Community Calendar

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Prescott Summer Festival

What: 6th Annual Prescott Summer Festival
When: Friday, July 25th from 5:30 to 8:30p
Where: Prescott Elementary School, 1930 S. 20th Street

Join friends, families, and neighbors and enjoy live music, animals, arts and crafts, dancing, food trucks, and a wide variety of fun family activities.  The Near South Neighborhood Association will be holding a free ice cream social with treats from Russ's Market and live music with the group RMV.

Recently, the school and community have transformed the old gravel playground into a green space with a walking path, grassy field, bridge, stage, benches, garden, and a new gazebo.  Prescott Principal Ruth Ann Wylie is inviting the community to enjoy the new outdoor space at this year's Summer Festival on Friday, July 25th from 5:30p to 8:30pm.

For more information, please contact the school offices at 402-436-1161

Vacation Bible School: Cross Canyon Trail

What: Vacation Bible School: Cross Canyon Trail for kids entering K-6th grades and adults.
When: July 21st - 25th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Plain Baptist Church, 2902 Randolph St. Lincoln, Ne 68510

At this year's Vacation Bible School, we'll be pretending we're cowboys and cowgirls while we learn how to ride strong with Jesus.
There will be games, food, skits and most importantly we will learn about Jesus and how we can follow Him.  At the conclusion of VBS on Friday, July 25th, there will be a surprise treat for the kids.

Buckaroos should be entering K-6th grades.  We also have an adult class for individuals 10 years and up. 

Pre-VBS Park Days:
Enjoy playing fun cow boy themed games for the kids and meet the VBS Staff.
July 12th 5-6pm at Trago Park (20th and U streets)
July 19th 5-6pm at Antelope Park (Normal BLVD) between A and 33rd Streets)

All VBS events are free

Northeast Swim and Dive Team Fundraiser

What: Northeast Swim and Dive Team Fundraiser Car Washes.
When: June 7th, June 21st, and July 26th, noon to 4pm
Where: Topper Popper on North Cotner.

Free will donations welcome.  Free will donations are welcome.  All proceeds go to the Swim Team to help pay for warmup outfits, travel expenses, and our sponsored Conference Swim Meet.

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Education Sessions

.Caregiver - 101 - Free Education Sessions
What: Caregiver 101 - An opportunity to share information, education, and support.
When: Wednesdays in July
Where: Aging Partners, 1005 O Street, Lincoln, Ne
Contact: Natalie, 402-420-2540

The Basics - Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease (July 16th; 6p-8p).
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts.  This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Conversation about Dementia (July 23rd; 6p-8p).
The Workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease (July 30th 6p to 8p)
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for financial planning is now.  This is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and plan for.

UNL Libraries Event

What: UNL Libraries Exhibit on Danish Immigrant Children
When: June 25th thru July 31st
Where: Room 218 of Love Library South.

The exhibit features 50 large photos that depict different aspects of a child's life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Danish Immigrants placed a lot of emphasis on their children, who they saw as the true beneficiaries of the American Dream and a better life.

This exhibit is on loan from the Danish American Archive and Library located in Blair, Nebraska, which developed this exhibit in partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The exhibit will be available to see during the hours Love Library is open.  Love Library is located on the UNL city campus at intersection of 13th and R streets.

For more information visit


First Plymouth Congregational Church Vacation Bible School

What: 2-Day Vacation Bible School at First-Plymouth Church
When: Thursday, July 31st, and Friday, August 1st from 9am to Noon
Where: First-Plymouth East location at Kloefkorn Elementary School (6601 Glass Ridge Dr. Lincoln.)

Everyone in the neighborhood and beyond is welcome for a traditional day of lessons, songs, games, and crafts on Thursday and an interactive worship service and outdoor fair on Friday.

Bring your kids for what may be their favorite day at a school all year!  VBS is for ages 3 years through 6 grade and there is no cost.  Registration is requested to Pastor Jacob Buchholz, or call 402-476-7565 ext 203.

3rd Annual La Leche Loco Run to Benefit La Leche League of Lincoln

What: La Leche League of Lincoln will host the third annual La Leche Loco Run.
When: Saturday, August 2nd at 8am.
Where: Mahoney Park in Lincoln, Ne.

The run supporst La Leche League of Lincoln, which offers support and education to breastfeeding mothers in Lincoln and surrounding areas.

The Run will feature both a 5K run and 1-mile run/walk.  The registration fee is $20 for the 5K and $15 for the 1 mile.  Each registered participant will receive a t-shirt, and registered youth 15 & under will receive a participation prize.  Late registrants will not receive a t-shirt.

For more information and registration materials, visit

Brownville Concert Series to Present Book of Gaia

What: The Brownville Concert Series is thrilled to bring the best of Kansas City Jazz, Book of Gaia.
When:  They will perform in cabaret Friday and Saturday, August 1st & 2nd at 7:30 and in concert Sunday, August 3rd at 2pm.
Where: Brownville Fine Arts Center, Brownville, Ne.

Book of Gaia is a female vocal ensemble featuring Angela Hagenback, Nedra Dixon and Pamela Baskin-Watson.  The dynamically weave together eclectic musical genres from the classical to the contemporary with an added touch of spoken word, all infused with a jazz sensibility.

Cabaret tickets are $25, concert tickets are $19 ($15 for students).  To purchase tickets online go to or call 402-825-3331.

Community Crops Feast on the Farm

What: Community Crops Feast on the Farm - A True Farm to Table Experience!
When: Saturday August 9th, 2014 5p to 9p.
Where: Community Crops Prairie Pines Training Farm, 112th & Adams Lincoln.

Come for local food, beer and music at the Community Crops Prairie Pines Farm for the annual Feast on the Farm celebration, featuring locally grown food from your favorite Lincoln Chefs!

A Lusciously good time will be had by all while raising money to support Community Crops.
Tours of Prairie Pines will be offered throughout the evening and CROPS staff will be onhand to share details about the organization and the families it helps.

To complete the evening, Lye Soap will be playing their Bluegrass rhythms and we will have over 25 fantastic silent items to bid on.

Tickets are $60 per person and a sponsor table of 8 is $1000.  Tickets can be purchased online at

Community CROPS is a Lincoln-based non-profit organization that helps people grow healthy food through a network of 11 community gardens,


Ne. Repertory Theatre 2014

What: Nebraska Repertory Theatre 2014 - Unnecessary Farce 2014
When: July 23rd, 24th, 26th and 30th at 7:30: August 2, 6, and 7 at 7:30pm: August 10th at 2p
Where: Howell Theatre

Passes and Tickets
Season passes and tickets may be purchased now at the Lied Center Ticket Office, 301 N. 12th Street or 402-472-4747/800-432-3231
Monday through Friday 11:am to 5:30pm and one hour prior to curtain in the Temple Lobby.  You may also purchase on line at

Regular: $60 pass, $25 tickets
Faculty/Staff, senior citizen, active military: $55 pass, $22 tickets.
Students, OLLI members: $35 pass, $12 ticket

Season passes allow holders unlimited attendance to all three NRT 2014 productions.

Reserved seats are available for Howell Theatre performances by contacting the Lied Center Ticket Office.  Studio Theatre seating is general admission.

Destination performances are free to season pass holders and $7 for the general public.  All admission is only at the door-no reservations necessary.

Friends of the Lied Center Golf Tournament

What: The Friends of Lied Golf Tournament benefiting the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
When: August 11th at 11:30am
Where: Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 E. O Street

Registration is open to the public.  The deadline to register is Aug. 1st.  The cost for individual registration is $125.  Teams of four can play for $500.  Registration includes 18 holes of golf and use of a golf cart.  Play will be four-person scramble. 

To register or for more information, contact Donna Seefeld at 402-472-4704.

Proceeds support Lied Center programming and numerous behind-the-scenes activities that provide arts education to youth, free tickets to underserved populations and special programs like Arts Across Nebraska.


First-Plymouth Congregational Church Workshop

What: First-Plymouth Congregational Church (20th & D St. Lincoln) will be offering a new workshop "Your Life Story is a Gift: Creating a Legacy Letter."
When: Tuesdays, July 15th-August 12, from 6:30-8:00pm at First-Plymouth Church

Join Kerri Denell, a certified Legacy Navigator in creating a legacy letter, a heartfelt expression of what truly matters most in your life.  While many of us have spent time putting together our financial affairs, it is just as important to write down what we value.  It may be one of the most meaningful gifts we give to ourselves, our family and our community.

Workshop cost $50 per person.  Pre-registration required, contact or call 402-476-7550.

First Plymouth Congregational Church is located at 2000 D Street, Lincoln.
For more information call 402-476-7550 or visit

Strategic Air & Space Museum Art Collection

What: Strategic Air & Space Museum Opens Never Seen Before Art Collection.
When: July 19th-August 17th.
Where: Located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate I-80 on Exit 426.
General Admission applies to non-museum members.  Adults $12 - Military & Seniors $11 - Children 4-12 $6 - Children 3 and under FREE.

This exhibit features twenty-five unique works of art, all aerospace and aviation themed.  The collection includes paintings, photographs, sketches and prints.

The Museum is open to the general public, and all are invited to attend. 

Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts

What: The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents a new exhibition, "Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman.
When: Beginning Monday, July 7th and continuing through August 21st.  The gallery reception will be held August 7th, 2014 from 5-7pm.  The Reception coincides with KHN's regular first Thursday Open Studio Event.

Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman's individual bodies of work both explore the mechanical and the organic, the macro and the micro through the medium of photography.

Nordman's works examine machines, architecture, and technological devices, as well as their complex relationship with humans.

For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit


Art In The Garden Event

What: The Noyes Art Gallery is hosting the 2nd annual Art In The Garden Event.
When: August 23rd from 10a to 7p.  (Rain date is Aug. 24th).
Where: Sunken Gardens
The event is free.

The event is free and open to the public with free parking in the Rose Garden.  More than 30 artist will display paintings, jewelry, sculptures, photography, wood carvings, pottery and more for sale.  A portion of the proceeds will support care at the Sunken Gardens.

Ne. Rep Theatre

What: Nebraska Repertory Theatre 2014 Summer Season

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opens July 10th at 7:30pm (with a post show reception) and plays July 11, 12, 19, August 1 and 8 at 7:30pm and July 27th at 2pm in the Howell Memorial Theatre.

Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker opens July 17th at 7:30pm (with a post show reception) and plays July 18th, 25th, 30th, 31st, August 9th, at 7:30pm and August 3rd at 3pm in the Studio Theatre.

Unnecessary Farce opens July 23rd at 7:30pm (with a post show reception) and plays July 24th, 26th, August 2, 6, 7 at 7:30pm and August 10th at 2pm in the Howell Memorial Theatre.

Season passes and tickets may be purchased now at the Lied Center Ticket Office, 301 N. 12th street or 402-472-4747/800-432-3231 Monday through Friday 11am to 5:30pm and one hour prior to curtain in the Temple Lobby.  You may also purchase on line at
 Regular: $60 Pass, $25 ticket
Faculty/staff, senior citizen, active military: $55 pass, $22 ticket
Students, OLLI members:
$35 pass, $12 tickets
Season passes allow holders unlimited attendance to all three NRT 2014 productions.

Reserved seats are available for Howell Theatre performaces by contacting the Lied Center Ticket Office.  Studio Theatre seating is general admission.

Spokes For Hope

What: Spokes For Hope, a 6, 7, or 12 mile charity bike ride to raise money for Voices of Hope, a Lincoln non-profit organization that provides 24-hour-a-day crisis intervention, advocacy and prevention services for domestic violence, sexual assautl and incest.
When: Saturday, August 30th.  Riders will meet at Antelope Park at 9a for check-in.  The Ride will begin at 9:30am.

The Ride will follow the Billy Wolff trail system north past the Lincoln Children's Zoo, the Capitol, Union Plaza and Trago Park.

Riders can register online at or by printing and mailing the registration form (available on the website) along with a check to Voices of Hope, 2545 N Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Registration is $15 for adults ($20 with a shirt) and $10 for children 5-12 ($15 with a shirt).  Children under 5 ride for free.

Rider's entire registration fee will be donated to Voices of Hope to help cover their operating costs.

Nebraskans in the Cinema Poster Exhibition Opening at the Ross

What: Nebraskans in the Cinema Poster Exhibition Opening at the Ross.
When Currently on display for the next several months
Where: Lobby of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 313 N. 13th Street, Suite 128; P.O. Box 880253 Lincoln, Ne.

The Ross has assembled an exhibition of 22 movie posters where Nebraskans played prominent roles in the film, or in some other aspect of cinema.  They will be on display in the lobby for the next several months.  Biographical information on all Nebraskans represented will be printed and available in the lobby.

Many of the posters were donated by Jerry K. Jensen.  The Nebraska poster was donated by Alexander Payne.  Other posters are ones used when the movies were shown.

Capitol City Step Up for Down Sydrome Walk

What: 2014 Capital City Steop Up for Down Syndrome Walk, and Samuel's Possee.
When: October 4, 2014.
Where: The walk is 1 mile and starts at Antelope Park (by 33rd and A Streets), but there will be so much more than just the walk!   There will also be food and fun for the whole family.

This event supports the Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska (DSAF).  The monies raised from the Step Up Walk will pay for information for parents and educators, programs for families impacted by Down Sydrome, fun outings for families, and so much more. 

How can you help?  You can support our team, Samuel's Posse, by walking or donating.

Go to

7th Annual ACS Hope Gala

What: 7th Annual ACS Hope Gala
When: November 7th, 2014 at 6:00pm to 12am.
Where: Lincoln Train Station
Tickets: $75

For more info go to


Diabetes Educaton Benefit - Use it or Lose it

What Diabetes Education Benefit USE IT OR LOSE IT.

Do you have Diabetes and Medicare?  If so, your benefits include 2 hours of education review per calendar year!

Please join us on one of these dates:
August 20th, 2014
September 10th, 2014
October 21st, 2014
November 18th, 2014
December 2nd, 2014

Topics: Diet, Exercise, Monitoring, & Medicines

You must register to attend.  Seating is limited!

Where: 2910 South 84th St., Omaha, Ne.
402-399-0777 ext 230

Brownville Concert Series 2014 Season

What: The 2014 Brownville Concert Season has been announced.  Season passes are available for all 9 shows.
Ticket Prices $160 for all nine shows, a 30% discount over regular ticket prices.

The season kicks off with The Rumbles, March 7th, 8th & 9th.- 50 year perspective of Rock and Roll
Eric Yves Garcia - Cabaret, April 11th, 12th, & 13th
The Barefoot Movement-Blue Grass Music, May 16th, 17th & 18th
Omaha Symphonic Chorus - "Reflections of America, June 22nd
Book of Gaia - Best of Kansas City Jazz, August 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Rustem Hayroudinoff - Well know Russian Concert Pianist, September 21st
Carole J. Bufford- Blues Singer, October 10th, 11th, & 12th
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano- American Song Book, November 14th, 15th & 16th
Christmas Gala - Four well known singers from the world of Cabaret

Cabaret tickets are $25, concert tickets are $19 ($15 for students). 
To purchase tickets online go to or Facebook, or call 402-825-3331

Strings For Sam

Sam is 13 years old and Battling type 1 diabetes, in addition to severe arthritis.  Sam's grandmother has taught him to crochet and it actually subsides the pain of arthritis.  Strings for Sam was created in order to gather items that he can use for crocheting.  There are four drop offs within Lincoln as well as a site to make donations.  You can find more information at!/groups/StringsForSam/

American Stores Retirement Picnic

What: American Stores Retirement Picnic at Aging Partners Havelock Center
When: Saturday, August 16th.  Doors open at 11am and the meal is at 12p.
Where: Aging Partners Havelock Center

Freewill donations accepted  

Family In Need

What:  Please help a mother burdened by health issues, the sudden loss of her husband, a sudden loss of her job, unemployment funds that have run dry, and trying to find the strength to live on.  She and her children have had a rough couple of years.  If you can, please help this family through your encouraging words and financial assistance.  You may help by going to  Thank You for your caring generosity!

NAND Fuel up with Color 5k and 1 mile Kids Course

What: NAND Fuel up with Color 5k and 1 mile Kids Course
When: October 4th, 8:30am
Where: Holmes Lake Recreation
Hosted by: Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

This year's 5K Race and 1 Mile Kids Course will be both competitive for those runners who are actively involved in races, as well as family-focused to promote fitness and healthy eating in Nebraska families, while having fun.

Nutrition messages will be spread out along the course to remind you the importance of healthy eating and fueling our bodies with COLOR! 

A portion of this year's proceeds will be donated to Food Banks across Nebraska, and the Backpack Program, whose mission is to help alleviate child hunger in southeast Nebraska.  Food and dollar donations will also be collected for Food Banks across Nebraska, with a chance to win prizes for every donation. 

To learn more about the race, go to   Early bird registration ends on September 26th, but you can sign up to run up until race day!  All runners who sign up before September 26th are guaranteed a race t-shirt, swag bag full of healthy food and coupons and post-race healthy snacks.

Teen for a Day donations for Center for People in Need

What: Teen For A Day Donations for Teenage Girls returning to School.
When: Now Through Thursday, July 31st.
Where: Center For People In Need, 3901 N. 27th Street.

The Center for People in Need is requesting donations for new clothing for teenage girls.  Grade 6-12 for our Teen for Day event.
Clothing size requested XS-XL

Please drop off clothing items at the Center by Thursday, July 31st, 3901 N 27th Street.

Christmas in July Concert

What: Christmas in July for Santa Cop.  Live Music!
When: Thursday, July 24th starting at 9a
Where: HyVee at 70th & Pioneers.

There will be an open guitar case to accept your donations to KFOR's Operation Santa Claus.  Santa will be there!!!

All musicians donating their time.

Holy Trinity Parish Chicken Dinner

What: Holy Trinity Parish (Klein Center) Chicken Dinner
When: Sunday, August 17th from 10:30am - 2:30pm.
Where: Holy Trinity Parish (Klein Center) Brainard, Nebraska.

Come join us for Mass at 10a.

Serving: Chicken, Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Coleslaw, Tomatores & Cucumbers, Pie/Dessert, Kolaches & Rolls, Coffee, Iced Tea & Lemonade.

Other activities include Accordian Jamboree, Beer Garden, Bake Sale, Bingo and Games, & Raffle.

Adults: $9.
Children (under 12): $5.50
Take-Out Meals: $9.50

Donation Drive for Team Abbie

What: Donation Drive for Team Abbie. 

Abbie was diagnosed July 1st of 2014 with ALL-b Leukemia.  Abbie also happens to have Down Syndrome.  Abbie is adored by all, but mostly her mom, dad, and her siblings.  Please check out

We invite you to keep up to date on everything #TeamAbbie.

Dwight Assumption Parish Dinner

What: Dwight Assumption Annual Parish Dinner
When: Sunday, July 27th from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Where: Assumption Parish Hall, 300 N 3rd St, Dwight, Ne.

Menu includes, Roast Pork, Dumplings & Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn Cucumbers, Pies, Rolls, and Kolaches!

Adults: $9.
Children 10 & under: $4
Carry Outs: $.50 extra

Parish & Alter Society Raffles, Quilt Raffle, Country Store, Cake Walk, Games and Czech Music & More!

Join us for Mass with Czech Hymns at 10a.

Held in conjunction with the Celebration of the 52nd Annual Czech Festival July 25-27.

Giving for Gigi Fund

What: "Giving For Gigi" Fund for Gianna Carrera, diagnosed with NF-1 (neurofibromatosis).
Where: Union Bank

Gianna "Gigi" Carrera, is a 2nd grader at Kloefkorn Elementary. She was diagnosed as an infant with NF-1  (neurofibromatosis), a genetic disorder which may cause tumor growth along the central nervous system.  It was found that she had 3 tumors on her brain, one of which was partially removed in February.  Complete removal of the remaining tumors followed by radiation and weekly chemotherapy will be needed.  Her family is coping amazingly and have asked for only prayers.  But the cost of transportation to appointments and time spent away from work is an added stress.  Friends and supporters have set up a "Giving for Gigi" fund at Union Bank.  Donations of cash or check and earmarked Carrera will be accepted at any Union Bank branch in town.