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Complline Worship at First-Plymouth Church

What: First Plymouth Church (20th & D Streets, Lincoln) invites you to a new experience of ancient worship.
When:  On the second Sunday Evening of each month at 7pm
Where: First Plymouth Church, (20th & D Streets).

On the second Sunday evening of each month at 7Pm, the order of Compline will be sung.  People of all faiths are welcome to share in this holy time of candlelit prayer, which offers true sanctuary for the modern soul.

In the beauty of First-Plymouth's Sanctuary with lights dimmed and candles flickering while the schola cantorum chants its way through the ancient liturgy, Compline becomes a doorway into the realm of spirit.  There is no preaching, no words spoken at all.  There are no hymns sung.  It only last 38 minutes, and the only thing a person attending does is light a candle.  But it is utterly captivating.

We invite you to simply walk into this mystical service, sit down and allow yourself to experience deep inner peace.

For more information call 402-476-7565 or 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

Holiday VA Coffeehaus

What: Holiday VA Coffeehaus to promote the health and well being of Veterans through music.
When: Friday, December 19th from 11am to 1pm
Where: The Coffeehaus will be held in the Auditorium which is located on the first floor of the VA Health Care Facility, at 600 S. 70th, on the north end of the building.  The auditorium may be accessed through the ground level entrance on the north side.  Stairs and an elevator the mail level are located just inside the entrance.  Parking is available on the north side of the building.

Live music for this holiday VA Coffeehaus will be provided by the Lincoln Senior Chorus, Anima ChristiSingers and VA Staff members.  Refreshments will be served.  The Public is welcome to attend.


Pop up @ Prescott Exhibition

What: Prescott Gallery is proud to announce POP UP @ PRESCOTT, and exhibition of artwork by students, faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
When: December 6th-20th.  Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  There will be extended hours from 10am to 5pm on December 6th in association with the College View Shops Holiday Open House.
Where:  The Gallery is located at 4728 Prescott Avenue in Lincoln.

Our inaugural exhibition, Material Presence: Selections from the UNL MFA Program, will also be on view.

Photographs and ceramics by Phil Perry will be available.  Proceeds from the sale of his work will be donated to CenterPointe, a Lincoln non-profit.

Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society

What:  Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society: British & Irish: Celebrating our Research Success Stories (Genealogy Interest Group GIG)
When: Sunday, November 16th from 2p to 4p.
Where: Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln.

What: Third Wednesday Discussion Group
When: Wednesday, November 19th, from 1:30p to 3:30p
Where: Library, Chatelaine, 6201 Normal Blvd.

What: Working with Family Heritage Photos (Educational Opportunities)
When: Sunday, November 23rd from 2p to 4p.
Where: Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln, Ne

What: First Thursday Discussion Group
When: Thursday, December 4th from 1p to 3p
Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M. St. Room 155, Lincoln, Ne

What: Celebrate your heritage these holidays (Educational Opoportunities)
When: Sunday, December 7th, from 2p to 4p.
Where: Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln

What: 3rd Annual Ethnic Heritage Celebration (Monthly Meetings)
When: Tuesday, December 9th at 7p
Where: Eastridge Presbyterian Church,1135 Eastridge Dr., Lincoln, Ne.

What: Genealogy Help Session  (Educational Opportunities)
When: Sunday, December 14th, from 2p to 4p
Where: Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th

What: Third Wednesday (Discussion Group)
When: Wednesday, December 17th from 1:30p to 3:30p.
Where: Library, Chatelaine, 6201, Normal Blvd., Lincoln, Ne

What: Germanic Interest Group Session (Genealogy Interest Group
When: Sunday, December 21st from 2p to 4p
Where: Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th, Lincolnm, Ne

First-Plymouth Congregational Church

What: First-Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC Christmas Eve Worship Services 2014
When: Christmas Eve
Where: First-Plymouth Congregational Church, United Church of Christ (20th & D St.)

Begin Christmas Eve with a 11am Christmas worship celebration for young children (ages 3-7) and their families in Mayflower Hall.

Followed with Two Chapel services of classic Lessons & Carols but in a more intimate setting, at the 1pm and 2pm worship services.
The 3pm worship service is a beautiful clasic Christmas pageant for children of all ages.
The 5pm Service is a joyful service led by Rev. Dr. Jim Keck with spirited music led by our youth chorale and orchestra.
The timeless "Festival of Lessons & Carols" service will be held at 7pm & 9pm with the Plymouth Brass, Plymouth Choir, Lied Organ and sermon by the Rev. Dr. Jim Keck.
The final service at 11pm will feature a peaceful, candlelight service of Holy Communion, reflection, song and prayer, and handbells.

Children are welcomed to attend Christmas Eve services with their families.

For more information visit or call 402-476-7565

Visiting Professor of Opera

What: William Bolcom, who was named 2007 Composer of the Year by Musical America and honored with multiple Grammy Awards for his ground-breaking setting of Blake's Song of Innocence and of Experience will be in residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music last January as the inaugural appointee to the Ariel-Bybee Endowed Visiting Professor of Opera.  Bolcom is an award-winning composer of cabaret songs, concertos, sonatas, operas, symphonies, and much more.  UNL Opera will be performing his opera, A Wedding
When: February 27th and March 1st.
Where: Kimball Recital Hall.

A Wedding, was commissioned by the Chicago Lyric Opera and given its premiere performance on December 11, 2014.  It is an adaptation of Robert Altman's 1978 film by the same name.

Giving for Gigi Fund

What: "Giving For Gigi" Fund for Gianna Carrera, diagnosed with NF-1 (neurofibromatosis).
Where: Union Bank

Gianna "Gigi" Carrera, is a 2nd grader at Kloefkorn Elementary. She was diagnosed as an infant with NF-1  (neurofibromatosis), a genetic disorder which may cause tumor growth along the central nervous system.  It was found that she had 3 tumors on her brain, one of which was partially removed in February.  Complete removal of the remaining tumors followed by radiation and weekly chemotherapy will be needed.  Her family is coping amazingly and have asked for only prayers.  But the cost of transportation to appointments and time spent away from work is an added stress.  Friends and supporters have set up a "Giving for Gigi" fund at Union Bank.  Donations of cash or check and earmarked Carrera will be accepted at any Union Bank branch in town.

Family In Need

What:  Please help a mother burdened by health issues, the sudden loss of her husband, a sudden loss of her job, unemployment funds that have run dry, and trying to find the strength to live on.  She and her children have had a rough couple of years.  If you can, please help this family through your encouraging words and financial assistance.  You may help by going to  Thank You for your caring generosity!

Chiara String Quartet

What: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Presents Chiara String Quartet.
When: Friday, September 12 at 7:30
Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30
Friday, April 10th at 7:30

Single Tickets: $20 (Seniors $10, Students $5)
Any Two Concerts: $35 (Seniors $16, Students $8
All Three Concerts: $40 (Seniors $20, Students $10)

Available at the Lied Center for Performing Arts ticket office, at the door, or at 402-472-4747

Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30pm, UNL East Campus - College of Law, 1875 N 42nd St. Free and Open to the Public.

More information: or

Chiara Quartet:


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.

Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed

What: Consider becoming a volunteer tax preparer through Community Action's Vita program.
Contact Georgann Roth, Community Action's Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 402-875-9320 or

Vita is a program sponsored by the IRS that provides income tax preparation and filing services to low-to-moderate income individuals at no cost to them.

Tax preparation sites will be set up at various locations in the city of Lincoln and outlying Lancaster and Saunders Counties.  You may volunteer at a location of your choosing.

"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


Prescott Gallery

What: Prescott Gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition Material Presence: Selections from the UNL MFA Program featuring a selection of Artwork by Univiersity of Nebraska Lincoln Master of Fine Arts graduate students.
When: The exhibit opens on Saturday, November 8th with a Public Reception from 5p to 7p.  The Exhibit continues through January 30th.  Hours are by appointment.
Where: Prescott Gallery, 4728 Prescott Street, Lincoln, Ne.

Prescott Gallery is a new exhibition space dedicated to showcasing the artwork and interest of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Art and Art History and to serving as a connection point between students, faculty and the community. 


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..