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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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Healthy as We Age: Take Time for You

8:30AM to 1PM | Our Savior's Lutheran Church
This is an event to help caregivers better handle the stress and work involved in care giving that ultimately impacts their own health. It includes a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and lunch. The registration fee is $20 per person with a registration deadline of September 18. To find out more details and/or register, contact the West Pottawattamie County Extension Office at the phone number provided.

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Contact: West Pottawattamie County Extension Office
(712) 366-7070

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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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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.

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

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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.

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

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