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Join us as CountryHouse and the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association host a Chili Cook-Off! Area senior living communities will bring their best chili's and you will help us determine which chili takes the top prize! Guests will receive the winning recipe following the event.

Cost is $5 for tastings

A gift basket raffle will also be held. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Come enjoy a fun afternoon and get to know more about CountryHouse and Agemark, a family-owned organization with a 30+ year history of creating quality lifestyles for seniors.

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Contact: Jessica Duncan
(712) 355-8469


Mardi Gras Celebration

4 to 6PM | Emanuel Lutheran Church
Emanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting their 5th annual Mardi Gras Celebration on Sunday, February 25th from 4 PM -6 PM in the church Fellowship Hall. This event is open to the public.

The event features live music by Da Band, New Orleans inspired food, a photo booth and activities for children. There will also be a silent auction, with a variety items available for bid. A Mardi Gras parade will take place at 5:30 PM.

All are invited to come in masks and costumes or just as you are. With the exception of the Silent Auction, all activities are at no charge. Auction bidding will close at 5:45 PM and the lucky winners will be announced by 6 PM A free-will offering will be accepted for the meal. Proceeds from the event will go towards Emanuel youth attending the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering.

Attendees can park in the lower (east) parking lot. Ground floor access is available through the east doors of the facility.

Please contact the church via email, Facebook or phone with questions or to make a reservation. Reservations are not required for attendance, but they will help with the food planning.

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Contact: Michaela Lewis
(712) 323-9665


Shamrock Shuffle

9AM to 12PM | 100 Block of West Broadway
The 712 Initiative presents the 2018 Shamrock Shuffle 5K run/walk.

Thanks to the presenting sponsor CHI Mercy Council Bluffs and to our supporting sponsors: Glory Days, Barley's Bar, Judd Knispel Agency- State Farm Insurance, Renegade Bootcamp & Boxing, and Ultra/ Doll Distributing LLC.

Back this year we will have a fun challenge...a jolly leprechaun will be running. If you beat the leprechaun, you will win a free beverage of your choosing.

The run will take place in historic downtown Council Bluffs starting and ending on the 100 Block of West Broadway. It is a flat course.

T-shirt is guaranteed with online registration before February 28th. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for registrations after that date.

Participants can register online until noon on March 7th. To do so, go to the website and ticketing website provided with this description.

Registration and packet pick up available Friday, March 9th 5-7 PM at Barley's Bar and day of event on east end of the 100 Block starting at 7:30 AM.

Festive attire is encouraged for this 5K! Deck out in green, shamrocks and irish themed attire for a chance to win one of the Best Dressed prizes!

Medals: Top 3 Men, Top 3 Women & Top 3 16 & under finishers will be awarded medals!

Plan to stay after the run for some adult festivities. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the TeamMates Mentoring Program. Event will be held rain, snow, slush or shine! If you have any questions, feel free to use the email below.

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Contact: Donna Schoeppner
(402) 515-1200


Sound Futures Scholarship Fundraiser

6 to 8PM | ISD Lied Multipurpose Complex
Nae nae, waltz, salsa or freestyle dance right over to your calendar and circle the date of the Iowa School for the Deaf Foundation’s annual scholarship and general foundation fundraiser! Nyle DiMarco, who won the 2016 Dancing With The Stars competition, is an advocate for children who are deaf and will headline our night. Social time starts at 6 PM, where you can take selfies with Nyle, followed by a sit-down meal at 6:30 PM. Nyle will present a brief program. Each dinner plate is $75.00.

Profits benefit Iowa School for the Deaf's college-bound students and the general foundation.

RSVP due by March 9th.

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Contact: Cindie Angeroth
(712) 366-3213


Annual Theme Luncheon

10AM to 2PM | Tri-Center High School
The annual theme luncheon is a fundraiser for scholarships awarded to qualifying Tri-Center High School graduates for use in post-secondary education. Doors open at 10:00 AM for viewing the decorated tables. Lunch is served at 11:30 AM. Tables are decorated in themes of the host/hostess choosing. Reservations are required. Please use the email below for a reservation. Cost is $10.00 per person. Entertainment is provided by Tri-Center High School students.

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Contact: Kathy Mark
(712) 485-2423 x2423


Council Bluffs Light of Hope

7:30 to 8:30AM | Hilton Garden Inn in Council Bluffs
Friends of Iowa CASA is the nonprofit partner of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) system across the state of Iowa. We have an important event coming up in May that we’d love for you to be aware of.

We put on Light of Hope events around the state in areas of high need in order to raise awareness and funds for the CASA program. The CASA program deals with children who have been removed from homes because of abuse and neglect, of which there are thousands around Iowa, including hundreds in the Council Bluffs area alone.

The Second Annual Council Bluffs Light of Hope will be an exciting, fast-moving, one-hour breakfast event to be held 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM on Friday, May 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Council Bluffs. We’ve got the talented Ernest Richardson, resident conductor of the Omaha Symphony, as the emcee, and two great speakers: a former foster youth who will speak about growing up in the system, and the wonderful Elizabeth Varnon, an attorney who has seen first-hand how CASA advocates can help.

In addition, this year’s event will serve as the kickoff to a day of training for the local CASA advocates, which is very cool.

The purpose of Light of Hope is to INCREASE, RAISE, and INSPIRE:
1. We want to INCREASE awareness of the issues in the Council Bluffs area.
2. We want to RAISE money to help support the volunteers who do such amazing work with these children.
3. We want to INSPIRE guests to become involved in some way.

Council Bluffs Light of Hope details at a glance:
Event: Light of Hope fundraising and awareness breakfast
Why: To benefit Friends of Iowa CASA and the abused and neglected children of Iowa
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn in Council Bluffs
Emcee: Maestro Ernest Richardson of the Omaha Symphony
Keynote Speaker: Attorney Elizabeth Varnon
Cost: Nothing! But there will be an opportunity to make a contribution following the program

RSVP with Tim Pearson required to attend.

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Contact: Tim Pearson, Executive Director
(515) 321-8588


Moonlight Movies in the Park

6 to 11PM | Robert's Park
Bellows Community Alliance presents: Moonlight Movies in the Park. A FREE outdoor movie experience for family & friends, every other Saturday night, June-July. Pre-show activities starting at 6:00 PM followed by a feature film on the BIG SCREEN at sundown (9:00 PM). "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2" 6-2. "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" 6-16. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" 6-30. "Kong: Skull Island" 7-7. "Coco" 7-21. We will be listing additional pre-show fun soon!

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Contact: Josh Bellows
(712) 326-8792

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