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Fall Craft Fair

9:00AM to 2:00PM | Town Hall, McClelland, IA · 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!

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Contact: Ellie Neighbors
(712) 310-2813
neighborsellie@aol.com
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Monarch Tagging

Hitchcock Nature Center · 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.

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

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Southwest Iowa Art Tour | PACE Gathering Place

Harvester Artspace Lofts · 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.

Other 'Gathering Places' in Pottawattamie County include The Painted Camel Gallery, Impact Hill, East Pottawattamie County Courthouse, The Latest Thing, and Penny's Visions Art Gallery. See all the locations and their addresses by visiting our website linked below.

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.

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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
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.

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

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The Avoca Main Street Longest Table - Sold Out

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

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

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

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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
http://

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Summer Send-Off Block Party

8:00PM to 12:00AM | UMBA Hall · 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.

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

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Hitchcock Nature Center Insect Club

6:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · 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.

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

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Carter Lake City-Wide Rummage Sale

Various locations · Carter Lake
Come out for a city-wide rummage sale! A complete list of participating rummage sale addresses will be available after September 25 at Carter Lake City Hall, the Carter Lake Public Library, Kwik Shop, Casey's, American National Bank, and on our website linked below.

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http://www.cityofcarterlake.com

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Join the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce and CB Ambassadors in celebrating the ribbon cutting for TS Community Foundation 20th Anniversary Celebration.

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Contact: Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
(712) 325-1000
CBchamber@councilbluffsiowa.com
https://www.councilbluffsiowa.com/events/details/ribbon-cutting-ts-community-foundation-20th-anniversary-1635

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Avoca Main Street Golf Tournament

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

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Contact: Brent Hansen
(712) 343-6341
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The Feel Good 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

10:00AM to 12:00PM | The Feel Good Factory · Carter Lake
Join us for this fundraiser for the Optimists Senior Holiday Party! Self-start anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. The first 50 participants will receive a gift. T-shirts will be provided. After the walk (or instead of), come inside for a vendor fair from 10 a.m. to noon. Starbucks cold brew bike will be on site!

$25 per adult
$15 ages 14-17
Children under 14 and pets are free!

Registration encouraged using the contact information below.

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Contact: MICHELLE SALERNO
(402) 680-2964
tfgfactory@gmail.com
https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/TFGRCU

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Painted Peace Poles

2:00 to 6:00PM | The Bar'N & Grill · Carson
Join us as we paint a wooden peace pole that can be displayed inside or outside (there will be a hole and metal rod for placing outdoors in the ground). The poles are 4"x4" and are 2' tall. They can be customized with names, addresses, or other words/designs.

Class size is limited. Cost for this painting project is $60. All supplies are included.

Food and beverage service will be available. Everyone is welcome!

To register for this class you must pre-pay by clicking on the ticket icon below. Please put your cell number in the comments section when you register so that I can text you a confirmation.

If you have questions, call or text Jolene at the number below or Jynell at (712) 310-3103. To view examples of peace poles, visit our Facebook page by clicking the computer icon below.

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Contact: Jolene Peters | Owner/Art Instructor at Art on the Fly
(515) 370-2824
https://www.facebook.com/events/2309012379316375/

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Mike Super - Illusionist

3:00PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western · 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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The Australian Pink Floyd Show

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · 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.

Make a $20+ gift to the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Breast Health Center and Jennie Edmundson Foundation and receive two free tickets to the concert (while supplies last)! Limited supply so don't wait — make your donation today! Text the word pink to 243725 to make a donation. Funds raised benefit educational opportunities, capital improvements, and community awareness.

Check out more 2019 Stir Concert Cove shows here!

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

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HawkWatch 5K Trail Run & Walk

7:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
Take in the scenery of the Loess Hills as you run through woodlands, valleys, and prairies during the annual Hitchcock Nature Center HawkWatch 5K Trail Run & Walk. Race check-in will begin at 7 a.m. at the Loess Hills Lodge and the race will begin at 8 a.m.

Pre-registration is recommended for this event. Cost is $25 per person for advance registrations made through September 23. After September 23, registration will be $30 per person. Participants who register on or before September 23 will be guaranteed a commemorative race shirt in the size of their choice. Late or same day registrations may not receive a shirt so register early!

Participants will also receive post-race snacks and beverages. Trophies will be awarded to the top overall times in both men's and women's, and the top runners in each age group will also receive an award.

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Contact: Chad Kunze
(712) 545-3283
chad.kunze@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=713

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Harvest Spoon Tour

10:00AM to 5:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · 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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Impacting Nonprofits: #investingforprogress

8:30AM to 12:30PM | Palace Event Center · Treynor
We invite you to join us for a morning retreat geared toward nonprofit professionals focused on planned giving. Enjoy a featured presentation and a panel discussion comprised of nonprofit advisors for the program. A light breakfast and lunch will also be included.

The majority of the ticket costs will be pooled to create a collective donation to the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation Southwest Iowa Mental Health & Substance Abuse Fund.

Click the ticket icon below to see the full schedule for the event and to get registered today!

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Contact: Kelsey Stupfell
(712) 487-0334
kelsey.stupfell@tsbg.com
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A Pottawattamie County Almanac: Autumn Splendor

8:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · 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.

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

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Knee High Naturalists

2:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · 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.

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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=662

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2019 Speaker Series: Nesting Owls & Barn Owl Restoration

4:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
Join us in welcoming Bruce Ehresman, recently retired avian ecologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Diversity Program, as he discusses owl conservation programs. Participants will get an up-close look at a live screech owl during this informative presentation.

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.


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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=627

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Arrowhead Park Chili Fest

4:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola
Bring the whole family out and enjoy a warm bowl of chili in the crisp fall air at the Arrowhead Park Chili Fest. This annual fall tradition promises fun for the whole family.

Join us for games and activities, pumpkin painting, hayrack rides, trick or treating, and, of course, chili. Please meet at Breezy Lodge when you arrive. There is no registration needed to attend this event.

This event is free with park admission or an annual permit.

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Contact: Kate Simmons
(712) 545-3283
katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=663

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Nature Club

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

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

Pre-registration is required.

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

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Full Moon Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for a guided night hike as we explore Hitchcock Nature Center and the Loess Hills under the light of the full moon.

Hit the trails with our naturalist and learn about the full moon, its mythology, and its effect on the natural world. All ages are welcome to attend this event. While the hike will not be strenuous it will involve walking on uneven terrain in the dark, strollers are not permitted.

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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=699

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Butterflies Through Binoculars

1:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
Join us for a unique butterfly program to learn more about the beautiful butterflies that call Hitchcock Nature Center home. This series of programs is presented by Jason Anderson, wildlife biologist with Pheasants Forever. This program begins with an informative presentation on active butterfly species, helpful tips on the habitats these species will be found in, then a guided field session as attendees head outdoors to spot these beautiful insects.

This program is being presented as part of our adult education programming; participants must be age 14 and older to attend. Please note, this program will include pedestrian travel over uneven surfaces in Iowa's Loess Hills at Hitchcock Nature Center.

The cost for this event is $10 per person and includes program materials and park admission. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=675

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Living Loess Tour

10:00AM to 4:00PM | Iowana Farm · Honey Creek
Connect with the culture of the Loess Hills during the monthly Living Loess Tour in Pottawattamie and Harrison County.

We wrap up our 2019 Living Loess Tour with two featured partners in one location! Stop by Iowana Farm & Harvest Studio outside of Crescent, Iowa. Then hit the road to visit all seven of our tour partners.

Visit our website, linked below, for more details.

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

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Fall Festival

4:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
Celebrate autumn in Iowa at Hitchcock Nature Center during our Fall Festival. This fun family event will feature a guided mystery hike, family games, and treats. Don't forget to wear your costumes and head to the campground for some trick or treating.

Cost is $3 per person, children age 5 and under are free and do not need a reservation to attend. This fee includes park admission.

Pre-registration is required for this event by October 16 as space is limited.

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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=700

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

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

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

Join us for:

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



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Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536
knugent@midamericacenter.com
http://www.bgcswiowa.org/

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A Pottawattamie County Almanac: Waste Not Want Not

8:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · 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.

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

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A Pottawattamie County Almanac: The Secret Language of Winter

8:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · 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.

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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 · 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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Al Jardine: A Postcard from California

7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western · 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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Contact: Box Office
(712) 388-7140
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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