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Adult Coloring Club

6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring utensils and prints if you prefer. Color, relax, and chat—bring a friend!

Free and open to the public.

More Information
Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/adult-coloring-club-2019-08-19/

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How-To Series: Write a Personal History

7:00 to 8:30PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
Everyone has a story to tell. Have you told yours?

This class explores the what, why, and how of writing personal histories—journals, memoirs, and autobiographies, how to get started, and what to do if you’re stuck. “Memory-priming” exercises will help you be more receptive to recalling memories you may have thought were lost forever. This class is free and open to the public.

Presented by Robbi Lowe, a personal historian/author/publisher/genealogist.

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Contact: Emily Smith
(712) 323-7553 x132
esmith@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/how-to-series-personal-history/

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OWLS: Soundscapes - Canceled

12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
Area seniors are invited to bring their lunch and join us for a special OWLS learning series lunchtime presentation.

Explore nature with your ears as you learn more about natural soundscapes and the different ways they are important to the plants and animals of our ecosystem. Discover the ways humans impact those soundscapes and steps you can take to reduce your auditory footprint.

These events are designed for participants 55 and older who have an interest in conservation. Please visit our website, linked below, for details.

More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=630

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City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

4:00 to 5:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
209 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs,
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the third Tuesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Adult Board Game Night

6:00 to 8:45PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it is free to attend. You are welcome to bring your favorite games or just stop in to join a game. Visit our website, linked below, to see our huge game selection!


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Contact: Creighton Camerer
(712) 323-7553 x132
ccamerer@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/adult-board-game-night-2019-08-20/

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Map & Compass Foundations

6:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
Join presenter Laura Friesell for a unique program, and learn how to navigate in the great outdoors without Google Maps! Students will learn basic principles of map and compass navigation during Tuesday evening's classroom session. Topics will include how to read, interpret, and navigate a topographic map, how to identify parts of a compass, and how to use a compass in conjunction with a topographic map.

Cost for this program is $15 per student and includes all program materials and admission to the park. Pre-registration is required by Friday, August 16 as space is limited.

More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=715

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August Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
Join us for the fourth hike in the 2019 Hitch Hike series.

Meet up with the group at the Old Lincoln Highway Deck at the Hitchcock Nature Center Campground to begin this walk down the Hohneke Trail to Oak Avenue and the Bunker Hill Loop. Explore the northern section of the park and view a remnant of the original Old Lincoln Highway.

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

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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=607

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Farmers Market Council Bluffs

4:30 to 7:30PM | Bayliss Park
100 Pearl St, Council Bluffs,
The place to be for locally sourced farm-fresh foods and homegrown fun including live music, group fitness, kids activities, special events, and more!

More Information
Contact: The 712 Initiative
(712) 396-2494
info@the712initiative.org
https://www.facebook.com/FarmersMarketCB/

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

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https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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746 Needlework Club

6:00 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
The 746 Needlework Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Come join our Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting and Embroidery – club. This is an informal gathering and all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies or project to work on. Meet new friends, work on your craft and have fun!

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-8-22-19/

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Welcome to Medicare

6:00 to 7:30PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
A free seminar offered by the State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Connections Area Agency on Aging for Iowans who want to learn about Medicare.

Welcome to Medicare will cover Medicare Parts A & B benefits, prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare supplement insurance.

A reservation is required by August 15, 2019. Please call the number below.

SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa. It does not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents.

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(712) 328-2540 x1042
gillespie51503@cox.net
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/welcome-to-medicare-aug-2019/

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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 Hitchcock Nature Center Insect Club. The meeting will feature a presentation on insects that are commonly spotted in the pollinator gardens at Fontenelle Forrest by club member Loren Padleford.

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.

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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=711

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Party on the Patio: The Hollowbodies

6:30 to 10:00PM | McCoy's at Thunderbowl
1900 Madison Ave, Council Bluffs,
The Hollowbodies consist of Jeff Moore and Bret Nellor and their unique blend of acoustic rock and country—the perfect mix for McCoy's! This alternative duo and their respective bands have been packing stages all over the area. This Party on the Patio is not to be missed!

McCoy's will host free live music every Thursday and Saturday night—and four select Fridays—in May, June, July, and August. It's fun for the entire family. Bring a chair for Friday night shows as the place will be packed! See the full summer lineup here!

More Information
Contact: Connie Ratliff
(712) 328-2374
connie@thunderbbowl.com
http://www.thunderbowl.com/mccoys

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Phantogram With Special Guests Bob Moses

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove
1 Harrahs Blvd., Council Bluffs,
Phantogram—the New York-born duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel—are bringing special guest Bob Moses to Harrah's Stir Concert Cove. Since the arrival of 2010’s debut album, Eyelid Movies, and its two successors, Voices and Three, the band has amassed nearly half-a-billion streams, achieved two Gold-Certified singles in the form of “Fall In Love” and “When I’m Small,” and become a festival staple while headlining sold-out shows worldwide.

Check out more 2019 Stir Concert Cove shows here!

More Information
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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Map & Compass Field Session

5:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
Join presenter Laura Friesell for a unique, hands-on program and get some experience navigating the great outdoors. This program is a field session designed to give students real-time, hands-on practice navigating terrain with a compass and topographical map. Students will get a brief lesson on use and then head outdoors to put their skills to use.

Cost for this program is $15 per student and includes all program materials and admission to the park. Pre-registration is required by Friday, August 16 as space is limited.

More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=716

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Live Music by Petty Cash

7:00 to 11:00PM | Apple Jacks at the Patch
21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs,
Four outstanding musicians inspired by two of the best writers and performers in history, Tom Petty and Johnny Cash. Come out and have a blast with us!

Apple Jacks at the Patch offers various wines from Prairie Crossing Winery as well as beer, food, and appetizers. We have bands almost every Saturday evening. Visit our Facebook page, linked below for a complete list.

So, roll out past the city limits and enjoy some fun at Apple Jacks at the Patch!

More Information
Contact: Tarry or Jan
(712) 366-1505
ptapples@ptapples.com
https://www.facebook.com/Pioneer-Trail-Orchard-WineryBar-Grill-Pumpkin-Patch-140456218049/

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Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove
1 Harrahs Blvd, Council Bluffs,
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band are hitting the stage at Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove! Ringo Starr's 2019 All Starr Band features Toto’s Steve Lukather, Santana’s Gregg Rolie, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, multi-instrumentalist Warren Ham, drummer Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.

Don’t miss a night of classic hits, with each band member bringing to the set their most popular songs.

Check out more 2019 Stir Concert Cove shows here!

More Information
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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Car, Truck, and Bike Show

9:00AM to 4:30PM | Mid-America Center
One Arena Way, Council Bluffs,
Join us for this vehicle show! There will be 45 show classes and we'll be giving out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies! There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

The event is free and open to the public. It will happen rain or shine in Lot C of the Mid-America Center.

Schedule:
Registration | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Judging | 12-3 p.m.
Awards | 3:30 p.m.

All proceeds will be split between Susan G. Komen Pink Project and the Children's Hospital Foundation.

More Information
Contact: Jody
(402) 659-8531
https://www.facebook.com/events/918576841867915/

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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!

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

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Back to School Summer Bash

12:00 to 11:00PM | Full Fledged Brewing Co.
40 Arena Way, Suite 2, Council Bluffs,
Come join Full Fledged for our Back to School Bash! We'll have fun, amazing live music by The Algorhythms from 7 to 10 p.m. and delicious food by D's Catering from 4 to 9 p.m.

Plus, teachers will receive happy hour pricing all day long! Not a teacher but still want a discount? No problem! Help a student by bringing in a school supply item off our list (check our Facebook page and a list in our taproom as we get closer to the event) and your first beer will be 50 percent off!

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Contact: Iesha Conley
(712) 350-0985
iesha@fullfledgedbeer.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/502959347125695/?active_tab=about

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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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Lunch in the Cosmos

1:00 to 2:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
Get out of the office and into orbit! Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy an episode of "Cosmos: a Spacetime Odyssey," the television series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

This program is free and open to the public and stellar snacks will be provided!

More Information
Contact: Emily Smith
(712) 323-7553 x132
esmith@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/lunch-in-the-cosmos-2/

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Triumphant Sound Quartet

6:00 to 8:00PM | Calvary Country Church
22429 US-6, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, Council Bluffs,
Looking for some good food and fellowship? Come join us for some uplifting music from the Triumphant Sound Quartet from Lawton, IA. A spaghetti supper will be served before the concert at 5 p.m. ($5 per person. Ages 12 and younger eat free.) See you there!

More Information
Contact: Calvary Country Church
(712) 322-2008
https://www.calvarycountrychurch.org/

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Party on the Patio: Shadow Ridge

6:30 to 10:00PM | McCoy's at Thunderbowl
1900 Madison Avenue , Council Bluffs,
Shadow Ridge is back again, bringing their unique style of country music to the McCoy's stage. They also will be playing songs from the '50s and '60s along with other classic tunes. We hope to see you on the patio for an amazing country party!

McCoy's will host free live music every Thursday and Saturday night—and four select Fridays—in May, June, July, and August. It's fun for the entire family. Bring a chair for Friday night shows as the place will be packed! See the full summer lineup here!



More Information
Contact: Connie Ratlaff
(712) 328-2374
connie@thunderbowl.com
http://www.thunderbowl.com

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Live Comedy Hour at Apple Jacks at the Patch

9:00PM | Pioneer Trail Orchard Winery/Bar & Grill and Pumpkin Patch
21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs,
Join us for an evening of comedy (mature content)!

Apple Jacks at the Patch offers various wines from Prairie Crossing Winery as well as beer, food, and appetizers. We have bands almost every Saturday evening. Visit our Facebook page, linked below for a complete list.

So, roll out past the city limits and enjoy some fun at Apple Jacks at the Patch!

More Information
Contact: Tarry & Jan
(712) 366-1505
ptapples@ptapples.com
https://www.facebook.com/Pioneer-Trail-Orchard-WineryBar-Grill-Pumpkin-Patch-140456218049/

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Donia Day

7:15AM | City of Macedonia · Macedonia
Main Street, Macedonia,
Come spend the day in Macedonia, Iowa, just 25 miles east of Council Bluffs! We have lots of activities happening all day, from breakfast starting at 7 a.m. to the last dance late that evening. There's something for everyone no matter what age!

Check out the schedule of events for everything happening:

MVFD Breakfast | 7-9:30 a.m.
Craft Fair | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Poker Run | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Flea Market | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pioneer Trail and Stempel Bird Museums Open | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Silent Auction | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parade | 10 a.m.
Treats at TS Bank | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Food Booths | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Folk Art Festival | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bed Races | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Chalk Art For Kids | 11-11:30 a.m.
Garden & Flower Show | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Classic Car Show | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Live Music at The Back Forty | 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Hot Dog Eating Contest & Bubblegum Contest | 12-1 p.m.
Dessert at DeWitt | 12-4 p.m.
Bounce House | 1-8 p.m.
Face Painting | 1-4 p.m.
Cow Bingo | 1-4 p.m.
Dunk Tank | 1-4 p.m.
Gyrosphere | 1-4 p.m.
Kickball Tournament | 1-4 p.m.
Cornhole Tournament | 4 p.m.


More Information
https://blog.tsbank.com/bed-races-live-music-and-sense-of-community-among-the-draws-for-donia-day

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Business After Hours

5:00 to 7:00PM | SilverStone Group
300 W Broadway, Ste 200, Council Bluffs,
Join us for Business After Hours. It's a great way to network with professionals from the community while enjoying complimentary beverages and snacks.

Free for Chamber members. $10 for non-members.

More Information
Contact: Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
(712) 325-1000
CBchamber@councilbluffsiowa.com
https://www.councilbluffsiowa.com/events/details/business-after-hours-1559

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Briefcase Open Golf Tournament—Sold Out

11:00AM to 8:00PM | Bent Tree Golf Club
23579 HWY 6, Council Bluffs,
We invite you to join us for the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce’s 15th Annual Briefcase Open Golf Tournament. This tournament includes 36 teams of 4 amateurs. A ribeye steak dinner and awards ceremony follows the event. All participants receive event favors and the chance to win team prizes as well as individual prizes.

The Briefcase Open is the premier event for the business community and an excellent opportunity for networking and a friendly game of golf. This tournament has sold out the past 14 years. Call the CB Chamber for registration information at the number below.


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Contact: Kim Buthe
(712) 325-1000
kbuthe@councilbluffsiowa.com
https://www.councilbluffsiowa.com/events/details/briefcase-open-golf-tournament-1567

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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.

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

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Farmers Market Council Bluffs

4:30 to 7:30PM | Bayliss Park
100 Pearl St, Council Bluffs,
The place to be for locally sourced farm-fresh foods and homegrown fun including live music, group fitness, kids activities, special events, and more!

More Information
Contact: The 712 Initiative
(712) 396-2494
info@the712initiative.org
https://www.facebook.com/FarmersMarketCB/

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

More Information
https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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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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Party on the Patio: Not U Two

6:30 to 10:00PM | McCoy's at Thunderbowl
1900 Madison Ave, Council Bluffs,
Not U Two was the first band to ever perform on the new McCoy's patio, and they are excited to return for the fourth season in a row. Not U Two plays all of your favorite hits from yesterday to today and they are so pumped for another Party on the Patio at McCoy's!

McCoy's will host free live music every Thursday and Saturday night—and four select Fridays—in May, June, July, and August. It's fun for the entire family. Bring a chair for Friday night shows as the place will be packed! See the full summer lineup here!

More Information
Contact: Connie Ratliff
(712) 328-2374
connie@thunderbbowl.com
http://www.thunderbowl.com/mccoys

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Collective Soul & Gin Blossoms

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove
1 Harrahs Blvd, Council Bluffs,
Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms are bringing their Now's The Time Tour 2019 to Harrah's Stir Cove!

Collective Soul is celebrating their 25th Anniversary and will be releasing their tenth highly anticipated studio album, BLOOD, on June 21. The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the rock music map. The Grammy-nominated band's fusion of melodic rock, pop, folk, and country elements has helped pave the way for the modern rock of today.

Check out more 2019 Stir Concert Cove shows here!

More Information
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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Labor Day Festival

Bass Pro Shops
2901 Bass Pro Drive, Council Bluffs,
Celebrate Labor Day weekend at Bass Pro Shops! Join us for activities like photo downloads, duck ponds, a fish ring toss game, a kid's craft (Labor Day sign), and more. There will also be face painting from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be giveaways at some activities.

The first 100 children to complete in the photo download, ring toss challenge, and bean bag toss activities will receive an adventure tin box. Must complete all three to receive. There will also be seminars throughout the weekend and free food to try!

Schedule:
Kids activities | 12-5 p.m. (Saturday) and 12-4 p.m. (Sunday)
Free samples of funnel cake and apple cobbler | 1-3 p.m.
Free hot dogs | 1-4 p.m.
Tailgate Cooking Seminar | 1 p.m.
Camp Cooking Seminar | 2:30 p.m.

Seminars will take place in the camping section on the second floor. A tin patriotic sign will be given to the first 25 people to each seminar. At the end of each seminar, we will draw to win a large cooler bag. Must be present to win.





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

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Live Music at Ditmars Orchard

1:00 to 3:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,
Come enjoy the scenic orchard while enjoying the sounds of Rick Spurgin.

More Information
Contact: Ashley Stange
(712) 256-7053
info@ditmarsorchard.com

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Bayliss Park Block Party

3:00 to 10:00PM | Bayliss Park
100 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs,
Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the Bayliss Park Block Party, a free event with a lineup of activities the whole family will enjoy!

Bayliss Park Block Party Lineup:

3:00 p.m. | Block Party Begins: Food trucks, face painting. balloon art, games, prizes, and more!
4:30 p.m. | Laurie Berkner Concert
6:00 p.m. | High Heel Concert
8:00 p.m. | Movie in the Park: Incredibles 2

More Information
Contact: Ashley Kruse
(712) 318-9000
akruse@councilbluffs-ia.gov
https://www.facebook.com/events/341102756836108/

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Party on the Patio: One2Go

6:30 to 10:00PM | McCoy's at Thunderbowl
1900 Madison Avenue , Council Bluffs,
One2Go plays a mix of dance and party music, featuring current and classic hits!

McCoy's will host free live music every Thursday and Saturday night—and four select Fridays—in May, June, July, and August. It's fun for the entire family. Bring a chair for Friday night shows as the place will be packed! See the full summer lineup here!


More Information
Contact: Connie Ratlaff
(712) 328-2374
connie@thunderbowl.com
http://www.thunderbowl.com

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Live Music by Shadow Ridge

7:00 to 11:00PM | Apple Jacks at the Patch
21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs,
Shadow Ridge was such a hit we are happy to have them back! Enjoy an evening with Shadow Ridge performing country, '50s, '60s, classics, rock, and more.

Apple Jacks at the Patch offers various wines from Prairie Crossing Winery as well as beer, food, and appetizers. We have bands almost every Saturday evening. Visit our Facebook page, linked below for a complete list.

So, roll out past the city limits and enjoy some fun at Apple Jacks at the Patch!

More Information
Contact: Tarry or Jan
(712) 366-1505
ptapples@ptapples.com
https://www.facebook.com/Pioneer-Trail-Orchard-WineryBar-Grill-Pumpkin-Patch-140456218049/

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Hoo Doo 5K & 1Mi Run/Walk

8:00AM | Neola Area Community Center · Neola
113 4th St (corner of 4th & Pearl), Neola,
Do the Hoo Doo Hustle!

$15-5K (Hoo Doo Days coozie and drink ticket with registration)
$10-1Mi Kids (Phoenix movie theater ticket with registration)
Register by August 28 to guarantee your registration goodies!

Hustle your way around town to the finish line and collect your medal. Then, head out to enjoy the family friendly events going on all day, or beeline to the beer garden to cash in your drink ticket and put your coozie to good use! The Phoenix movie pass can be used that evening or saved for a later date. Lots of fun for kids and adults alike!

Registration forms are available on our Facebook group (click on the computer icon below) or at the Neola Area Community Center and Blue Cow.

More Information
Contact: Katie Ausdemore
(402) 639-8980
katie.ausdemore@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1522516834644757?view=permalink&id=2448267505403014

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Live Music at Ditmars Orchard

1:00 to 3:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,
Come enjoy the scenic orchard while enjoying the sounds of Stephen Monroe.

More Information
Contact: Ashley Stange
(712) 256-7053
info@ditmarsorchard.com

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Summer Concert Series: Omaha Trio

4:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
Enjoy a concert in the park set against the Missouri River. Help us end the season with our final concert of 2019 featuring the music of Omaha trio 37 Years. This terrific group plays through a catalog of old favorites and new originals; perfect for music lovers of all ages.

The Summer Concert Series is a monthly event held on the first Sunday of the month, June through September, featuring a variety of family-friendly bands. Events are open to all ages, free with park admission or an annual membership, and require no pre-registration or tickets.

More Information
Contact: Ryan Penney
(402) 490-1290
ryan.penney@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=588

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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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Adult Board Game Night

6:00 to 8:45PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it is free to attend. You are welcome to bring your favorite games or just stop in to join a game. Visit our website, linked below, to see our huge game selection!


More Information
Contact: Creighton Camerer
(712) 323-7553 x132
ccamerer@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/adult-board-game-night-09-03/

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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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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4:00 to 5:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
209 Pearl St., Council Bluffs,
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Farmers Market Council Bluffs

4:30 to 7:30PM | Bayliss Park
100 Pearl St, Council Bluffs,
The place to be for locally sourced farm-fresh foods and homegrown fun including live music, group fitness, kids activities, special events, and more!

More Information
Contact: The 712 Initiative
(712) 396-2494
info@the712initiative.org
https://www.facebook.com/FarmersMarketCB/

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

More Information
https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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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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Botna Bend Pancake Feed

8:30 to 11:00AM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock
42926 Mahogany Road, I-80 Exit 40, Hancock,
Better late than never! Join us for pancakes and take in the recently completed repairs following the March 2019 flooding of Botna Bend Park. Due to the flood's timing, we have none of our traditional real maple syrup but that won't stop us from serving breakfast. Grilled pancakes and sausage will be served along with coffee and orange juice until 11 a.m. so don't be late!

Attendees must purchase a $3 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a membership to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation to attend this program. Daily passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate and may be purchased the day of the event. Annual memberships may be purchased for $20 from the staff at any of our parks, at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours, or online.

There is no additional fee to attend this program. Free will donations will be gratefully accepted & all donations will directly fund continued flood repair efforts at Botna Bend Park.

Please call the number below for more information.

Meet at Olsen Lodge, weather permitting.

2019 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.


More Information
(712) 741-5465
katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=665

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Kids $5 Flower Bar

9:00AM to 1:00PM | Corum's Flowers and Gifts
639 5th ave, Council Bluffs,
Bring the kids down to create flowers for Grandparents Day! We always have a great time. Please call ahead to let us know how many kids you are bringing. The event is cash only at the door ($5 per child).

More Information
Contact: Corum's Flowers
(712) 322-7355
eflorist.corums@gmail.com

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3rd Annual Holiday Blowout September Craft and Vendor Fair

10:00AM to 3:00PM | The Community Christ Church
140 West Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs,
Fall is here; let's get some shopping done with more than 50 vendors and crafters! We will have food and a raffle.

Free admission.



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

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Fall Block Party

11:00AM to 1:00PM | Broadway United Methodist Church Parking Lot
11 S 1st Street, Council Bluffs,
We invite you to join us for free food, games, music, friendship, and lots of fun. In the event of rain, the Block Party will be held in the lower level of the church.

More Information
Contact: Teresa Fletcher
(712) 322-7741
office@broadwayunitedmethodist.com

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Latino Festival

12:00 to 8:00PM | Bayliss Park
100 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, IA, Council Bluffs,
Centro Latino's festival is the largest celebration of Latino culture in southwest Iowa. The event has grown with over 1,000 attendees every year. Join us for delicious food, musical acts, performers, clowns and various other activities for families. The festival is intended to bring both Latino families from the area and the broader Council Bluffs community together to enjoy a day celebrating Latino culture.

More Information
Contact: Ramon Calzada
(712) 256-9590
director@sucentrolatino.com
http://www.sucentrolatino.com/festival.html

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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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Live Music by White Catfish

7:00 to 11:00PM | Apple Jacks at the Patch
21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs,
White Catfish met along the banks of the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa. History reminds us that in 1804, Lewis & Clark made a similar nearby stop and named their camp White Catfish, inspired by a fellow explorer who caught a rare albino catfish.

These six explorers of music include Dave Bergman (harmonica, vocals, guitar, banjo, melodeon), Sean Dunphy (guitar, vocals, banjo), Brett Ford (rhythm guitar, vocals), Quinn Damgaard (banjo, vocals), Charlie Schilling (drums) and Paul Hart (base). Their music is influenced by all things Americana with roots in folk, rock, country, bluegrass, and blues.

Come jam with White Catfish and get a taste of how they like to shine.

Apple Jacks at the Patch offers various wines from Prairie Crossing Winery as well as beer, food, and appetizers. We have bands almost every Saturday evening. Visit our Facebook page, linked below for a complete list.

So, roll out past the city limits and enjoy some fun at Apple Jacks at the Patch!

More Information
Contact: Tarry or Jan
(712) 366-1505
ptapples@ptapples.com
https://www.facebook.com/Pioneer-Trail-Orchard-WineryBar-Grill-Pumpkin-Patch-140456218049/

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blink-182 With Special Guest Neck Deep

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove
1 Harrahs Blvd, Council Bluffs,
Since their humble beginnings 25 years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, ‘blink-182’ have sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) as singer/guitarist, the group have entered a new chapter. Get your tickets before they're gone!

Check out more 2019 Stir Concert Cove shows here!

More Information
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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Parent's Night Out

8:00 to 11:30PM | The Hub Fly Zone
7 South 4th Street, Council Bluffs,
Parent's Night Out is a night out for all parents! Drop your kids off at The Hub and enjoy a night out! This Parent's Night Out is a carnival theme! We have an open jump area in our trampoline park, launch lanes, dodgeball, and basketball. In addition, we will have face painting, games, prizes, pizza, and pop!

Members price is $10
Nonmembers price is $15

More Information
Contact: Brooke Hubbard
(712) 256-0701
info@thehubcb.com

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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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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.


More Information
Contact: Ken Juel
(402) 212-0397
kennethleejuel@gmail.com

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6:00 to 7:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
400 Willow Ave. , Council Bluffs,
The City Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Adult Video Game Night

5:30PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
Adults, join us for video games in the library! This event is free and open to adults over age 18.

More Information
Contact: Lee DeWald
(712) 323-7553 x110
ldewald@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/adult-video-game-night-2/

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Flogging Molly & Social Distortion

6:00PM | Stir Concert Cove
1 Harrahs Blvd, Council Bluffs,
Flogging Molly and Social Distortion are bringing their summer tour to Harrah's Stir Cove with special guests The Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes.

Flogging Molly returned to the studio to record their sixth album, "Life Is Good," which was released in early 2017. Social Distortion have a patented mix of punk, bluesy rock n’ roll, and outlaw country, while also stretching the boundaries of their signature sound. Don't miss their Summer Tour 2019!

Check out more 2019 Stir Concert Cove shows here!

More Information
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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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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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.

More Information
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/friends/#book-sale

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Farmers Market Council Bluffs

4:30 to 7:30PM | Bayliss Park
100 Pearl St, Council Bluffs,
The place to be for locally sourced farm-fresh foods and homegrown fun including live music, group fitness, kids activities, special events, and more!

More Information
Contact: The 712 Initiative
(712) 396-2494
info@the712initiative.org
https://www.facebook.com/FarmersMarketCB/

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

More Information
https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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746 Needlework Club

6:00 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
The 746 Needlework Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Come join our Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting and Embroidery – club. This is an informal gathering and all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies or project to work on. Meet new friends, work on your craft and have fun!

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-09-12/

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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.


More Information
Contact: Sam Stivers
(712) 328-5638
sam.stivers@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottawattamieconservationfoundation.com/purchase-tickets.html

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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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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.

More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
jailinvestigations@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/332433180974500/

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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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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.

More Information
Contact: Candle Queen Candles Gift Boutique
(913) 682-7724
queens5kromp@gmail.com
http://www.Queens5KRomp.com

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Midwest Winds Kite Fliers

12:00 to 4:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,
Coloring the sky with fun and kites; come out and enjoy this grand site and view kites of all shape and sizes!

There will be live music by Andre Vander Velde from 1 to 3 p.m.


More Information
Contact: Ashley Stange
(712) 256-7053
info@ditmarsorchard.com
http://www.omahakites.org

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Knee High Naturalists

2:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
Young learners will get a hands-on nature experience during our new programming series, Knee High Naturalists. This new programming series is designed for children ages 2 to 5 accompanied by an adult and is full of outdoor fun. During this program, children with their adults will use their imaginations, play, construct, and create their own worlds using various materials during un-directed, child-led play time.

Cost is $3 per child; adults are free. Online 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=661

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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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Live Music by Rick Spurgin

7:00 to 11:00PM | Apple Jacks at the Patch
21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs,
We are excited to have Rick Spurgin back for an evening of your favorite music hits. Come on out and have some drinks and enjoy the music!

Apple Jacks at the Patch offers various wines from Prairie Crossing Winery as well as beer, food, and appetizers. We have bands almost every Saturday evening. Visit our Facebook page, linked below for a complete list.

So, roll out past the city limits and enjoy some fun at Apple Jacks at the Patch!

More Information
Contact: Tarry or Jan
(712) 366-1505
ptapples@ptapples.com
https://www.facebook.com/Pioneer-Trail-Orchard-WineryBar-Grill-Pumpkin-Patch-140456218049/

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Jon Pardi

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove
1 Harrahs Blvd, Council Bluffs,
Jon Pardi's Gold-certified album California Sunrise debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart earning him CMA New Artist of the Year and ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year. Pardi dominated the top of the country music charts with consecutive #1 hits. Don't miss Jon Pardi live!

Check out more 2019 Stir Concert Cove shows here!

More Information
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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Youth Night at The Hub

8:00 to 10:30PM | The Hub Fly Zone
7 South 4th Street, Council Bluffs,
Every Saturday night in September, the Hub Fly Zone will host Youth Night! Drop off the kids and enjoy a night out! Come back at 10:30 p.m. to pick them up—they will be tired!

More Information
Contact: Brooke Hubbard
(712) 256-0701
info@thehubcb.com
http://thehubcb.com

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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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Adult Coloring Club

6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring utensils and prints if you prefer. Color, relax, and chat—bring a friend!

Free and open to the public.

More Information
Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/adult-board-game-night-09-17/

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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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City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

4:00 to 5:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
209 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs,
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the third Tuesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Adult Board Game Night

6:00 to 8:45PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it is free to attend. You are welcome to bring your favorite games or just stop in to join a game. Visit our website, linked below, to see our huge game selection!


More Information
Contact: Creighton Camerer
(712) 323-7553 x132
ccamerer@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/adult-board-game-night-09-17/

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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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Farmers Market Council Bluffs

4:30 to 7:30PM | Bayliss Park
100 Pearl St, Council Bluffs,
The place to be for locally sourced farm-fresh foods and homegrown fun including live music, group fitness, kids activities, special events, and more!

More Information
Contact: The 712 Initiative
(712) 396-2494
info@the712initiative.org
https://www.facebook.com/FarmersMarketCB/

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

More Information
https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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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.



More Information
Contact: Glennay Jundt
(712) 396-2475 x
glennay@habitatcb.org
https://habitatcb.org/building-a-foundation-fundraising-event/

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Dungeons & Dragons Basics

6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
D&D is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game, originally published in 1974. Each player is assigned a specific character to play. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting.

Learn the basics of D&D, from creating a character to going on your first campaign.

This event is free and open to the public.

More Information
Contact: Erik Oberg
(712) 323-7553 x110
eoberg@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/dungeons-dragons-basics-09-19/

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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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AJR

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove
1 Harrahs Blvd, Council Bluffs,
AJR is bringing The Neotheater World Tour to Council Bluffs. Since their 2013 independent debut, the New York trio of brothers—Adam, Jack and Ryan—quietly transformed into an international phenomenon.

By 2019, the group earned RIAA platinum certifications for breakout singles “I’m Ready” and “Weak” and gold certifications for “Burn The House Down” and “Sober Up” as well as for their 2017 sophomore full-length "The Click."

Check out more 2019 Stir Concert Cove shows here!

More Information
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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Fall Craft Fair

9:00AM to 2:00PM | Town Hall, McClelland, IA · McClelland
117 Main Street, McClelland,
Join us and 18 fantastic vendors for a Fall Craft Fair. There will be tables showing off American Doll clothes, crocheting, embroidery works, fancy towels and wreaths, flower arrangements, jewelry, woodworks, quilts, and more.

All items are handmade; tables will be full and ready for you to browse. You will be able to find birthday gifts, wedding gifts, holiday decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and many Christmas presents. A morning break can be enjoyed with coffee and a sweet roll or enjoy a light lunch. Admission is free. Do plan on taking a relaxing short trip to McClelland and enjoy the day!

More Information
Contact: Ellie Neighbors
(712) 310-2813
neighborsellie@aol.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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Southwest Iowa Art Tour | PACE Gathering Place

Harvester Artspace Lofts
1000 South Main Street, Council Bluffs,
Embark on a self-guided art tour and bask in the fall colors on rural roads and scenic small towns. The 6th annual Southwest Iowa Art Tour highlights local and rural artists at this two-day event featuring more than 10 Southwest Iowa communities.

Each 'Gathering Place' will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

More Information
Contact: Rachel Schott
(712) 396-2484
rachel@paceartsiowa.org
https://www.swiarttour.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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Live Music at Ditmars Orchard

1:00 to 3:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,
Join us for music from Tyler Butler, a singer/songwriter from Council Bluffs!

More Information
Contact: Ashley Stange
(712) 256-7053
info@ditmarsorchard.com

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Saturday Matinee - Avengers: Endgame

1:00 to 4:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
Join us for a movie and free popcorn!

Synopsis: Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos, the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. 
 
2019 | PG-13 | 3 hours, 2 minutes

This event is free and open to the public!

More Information
Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/saturday-matinee-sept/

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100 Block Classic Car Show

2:30 to 7:00PM | 100 Block of West Broadway
164 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs,
Join us for our 6th Annual 100 Block Classic Car Show! We will be giving out trophies and door prizes. A DJ will be on-site and food and drinks will be available. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 entries.

$10 pre-register (by 9/14/19)
$15 day of show

Registration: 2:30-4 p.m.
Show: 4-7 p.m.
Trophies: 6:30 p.m.

The Historic US 6 Iowa Association "River to River Cruise" participants parade through our show later in the afternoon.

For registration information, click on the ticket or computer icon below. Questions? Email Donna with the contact information below.

More Information
Contact: Donna J Schoeppner
(402) 515-1200
cb100Block@gmail.com
https://www.cb100block.com/events/100-block-classic-car-show

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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.

More Information
Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com

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Live Music by Clean and Easy

7:00 to 11:00PM | Apple Jacks at the Patch
21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs,
Clean & Easy rocks the house with various types of music like blues, rock and roll, country, southern rock, and more. Come join us for a fun-filled evening of music and fun at Apple Jacks at the Patch!

Apple Jacks at the Patch offers various wines from Prairie Crossing Winery as well as beer, food, and appetizers. We have bands almost every Saturday evening. Visit our Facebook page, linked below for a complete list.

So, roll out past the city limits and enjoy some fun at Apple Jacks at the Patch!

More Information
Contact: Tarry or Jan
(712) 366-1505
ptapples@ptapples.com
https://www.facebook.com/Pioneer-Trail-Orchard-WineryBar-Grill-Pumpkin-Patch-140456218049/

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Summer Send-Off Block Party

8:00PM to 12:00AM | UMBA Hall · Underwood
300 2nd Ave, Underwood,
Summer's gone by so fast, but there's time for one more party! Join us for food trucks, a beer garden by UMBA, and live music with Down & Desperate.

More Information
Contact: Friends of Underwood
(712) 566-2222
https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfUnderwoodIaCommunity/

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Youth Night at The Hub

8:00 to 10:30PM | The Hub Fly Zone
7 South 4th Street, Council Bluffs,
Every Saturday night in September, the Hub Fly Zone will host Youth Night! Drop off the kids and enjoy a night out! Come back at 10:30 p.m. to pick them up—they will be tired!

More Information
Contact: Brooke Hubbard
(712) 256-0701
info@thehubcb.com
http://thehubcb.com

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Live Music at Ditmars Orchard

1:00 to 3:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,
Join us for music by Kid Nebraska!

Bio: The band formed in the fall of 2017. Even though Josh Kidney was already busy playing guitar for Dylan Bloom, he wanted an outlet for the songs he’d been writing over the years. On a whim, he messaged Travis Muzney, a drummer who’d filled in for Dylan on several occasions. Travis jumped at the chance to start a band and brought along Jon Packard on bass. All that was left to round out the sound was a second guitarist. That’s when Josh called his longtime friend and guitar mentor Todd Laird. Once the four-piece was established, the band started practicing and booking. Their first single “Go” was produced and recorded by Matty Sanders at Fuse Studios and will be released on August 14. In October, the band will return to the studio to finish up their debut EP.

More Information
Contact: Ashley Stange
(712) 256-7053
info@ditmarsorchard.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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Farmers Market Council Bluffs - Final Market

4:30 to 7:30PM | Bayliss Park
100 Pearl St, Council Bluffs,
Join us for the last market of the season!

This is the place to be for locally sourced farm-fresh foods and homegrown fun including live music, group fitness, kids activities, special events, and more!

More Information
Contact: The 712 Initiative
(712) 396-2494
info@the712initiative.org
https://www.facebook.com/FarmersMarketCB/

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

More Information
https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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746 Needlework Club

6:00 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
The 746 Needlework Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Come join our Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting and Embroidery – club. This is an informal gathering and all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies or project to work on. Meet new friends, work on your craft and have fun!

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-09-26/

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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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Mystic Fest

Mid-America Center
One Arena Way, Council Bluffs,
Join us for Mystic Fest! You'll be able to find a diverse line of metaphysical items, including new and used metaphysical items, self-help books, aromatherapy products, more than 250 bulk herbs, incense, tapestries, bumper stickers, T-shirts, Celtic cloaks, and natural bath and body items.

Saturday, September 28 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More Information
Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536
https://www.magicalomaha.com/mystic-fest.aspx

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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.

More Information
Contact: Brent Hansen
(712) 343-6341

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Live Music at Ditmars Orchard

1:00 to 3:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,
Join us for a fun fall afternoon at the orchard with music by Bathtub Maria! All ages are welcome to this free event!

More Information
Contact: Ashley Stange
(712) 256-7053
info@ditmarsorchard.com

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Youth Night at The Hub

8:00 to 10:30PM | The Hub Fly Zone
7 South 4th Street, Council Bluffs,
Every Saturday night in September, the Hub Fly Zone will host Youth Night! Drop off the kids and enjoy a night out! Come back at 10:30 p.m. to pick them up—they will be tired!

More Information
Contact: Brooke Hubbard
(712) 256-0701
info@thehubcb.com
http://thehubcb.com

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Live Music at Ditmars Orchard

1:00 to 3:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,
Come on out and enjoy the ethereal dream produced by Ophelia's Portrait!

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Contact: Ashley Stange
(712) 256-7053
info@ditmarsorchard.com

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Mike Super - Illusionist

3:00PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show "Phenomenon," Mike is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on primetime U.S. network television and be voted America's Favorite Mystifier!

Through spectacular illusions and his own inimitable down-to-earth style and personality, Mike Super has pioneered a new form of magic that transcends the "trick." With captivating performances airing for more than six weeks on "America’s Got Talent" as a top finalist as well as the season premiere episode of Penn & Teller’s "Fool Us," Mike has emerged as magic’s newest celebrity with a legion of fans numbering in the millions.

Join the journey of emotions—laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears, and sentimentality—that only Mike Super delivers in this family-friendly performance!

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

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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4:00 to 5:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
209 Pearl St., Council Bluffs,
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

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https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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The Australian Pink Floyd Show

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove
1 Harrahs Blvd, Council Bluffs,
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is bringing their 2019 All That You Love World Tour to Council Bluffs.

Selling 4 million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre,” The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first-ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide, played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration, and were even joined on stage by Rick Wright. TAPFS is the leading and biggest show of its kind in the world.

Check out more 2019 Stir Concert Cove shows here!

More Information
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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3rd Annual Holiday Blowout October Craft and Vendor Fair

10:00AM to 3:00PM | The Community Christ Church
140 West Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs,
October is here; let's get some shopping done with more than 50 vendors and crafters. There will also be food and a raffle!

Free admission.



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

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Harvest Spoon Tour

10:00AM to 5:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
Join us for the second Harvest Spoon Saturday of 2019. Travel through Iowa's picture perfect Loess Hills as we celebrate the food and culture of western Iowa. Visit all five partner businesses, including Hitchcock Nature Center and Doe's and Diva's Dairy, along the Harvest Spoon route for a variety of experiences. See the full list of locations by clicking the website icon below.

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Contact: Kate Simmons
(712) 545-3283
katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.facebook.com/events/323228145214099/

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6:00 to 7:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
400 Willow Ave. , Council Bluffs,
The City Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

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https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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Farewell Angelina

7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, "Farewell Angelina" is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters, and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board. Farewell Angelina's chemistry lives in watching each other shine, and most of all, creating moments every night with the country music fans they love so much. They have been named among Rolling Stone's "New Artists You Need To Know" and Roughstock's "Ones to Watch.”

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

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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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Callahan Promotions Arts & Craft Fair

9:00AM to 5:00PM | Mid-America Center
One Arena Way, Council Bluffs,
Callahan Promotions produces the largest arts and crafts shows in Iowa. All items sold at the shows are handmade by the vendors who sell them. Among the various products presented at the shows are oak furniture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, metal art sculptures, pet products, etched and stained glass, yard art, pottery, candles, clothing, floral wreaths, doll clothes, baskets, rugs, placemats, purses, and many more original products.

Homemade salsa, barbecue sauce, soups, jams and jellies, honey, food mixes, and gourmet spice blends are also available at the show. Most exhibitors at the show will also accept special order requests from the public. If you are looking for something specific to fit your needs, shows produced by Callahan Promotions are the ones for you!

October 12 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 13 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536
https://www.facebook.com/events/2433685726725802/

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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!

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

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Knee High Naturalists

2:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
Young learners will get a hands-on nature experience during our new programming series, Knee High Naturalists. This new programming series is designed for children ages 2 to 5 accompanied by an adult and is full of outdoor fun. During this program, children with their adults will use their imaginations, play, construct, and create their own worlds using various materials during un-directed, child-led play time.

Cost is $3 per child; adults are free. Online 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=662

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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.

Schedule:

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
paranormania1@gmail.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flamin-pumpkin-fest-part-deux-tickets-61726739339?ref=eios&fbclid=IwAR0095zoT4lnD2C2EPvXFtkMef9vAmFyfiZ59dbJ5DeJCHDFi1WToOhtKtw

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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=657

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City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

4:00 to 5:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
209 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs,
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the third Tuesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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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.

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

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

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https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

More Information
https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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Taco Ride

5:00 to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs,
The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse.

The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween). Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available.

Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news.

For more information about the ride, visit our blog.

Event information courtesy BikeIowa.com.

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https://www.facebook.com/TacoRide/

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I Am, He Said: A Neil Diamond Celebration

7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
This show is truly a celebration of the music of Neil Diamond! Starring Matt Vee, nephew of '60s pop-star Bobby Vee, you’ll hear songs like "Cracklin’ Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," "America," "Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show," and "Sweet Caroline." Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million records worldwide and produced musical hits spanning five decades.

Matt Vee, along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, both founders of The Killer Vees and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, celebrate the music from a timeless catalog. As a Brill Building songwriter in the mid-60s, Neil Diamond penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, "I’m a Believer."

“This is not a tribute show,” says Tommy Vee. “This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect.

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

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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4:00 to 5:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
209 Pearl St., Council Bluffs,
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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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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3rd Annual Holiday Blowout November Craft and Vendor Fair

10:00AM to 3:00PM | The Community Christ Church
140 West Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs,
Hurry, hurry! The holidays are 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 50 vendors, food, and prizes!

Free admission.





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

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6:00 to 7:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs,
The City Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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Farewell 830

Chanticleer Community Theater
830 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs,
Farewell 830 is our goodbye to our community theater that we have entertained you since 1963. We will be moving to our new home at the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center at 10th Avenue and 6th Street. You will hear some of the more memorable songs from the past 67 years of Chanticleer history, featuring some of the performers from the past.

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

Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.



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

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City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

4:00 to 5:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
209 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs,
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the third Tuesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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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.

More Information
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.

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

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City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

4:00 to 5:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
209 Pearl St., Council Bluffs,
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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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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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission Meeting

6:00 to 7:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A
400 Willow Ave. , Council Bluffs,
The City Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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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.

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

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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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City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

4:00 to 5:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
209 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs,
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the third Tuesday of every month unless otherwise notified.

More Information
Contact: Christopher Gibbons, Planning Coordinator
(712) 328-4629
cgibbons@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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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.

More Information
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.

More Information
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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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."

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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.

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(712) 388-7140
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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.

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(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.

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

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