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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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Caring for a child with special health or behavioral needs is rewarding but it can also be stressful. This class is designed to provide you, the family caregiver, with the skills you need to take care of yourself along the way. Six two-hour class sessions will be held once per week on Wednesdays, August 30-October 4. They will be led by certified, experienced class leaders. The $30 fee includes a caregiver helpbook. Submit registration and payment by August 23rd to the ISU Extension office, 1705 McPherson Ave., Ste. 200, CB, 51503. Visit website for brochure.

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Contact: ISU Extension Office-West Pott County
(712) 366-7070
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/westpottawattamie/news/tools-caregivers-special-needs-child

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Finances of Caregiving

6:30 to 8:30PM | Broadway United Methodist Church
This is a five-part series on financial planning for family caregivers. The sessions will occur on the evenings of September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5. The registration fee for the series is $35 per person with a registration deadline of August 31st. To do so, contact the West Pottawattamie County Extension Office with the contact information provided.

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Contact: Sandra McKinnon
(712) 355-2067
sandram@iastate.edu
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/westpottawattamie/news/finances-caregiving

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SWI Chorale Rehearsal Process (Men's and Women's Choirs)

The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Come and experience the SWI Chorale (Men's and Women's Choirs) and participate in this fall's session!

Formerly known as the SWI Men's and Women's Choruses, this group has been re-branded as both a mixed choir, as well as single-gendered ensembles. Members will have the chance to sing in both experiences.

The men of the SWI Chorale will rehearse from 6-7:30 pm every Tuesday night. The women of the SWI Chorale will rehearse from 6:50-8:20 pm every Tuesday night. The middle section of the rehearsal will focus on the mixed choir literature.

There is no audition for this group, nor is there a fee for participating. We only ask for a dedication and commitment to each session, whether it's in the fall or spring.

The fall session will begin on September 12. The session will run through the fall concert on Sunday, November 5. A second performance will take place in Glenwood the following Tuesday, November 7.

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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Madness Haunted House

Mall of the Bluffs
Madness Haunted House is the first and only professional haunted attraction in Council Bluffs. Open Sept. 15-Oct. 31st. Ticket prices, hours and showtimes can be viewed at www.facebook.com/madnesshaunt. Come out and get scared at "The Metro's Newest Experience in Terror"

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Contact: Josh Bellows
(712) 326-8792
bellowsj33@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/madnesshaunt

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Pinterest'd In... CD Scratch Art

6:30 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
This adult event is about learning how to turn old CDs into creative and decorative works of art. All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Sign up at the Reference desk on the second floor.
Pinterest'd In... meets every month on the fourth Monday.

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

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OWLS Program: Iowa's Loess Hills

11AM to 12PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Area seniors are invited to join us for a special presentation on Iowa's natural wonder, the Loess Hills. Bring your lunch and learn more about what makes this region so special.

This program will be held Tuesday, September 26th from 11:00 a.m. to noon at Hitchcock Nature Center. Our gift shop, exhibit gallery & observation deck will be open before and after this program so make sure and allow extra time to explore all we have to offer at Hitchcock Nature Center.

The OWLS - Older, Wiser Learning Seniors, is a new partnership with The Center in Council Bluffs & is designed for senior learners with an interest in environmental science and conservation topics. Programs are presented by PCCB Naturalists and are held at the Center in Council Bluffs or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center. We ask that participants be age 50 & over.

Attendees will either need to purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a valid Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit. Daily 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. There is no additional fee to attend this program.

This program is being presented in conjunction with the Loess Hills & Heritage Week and is part of a series of programming opportunities being presented throughout the Loess Hills September 23rd through October 1st, 2017.

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/calendar/details.aspx?ID=422

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Homeschool in the Hills

2 to 4PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Homeschool students and parents are invited to join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for a fun filled field day on Tuesday, September 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

This event will feature a combination of self-guided activities such as scavenger hunts & nature challenges, along with activities guided by Pottawattamie County Conservation Naturalists. Join in the fun as we hike, explore, & learn then meet up afterwards for refreshments and a chance to network & meet other homeschooling families. This event is perfect for homeschool students age 5 & up with a focus on elementary age learners & will feature lots of hands-on learning.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please email Rene Stroud at rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov or call 712-545-3283 for more information.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Loess Hills & Heritage Week, and is part of a series of programming opportunities being presented throughout the Loess Hills September 23rd through October 1st, 2017.

This event is presented free of charge with paid park admission. Free-will donations will be accepted to support continued programming in Pottawattamie County. Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily 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. Thank you for understanding. 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/calendar/details.aspx?ID=404

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Community Suicide Prevention Education Event

5:30 to 7:30PM | Thomas Jefferson High School
Designed for community members, this educational event tackles the tough subject of youth suicide by providing awareness and prevention strategies. Join us for a presentation, panel discussion, and opportunities to ask questions. Presenters include: Sonya Fittje of the Hope4Iowa Crisis Line; Debra Schwiesow of Green Hills Area Education Agency; Ciara Warden of Clear Mind Therapy; and Mindy Eggert as a parent advocate. Included in educational event will be statistical information, warning signs of suicidal ideation, elevated risk factors, what can be done, suggested resources, etc. The presentation will run approximately one hour. Experts, alongside a local crisis counselor, will be standing by to provide information, answer questions, and provide tips. A meal will be provided at 5:30 pm. Childcare will also be available.

Those unable to participate in person can do so via Facebook live at www.facebook.com/SWIowaRegion.

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Contact: Jessica Rayment
(712) 256-9920
jrayment@promisepartners.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/306888286451313/

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Coach Tom Osborne will speak in Council Bluffs about his legacy off of the football field which is the TeamMates Mentoring Program. Appetizers will be served. RSVP today.

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Contact: Traci Dresher
tdresher@cbcsd.org

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The Art of Feedback

6:30 to 7:30PM | Council Bluffs Library
An interactive event in which you learn how to give feedback to employees (good and needing improvement), listen and respond in community and work meetings, better respond to the customer during sales calls, and just respond to family members in a more clear manner. Light snacks provided.

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Contact: Floy Westermeier
(712) 326-9332
westerM9@msn.com
http://greatercommunicators.toastmasters.org

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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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An Evening with John Liu

7PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us on Friday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center for a special evening with world renowned filmmaker & Loess Hills expert John Liu.

John D. Liu has documented the rehabilitation of China's Loess Plateau since 1995. He will be joining us in Iowa's own Loess Hills to share his findings & experience in this informative presentation. Following the presentation attendees may enjoy conversation with the presenter at a reception.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Click the link below to register online in minutes or call 712-545-3283 for more information. This program is being presented as part of our adult education programming, we ask that attendees be 14 years of age or older.

Click Here to Register Online: http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/10204/An-Evening-with-John-Liu.aspx

Attendees must purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a valid Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit to attend this program. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate & may be purchased 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. There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

This event, presented in conjunction with the Loess Hills Heritage Week, and is part of a series of programming opportunities being presented throughout the Loess Hills from September 23rd through October 1st, 2017. Click here for more information on the Loess Hills Heritage Week & other planned events: http://www.visitloesshills.org/loess-hills--heritage-week.html

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

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=411

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Birding 101

7:30AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join experienced birders Nic Salick, Jason Andersen, and Michelle Biodrowski for a beginning birding class on Saturday, September 30th beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Birding 101 will include a classroom and field session and will provide the knowledge and skills for amateur and beginning birders to accurately identify common and notable species found throughout the midwest. Learn to identify song birds and passerines from field marks, song and behavior at Hitchcock Nature Center.

Hitchcock's nearly 1,300 acre park was names Iowa's first "Important Bird Area" by the Audubon Society and features Loess Hills woodland, oak savanna, and open prairie settings providing a broad range of habitats that support a diverse avian population.

This program can accommodate people of all experience levels but is intended for beginning birders with limited or no field experience. Attendees should plan to bring binoculars or scopes to use in class. Please note the field portion of this program will involve pedestrian travel over Loess Hills terrain which may be difficult at times.

The fee for this program is $20.00 per person and includes a copy of The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America for participants to keep. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please visit www.pottcoconservation.com to register online in minutes or call 712-545-3283 for more details.

While this event is appropriate for all ages it is not pet friendly. Please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome.

Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center.

Weather permitting.

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

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Hands Across the Bridge for Recovery

9 to 10AM | Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
Join us at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge (Council Bluffs side) on Saturday, September 30th, 9-10 am for the seventh annual Hands Across the Bridge. Help us reach our goal of 1,000 hands to send an important message: Prevention works, treatment is effective and people do recover! Help us send a positive message about recovery. The event features a DJ, coffee bar, information, speaker, and swag bag.

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http://preventionmeansprogress.org/?page_id=1690

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Gospel Music Spaghetti Feed & Concert

5 to 7PM | Calvary Country Church
Hey Neighbors! Come and join us for this exciting Gospel Music event at Calvary Country Church (formerly Midlands Evangelical Free Church) out by Westfair, with the group "The LOYNACHANS." The spaghetti feed begins at 5 pm and is $5 per person. The concert follows at 6 pm. (NOTE: There is no charge for the concert. A free-will offering will be taken.) For more information, go to the website given below.

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Contact: John McCreedie
(402) 322-2008
jmccreedie@hotmail.com
http://www.calvarycountrychurch.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

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Fall Luncheon

10AM to 1PM | Community of Christ
For more than 50 years, the Community of Christ has hosted a fall luncheon on the first Thursday of October. This year that means you can buy a delicious lunch on October 5 at our church. The menu includes a (secret recipe) chicken casserole and/or sloppy joes, home-made pies and pastry, and various side dishes. Prices are ala-cart, so you can purchase your lunch for between $5 and $10 depending on how hungry you may be.

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Contact: Donald Welch
(712) 323-4498
donald.welch@prairiebluffs.org

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Backpacking 101: 4 Season Edition

6:30 to 9PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Pottawattamie County Conservation and the backpacking experts at Canfield's Sporting Goods have once again teamed up to present a 4-part series of classes designed for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts with limited backpacking experience.

By the end of the series, students will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience to plan and execute memorable backcountry trips. This series will provide a foundation upon which more advanced backpacking skills can be built and will culminate in a guided overnight backpacking trip at Hitchcock Nature Center's backcountry campsites.

This series will focus on 4-season backpacking (including winter-weather backpacking) covering skills including:
Leave No Trace Principles
The 10 Essentials
Campsite Set-Up & Preparation
Plants & Animals
Gear Overview - Tech & Specs
Understanding Body Heat & Layering
Meal Planning & Cooking
& More!

The cost for the entire 4-part series is $50.00 per student and includes a Pottawattamie County Parks annual park permit. This annual permit will provide access to all Pottawattamie County Parks for 12-months from the start of the series. Register online in minutes at www.pottcoconservation.com or call 712-545-3283 for more information. Space is limited and early registration is recommended.

This series of classes is intended for adults & teens; students are encouraged to leave smaller children and pets at home.

The series will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the dates and at the locations below:

October 5th - Hitchcock Nature Center

October 19th - Canfield's Sporting Goods

November 2nd - Hitchcock Nature Center

The final session, the guided overnight will be held on November 4th at Hitchcock Nature Center. Tentative start time is noon on the 4th & it will end the morning of Sunday, November 5th. Students are encouraged to bring their own gear for the guided overnight stay.

Dates are subject to change, weather permitting.

Canfield's Sporting Goods is located at 8457 W. Center Road, Omaha NE.

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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=412

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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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¡Todos a Bordo! Hispanic Heritage Night at the Museum

5 to 7PM | Union Pacific Railroad Museum
Join us for Hispanic Heritage Night! Pick up your ticket at the front desk and then see the museum, where information is available in both English and Spanish.

¡Venga a celebrar con nosotros La Noche de la Herencia Hispana! Recoja sus boletos en la mesa de la entrada. Después visite el Museo, donde la información está disponible en inglés y español.

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(712) 329-8307
https://www.facebook.com/events/112767392776761

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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, October 7th, 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

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

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Wedding Essentials Idea Show

10AM to 3PM | Mid-America Center
You've been gathering ideas for the big day -- cataloging them, pinning them, and creating vision boards from them. Now, see all those pretty details in person at the Omaha World-Herald Wedding Essentials Idea Show! This is the perfect opportunity to connect with an array of amazing wedding pros and check off a few to-dos in the process.

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Contact: Kelli Nugent
(712) 712-4700
knugent@midamericacenter.com
http://www.midamericacenter.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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Ballroom Dance featuring Gaylin Sudik Big Band

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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Candle Light Vigil

6 to 7PM | Bayliss Park
A candle light vigil will be held to draw attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month and honor those impacted by abuse. The event includes a mayoral proclamation, the clothesline project, survivor stories, and a moment of silence.

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Birding 201 With Nic Salick

7:30AM | Macedonia City Hall
Join Pheasants Forever biologist and experienced birder Nic Salick for a birding class and field trip on October 14th starting at 7:30 a.m.

Birding 201 will include a classroom and field session and will provide more advanced knowledge and skills for birders already possessing some experience with identifying birds.

The classroom portion will take place at the Macedonia City Hall Community Room located at 322 Main Street in Macedonia, Iowa. During the class we'll focus our efforts on more advanced ID techniques such as behaviors, vocalization, species' natural histories, and habitat associations. In the field we will take a firsthand look at what we discussed as we traverse Wheeler Grove Conservation Area, a 247 acre Pottawattamie County preserve possessing a unique blend of oak woodland, riparian, and grassland avian habitats.

Attendees should plan to bring and use their own set of binoculars. Attendees should note: The field session of the class will occur outdoors and may, at times, require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain.

The fee for this class is $20.00 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited, early registration is recommended. Register online at www.pottcoconservation.com or call 712-545-3283 for more information.

In addition, the class attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a discounted Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership.

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

Weather permitting.

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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=413

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ake in the scenery of the Loess Hills as you run through woodlands, valleys, & prairies during the 12th Annual Hitchcock Nature Center HawkWatch 5K Trail Run & Walk.

Race your way through Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, October 14th, race check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. & the race gets underway at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended for this event.

Participants can register in two ways:
1. Online registration is available and rates are $28.00 per person before September 30th & $33.00 per person after September 30th. Visit www.pottcoconservation.com to register online in minutes.

2. You can also register in person at Hitchcock Nature Center or by mail. Registration forms are available at the Loess Hills Lodge Welcome Desk or you click here to download the form to return by mail. Registering by mail or in person features a discounted rate or $25.00 per person before September 30th or $30.00 per person after September 30th.

All participants who are pre-registered before September 30th will receive a long-sleeved commemorative t-shirt. Participants will also receive post-race snacks & beverages. Trophies will be awarded to the top overall times in both men's & women's & the top runners in each age group will also receive an award.

Please contact Ranger Chad Kunze by email for more information, chad.kunze@pottcounty-ia.gov.


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Contact: Chad Kunze
(712) 545-3283
chad.kunze@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=420

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Landscape & Photo Walk Class

9AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Pottawattamie County Conservation and the photography professionals at Rockbrook Camera have teamed up to offer this special, 2-class workshop focused on outdoor and landscape photography.

Whether you are an experienced amateur or just getting started, let the staff at Rockbrook Camera provide you with the knowledge and skills to capture nature's beauty, drama, and inspiration in this 2-class introductory series to outdoor and landscape photography.

In this month's photo walk, we're on the hunt for amazing photos amidst the beauty of the Loess Hills and Hitchcock Nature Center. Rockbrook Camera Instructor, Mark Graeve will be along for the adventure to answer questions and offer advice.

The field session will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 9:00 a.m. will include a chance to view and photograph Iowa's picturesque Loess Hills at the nationally recognized Hitchcock Nature Center.

The followup session will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the 168th & West Center Road location of Rockbrook Camera and will provide analysis and feedback on the photographs taken since the class at Hitchcock Nature Center, a camera Q&A session, the results of the photo scavenger hunt, and a print of each student's favorite photo.

The cost for this two-class series is $30.00 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register please call Rockbrook Camera, 402-691-0003 or visit www.rockbrookcamera.com to register online.

Rockbrook Camera
2909 S. 169th Plaza, #100
Omaha, NE 68130
402-691-0003


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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=415

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Native Earth Skills

12PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join Naturalist & experienced Native Earth Skills practitioner Dustin Clayton on October 14th at 12:00 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center as he discusses and demonstrates common skills and techniques of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa's native cultures.

This walking lecture and field demonstration will focus on native cultures' historic and pre-historic reliance on, and relationship with, the earth and its natural resources, and will feature live demonstrations of flintknapping, bone and stone tool making, woodcarving and more. Participants will have the opportunity to receive hands-on introductory instruction on a variety of native earth based skills while learning about cultures that inhabited our area prior to and just after Euro-American settlement.

Please note: This program will involve pedestrian travel over rugged Loess Hills terrain at Hitchcock Nature Center and may be difficult at times. This program is being offered as part of our adult education programming, we ask that participants be 14 years of age or older.

The fee for this program is $10.00 per person and pre-registration is required as space is extremely limited. Early registration is recommended. Register online in minutes at www.pottcoconservation.com or call 712-545-3283 for more information.

After our class participants are invited to stay and join us for our October Speaker Series event, Wild Edibles with well- known author and University of Kansas Senior Scientist and professor Kelly Kindscher as he discusses wild edibles of the plains. Please click here for more information on this event and online registration.

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

Weather permitting.

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Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283
jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=414

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The Mill on Mosquito Creek

2 to 3PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
One hundred and eighty years ago, Potawatomi Chief Sauganash (Billy Caldwell) led a group of Native Americans to a new home in Iowa that would later become the county bearing their name. They built southwest Iowa’s first saw and grist mill, traces of which can still be seen. Historian and author Mary Lou McGinn will tell the story of the mill, its discovery, and the fascinating tale of the diplomatic and well-educated Indian chief who shaped the early days of what is now Council Bluffs.

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Contact: Richard Warner
(712) 328-1100
information@TheHistoricalSociety.org
http://www.TheHistoricalSociety.org

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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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Ballroom Dance featuring Mearl Lake 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.

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

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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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Sixth Annual Trivia Buffs of the Bluffs

5:30 to 10PM | Mid America Center
Honorary Chair, Tami Doll, invites you to break out your best 80’s threads ‘cuz we’re turning back the clock for a totally awesome trivia night to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Council Bluffs and Carter Lake. The evening includes food and drinks, a live and silent auction, raffle, costume contest, and entertainment by the Polka Police. Tables are $500 to $5,000.

More Information
Contact: Maria Belt
(712) 256-6029
events@bgcomaha.org
http://bgcswiowa.org/trivia

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All Hallows Eve at Botna Bend

6:30 to 8:30PM | Botna Bend Park
Join us at Botna Bend Park for a two night celebration full of fun for the whole family!

We kick off the fun on Friday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m. with campfire stories for kids of all ages presented by the Council Bluffs Library.

Saturday, October 21st is a full day of fun with a variety of activities planned throughout the day.

10:00 a.m. : Halloween Crafts
12:00 p.m.: Corn Hole Tournament, register your two person team in advance at the Botna Bend Park office
3:00 p.m. :Live demonstrations with Raptor Recovery
6:25 p.m.: Campground Trick-or-Treating
7:15 p.m.: Movie in the Park - Hotel Transylvania

Please meet at Olsen Lodge for all of these events. If you are interested in participating in the Corn Hole Tournament at noon you must register your 2 person team at the Botna Bend Park office that morning before the start of the tournament.

Attendees must purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a valid Pottawattamie County Conservation annual park permit to attend this program. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate and may be purchased 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. There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

For more information please call 712-741-5465.

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

More Information
Contact: Jon Fenner
(712) 741-5465
jon.fenner@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=419

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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.


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

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Nature's Harvest

4 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 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

We have activities planned for participants of all ages including guided hikes, games, scavenger hunts, refreshments. Join us at the Loess Hills Lodge to start the fun then hop on our hay rack ride and go trick or treating in the campground.

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.

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. 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.

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

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

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Promise 4 Paws Dog Rescue

6 to 9:30PM | Mid-America Center
Pomise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary is holding our second annual fundraising gala, themed 'A Night to Paws 4 a Cause'. The night will include a dinner buffet, a large silent auction, live auction, games, a DJ and dancing, free beer while supplies last and more.

Tickets can be purchased online (see below) or by check via mail. Tickets must be purchased in advance; they will not be for sale at the event. The doors will open at 5:30 PM and all pre-purchased tickets will be available for pickup at the registration desk along with event packets and bidding numbers. You will not receive them in the mail.

The dress code is "come as you are". Jeans are welcome.


More Information
Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536
knugent@midamericacenter.com
http://www.promise4pawsdogrescue.com

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Guided Night Hike

7PM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. for a guided night hike as we explore Hitchcock Nature Center and the Loess Hills in the dark.

This program is being presented as part of our adult education program and we ask that participants be 18 years of age & older.

Pre-registration is requested as space is limited. Advance registration secures your space at this event as walk in participants may not be admitted the day of the event. Register online in minutes at www.pottcoconservation.com or call 712-545-3283 for more information.

Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear as much of this event will take place outside. Please note this program may include pedestrian travel over uneven surfaces.

Attendees must purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a valid Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit to attend this program. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or a check at the front gate & may be purchased 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. There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

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 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

More Information
Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=421

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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.

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

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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.

More Information
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.

More Information
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.

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

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Mystic Fest

10AM to 6PM | Mid-America Center
The Next Millennium is located in Omaha, Nebraska, and we have been in business for 20 terrific years. Our store is a family-owned business and we have had many of the same great employees for years. The store started off as a few incense racks and a shelf with a few books out of a hypnosis office! Charlie, the store’s founder, was working as a hypnotherapist and got requests from clients for books and incense. He had a second room in his office and started to bring in various incenses, rocks, and books. Initially, he had this “store” open by request only, then grew to being open for twelve hours a week! Demand grew and soon this space was not large enough to handle the requests for more products and we looked for a storefront. About a year later, we expanded the storefront to double the size of to allow for a classroom to offer classes on crystals, Reiki, Wicca, herbs, astrology, past life regression and many other great topics.

More Information
Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536 x6
knugent@midamericacenter.com
http://www.next-mill.com

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Operation Medicine Cabinet

10AM to 2PM | Walgreens
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28. Drop off your expired or unused medications for safe disposal. Drive Up, Drop Off, Drive Away. This event is FREE and will occur rain or shine. Drop off on the west side of Walgreens (535 E Broadway), next to drive-through lane.

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Wicked Omaha

2 to 3PM | Bayliss Park Hall
It was a different era-- the scent of opium wafted through saloon doors, while prostitutes openly solicited customers, and gambling flourished openly. Join historian and author Ryan Roenfeld for a stroll along the seamier side of the metro area's past Sunday, October 29, 2 pm at Bayliss Park Hall.

More Information
Contact: Richard Warner
(712) 323-2509
information@TheHistoricalSociety.org
http://www.TheHistoricalSociety.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.

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

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Business Skills for Artists | Career Planning

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Do you want to find a better balance between your day job and creative projects? Do you feel like you aren’t as involved in your practice and artistic community as you’d like to be? Do you want to figure out how to set some goals and formulate tangible action steps to move forward in your artistic career? Do you want to find ways to make and exhibit your work, but aren’t quite sure where to start or where you want to end up? What does success look like to you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be in need of some Career Planning advice.

Join us for the Career Planning workshop to define your values, identify important choices, and develop a plan to achieve whatever career goals you have in mind.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members


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Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/496177127409726

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Bird Banding Demonstration

9 to 11AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Come get a "bird's eye" view of our fine-feathered friends as you join volunteers for a live songbird banding at Hitchcock Nature Center.

Volunteers will be banding songbirds at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:

Saturday, November 4th
Saturday, December 2nd

All ages are welcome to attend this live demonstration. Participants must purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a valid Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit to attend this program. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate and may be purchased 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. There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

This event is not pet friendly, please leave your dogs at home. Service animals are always welcome.

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

More Information
Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=417

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10th Annual Racing with the Stars

11AM to 3PM | Joe's Karting
Racing with the Stars is a charity kart race featuring "celebrity" drivers from across the Midwest. The general public can come in and race against the 20 "celebrity" drivers. This event is to help raise money for the Holiday Horsepower Drive which in turn helps to take care of the children at the Omaha Children's Hospital and the hospital itself.

Races are $10+tax with $3 from each race being donated to the drive. (Must have a $3 day pass or $7 annual membership.) There will 100 eight-lap races with 10 to a race. Top 10 laptimes from general public will advance on to a 16-lap qualifying A-Feature. Top nine laptimes from "celebs" and last year's event winner will advance on to a 16-lap qualifying A-Feature. Top five finishers from both qualifying A's will be in the Top A-Feature. "Celebs" will start 6th-10th.

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Contact: Buddy Ray Jones
(402) 517-8144
buddyj@joeskarting.com
http://joeskarting.com

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SWI Chorale Concert

2 to 3:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The SWI Chorale (Men's and Women's Choirs) will perform their annual fall program in a free concert on Sunday, November 5 at 2 pm.

The Chorale will perform as a mixed, men's and women's choir at this event. IWCC Chamber Choir, Men's Ensemble and Women's Ensemble will also be featured on the concert.

Free admission to this program!

More Information
Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726 x3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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Business Skills for Artists | Time Management

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Are you a practicing artist who participates in art shows or performances, works a day job, has unfinished artistic projects, and would like to grow and advance your artistic career, but can’t because you have no extra time?

If you answered ‘yes’, then the Time Management workshop is for you.

Join us to discover analytical and tool-based approaches to manage your time. These tools will help you tackle hurdles related to efficiency, flexibility, and structure to help you reach your artistic goals.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/152634988659432

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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.

More Information
Contact: Barb White
(712) 323-5995 x226

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Business Skills for Artists | Portfolio Kit

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Have you had some recent artistic successes, but only stumbled into them through connections and word of mouth? Do you have a studio full of good work but don’t have it documented, an out of date website, or out of date examples of your work? Is your resume a mixture of artistic accomplishments and other unrelated jobs? Has someone asked to see your portfolio, but you’re not sure what to share or how to share it?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you need to take another look at your portfolio and get it together.

Join us for the Portfolio Kit workshop to develop the core of your promotional material and professional calling card, your portfolio. Learn to focus on the essential elements: sharpening your artist statement, tailoring your artistic resume, and curating and formatting your work samples.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/271435470042505

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Business Skills for Artists | Marketing

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Are you a practicing artist who wants to branch out and reach larger audiences/customers? Do you want to identify who your audience/customer is? Do you know how marketing works, but want a more strategic approach to growing your fan base?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Marketing workshop is for you.

Join us to learn how to define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1513195958737633

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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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Ballroom Dance featuring Gaylin Sudik Quartet

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.

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

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Business Skills for Artists | Promotions

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Do you have work that you want to promote? Do you have a limited budget and don’t know what kind of promotional tools will get you the most bang for your buck? Do you need to send out press releases and set up events?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Promotions workshop is for you!

Join us to learn how to craft persuasive messaging and create strategy for how you will get the word out about your work, events, and news.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/530631797274630

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

7:30 to 11PM | Mid-America Center
Trans-Siberian Orchestra will hit the road again this winter to perform ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ the best of TSO and more. Reserved seating tickets are $67, $57, or $47 per person.

More Information
Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536
knugent@midamericacenter.com
http://www.trans-siberian.com

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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.


More Information
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.

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

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Ballet Nebraska: The Nutcracker

2PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Ballet Nebraska's always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining production of the Nutcracker is a family holiday tradition. Ballet Nebraska's careful attention to clear story-telling and masterful balance of reality and fantasy effortlessly transports the audience into the enchanting world of a child's beautiful dreams. Even the youngest theatergoer will identify with the young heroine, Clara, and follow eagerly as her lively imagination leads her on a wonderful journey filled with colorful characters: the hair-raising Rat Queen, dazzling dancers from many lands, the beautiful Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier...and of course, the Nutcracker Prince! The show begins at 2 pm.

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

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Business Skills for Artists | Social Media Basics

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Do you want to learn what social networks and platforms work best for promoting your work? Do you want to create a strategy for tapping into the global community?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Social Media Basics workshop is for you!

Join us to develop your online promotional strategy and increase your presence online. Using Facebook and Twitter examples, learn core functionality, etiquette, and exercises to help you build an online strategy for your artistic business.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1594600183924894

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Business Skills for Artists | Pricing

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Have you been selling your work at art shows and fairs, but don’t know if your prices are right for your work? Would you like to learn to price your work so you can sell? Have you wondered how your colleagues and competitors decide on their prices? Would you like to understand the basic components behind how to formulate sound, fair and competitive prices for your work?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then it’s time for you to start getting the compensation your work deserves.

Join us at the Pricing workshop to learn the factors of product production and how to consider those when pricing your work. This analytical approach is not intended to be the only way to price your work. It is intended to illustrate the factors of product production that apply to all items in the market. Once you understand what each of the variables are you will be able to customize a formula for yourself that fits your business model.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2494
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1324363377689464

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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.

More Information
Contact: Barb White
(712) 323-5995 x226
bwhite@thecbcenter.org
http://www.bluffscenter.org

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Business Skills for Artists | Recordkeeping

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Are you unsure about how to track your income and expenses for your work? Do you have questions about taxes, paying collaborators, or organizing that wallet full of faded receipts from art material purchases?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Recordkeeping workshop is for you.

Join us to learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1895872267399650

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Bird Banding Demonstration

9 to 11AM | Hitchcock Nature Center
Come get a "bird's eye" view of our fine-feathered friends as you join volunteers for a live songbird banding at Hitchcock Nature Center.

Volunteers will be banding songbirds at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:

Saturday, November 4th
Saturday, December 2nd

All ages are welcome to attend this live demonstration. Participants must purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a valid Pottawattamie County Parks annual permit to attend this program. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate and may be purchased 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. There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

This event is not pet friendly, please leave your dogs at home. Service animals are always welcome.

2017 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

More Information
Contact: Kristen Bieret
(712) 545-3283
kristen.bieret@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=417

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Business Skills for Artists | Legal Considerations

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Have you been asked to sign a contract, but don’t know the logistics? Are you collaborating on work with another person and want to know who owns what? Do you want to know more about intellectual property and the ownership of your work? Do you want to get a general understanding of your legal options before investing in a lawyer?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Legal Considerations workshop is a good fit for you.

Learn how to obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics, and structuring your artistic business.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1775530269411845

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Education Is Everyone's Business

11:30AM to 1PM | Mid-America Center
Come join the Community Education Foundation as we celebrate the partnership between business and education in the Council Bluffs School District. Enjoy lunch and a speaker highlighting educational issues and interests in the community. Tickets are $50 each or sponsor a table for $500. Proceeds from the event support the Community Education Foundation's mission to enhance education in Council Bluffs. The Mission of the Community Education Foundation is to provide support to individuals and families in ways that contribute to their ability to learn. We accomplish our mission through cooperation with the Council Bluffs Community Schools and other organizations.

More Information
Contact: Arian Haddix
(712) 322-8800 x8
ahaddix@cb-cef.org
http://www.commedfoundation.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.

More Information
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

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

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Business Skills for Artists | Funding

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Do you have an idea or plan for a project, but feel lost when it comes to raising money to get things off the ground? Do you want to learn to raise money without compromising your creative vision?

If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then the Funding workshop is for you.

Join us to learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring different models for generating value, resources, and revenue.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/189791954896148

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Vocal Music Fall Concert

7 to 8:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The IWCC Department of Vocal Music will present their annual Fall Concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7 pm.

The concert will feature Concert Choir, Show Choir, Chamber Choir, Men's and Women's Ensembles. It will also include a number of individual performances by various choir members.

The program is free!

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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Business Skills for Artists | Grantwriting

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Do you have projects that you have funded out of pocket, but could be funded by grants? Do you want to learn more about grants and the grantwriting world, but want more structure and strategy? Do you want to learn the basics of writing grants? Do you want to learn where to look for grants?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Grantwriting workshop is for you.

Join us to learn the essentials of grantwriting along with resources for searching and structuring your proposal.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/119861905345911

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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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Ballroom Dance featuring Gaylin Sudik Big Band

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.

More Information
Contact: Barb White
(712) 323-5995 x226
bwhite@thecbcenter.org
http://www.bluffscenter.org

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Business Skills for Artists | Business Plan Essentials

6 to 8:30PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
Are you an avid artist who wants to start their own business? Do you have the basics worked out for pricing, market, etc., but need to tie it all together? Do you want to get a small business loan?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Business Plan Essentials workshop is for you.

Join us for the Business Plan Essentials workshop to learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information
Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2494
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/275840246248693

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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.

More Information
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

More Information
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.

More Information
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.

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

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Ballroom Dance featuring Mearl Lake 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.

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

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Ballroom Dance featuring Greg Spevak Sextet

7 to 7PM | 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.

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

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The Great Train Expo

10AM to 4PM | Mid-America Center
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of miniature railroading at the train show! The train show is designed for children of all ages; for modelers, collectors and enthusiasts; for families in search of good old-fashioned fun; and for the simply curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains, accessories, scale models and collectible toys for sale as well as huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, free seminars and educational opportunities, and much more.

Tickets are $10 per person for a single day and $11 per person for both days.

More Information
Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536
knugent@midamericacenter.com
http://trainshow.com/councilbluffs/

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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.

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

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SWI Chorale Rehearsal Process (Men's and Women's Choirs)

6 to 8:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The SWI Chorale will begin their spring session with rehearsals on Tuesday, February 13.

Formerly known as the SWI Men's and Women's Choirs, the SWI Chorale has been re-branded to include by mixed choir and single-gendered choir experiences.

The rehearsals will be split into three sections: the men of the Chorale will rehearse from 6-7:30 pm; the women of the Chorale will rehearse from 6:50-8:20 pm. The middle section of the rehearsal is when the mixed literature will be learned.

Please consider coming and singing with this group! No audition required, and no fee attached to membership. We only ask for a commitment and dedication to each session being participated in.

The session will run through the concert on Sunday, April 8 at IWCC, as well as a second concert in Underwood on Tuesday, April 10.

More Information
Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@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.

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

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Reiver Jazz Choir Contest

9AM to 3PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The Department of Vocal Music at IWCC will host the Reiver Jazz Choir Contest on Thursday, March 15. The event will take place during the day, as performers from schools all over southwest Iowa will participate in the contest.

Two veteran choral directors will act as adjudicators for the event - schools of all sizes will present their literature as a part of the event and then receive an on-stage critique from the judges.

Recent performances have taken place by: Lewis Central, CB Abraham Lincoln, CB Thomas Jefferson, Glenwood, Harlan, Shenandoah, Treynor, Maple Valley Anthon Oto, Audubon, Riverside, Griswold, and others!

More information to come with this year's schedule. Free admission to come and participate as audience members. The IWCC Chamber Choir will perform in exhibition at the end of the day's competition.

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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Mercy Heritage Awards Dinner

Mid-America Center
Join us for the 2018 Mercy Heritage Awards Dinner that celebrates individuals who better our community and Southwest Iowa in Arts & Humanities, Business, Education, and Health & Human Services.

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Contact: Abby Jares
(712) 328-5372
Abby.Jares@alegent.org
http://www.chihealth.com/foundation

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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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SWI Chorale Concert

2 to 3:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The SWI Chorale (Men's and Women's Choirs) will perform their annual spring concert on Sunday, April 8 at 2 pm.

The SWI Chorale will perform as a mixed choir, men's choir and women's choir on the concert. There will also be features by the IWCC Chamber Choir, Men's and Women's Ensembles.

Free admission for this program!

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@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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Vocal Music Spring Concert

7 to 8:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The IWCC Department of Vocal Music will present their annual spring concert on Saturday, May 5 at 7 pm.

The event will include performances by Concert Choir, Show Choir, Chamber Choir, Men's and Women's Ensembles. It will also feature individual choir members in select performances.

Free admission to this event!

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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