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Jun
1
Mon
Dawson County Virtual 4-H Presentation Contest
Jun 1 all-day

The Dawson County Virtual 4-H Presentation Contest will be Tuesday, June 30.  The 2020 Dawson County Extension will be conducting the 4-H Presentation Contest virtually due to developing coronavirus guidelines.  All 4-H’ers, ages 8-18, may participate, said Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator.

A 4-H presentation is an oral communication in which the 4-H’er or 4-H’ers (two individuals) demonstrate or illustrate how to do something with the use of visuals, such as powerpoint, charts, posters, models, miniatures, photographs, cutouts, flannel boards, etc.

The guidelines for the Presentation Contest are given in the Dawson County 4-H Fair premium available on the web at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/dawson-county-4-h/ under the Dawson County 4-H tab.  Also, a document with the changes and steps to record and submit a video recording.

Pre-registrations are due June 11 to the Dawson County Extension Office (308-324-5501). Ribbons will be awarded to all presenters. The Dawson County Bankers will present $10 to every presentation participant.

The 4-H program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension.

Pre-Registration Due June 17 for 4-H Clothing Entries – Dawson County
Jun 1 all-day

The Dawson County 4‑H Clothing Contest will be held Tuesday, July 7th at the Lexington Middle School from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The Clothing Contest will be conducted according to coronavirus guidelines.  There will be correspondence as changes are set and protocol is established.

Dawson County Extension is currently working on what the 4-H portion of the fair competitions will look like. Our utmost concern is for the safety of 4-H members and their families. Although we don’t currently have a total vision as to what this year’s fair will look like, whether events and exhibits will be virtual, in-person or a combination of both. Decisions will be made based on guidance from the public health community and the Governor’s office.

According to Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator, 4‑H’ers enrolled in the following 4‑H Clothing projects: STEAM Clothing – Beyond the Needle, STEAM Clothing 1 – Fundamentals, STEAM Clothing 2 – Simply Sewing, STEAM Clothing 3 – A Stitch Further, Knitting, Crocheting, and Shopping In Style must pre‑register by Wednesday, June 17th in the Extension Office.  MAILED ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE EXTENSION OFFICE ON JUNE 17th.  NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED! Guidelines for the 4‑H Clothing Contest are given in the Dawson County Fair Premium List and Program.  The 4-H Section of the Fair Premium is available on the web (check it out on the Dawson County Extension Home Page www.dawson.unl.edu)

The results of the Fashion Show judging will be announced at the 4-H Public Fashion Show, Wednesday, July 8th at the Lexington Middle School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.  The 4-H program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension.

Jun
3
Wed
Cozad Gun Club Open Shooting @ Cozad Gun Club
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm
Jun
4
Thu
*** CANCELLED***”God of Carnage” @ The World Theatre, Kearney @ World Theatre
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm

*** CANCELLED***

Don’t miss this award-winning Broadway sensation! The New Yorker calls it “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem”, Entertainment Weekly says it is “a magnificently constructed play”, and the New York Times hails it as “first class”. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage tells the story of two sets of parents,
who are brought together after their sons get into a fight on the playground. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off.  God of Carnage gives audiences an inside
look as the two couples quickly turn a rational discussion into a childish evening of name-calling, tears, and tantrums. It’s a comedy of manners (without the manners), that will have you laughing out loud.

 

Ticket Information:
Tickets $20
Tickets available online at CraneRiverTheater.org, or by calling 308-627-5796.
Tickets available for Season Ticket Holders beginning April 9th.
Tickets available for General Public beginning April 16th.

Free Hot Meals – Open to the Community of Lexington @ St Ann's Parish Center
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In response to the need for meals for households in Lexington due to COVID-19, the Lexington Community Foundation, Orthman Manufacturing and St. Ann’s Parish in partnership with Hot Meals USA will be providing FREE meals to Lexington residents in need.
Each day, 1,200 meals will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Meals will be available for curbside pickup at St. Ann’s Parish Center in Lexington or can be pre-ordered to have meals delivered. One box of groceries per family will also be available every Thursday.
For FREE Delivery to your home
call (308) 324-4647

Jun
5
Fri
*** CANCELLED***”God of Carnage” @ The World Theatre, Kearney @ World Theatre
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm

*** CANCELLED***

Don’t miss this award-winning Broadway sensation! The New Yorker calls it “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem”, Entertainment Weekly says it is “a magnificently constructed play”, and the New York Times hails it as “first class”. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage tells the story of two sets of parents,
who are brought together after their sons get into a fight on the playground. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off.  God of Carnage gives audiences an inside
look as the two couples quickly turn a rational discussion into a childish evening of name-calling, tears, and tantrums. It’s a comedy of manners (without the manners), that will have you laughing out loud.

 

Ticket Information:
Tickets $20
Tickets available online at CraneRiverTheater.org, or by calling 308-627-5796.
Tickets available for Season Ticket Holders beginning April 9th.
Tickets available for General Public beginning April 16th.

Free Hot Meals – Open to the Community of Lexington @ St Ann's Parish Center
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In response to the need for meals for households in Lexington due to COVID-19, the Lexington Community Foundation, Orthman Manufacturing and St. Ann’s Parish in partnership with Hot Meals USA will be providing FREE meals to Lexington residents in need.
Each day, 1,200 meals will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Meals will be available for curbside pickup at St. Ann’s Parish Center in Lexington or can be pre-ordered to have meals delivered. One box of groceries per family will also be available every Thursday.
For FREE Delivery to your home
call (308) 324-4647

Jun
6
Sat
*** CANCELLED***”God of Carnage” @ The World Theatre, Kearney @ World Theatre
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm

*** CANCELLED***

Don’t miss this award-winning Broadway sensation! The New Yorker calls it “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem”, Entertainment Weekly says it is “a magnificently constructed play”, and the New York Times hails it as “first class”. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage tells the story of two sets of parents,
who are brought together after their sons get into a fight on the playground. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off.  God of Carnage gives audiences an inside
look as the two couples quickly turn a rational discussion into a childish evening of name-calling, tears, and tantrums. It’s a comedy of manners (without the manners), that will have you laughing out loud.

 

Ticket Information:
Tickets $20
Tickets available online at CraneRiverTheater.org, or by calling 308-627-5796.
Tickets available for Season Ticket Holders beginning April 9th.
Tickets available for General Public beginning April 16th.

Jun
7
Sun
Chapel of the Lake **Covid regulations apply-see below)**- Johnson Lake
Jun 7 @ 8:30 am

Minister: Rev. Dan Zitterkopf———-Lexington
Laymen: Rick Bergman
Special Music:  John Moore

***** First, I want to say that the Chapel will be opening Memorial weekend May 24!   The Chapel committee is preparing for services following guidelines from Department of Health & Human Services and CDC.  A mask will be given if anyone is missing one and will pass out plastic gloves to all so hymnals can be used.  Social distancing observed by ushers escorting both in and exiting building and deck.  Worshipers may bring lawn chairs if inside chapel and outside patio are full.  We want everyone to be safe and comfortable attending services.*******

Services begin at 8:30 A.M. each Sunday Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend with guest ministers and special music.

 

 

 

 

*** CANCELLED***”God of Carnage” @ The World Theatre, Kearney @ World Theatre
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm

*** CANCELLED***

Don’t miss this award-winning Broadway sensation! The New Yorker calls it “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem”, Entertainment Weekly says it is “a magnificently constructed play”, and the New York Times hails it as “first class”. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage tells the story of two sets of parents,
who are brought together after their sons get into a fight on the playground. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off.  God of Carnage gives audiences an inside
look as the two couples quickly turn a rational discussion into a childish evening of name-calling, tears, and tantrums. It’s a comedy of manners (without the manners), that will have you laughing out loud.

 

Ticket Information:
Tickets $20
Tickets available online at CraneRiverTheater.org, or by calling 308-627-5796.
Tickets available for Season Ticket Holders beginning April 9th.
Tickets available for General Public beginning April 16th.

Jun
8
Mon
Dawson County Virtual 4-H Presentation Contest
Jun 8 all-day

The Dawson County Virtual 4-H Presentation Contest will be Tuesday, June 30.  The 2020 Dawson County Extension will be conducting the 4-H Presentation Contest virtually due to developing coronavirus guidelines.  All 4-H’ers, ages 8-18, may participate, said Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator.

A 4-H presentation is an oral communication in which the 4-H’er or 4-H’ers (two individuals) demonstrate or illustrate how to do something with the use of visuals, such as powerpoint, charts, posters, models, miniatures, photographs, cutouts, flannel boards, etc.

The guidelines for the Presentation Contest are given in the Dawson County 4-H Fair premium available on the web at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/dawson-county-4-h/ under the Dawson County 4-H tab.  Also, a document with the changes and steps to record and submit a video recording.

Pre-registrations are due June 11 to the Dawson County Extension Office (308-324-5501). Ribbons will be awarded to all presenters. The Dawson County Bankers will present $10 to every presentation participant.

The 4-H program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension.

Jun
9
Tue
Bertrand Red Cross Blood Drive @ Bertrand Community Building
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm

Blood Drive at Bertrand’s Community Center starting at 12:00 pm.

Jun
10
Wed
Cozad Gun Club Open Shooting @ Cozad Gun Club
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm
Jun
11
Thu
Dawson County Virtual 4-H Presentation Contest
Jun 11 all-day

The Dawson County Virtual 4-H Presentation Contest will be Tuesday, June 30.  The 2020 Dawson County Extension will be conducting the 4-H Presentation Contest virtually due to developing coronavirus guidelines.  All 4-H’ers, ages 8-18, may participate, said Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator.

A 4-H presentation is an oral communication in which the 4-H’er or 4-H’ers (two individuals) demonstrate or illustrate how to do something with the use of visuals, such as powerpoint, charts, posters, models, miniatures, photographs, cutouts, flannel boards, etc.

The guidelines for the Presentation Contest are given in the Dawson County 4-H Fair premium available on the web at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/dawson-county-4-h/ under the Dawson County 4-H tab.  Also, a document with the changes and steps to record and submit a video recording.

Pre-registrations are due June 11 to the Dawson County Extension Office (308-324-5501). Ribbons will be awarded to all presenters. The Dawson County Bankers will present $10 to every presentation participant.

The 4-H program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension.

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Callaway @ Callaway Community Building
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The American Red Cross and the Callaway Lions Club will be holding a blood drive June 11, 2020 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Callaway Community Center by appointment only. To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App. Visit RedCrossBlood. Org, or call 1-800-733-2767.

Covid 19 guidelines will be followed.  All donors must wear a mask.  If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. Do not come to donate if you are a non-believer in the use of the mask. And if you are feeling ill do not come. It is recommended that you hydrate and eat iron-rich foods.

Upon entering the building your temperature will be taken.  Making your appointment on time will be greatly appreciated.  No  food will be provided.  Only donors will be allowed into the building and strict distancing will be practiced.  We ask once a donor has completed their donation that they leave the building ASAP.

Free Hot Meals – Open to the Community of Lexington @ St Ann's Parish Center
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In response to the need for meals for households in Lexington due to COVID-19, the Lexington Community Foundation, Orthman Manufacturing and St. Ann’s Parish in partnership with Hot Meals USA will be providing FREE meals to Lexington residents in need.
Each day, 1,200 meals will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Meals will be available for curbside pickup at St. Ann’s Parish Center in Lexington or can be pre-ordered to have meals delivered. One box of groceries per family will also be available every Thursday.
For FREE Delivery to your home
call (308) 324-4647

Jun
12
Fri
Free Hot Meals – Open to the Community of Lexington @ St Ann's Parish Center
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In response to the need for meals for households in Lexington due to COVID-19, the Lexington Community Foundation, Orthman Manufacturing and St. Ann’s Parish in partnership with Hot Meals USA will be providing FREE meals to Lexington residents in need.
Each day, 1,200 meals will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Meals will be available for curbside pickup at St. Ann’s Parish Center in Lexington or can be pre-ordered to have meals delivered. One box of groceries per family will also be available every Thursday.
For FREE Delivery to your home
call (308) 324-4647

Farmers Market Coupon Distribution – Cozad @ Grand Generation Center
Jun 12 @ 7:16 pm – 8:16 pm

The Nebraska Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income senior citizens with coupons to purchase fresh produce or honey (pure only) at Nebraska farmers markets and roadside stands. The purposes of the program are to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey to low income seniors and increase the consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding in the development of new farmers markets and roadside stands. Nebraska SFMNP State Plan of development was officially approved early in the year, allowing the state to continue the operation of this program for 2020.
In order for participants to be eligible for the program, individuals must meet categorical and income eligibility requirements:
• Categorically, participants must be 60 years of age or older. Income eligibility is measured in one of two ways:
– One-person household’s annual gross income cannot exceed $23,606.
– Two-person household’s annual gross income cannot exceed $31,894.
• Older Adults wanted to be considered for the program may be asked to provide documentation showing age and income eligibility at the time of registration.
• Older adults enrolled in the program will receive SFMNP coupons, which they will be available to exchange for fresh nutritious, locally grown, unprepared fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at registered farmers markets and roadside stands. Coupon distribution will start in June and may run through September.
Coupons must be spent on or before October 31, 2020. Coupons will be available through participating Area Agencies on Aging, local senior centers, and local Commodity Supplemental Food Program local distribution sites.
Because appropriations are limited, services will not be provided in every community and not all eligible seniors may be served. If additional funding appears likely, waiting lists may be used.
Please Call Tamie at 308-784-2747 to set up an appointment to receive your coupons

“Onward” Park It & Watch It Movie Night – Gothenburg @ Curbtender Parking Lot
Jun 12 @ 9:00 pm

Showings will begin 9-9:30pm each night depending on sunset.  Parking lot opens for admission at 8pm.  Capacity is 40 vehicles.  Admission prices $10 per vehicle Carhop style concessions will be available for purchase.

Jun
13
Sat
Benefit Roping & Silent Auction for Dusty Baehler – Sharon Springs, KS @ Wallace County Fairgrounds Arena
Jun 13 all-day

Draw Pot Roping – enter by 12:00pm MT/Begin Roping at 1:00pm MT

Draw 3 for $150/man  Cash Only  –    Enter up to 2x

2/3 Benefit  1/3 payout   Buckles and prizes to the average winners

Lunch provided for Free Will Donation, Courtesy of Erin Wright & Towns End Tavern

Silent Auction, Homemade Pie & Homemade Ice Cream during the roping in the fairgrounds building

100% funds from silent auction, food, and gun raffle will be donated to the Baehler Family

Gun Raffle  Henry Golden Boy 45-70 Lever Rifle

35th Annual Wagons West Celebration Reverse Parade – Kearney @ Buffalo County Historical Society
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For this year’s FREE 35th annual Wagons West Celebration, we will host a reverse parade on June 13th from 10 am – 12 pm (a reverse parade is different from a normal parade where the spectators are the ones driving to the procession of people at the Trails & Rails Museum). Because of the larger crowd that this FREE event brings, we will not allow people on the property to walk in the buildings like normal. Instead, we are still inviting our guests to drive on down and waive at our awesome pioneers! The first 300 kids/people will receive a souvenir baggie!

June’Brewery Vendor Craft Show – Johnson Lake @ Canyon Lakes Brewery Company
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
June’Brewery Vendor Craft Show
Saturday June 13th
10 am 2pm
In the parking lot at
Canyon Lakes Brewery Company
74896 Johnson Lake DR25A
Johnson Lake NE 68937
“Onward” Park It & Watch It Movie Night – Gothenburg @ Curbtender Parking Lot
Jun 13 @ 9:00 pm

Showings will begin 9-9:30pm each night depending on sunset.  Parking lot opens for admission at 8pm.  Capacity is 40 vehicles.  Admission prices $10 per vehicle Carhop style concessions will be available for purchase.

Jun
14
Sun
Chapel of the Lake **Covid regulations apply-see below)**- Johnson Lake
Jun 14 @ 8:30 am

Minister: Rev. Michael Wolff————Elwood
Laymen: Dan Thayer
Special Music:  “Cabriolet”

***** First, I want to say that the Chapel will be opening Memorial weekend May 24!   The Chapel committee is preparing for services following guidelines from Department of Health & Human Services and CDC.  A mask will be given if anyone is missing one and will pass out plastic gloves to all so hymnals can be used.  Social distancing observed by ushers escorting both in and exiting building and deck.  Worshipers may bring lawn chairs if inside chapel and outside patio are full.  We want everyone to be safe and comfortable attending services.*******

Services begin at 8:30 A.M. each Sunday Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend with guest ministers and special music.

 

 

 

 

Jun
15
Mon
ESU Unit #11 Public Meeting @ Service Unit Office
Jun 15 @ 7:00 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 and on ZOOM.  A current agenda of items to be brought before the Board at this meeting is available for public inspection in the office of Education Service Unit #11.  Accommodations for special needs can be requested by calling the office @ 995-6585.

 

Jun
17
Wed
Pre-Registration Due June 17 for 4-H Clothing Entries – Dawson County
Jun 17 all-day

The Dawson County 4‑H Clothing Contest will be held Tuesday, July 7th at the Lexington Middle School from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The Clothing Contest will be conducted according to coronavirus guidelines.  There will be correspondence as changes are set and protocol is established.

Dawson County Extension is currently working on what the 4-H portion of the fair competitions will look like. Our utmost concern is for the safety of 4-H members and their families. Although we don’t currently have a total vision as to what this year’s fair will look like, whether events and exhibits will be virtual, in-person or a combination of both. Decisions will be made based on guidance from the public health community and the Governor’s office.

According to Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator, 4‑H’ers enrolled in the following 4‑H Clothing projects: STEAM Clothing – Beyond the Needle, STEAM Clothing 1 – Fundamentals, STEAM Clothing 2 – Simply Sewing, STEAM Clothing 3 – A Stitch Further, Knitting, Crocheting, and Shopping In Style must pre‑register by Wednesday, June 17th in the Extension Office.  MAILED ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE EXTENSION OFFICE ON JUNE 17th.  NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED! Guidelines for the 4‑H Clothing Contest are given in the Dawson County Fair Premium List and Program.  The 4-H Section of the Fair Premium is available on the web (check it out on the Dawson County Extension Home Page www.dawson.unl.edu)

The results of the Fashion Show judging will be announced at the 4-H Public Fashion Show, Wednesday, July 8th at the Lexington Middle School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.  The 4-H program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension.

Cozad Gun Club Open Shooting @ Cozad Gun Club
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
Jun
18
Thu
Free Hot Meals – Open to the Community of Lexington @ St Ann's Parish Center
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In response to the need for meals for households in Lexington due to COVID-19, the Lexington Community Foundation, Orthman Manufacturing and St. Ann’s Parish in partnership with Hot Meals USA will be providing FREE meals to Lexington residents in need.
Each day, 1,200 meals will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Meals will be available for curbside pickup at St. Ann’s Parish Center in Lexington or can be pre-ordered to have meals delivered. One box of groceries per family will also be available every Thursday.
For FREE Delivery to your home
call (308) 324-4647

Jun
19
Fri
Free Hot Meals – Open to the Community of Lexington @ St Ann's Parish Center
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In response to the need for meals for households in Lexington due to COVID-19, the Lexington Community Foundation, Orthman Manufacturing and St. Ann’s Parish in partnership with Hot Meals USA will be providing FREE meals to Lexington residents in need.
Each day, 1,200 meals will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Meals will be available for curbside pickup at St. Ann’s Parish Center in Lexington or can be pre-ordered to have meals delivered. One box of groceries per family will also be available every Thursday.
For FREE Delivery to your home
call (308) 324-4647

*** CANCELLED***Cinderella @ Yanney Heritage Park @ Yanney Park
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm

*** CANCELLED***

“Impossible things are happening every day!”  Join Crane River Theater under the open sky at Yanney Park as this magical fairy tale is reborn with originality, charm and elegance. Cinderella spends her days in a life of servitude for her cruel stepmother, and dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, her wishes come true, and she’s transformed into a beautiful princess. She meets a
handsome prince, but must leave before the spell wears off and her dress turns back to rags. Leaving behind just one glass slipper, will the Prince be able to find Cinderella and live happily ever after? Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella continues to captivate
audiences year after year. After all, even if we know the story by heart, we still hold our breath until we are sure that the slipper fits.

June 19- July 3 @ 7:00 pm.  (No Monday performances.)

Ticket Information:
Admission – $5 per person
Age 1 and under Free
Admission sales begin at 5:30pm for each performance.