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. 

Homeschool in the Hills: Maple Tree Tap

10:00AM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock

Each year the staff at Botna Bend Park taps the beautiful silver maple trees for their sap to boil down into tasty maple syrup. Learn more about this process and all the steps that our staff take to make this delicious treat each year.

We will be hosting two program sessions.
Our morning session begins at 10:00 a.m. attendees must arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. to participate.
Our afternoon session begins at 1:00 p.m. and attendees must arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. to participate.

Online pre-registration is required and walk-in participants will not be admitted. The cost for this event is $4.00 per person for children age 3 and over, accompanying adults and children under 3 are free, children under 3 do not need a reservation. Visit www.pottconservation.com to register online. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/homeschool_in_the_hills_maple_tree_tap/2021-03-02/

Close

Hikin' With a Nature Nerd

6:00PM | Narrows River Park · Council Bluffs

Go off the beaten path and explore Narrows River Park during a new kind of guided hike. We will meet at Narrows River Park in the first parking lot. This event will take place before the park is open for the regular season so gates will be open for event participants only.

New for 2021, Hikin' With a Nature Nerd, is a series of naturalist-led hikes aimed at exploring the rhythm of nature in southwest Iowa. Each hike will set out to explore new areas of your county parks and will include exploration of our native ecosystem through the changing seasons. Each hike will be a unique adventure, get ready to get off the trail and see what nature has in store for you. The cost for this event is $5.00 per person and includes park admission. Attendees must be age 14 and over. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Visit www.pottconservation.com to register online.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hikin039_with_a_nature_nerd/2021-03-03/

Close

Homeschool in the Hills: Maple Tree Tap

10:00AM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock

Each year the staff at Botna Bend Park taps the beautiful silver maple trees for their sap to boil down into tasty maple syrup. Learn more about this process and all the steps that our staff take to make this delicious treat each year.

We will be hosting two program sessions.
Our morning session begins at 10:00 a.m. attendees must arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. to participate.
Our afternoon session begins at 1:00 p.m. and attendees must arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. to participate.

Online pre-registration is required and walk-in participants will not be admitted. The cost for this event is $4.00 per person for children age 3 and over, accompanying adults and children under 3 are free, children under 3 do not need a reservation. Visit www.pottconservation.com to register online. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/homeschool_in_the_hills_maple_tree_tap/2021-03-03/

Close

Women's History at Noon - Hard at Work: Women at the Amana Refrigeration Company, 1950-1970

12:00 to 1:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library · Council Bluffs

In the early 1950s, the Amana Refrigeration Company experienced a burgeoning demand for freezers, refrigerators, and air conditioners. Finding good solid workers proved challenging, however, as the isolated location in rural Iowa made a working-class population scarce. Amana decided in order to recruit enough employees, they would open the factory doors to women as well as men.

Virtual Program – Register to view with us in Room D or pre-register to view from home. A different program every Wednesday in March in celebration of Women’s History Month! Face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs. This series is brought to you in part by the State Historical Society of Iowa.



More Information
Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/hard-at-work-women-at-the-amana-refrigeration-company-1950-1970/

Close

Little Tike Hike

6:00AM to 10:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Families with young learners are invited to hit the trails for a self-guided hike full of fun nature learning at Hitchcock Nature Center available during regular park hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. March 6th through 15th. As you enjoy the sights and sounds along a Hitchcock Nature Center trail you will spot activities posted along your route that are designed to help learners age three to five experience nature in a new way. Activities are posted along a .25 mile stretch of trail for your enjoyment. This is an "out and back" hike, once you reach the end of the trail you turn around and head back to the trailhead, making a .5 mile round-trip hike. This event is completely self-guided. It is free to all park users with paid park admission and is available any time during regular park hours. While it is designed for learners age 3 to 5, older learners may also enjoy participating.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/little_tike_hike/2021-03-06/

Close

Little Tike Hike at Botna Bend Park

6:30AM to 10:30PM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock

Families with young learners are invited to hit the trails for a self-guided hike full of fun nature learning at Botna Bend Park available during regular park hours of 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. March 6th through 31st. As you enjoy the sights and sounds along a Botna Bend Park trail you will spot activities posted along your route that are designed to help learners age three to five experience nature in a new way. Activities are posted along a .25 mile stretch of trail for your enjoyment. This is an "out and back" hike, once you reach the end of the trail you turn around and head back to the trailhead, making a .5 mile round-trip hike. This event is completely self-guided. It is free to all park users with paid park admission and is available any time during regular park hours. While it is designed for learners age 3 to 5, older learners may also enjoy participating.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/little_tike_hike_at_botna_bend_park/2021-03-06/

Close

Maple Tree Tap

11:00AM to 4:00PM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock

Join us for Pottawattamie Conservation's annual Maple Tree Tap event at Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa! This program will introduce you to the basics of syrup making from tapping the trees to bottling the final product. If temperatures are cooperative and the sap is flowing participants can even taste the sweet sap as it flows from the tree. This event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and attendees must arrive no later than 3:00 p.m. to participate. Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour to make your way through all of our event stations.

The cost is $3.00 per person, children age 3 and under are free and do not need a reservation. The cost includes admission to the park and all programming. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. Visit www.pottconservation.com to register online. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283, registrations will not be taken over the phone.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/maple_tree_tap/2021-03-06/

Close

Summer Concert Series Countdown: Hwy 6

7:00 to 11:00PM | The Gathering Room at Thunderbowl · Council Bluffs

It may not feel like summer, but our Summer Concert Series Countdown will get you thinking -- and feeling -- like it is! Come join us to hear some great music from Hwy 6. We'll preview our upcoming summer concert series along with great music, food, and drinks in the warmth of The Gathering Room! Come join us! Free! No Cover!



More Information
Contact: Connie Ratliff
(712) 307-2905
miwatkins@yahoo.com
http://www.thunderbowl.com

Close

Bridal Expo

12:00 to 3:00PM | The Palace Event Center · Treynor

The bridal expo at The Palace Event Center will have everything you need to plan for your big day! Photographers, caterers, bakeries, dresses and so much more! Free admission. Masks required.

We are also doing a giveaway at the Bridal Expo this year! $1,000 off a booking x 2 and $500 off a booking x 2. The giveaway is for new brides only and you must be present to win. 



More Information
Contact: Lisa Schnepel
(402) 314-2577
lisakerkman@yahoo.com
http://

Close

Women's History at Noon - Althea R. Sherman's Chimney Swifts' Tower

12:00 to 1:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library · Council Bluffs

Barbara Boyle talks about native Iowan Althea R. Sherman (1853-1943), who launched a second, self-taught career at age 50, in the science of ornithology. She made of her 'Acre of Birds' in northeast Iowa, a living research laboratory, and studied 42 specific bird species for 7 to 36 years each.

Virtual Program – Register to view with us in Room B or pre-register to view from home. A different program every Wednesday in March in celebration of Women’s History Month! Face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs. This series is brought to you in part by the State Historical Society of Iowa.



More Information
Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/althea-sherman-chimney-swifts-tower/

Close

Coors Light Bull Riding Challenge

7:30PM | Mid-America Center · Council Bluffs

The Coors Light Bull Riding Challenge Presented by KAT 103.7 returns to the MAC bringing the sport's toughest riders against award-winning stock on the roughest playing field in America. You'll be on the edge of your seat watching the most intense, bone-jarring 2 hours in sports...8 seconds at a time.



More Information
https://www.facebook.com/events/2876734072602620/

Close

Hikin' With a Nature Nerd

10:00AM | Wheeler Grove Conservation Area · Carson

Go off the beaten path and explore the far reaches of the Wheeler Grove Conservation Area during a new kind of guided hike. We will be meeting in the parking area of Wheeler Grove Conservation Area located at 43774 Boxelder Avenue, Carson, Iowa.

New for 2021, Hikin' With a Nature Nerd, is a series of naturalist-led hikes aimed at exploring the rhythm of nature in southwest Iowa. Each hike will set out to explore new areas of your county parks and will include exploration of our native ecosystem through the changing seasons. Each hike will be a unique adventure, get ready to get off the trail and see what nature has in store for you. The cost for this event is $5.00 per person and includes park admission. Attendees must be age 14 and over. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Visit www.pottconservation.com to register online.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hikin039_with_a_nature_nerd/2021-03-12/

Close

Ross Medical Education Open House

12:00PM | Ross Medical Education Center · Council Bluffs

Come chat with an advisor on our team! Enroll now to begin an exciting new career in fields such as medical or dental assistant, nursing, veterinary technician, and many more. Many degree options are available fully online. Masks and social distancing will be observed.



More Information
Contact: Ross Medical Education Group
(712) 366-3500
https://rosseducation.edu/

Close

Shamrock Shuffle

10:00AM to 1:00PM | 100 Block · Council Bluffs

Register now for the 8th Annual Shamrock Shuffle. Council Bluffs' most festive 5K!

New for 2021:

  • Choose to participate in-person or virtually
  • Limited size starting waves
  • Custom knit Shamrock Shuffle stocking hat
  • Expanded packet pick-up times and availability to have it mailed

Masks will be encouraged and as always festive attire will be highly encouraged for this 5K to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. We hope you'll join us for another great 5K! The Shamrock Shuffle is an event of The 712 Initiative and is presented by TS Bank.



More Information
Contact: The 712 Initiative
(712) 396-2467
info@the712initiative.org
http://the712initiative.org/events/shamrock-shuffle

Close

Ring of Kerry

3:00 to 4:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western · Council Bluffs

Ring of Kerry is at times a raucous pub band enticing its crowd to sing along, stomp their feet, and to join in the merriment. Yet in other moments, they are beautifully serenading their audience, completely unplugged and playing acoustically. Ring of Kerry’s specialty, however, is playing highly energetic and engaging stage concerts including fully costumed Irish step dancers. Each band member brings their own musical influences and expertise to the group and takes an active role in creating the Ring of Kerry sound. They all sing, play several instruments and revel in the spirit of Celtic music. Ring of Kerry is a unique blend of Paul Finegan Cotton's thundering yet at times delicate bodhran playing ... Paul Blondell's lilting good-natured fiddle and mandolin ... Charlie Roth's sizzling guitar and songwriting ... Paul Imholte's bright hammered dulcimer and mandolin ... and Emma Andreasen's beautiful vocals and haunting flute and pennywhistle.



More Information
Contact: The Arts Center at Iowa Western
(712) 388-7140
https://iwcctickets.universitytickets.com/w/

Close

Join us for an immersive theatrical adventure for Chanticleer Children’s Theater Series - Act 2: Theater @ Home! Our talented instructors guide each online series lesson, helping family’s step into their own imaginative world and share together the magic of the theater from the comfort and safety of their own homes!

These three-part online classes are perfect for performance art enthusiasts! Each 'Act' teaches the basics of theater, singing, and choreography, followed by two Q&A video sessions with the instructors. Hone your skills and learn something new with the amazing people from Chanticleer Community Theater.

Class Schedule:

  • Act 2: March 15
  • Act 3: April 15

Q&A Schedule:

  • March 27: 10 a.m. - 11a.m. 
  • April 24: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

The $30.00 online registration covers all three classes and is available for purchase at any time. A link from ShowTix4U with your registration code will be sent to you. Watch at your convenience, following the February 15th premiere at 7:00 pm! New class installments will be released every 2 weeks!



More Information
Contact: Patron Service Representative
(712) 890-5601
boxoffice@paceartsiowa.org
https://www.paceartsiowa.org/theater

Close

We all have photographs – usually stored in shoe boxes or albums, and placed under the bed or in the closet. We see them as lasting forever, but they don’t. Photographs require special care. They react aggressively to the climate, and they frequently have inherent problems as a result of materials from which they are composed. Throughout their history, photographs have been recognized for their fragility. Paper and Photograph Conservator Gary Albright will briefly discuss the most common photographic processes found in family collections and offer practical advice on their preservation in this free online event. How should photographs be stored? Can they be safely exhibited? These issues will be addressed as we answer the questions you have about the care of your family photographs.



More Information
Contact: Lindsey Marolt
lmarolt@upcontractor.up.com
https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/uprrmuseum/items/287213/?full-items=yes

Close

Women's History at Noon - A Bag of Penny Candy: Women of the 1930s

12:00 to 1:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library · Council Bluffs

Shari Lemke will read excerpts from A Bag of Penny Candy: Women of the 1930s – A Collective Memoir, her second collaboration with Ann Loughlin. The book contains the writings of thirty-four women, primarily from Iowa and the Midwest, who recall their childhood experiences of the 1930s. Their recollections range from fun and funny to somber moments. She will also share the photos and illustrations that accompany the selections.

Virtual Program – Register to view with us in Room B or pre-register to view from home. A different program every Wednesday in March in celebration of Women’s History Month! Face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs. This series is brought to you in part by the State Historical Society of Iowa.



More Information
Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/bag-of-penny-candy/

Close

Monster Truck Nitro Tour

7:30PM | Mid-America Center · Council Bluffs

Feel the x-treme! For the first time ever, Council Bluffs, Iowa will be the motorsport entertainment epicenter with the nation’s most competitive monster trucks, as the Monster Truck Nitro Tour invades the Mid-America Center for three monster shows! See the incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action during the Monster Truck Nitro Tour! Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party! Feel the Monster Truck Thunder!

Three Shows:
Friday, March 19th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 20th at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.



More Information
Contact: Rob McCracken
(712) 326-2282
rmccracken@harrahs.com
http://www.MonsterTruckTour.com

Close

Waterfowl Identification: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for the first full session of our 2021 season of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our March program participants will explore common species of waterfowl and learn to identify them. We will also introduce participants to Iowa's unique Loess Hills, introduce nature journaling practices, read and discuss Aldo Leopold's essay "Geese Return", and more. This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session or $75.00 for the full 10 session 2021 program season. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/waterfowl_identification/2021-03-20/

Close

Hikin' With a Nature Nerd

6:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Go off the beaten path and explore the far reaches of Arrowhead Park during a new kind of guided hike. Please meet up with the group in the Breezy Lodge parking lot at Arrowhead Park.

New for 2021, Hikin' With a Nature Nerd, is a series of naturalist-led hikes aimed at exploring the rhythm of nature in southwest Iowa. Each hike will set out to explore new areas of your county parks and will include exploration of our native ecosystem through the changing seasons. Each hike will be a unique adventure, get ready to get off the trail and see what nature has in store for you. The cost for this event is $5.00 per person and includes park admission. Attendees must be age 14 and over. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Visit www.pottconservation.com to register online.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hikin039_with_a_nature_nerd/2021-03-23/

Close

Building Better Birders: Owl Prowl Night Hike

8:00PM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock

Join us at Botna Bend Park and learn about owl species as you listen for their distinctive calls on this night hike. This workshop will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation) and Brian Ritter (Nahant Marsh Education Center), and is designed to improve the bird identification skills of local citizens and promote a greater interest in citizen science programming. This program is open to all ages but is geared toward participants age 12 and over. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Pre-registration is required as space is limited, visit www.pottconservation.com to register online. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/building_better_birders_owl_prowl_night_hike/2021-03-25/

Close

Building Better Birders: Raptors of Iowa

6:00PM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock

Join us at Botna Bend Park and explore raptor species and their amazing lives. This workshop will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation) and Brian Ritter (Nahant Marsh Education Center), and is designed to improve the bird identification skills of local citizens and promote a greater interest in citizen science programming. This program is open to all ages but is geared toward participants age 12 and over. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Pre-registration is required as space is limited, visit www.pottconservation.com to register online. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/building_better_birders_raptors_of_iowa/2021-03-25/

Close

Let's Explore and Enjoy Iowa 2021!

1:30 to 3:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library · Council Bluffs

Iowa has been a state for 175 years, and is full of amazing vacation spots. If you like the outdoors, we have you covered. If you like history, we have that covered. If you’re looking for family fun and entertainment, Iowa has you covered! This program will provide you the tools and resources to plan your Iowa vacation and share some unique and unknown places to visit. Presented by Teressa Sward, Technical Preservation Specialist, Western Historic Trails Center.

This is an in-person program with a ZOOM option. Register to reserve your seat in Room B or pre-register from our website to view via ZOOM from home. ** Face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs.



More Information
Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/lets-explore-and-enjoy-iowa-in-2021/

Close

Gardening for Diversity - A Hands-On Workshop

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

The great outdoors begins in your own backyard. Join us for our new programming series "Gardening for Diversity". This 6 part program kicks off on Monday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center. Our first session will examine the benefits of diverse native plantings, working within city ordinances, site mapping, and early plant selection. Gardening for Diversity is a 6 part programming series that will walk participants through creating their own diverse native gardens through a mix of classroom learning and hands-on gardening exercises. Each session will cover different aspects of native gardening, from planning to planting to maintaining, and is perfect for beginning gardeners and anyone who is looking for new ways to incorporate native plantings in your own garden. Cost is $15.00 per person per session. Registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/gardening_for_diversity_a_handson_workshop/2021-03-29/

Close

Wildflower Identification: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our April program participants will learn to locate and identify early spring wildflowers, read and discuss Aldo Leopold's essay "Draba", explore history of Earth Day, and more. This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session or $75.00 for the full 10 session 2021 program season. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wildflower_identification/2021-04-10/

Close

Bridal Flea Market

12:00PM to 3:00AM | The Palace Event Center · Treynor

Newlyweds, are you looking for a way to get rid of some of your wedding items? This is the perfect chance for you. For just $10 you can set up a table and sell any of your wedding flowers, decorations, dresses and more. This is the perfect event for upcoming couples. You just might find the perfect item for your upcoming wedding. Admission is free.



More Information
Contact: Lisa Schnepel
(402) 314-2577
lisakerkman@yahoo.com
http://

Close

Gardening for Diversity - A Hands-On Workshop

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

The great outdoors begins in your own backyard. Join us for our new programming series "Gardening for Diversity". Our second program session will be held on Monday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center. This session will review site mapping, plant selection, seeds vs. plugs, and where to purchase your plants. Gardening for Diversity is a 6 part programming series that will walk participants through creating their own diverse native gardens through a mix of classroom learning and hands-on gardening exercises. Each session will cover different aspects of native gardening, from planning to planting to maintaining, and is perfect for beginning gardeners and anyone who is looking for new ways to incorporate native plantings in your own garden. Cost is $15.00 per person per session. Registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/gardening_for_diversity_a_handson_workshop/2021-04-12/

Close

Join us for an immersive theatrical adventure for Chanticleer Children’s Theater Series - Act 2: Theater @ Home! Our talented instructors guide each online series lesson, helping family’s step into their own imaginative world and share together the magic of the theater from the comfort and safety of their own homes!

These three-part online classes are perfect for performance art enthusiasts! Each 'Act' teaches the basics of theater, singing, and choreography, followed by two Q&A video sessions with the instructors. Hone your skills and learn something new with the amazing people from Chanticleer Community Theater.

Class Schedule:

  • Act 3: April 15

Q&A Schedule:

  • April 24: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

The $30.00 online registration covers all three classes and is available for purchase at any time. A link from ShowTix4U with your registration code will be sent to you. Watch at your convenience, following the February 15th premiere at 7:00 pm! New class installments will be released every 2 weeks!



More Information
Contact: Patron Service Representative
(712) 890-5601
boxoffice@paceartsiowa.org
https://www.paceartsiowa.org/theater

Close

Palace Event Center Craft Fair

10:00AM to 3:00PM | The Palace Event Center · Treynor

We will be hosting our first ever craft fair! Come check out all of the great handmade items by mini Iowa artist and crafters.



More Information
Contact: Lisa Schnepel
(402) 314-2577
lisakerkman@yahoo.com
http://

Close

Arrowhead Obstacle Trail Run

10:00AM to 2:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Arrowhead Obstacle Trail Run is a 5k (3.1 mile) event on the scenic trails of Arrowhead Park near Neola, Iowa featuring 14+ obstacles. There is also a 1 Mile Kid's Obstacle Trail Run with 7+ obstacles! All proceeds will benefit the Pottawattamie County Trails Association.

This is not a "mud run" and there are no mud pits to crawl through (and therefore no cold April hose showers are necessary). All obstacles (except the hills) are optional. You may choose to run it as an unimpeded 5k Trail Run. The 1 Mile Kid's Run is recommended for ages 6-12 and adult chaperones. (If you are an adult who wishes to run the 1 Mile as a parent/guardian and the full 5k course, please sign up for the 5k and run the 1 Mile course at no additional charge. If you wish to run only the 1 Mile as a parent/guardian, please sign up for the 1 Mile Kid's Run.) Chaperones are not required, there will be volunteers along the course.



More Information
Contact: Matthew Schipper
arrowhead.obstacle@gmail.com
https://arrowheadobstacle.com/

Close

Gardening for Diversity - A Hands-On Workshop

7:00PM | Narrows River Park · Council Bluffs

The great outdoors begins in your own backyard. Join us for our new programming series "Gardening for Diversity". Our third program session will be held on Monday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. at Narrows River Park. This session kicks off your hands-on training as we break ground and begin our own native planting at Narrows River Park. Gardening for Diversity is a 6 part programming series that will walk participants through creating their own diverse native gardens through a mix of classroom learning and hands-on gardening exercises. Each session will cover different aspects of native gardening, from planning to planting to maintaining, and is perfect for beginning gardeners and anyone who is looking for new ways to incorporate native plantings in their own garden. Cost is $15.00 per person per session. Registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/gardening_for_diversity_a_handson_workshop/2021-04-26/

Close

Join us for the 7th annual hearse and car show! This show is open to all makes, models, and cars. To enter your vehicle, please be sure to review the registration form for all classes of cars. The car show is pet friendly! 

Please note that masks are required in all indoor areas and when social distancing is not possible. 

Camping is available (first come first serve) for car show friends, vendors, and registrants beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd. 

We will be raising money for the Midlands Humane Society in Council Bluffs. If you are interested in being a vendor, sponsor, volunteer, or providing auction items, please call or text (402) 216-3282.

Schedule of events:
May 7 at 6 p.m.: meet and greet potluck (BYOB)
May 7 at 9 p.m.: Paranormal investigation with Iowa's Most Haunted Car Elvira
May 8 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Poker run
May 8 from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Double picture show featuring Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and Rocky Horror Picture Show complete with karaoke intermissions, props, actors, concessions, and cosplay! 
May 9 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Car show, vendors, oddities, live music, and Pagent magic. 



More Information
Contact: Christine Kelley
(402) 216-3282
Silverdragon1979@hotmail.com
https://fb.me/e/1BJvSLdbL

Close

Morels, Fungi, and Lichens: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our May program participants will learn to identify common mushroom, fungi, and lichen, learn about fungal structure and adaptations, read and discuss Aldo Leopold's essay "Back from the Argentine", and explore tern and plover conservation efforts. This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session or $75.00 for the full 10 session 2021 program season. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/morels_fungi_and_lichens/2021-05-08/

Close

Junk ReStored

9:00AM to 4:00PM | Habitat for Humanity ReStore · Council Bluffs

Come shop from a variety of local maker and craft vendors! This fair is being held to help support and bring awareness to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Admission is free.

We are also looking for vendors for this event.  Please email us for more information on having a booth at this event.



More Information
Contact: Angie Stoufer
(402) 301-1474
contactHabitatCB@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/426085525208039

Close

Freshwater Aquatic Studies: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | · Honey Creek

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our June program participants will enjoy an introduction to the biotic and abiotic components of freshwater lakes, and a look at aquatic invasive species.

This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session or $75.00 for the full 10 session 2021 program season. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/freshwater_aquatic_studies/2021-06-19/

Close

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 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. 



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

Close

Butterfly Basics: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | · Honey Creek

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our July program participants will enjoy an introduction to common butterflies of the Midwest, learn how to use a dichotomous key, and explore the importance of prescribed burns as a land stewardship tool.

This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session or $75.00 for the full 10 sessions 2021 program season. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/butterfly_basics/2021-07-10/

Close

Gardening for Diversity - A Hands-On Workshop

7:00PM | Narrows River Park · Council Bluffs

The great outdoors begins in your own backyard. Join us for our new programming series "Gardening for Diversity". Our fourth program session will be held on Monday, July 12th at 7:00 p.m. at Narrows River Park. This session will cover basic maintenance including plant identification and weeding as we work to support our native planting at Narrows River Park. Gardening for Diversity is a 6 part programming series that will walk participants through creating your own diverse native gardens through a mix of classroom learning and hands-on gardening exercises. Each session will cover different aspects of native gardening, from planning to planting to maintaining, and is perfect for beginning gardeners abd anyone who is looking for new ways to incorporate native plantings in your own garden. Cost is $15.00 per person per session. Registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/gardening_for_diversity_a_handson_workshop/2021-07-12/

Close

A Chorus of Insects: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | · Honey Creek

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our August program participants will enjoy an introduction to common insect species of the Midwest and an introduction to monarch tagging.

This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/a_chorus_of_insects/2021-08-07/

Close

3rd Annual Poker Run - A Ride to Prevent Veteran Suicide

10:00AM to 10:00PM | Edwards Motorsports & RV - Start · Council Bluffs

Join us in the fight against veteran suicide at our 3rd Annual Poker Run. Registration will open from 10 a.m until 12 p.m. at Edward's Motorsports & RV. Food and drinks will be served by The Dock Bar & Grill. Register with us, get your route maps, and then grab breakfast before heading out. The Dock will have breakfast burritos available. The route will be announced in 2021. Our ride will once again end at Full Fledged Brewing Co. for a street party. There will be a silent and live auction, food truck, and a live band. We will have a suggested donation of $20 for single riders or car drivers, and $35 for couples or carloads. All donations will be collected at registration. More details to come in 2021. Please visit our website.



More Information
Contact: Justin Thompson
(402) 212-1118
operation22tilfreedom@yahoo.com
https://operation22tilfreedom.com/events/pokerrun2021/

Close

Ornithology 101: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | · Council Bluffs

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our September program participants will enjoy an introduction to common raptor species of the Midwest, a discussion of lead poisoning and its effect on bald eagles, and an introduction to the annual raptor migration through the Missouri River valley.

This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/ornithology_101/2021-09-11/

Close

Gardening for Diversity - A Hands-On Workshop

1:00PM | Narrows River Park · Council Bluffs

The great outdoors begins in your own backyard. Join us for our new programming series "Gardening for Diversity". Our fifth program session will be held on Saturday, October 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Narrows River Park. Participants at this session will evaluate the progress of our native planting, learn about seed harvesting and storage, and learn the important steps that should be taken to successfully put your native planting bed to sleep for winter. Gardening for Diversity is a 6 part programming series that will walk participants through creating their own diverse native gardens through a mix of classroom learning and hands-on gardening exercises. Each session will cover different aspects of native gardening, from planning to planting to maintaining, and is perfect for beginning gardeners and anyone who is looking for new ways to incorporate native plantings in their own garden. Cost is $15.00 per person per session. Registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/gardening_for_diversity_a_handson_workshop/2021-10-16/

Close

The Science of Fall: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | · Honey Creek

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our October program participants will enjoy an introduction to the science behind our annual fall color and a look at the process of photosynthesis.

This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/the_science_of_fall/2021-10-16/

Close

Gardening for Diversity - A Hands-On Workshop

1:00PM | Narrows River Park · Council Bluffs

The great outdoors begins in your own backyard. Join us for our new programming series "Gardening for Diversity". Our sixth and final program will be held on Saturday, November 6th at 1:00 p.m. at Narrows River Park. Participants at this session will cover fall seeding techniques for spring success along with coverage of brome and tall fescue grasses. Gardening for Diversity is a 6 part programming series that will walk participants through creating their own diverse native gardens through a mix of classroom learning and hands-on gardening exercises. Each session will cover different aspects of native gardening, from planning to planting to maintaining, and is perfect for beginning gardeners and anyone who is looking for new ways to incorporate native plantings in your own garden. Cost is $15.00 per person per session. Registration is required as space is limited.



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283 x5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/gardening_for_diversity_a_handson_workshop/2021-11-06/

Close

Nature's Recyclers: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | · Honey Creek

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our November program participants will explore the process of nature's annual decomposition and the organisms responsible for breaking down organic matter.

This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/nature039s_recyclers/2021-11-06/

Close

Winter Survival Secrets: Virtual Workshop

9:00AM to 12:00PM | · Honey Creek

Join us and celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop". This program will be held entirely online and is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation and a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Our December program participants will explore winter adaptations of the plant and animal world as well as tips and tricks for effective winter bird feeding.

This program is intended for participants age 14 and over. The cost is $15.00 per session. Pre-registration is required for this online program, visit www.pottconservation.com for details and to register online.



More Information
Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/winter_survival_secrets/2021-12-18/

Close