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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.

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http://www.basspro.com/santa

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Adult Board Game Night

6 to 9PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it is free to attend. You are welcome to bring your favorite games or just stop in to join a game. Stop by the CBPL reference desk or check our website for a listing of over 50 games available!

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Contact: Creighton Camerer
(712) 323-7553 x132
ccamerer@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/adult-board-game-night-11-21/

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Holiday Band Concert

7 to 8:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Iowa Western Community College Instrumental Music Department presents a Holiday Concert. Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Band will perform at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public!

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Contact: Ron Gann
(712) 325-3430 x3430
rgann@iwcc.edu

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Council Bluffs' dog show is held over the Thanksgiving weekend and provides a much needed break from too much food, football, shopping, and extended family. This is our own local version of the beloved Westminister Dog Show. Tickets are $8 per person for adults and $7 per person for seniors. Children age 12 or under are free when accompanied by an adult.

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http://www.councilbluffskennelclub.org/cbkc-2016-show

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Working on the Railroad Grand Opening

5 to 7PM | Union Pacific Railroad Museum
Join us for the grand opening of our newest, permanent exhibit, “Working on the Railroad.” Meet UP employees and learn what it takes to work on the railroad every day. See if you are strong enough to lift a rail, take your turn in the engineer’s seat and operate the train with the latest in safety features, and see how fast you can Build the Train in a fun, interactive game. The prize drawing for the tickets on the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad will take place at 6 pm, make sure your family night punch card has been added for your chance to win. Join us every first Friday for family night. January 5th’s theme is Pajama Night.

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(712) 329-8307
https://www.facebook.com/uprrmuseum/

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Breakfast With Santa

7:30 to 10:30AM | Quaker Steak & Lube
Breakfast With Santa includes breakfast, a visit with Santa, crafts, face painting and balloon art. For $5, individuals over age 2 can enjoy a full breakfast. Children 2 and under are free. Photos with Santa are $5. Crafts and other activities are free. This is a wonderful opportunity to help raise funds for children in our community with life threatening medical conditions. Event is open to everyone.

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Christmas Bazaar and Decoration Sale

9AM to 2PM | The Center
The annual Christmas Bazaar and Decoration Sale is Saturday, December 2. The event features all sorts of vendors with unique holiday gift and home ideas. The Center Ambassadors will also be selling all types of holiday decorations-new and gently used. Start your holiday shopping off right! Concessions will be available.

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Contact: Barb White
(712) 323-5995 x226
bwhite@thecbcenter.org
https://www.facebook.com/DonnaWest22/photos/gm.1979393852330561/1640252185994848/?type=3&theater

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Holiday Arts & Craft Show

Mid-America Center
Callahan Promotions produces the largest arts & crafts shows in Iowa. All items sold at the shows are hand made by the vendors who sell them among the various products presented at the shows are oak furniture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, metal art, jams & jellies, honey and much more. Hours of the show are from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Dec 2 and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, Dec 3. Admission is $5 per person with children age 10 and younger admitted free. Parking is free throughout the show. All patrons who attend the show on Saturday will receive a two-day re-entry stamp.

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Contact: Mid-America Center
x5360
knugent@midamericacenter.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1926380277684580/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

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Education Is Everyone's Business

11:30AM to 1PM | Mid-America Center
Come join the Community Education Foundation as we celebrate the partnership between business and education in the Council Bluffs School District. Enjoy lunch and a speaker highlighting educational issues and interests in the community. Tickets are $50 each or sponsor a table for $500. Proceeds from the event support the Community Education Foundation's mission to enhance education in Council Bluffs. The Mission of the Community Education Foundation is to provide support to individuals and families in ways that contribute to their ability to learn. We accomplish our mission through cooperation with the Council Bluffs Community Schools and other organizations.

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Contact: Arian Haddix
(712) 322-8800 x8
ahaddix@cb-cef.org
http://www.commedfoundation.org

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Wild West Christmas

10AM to 1PM | Western Historic Trails Center
Celebrate Christmas Wild West style at the Western Historic Trails Center. Children will get to decorate a western themed ornament, hear a cowboy Christmas story, listen to music by local musicians, and have their picture taken with Santa in our wild west photo booth. Cookies and cider will be provided.

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Contact: Christopher Blue/Teressa Sward
(712) 366-4900
christopher.blue@iowa.gov
http://www.facebook.com/WesternHistoricTrailsCenter

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Vocal Music Fall Concert

7 to 8:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
The IWCC Department of Vocal Music will present their annual Fall Concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7 pm.

The concert will feature Concert Choir, Show Choir, Chamber Choir, Men's and Women's Ensembles. It will also include a number of individual performances by various choir members.

The program is free!

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting

6 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in Room A, unless otherwise notified.

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

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Adult Board Game Night

6 to 9PM | 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.

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Contact: Creighton Camerer
(712) 323-7553 x132
ccamerer@councilbluffslibrary.org
https://www.councilbluffslibrary.org/events/adult-board-game-night-2017-12-19/

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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Wedding Essentials Bridal University

10AM to 3PM | 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!

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Contact: Kelli Grzesiak
(712) 314-4700
knugent@midamericacenter.com
http://www.midamericacenter.com

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commisssion meeting

6 to 8:30PM | 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.

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

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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Winterfest Golf Outing

10 to 12AM | 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.

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http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/295/Winterfest

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting

6 to 8:30PM | 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.

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

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SWI Chorale Rehearsal Process (Men's and Women's Choirs)

6 to 8:30PM | 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.

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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ISU Extension and Outreach's 100th Anniversary Open House

9 to 11AM | 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.

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Contact: ISU Extension in West Pott
(712) 366-7070
rwright1@iastate.edu
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/westpottawattamie/

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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Reiver Jazz Choir Contest

9AM to 3PM | 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.

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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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.

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Contact: Abby Jares
(712) 328-5372
Abby.Jares@alegent.org
http://www.chihealth.com/foundation

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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SWI Chorale Concert

2 to 3:30PM | 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!

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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Vocal Music Spring Concert

7 to 8:30PM | 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!

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Contact: Luke Johnson
(712) 325-3726
lrjohnson@iwcc.edu

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting

6 to 8:30PM | 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.

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

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in Community Hall.

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

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meets at 6 pm in Community Hall.

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

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting

6 to 8:30PM | 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.

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

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting

6 to 8:30PM | 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.

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

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting

6 to 8:30PM | 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.

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

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting

6 to 8:30PM | 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.

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

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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The City of Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission meets at 4 pm, City Hall, second floor, unless otherwise notified.

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Contact: Rose brown
(712) 328-4629
rbrown@councilbluffs-ia.gov

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City of Council Bluffs Planning Commission meeting

6 to 8:30PM | 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.

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

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The City Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4 pm, on the second floor of city hall, unless otherwise notified.

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

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