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4 Ideas for a Change of Pace in Council Bluffs This Holiday Season
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4 Ideas for a Change of Pace in Council Bluffs This Holiday Season

Take a break from tinsel and baking, shopping, and wrapping. Here are a few things in Council Bluffs that may be just the break you need:

1.) Hamsas and Hummus:

Join Alexander Hiffernan of The Block Yoga,for an evening of painting, hummus, and your favorite beverage at 7:30 p.m. on December 9th. Create a custom hamsas while learning about this sacred symbol. A hamsa is a hand-shaped amulet that is popular in Jewish and Middle Eastern jewelry and is said to ward off the “evil eye”.  This fun and unforgettable event includes a wood cut out and food. Participants are welcome to bring a beverage. Registration is $25 per person.  Call 402-350-5681 for more details and reservations or visit The Block Yoga online.

2.) Jason Bonham & The Led Zepplin Experience:

This tribute group will perform hits from the Led Zepplin catalog at 8 p.m. on December 15th at Whiskey Roadhouse in Horseshoe Casino. Jason Bonham is the son of the late John Bonham who performed as the drummer for Led Zepplin until his death in 1980. The show perfectly recreates the music of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham.  Reviews of this show describe the evening as magical. Tickets can be purchased online


3.) A Free-for-All December at The Center:

The Center offers non-members age 50 or older a chance to enjoy their December activities for free as their gift to the community. Here’s an opportunity to sample the facility and its card games, pickleball, ballroom dances, fitness equipment, and classes, as well as the swimming pool with aquatic classes.  Drop by 714 S Main St or visit for a free month coupon!

4.) Take a cell phone tour of CB’s public art:

Council Bluffs is filled with a rich variety of public art from the 1800’s through today. The Iowa West Foundation has a commentary tour of the Iowa West Public Art so you can learn about the various installations on your cell phone. Brochure guides are available at the Council Bluffs Public Library with additional details also found at


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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    Thanks for these great holiday event ideas!
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