Community Calendar

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Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

What: Great family-fun programs and events coming up this spring and summer at the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.

Saturday, June 13th:  Birds & Brunch
9am - 11:30pm
$10/person (brunch included)
Come enjoy a morning stroll though the prairie with Jason "the Birdnerd" looking for grassland birds and enjoying brunch amid the birdson.

Fridays, June 19 & July 10:  Firefly Fridays
7:30pm - 9:30pm
$5/person or $8/family
Experience an en-LIGHT-ening evening on the prairie.  Enjoy the sunset, presentations, and activities at this family-fun event all about FIREFLYS!

Saturday, July 11:  Butterfly Count
9am - 12:30pm 
Join Pioneers Park Nature Center to learn and count butterflies at the Park and Spring Creek Prairies.  Intro w / Tom Burke from 9-10, count will follow.  All levels/ages welcome.
(Register with

For more information or to RSVP for a program, email or call 402-797-2301

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center - 11700 SW 100 Street, Denton, Ne  68339, 402-797-2301 or 


Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society genealogy educational opportunities.
When: Sunday, June 7th, June 14, June 28, July 5, July 12, 2p-4p.
Where: Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Ne
No Cost
Contact: Check or call 402-416-9139 for weekly topics and complete details.

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.

Meadowlark Music Festival

What: Meadowlark Music Festival
When 7/10-7/18
Friday, July 10th, 7pm, French Double Bassist Francois Rabbath
$20/adults and Free/children 16 and under
St. Paul United Methodist Church 1144 M St.
The world renowned "Paganini of the Double Bass" performs classical, middle eastern and jazz influenced pieces in the his final U.S. tour.

Saturday, July 11th:  Russian Violinist Anna Vayman with British Celist Peter Opie.
$20/adults and Free/children 16 and under
1st Plynmouth Church 2000 D St.
Former Assistant Concertmaster of the famed Kirov Orchestra joins virtuoso chamber musicians in a concert of Mozart and Brahams.

Friday, July 17th: Jazz Violinist Christian Howes
Lincoln Tower Square (13th and P St.)
The colleague of the legendary Les Paul joins a quartet of jazz musicians in a tribute to Brazil, Spain, and Argentina.

Saturday July 18th: American Soprano Mimmi Fulmer
$20/adults and Free/children 16 and under
Southwood Lutheran Church, 4301 Wilderness Hill
Fulbright international scholar performs a recital of Scandinavian songs for summer followed by an ice-cream social.


Respite Care Training

What: Free Training on how to become a Respite Care Worker.  Learn more about helping families in a Crisis Situation.
When: Saturday, July 18th from 9am to 4pm
Where: Southeast Community College Continuing Education Center Room 404
Register: Call Mary at 402-434-3494 ext 103 or Email:
Cost:  FREE

Attend an educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens that want to offer, very special care and assistance to caregivers.  As a paid or volunteer respite worker, you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service.  You will spend one-on-one time with a child or adult, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give.

During this unique, interactive training program, you will receive the education and tools needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children.  We will also prepare respite workers to be able to provide CRISIS respite if the need should arise.  The ultimate goal of this course is to assist individuals to become effective respite providers by learning the three key steps of support: PREPARE - CARE- CONNECT.

Pinewood Bowl 66th Annual Summer Musical

What: Pinewood Bowl, Inc. presents its 66th Annual Summer Musical, 42nd Street.
hen: July 9-12 and 16-19, 2015.
Where: Pinwood Bowl, Lincoln, Ne.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, 42nd Street is based on Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie and is considered the quintessential backstage musical.  42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a starry-eyed young actress who goes from chorus girl to leading lady after the show's star breaks her ankle on opening night.  Of course On Broadway the show must go on and so the producer wills our young Peggy onto the stage.  You'll enjoy memorable tunes like We're In The Money, You're Getting to be a Habit With Me, Lullaby of Broadway, and of course 42nd Street.

For more information visit



LLincoln Needleworks' Guild Meeting

What: Lincoln Needleworker's Guild Meeting
When: Monday, July 20th from 1-3pm and 7-9pm
Where: Afternoon meeting occurs at Valhalla Bee Farm Honey, Lace & More (4713 Hartley, Suite 2).  Evening meeting occurs at Tabitha (48th & J) in the Lifequest Conference Room located on the first floor.
Contact:  Call Lois at 402-423-6975

Guest are welcome and encouraged to bring a small stitching project!  The Guild is a excellent opportunity to learn more about the art of needlework, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, and embroidery.  Beginner and advanced stitchers are welcome.  For more information call Lois at 402-423-6975

Horizons Community Church VBS

What: Horizons Community Church Vacation Bible School for ages 3-4th Grade
When: Sunday July 26-Thurs July 30; 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Horizons Church, 3200 Grainger Parkway (Behind Las Margaritas)

Join us for the Best Week of the Summer!  No cost to register.  Register at


Homestead National Monument

What: Free Summer Fun at Homestead National Monument
When: July 4th - Birdie Basics - Observe along the trails, and figure out what families these birds belong to.

July 11th - Prairie Plant Prowl -  Prowl the tallgrass prairie with the Park Rangers.  Identify the plant life.

July 18th - Inscect Inspector -  Discover the smallest of inhabitants in the tall prairie grass.  Catch-releasing all kinds of inscects in this fun insect study.

July 25th - Creek Critters - What's living in the mud in Cub Creek?  Park Rangers will bring the creek to you so you can find out. 

August 1st - Seats and Tracks -  Investigate clues left by the hidden wildlife that surrounds us.

Schedule FREE Kids in Parks Nature Detective program for your special group.

Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015.  Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (Homestread NM), and Instagram (HomestreaNPS).

Children of all ages and their families are invited to investigate nature with Park Rangers at Homestead National Monument of America on Saturdays in July and Saturday, August 1st, from 10a to 12p.  All programs begin at the park's Education Center.  These programs are FREE of charge, great for all ages, and reservations are not necessary.  Nature Detectives will be sleuthing outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather.  Sunscreen, bug spray, and closed toe shoes are encouraged.  Program length is subject to weather conditions. 

Summer Wellness Series

What:Community Health Endowment of Lincoln Summer Wellness Series "Move More Lincoln Wellness Series," to keep Lincoln active, flexible and balanced.
When: Classes are going on now and will continue through August 20th.  All classes begin at 12:15pm.
Where: Jane Snyder Trails Center, 250 N. 21st St.
The Fitness Classes are free, and all fitness levels are welcome and there is no pre-registration required.

Tuesdays - Tai Chi
Wednesdays - Yoga
Thursdays - Walk the Plaza


Horizons Community Church

What: Concert on the Hill
When: August 22nd, 6p-8p
Where: Horizon's Community Church, 3200 Grainger Parkway, Lincoln, Ne.

Everyone is welcome to this outdoor concert event.  The evening will be filled with good music, food and fun!


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.
When: August 22nd from 9am to 1pm
Where: Veyance Technologies - 4021 North 56th Street

Hazardous waste accumulates throughout the year and it is important to use it up or dispose of it properly.  These events provide a safe and free way for the public to properly dispose of potentially hazardous products commonly found around the house.  For a complete list of products that are accepted, please visit our website.
Website: (keyword: household).


St. Monica's Amazing Chase X

What: St. Monica's Amazing Chase X
When: Saturday, August 29th

Amazing Chase X is the 10th annual Amazing fundraiser for St. Monica's Behavioral Health Services for Women.
Teams of 4 search for secret locations all around town where they'll perform zany challenges.  Each team designates a Beauty, a Brain, a Belly, and a Brawn for a variety of individual and team activities.  These amazing Chasers compete to raise support for women in recovery, to find and complete all of the challenges, and to win fabulous prizes!  Funds raised in the Amazing Chase provide substance abuse and mental health services to women in need in our community, as well as support services for their families.  You can help women start the path to healthier, safer, more productive lives.  Get in the Chase!

For more information visit our website or email


Light The Night

What: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk
When: Friday, September 11th.  Registration at 5p, Rememberance Ceremony at 6:30p, Walk Begins at 7p.
Where: Haymarket Park, 403 Line Drive Circle, Lincoln, Ne.

Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers.  During this special walk, fundraising participants carry illuminated lanterns- white for surviviors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.  Their efforts culminate in an evening of memorable walks in nearly two hundred communities each Fall across the U.S. and Canada including Omaha (Papillion) and Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.  Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

For more information or to register for this event, visit or contact Light The Night Campaign Manager Brianne Kemp at or (402-401-7464.

Lincoln Swap Meet/Bazaar

What: Lincoln Swap Meet/Bazaar
Where: Boarders Inn & Suites, 5250 Cornhusker Hwy, Lincoln, Ne
When: Open every Saturday. 

Booth Fee is Just $20 for 11/22.  10% of all Bazar Funds are donated to Charity..

Walk to end Alzheimer's

What: Walk to End Alzheimer's.
When: September 20th from 11am to 4pm.
Where:  Holmes Lake


F Street Farmer's Market

What: F Street Farmers Market
When: Tuesday's from 4p to 7p, May 26-October 6
Where: 1302 F. Street, Lincoln, Ne

EBT Accepted!
Kids Activities from 4p to 6p
Evening Meal available for purchase
Music from 6-7pm

"Grant Seeking Basics" and "introduction to Finding Funders"

What: "Grantseeking Basics" and "Introduction to Finding Funders" free workshop.
When: Tuesday, October 28th from 10a to 12pm.
 Where: Love Library, Room 110.

The sessions will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center. (  Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resouces available for your free use at the University of Nebraska Lincoln's Love Library, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.

More detailed information about the workshop can be found here:

Please come if you can and bring friends and associates.  To guarantee a seat, please contact Bob Bolin at the UNL Libraries at: (402) 489-4926 or


Cake Decorators Needed

What: Free Cakes for Kids is a non profit organization that assist children and families in need.  It's goal is to provide birthday cakes for children who might not otherwide receive them.

Looking for cake decorators to decorate cakes for these children.  Seeking professional cake decorators, home decorators, bakeries, anyone that wants to decorate a cake.  Or if anyone would like to donate a store bought cake.

     Anyone can donate supplies for cake decorating.

If you can help email

Brownville Concert Series 2015 Season

What: Brownville Concert Series Silver Anniversary Season "25 Years Just For You!"  Season passes are available to all nine shows for just $160.00, a 30% discount over regular tickets prices.

March 13th, 14th, &15th
The Four Freshmen "An American Musical Icon."

KC Jazz Singer: Kathleen Holeman
May 1st, 2nd, & 3rd,  Kathleen comes from Kansas City, the capital of Jazz Music with a great KC Jazz Trio.

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar "Sing Sondheim"
May 29th, 30th, & 31st.   This show opened this spring in New York to rave reviews.

The Brits: The British Invasion
June 26th, 27th, & 28th.  This rock and roll cover band will reprise the "British Invasion" that transformed our music scene in the mid 60's.

Ronny Cox
July 24th, 25th, & 26th.  Ronny Cox brings us his shows, "Songs, Stories, And Out & Out Lies."   His guitar playing Dueling Banjos scene in the movie "Deliverance" created one of the most iconic moments in the history of American moviemaking.

Opera Omaha Chorus
September 13th.  Under the direction of J. Gawf, this chorus of dedicated individuals provides talent and onstage support to the Omaha Opera Company.

Karen Oberlin "Secret Love"
October 9th, 10th, & 11th.  Ms. Oberline returns to our stage to pay tribute to the life and music of Doris Day.

Stephan Waarts, Violin & Ji, Piano
November 8th.  Two separate concerts presented in the same program for the lovers of great classical insturmental music. Waarts, 1st Prize Winner of the 2014 Manuhim Violin competition, performs first.  After intermission you will hear Ji, a much sought after piano soloist who plays with orchestras around the world.

Silver Anniversary Christmas Gala
December 11th, 12th, & 13th  Finishing our anniversary year on a high note with "Silver Bells" - The Music of the Holidays from the Silver Screen. 

2015 Season Passes are $160.00, Cabaret tickets are $25, concert tickets are $19 ($15 for students).  To purchase tickets online go to or Facebook or call 402-825-3331. 

League of Human Dignity

What: If you are a Lincoln resident who experiences disability, the Extended Hours Service is there for you, offering transportation at night, on weekends and on holidays.  Find out more about the EHS initiative. including eligibility requirements and fare information, by contacting the League of Human Dignity's transportation coordinator at 402-441-7871