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. 

Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Katherine Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-friday-september-24th-2021/

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Avoca Main Street Longest Table

4:00 to 7:30PM | North 100 Block Elm Street · Avoca

Join friends and neighbors on North Elm Street in Avoca, Iowa. A chef-hosted five-course meal will be presented sourced from our Avoca Main Street Farmers Market vendors and other nearby producers. Chef James Edward Calkins of Milk & Honey Restaurant is designing and executing the menu. McCarthy Trenching, a modern ragtime band, will provide entertainment. Happy Hour will begin at the Avoca Legion Hall at 112 N Elm Street beginning at 4 p.m. Weather permitting, we will move to dine outside, this year at many tables, from 5-7 p.m.

COVID Protocol: We look forward to a delicious, entertaining, and safe event. As in any public place where people are present, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. This year for your safety and ease of contact tracing, we will be selling tickets in batches of four. Please coordinate with your friends and family as you plan your ticket purchases.



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Contact: Amber Mohr
(712) 307-0172
mainstreet@cityofavoca.com
https://fb.me/e/Sz2ERkwU

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Festival Latino / Latino Festival

12:00 to 5:00PM | Bayliss Park · Council Bluffs

This event is to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and, in turn, aims to raise awareness in city authorities of all Latinos who live here. We also want to let our Latino families know about all the services offered by the City to their people. It is also the only opportunity for the Latino community to meet and enjoy live music and traditional dances, games for children, and enjoy delicious traditional food.



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Contact: Sofia Sandoval
(712) 256-6009
sofia@sucentrolatino.com
http://

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Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Katherine Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-saturday-september-25th-2021/

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Stanley’s Snack Shack Live Music

4:00 to 7:00PM | Stanley's Snack Shack · Honey Creek

Enjoy free live music outside Saturdays from 4 pm - 7 pm In the Loess Hills. Bring a chair, taste some local food and savor fall in the hills!



More Information
Contact: Sharon Oamek
(402) 690-9252
Sharon@honeycreekcreamery.com
http://Www.honey creek creamery.com

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Prairie Seed Harvest - Hitchcock Nature Center

5:30 to 7:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

In fall 2018, we partnered with Pottawattamie County Conservation and Iowa Prairie Network on two events for native prairie seed harvest. We've expanded the program each year since then. We are working with local partners to find volunteers for the project. Volunteers will visit local prairie remnants and learn how to identify which plants are available for seed collection. The hand-collected seed will then be used for local prairie restoration and reconstruction projects. 

Meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. The event may be rescheduled if inclement weather. Check back on the day of the event. Email lance@goldenhillsrcd.org with questions. Details at goldenhillsrcd.org/prairieseed



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Contact: Lance Brisbois
(712) 482-3029
lance@goldenhillsrcd.org
https://www.goldenhillsrcd.org/prairieseed.html

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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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Goat Trek and Treats 2021

10:00AM to 1:00PM | Honey Creek Creamery · Honey Creek

Join us for a moderate hike in the hills. Goats will entertain us with their antics while we learn all about goats and get hoofing it with Honey Creek Creamery doelings and mature goats. Start with a goat meet and greet. Then, hike about one mile which will take about an hour. Enjoy the fall colors in the Loess Hills. Afterwards, join us for a farmstead meal at Stanley's Snack Shack. Price includes both. Each event is limited to 15 participants. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Rain or shine. Children ages 10+ years are welcome. Sign up at https://goattrekandtreats2021.eventbrite.com  



More Information
Contact: sharon oamek
(402) 690-9252
sharon@honeycreekcreamery.com
http:// https://www.eventbrite.com/o/honey-creek-creamery-16847697081

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Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-friday-october-1st-2021/

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HawkWatch 5K Walk/Run

9:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Welcome to the 16th Annual HawkWatch 5K Walk/Run! Grab your running or walking shoes and join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on October 2nd. Proceeds support Pottawattamie Conservation's efforts to preserve habitat in the county and offer low-impact recreational opportunities for the public to enjoy. The run/walk will utilize Hitchcock Nature Center's trail system.

Race Time: 9:00 a.m.

Cost:
Through 9/19/21 = $28
9/20/21 through day of race = $33

*Online registration closes at 6 PM on 10/01/21

T-Shirts: Guaranteed size until 9/19/21. After this date, you may receive a t-shirt, but it might not be the correct size.

Packet Pickup: 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. at the race site at Hitchcock Nature Center



More Information
Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hawkwatch_5k_walkrun/2021-10-02/

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Little Tike Hike - Botna Bend

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. As you enjoy the sights & sounds along a Botna Bend trail you will spot activities posted along your route that are designed to help learners age 3 to 5 experience nature in a new way. This is an "out & back" hike, once you reach the end of the trail you turn around & head back to the trailhead, making a .5 to .6 mile round-trip hike. Of course, if you are having fun you can choose to continue on & enjoy more of the beautiful trails at Botna Bend without posted activities. Your Little Tike Hike will begin near the bison pen located along the main park road. Watch for posted signs to guide you to your starting point. This event is completely self-guided. It is free to all park users with paid park admission.



More Information
Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/little_tike_hike_at_botna_bend_park/2021-10-02/

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Little Tike Hike - Hitchcock Nature Center

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. As you enjoy the sights & sounds along a Hitchcock Nature Center trail you will spot activities posted along your route that are designed to help learners age 3 to 5 experience nature in a new way. This is an "out & back" hike, once you reach the end of the trail you turn around & head back to the trailhead, making a .5 to .6 mile round-trip hike. Of course, if you are having fun you can choose to continue on & enjoy more of the beautiful trails at Hitchcock Nature Center without posted activities. Your Little Tike Hike starting point will be announced soon here. This event is completely self-guided. It is free to all park users with paid park admission.



More Information
Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/little_tike_hike_at_hitchcock_nature_center/2021-10-02/

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Rock the Boot

4:00 to 10:00PM | Carter Lake Ballfields · Carter Lake

Prairie Flower Casino proudly sponsors "Rock the Boot". A free community concert to benefit the Carter Lake Fire Department. Proceeds with help the department provide training and life saving equipment. There will be a beer garden, food trucks and three local bands covering rock from the 70's - 00's.



More Information
Contact: David Huey
(402) 510-4569
ddhuey@hotmail.com
http://

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Skid Row with Dokken and Vixen

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

The Skid Row with Dokken and Vixen show was originally scheduled for July 17, 2021, and has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021. All tickets will be honored for the new date. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. 

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



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

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Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-saturday-october-2nd-2021/

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Stanley’s Snack Shack Live Music

4:00 to 7:00PM | Stanley's Snack Shack · Honey Creek

Enjoy free live music outside Saturdays from 4 pm - 7 pm In the Loess Hills. Bring a chair, taste some local food and savor fall in the hills!



More Information
Contact: Sharon Oamek
(402) 690-9252
Sharon@honeycreekcreamery.com
http://Www.honey creek creamery.com

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Old Dominion

6:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Old Dominion is coming to Harrah's Stir Cove on Sunday, October 3rd! The two-time ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Old Dominion has received seven No. 1 hits at country radio, surpassed one billion on-demand streams, and continues to headline shows across the globe. Get your tickets now for an incredible night of country music!



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

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Prairie Seed Harvest - Hitchcock Nature Center

5:30 to 7:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

In fall 2018, we partnered with Pottawattamie County Conservation and Iowa Prairie Network on two events for native prairie seed harvest. We've expanded the program each year since then. We are working with local partners to find volunteers for the project. Volunteers will visit local prairie remnants and learn how to identify which plants are available for seed collection. The hand-collected seed will then be used for local prairie restoration and reconstruction projects. 

Meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. The event may be rescheduled if inclement weather. Check back on the day of the event. Email lance@goldenhillsrcd.org with questions. Details at goldenhillsrcd.org/prairieseed



More Information
Contact: Lance Brisbois
(712) 482-3029
lance@goldenhillsrcd.org
https://www.goldenhillsrcd.org/prairieseed.html

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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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Goat Trek and Treats 2021

10:00AM to 1:00PM | 25593 Old Lincoln Highway · Council Bluffs

Join us for a moderate hike in the hills. Goats will entertain us with their antics while we learn all about goats and get hoofing it with Honey Creek Creamery doelings and mature goats. Start with a goat meet and greet. Then, hike about one mile which will take about an hour. Enjoy the fall colors in the Loess Hills. Afterwards, join us for a farmstead meal at Stanley's Snack Shack. Price includes both. Each event is limited to 15 participants. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Rain or shine. Children ages 10+ years are welcome. Sign up at https://goattrekandtreats2021.eventbrite.com  



More Information
Contact: sharon oamek
(402) 690-9252
sharon@honeycreekcreamery.com
http:// https://www.eventbrite.com/o/honey-creek-creamery-16847697081

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Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-friday-october-8th-2021/

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Arrowhead Park Chili Fest

4:00 to 8:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Bring the whole family out and enjoy a warm bowl of chili in the crisp fall air at the Arrowhead Park Chili Fest. This annual fall tradition will be on Saturday, October 9th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. & promises fun for the whole family. Join us for pumpkin painting, hayrack rides, trick or treating, a sunset bat hike, self-guided zombie survival hike & of course, chili! Pre-registration is not required for this event. Dinner is free but free-will donations will be gratefully accepted and used to fund additional free & low-cost public programming at your county parks. For questions not answered online please call Arrowhead Park at 712-485-2295. Due to COVID-19 the format of this program may be adjusted. Please check back for updates. Free with $3.00 park admission or annual pass. Weather permitting, please meet at Breezy Lodge.



More Information
Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/arrowhead_park_chili_fest/2021-10-09/

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Biketober in the Bluffs

4:00 to 6:00PM | Barley's Bar · Council Bluffs

BIKEtober in the Bluffs will start at 3 p.m. with registration. The bike ride will start at 4 pm from the parking lot behind Barley's (maps and directions will be sent our prior to Oct 9th). Police will escort riders from Barley's to the trailhead roughly 1.5 miles. From there, riders will follow the marked route including water stations. The route will be 22 miles long including a turnaround point for riders who want a shorter route and eventually end back at Barley's. Remember a portion of the proceeds will be given directly to the Pottawattamie Trails Association...support Pott Co Trails by joining us for BIKEtober!



More Information
Contact: Julia Woods
(712) 396-2463
jwoods@the712initiative.org
https://bit.ly/3xkxDjD

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BLOCKtober Fest

5:15 to 9:00PM | 100 Block of West Broadway · Council Bluffs

If you would like to continue the fun, register for BLOCKtober, the Bavarian Festival following the Biketober in the Bluffs ride. This outdoor event will be loads of fun and is a great way to end your ride and kick off fall.



More Information
Contact: Julia Woods
(712) 396-2463
jwoods@the712initiative.org
https://bit.ly/3fvLAp8

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Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-saturday-october-9th-2021/

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Stanley’s Snack Shack Live Music

4:00 to 7:00PM | Stanley's Snack Shack · Honey Creek

Enjoy free live music outside Saturdays from 4 pm - 7 pm In the Loess Hills. Bring a chair, taste some local food and savor fall in the hills!



More Information
Contact: Sharon Oamek
(402) 690-9252
Sharon@honeycreekcreamery.com
http://Www.honey creek creamery.com

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Walnut Antique Fall Festival

Walnut, Iowa · Walnut

We are planning on a bigger show than last year, so join us for the fun! The Walnut American Legion building and the AmVet building will be filled with quality dealers. Show regulars will again be on hand showcasing the potteries of Red Wing including stoneware, dinnerware, and art pottery. Admission is free the entire weekend with the show running rain or shine. Be sure and come to the country for a taste of Fall. See what treasures our diverse group of dealers have brought to town. The many shops of Walnut will be worth a visit while enjoying the show. Enjoy an Iowa Fall weekend and unearth a gem!!

Saturday, October 9th: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 10th: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 



More Information
Contact: Tim or Troy Suhr
(712) 784-3331
https://www.walnutiowa.org/pView.aspx?id=1727&catid=7

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Intro to Backpacking: Part 1

6:30 to 9:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

If you have always been interested in backpacking but are not sure where to start, join us for our Introduction to Backpacking class where we will explore the dynamics of backcountry travel. In this three-part lecture and hands-on course, you will learn how to navigate and travel in the wilderness with all your gear. We will examine how to plan a trip, select and use essential gear, then implement what you learned on an overnight adventure in the Loess Hills Hitchcock Nature Center.

This course includes the following instruction dates and times:
Tuesday, October 12, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (Hitchcock Nature Center Lodge)
Saturday, October 16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm (HNC Lodge & Patio/Hike)
Saturday-Sunday, October 23-24, 10:00 am-10:00 am (HNC Lodge & Patio/Overnight)

This class is sponsored by the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol. Must be 18 or older to participate.



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Contact: Wayne Weidenhamer
wcweide@hotmail.com
http://

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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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3rd Annual Flamin' Pumpkins

7:00PM to 12:30AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

Paranormania is proud to present the 3rd Annual Flamin' Pumpkins paranormal investigation at the infamous Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 2020 was tough on everyone, including our event, which got canceled last year. This year we are back and better than ever! Join us for a history tour of the Squirrel Cage Jail, paranormal investigation with the team, and of course, blazing pumpkins!

7pm -7:30pm Paranormal & History Tour
8pm -10pm Guided Investigation
10pm -10:30pm Pumpkins Ablaze!
10:30pm - 12:30am Free Roam Investigation



More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-flamin-pumpkins-tickets-167188857373

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Gardening for Diversity - A Hands-On Workshop

3:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Council Bluffs

The great outdoors begins in your own backyard. Join us for our new programming series "Gardening for Diversity". Saturday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center. Participants at this session will learn how to identify and harvest native seeds, how to store them for the future, & how to continue to enhance your gardens at home!

Gardening for Diversity is a series that will walk participants through creating your own diverse native gardens through a mix of classroom learning & hands-on gardening exercises. Each session will cover different aspects of native gardening, from planning to planting to maintaining, & is perfect for beginning gardeners & anyone who is looking for new ways to incorporate native plantings in your own garden.

Attendees will enjoy hands-on work as they plan, plant, & maintain a native garden with guidance from our staff. Attendees are not required to attend every program session but each programming session will build on the next & our recommendation is to attend as many as you are able to for the best experience. 

The cost is $15.00 per person per session & includes program materials & admission to the park, we ask that participants be age 14 or older, please. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283. 

*In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather participants will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

Due to COVID-19 the format of this program may be adjusted, please check back for updates. 

This event is not pet-friendly, service animals are always welcome. Weather Permitting.



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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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Intro to Backpacking: Part 2

10:00AM to 2:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

If you have always been interested in backpacking but are not sure where to start, join us for our Introduction to Backpacking class where we will explore the dynamics of backcountry travel. In this three-part lecture and hands-on course, you will learn how to navigate and travel in the wilderness with all your gear. We will examine how to plan a trip, select and use essential gear, then implement what you learned on an overnight adventure in the Loess Hills Hitchcock Nature Center.

This course includes the following instruction dates and times:
Tuesday, October 12, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (Hitchcock Nature Center Lodge)
Saturday, October 16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm (HNC Lodge & Patio/Hike)
Saturday-Sunday, October 23-24, 10:00 am-10:00 am (HNC Lodge & Patio/Overnight)

This class is sponsored by the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol. Must be 18 or older to participate.



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Contact: Wayne Weidenhamer
wcweide@hotmail.com
http://

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Stanley’s Snack Shack Live Music

4:00 to 7:00PM | Stanley's Snack Shack · Honey Creek

Enjoy free live music outside Saturdays from 4 pm - 7 pm In the Loess Hills. Bring a chair, taste some local food and savor fall in the hills!



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Contact: Sharon Oamek
(402) 690-9252
Sharon@honeycreekcreamery.com
http://Www.honey creek creamery.com

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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.



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/

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Fall Foliage Ride

11:00AM to 4:00PM | Wabash Trace Nature Trail · Council Bluffs

Join Bellevue Bicycle Club members as they ride down to Silver City or Malvern from Council Bluffs and enjoy the fall colors along the Wabash Trace Trail. A stop may include Toby Jack's in Mineola for refreshments. Membership in the BBC is not required.



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Contact: Scott Ussery
president@bellbikeclub.org
https://bellbike.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=489982&item_id=1374510

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Prairie Seed Harvest - Hitchcock Nature Center

5:00 to 7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

In fall 2018, we partnered with Pottawattamie County Conservation and Iowa Prairie Network on two events for native prairie seed harvest. We've expanded the program each year since then. We are working with local partners to find volunteers for the project. Volunteers will visit local prairie remnants and learn how to identify which plants are available for seed collection. The hand-collected seed will then be used for local prairie restoration and reconstruction projects. 

Meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. The event may be rescheduled if inclement weather. Check back on the day of the event. Email lance@goldenhillsrcd.org with questions. Details at goldenhillsrcd.org/prairieseed



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Contact: Lance Brisbois
(712) 482-3029
lance@goldenhillsrcd.org
https://www.goldenhillsrcd.org/prairieseed.html

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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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Arrowhead Trail Run

8:00AM to 12:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Arrowhead Trail Run is a 5k marked course at Arrowhead Park near Neola, Iowa. Choose the traditional 5k distance, 2 laps for a 10k, or complete as many laps as you can in a 4 hour Enduro! Medals will be awarded for the top 3 Males and Females in the Competitive Waves of the 5k, 10k, and Enduro events. If you wish to jog, walk or hike for fun at your own pace, choose the Open Wave. Enjoy the scenic lake and wooded views on the trails and grounds of beautiful Arrowhead Park. 100% non-profit event with all proceeds supporting the Pottawattamie County Trails Association.



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

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Hitchcock Haunted Hollow

11:00AM to 2:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Have a "howling" good time at Hitchcock Nature Center during Hitchcock Haunted Hollow from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd. This all-ages program is the perfect way to get outdoors & explore autumn in Iowa. Participants may arrive anytime between 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. to pick up their treasure hunt materials. Once you have your clues in hand hit the trails to see if you can find the answers & return victorious. Costumes are welcome! Participants will be able to choose their route based on age & skill level.

The cost is $5.00 per person age 4 & over & includes park admission. Children age 3 & under are free & do not need a reservation. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please note, this event will be held outdoors & involve pedestrian travel over uneven surfaces. Strollers are not permitted. Please dress for the weather, bug spray & water are recommended.



More Information
Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hitchcock_haunted_hollow/2021-10-23/

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Intro to Backpacking: Part 3

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

If you have always been interested in backpacking but are not sure where to start, join us for our Introduction to Backpacking class where we will explore the dynamics of backcountry travel. In this three-part lecture and hands-on course, you will learn how to navigate and travel in the wilderness with all your gear. We will examine how to plan a trip, select and use essential gear, then implement what you learned on an overnight adventure in the Loess Hills Hitchcock Nature Center.

This course includes the following instruction dates and times:
Tuesday, October 12, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (Hitchcock Nature Center Lodge)
Saturday, October 16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm (HNC Lodge & Patio/Hike)
Saturday-Sunday, October 23-24, 10:00 am-10:00 am (HNC Lodge & Patio/Overnight)

This class is sponsored by the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol. Must be 18 or older to participate.



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Contact: Wayne Weidenhamer
wcweide@hotmail.com
http://

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Bridal Flea Market

12:00 to 1:30PM | The Palace Event Center · Treynor

This flea market is for anyone looking for a place to sell any and all of your used wedding items. Decorations, flowers, chair covers, jewelry and so much more!! For just $15 you can set up your table to sell anything wedding-related. Upcoming couples, this is a great opportunity to get a great deal on gently or never-used wedding items. Admission is free to the public!



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

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Hitchcock Haunted Hollow

1:00 to 4:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Council Bluffs

Have a "howling" good time at Hitchcock Nature Center during Hitchcock Haunted Hollow from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24th. This all-ages program is the perfect way to get outdoors & explore autumn in Iowa. Participants may arrive anytime between 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. to pick up their treasure hunt materials. Once you have your clues in hand hit the trails to see if you can find the answers & return victorious. Costumes are welcome! Participants will be able to choose their route based on age & skill level.

The cost is $5.00 per person age 4 & over & includes park admission. Children age 3 & under are free & do not need a reservation. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please note, this event will be held outdoors & involve pedestrian travel over uneven surfaces. Strollers are not permitted. Please dress for the weather, bug spray & water are recommended.



More Information
Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hitchcock_haunted_hollow/2021-10-24/

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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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Prairie Seed Harvest - Hitchcock Nature Center

5:00 to 7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

In fall 2018, we partnered with Pottawattamie County Conservation and Iowa Prairie Network on two events for native prairie seed harvest. We've expanded the program each year since then. We are working with local partners to find volunteers for the project. Volunteers will visit local prairie remnants and learn how to identify which plants are available for seed collection. The hand-collected seed will then be used for local prairie restoration and reconstruction projects. 

Meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. The event may be rescheduled if inclement weather. Check back on the day of the event. Email lance@goldenhillsrcd.org with questions. Details at goldenhillsrcd.org/prairieseed



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Contact: Lance Brisbois
(712) 482-3029
lance@goldenhillsrcd.org
https://www.goldenhillsrcd.org/prairieseed.html

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Witchy Woods Walk

3:30 to 5:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join naturalist and student of folklore Dustin Clayton for an evening hike through the Halloween forest. We'll walk and talk about the plant, animal, and mineral communities of the forest and prairies and their significance in the seasonal folklore associated with Halloween. Ages 16+.



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Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/loess_hills_2nd_annual_halloween_witchy_woods_walk/2021-10-30/

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Gardening for Diversity - A Hands-On Workshop: Canceled

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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Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-friday-november-12th-2021/

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Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-saturday-november-13th-2021/

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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

To celebrate the band's 20th year on the road, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is mounting an all-new production of the show that first turned them into an arena-rock phenomenon. First performed in 1999 and recorded for a TV special – which became just as much of a holiday staple as ‘The Sound of Music' – ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve' was conceived by Paul O'Neill, TSO's original mastermind.



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Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536
http://

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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 are now available! A variety of options are being 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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The Nutcracker

2:00 to 4:00PM | Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center · Council Bluffs

Always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a family favorite. Set to one of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s most famous works, it transports audiences to the enchanting Land of Snow and the opulent Kingdom of Sweets, featuring a uniquely breathtaking Waltz of the Flowers scene. The Nutcracker features lavish sets and more than 250 beautiful costumes.

Happens on the following Dates:

  • Nov 20, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Nov 20, 2021, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Nov 21, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


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wesley@amballet.org
https://www.eventvesta.com/events/8083

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The Nutcracker

2:00 to 4:00PM | Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center · Council Bluffs

Always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a family favorite. Set to one of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s most famous works, it transports audiences to the enchanting Land of Snow and the opulent Kingdom of Sweets, featuring a uniquely breathtaking Waltz of the Flowers scene. The Nutcracker features lavish sets and more than 250 beautiful costumes.

Happens on the following Dates:

  • Nov 20, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Nov 20, 2021, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Nov 21, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


More Information
wesley@amballet.org
https://www.eventvesta.com/events/8083

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Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-friday-november-26th-2021/

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Squirrel Cage Jail Ghost Hunt-Ghost Hunts USA

8:00PM to 3:00AM | Squirrel Cage Jail · Council Bluffs

This overnight investigation is a “Thirteen” event.
Your time will be spent in the most haunted areas with limited guests.
The haunted Squirrel Cage Jail is a haven for the paranormal.
Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.
Squirrel Cage Jail was the home of “Jake Bird” the Evil Serial Killer who took the lives of 46 Victims.
Many visitors and overnight Ghost Hunters have witnessed and experience some of the most harrowing paranormal experiences here.
Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned jail?

Your ghost hunt at Squirrel Cage Jail includes the following

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this prison
  • 45-minute history tour
  • Group Vigils with experienced investigators
  • Lone Vigils
  • The use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers 
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited snacks/coffee/water/pop.


More Information
Contact: Kat Slaughter
(712) 323-2509
katslaughter1@gmail.com
https://ghosthuntsusa.com/product/squirrel-cage-jail-ghost-hunt-council-bluffs-iowa-saturday-november-27th-2021/

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#GivingTuesday, powered by SHARE Omaha

to 11:45PM | Council Bluffs, Iowa · Council Bluffs

As we count the blessings of this past year, we celebrate the power of coming together. We are grateful for one another and energized by what we can do when we rally together and give. Giving Tuesday will happen across the globe on November 30 this year. In our corner of the world, this is our day to prove the power of our region. We declare November 30th as #GivingTuesday402 in the Omaha metro and #GivingTuesday712 in Southwest Iowa. It is time to give what we can and do what is needed. Join SHARE Omaha on November 30 and be a part of hearts and hands giving to hundreds of local nonprofits across the metro. You can easily make needed donations, find volunteer opportunities and be counted on this powerful day of giving in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro. Give on November 30, all in one stop, at SHAREomaha.org. Giving Tuesday in the metro is powered by SHARE Omaha, with #GivingTuesday402 presented by Core Bank and #GivingTuesday712 presented by TS Bank.



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Contact: GivingTuesday@shareomaha.org
GivingTuesday@shareomaha.org
https://shareomaha.org/givingtuesday

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Callahan Craft Fair

Mid-America Center · Council Bluffs

Exhibitors presenting and selling thousands of unique, handmade products. Among the various products being sold at the show are leather goods, oak, pine and wine barrel furniture, paintings and prints, ceramics, kids teepees, wall hangings, toys, blankets, jewelry, metal art sculptures, pet products, etched and stained glass, yard and garden art, pottery, candles, clothing, quilts, aprons, pillows, doll clothes, baskets, rugs, placemats, table runners, purses, floral arrangements and wreaths, wood and metal signs, soap and lotions, emu oils and many more original products. Exhibitors will also be selling coffee cakes, dips, salsa, barbeque sauce, soups, jams, jellies, cheese and sausage, wines, fudge, honey, food mixes, and roasted nuts. All items offered for sale to the public are handmade by the exhibitor.



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Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536
http://

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Winter Blood Drive

12:00 to 6:00PM | Halverson Center for Education · Council Bluffs

Our winter blood drive is coming up, and we have appointments to fill! Join us in our partnership with the American Red Cross to give the gift of life on December 7th! If you can't join us on December 7th, we'd love to see you at our spring blood drive.



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Contact: Sue Wheeler
(712) 366-0503 x3322
swheeler@ghaea.org
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=ghaea

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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.



More Information
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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Hoosier Arenacross Nationals

7:00PM | Mid-America Center · Council Bluffs

Come down to the Mid-America Center for two days of exciting arenacross racing! The event will be held on December 31 and January 1. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m., and the racing starts at 7:00. 



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Contact: Mid-America Center
(712) 323-0536
https://www.hoosierarenacross.com/social-media.html

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