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My Chew Bone

Written in 2009 while working on the seniors paper.

From time to time, my wife and I take care of a neighbor’s Golden Retriever while his

Ma and Pa travel to visit family or go out on a golf weekend. Although I have no personal knowledge of Brodie’s breeding lineage, to me, he is pure gold. He has all the great traits need- ed to be nothing but loved. He always wants to be near us and sleeps in the bedroom all night. He sits on our feet to be in touch while we scratch his ears. Brodie gets along famously with our two dogs and even our cat. He is respectful of other’s pet food and he loves exploring our back yard. AND he loves his rawhide chew bones.

One chilly morning, I was fas- cinated to watch Brodie and our big ol’ yellow lab, Amy, laying in the grass, chewing on their respective rawhide. They faced each other as if at a dining table with their paws to the front and crossed to hold the bone in place. The chewing was intense and completely focused. There was a perfect harmony in their time together as they needed nothing but space and a little time to gnaw and chew.

I stood there for full 15 minutes wondering if either would break away from the task at hand to look for some other object of interest. Instead they remained dedicated to their work. During that time, I had several thoughts about what they were doing. I realized that chewing was good for their

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teeth but that was certainly not important to them. I assume the rawhide had a good flavor but decided that there was more to it.

Chewing on a bone must have an inherent challenge. The rawhide starts out stiff but begins to soften as they work on it. Then a tooth catches hold and progress is made, little bits at a time. The rawhide bones provides a push and a pull while the dogs try to transform it into – into – into what. Into nothing?

And then it dawned on me!

The Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper is my personal rawhide bone. It has a form that starts out rather stiff but seems to offer up something – like clay that wants to be molded into a form. So I chew and I chew and it begins to soften. Soon, it begins to give off an essence that something is about to hap pen. Maybe a new ad will reach the right people and the businessman will report that the ad is paying for itself. Or the Lincoln Artist Guild will report a 25% increase in membership. Maybe a group like the Oscher Lifelong learning folks will double their membership and secure a million dollar endow- ment. This old bone has some pretty nice flavors.

So I chew and chew and once the paper has reached it highest state, I start to deliver them to all the businesses in Lincoln. This is a good flavor also as I visit with store owners. They report how well liked the paper is. And the people I see often claim they read the paper cover to cover. And some that I meet are potential advertisers or have a story to tell. All are more good flavors. And then the 15,000 papers are all gone – just like the chew bone. But I am left with great memories of the flavor and the challenges met and the wonderful thought of that next chew bone. Move over Brodie and Amy. I need some room at the table.



Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said Lincoln is ready to welcome Husker fans to the Capital City for another season of Nebraska football.  The first of the Huskers’ seven home games starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 31 against South Alabama.  


  • The University of Nebraska adheres to a clear bag policy at Memorial Stadium.  Visit for more information.  
  • Fans should lock their vehicles and move valuable items out of sight.
  • Drinking alcohol is prohibited on City streets, parking lots, garages and sidewalks, including the trail between Haymarket Park and 8th Street.  
  • The sale of tickets, souvenirs or other items is not allowed on City streets or sidewalks.  
  • Officers will issue citations for violations that inhibit the use of the street or sidewalk.  
  • The sale of food, flowers or balloons requires a sidewalk vendor permit.
  • UNL is a smoke/tobacco-free campus.

To avoid gameday traffic and parking challenges, City officials recommend visiting (keyword: closures) or using the Waze mobile app for maps and street construction information; planning for parking; arriving early; celebrating downtown after games; and using StarTran’s Big Red Express (


To improve the traffic experience on game day, Lincoln Transportation and Utilities, the Lincoln Police Department, the UNL Police Department and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) work together.  The City provides traffic control on Lincoln streets, while NDOT helps coordinate traffic on I-180 and I-80.  Coordination efforts include traffic planning, pre- and post-game messaging, planned lane and ramp closures and sharing of incidents with all parties involved as they happen.

On football game days, Interstate 80 exits at I-180/Downtown and 27th Street can be congested, so visitors are encouraged to use other routes into Lincoln:

  • From the east, take the Hwy. 6/Cornhusker Hwy. exit 409.  Turn south at State Fair Park Drive and west on Salt Creek Roadway to reach Memorial Stadium, the Champion’s Club and parking facilities east of the stadium and in the Haymarket.
  • From the west, use exit I-80 at Homestead Expressway/Hwy. 77 South, then go east on Rosa Parks Way.
  • Those using I-80 who plan to park in the Haymarket Park lots will experience less congestion if they enter Lincoln using the Airport exit 399.

Those entering Lincoln on southbound I-180/9th Street, are strongly encouraged to use “N” Street and Arena Drive to access the Haymarket, the Haymarket parking garages and Pinnacle Bank Arena.  To improve traffic flow, the following changes will be in effect before and after the games:

  • Two hours before kickoff, southbound 9th Street will be closed starting at the roundabout at 9th Street and Salt Creek Roadway near Memorial Stadium.  The street will reopen once vehicles have left the stadium area after the game.
  • Two hours before kickoff, “R”, “Q” and “P” streets will be closed to traffic from 9th Street.  Drivers coming from I-180 will have to use “N” Street to access the Haymarket Area.   
  • Salt Creek Roadway will have lane restrictions at 14th Street to better manage traffic congestion.
  • 16th Street from Vine to “Q” streets will be closed to northbound traffic.
  • Postgame traffic on northbound 10th Street from “Q” to “T” streets will be restricted to I-180.  No traffic will be allowed to go past the stadium on 10th Street.  The street will reopen once pedestrians have left the stadium area after the game.
  • Following the game, N. 10th Street south of Charleston Street will be closed to southbound traffic. 
  • Following the game, N. 17th Street from Vine to “X” streets will be closed.
  • Following the game, for those that have parked in the Haymarket Garages, 7th Street from “N” to “M” streets will be one-way southbound and “M” Street from 7th to 9th streets will be a one-way eastbound.

Other gameday events include the Haymarket Farmers Market every Saturday through October 12 and Railyard entertainment and activities on Fridays and Saturdays.  The Cube in the Railyard will show football games all day on Saturdays.  The area of the Haymarket Farmers Market will close from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday through October 12.  North 7th and 8th streets as well as Canopy Street will close from “P” to “Q” streets. “P” Street will close from 7th to 8th Street and “Q” Street will close from 7th to Canopy streets.

Some City road construction projects may impact gameday traffic:

  • The southern two lanes of “Q” Street between N. 11th and N. 12th streets are closed.
  • Southbound N. 14th Street between Fletcher Avenue and Morton Street will be closed through September 13.

Other traffic reminders:

  • Stadium Drive west of the stadium will be closed to all vehicular traffic.  Passenger drop-off and pick-up will not be allowed in front of the Stadium before or after the game.
  • Uber, Lyft and taxi drop-off and pickup will be located at the bus stop in front of Henzlik Hall, 1430 Vine St.
  • Charter buses will park on “W” Street between 14th and 16th streets.
  • 17th Street from “R” to Vine streets (on the UNL City Campus) is closed.
  • Vine Street from N. Antelope Valley Pkwy to 16th Street (on the UNL City Campus) has been reduced to single eastbound and westbound lanes with a bike lane in each direction.

Those choosing to ride bicycles to the game have several options:

  • The “N” Street Cycle Track is a protected bikeway for the exclusive use of cyclists on the south side of “N” Street from 23rd Street to Arena Drive.  
  • Downtown bike lanes are on 14th Street from “L” to “R” streets and on 11th Street from “Q” to “D” streets.  
  • Bike lanes are now open on Vine and 16th streets on UNL City’s Campus. 
  • Bike UNL offers free bike valet service for all home games.  Cyclists can drop off their bikes on the east side of Cook Pavilion near 14th and “W” streets two hours prior to kickoff.  The service also accepts BikeLNK bicycles from the City bike share program.  All bikes must be picked up within one hour after the game.  For more information on the bike valet service, visit or call 402-472-4777.  For more information on BikeLNK, visit


Parking meters are enforced Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The following fine system is in effect:

  • If the ticket is paid online within seven days from when it is written, the fine is $9.
  • If the ticket is paid in person or through the mail within seven days, the fine is $10.
  • If the ticket is paid after seven days, the fine is $25 in person or by mail or $24 online.

To avoid parking tickets, fans can purchase a $10 tag for all-day, on-street parking in metered stalls from any City employee wearing a Parking Services shirt at City-operated parking facilities.

Fans can also reserve pre-paid parking in the Haymarket and other City garages through  Rates for the four West Haymarket garages are $25, and the other rates vary by garage.  Limited parking will be available for $25 in the VIP Parking Garage attached to the southwest side of Pinnacle Bank Arena.  Parking garages available in the West Haymarket are:

  • Red 1, 555 “R” Street
  • Green 2, 530 “P” Street
  • Blue 3, 535 “P” Street
  • Lumberworks, 700 “N” Street

Reserved, reduced-price, pre-paid football parking is also available through for these locations:

  • County-City lots – North (10th and “K”), South (701 S. 10th) and West (802 “J”) – $20 on site and $15 online
  • Carriage Park (1120 “L”), Cornhusker Square (1220 “L”) and Center Park (1100 “N”) – $25 on site, $20 online
  • Haymarket (9th and “Q”), Lincoln Station South (7th and “P”), Market Place (10th and “Q”), Que Place (1111 “Q”), Red 1 (555 “R”), Green 2 (530 “P”), Blue 3 (535 “P”), University Square (101 N. 14th), Larson Building (1317 “Q”), West Depot lot (676 “O”), Lumberworks (700 “N”) – $30 on site, $25 online
  • Sun Valley and Charleston St. lot near Oak Lake Park – vehicle parking is $10 on site and online; RV parking is $50 on site and $45 online
  • “N” Street Gravel lot, “N” Street and Arena Drive – vehicle parking is $30 and RV parking is $75 on site  
  • 14th and New Hampshire lot – vehicle parking is $20 on site and $15 online, and RV parking is $100 on site and online.
  • 1318 “M” Street Garage – $25 on site and $20 online
  • 233 S. 14th Street lot – $30 on site and $20 online

Grills are not allowed in City garages.  Grills are allowed at the 14th and New Hampshire lot and at the Sun Valley and Charleston lot.  Fans planning to stay Friday night on City property must purchase their parking online and display the permit in their RV overnight.  RV parking is not allowed at the Haymarket Park baseball/softball complex.  

UNL parking lots will be available for use six hours prior to kick off.  Grills are not allowed in University garages. Gameday parking information and maps are available at (keyword: football).

Alcohol Consumption

Nebraska State Statute (Chapter 53-186) prohibits the consumption of alcohol on state property. It is unlawful for any person to consume alcoholic liquor upon property owned or controlled by the state or any governmental subdivision thereof unless authorized by the governing bodies having jurisdiction over such property.

Parking is available at the following University areas on game days:

  • 17th and “R” garage – $25 day of game, $175 season
  • 19th and Vine garage – $25 day of game, $175 season
  • 14th and Avery Garage, limited space- $25 day of game, $175 season
  • 15th and Vine streets – $25
  • 1410 “Q” St. – $25
  • 16th and “X” streets – $25
  • 17th and Vine streets – $25 day of game, $175 season
  • Anderson Hall, 16th St. between “P” and “Q” streets – $25
  • Beadle Center, 19th St. north of “S” St. – $25
  • 519 N 19th Street between “S” and “U” streets – $25
  • 900 North 22nd St. – $20
  • 22nd and Vine streets – $20
  • 1700 “Y” St. – $25
  • 14th and Court streets – $10
  • 16th and Court streets – $10
  • 14th St. and Military Road – $10                                           

Wheelchair accessible parking is available for $25 per vehicle at UNL Lot 5, Stadium Drive and Salt Creek Roadway. Handicapped parking is available at:

  • 14th and “R” streets – $25
  • 14th and Avery garage – $25, with free cart shuttle
  • 14th and “U” streets, east of Morrill Hall – $25
  • 14th St. between Vine and “W” streets, free on-street parking where available

Several private lots are available.  Rates vary, and some offer season passes. 

Vehicles blocking driveways, parked too close to the intersection, parked on public right of way or interfering with vehicle or pedestrian traffic will be towed.  Vehicles will also be subject to towing if parked on job sites or driving lanes on streets or in unfinished areas.  Vehicles towed by order of the Police or a Parking Control Officer are subject to a $50 towing fine in addition to the $49.53 required to retrieve a vehicle from the impoundment lot.  The towing fine does not apply to cars towed from private lots.


In addition to its regular routes, StarTran will provide its Big Red Express service on Husker game days starting two hours before kickoff from six locations:

  • The City Municipal Service Center (I-80 airport, exit 399), 949 W. Bond (take first right north of McDonald’s) 
  • Southeast Community College, 88th and “O” streets, south parking lot
  • Holmes Lake, 70th Street and Normal, north end of lake
  • Gateway Mall, 61st and “O” streets, southeast parking area at Sears
  • SouthPointe Pavilions, 27th and Pine Lake Road, south of Von Maur
  • North Star High School (I-80 airport exit 403), 5801 N. 33rd St. (six blocks east of 27th Street and Folkways Blvd.)

Buses will drop off and depart from “R” Street between 12th and 14th streets.  The last bus will leave the lot 45 minutes prior to kickoff.  The cost is $5 each way, and exact change is required.  No bills larger than $20 will be accepted.  Electronic signs will help direct fans to the Big Red Express locations near the interstate.  Big Red Express season tickets, good for round-trip travel for all home games, are available for $50, a $20 savings, at StarTran, 710 “J” Street, or at the lots on game day.  Tickets also can be purchased via smart phone by texting “TOKEN” to 41411 to receive a download link.  For more information, call 402-476-1234 or visit


Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to the Lincoln History Lunch Series at Gere Library, 2400 S. 56th St.  The presentations are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and highlight Lincoln’s history and evolution.  A sack lunch is available for a fee of $4 for age 60 and over, and an $8 fee for those under age 60.  Meal reservations must be made on the Monday prior to the program by calling 402-441-7158.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 17 – “Lost Restaurants of Lincoln” with Jeff Korbelik, Lincoln Journal Star.  Lincoln has a history rich with delicious food and unique stories.  Long-time restaurant reviewer Korbelik remembers Lincoln’s most memorable eateries and shares his stories.
  • Wednesday, August 21 – “Historical Movie Theaters” with Ed Zimmer and Jim McKee.  Don’t miss this visual tour of Lincoln’s many historic theaters by two of Lincoln’s favorite historians.
  • Wednesday, September 18 – “John Johnson” with Ed Zimmer.  John Johnson was a Lincoln native, Lincoln High School graduate and University of Nebraska football player.  He also was a talented photographer who provides a unique view of early 20th century Lincoln, especially of Lincoln’s African-American community.

The Lincoln History Lunch Series is co-sponsored by Aging Partners and Lincoln City Libraries.  For more information on Aging Partners, visit


Lincoln City Libraries will host four free Stop the Bleed training classes in May.  The courses coincide with Stop the Bleed Month, a nationwide campaign to highlight emergency first aid training.  Classes are limited to 20 participants each.  Call 401-441-8503 to register.   The training schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m., Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue
  • Monday, May 6, 2 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street
  • Friday, May 17, 10:30 a.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street
  • Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street

According to the American College of Surgeons, citizen responders will almost always be first on the scene of an emergency medical situation, no matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive.    Because an injured person can die from blood loss within minutes, those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

The training program is presented by the City of Lincoln Risk Management Division and Bryan Health.  Training is appropriate for teens and adults and lasts about an hour.

For information about Lincoln City Libraries and its resources, visit   More information on Stop the Bleed is available at



Read this if you are a senior in Lincoln Nebraska.   Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from April 8 through April 14:

Monday, April 8

  • Musical performance by The Clefs, Downtown Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • Qigong Refresh and Recharge class, Cotner Center Condominium – 10 to 11 a.m.
  • BINGO, Firth Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • 10-point Pitch, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Tai Chi – Continuing 24 Form, Cotner Center Condominium – 1 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance, Eastridge Presbyterian Church – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Dynamic Movement class, Cotner Center Condominium – 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance, Eastridge Presbyterian Church – 3 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Learn to speak Spanish class, Downtown Senior Center – 9:30 a.m.
  • Chair Tai Chi, St. Paul United Methodist Church – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
  • Dynamic Movement class, Auld Pavilion – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance, F Street Recreation Center – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Beginners 8 Form Tai Chi for Balance and Fall Prevention class, Auld Pavilion – 10:45 to 11:45 p.m.
  • 24 Form Tai Chi, F Street Recreation Center – 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10

  • Senior Walking Warriors, Hickman Senior Center – 9 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Senior Health Promotion UNMC Health Clinic, Vermeer Education Center – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Book Buddies, Downtown Senior Center – 9:30 a.m.
  • BINGO, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • Physical activity and exercise class, Asian Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • BINGO, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • BINGO, JoAnn Maxey Senior Center – 11:30 a.m.
  • 10-Point Pitch and Bridge, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Chair Yoga, Eastridge Presbyterian Church – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 11

  • Qigong Refresh and Recharge class, Auld Pavilion – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Senior Health Promotion UNMC Health Clinic, Downtown Senior Center – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Writer’s workshop, Northeast Senior Center – 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Poetry reading and writer’s workshop with Carol Roland, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • “Colorful Magic” with magician Bruce Jacoby, Bennet Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • Musical performance by Robert Patton and Nancy Vogt, Lake Street Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance, F Street Recreation Center – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Musical performance by Mike McCracken and Pete Spotted Horse, Belmont Senior Center – 11 a.m.
  • Lincoln City Libraries Bookmobile visit, Lake Street Senior Center – noon to 1 p.m.
  • Stepping On – Building Confidence and Reducing Falls class, Eastmont Towers (Seasons) – 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance, Eastridge Presbyterian Church – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance, Eastridge Presbyterian Church – 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Dynamic Movement class, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church gymnasium – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • “Dinner and a Show” featuring Hillbilly Hal Cottrell, Cotner Center Condominium – dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. (call 402-441-7158 by April 9 for reservations)

Friday, April 12

  • Musical performance by Mike McCracken, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • Chair Yoga, East Lincoln Christian Church – 11 a.m. to noon
  • 10-point Pitch, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Senior Center Meal Schedule (reservations required two working days in advance):

Belmont Senior Center (402-441-7990):  Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon

Bennet Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon

Downtown Senior Center (402-441-7154):  Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Firth Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Mondays at 11:30 a.m.

Hickman Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

JoAnn Maxey Senior Center (402-441-7849): Wednesdays and Fridays at noon

Lake Street Senior Center (402-441-7157):  Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Northeast Senior Center (402-441-7151):  Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Waverly Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

Location addresses:

Asian Senior Center, 144 N. 44th St.

Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Drive

Belmont Senior Center, 1234 Judson St.

Bennet Senior Center, 970 Monroe St.

Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd.

Downtown Senior Center, 1005 “O” St.

East Lincoln Christian Church, 7001 Edenton Road

Eastmont Towers (Seasons), 6305 “O” St.

Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Drive

F Street Recreation Center, 1225 “F” St.

Firth Senior Center, 311 Nemaha St.

Hickman Senior Center, 115 Locust St.

JoAnn Maxey Senior Center, 2032 “U” St.

Lake Street Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St.

Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave.

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 “M” St.

Vermeer Education Center, 4000 S. 84th St.

Waverly Senior Center, 14410 Folkestone St.

For information on classes or to register, call 402-441-7575.  Roundtrip transportation is available for senior center meals and activities in Lincoln only by calling the centers directly (phone numbers listed in meal schedule).  For more information on senior center events and activities, visit (keyword: My Center News) or call 402-441-7158

April 16 – Begin – Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is a six-week course for adults with diabetes, their family members and friends. At Hillcrest Firethorn Health Services 8601 Firethorn Lane Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. April 16 through May 21

New six-week session!  Please register early. Classes that do not have sufficient enrollment will be canceled.  To register, call Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center at 402-441-7575.

Learn about diabetes including:

  • What to eat and when to exercise.
  • Monitoring your blood sugar.
  • Foot care.
  • Communicating with family and your health care provider.
  • Low and high blood sugar.
  • Tips for dealing with stress.
  • How to set small and achievable goals.
  • Overview of relaxation techniques.
  • How to increase your self-confidence.
  • Feel better and take charge.

This workshop is offered at no cost, but a suggested contribution of $4 per class is appreciated!


Lincoln NE – Saving Your Family Treasures workshops

Saving Your Family Treasures workshops are planned for March 29 and 31 at the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall. Smithsonian experts will demonstrate how to handle, dry and clean damaged objects and share tips on personal safety, prioritization and preservation options. (Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative)


Lincoln, Nebraska, March 26, 2019 – The University of Nebraska State Museum and History Nebraska are teaming up with the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative to host workshops on how to preserve damaged personal heirlooms after natural disasters, such as recent flooding across the region. Workshops are 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 29 and 31 at Morrill Hall. The workshops are free and open to the public.

When homes are damaged and lives are upended, treasured keepsakes such as artwork, photos, personal papers and other family heirlooms become more cherished. Even in the aftermath of a disaster, these treasures may be salvageable.

 Individuals can attend one of the Saving Your Family Treasures workshops in person or via a video-conferencing session. Additional information will be provided to those who connect online.

Space is limited. Attendees are asked to register at

 Smithsonian staff will be in Nebraska to provide the workshops. The Smithsonian is part of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of more than 40 national service organizations and federal agencies whose mission is to protect cultural heritage in states, tribes, territories and communities from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies.

 The workshops will include a formal presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Smithsonian experts will demonstrate how to handle, dry and clean damaged objects and share tips on personal safety, prioritization and preservation options.

 Due to safety concerns, attendees are asked not to bring damaged objects to the workshop. If there are specific questions about personal heirlooms, attendees are encouraged to bring images of each item to discuss with the preservation experts.

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Feb 23 – Help Needed – 200 victims are sex trafficked in Lincoln every month!

Join Lincoln Rotary’s effort to stop sex trafficking by attending a 4 hour training – Saturday, Feb. 23 9am-1pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church 2110 Sheridan Blvd
As part of a 2-person team you’ll receive a script and slide show to train area hotel and motels on how to recognize the signs and how to respond.
Traffickers now avoid facilities that are trained so we know we can make a difference.
To sign up, go to and click District events or email

Lincoln 55+ and OLLI in 2007

Hello from the Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper,

OLLI – Osher Life Long Learning – has been just a great success. In the last months of a 3 year grant, OLLI had 304 members with a long term goal of reaching 500 members. Meeting this goal would earn a $1 Million endowment to help educate Seniors in Lincoln NE..On March 1st, 2007, with publication of a 4 page, color ad in the spring issue of the Lincoln 55+ Senior Paper, our membership jumped in just 6 weeks to 447. After the next 4-page ad in the summer issue, we reached 537 – well beyond the “long-term goal.”  After the membership year ended, we dropped back to 440 members but surged forward again after the Fall 2007 ads – to 650 members. So – in 10 months, OLLI membership rose from 304 to 650. Wow. And yes! We did get that 1st $Million endowment.

OLLI board members carried 1200-1500 papers (of 12,000 total) to their friends and neighbors and doctors offices for each issue. Offering the 55+ Paper became a method for starting a conversation about OLLI.  The Lincoln 55+ is proud of the the 12 years relationship with OLLI. in 2018, we are over 1400 members and now have a second endowment in hand. A million here and an million there adds up.

OLLI Rocks.

Nebraska Medicaid Vote

Even well-off Seniors may need Medicaid one day. Please vote yes.




Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to a free presentation Sunday, October 21 by Joel Green, the author of a new book, “Robber’s Cave:  Truths, Legends, Recollections.”  The program begins at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors on the third floor of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street.  The program is part of the John H. Ames Reading Series, which showcases Nebraska authors reading their own works.
In his book, Green, a local teacher and Robber’s Cave tour guide, tracks the cave’s ownership through the past century and beyond.  The books is full of photographs and stories about those who have used the cave, including Native Americans, the Underground Railroad, Lincoln’s first brewery, Coxey’s Army, the Ku Klux Klan and possibly Jesse James.
The John H. Ames Reading Series is recorded by LNKTV City, the City’s government access channel (ALLO channel 2, Spectrum channel 1303 and Kinetic channel 1005).  A broadcast schedule is available at (keyword: LNKTV), and programs are available at  Previous programs are also available for borrowing on DVD at Lincoln City Libraries.
For more information about Lincoln City Libraries, visit


Beginning Monday, October 8, Schneider Electric will begin replacing close to 27,000 of the City’s outdated high-pressure sodium and metal halide streetlights with light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures.  Installation will begin on arterial and collector streets, and the project is scheduled to be completed in one year.  Residents can find updated project schedules at (keyword:  led).

According to Frank Uhlarik, Sustainability and Compliance Manager for the City, the $12.2 million project is designed to improve safety and provide significant annual savings attributable to lower energy and maintenance costs. Under the City’s contract with an Energy Savings Company (ESCO) such as Schneider Electric, the energy and maintenance savings are guaranteed by the ESCO to help pay for the streetlight upgrades.


“We’re excited to further our commitment to sustainability and save taxpayer dollars,” said Mayor Chris Beutler.  “We will use the cost savings on this project to pay for the improvements, and then we’ll invest them in other important initiatives to make our community safer and more attractive to residents, businesses and visitors.”

Converting street lights to LED technology is one of the energy strategies identified in the Lincoln Environmental Action Plan, which was approved last year.  Uhlarik said the LED conversion project offers the following benefits:

  • LEDs offer improved light quality to improve visibility and safety.
  • LEDs are highly energy efficiency, which reduces energy consumption and the environmental impact.
  • LEDs have a longer lifespan compared to traditional street lamps, reducing maintenance costs.
  • LEDs improve aesthetics by creating a more uniform lighting experience throughout the City.

Uhlarik said the City will install two different LED fixtures, depending on location and function.  The two fixtures have different Kelvin numbers, which is the measure of color temperature emitted by a fixture. “Based on resident feedback regarding brightness, the lights installed in neighborhoods will be 3000 Kelvin, which appear to be less bright than the 4000 Kelvin fixtures installed on arterial streets,” he said.


Uhlarik said the LED conversion project will also have a positive environmental impact on the community by reducing the City’s annual kilowatt hours by 10.7 million and removing 3.9 million pounds of carbon from the atmosphere. This is equivalent to planting 180,891 trees or removing 1,224 cars from the road.  Additionally, Schneider Electric will recycle a majority of the materials from the existing street lights.

“We are proud to help the City of Lincoln undertake this critical infrastructure project that will dramatically improve safety for City residents and make a lasting positive impact on the environment,” said Tammy Fulop, Vice President, Schneider Electric.  “At Schneider Electric, we are committed to helping municipalities in the Midwest and beyond achieve their vision for infrastructure improvements and sustainability without burdening local taxpayers.”

For more information on the LED conversion project, visit (keyword: conversion) or contact Uhlarik at or 402-441-7588.  For more information on Schneider Electric, visit

UNL Game Day Rules – 2018

Here it is Game Day Rules. Look for these:

  • clear-bag policy
  • Go Green for Big Red recycling program
  • gates open 
  • A free bike valet service
  • No Smoking at all of any kind – No vapors


Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 27, 2018 – A new, energy-efficient lighting system and upgraded window systems in the skybox suites will be the most noticeable changes for Cornhusker football fans as they enter Memorial Stadium Sept. 1 for the season opener vs. Akron.

Fans are reminded to arrive early and plan ahead to find an appropriate parking location, entrance gate, restroom, concession stand and postgame meeting place. Fans are urged to stay hydrated and to follow the instructions of security and safety officials.

Nebraska has implemented a clear-bag policy for all ticketed sporting events. Each attendee will be allowed to enter with one clear bag: either a plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar). Small clutches – approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap – can be taken into the stadium along with one of the clear bags. The clutch cannot be larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

Exceptions will be made for approved medical needs. Medical bags or equipment can be inspected and tagged at Gates 11, 15 and 16A and at premium-level lobbies. For questions about medical equipment or other needs, contact the Nebraska Athletic Event Management Office at 402-472-1003.

All other purses and bags are prohibited. Guests carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will be asked to return them to their vehicles, hotel rooms or homes. Fans also may transfer their personal items into a provided, clear, Ziploc-style bag and discard the bag that does not meet the new guidelines.

Guests can carry personal items in their pockets or jackets. These include keys, makeup, feminine products, combs, phones, wallets and credit cards. Attendees also may bring blankets into the stadium by carrying them over a shoulder or arm. Guests who don’t have a bag can use the express entry lanes at Gates 2, 4, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20.

For more information on the clear-bag policy, visit


> Gates 1, 6, 8, 18, 19 and 21 will close shortly after kickoff. If a gate is closed, fans can use the next open gate to gain access into the stadium. Fans will be required to open outer garments for visual inspection upon entry.

> Tickets at all gates will be scanned with an optical reader for entry and re-entry. No entry is allowed after the start of the fourth quarter.

> Fans will again have the ability to utilize Memorial Stadium’s text-messaging service. For fan assistance, text to 69050 and start messages with UNLPD. Standard text-message rates will apply.

> Fans who are hearing-impaired can receive play calls, player information, referee announcements, promotions and emergency messages by following @HuskerCaption on Twitter. Those without Twitter-enabled devices can check out iPads at East and West Stadium Guest Services booths to take advantage of the program.

> University of Nebraska-Lincoln students will be seated in Sections 9 through 13B in the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium. All student seating is general admission. Students with tickets for East Stadium seating (Sections 9, 10 and 11) must pick up a required wristband at the tent east of Gate 23 beginning four hours prior to kickoff each game. When stadium gates open, students will enter Memorial Stadium through Gate 23. Wristbands are not required for students with tickets for South Stadium seating (Sections 12, 13A and 13B, entering through Gate 24). Student tickets are linked to students’ valid NCard, which will be scanned at the gate for admission. They must be scanned in and out like a regular ticket. Student ticket transfers may be done to other students enrolled at the university. All transfers are done electronically from ticket accounts at Student-to-student transfers go directly onto the transferee’s NCard at no charge. Tickets may be transferred one time to one person, so it is important that the original ticket holder send the invitation to the intended recipient, as it is not possible to transfer to a third party. Students may not transfer tickets to non-students.

> Fans are asked to help the Go Green for Big Red recycling program by depositing plastic bottles and cups in marked recycling bins near trash receptacles.

> Memorial Stadium gates open 90 minutes before kickoff, and ticket holders are encouraged to enter the gate number printed on tickets. Fans are encouraged to travel light when trying to gain entry to Memorial Stadium, as all fans and their belongings are subject to inspection at stadium entrances. Fans are encouraged to review the list of prohibited items at All prohibited items must be discarded at the gate or returned to a vehicle, hotel room or home.

> The Husker Nation Pavilion will be back for its 15th year, with most activities taking place on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice field northeast of Memorial Stadium. It will open three hours prior to kickoff and provide free, family-friendly activities, games, music, autograph signings and appearances by current and former athletes across many sports.

> Stadium Drive on the west side of the stadium will also have food vendors and some game-related activities.


> The Athletic Ticket Office will open four hours before kickoff except for 11 a.m. games, when it will open at 8 a.m.

> The Huskers Shop will open three to five hours before kickoff, depending on start time.

> Mobile tickets will be accepted; tickets can be stored on mobile devices and scanned at the gates. The mobile 2D barcode cannot be printed and scanned.

> Outside chairbacks are not allowed in Memorial Stadium. About 20,000 chairback seats will be available for rental at $5 each.

> Escalator and elevator access will be restricted to fans holding tickets to their respective areas in the premium level and the 600 East Stadium level.

> A free bike valet service will be provided at Cook Pavilion by Campus Recreation. For details, go to

> The University of Nebraska–Lincoln prohibits the use of all smoking, tobacco and vaping products on its properties. For more information, visit

> The following items are prohibited in Memorial Stadium: guns, knives, bags that do not meet the clear-bag policy above, glass, cans, coolers, beverage containers, video cameras, open umbrellas and pets. At the discretion of game management, other items are subject to being prohibited. People will be asked to return prohibited items to their vehicles, hotel rooms or homes. Empty plastic water bottles are permitted but may be inspected. The use of selfie sticks inside Memorial Stadium is prohibited and may result in confiscation of the device if seen used. Camera use is permitted. For specific information, visit

> Food and beverages from approved game-day vendors selling on university grounds are allowed inside the stadium. All other outside food and beverages are prohibited. Certain situations may arise (e.g., extreme heat) that initiate exceptions to this policy. The university and the athletic department will communicate to the public if exceptions will be made.

> Alcoholic beverages of any type are not allowed in the stadium. In addition, consumption of alcohol is prohibited in city and university parking lots and property.

> The university does not permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on or over the campus on football game days.

> Throwing of any object in the stadium is prohibited. Any person throwing any object is subject to immediate removal from the stadium. Rules allow game officials to penalize the home team if objects are thrown onto the playing field.

> Nebraska event staff or security personnel can help with any problems fans may encounter. If fans become separated from friends, they should report to any First Aid station or Guest Services booth for assistance.

> Lost-and-found areas are located in the Guest Relations and Security offices in both the East and West stadiums.


> Most parking lots on City Campus are reserved for those who have paid reservations on game days. Most lots surrounding the stadium have been converted to reserved stalls, with patrons assigned to specific numbered stalls. Paid public parking on City Campus is available at $25 per stall.

> Parking for people with disabilities is available for $25 per vehicle on a first-come, first-served basis in Booster Lots 5 and 9 on the south side of Salt Creek Roadway between Stadium Drive and 14th Street northeast of Memorial Stadium. Lots 5 and 9 have free cart-shuttle service to the stadium for mobility-impaired guests. This shuttle is radio-equipped and will run to and from the stadium before the game and beginning at the start of the fourth quarter. Contact the athletics ticket office at 402-472-3111 for pre-purchase opportunities. Charter and shuttle-bus parking is available on W Street between 14th and 16th streets.

> Parking lots will open at 6 a.m. for games with kickoff scheduled before 6 p.m.; for games that start at 6 p.m. or later, lots will open at 11 a.m. Lots at Haymarket Park will open at 6 a.m. for games with kickoff scheduled at 11 a.m; for all other kickoff times, these lots will open at 8 a.m.

> Stadium Drive, the street on the west side of the stadium, will be closed on game days.

> StarTran will offer the Big Red Express shuttle service to and from the stadium from sites around Lincoln. The cost is $5 each way or $10 round trip. Season passes are available for $60. For additional information, go to or call 402-476-1234.

> Fan drop-off attempts around the stadium are prohibited. The recommended drop-off location is 12th and R streets. Uber, Lyft and taxi drop-offs and pickups will be at 14th and Vine streets. The 10th Street bridge is now open.

> Up-to-date statewide road information can be found at Highway conditions and a brief weather report can be obtained by calling 511 on a landline or cell phone.

> Stadium Drive is closed from T to V streets beginning at 6 a.m. on game days. Access to Lots 1, 3, 4 and 6 are via T Street. No vehicles will have access to the southbound Ninth Street roundabout pre- and postgame.

Shoes for Kids

School Bus
It’s almost time for our kiddos to return back to school and we need your help.
We are once again providing new shoes to send very deserving kids back to school in style and with confidence.
Do you remember how excited you were going back to school, with your new kicks?
I’m asking you to give those same great memories to our kids.
Last year we donated over 300 pairs of new shoes!! Help us reach our goal of giving 600 pairs of shoes to kids this year!!!
Click on the button below to donate $25 for 1 new pair of shoes. Your gift is truly life changing.
Thank you,
Kimberly Goins,
Executive Director

Lincoln NE Calendar June – August 2018

This is very long but complete. Copy it to your desktop so you can edit and save the events you want.

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


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