Calendar

Feb
13
Thu
Dresses with Power
Feb 13 – Feb 24 all-day

Now, through February 28th, the River is asking for donations of gently worn formal dresses, shoes and accessories. The items will be “sold” for suggested donations and the proceeds will go to “First Aid for Healthy Kids,” an organization that helps Lexington kids in need of medical care. To help, please drop off your items at the River Studios, located at 1007 Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington. Dresses with Power to help the kids of our community feel confident and stay healthy!

Please contact, lana@krvn.com with any questions~ Thank you!

Feb
14
Fri
Dresses with Power
Feb 14 – Feb 25 all-day

Now, through February 28th, the River is asking for donations of gently worn formal dresses, shoes and accessories. The items will be “sold” for suggested donations and the proceeds will go to “First Aid for Healthy Kids,” an organization that helps Lexington kids in need of medical care. To help, please drop off your items at the River Studios, located at 1007 Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington. Dresses with Power to help the kids of our community feel confident and stay healthy!

Please contact, lana@krvn.com with any questions~ Thank you!

Feb
16
Sun
Pancake Feed @ Sumner Community Building
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

PANCAKE FEED!!!

Free Will Donation

Hosted by Sumner Saddle Club

Proceeds go towards scholarships and improvements on the rodeo grounds.

There will also be items raffled off!!!

“The Kitchen Witches” @ College Park Auditorium
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for thirty years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other.  When circumstances put them together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches”,  the insults are flung harder than the food!  The show becomes a ratings smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer.

Wear your favorite cooking attire… kitchen aprons, grilling aprons, hats, etc.  The audience will choose the most unique at intermission and prizes will be awarded.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students 12 and under, and can be purchased at Ace Hardware and Garden Center, Hy-Vee, or by calling the Grand Island Little Theatre box office @ 308-382-2586, or at the door.  Student tickets must be purchased at Grand Island Little Theatre.  Group discounts are available.  Check information on the website at githeatre.org.

Feb
17
Mon
Dresses with Power
Feb 17 – Feb 28 all-day

Now, through February 28th, the River is asking for donations of gently worn formal dresses, shoes and accessories. The items will be “sold” for suggested donations and the proceeds will go to “First Aid for Healthy Kids,” an organization that helps Lexington kids in need of medical care. To help, please drop off your items at the River Studios, located at 1007 Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington. Dresses with Power to help the kids of our community feel confident and stay healthy!

Please contact, lana@krvn.com with any questions~ Thank you!

Register Now for Cozad’s “Ultimate Frisbee Tournament” Fundraiser!
Feb 17 all-day

Have fun participating in this Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to benefit the Cozad Haymaker Football team! Everyone is guaranteed 2 games in this double elimination tournament. It’s open to high school freshman to adults. Contact Coach Brian Cargill (308)746-1012 to register your team of 6. The cost is  $50 per team and the tournament will be played Saturday, March 7th at the Cozad High School Gym.  Registration Deadline is Febr. 28.

ESU #11 Public Meeting @ Service Unit Office
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Board of Educational Service Unit No. 11 will hold a regular meeting of the Board at the service unit office located at 412 West 14th Avenue in Holdrege, Nebraska on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. A current agenda of items to be brought before the Board at this meeting is available for public inspection in the office of Educational Service Unit No. 11.  Reasonable accommodations for individuals with special needs who want to attend the meeting will be provided on request if sufficient advance notice is given. Accommodations for special needs can be requested by calling the ESU #11 office, 995-6585.

“Catching the Sun” Showing @ Majestic Theater @ Majestic Theater
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for a free screening of Catching the Sun. Learn about the clean energy future and watch the race of an unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur trying to grab the lead. This is a free event hosted by Conservation Nebraska, seating is based on availability.

Feb
18
Tue
“Quilts of Valor” @ Kirk's
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm

“Quilts of Valor”

Special Feature:  Barb Hinrich, a Lexington resident, presents on project Quilts of Valor (QOV).  The Mission of the QOV is to cover service members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing QOV.  Barb is a talented quilter so she’ll give us a first-hand look at this project.

Speaker:  Cristy Ludemann, from Springview, NE, will present “You’ve Got Mail.”  Cristy speaks of her paralyzing fear and how the Word helped her overcome it.  She is a rancher’s wife, rural mail carrier, was a twin, and has 5 grandchildren.  Her hobbies incude working in the hay fields and yard work.

Music:  Jeanne Homan, Lexington; longtime Lexington School’s music teacher.  She has a beautiful talent and you won’t want to miss our music feature.

Reservations and cancellations by noon on Monday, Febr 17, 2020,  Call Sheri Giesbrecht 308-320-0952 or Teresa Lanman 308-324-8386.  Cancellations are essential!  Transportation offered by request.  Free nursery provided by reservation.

Sponsored by Lexington Area Christian Women’s Connection, affiliated w/ Stonecroft Ministries

Renowned Mezzo-Soprano to Perform @ Perkins Auditorium in Fuhr Hall
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

Phyllis Pancella, an accomplished artist known for her radiant and expressive voice, will perform at Hastings College on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Pancella, who has appeared on many international opera, concert and recital stages, will perform in Perkins Auditorium in Fuhr Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

Pancella’s many opera successes include Mrs. Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde with Los Angeles Opera; Eduige in Handel’s Rodelinda with San Francisco Opera; Cornelia in Giulio Cesarewith Houston Grand Opera; the title role of Carmen at the Teatro San Carlo, New Israeli Opera, English National Opera, and Houston Grand Opera; Fidalma in Il matrimonio segreto and the title role in Offenbach’s Grand Duchess of Gerolstein with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea and the title role of Lizzie Borden at Glimmerglass Opera; The Death of Klinghoffer with Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Spano; and Dolores in the world premiere of Anthony Davis’ Wakonda’s Dream with Opera Omaha.

Pancella’s concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (National Symphony Orchestra); Mozart’s Requiem (Cincinnati Symphony); Bach’s Magnificat (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra); Dejanira in Hercules, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, and Mozart’s Requiem (Music of the Baroque); Messiah and Holofernes in Juditha Triumphans (Boston Baroque); and Verdi’s Messa per Rossini (Opéra de Lyon).

Feb
19
Wed
Register Now for Cozad’s “Ultimate Frisbee Tournament” Fundraiser!
Feb 19 all-day

Have fun participating in this Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to benefit the Cozad Haymaker Football team! Everyone is guaranteed 2 games in this double elimination tournament. It’s open to high school freshman to adults. Contact Coach Brian Cargill (308)746-1012 to register your team of 6. The cost is  $50 per team and the tournament will be played Saturday, March 7th at the Cozad High School Gym.  Registration Deadline is Febr. 28.

Loper Luncheons- Kearney @ Weins Room at Cope Stadium
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm

All Loper fans are invited! The return of the UNK fall sports season, means the return of Loper Luncheons! Join the coaches as they recap the previous weeks’ action and update fans on what’s to come. Loper Luncheons during the second semester will be held at the Health and Sports Center on Wednesday’s  from noon-1.

Feb
20
Thu
Free Blood Pressure Clinic @ Cozad Grand Generation Center
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am

Free Blood Pressure Clinic

Courtesy of Central Plains Home Health & Hospice

NSP Trooper to Discuss Human Trafficking @ North Platte Community College
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

North Platte Community College will host a lunch and learn on human trafficking. The presentation by Nebraska State Patrol trooper Tim Flick is open to the public.

It will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Room 203 of the W.W. Wood Building, NPCC North Campus, 1101 Halligan Drive. The cost is $15.

“I think there’s a lot more human trafficking going on than most people realize,” said Jeff Smeltzer, NPCC’s Business and Community Education coordinator. “Trooper Flick is going to talk about how big of a problem human trafficking has become, not only nationally, but locally and regionally as well.”

The program will include a definition of human trafficking, examples of trafficking businesses, local and regional issue locations, what traffickers are looking for in a victim and safety tips.

Registration can be done through the Business and Community Education website at: https://bceregister.mpcc.edu, by calling the BCE office at 535-3678 or by emailing Smeltzer at smeltzerj@mpcc.edu.

 

Corner Cafe Bingo @ Lexington Regional Health Center
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bingo starting at 6:00pm

Museum of Nebraska Art presents UNK Thornton String Quartet @ MONA
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MONA Showcase is a five-program evening series featuring talented visual, performing, and literary artists held once a month in October, November, December, February, and March. Each program is followed by conversation, art viewing, and light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

UNK String Chamber Ensembles – UNK Cello Ensemble and Thornton String Quartet

“Thornton String Quartet, directed by Dr. Ting-Lan Chen, is a scholarship student ensemble. Selected through competitive auditions, each quartet member is supported by the endowed Thornton String Quartet Scholarship, funded by UNK alumna Mary Elaine (Thornton) House in 2004. UNK Cello Ensemble is a performance group by UNK cello students under the direction of Dr. Noah Rogoff.”

Thursday, February 20 • 7-8 p.m.

UNK Thornton String Quartet

For more information, contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559.

Feb
21
Fri
Dresses with Power
Feb 21 – Mar 3 all-day

Now, through February 28th, the River is asking for donations of gently worn formal dresses, shoes and accessories. The items will be “sold” for suggested donations and the proceeds will go to “First Aid for Healthy Kids,” an organization that helps Lexington kids in need of medical care. To help, please drop off your items at the River Studios, located at 1007 Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington. Dresses with Power to help the kids of our community feel confident and stay healthy!

Please contact, lana@krvn.com with any questions~ Thank you!

Register Now for Cozad’s “Ultimate Frisbee Tournament” Fundraiser!
Feb 21 all-day

Have fun participating in this Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to benefit the Cozad Haymaker Football team! Everyone is guaranteed 2 games in this double elimination tournament. It’s open to high school freshman to adults. Contact Coach Brian Cargill (308)746-1012 to register your team of 6. The cost is  $50 per team and the tournament will be played Saturday, March 7th at the Cozad High School Gym.  Registration Deadline is Febr. 28.

Annual Chamber/Farmer Rancher Banquet
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join Us for a Wonderful Evening….

ANNUAL CHAMBER/FARMER RANCHER BANQUET

Friday, February 21

Complimentary Social Hour 6-7:00 p.m.

Dinner & Awards @ 7:00 p.m.

Kirk’s Nebraskaland Restaurant

*Limited Seating.  RSVP: 308-324-5504

Tickets:  $30,  Table of Eight: $240

Feb
22
Sat
Register Now for Cozad’s “Ultimate Frisbee Tournament” Fundraiser!
Feb 22 all-day

Have fun participating in this Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to benefit the Cozad Haymaker Football team! Everyone is guaranteed 2 games in this double elimination tournament. It’s open to high school freshman to adults. Contact Coach Brian Cargill (308)746-1012 to register your team of 6. The cost is  $50 per team and the tournament will be played Saturday, March 7th at the Cozad High School Gym.  Registration Deadline is Febr. 28.

Cozad Community Foundation’s “Red Day” @ Cozad Elks Lodge
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

Red Day

Reinvest, Engage, Donate

Wine/micro-brew tasting

Raffles, Silent & Live Auctions

Entry tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  $10 Raffle Tickets available at Arnold Insurance, Homestead Bank, Security First Bank, Waypoint Bank, or from any Cozad Community Foundation Board Member.

Support Cozad!

Miller Community Hall Dance @ Miller Community Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

COUNTRY FLAIR

Admission: $5  (Children Free, and welcome to dance)

Bring finger food for lunch @ 10:00

Feb
24
Mon
Register Now for Cozad’s “Ultimate Frisbee Tournament” Fundraiser!
Feb 24 all-day

Have fun participating in this Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to benefit the Cozad Haymaker Football team! Everyone is guaranteed 2 games in this double elimination tournament. It’s open to high school freshman to adults. Contact Coach Brian Cargill (308)746-1012 to register your team of 6. The cost is  $50 per team and the tournament will be played Saturday, March 7th at the Cozad High School Gym.  Registration Deadline is Febr. 28.

Feb
25
Tue
Dresses with Power
Feb 25 – Mar 7 all-day

Now, through February 28th, the River is asking for donations of gently worn formal dresses, shoes and accessories. The items will be “sold” for suggested donations and the proceeds will go to “First Aid for Healthy Kids,” an organization that helps Lexington kids in need of medical care. To help, please drop off your items at the River Studios, located at 1007 Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington. Dresses with Power to help the kids of our community feel confident and stay healthy!

Please contact, lana@krvn.com with any questions~ Thank you!

“Google My Business” Class @ Wilson Public Library
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Due to the grant we received from ALA, PLA & Google, the Wilson Public Library is able to offer four additional classes for our business community.

Did you miss our first Google My Business class in January?

Register for Google My Business-part 1 by clicking the link any time afterJanuary30: https://community.grow.google/s/event/a0r1E00000CDMN1.

This class will be held at NIGHT because we had people request it! Join us Tuesday, February 25, from 5:30-7:30pm at the Wilson Public Library in Cozad. 

Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps and get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile. In this session, we’ll also show you how to claim your Business Profile on Google and manage your business info across Google Search and Maps. The class will be held at Wilson Public Library.

Lesli Torres will instruct the class for business owners. This is a repeat of the class held in January. Attendees should have a gmail account and password with them at the start of class. If you need help creating a gmail account, stop by the library at least 2 hours before the class to be sure someone is available to help you. If you have a laptop, please bring it, although the library has several you can use. If you need to borrow a laptop from the library, please call us at 308-784-2019.

Holdrege FFA Labor Auction @ Phelps County Ag Center
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm

A Free Will Donation Barbecue Beef Meal will be served starting at 6:30 pm.

The Labor Auction will start at about 7:00 pm. 35 Holdrege FFA members will be sold for 4 hours of labor. The beef barbecue and auction is open to the public.

In addition to the Labor Auction, the FFA Chapter will have 8 -10 dessert items from pies to cakes that will go on Silent Auction. Potential buyers who cannot attend the Labor Auction in person can place bids with any FFA member and their parents or FFA Advisor, Jeff Moore.
Mr. Moore can be contacted at jeff.moore@dusters.org or at the High School 991-7951.
Proceeds from the auction are used to help the FFA Chapter pay for expenses from State and National FFA Conventions and many other FFA Activities throughout the year.

Come out and support the Holdrege FFA Chapter!

Feb
26
Wed
Register Now for Cozad’s “Ultimate Frisbee Tournament” Fundraiser!
Feb 26 all-day

Have fun participating in this Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to benefit the Cozad Haymaker Football team! Everyone is guaranteed 2 games in this double elimination tournament. It’s open to high school freshman to adults. Contact Coach Brian Cargill (308)746-1012 to register your team of 6. The cost is  $50 per team and the tournament will be played Saturday, March 7th at the Cozad High School Gym.  Registration Deadline is Febr. 28.

Feb
27
Thu
Dresses with Power
Feb 27 – Mar 10 all-day

Now, through February 28th, the River is asking for donations of gently worn formal dresses, shoes and accessories. The items will be “sold” for suggested donations and the proceeds will go to “First Aid for Healthy Kids,” an organization that helps Lexington kids in need of medical care. To help, please drop off your items at the River Studios, located at 1007 Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington. Dresses with Power to help the kids of our community feel confident and stay healthy!

Please contact, lana@krvn.com with any questions~ Thank you!

Register Now for Cozad’s “Ultimate Frisbee Tournament” Fundraiser!
Feb 27 all-day

Have fun participating in this Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to benefit the Cozad Haymaker Football team! Everyone is guaranteed 2 games in this double elimination tournament. It’s open to high school freshman to adults. Contact Coach Brian Cargill (308)746-1012 to register your team of 6. The cost is  $50 per team and the tournament will be played Saturday, March 7th at the Cozad High School Gym.  Registration Deadline is Febr. 28.

Class on Social Media Strategies for Your Business @ Wilson Public Library
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

A majority of the business owners/employees from our first class requested something to do with Social Media Strategies. This is it!

Register for Social Media Strategies: Finding Your Audience Online any time after January 30 by clicking the link at https://community.grow.google/s/event/a0r1E00000CDMX4. This class will be Thursday, February 27, from 8-10am at the Wilson Public Library.

Lesli Torres will instruct the class for business owners: Social Media Strategies: Finding Your Audience. The Primer App by Google and YouTube will be discussed. If you have a laptop, please bring it, although the library has several you can use. Call us at 308-784-2019 if you need a laptop.