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Music in the Park - Rat Pack Jazz

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trolls is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

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

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

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2017 Lake Manawa Fireworks

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

Listen on 101.9 the KEG!

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

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

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

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http://www.facebook.com/thepottawattamiecountyfreedomrock

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West African Kora Harp Concert

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

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

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Music in the Park - AOR

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

AOR is the featured group performing acoustic rock.

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

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

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

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O Comic Con

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


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http://www.ocomiccon.com

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Red, White & You! Patriotic Night at the Museum

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

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

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

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


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

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Free Movies in the Park - Sing

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

Sing is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

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

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

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Bikes on 100 Block

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

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

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

More Information
http://www.BikesOn100Block.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding Dory is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

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

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

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Railroad Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doctor Strange is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

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

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

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Yoga in the Park

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

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

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

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

2017 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation


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

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Music in the Park - Omaha Big Band

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jungle Book is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

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

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

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Amelia Place Show and Shine

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

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(712) 325-4400

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Music in the Park - E String Band

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Great Gilly Hopkins is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

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

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

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Bikes on 100 Block

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

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

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

More Information
http://www.BikesOn100Block.com

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100th Block Party

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

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

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

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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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