TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 2:00 PM
Wall Street 30th Anniversary
Promenade Cinema 14 – In this riveting behind-the-scenes look at big business in the 1980s, an ambitious young broker (Charlie Sheen) is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas in his Oscar®-winning performance). But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that’s too high to pay. Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen co-star in Oliver Stone’s gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong. This special 30th anniversary event also includes a unique look at 'Greed is Good", a retrospective.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 2:30 PM
Yoga Anatomy - Week 3 of 4
Evolve Yoga and Wellness Center – The purpose of this 4-part series is build knowledge of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems in order to promote better alignment and balance in your yoga practice, as well as insights and guidance on correct anatomical cueing for preventing yoga injuries. Each workshop will consist of lecture material with notes, pose analysis, asana practice, pranayama, and meditation. Investment for 1 week - $50 Investment for 4 weeks - $175 Instructor: Meghan Nelson, DPT, RYT-200, PYT Level, 1 is a licensed Physical Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Professional Yoga Therapist who has a passion for teaching about yoga anatomy, injury prevention and treatment, and medical therapeutic yoga. Meghan is co-owner of Lumin Therapy, which provides integrative healing of the mind, body, and spirit through the practice of Physical Therapy, yoga and mindfulness.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 7:00 PM
Wall Street 30th Anniversary
Promenade Cinema 14 – In this riveting behind-the-scenes look at big business in the 1980s, an ambitious young broker (Charlie Sheen) is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas in his Oscar®-winning performance). But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that’s too high to pay. Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen co-star in Oliver Stone’s gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong. This special 30th anniversary event also includes a unique look at 'Greed is Good", a retrospective.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
Bowling Night
Western Iowa Tech Community College – Free Bowling with valid WITCC student ID September 25 7–9pm Rush Lanes Sponsored by WITCC Student Activities
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 10:30 AM
Grow Through Life Gardening: Getting the Garden Ready for Winter
The Institute for Lifelong Learning – Getting the Garden Ready for Winter It’s hard to know which garden chores should be done in the fall or the spring. Sometimes waiting until spring for some chores can increase the chances of your landscape surviving a harsh winter. Join Master Gardener Laurie Taylor for this session where you will learn how to relieve a lot of gardening anxiety caused by striving to get everything done before the first hard freeze. Also, come learn how bulbs can jumpstart your garden’s growing season! TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON Location: Robert E. Dunker Student Center, Room W108A, Entrance 12 Fee: No charge / Max: 50 Lifelong Learning membership required Course #18/FY-CPDV-2825-01 www.witcc.edu/lifelong_learning/gardeningseries.cfm
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 10:30 AM
Books and Hospitali-Tea: “The Art of Decay”
The Institute for Lifelong Learning – BOOKS AND HOSPITALI-TEA Join us for this new series where we will feature local artists and authors while enjoying tea, coffee, and treats with silver service from our host, retired general manager of Siouxland Public Media, Gretchen Gondek. In September, we will feature Bruce Hopkins and his book “The Art of Decay.” He will read excerpts from his work and share his journey with us. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON “The Art of Decay” by Bruce Hopkins In this collection of essays, poems, and drawings from his own per- sonal journals, Bruce Hopkins reflects on the truth and beauty in nature, concentrating on how important it is to listen to the voices of nature, and to live our lives accordingly, from the moment of our arrival to the moment of our departure. With the relentless process of decay bringing not dying, but hope and renewal, and even familiarity. His keen observations about all forms of nature, and about people of all ages, vividly demonstrate his compassion and understanding of the universality and connectedness of our shared experiences to a common good that embraces learning, and leads us on a path to self-awareness and acceptance. The wonder of children, the wisdom of elders, the stillness and sacredness of the forest, the joyfulness of splashing water, and honking geese, the inevitability of the changing seasons and tattered leaves, are all artfully brought together by Dr. Hopkins, to give us a sense of community and continuity, along with the endless possibilities that only perseverance and nature can adequately provide. “In ‘The Art of Decay’ we find a welcome retreat into the natural world–stories of the woodlands, gentle creatures, and the timeless change of seasons. A beautiful book filled with inspiration and ex- pressions of love.”–Gretchen Gondek, retired, public radio manager “Bruce Hopkins’ words carry the voices of ancestors and grandchil- dren and the sound of prairie winds and rivers rushing over glacial rocks. Decay is part of that cycle of nature and, as he writes, it is not silent.”–Mike Kilen, Des Moines Register Location: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L416/417, Entrance 11 Fee: No charge / Max: 50 Lifelong Learning membership not required Course #18/FY-CPDV-2906-01 Call Mara Hall to register at 712-274-8733 x1864!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 2:00 PM
Wall Street 30th Anniversary
Promenade Cinema 14 – In this riveting behind-the-scenes look at big business in the 1980s, an ambitious young broker (Charlie Sheen) is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas in his Oscar®-winning performance). But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that’s too high to pay. Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen co-star in Oliver Stone’s gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong. This special 30th anniversary event also includes a unique look at 'Greed is Good", a retrospective.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:30 PM
Dunker Lecture—John Quincy Adams Part 1
The Institute for Lifelong Learning – JOHN QUINCY ADAMS PART 1: PATH TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE PRESIDENCY John Quincy Adams was a child of the revolution. At eight years old, he watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from a hilltop on the family farm. His parents, deeply involved in the revolution from the start, provided much of his education via their examples of how to live. No person ever entered the presidency with more direct experience of the office. When people speak of these experiences, most recall that he had traveled to Europe with his father during the Revolutionary War and learned from his father’s successes on the diplomatic front. Less well known, because of his exposure to Europe and his skills in French and Dutch languages, John Quincy Adams served as a secre- tary to the first Envoy to Russia at the age of 14! John Quincy served with distinction in the administrations of four of the five presidents that preceded him. His first post as Foreign Minister was at George Washington’s request when JQ was only 27 years old. In his lifetime, John Quincy Adams served with almost all the major political parties. As with the Federalists, he publicly, and loudly, parted company with them when he deemed their policies were counter to America’s interests. Adams strongly believed in Country over party, and was willing to pay the consequences. By 1817, as secretary of state for President Monroe, he created the policies that became known as the Monroe Doctrine. His negotiations brought peaceful acquisitions of territory. A notable success involved Florida. The situation was complicated when a U.S. general overstepped his orders, invaded the peninsula and summarily executed two credentialed foreign agents! That general, of course, was Andrew Jackson. Traditionally, the secretary of state position would lead to the presidency, but America was changing in 1824. Regional ties were important, and in a four-way race, an outsider war hero like Jackson outdrew two Washington insiders named Adams and Clay. However, no one got a majority in the Electoral College, an outcome the farmers of the Constitution had foreseen. The solution forced the House of Representatives to decide the winner, based on representatives voting as states, thus preserving, but exercising control, over the popular vote. When Clay put his support behind Adams, and Adams later gave Clay the secretary of state position in his cabinet, an enraged Andrew Jackson called it a “corrupt bargain.” Jackson and his supporters would spend the next four years opposing everything Adams attempted. Adams won the presidency without carrying Congress. As a minority president, with fierce opposition from the people, his efforts were an uphill battle. What would he fight for? What were his results? Join historian Russ Gifford to see what Adams’ major initiatives as president were, and what he achieved! WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27; 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M. Location: Cargill Auditorium, Entrance 14, Lot 4 Fee: No charge / Max: 200 Lifelong Learning membership not required www.witcc.edu/lifelong_learning/annuallecture.cfm
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 7:00 PM
Wall Street 30th Anniversary
Promenade Cinema 14 – In this riveting behind-the-scenes look at big business in the 1980s, an ambitious young broker (Charlie Sheen) is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas in his Oscar®-winning performance). But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that’s too high to pay. Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen co-star in Oliver Stone’s gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong. This special 30th anniversary event also includes a unique look at 'Greed is Good", a retrospective.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 - Sep 30 @ 6:00 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wisconsin Trip
Western Iowa Tech Community College – WITCC Students are invited on a two-day trip to Wisconsin! Enjoy the ambience of an outside, open-air theater watching "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" at the Players Theatre, tour the House on the Rock, and lodge at the Round Barn Lodge. When: September 29 and 30 Leave Time: Leaving from parking lot 4 at 6am Return Time: Departing at 5pm on September 30 Cost: $100 – Includes round trip transporation, lodging, Players Theater admission ticket, and House on the Rock admission ticket. NOTE: Food and beverages are not included. An infomational meeting will also be held Wednesday, September 27, 3-5pm, Student Senate Office To sign up, contact Mike Brown at mike.brown@witcc.edu or call 712-274-8733, ext. 1201.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 12:00 PM
Dunker Lecture—John Quincy Adams Part 2
The Institute for Lifelong Learning – JOHN QUINCY ADAMS PART 2: THE SURPRISING AFTERLIFE OF A POST PRESIDENT By 1828, the rematch between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams seemed only a formality. Adams sought re-election as a matter of pride, but there were no surprises when Jackson came out on top. Like almost all defeated one-term presidents, Adams harbored dreams of returning to the presidency, but he knew that was not likely. The people surprised him a year later and elected him to the House of Representatives. Many commented this was a step down. Adams replied, “No person can be degraded by serving the people.” He meant it. He served the rest of his life in the U.S. House of Representatives. Just as his pre-presidential years were vital to the country, his post-presidential years were perhaps equally important. His voice became the voice of the people standing against the expansion of slavery. He introduced an amendment to provide that every child born in the United States after July 4, 1842, be born free. He pushed for action to prevent new states from entering the Union as slave states. He tried to outlaw slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia. His voice was so persistent, the House voted to table all motions on slavery to avoid his amendments being called and possibly passed and thus created the hated gag rule. Adams’ fight against the gag rule as a violation of the 1st Amendment was one of the most moving in American history, attracting attention, and galvanizing people to become involved with the issue themselves. Each year more people pushed Congress with anti-slavery petitions. Most were sent directly to Adams despite their origination in other states. In 1837, when bringing the petition of 22 slaves to the floor, he used the South’s threat of censure to demand the right to defend himself and thus broke through the gag rule to lay his case against slavery on the floor of the House. It was perhaps his finest hour, and we will follow his defense and the outcome in detail! We will also look at his efforts to defend the men on the Amistad, former slaves who had won their freedom by overcoming their Spanish masters in a mutiny. They were arrested in their ship off Long Island, thus bringing them into a free state. His defense of them before the Supreme Court is a remarkable moment in American history. In the balance hung the lives of these men, who would have surely been killed if returned to the Spanish, as President Van Buren intended. It is a compelling moment in time, and perhaps his peak achievement. But then again, nothing is more dramatic than his final moments in the House. We will cover it all! Very few leaders in American public life demonstrated the courage, skill, and independence that John Quincy Adams brought to his long career of public service. His efforts universally benefited the people. Yet few public figures during their lifetime have been subject to the scorn and hostility that John Quincy Adams attracted. Yet through it all, he persevered. In the end, he was hailed as an American treasure. Come celebrate a man whose efforts and successes were anything but trivial! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, NOON TO 2 P.M. Location: Cargill Auditorium, Entrance 14, Lot 4 Fee: No charge / Max: 200 Lifelong Learning membership not required www.witcc.edu/lifelong_learning/annuallecture.cfm
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 6:00 PM
Active Self Protection's "Surviving the Fight" Seminar
Active Self Protection – Survive the Fight: Lessons Learned From Watching over 10,000 Defensive Encounters Sept 29th Seminar $10 Sept 30th Defensive Marksmanship Course: $150 A quick description from John C: "Video of real life defensive encounters is a treasure trove of information regarding what ACTUALLY happens when people are attacked - not what people THINK happens. This seminar uses information gleaned from watching and analyzing thousands of defensive encounters caught on video to look for the attitude, skills and plan MOST necessary to survive. Explore common factors and consider evidence-based strategies to prevail if caught in a defensive encounter of your own." Attention: Real live defensive encounters caught on video may be graphic. Viewer discretion is advised when considering attending this seminar. Contact Rev-Tac at 712-253-8810 to get on the roster! ***You need to prepay for the Defensive Marksmanship course on our website in order to have a spot reserved. https://activeselfprotection.com/rev-tac-course-in-sioux-city-ia/ ***
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 9:00 PM
The Fishheads - Ultimate Party Band
The Ickey Nickel Bar & Grill – Come party with the The Fishheads - the Ultimate Party Band!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 8:00 AM
Active Self Protection's:Defensive Pistol Course
Active Self Protection – Spots are filling crazy fast! Come train with John C, the owner of Active Self Protection! He will be putting on a Defensive Pistol Course with a emphasis on real-world scenarios. This is not a basic course, and is limited to the first 20 shooters that have paid on our website: WWW.REV-TAC.COM under "registration". If you would like to brush up on your skills before attending this course, get in on our Practical Carry Series or another one of our Pistol courses. Quick details: Sept 30th: 8-3pm with a lunch break. Cost: $150 (pay at WWW.REV-TAC.COM) 250 rounds Safe holster and handgun. If you're not sure, contact us beforehand please! Extra mag(s) if you have them Mag carrier if you own one- otherwise you can run without one! Proper range clothing: layers, comfortable shoes or boots- keep your open toed shoes at home! Ear and eye protection Water source and a snack as needed. Otherwise we have that stuff too at the range! Contact us to get on the roster or for more information! 712-253-8810 We will close this course at 20 paid shooters and if we need to, try to get John to teach one more session on Friday during the day!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 5:00 PM
BBQ and Blues by the River
Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA – Join us for BBQ and Blues by the River, featuring incredible Midwestern BBQ and great music on the beautiful YMCA riverfront grounds. The “Blues” portion of the evening will feature live music through the night from some of Sioux City’s favorite musicians led by Johnnie Bolin. When: Saturday, September 30 at 5:00 - 8:00 PM Cost: $100 per person (proceeds benefit Wellness programs in our community) Tickets: http://www.bbq-and-blues.eventbrite.com/ Sponsors: Regina Roth Mike and Margie Bennett Norm Waitt, Jr. Ron Yockey Avery Brothers Sign Company Central Bank Dirk Lohry Klinger Companies Dunes Surgical Hospital Aalfs Family Foundation Mills Shellhammer Puetz Great Western Bank Are you interested in being a sponsor for BBQ and Blues by the River? Email edeleon@nwsymca.org for more information. The Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA is a not-for-profit, cause-driven, charitable organization.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 1 @ 9:00 AM
Youth Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser and Bake Sale
Trinity Lutheran Church – Sioux City, IA – The youth will be serving a pancake breakfast and having a bake sale from 9am-noon at Trinity in the fellowship hall downstairs to raisie money to attend the National Youth Gathering in Houston in 2018. We have seen so much devestation in the last week with the hurricane and the ELCA youth will be there, 35,000 strong next summer to serve and help the people of Houston rebuild. Come get some delicious breakfast before or after church to support their trip!! A freewill donation will be collected for the breakfast and the bake sale items will be for purchase.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 1 @ 1:30 PM
Acro Yoga PLAYdate
Evolve Yoga and Wellness Center – YES YOU CAN!!! Join certified acro yoga teachers Paige Ulozas and Andrew Kalina for two workshops that will breathe some FUN into your practice and your day. We'll start off with the fundamentals from 1:30-3:30 and when you find yourself needing more we'll take those foundations to create more dynamic movements and FLY!! THE ONLY REQUIREMENT IS YOUR WILLINGNESS TO LET GO AND HAVE FUN!!! no partner necessary!! Investment in PLAY - $30 individual workshop or $50 both! ACRO FOUNDATIONS: 1:30-3:30 pm Have you ever had the burning desire to fly high in the sky? Have you ever wanted to lift up your friends in a dynamic and exciting way? We have the calss for you! AcroYoga is the practice of building trust and community through a fusion of yoga and partner acrobatics, a perfect way to play. In this all-levels workshop, we will build a foundation for you to base, fly and spot. No previous experience or partner is required, just the desire to have fun and make new friends! We will begin with partner stretches and trust building exercises before finding balance in flight, using mindful progressions and intelligent spotting, and then cool down using therapeutic techniques. WASHING MACHINE: 4:30-6:30 Washing machine are a huge part of AcroYoga, building on the foundational poses to create continuous flows using dynamic transitions. By moving slowly and mindfully through the spaces between poses, we will refine and grow our acrobatic practice – creating a moving meditation with a partner. We will start with partner stretches and trust building before moving on to flying, basing and spotting static poses (emphasizing intelligent spotting and safety), and finally linking it all together to create a beautiful flow! No experience or partner is required. About the facilitators: Andrew Kalina - Andy is a 6 year student of yoga and a lifelong Omaha resident. Starting AcroYoga practice in Fall of 2015, he quickly discovered a passion for it. Meeting Paige in the Summer of 2016 has helped set him on a course to share this passion with you! Andy has recently taught acro at Omaha’s first yoga festival, High Vibe with Paige. Andy is currently working towards completing his 200 hour teacher training at Pranam Yoga Shala in Omaha. IG: @badandygram Paige Ulozas - Paige has been practicing yoga since 2005. She found acro in 2016 and quickly fell in love with the practice. She began teaching weekly acro classes at Lotus House of Yoga in August of 2016 with Andy. Paige completed her AcroRevolution certification in February 2017, and taught at the AcroLove Festival in San Diego in June 2017, she taught with Andy at the High Vibe Festival in Omaha in August. Paige also holds her RYT-200, which she completed in March 2017 through Lotus House of Yoga. Paige graduated from UNL in 2013 with a degree in Business Management and is a single mom to an awesome five year old daughter. IG: @paigenotfound404
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 1 @ 6:00 PM
The Southern Uprising Tour
Tyson Events Center – The Tyson Events Center will welcome THE SOUTHERN UPRISING TOUR to Sioux City on Sunday, October 1st at 6pm. The show will feature TRAVIS TRITT and the CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, with special guests LEE ROY PARNELL and the SCOOTER BROWN BAND. Tickets available at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, online at TysonCenter.com, or by calling 800-514-ETIX (3849). Tickets start at just $24.50!
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 1 @ 6:00 PM
LifeLight Le Mars Festival
LifeLight
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 1 @ 7:30 PM
Sioux City Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night
Orpheum Theatre – The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra will present, “Opening Night” on Sunday, October 1st at 7:30 pm. 2017/2018 season tickets are on sale NOW by calling 712.277.2111. Individual show tickets will go on-sale at a later date. 2017 Grammy Award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey joins the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra for a dramatic performance of the emotionally charged Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar. The evening concludes with one of Zoltan Kodaly’s most colorful and enchanting works for his orchestra, Hary Janos Suite. He most popular works feature the cimbalom, a traditional Hungarian dulcimer, played by Laurence Kaptain.