Community Calendar

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Dance For Parkinson's

What: Dance For Parkinson's
When: Wednesday, April 16th, 1:30pm - 2:45 pm; Friday, May 16th, 11:15am - 12:30pm; Monday, June 16th, 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Where: The Pure Movement Dance Institute, 2100 Fletcher Ave Suite 105, Lincoln, Ne
Price: Three class series $15, one month at a time $5 a class, Caregivers, spouses or partners are free.
Register at: (click on Dance for Parkinson's or call 402-540-1242 or email

Dance for Parkinson's is presented in Lincoln by Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company and the Pure Movement Dance Institute.  It is a non-profit organization, and they are actively seeking sponsorship for this program to keep the cost down.

Why Dance for PD?
Dance develops flexibility and instills confidence.  Dance is first and foremost a stimulating mental activity that connects mind to body.  Dance breaks isolation. Dance invokes imagery in the service of graceful movement.  Dance focuses attention to eyes, ears and touch as tools to assist in movement and balance.  Dance increases awareness of where all parts of the body are in space.  Dance tells stories.  Dance sparks creativity.  The basis of Dance is rhythm.  The essence of dance is joy.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

What: The Child Advocacy Center will recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
When: Thursday, April 24th from 3p to 6:30p
Where: The Child Advocacy Center, 5025 Garland Street.

This event will include a donated BBQ dinner, activities and games for children, tours of our center, a short program of child sexual abuse prevention steps, and an opportunity to attend our Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children sexual abuse preventive training session.  In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the CAC is pleased to offer free training for the maximum capacity of 50 people for the April 24th session from 6:30P to 9P.  To register for this event please call 402-476-3200.

The public is invited to attend the CAC child abuse prevention event on April 24th to learn about steps the community can take to protect children.

AAA Bike Helmet Fitting Clinic

What: AAA Bike Helmet Fitting Clinic
When: Thursday, April 24th from 4p to 7p while supplies last.
Where: AAA Office, 2900 O Street.

Free bike helmets for children 5-14 while supplies last.  Child and parent must be present.  Child will be fitted by AAA to insure correct size.
Less than half of children age 5-14 wear/have helmets when biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, ect.

For more information call 402-441-4514.

Rural Route Rust - A Vintage and Handmade Market

What: Rural Route Rust - A Vintage and Handmade Market
Where: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm, 911-108th St., rural Avoca, NE

Shop the farmyard for antiques, primitives, upcycled creations, handmade gifts, vintage treasures and rusty gold from over 20 vendors.  Get hot lunch or baked goods from the restored one-room Schoolhouse Cafe and visit the farm animals.  Admission is Free.  Just 35 miles south of Omaha; directions available on our website., 402-267-4104

Kooser Carnival volunteer search

What: Kooser Carnival
When: Thursday April 24th, 2014 at  5:30-7:30p
Where:Kooser Elemenatary School, 7301 N. 13th

Kooser Carnival could use help with running carnival games, face painting, service food.  The event is divided into 1 hour time-slots.

You must first register with Lincoln Public Schools at a volunteer. This is an added security measure that LPS has instituted.  To sign up go to

or Go to
Click on "Find a Signup"
Enter to search 4.  You will see a link directing you to the LPS website to register as a LPS volunteer.  This is a required step.
please contact if you have any questions.

Everett Community Gong Show

What: Everett Community Gong Show
When: Saturday, April 26th, from 1p to 4:30p.
Where: In the vacant lot located at 9th & D streets.

The Everett Community Gong Show is a lot like the original Gong Show in the 70's.  Good, bad, and strange acts will perform.  The panel of Judges includes Brad Anderson from 10/11 News, Cindy Lange-Kubick from the Journal Star, Senator Colby Coash, Dr. Tim Lieske and his twin brother Tom Lieske.  Scott Schroeder will emcee.    There will be food trucks and beverages available.

Procceds go to the Everett Elementary located at 1123 C Street.

Help is needed for Field Trips to the Zoo for the first graders, 30 more dictionaries for the fifth grade, 25 Dr. Seuss books for the third grade, a summer scholarship program for children to attend camps, an end of the year pizza party for the fifth graders, and much, much more.

7th annual Laurine Kimmel High School Art Exhibition

What: 7th Annual Laurine Kimmel High School Art Exhibition showcasting artwork by juniors and seniors from 13 southeast Nebraska Schools opened on Monday March 3rd.
Where: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, located at 801 3rd Corso. 
When: It is open Monday through Friday from 10a to 5p.
For more information call 402-874-9600 or visit

The works on exhibit are selected by art educators in participating High Schools.
A reception in honor of all of the students, their families and art teachers is open to the public on Thursday, April 3rd, from 5-7pm in conjunction with a First Thursday Open Studio event at the Center.  The exhibition closes Saturday, April 26th.  The Center will be open for special hours from noon to 5p that day as part of Nebraska City's Annual Arbor Day Celebration.

Read to a Dog program

What: Registration is now open for the "Read to a Dog" program offered by Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local Therapy dog organization.
The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading to a dog.  Pre-registration is required.

Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20 minute shifts, once a week for 6 weeks.  The sessions begin Monday, March 17th and run through Saturday, April 26th at the
Anderson Branch
Eiseley Branch
Gere Branch
South Branch
Walt Branch 

For more information on Lincoln City Libraries, visit

Flea Market with John Brown's Cave Musuem

What: Flea Maket.
When: Saturday, April 26th from 9a to 5p, and Sunday, April 27th (10-4), over the Arbor Day Weekend.
Where: John Brown's Cave Museum at 2012 4th Corso in Nebraska City.

Featuring Antiques, primitives, collectibles, garage sale items, pork and chicken kebabs.  Admission is free but goodwill donation accepted at the entrance to benefit nonprofit musuem.
Outdoor vendor spaces still available and are affordable!  Call Cathy at 402-290-7492 for more information.

DEA Take Back Day

What: DEA Take Back Day.
When: April 26th from 10a to 2p
Where: Locations listed below;
Walgreens - 1400 S. 70th
Walgreens - 1404 Superior St.
Walgreens - 2600 S. 48th St.
Walgreens - 1701 South St.
Shopko - 6845 S. 27th St.
Walgreens - 2502 N. 48th St.
Walgreens - 8300 Northern Lights
Hy-Vee - 5010 O St.
Lincoln Neighborhood Pharmacy - 6811 O St.
Russ's Super Market - 1550 S. Coddington Ave.
Waverly- Four Star Drug - 13851 Guildford St.

With the help of local law enforcement Lincoln-Lancaster County will have their DEA Take Back Day on April 26th from 10a to 2p.  Please bring back all unused and unwanted controlled and non controlled medications to any of the 11 locations listed above.

No Girl Should Be For Sale -Walk to raise awarenes.

What: No Girl Should Be For Sale: Walk to raise awareness of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.  I've Got A Name is hosting the second annual Walk in Lincoln, Ne.
When: April 26th starting at 9a.
Where: The walk will start at the west side of the State Capital Building.  We will walk in unity from 14th and K up to 14th and O St, head over to 13th and O St, then march back down to 13th and K St, and then stop where we started on 14th and K St.

Sexual Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation, typically by fraud, deception, threat of or use of force, abuse of a position of vulnerability, and other forms of coercion.

For more information about I've Got A Name or No Girl Should Be for Sale Walk, visit

Astronomy Day

What: Astronomy Day
Where: Saturday, April 26th from 9:30a - 4:30p
Where:  Morrill Hall/UNL City Campus

Children and families will interact with amateur astronomers, engineers and physicists to learn about planets.  Astronaut Clayton Anderson will give 30 minute presentations at 10:30am and 1:30pm in Morrill Hall's auditorium featuring images from his flights aboard the Space Shuttle and expedition to the international Space Station.  Seating is limited.  A photo session with Anderson will follow both talks.

Mueller Planetarium in Morrill Hall will present "Firefall" (46 minutes) at 11am, noon and 1,2, and 3pm.   The Fulldome show explores meteors, comets and asteroids and includes a skytalk about the current night sky.

For more event informaiton visit
Regular Museum Admission

Public Lecture by Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Sant Director Kirk Johnson, April 23rd
Astronomy Day, April 26th
Sunday with a Scientist: Electric Cars, May 18th.

Shakespeare in the Streets

What: Shakespeare in the Streets
When: April 26th from 10a to 5p
Where: Elmwood Public Library, 1124 West D St. Elmwood, Ne 68349
Free Admission

There will be Shakespeare reenactments, Sonnet readings, musicians, juggler, petting zoo, street vendors, battle demonstrations, photo booth, and many children's activities.  Stage programs every 30 minutes.  Cutting of birthday cake at 3:30.  Smoked Turkey Legs and other meats for lunch for sale.  Please bring your lawn chairs and come to enjoy the many activities.

Pancakes in the Park

What: Cornhusker Kiwanis club's annual Pancakes, French Toast, and Sausage Day in the Park
When: Saturday, April 26th, 6:30am-2pm
Where: Auld Pavillion, Antelope Park, 1650 Memorial Drive
Price: adults, $5 in advance, $6 at the door; kids 3-12, $3; under 3, free

Enjoy pancakes, french toast, sausage, juice, milk, coffee.  Proceeds benefit Cornhusker Kiwanis Club's 51-year tradition of community service, focusing on children and youth (visit  Auld Pavilion is handicap-accessible and there's plenty of free parking.  For advance tickets, call 402-489-0439.

Lincoln Southwest Spring Garage Sale

What: Lincoln Southwest Spring Garage Sale
When: April 26th from 8a to 4p
Where: Lincoln Southwest High School
All proceeds from the sale will go toward the expense of facilitating the speech and debate program at Lincoln Southwest.

River City Ringers

What: The River City Ringers, an auditioned handbell ringing ensemble from Omaha will be presenting a program of music celebrating their 16 years of ringing handbells together.
When: Saturday, April 26th at 3p
Where: Eastridge Presbyterian Churc, 1135 Eastridge Dr.
A free-will offering will be taken; refreshments will follow the program.

The public is invited.  For more information, contact music director Chris Peck at 402-488-7844 or

Women in the Workplace

What: Women in the Workplace Conference in conjunction with the Mayor's Commission on Women
When: Saturday, April 26th from 8:30am-noon
Where: Nebraska Wesleyan University (50th & St. Paul) Student Union, lower level.
Registration of $10 is requested. To register go to  Questions?

Carla Tillmon, Program Analyst at the Department of Labor Women's Bureau in Kansas City will give a presentation on Pay Equity issues that affect women's earnings nationally and in our state and region.  The latest information, including current legislation, salary negotiation and future projections will be discussed.

Another topic of the conference will be Workplace Flexibility.  Local experts will present trends in varied work schedules, job sharing and employment practices.

Finally, a panel of women in non-traditional and "green" jobs will share their experience followed by a question and answer session.  Emphasis will be on women in the trades, science, engineering, technology and mathematics.



When: April 24th-27th

The Nebraska Science Festival is a four-day series of events designed to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike.  Presented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, other sponsors include the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures.

Thursday April 24th - Nebraska Wesleyan University hosts the first Nebraska Science Festival Teacher's Night.  The "Dancing Scientist" will perform short demonstrations.

During this year's Festival, families are encouraged to visit the Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall to see the Smithsonian exhibit Titanoboa: Monster Snake.  This reptile measured 48 feet long and weighted up to 2,500 pounds.

April 25th, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Scifest attendees can hear from Olympic Bobsled medalist Curtis Tomasevicz, a UNL electrical engineering alum.

Scientist and Cancer Survivor Paul Knoepfler, Ph.D., an assosciate professor at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, will discuss stem cell science on April 25th at the Nebraska Champions Club.

On April 26th & 27th, The Lincoln Children's Museum will entertain and educate visitors with their Mad Scientist Show and a 360-degree science program in the Discovery Dome Planetarium.  You can meet "Pickle," a robot made by kids for kids.

Stop by the Lincoln Children's Zoo April 26 and 27 to participate in hands-on learning stations focused on animals, nature and science.

If you're curious about electric cars, you can talk with Lincoln and Omaha Teslar Motor owners on April 26th as they showcase Tesla-produced electric cars in the parking lot of the Strategic Air and Spce Museum near Ashland, Ne.
     While there, head inside the Strategic Air & Space Museum (both on April 26 & 27) and discover the 60 days of Science Exhibit.

Love rockets?  Then head to Jansen, Neb., to watch the Heartland Organization of Rocketry's first large rocket launch of the year.  See Commercial motors on April 26th and research launches on April 27th.

To find out more about these Festival Events - as well as activities in Kearney, Wayne and Omaha, visit the Festival's website at, "like" the Festival on Facebook and follow the Festival on Twitter.

State Holocaust Commemoration

What: State Holocaust Commemoration
When: April 27th at 3p
Where: The Nebraska State Capitol

This year, the commemoration will include three winning poetry readings from 8th grade students who have studied the Holocaust, and two songs from the Lincoln Southeast Court Choir.  There will be a short video memorializing 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda.  There will be remarks from First Lady Sally Ganem, representatives of the U.S. Senators' offices.  State Senator Danielle Conrad is a sponsor for the event in the capitol and will also be making remarks.  The Keynote speaker is Dr. Lou Leviticus, a Holocaust survivor and former UNL professor.

Prior to the commemoration-there will be tours from 1-2:30pm at the State Holocaust Memorial at Wyuka Cemetary and docents will be available.

The Commemoration is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lincoln and the Institute of Holocaust Education located in Omaha.

For more information please contact:  Donna Hersch at or 402-483-7331 or Liz Feldstern at IEH or 402-334-6575

Evening of Dance

What: 9th annual Evenings of Dance.
When: April 24th-27th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2pm.
Where: Lied Center's Johnny Carson Studio Theater.
Tickets: $7 General Admission, $5 students and seniors, at the door.

The ninth annual Evenings of Dance, A concert work by dance faculty, guest and selected students. Amazing dancers/choreographers/teachers/ from New York City who gave of their talents and wisdom so generously to our students will be present. 

Evenings of Dance is the highpoint of our season.

Lincoln Civic Orchestra "Spring Fling"

What: Lincoln Civic Orchestra presents "Spring Fling"
When: Sunday, April 27th at 4p
Where: O'Donnell Auditorium/Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 5oth & Huntington Streets

The Lincoln Civic Orchestra presents "Spring Fling!"  The performance begins at 4p and is located on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus in the O'Donnell Auditorium in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th and Huntington Streets.  The performance is free to the public and includes a post-performance reception.

Musical selections include; Curtain Up!, Chronicles of Narnia, selections from "Hook" and Berceuse.

Workshop for Parents of Children with Disabilities or Special Health care Needs

What: Important Free Workshop for Parents of Children with Disabilities for Special Health care Needs.  "How Do I Pay For It" Parts 1 & 2. from 6 to 8p each night
When: Part 1, April 21st,; Part 2, April 28th
Where: Meadow Lane School, 7200 Vine Street,

Registration is required
To register or if you have questions, please call PTI Nebraska or Jen Meints at 402-346-0525 or (800) 284-8520

If you need information in an alternative format, please contact us!!  PTI Nebraska is a statewide resource for families of children with disabilities.

Lincoln CBMC presents "From the Ghetto to the Boardroom"

What: Lincoln CBMC invites you to a special Downtown and Campus Business Profile to hear Prof. Ron Hampton, Director, Executive Education, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska -Lincoln, "From the Ghetto to the Boardroom: God's Plans and Favor for My Life."

When: Thursday, April 24th, Lunch 11:30am - 1Pm.  Tuesday, April 29th, Breakfast 7a - 8:15a.

Where: Grand Manse, 10th and P, Lincoln.

Cost: Lunch, April 24th: $12
Student Price: $7
Breakfast, April 29th: $10
Student Price: $6

RSVP by April 16th for April 24th Luncheon.
RSVP by April 25 for April 29th Breakfast

RSVP - Email Kathy at
Pay at the door

Info: Email us or call 402-730-6599

His story is one of the Prodigal Son, leaving home to seek his fortune, never wanting to experience poverty again.  He will share his life lessons and experiences and talk about finding true purpose in life after running away from God for 27 years.

UNL Glenn Korff School of Music

What: 20 UNL Glenn Korff School of Music Student Ensembles to perform in April

Singing Small Festival Performance, April 1, 7pm., Kimball Recital Hall
Women's Choir Festival Performance, April 8, 7pm Kimball Recital Hall
Wet Ink, April 9-10, 7:30pm, Westbrook Music Building
Chamber Singers, April 13th, 3pm Nebraska State Capitol
Large Brass Ensembles, April 14th, 7:30pm, Westbrook Music Building
Jazz Combos, April 15th, 7:30pm, Westbrook Music Building
Sax Ensembles, April 16th, 7:30pm, Westbrook Music Building
Tickets: Free Open to the Public.

University Singers, April 17th, 7:30pm Kimball Recital Hall
Tickets: General Admission $5; Students/Seniors $3

Percussion Ensemble, April 22nd, 7:30pm, Kimball Recital Hall
Tickets: General Admission $5; Students/Seniors $3

UNL Jazz Orchestra and UNL Big Band, April 24th, 7:30pm, Sheldon Museum of Art
Tickets Free and open to the public.

Evenings of Dance, April 24-25-26, 7:30p, April 27th 3p, Johnny Carson Theatre
Tickets: General Admission $12; Faculty/Staff $10; Students/Seniors $7. available 1 hour prior to performance. 

Wind Ensemble, April 25th, 7:30p, Kimball Recital Hall
General Admission $5; Student/Seniors $3

ChamberFest, April 27th, 1, 4, 7:30p, Kimball Recital
Tickets: General Admission $5; Students/Seniors $3

Choral Concert (Varsity Men's Chorus, University Women's Chorale, City Campus Choir),
April 28th, 7:30pm, Kimball Recital Hall
Tickets: General Admission $5; Students/Seniors $3.

Graduate Jazz Combos and Vocal Jazz, April 29th, 7:30p, Westbrook Music Building.
Tickets: Free and open to the public

Symphonic Band, April 30th, 7:30p, Kimball Recital Hall
Tickets: General Admission $5; Students/Seniors $3 


Teammates Spring Graduation Celebration

What: Teammates Spring Graduation Celebration
When: Wednesday, April 30th from 9a to 1p
Where:University of Nebraska Student Union, 1400 R Street, second Floor Auditorium
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Tom Osborne

Honors Program - 9:30a to 11a
Student's Campus Tour and Lunch - 11:00a to 1p

Pre-registration required.  For more information or for guest:

Community Crops

What: Help SISU Hairdressing Salon help others!  For every new "Like" until April 30th to the SISU Facebook page, the salon will donate $5 to Community Crops to help low income families start gardens for fresh produce.   
Visit and spread the word.

Community CROPS is a Lincoln-Based non-profit organization that helps people grow healthy food through a network of 11 community gardens, the Growing Farmers Training Program, vibrant youth projects, CSA (vegetable subscription) and educational classes.  Through the generous support of SISU, we will be able to expand the amount of healthy food grown in Lincoln.

NWS Peace Program Exchange Students

What: NWS PEACE Program is seeking caring families to host high school age 15-18, international exchange students for 5-12 months.
When: Students are now available for "adoption." Since early placement is crucial to the success of the program, our goal is to have the students matched with host families by May 1st.

Students come with medical insurance, and spending money.  You provide a loving home, care and guidance, 3 meals, a bed, and an experience of a life time for your family as well as the student.

There is no such thing as a typcial host family.  Whether you are a single parent, retired, have small children, teens, or no children, you can have a great experience hosting an international teen!  Consider "adopting" today and make a difference in your life!  The timing is important in developing the bonds of the "new family,"  DON'T DELAY!

Cannot host, but want to be involved?  Call us and we will tell you how!  Please help to make the dreams of these young people come true.

1-866-846-3977 OR visit our website at

A Non-profit Educational Organization

Domestic Violence Council Annual Confernce

What: Domestic Violence Council Annual Conference - "Why Does He Do That?"  Exploring the Process of Change.
When: May 1st, 2014 from 9a to 4p
Where: The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street, Omaha, NE
Cost: $125 Breakfast and Conference; $75 Conference Day Only. 
Sponsorships available

Telephone:  402-210-2195
Contact:       Ellen Maschka

The Domestic Violence Council's first annual conference, "Why Does He Do That?": Exploring the Process of Change, will feature keynote speaker Lundy Bancroft, a nationally known author, workshop leader, and consultant on domestic abuse, will further educate our community on offender behavior and accountability, and interventions for families experiencing domestic violence.  Join us for a day of informative lectures, panels, and discussions among professionals in our community led by Mr. Bancroft.

Lundy Bancroft has over twenty years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families.  He has authored four books in the field, including the country's best-selling book on domestic violence.  Why Does He Do That? and the national prizewinner The Batterer as Parent.  Lundy is a former Co-Director of Emerge, the nation's first counseling program for men who batter, and was involved in over 2000 cases as counselor and clinical supervisor.

Lincoln Artist Guild Spring Show and First Friday Reception

What: Lincoln Artist Guild Spring Show and First Friday Reception
When: Friday, May 2nd, 5-8p
Where: Out of the Box, 366 North 48th.

Join us for a beautiful evening filled with live music, refreshments and a kaleidoscope of color by local artist.  Don't forget Mother's Day is May 11th so this would be the perfect time to give Mom a special one of a kind artwork.  Springtime means it's time for some fresh and exciting artwork!
Featured Artists for May: Donna Justen, Alex Fischer, Jane Chesnut and Wanda Medina.  The Lincoln Artist Guild juried Spring Show runs May 2-30, 2014.

For more info, contact Donna Pozehl at 402-435-0172 or Marcia Claesson 402-429-8709

Joseph Hall Peforms for

What: Joseph Hall, Elvis Tribute Artist show to benefit The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Saunders CO.
When: Saturday, May 3rd.  Doors & Kitchen openat 5pm, show at 7pm.
Where: The Eagles Club in Wahoo.
Tickets: Reserved $25 - Genneral $20 (Reserved are limited)

Ask about a chance to be Joseph's special stage guest when calling! 

For tickets or more info, call Lisa @ 402443-6162 (day)
or Krystal @ 402-619-8559 (evening)

Lincoln Soutwest Bake Off

What: Lincoln Southwest Students through the National Honor Society are hosting a Bake Off.
When: Saturday, May 3rd from 1-4p
Where: Commons at Southwest High School.
Tickets: $5 in advance for adults, $3 for children 10 and younger. 
               At the door $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

There will be a brunch including hotdogs, chips beverages, etc, and the desserts will be provided by community members.  The desserts are the competition and those who come will be voting on the winner.  All the proceeds are going to the Lincoln People's City Mission.

Tickets from Cassandra, at or 402-429-9555 or Aya Hinz at or 402-840-9577

Kyle Winchell from the Mission will speak during the Bake Off.

Lincoln HIgh School "Day of the Child"

What: Lincoln High School is pleased to host a fun-filled two-festival event: "Day of the Child," el dia le los Nifnos, and "May Fifth,"  Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 3rd from 11a to 6p.

El Centro de Las Americas, Lincoln HIgh School and Fiesta Mexicana of the Heartland ballet folklorico dance group are proud to present this joint effort in celebrating Latino heritage while reaching out to the greater community of Lincoln and Nebraska.  Entrance to the festival is free.

The reason for celebrating both events is that in Mexico, "Day of the Child," el dia de los ninos, is a widely celebrated event and focuses on the importance of children and their families and occurs on April 30th.  Whereas, in the United States, "May Fifth," cinco de mayo, has become more popular and celebrates a symbolic victory over the well-equipped French in Puebla on May 5th 1862 and is only celebrated in certain regions of Mexico.

Lincoln Southeast Fiddler on the Roof

What: Lincoln Southeast Peforming Arts Department presents Fiddler on the Roof
When: May 1-2-3 at 7:30pm...May 4th at 2pm
Where: Jennifer L. Dorsey-Howley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Southeast High School, 2930 South 37th Street.
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8.  All seats reserved.
Tickets: Call 402-436-1304

This classic musical features songs loved the world over "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man," and "Matchmaker."

World Fair Trade Day

What: World Fair Trade day
When: Saturday, May 3rd from 8:30am to 9pm
Where: 801 P Street, Ten Thousand Villages

Music by "Less Talk, More Polka" at 10am; Dance and Music by teens from Karen Culture Center at 1p; Middle Eastern music by Azraq between 2 and 4pm; Tarot card readings by Rowshan Between 6 and 8p.
     Throughout the day: Fair Trade Scavenger Hunt and "Wheel of Fair Trade" for children; "Fair Trade Selfies;" Food Sampling; Display from Gabby Ayala's Ten Thousand Villages learning tour to Peru.

Lincoln Marathon Litter Volunteers Opportunity

What: Lincoln Marathon Race Clean-up Volunteer Opportunity
When: Sunday, May 4th

Volunteers are needed to pick up litter, recyclables and clothing along the race route after runners have passed.  Group sizes range from 2-8 people.
Volunteers are assigned a 2-3 mile stretch of the race route and provided with necessary supplies for cleanup.
Volunteers are scheduled in 1/2 hour time slots from 8am to 1pm.  Approximate volunteer time is 1-2 hours.
All volunteers receive a free t-shirt.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Adam Rhoads with Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful at 402-441-8035 or

Joan Hornung Benefit

What: Joan Hornung Benefit
When: Sunday, May 4th starting at noon
Where: Starlite Ballroom, just west of Wahoo on Hwy. 92

Three years ago Joan was diagnosed with breast cancer which she fought and won.  Almost 2 years ago she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  She has fought hard against this trying various treatments and experimental drugs.

Greg's GoodtimePolka Band 12:30-4p
Live auction at 4:30p
Free will donation for meal all day
T-shirts and bracelets
Raffle ticket drawings
Bake Sale

They are seeking items for silent & live auctions
For benefit information contact - Del King, Committee Chair, 402-432-2148,

For auction information contact
Welton Auction, 402-443-8933,

Advance Donations collected at
First National Bank Northeast, Box 28, Ceresco, Ne  68017, 402-665-2424

On Facebook and online at:                               

Grief Club Workshop

What: Grief Club Workshop at First-Plymouth Church
When: Wednesdays, April 2nd-May 7th from 6:30-8:00pm
Where: First-Plymouth Congregational Church (20th & D St., Lincoln)
Cost: $25

First Plymouth Congregational Church will be offering a new Grief workshop this April.  If interested in enrolling in the workshops, please contact or call 402-476-7550.

The workshop will be led by LIsa Borchardt, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  This club wil provide tools when we encounter situations that turn our lives upside down, and help us to create our new normal.  Pre-registration required, call 402-476-7550 or to register.

First-Plymouth Congretatonal Church is located at 2000 D Street, Lincoln, Ne 68502.  For more information call 402-476-7550 or visit

Age of Champions - Featuring Filmaker, Christopher Rufo

What: Age of Champions, featuring filmaker Chrisopher Rufo.
When: Wednesday, May 14th at 1:30pm
Where: Marcus Edgewood Theatres, 56th & Nebraska Hwy 2.

"Age of Champions," is an award winning PBS documentary that the Washintong Post called "infectiously inspiring."  The film has sparked a grassroots movement to discuss issues of aging, health and fitness.  This uplifting story of five competitors who sprint, leap and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics, show us that nothing is impossible.  Whatever your age, it's never too late to pursue your dreams and achieve something great.

Christopher Rufo is the Creative Director of the Documenatary Foundation and has directed three films for PBS - "Roughing it: Mongolia," "Diamond in the Dunes." and most recently, "Age of Champions." 

Seating is limited.  To reserve a seat for this free movie, call 402-441-7158 by Wed., May 7th 1005 "O" Street, Lincoln, Ne 68505 402-441-7070

Nebraska Dyslexia Association's "The Big Picture: Re thinking Dyslexia"

What: Nebraska Dyslexia Association's "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia"
When: Thursday, May 8th, from 7p to 8:45p.
Where: Marcus Lincoln Grand Theater, 1101 P Street, Lincoln
The evening of May 8th, at the Grand Theater downtown, there will be a showing of the film "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia."  This will be open to the public, especially teachers, parents and youth dealing with dyslexia. Dr. Keith Magee, Director of the Multicultrual Initiative of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, will begin the evening with remarks at 7p, followed by the film from 7:30p until 8:45p.  A panel of local dyslexia experts and Dr. Magee will conclude the evening by answering questions.
For more information, phone 402-423-4490

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders.  A Must See.  Advanced purchase of tickets required prior to May 1 through for $11.   

Prescott Walkathon

What: 5th Annual Prescott Walkathon
When: Friday, May 9th from 9a to 3:30p
Where: Prescott School, 1930 S. 20th Street.

Over the last four years, Prescott students and supporters have walked a total of over 5000 miles while raising funds for Prescott Park and Outdoor Classroom.  This exciting project is transforming a barren gravel playfield into a community green space for outdoor education, healthy family activities, and neighborhood festivals.  You can help by participating in the Prescott Walkathon on May 9th, or making a donation towards the project.

Checks can be mailed to Prescott School, 1930 S. 20th Street, Lincoln, Ne 68502.  Additional information can be found at


Fontenell Forest Summer Day Camp

What: Fontenell Forest Summer Day Camp
When: Camps run June through mid-August
Where: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellvue.

Hunt for fluttering butterflies.  Dig in the dirt for wigglers and crawlers, Canoe the Great Marsh.  Fontenelle Forest's Nature Discovery Day and Camps combine science based learning with adventure to provide unforgettable summer memories.

Camps are led by a trained staff committed to providing high quality, positive experiences.  Each staff member has experience working with children, is enthusiastic and energetic, and has passed a background check.  All new this year, full day camps are now offered for children from grades 1 to 6.

Camps are divided by age/grade (toddlers through grade 6.)  Time, location and price of camps vary.  Fontenelle Forest members receive a discount.  Financial assistance is available.

Registration is required and space is very limited.  Register by May 12th and receive a $5 discount.  For more information and to register, please visit 

Cruisin' Lincoln Show and Shine Car Show

What: The Veterans Advisory Council's 2nd annual Cruisin' Lincoln Show and Shine Car Show.
When: Wednesday, May 14th, from 5-8pm.
Where: Northeast Parking Lot of the Veterans Health Care Clinic at 600 So. 70th Street.

The mission of the Car Show will be to bring out people to enjoy the beautiful classics on display and to expose our military veterans to the many benefits and programs that are offered to them through the Veterans Administration.  This also gives the public an opportunity to say to our veterans..."Thank You For Your Service."

Tails 'n Trails Pet Walk & Festival

What: Capital Humane Society's Tails 'n Trails Pet Walk & Festival.
When: Saturday, May 17th at 9:30am
Where: Fallbrook Town Center, 570 Fallbrook Boulevard.
Registration: $25 dollars per person

The day includes the walk, food vendors, doggie created art, man vs. dog peanut butter licking contest, best fetcher contest, a life-sized Jenga game, Mutt Mutt Golf, a bouncy house and much more.  Everyone is welcome, with or without a pet.
For more information, go to our website,

Wear Yellow Nebraska

What: 11th Annual Wear Yellow Nebraska Ride.
When: Saturday, May 17th
Where: The Strategic Air & Space Museum, Ashland, Nebraska.

The bike tour aims to raise funds and awareness for Wear Yellow Nebraska, which is a local grassroots organization fighting cancer through advocacy, awareness and fundraising.  The mission is to unite Nebraskans in the fight against cancer through advocacy, awareness and fundraising.
A Fun Run & Walk will follow an approximate 3.5 mile/5K course from the SAC Museum through the Mahoney State Park.  A Power stop will be included at the half way point.

The deadline to register for the event is May 4th.  After this date you will not receive a t-shirt or other promotional items.  Day of registration will also be taken on May 17th.  Packet pickup will be on May 13th in Lincoln, and  14 & 15 in Omaha.  You will be able to register in person at that time.

Purchase raffle tickets for the bike raffle prior to the ride, when you register, or purchase online.

Proceeds support Wear Yellow Nebraska's cancer fighting and cancer patient assistance programs.

Camp Creek Threshers Swap Meet & Flea Market

What:  Camp Creek Threshers annual swap meet and flea market
When: Saturday, May 17th, opening at dawn with all you can eat pancake breakfast.
Where: 17200 Bluff Road, Waverly
Free admission.

Give To Lincoln Day

What: Give to Lincoln Day
When: May 29th for a 24 hour period.

Give to Lincoln Day is one special day when everyone in Lincoln is asked to make a donation and show support for our local nonprofit organizations that contribute so much to our great city. 
     Every donation made on May 29th will help our nonprofits even more because they will also receive a proportional share of a 3-hundred-thousand dollar challenge match fund.

Donations to participating nonprofit organizations will be made online at  The event is 24 hours on Thursday, May 29th, beginning at 12am and ending at 11:59 pm.  Donations must be made during this time to qualify for the matching funds.
In person donations can come to the Foundation office at 215 Centennial Mall South between the hours of 8a and 5p.  Minimum donation is $10

Throughout the day, Lincoln Community Foundation will choose 24 online donors at random, one each hour of the event.  These donors will have an additional bonus grant of $300 added to the donation that donor made to their nonprofit organization.

Surviving The Stigma

What: The Lincoln Lancaster County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team will present Surviving the Stigma: A Journey for Hope.
When: May 31st, 2014
Where: Holmes Lake Park

This event is featuring a two-mile awareness walk and fun run.  The purpose is to provide support and hope to individuals that have lost someone to suicide.

Registration: Register online: keyword LOSS walk.
$20 for adults and $10 for youth.
Registration includes a t-shirt and bracelet.  Remember your loved ones by purchasing ballon to be displayed at the event for $10. 
Register by May 17th to guarantee a t-shirt.  Race day registration will be accepted.

The LOSS team was formed July 1st, 2009 and consists of trained volunteers that include mental health professionals and those that have lsot someone to suicide.  If people do not receive the necessary support after a suicide they are up to nine times more likely to die by suicide themselves.

The ultimate goal of the LOSS team is to reduce suicides by getting the proper resources to those in need.


1st Annual Nebraska Cup

What: 1st Annual Nebraska Cup "Kicking and Kicking Back"
When: May 31st-June 1st

Assemble a team of soccer enthusiasts and register to compete in a 7v7 tournament for prizes, glory, and a charitable cause.  After your games, watch replays and kick back at the Captain Jack's tailgate.  All proceeds go to a local soccer program.

To register or get more information, check out the Nebraska Cup on Facebook.

Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska

What: Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska "Corral A Cure for Cancer 2014."
When: June 6 & 7
Where: The Hoot Owl Ranch (Located between Harrisburg and Kimball in western Nebraska).
2014 Concert Headliner: Montgomery Gentry.
Additional Activities; Golf Tournament, Juried Art Show, General Store, Beer & Wine Tasting, Style Show, Stagecoach rides and a variety of auctions.

Buy tickets on the website or call 308-235-2289

2014 Goal:  $2.5 million
90% of the proceeds will go to the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
10% earmarked towards local area medical needs

You do not have to raise cattle or own a ranch to attend the Cattlemen's Ball.  This is every Nebraskan's opportunity to make a powerful difference in the fight agains cancer.
The Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center is internationally recognized for its pancreatic cancer research program, breast cancer research program and bone marrow transplant program. 
As of March, 2013, 4,460 transplants have been performed in patients from all 50 states and more than a dozen countries.  4,043 transplants in adults and 417 in children.

Strings For Sam

Sam is 13 years old and Battling type 1 diabetes, in addition to severe arthritis.  Sam's grandmother has taught him to crochet and it actually subsides the pain of arthritis.  Strings for Sam was created in order to gather items that he can use for crocheting.  There are four drop offs within Lincoln as well as a site to make donations.  You can find more information at!/groups/StringsForSam/

Family In Need

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

6th Annual Wine & Howl Event

What: The Lincoln Animal Ambassador's 6th Annual Wine & Howl Event.
When: Saturday, June 7th from 11am-5pm.
Where: The Deer Springs Winery at 162nd & Adams.
Suggested Donation of $5/per person

There will be live music, food, vendors, wine tasting and a "Rescue Round-up" at 4p.
People are welcome to bring their dogs (on a leash) and a blanket and lawn chairs if they wish.

The Lincoln Animal Ambassadors is an all volunteer group that sponsors a low-cost spay/neuter program and also a temporary assistance Pet Food Bank in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

For more information

Giving for Gigi Fund

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

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

Brownville Concert Series 2014 Season

What: The 2014 Brownville Concert Season has been announced.  Season passes are available for all 9 shows.
Ticket Prices $160 for all nine shows, a 30% discount over regular ticket prices.

The season kicks off with The Rumbles, March 7th, 8th & 9th.- 50 year perspective of Rock and Roll
Eric Yves Garcia - Cabaret, April 11th, 12th, & 13th
The Barefoot Movement-Blue Grass Music, May 16th, 17th & 18th
Omaha Symphonic Chorus - "Reflections of America, June 22nd
Book of Gaia - Best of Kansas City Jazz, August 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Rustem Hayroudinoff - Well know Russian Concert Pianist, September 21st
Carole J. Bufford- Blues Singer, October 10th, 11th, & 12th
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano- American Song Book, November 14th, 15th & 16th
Christmas Gala - Four well known singers from the world of Cabaret

Cabaret tickets are $25, concert tickets are $19 ($15 for students). 
To purchase tickets online go to or Facebook, or call 402-825-3331