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Lincoln NE Calendar June – August 2018

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Special Events

Nebraska Wildflower Week Jun 1 – 11

Jun 1 OR Jun 11 @ 7 pm Lauritzen Gardens, First & Bancroft Sts, Omaha “Conservation Discovery Garden Guided Twilight Tour” Discover native species for your garden and learn how to identify native grasses, trees, flowers and pollinators. $10; free for members. Register at

Jun 1-11 8 am – 8 pm Call of the Wildflowers, Platte River State Park, Louisville, Self-guided photo scavenger hunt has handouts for plant identification and growing information at Nature Center or office,. Free. 402-234-2217;

Jun 5 6 pm Jazz in June Garden Tour, Meet at the east entrance of Sheldon Museum of Art.

Jun 7 noon Wildflower Tour, Jayne Snyder Trail Center, 228 N. 21 St. 402-472-2971,

Jun 8-10 FireWorks Restaurant, 5750 S. 86th Dr Self-guided tours of their rain garden (brochures inside); wildflower coloring pages for children 402-434-5960

Jun 9 9:30-1pm Explore Partners in Pollination – Wildflowers & Insects Prairie Pines, 3100 N. 112th St  10 am: Tour through tallgrass looking for insects; 11:30 am: Talk on creating pollinator habitat; bilingual activities; trails open until 5pm; 3100 N. 112th St.

Jun 10 2 – 3:30 pm near Denton. Wildflower Wildflower Walk on the Prairie, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, 11700 SW 100th St, Denton  402-797-2301,

Jun 12 1:30 pm Wildflower Talk and Plant Pressing Beatrice Public Library, 100 N. 16th St Beatrice plus

7 pm Program about wildflowers that can be seen at Homestead National Monument. 402-239-4781

Jun 21 @ 7 pm Lauritzen Gardens, First & Bancroft Sts, Omaha “All the Little Things Summer Solstice Lecture featuring Chris Helzer”  A look at some incredible organisms and their interactions through photographs and stories from the field with a dessert reception following. $14, $10 for members. Register at


Tenth Annual Wine & Howl Jun 2 11 am – 5 pm Deer Springs Winery, 16255 Adams, Wine tasting, gift raffle, food, live music and various vendors. . Area rescue organizations will bring dogs available for adoption.  Suggested donation $8 Bring your dog. Lincoln Animal Ambassadors 402 817-1168


Northeast Summerfest  Jun 2 11 am  – 6 pm  LUX Center for the Arts, 2601 N. 48th St.


14th Annual Wine, Blues, Beer, and Hot Air Balloon Festival

Jun 2  3:30 pm Soaring Wings Vineyard, 17111 S 138th St, Springfield. Food truck. Bring lawn chair or blanket. 4 pm Rex Granite Band with Sarah Benck; 5:30 pm Connie Hawkins and the Blueswreckers; 7 pm Keeshea Pratt band; 8:30 pm Harlis Sweetwater Band; 9:30 pm All Band Jam Session. $25


Piedmont Uncorked: Wine Festival

Jun 2  4-9 pm The Shoppes at Piedmont, 1265 S. Cotner Wine, raffle Advance $30


Cancer Survivors Prayer Breakfast

Jun 4 @ 8 am Lincoln Community Foundation, 215 Centennial Mall S. Freewill donation, preregister at (402)476-3391


Book Talk with Joel Green, author of Robber’s Cave: Truths, Legends, Recollections

Jun 4 @ 6 pm Learn the fascinating history of Robber’s Cave Francie & Finch Bookshop, 130 S. 13th St


Toast Nebraska

Jun 8, 9 1 – 9 pm Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, 12102 S. 180th St, Gretna Festival with Nebraska Wines, 18 wineries, 150 wines, shopping, food samples, music talks. $45


Family History Day

Jun 9 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Richards Hall, 560 Stadium Drive  Presentations on DNA, how to find the history of one’s house, and tips for using; registration required


Victorian Free Family Fun Day

Jun 9 1 – 4 pm Thomas Kennard House, 1627 H St Tour the newly renovated Kennard house, enjoy Victorian games, crafts, desserts, and learn about archeological excavations in the backyard. Free


Progressive Dinner Party

Jun 10 4:30 – 7:30 pm G.A.R. Hall to Aldrich Gardens to park, Elmwood Benefit for Bess Streeter Aldrich House; buy ticket by Jun 7 $25


Celebrate Lincoln 2018 Music Festival

Jun 15 & 16 gate open 5 pm The Railyard, 350 Campy St  $10 per day; Tickets at gate, Jun 15 Purple Experience  Jun 16  Parmalee  the Cadillac Three


Community Spaghetti Feed

Jun 16 @ 6 pm United Lutheran Church, 5945 Fremont St, Live entertainment.  Games for kids.No charge. No free will offering.


70th Anniversary Concert

Jun 16 @ 7 pm Antelope Park Band Shell, 1650 Memorial Dr 43rd Army Band of the Nebraska National Guard will play marches and popular music. Free


Wachiska’s 29th Annual Backyard Garden Tour

Jun 17 11 am – 4 pm  Start at any location; maps and brochures available at each site. Homeowners on hand to answer questions.   $7 donation; Children under 12 – free.

2300 W. Foothills Rd Sue and Walt Gardner – 30 year old trees, water features, straw bale house

6310 Sumner St Brett and Linda Ratcliffe – Japanese stroll garden, labeled plants, 50 hostas, 37 birds 17001 Midway, Walton Jake and Kristi Sittner – trees, shrubs, & perennials, all serve a useful purpose

6601 Sumner St  Jim and Jeanne Johnson – rock garden, chocolate vine, shady area, dry stream

6500 Rexford Drive Cathy Schlaebitz – two sitting areas with water features, bird calls, many perennials

2525 Calvert St  Karen Creswell gates, a fountain, roses, low maintenance lawn and garden

19th and Calvert Sts Beattie Elementary School Garden – families meet one night a month from Mar to Oct


Formula SAE

Jun 20 – Jun 23 Lincoln Airpark, 3401 W Luke  80 teams Internal Combustion Class & 20 teams Electric Class from universities competing their formula –type vehicles that they designed and built. Free


Helen’s Musical Hats!

Jun 21 @ 10:30 am Downtown Aging Partners, 1005 O Performance for the monthly Birthday Party.


Homestead Days

Homestead National Monument of America, Four miles west of Beatrice on Hwy 4, Beatrice  Jun 22 @ 1 pm Days of the One Room Schoolhouse by Nina Jean Rohlfs; 2 pm Memories of One-Room Schools by Paul Siebert Jun 23 @ Noon Homestead Harmonizers Both days: 1 pm & 3 pm Lessons Learned from President Lincoln by Gene Griessman; 2 pm Lincoln IIrish Dancers; 4 pm Legends and Leaders of the West by Deb Carpenter-Nolting and Lyn Messersmith

8th Annual Veterans Freedom Music Festival

Jun 23 10:30 am – 5 pm The Cube, 350 Canopy St. (402) 770-6013 Free Outdoor concert with bands to honor our veterans of all generations. Bring lawn chairs. 11 am Enigma Noon # chords and a Cloud of Dust 1 pm Hard Knox Band 2 pm Pinkertones 3 pm Loose Affiliation 4 pm Chickn Fried Moses. Free

Walking Tour of Wyuka Cemetery

Jun 24 @ 2 pm Tour begins at Rudge Chapel. Led by Ed Zimmer. Presented by Wyuka Historical Foundation and Preservation Association of Lincoln. Free
International Thespian Festival

Jun 25 – 30  Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St  (513) 559-1996


Community Crops Garden Gala 

Jun 23  1 – 2:30 pm Short guided bike tour to several garden sites, starting at Crops office (1301 S 11th St), before ending at the Peter Pan Park community garden for ice cream and a garden tour. Free


Capitol City Carver’s Club Shows

Jun 23 11 am – 3 pm Legacy Terrace, 5700 Fremont

Jul 28 11 am – 3 pm The Legacy, 5600 Pioneers Blvd

Aug 25 11 am – 3 pm Legacy Estates, 7200 Van Dorn


Lincoln Rebels Auto Club 21st Annual Rod and Custom Car Show

Jun 24 Noon – 5 pm  Pioneers Park, 3201 S Coddington Ave.


Bites Bikes & Bison

Jun 30 9 am – 2 pm Pioneers Park Nature Center, west end of Pioneers Park. 3209 S. Coddington Ave

4, 11, or 17 mile bike loup, bites and brews from local vendors. $15 – Friends of PPNC or $12


Uncle Sam Jam

Jul 3 4 – 10 pm Oak Lake Park, 1st and Charleston Sts Games, music, concessions and fun; fireworks begin at 10 pm  402 441-7511


45th  Anniversary ZooFest

14th and O Sts  Jul 6 5 pm Evan Bartels; 7 pm Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials; 9 pm Los Lobos; 11 pm Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal  Jul 7 1 pm BluesEd Program of Omaha & Lincoln; 3 pm Hector Anchondos; 5 pm Igor & Red Elvises; 7 pm Dale Watson & His Lonestars; 9 pm Tommy Castro and the Painkillers; 11pm Nikki Hill.  Advance Jul 6-$30; Jul 7-$25 2 day – $50; At door: Jul 6 -$35; Jul 7-$30.


Brews at the Zoo

Jul 6 6 – 11 Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1222 S 27th St, craft beers, burgers and brats, music by The Brad Ramp Band


2018 USA Roller Sports Roller Derby National Championships

Jul 6 – 9 345 Sporting Village Dr 402-937-8958

Meadowlark Music Festival   $20; Student free; season – $75

Jul 12 7:30  pm Frank Proto & Tim Berens, classical and jazz crossover music for guitar and acoustic bass. Jul 13 7:30 pm  Marina Pacowski, French pianist will perform the world premiere of Frank Proto’s Piano Concerto for Piano and double string quintet, St Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St

Jul 14 7:30 pm Sybarites String Quintet, Grand Manse, 129 N. 10th St

July 15 7:30 Grand Finale St Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St


Relay For Life

Jul 14 4 to 11:30 pm  Haymarket Park, 403 Line Dr  American Cancer Society fundraiser 402 423-4893 or


2018 USA Roller Sports Indoor Roller Speed Skating National Championships

Jul 14 – 21 Speedway Sporting Village, 345 Speedway Cir 402-937-8958

2018 USA Roller Sports Rink Hockey National Championships

Jul 15 – 20 Speedway Sporting Village, 345 Speedway Cir 402-937-8958

Cornhusker State Games

Jul 20 – 29 Citywide venues


42nd Annual Camp Creek Threshers Antique Machinery and Threshing Show

July 21 – 22  17200 Bluff Road, Waverly 402-786-3003 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Blacksmith shop, saw mill, antique vehicles, vintage craftsmen, threshing, and baling. Adult $7.


2018 USA Roller Sports Roller Figure Skating National Championships

Jul 21 – Aug 4 345 Sporting Village Dr 402-937-8958


First Bite Event

Jul 26 6 – 8 pm Embassy Suites, 1040 P St Taste one-bite dishes from Lincoln Restaurant Week menus while enjoying a beverage, music by Darryl White, a benefit for the Lincoln Food Bank.

Lincoln Restaurant Week

Jul 27 – Aug 2  2 course prix fixe lunch for $ 11.95, $14.95 or $19.95 or 3 course prix fixe dinner for $19.95  $29.95, $39.95 or $49.95

Lancaster County Super Fair

Aug 2 – 5 Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St.


Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival

Aug 10 5 – 11 pm Aug 11 3 – 11 pm Coventry Campus – just south of 204th & Q Sts., Omaha

7 pm  Balloon Launch; 9 pm Balloon Glow $15 in advance, $19 at door; under 12 – $7; under 5 – free;   VIP Food and Wine Experience Sessions 6 & 8 pm Fri – $40, Sat – $49


Brews at the Zoo

Aug 11 6 – 11 Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1222 S 27th St, craft beers, burgers and brats, music by AM/FM

Nebraska Chamber Players – Concert on the Creek

Aug 11 719 Paxton St, Cambridge, :30 – 9 pm Unique chamber music & fine cuisine $38 402 429-8227

Elvis and Johnny Starring Joseph Hall & Paul Eve

Aug 17, 18 @ 7:30 pm at The Gala, 2602 Park Blvd $25/$30 (402) 617-4477


14th Annual Nebraska Artifact Show

Aug 18 9 am – 5 pm Seward County Fairgrounds, Seward. Archaeologists, amateur collectors, educational institutions and federal and state agencies collaborate to educate the public about the archaeological heritage of the Great Plains with historic and prehistoric artifacts. Activities, demonstrations and speakers from the professional archaeological community. Sponsored by the Nebraska Archaeological Society. $5; 12  & under – Free.


Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society 2018 Fall Conference

Aug 18 9 am – 3:30 pm First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St Presenter – Kathleen Brandt, member of Association of Professional Genealogists. Nominal registration fee

OLLI Open House

Aug 19 1:30 – 3 pm  Learn about the next available classes and meet new friends . Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker, 333 S. 13th St 472-6265


Dog Splash

Aug 19 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Star City Shores, 4375 S. 33rd St., sponsored by the Greater Lincoln Obedience Club and the Lincoln Parks Foundation  $10 per dog – includes up to two adults and one child 8 years and older. No child under 8 allowed in the pool area.


Greek Festival

Aug 24 4 – 10 pm Aug 25 11 am – 10 pm  Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 950 N. 63rd St  Authentic Greek food, pastries, taverna, silent auction; music $2 or food for Food Bank    402 975-9897


2018 Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival

Aug 24 –  25 Riverwest Park, Elkhorn

 2018 Nebraska Book Festival

Aug 25 9 am – 5 pm UNL City Campus Union, 1400 R St It will feature author appearances, book signings, exhibitors, booksellers, poetry readings, and hands-on family activities. Authors include Janice Harrington, Stew Magnuson, Brandon Vogel, Melissa Fraterrigo, Jeff Kurrus and Michael Forsberg.

Community Crops Feast on the Farm

Aug 25 5 – 8:30 pm Prairie Pines, 112th and Adams Sts Fund-raiser for Community CROPS (Combining Resources, Opportunities and People for Sustainability) whose mission is to help people work together to grow healthy food and live sustainability. Enjoy local foods prepared by local chefs. As you wander the farm, you’ll enjoy a full dinner, while seeing where your food grows. Silent auction. $75 402 474-9802


The Return of Rob

Aug 26 @ 3pm Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St, Omaha Featuring Disney Hollywood Theatre Organist Rob Richards with The Pathfinder Chorus; prepaid senior by Aug 20 – $15, 402-421-1356 At door $20


Summer Outdoor Series Events


The Tempest in the parks 

7 pm A storm and shipwreck bring together members of a family who had been separated 12 years earlier.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free admission except The Stables performances Flatwater Shakespeare Company, P.O. Box 84935, Lincoln 68501-4935 402-473-2897

Jun 7 – 10, 14 – 17  Swan Theatre at Wyuka Stables, 3600 O St ($20; Senior $18; Student $15)

Jun 21 Belmont Park, 12 & Judson Sts – Free

Jun 22  Cooper Park, 6th & D Sts – Free

Jun 23  Trago Park, 22nd & U Sts – Free

Jun 24 Havelock Park, 64th & Ballard Sts – Free


Legally Blonde

July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 @ 8 pm Pinewood Bowl, Inc. Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre, Pioneers Park  Elle appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms herself into the law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. With the support of some new friends, Elle realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. Advance tickets at Russ’s: Adult (age 13 or older): $12 with Russ’s card, $13 without card Kid (age 5-12): $5 At Gate Adult $15, Kids $6 under 5 – free.


Pinewood Bowl Theater in Pioneers Park

Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre, Pioneers Park, 3201 S. Coddington Ave.;  Tickets at the Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket office, all Ticketmaster locations, or 1-800-745-3000.

Jun 1 @ 8 pm  #IMOMSOHARD Mom’s Night Out: Round 2 $35/$45/$75$150

Jun 18 @ 7 pm Primus & Mastodon with JJUUJJUU $35/$45/$65/$99

Jun 21 @ 7 Oak Ridge Boys & Home Free $39.50/$59.50/$74.50

Jun 22 @ 7 pm Jackson Browne @ 7 pm $56/$69.50

Jul 26 Toby Keith @ 7:30 pm $45/$69/$99/$125

Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo + Rick Springfield $35/$55/$95

Aug 2 @ 7:30  Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton $46/$59.50/$79.50/$125

Aug 7  @ 7 pm ZZ Top $45/$65/$115

Aug 14 @ 8 pm  An Evening with Earth, Wind & Fire $46/$66/$116

Aug 30 @ 7 pm Jason Mraz $35/$45/$65


Bricks of Honor Dedication Day

Sat Jun 9 @ 10 am Veterans Memorial Garden Programs, 1650 Memorial Drive, Antelope Park


Walking tours of the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum on East Campus

Jun 5 Jul 3 Aug 7 Sep 4 Oct 2 Nov 6 Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum , 38th & Holdrege Sts Noon – 1 pm First Tuesdays.  Led by Emily Levine, Special Projects Research Horticulturist See an array of perennials, grasses and trees. Rain date is second Tueday. Free


Walking tours of Campus Gardens before Jazz in June

Walking tours of campus gardens, organized by UNL Landscape Services and Sheldon, begin at 6 pm at the Sheldon’s east entrance. Free

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26


Jazz In June

West of Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery at 12th & R Sts., Jazz in June Market starts at 5 pm, Walking tours of campus gardens begin at 6 pm at the museum’s east entrance, Jazz begins at 7 pm, bring a blanket or chair, Free but $10 per family donations welcome

Jun 5  Jamison Ross

Jun 12 Jazzmeia Horn
Jun 19 Mwenso & the Shakes Bio

Jun 26  Huntertones


Tower Jazz

Tuesdays 7 – 9 Tower Square, 13th & P Sts Free. Donations accepted.
Jul 3 Aaron Stronessner

Jul 10 Juke Butter

Jul 17 Iskikana

Jul 24th?   Julie Baker /featuring Ed Archibald

Jul 31 Marcus Lewis Jazz Band

Aug 7 Abigail Joy Siedell

Aug 14 Nebraska Grease Power


Tempo of Twilight Summer Concert Series
6 to 8 pm  Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha Concert included with regular garden admission $10; 6 – 12 $5; under 6 free (402) 346-4002, ext. 205  The café serves an abbreviated menu. Dinner specials are available at $6.50 or $7; May bring own food and drink
Jun 12 eNVy

Jun 19 R-Style

Jun 26  Daddy Mac & the Flak.

Jul 3  Happy Together

Jul 10 Persuaders

Jul 17 The Grease Band

Jul 24 Come Together Band


Foundation Gardens Performance Series

Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens, 1415 N St., Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm, Arts Incorporated, 402-477-8008 Free

Jun 6  The Kramer Sisters

Jun 13  Jive Merchant

Jun 20 The Melody Wranglers

Jun 27 Crabgrass Bluegrass

Jul 11 Nebraska Brass

Jul 18 Swing Fever

Jul 25 Group Sax

Aug 1 Tidball & Barger Band

Aug 8 Oasis Bluegrass Band

Aug 15  Skylark

Aug 22 Will Hutchinson

Aug 29 The Shucks Brothers


Stransky Park KZUM Summer Concert Series

Thursdays 7 – 9 pm Stransky Park, 17th & Harrison Sts. weather permitting Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Free but bands play with support of audience donations. Food trucks and children’s activities

May 31  John Walker & the New Hokum Boys;  Big Daddy Caleb & the Chargers

Jun 7 Jackie Allen;  Root Marm  Chicken Farm Jug Band

Jun 14 Domestic Blend;  Jarana

Jun 21  Emily Bass & the Near Miracle;  The Fey

Jun 28  Bolzen Beer Band;  Charlie Burton & or What

Jul 5  Bobby Layne Orchestra

Jul 12  Toasted Ponies;  Southpaw  Bluegrass Band

Jul 19  Evan Bartels & the Stoney Lonesomes;  The Bottle Tops

Jul 26  Levi William;   Verse & the Vices

Aug 2  Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal (Soul/R&B)

Aug 9 The Mezcal Brothers


Friday Nights Live SouthPointe Pavilions Concert Series

27th St. & Pine Lake Road; SouthPointe Pavilion center courtyard, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Blankets and lawn chairs welcome; request donation for Child Advocay Center

Jun 1 Soul Dawg (Funk/Rock/Dance)

Jun 8 Jarana (Flamenco/Latin/Rumba)

Jun 15 MoSynth (Dance/ Pop/Rock)

June 22 Come Together (Music of the Beatles)

Jun 29 Hardwood Dash (Patriotic/Rock)

Jul 6 Blue House with The Rent to Own Horns (Rockin’ Blues)

Jul 13 Hector Anchando Band (Blues/Rock/Country)

Jul 20 D*FUNK (Funky Dance)

Jul 27  The Fab-Tones (Rockin’ R&B)

Aug 3 City Limit Band (Country/Classic Rock)

Aug 10 The 402 (Popular Dance)

Aug 17  AM/FM (80s Dance)

Aug 24 No Better Cause (Pop/Soul/Funk)


Fitness at Tower Square

Saturdays at 9 am, Tower Square, 13th & P Sts

Yoga (a system of physical postures, breathing, and meditation to promote well-being)

May 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun 9, 23 Jul 7, 14, 28 Aug 11

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) Jun 2, 30 Jul 21 Aug 18

Barre (ballet inspired fitness class involving a ballet barre) Jun 16 Aug 4


Lincoln Municipal Band

John Schildneck Bandshell Antelope Park, 31st and Sumner streets 7 pm Free

Jul 1 Star Spangled Salute: Celebrating Our Liberty with Liam Hughes, Bass Trombone and featuring
2018 John Shildneck Young Artist Competition Winner

Jul 8  Sunday Night at the Movies: Popcorn and Pics with Nathan Lefeber, Trombone

Jul 15 Picnic in the Park: Sunday, Fun-Day with Ric Ricker, Horn

Jul 22 Classic Music: Classic Cars with Terry Rush, Trombone

Jul 29 • Space, the Final Frontier: One Giant Leap for Mankind with Ryan Beach, Trumpet

Aug 5 • On this Date: Famous Anniversaries with Deborah Bouffard, Trumpet

Aug 12 •Salute to Veterans: Home of the Brave with Dean Haist, Trumpet


Farmer’s Markets


Sunday Farmers’ Market at College View (new name for Old Cheney Road Farmers Market)

Sun 10 am – 2 pm Apr 29 thru Oct 28  4801 Prescott Ave, Seventh Day Adventist Church parking lot, (new address) Over 54 producer-only vendors featuring local produce, artisan cheeses, baked goods, meats, eggs and plants. 402-309-9096


F Street Farmers Market

Tue 4 – 7 pm Jun Thru Sep F Street Neighborhood Church, 1302 F St. parking lot. Produce, crafts, baked goods (402) 805-2918


Jazz in June Market

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26  Tue 5 – 7 pm   12th & R Sts (402) 499-1987


Bennet Farmers Market

Wed  4 – 7 pm May thru Sep Bennet Village Park, 630 Elm St, Bennet  402 782-2167


University Place Community Market

Wed. 3 – 7 pm  Jun thru Sep   2753 N. 5oth St  402 310-8601


Fallbrook Farmers’ Market

Thu 4 – 7 pm Jun 21 thru Aug 9 Sep 13 Oct 11  Fallbrook Town Square Park, 570 Fallbrook Blvd Produce, meat, eggs, & baked goods 402 309-9096


Hickman Farmers’ Market

Sat 9 – 11 am  May – Sep  6740 Woodland Blvd, Hickman 310 590-8497


Haymarket Farmer’s Market

Sat.  8 am – noon May 5 thru Oct 13  Historic Haymarket,  7th & P Sts. Produce, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, flowers, bedding plants, herbs & hand-crafted items 402 435-7496




Abendmusik: Lincoln – First Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. 402 476-9933

Jun 13 @ 7 pm Durufle’s Requiem  by the Plymouth Choir of First Plymouth Church, Free – Freewill Offering

Jun 20 @ 7 pm The Raleigh Ringers Internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir $20

Jun 27 @ 7 pm David von Behren Organist, vocalist, pianist and violinist. Free – Freewill Offering

Aug 1 @ 7 pm Brahms’ German Requiem  Organ, soloist, choir and community sing. Free – Freewill Offering


Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music

402 472-4747 www.

Sep 6 @ 7 pm; Amara Piano Quartet Bourbon Theater, 1415 O St $15; Student $5


Rococo Theatre – 140 N. 13th St. 402 476-4467

Jun 16 @ 8 pm Live & Close w/ J Holiday $45

Aug 19 Chris D’Elia: Follow the Leader @ 8 pm $35


First Friday Noon Concert

12:10 pm Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St. Free. Lunch is available ($5) 402 477-6951

Jun 15 Nebraska Wesleyan Children’s Choir Camp Concert


Capital Jazz Society Big Band

7  – 9:30 pm Blue Blood Brewing Co., 925 Robbers Cave Rd Monday night big band 402 477-7899 $5

Jun 11, 18, 25 Jul 9, 30 Aug 13, 27


Capital Jazz Series

7 – 9:30 pm Cottonwood Café, 440 South 11th St Capital Jazz Society  402 477-7899 $5

Jun 4 Jul 2 Aug 6 First Monday Jazz Jam

Jul 16 Bill Wimmer Quartet

Jul 23 Group Sax

Aug 20 Rusty White Quartet


Pla Mor Ballroom – 6600 West O St. 402 475-4030

Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm Singles Dance Party with Jimmy Mack

Jun 3 @ 8 pm Country Night  4 On the Floor & Steel City

Jun 10 @ 8 pm Country Night 4  Sheila Greenland & Those Guys

Jun 14 @ 7 pm Big Band Thursday Leo Lonnie

Jun 17 @ 8 pm Country Night  Orchard Fire & Tyler Stephens

Jun 24 @ 8 pm Country Night  Ashton Dugan & TBA


Performing Arts


Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center – 313 N. 13th St. 402 472-5353; $9.50 Senior-$7.50 Student/Child-$7.00 Member-$6.50

Through Jun 7  RBG

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. The unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, until now.

Jun 1 – 7 Vazante

Forced to marry a slave trader, young Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years in the stunning film, which explores the fraught intersection of feminism, colonialism, and race that has persisted across centuries and continents.

Jun 8 – 14 Lean on Pete

Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie caring for an aging horse named Lean On Pete until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter. They embark on an odyssey in search of Charley’s aunt and experience adventure and heartbreak, but don’t lose hope as they pursue a place they can call home.

Jun 8 – 21 Let the Sunshine In

A divorced Parisian painter is searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of flawed men. There’s the married a caddish banker; a handsome actor with his own hang-ups; and an artist who’s skittish about commitment.

Jun 15 – 28 The Seagull

One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.

Jun 22 – 28 Zama

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

Jun 29 – Jul 5 The Guardians

An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds in 1915 France against the backdrop of World War I, as the women of the Paridier farm must grapple with the workload while the men are off at the front.

Jul 6 – 19 First Reformed

When a parishioner asks a parish pastor to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, he is plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. A gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is personal, political, and planetary.


First Flight Festival 2018

Jul 18 – 29 UNL’s Studio Theatre, Temple Building, 12th & R Sts 22 new short plays written by members of Angels Company Playwriting Collective presented in repertory. $15 per flight Festival Pass (2 flights) $25, Festival Pass (all 3 flights) $35, OLLI/Student discount $5 off

Flight A – Jul 18, 20, 26 @ 7:30 pm Jul 22 @ 2 pm Jul 28 @ 8 pm

Window # 5, Lesbians, KFC and Ellen Degeneres (older cast), Absence of Absence, Something Worse, Rainier Mountain High, #MomPower, A Path of Love, F Bomb in the Courtroom

Flight B – July 19, 21, 22, 27 @ 7:30 pm Jul 28 @ 4 pm

The Tooth, Lesbians, KFC and Ellen Degneres (younger cast), She Loves Me , Tenderly Redux, One Old Grouch, A Continual Feast, Pumpkin Talk, Rainy Thursday Afternoon

Flight C – Jul 24 & 25 @ 7:30 pm Jul 29 @ 2 pm

She Loves Me, The Tooth, Hounds of Silence, #Mom Power , The Voice, Lions & Tigers & Bears (oh my!), Spellbound, Diamonds in the Rough, 9 Seconds, Me & Phil


Lincoln Community Playhouse – 2500 S 56th St. 402 489-7529 $25; Student $15

Jun 8, 9, 15, 16 @ 7:30 pm Jun 10, 17 @ 2 pm The Music Man Jr. Penguin Project performance

Jun 16 @ 10 am & Noon  Musical Skill TAA

Jun 30 @ 10 am & non Giants in the Sky, musical  TAA

Jul 20, 2, 27, 28 @ 7:30 pm Jul 22, 29 @ 2 pm Girls Weekend

Jul 21 @ 10 am & noon Pirates Past Noon Kids TAA

Aug 11 @ 10 am & noon Devising Camp TAA


The Tempest Jun 7 – 10, 14 – 17, 21 -24 Shakespeare in the Parks – see summer outdoor section above


Legally Blonde July 12 – 15, 19 – 22 Pinewood Bowl – see summer outdoor series events above


OmniArts – performance at Johnny Carson Theater, Lied Center, 301 N 12th Reservation 402 472-4747

Jun 14, 15, 16 @ 7:30 pm Jun 17 @ 2 pm  Grey Gardens

Based on a 1975 documentary, this hilarious and heartbreaking musical tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, who although once bright names on the social register, became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses.  $16 Senior/Student $12


The Stage Theater – 225 Locust St  Hickman  402-512-1808 $20/$18 Youth $15

Jul 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30 pm Jul 12, 19 @ 2 pm Bonnie and Clyde: A new Musical

Bonnie and Clyde’s mutual cravings for excitement and fame has them chasin their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns into a downward spiral. The lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive, but their inevitable end draws nearer.


Haymarket Theatre – 803 Q St,  402 477-2600 $12; Student/Senior $10

Jun 21, 22, 23  The Time Machine

Jul 19, 20, 21 Super Academy

Aug 9, 10, 11 The Addams Family, A new Musical Comedy


Nebraska Wesleyan University  51st St. & Huntington Ave 402 465-2384

Aug 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30 pm Aug 19, 26 @ 2 pm All Shook Up

This hip-swiveling, jukebox musical fantasy set in 1955 offers enough raucous Elvis numbers to wear out a dozen blue suede shoes.  $17.50 Senior/Student $12


Beatrice Community Players – 412 Ella St. Beatrice 402 228-1801

Jun 8, 9, 15, 16 @ 7:30 pm Jun 10, 17 @ 2 pm Laughing Stock

Farce. A rustic summer theatre faces chaos when egos, lovers, cross-dressers, and Dracula collide in this hilarious and heartwarming backstage farce. $18; Student $12

July 20, 21, 22 @ 7:30 Jul 22, 23 @  @ pm Around the World in Eight Plays

Family play. Travel across the globe with a group of storytellers in this fun and fast-paced exploration of lore and traditions from around the world. $15; Student $8

Aug 4, 5 @ 7:30 pm Aug 6 @ 2 pm The Theory of Relativity

Young Adult Musical. This new musical revue explores the interconnectedness of all people through their diverse (and sometimes similar) life experiences. $15; Student $12


Lofte Community Theatre15841 Manley Rd., Manley  (402) 234-2553 $19

June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 @ 7 pm Jun 3, 10 @ 2 pm The Miracle Worker

The volatile relationship between teacher Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.

Jun 16 @ 3 7 6 pm Missoula Children’s Theatre: Blackbeard the Pirate $10 Student $8

Jul 21, 26, 27, 28 Aug 2, 3, 4 @ 7 pm Jul 22, 29 Aug 5 @ 2 pm Oliver!

Oliver, an orphan in Victorian England, becomes a neglected apprentice. He escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves. When he is captured for a theft that he did not commit, his benevolent victim becomes his only chance of discovering the true love of a family.

Aug 11 @ 7 Aubree Sweeney Stand Up Comedy $10

Sep 7, 8, 13, 14,15 @ 7 pm Sep 9, 16 @ 2 pm Hilda’s Yard


The TADA Theatre, 701 P St. 402 438-8232 Reservations Recommended $18 Student $15

Jun 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 @ 7 pm Jun 2, 3, 9, 10 @ 1 pm Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding

Be part of the hilarious nuptials as you toast the couple, enjoy a Italian dinner and piece of wedding cake, participate in the bouquet and garter toss and dance surrounded by an array of wacky wedding guests and a few surprises in this comical, interactive, dinner theatre production. $36

Aug 9 – 11, 16 – 18, 23 – 25 @ 7:30 pm Aug 12, 19, 26 @ 2 pm I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

This witty musical revue tackles love in all its forms; from the perils of a first date, to marriage, children, in-laws and the twilight years, with creative musical numbers that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone.


Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln

1233 Libra Drive 402 417-4137  $10 Youth $6

Jun 15 @ 7 pm Jun 16 @ 2 pm Once upon A Mattress, the Musical

Jul 20 @ 7 pm Jul 21 @ 2 pm Z-Day, a Zombie Love Story Set to Music

Aug 3 @ 7 pm Aug 4 @ 2 pm Disney’s High School Musical, Jr.


Brownville Village Theatre

222 Water St, Brownville, NE  402-825-4121  $14; 18 and under – $8

Jun 8, 23, 29 Jul 12, 15, 21, 27 Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm Jul 8 Aug 4 @ 2 pm  Steel Magnolias

​Dramatic Comedy:  All the ladies come to Truvy’s beauty salon.  When the play moves toward tragedy, the characters draw on their underlying strength and love which makes them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Jun 9, 15, 30 Jul 8, 20 Aug 4, 9 @ 7:30 pm Jun 23 Jul 15, 29 @ 2 pm The Tell-Tale Farce

Farce:  A dowager commissions Edgar Allan Poe to write her a poem. But the man who shows up is Poe’s mailman, and he’s on a quest to woo the dowager’s niece. Playing Poe is hard, when your mustache keeps falling off, a teenager is lusting after you, and Poe’s arch-nemesis  drops by to settle old scores. A freewheeling, door-slamming farce with a touch of the macabre.

Jun 16, 22 Jul 7, 19, 29 Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm Jun 24, 30 Jul 1, 14 Aug 11 @ 2 pm A Year with Frog and Toad

Musical:  This whimsical show follows two great friends-the cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad- through four fun-filled seasons. The jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family.

Jul 5, 13, 26, 28 Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm Jul 7, 22 Aug 12 @ 2 pm  Maybe Baby, It’s You

Romantic Comedy:  This comedy is about the search for the most elusive of entities, the soul mate.  It is eleven vignettes that cover the first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage. This is a raucous ride through relationships with would-be and shouldn’t-be couples trying to find each other.

Jul 6, 14, 22 Aug 2, 10 @ 7:30 pm Jul 21, 28 Aug 5 @ 2 pm The Haunting of Hill House

Thriller: Hill House has a forbidding and sinister reputation.  Four investigators arrive to study the occult forces that have made it uninhabitable.  Their visit begins with jovial informality, but their sensibilities are soon jolted by strange and eerie occurrences, and eventually, for one of those present, fatal fury.


Kountze Memorial Theatre – Mahoney State Park, 402 944-2523 ext 7122, $7; 12 and under – $5

Jun 1, 5, 9, 13, 22, 26 Jul 3, 7, 11, 20, 24 Aug 3, 8 @ 7:30 pm Jun 17 Jul 15, 29 Aug 12 @ 3 pm  Jun 16, 30 Jul 14, 28 Aug 11 @ 5 pm Finefellow’s Fireworks Folly

The villainous bank president is about to be exposed as an embezzler so he hatches a plan to cover his tracks and empty the bank at the same time. He masquerades as a wedding planner and invades the lives of the bride to be, and Happy, groom to be. Can Happy save his bride, and her perfect wedding?

Jun 2, 6, 15, 19, 23, 27, 30 Jul 6, 13, 17, 21, 25, 28, 29  Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm Jun 10 Jul 8, 16, 23, 30 Aug 5 @ 3 pm Jun 9 Aug 3 @ 5 pm An Easterner

A slacker from New York City is shipped off to his aunt’s ranch out West. He can’t wait to leave until he meets the beautiful Millie; a damsel in distress. Will he be able to save Millie from the awful Mooselips Tompkins; the village villain?

Jun 8, 12, 16, 20, 29 Jul 10, 14, 18, 27 Aug 1, 4, 7, 11 @ 7:30 pm  Jun 3, 24 Jul 1, 22 @ 3 pm Jun 2, 23 Jul 7, 21 @ 5 pm Witch of Waverly Wood

Years ago, Gretel escaped from the candy house of an evil witch. She now lives at the edge of Waverly Wood which has its own witch, who has dastardly plans involving a handsome young stranger named Jack. Can Gretel and her friend, Little Red Riding Hood, save Jack from a terrible fate?


Deadwood Dick or A Game of Gold

Jun 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Olde Glory Theatre, 348 Jackson Ave, Seward A blood and thunder melodrama about a Robin Hood of the Black Hills. Long lost daughters, stolen gold mines, kidnapped heroines and hairbreadth escapes abound. By Goehner Centennial Players.$15, $20 $35




Pinnacle Bank Arena – 400 Pinnacle Arena Dr 402 904-4444

Jun 8 @ 7 pm Down the Rabbit Hole Live: Zac Brown Band 2018 with Darrell Scott and O’Connor Band $81.25/$61.25/$51.25/$41.25/$31.25

**Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm Lincon on the Streets Concert with Nelly Concert at Centennial Mall & M St Advance: $25 VIP $75; At door $35

Jul 19 @ 7 pm Journey & Def Leppard $49.50/$69.50/$99.50/$139.50/$179.50

Aug 4 Haymarket in White @ 6 pm Dinner and dance, music by High Heel $45/$50

Aug 16 – 18 @ 11 am 22nd  Annual Capital City Ribfest $5


Lancaster Event Center – 4100 N. 84th St. 402 441-6545

May 31 – Jun 2 Nebraska Charity Horse Show Free

Jun 1 – 2 4-H Pre-District Horse Show Judging

Jun 1 – 3 Bluestem Miniature Horse Show Free

Jun 3 2 – 6 pm NBHA District 01 09 Barrel Race Free

Jun 7 -10 Bonus Race Finals

Jun 15 – 24 Cornhusker Classic Quarter Horse Show Free

Jun 21 – 23 Midwest Region Pony Club Mega Rally

Jun 29 – Jul 1 Central Plains Reining Horse Association Summer Spin

Jun 30 – Jul 1 Nebraska Mounted Shooting 8 am – 5 pm  Free

Jul 7 noon – 6 pm Jul 8 10 am – 4 pm  Mounted Shooting State Championship Free

Jul 11, 18, 25 Turn N Burn Barrel Race

Jul 14 -15 Bluestem Miniature Horse Show Free

Jul 14 Cristo Rey Fundraiser Festival

Jul 20 – 23 Wranglers Quarter Horse Show

Jul 21 -22 Nebraska Paint Horse Club Hot Colors Show Free

Aug 8 Post Lancaster County Fair Barrel Race

Aug 9 – 10 Super Fair Bluestem Miniature Horse Show

Aug 11 – 12 Lancaster County Super Fair Open Dressage Horse Show

Aug 15, 22 Turn N Burn Barrel Race

Aug 25 – 26 Missouri Valley Morgan Horse Association

Aug 25 – 26 Brickdays

Sep 1 – 2 Nebraska Paint Horse Club Changing Colors Show Free

Sep 1 – 2 Amateur Labor Day Quarter Horse Show

Sep 5, 12, 26 Turn N Burn Barrel Race


Dinner & A Show
Cotner Center Condominiums, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd  Dinner – 5:30 pm Show – 6:30 pm; Dinner & Show $10; Show-only $5; Van transportation – $4 round-trip Reservation 2 days prior required for dinner. Aging

Partners 402-441-7158 for reservations.

Jun 14 Hillbilly Hal Cottrell:  A Tribute to the Grand Ol’ Opry

Jul 12 Bill Chrastil: A Salute to the Greats!

Aug 9 Paul Siebert: Poems, Prayers and Promises (John Denver tribute)

Sep 13 Johnny Ray Gomes and Son: It’s a Family Affair!


Aging Partners Trips

Bus departs Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave. Transportation to the event and theatre tickets is included in the cost.

Jun 20 Singin’ in the Rain at the Omaha Community Playhouse Depart at 6 Play begins at 7:30 pm $56.  Sack lunch provided.  Reservations required at  402-441-7158 by noon, Jun 6.

Jul 8 Day-Trip Tour: Brownville Village Theatre (matinee – “Steel Magnolias”) and the Spirit of Brownville Dinner Cruise.  Depart at 9:30 am Return about 9:30 pm $72 Reservation and payment deadline is Jun 25. 402-441-7158.


Contra Dance – Every first Saturday  and most last Saturdays of the Month at Auld Rec. Center, 1650 Memorial Dr   7 – 10 pm Music by Hot Rosin or Riverton String Band  $8; Student $5; 12 & under-free;  Contra Dance of Lincoln and Lincoln Association for the Traditional Arts

Jul 7 Aug 4 Aug 26 check website for locations of Jun 2 Jun 23 Jul 28 Aug 25


Old-fashioned square dance classes

Thursdays in June, 10 – to 11 am Lake St Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St details/sign up, 402-441-7157


Aging Partners Dance – Every Tuesday at Auld Rec. Center, 1650 Memorial Dr 7 – 9 pm with CJ Hanner band  Big band tunes for dancing waltzes, polkas, swing and country $5 970-692-4208
Bob Ross® Oil Painting Class.

Jun 16 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Lake St Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St Paint with Donald Belik.  Prepayment required by Jun 8  402-441-7158  $50


Books and Writing


Just Desserts

At South Branch, 2675 South St., 402 441-8530  discussion group focusing on mystery fiction, last Thursday of each month 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Jun 28 Robicheaux by James Lee Burke

Jul 26 Dark Signal by Shannon Baker

Aug 30 Most Dangerous Place by James Grippando


Bethany Books Talk

Bethany Branch, 1810 N. Cotner Blvd  402 441-8550 Fridays 10:30 am

During the summer there will be no presenter but there will be book share days on

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31




Lincoln History Lunch Series
Noon  Gere Library, 2400 S. 56th St. Sponsored by Aging Partners  $4 suggested contribution box lunch for age 60+; $8 fee for under age 60 402-441-7158 for reservations

Aug 15 History in the Hallway: Nebraska’s Hall of Fae by Robert Ripley

Sep 19 Robbers Cave: Truth, Legends and Recollections  by Joel Green


Noon History Bites

Noon – 12:15 pm Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North, 2nd floor gallery Engaging 15-minute talk followed by optional brown bag lunch discussion; Bring a lunch. Free. 402-471-4782

Jun 4 Jamison Wyatt will discuss the book Old Jules by Mari Sandoz
Brown Bag Lunch

Noon Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North; Nebraska State Historical Society, Bring your lunch, Free

Jul 19 More Famous Nebraskan You’ve Never Heard of by Lincoln historian Jim McKee
PAL Brown Bag

Presentation at NSHS History Museum, Centennial Mall and P Sts  Preservation Association of Lincoln

Jun 12 The Trains of Lincoln Station by Richard Schmeling


Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Brown Bags

Noon Jane Snyder Trail Center,  228N. 21st St First Thursday. Bring your lunch. Free. 402-472-2971
Jun 7 Wildflowers for Home Landscapes – tour of Union Plaza

Aug 2 The Guilt-free Garden by Mark Canney

Sep 6 Landscaping for Wildlife byMike Groenewold


Science Café

Happy Raven, 112 N 11th St 6:30 – 8 pm Science Café is an educational and entertaining series for ages 21 & up. Hear from scientists and researchers and ask questions.

Jun 26 Brain & Nature by Anne R. Schutte and Julia Torquati  Natural environments have positive effects.

Jul 24 Icy Satellites in the Outer Solar System by Rebecca Harbison

Aug 28 Humans and Robots by Dr. Brittany Duncan


Roper & Sons, 4300 O St Free; RSVP 402 476-1225 or
Topic Breakfast @ 7:30 am, Reception Facility, 4300 O St

Jun 21 – Nebraska State Stroke Association

Jul 19 – Attorney Christine Vanderford

Aug 16 – Life Coach Tim Matacio

Sep 20 – Attorney Andrew Loudon




Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North  402-471-4782 Mon to Fri 10 am – 5:30 pm, Sat 1 – 5:30 pm  Free but suggested donation $2
Through Jun 17  George Churley Puppets – Featured on TV’s “Kalamity Kate’s Cartoon Corral” and hundreds of live performances in the 1970s.

Through June  American Dreams in the Cold War: The Photos of Barbara and Ralph Fox Slices of life from 1950s-60s, including a nuclear bomb test and the arrest of mass-murderer Charles Starkweather.


UNL State Museum – Morrill Hall

14th & U Sts. 402 472-2642 Mon to Sat 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; Sun 1:30 to 4:30 pm; Thursday til 8 pm closed Jul 4 Adult $6; 5-18 years $3; 4 & under 4 – Free. Family admission (up to two adults with children) is $13. Additional charge for planetarium shows.

Open Jun 23 The Museum Builders Paleontology and what led to construction of Morrill Hall.

Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab 10 am – noon

Jun 9 Wheels, Motion, Power

Jul 14 Gardens & Grids

Aug 11 Water Under Our Feet

Sunday with a Scientist 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Jun 24 Paleontology

Jul 22 Animal Behavior


UNL State Museum – Mueller Planetarium

14th & Vine Sts.  402 472-2642 Admission to the planetarium includes admission to the UNL State Museum Morrill Hall. Tickets sold at the Museum front desk on day of the show.  Adult – $10, UNL student, faculty and staff – $4; Age 4 – 18 – $6; 3 & under not admitted

Through Aug 26 Schedule

Mon – Sat @ 11 am Sun @ 2 pm  Cosmic Adventure  This high speed adventure for family audiences takes you on a roller coaster ride from the Moon through our solar system, galaxy and beyond.

Mon – Sat @ noon Sun @ 3 pm We Are Stars  Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of carbon, and the molecules for life. Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.

Sat @ 10 am The Little Star that Could  for ages 2 – 4  An average yellow star, in search of planets to protect and warm, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies.

Sat @ 1 pm Big Red Sky Tour  Discover what we can see in summer night skies over Nebraska with just our eyes or by using binoculars and telescopes. Identify constellations, uncover some facts, legends, and ancient stories behind these stars.


The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

The gallery is on the second floor of the Home Economics building at 35th St. north of East Campus Loop. Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 4 pm and by appointment at 402 472-2911. Closed University holidays and between shows. Free.

Jun 4 – Aug 31 Pigment on Cloth: Tradition, Family, and the Art of Indian Pichvai Painting

The historic Indian practice of pichvais is devotional paintings on cotton cloth made as temple hangings in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. The work from one family, including Charturbhuj Sharma, his sons Shyam Sunderji, Mahesh, and Yugalkishor, and Shyam’s son Jatin represent the fifth, sixth and seventh generations of pichvais painters.


Hyde Memorial Observatory

Holmes Lake Park, South Shore Rd; Open Saturdays Mar – Aug sundown – 11 pm  Gaze at the night sky through three powerful telescopes, enjoy a program about astronomy or space exploration, and interact with knowledgeable volunteers. Free


Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

11700 SW 100th St P.O. Box 117, Denton 68339  402 797-2301 Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm; Sat – Sun 1 – 5 pm $4, ages 6 – 17 & 60+  – $3, 5 & under – free Register for programs at 402-797-2301 or email  Payments accepted day of class.

Jun 19, Jul 17 Aug 21 3rd Tuesday Bird Walk 8 – 10 am Leisurely stroll. Registration preferred. Free

Jun 10 2 – 3:30 pm Wildflower Walk Mary Sawicki identifies native flowering prairie plants. Participants receive a packet of native wildflower seeds. $5

Prairie Corridor Bird Walks Jun 1 – Bobcat Prairie, Jun 8 – Two Creeks Prairie, Jun 15 – Denton Prairie,

Join Birdnerd Jason for free guided bird walks on three new Prairie Corridor properties. Registration required. limited to the first eight. Meet at Spring Creek.

Jun 18 7-8:30 pm Starting Your Native Pollinator Garden Benjamin Vogt will explore print and online resources to determine what native plants are best for your landscape explore some principles to a four-season pollinator garden. Beverages and snacks available. $10

Jun 20 – 6:30-8:30pm  Bugs & Brews Rae Powers discusses prairie plants and their pollinators on a relaxed hike. Then enjoy a brew and chips during a presentation highlighting special plant and pollinator relationships in Nebraska. $10


Pioneers Park Nature Center

The Nature Center is at the west end of Pioneers Park. 3209 S. Coddington Ave  Mon – Sat 8:30 am – 5 pm; Sun noon – 5 pm Free. Register at 402 441-7895

Jun 16 @ 10am Composting Demonstrations Composting demonstration workshop. Free

Jun 16 2 – 4 pm Rain Barrel Workshop Build-your-own rain barrel and bring home. Register by Jun 7. $35

Jun 17  1 – 3 pm Frogs  and Floats Catch frogs, chase tadpoles and then enjoy rootbeer floats. $10 or $20 per family Register by Jun 13

Jul 7 9 – noon Butterfly Count  After a slide show, participants  disperse with an expert to count areas. Data collected is sent to the North American Butterfly Assn. $6 Register by Jul 5.


Lincoln Children’s Zoo  1222 S 27th St. 10 am – 5 pm, Age 13-61- $9.95;  Age 2-12 & over 62 – $8.95; under 2 – free 402 475-6741


Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed

599 Oak Creek Dr  May to Sep Mon to Fri Noon to 4:30 pm Sat 9 am – 1 pm Closed holidays Collection of automobiles, engines, automobilia, models and archives $15; 65 & older/age 6 – 18 $10; Active military/under 5 – Free 402 323-3181


International Quilt Study Center and Museum

1523 N. 33rd St.  Tue – Sat 10 am – 4 pm  Sun 1 – 4 pm closed Dec 24 – Jan 1 $8; Senior $6; Age 5-18 – $4 Guided tour of exhibits: Tue – Sat @ 11 am & Sat @ 1 pm ; Register for workshops 402 472-6549

Jun 1 Jul 6 Aug 3 Sep 7 4:30 pm – 7 pm  First Friday Free Admission

Jun 9 Noon – 1 pm Go Behind the Scenes Tour Includes a visit to the collections area. $30 402-472-6549 to reserve.

Jun 22 1:30 – 3:30 pm Go Behind the Scenes Tour Includes a visit to the collections area. $30 402-472-6549 to reserve.

Jun 2, 16 10 am – 1 pm Quilts for the Community – Loose Threads

Jun 9 10 am – 2 pm Quilts for the Community – Quilts of Valor

Jun 16 10 am – 1 pm Quilts ful 6 to Nov 15or the Community – Quilts for Kids

Jun 23 10 am – 3 pm Quilts for the Community – Quilt-N

Tuesday Talk noon Stitched in Time by Lora Rocke

Through Jun 28 Eiko Okano’s Delectable World A leading Japanese artist, Eiko Okano, displays a predilection for depicting food. She finds beauty in everyday life, and considers her meals especially appealing. Okano celebrates commonplace things in cloth.

Through Jun 10 Velda Newman: Panorama

Through Jul 29 Molly Anderson: Intricate Embellishment  A sampling of her work made over the last 20 years, featuring nontraditional work made with historical patchwork and embellishment techniques: paper-piecing, broderie perse, hand-quilting and decoration with beads and found objects.

Through Jul 29 Crazy Quilts

Through Aug 26 Sustaining Tradition in Western India: Quilts Made for the Market Royal families displayed their wealth with bed quilts made from expensive fabrics. Rich merchants commissioned intricate all-white bed quilts. Villagers adorned their homes with brightly colored patchwork ralli, while city folk favored printed whole-cloth razai.

Through Aug 30 Singular Fascination A look at quilts made by repeating a single basic shape across the entire surface of a quilt. Examples from 1840 through 1960 showcase the ingenuity, precision, and skill with which American quiltmakers deployed their color palettes to create complex figure-ground relationships, effects of light and shadow, and textural illusion.

Through Sep 16 War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics These spectacularly complex geometric quilts were made by men using wools from British military uniforms. These quilts, which often incorporate thousands of pieces no more than one-inch square, assume a deeper emotional resonance as we consider the quilts within the matrix of war and its aftermath.

Jun 15 to Oct 28 Color and Contour: Provencal Quilts and Domestic Objects The strong golden sunlight of Provence illuminates all detail.  Sumptuous, single-color textiles, and small wood and clay objects both show the play of light and shadow as a practiced art.

Jul 6 to Nov 15     Marti Michell and the Business of Quilts  Marti Michell was an early player in the commercialization of quiltmaking that began in the 1970s. Her popular quilt kits brought quilts into public consciousness


Great Plains Art Museum

1155 Q St. Tue – Sat 10 am – 5 pm; (closed holidays and between exhibits). Free.  402 472-6220

Through Jun 30 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence: Henry Payer Henry Payer is a Ho-Chunk multidisciplinary artist who works primarily with collage and mixed media. He references the altered landscape through Indigenous cartographic methods of “picture-writing” with traditional aspects of spatial representation and symbolism combined with cubism, spatial distortion and collage.


Through Aug 25  Robert Lee Taylor  A self-taught Oklahoma artist of Native descent, Taylor is best known for his usage of iconic symbols and manipulation of proportion seen often in the hands and feet.

Through Aug 25  Oddities Unique artworks from the permanent collection that don’t quite fit into the realm of the Great Plains.


Jul 13 – Oct 20  Art & Poetry of the Barada Hills  Watercolor paintings by John Frederick Lokke paired with poems by Jan Chism Wright tell a story about the rolling hills of southeast Nebraska through images and words.


American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
631 D St Library and Museum Mon – Fri  9 am – 4 pm, Daily outbuilding tour @ 10:30 am; Closed Holidays; $5; Student $3; under 6 – free 402 474-3363


Bess Streeter Aldrich House

204 East F St, Elmwood May – Oct Wed, Thur, Sat & Sun 1 – 4 pm Guided Tours $5, age 6-12 $3

Jun Wedding Exhibit, Wedding Dresses; (Progressive Dinner in Garden on Jun 10 $25)

Jul Themed Picnic Baskets

Aug Vintage Cameras and Magazine Covers with Aldrich Stories

Bess Streeter Aldrich Museum

124 West D St., Elmwood  Open by appointment only, 402 994-3855 to schedule. Museum free with paid house admission.


Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

28210 West Park Highway, Exit 426 off I-80, Ashland 9 am – 5 pm daily 402 944-3100 $12; Senior/ Military – $11; 4 – 12 – $6; Under 3 – free

Jun 17 Fathers accompanied by their child receive free admission

Jun 29  A is For Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet 5 – 8 pm Clayton Anderson book signing

Jul 21 – 22 Nebraska Highway 66 Concourse Classic  – Classic auto Show


Gage County Museum
101 North 2nd St, Beatrice Thur – Sat 10 am –4 pm Donations welcome 402-228-1679


Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

12th and R Sts. 402 472-2461 Mon –Wed, Sat 10 am–5 pm Thur, Fri 10 am–7 pm Sun Noon–5 pm Free  Closed major holidays

Through July 29 Roberto Salas Photographs by Roberto Salas that present significant moments from the Cuban revolution as well as intimate portrayals of Castro and other key figures from the time.

Through Jul 29 Michael Eastman: Havana These large-scale color photographs of Havana transport the viewer to the streets and interiors of a decaying urban landscape resonant with the stories and echoes of the city’s inhabitants and culture.

Aug 10 to Dec 31  For Freedoms: In the future days…  Explore the continued relevance of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 “Four Freedoms” speech—invoking freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, a part of the 50 State Initiative to use art as a means of inspiring broad civic participation

Aug 10 to Dec 31 Maybe You’ll Be There: Approaching Landscape  An exploration of how artists depict natural, built, and imaginary environments as ways to explore the complex relationships we have with the places we choose to inhabit.


Red Path Gallery & Tasting Room

514 Seward St, Seward (402) 540-6929 Wed & Thur 11 am – 5 pm Fri 11 am – 8 pm Sat 10 am – 8 pm Sun 1 – 4 pm


LUX Center for the Arts

2601 N. 48th St. Tue – Fri 11 am – 5 pm Sat 10 am – 5 pm First Friday, 11 am- 8 pm Free  402 466-8692
Noyes Art Gallery

119 S. 9th St. Gallery Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm First Friday of month also 6 – 9 pm Free 402-475-1061


Origami Summer

Jul 1 – 30 8 am-5 pm Pilgrim Hall, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St  Solo art exhibit by Linda Stephen. Free (402) 476-7565





403 Line Dr Cir, 402 474-2255  Sun – Tue $15/$10/$5; Wed – Sat $1850/$14.50/$12.50/$10.50/$8.50; Wed – Sat Senior/Child $1 off

Jun 4, 5, 6 @ 6:45 pm Fargo-Morehead RedHawks

Jun 8, 9 @ 7:05 pm Jun 10 @ 1:05 pm Cleburne Railroaders

Jun 18, 19, 20 @ 6:45 pm St. Paul Saints

Jun 22, 23 @ 7:05 pm Jun 24 @ 1:05 pm Chicago Dogs

Jun 29, 30 @ 7:05 pm Jul 1 @ 1:05 pm Gary SouthShore RailCats

Jul 9, 10, 11 @ 6:45 Kansas City T-Bones

Jul 16, 17, 18 @ 6:45 Wichita Wingnuts

Jul 20, 21 @ 7:05 pm Jul 22 @ 1:05 pm Sioux City Explorers

Jul 31 Aug 1, 2 @ 6:45 pm Winnipeg Goldeyes

Aug 3, 4 @ 7:05 pm Aug 5 @ 1:05 pm Sioux Falls Canaries

Aug 9 @ 6:45 pm Aug 10, 11 @ 7:05 pm Aug 12 @ 1:05 pm Texas Airhogs

Aug 21, 22 @ 6:45 pm Kansas City T-Bones

Aug 26 @ 5:05 pm Aug 27, 28 @ 6:45 pm Texas Airhogs

Aug 29, 30 @ 6:45 pm Aug 31 @ 7:05 Cleburne Railroaders


No Coast Derby Girls

5:30 pm Ice Box, 1880 Transformation Dr. Season $84, Gen Adm $72 Game $14 Gen Adm $12; 10 & under – free with paid adult General Admission 402-770-9733 Tickets at Ice Box

Jun 2 Omaha Rollergirls

Jun 23 Throwback Derby

Jul 14 Arch Rival Roller Derby

Jul 21 Kansas City Roller Warriors

Aug 4 St. Chux Derby Chix

Aug 11 Team United Roller Derby




Capitol View Winery & Vineyard

2361 Wittstruck Road, Roca; 402 328-3494 Fri, Sat noon – 9 pm; Sun, Mon 1- 6 pm or by appointment


Deer Springs Winery

16255 Adams, Lincoln 402 327-8738 Wed – Sat, 1 to 9 pm; Sun 1 to 6 pm


Glacial Till Vineyard

Tasting Room 1419 Silver St, Ashland 402 944-2546 Mon – Thur 1 – 7 pm; Fri, Sat 1 – 9 pm; Sun 1 – 7 pm


James Arthur Vineyards

2001 W. Raymond Rd., Raymond 402 783-5255 Mon – Thur 10 am – 6 pm Fri- Sat noon – 9 pm Sun noon – 6 pm


Junto Wine

1356 182nd St, Seward 402 803-0587 Thur 4 – 9 pm Fri, Sat noon – 9 pm Sun noon – 6 pm


Makovicka Winery

2091 – 31st Road, Brainard Fri – Sat 1 – 9 pm Sun 1 – 5 pm


Slattery Vintage Estates

8925 Adams Street, Nehawka  402 267-5267 Thur 4 – 8 Fri, Sat 1 – 10 pm Sun 1 -6 pm check website for closing due to special events


Whiskey Run Creek

702 Main St, Brownville 402 825-4601  Wed, Thur 10 am – 5 pm Fri, Sat 10 am – 6 pm Sun 1 – 5 pm


Wind Crest Winery

3110 West Branched Oak Rd., Raymond 402 783-2875 Fri 4 – 8 pm Sat 1 – 8 pm Sun 1 – 5 pm




Nebraska Herbal Society

Meetings @ 10 am (Tea is served at 9:30 am) First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St Open to public, new members welcome. Info @ Dianna at 402-435-4509  or Jennie at 402-619-2762

Jun 23 10 am – noon   Garden Tour and Party at club member home 8111 Eastwood Dr

Jul 28 9 – 11 am Southern Heights Food Forest Tour, 40th & Old Cheney Rd

Aug 25 10 am – noon   Annual Demo Day First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St


The Friendship Force of Lincoln

Group travel to promote friendship with other countries, most with home stays.

Jun 3 Dessert and Discussion (recent trip to Thailand) 2-4 pm Chatelaine Apts, 6201 Normal Blvd

Jun 9 Jul 14 Aug 11Breakfast 8:30 am Stauffer’s Café, 5600 S. 48th St

Jul 28 LEO (Let’s Eat Out) Noon, Hub Café, 250 N. 21st St


Wachiska Audubon Society

Monthly Meetings 2nd Thursday @ 7 pm, Unitarian Church, 6300 A St  402-486-4846

Jun 14 An Introduction to and  Anecdotes from the Birds of Nebraska – Online” by Joel Jorgensen and Ross Silcock

Jun 10 @ 6:30 am Field trip – Waubonsie Walkabout  Waubonsie State Park’s forest encompasses the diverse flora and fauna of Iowa’s Loess Hills. Meet at the Wachiska parking lot, 4547 Calvert St. to caravan. Free Public welcome. John at 402-475-7275 with questions.

Jun 30 @ 2 pm Fertig Prairie open house Wachiska Audubon’s newest native prairie acquisition is between Schuyler and Columbus near the Platte River. A talk about Nebraska’s prairies, guided tours, and refreshments. For directions, check website or call Tim at 402-483-5656.

Lincoln Senior Chorus

It sings at ten retirement and care centers each month and performs at special events, service clubs and church groups. The musical selections bring back memories and include numbers for the “young at heart”. The Chorus sings from March through Christmas. Rehearsals are every Monday at 9 am at the F St. Center (13th and F Sts). If interested in singing or to book a performance, Darlene at 402-466-6925.


Lincoln-Lancaster Co. Genealogy Society

First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St Short business meetings, 7 pm on the third Thursday followed by free educational programs, open to all. 402-416-9139

Monthly Meetings 7 pm First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St

Jun 21 Abandoned Towns in Nebraska by Mike George and Nancy Eckles

Jul 19 TBA; Aug 16 TBA

Genealogy Interest Groups, Sundays, 2 – 4 pm Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St

Jun 3 What Do your AncestryDNA Results Mean?

Jun 10 & Aug 19  British Interest Group Top Genealogy Websites

Jun 24 DNA Interest Group

Jul 1 & Aug 5 Sunday with a Genealogist by Prudence Sadler

Jul 8 Nebraska Interest Group with Dr. Kay Kottas

Jul 15 & Sep 9 FTM Software Users by Bob McQuistan

Jul 22 & Sep 23 Germanic Interest Group with Dennis Schulte

Sep 16 Nebraska Interst Group

Educational Opportunities 1 – 2:30 pm Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St

Jun 12 What Do your AncestryDNA Results Mean?


Lincoln Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Second Saturday of each month11:30 am – 1:30pm Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 8320 South St Potluck every other month (Jul 14) Bring a dish to share and your own table service. Meetings include international and local education and suggestions for action. Info at

Preservation Association of Lincoln

Monthly board meetings on second Wednesday each month Lincoln High library – 2229 J St. Guests  welcome; anyone welcome to become member. Info Gordon at 402.472.9284 or


Lincoln Quilters Guild

Meets the second Monday of the month excluding Dec, Jan, Feb  at 7 pm, at College View Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4801 Prescott Ave

Jun 18 Understanding the Value of Color by Annie Smith

Jul 9 Focus on Bargello Quilts by Janice Lippincott

Aug 13 Meet & Greet / Show and Tell by Erica Plank


Meeting Of Orchid Friends
Second Wednesday of each month except Jun & Dec at 7 pm; Hy-Vee; 5010 O St; in the dining area. Info  402 310-7177

Flower Arranger’s Guild

Monthly meetings on first Tuesday of the month 1 pm; Anderson Library on 3635 Touzalin Ave. Learn about flower arranging. Karen at 402-665-3667 or Normalee at 402-486-1420 for info
Prairie Belle Smockers Guild

Monthly meeting on the 3rd Thurs 7 pm; Valhalla Honey, Lace, and More, 4713 Hartley St; short business meeting then a workshop; Member of the Smocking Arts Guild of America

1st Thurs @ 6 pm  Informal Sit’n’Smock  Carla at 402-840-1338


Lincoln Artists’ Guild

Meets the first Tuesdays 7 – 9 pm at Capital City Christian Church, 7800 Holdrege St  Demonstrations, critiques, hands-on activities, and workshops. Art is displayed for sale at Out of the Box Architectural Salvage Store. 402 488-0388 or 402 570-9476  no meetings Dec or Jan.

Jun 5 Barn Quilts – Introduction

Jul 10 (2nd Tus) Quilt Trunk Show with Cynthia Levis

Aug 7 Pastel presentation with Robert Borzekofski

Sep 4 Papier Mache Pulp Halloween characters – Carmen Stineman
Writers Group

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 pm; at the home of Stanley and Janet Anderson, 1529 B St. The group considers the prose and poetry brought to the meeting by the writers.  All are welcome. 402-475-0895


Open Door Senior Time
Mondays 9:30 – 11:30 am  Air Park Rec. Center, 3720 NW 46th, Enjoy social time over a cup of coffee, a game of pool, or a walk in the gym. Bring your stories, and prepare to make friends. 402-441-7876
Weekdays 8 am – 3 pm “F” St Community Center, 1225 F St  Free 402 441-795

Prairie Astronomy Club

Group of amateur astronomers meets the last Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm at Hyde Observatory.


Support Groups


Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Groups

First Monday of the month, 7 – 8 pm, new location → Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lancaster Room

5401 South St

First Wednesday of the month, Noon – 1 pm CountryHouse Residence, 6616 S. 84th St

Third Wednesday of the month, 1:30 – 2:30 pm Trinity United Methodist Church, 7130 Kentwell Lane

402 420-2540


Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of each month, 9:30 am, Staybridge Suites, 1501 N. 86th St, Free, open to the public, more info 402-475-7755 or


Caregiver Education Group

The Caregiver Education Group sponsors meetings for caregivers on the fourth Tuesday at 1:30 pm Saint Paul UMC, 1144 M St, Room 155.  Parking underneath the church.  Enter off 11th St  Everyone welcome.

Jun 26 Reduce Your Risk for Cognitive Decline by Clayton Freeman, Alzheimer’s Association

Jul 24  When it’s time to downsize, Where to go and how to get there by Jeannine Bryant, Changing Spaces and Jolee Urbanovsky, Bridge to Better Living

Aug 28  Mental Aerobics by Tracie Foreman, Aging Partners


Grief and Support Groups

Open to anyone experiencing loss or needing support and helpful caregiver tips. Lani at 402 486-8546

Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group every Monday 10 – 11:30 am OR every Wednesday 1:30 – 3 pm The Harbor Coffee Shop, 1265 S. Cotner Blvd

Men’s Drop-in Grief Group every other Friday, Jun 8, 22 1:30 – 3 pm Hy-Vee-deli, 7151 Stacy Ln. 402 486-8546

Caregiver Drop-in Support Group third Wednesday  5 – 6:30 pm Tabitha The Club–Adult Day Services, 4600 Valley Rd. Care for loved one provided at no charge. Meal available for $5.


Grief Support Groups

Sundays 2 – 3:30 pm Roper & Sons, 4300 O St Free; RSVP 402 476-1225 or
1st and 3rd Sundays:  Guided Group for those whose loved one passed away more than 18 months ago
2nd and 4th Sundays: Structured Group for newly bereaved
Begins Jun 10  2nd Sunday 5 – 6 pm Roper & Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 40th & Yankee Hill for those who have lost a loved one due to substance abuse


Hospice volunteer training

Tabitha Hospice volunteers can provide respite care, bereavement support, companionship, light housekeeping, office and clerical support while providing comfort and joy to Tabitha clients. 402 486-8577 or email


Adult Type 1 Diabetes Support Group – Pancreas Optional
Meets monthly every 3rd Sunday evening. Activity & location vary, check Facebook Group or JDRF Lincoln & Greater Nebr Office for info at or 402-484-8300.
Epilepsy Support Group

Second Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm, Bryan Hospital East, 1600 S. 48th St, Medical Plaza building, classroom 3.

Ostomy Association – Lincoln

First Sunday of each month 1 pm. Bryan East adjacent to cafeteria, 1600 S. 48th. St. Provides support by helping patients gain an active life after surgery. Contact  402 310-3496.

Lincoln Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Meets fourth Sunday of every month, except July & Dec, 2 – 4 pm Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Sheridan Room, 5401 South St. (402) 435-8946
Bryan Stroke Support Group

Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month except Dec & Jan  3:30 – 5 pm Conference Center, Classroom 2, Bryan Health West; 2300 S. 16th St   For stroke survivors and caregivers; Contact Jenny at 402-481-9368 or Search for other Nebraska stroke support groups at or contact



2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6:30 pm Eastridge Presbyterian Church Reading Room, 1135 Eastridge Dr Support for divorced women 402-489-7844


Widowed Persons Services
2nd & 4th Sundays during June-August 2 – 4 pm  Meet at Calvert Rec. Center, 4500 Stockwell, Support and fun social activities for widows and widowers. Free 402-441-8480.
Out of Town Events


Homestead National Monument of America

Four miles west of Beatrice on Hwy 4, Beatrice. National Park Service daily through Labor day 8:30 am – 6 pm Includes Homestead’s Heritage Center, Education Center, Freeman School, hiking trails through the tallgrass prairie, and Palmer-Epard Cabin. Free 402 223-3514


Lauritzen Gardens

100-acre botanical garden museum at First & Bancroft Sts, Omaha Daily 9 am – 5 pm, the café open 10 am to 2 pm daily. $10, 6 to 12 – $5, under 6 – free; 402 346-4002


Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

2 mi. west & 6 mi north of Royal, NE May 26-Sept 3 Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 11am – 5pm  3 & older $7; 2 & under free plus requires State Park permit 402 893-2000



Free books – Top 100 EBooks

Top 100 at Project Gutenberg

To determine the ranking we count the times each file gets downloaded. Both HTTP and FTP transfers are counted. Only transfers from are counted as we have no access to our mirrors log files. Multiple downloads from the same IP address on the same day count as one download. IP addresses that download more than 100 files a day are considered robots and are not considered. Books made out of multiple files like most audio books are counted if any file is downloaded.

Top 100 EBooks yesterday

  1. A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens (2339)
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1161)
  3. The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde (917)
  4. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (869)
  5. Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (712)
  6. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (707)
  7. Et dukkehjem. English by Henrik Ibsen (693)
  8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (663)
  9. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (597)
  10. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (584)
  11. Moby Dick; Or, The Whale by Herman Melville (519)
  12. Ulysses by James Joyce (505)
  13. The Book of the Fly by G. Hurlstone Hardy (500)
  14. Dracula by Bram Stoker (460)
  15. Il Principe. English by Niccolò Machiavelli (459)
  16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (452)
  17. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (450)
  18. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (443)
  19. Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (411)
  20. The Cottage on the Fells by H. De Vere Stacpoole (396)
  21. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (356)
  22. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (356)
  23. War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (355)
  24. Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem (353)
  25. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (347)
  26. Emma by Jane Austen (346)
  27. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (327)
  28. The Romance of Lust: A Classic Victorian erotic novel by Anonymous (324)
  29. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (323)
  30. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass (319)
  31. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (318)
  32. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography by Charlotte Brontë (303)
  33. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein (290)
  34. Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (282)
  35. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (275)
  36. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (273)
  37. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (270)
  38. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (258)
  39. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (253)
  40. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (247)
  41. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (245)
  42. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (245)
  43. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (240)
  44. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (239)
  45. Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw (237)
  46. Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau (237)
  47. Prestuplenie i nakazanie. English by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (236)
  48. The Iliad by Homer (233)
  49. Sunzi bing fa. English by active 6th century B.C. Sunzi (233)
  50. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana (232)
  51. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (231)
  52. The Girl’s Own Paper, Vol. XX, No. 989, December 10, 1898 by Various (231)
  53. Dubliners by James Joyce (226)
  54. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (224)
  55. The Count of Monte Cristo, Illustrated by Alexandre Dumas (218)
  56. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (215)
  57. Essays of Michel de Montaigne — Complete by Michel de Montaigne (203)
  58. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (200)
  59. The Republic by Plato (200)
  60. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (199)
  61. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (199)
  62. The Dickens Country by Frederic George Kitton (197)
  63. The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois (195)
  64. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson (195)
  65. Common Sense by Thomas Paine (190)
  66. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (187)
  67. The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin (186)
  68. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (185)
  69. Candide by Voltaire (184)
  70. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (177)
  71. Songs of Innocence, and Songs of Experience by William Blake (175)
  72. Hard Times by Charles Dickens (172)
  73. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton and John Jay and James Madison (172)
  74. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (171)
  75. The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated by Dante Alighieri (170)
  76. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (167)
  77. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (166)
  78. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (162)
  79. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (161)
  80. Anna Karenina by graf Leo Tolstoy (160)
  81. My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III. by Anonymous (159)
  82. The Man Behind the Bars by Winifred Louise Taylor (158)
  83. The King James Version of the Bible (149)
  84. Second Treatise of Government by John Locke (149)
  85. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (149)
  86. The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell (148)
  87. Pop-Guns by Aunt Fanny (147)
  88. Letters to a Friend by John Muir (144)
  89. The son of Don Juan by José Echegaray (142)
  90. Irrigation Works by E. S. Bellasis (142)
  91. Persuasion by Jane Austen (141)
  92. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Bishop of Hippo Saint Augustine (138)
  93. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (137)
  94. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (137)
  95. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (135)
  96. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (134)
  97. John Brown’s Raid by National Park Service (133)
  98. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (131)
  99. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (130)
  100. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (130)

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One Book One Lincoln Finalist Announced

Coffee on the Dock
at The Mill – Lincoln Haymarket

Come Join the Fun this Memorial Day!
Monday, May 29
9 AM – 11:30 AM

One Book One Lincoln Finalist Announced at 10:30 AM!

All proceeds benefit Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries!

Phone: 402.441.0164


Source: Events – Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries

World Library Foundation Newsletter : March 2017

Over the years much is changed with our online library. To keep our patrons informed with the ongoing changes, we created the World Library Foundation Newsletter. The newsletter will include news and information about our various portals and the wonderful books, articles, encyclopedias, photographs, and research documents that may be found here.

For our 2nd Issue, April 2017, we would like to share with you some stories about the books you will find on our shelves. We will also be featuring one of our Self-published authors each month. We hope the newsletter will lead readers to discover interesting new books, and inspire readers to re-discover timeless favorites.

In This Issue:

1 Earth Day: Nature of Yesteryear

3 Executive Director’s Message

4 Author Interview: Junot Diaz

5 Passion of the Sonnet: The Savage Traditions and Their Detectives

6 William Shakespeare: Forever and a Day

7 The Flower Symbol

8 Best of the Best: Newbery Medal Books

9 The Literature of Vermin

10 The Importance of Being Honest

11 Stuck in the Middle

12 Driving the Future: On Autopilot

13 Threadbare: Lace in Literature

14 Rage Against the Machine

15 Food for Celebration

16 In Bloom: Seasonal Celebrations Ringing in Spring

17 Japan’s Greenery Day: Nature Reigns

18 Author Spotlight

Source: World Library Foundation Newsletter : March 2017 : Volume 1, Issue 2 | World eBook Library – eBooks | Read eBooks online

Reality Check by Dave Whamond for Apr 13, 2017 | Read Comic Strips at

Source: Reality Check by Dave Whamond for Apr 13, 2017 | Read Comic Strips at

Senior Newspapers – nationwide.

If you have time, take a look at what other publishers are doing for Seniors. I hope the links are active. If not, go to the Source at: NAMPA – North America Mature Publishers Association

Senior Voice

Lovin’ Life After 50

Life After 50

Life After 50
BEACON Senior Newspaper

The DC Beacon

Lifestyles After 50 – Tampa
Lifestyles After 50 – St Pete/Clearwater
Lifestyles After 50 – Ocala
Lifestyles After 50 – Sarasota
Lifestyles After 50 – Ft Myers
Senior Life Florida / Space Coast

Senior News 50 and Better
Mature Focus
PrimeLife Times

Senior Life of Indiana and Cinn., OH/KY 

The Active Age
The Best Times

Today’s Transitions

The Best of Times

Fifty Plus Advocate
Prime Time Cape Cod
South Shore Senior News

The DC Beacon
The Baltimore Beacon
The Beacon – Howard County

Senior Perspectives

Good Age
The Senior Reporter

Inside Columbia Prime

Prime Time

50 Plus Lifestyles
Forever Young

Livin Out Loud

Mature Living
Senior Life of Indiana and Cinn., OH/KY

Forever Young Information – Toronto
Forever Young Information – Hamilton

50plus LIFE
Tri State Senior News

Senior Digest

Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee
The Best Times

The Moab Star

Fifty Plus
Red Bird Times
The DC Beacon

50 Plus News Magazine

Source: NAMPA – North America Mature Publishers Association

Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud – Senior Spectrum Newspaper

Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud


Senior Spectrum Newspaper – Source: Senior Spectrum Newspaper Home Page


Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to two Town Hall meetings next week about a potential new central library in downtown Lincoln.   Library Director Pat Leach said the meetings are an opportunity for residents to share their suggestions for services and resources a new library might offer.   The meeting schedule is as follows:
·      Thursday, February 23rd, 6:30 p.m., Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Center (NET), 1800 North 33rd Street
·      Friday, February 24th, 12:10 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 4th floor auditorium, 136 S. 14th Street

Godfrey’s Associates Inc. of Dallas, Texas in conjunction with HDR Inc. of Lincoln will show images of libraries from around the world and take questions and comments about current and future best practices in public libraries.  

In addition to the Town Halls, Leach will also host several community meetings the following week to seek further input.  The meeting schedule is as follows:
·      Monday, February 27, 4 to 5 p.m., Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street
·      Tuesday, February 28, 5 to 6 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library
·      Wednesday, March 1, 1 to 2 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street
·      Thursday, March 2, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue
·      Friday, March 3, 10 to 11 a.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street

For information about the central library project, visit

Read Books Online for Free | Reader’s Digest


Calling All Book Lovers! 7 Ways to Read Books for Free Online

Support your reading habit without paying a dime or even taking a trip to the library.

View as Slideshow

Google Books
The Library of Congress
Open Library
Project Gutenberg
Internet Archive

Source: Read Books Online for Free | Reader’s Digest

Discover the Great Plains Indians book series – UNL

“Great Plains Indians” by University of Nebraska-Lincoln historical geographer David Wishart covers 13,000 years of the fascinating and dynamic history of Natives on the Great Plains.
The book is the first in the “Discover the Great Plains” small book series, published by the Center for Great Plains Studies and the University of Nebraska Press. The series will bring a variety of Great Plains topics to a general audience in short, easy-to-digest packages.
The series’ authors, experts in their fields, use personal experiences and deep knowledge to create entertaining and authoritative guides to important aspects of the region. The books bridge the gap between the specialized, often-technical writings of scientists and scholars and the interested general reader.
Wishart takes a wide-angle look at the history and lives of Natives on the Great Plains. From hunting and gathering lifestyles to current reservation conditions, Wishart gives readers a compelling introduction to Native life on the Plains.
Elizabeth Fenn, Stubbendieck Book Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize for History winner, says on the book’s back cover, “‘Great Plains Indians’ is a magnificent encapsulation of a story we all need to know.”
Forthcoming books include “Great Plains Geology” by Robert Diffendal, research geologist emeritus, UNL; “Great Plains Bison” by Dan O’Brien, wildlife biologist and bison rancher; “Great Plains Literature” by Linda Pratt, UNL professor emeritus, English; “Great Plains Weather” by Ken Dewey, applied climate science mission area leader, UNL; “Great Plains Politics” by Peter Longo, political science professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney; and “Great Plains Birds” by Larkin Powell, professor in the School of Natural Resources, UNL.

For more information, visit

IMAGES: A high-resolution color photo of David Wishart and book cover are available at

Source: Discover the Great Plains book series | Center for Great Plains Studies | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Les Williams newest book is online $.99 – Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind ( Defenders of Justice Series, Book Five) 
Available now as an E-book short story from Amazon( Kindle), B&N( Nook), and Smashwords for $0.99

 John Walking Horse, Sean Hagarty, and Jackie Kwon have been asked by Lieutenant Oles Jankowsk of the Lancaster Nebraska Police Department to assist them in curbing the sale of alcohol to minors. What was once a simple assignment turns more complicated after a visit with the man selling the liquor.  Have they gotten in over their heads?


Two of a Kind ( Defenders of Justice Series, Book Five) by [Williams, Les]

Les – “Don’t walk behind me. I may not lead; Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Walk beside me so that we may be as one.”-Ute 


BOXES: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes | By Douglas Wellman and Mark Musick

Howard Hughes: Madman, Genius, or Both?

After eight years of extensive research and finally coming to the conclusion that Eva McLelland’s wild tale was absolutely accurate; the book “Boxes” was published, a true story of intrigue and mystery that rewrites history.
During 1972 and 1973 Howard Hughes’ description bounced between a long finger-nailed mentally incompetent man and a well-groomed articulate businessman.   Confusion ran rampant as two distinctive descriptions of Hughes spread throughout in the media waves. History changing secrets are finally revealed. . .  Hughes assumed another identity and sought refuge in the woods of Alabama for 25 years after his presumed death in 1976.

The mystery is unveiled as Eva McLelland, Howard’s wife for 31 years, reveals intricate details of the life she shared with Hughes and his continued dealing in government affairs. Married in Panama on May 13, 1970, she realized there was extreme mystery in her new husband’s existence. However, several years passed prior to her learning she was actually married to Howard Hughes. Even with Hughes’ idiosyncrasies, Eva was loyal to the end; preserving his secret, while living a semi-nomadic existence.

Nik Nicely
Nik Nicely (1990)

For protection Hughes acquired the identity of a former CIA employee, Nik Nicely.  Nicely had mysteriously disappeared in the late 1960s, after his involvement with counter drug activity while on assignment in Central America.  Hughes, alias “Nik,” had many reasons to seek refuge and the “resources” to be successful.

The long finger-nail, bed-ridden, mentally incompetent “Hughes” who died in 1976 was a stand-in.

Personal artifacts from the “Boxes” story were displayed for seven months at the Nebraska Strategic Air and Space Museum. Douglas Wellman and Mark Musick authored and researched the book.

Riveting interviews and dynamic presentations can be arranged by contacting Douglas Wellman and Major General (ret.) Mark Musick.

Source: BOXES: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes | By Douglas Wellman and Mark Musick

20 Books You Should Read & Read Again | Baba Recommends – BabaMail

How many of these book did you read in High school? College? in your life. -keith —->
Here are the 20 novels you should not only read once, but again and again!

Source: 20 Books You Should Read & Read Again | Baba Recommends – BabaMail

1. Harper Lee – To Kill a Mocking Bird

books, classics

If you want to understand the deep and painful racial history of America, you can do no better than read this inspiring, touching and even humorous novel. Whenever I read this story, I always try to imagine how I would have reacted to the situation going on at that time.

2. George Orwell – 1984

books, classics

I’m not very politically minded, to be honest, but this book has really made me suspicious of the grip of invasive governments ever since I first came across it as a teenager. Every now and then I read it again to see how far down the murky path of Big Brother we have trodden.


3. J.R.R Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings
books, classics

As a youngster, this epic journey really filled my inquisitive mind with adventure and fantasy. The collection of heroes and villains in this vast labyrinthine trilogy always gives me a thrill to think about. In my opinion, this story deserves to be read at least twice.

4. F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby For me, the 1920s Jazz Age of America is one of the most intriguing of all. The world was really changing in the those days; it is hard to imagine now unless you read this wonderful book. Ultimately, it is a story about love – as so many of my favorites are.

5. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
books, classics

I fell in love with this great little novel when I was a precocious youngster, but over the years I have realized that so much of the whimsy and subtlety of the characters and their formalized actions passed me by. Only now, in my more mellow years, do I truly appreciate every little thing about this masterpiece from the golden age of the novel.

6. Anne Frank – Diary Anne Frank was such a wonderful young lady, and her story so tragic that the diaries she wrote, while hiding from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam, are impossible to put down once you turn over that first page. I can only admire the fortitude and spirit Anne showed, and weep at the horror of a war that madly destroyed such precious angels. Whenever I read, I always remember how destructive hate is.

7. Louisa May Alcott – This is another personal favorite coming-of-age story that reminds me of the time I first read it. The four sisters’ struggles as they grow up help me measure how far I have come on my own journey too.

8. Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451 – Since I love books so much, this story of a world where books are banned has always struck me as very important. It helps put into focus just what the power of writing and reading really is all about. The book compares the freedom and independence that books offer in comparison to the conformity of mass media. It’s something I often try to warn my children about!

9. Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre – For much of its history, the novel has been a medium where strong female characters have reveled. This was never more true than in Charlotte Bronte’s most famous story about the feisty Jane Eyre. Jane is one of my favorite literary heroines.

10. J.D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye – Some people actually blame this sophisticated novel for the appearance of cynical teenagers in modern society (and even much worse things!), but not me. Holden Caulfield is not an invention from thin air, but a discovery Salinger made, of the true nature of what it is like to be an adolescent in today’s mixed up world. Like all great art, this story reflects reality rather than dictates to it.

11. E.B. White – Charlotte’s Web – This story has given me many happy hours. I think my mother first read it to me, and I have read it to many children since. Ever since I first became acquainted with this simple but profound little tale, I have always been able to express great gratitude and empathy to animals. This is something I believe I owe to this book.

12. C.S. Lewis – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis was a most interesting gentleman, and he brought his great learning and wisdom to this terrific Narnia series for children. What a sumptuous fantasy world he wove, with so many wild creatures, and so many ideas! There has never been a more interesting wardrobe than this. I simply love reading this to kids.

13. John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath – books, classicsThis is another story that puts me into a period of American history I am just fascinated by: the 1930s when The Great Depression had harassed families and ruined businesses. Its clear distinction between the rich and poor still gives me pause for thought, when I think about the extent things have changed since then.

14. William Golding – Lord of the Flies – As a parent, I really adore this story. What starts off as a fun childhood fantasy, freedom from adults, soon descends into primitive mayhem and barbarism. This book is so profound it was again a story that I didn’t really grasp the implications of until many years later, when I realized how frail human nature really is.

15. Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities – I could have chosen any Dickens novel really, but for some reason or another this one always has me thinking very deeply. Whether it is because of the realistic love triangle, or the history of the French Revolution (which I am fascinated by) I am not sure, but it is one heck of a gripping page turner all the same.

16. William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet – The reason why this drama requires at least two readings is not due to the archaic, rhetorical, and dense language, but more to the subtle and against-the-grain thinking that Shakespeare somehow works into a conventional love-tragedy. Despite a few seeds of cynicism thrown in (especially if you remember how the same story is mocked in the Pyramus and Thisbe scene in A Midsummer Night’s Dream) this play is full of incredibly sincere moments of deep, enduring love.

17. Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte may well have been the outstanding genius in her gifted and extraordinary literary family. In my opinion, this is the greatest Bronte novel of them all. Heathcliff is such a spellbinding, Byronic character, and Catherine such an interesting and passionate woman that few novels pack as much romantic punch as this classic.
18. Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland – It’s amazing to think that some of the greatest novels of all are actually written for children, and in spite of that they still seem to be as enjoyable for adults. It is only stories like this madcap adventure that can truly bridge any generation gap, and bring you and your younger family really close together.

19. Mary Shelley – Frankenstein – Mary Shelley really amazes me. How she could write such a complex, yet exciting novel at the age of 18 is beyond me. If you have never read it, do not be put off by the Hollywood images. This really is a deep work of fiction. Legend has it that she first came up with the idea while having a ghost story competition with husband Percy Shelley and close friend Lord Byron at a mansion by Lake Geneva, Switzerland, on one dark candle-lit evening.

20. Mark Twain – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – As the original title said, this really is The Great American Novel. This story fulfills that of a forgotten promise with some fantastic and humorous adventures, a wonderful portrait of the nature of friendship and the evolution of societal changes.

– just the beginning. What do you recommend? -keith

In the Shadows of Victory: America’s Forgotten Military Leaders, 1776-1876

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Also at Barnes and Noble in Lincoln.

 The premise of Lincoln author Thomas D. Phillips’ latest book “In the Shadows of Victory: America’s Forgotten Military Leaders” is that history plays tricks sometimes. As Phillips points out, during the course of our nation’s existence, history has enshrined an exceptional few military leaders in our collective consciousness while ignoring others often equally as deserving. In the Shadows of Victory is about those who have been overlooked.

     Phillips notes that the military history of the United States is replete with examples of leaders whose singular leadership is now little remembered or forgotten completely. For example, few of the many thousands of people who pass by the traffic square between Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan realize that it houses a tomb. Fewer still understand that beneath the obelisk rests one of America’s great military commanders – a hero not in one, but two of the nation’s wars.
Similarly, the Civil War general who never lost a battle and who many military historians believe fought one of the two most perfect battles in history was not Grant, Sherman, Lee, or Jackson, or any of the more renowned names so prominent in popular literature and history books.
For Nebraska readers, the actions of a young cavalry officer in a battle fought three weeks after the Little Bighorn will be of particular interest. The encounter at Warbonnet Creek in the state’s extreme northwestern panhandle stopped hundreds of Sioux and Northern Cheyenne from joining hostile bands further north. The victory was the beginning of the end for the Plains Indians. The names of those leaders, by the way, are William J. Worth, George H. Thomas, and Wesley Merritt.

    Phillips’ book profiles leaders like Worth, Thomas and Merritt who rendered invaluable, if mostly unappreciated or poorly remembered service in America’s conflicts. As individuals, they were widely different in background, appearance, and personality. What they share in common, however, is that their achievements have been undervalued and their remarkable leadership has been overshadowed, at times unfairly, by more renowned contemporaries. In the Shadows of Victory: America’s Forgotten Military Leaders brings them out of the shadows and illuminates their extraordinary services to the nation.  

     In addition to shining light on leaders whose contributions deserve more recognition than has previously been accorded them, the book identifies an extraordinary few whose major renown is associated with a specific war but who also rendered exceptional, though nearly forgotten, service during other conflicts as well. Winfield Scott, for example, the towering figure of the War with Mexico, also played a consequential role in the War of 1812 and, to a lesser extent, the Civil War.  

     In the Shadows of Victory: America’s Forgotten Military Leaders covers essentially the first one hundred years of the nation’s existence stretching from the War of Independence through the Indian Wars of the American West. A second volume focusing on the period from the Spanish-American War through World War II will be forthcoming. 

     Phillips, a veteran of 36-years in the armed forces, writes from his home in Lincoln. His other books include A Pilgrim in Unholy Places: Stories of a Mustang Colonel (Heritage Press), Battlefields of Nebraska (Caxton Press), Touching All the Bases: Baseball in 101 Fascinating Stories (Rowman and Littlefield), and Boots and Saddles: Military Leaders of the American West (Caxton Press).

book – Time for Me: Daily Practice for a Joyful, Peaceful, Purposeful Life

By Ruth Fishel with Illustrations by Bonny Van de Kamp

“Ruth has struck gold once again. Her newest book, Time for Me, reads like a gentle invitation to both old readers and new ones alike to grab hold of the idea that changeany change that would be beneficial to makeis always possible. 

She lays out the process for making the change in a clear, simple way. 

Nothing is too hard when taken in small bites, a week at a time. This 

book is sure to be a winner among those folks who have not given 

up on the idea that we are never too old to change.

Karen Casey, author of Each Day a New Beginning and Living Long, Living Passionately 

Deerfield Beach, FL, January 27, 2016 ─ Before taking off on an airplane the flight attendant will say, “put your oxygen mask on before you help someone else,” as a reminder that you will not be good to anyone else if you are unable to take care of yourself first. In Time for Me: Daily Practice for a Joyful, Peaceful, Purposeful Life (HCI Books—January 2016–$14.95), Ruth Fishel acknowledges the letdown feeling people tend to get when they have high hopes for something, and fail to understand or accept that change usually takes time. The purpose of Time for Me is renewal and re-energizing one’s self, in order to reach self-actualization and fulfillment. Ned Bellamy, author of Spiritual Values for Our Time states that Ruth’s advice “…is illustrated and dramatized by hundreds of wonderful stories and quotes from the wisdom tradition, worth collecting and savoring in their own right.” 

Time for Me is designed for a person to go at their own pace, and take everything one week or longer at a time. The seeds of all human characteristics are within us—good and bad—the ones that grow are the ones we nurture, and that is why the wisdom in Time for Me is designed to be practiced every day. The concept of “change your thoughts, change your life” is not new—in fact, it is a popular concept. Over 2,600 years ago, the Buddha discovered that our thoughts create our feelings. The bestselling author Thich Naht Hahn also teaches the need to change our thinking in order to create a better life, and there are many, many others. This is Ruth’s unique approach to applying this principle in order to create new thought patterns and automatic, positive responses. 

Time for Me is different because it contains wisdom that really works. We have the ability to rewire and create new neural circuits in our brains, and the more we practice something new, the more we can form new neural pathways with each repetition. In time, these new pathways become deeper than the ones made by our old habits and they become automatic. That means, if we were to practice all this week thoughts such as ‘I am happy’ or ‘I am calm,’ we would be more apt to return to them when we feel otherwise. 

Highlights from the book include: 

• Time for Me is a personal practice book—not a workbook—laid out in a weekly format to be practiced daily. It features a very simple Three-Step Method: 

~    Mindfulness: Only by being aware of our thoughts can we change them. 

~    Universal Energy: Call it God, spiritual energy, Higher Power, Buddha energy, Allah, whatever you choose to call a Power greater than yourself that you feel connected to. 

~    Power of Our Thoughts: Based on our new scientific understanding of neuroplasticity and neuro-pathways, we have the power to change our thoughts and thought patterns. 

• Time for Me includes 49 chapters that all begin with the title “Time for” 

~    Time for Peace 

~    Time for Authenticity 

~    Time for Forgiveness 

~    Time for Gratitude 

~    Time for Stillness 

~    Time for Slowing Down 

~    Time for Enlightenment 

~    Time for Friendship 

~    Time for Change 

•Time for Me has Eight Empowering Steps to Change 

1. Willingness: Look at “Time for” subject of the week. 

2. We can pray for the willingness to make this change to whatever we believe is a power greater than ourselves. 

3. We need an intention: An intention is very powerful. It is the energy that takes us to our next step. Once we feel this intention, we can move on. 

4. We make our commitment: Our intention comes from our head. Our commitment comes from our heart. 

5. We can affirm our commitment: We can create an affirmation such as “It feels so good to know that God is giving me all that I need to be a forgiving person.” 

6. An Action Step: The energy of affirmation pushes us to an action step. 

7. Practice: The more the action step is practiced, the more it will become natural. 

8. Results: Feeling great and change. 

About the Author 

Ruth Fishel is an acclaimed author of inspirational books that have sold nearly a million copies, including A Time for Joy, Change Almost Anything in 21 Days, and The Journey Within. As the cofounder and former director of Serenity, Inc., she now teaches, writes and presents workshops and retreats throughout the country, helping people become whole and healthy using the tools of meditation, affirmations, and visualizations. Anda Peterson, author of Walks with Yogi: The Enlightenment Experiment, states that, “Ruth Fishel writes with clarity so that the principles she explains are easily understood. Her concise and lively writing is positive and uplifting!” Please visit her website at: 

Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact: or (800) 441-5569 

Time for Me: Daily Practice for a Joyful, Peaceful, Purposeful Life 

Ruth Fishel 

ISBN: 9780757318863 

$14.95 – January 2016

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