (first three rows) are $25 each. General admission tickets are $20 each. Spaces are limited.

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Contact: Denise Olsen
(712) 323-5995 x238
dolsen@thecbcenter.org
http://www.bluffscenter.org

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Winter Extravaganza

2 to 4PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us for some family fun in the great outdoors as we celebrate all things winter! Stop by the park from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th for winter crafts, activities, & exploration in Iowa's winter wonderland.

Pre-registration is required for this event by December 13th. Online, phone & email registration will open in November of 2017, visit our website for details.

There is no fee for this event, free will donations will be accepted to support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Parks permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily passes may be purchased with cash at the front gate or you may purchase a daily pass or $10.00 annual permit from the Loess Hills Lodge Welcome Desk during regular business hours.

Weather permitting, please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.

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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=314

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My Funny Valentine

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Date night just got funnier! Join comedians Pat Hazell, one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld and a veteran of The Tonight Show, and Dena Blizzard, featured comic at The Laugh Factory and Gotham Comedy Club and creator of the viral video “Chardonnay, Go!” (viewed over 23 million times), as they join forces for an evening of hilarious and heartwarming stand up comedy. Pat and Dena find the humor in relationships, dating, parenting and family life, and there will be a chance to ask for free relationship “advice” as they answer questions from the audience. Bring your sweetheart, bring your friends and bring your sense of humor for an evening of laughter ever after. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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Gaelic Storm

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever. This crowd favorite returns to the Arts Center with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. In the mid-1990s, Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. By the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film "Titanic" (where they performed "Irish Party in Third Class") and laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart five times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals such as Summerfest, Telluride and The Rock Boat Cruise, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish band whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something new and unexpected. Now, with the band's 20th anniversary on the horizon, they're putting even more emphasis on those newer directions. Kick off your Spring with an Irish party at the Arts Center. Tickets are available through the Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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James Torme

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Multi-Award winning artist James Tormé is a uniquely gifted singer whose music infuses older jazz classics with soul and R&B influences of today. Tormé's magnetic relevance stems from the fact that he mixes the showmanship of his father's generation with the youthful charisma of a contemporary Hollywood star. Considering his roots, this shouldn't be too surprising. James comes from a professional show business family of household names. His father, Mel, a legendary singer, was a three-time Grammy Award winner whose songwriting credits include the most popular holiday song ever, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)." For this program, James Tormé celebrates music's greatest legends, from Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee and Nat "King" Cole, to Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, and of course, his own father, three-time Grammy Award winner Mel Tormé. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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Moon Mouse by Lightwire Theater

7 to 8PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
A family show, recommended for children ages five through 10. Lightwire Theater is proud to present Moon Mouse, a cosmic glow-in-the-dark adventure about celebrating differences. Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a looser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves? Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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