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. 

Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Wild Seekers Camp at Hitchcock Nature Center

8:00AM to 1:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students entering 3rd and 4th grade (ages 8 to 9) will expand their outdoor knowledge during Wild Seekers at Hitchcock Nature Center. Campers will discover new skills and explore the wild side of Iowa during this hands-on camp. Campers will enjoy beginning archery lessons, shelter building challenges, hiking, plant and animal identification, and nature crafts. The camp will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. June 22nd through 24th. The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper & includes park admission, snack, and camp materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wild_seekers_at_hitchcock_nature_center/2021-06-22/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Iowa Technology Roadshow: Council Bluffs

9:00 to 10:30AM | Rivers Edge Pavilion · Council Bluffs

The Iowa Technology Roadshow presented by UScellular will be in Council Bluffs on June 25 at the River’s Edge Pavilion, featuring a panel of Iowa technology leaders, including:

Dave Nelson, Chief Executive Officer at Pratum
James Rose, Senior Manager of Solution Architects at UScellular
Beth Trejo, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Chatterkick
Ryan Schaap, CIO at Wells Enterprises

Panelists will cover relevant technology topics in their respective industries, followed by a Q&A session for attendees to engage with panelists. Reserve your free spot below. Registration is required. The IT Roadshow is proudly presented by UScellular, with additional support from Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), and Pratum.



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Contact: Cassandra Kotek
(515) 518-8075
cassandra@technologyiowa.org
https://www.technologyiowa.org/event/iowa-technology-roadshow-council-bluffs-2/

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Treynor Days

Treynor Community Center · Treynor

Come join us in Treynor for the Annual Treynor Day festivities. There will be a children's carnival, hydrant party, car show, and a barbeque all on Saturday evening. Other events are happening all around town Friday through Sunday.



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Contact: Wendy Anderson
(402) 416-8866
wendy@victorypilates.com
http://www.cityoftreynor.com

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Butterflies Through Binoculars

1:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Come join us to learn about and see the beautiful butterflies that call Hitchcock Nature Center home! This series of classes taught by Jason Andersen, Wildlife Biologist with Pheasants Forever, begins with an informative classroom presentation on what species are currently active, how to identify them, and some helpful tips of what habitats certain species will be found in. Then, we embark on an adventure out into the Loess Hills to find our local butterflies! Please bring binoculars if you have them, we will also have some pairs of close focus insect binoculars to check out! First come, first serve. Registration is required, ages 14 and up, please. For more information call 712-545-3283



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 328-5834
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://pottconservation.com

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Jon Pardi : Postponed

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Jon Pardi is coming back to Harrah's Stir Cove! The ACM/CMA award-winning artist recently released the Country radio single “Tequila Little Time,” the follow up to his Platinum-certified number one song, “Heartache Medication” and his Billboard Top 5 “Ain’t Always The Cowboy.” Get your tickets today!

For the full 2021 Stir Concert Cove lineup, check out our blog!



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

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Shelby, Iowa's 150th Celebration

Shelby, Iowa · Shelby

Shelby, Iowa is Celebrating 150 years. Come celebrate and have a fun-filled day with our fire department pancake breakfast, Lumberjack shows, 5K on our beautiful Stone Arch Trail, historic displays, cornhole tournaments, parade, fire department water fights, kids bounce houses, face painting, and balloon animals. We will have plenty of food available with several food vendors selling their specialties. You can enjoy watermelon at the watermelon feed or hang out in the park for some cupcakes. A BBQ contest that will end with everyone enjoying the cooked food for dinner.

Make sure you get your raffle ticket for $20 for a chance to win $1,000 on Pig Bingo, there will be two games one at 2 pm and one at 6 pm. If dancing is your thing then you are in luck, Murhpy's Law will perform from 8 pm-12 am at our street dance taking an intermission around dusk to enjoy the firework show. We hope to see everyone in Shelby to help us celebrate!

Click here for the full list of events and schedule.



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Contact: Michelle Mantell
(712) 544-2404
smu@walnutel.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/215947083669869/?post_id=245494524048458&view=permalink&notif_id=1623588424711717&notif_t=page_share&ref=notif

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Vintage & Classic Car, Pickup, & Tractor Show

11:00AM to 3:00PM | Treynor Fire Station · Treynor

Treynor Days are fast approaching! Come down for the Vintage& Classic Car, Pickup, & Tractor Show. This show is open to vehicles of all ages. It costs $20 to register your vehicle and registration is from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. The show will run from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the west lot of the Treynor Fire Station. 

This event is sponsored by The Treynor American Legion Post 725. All proceeds from the show will go to the Treynor American Legion Scholarship Fund. 



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Contact: Josh
(712) 487-3477
https://www.facebook.com/cityoftreynor/photos/a.937935962999170/3773970219395716/

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Wheels of Courage Car Show

11:00AM to 4:00PM | Quaker Steak & Lube · Council Bluffs

Wheels of Courage Car Show is an exciting outdoor car show with a variety of car categories that are open to the public to enter and win! There is also an auction and raffle with amazing and unique prizes. The 6th Annual Wheels of Courage Car Show is revving up for another great year. You can be involved by registering your vehicle, purchasing a sponsorship, or a t-shirt.

All proceeds benefit the Spirit of Courage Charitable Patient Fund at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. Charitable Patient Care is one of the most rewarding programs. For hundreds of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital patients in genuine need each year, coping with serious illness and mounting medical bills at the same time can be overwhelming. Funds raised during the Wheels of Courage help relieve some of the financial burdens with funding for medical services, therapy, and prescriptions. Outside judging in 13 categories.



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Contact: Katie Kyker
(712) 396-6040
katie.kyker@nmhs.org
http://www.jehfoundation.org/events/wheels-of-courage/

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Hitchcock Oak Inventory Project Training

7:00PM | 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 for the second of three training sessions for a volunteer project aimed at understanding and alleviating the effects of this new threat. Training sessions will cover a variety of topics and include field training sessions to help volunteers practice their skills and become independent project volunteers. Topics covered will include the project and field data collection app, oak ecology, and oak fire wounds. Portions of the training will occur out of doors and off-trail, so please dress appropriately. This event is free but pre-registration is required as space is limited, visit www.pottconservation.com to register online.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hitchcock_oak_inventory_training/2021-06-29/

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Wild Wanderers Camp at Hitchcock Nature Center

8:00AM to 1:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students entering 5th & 6th grade (age 10 to 11) will expand their outdoor knowledge during Wild Wanderers at Hitchcock Nature Center. Campers will continue growing their outdoor survival skills through archery lessons, advanced shelter building, and fire building during this hands-on camp. The camp will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 29th through July 1st. The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper and includes park admission, snacks, and camp materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wild_wanderers_at_hitchcock_nature_center/2021-06-29/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Lake Manawa Firework Display

10:00PM | Lake Manawa State Park · Council Bluffs

The Lake Manawa firework display is back! Join the Friends of Lake Manawa for the area's largest firework show. 101.9 The Keg will be playing music that will accompany the show, so tune in!

The Friends of Lake Manawa are looking for businesses and individual donations/sponsorships to support this beloved community event. Donations can be made via PayPal through the Friends of Lake Manawa website (click on the blue donate today button) or by mail to Luke Northwall: 115 Pelican Drive Council Bluffs, IA 51501.



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Contact: Friends of Lake Manawa
friendsoflakemanawa@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsoflakemanawa

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4th of July at the Nishna Heritage Museum

9:30AM | Nishna Heritage Museum · Oakland

Join the Oakland Historical Society for a day at the Nishna Heritage Museum to celebrate the 4th of July! Guided tours of the museum will start at 9:30 a.m. where you will meet figures from the town's past. There will be crafts for kids all day, a silent auction, and so much more! 



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Contact: Nishna Heritage Museum
(712) 482-6802
gstrick_76@frontiernet.net
https://www.facebook.com/Nishnamuseum/photos/a.1133485573353500/3926699367365426/

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



More Information
Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Into the Wild Camp

8:00AM to 1:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Students entering 7th through 9th grade (age 12 to 14) are invited to explore nature and develop new skills during Into the Wild at Arrowhead Park & Botna Bend Park. This outdoor adventure program is designed to help students develop valuable outdoor skills and put them to the test on a guided canoe trip and overnight stay. Campers will enjoy a full day of canoe practice at Arrowhead Park from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on July 6th before heading out on an overnight stay, departing at 8:00 a.m. on July 7th and returning at 11:00 a.m. on July 8th. Into  Cost is $100.00 per camper and includes park admission, all instruction, canoe, and life jacket use, tent, outdoor gear, and two meals. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/into_the_wild/2021-07-06/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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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.



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

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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.



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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/

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



More Information
Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Wild Ones Camp at Arrowhead Park

8:00AM to 1:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Students entering 1st and 2nd grade (age 6 to 7) are invited to join us for a wet and wild time during Wild Ones at Arrowhead Park. Campers will explore this unique aquatic habitat as they enjoy canoeing, pond dipping, water games, and much more. The camp will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. July 13th through 15th. The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper and includes park admission, snacks, and camp materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wild_ones_at_arrowhead_park/2021-07-13/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Bikes on the 100 Block

5:00 to 10:00PM | 100 Block of West Broadway · Council Bluffs

Come down for the Third Gear of Bikes on the 100 Block featuring live music by Hotel Desperado! There will be a block-long beer garden with lots of other great entertainment. Motorcycle parking will be allowed on the 100-400 blocks. Please enter from 2nd and Broadway with your motorcycle. 

Social distancing is recommended. Please don't attend if you are feeling ill. 

Presented by Edwards Motorsports & RVs + Barley's Bar + Defiance Harley-Davidson and The Council Bluffs 100 Block



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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Skid Row with Dokken and Vixen

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Skid Row with Dokken and Vixen are gearing up to perform at Harrah’s Stir Cove on July 17, 2021. Don’t miss your chance to experience Skid Row’s signature energy live in concert. Get your tickets now!



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

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



More Information
Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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July Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the third hike of the 2021 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.pottconservation.com for details.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/july_hitch_hike/2021-07-20/

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Wild Seekers Camp at Arrowhead Park

8:00AM to 1:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Students entering 3rd and 4th grade (age 8 to 9) will enjoy some fun on the water during Wild Seekers at Arrowhead Park. Campers will head out on the lake to continue building their canoe and water safety skills, head to the archery range, and expand their outdoor knowledge through hikes and outdoor activities. The camp will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. July 20th through 22nd. The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper and includes park admission, snacks, and camp materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wild_seekers_at_arrowhead_park/2021-07-20/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



More Information
Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



More Information
Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Wild Wanderers Camp at Arrowhead Park

8:00AM to 1:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Students entering 5th & 6th grade (age 10 to 11) will make some waves as they continue to expand their outdoor knowledge during Wild Wanderers at Arrowhead Park. Campers will continue growing their outdoor survival skills through continued archery lessons, canoeing, advanced shelter building, and more of the most iconic summer camp games during this hands-on camp. The camp will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. July 27th through 29th. The cost for this three-day camp is $75.00 per camper and includes park admission, snacks, and camp materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wild_wanderers_at_arrowhead_park/2021-07-27/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



More Information
Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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Carter Lake Parade and Festival

11:00AM to 11:00PM | Mabrey Park · Carter Lake

Parade 11 a.m. 
Festival in the park 12 - 4 p.m. (food, entertainment, carnival games, and a car show)
Band “Frenzy” at the ballpark 6 - 10 p.m.
Fireworks 10 p.m. 

The Committee is still accepting registrations for vendors/crafters and parade entries Questions? Please call (402)659-4475 or send an email to parksandrec@carterlake-ia.gov Watch for more details to come in July City of Carter Lake newsletter.



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Contact: Kendra
(402) 659-4475
parksandrec@carterlake-ia.gov
http://www.cityofcarterlake.com/index

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Wildlings Camp: Rockin' Reptiles

9:00 to 11:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students age 3 to 5 are invited to join us for Wildlings: Rockin' Reptiles! Why do snakes stick out their tongues? How do snakes move without legs? What other reptiles make Iowa their home? Join us for this hands-on camp and find out! Campers will get to meet a local snake and learn all about reptile adaptations through hands-on activities. Wildlings Camp is designed for unaccompanied campers age 3 to 5 who have not attended Kindergarten. The cost is $15.00 per camper per day and includes park admission and all program materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wildlings_rockin039_reptiles/2021-08-02/

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Wildlings Camp: Magnificent Mammals

9:00 to 11:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students age 3 to 5 are invited to join us for Wildlings: Magnificent Mammals! Our furry friends the whitetail deer, the raccoon, the fox, and more take center stage at this camp. Touch and feel animal furs, head out on a hike to spot animal tracks, and learn about some of the furry friends that make Hitchcock Nature Center their home. Wildlings Camp is designed for unaccompanied campers age 3 to 5 who have not attended Kindergarten.  The cost is $15.00 per camper per day and includes park admission and all program materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wildlings_magnificent_mammals/2021-08-03/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Wildlings Camp: Awesome Amphibians

9:00 to 11:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students age 3 to 5 are invited to join us for Wildlings: Awesome Amphibians! How far can a frog jump? Learn the answer and much more as we learn more about frogs and other amphibians. Meet live frogs and have a "hopping" good time with hands-on activities and a froggy craft. Wildlings Camp is designed for unaccompanied campers age 3 to 5 who have not attended Kindergarten.  The cost is $15.00 per camper per day and includes park admission and all program materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wildlings_awesome_amphibians/2021-08-04/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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Wildlings Camp: Impressive Insects

9:00 to 11:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students age 3 to 5 are invited to join us for Wildlings: Impressive Insects! Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Or that most flowers cannot make seeds without help from insects. Insects are fascinating and have so many neat adaptations to learn about. Go on an insect safari and see what insects live in the forests and prairies. Discover their secrets and learn more about these tiny creatures that share our world. Wildlings Camp is designed for unaccompanied campers age 3 to 5 who have not attended Kindergarten.  The cost is $15.00 per camper per day and includes park admission and all program materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wildlings_impressive_insects/2021-08-05/

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Wildlings Camp: Brilliant Birds

9:00 to 11:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Students age 3 to 5 are invited to join us for Wildlings: Brilliant Birds! Why are some birds so colorful? Do all birds build nests? How do they fly so high? Campers will answer all these questions and more as they learn to use binoculars, climb our observation tower for a birds-eye view, learn about wings, and even meet a live bird friend. Wildlings Camp is designed for unaccompanied campers age 3 to 5 who have not attended Kindergarten. The cost is $15.00 per camper per day and includes park admission and all program materials. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, register at www.pottconservation.com.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/wildlings_brilliant_birds/2021-08-06/

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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.



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

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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3 Doors Down

7:30PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Three Doors Down are coming to Harrah’s Stir Cove on The Better Life 20th Anniversary Tour with special guests Seether on Thursday, August 12th! 3 Doors Down are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the debut album “The Better Life” by playing it in its entirety plus all the hits! This is one show you can’t miss this summer! Tickets on sale Friday at 10 a.m.!



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Brothers Osborne

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Brothers Osborne with guest Travis Denning are coming to Harrah's Stir Cove! The singer/songwriter siblings have collected four CMA and five ACM trophies including Video of the Year wins for their Top 10 Grammy-nominated Platinum single “It Ain’t My Fault”. Grab your friends and get your tickets today.

For the full 2021 Stir Concert Cove lineup, check out our blog!



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

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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August Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the fourth hike in the 2021 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.pottconservation.com for details.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/august_hitch_hike/2021-08-17/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Bikes on the 100 Block

5:00 to 10:00PM | 100 Block of West Broadway · Council Bluffs

Come down for the Fourth Gear of Bikes on the 100 Block featuring live music by VOLK! There will be a block-long beer garden with lots of other great entertainment. Motorcycle parking will be allowed on the 100-400 blocks. Please enter from 2nd and Broadway with your motorcycle. 

Social distancing is recommended. Please don't attend if you are feeling ill. 

Presented by Edwards Motorsports & RVs + Barley's Bar + Defiance Harley-Davidson and The Council Bluffs 100 Block



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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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Save the date for a Symposium to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Latter-day Saint Exodus across Iowa, the founding of Kanesville (forerunner of Council Bluffs), and the granting of Iowa statehood - all in 1846. This event will be a two-track Symposium featuring Latter-day Saint (Mormon) scholars, local historians, overland trail experts, archeologists, geographers, and many more! This event promises to deliver a harvest of new insights into early Council Bluffs/ Mormon history. A musical concert and several fun activities will follow on Saturday evening at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park.

Admission is free and open to the public! Sessions will feature both live and zoom-based presentations.

If you will be attending either in-person or virtually, please RSVP to Richard Bennett via richard.bennett@churchofjesuschrist.org, or call the Mormon Trail Center at (402) 453-9372. 



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Contact: Richard E. Bennett
(402) 453-9372
richard.bennett@churchofjesuschrist.org
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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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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.



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

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Junkwood

8:00AM to 3:00PM | Underwood · Underwood

Junkwood occurs rain or shine! Find "upcycled treasures" like antiques, vintage and repurposed items, collectibles, paintings, benches, jewelry, wood carvings, and so much more. Located at 3rd Street from Railroad Highway to 2nd Avenue and UMBA and UMBA Pavilion on 2nd Avenue to 4th Street.

Indoor and outdoor spaces are available for vendors. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please see the Junkwood 2021 vendor application

Junkwood is sponsored by Friends of Underwood.



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Contact: Sandy Hough
(712) 566-2305
smhough49@gmail.cm
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Justin Moore

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

 

Justin Moore is coming to Stir Cove on Saturday, September 11th! Chart-topping powerhouse Justin Moore proves that, through all the fame and success, he’s still just the same country boy he’s always been on his stellar new album, Late Nights and Longnecks. Moore’s songs racked up more than a billion on-demand and programmed streams, in addition to headlining arenas and amphitheaters around the country. Don’t miss out on an amazing night of live music, get your tickets now!



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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.



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

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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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Hitchcock Oak Inventory Project Training

7:00PM | 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 for the final training session for a volunteer project aimed at understanding and alleviating the effects of this new threat. Training sessions will cover a variety of topics and includes field training sessions to help volunteers practice their skills and become independent project volunteers. Topics covered will include the project and field data collection app, oak ecology, and oak fire wounds. Portions of the training will occur out of doors and off-trail, so please dress appropriately. This event is free but pre-registration is required as space is limited, visit www.pottconservation.com to register online.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hitchcock_oak_inventory_training/2021-09-14/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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ZZ Top

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

 

ZZ Top is bringing all the hits to Stir Cove on September 17th! ZZ Top aka “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest-running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Get ready for a night filled with all your favorites from, “La Grange”, “Sharp Dressed Man”, “Gimme All Your Lovin”, “Just Got Paid”, “Got Me Under Pressure”, “Tush” and more! Don’t miss out on the party, get your tickets now!



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Monday Markets

6:00 to 7:30PM | UMBA Pavilion · Underwood

Friends of Underwood is sponsoring Monday Markets beginning Mondays from June 21, 2021, through September 20, 2021. Food is available and there are vendors of all types. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Monday Markets, please view the vendor application



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Contact: Diana Powell
(712) 566-2959
dpowell2959@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Underwoods-Monday-Markets-1604331479892750/?ref=page_internal

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September Hitch Hike

6:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for the final Hitch Hike of the 2021 season. This hike will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is the most challenging hike of the series. Head out to the westernmost section of the park along the famed Westridge Trail to our final destination, a scenic overlook with an astounding view of the Missouri River. All experience levels are welcome but the +2.5 mile hike will include traversing steep terrain. This event is free with paid park admission or current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership. Visit www.pottconservation.com for details.



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Contact: Amy Campagna
(712) 545-3283 x1189
amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/september_hitch_hike/2021-09-21/

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Avoca Main Street Farmers Market

5:00 to 7:00PM | North 200 Block of Elm Street in Avoca · Avoca

Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in beautiful downtown Avoca for fresh local produce, baked goods, local handicrafts, food truck, and family entertainment.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/178083950783858/

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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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.



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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/

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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.



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

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Taco Ride

to 11:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

The Taco Ride takes place every Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa, and back. The scenic ride is about 20 miles through the Loess Hills and ends with dinner at Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse. The weekly rides take place from when the trail is dry enough in the spring (usually in April or May) until late in the fall (usually until Halloween).

Most riders start at Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park where parking is available. Slightly more than halfway between the trailhead and Tobey Jack's, many riders will stop at a picnic area, nicknamed Margaritaville, for a quick break and to join in a conversation with fellow bikers or to partake in refreshments they brought with them.

Note: The Taco Ride is a weekly event. It runs every Thursday evening during most of the year, weather permitting. Visit the Taco Ride website, linked below, for event news. For more information about the ride, visit our blog



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

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Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa - Impact for Women Summit

8:00AM to 1:30PM | Ameristar Casino Hotel · Council Bluffs

The IMPACT for Women Summit on October 28, is the inaugural event for the Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa. This half-day event is packed with dynamic conversations geared toward sharing knowledge and building community to support women in our region. The morning discussion is focused on women in the workforce and the most relevant work happening from a statewide perspective with Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Also scheduled are two fast-moving conversations -- one regarding childcare as a driver of economic development featuring Dawn Oliver Wiand, executive director of the Iowa Women's Foundation, and the other on opportunities and challenges around aging in place in rural communities with Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate with Home Instead Senior Care. The summit culminates with Elizabeth Smart, the renowned author and nationally recognized advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and national legislation.

This is a hybrid event with online and in-person (Ameristar Casino Hotel) options available. 



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Contact: Rachel
(712) 256-7007 x12
rmorehead@ourpccf.org
https://www.ourpccf.org/funds/womens-fund/Impact-for-Women

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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.



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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/

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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.



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

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MAGE: Mid-America Gamers Expo

Mid-America Center · Council Bluffs

The inaugural MAGE (Mid-America Gamers Expo) will take place in Council Bluffs in November! Powered by the Iowa West Foundation, this unique multi-tiered, three-day esports festival will be held at the Mid-America Center and will feature three main components. 

  • A Gamers Expo showcasing local and national sponsors and vendors who provide services and peripherals for gamers.
  • A 26-hour LAN (local area network) Party with hundreds of gamers simultaneously playing multiplayer games across a private connection.
  • A Tournament of Champions featuring high school, college, and independent teams playing two different games for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes! 

Friday, November 19 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, November 21 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Tickets and entries for the tournament and LAN Party will be available beginning in July. A variety of options will be offered including single day and weekend passes, LAN Party admission, and Tournament entry for teams and individuals wishing to be placed on a team. Click here for more information! 



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https://mageiowa.com/

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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.



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

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