Learn to Snowshoe

10:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Strap on some snowshoes and learn the basics during this hands-on program. We are offering two sessions of this program, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Learn the skills and knowledge needed to go on your own snowshoe adventure then head outdoors for some practice in the Loess Hills. Cost is $5.00 per person, participants must be age 5 or over, please. Your admission fee includes admission to the park and snowshoe rental. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, visit www.pottconservation.com to register. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.



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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/learn_to_snowshoe/2021-01-23/

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Hikin' With a Nature Nerd

6:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

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



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hikin039_with_a_nature_nerd/2021-01-26/

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Bach + Beer

6:00 to 7:00PM | Virtual · Council Bluffs

$100 per person

You're invited to Bach + Beer! Your ticket purchase includes an exclusive release from the Omaha Symphony’s archives, a special online tour of Full Fledged Brewing Company, beer pairings, and a charcuterie tray! These items will be available to pick up ahead of time at Full Fledged Brewing Company, located near the Mid America Center in CB. An email with more pick dates and details will be sent to you. During this event, we are thrilled to honor Tamara Pavich for her years of dedication and continued support of the Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony. To RSVP, please visit our website. Or checks can be mailed to PO Box #1164, Council Bluffs, IA 51502. 

Thank you to our sponsors:
Gold Sponsors- Dr. Ted and Polly Hoff
Silver Sponsors- Bryan and Pam Hill, Paul and Sarah Shomshor, TS Bank, Security National Bank, and Western Iowa Mutual

Reach out to Event Chair, Alex Lammert (alammert@snbomaha.com) if you have any questions!



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Contact: Alex Lammert
(402) 290-9997
alammert@snbomaha.com
https://fb.me/e/3clQLVZRC

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Lincoln on Literature & the Theatre

6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library · Council Bluffs

Lincoln historian, Kevin Wood of Oak Park, IL, portrays President Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation’s most beloved and esteemed historical figures! Mr. Lincoln will talk about his enjoyment of literature, including Shakespeare and poetry, and the dramatic arts, and how these influenced him throughout his life. He will also share some of his own attempts at writing poetry, some humorous and others serious. This is a ZOOM program. Contact the Reference Desk at 712-323-7553, ext. 2 to sign up to join us for viewing in Meeting Room B, or go to the library's website to pre-register to view from home.

** Face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs. This program is free and open to the public and has been made possible with help from the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation.



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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/lincoln-on-literature-the-theatre/

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Hikin' With a Nature Nerd

6:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

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



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hikin039_with_a_nature_nerd/2021-02-03/

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Caleb Rainey "The Negro Artist"

6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library · Council Bluffs

Author, producer, and spoken word poet Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey, will perform poetry that addresses race relations with honesty and vulnerability. Caleb has released two books of African American poetry and was featured on Iowa Public Radio. He is the co-founder of the literary magazine Black Art and writes a monthly column for The Real Mainstream. He has done spoken word across the nation and has even performed in London, England. His work will focus on race relations in the U.S., using his poems as pieces that tackle the injustices and hardships, beauty and nuances, of being Black in America. Call 712-323-7553, ext. 2 to ZOOM with us in Room B or pre-register from the library's website to view from home. Registration is required. 

Face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs. This program is free and open to the public and has been made possible with help from the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation.



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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/caleb-rainey-the-negro-artist/

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Hikin' With a Nature Nerd

10:00AM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock

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



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hikin039_with_a_nature_nerd/2021-02-12/

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Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms

1:00 to 2:30PM | Council Bluffs Public Library · Council Bluffs

Join us for an introduction to the basics of vermicomposting. Vermicomposting is an excellent way to divert landfill waste and compost your biodegradable kitchen scraps. This decomposition process, utilizing a species of worms called red wigglers, is easy to do, produces great compost for your garden, and can be done inside year-round (it won’t stink!). You’ll take away a better understanding of how to accomplish this at home and some worms of your own! This is an in-person program. Space is limited. Contact the Reference Desk at 712-323-7553, ext. 2 to sign up to join us in Meeting Room B.

** Face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs.



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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/vermicomposting-composting-with-worms/

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Lovebirds in Nature

5:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Spend the evening with your special someone at Hitchcock Nature Center during Lovebirds in Nature. Start the evening with a guided snowshoe stroll or winter hike through the snowy hills of Hitchcock, and watch the sunset. When you return you will be welcomed by a cheery fire, delicious smores, and a steamy cup of cocoa! This event is being presented as part of our adult education programming and is intended for participants age 18 and over. The cost is $10.00 per person and includes park admission, refreshments, and snowshoe rental. Online pre-registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10th, 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/lovebirds_in_nature/2021-02-13/

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Sweethearts Night Out

4:30AM | The Palace Event Center · Treynor

The Palace Event Center is hosting a Sweethearts Night out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We will be serving dinner at 6 p.m. with a comedy show to follow. Tickets are $50 each with a limited amount available.



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Contact: Penny Buckingham
(402) 490-1875
lisakerkman@yahoo.com
http://

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Hikin' With a Nature Nerd

6:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

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



More Information
Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hikin039_with_a_nature_nerd/2021-02-23/

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Bridal Expo

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

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



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

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Shamrock Shuffle

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

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

New for 2021:

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

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



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

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Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour

7:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

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



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

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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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