The Pottawattamie Countywide Tourism Promotion Committee is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation is developing, we continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of public health officials. The safety and health of visitors and staff is our highest priority.

Due to COVID-19, most events have been canceled or postponed. We strive to have the most accurate information, but we recommend calling ahead or visiting the event host's website before attending. Read our blog for more information. 

Trails of Tranquility - Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead Park · Neola

Hit the trails and enjoy a few mindful moments in nature. Hikers are invited to walk our boardwalk trail to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while using their smartphone to access guided meditations to help them recenter & enjoy nature.

Arrowhead Park's Lions Lakeside Loop at Trail Head #7 is our designated Tranquility Trail. Start at Trail Head #7 and watch for posted signs featuring QR codes. Scan each code with your smartphone to access free, guided meditations.

Additional Tranquility Trails are available at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa &and will be coming soon to Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa. This event is free to all park users with paid park admission and is available during regular park hours. This event is currently scheduled to run through May 6th but may be extended.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=773

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Trails of Tranquility - Hitchcock Nature Center

Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Hit the trails and enjoy a few mindful moments in nature. Hikers are invited to walk our boardwalk trail to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while using their smartphone to access guided meditations to help them recenter and enjoy nature.

Hitchcock Nature Center's equal access Boardwalk is our designated Tranquility Trail. Start at the Boardwalk trailhead and watch for posted signs featuring QR codes. Scan each code with your smartphone to access free, guided meditations.

Additional Tranquility Trails are available at Arrowhead Park in Neola, Iowa, and will be coming soon to Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa. This event is free to all park users with paid park admission and is available during regular park hours. This event is currently scheduled to run through May 6th but may be extended.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=773

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Trails of Tranquility - Botna Bend Park

Botna Bend Park · Hancock

Hit the trails and enjoy a few mindful moments in nature. Hikers are invited to walk along the West Nishnabotna River and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while using their smartphone to access guided meditations to help them recenter and enjoy nature. Botna Bend Park's prairie trail is our designated Tranquility Trail. Start at the trailhead near tent camping area #4 in the middle campground and watch for posted signs featuring QR codes. Scan each code with your smartphone to access free, guided meditations.

Additional Tranquility Trails are available at Arrowhead Park in Neola, Iowa & Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa. This event is free to all park users with paid park admission and is available during regular park hours. This event is currently scheduled to run through May 31st but may be extended.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=773

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Homeschool in the Hills: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

10:00 to 11:30AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, June 2nd & jump into the world of pollinators & their habitats as we get involved with the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Learn more about larval insect forms and ways to record and report that data. We will also be exploring the world of insect pollinators and steps you can take to support them in your own backyard. Two sessions of this program are offered.

Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com 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=735

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Homeschool in the Hills: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

1:00 to 2:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, June 2nd & jump into the world of pollinators & their habitats as we get involved with the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Learn more about larval insect forms and ways to record and report that data. We will also be exploring the world of insect pollinators and steps you can take to support them in your own backyard. Two sessions of this program are offered.

Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com 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=735

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2020 Pottawattamie County Relay For Life

5:00 to 10:00PM | Cardinal Athletic Field · Treynor

Please come and join in fighting cancer, remembering those we have lost to cancer, and celebrating the survivors. This is a family-friendly event. Many activities will be available-some free and some for a nominal fee. As dusk approaches, luminaria bags will line the track as we remember and honor our loved ones diagnosed with cancer.

If any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Graber at amygraber.rfl@gmail.com

If you are interested in volunteering the day of the event or would like to sign up as a survivor or form a team contact Amy Graber at amygraber.rfl@gmail.com



More Information
Contact: Amy Graber
(402) 689-2069
https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=95636

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Darius Rucker

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Darius Rucker is coming to Council Bluffs! Rucker first attained multi-Platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish. Since releasing his first country album in 2008, he has celebrated four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart and nine No. 1 singles at country radio, earning a whole new legion of fans. Don't miss Darius Rucker live. Get your tickets now!



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

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Wildlings Camp: Feisty Frogs

10:00AM to 1:00PM | Your Home ·

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have opted to change things up a bit for Wildlings Camp this year & move the fun online. We will be offering all 5 of our planned camp themes online absolutely free to our youngest learners. Each session will be 30 to 45 minutes. Sessions are available at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 

Please note, this free program is still geared toward children ages 3 to 5 & it will be held entirely online using Zoom video conferencing.

To register for our Online Wildlings Camp please email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov and include the name & age of each child you are registering & the sessions of your choice, space is limited & registration will be due by noon on Friday, June 12th. If you had previously registered for Wildlings Camp your camp fees are being refunded.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283 or email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/14684/Wildlings-Feisty-Frogs.aspx

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June Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the second hike of the 2020 Hitch Hike series. Take a closer look at some of Hitchcock's best prairie remnants as you are guided along Badger Ridge. Discover purple coneflowers and other early summer wildflowers and get an idea of what the hills may have looked like during the time of Lewis and Clark.

This event is free with paid park admission or current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership. Visit www.pottcoconservation.com for details.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=739

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Wildlings Camp: Rockin' Reptiles

10:00AM to 1:00PM | Your Home ·

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have opted to change things up a bit for Wildlings Camp this year & move the fun online. We will be offering all 5 of our planned camp themes online absolutely free to our youngest learners. Each session will be 30 to 45 minutes. Sessions are available at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 

Please note, this free program is still geared toward children ages 3 to 5 & it will be held entirely online using Zoom video conferencing.

To register for our Online Wildlings Camp please email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov and include the name & age of each child you are registering & the sessions of your choice, space is limited & registration will be due by noon on Friday, June 12th. If you had previously registered for Wildlings Camp your camp fees are being refunded.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283 or email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/14685/Wildlings-Rockin-Reptiles.aspx

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Wildlings Camp: Busy Bugs

10:00AM to 1:00PM | Your Home ·

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have opted to change things up a bit for Wildlings Camp this year & move the fun online. We will be offering all 5 of our planned camp themes online absolutely free to our youngest learners. Each session will be 30 to 45 minutes. Sessions are available at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 

Please note, this free program is still geared toward children ages 3 to 5 & it will be held entirely online using Zoom video conferencing.

To register for our Online Wildlings Camp please email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov and include the name & age of each child you are registering & the sessions of your choice, space is limited & registration will be due by noon on Friday, June 12th. If you had previously registered for Wildlings Camp your camp fees are being refunded.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283 or email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/14686/Wildlings-Busy-Bugs.aspx

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Wildlings Camp: Furry Friends

10:00AM to 1:00PM | Your Home ·

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have opted to change things up a bit for Wildlings Camp this year & move the fun online. We will be offering all 5 of our planned camp themes online absolutely free to our youngest learners. Each session will be 30 to 45 minutes. Sessions are available at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 

Please note, this free program is still geared toward children ages 3 to 5 & it will be held entirely online using Zoom video conferencing.

To register for our Online Wildlings Camp please email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov and include the name & age of each child you are registering & the sessions of your choice, space is limited & registration will be due by noon on Friday, June 12th. If you had previously registered for Wildlings Camp your camp fees are being refunded.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283 or email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/14687/Wildlings-Furry-Friends.aspx

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Wildlings Camp: Brilliant Birds

10:00AM to 1:00PM | Your Home ·

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have opted to change things up a bit for Wildlings Camp this year & move the fun online. We will be offering all 5 of our planned camp themes online absolutely free to our youngest learners. Each session will be 30 to 45 minutes. Sessions are available at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 

Please note, this free program is still geared toward children ages 3 to 5 & it will be held entirely online using Zoom video conferencing.

To register for our Online Wildlings Camp please email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov and include the name & age of each child you are registering & the sessions of your choice, space is limited & registration will be due by noon on Friday, June 12th. If you had previously registered for Wildlings Camp your camp fees are being refunded.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283 or email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/14688/Wildlings-Brilliant-Birds.aspx

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Into The Wild Camp: Canceled

9:00AM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Students entering 7th, 8th, & 9th Grade are invited to put their skills to the test during Into the Wild!

Campers will brush up on their canoe skills at Arrowhead Park on day one before setting out for a trip down the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail beginning in Avoca & ending in an overnight camp out in beautiful Botna Bend Park. Into The Wild Camp is designed for unaccompanied campers entering grades 7, 8 & 9.

Cost is $100.00 per camper & includes park admission, all instruction, canoe & life jacket use, tent, outdoor gear, & two meals. Campers will need to provide a sack lunch for their first & second day of camp. Campers will also need to provide their own sleeping bag & pillow for the overnight stay & bring a change of clothes & toiletries. We also request campers bring a refillable water bottle, sunblock & insect repellent. Also recommended are a hat, sunglasses, long pants, & closed-toe shoes.

Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Arrowhead-Park/Events/14694/Into-the-Wild.aspx

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Wild Ones Camp at Hitchcock

9:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students entering 1st & 2nd Grade are invited to explore nature during Wild Ones!

Campers will walk on the wild side during this immersive camp experience packed full of fort building, hiking, outdoor games, nature crafts, & more. Wild One's camp is designed for unaccompanied campers entering 1st & 2nd grade.

The camp will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, IA & will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. June 30th through July 2nd.

The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper & includes park admission, snack, & camp materials. Campers will need to provide a sack lunch for each day of camp. We also request campers bring a refillable water bottle, sunblock & insect repellent. Also recommended are a hat, sunglasses, long pants & closed-toe shoes.

Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/14689/Wild-Ones-at-Hitchcock-Nature-Center.aspx

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Wild Seekers Camp at Hitchcock

9:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students entering 3rd & 4th Grade will expand their outdoor knowledge during Wild Seekers!

Campers will discover news skills & explore the wild side of Iowa during this hands-on camp. Campers will enjoy beginning archery lessons, shelter building challenges, hiking, plant & animal identification, & nature crafts. Wild Seekers camp is designed for unaccompanied campers entering 3rd & 4th grade.

The camp will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, IA & will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. July 7th through 9th.

The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper & includes park admission, snack, & camp materials. Campers will need to provide a sack lunch for each day of camp. We also request campers bring a refillable water bottle, sunblock & insect repellent, also recommended are a hat, sunglasses, long pants, & closed-toe shoes. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/14690/Wild-Seekers-at-Hitchcock-Nature-Center.aspx

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Wild Wanderers Camp at Hitchcock

9:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students entering 5th & 6th Grade will expand their outdoor knowledge during Wild Wanderers!

Campers will continue growing their outdoor survival skills through archery lessons, advanced shelter building, & fire building during this hands-on camp. Wild Wanderers camp is designed for unaccompanied campers entering 5th & 6th grade.

The camp will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, IA & will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. July 14th through 16th.

The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper & includes park admission, snack, & camp materials. Campers will need to provide a sack lunch for each day of camp. We also request campers bring a refillable water bottle, sunblock & insect repellent, also recommended are a hat, sunglasses, long pants, & closed-toe shoes.

Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/14691/Wild-Wanderers-at-Hitchcock-Nature-Center.aspx

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July Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the third hike of the 2020 Hitch Hike series. Hike out Fox Run Ridge to take in the stunning views of the Missouri River valley, beautiful prairie, and pasture land, and catch a glimpse of our research plots.

This event is free with paid park admission or current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership. Visit www.pottcoconservation.com for details.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=740

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Wild Seekers Camp at Arrowhead Park

9:00AM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Students entering 3rd & 4th Grade will enjoy some fun on the water during Wild Seekers!

Campers will head out on the lake to continue building their canoe & water safety skills, head to the archery range, & expand their outdoor knowledge through hikes & outdoor activities. Wild Seekers camp is designed for unaccompanied campers entering 3rd & 4th grade.

The camp will be held at Arrowhead Park in Neola, IA & will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. July 21st through 23rd.

The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper & includes park admission, snack, & camp materials. Campers will need to provide a sack lunch for each day of camp. We also request campers bring a refillable water bottle, sunblock & insect repellent, also recommended are a hat, sunglasses, long pants, & closed-toe shoes.

Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Arrowhead-Park/Events/14693/Wild-Seekers-at-Arrowhead-Park.aspx

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Wild Ones Camp at Arrowhead Park

9:00AM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Students entering 1st & 2nd Grade are invited to join us for a wet & wild time during Wild Ones at Arrowhead Park.

Campers will explore this unique aquatic habitat as they enjoy canoeing, pond dipping, water games & much more. Wild One's camp is designed for unaccompanied campers entering 1st & 2nd grade.

The camp will be held at Arrowhead Park in Neola, IA & will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. July 28th through 30th.

The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper & includes park admission, snack, & camp materials. Campers will need to provide a sack lunch for each day of camp. We also request campers bring a refillable water bottle, sunblock & insect repellent, also recommended are a hat, sunglasses, long pants, & closed-toe shoes. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Arrowhead-Park/Events/14692/Wild-Ones-at-Arrowhead-Park.aspx

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Lauv ~How I'm Feeling World Tour~

7:30PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Lauv is bringing his ~how i'm feeling world tour~ to Stir Concert Cove! Lauv has quietly and steadily become one of pop's brightest rising stars. He has released his music completely independently, including his global hit "I Like Me Better". 



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https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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Wild Wanderers Camp at Arrowhead Park

9:00AM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Students entering 5th & 6th Grade will make some waves as they continue to expand their outdoor knowledge during Wild Wanderers!.

Campers will continue growing their outdoor survival skills through continued archery lessons, canoeing, advanced shelter building, & more of the most iconic summer camp games during this hands-on camp. Wild Wanderers camp is designed for unaccompanied campers entering 5th & 6th grade.

The camp will be held at Arrowhead Park in Neola, IA & will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. August 4th through 6th.

The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper & includes park admission, snack, & camp materials. Campers will need to provide a sack lunch for each day of camp. We also request campers bring a refillable water bottle, sunblock & insect repellent, also recommended are a hat, sunglasses, long pants, & closed-toe shoes.

Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Arrowhead-Park/Events/14695/Wild-Wanderers-at-Arrowhead-Park.aspx

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August Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the fourth hike in the 2020 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 www.pottcoconservation.com for details.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=741

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Homeschool in the Hills: Monarch Migration

10:00 to 11:30AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 1st & get involved with one of the most well-known citizen science projects, MonarchWatch! Learn to identify monarch butterflies & safely capture, tag, & release them as they pass through our area on their way to Mexico during their annual migration. We will also take this opportunity to introduce you to the Hitchcock HawkWatch, an annual science project held at Hitchcock Nature Center. Learn more about migrating species of raptors & our intrepid team of volunteers that spend fall & early winter watching, counting, & reporting them.

Two sessions of this program are offered. Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com 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=736

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Homeschool in the Hills: Monarch Migration

1:00 to 2:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 1st & get involved with one of the most well-known citizen science projects, MonarchWatch! Learn to identify monarch butterflies & safely capture, tag, & release them as they pass through our area on their way to Mexico during their annual migration. We will also take this opportunity to introduce you to the Hitchcock HawkWatch, an annual science project held at Hitchcock Nature Center. Learn more about migrating species of raptors & our intrepid team of volunteers that spend fall & early winter watching, counting, & reporting them.

Two sessions of this program are offered. Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com 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=736

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Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour

7:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Barenaked Ladies are bringing Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket to Harrah's Stir Cove for their Last Summer On Earth 2020 Tour. This will be the 6th edition of the tour, founded by the band in 2012 – the year that the Mayan calendar predicted would be the last, hence the “Last Summer On Earth”. Don't miss a summer night of good times and great music. 



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

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