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    Carter Lake Native American Day

    1:00 to 3:30PM | Carter Lake Elementary School Gym · Carter Lake
    1000 Willow Drive, Carter Lake,

    The Carter Lake Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska to host an interactive event for Native American History Month. Members of the Tribe will be introducing a fun and interactive hand game for kids. Parents will get to learn more about the Ponca people while the kids get to have fun learning a traditional game from the Tribe. They will also be performing intermittent music and dancing, as well as a short celebration and free tribal food to follow! The event is free and open to everyone. Come learn more about this native Nebraska Tribe while enjoying fun games, dancing, and free food!



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    Contact: Dan
    (402) 659-4475
    parksandrec@carterlake-ia.gov

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    Ditmars Orchard 1st Annual Wassailing

    2:00 to 6:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
    19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,

    Help us celebrate the ancient British tradition and Wassail the apple trees with us! The public is invited to join the Ditmars family in the tradition of protecting our orchard and asking for the blessing of a successful crop next season. Activities include re-enactments of old English traditional rituals and rhymes with a chance to see the wassailing ceremony every hour at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 p.m. Everyone joins in with chanting and music-making, toasts of hot cider, and placing gifts of cider-soaked bread — donuts, in our case — onto the tree branches while chanting the lively words of praise for the new year.

    Warm yourself next to our bonfires or in our store. Enjoy a traditional mulled wassail drink, served hot with spices mixed with our regular fresh-pressed, or hard apple cider. The bar inside will be open with our own local Iowa wines. A food vendor will be serving turkey legs, spud nachos, shepherds pie and grilled burgers, and hot dogs and brats. The admission is free!



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    Contact: Ditmars Orchard - Ashley Stange or Megan Swartz
    (712) 256-7053
    info@ditmarsorchard.com
    https://www.facebook.com/events/404936860460686/

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    Full Fledged Fall Centerpiece Class

    1:00 to 3:00PM | Full Fledged Brewing Co.
    40 Arena Way Suite 2, Council Bluffs,

    Are you hosting or traveling to a Thanksgiving dinner? If you answered yes, you won’t want to miss Corum’s Flower Fall Centerpiece Class! Come create a one of kind fall centerpiece to set off your Thanksgiving spread! Class space is limited so click the ticket icon below to grab your tickets today!



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    Contact: Iesha Conley
    (712) 350-0985
    iesha@fullfledgedbeer.com
    https://www.facebook.com/events/448520316098630/?active_tab=about

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    Author Visit: Joy Johnson

    6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,

    Joy Johnson Brown, from Omaha, is the author of the BOOB Girls book series, featuring a group of older women who go on sleuthing adventures. Joy will present a program about her books, jokes, and characters. Her newest book, The Gun Found at Marks, is a BOOB Girls adventure, but also a panoramic picture of Omaha in 1898. Stop by and meet the author. Books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.



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    Contact: Marlys Lien
    (712) 323-7553 x135
    mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
    https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/author-visit-joy-johnson/

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    This Wonderful Life

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    "This Wonderful Life" is a one-man play, beautifully acted by Jeremy Kendall. Based on the iconic 1946 holiday favorite film, "It’s a Wonderful Life," the production brings to life over 32 familiar people in an amazing display of physical and verbal virtuosity.

    Kendall portrays the Jimmy Stewart-inspired George Bailey, and the whole cast of lovable characters from Bedford Falls including Clarence the Angel, Mary, Zuzu and all the townsfolk who rely on him to save them from the greedy Mr. Potter. Like the film, the play centers around the character of George, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born. Jeremy’s 75-minute tour-de-force is at once inspiring, funny, poignant and most of all, uplifting.

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    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    Family Nights

    5:00 to 8:00PM | Historic General Dodge House
    605 S 3rd St, Council Bluffs,

    This evening is centered around families and children. The General's Ladies will have hot chocolate and cookies for your enjoyment. You'll also meet members of the Dodge House Board of Trustees. $15 per family. Pay at the door.

    There is another upcoming Family Night on December 12.



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    Contact: Michelle Hrdlicka, Director of Operations
    (712) 322-2406 x2406
    gmdodge@dodgehouse.org
    http://www.dodgehouse.org

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    Ladies Night

    5:00 to 8:00PM | Bloom Works Floral
    142 West Broadway Suite 138, Council Bluffs,

    It's Ladies Night here at Bloom Works Floral! Join us for drinks, snacks, and <em>shopping</em>! There will be fun items for gift giving and tons of decorating goodies for your holiday home decor! We can't wait to see you. Bring your friends — the more the merrier!



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    Contact: Alisa Roth
    (712) 256-3156
    alisa@ebloomworks.com
    http://ebloomworks.com

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    8th Annual Holiday Boutique

    12:00 to 5:00PM | Harvester Artist Lofts
    1000 S. Main Stret, Council Bluffs,

    Harvester Artist Lofts is hosting their 8th Annual Holiday Boutique and invite the community to stop by the first weekend of December to not only do some shopping but celebrate the Christmas season!

    This year's events feature musical artists performing in the gallery, pictures with Santa Claus, and more! When you shop during the Holiday Boutique you not only find a unique gift, but you are also supporting local artists!

    Enter on the 10th Ave side of the building. If you would like to be a vendor, please reach out to Emily with the email below.



    More Information
    Contact: Emily Globe
    (712) 256-1287
    harvesterartistlofts@gmail.com
    https://www.harvesterartistlofts.com/events

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    A Day With the Dodges

    1:00 to 5:00PM | Historic General Dodge House
    605 S 3rd St, Council Bluffs,

    Stroll through General Dodge's house and experience life as it was during the time he was in residence. You'll see people throughout the house in period clothing, living and working. General admission; visit our website for pricing. 



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    Contact: Michelle Hrdlicka, Director of Operations
    (712) 322-2406
    gmdodge@dodgehouse.org
    http://www.dodgehouse.org

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    Shots & Giggles Comedy Showcase

    8:30PM | 3rd Base Bar & Grill
    800 N 8th St., Council Bluffs,

    3rd Base is bringing another round of comedy to the Council Bluffs area with Don Seager, Jason Regan, Bill Queen, and Carmela Anderson. Come join us for some "shots and giggles" at 3rd Base. This is a free event.



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    Contact: Heath Guerdet
    (402) 960-4557
    Heathguerdet@gmail.com

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    746 Needlework Club

    6:00 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,

    Knitting, crochet, embroidery - all skill levels welcome! Meet with people who share your interest in needlework; share ideas and help each other! Bring your own supplies or projects to work on. 746 Needlework Club meets the second and fourth Thursday each month and is free and open to the public.



    More Information
    Contact: Marlys Lien
    (712) 323-7553 x135
    mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
    https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/746-needlework-club-dec-12/

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    Family Nights

    5:00 to 8:00PM | Historic General Dodge House
    605 S 3rd St, Council Bluffs,

    This evening is centered around families and children. The General's Ladies will have hot chocolate and cookies for your enjoyment. You'll also meet members of the Dodge House Board of Trustees. $15 per family. Pay at the door.



    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Hrdlicka, Director of Operations
    (712) 322-2406
    gmdodge@dodgehouse.org
    http://www.dodgehouse.org

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    Christmas With The Nelsons

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,

    "Christmas With The Nelsons" tells the story of three family Christmases in the lives of America’s Favorite Family: The Nelsons. This heart-warming multi-media live concert experience stars the third generation of #1 Nelson Family hit-makers, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. A genuine blend of Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar have been thrilling sellout audiences worldwide for the past three decades and they’ve got a new gift for you to open. Not merely a rock concert with a few holiday songs thrown in, "Christmas with the Nelsons" delivers Christmas classics the Nelson Family way. Interweaving quick humor, soaring sibling vocals, and state of the art big screen video, Matthew and Gunnar’s completely new show will take you on a sleigh ride through time.



    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    Christmas by Candlelight Tour

    6:00 to 9:00PM | Historic General Dodge House
    605 S 3rd St, Council Bluffs,

    Experience Christmas as it was 150 years ago as you tour by only the lights of the Christmas trees and candles. Enjoy refreshments in the ballroom. Pre-register for $15 by clicking the ticket icon below or pay $20 at the door.



    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Hrdlicka, Director of Operations
    (712) 322-2406
    gmdodge@dodgehouse.org
    http://www.dodgehouse.org

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    3rd Annual Everything Must Go December Craft and Vendor Fair

    11:00AM to 4:00PM | The Community Christ Church
    140 West Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs,
    Christmas is here, and it's time to get shopping for some amazing goodies and gifts for all of your loved ones. We will have more than 70 vendors, food, and prizes!

    Free admission.







    More Information
    Contact: Winter Nichols
    (712) 242-7307
    mrs.winniebakery@yahoo.com

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    The Good Humor Men

    7:30PM | Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    Sit back and get ready for a night of comic relief. Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians (with numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show," and "The Daily Show") join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an evening packed with punch lines, clever writing, and hair-trigger laughs.

    We welcome back Omaha native Pat Hazell who was one of the original writers for NBC’s "Seinfeld," a veteran of "The Tonight Show," a critically acclaimed playwright, and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. Tony Deyo is a stand-up comedian known most notably for his sharp, quick material and near-perfect comedic timing. He has appeared on "Conan" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," among others. Rounding out the trio will be Pete Lee, who was the first stand-up comedian to earn a standing ovation on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." He has also appeared on Comedy Central, NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," and "The Late Show with David Letterman."

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    Jimmy Webb

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    A true living legend of songwriting, Jimmy Webb has been crafting amazing songs, many of which have become cherished standards, for some forty years. And he’s still doing it. Now on tour with his newest CD, "Still Within the Sound of My Voice," Jimmy Webb is engaging his audiences like never before.

    Though some might still not know his name, they know his songs: "Wichita Lineman," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Galveston," "The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress," "All I Know," "The Highwayman," "Up, Up and Away," "MacArthur Park," and many more. Webb is one of those rare songwriters who manages to bring a genuine measure of magic to everything he touches. Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, among other awards. In this rare and intimate evening of music, you’ll hear Webb perform his music and tell the stories you haven’t heard about his fascinating career.

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    The Young Irelanders

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    Each and every year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song, and dance as part of one sensational group known as The Young Irelanders. These performers are still in their 20s and are unique among their peers, in that they are all world and Irish national champions in their disciplines.

    Whether it be one of the much-loved vocal numbers like Galway Bay, the foot-stomping beat of Kerry polkas, or a stirring air inspired by the Cliffs of Moher, The Young Irelanders deliver a performance which transports you to a part of the world untarnished by modernity and breathtaking in its beauty. To experience Ireland’s traditions in music, song, and dance presented by some of the most talented young performers in the world, this sensational act is an absolute must-see.

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    Al Jardine: A Postcard from California

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    Al Jardine is best known for being one of the founding members of the California-based group The Beach Boys. Al, an accomplished musician on a variety of stringed instruments, played mainly rhythm guitar and sang harmony vocals with The Beach Boys. He sang lead on their No. 1 hit "Help Me, Rhonda" and also wrote or co-wrote a good number of their songs.

    In 2018, Al began playing solo shows on a tour featuring songs and stories from his early days to his most recent solo album, "A Postcard from California." Al along with his son Matt Jardine and vocalist/musician Jeff Alan Ross deliver an intimate show full of hits combined with never-before-heard stories, rare pictures, and videos from Al’s amazing career. With rave reviews from fans and critics, it's truly a show not to be missed.

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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