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    Around the World Dinner & Auction

    5:00 to 9:00PM | Corpus Christi Parish Hall
    3304 Fourth Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Join us for an evening of community and fun. The Knights of Columbus are serving up foods from Germany, Mexico, and Italy. We'll have silent and oral auction items, a wine pull, grab & go gift cards, and a 50/50 raffle. We'll also have a special drawing for an "around the world" basket.

    Tickets are $15 for one person or $25 for two people. Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking on the ticket icon below.

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    Contact: Corpus Christi Catholic Parish
    (712) 323-2916


    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!

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    Contact: Michelle Hrdlicka, Director of Operations
    (712) 322-2406


    BBQ for Blue

    11:30AM to 1:00PM | Community of Christ Church Central Congregation
    140 Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs,
    Join us for our 4th Annual BBQ for Blue, honoring first responders. The event cost is a free will offering and all proceeds will go to Sergeant Josh Hughes, who is battling leukemia.

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    Contact: Ken Juel
    (402) 212-0397


    Friends of the Library Book Sale

    Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    It's time for our annual book sale ; there's something for everyone!

    Members Only:
    Thursday, September 12 | 6-8 p.m.

    Public Sale:
    Friday, September 13 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Saturday, September 14 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Sunday, September 15 | 1:30-3 p.m.

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    Go Wild for Conservation Beer Tasting & Auction

    6:00 to 9:30PM | The Grass Wagon
    110 South 29th Street, Council Bluffs,
    Support land stewardship, environmental education, and low impact recreation in Pottawattamie County at the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation's annual Go Wild for Conservation beer tasting and auction fundraiser.

    Tickets are $50 for single seats or you can purchase a table of 10 for $450. Ticket price includes food, drink, and your auction number so come prepared for a night of fun! Reservations are required to attend this annual fundraising event. Visit our website, linked below, to reserve your tickets today.

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    Contact: Sam Stivers
    (712) 328-5638


    Friday the 13th Flashlight Tours

    6:00 to 11:00PM | Squirrel Cage Jail
    226 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs,
    Flashlight tours will begin at 6pm with the last tour starting at 11pm. Tours will start approximately every 15 minutes. We will have flashlights available but do recommend bringing your own flashlights.
    Strobe lights and fog machines will be in use.

    Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Online sales end at 4 p.m. on September 13. Tickets are non-refundable.

    These tours are recommended for ages 13 and up. There will be scary decorations, some people walking around, and the tours will include the darker history of the Squirrel Cage Jail.

    If you have any questions please contact us with the contact information below.

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    Contact: Kat Slaughter
    (712) 323-2509


    Queen's 5K Romp

    9:00AM | Carson, Iowa · Carson
    105 Broadway St., Carson,
    The Queen's 5K Romp is a run for women of all ages. It is a 5K race with medals, tiaras, and bling! Let's inspire, connect, and have fun. Let's run and do good, creating funds for southwest Iowa!

    Participants can run or walk! Strollers are welcome. Wear tiaras, tutus, and medals! There will be more fun at the finish line.

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    Contact: Candle Queen Candles Gift Boutique
    (913) 682-7724


    Building a Foundation

    6:00 to 9:00PM | The Grass Wagon
    110 S. 29th Street, Council Bluffs,
    Join us for an evening of fun, food, drinks, and entertainment! Attire is casual.

    We will have an auction, including “Salvage Art” from local area artists and contributors! All proceeds are used towards ending poverty housing in our community.

    For more information contact Glennay with the contact information below. Please RSVP with payment by September 15.

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    Contact: Glennay Jundt
    (712) 396-2475 x


    The Avoca Main Street Longest Table

    5:00PM | Elm Street · Avoca
    112 N Elm Street, Avoca,
    Join friends and neighbors at one "longest" table for a unique dining experience. A chef-hosted five-course meal will be presented sourced from our Avoca Main Street Farmers Market vendors or other nearby producers.

    Chef James Edward Calkins of Milk & Honey Restaurant is designing and executing the menu. McCarthy Trenching, a modern ragtime band, will provide entertainment.

    Happy Hour will begin at the Avoca Legion Hall at 5 p.m. Weather permitting, we will move to dine outside at one" longest" table from 6 to 8 p.m.

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    Contact: Amber Mohr
    (712) 307-0172


    Avoca Main Street Golf Tournament

    12:00PM | Avoca Country View Golf & Clubhouse · Avoca
    1701 N Willow St., Avoca,
    One of Avoca Main Street's major annual fundraisers, this 4-person scramble will tee off at 12:30 p.m. and team registration includes dinner at the clubhouse following the tournament.
    Contact Brent with the number below if you have any questions about the event.

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    Contact: Brent Hansen
    (712) 343-6341


    Flaming Pumpkin Fest Part Deux

    4:00PM to 1:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail
    226 Pearl St., Council Bluffs,
    Join us for our Second Annual Flamin' Pumpkin Fest. We will have tricks and treats for the whole family and when the sun sets, we'll go hunting for things that go bump in the night!

    We don't call it Flamin' Pumpkin Fest for nothing! We will be lighting pumpkins a blaze when it gets dark for a bit of spooky fun!

    We will offer a short class on Paranormal Investigating for those that want to participate and then will have a public investigation of the Jail with our team and the staff on site to help or answer any questions you may have.


    4-6 p.m. | Open House (free to the public): Enjoy some treats and a historic tour of the jail (tour costs extra) while getting to know our team and members from the Historical Society.

    6-6:30 p.m. | We will break for dinner

    6:30-7:30 p.m. | Introduction, History of the Jail, and Paranormal 101 Class (must have paid ticket)

    7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. | Investigate with the team (must have paid ticket)

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    Contact: Sarah Stream
    (402) 781-4181


    14th Annual Community of Christ Caring Ministries Food Pantry Dinner & Auction

    5:30 to 9:00PM | Ameristar Casino
    2200 River Road, Council Bluffs,
    In 2018, The Community of Christ Caring Ministries Thrift Store & Food Pantry served 2,060 families consisting of 3,686 individuals in need. The value of assistance given in 2018 totaled over $150,000. Without your support of the Thrift Store & Food Pantry, we would not have been able to accomplish this significant achievement.

    Please attend and help create a night of hope for individuals in need in southwest Iowa! Check back here again soon for ticket sales—for now, save the date!

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    Contact: Ken Juel
    (402) 212-0397


    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands - Trivia Buffs of the Bluffs Adventure Cam

    6:00 to 9:00PM | Mid-America Center
    One Arena Way, Council Bluffs,
    We are hitting the trails to find the best Trivia Buffs of the Bluffs! Lace up your boots, pack your camping gear, and sharpen your trivia skills for a night of fun to benefit the youth of Council Bluffs & Carter Lake Clubs.

    We are excited to have Mike Monday as our trivia guide and host for our 2019 Adventure Camp!

    Join us for:

    Food & drinks
    Campfire fun
    Silent auction
    Trivia games
    Prizes will be awarded for best costume and several best (and worst) trivia teams.

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    Contact: Mid-America Center
    (712) 323-0536

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