Calendar

Nov
17
Fri
Dawson County Historical Museum – paintings from The Legacy of Nebraska – Lexington
Nov 17 all-day

Dawson County Museum Proudly Present select paintings from The Legacy of Nebraska by Todd A. Williams

From:   November 1st, 2017 to January 6, 2018

 

Nebraska chapter of Singles in Agriculture
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 8:00 am

The Nebraska Chapter of Singles in Agriculture invites you to join them for a weekend of fun and socializing in Kearney and Lexington on Nov. 17-19 at the Microtel Inn and suites, 104 Talmadge St in Kearney.  For a complete schedule of activities contact Cindy at 308-920-0364.

Nov
18
Sat
Holiday Food & Gift Festival – Cozad Grand Generation Center @ Cozad Grand Generation Center
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

A full house of great vendors & crafters.  Bring the whole family and enjoy some Hot Chocolate and roasted marshmallows 10:00am-3pm  Lunch available 11:00am to 2:00pm

Minden Opera House
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Minden Opera House present “Something Cool,” The music of Mary Carrick and J. Gawf.  They will perform music from the 1940’s to 1970’s  Dinner is included.  The performance is November 18th, 2017 at the Minden Opera House.  Tickets are $30.

Miller Dance
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Sundowners (Roger, Jerome, Bruce, Scott, Jim) at 7:00 to 10:00 pm Miller, NE Community Hall  Special Guests:  Singles in Ag
Admission $5 Children Welcome & Free thru HS Graduation & may dance  Bring Finger food for lunch at 10

Questions call 308-325-2909

Nov
19
Sun
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smithfield
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am

24th Sunday after Pentecost

9:00am Sunday School;  10:00am – Worship

 

St John Capistrain Catholic Church Soup, Sandwich Luncheon & Bake Sale – Amherst @ Amherst Community Hall
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free Will donation

Delicious Sandwiches, Yummy Soups, Baked Items and Choice of Dessert

North Platte Area Sandhills Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert @ North Platte High School Performing Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

Our concert is entitled “Celebrate Nebraska”.   In celebration of Nebraska’s 150th year of Statehood, we will be performing selections our audience will recognize and love to hear pertaining to Nebraska activities and pieces by Nebraska composers.  We will be performing songs of special guest performer and composer Kim Baxter.  We are excited about this concert and the opportunity to provide wonderful orchestral music to our community and introduce our new conductor Christa Speed.  This is a free concert that will be held at the North Platte High School Performing Arts Center, 1220 West 2nd Street, North Platte, NE. on Sunday November 19th at 3:00pm (Central Time).

Nov
20
Mon
Hometown for the Holidays! – Lexington Chamber of Commerce
Nov 20 all-day

Hometown for the Holidays local shopping promotion – Nov 1, 2017  to Dec 31, 2017

Visit 10 participating businesses for a chance to win a gift card

Weekly drawings

L2 for Kids – Fundraiser – Lexington
Nov 20 all-day

12 bone rack of smoked Lucky Chuck’s BBQ Ribs for $20.00

5# Smoked Prime  Rib $75.00   —   10-12# Smoked turkey $40.00

A percentage of the sales will go towards L2 for Kids, a non-profit group that provides funds for children to purchase new school clothes.  You can designate which community you would like your donation to go to.

Order for the Holidays – Pick up by Nov 17 for Thanksgiving or December 20 for Christmas

 

 

Public Community Information Meeting – Gothenburg @ Senior Center
Nov 20 @ 11:45 am

The Gothenburg Improvement Company (GIC), Dawson Area Development (DAD) and Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce will host two public information meetings regarding the closing of the Parker facility and its potential impact on company associates and the community on Monday, Nov. 20. The first is at 11:45 a.m. at the Senior Center and another will be at 7 p.m. in the Discovery Center at Gothenburg Public Schools. Everyone is welcome to attend.

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Kearney @ Ft. Kearney Chapter
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Local Omaha Expers, Organizations call for Clean Food & Water – Omaha @ UNO community Engagement Center
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On November 20th, Mighty Earth’s “Clean it Up, Tyson!” campaign will bring together dozens of community members for the Cleaner Food Now forum, a panel discussion about the meat industry’s contribution to water and climate pollution. More than 900 concerned Omahans and 25 local organizations have signed letters calling on Tyson Foods, the biggest meat company in America, to reduce its environmental footprint by requiring more sustainable growing practices throughout the company’s supply chain.

Lexington Area Compassionate Friends @ Great Western Bank Meeting Room
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm

Help on getting through the holidays after the loss of a child.

Nov
21
Tue
American Red Cross Blood Drive – Cozad @ Catholic Parish Hall
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Calligraphy Class Presentation – Wilson Public Library
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm

Jake Derr will teach a beginning calligraphy class during the November 21, 2017 Crafternoon at the Wilson Public Library in Cozad.  Crafternoons take place at 4:00-5:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. For the November class, preregistration is required by November 17.  Please call 784-2019 or stop by the front desk to register.  This program is free and open for ages 10 and up.  Materials will be provided.

 

Nov
22
Wed
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smithfield
Nov 22 all-day

No WINGS, Confirmation, Choir or Luther League

Miss Nebraska Doll – Cozad Wilson Public Library
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am

Join the Wilson Public Library for the Miss Nebraska Junior Doll presentation by Carol Helvey on Wednesday, November 22, at 11 a.m.  The Library is located at 910 Meridian Avenue in Cozad.  This program is free and open to the public.

As a national fundraiser for Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), each year an annual raffle focuses on a particular state with outfits for an American Girl doll.  In 2017, Nebraska was selected as the featured state, complete with 93 outfits created by national DAR members as a nod toward Nebraska’s 93 counties. The Miss Nebraska Junior Doll features outfits linked to how Nebraska has played a role in making our country great in historical and cultural ways, including “Miss Offutt,” “Willa Cather,” and “Miss Kool-Aid” to name a few.

Carol Helvey from Johnson Lake was drawn as the winner of the doll complete with all 93 outfits. She will give a thirty minute presentation regarding approximately ¼ of the outfits and their significance. Nebraska history buffs, doll enthusiasts, and genealogists are sure to want to attend this program which is geared toward upper elementary through adults.

 

Nov
24
Fri
“Christmas Traditions Festival” – Minden
Nov 24 all-day

Minden will kick off a week long Christmas Traditions Festival Friday, November 24. Many family-friendly events are planned to celebrate the Christmas Season. Over the years many families have traveled to Minden to see the Christmas lights decorating the Kearney County Courthouse. Come join us in Nebraska’s Christmas City.
 Soup lunch at the Senior Center -10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
 Cookie Walk at the Senior Center -10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
 Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus — 11:30 a.m. – 1:00p.m.
 A free family movie at the Minden Opera House — 1:30p.m.
 A children’s carnival at Windmill Hall — 3:00 – 5:00p.m.
 Crowning of Miss Christmas City, turning on the Lights & Lighted Parade – 5:30p.m
After the parade families are invited to “Family Fun under the lights” on the East side of the downtown square. Several bounce houses will be set up, Friday, Nov. 24-26 & Dec. 2 & 3. Theme nights are planned at the site, Bake Sales, Just Dance Bounce Party, Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-6pm, Food Trucks on the square, Sunday, Nov. 26th. The Bounce houses are Free will donation and will be open 1:00-9:00pm.
Other events during the Festival will include: Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair a with a Pop Up Art Gallery Nov. 25, 8:00am-5:00pm on the Downtown Square, Christmas City 5K run/walk & ½ mile Little Elves run, Dec. 2, Rotary Pancake Feed, Dec. 2, Christmas Train Dec. 2 & 3, 3:00-5:00pm, Letters to Santa, Light of the World Pageant, Nov. 25, Dec. 3 & Dec. 10, Community Choir Concert & Soup dinner Dec. 10 plus more.
Minden is Nebraska’s Christmas City and home to the 100+ year tradition of hanging Colored Lights on the Kearney CO Courthouse. Please journey to Minden for one or more of our events this Christmas season. For a detailed calendar of events visit our website www.mindenne.org or call 308-832-1811

Red Cross Blood Drive – Kearney
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Red Cross Blood drive to be held at the Ft. Kearney chapter of the American Red Cross, 520 W. 48th St, Kearney NE on 11/24/17 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.    For more information call 1-800-733-2767

Nov
25
Sat
Small Business Saturday in Cozad
Nov 25 all-day

Shop at participating small businesses in Cozad and receive one “ShopSmall entry ticket with your purchase.

Return tickets to the Cozad Chamber office (135 W. 8th) by Monday Nov 27th and be entered into a drawing for $25.00 Cozad Cash

The more tickets you earn the better your odds of winning

Miller Dance – Miller, NE @ Miller Community Hall
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Diamonds & Dust (Blaine, Kylie, Mike, Sandy)

Children welcome – Pre-K to 12 free, may dance if following floor rules.  Bring finger food for lunch at 10
For questions call 308-325-2909

Nov
26
Sun
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smithfield
Nov 26 all-day

Christ the King Sunday

9:00 am – Sunday School; 10:00am  – Worship with Holy Communion

Women of Hope Time, Talent & Treasures Auction

Nov
27
Mon
Hometown for the Holidays! – Lexington Chamber of Commerce
Nov 27 all-day

Hometown for the Holidays local shopping promotion – Nov 1, 2017  to Dec 31, 2017

Visit 10 participating businesses for a chance to win a gift card

Weekly drawings

L2 for Kids – Fundraiser – Lexington
Nov 27 all-day

12 bone rack of smoked Lucky Chuck’s BBQ Ribs for $20.00

5# Smoked Prime  Rib $75.00   —   10-12# Smoked turkey $40.00

A percentage of the sales will go towards L2 for Kids, a non-profit group that provides funds for children to purchase new school clothes.  You can designate which community you would like your donation to go to.

Order for the Holidays – Pick up by Nov 17 for Thanksgiving or December 20 for Christmas

 

 

Red Cross Blood Drive – Kearney
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Red Cross Blood Drive to be held at the Ft Kearney chapter of the American Red Cross, 520 W. 48th St, Kearney NE on 11/27/17 from 12:00pm – 6:00 pm.  For questions call 1-800-733-2767

Nov
28
Tue
Red Cross Blood Drive – Minden
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Red cross Blood Drive to be held at Minden High School, 622 W 3rd St, Minden NE on 11/28/17 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm  for questions call 1-800733-2767

Complete Small Engine Repair – Informational Meeting – Arapahoe @ Whip's Place
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Classes are scheduled to be held early December

Derik Nelson and family concert
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Derik Nelson and Family wil perform a musical concert at Cozad High School Auditorium, 1710 Meridian Ave, Cozad, NE at 7:30 pm on  Nov 28, 2017   For more information call Laura Rody, 970-402-2544

Nov
29
Wed
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smithfield
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm

6:30pm – WINGS & Confirmation  7:30pm – Choir & Luther League