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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
bwhite@thecbcenter.org
http://www.bluffscenter.org

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Party on the Patio: Tyler Folkerts

6:30 to 9:30PM | McCoys at Thunderbowl
You're invited to McCoys at Thunderbowl Party on the Patio with live music by Tyler Folkerts.

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Contact: Angie Slaughter
(712) 328-2374
angie@thunderbowl.com

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Thunderbowl/McCoy's Presents Flippin Whiskey

7 to 11PM | McCoys at Thunderbowl
You're invited to McCoys at Thunderbowl for a performance of Flippin Whiskey. Limited seating is available. Please bring your own folding chairs.

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Contact: Angie Slaughter
(712) 328-2374
angie@thunderbowl.com

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Party on the Patio: Damaged Jenny

6:30 to 9:30PM | McCoys at Thunderbowl
You're invited to McCoys at Thunderbowl Party on the Patio with live music by Damaged Jenny.

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Contact: Angie Slaughter
(712) 328-2374
angie@thunderbowl.com

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Bison Night! Family Night at the Museum

5 to 7PM | Union Pacific Railroad Museum
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s Sept. 1 family night is all about bison. Play a bone slide game, touch a bison hide and join our fashion show by showing off your bison purse or cowboy look. Don’t forget to enjoy the bison puppet show hosted by 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 pm. 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 Oct. 6 and features the theme, “¡Todos a Bordo! Hispanic Heritage Night at the Museum.”

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is located at 200 Pearl Street in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. Please visit www.uprrmuseum.org or call 712-329-8307 for further information.

About Union Pacific Railroad Museum, it is housed in a historic Carnegie Library building in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where visitors will discover an extensive compilation of artifacts, photographs, documents and equipment from more than 150 years of our nation's most ambitious endeavors – including constructing the transcontinental railroad and settling the West. Among the most popular museum exhibits are "America Travels by Rail," which celebrates the height of passenger travel; the Lincoln Collection, featuring artifacts from President Abraham Lincoln's rail car and funeral; and an exhibit that features the technology and innovation that sustain Union Pacific as a railroad industry leader. The Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s mission is to promote a sense of connectedness that’s shared by generations of people whose personal and family histories have been touched by the railroad.

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Contact: Union Pacific Railroad Museum
(712) 329-8307
https://www.facebook.com/events/1356277881092165

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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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Party on the Patio: Pat O & the Show

6:30 to 9:30PM | McCoys at Thunderbowl
You're invited to McCoys at Thunderbowl Party on the Patio with live music by Pat O & the Show.

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Contact: Angie Slaughter
(712) 328-2374
angie@thunderbowl.com

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Small Fry Youth Fishing Derby

10 to 11:30AM | Metro Crossing Shopping Center
The Metro Crossing Shopping Center will host a free youth fishing derby on September 9th.

Bring your rod and reel and join us for the 2017 “Small Fry” Youth Fishing Derby. This catch-and-release event held at the shopping center’s pond (between TJ Maxx and Buffalo Wild Wings) is for kids ages 12 and under only. Participants must bring their own fishing equipment, bait, and whatever comfy chairs or umbrellas they may want, and they must be accompanied by an adult. Giveaways will be handed out to the first 100 participants and prizes will be awarded to winners of several categories: first fish caught, longest fish caught, shortest fish caught, heaviest fish caught, and most fish caught. Onsite registration will begin at 9 am. The derby fishing will be from 10 am to 11:30 am. Awards will be given out at 11:35 am near the registration booth.

For more details about the derby, official rules, or to RSVP and pre-register, go to the website provided.


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https://www.facebook.com/events/111075226179416/

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Midwest Winds Kite Fliers

12 to 4PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
Color the sky with fun and kites. Come out and enjoy this grand sight with kites of all shapes and sizes. Live music will be performed by Tyler Butler 1-3 pm on Saturday, September 16. The event runs 12-4 pm on the 16th and 17th.

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Contact: Ashley Stange
(712) 256-7053
info@ditmarsorchard.com
http://www.ditmarsorchard.com

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Midwest Winds Kite Fliers

12 to 4PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
Color the sky with fun and kites. Come out and enjoy this grand sight with kites of all shapes and sizes. Live music will be performed by Tyler Butler 1-3 pm on Saturday, September 23rd. The event runs 12-4 pm on both the 23rd and 24th.

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Contact: Ashley Stange
(712) 256-7053
info@ditmarsorchard.com
http://www.ditmarsorchard.com

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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.

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

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Moon Mouse by Lightwire Theater

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

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

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