Community Calendar

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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

Community Crops Plant Sale

What: Community Crops Plant Sale.
When: Saturday, May 9th from 9:30am to12pm.
Where: Extension Office, 444 Cherrycreek Road

Chose from dozens of varieties of vegetable starts, herbs and perennials and support community gardens around Lincoln.

What: Community Crops Garden Gala
When: Sunday, June 21st from 11am to 4pm
Where: 46th and Pioneers Blvd Community Garden.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun day in the garden.  Plenty of activities, learning and treasts for all ages.

Walk MS Lincoln

What: Walk MS Lincoln
When: May 9th, 9am to 1pm.
Where: Fallbrook Town Center, 570 Fallbrook Blvd.

Multiple sclerosis pulls us away from our lives and destroys connections.  So it's only fitting our connections would be its greatest enemy.

At Walk MS, our connections become more powerful than the connections MS destroys.  Connect with others.  Support life changing programs and cutting edge research.

Be inspired.  Get connected.  Walk MS. Register now at

3rd Annual Cruisin' Lincoln Show & Shine Classic Cars & Cycles

What: 3rd Annual Cruisin' Lincoln Show & Shine Classic Car & Cycles
When: Tuesday, May 12th, 5 to 8pm
Where: Lincoln, VA Clinic, 600 S. 70th St.

An opportunity fo learn more about your Veteran Affairs Health Care System.
Donate personal hygiene items to help our Homeless Veterans Program.

For information contact Kirk Beute at 402-489-3802, ext. 6845 or


Southeast Kiwanis Annual Spaghetti dinner & Silent Auction

What: The Southeast Kiwanis annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction.
When: Tuesday, May 12th from 5p to 7p.
Where: Christ United Methodist Church, 4530 A Street.
Dinner tickets, which may be purchased from members, or at the door, are $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 years and free for children under 4.

The menu includes all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread sticks, tossed salad, cookies and beverages. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will also be available.

The silent auction will include an Empyrean Brewing Company gift basket, a $250 pearl necklace donated by Nebraksa Diamond, autographed Alex Gordon baseball, swim lessons, Husker Football tickets, framed Neal Anderson print, a handmade wooden clock and lamp and a variety of restaurant gift cards among other items.

Proceeds from the spaghetti dinner evening will also be used to fund projects benefitting Lincoln children such as the Food Bank back pack program, Cedars and books for Head Start preschoolers. 

History of Highway 83 to speak at University Bookstore

What: Award winning author Stew Magnuson's new book, The Last American Highwy: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma is a travel-history book that uncovers stories found along the road that bisects the United States from north to south will speak at the University Bookstore.
When: Wednesday, May 13th at 6pm
Where: Universtiy Bookstore.  A book signing will follow the talk.  The University Bookstore is located in the lower level of the Nebraska Union at 14th & R Streets.


Bike Helmet Fitting Clinic

What: Bike Helmet Fitting Clinic.  Help Your Kids Become Safer Riders
When: Thursday, May 14th from 4p to 7p
Where: AAA Lincoln Office, 2900 O Street

Safe Kids estimates that less than half of children ages 5-14 wear helmets when biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, etc.

More than a third of children who do use helmets wear them improperly.


Attend the AAA Bicycle Safety Event with your child and receive:
FREE Child's bicycle helmet while supplies last - for children ages: 5 thru 14
Helmet fitting (child and helmet must accompany you).

Bicycle safety tips.

For more details 402-441-4500


UNL Stem Expo

What: Popular Culture & Science come together in Sci Pop Talks during the Stem Expo.
When: May 15th, between 9am and 2pm.  Each presentation is 30 minutes long.
Where: Rooms 110 and 136 of Jorgenson Hall.
Talks are free and open to the public.

Did a Giant Asteroid Kill the Dinosaurs?  What is the origin of Superman and the Planet Krypton?  Is Chemistry the key to surviving the Zombie Apocalypse?  Find out the answers to these questions and more during fun presentations that bring science and popular culture together in Sci Pop Talks!
     A total of 8 different talks will be given by science faculty from UNL and Doane College in conjunction with the STEM Expo.  Other presentations cover nonotechnology, forensic science, Harry Potter, nanoscale science, and fire and explosions in movies.

To see the Schedule and presentation descriptions visit

Men With Dreams 1st Annual State-Wide Talent Competition

What: Men With Dreams is hosting FUEL Talent Series to end the school year by celebrating the talents of our youth.  It will feature Top Talent from the middle school and high school divisions.  These students will be squaring off for our panel of judges and the community.  Open Auditions are
  • May 7th from 6pm to 8pm at Paul Mitchell the School Lincoln 59th and Hwy 2 during their open house.
  • May 9th from 12pm to 3pm at the Non Profit Hub on 14th and P.
Each participant will receive a prize, but we need more participants.

The Event is May 16th from 2pm to 4pm.  It is free, but it does cost $10 to vote your favorite contestant.  We will decide the winner by a 50/50 votes and our panel of judges.

All participants will receive prizes but the overall winner will receive the opportunity to take an all expense paid Dream Trip to compete in the talent competition of their choise as well as visit an institution of higher education in the location of student's choice.

This event also serves as a shoe fundraising event for Dream Building 101 and Soles 4 Souls.  You can help out by cleaning out your closet and bringing your old or lightly used shoes to donate to people in need.

Bring your old shoes and be a part of a youth reaching their dreams May 16th from 2pm to 4pm in the Railyard in Lincoln, Nebraska.

If you kow a youth ages 11 to 18 tell them to post a video on Men With Dreams Facebook Page or come to one of our open auditions. and get your tickets.

Hunter's Heroes Trucks N' Stuff

What: Hunter's Heroes Trucks N' Stuff-a fundraiser for a toddler with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
When: Sunday, May 17th, 4p-7p.
Where: First Evangelical Covenant Church/Kids First Child Care, 6024 L. St.  3 blocks S. of "O" St. on Lyncrest.

Proceeds go towards his medical expenses and to further research for DMS through Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

A hands-on-event where chldren can see and touch heavy machinery and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community.

Explore over 15 trucks, (fire truck, police car, skid loaders, construction vehicles, bookmobile), dig with trucks in the sand, meet local heroes, build with legos, create arts and crafts, jump in the bounce house.  Music by the String Beans, Dinner available for purchase.

Contact Sara Voss 402-489-8866

Tibetan Monks Sacred Art Tour

What: Tibetan Monks  from the Drepung Gomang Monastery Sacred Art Tour.
When: May 11th through May 16th.
Where: Unity Lincoln, 135 N. 31St., Lincoln
All events are open to the public; however, workshops require advance registration and payment.  To register contact Unity Lincoln at 402-476-6887 or
For latest information, visit

Renowned for their Sacred Art of Sand Mandala Construction, the monks will create a Green Tara Sand Mandala (Dol jang) in the sanctuary at Unity Lincoln.  Green Tara is a Female Budha believed to grant protection and relief from suffering, and generate compassion, love and peace.  This creation will begin with a sacred ceremony starting at 9am Monday, May 11th.  The monks will work on the mandala every morning they are in Lincoln.
     The mandala will then be ceremonially deconstructed in the afternoon of Saturday, May 16th.  The opening and closing ceremonies and daily sand mandala constuction are free and open to the public.  Donations will be gratfully accepted.

     The afternoons and evenings during the monks' stay will be devoted to demonstrations, workshops and lectures, as well as cultural pageants.

Encouragement Unlimited INC

What: Encouragement Unlimited Golf Event Seeking Players and Sponsors to Support its "No More, Not Here" Anti-Violence Project.  4-Man Scramble Golf Open and Silent Auction.
When: Friday, May 22nd
Where: At The Highlands Golf Course.

The Encouragement Golf Open features a full round of golf with a meal and silent auction.  The entry fee for the event is: $125 per person or $450 per team.  All golfers will receive a complimentary prize bag and the opportunity to win prizes during the day.  

Hole sponsorships are available for businesses and organizations for $350.  Poster sponsorships are available for $250 and Prize sponsorships for $150.  Cash donations will be accepted as well.

Player registration and sponsorship forms are available on the Encouragement Unlimited web site at:  Forms can also be obtained by contacting John Harris by phone at 402-309-9411 or by e-mail at: or

Encouragement Unlimited seeks to educate people on the ways to address violence and violent behaviors.

Birding Bonanza

What: Join us at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center to welcome spring and return of migratory birds!  This fun event is part of the larger International Migratory Bird Month in Nebraska.
When: May 23rd from 9am to 12:30pm
Where: Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.

Spring Creek Prairie will be offering two programs as part of our Bird Bonanza event.

1) Birding by Ear workshop 9am - 10:30am.  Led by Jason "the Bird Nerd" St. Sauver.  The class will help birders of all levels tweak their birding skills by learning all about bird songs, calls, alarms and more.  $5 per person.

2) Family "Picnic-palooza" Bird Walk - 11:30am- 12:30pm:  This informal bird walk is geared for all ages and all levels of nature enthusiasts - especially kids with families.  Bring your picnic lunch.  $5/Family

Everyone is invited to stay and explore after the programs during our regular open hours, 1-5p.

To RSVP for either part of the Bird Bonanza, please email SCP@audubon.orgor call Jason at 402-797-2301 and join in the fun!  (Registration preferred to ensure enough binoculars/field guides are available for use).

Give To Lincoln Day

What: Give To Lincoln Day. will be a 24 hour day of giving.
When: Thursday, May 28th from 12am to 11:59pm
Where: or Foundation office at 215 Centennial Mall South between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
Minimum donation is $10.

It is one special day when everyone in Lincoln is asked to make a donation and show support for our local nonprofit organizations that contribute so much to our great city.  Every donation made on May 28th will help our nonprofits even more because they will also receive a proportional share of a 3-hundred-thousand dollar challenge match fund.

Donations to participating nonprofit organizations will be made online at  The event is for 24 hours on Thursday, May 28th, beginning at 12am and ending at 11:59pm.  Donatons must be made during this time to qualify for the matching funds.

The purpose of Give To Lincoln Day is to raise awareness of the current philanthropic needs and opportunities in our community, increase public awareness of local nonprofit organizations, build the capacity of local nonprofits and inspire donors to support the causes that mean the most to them.


Fontenelle Forest's Summer Day Camps

What: Fontenelle Forest welcomes children to a summer of discovery and learning in a place where the quiet wild of nature offers an unparalleled opportunity for your child to learn.
When: Day Camps run June through July and are divided by age group:
Where:Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue.

Registration for 2015 Nature Discovery Day Camps are now open.  Nature Discovery Day Camps feature science-based learning through play with a variety of fun themes like Bugged Out In Nature, Invertebrate Investigations, Nature's Engineers, and Wilderness Hiking.  For 2015, we are pleased to offer more week-long full-day camps than ever before!

All camps are led by Fontenelle Forest's year-round professional educators.  
Age groups are (preschool, ages 4-5), Adventurers (ages 5-8), and Explorers (ages 8-12).  Grands and Me camps are also available and provide a unique opportunity for grandparents to share a two-day adventure with their grandchildren (ages 4-8).

Time, location, and price of camps vary.

Lincoln Lancaster County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors Team

What: The Lincoln Lancaster County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team will present Surviving the Stigma: A Journey for Hope, at Holmes Lake Park.
When: Saturday, May 30th at 10am
Where: Holmes Lake Park.
Registration online: keyword LOSS walk.  $20 for adults and $10 for youth.

The event will feature a two-mile awareness walk and fun run.  The purpose is to provide support and hope to individuals that have lost someone to suicide.  The purpose is to provide support and hope to individuals that have lost someone to suicide.  It is estimated that a suicide occurs approximately every 15 minutes in the United States and is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24.

Registration includes a t-shirt and bracelet.  Remember your loved ones by purchasing a balloon to be displayed at the event for $10.   Register by May 17th to guarantee a t-shirt.  Race day Registration will be accepted.

The LOSS team was formed July 1st, 2009 and consists of trained volunteers that include mental health professionals and those that have lost someone to suicide.  If people do not receive the necessary support after a suicide they are up to nine times more likely to die by suicide themselves.

The ultimate goal of the LOSS team is to reduce suicides by getting the proper resources to those in need.


Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors Walk

What: Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Walk.
When: Saturday, May 30th
Where: Holmes Lake.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.
When: May 30th, 2015 from 9a to 1p
Where: Zoetis at 601 West Cornhusker Hwy.

Hazardous waste accumulates throughout the year and it is important to use it or dispose of it properly.  This event provides 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).

Volunteers Needed for Great American Cleanup

What: Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful is seeking volunteers of all ages to participate in Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup.  The Cleanup from March through May is the nation's largest community improvement program with about four million volunteers participating in more than 20-thousand communities across the country.

Individuals and volunteer groups are needed.  To volunteer, contact KLLCB at or 402-441-8035.

Last year, about 1000 local volunteers worked on 105 cleanup projects along roadsides, in parks and othe public areas.

Lincoln Walk to Cure Arthritis

What: 2015 Lincoln Walk to Cure Arthritis
.When: Saturday, June 6th from 9a to 1:30p
Where: Auld Facility/Antelope Park, 1650 Memorial Drive, Lincoln.
Free of Charge

Pre-Registration is required.  Please visit our even website  For additional information contact Maia Young 402-201 or at

Golf with SME

What: In Support of Student Chapter 218 Golf with SME to raise money for Student Scholarships
When: Saturday, June 6th.  Registration at 8am: Start Time at 9am
Where: Crooked Creek Golf Club, 333 S. 134th St. Lincoln, Ne

Four-Person Scramble: $75 per individual.  Cost includes: Green Fees, Cart Rental, Prizes and Lunch.

To Register a team, contact Elaine Vavra at 402-761-8210 or

For more information about becoming a sponsor contact Quentin Vowells at (816-785-3258 or

Glen Korff School of Music Spring Performance Season

What: Highlighted by the opera, A Wedding, by composer William Bolcom, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music is excited to announce its spring 2015 season.
More than 50 different performances will take place over the five-month period.

To view the complete schedule, visit  You can also download the calendar directly to your phone from the web page as well.

To receive the Glen Korff School of Music e-newsletter, sign up at  the e-newsletter will give you the most recent news on the Glenn Korff School of Music and event updates.

Be sure to follow the Glenn Korff School of Music socially on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our new YouTube Channel.

Fare Walk for Food Allergy in Nebraska

What:  The FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Nebraska.
When: Saturday, June 13th.  Registration at 8:30am and the walk will start (rain or shine) at 10am.
Where: Stinson Park in Aksarben Village.
Fee event for a great cause.

The walk's main goal is to bring together families seeking a safe world for those living with food allergies.  The event is part of our national Walk Program that reaches out to the food allergy community to raise awareness about food allergies as a serious public health issue, raise funds to support our shared mission, and connect them with other concerned individuals and families in their area.


Odyssey of the 8th Fire

What: Odyssey of the 8th Fire
When: Thursday evening, June 25th from 7pm to 9:30pm
Where: Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A St.

Journalist Steven McFadden will relate the true epic tale of the great prophetic pilgrimage from the Atlantic to the Pacific which began 20 years ago, and which remains suspended in mystery.  The journey began in the east and the Atlantic, and then the pilgrims walked across the Heartland, fading at the Pacific's Western Gateway.  All are welcome to hear the sounding of the drum, the telling of the tale, and the showing of the film.  Free will donation.

For more information see the schedule page at http://www/ or read the entire nonfiction saga Odyssey of the 8th Fire by Lincoln Author Steve McFadden at

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.

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



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

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

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..

"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