Events

From concerts to conventions to festivals, the Council Bluffs area is home to a variety of year-round activities for all ages. Search by keyword or browse all listings below.

All Listings

November 11 - December 24
Santa's Wonderland
Bass Pro Shops
Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Council Bluffs/Omaha-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games.

Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s Wonderland Christmas village offers remote control trucks, laser/ foam toy arcade, Lincoln Logs building area and much more. Kids can also spend time at one of the activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa, color and do fun crafts, all for free.

Families can enjoy the wonder of Christmas inside Bass Pro Shops with Santa’s Wonderland through December 24 including free photos with Santa. Guests can schedule their Santa time using the free Bass Pass system. Visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot located at the entrance of Santa’s Wonderland to pick up a time-stamped pass.

Santa’s arrival coincides with Veteran’s Day and the start of a holiday round up program where customers can help support service members, military families and veterans through a donation program. Bass Pro Shops will donate 100 percent of customer contributions to USO Care Packages, which are shipped directly to active service members overseas, and AMVETS. Go to the website provided to learn more details.

More Information: Website
November 25 - December 30
Annual Christmas Tree Display
Historic General Dodge House & August Beresheim House
The public is invited to tour two historic homes and see beautiful Christmas decorations.

More Information: Contact: Danette Hein-Snider | (712) 322-2406 | gmdodge@dodgehouse.org
December 17
2 PM to 4 PM
Joseph Hall's Elvis Christmas Show
The Center
Joseph Hall, finalist from America's Got Talent and a Branson veteran, is bringing his Elvis-The Christmas Show tribute to The Center on Sunday, December 17. Doors open at 1 pm for a 2 pm performance.

Hall's Elvis is truly a blast from the past, and he'll be singing all the classics.

A few reserve tickets remain for $25 each and general admission are $20 each. Call 712-323-5995 to buy yours!

More Information: Contact: Cati DeMasi | (712) 323-5995 | cdemasi@thecbcenter.org | Website
December 18
6:30 PM to 8 PM
Coloring Club
Council Bluffs Public Library
De-stress and self-express! Use our supplies, or bring your own. Come color, relax and chat - bring a friend. The event is intended for adults.

More Information: Contact: Marlys Lien | (712) 323-7553 x135 | mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org | Website
December 19
6 PM to 9 PM
Adult Board Game Night
Council Bluffs Public Library
Come play new and classic board and card games with us. Bring your own or stop in to join a game. There are plenty of tables, games and players for you to enjoy. This adult group meets the first and third Tuesday each month.

More Information: Contact: Creighton Camerer | (712) 323-7553 x132 | ccamerer@councilbluffslibrary.org | Website
December 20
7 PM to 10 PM
Ballroom Dance featuring Mearl Lake Orchestra
Council Bluffs Senior Center
Council Bluffs Senior Center (“The Center”) hosts a weekly ballroom dance every Wednesday featuring live music with local orchestras and big bands. Entrance is $5 for Center members, $10 for nonmembers and BYOB for those 21 and older. The Center has a wood floor ballroom and parking is free.

More Information: Contact: Barb White | (712) 323-5995 x226 | Website
December 22
6 PM to 10 PM
100 Block Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
100 Block of W Broadway
Just in time for the holidays! Dig out those cozy (or maybe itchy) ugly Christmas sweaters for this fun event. Pay the $5 entry fee and you will get to sample different beers at each of the nine participating locations. Registration takes place at Barley's Bar, 114 W Broadway.

More Information: Contact: Donna Schoeppner | (402) 515-1200 | cb100block@gmail.com | Website
December 22 - 23
8:30 PM to 1:30 AM
Free Weekend Entertainment: Fork in the Road
AmeriSports Bar
Come on out to AmeriSports Bar & Grille for FREE live entertainment by Fork in the Road!

More Information: Website
December 27
7 PM to 7 PM
Ballroom Dance featuring Greg Spevak Sextet
Council Bluffs Senior Center
Council Bluffs Senior Center (“The Center”) hosts a weekly ballroom dance every Wednesday featuring live music with local orchestras and big bands. Entrance is $5 for Center members, $10 for nonmembers and BYOB for those 21 and older. The Center has a wood floor ballroom and parking is free.

More Information: Contact: Barb White | (712) 323-5995 x226 | Website
December 29 - 30
8:30 PM to 1:30 AM
Free Weekend Entertainment: Taxi Driver
AmeriSports Bar
Come on out to AmeriSports Bar & Grille for FREE live entertainment by Taxi Driver!

More Information: Website
December 31
8:30 PM to 1:30 AM
Free Weekend Entertainment: New Years Eve
AmeriSports Bar
Come on out to AmeriSports Bar & Grille for New Years Eve and FREE live entertainment by Taxi Driver!

More Information: Website
January 2
10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
100 Block Association Blood Drive
Barleys
Please join us Tuesday, January 2nd for the 100 Block Association blood drive. Schedule appointments at www.redcrossblood.org (use sponsor code 100BLK) or call Courtney at 402-575-1338. Presenting donors will receive a free T-Shirt.

More Information: Contact: Courtney Killion | (402) 575-1338 | courtney.killion@redcross.org | Website
January 3
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
January 6 - 7
10 AM to 4 PM
The Great Train Expo
Mid-America Center
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of miniature railroading at the train show! The train show is designed for children of all ages; for modelers, collectors and enthusiasts; for families in search of good old-fashioned fun; and for the simply curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains, accessories, scale models and collectible toys for sale as well as huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, free seminars and educational opportunities, and much more.

Tickets are $10 per person for a single day and $11 per person for both days.

More Information: Contact: Mid-America Center | (712) 323-0536 | knugent@midamericacenter.com | Website
January 7
10 AM to 3 PM
Wedding Essentials Bridal University
Mid-America Center
One Show, Everything You Need to Know!

When you're newly engaged it's hard to know where to start planning the day of your dreams. We're here to help with Wedding Essentials Bridal University! You'll learn everything you need to know about choosing the perfect reception site, a delicious cake, a great photographer and that amazing, beautiful dress that's sure to make you feel like a princess. Seriously, this show has everything you need to know.

Did we mention the awesome swag bag with special discounts for all VIPs?

Stop by our Wedding Essentials booth and be one of the first to receive a copy of our brand new magazine!

More Information: Contact: Kelli Grzesiak | (712) 314-4700 | knugent@midamericacenter.com | Website
January 9
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commisssion meeting
Council Bluffs Public Library
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
January 11 - 13
Jennie Ed Sports Med MAC Shootout
Mid-America Center
The Jennie Ed Sports Med MAC Shootout will take place January 11-13 at the Mid-America Center featuring the following boys and girls high school basketball competition.

Thursday, January 11

4:00 PM: Tri-Center vs Logan-Magnolia (G)
5:30 PM: Tri-Center vs Logan-Magnolia (B)
7:00 PM: Lourdes vs TJ (G)
8:30 PM: Lourdes vs TJ (B)

Friday, January 12
4:00 PM: Riverside vs Underwood (G)
5:30 PM: Riverside vs Underwood (B)
7:00 PM: Glenwood vs St. Albert (G)
8:30 PM: Glenwood vs St. Albert (B)

Saturday, January 13

8:30 AM: Benson vs AL (G)
10:00 AM: Bellevue West vs Lewis Central (G)
11:30 AM: Benson vs Sioux City West (B)
1:00 PM: Louisville vs Fremont-Mills (B)
2:30 PM: Bennington vs AHSTW (G)
4:00 PM: Winnebago vs Carroll (B)
5:30 PM: Bennington vs Lewis Central (B)
7:00 PM: Wahoo Neumann vs Atlantic (B)
8:30 PM: Bellevue West vs AL (B)



More Information: Contact: Kelli Grzesiak | (712) 323-0536 | knugent@midamericacenter.com | Website
January 11
6 PM to 8:30 PM
Business Skills for Artists | Social Media Basics
Harvester Artist Lofts
Do you want to learn what social networks and platforms work best for promoting your work? Do you want to create a strategy for tapping into the global community?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Social Media Basics workshop is for you!

Join us to develop your online promotional strategy and increase your presence online. Using Facebook and Twitter examples, learn core functionality, etiquette, and exercises to help you build an online strategy for your artistic business.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information: Contact: Emily Globe | (712) 396-2484 | emily@PACEartsiowa.org | Website
January 16
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
January 18
6 PM to 8:30 PM
Business Skills for Artists | Pricing
Harvester Artist Lofts
Have you been selling your work at art shows and fairs, but don’t know if your prices are right for your work? Would you like to learn to price your work so you can sell? Have you wondered how your colleagues and competitors decide on their prices? Would you like to understand the basic components behind how to formulate sound, fair and competitive prices for your work?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then it’s time for you to start getting the compensation your work deserves.

Join us at the Pricing workshop to learn the factors of product production and how to consider those when pricing your work. This analytical approach is not intended to be the only way to price your work. It is intended to illustrate the factors of product production that apply to all items in the market. Once you understand what each of the variables are you will be able to customize a formula for yourself that fits your business model.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information: Contact: Emily Globe | (712) 396-2494 | emily@PACEartsiowa.org | Website
January 19 - 21
River City Hunting, Fishing, RV & Boat Expo
Mid-America Center
It is that time once again! The best of the outdoors return to the Mid-America Center for another exciting weekend of the great outdoors. Visit with more than 100 exhibitors and their products to look at, test and learn more about. The show hours are 4-9 pm on Friday, January 19; 9 am-6 pm on Saturday, January 20; and 10 am-4 pm on Sunday, January 21. Admission is $9 for adults; $3 for kids age 4 to 15; and free for kids age 3 and under. There is no charge for parking.

More Information: Contact: Kelli Grzesiak | (712) 323-0536 | knugent@midamericacenter.com | Website
January 20
10 AM to 12 AM
Winterfest Golf Outing
Dodge Riverside Golf Club
This frozen golf tournament will be held at Dodge Riverside Golf Club (2 Harrah's Blvd) with a nine-hole tournament complete with prizes in three age divisions. The shotgun will go off at 10 am. The $25 entry fee includes door prizes and refreshments. Pre-registration preferred by calling the Pro Shop at 712-328-4660.

More Information: Website
January 25
6 PM to 8:30 PM
Business Skills for Artists | Recordkeeping
Harvester Artist Lofts
Are you unsure about how to track your income and expenses for your work? Do you have questions about taxes, paying collaborators, or organizing that wallet full of faded receipts from art material purchases?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Recordkeeping workshop is for you.

Join us to learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information: Contact: Emily Globe | (712) 396-2484 | emily@PACEartsiowa.org | Website
February 1
6 PM to 8:30 PM
Business Skills for Artists | Legal Considerations
Harvester Artist Lofts
Have you been asked to sign a contract, but don’t know the logistics? Are you collaborating on work with another person and want to know who owns what? Do you want to know more about intellectual property and the ownership of your work? Do you want to get a general understanding of your legal options before investing in a lawyer?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Legal Considerations workshop is a good fit for you.

Learn how to obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics, and structuring your artistic business.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information: Contact: Emily Globe | (712) 396-2484 | emily@PACEartsiowa.org | Website
February 7
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
February 8
6 PM to 8:30 PM
Business Skills for Artists | Funding
Harvester Artist Lofts
Do you have an idea or plan for a project, but feel lost when it comes to raising money to get things off the ground? Do you want to learn to raise money without compromising your creative vision?

If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then the Funding workshop is for you.

Join us to learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring different models for generating value, resources, and revenue.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information: Contact: Emily Globe | (712) 396-2484 | emily@PACEartsiowa.org | Website
February 10
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
My Funny Valentine
The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Date night just got funnier! Join comedians Pat Hazell, one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld and a veteran of The Tonight Show, and Dena Blizzard, featured comic at The Laugh Factory and Gotham Comedy Club and creator of the viral video “Chardonnay, Go!” (viewed over 23 million times), as they join forces for an evening of hilarious and heartwarming stand up comedy. Pat and Dena find the humor in relationships, dating, parenting and family life, and there will be a chance to ask for free relationship “advice” as they answer questions from the audience. Bring your sweetheart, bring your friends and bring your sense of humor for an evening of laughter ever after. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

More Information: Contact: Tim Dickmeyer | (712) 388-7140 | tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu | Website
February 13
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Council Bluffs Public Library
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
February 13 - April 10
6 PM to 8:30 PM
SWI Chorale Rehearsal Process (Men's and Women's Choirs)
The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The SWI Chorale will begin their spring session with rehearsals on Tuesday, February 13.

Formerly known as the SWI Men's and Women's Choirs, the SWI Chorale has been re-branded to include by mixed choir and single-gendered choir experiences.

The rehearsals will be split into three sections: the men of the Chorale will rehearse from 6-7:30 pm; the women of the Chorale will rehearse from 6:50-8:20 pm. The middle section of the rehearsal is when the mixed literature will be learned.

Please consider coming and singing with this group! No audition required, and no fee attached to membership. We only ask for a commitment and dedication to each session being participated in.

The session will run through the concert on Sunday, April 8 at IWCC, as well as a second concert in Underwood on Tuesday, April 10.

More Information: Contact: Luke Johnson | (712) 325-3726 | lrjohnson@iwcc.edu
February 15 - 18
Tangier Shrine Circus
Mid-America Center
The Tangier Shrine Circus is coming to the Mid-America Center February 15-18. Don't miss the thrills, the spills, the fun. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and the link provided.

More Information: Contact: Kelli Grzesiak | (712) 323-0536 | knugent@midamericacenter.com | Website
February 15
6 PM to 8:30 PM
Business Skills for Artists | Grantwriting
Harvester Artist Lofts
Do you have projects that you have funded out of pocket, but could be funded by grants? Do you want to learn more about grants and the grantwriting world, but want more structure and strategy? Do you want to learn the basics of writing grants? Do you want to learn where to look for grants?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Grantwriting workshop is for you.

Join us to learn the essentials of grantwriting along with resources for searching and structuring your proposal.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information: Contact: Emily Globe | (712) 396-2484 | emily@PACEartsiowa.org | Website
February 20
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
February 22
6 PM to 8:30 PM
Business Skills for Artists | Business Plan Essentials
Harvester Artist Lofts
Are you an avid artist who wants to start their own business? Do you have the basics worked out for pricing, market, etc., but need to tie it all together? Do you want to get a small business loan?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Business Plan Essentials workshop is for you.

Join us for the Business Plan Essentials workshop to learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve your seat, email us at emily@paceartsiowa.org or call 712.396.2484.

$15 per person | $10 PACE members

MORE INFORMATION:

Do you know where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Do you have the skills and tools to create a portfolio, price your work, market your products, promote your business, and more?

Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment is pleased to bring Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops to Pottawattamie County to assist local artists with the development of their art and business.

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a set of 12 professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been developed to be useful to artists practicing all disciplines. Work of Art has been taught at art organizations, libraries and colleges in over 80 communities in the Upper Midwest and beyond.

The Work of Art workshop series will be led by Emily Globe, PACE Program Director and certified trainer of the Work of Art workshop series.

Learn more about Springboard here: www.springboardforthearts.org

More Information: Contact: Emily Globe | (712) 396-2494 | emily@PACEartsiowa.org | Website
March 1
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Gaelic Storm
The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever. This crowd favorite returns to the Arts Center with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. In the mid-1990s, Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. By the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film "Titanic" (where they performed "Irish Party in Third Class") and laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart five times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals such as Summerfest, Telluride and The Rock Boat Cruise, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish band whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something new and unexpected. Now, with the band's 20th anniversary on the horizon, they're putting even more emphasis on those newer directions. Kick off your Spring with an Irish party at the Arts Center. Tickets are available through the Arts Center Box Office.

More Information: Contact: Tim Dickmeyer | (712) 388-7140 | tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu | Website
March 3
9 AM to 11 AM
ISU Extension and Outreach's 100th Anniversary Open House
Council Bluffs Public Library
Join Iowa State Extension and Outreach as we celebrate all that Extension does in our community. The open house will feature Master Gardeners, 4-H, Financial Literacy information, and much more.
The event will also have a breakfast brunch.

More Information: Contact: ISU Extension in West Pott | (712) 366-7070 | rwright1@iastate.edu | Website
March 7
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
March 13
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Council Bluffs Public Library
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
March 15
9 AM to 3 PM
Reiver Jazz Choir Contest
The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The Department of Vocal Music at IWCC will host the Reiver Jazz Choir Contest on Thursday, March 15. The event will take place during the day, as performers from schools all over southwest Iowa will participate in the contest.

Two veteran choral directors will act as adjudicators for the event - schools of all sizes will present their literature as a part of the event and then receive an on-stage critique from the judges.

Recent performances have taken place by: Lewis Central, CB Abraham Lincoln, CB Thomas Jefferson, Glenwood, Harlan, Shenandoah, Treynor, Maple Valley Anthon Oto, Audubon, Riverside, Griswold, and others!

More information to come with this year's schedule. Free admission to come and participate as audience members. The IWCC Chamber Choir will perform in exhibition at the end of the day's competition.

More Information: Contact: Luke Johnson | (712) 325-3726 | lrjohnson@iwcc.edu
March 15
7:30 PM to 11 PM
Winter Jam
Mid-America Center
Winter Jam is an annual American music tour featuring the top artists in Christian music. Members of Jam Nation are admitted early at 4:30 pm. For all other attendees, the doors open and pre-Jam starts at 6 pm. The show begins at 7 pm. Admission is a suggested donation of $15 at the door.

More Information: Contact: Kelli Grzesiak | (712) 323-0536 | knugent@midamericacenter.com | Website
March 20
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
March 24
Mercy Heritage Awards Dinner
Mid-America Center
Join us for the 2018 Mercy Heritage Awards Dinner that celebrates individuals who better our community and Southwest Iowa in Arts & Humanities, Business, Education, and Health & Human Services.

More Information: Contact: Abby Jares | (712) 328-5372 | Abby.Jares@alegent.org | Website
March 31
5 PM to 11 PM
Bret Michaels
Mid-America Center
Z92 presents Bret Michaels, an all-ages performance at the Mid-America Center.

Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He gained fame as the lead singer of the glam metal band Poison, selling over 40 million records worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone. The band charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and a number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

More Information: Contact: Kelli Grzesiak | (712) 323-0536 | knugent@midamericacenter.com | Website
April 2 - 7
U.S. Open Robotics Championship
Mid-America Center
Teams from around the world will be invited to participate in a unique event that spans all ages with five different games/challenges played in seven distinct tournaments. The public is invited to see the championship in action. There is no admission fee. Go to the website provided for more details.

More Information: Contact: Kelli Grzesiak | (712) 323-0536 | knugent@midamericacenter.com | Website
April 4
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
April 6
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
James Torme
The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Multi-Award winning artist James Tormé is a uniquely gifted singer whose music infuses older jazz classics with soul and R&B influences of today. Tormé's magnetic relevance stems from the fact that he mixes the showmanship of his father's generation with the youthful charisma of a contemporary Hollywood star. Considering his roots, this shouldn't be too surprising. James comes from a professional show business family of household names. His father, Mel, a legendary singer, was a three-time Grammy Award winner whose songwriting credits include the most popular holiday song ever, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)." For this program, James Tormé celebrates music's greatest legends, from Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee and Nat "King" Cole, to Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, and of course, his own father, three-time Grammy Award winner Mel Tormé. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

More Information: Contact: Tim Dickmeyer | (712) 388-7140 | tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu | Website
April 8
2 PM to 3:30 PM
SWI Chorale Concert
The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The SWI Chorale (Men's and Women's Choirs) will perform their annual spring concert on Sunday, April 8 at 2 pm.

The SWI Chorale will perform as a mixed choir, men's choir and women's choir on the concert. There will also be features by the IWCC Chamber Choir, Men's and Women's Ensembles.

Free admission for this program!

More Information: Contact: Luke Johnson | (712) 325-3726 | lrjohnson@iwcc.edu
April 10
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Community Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
April 14 - 15
Heartland USA Wrestling Elementary & Middle School National Folk Style Duals
Mid-America Center
The Heartland USA Wrestling Elementary & Middle School National Folk Style Duals draws teams from across the country. The event dates and times are as follows:

Friday, April 13th: Weigh-ins are 5-8 pm.
Saturday, April 14th: Doors open at 6:30 am and wrestling begins at 8 am.
Wrestling is done in pools to determine the bracketing for Saturday.
Sunday, April 15th: Doors open at 6:30 am and wrestling begins at 8 am.
Championship brackets will be wrestled to completion with awards and all brackets done by 3 pm.

Adult admission is $18 per person per day, and student admission is $10 per person per day. Tickets are sold at the door.

More Information: Contact: Kelli Grzesiak | (712) 323-0536 | knugent@midamericacenter.com | Website
April 17
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
April 20
7 PM to 8 PM
Moon Mouse by Lightwire Theater
The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
A family show, recommended for children ages five through 10. Lightwire Theater is proud to present Moon Mouse, a cosmic glow-in-the-dark adventure about celebrating differences. Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a looser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves? Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

More Information: Contact: Tim Dickmeyer | (712) 388-7140 | tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu | Website
May 2
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
May 5
7 PM to 8:30 PM
Vocal Music Spring Concert
The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The IWCC Department of Vocal Music will present their annual spring concert on Saturday, May 5 at 7 pm.

The event will include performances by Concert Choir, Show Choir, Chamber Choir, Men's and Women's Ensembles. It will also feature individual choir members in select performances.

Free admission to this event!

More Information: Contact: Luke Johnson | (712) 325-3726 | lrjohnson@iwcc.edu
May 8
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Council Bluffs Public Library
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
May 15
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
June 6
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
June 12
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Community Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in Community Hall.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
June 19
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
July 3
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
July 10
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Community Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in Community Hall.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
July 17
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
August 1
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
August 14
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Council Bluffs Public Library
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
August 21
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
September 5
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
September 11
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Council Bluffs Public Library
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
September 18
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
October 3
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
October 9
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Council Bluffs Public Library
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
October 16
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
November 7
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
November 13
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Council Bluffs Public Library
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
November 20
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
December 5
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meeting
City Hall
The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
December 11
6 PM to 8:30 PM
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting
Council Bluffs Public Library
The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in the Council Bluffs Public Library, Room A, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
December 18
4 PM to 5 PM
City of Council Bluffs Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting
City Hall
The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

More Information: Contact: Rose Brown | (712) 328-4629 | rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov
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