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• River City Farmers Market — 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., west side of The Center’s parking lot, 714 S. Main St. Through Mid-October.

• Overeaters Anonymous — 8:30 a.m., Douglas County Health Center, town hall meeting room, first floor, 42nd and Woolworth Streets, Omaha. Call Tracy at 402-551-9711. 10:30 a.m., Unity Church, 3424 N. 90th St., Omaha. Wheelchair accessible and child care provided. Call Dala at 402-210-3755.

• Southwest Iowa Narcotics Anonymous — 5 p.m., Saturday Serenity, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 812 Farnum St., Harlan; 6 p.m., On the Right Track, 515 E. Broadway; 8 p.m., Living Clean, 303 Walnut St., Shenandoah; 8:30 p.m., Rebellions, New Litehouse, 200 16th Ave.

• Gamblers 12-Step Program — 7 p.m., 354 N. 76th St., Omaha. For 24-hour hotline, call 402-978-7899.

• Electric Music Jam — Noon to 4 p.m., Western Historic Trails Center.

• Crescent Optimist Club — 7 a.m., Henry’s Diner, 836 Old Lincoln Highway.

• Families Understanding Needs — 6 p.m., Rue Elementary School, 3326 Sixth Ave. Support group for families with children with special needs.

• Treynor Optimist Club — 8 a.m., Treynor Community Center.

• Underwood Optimist Club — 7:30 a.m., UMBA Hall.

• Celebrate CB Parade and Activities — Saturday, 10:30 a.m. The annual parade will begin around 10:30 a.m., and will begin at Ninth Avenue and Pearl Street, travel north up Pearl, turn onto South Main Street at West Broadway and end at the corner of Sixth Avenue and South Main Street. Bayliss Park children’s activities will begin following the parade. Following the parade, activities such as a Raise Me To Read story walk, face painting, wood building project and other activities for children will be available. Live music by the band Damaged Jenny will also be performed in the park. For more information, go online to


• Al-Anon Family Group — 10 a.m., The 500 Club, 410 S. 16th St.

• Southwest lowa Narcotics Anonymous — 11 a.m., Spiritual Breakfast Meeting, New Litehouse, 200 16th Ave.; 6:45 p.m., New Way Group, Broadway United Methodist Church, east door, Room 210, 11 S. First St.; 8:30 p.m., Rebellions, New Litehouse, 200 16th Ave.

• Gamblers 12-Step Program — 2:30 p.m., 12-Step House, 7306 Grant St., Omaha. For 24-hour hotline, call 402-978-7899.

• Overeaters Anonymous — 3 p.m., 309 Elm St., Atlantic. Rear door, wheelchair accessible. Contact Karen W. at 712-774-5620; 4 p.m., St. Matthew’s Church, 60th and Walnut Streets, Omaha. Call Kathleen at 402-556-7877.

• Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 104 Bingo — 6 p.m., North 16th Street and Avenue F. Public welcome.

• Carter Lake VFW Auxiliary Breakfast — 8 a.m. to noon, 100 W. Locust St., Carter Lake. Pancakes or French toast, eggs and sausage $6, $5.50 for seniors. Biscuits and gravy, $5 for full order, $3 for half order. Coffee, tea, milk or juice. For take-out orders, add 50 cents. Call 712-347-6969.

• VFW Post 9661 Ladies’ Auxiliary pancake breakfast — 8 a.m. to noon.


• Hometowner Chorus — 9:45 to 11:30 a.m., Broadway United Methodist Church, 11 S. First St., choir room. For retired singers. All types of vocal music and all voice parts. For information, call 712-328-2125.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9661 Luncheon — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 100 Locust St., Carter Lake. Daily specials and full menu.

• Monday Noon Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon, The 500 Club, 410 S. 16th St. For details, call 712-328-9979.

• Southwest Iowa Narcotics Anonymous — Noon, Let it Be, New Litehouse, 200 16th Ave., Council Bluffs; 6 p.m., Straight Friends, Presbyterian Church, Third Avenue, Villisca; 8 p.m., Never Alone, St. Michael’s Parsonage, 2005 College Drive, south door, Harlan; 8:30 p.m., Rebellions, New Litehouse, 200 16th Ave.

• Downtown Kiwanis — Noon to 1 p.m., Hy-Vee, 1745 Madison Ave., conference room. For information, call Mike at 712-322-0637.

• Overeaters Anonymous — Noon, Broadway Christian Church, 2658 Ave. A, enter at the main entrance, call Peggy at 712-323-2446; 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, 15050 Maple St., Omaha, use southeast entrance marked “sanctuary,” basement, Room 4. Accessible.

• Coping-Dual Recovery Anonymous — 6 to 7 p.m., CHI Health Peer Connection, 622 S. Fourth St.

• Water Exercise Program — 7 to 8 p.m., Lewis Central Pool.

• Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 104 Bingo — 7 p.m., North 16th Street and Avenue F. Public welcome.

• Westend Optimist Club — 7 p.m., Peace Church of the Brethren, 2605 Ave. E.

• Overcomers in Christ — 7 p.m. (for women), First Assembly of God, 3320 Harry Langdon Blvd., call 712-323-7721; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (for men and women), Church of Freedom, 701 S. Fourth St., call 712-325-6939. Christ-centered support group open to those struggling with any addiction. Child care provided.

• Lodge No. 259 Open Meeting — 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, 130 S. Sixth St.

• I Want to Work the Steps — 2658 Ave. A., Broadway Christian Church, 7:30 p.m.

• Gamblers 12-Step Program — 7:45 p.m., Bellevue Library, 1003 Lincoln Road, Bellevue, Nebraska; 8 p.m., 12-Step House, 7306 Grant St., Omaha. For 24-hour hotline, call 402-978-7899.

• Monday Nite Alcoholics Anonymous Family Group — 8:30 p.m., The 500 Club, 410 S. 16th St., downstairs. For anyone affected by another person’s problems with alcohol. Non-smoking.

• Monday Night Al-Anon Building Blocks — 6 p.m., CHI Health Building, 622 S. Fourth St.

• Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 20794 Highway 92.

• Cardiac Support Group — 5:30 to 7 p.m., Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Auditorium, 933 E. Pierce St. Call 712-396-6055.

• Down Syndrome Support Group — 7 to 9 p.m., Gethsemane Presbyterian Church, 224 Wallace Ave. Call Missy at 712-366-4543.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 737 and Ladies Auxiliary — Ladies Auxiliary meets at 3 p.m., VFW Post. No. 737 meets at 6 p.m., both at 716 S. Fourth St.

• Council Bluffs Multiple Sclerosis Support Group — 7 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 N. Broadway. Group discusses issues for those afflicted with MS and caregivers. Open to the public. Call Jerry at 712-366-9569.


• Ten-point pitch card game — 9 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday at the Salvation Army on the Charles E. Lakin campus, at 16th Street and Avenue G. The game is open to everyone. For more information, call Jim at 712-828-1569.

• Women, Infants and Children Program — WIC Office, Omni Centre, 300 W. Broadway, Suite 9. Health screenings, food benefits, referrals. Hours vary by day. Call 712-328-5886.

• Public Open Swim — YMCA or Kirn Pool. Open swimming available daily. Visit for swim times and cost. YMCA members get free classes, open swimming.

• YMCA Healthy Living Center — 714 S. Main St., open 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday. Facility has a 93-degree therapy pool, wellness center, fitness classes, social events and educational opportunities. Membership and class fees vary.

• High School Equivalency Diploma — Adults who need a high school diploma can enroll in Iowa Western Community College’s Adult Learning Center program for the High School Equivalency Test (which replaced the GED). Study reading, writing and math in morning, afternoon or evening classes. Visit the center at Kinney Hall on Iowa Western’s Council Bluffs campus or call 712-325-3266.

• Flag Disposal — Missouri Valley residents with U.S. flags for disposal may take them to the Times-News Office, 501 E. Erie St., in Missouri Valley. Flags may also be deposited in the special drop box located near the meeting room door of the Jesse Post No. 378, American Legion in the Mondamin Community Center. They will be given to the American Legion for a flag disposal ceremony.

• Oakland Senior Center — Meal reservations, inhouse or delivered, available Monday through Friday. Call prior to 11 a.m. the day before the meal.

• Friends of Underwood Community Organization — Meets every other Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Underwood City Hall. The group would like to have more people join to come up with and implement ideas on how to make the Underwood community a better place to live and work. Like them on Facebook: “Friends of Underwood, IA Community.”

• Flag Installations — The Underwood Avenue of Flags project installs American flags on residents’ property in the morning and removes them at night on the following holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriot Day and Veterans Day. Avenue of Flags is sponsored by the Underwood High School Junior Optimist Club. Cost is $35 per year. Call Dale and Barb at 712-566-2820 or email Subscribers without changes may send check to “J.O.O.I. Club,” 505 N St., Underwood, 51576.

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