What: Give To Lincoln Day. will be a 24 hour day of giving.
When: Thursday, May 28th from 12am to 11:59pm
Where: www.GiveToLincoln.com 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 www.GiveToLincoln.com. 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. Fontenelleforest.org/camps.
Vital Service Car Wash
What: Vital Services Car Wash in conjunction with Give To Lincoln Day.
When: Thursday, May 28th from 11am to 2pm
Where: 2605 Fairfield, Lincoln, Ne.
Vital services is a non-profit company in Lincoln that provides services to folks with developmental disabilities. The car wash is being held in conjuction with Give To Lincoln Day!
VFW POST 131
WHAT: VFW POST 131 Ladies Auxiliary Fund Raiser. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Chips, Salads & Desserts.
When: May 29th from 5p to 7p
Where: VFW POST 131, 5721 Johanna RD.
Good Will Offering
Help support Veterans
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).
Fulldome Festival at Mueller Planetarium
What: Fulldome Festival at Mueller Planetarium
When: Saturday, May 30th from 10am to 3pm
Where: University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall (south of 14th and Vine Streets on the UNL City Campus) will host a special day of six different back-to-back fulldome shows on May 30th.
Mueller Planetarium will host a special day of 6 different back-to-back fulldome shows on May 30th.
Visitors can get up close and personal to nature's most powerful and extreme forces or explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun among other show topics. Children (ages 6 and over) can learn the basics of rocket physics with "Rusty Rocket" or explore the history of the deep-sea exploration in special separate shows.
Earth, Moon & Sun - 10am
Foreces of Nature - 11am
Astralis & Sunstruck (double feature) - 12pm
Into the Deep - 1pm
Rusty Rocket's Last Blast - 2pm
Big Red Sky Tour: Spring - 3pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-441-8035.
Last year, about 1000 local volunteers worked on 105 cleanup projects along roadsides, in parks and othe public areas.
What: Run, Walk, or Dance Through Clouds of Colored Foam. Wear white Lincoln, and prepare to get blasted with liquid color at ColorFoam5k.
When: June 6th at 9am.
Where: Mahoney State Park, Omaha.
Billowing clouds of foam, intense splashes of liquid color, and an after party that's crazy fun enough for everyone from the fraternity crowd to the stroller moms. It's all happening at ColorFoam5k. Experience color in a whole new way and make incredible memories with your friends and family while you're doing it. You can litteraly run, walk, or dance through our foam and we'll cheer you on every step of the way.
Be prepared on race day to run through mounds of foam along the course, and be blasted with color from ColorFoam5k's original color cannons. And, Lincoln runners leave this race with tons of color without the powdered mess.
ColorFoam5k is also dedicated to giving back to the community. ColorFoam5k has teamed up with UNL Dance Marathon, to give back a portion of the proceeds to Children's Hospital and Medical Center of Omaha. For more info about UNL Dance Marathon go to http://dm.unl.edu/.
To register, go to www.colorfoam5k.com.
Lincoln Animal Ambassadors Wine and Howl
What: Lincoln Animal Ambassadors Wine & Howl Fundraiser
When: Saturday, June 6th, 11am-5pm
Where: Deer Springs Winery, 162nd and Adams Street, Lincoln
Suggested donation: $7
Leashed dogs are welcome; bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Lincoln Animal Ambassador's seventh annual Wine & Howl fundraiser features live music, vendors, raffle prizes, a "Rescue Roundup" of adoptable dogs, and fantastic food and wine. Grab your dog, sip on some fine Nebraska wines, and forget about the week while helping Lincoln's dogs, cats, and critters.
Lincoln Animal Ambassadors works in Lincoln and Lancaster County to keep companion animals with their families and out of shelters. We operate an income-based pet food bank, a low-cost spay/nueter program, and low-cost vaccination clinic. To learn more about Wine and Howl or Lincoln Animal Ambassadors, visit our website at www.lincolnanimalambassadors.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
For more information about becoming a sponsor contact Quentin Vowells at (816-785-3258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Allen Family
What: The Allen Family great gospel music.
When: Saturday, June 6th at 7pm. Doors will open at 6pm for this free concert.
Where: Piedmont Park Church, 4801 A Street, Lincoln, Ne
If you like family harmonies and great gospel music, the Allen Family is sure to exceed your musical expectations. They have become the favorite family group for many music listeners, and their music style and close family sound has been nationally recognized and awarded by the National Quarter Association.
A love offering will be taken. For more information call 402-792-2450.
Enhanced Safe Driving Skills for Teens Event
What: Enhanced Safe Driving Skills for Teens Event. The Nebraska Safety Council, along with other partners is bringing the Ford Driving Skills for Live experience to Lincoln. Over 40 new drivers between the ages of 16 and 18 will have the opportunity to participate in a series of activities including driving courses., simulators, and class room instruction. The students will be learning more about distracted driving, impaired driving, why to always wear a seat belt, and hazard recognition.
When: June 10, from 8:30am to 1:30pm.
Where: Haymarket Park.
Lunch is provided and the teens will have a chance at $250 scholarships.
Teen drivers are the most at-risk population on the road- -they represent less than 8% of licensed drivers but are involved in nearly 30% of fatal and injury crashes in Nebraska.
Register at http://www.safenebraska.org/conferences-events/ford-driving-skills-event/
S.T.A.G.E Theatre presents Flanagan's Boys
What: S.T.A.G.E Theatre will present "Flanagan's Boys" for a One Night Performance.
When: June 12th at 7pm.
Where: Pius Performing Arts Center (6100 A Street)
This special performance is being offered as a Thank You to Lincolnites who have supported S.T.A.G.E. over the years. Flanagan's Boys, and original musical production tells the story of Father Edward J. Flanagan and his efforts to provide a home for orphaned and homeless boys in Omaha, and the founding of Boys Town. Set in Omaha in the 1910s and 1920s, the production features costumes from the time period along with upbeat musical numbers and athletic dances.
The process for Father Flanagan's canonization will move to the Romas Phase on June 18th, and this musical production is being used to further educate the youth of Boys Town on their founder and his mission, as well as the greater Omaha area.
Bridges To Hope Bike-A-Thon
What: Bridges To Hope 4th Annual Bike-A-Thon sponsored by Thrivent Financial and Followers of Christ Prison Ministry.
When: Saturday, June 13th at 9am.
Where: Start at 3107 S. 6th, Suite 107. Head South on the Jamaican North Trail
$20 - per individual - $30 per family (plus donations from family & friends).
Choose 22 mile
Funds raised will allow us to assist former offenders while they are moving out of the correctional institutions and into the community. A 40'" HDTV will be given away to the person who brings in the highest dollar amount of sponsorships!
For more details and to register go to the event section of Bridges to Hope web page at www.bridgestohopene.org or http://www.getmeregistered.com/BridgestoHope.
4th Annual Johnson Lake Art & Wine Festival
What: 4th Annual Johnson Lake Art & Wine Festival .
When: Saturday, June 13th from 10am - 4pm
Where: Lakeview Acres Park, look for the Flags
Free and open to the public
Over 35 Artist from across the country. Local Food vendors & Nebraska Wineries + KinKaider Brewery from Broken Bow.
Entertainment provided by Formerly three
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.
What: Old Settlers Picnic
When: Friday, June 12th and Saturday June 13th.
Friday, June 12th
5p to 8p - Dinner at the Park
7p to 9p - Bingo at the Park
9:30p - Fireworks Display at the Park (if inclement weather-cancelled)
Following Fireworks Outdoor Movies at the Park
Saturday, June 13th
7a - Palmyra Panther Prowl - Late Registration
8a - 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at the Park
7:30a - 9:30a Breakfast at the Legion Hall
8a - 4p Vendor's Market
9a - 4p - Palmyra Memorial Library Used Book Sale
9a - 11:30a - T-Ball & Boys Coach Pitch Games in the Park
9a - Car Show - same day registration
10a - People's choice ballot CAR SHOW
10a - 2p Kid's Carnival at the Park
10:30 - Sand Volleyball Tournament at the Park & Palmyra Pub
1p - Otoe County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit Demonstrations
1-4:30pm - Music and Pie, Stop on By
3:30 - 4:30 Parade Line-up
5pm - Parade
Following Parade - Dinner at Activities Center - Pedal Tractor Pulls on Main Street.
Following Tractor Pull: Raffle Drawing on Main Street.
8pm - Street Dance & Beer Garden (featuring 'Silas Creek') at Palmyra Pub.
Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society
What: Monthly meeting of Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society
When: Thursday, June 18th at 7pm
Where: First Lutheran Church Activity Center, 1551 South 70th Street, Lincoln, Ne
Program: Sabrina Riley, Library Director and Heritage Room Curator at Union College Library - "Making Connections"
What: Genealogy & Family History Day @ Love Library
When: June 19th from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Love Library, Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln, 13th & R Streets,
Free and Open to public. Registration required: http://libraries.unl.edu/staff-development.
UNL's Love Library will host a day of workshops and discussions about genealogy, and how to use a variety of library resouces to advance family history and cultural research. Participants can attend the entire day or specific workshops. A tour of Love Library will be included. Workshop topics include newspaper and military dababases, WorldCat, ArchivGrid, and much more.
Participants can bring lunch or purchase lunch at the Student Union/downtown restaurant. Attendees are encouraged to use the "for-pay" parking at the Larson Building at 13th & Q Streets. Love Library is located at 13th and R Streets.
Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. A full program and registration information is available at the website, or contact email@example.com or t firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Music Festival
What: Veterans Freedom Music Festival
When: June 20th. Gates open at 10a - Opening Ceremony - 10:30am - Closing Ceremony - 5:45pm
Where: Lincoln VA Campus, 600 South 70 Street
Welcome Home Event: VA Health Care & Veterans Organizations.
Kids Activities - Noon to 4pm
Free Parking & Admission/Food/Color Guard/Taps/Live Music
Bring Lawn Chairs, Blankets, Coolers (Subject to inspection)
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.
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.
What: Witherbee Neighborhood Association garage sales 2015.
When: Thursday, June 25th through Sunday, June 28th.
Where: Witherbee neighborhood which extends from 33rd street to 56th street, O street to Randolph.
Take a stroll through our friendly neighborhood and check out some great bargains.
Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society
What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society Discussion Group.
When: Thursday, June 4h and July 2nd from 1:15p - 3p.
Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M Street, Room 155 Lincoln, Ne.
Contact: Check www.llcgs.info or call 402-416-9139 for more informaiton. Bob and Arlene Housert, facilitators.
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 PioneersPark@email@example.com)
For more information or to RSVP for a program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-797-2301
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center - 11700 SW 100 Street, Denton, Ne 68339, 402-797-2301 or springcreekprairie.audubon.org.
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
Contact: Check www.llcgs.info or call 402-416-9139 for weekly topics and complete details.
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.
When: 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.
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.
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..
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
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. (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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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