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Join the Sioux City Conservatory of Music presenting The Ooks of Hazzard and Jonny 2BAGS November 2nd at the Orpheum

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Do you know a hero who has made a difference in your community?

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The American Red Cross, University of Iowa, University of Nebraska and Hy-Vee are looking to honor community members who have demonstrated extraordinary acts of courage or kindness.

NOMINATE YOUR HERO!

Each state will select one Hero to receive this award.  The recipient will be awarded four tickets to the 2013 Iowa vs. Nebraska Heroes Game, presented by Hy-Vee, on November 29th.  Nominees must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and reside, work or attend school in Iowa or Nebraska.

Watch for the opportunity to see the Heroes Game Trophy model in your community soon!!

Go to www.hy-vee.com for nomination forms.  The NOMINATION DEADLINE is 10/31/2013.

Drive more business to your door with an ad in Siouxland Magazine

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Siouxland Magazine, www.siouxlandmagazine.com, is now taking reservations for advertising space for our winter 2013 issue! You can drive more business to your door with an ad in Siouxland Magazine! If you are a first time advertiser, receive 20% off your first ad in this upcoming issue just by mentioning this post. Siouxland_Magazine

If you are interested in 2014 advertising space, contact us today: susan.fey@hillhousepubs.com.

Our media kit with ad rates and sizes is online at: http://siouxlandmagazine.com/images/2013_SiouxlandMagazine_MediaKit.pdf

Sign up today for MidAmerican Energy Empower U!

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Attend this premier event and speak directly to MidAmerican Energy’s senior management and national topic experts!

Sioux City Meeting
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
(Lunch will be served)
Sioux City Convention Center
801 4th Street ~ Sioux City, IA

SIGN UP TODAY!

 To sign up for MidAmerican Energy EMPOWER U, please visit our website www.MidAmericanEnergyEMPOWERU.com

MidAmerican Energy experts will be on hand to discuss
ELECTRICITY MARKETPLACE:
What is happening nationally that will impact the electric industry?

What role do you play to manage the changes in generation mix and new technologies that are available?

NATURAL GAS MARKETPLACE:
What is the impact of new and changing supplies?

What are the significant changes in the industry?

Is carbon constraint legislation possible and what change will it drive?

ENVIRONMENTAL:
How do proposed and emerging EPA regulations impact you?

What are the changes to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and other environmental actions?

KEYNOTE:
Bill Fehrman, President and CEO, MidAmerican Energy will discuss what the company is doing locally to manage national issues and their impact. He will also provide the latest updates on rate actions, future generation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and other topics.

 You will leave empowered with information on the impacts of energy-related and environmental issues and how they affect your business and community.

Pier Center for Autism Presents: Bacon & Blues – Come for a Bacon Filled Night

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Come for a bacon filled night to support The Pier Center for Autism!  The evening includes live music by Emily Johnson and The Audacity Blues Band.

Monday, November 4, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
423 Pearl Street
Sioux City, IA

Purchase tickets @ www.piercenter.org or 712.276.3469

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If you have had a chance to  experience our great food at a party, wedding or business event you know we always have something unique, healthy and to make the foodie in you smile. Old fashioned comfort food like Holly’s great meatloaf, mash potatoes and corn, or something light & quick like a wrap are always on the menu. I recommend the Oprah’s favorite: seasoned chicken breast and fresh red pepper on a crisp bed of lettuce, topped with a sweet and spicy honey curry dressing made in house. The three Ss always rank high on our list of favorites: soups, salads and sweets. Until now you could only get these great menu items if you were lucky enough to go where we catered for someone. That’s all changed as we now have a gorgeous new food truck. Look for us in the downtown Sioux City area or you can also use your phone to receive a text  #26786 Gourmet, of where we will be, what is our special that day or what soup we have that day.

And you can always request our catering using the food truck. Graduations, holiday parties, football parties, you get the idea.  See you soon in the downtown area, or at your next catered event. We do breakfast as well.

Janelle Spain
Owner
712-898-0309
www.gourmetago-go.com

ARTilicious: An epicurean showcase returns for its second appearance at the Sioux City Art Center!

ARTilicious invite-1ARTilicious will be held at the Sioux City Art Center on October 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. and is a collaboration between the Sioux City Art Center and Hy-Vee Food Stores with exquisite food, exclusive wines and beers and cooking demonstrations. This festive event highlights Hy-Vee’s vast culinary talents with displays and tastings for all your holiday and party needs. Guests at ARTilicious will enjoy countless offerings from wholesome comfort foods to refined gourmet selections appropriate for any holiday celebration whether a casual family brunch, a formal dinner celebration, hors d’oeuvres for a cocktail party or a festive buffet. All of the menu items will feature pairings of premium wines and specialty beers from Glazer Distributors of Iowa.

Some of the scrumptious food offerings include: Carved top round roast, shrimp cocktail, edamame, California roll sushi, smoked salmon, an olive bar, Import and Domestic cheeses and many others sure to tantalize your taste buds. The samplings of wines and beers at ARTilicious are festive additions to your party plans. You are sure to find a libation that is unique, unexpected and meets your entertaining needs perfectly!

A Silent Auction of ArtSplash Artisan artworks will also be a highlight of the evening, helping you start your holiday shopping with unique items for your loved ones! ARTilicious benefits Art Center’s ArtSplash in its planning for Labor Day Weekend 2014.

Date:      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time:      5 – 8 pm
Place:     Sioux City Art Center
Tickets: $35 – Art Center Association Members; $40 – non-members  

For more details or to purchase tickets:

www.siouxcityartcenter.org
712.279.6272 ext. 200

Dorothy Pecaut Discovery Forest Nature Playscape Grand Opening

The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center will host a Grand Opening of the new Discovery Forest Nature Playscape on Saturday, October 12 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Volunteers will assist with tours and answer questions. There will be refreshments and time to explore and play with your family.  A brief dedication and donor thank you ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m.

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The Nature Playscape is a nature-based play area that allows children to climb a tree fort, clamber over logs, create natural art, wade in the water and experience safe, outdoor play.  Research shows that regular time in nature reduces stress, supports creativity and imaginative play, facilitates better social and physical development and improves fitness, motor-skills and well-being. The Nature Playscape was designed to enable this process.

In addition to the Nature Playscape, a Loess Falls Water Feature is located adjacent to the Nature Center and new Raptor House. The area is designed for gentle water play and observation. The upper pool has four large “stepping stone” boulders that people are able to cross to reach a quiet reflection area and sit on a bench. The lower pool is designed for people to gradually wade into the water. There is a zero access point, even allowing mobility impaired guests to explore the water.

The $92,000 project was made possible through generous individual contributions and numerous grants.

From the start, much of this project has been volunteer-driven. The Junior League of Sioux City has played an integral part of the planning and funding process.  Additional Playscape components were created by volunteers, including two Eagle Scout candidates and their Scout Troops. Jeremy Hill of Troop 225 constructed the Entry Feature or Pergola of the Playscape. Matt Rodasky of Troop 225 built several benches for the Playscape. More than 91 Nature Center volunteers have helped with this project over the past several months—logging more than 465 hours.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Nature Center at 712-258-0838 or dsnyder@sioux-city.org.  The Nature Center is located at 4500 Sioux River Rd., Sioux City.

http://www.woodburyparks.com/naturecenter.html

Fall Fest Brings Family Fun to Sioux City on Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Fall brings colorful leaves, pumpkins, and cool, crisp days. Celebrate this wonderful season in Sioux City on Saturday, October 12! Dozens of activities are happening around the community as part of Fall Fest 2013.

Just a sample of the fun things you can do with family, friends and neighbors are pumpkin painting, costume contests, cookie decorating, haunted houses, live music, mask-making, zombie walk, 5K color run, games and more!

“Fall Fest offers entertaining, hands-on activities for all ages throughout the community”, said Events Facilities Interim Director, Erika Newton. “We look forward to welcoming visitors to the area to enjoy all of our local attractions and retailers.”

Organizations involved in Fall Fest 2013 include: Briar Cliff University, Color Me Rad 5K Run, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, IBP Ice Center, Lakeport Commons, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation Museum, Morningside College, Nightmare on 4th Street & The Fear Factory, Scarecrow Farm, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City Farmers Market, Sioux City Fire Rescue, Sioux City Police Department, Sioux City Public Museum, Sioux City Public Works, Siouxland Historical Railroad Museum, Siouxland Zombie Walk, Southern Hills Mall, and the Tyson Events Center.

Find event details and contact information at www.VisitSiouxCity.org

Interested in Ground School or Flight Training?

If you are interested in Ground School or Flight Training plan to attend ACES (Aviation Careers Education Solutions, LLC) Open House and Registration event on October 8, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 2500 Keokuk Ave., Sioux City, IA.

Aviation Career Education Solutions provides the training airlines and corporate flight departments look for in pilot applicants.  Regional Airlines, Agricultural Aviation, Corporate and Cargo operators need skills ACES provides.

To find out more, click here or call, stop in or send them an e-mail.

ACES
2500 Keokuk Ave.
Sioux City, IA  51111
712.202.2321
jsponder@top-ACES.com or tstein@top-ACES.com