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    2nd Annual Midlands Renaissance Revel

    10:00AM to 6:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
    19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,
    Join us for the 2nd annual Midland's Renaissance Festival on the beautiful grounds of Ditmars Orchard on the edge of Council Bluffs. Help us bring back this much-loved festival that long ago saw the Iowa Western Community College grounds as home. You'll see all your favorite Renaissance performers and merchants, such as Joust Evolution! And you're sure to find new merchants and entertainment that you'll love!

    More Information
    Contact: Mike Amos
    (402) 999-5463
    Midwestfest2@gmail.com

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    Fall Hunting Classic Kids Weekend

    12:00PM | Bass Pro Shops
    2901 Bass Pro Drive, Council Bluffs,
    The Fall Hunting Classic Kids Weekend will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

    Join us for an archery shooting challenge, photos and downloads, and craft!

    On Saturday only, there will be a Kids Archery Workshop at 2 p.m. in front of the aquarium, presented by an archery outfitter. The first 50 kids to attend will receive a free color-changing bottle for attending the seminar.

    The first 100 kids to complete all the activities each day will receive a free animal tin box.

    Trade-ins of game cameras and hunting boots (occurring August 17 to 25) will also be accepted at this event.

    More Information
    Contact: Rebecca Younkins
    (712) 325-6017
    REYounkins@basspro.com

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    Banking For Professional Services Companies

    12:00 to 1:00PM | TS Bank - Downtown Council Bluffs, Young Conference Room
    43 Scott Street, Council Bluffs,
    From law practices to accounting firms, consultants to architects, and doctors to dentists, professional firms face many challenges that can be addressed with the right banking relationship. Our bank understands the challenges of professional service business models, and we have the experience needed to assess your unique needs and financial requirements. This seminar will highlight our experience and demonstrate our personalized service and specialized products to meet the needs of your company.

    More Information
    Contact: Ashley Bailey
    (712) 487-0445
    rsvp@tsbg.com
    http://info.tsbank.com/events

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    Bluffs and its Burgers

    6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Preserve Council Bluffs explores burgers, Broadway, carhops, and carefree summer evenings spent at the drive-in restaurants of Council Bluffs. From Christy Creme to Maid Rite to Ewalds and Kings, the program endeavors to provide memories and burger history through photos and narratives. The talk will be presented by Dr. Richard Warner.

    The program is free to members of the Historical Society of Pottawattamie; members of the public are welcome to attend for a $5 admission fee. Due to library policy and to ensure sufficient seating, guests are asked to purchase tickets in advance. This can be done by phoning Patricia Murphy at the number below, on our website (click the computer icon below), or at the Squirrel Cage Jail or RailsWest Museums during their open hours. Historical Society members need not preregister.

    More Information
    Contact: Patricia Murphy
    (402) 850-0822
    information@TheHistoricalSociety.org
    http://www.TheHistoricalSociety.org

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    Homeschool in the Hills: Geology

    Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Area homeschool students are invited to join us for another exciting Homeschool in the Hills program.

    What's so great about dirt? Turns out there's quite a bit! Learn more about Iowa's unique and spectacular Loess Hills and the soil that makes them so special. Explore minerals of all shapes and sizes and get your hands dirty in a wonderful way.

    Two sessions of this program are offered. The morning session is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session is from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Participants must register online for the session of their choice.

    More Information
    Contact: Rene Stroud
    (712) 545-3283
    rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=603

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    Good Neighbor Day

    8:00AM | Bloom Works
    142 West Broadway, Suite 138, Council Bluffs,
    Bloom Works is hosting its annual flower giveaway. Please join us distributing over 8,000 roses into our community. All you have to do is walk into our shop and you’ll receive 12 free roses with the intention that you keep one for yourself and give the 11 other away to 11 different people. Join the fun while supplies last!

    More Information
    (712) 256-3156
    alisa@bloomworks.omhcoxmail.com
    http://Ebloomworks.com

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    Backpacking 101

    6:30 to 9:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join experienced educator Laura Friesell and Pottawattamie County Conservation for a four-part series of classes designed for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts with limited backpacking experience.

    This program will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the following dates:
    Thursday, September 5 - Classroom session at Hitchcock Nature Center
    Thursday, September 12 - Gear demonstration at Backwoods, Omaha
    Thursday, September 19 - Classroom session at Hitchcock Nature Center

    Following the three instruction sessions, program participants will head into the field on Friday, September 27 for a guided overnight to test their skills. We will meet at Hitchcock Nature Center at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night and break camp on Saturday morning at approximately 11 a.m.

    This program is being presented as part of our adult education program, participants must be age 15 and older to participate. Cost is $65 per student and online pre-registration is required.

    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 545-3283
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=719

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    The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1940-1945

    6:30PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    As Americans geared up for World War II, each state responded according to its economy and circumstances. Iowans quickly answered the call with overwhelming enthusiasm. The home front contributions of Iowans and Americans divided into four historical fronts: the farm front, the production front, the community front, and the kitchen front.

    Drawing on historical archives and artifacts, Dr. Lisa Payne Ossian, professor of history at Des Moines Area Community College in central Iowa, analyzes the resilience and patriotism of Iowans during this time.

    This event is sponsored by Humanities Iowa 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/humanities-iowa-presents-the-home-fronts-of-iowa-1940-1945/

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    Family Camp Out

    2:00PM to | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    First time tent campers are invited to join us for a guided overnight camp out at Hitchcock Nature Center in our picturesque group tent campsite. This program is designed for families with children who have little to no experience with tent camping and are interested in learning more about this great family activity.

    Our naturalists will be on hand to guide you to our special group campsite and help you set up your camp as you discover the world of camping. After a peaceful night in the park, we will be up early for some breakfast and will break camp by 10 a.m. on September 8.

    Cost is $50 per family and includes all camping fees, admission to the park, a tent, dinner, and breakfast. Families are asked to pack appropriate clothing and bring their own bedding. Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited.

    More Information
    Contact: Rene Stroud
    (712) 545-3283
    rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=718

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    General's Ladies Fall Tea

    1:30 to 4:00PM | Historic General Dodge House
    605 3rd St, Council Bluffs,
    Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad, please join the General's Ladies for their Annual Fall Tea in the ballroom at the Historic General Dodge House. The afternoon will include lunch and guest speakers Patricia LaBounty, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum Curator, and Laura Dodge Luther.

    Cost: $18 for members | $20 for non-members

    Mail a check or drop off payment to the Dodge House at 605 S 3rd St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 or use our secure online ticketing payment system by clicking the ticket icon below.

    See more events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad here!

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

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    Carnegie Libraries in Iowa Project

    6:30PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Between 1892 and 1919, industrialist Andrew Carnegie and his corporation provided grants for 1,689 public library buildings. In Iowa, 101 were built with money from Carnegie, including the one in Council Bluffs, built in 1905.

    The Carnegie Libraries in Iowa Project (CLIP) is working to collect and preserve the documentation related to the building of the Carnegie libraries in Iowa. The information that has been collected has been digitized and made available here.

    Shana Stuart has served as Director of CLIP since 2004; she is an adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa with a Ph.D. in Art History and a MLIS. As 2019 marks the centennial of Carnegie's death, she has been invited to give talks across the state to commemorate his contributions to our communities.

    This program is free and open to the public.

    More Information
    Contact: Marlys Lien
    (712) 323-7553 x135
    mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
    https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/carnegie-libraries-in-iowa-project/

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    Guided Birding Hike

    6:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join experienced birdwatcher and Pheasants Forever biologist Nic Salick for a special evening hike. Hit the trails on this special birding hike and tune in to the twilight activity of area birds at Hitchcock Nature Center. Listen to evening calls and watch for evening avian activity as the sun goes down. This event is open to participants 12 years and older and is free with park admission.

    Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 328-5638
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=685

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    The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company

    6:30PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Today the name Hershey is synonymous with quality milk chocolate. But that wasn't always the case. Milton S. Hershey worked hard and failed often before his chocolate company was finally successful. And when he did become a household name and had earned a vast fortune, Milton and his wife Catherine decided to give it all away. Because of their generosity, tens of thousands of orphans have been saved, protected, and educated. Attend this illustrated lecture to hear the behind the scenes story of this beloved American company.

    Laura Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a master's degree in Library Studies, and has been presenting on historic topics for over ten years. She enjoys researching literary symbolism, and is contracted to write a book on that subject. Laura Keyes is currently the director of the Dunlap Public Library District in Dunlap, IL.

    More Information
    Contact: Marlys Lien
    (712) 323-7553 x135
    mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
    https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/the-history-of-the-hershey-chocolate-company/

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    G2K...Once Upon A Mattress

    Chanticleer Community Theater
    830 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Chanticleer's opening production of the 2019-2020 season is our Children's Theater production, G2K...Once Upon A Mattress. If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on a familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

    Ticket prices are:
    Adults: $25
    Seniors(60+): $20
    Students: $15

    Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 13 and running through September 29. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.



    More Information
    Contact: Robert H. Putman
    (712) 323-9955
    manager@chanticleertheater.com
    http://www.chanticleertheater.com

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    A Pottawattamie County Almanac: Ornithology 101

    8:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join us for the seventh session of the 2019 programming series. Discover the world of birds in this introduction to Ornithology. Brush up on your bird identification skills and learn more about our avian friends with a presentation by Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery.

    Modeled after the classic work "A Sand County Almanac" by naturalist and Iowa native Aldo Leopold, this program series aims to follow the natural rhythms and timings of Pottawattamie County's Midwestern setting. Activities will provide students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them and include guided hikes, aquatic studies, guest lectures, sketching, journaling, and more.

    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 545-3283
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=615

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    2019 Speaker Series: Migrating Through Change, Monarch Butterflies & Their Conservation

    4:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join us for the fifth installment of the 2019 Speaker Series. Help us welcome Jennifer Hopwood, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with Xerces as she discusses Monarch conservation efforts and research.

    This program is being presented as part of our adult educational programming. Participants must be age 14 or older. Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend these events, visit our website for details and to register.


    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 545-3283 x5834
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=626

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    Nature Club

    4:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Children age 6 and older are invited to discover the natural world at Hitchcock Nature Center as members of our new Nature Club. Activities will include nature journaling to record observations and discoveries, documenting a native plant and its changes throughout the season, guided hikes along the trails at Hitchcock Nature Center, and more. Club members completing the series will receive a certificate and recognition in our monthly newsletter, The Conservator.

    Cost is $3 per child and includes admission to the park and all program materials. Programs will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on the second Saturday of the month, May through October.

    Pre-registration is required.

    More Information
    Contact: Rene Stroud
    (712) 545-3283
    rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=656

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    Sunday Funday Wine and Design Class

    1:30 to 3:00PM | Corum's Flowers and Gifts
    639 5th ave, Council Bluffs,
    Join us to create a freestyle summer garden arrangement to take home! Wine and snacks are included, and we always have a great time! Cost of the class is $50 plus tax. Call the shop to sign up or register on our website by clicking on the computer icon below.

    More Information
    Contact: Corum's Flowers and GIfts
    (712) 322-7355
    eflorist.corums@gmail.com
    https://corumsflowers.com/september-wine-and-design-class.html

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    Transformational Leadership in Our Community

    11:30AM to 1:00PM | TS Bank - Downtown Council Bluffs
    43 Scott Street, Council Bluffs,
    Join TS Prosperity Group and Castle & Associates for a three-part round-table discussion series focused on growing your leadership skills and leading within our community. Three local leaders will give their insight and expertise on how to build your leadership and business skill sets in 2019! Lunch will be provided.

    This session will feature Jaymes Simes, Executive Director of the MICAH House.

    More Information
    Contact: Krysta Stevens
    (712) 487-0379
    krysta.stevens@tsprosperity.com
    http://info.tsbank.com/events

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    September Hitch Hike

    6:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for the final Hitch Hike of the 2019 season.

    This hike is the most challenging hike of the series. Head out to the westernmost section of the park along the famed Westridge Trail to our final destination, a scenic overlook with an astounding view of the Missouri River. All experience levels are welcome but this 2.5-mile hike will include traversing steep terrain.

    This event is free with paid park admission or current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership. Visit our website for details.

    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 545-3283
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=608

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    Home Sweet Home

    12:00 to 1:00PM | TS Bank - Downtown Council Bluffs, Young Conference Room
    43 Scott Street, Council Bluffs,
    With the assistance of our trusted secondary-mortgage lending partner, Windsor Mortgage, Kelly Herring will present the intricacies of real estate lending and help you prepare for the financing you need for your next home.

    She will cover the do's and don’ts of home financing to help you avoid the common mistakes people make while buying a home such as opening new credit and making a large cash deposit. This class is geared toward those serious about buying a house.

    More Information
    Contact: Ashley Bailey
    (712) 487-0445
    rsvp@tsbg.com
    http://info.tsbank.com/events

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    Remembering the Orphans

    1:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Lori Vicker, retired reading specialist, will give a presentation on the historical era known as the Orphan Train Movement, that took place in the U.S. during 1854 to 1929.

    More than 200,000 orphan children, boys and girls up to age 14, from urban cities in the East, were sent on trains westward. Trains stopped in all but Buena Vista and Lee counties in Iowa on their way west. Lori travels the state sharing her interest and enthusiasm for this little known, forgotten era of history. Her display includes vintage children's clothing similar to what might have been worn while traveling.

    This program is free and open to the public.

    More Information
    Contact: Marlys Lien
    (712) 323-7553 x135
    mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
    https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/remembering-the-orphans/

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    G2K...Once Upon A Mattress

    Chanticleer Community Theater
    830 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Chanticleer's opening production of the 2019-2020 season is our Children's Theater production, G2K...Once Upon A Mattress. If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on a familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

    Ticket prices are:
    Adults: $25
    Seniors(60+): $20
    Students: $15

    Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 13 and running through September 29. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.



    More Information
    Contact: Robert H. Putman
    (712) 323-9955
    manager@chanticleertheater.com
    http://www.chanticleertheater.com

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    Monarch Tagging

    Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    How in the world do you tag a monarch butterfly? Find out during one of our informative tagging sessions held at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

    Learn more about monarch butterflies, their unusual lifestyle and life cycle, and miraculous migration to Mexico as we teach you how we catch and handle monarchs for research during a short indoor presentation. Then participants head outdoors on the hunt for monarchs to tag onsite with help of our provided tagging stations.

    Cost for this event is $3 per person with children age 3 and under free; this fee includes your admission to the park and tags to use on butterflies tagged during the event. Online pre-registration is required by Wednesday, September 18 as space is limited. Due to the popularity of this program, early registration is recommended.

    Visit our website by clicking the icons below to register.

    More Information
    Contact: Rene Stroud
    (712) 545-3283
    rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=698

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    Self-Defense Team Warrior Workshop for Women

    10:00 to 11:30AM | The Gathering Room
    1900 Madison Avenue , Council Bluffs,
    Exercise your right to defend yourself! Sign up now for the Self Defense Team Warrior Workshop for Women conducted by Kung Fu Damsels/Independent Damsel in Defense Pros at The Gathering Room! Mother/daughter tandems save $10. Contact Katie for more details.

    More Information
    Contact: Katie Larson
    (712) 328-2374
    Katie@thunderbowl.com
    http://www.thunderbowl.com

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    Hitchcock Oak Inventory Project: Training 3

    12:00 to 4:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    The sprawling mighty oak tree remains a symbol of the American Midwest but a new, swift, and little understood disease has recently emerged in our area with the potential to eliminate these iconic trees from our landscape. Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center to be a part of a new volunteer project aimed at understanding and alleviating the effects of this new threat.

    More Information
    Contact: Jeff Franco
    (712) 545-3283
    jeff.franco@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=678

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    Sporting Dog Days

    12:00 to 4:00PM | Bass Pro Shops
    2901 Bass Pro Drive, Council Bluffs,
    Calling all sporting dogs and their humans, join us for Sporting Dog Days!

    There will be giveaways and seminars each day!

    Seminars about hunting with dogs will occur at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. We will be giving away one of each of the following at the seminar times: a dog lead, an adjustable collar, a logo dry bag, and pork chomp bones. Must be present to win.

    In addition to the seminars' giveaways, the first 50 people to come to the sporting dog area ( Green Room upstairs) each day will receive a free 2020 waterfowl calendar. We will also be giving away 50 reflective size large bandanas to the first 50 people/dogs each day to get their photo taken for a digital download.

    More Information
    Contact: Rebecca Younkins
    (712) 325-6017
    REYounkins@basspro.com

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    Painted Peace Pole at The Gathering Room

    1:00 to 5:00PM | The Gathering Room
    1900 Madison Avenue , Council Bluffs,
    Let your creativity soar! Design and paint your own personal 4'x4', 2-foot-tall Peace Pole. Class size is limited. Cost is $60. All supplies included. Food/beverage service available.

    To register, you must prepay by clicking on the ticket icon below . Put your cell number in the comments section when you register to be texted a confirmation. Sign up quickly before all the spots are taken!

    More Information
    Contact: Katie Larson
    (712) 328-2374
    Katie@thunderbowl.com
    https://www.facebook.com/gatheringroom/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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    Relay Iowa CapTel Presentation

    6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
    If you’ve ever missed out on what was said during a telephone call — you no longer need to. Now you can see word-for-word what is said to you throughout your phone conversation. It’s called Captioned Telephone or CapTel.

    Relay Iowa is a program of the Iowa Utilities Board. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or have difficulty speaking over a Text Telephone (TTY) or verbally to hearing parties. Specially-trained Communication Assistants (CAs) process relay calls and stay on the line to confidentially relay conversations.

    Join us for a free presentation! Find out if a CapTel phone is right for you and how you can take advantage of Captioned Telephone service, which is available at no-cost.*

    This program is free and open to the public.
    *Equipment and standard long distance charges may apply.

    More Information
    Contact: Marlys Lien
    (712) 323-7553 x135
    mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
    https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/relay-iowa-captel-presentation-take-2/

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    Hitchcock Nature Center Insect Club

    6:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Everyone is welcome to join in the fun with the new Hitchcock Nature Center Insect Club for their last meeting of the 2019 season! The meeting will feature a presentation on insects in the news by club member Dennis Kingery.

    This organization combines learning with volunteering as insect enthusiasts gather together in Iowa's Loess Hills. Meeting the fourth Thursday of the month, from May through September, this club provides a new opportunity for those with an interest in insects. Each meeting will include discussing club business and a presentation or educational program.

    All club meetings are open to the public. Attendees under 16 must be chaperoned by an adult during meetings and other events.

    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 545-3283
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=712

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    G2K...Once Upon A Mattress

    Chanticleer Community Theater
    830 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Chanticleer's opening production of the 2019-2020 season is our Children's Theater production, G2K...Once Upon A Mattress. If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on a familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

    Ticket prices are:
    Adults: $25
    Seniors(60+): $20
    Students: $15

    Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 13 and running through September 29. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.



    More Information
    Contact: Robert H. Putman
    (712) 323-9955
    manager@chanticleertheater.com
    http://www.chanticleertheater.com

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    A Pottawattamie County Almanac: Autumn Splendor

    8:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join us for the eighth session of the 2019 programming series. Head outdoors and experience autumn in the Loess Hills. Explore photosynthesis and the finer points of cellular respiration, and learn about the way those processes impact the fall color change in our woodlands. Then enjoy an introduction to nature photography in the beautiful fall landscape.

    Modeled after the classic work "A Sand County Almanac" by naturalist and Iowa native Aldo Leopold, this program series aims to follow the natural rhythms and timings of Pottawattamie County's Midwestern setting. Activities will provide students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them and include guided hikes, aquatic studies, guest lectures, sketching, journaling, and more.

    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 545-3283
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=616

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    Stories of Subversion, Resistance, and Acceptance

    1:00 to 3:00PM | Union Pacific Railroad Museum
    200 Pearl St., Council Bluffs,
    Hollywood’s big screen and the pages of countless regional novels simplify the complexities of gender in the classic American West with one-dimensional characters such as the lone cowboy, the gun-slinging marshal, the fated cavalry officer, the schoolmarm, and the little-house-on-the-prairie mother. Such artless representations have also become the archetypal stalwarts of America’s westward advance, trail-blazers and prepares for a civilization yet to come.

    But in his presentation, Peter Boag offers a different view of the Old West through sharing stories of individuals whose truths subvert common wisdom about the region’s gender stereotypes, whose lives of resistance to societal norms question masculinity and femininity, and whose oft-times acceptance by their communities counters the hatred, prejudice, and even violence that those who don’t seem to match up to accepted gender (and sexual) stereotypes still experience in the American West of today.

    Free and open to the public.

    See more events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad here!

    More Information
    Contact: Lindsey Marolt
    (712) 329-8307
    lmarolt@upcontractor.up.com
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2273283212711221/

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    Nature Club

    4:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Children age 6 and older are invited to discover the natural world at Hitchcock Nature Center as members of our new Nature Club. Activities will include nature journaling to record observations and discoveries, documenting a native plant and its changes throughout the season, guided hikes along the trails at Hitchcock Nature Center, and more. Club members completing the series will receive a certificate and recognition in our monthly newsletter, The Conservator.

    Cost is $3 per child and includes admission to the park and all program materials. Programs will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on the second Saturday of the month, May through October.

    Pre-registration is required.

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    Contact: Rene Stroud
    (712) 545-3283
    rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=657

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    How Taxes Affect Retirement

    12:00 to 1:00PM | TS Bank - Downtown Council Bluffs, Young Conference Room
    43 Scott Street, Council Bluffs,
    Join Norm Collins with Collins Consulting and TS Prosperity Group’s Rich Purdy as they assist you with navigating your retirement tax plan. Between IRA withdrawals, Medicare, and social security, your tax landscape is ever-changing and we are here to help answer your questions.

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    Contact: Krysta Stevens
    (712) 487-0379
    rsvp@tsbg.com
    http://info.tsbank.com/events

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    A Pottawattamie County Almanac: Waste Not Want Not

    8:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join us for the ninth session of the 2019 programming series. This session will focus on the important but unseen work of nature's recyclers, the insects, fungi, and other forces that work to convert waste matter into something new.

    Modeled after the classic work "A Sand County Almanac" by naturalist and Iowa native Aldo Leopold, this program series aims to follow the natural rhythms and timings of Pottawattamie County's Midwestern setting. Activities will provide students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them and include guided hikes, aquatic studies, guest lectures, sketching, journaling, and more.

    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 545-3283
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=617

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    HR Challenges for Small Businesses

    12:00 to 1:00PM | TS Bank - Downtown Council Bluffs, Young Conference Room
    43 Scott Street, Council Bluffs,
    Small business ownership is at the heart of the American dream and is a significant driver of our country’s economic engine and prosperity.

    For those who choose to follow the dream of business ownership, the rewards, both economically and of personal satisfaction, can be great. Unfortunately, so can the many challenges that stand in the way of a small business’ success. Of those challenges, human resources is a common area that many small business owners are not prepared to tackle on their own.

    If you own a small business or have ever considered starting one, we invite you to attend this seminar outlining the HR challenges faced by today’s small businesses, presented by Pete Boothby.

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    Contact: Ashley Bailey
    (712) 487-0445
    rsvp@tsbg.com
    http://info.tsbank.com/events

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    Council Bluffs Kennel Club Dog Show 2019

    Mid-America Center
    One Arena Way, Council Bluffs,
    Council Bluffs Kennel Club is a 501C3 Organization that was established in 1962 for the betterment of our canine friends. Check out dozens of vendors, attend obedience seminars, and learn some "tricks of the trade" from top trainers and industry experts! Tickets can be purchased at the door.

    Adults: $8
    Seniors: $7
    Children 12 years and younger: Free!

    Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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    Contact: Kelli Grzesiak
    (712) 323-0536
    knugent@midamericacenter.com
    https://www.councilbluffskennelclub.org/

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    Business Lending 101

    12:00 to 1:00PM | TS Bank - Downtown Council Bluffs, Young Conference Room
    43 Scott Street, Council Bluffs,
    Managing all the aspects of your business can be challenging and time-consuming, but worrying about financing its growth shouldn’t be. Whether you need equipment to streamline production, an operating line to manage your cash flow, or are looking to move from a leased space to your own building, we have the expertise to help put you in a position for future success.

    Join us for an open dialogue and discussion about lending options for your business that will help you walk away informed and positioned to take that next step.

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    Contact: Ashley Bailey
    (712) 487-0445
    rsvp@tsbg.com
    http://info.tsbank.com/events

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    How to Simplify Banking For Your Business

    12:00 to 1:00PM | TS Bank - Downtown Council Bluffs, Young Conference Room
    43 Scott Street, Council Bluffs,
    Whether your business is large or small, we are here to help you with your cash management needs. TS Bank’s Lindsey Mahan will provide information that will assist you in those areas that cause pain so you have time to run your business efficiently.

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    Contact: Ashley Bailey
    (712) 487-0445
    rsvp@tsbg.com
    http://info.tsbank.com/events

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    A Pottawattamie County Almanac: The Secret Language of Winter

    8:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join us for the tenth and final session of the 2019 programming series. This session will cover many aspects of winter including animal adaptations, the science of snow, and winter bird feeding.

    Modeled after the classic work "A Sand County Almanac" by naturalist and Iowa native Aldo Leopold, this program series aims to follow the natural rhythms and timings of Pottawattamie County's Midwestern setting. Activities will provide students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them and include guided hikes, aquatic studies, guest lectures, sketching, journaling, and more.

    More Information
    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 545-3283
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=618

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