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April 1 - 30
Iowa State USBC Youth Association Tournament
Youth bowling competitors from across the state of Iowa will be participating in the annual Iowa State USBC Youth Association Tournament four weekends in April (1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th).

More Information: Contact: Iowa State USBC Youth Association | Website
April 1 - October 1
Dodge's Presidential Ties
Historic General Dodge House
In following our theme of "Dodge's Presidential Ties," beautiful antique dresses will be on display showcasing the eras of the First Ladies that served the country during General Dodge's life.

More Information: Contact: Historic General Dodge House | (712) 322-2406 | Website
April 25
10 AM to 11 AM
Money Smart AARP Teleconference
Council Bluffs Public Library
Don’t be fooled by imposter scams. AARP is hosting a statewide teletown hall call with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller about imposter scams including the "grandparent" and "IRS" scams.  Imposter scams have surpassed identity theft scams as a bigger threat to consumers according to the Federal Trade Commission.  Learn to identity the warning signs and how to protect yourself, your friends and your family from being a victim of these and other consumer scams.

More Information: Contact: Marlys Lien | (712) 323-7553 x135 | | Website
April 27 - 30
Midwest 8 Ball Championship
Mid-America Center
Thrill as pool players from the Midwest vie to reach the final table.

More Information: Contact: Midwest Tournament Association | Website
April 29
8 AM to 12 PM
The Naturalist School Spring Field Season: Session #5
Hitchcock Nature Center
Join us for the fifth session of the 2017 spring field season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.

Be a part of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center. Session #5 will be held Saturday April 29th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Occasionally sessions may begin at 7:30 a.m. due to weather and phenology. Registered participants will received communication confirming session start time and location prior to each session.

The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center field sessions are for those who seek to deepen awareness of, commitment to, and engagement in citizen science, nature education and conservation in Iowa's Loess Hills and the surrounding ecosystems. These workshops are intended for adults who love nature and are committed to the study, conservation, and preservation of native ecosystems.

2017 Spring Field Season Dates:
Saturday, April 1st
Saturday, April 8th
Saturday, April 15th
Saturday, April 22nd
Saturday, April 29th
Saturday, May 6th
Saturday, May 13th

Spring topics include woodland ecology, lepidopterans, odonates, pond ecology, breeding frogs and toads, migratory birds and early residents, woodland and early prairie flowers, woody plants, fungi, bryophytes, lichens, and other taxa and topics.

Cost for this event is $20.00 per person for each individual workshop or participants may register for the entire 7 week field season for a discounted admission rate of $85.00 per person. Pre-registration is required at least 5 days in advance of each session as space is limited. For more information or to register online please visit or call 712-545-3283.

Students will want to bring food, water, binoculars, hand lenses, notebooks, and field guides as appropriate to the topic. Please note, The Naturalist School workshops require walking long distances over steep terrain and will take place rain or shine. Workshops may be physically challenging for participants.

More Information: Contact: Jeff Franco | (712) 545-3283 | | Website
April 29
9 AM to 2 PM
Unique Gift Galore Spring Bazaar
The Center
The bazaar is free and open to the public featuring lots of unique Mother's Day gifts. Interested in being a vendor? Simply use the contact information provided.

More Information: Contact: Barb | (712) 323-5995 x226
April 29
10 AM to 2 PM
2017 Anti-Gravity Games
Kanesville Arena - Iowa Western Community College
Watch more than 100 students from 16 high schools and community organization compete in the fifth annual Anti-Gravity Games by navigating homemade quadcopters through an obstacle course. Each team’s goal is to build their own quadcopter, with minimal supervision, and outperform competing schools in areas of design, navigation, control and speed. The event is a collaboration of Iowa Western Community College and Google with an aim to increase student awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields of study. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available for attendees on a first come, first served basis.

More Information: (515) 224-8963 | | Website
April 30
2 PM to 3 PM
American Experience Documentary Showings: Annie Oakley
Western Historic Trails Center
Annie Oakley was featured in the PBS “American Experience” documentary that audiences will be able to see, free of charge, at the Western Historic Trails Center in Council Bluffs. The episode will start at 2 pm on the 30th.

More Information: Contact: Christopher Blue | (712) 366-4900 | | Website
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