With 23 professional tournament victories and seven holes-in-one, Mike Stolarskyj uses his expertise to help golfers improve both their technique and their enjoyment of the game. The golf guru focuses on perfecting the fundamentals of grip, stance, and posture while instructing eager hole-seekers in the ways of proper mechanics. After honing the fine points of short-game practice, Stolarskyj shores up golfers’ basic motion techniques, improving their total motion and sending scores plummeting into the murky depths to frolic with submarines. The lesson includes range balls and clubs, as necessary, and a video preserves the day’s triumphs for posterity. Transfer it onto a lucky flash drive (provided by the student) at the end of the lesson, or opt to receive a copy through email.
Acquainting visitors with the many local rivers and lakes, the guides at Driftwood Paddle Adventures send explorers out on standup paddleboards for a fun workout on the water. But paddlers don't just tone their cores and arm muscles, they also enjoy picturesque views. During sunset tours, groups paddle out onto Lake Zorinsky to soak in views of the sun setting over the water and glimpses of local wildlife, such as the elusive dusk mermaid.
Featuring a curvy, 700-foot indoor track that’s primed for high-speed competition, Joe’s Karting lets participants put the pedal to the floor at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Harness the power of nine miniature horses trotting inside each go-kart’s gas-powered engine during races that last approximately seven minutes and include up to eight drivers. A briefing session on rules and safety precedes the proceedings. Each basic annual membership includes a head sock that lets racers feel the breezy air on their beautifully waving helmets, as well as a free "hot laps" birthday session, offering big fun in pint-sized vehicles.
A repeat performance from his successful 2008 stint at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Broadway entertainer Michael Cavanaugh combines his piano and vocal skills with the orchestral talent of the Omaha Symphony to bring a zesty twist to rock 'n' roll hits by Elton John, Journey, Elvis Presley, and more. Handpicked by Billy Joel as the starring lead in the Broadway production of Piano Man, Cavanaugh went on to earn Tony and Grammy nominations for the role, where his subsequent win would have forced him to devour Joel in order to complete the transference of celebrity.
Perhaps one of Council Bluffs' most famous residents, Gen. Grenville M. Dodge has been called "the greatest railroad builder of all time." A Civil War veteran, Dodge's involvement in political, financial and military affairs made him an associate of many of the most influential Americans of his time.