Calendar

Jan
18
Thu
Diaper Depot – Broken Bow @ First Baptist Church
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Parents of young children that have a need of diapers are invited to come by the First Baptist Church and receive a package of diapers for FREE to help them get through until the next paycheck.

Each family will be allowed one package of diapers for each child or kid that uses them.  We will use a sign-in sheet similar to the food pantry to keep track of the families that pick up diapers.

Our clear objective, is not to supply the families with an entire month’s worth of diapers, but to act as a stop-gap measure for that difficult time when the supply is outweighed by demand.

Lexington Soccer Team Taco Feed Fundraiser @ Lexington
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Lexington boys soccer team has its 5th annual Taco Feed during the Lexington vs Cozad Girls & Boys Basketball Games on Jan 18th. Serving starts at 5:30pm in the high school cafeteria. It is a free will offering.

 

 

Antonio Rocha at the Lexington Public Library @ Lexington Public Library
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Lexington Public Library presents Antonio Rocha, an award winning mime and storyteller. Rocha will be at the library on Thursday, January 18th at 7:00pm. This program is sponsored by the Lexington Library Memorial Fund, the Friends of the Lexington Library, The Lexington Community Foundation, the Emerson Fund and the Kearney Area Storytelling Festival

Jan
19
Fri
2nd Annual Health & Wellness Fair – Orthman Community YMCA – Lexington
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Y is here to help you live healthier in 2018. Attend this free community health and wellness fair to participate in screenings and other health tests. Plus, there will be many information booths to help you discover local and regional resources for living healthier.

FREE and Open to the Public

Jan
20
Sat
A Johnny Cash Tribute comes to Red Cloud @ Red Cloud Opera House
Jan 20 all-day

Get ready to be entertained by the premier Johnny Cash Tribute, coming to the Red Cloud Opera House on Saturday, January 20th. One More Round is a 3-piece band out of St. Louis, Missouri, delivering hits from the 1950s onward—most notably, “Ring of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk The Line,” “Boy Named Sue,” and more.

Tickets for the show are $20 in advance and $25 day of show and can be purchased by calling the Red Cloud Opera House at 402-746-2641 or online at www.WillaCather.org.

Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply – Women’s Retreat – Gothenburg
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Open to everyone Free of Charge!

A One Day Women’s retreat with Author and Speaker Deb Burma

Gothenburg Senior Center (includes lunch)

Pre-registration is requested to help with planning.  Visit ticlex.org to register or text or call 952-913-2973 with how many you are registering before January 15th

Introductory Beekeeping – North Platte @ West Central Research & Extension Center
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Part I (lecture & hands-on activities):
Saturday, January 20th 2018
10 am to 4 pm (registration begins at 9:30 am)
At West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte, NE 69101
Part II (field day): TBA
At UNL East Campus Pollinator Garden, Lincoln NE

Learn about…Honey bee biology, Equipment & management, Honey production and Maintaining healthy hives

Taught by:  Judy Wu-Smart, UNL Professor
Dept. of Entomology
Dustin Scholl, Apiary Manager – UNL Bee Lab
plus other guest speakers
Cost: $60 per person, includes beekeeping handbook, lecture slides, equipment catalogs, refreshments, & lunch.
$30 for each additional family member (does not include handbooks)
For additional information about the class, contact Dustin Scholl at dscholl3@unl.edu

Pre-registration is required
Send: Name(s), address, phone number, email and class fee to:
Jeri Cunningham
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of Entomology
103 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
email: jcunningham1@unl.edu
phone: 402-472-8678
Please register by January 15th, 2018
Make checks payable to: University of Nebraska

Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest @ Elm Creek
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Knights of Columbus from Elm Creek, Amherst and Overton will host their annual free throw shooting contest on Saturday Jan 20th at the Elm Creek school. Registration starts at 12pm and the contest starts at 1pm. The contest is open for girls and boys between the ages of 9 through 14. A copy of birth certificate is required to compete. For more information you can call Rod Cornell at 308-440-8372.

Oxford Fire & Rescue’s Annual Predator Calling Contest @ Oxford Fire Station
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm

Oxford Fire & Rescue’s annual Predator Calling Contest… Rules meeting Saturday Jan. 20th Final check in 7pm Jan 21st… Points for Bobcat Coyote Fox and Raccoon…Payout top three places and heaviest Coyote..Door prizes and raffles for guns and electronic game call.. for Pre registration contact Bill Grossnicklaus at 3089626450

“Leather Tooling” – Lexington Public Library @ Lexington Public Library
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Introduction to Leather Tooling with Robert Thompson

Limited to 8 adult or teen participants.  To register visit the Lexington Public Library at 907 N. Washington or call 308-324-2151

“Chosen to Live” speaker – One Box Convention Center – Broken Bow @ One Box Convention Center
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm

Jerry Schemmel – radio announcer for the Colorado Rockies baseball team, survivor of 1989 jetliner crash which killed 112 people, tells how this drastically changed the direction of his life.  Don Schauda and R.P. Smith will provide the entertainment.  $20

For more information: 308-872-6250

Sponsored by Friends of Custer County

Miller Dance – Miller, NE @ Miller Community Hall
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lead Me Home

Miller, NE Community Hall

Children welcome PreK-12 free – may dance if following floor rules

Bring snacks/finger food for lunch at 10:00

Questions call 308-325-2909

Jan
21
Sun
Chili Lunch Fundraising – H.O.M.E.S. – Lexington @ Grand Generation Center
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

H.O.M.E.S is a non-profit organization that is designed to provide assistance to our community. Our goal is to help many people in need. Some of those needs are small home repairs as well as providing personal items (diapers, clothes and shoes). H.O.M.E.S hopes to build more funding in the future to cover more needs in Lexington. We believe that families are a fundamental piece of society and it is our goal to help, connect, and guide those families in
Lexington. All of our fundraising will benefit the Community of Lexington

This will be a Family Event – Everyone is welcome to this family friendly (and delicious!) event!

Pancake/Bake Sale – Broken Bow @ Custer County 4-H Building
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am

The annual Pancake/Bake sale of Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Broken Bow will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at the Custer County 4-H Building. Pancakes, sausage, and eggs will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. A free will donation will be taken and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Broken Bow School 6th grade Halsey Trip Fund. Home bake foods will also be available for purchase, This event is sponsored with Thrivent Community Action Team. For more information call 308-872-5093

Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply – Women’s Retreat – Lexington
Jan 21 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Open to everyone Free of Charge!

A One Day Women’s retreat with Author and Speaker Deb Burma

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lexington

Pre-registration is requested to help with planning.  Visit ticlex.org to register or text or call 952-913-2973 with how many you are registering before January 15th

Jan
22
Mon
Nursing Assistant Course – Central Community College – Lexington @ Central Community College
Jan 22 all-day

A nursing assistant class will be offered Jan 22 through Feb 16th at Central Community College-Lexington.

The course is offered as a lecture/lab so students can have flexibility in completing the required 76 hours of class/lab time. The lab will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Class size is limited so preregistration is required to reserve a space. The cost is $395, which includes in-state tuition, books, fees and the state test. For more information or to enroll, contact CCC-Lexington at (308) 324-8481 or toll-free at 1-877-222-0780, option #8.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Class – McCook @ Mid Plains Community College McMillen Hall #213
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This class is designed to teach others how to help adolescents who are experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or crisis. It is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.  Participants will be on their own for lunch from 12-1:00 pm.

There is no cost to attend this class, but registration is required.

This event is sponsored by Region II Human Services and Mid-Plains Business & Community Education

Jan
23
Tue
“How to Train Your Brain” – Dawson County Extension – Gothenburg @ American Lutheran Church Room #101
Jan 23 all-day

When we think of a healthy lifestyle, we may think of exercising, eating a balanced diet, losing weight, being heart healthy, controlling diabetes or lowering cholesterol levels.  We often forget the importance of brain stimulation in our healthy lifestyle.  After all, the brain is the most important and most complex part of the body. It controls almost all body processes including heartbeat, breathing, digestion, muscle movement, speech and all five senses.  We need our brain to be healthy because it is responsible for memory, emotion, behavior and reasoning.  The health of our brain is vital to nearly everything we do.  In the “How to Train Your Brain” program, participants will gain a basic understanding of how the brain works, understand the impact of brain stimulation on memory and learning, and encourage increased brain stimulation through everyday activities.

The Family and Community Education (FCE) educational program lesson, “How to Train Your Brain” will be provided by the Nebraska Extension and presented by Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator. The program is available to FCE club lesson leaders and community group representatives at these locations:

Lexington            Tuesday, January 23       9:30 am     Extension Conference Rm, Fairgrounds

Gothenburg       Tuesday, January 23       1:30 pm     American Lutheran Church, Room #101

For more information, contact Andrea Nisley, University of Nebraska Extension Educator, Dawson County at 308-324-5501.

 

 

“How to Train Your Brain” – Dawson County Extension – Lexington @ Extension Conference Room, Fairgrounds
Jan 23 all-day

When we think of a healthy lifestyle, we may think of exercising, eating a balanced diet, losing weight, being heart healthy, controlling diabetes or lowering cholesterol levels.  We often forget the importance of brain stimulation in our healthy lifestyle.  After all, the brain is the most important and most complex part of the body. It controls almost all body processes including heartbeat, breathing, digestion, muscle movement, speech and all five senses.  We need our brain to be healthy because it is responsible for memory, emotion, behavior and reasoning.  The health of our brain is vital to nearly everything we do.  In the “How to Train Your Brain” program, participants will gain a basic understanding of how the brain works, understand the impact of brain stimulation on memory and learning, and encourage increased brain stimulation through everyday activities.

The Family and Community Education (FCE) educational program lesson, “How to Train Your Brain” will be provided by the Nebraska Extension and presented by Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator. The program is available to FCE club lesson leaders and community group representatives at these locations:

Lexington            Tuesday, January 23       9:30 am     Extension Conference Rm, Fairgrounds

Gothenburg       Tuesday, January 23       1:30 pm     American Lutheran Church, Room #101

For more information, contact Andrea Nisley, University of Nebraska Extension Educator, Dawson County at 308-324-5501.

 

 

Evening Meal – Lexington Grand Generation Center
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Suggested donation of $5.00/person for those age 60+

Cost $6.50/person (under age of 60)

Menu:  Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas & Carrots, dinner roll and Cream Puff Dessert

No reservations required

World Renowned Hypnotist to perform at NPCC @ McDonald-Belton Theater
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

One of the top hypnotists in the business will perform at North Platte Community College on Jan. 23.

Wand’s performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the McDonald-Belton Theater on NPCC’s South Campus. The show is free and open to anyone 18 years or older. IDs will be checked at the door.

Jan
24
Wed
Prescribed Burn Workshop – Norfolk @ Lifelong Learning Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am

Pheasants Forever, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and Lower Elkhorn NRD will host a basic prescribed burn workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to equip participants with a better understanding of how to safely and effectively use prescribed fire to benefit natural resource management. Topics include fire behavior, prescribed burning techniques, writing burn plans, equipment use, and smoke management. A $10 registration fee covers the classroom training, workshop materials, and lunch. Visit the events page at www.NebraskaPF.com or call Ashley at 308-850-8395 to RSVP. Please register by January 24, 2018.

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event – Gothenburg
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Gothenburg Community Churches have partnered with Rise Against Hunger to host the 4th annual meal packing event to package meals to send to overseas. We encourage all interested to join us. This is a very important night, where we can come together make our impact on the world.

Jan
26
Fri
Souper Bowl Cookoff – Cozad Grand Generation Center @ Cozad Grand Generation Center
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm

Come take part in a fun time of fellowship, some friendly competition, but more importantly, enjoying great soup! The cost is $5, which includes samples of all soups, a bowl of soup, a pie -ice-cream sundae bar and one vote. Extra votes can be purchased for $1 and stuffing the ballot box is encouraged. Come help us decide who will become the Supreme Soup Champion! All Proceeds for to the Cozad Grand Generation Center. 1st Place receives $50 with a Trophy, 2nd Place $25, and 3rd Place $15.

Catherine Fosket Childrens Theatre of Grand Island present “30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play” @ Liederkranz
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Catherine Fosket Children’s Theatre presents the children’s musical “30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play”.  Production dates are Jan 26th and 27th at 7:30 pm and January 28th at 2:00 pm at the Liederkranz, 403 W. 1st Street, Grand Island.

Children in grades 3rd through 8th will perform in this production.  Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults and available at Ace Hardware and Garden Center and at the Liederkranz.  Shows are open to the public.

Jan
27
Sat
Elm Creek Rescue & Fire Department Fundraiser @ Elm Creek
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Elm Creek Rescue & Fire Department is hosting its Annual Pancake Feed fundraiser on Jan 27th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at the Fire Hall. Free Will Donations will be excepted.

 

Southwest Prairie Quail Forever Banquet – Culbertson @ Hitchcock Co Fairgrounds
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm

Annual fundraising event for the chapter to encourage youth to get outdoors and take part in the youth mentor hunt, pollinator projects, and wildlife habitat development. Social hour starts at 5:00 pm and a prime rib supper with all the trimmings will be served at 6:00 pm. Games, raffles, silent auction items, and a live auction will take place. $50 for meal and membership, $25 for meal only, children ages 15 and under get in for free.

Custer County Ag Society – 2018 Winter Ball – Broken Bow @ One Box Convention Center
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm

Social Hour  5:30    Silent Auction 5:30

Supper 7:00pm   Live auction to follow at 7:45pm

Live Band  9:00pm to 1:00am

Tickets $40.00/person  – Charitable Contribution $10

Tickets available at the Broken Bow Chamber Office

Miller Dance – Miller, NE @ Miller Community Hall
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Classic Country – Free Dance for Nadine Winz’s 80th Birthday

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

 

Catherine Fosket Childrens Theatre of Grand Island present “30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play” @ Liederkranz
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Catherine Fosket Children’s Theatre presents the children’s musical “30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play”.  Production dates are Jan 26th and 27th at 7:30 pm and January 28th at 2:00 pm at the Liederkranz, 403 W. 1st Street, Grand Island.

Children in grades 3rd through 8th will perform in this production.  Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults and available at Ace Hardware and Garden Center and at the Liederkranz.  Shows are open to the public.