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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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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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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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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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