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Raise It Up for Ryker


What: Raise It Up For Ryker.  Ryker Ross Wenzel entered this world 3 1/2 months early on October 18th, 2014 weighing just a pound 4 ounces.  He has spent time at Children's Hospital in Omaha,and is currently in the NICU at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln.
When: Saturday, February 7th from 5-8pm.
Where: Messiah Lutheran Church & School Gymnasium, 1800 South 84th Street.

Free-Will Donation Dinner, Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes, Photo Booth, Bounce House, Face Painting, and Bake Sale.

While he continues to make positive progress, he still has a long road ahead of him.  Friends and family of Ryker and his parents, Tyler & Alex, and big sister, Rileigh, are holding the Raise It Up for Ryker Event to raise funds to assist with medical and living expenses of the family.

If you would like to make a donation directly to the family:
1) Visit an US Bank location and ask for Alex Wenzel Donation Account
2) Mail checks payable to Alex Wenzel Donation Account to US Bank, 2640 Ticonderoga Drive, Lincoln, Ne 68521
3) Send donations via Paypal to raiseitupforryker@gmail.com
 

Volunteers for Speical Olympic Events


What:  Volunteers needed for special olympic events in 2015


Bowling - need volunteers for all session
January 10th - Noon- Ramp Bowling at Sun Valley Lanes
January 11th - Male singles at 9am, female singles, 11:30am, teams and doubles 2pm

Basketball
February 21st LHS - need volunteers and refs -starting around 9am - ending ????  Especially need refs for this event.
We will have 3 on 3 (regular and Unified), 5 on 5 (regular and unified), team skills, skills and level A

Aquatics
March 21st LHS - need volunteers - starting at 8am, probably over at 11:30am or so.

Track
April 11- starting with level A - 8am inside field house, going out to outdoor track around 11am at Nebraska Wesleyan.  Need volunteers all day.

If you can help contact Cecelia ana0976@aol.com or 402-467-1442
or Chris at dzrcc8@yahoo.com or 402-540-2241 


 

Nebraska Chamber Players


What: Nebraska Chamber Players 2015 January Events

First Concert Series of the Year - January 16th and 18th in Lincoln at the NET Telecommunications Building on East Campus.  Harpist Katie Wychulis will perform two works for chamber ensemble and harp.  Flutist, Franzi Brech will join Katie in Vincent Persichetti's Serenade #10 for flute and harp, and they will be joined by cellist Jessica Dussault in a rare performance of Claude Debussy's Children's Corner.

NCP will also perform the Trio for Clarinet, cello and piano by Nebraska Composer Robert Beadell.  Several of NCP's players were student's of Bob's in the 36 years he taught at the University of Nebraska's School of Music.
 

Seward County 4-H Fundraiser


What: Seward County 4-H Foundation "Waffleman" Fundraiser
When: Sunday, February 1st from 9:30a to 12:30p.
Where: Harvest Hall, 500 N 14th, Seward
Cost $7 per person, ages 5 and under are free

Come and enjoy delicious Belgian waffles, sausages, flavored syrus and drinks and help support scholarships and programs.  Tickets available at the door.
 

UNL's John Biley to perform flute repertoire


What: Glen Korff School of Music Larson Professor of Flute, John Bailey, assisted by Professor of Piano, Mark Clinton, will give a recital of standards and rarely heard flute repertoire.
When: Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:30pm
Where: Kimball Recital Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus.  The performance is free and open to the public.


 

UNL's Reimer, Hanrahan collaborate with guest pianist Larson in vocal recital


What: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glen Korff School of Music's Jamie Reimer, soprano, and Kevin Hanrahan, tenor, will collaborate with guest pianist Matthew Larson in a vocal recital of German Lieder by Robert and Clara Schumann.
When: Thursday, February 5th. at 7:30pm
Where: Kimball Recital Hall
Tickets: General Admission $5; Student/Seniors $3 and available at the door.  The performance will also be live webcast: http://arts.unl.edu/music/webcasts

These composers (husband and wife) are pillars in the solo vocal repertoire tradition.  Guest artist Matthew Larson is an accomplished collaborative pianist, having played over 600 vocal recitals in the United States and Europe.
 

Lincoln Dental Association


What: Lincoln Dental Assistants Assoc. will be sharing oral hygiene instructions and educational materials for Children's Dental Health Month.
When: February 4th from 5:30p-7:30p.
Where: Gere Library 56th and Normal and also at Anderson Library at 3635 Touzalin Ave.

We'd love to have adults and children stop by our table and welcome any questions about dental health and prevention.
 

Chiara String Quartet to Perform


What: The Chiara String Quartet will perform the second concert of the 2014-2015 Hixson-Lied Concert Series.
When: Wednesday, Friday, February 4th at 7:30pm
Where: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimball Recital Hall (11th and R Streets).
Single Tickets: $20 (Seniors $10, Students $5)  Any Two Concerts: $35 (Senior $16. Student $8).  Available at the Lied Center for Performing Arts ticket office, at the door, or at 402-472-4747.

The program will feature an "All American" program.  The Chiara Quartet members are in their 10th year as Hixson-Lied Artist-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
 

Music in Catholic Schools Benefit Dance


What: The Nebraska Wind Symphony "Swingtones" Benefit Dance for Music in Catholic Schools.
When: Friday, February 6th at 7:30pm - 10:30pm (Doors open at 6p).
Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Parish Center 5419 N 114th Street, Omaha.
Tickets are $15 per person.  Seniors and Students $10 each.  Tickets available at the door or at MCS Office, Mercy Hall, 3300 N 60th St. - 402-557-5600, Dietze Music at 13015 W. Center, 20th & Cornhusker, Schmitt Music at 7355 Dodge Street.

Free swing dance instruction by Dan Wondra 6:15-7:15 pm
Silent Auction and Dessert/Bake Sale. 

Proceeds assist financially needy students with MCS band tuition.

Cash, Checks and Credit Cards accepted.

 

UNL Department of Art & Art History


What: UNL Department of Art and Art History Faculty, Staff featured in a nex Exhibition at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.
When: Wednesday, January 21st through February 6th, and will conclude with a First Friday closing reception on February 6th from 5-7pm in the gallery.
Where: Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.  The Eisentrager-Howard Gallery is located on the first floor of Richards Hall, which is located at Stadium Drive and T sts. on the UNL city campus.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30pm.  Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

Twenty-six faculty and staff members from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Art and Art History will show their work in a variety of media in the "Faculty and Staff Exhibition."

For more information, contact the Department of Art and Art History at 402-472-5522.


 

Lincoln City Library Bird EnCOUNTer


What: Lincoln City Libraries to Host Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTer
When: Saturday, February 7th from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Where: Walt Branch Lilbrary, 6701 S. 14th St.

The fun and educational event is sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries, The Wild Bird Habitat Stores, Wachiska Audubon and the Nebraska Game and Parks commission.

People of all ages are invited to attend the event which includes crafts, games and a live raptor display.  Participants will have the opportunity to make a burlap bag full of nesting materials or a pine cone feeder.  The event also includes instruction on how to use binoculars for bird watching and how to identify bird songs. 

More information on the event and Lincoln City Libraries is available at lincolnlibraries.org.

 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever


What: Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members and upland supporters in Nebraska will convene on Saturday, February 7th for the organization's 2015 State Habitat Meeting..
When: Saturday, February 7th
Where: Younes Conference Center in Kearney.

The event will feature an address by Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever President and CEO, as well as a panel discussion with experts from Pheasants Forever, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cooperative Research Unit.

Meeting Highlights include:
8:15am - Address by Howard Vincent
11:30am - Habitat Partnerships & Accomplishments
1:30pm - Gun Dog Success
2:15 - Habitat, Partnership and Research Panel Discussion
5:30p - Volunteer Appreciation Reception.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's 2015 Nebraska Habitat Meeting is open to Pheasnts Forever and Quil Forever members as well as the public.

Find the full agenda and register online.  www.pheasantsforever.org or www.quailforever.org.





 

Dinosaurs & Disasters 2015


What: Dinosaurs & Disasters 2015
When Saturday, February 7th from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Where: Morrill Hall, 14th and Vine Streets on the UNL City Campus

One of Lincoln's most exciting Earth Science learning events for children and their families.  Scientists provide hands-on activities and demonstrations to engage visitors in scientific discovery.

Discover how fire and ice shaped our planet Earth!
Learn about animals and their enviroments past and present.
Chat live with scientists of the International Ocean Discovery Program currently at sea.
Be a meteorologist - give the forecast.
Play games and much more!

Don't forget to bring your rocks & fossils to be identified!

Free parking in front of the museum.  Regular Museum Admission.
 

Cheer Xpress -Special Needs Cheer Team headed to Orlando


What: Cheer Xpress "Sunshine" - Special Needs Cheer Team Fundraiser.  Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause!  You're invited to an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser to support Cheer and Dance Express!
When: February 7th from 8am to 10am
Where: Applebee's 3730 Village Drive (402-420-1182
Tickets $7.00

Cheer Xpress Sunshine Team is a group of friends who have all types of disabilities.  They learn a routine and then they perform at cheer competitions.  The sunshine group has been in existance for about 5 years and this year because of all their hard work they have been invited to a world competition.  The World Competition is in Orlando, Fla at the end of April.
 

Nashville Singer Songwriter at St. Paul Lutheran Church


What: Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Daniel Christian will perform at the Hevelone Center sponsored by St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beatrice, Youth Group.
When: February 8th at 4pm
Where: Hevelone Center, 600 Orange Boulevard, Beatrice Ne.
Admission: $5 Per Person ($20 Maximun Per Family)

Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Daniel Christian blends a pop/rock sensibility with country/folk roots.  Excellent entertainment for all ages.
www.DANIELCHRISTIANMUSIC.COM

Opportunity to have name of individual, family or business in the program for $25
Contact: Carla Loemker,
803 W. Hackberry Road
Beatrice, Ne 68310
402-520-0015
 

Pi Beta Phi Soroity 3v3 Soccer


What: Pi Beta Phi Sorority is holding a 3v3 soccer tournament philanthropy.
When: February 8th starting at 10am
Where: Cook Pavillion on UNL's city campus.
To pre-register email Laura Crary at lauracray@01@gmail.com

Teams can be 3 to 5 people and it cost $50 for a team of 3-5, and can be all girl teams, or all boys.  All proceeds raised will go to the Literacy Fund.  The Literacy Fund at Pi Beta Phi Foundation plays a critical role in the success of Read>Lead>Achieve by impacting children's lives and putting books into their hands.  Read>Lead>Achieve is Pi Beta Phi's philanthropic effort, which inspires a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential creating a more literate and productive society. 
 

UNL'S Marks To perform Faculty Recital Feb. 10th


What: The Glen Korff School of Music Associate Professor of Organ Christopher Marks will present his faculty recital.
When: Tuesday, February 10th at 7:30pm
Where: In Kimball Recital Hall.
Free and Open to the Public.  It will also be webcast.  Visit http://music.unl.edu/webcasts the evening of the concert for the link.

The concert will feature music from both French and American composers.

Marks will also be performing at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha on Sunday February 22nd at 3pm.  His concert kicks off a year-long organ concert series celebrating the church's $1.1 million renovation of their 1950 Aeolian-Skinner organ, which was completely refurbished last year by Schoenstein and Co. Pipe Organs.  This concert is free and open to the public.  The historic church is located at 2650 Farnam St. in Omaha.
 

Library's StoryTime to Highlight Dental Health


What: Lincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and Ameritas to focus on dental health for February's preschool storytime program.  Staff from LLCHD Dental Health and Nutrition Services and Ameritas will attend storytime to provide information about dental care.  Programs will be presented on the following dates.

 Monday, Feb. 9th at 4pm - Williams Branch Library, 5000 Mike School St. (402-441-8580)
Tuesday, February 10th at 10:30am - Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave. (402-441-8540
                                                             Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St. (402-441-4250)                              
Wednesday, Feb 11th at 10:30am South Branch Library, 2625 South St. (402-441-8570)
                                                         Eiseley Branch Library
Wednesday, Feb. 11th @ 2pm - South Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 12 at 10:30a - Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St.  (402-441-8530)
                                                 Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Blvd. (402-441-8500)
Tuesday, Feb 17th at 10:30am - Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St. (402-441-8560)
                                                     Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. (402-441-4460)
Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 10:30am - Anderson Library
                                                          Walt Branch Library
Thursday, February 19th at 10:30am - Eiseley Branch Library
                                                              Gere Branch Library

For more information about LCL's children's programs, visit lincolnlibraries.org. 
 
 

St. Elizabeth Auxiliary's Annual Valentine's Day Sale


What: CHI St. Elizabeth Auxiliary's Annual Valentine's Day Sale.
When: February 12th & 13th from 7am to 4pm
Where:CHI Health St. Elizabeth, 555 S 70th ST. Lincoln, Ne on the first level near Admissions.  Proceeds to benefit 3D Mammography at St. Elizabeth.  Come early for best selection.

Plan now to purchase all of your Valentine's Day gifts from the St. Elizabeth Auxiliary on Thursday and Friday, February 12 & 13th to 4pm (or until sold out)!  Wide variety of beautiful, handcrafted items perfect for that special someone in your life.  Included, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and Spring items.  The sale will be located at CHI Health St. Elizabeth, 555 S. 70th St., Lincoln, Ne on the First Level near Admissions.  Proceeds to benefit 3D Mammography at St. Elizabeth.  Come early for the best selection.

 

40's Themed Valentines Day Dance at the Strategic Air & Space Museum


What: The Strategic Air & Space Museum announces its annual "Swing Under the Wings" Valentine's Day dinner and dance event.
When: Saturday, February 14th at 6p with a plated dinner followed by the dance at 7p to 11p.
Where: The Strategic Air & Space Museum located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate 80.
The Event is open to guests of all ages who appreciate a good time.  Please R.S.V.P. by February 4th.  Space is limited.

Guest will be transported back in time when swing music filled the airwaves and World War 2 consumed the nation.  Swing Under the Wings is an opportunity to relive the best of the 1940's as guest dine and dance in the museum's Hangar B with historic aircraft such as the Douglas C-47 Skytrain and Boeing B-29 Superfortress.  Gooch and His Las Vegas Big Band will set the mood for this USO-themed party, and guest are encouraged to dress in their 1940's best.  A prize will be awarded to the best dressed.

Ticket options are available by calling 402-944-3100 or online at http://www.sasmuseum.com/swing/.

 

Haymarket Theatre Presents "Almost, Maine"


What: Haymarket Theatre Presents "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani
When: Feb 5-7 and 12-14 at 7:30pm, February 8 and 15 @ 2pm
Where: Haymarket Theatre
Tickets: $15 General, $12 Student/Senior

The Haymarket Theatre's first Mainstage show of the 2015 season is John Carlani's "Almost Maine." 

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of "Almost, Maine."  As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, "Almost's," residents find themselves falling in and out of live in unexpected and often hilarious ways.  Knees are bruised.  Hearts are broken.  But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
 

Sandhill Crane Viewing Tour


What: Registration is now open for the Pioneers Park Nature Center's trip to central Nebraska for a guided viewing tour of the Sandhill crane migration.  See them soar above the river and dance together in the fields, and hear their unique call.
When: The tour begins at noon, Thursday, March 19th at the Wild Bird Habitat Store, 56th and Highway 2, and returns at 11pm to the same location. 
Cost: $75 per person includes bus transportation, dinner, and a viewing blind reservation.
To Register for for more information, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or naturecenter@lincoln.ne.gov.

Space on the tirp is limited, and reservations are required by February 19th.  The $25 blind reservation fee is non-refundable if the trip is cancelled, or if a participant cancels and a replacement cannot be found.  Participant cancellation is also subject to a $5 cancellation fee. 

The group will travel to the Nebraska Nature and Visitor Center in Wood River, and then to the lain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon, where they will view and hear the cranes from viewing blind as they arrive on the Platte River.  The trip will include periodic stops along country roads to view cranes as they feed and dance in the fields.
 

American Legion post 197 Soup Supper


What: American Legion post 197 is hosting a soup supper
When: February 22nd from 5pm to 7pm
Where: Emmanual Lutheran Church in Eagle
Free will donation

Chili, Chicken noodle soups and a cinnamon roll will be served.
 

Nominations Sought for 2015 One Book - One Lincoln


What: The public is invited to help kick off the 14th year of Lincoln City Libraries' One Book - One Lincoln program by nominating a great book.  The selection committee will look for books that are of general interest to adults and young adults, address universal themes of life and spark thoughtful discussion.


The deadline for submitting a nomination is Monday, February 23rd.  The 15-member selection committee of community readers will evaluate, read and discuss the recommendations before selecting the book for the 2015 program.


Nomination forms are available at all Lincoln City Libraries locations or online at lincolnlibraries.org.

Events at Timberlake Ranch Camps


What: Scrapbook Retreat with a little Mexican Spice!
When: January 30th - February 1st
Where: Timberlake Ranch Camp 2709 North S Road, Marquette, Ne.
Cost: $85 per person

Bring your friends and come join in the fun!  This weekend is designed for scapbookers of all kinds.  Whether it is you style to "crop 'til you drop" or relax and enjoy your family memories, we provide the perfect atmosphere for everyone.  Enjoy contest, prizes and fellowship galore!  Each registration includes lodging, three meals on Saturday, brunch on Sunday and snacks.  Check in begins at NOON on January 30th and check-out is NOON on February 1st.
Register online at www.timberlake.org or by calling 308-946-3871.

What: Chili Bowl Fundraiser and Dessert Dash
When: February 7th.  5pm: Arrive with chili for contest, 5:30-6:30pm:  Chili taste testing: 7-8pm: Dessert Dash
Proceeds will go towards the constuction of a new indoor riding arena for Timberlake's Horsemanship Program!
Come to Timberlake Ranch Campus for our first ever CHILI BOWL FUNDRAISER where YOU choose the BEST chili!  Bring you favorite chili to enter in the contest.  Try the different chilies and vote on which one you like best.  Then join in with your table to raise money for your choise of dessert in the DESSERT DASH.

What: Operation Equitation -
When: Feb. 21st 2015 , 1p - 6p
Where: Timberlake Ranch Camps, 2709 North S. Road, Marquette, Ne
You are invited to participate in our horsemanship knowledge contest.  This new program will allow horse lovers to dig into their horse craziness by studying and competing in our winter quiz event!  Those who are interested can sign up in teams of three to five participants.  Invite your friends, even if they have never attended horsemanship camp at Timberlake.  Teams can be combined regardless of age.  Can't find a team?  No Problem!  We will also offer an individual competition based on age.  Pre-register by visiting www.timberlake.org or by calling 308-946-3871.


What: Animal Education Clinic - more than just cats and dogs!
When: Feb. 28th -  1p-5p.  Check-in begins at 12:30p.
Where: Timberlake Ranch Camps,2709 North S Road, Marquette, Ne
Cost: $30 per participant

Just for an afternoon of everything animal!  Participants will be exposed to a variety of different species including ferrets, chinchillas, horses, pigs, and many more.  The will learn about animal science, handling and care.  Each registration includes an information packet and craft.  Snacks will be available for purchase.  Groups will be organized by age.
Re-register by visiting www.timberlake.org or by calling 308-946-3871.
 

Lincoln Irish Dancers


What: The Lincoln Irish Dancers 17th Annual Public Ceii (pronounced kaylee - Irish Social Dance)
When: March 8th from 6:30-9:00
Where: Auld Recreation Center-Antelope Park - 1650 Memorial Drive Lincoln, Nebraska
Cost: $10 for Adults, $5 for Students, $30 for Family.

This is the biggest Irish Dance party in Nebraska and people of all agest attend this gala event!  The annual fundraiser is always held the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day.  This is a great family event with a raffle, free trinkets & face stickers for the kids, and free light refreshments.  Live music by the band Rivertown String band and no need for prior dance experience with Catherine Sherer Bishop, calling the dances.
     Catherine will also be hosting a dance workshop at the YWCA (26th & O) 1:30-4:30pm the same day.  This would be ideal for anyone interested in folk dancing, not just irish.  Registration for this workshop is $10 for adults, $5 for Students with a $30 family maximum.  Even for those who don't wish to dance, you can always enjoy the lively toe-tapping Irish music at our ceili
 

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. 
 

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.

Dementia Care Conference


What: Dementia Care Conference
When: March 26th and 27th
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy, Lavista, Ne 68128

https://sites.google.com/site/dementiacareconference2015/

The Dementia Care Conference has been the premier conference for the state of Nebraska and Southwest Iowa regarding best practices for dementia care and support for over 10 years.  An array of presentatios have been delivered from prestigious researchers, high profile family caregivers, dynamic community leaders, and extraordinary health professionals.  The conference has grown every year in size, number of offerings and sponsors.
 

Southview Baptist Church


What: 24th Annual "This Day of Resurrection."  This powerful musical drama portrays scenes from the life of Christ, involves our entire church, and includes special effects and live animals.  Each engaging performance lasts about an hour.
When: In the week leading up to Palm Sunday:
7Pm, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, March 25th, 27th, 28th & 29th
3Pm, Saturday, March 28th
Where: 3434 S. 13th St. Lincolnk, ne (North of Highway 2 at 13th & Arapahoe).
Free admission...Free Childcare ages 6 & younger.  Free refreshments, Pet the animals after each performance.

A Powerful drama featuring live animals, music, orchestra and impressive special effects.  The Audience becomes part of the action!  Palm Sunday Weekend.  Bring a friend for our 24th year!
 

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 http://www.gofundme.com/62x63c.  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: arts.unl.edu or music.unl.edu

Chiara Quartet: www.chiaraquartet.com
 


 

Nebraska's Warrior Writers Workshop


What: Nebraska's Warrior Writers Workshop
When:  Jan. 31st, Feb 7th, Feb. 21st, March 7th, March 21st, April 4th, from 9am-11am on each date.
Where: Veterans Affairs, 600 South 70th Street, Lincoln.

Facilitated by professional writing instructors and VA hospital personnel, the workshops consist of six biweekly sessions focused on developing strategies and skills.  Two model texts are read and discussed by the group to help participants identify how good writing is built, and to allow writing practice with immediate feedback.  The range of works include fiction, poetry, and memoir.  Writers develop a strong bond as they encourage each other.  The workshop culminates in a voluntary public reading.
 

Area College Fair


What: Area College Fair.
When: Sunday, April 19th from 1p to 3p
Where: Southeast Community College - Lincoln

Visit with representatives from state and regional colleges during the Southeast Community  Area College Fair. 
Register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org and bring the barcode to the fair so college reps can scan it.  To see a list of registered colleges, go to EducationQuest.org.

The College Fair is sponsored by EducationQuestFoundation through partnerships with the Nebraska Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers and Nebraska high school counselors.
 

REALTORS Care Community Fair


What: REALTORS Care Community Fair
When: April 25th from 10a to 2p
Where: Union Plaza at 21st & "O" St. Lincoln

Discover ways to get involved and volunteer with organizations in our community.

Free Family Event
Kids Activities
Street Attractions
Food
Entertainment
Informative Booths

Contact
Christina Krivolavek
Christina@LincolnRealtors.com
402-441-3632
 

March For Babies


What: March of Dimes Walk for Babies
When: April 25th.  Registration starts at 11a and the walk is at 12pm.
Where: Haymarket Park/Saltdog's Stadium.

The event will be filled with fun, food and mission awareness.  There will be 500 or more people consisting of Family teams, corporate teams and individual walkers.

To register (not required but requested ) go to Marchforbabies.org.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

"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

 

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..