Community Calendar

This page was created to provide information about Lincoln events. If you would like to have us include your event, please email All submissions are subject to editing by our staff.

Caregiver Support Group

What: Caregiver Support Group
When: 1st Tuesday of Each Month starting September 1st.  6:30 - 8p.
Where: 5200 R Street
Hosted by: Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 5200 R Street
Facilitated by Ryana Swift - 402-802-2365 Masters Level Social Work Student.

Caregiver Support Group offers a place to talk through challenges and ways of coping, sharing feelings, needs, concerns and learning about resources available in our community.

League of Human Dignity Equipment Loan and Rental Program

What: League of Human Dignity Equipment Loan and Rental Program

The League of Human Dignity's equipment loan and rental program knows that many people in the Lincoln area are in need of equipment that could help them live more indiependently in their own homes.  Do you have durable medical equipment that you would be able to donate?  If you do, contact the League of Human Dignity to see if you have what we currently need.  Just call us in Lincoln at 402-441-7871 or go online to

The League of Human Dignity is a non profit, consumer based organization that promotes independent living for people with disabilities, in their own homes rather than in nursing homes.  To that end, we advocate for their needs and rights, while providing services to asist them in attaining, and maintaining an independent lifestyle.

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

Take back left over meds

What: Take Back Left Over Meds.

An estimated 1/3 of all prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines go unused.  These products end up just sitting in medicine cabinets and they can wind up in the wrong hands or get taken accidientally.  But flushing or throwing away these medications can harm the enviroment.  So what can you do?  Take them back to a pharmacy near you.  Visit to find a participating pharmacy near you or call the Nebraska Regional Poison Center at 800-222-1222.

VA Coffeehaus

What: Please join us for the VA COFFEEHAUS to promote the health and well being of Veterans through music.
When: Friday, Augus 21st; Friday, September 18th; Friday, October 16th; Friday, November 20th; Friday, December 18th. from 11am to 1pm.
Where: Auditorium which is located on the first floor of the VA Health Care Facility, at 600 S. 70th, on the far North end of the building.  The Auditorium may be accessed through the ground level entrance on the north side.  Stairs and an elevator to the mail level are located just inside the entrance.  Parking is available on the norh side of the building.

August 21st.  Live music will be provided by Bill Fitts and Friends along with the Anima Christi Singers (12:00-12:30pm).  Refreshments will be served.  The public is welcome to attend.  Quilts of Valor will be presented around 11:50 am.

September 18th from 11am to 1pm....Entertainment: Whoozonfirst

October 16th from 11am - 1pm....Entertainment: The Lug Nuts

November 20th from 11am - 1pm ....Entertainment: OPEN Jam Session

December 18th from 11am - 1pm...Entertainment: Holiday Music Program with VA Staff Member and Friends.

Tell a friend.  Bring a friend

For more information, contact Terry Gillispie at 402-499-0230 or

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. 

YMCA Launches Programs for Arthritis, Parkinson's

What: YMCA Launches Programs for Arthritis, Parkinson's, "Delay The Disease."  EnhanceFitness is a community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program.  It consists of low-impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for all fitness levels.
When: The first session begins the week of Monday, September 14th, and ending January 2nd.
Where: All four of the YMCA Lincoln Locations.

Non-members are welcome to try it out for a fee.  Financial assistance is available to join the Y.

For class times and more information about the program, go to, or


Community Days at Fallbrook

What: Community Days at Fallbrook YMCA
When: October 9th, November 13th, December 11th.
Where: Fallbrooks YMCA, 700 Penrose Drive, Suite B

At the YMCA, we support and give back to our community.  We are inviting all of Lincoln to join us. 
Community Days, Free event to the public.
More information found at

October 31st Trunk or Treat at the Fallbrook YMCA
Information found at


Donate for Donna - Haircut Fundraiser for Donna Love

What: Haircut Fundraiser for Donna Love
When: Sunday, October 11th from 11am to 4pm
Where: Waverly VFW, 13820 Guildford, Waverly, Ne.

Donna was recently diagnosed with stage !V Lung Cancer.  Come show your support and get your haircut with a minimum suggested donation of $5.  Haircuts will be done by licensed cosmetologist/barbers.  Haircuts only, sorry no shampoos or styles.  Please come with your hair clean and ready for cutting.  No appointments available first come first serve.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  There will also be a Raffle and Silent Auction.

If you would like to show your support but are unable to attend, donations can be made at all Union Bank Locations to the Donna Love Donation Account.

All proceeds will go towards Donna's medical care.

For more information, please contact Dawn at


Safe Quarters - One Day, One Big Change

What: Safe Quarters is a one-day, community-wide effort to raise funds and awareness for victims of domestic violence.
When: Sunday, October 11th.
Where:  Teams of volunteers will canvass the city knocking on the door of every Lincoln household to collect financial contributions to benefit the families that will seek safe shelter at Friendship Home this year.

To register a Safe Quarter Volunteer Team, visit {}  Or please open your doors to Friendship Home Volunteers on Sunday, October 11th.

For more information, contact Lauren at or 402-434-0617.

R.u.F.F. Paws-Toberfest

What: R.u.F.F. Paws-Toberfest (Hosted by R.u.F.F. Rescue)
When: Sunday, October 11th from 11am to 2pm
Where: Tractor Supply @ 91st & Highway 2

Costume Parade & Contest, Photo Booth, calk walk, Treasure Hunt, Bowling, Face Painting (Human Kids Only).

Cost:  $10 per dog ($5 per Rescue dog).  $5 Face Painting & $5 Photo Booth.  All the other events are FREE!

Arts For The Soul Concert Series: Sing From The Heart

What: Arts For The Soul Concert Series: Sing From The Heart
When: Sunday, October 11th at 7:30pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church, Great Hall - Limited Seating, 840 South 17th Street, Lincoln, Ne  402-477-6037
Tickets: Adults $18, Seniors (62+) $15, Students (13+) $2.

Featuring the First Presbyterian Choir with guest soloist Malley Keelan, tenor, and Heidi Beran, harp.  This concert is a charity fundraiser for the McPhee Elementary Community Learning Center.

We open another season with our ever-popular dessert concert and charity fundraiser.  With a theme of Heart Strings, this year's event adds a new twist as we feature local harpist Heidi Beran,  Returning soloist Malley Keelan will round out the evening as we explore music that tugs at your heart strings.  We will also act on those warm feelings as we take a freewill offering for the McPhee Community Learning Center, helping students and families right in our own neighborhood.  Fabulous desserts included.


Cathedral Festival of the Arts

What:  Cathedral Festival of the Arts
When: October 9th - 11th
Where: Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd.

Featured Artist for 2015 is Patrick Gauthier

Art at this year's show includes fine jewelry, religious jewelry, Ironwork sculptures, stonework sculptures, stain glassed pieces, resin sculptures and ornaments, fabric art, watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, wood art, pottery, leather work and much more. 
For a complete list of artists and their art contact Sam Kavan, 2015 Show Chair at

Daily Schedule for the Art Show

Friday, October 9th, 5:30pm to 8pm Opening Night.  $5 cover at the door.  Meet the artists while enjoying wine and appetizers.  Invited Guest include Lt. Governor Mike Foley and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry.

Saturday October 10th, Art Show is open to the Public from 8:30am to 7pm.  Luncheon is served 11am - 1:30pm.  Cost is $10 at the door.

Sunday October 11th, Art Show is open to the Public from 8:30am to 2:30pm.
at 2:30pm the Art Show Raffle will draw for prizes, no need to be present to win.  Raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the Art Show at $2/piece or 5 for $10.  Raffle prizes this year include (in order they will be drawn for):  $1000. in cash, piece of jewelry (donated by Darold's Jewelry), $500. in cash, $200. in cash and $100. in cash.  Need not be present to win.

The 2015 Cathedral Art Show and Sale offers something for everyone of all ages.  Come join us whether it is just to look, purchase or to enjoy one of our specialty events held on Friday and Saturday.

YALL Fall Threatre Production

What: The YALL Fall Production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Deathstar."
When Rehearsals begin August 15th and they are still in need of a few more registrations.  This is the kids/Junior version.  The production runs Friday, October 9th at 7pm; Saturday, October 10th @ 2p & 7p; Sunday, October 11th at 2p.

Back by popular demand, this musical comedy is an unauthorized, unorthodox, unbelievably funny retelling of the greatest science fiction saga of all time, Star Wars, written by Curt Bright.  Luke Skywalker,  Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and all of the classic Star Wars characters pack the stage for this epic tale from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far way.  Darth Vader sings!  C-3PO dances!! Yoda talks backwards!!!  Set your blasters on fun!

Rehearsals, August 15-October 3 (no rehearsal on Labor Day weekend)
Saturdays, 10am - 4pm
Tech week, October 5-8
Visit to register

Director Sarah Gibson
Playwright and Music Producer: Curt Bright

Crop Walk to End Hunger

What: Ending Hunger One Step At A Time Crop Hunger Walk
When: Sunday, October 11th.  Registration: 1:30-2:30pm
Where: New Hope United Methodist Churc, 1205 North 45th Street.

We invite each walker to bring a non-perishable food item to help fill the shelves of the Lutheran Pantry. 
New socks, any size for the Center for People in Need.

For up-to-date news on how your CROP Hunger Walk gifts are making a difference, visit our web site at:

The CROP WALK starts at New Hope UMC, 1205 N. 45 (45th & Orchard).  We will walk east down Orchard on the North sidewalk to 48th Street.  Turn south on 48th and walk south until you get to Vine.  Turn west and walk to 33rd street on the north side of Vine.  At the light on 33rd, go across 33rd and walk on the west side of 33rd street north.  Continue North to the water/rest stop at 33rd & Starr (the old Faith UMC bldg).  Continue to Holdredge at the light and cross to continue east and walk to 45th street and turn south back to New Hope.  Total distance is approx. 3 miles, with water stop at 1.8 miles.

Walkers raising $100 or more will receive a free t-shirt.

Mental Health of Nebraska Spaghetti Fundraiser

What: Mental Health Association of Nebraska, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln Police Department and Our Saviors Lutheran Church will host a Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for our HOME B.A.S.E. Bullying and Suicides Eliminated Program.
When: Monday, October 12 from 4pm to 8pm.
Where: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1200 South 40th Street, Lincoln, Ne  68510
Entry into this event will be a free will donation.

There will be some wonderful raffle prizes as well as silent auction items.  Raffle tickets will be a $1 a piece.

There will also be awesome speakers throughout the evening. 

Your donation will help assist the Mental Health Association of Nebraska's efforts in facilitating WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) support groups in Lincoln and Lancaster County Middle and High Schools.

In Lancaster County alone our youth suicides have doubled in the last year.

If you are unable to attend but still would like to make a donation, please contact Melissa or Destenie at 402-441-4371.

Celebrating Families and Professionals Providing Care

What: Celebrating Families and Professionals Providing Care.  Come and show your support for families that care for loved ones of all ages with chronic conditions in Nebraska.
When: Monday, November 9th with Registration from 11:30am - 12:45pm.
Where: The Governor's Mansion, 1425 H Street in Lincoln, across the street from the Capitol.

Registration is required for the Celebration Luncheon and Presentation at the Governor's Mansion.  Cost to attend the luncheon is $30 per person.

Registration and check must be reseived by October 16th.  For information call 402-881-6140 or e-mail

Keynote Presenter, Dr. Anna Fisher is the Director of Quality Improvement and Education for Hillcrest Health Services, and Adjunct Professor at Bellevue University, President of the Consortium of Dementia Alternatives and President of the Montessori International School of the Plains.

1p - 1:30p
Everyone is welcome at the Proclamation Signings in the Warner Chambers at the Capitol in Lincoln.

Ribbon typing at the Respite Tree on the capitol lawn (if weather permits)

Harvest of Books

What: Harvest of Books.  Share your love of reading with a child by donation to the 19th Annual Harvest of Books Drive.
When: During the week of October 1-16.
Where:  Visit one of the participating Booksellers:  Barnes & Noble, 5150 "O" Streets and SouthPointe Pavillions....Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P Street, Suite 102....Gloria Deo, 1265 S. Cotner Blvd, Ste. 29....University Bookstore, Nebraska Union, Lower Level.... Usborne Books at Home,
If you prefer, you may also send donations to purchase books-mail donations to: Harvest of Books, c/o LEA, 4920 Normal Blvd., Lincoln, Ne 68506

To participate, you can purchase books at a 25% discount at the listed participating bookstore (see individual bookstores for the discount they are offering).  You may also give cash donations.

This year our goal is to distribute 10,000 books to students the week of November 23rd.

Cotner Center hosts Area Crafters

What: Cotner Center Craft Fair.
When: Saturday, October 17th from 9am to 3pm
Where: Cotner Center, 1540 No. Cotner Blvd

Enjoy lunch between 11a & 1p....Sloppy Joes, Hot Dogs, Chips, Pies.

Bras for a Cause

What: Bras for a Cause, a Fundraising Gala for Breast Cancer Awareness
When: October 17th from 5p to 9p.
Where: Cornhusker Marriot Hotel
Reserved Tickets $35.00 - includes a free raffle ticket (21 and over)

Cocktail hour and full course dinner buffet.  Display of artistically decorated art bras, bra pong, free chair massages, and decorated art bra fashion show!

Raffles, huge selection of SILENT AUCTION items and LIVE AUCTION including 30 minute Helicopter Ride & P-51 Mustang ride with Harry Barr!

Festival of the Heart DJ entertaining throughout the evening and lots of FUN, FUN, FUN!

Contact Diane Geiger at or #402-450-7842 or purchase through our website at PayPal.

Website: Heartland Breast Cancer

Lincoln Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk

What: Lincoln Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile walk.
When: Saturday, October 17th
Where: Holmes Lake Park, 70th Street and Normal Blvd

8a - Registration & check-in
9:05a - Pre-race rally, warm-up & recognition of top fundraisers

9:25a - kid's dash
9:30a - 5k run

9:35a - 5K walk & 1-mile walk
10:45a - Closing comments

Online (closes Oct. 14th): $15* / $25
Mail-In (must be received by Oct. 12): $18* /$28
Event Day (beginning at 8a): $20*  $30.

*Youth ages 12 & Younger

Haunted Halloween Hayrack Ride & Chili Feed

What: Haunted Halloween Hayrack Ride and Chili Feed
When: Saturday, October 17th from 6p to 10p
Where: 1755 County Road 5, Yutan, Ne
Adults $10, Children $5, 2 and under are free

Kids events, food, snacks, adult beverages, other spooky fun

Facebook event


Lincoln Free to Breathe Lung Cancer Run/Walk

What: Linclon Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk. to support people impacted by lung cancer.
When: October 17th
Where: Holmes Lake Park

Join us for the Lincoln Free To Breathe 5K Run/Walk.  One day of action can make a lifetime of impact.
Register and start Fundraising Today at FREETOBREATHE.ORG.

I Still Do Marriage Conference

What: A Simulcast of the Nationally Broadcast "I Still Do"
 Marriage Conference
When: Saturday, October 17th from 8am to 4pm
Where: Faith Lutheran Church and School at 8701 Adams in Lincoln.

This all-day event features nationally-known speakers with a message to challenge and encourage couple in an age when marriage is often demeaned.  Speakers include: Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine of Family Life Ministries, Pastor/Author Alistar Begg, and Alex Kendrick, Associate Pastor and Writer/Producer of such movies as Courage, Fireproof, and War Room. 

For more information and to register go to and click on the "I Still Do" logo.

Meow & Chow

What: Meow & Chow
When: Saturday, October 17th at 5pm
Where: Scottish Rite Temple 332 Centennial Mall South.
Cost: $25.00

Join Lincoln Animal Ambassadors and The Cat House for Meow & Chow - a fundraiser to support our programs.  Meow and Chow begins with an all-you-can-eat Soup dinner, featuring soups, breads and desserts from all of your favorite Lincoln Restaurants.  Dinner is followed by an evening of Bingo, with lots of fantastic prizes!  We will also host a raffle with a number of fantastic prizes - more details on the grand prize to come!

Admission includes Dinner & Bingo - just $25 per person.  Additional Charge for raffle tickets.  Major Credit Cards will be accepted.

Norris Craft Show

What: Norris Craft Show (28th annual)
When: Saturday, October 17th from 9am to 4pm
Where: Norris High School gym 25211 S. 96th St. Firth, Ne

The Norris Elementary PTO invites you to attend the 28th Annual Craft Fair at Norris High School.  Browse over 150 vendors for Holiday decor, early Christmas gifts, and one-of-a-kind items from 9am - 4pm.  Concessions will be served by the Norris PTO with proceeds going to support the school district.  And we'll have TV's ready, should the Huskers take on the Gophers during the craft show..

National Fossil Day

What: National Fossil Day
When: Thursday, October 22nd, 5p-8p
Where: Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska State Museum, 307 Morrill Hall.

In celebration of National Fossil Day, the museum invites children and families to a special palentology themed night at Morrill Hall.

Hands-On Activities for Children and Families.

What's a fossil?  Test you skills in trying to identify what a fossil is and isn't.
Can you find the fossils?  Go on a special scavenger hunt throughout Morrill Hall.
Tiny fossils.  Work with a paleontologist to sort out microfossils
Dig like a paleontologists searching for fossils.
Sink hole!  Build your own earth surface layers to seeif your mommoth will survive.

Contact 402-472-2642

Opening Reception for Aaron Holz / Wider Than the Sky

What: Opening Reception for Aaron Holz/Wider Than The Sky
When: Friday, October 23rd, 6-9pm
Where: Kiechel Fine Art, 1208 O Street, Lincoln, Ne  68508
Cost: Free

"Wider Than The Sky" is Aaron Holz's first solo exhibition with Kiechel Gallery.  The Exhibition title is borrowed from Emily Dickinson's poem "The Brain-is wider than the Sky." Written in 1863, Dickenson's poem is a celebration of human consciousness.

This exhibition looks to the landscape of the American west.  "I am constructing a painting that allows me to play with pattern, atmosphere and illusion without being strictly bound to the tenants of representation.  I want to let shape and color play off one another, giving the materiality of paint a distinct presence in the work.l


Household Hazardous Waste Collection

What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
When: October 24th from 9a to 1p
Where: Woods Park, South 31st & J Streets

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

Alive at 25

What: The Nebraska Safety Council has received a $10-thousand dollar grant from State Farm to help cover the fee for the teen driving program "Alive at 25" to Lincoln Public Schools.
When: October 6th and 13th at Lincoln High School, October 20th and 27th at Lincoln Northeast.

"Alive at 25," is a prgoram that teaches teens about the effects of inexperience, peer pressure, and distracted driving.  The course encourages teens to join in nonthreatening, non-judgmental discussions - exploring how changing driver behavior makes personal, legal and financial sense.

To find out more information about the "Alive at 25" program and the fall schedule, email, or call 402-483-2511.

Early Onset Dementia Support Group

What: Early Onset Dementia Support Group
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm
Where: Independence House, 4610 Mandarin Circle.  Open to the public at no charge.

What: Dementia Support Group...
When:  Third Tuesday of the month at 11am.
Where:  Independence House 2355 Superior.  Open to the public at no charge.

What: Trunk or Treat for Safe trick or treating.
When:  October 25th, 2-4pm
Where: Independence House, 5500 S. Coddington.
Trunk or Treat for safe trick or treating.  Games, Face painting, and vendors providing treats for the young ones!  Costumes desired!


Voices of Hope's annual Open House & Candlelight Vigil

What: Voices of Hope's annual Open House & Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 22nd.  Open House: 5:30p - 7:30p....Candlelight Vigil: 7:30pm - 8:00pm.
Where: Voices of Hope, 2545 N St., Lincoln, NE

Free & open to the public.  To learn more, call 402-476-2110 or go to, Calendar of Events.

"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


Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

What: Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Where: Morrill Hall Planetarium.
When:  Friday/Oct 2nd @ 7:05 & 9:15
            Saturday/Oct 3rd @ 7:05p & 9:15P
            Friday/Oct 9th @ 7:05p & 9:15p
            Firday/Oct 16th @ 7:05p &9:15p
            Saturday/Oct 17th @7:05p & 9:15p
            Friday/Oct 23rd @ 7:05p & 9:15p
            Friday/Oct 30th @ 7:05p & 9:15p

Plunge into the deepest recesses of the Pink Floyd consciousness in Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.  Over a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express such timeless tracks as Money, Time, The Great Gif in the Sky, and Brain Damage.

Nebraska Dyslexia Association Fall Celebration

What: Nebraska Dyslexia Association Fall Celebration
When: October 31st  from 9a to 11a.
Where: St. Mark's Methodist Church, 84th & Pioneers, Lincoln, Ne.

"Brain Processing and Preschool Behaviors: Early Literacy Practices That Make a Difference."  Dr. Victoria Molfese, UNL Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies.  Community leaders will be recognized for their outstanding achievement to increase the awareness of dyslexia and to promote educational efforts to remediate dyslexia.  "Journeys" with dyslexia  shared.  All are welcome.

The Art of Nonprofit Sustainability

What: 2015 Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands:  The Art of Nonprofit Sustainability.
When: November 4th, 2015
Where: La Vista Conference Center
$150 for NAM members - $225 for non-yet-members

Register at:

The 9th Annual Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands convenes nonprofit professionals to hear from thought leaders, network with peers, and gain insight on best practices.
Keynote: Steve Zimmerman, co- author of "The Sustainability Mindset and Nonprofit.Sustainability."

Youth For Christ Comedy Night

What: Youth for Christ Comedy Night, featuring Taylor Mason: Comedian, Musician and Ventriloquist.
When: Thursday, November 5th at 7pm.
Where: Rococo Theatre - 140 N. 13th st. Lincoln
Tickets range from $10-$30 based on seating preference.  Middle School and High School Students are free.

Comedy Night is a unique event that combines refreshments, family friendly comedy and Youth for Christ's mission to help teens.  All funds raised will benefit the youth of Lincoln and surrounding areas through the work at Campus Life.  Parent Life and Juvenile Justice. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our web site at or call 402-420-7475.  +++

Celebration of Caregivers

What: Celebration of Self for Caregivers.
When: Friday, November 6th from 9am - 2pm
Where: Southlake Village, 9401 Andermatt Drive, Lincoln
Call 402-802-2309 to register, or you may mail a registration to: Lincoln Caregiver Education Group c/o Roper & Sons Funeral Care, Attn: Jodi Freeman, 4300 O Street, Lincoln, Ne 68510.
Please register by November 2nd.

The day is sponsored by the Lincoln Caregiver Education Group.  This will be a fun, relaxing day with lots of valuable information and resources.  Southlake Village is providing a delicious lunch.    There is plenty of parking.  Turn North off HWY 2 at 91st, turn East (right) onto Andermatt and follow it to Southlake Village.  Respite is offered for your loved one at Country House, 6616 South 84th.  Contact Laura Thelen (402) 499-1722 by October 30th to arrange for care.  Our supporters have been generous so there is no charge for anything.  For further information contact Suzy Campbell (402) 802-2309.

Autism Family Network Spaghetti Dinner

What: Autism Family Network Spaghetti Dinner
When: Sunday, November 8th from 11am to 1:30pm
Where: St. John's gym, 7601 Vine Street
Cost: $7 per plate or $25 per family
Meal includes spaghetti, salad, breadstick and tea or lemonade.

Bake Sale items will be available for $1 an item.

This will support the Autism Family Network and their mission to help families affected by Autism.

Scrabble Scramble Tournament

What: Lincoln's 7th Annual Scrabble Scramble Tournament.  A fund raising event for Lincoln Literacy.
When: Sunday, November 8th from 1-5p.
Where: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 6001 A. Street.

Lincoln Literacy's Scrabble Scramble features four-member teams playing three 30-minute Scrabble games.  Team members enjoy fun, food and drink, and friendly competition for prizes. 

go to or call 402-476-7323.

Household Hazardous Waste

What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
When: Friday, November 13th.
Where: Cal 402-441-8021 to schedule an appointment.

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


Exclusive Film Premiere Out of Frame; Unseen Poverty in the Heartland

What: Exclusive film premiere of Out of Frame; Unseen Poverty in the Heartland.
When:  Thursday, November 12th.  At 5pm.doors open for conversation, heavy appetizers from Jimi D's, and wine tasting
6:30pm Premiere of Out of Frame Documentary
7:15pm Panelist Discussion, Aileen Brady, Community Alliance; Earl Redrick, HUD; Hollyanne Fricke, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition; Frankie Holeton, Catholic Charities.
Where: Aksarban Cinema, 2110 S. 67th Street, Omaha.
Ticket prices: $35 per person, or $60 for two
Tickets can be purchased on the Aksarben Cinema website
Film website:

The documentary film Out of Frame brings to life an issue and population often ignored, but fully present in our city.  Non-existent or low-wage work erodes the middle class, exploding the number of people living in or near poverty, driving a wedge further and further between the "have's" and the "have not's".

Arts For The Soul Concert Series: Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano

What: Arts For The Soul Concert Series: Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano
When: Sunday, November 15th at 3pm.
Where: First Presbyterian Church, Great Hall - Limited Seating, 840 South 17th Street.  Lincoln, Ne 68508.  402-477-6037
Tickets Adults $18, Seniors (62=) $15, Students(13=) $8, Child (<13) Free

Laurie Rubin's voice, spirit and story captivated audiences like no other.  Laurie is also, speaker, jewelry designer, and skier, all in spite of the fact that she was born blind.  Her memoir, Do You Dream in Color?  Insights from a Girl Without Sight, recounts her experiences and challenges from childhood through the rise of her career as a professional singer.  Ms. Rubin draws upon her memoir to inspire audiences of all ages to challenge stereotypes, and to reach for their dreams.

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

YMCA Launches programs for Arthritis, Parkinsons

What: YMCA Launches Programs for Arthritis & Parkinson's.  "Delay the Disease."
When: The First session begins the week of Monday, September 14th, and ends January 2nd.  Participants may join the sessions at any time, but registration is required.
Where: Offered at all four of the YMCA's Lincoln locations.
Nonmembers are welcome to try it out for a fee.  Financial assistance is available to join the Y.
For class time and more information about the program, go to, or

EnhanceFitness is a community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program.  It consist of low-impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for all fitness levels.  Its focus is on increasing cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility, which can help reduce arthritis symptoms.