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 www.brownvilleconcertseries.com 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

Lincoln Arts Council Art Supplies Drive


What: Volunteers needed to coordinate art supply drives!
When: Now through May 1st.

The Lincoln Arts Council is conducting an art supplies drive.  We need supplies for 330 students by May 1st.  Estimated cost for supplies is $5/student.  We are looking for individuals or groups to organize an art supplies drive at their workplace, office, school, church, etc.  Basic, good-quality art tools that encourage self-expression will be distributed to Prescott Elementary students who participate in ART MAKES ME SMART programs this spring. 
     Suggested items include: crayons, markers, colored pencils and sharpener, sketch pads, water colors and brushes, glue sticks, Scotch Tape, etc.  For many children, these will be the only art supplies that they can call their own.
     We will send these supplies home with the students in bright green Art Makes Me Smart, cinch bags provided by ArtFX Screen Printing and Embroidery.

For more information contact Lori McAlister, Development Director at 402-434-2787
 

Final First Friday Jazz Concert For The Season


What: Andy Hall Quartet Featured in Final First Friday Jazz Concert For The Season.
When: May 1st from 11:30am to 1pm. 
Where: First Lutheran Church Activity Center, 1551 South 70th Street.
Free Concert

The quartet will feature Andy Hall on bass, guitarist Peter Bouffard, Scott Vicroy on saxaphone and John Scofield on percussion.  Andy has chosed jazz tunes from the 30's and 40's to highlight this performance.

Audience members are invited to purchase lunch at the concert or bring their own and spend as much of their lunch hour as they wish listening to great jazz.  The donation of non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry is encouraged.

The concerts will resume October 2nd with a new series of eight monthly performances.
 

Fresh Start Mini-Golf Tournament


What: Fresh Start Mini-Golf Tournament
When: May 2nd from 10a to 1p
Where: Adventure Golf at Old Cheney and S. 56th

All Proceeds Benefit Fresh Start, providing shelter and case management to homeless women in the Lincoln Community.

Entry fees: $60 for a team of 4
($15 per person)
Family Friendly - All Ages
$5 for non-golfers
Includes light breakfast, lunch

For Registration Entry Form and Pledge Form, visit www.freshstarthome.org/events
or call
402-475-7777
Registration open until filled

Prizes
Raffle packages

Fundraising
prizes for teams that take the challenge.  Golfing prizes for best score, worst score putting contest.

Teams are challenged to raise an additional $180 to benefit homeless women in Lincoln.  That's $10 per hole; $45 per teammate.  Got 9 friends?  You meet the challenge!  (Ask 'em for five bucks)!
 

Read To A Dog Program


What: Families are invited to participate in the "Read to a Dog" program offered y Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs.
When: Through May 2nd
Where: Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St. 5:30-7:30p Mondays (call Mimi at 402-217-9019).  mailto:zupconsult@gmail.com.

Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave., 4 to 5:30p, Tuesdays (Contact Cyndi at 308-850-0670 or (Cyndimiller1029@gmail.com)

South Branch Library, 2675 South St., 5:30 to 7:30p, Thursdays (Contact Jayne at Apa-jayne@neb.rr.com).

Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St., 11am to 12:30pm, Saturdays (Contact Angela at Anjherbert@me.com).

For more information on Lincoln City Libraries, visit lincolnlibraries.org.


The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 - 12 to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a dog.  Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20 minute shifts, once a week for four weeks.

Pre-registration is required by contacting the person listed at the branch where the child will participate.


 

SCC Milford Campus "Makers"


What: Southeast Community College's Milford Campus is putting on a "Maker Showcase".
When: May 2nd, from 10am to 3pm.
Where: Southeast Community College, Milford

From hot rods to hot robots, Legos to lasers, welding to wiring, woodwork to needlework, projects of all kinds are welcome.

Register at https://www.southeast.edu/MakerShowcase/

Visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/makershowcase?fref-nf

Join us on May 2nd to celebrate all the ways Nebraska makes - from farm to factory to city making!

 

43rd Army Band's Performance's


What: 43rd Army Band Annual Spring Concert
When: Sunday; April 12, 2015 at 2pm
Where: Centennial High School, Utica, Nebraska

What: 43rd Army Band's ROCK-N-LOAD Show Band Performance
When: Saturday, May 2nd. 
Music will start at 11:00 am in the Railyard.
 

Cat House Catsino Night


What: The Cat House presents CATSINO NIGHT, and evening of gambling games and refreshments to help the Cat House.
When: Saturday, May 2nd with the doors opening at 6:30p and with Gambling from 7p to 10p, Intermission & Raffle at 8:30p.
Where: Scottish Rite Temple at 16th and L Streets
Admission Fee is $25 and includes hors d' oeuvres, desserts, and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as a starter supply of gambling money.  Cash Bar.

There will be many wonderful prizes including an iPad, and Garth Brooks concert tickets will be available via a raffle, silent auction, and live auction.

All proceeds benefit The Cat House, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

For more information visit, http://thecathouse.org/


 

Kiwanis Club Pancakes in the Park


What: Cornhusker Kiwanis Club "Pancakes in the Park".
When: Saturday, May 2nd from 6:30am to 2pm.
Where: Antelope Park Recreation Center, 3140 Sumner Street
Adults: $6 in advance / $7 at the Door
Children Age 3 -12:  $4 Children under 3 are Free

All you can eat Pancakes and French Toast.  Orange Juice, milk or coffee.
All funds raised will benefit youth programs of Lincoln.


 

Benefit to purchase Diabetic Alert Dogs


What: Benefit Concert for Rachel & Elijah, two young diabetics who need Diabetic Alert Dogs.
When: Sunday, May 3rd from 2p to 4p.
Where: Woods Auditorium at Union College, 3800 S. 48th Street.
Admission $1 or more donation, (Check or Cash)

Diabetic Alert Dogs can sense when blood sugars are rising and falling 30 minutes faster than continuous glucose monitoring. 

There will be Family Fun Activities: Face-painting, Balloon Animals (provided by Clowning Around), A snow wonderland with a well-known princess in attendance for cute photo-ops, coloring wall and treats. 

Mike Mennard & Mighty Magic Pants will be performing.  It is a fully interactive music group for children.  Mike Mennard, an award-winning recording artist and veteran to the children's market, launched the group and has released six children's albums since 2004.  Since then, the Mighty Magic Pants has been "making people's day" with music, poetry, and optimism.
 

Cancer Benefit for Veronica Gabel


What: Cancer Benefit for Veronica Gabel.
When: Sunday, May 3rd from 2p to 6p
Where: Bee States Ballroom, Bee, Ne
Free Will Donation.

Pork Sandwhich Meal, Silent Auction, Raffle Prizes,

If you wish to donate to the silent auction or raffle contact: Sharon Codr 402-525-8571, Becky Kresha 402-367-2088, Kathy Klotz 402-641-4495, Susan Sisel, 402-367-2771, Mary Fiala 402-643-5022.

Her Cancer came back!  Let's help her win the fight!
 

Into the Woods


What: 1987 Tony Award Winner "Into the Woods"
When: April 30th, May 1st & 2nd at 7:30p and May 3rd at 2pm
Where: Jennifer L. Dorsey-Howley Performing Arts Center, Lincoln Southeast High School, (2930 S. 37th Street)
Adults $10  Students & Seniors $8
Call 402-436-1304 for ticket informaiton.

A clumsy Cinderella?  A bloodthirsty Little Red Ridinghood?  A witch who raps?  They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale Into The Woods.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim....Book by James Lapine 

With an award winning musical score and an ensemble of unforgetable characters, Into the Woods is a rare, modern classic that teaches and touches the heart.
 

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 WalkM.org.
 

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 albert.beute@va.gov

 

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.


 

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: www.encouragementunlimited.org.  Forms can also be obtained by contacting John Harris by phone at 402-309-9411 or by e-mail at: encouragementgolfopen@gmail.com or mr.encouragement@gmail.com.

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

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.  Fontenelleforest.org/camps.
 

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: GetMeRegistered.com 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: wwwlincoln.ne.gov (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 kllcb@lincoln.ne.gov 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 www.lincoln.walktocurearthritis.org.  For additional information contact Maia Young 402-201 or at malayoung@arthritis.org.
 

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 music.unl.edu.  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 music.unl.edu/newsletter.  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.

http://wwwkintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent-1131799




 

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/chiron-communications.com or read the entire nonfiction saga Odyssey of the 8th Fire by Lincoln Author Steve McFadden at http://www.8thfire.net
 

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 https://wwwfacebook.com/groups/TeamAbbieRose/  http://www.bigredvapor.com/team-abbie-donation/

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.
W
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 www.pinewoodbowl.org.

 


 

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 freecakesforkidslincoln@gmail.com
   

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. (http://foundationcenter.org).  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:
(http://libraries.unl.edu/instruction-unl-libraries.

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 rbolin2@unl.edu