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Tax Volunteer Preparers

What: Consider becoming a volunteer tax preparer through Community Action's Tax Preparation Program.

To Sign Up
1) Go To
2) CLICK on the Volunteer Circle
3) CLICK on Tax Prep Program
4) CLICK on Apply

The program provides income tax preparation and filing services to low-to-moderate income individuals at no cost to them.  Last year nearly 1,500 tax returns were prepared and filed by our Tax Preparation Program volunteers in our community.

They are currently recruiting for all Tax Prep Program volunteer positions to fulfill the roles of Tax Preparers, Site Coordinators, Intakes, Greeters and Interpreters at various location of your choosing for the 2016 tax season (January to April).

For more information contact Georgann Roth, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 402-875-9320 or or Balsam Ali at 402-471-4515 ext.264 or bali@communityactionat 


Health Screenings for Vulnerable Lincoln Senior Citizens

What: Three Lincoln organizations have partnered to expand health screenings for senior citizens.  The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Lincoln Division, Aging Partners and St. Mark's United Methodist Church will now offer screenings at St. Mark's Vermeer Education Center, 8550 Pioneers Blvd.

Services, as well as transportation, are offered free for those who cannot afford to pay.  Aging Partners provides an intake person and a driver.  Donations are accepted to cover costs for supplies.  Referrals to local health professionals will be provided as appropriate.

Services at the St. Mark's loction, offered most Wednesdays between 9:30am and 1:30pm began September 16th and include health history, screenings for general health, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and bone density, as well as foot care for the elderly.  Oral health screenings by the UNMC College of Dentistry were recently added with the help of a grant from the University of Nebraska Kelly Fund.

Citizens for Improved Transit

What: Citizens for Improved Transit

Citizens for Improved Transit urges you to write the mayor and city council to ask them to give additional money to StarTran in order to improve the bus system.  If you are dissatisfied with the city bus service, Write Mayor Beutler and members of the city council.  Ask for Service to the Haymarket on Saturdays and Sundays and during the evenings.  Ask for better service on the entire StarTran system.  A message from Citizens for Improved Transit.

Children's Variety Show

What: The National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska would like to invite you to a FREE evening of family orientated fun and entertainment.
When: Tuesday, December 1st at 6pm
Where: Lefler Middle School Auditorium, 1100 S, 48th St. Li ncoln,e.  402-477-7711

Come and be amazed by magicians, clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more.

Heritage League's Holiday of Trees

What: Heritage League's Holilday of Trees
When: December 3-4th from 10am to 8pm
Where: Westminister Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd  and South St. 
Admission price remains at $1.

There are 24 trees decorated by community members and non profits to spread information about their function and sevices.  A cafe, with foods donated and prepared by members; a boutique with handmade crafts; a pantry selling home baked goods, jams and jellies; a room filled with attic treasures including books; and raffle items from theme baskets to golf packages.  All the proceeds from these activities will be given to other non-profits.  Throughout the day there will be live musical entertainment.  For children in the art room, there will be supervised making of ginger bread houses which the children take home.  Mrs. Claus will visit throughout the day, and Santa will join her to talk with chidren from 4pm to 8pm.

Community Days at Fallbrook

What: Community Days at Fallbrook YMCA
When: October 9th, November 13th, December 11th.
Where: Fallbrooks YMCA, 700 Penrose Drive, Suite B

At the YMCA, we support and give back to our community.  We are inviting all of Lincoln to join us. 
Community Days, Free event to the public.
More information found at

October 31st Trunk or Treat at the Fallbrook YMCA
Information found at


Nebraska Jingle Bell Run/Walk

What: Nebraska Jingle Bell Run/Walk.
When: December 12th at 9am.
Where: SAC Museum (Run through Mahoney State Park, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, Nebraska).

The Arthritis Foundation's long-running Jingle Bell Run is a festive race that helps champion arthritis research and brings people from all walks of life together, to say Yes to Furthering a great cause.  This annual event is a fun way to get out, get moving and raise funds and awareness.  Whether you prefer to walk or run, wear your ugly Christmas sweater or tie jingle bells to your shoes.  This 5k/10k (timed and untimed) is sure to spread smiles, holiday cheer and a winning spirit.

Sally Stainaker
Arthritis Foundation/ Nebraska


Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab

What: Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab
When: November 14th at 10a to 12N
Where: Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska State Museum
Free with Regular Museum Admission

Join us in the science lab as we investigate "Bubbles" through hands-on-activities and exploration.
John Winkelsas, a retired chemistry teacher from the Washington D.C. area, will lead visitors through the activity.  Winkelsas volunteered at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History where he helped in the insect zoo.

What: Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab
When: Saturday, December 12th, 10a to 12noon.
Where: Morrill Hall,  University of Nebraska State Museum
Free with Regular Museum Admission

Join us in the science lab as we investigate "Building Crystals" through hands-on activities and exploration.  John Winkelsas, a retired chemistry teacher from The Washington D.C. area will lead visitors through the activity.  Winkelsas volunteered at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History where he helped in the insect zoo.


Nebraska Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

What:  Nebraska's Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
When: Saturday Morning, December 12th 10am - 2pm
Where: Kimball Recital Hall, UNL Campus, 11th and Q Streets
Free Event

Potential Opera stars will sing in Kimball Recital Hall in front of nationally recognized judges.  The young singers (all under the age of 30) compete for the chance to sing at the Upper Midwest Regional Auditions.  The winners at the regional level then complete in New York.  Winners of the National Award are likely to become sensations overnight. 
Audience members are welcome to come and go between singers.  Come see Nebraska's potential stars!

This year our Judges will be:

Carroll Freeman, Artistic Director, Georgia State University Opera Workshop, Atlanta GA.
Roger Pines, Dramaturg, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Stephanie Sundine, Stage Director & Dramatic Coach, Sarasota Opera Company, Sarasota, Fl.

Caroll Freeman will also be giving a Master Class on Sunday, December 13th.

For more information: or

Three Chords and a Cloud of Dust - Operation Santa Claus

What: Three Chords and a Cloud of Dust for KFOR's Operation Santa Claus
When: Saturday, December 5th at the Williamsburg HyVee from 9a to 10:30a & Saturday December 12th @ the 70th and Pioneers HyVee from 9a to 10:30a.

Please come support this worthy cause that benefits so many young ones in our community, and enjoy the music of our Coffeehaus friends of Three Chords.
Donations to KFOR'S Operation Santa Claus.

Lincoln Air Force Base Anniversary Event

What:Lincoln Air Force Anniversary Event. "Prairie Peacekeepers: Remembering Lincoln Air Force Base 50 years later.
When: Saturday, December 12th from 9am to 4pm
Where: Lincoln Army Airfield Regimental Chapel, 4601 NW 48th Street, Lincoln, Ne
Contact Rob Branting

On December 7th, 1965 Lincoln said goodbye to the last of its B-47 Jet Bombers.  50 years later we reflect on what the base meant to us.  Please join us for a free day of some exhibits and a sharing of memories about the former Lincoln Air Force Base.  Our "Online" Museum will become a real museum for one day to celebrate the golden anniversary of when our planes left Lincoln.  We welcome all interested as we continue to document the history of what has been called "One of America's most critical bomber bases of the "Cold War."  Help us celebrate and remember the peace they kept, the power they projected and the people that made up this piece of Lincoln's History.

Brownville Concert Series 2015 Season

What: Brownville Concert Series Silver Anniversary Season "25 Years Just For You!"  Season passes are available to all nine shows for just $160.00, a 30% discount over regular tickets prices.

March 13th, 14th, &15th
The Four Freshmen "An American Musical Icon."

KC Jazz Singer: Kathleen Holeman
May 1st, 2nd, & 3rd,  Kathleen comes from Kansas City, the capital of Jazz Music with a great KC Jazz Trio.

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar "Sing Sondheim"
May 29th, 30th, & 31st.   This show opened this spring in New York to rave reviews.

The Brits: The British Invasion
June 26th, 27th, & 28th.  This rock and roll cover band will reprise the "British Invasion" that transformed our music scene in the mid 60's.

Ronny Cox
July 24th, 25th, & 26th.  Ronny Cox brings us his shows, "Songs, Stories, And Out & Out Lies."   His guitar playing Dueling Banjos scene in the movie "Deliverance" created one of the most iconic moments in the history of American moviemaking.

Opera Omaha Chorus
September 13th.  Under the direction of J. Gawf, this chorus of dedicated individuals provides talent and onstage support to the Omaha Opera Company.

Karen Oberlin "Secret Love"
October 9th, 10th, & 11th.  Ms. Oberline returns to our stage to pay tribute to the life and music of Doris Day.

Stephan Waarts, Violin & Ji, Piano
November 8th.  Two separate concerts presented in the same program for the lovers of great classical insturmental music. Waarts, 1st Prize Winner of the 2014 Manuhim Violin competition, performs first.  After intermission you will hear Ji, a much sought after piano soloist who plays with orchestras around the world.

Silver Anniversary Christmas Gala
December 11th, 12th, & 13th  Finishing our anniversary year on a high note with "Silver Bells" - The Music of the Holidays from the Silver Screen. 

2015 Season Passes are $160.00, Cabaret tickets are $25, concert tickets are $19 ($15 for students).  To purchase tickets online go to or Facebook or call 402-825-3331. 

Love, The Locals-A Handmade Show

What: Love, The Locals-A Handmade Show
When: Sunday, December 13th from 12-6pm.
Where: Historic Wyuka Stables on 36th & "O" Street

Serving the community with the best in handmade goods with 25 artisans, live music, food trucks and drinks, a chance to chat with a Jolly Santa Claus and so much more!  Come join us in embracing a handmade Christmas, and know that you're giving back to your community.

German Christmas Service

What: German Christmas Service
When: Sunday, December 13th, from 2p to 3p
Where: Friedens Ev. Lutheran Church 540 D ST. Lincoln,Ne

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World Wide Candle Lighting

What: World Wide Candle Lighting - for those who have experienced the death of a child. "That their light may always shine."
When: Sunday, December 13th,  Please arrive before 6:45p to be seated.  Event starts at 7p.
Where:  Bryan College of Health Sciences, 535 Everett St. Lincoln.
Free event for all family and friends.

A World Wide Candle Lighting is held every year on the second Sunday of December at 7pm in every time zone.  As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lighted in the next creating a 24 hour wave of light that encircles the glove in a virtual 24 hour memorial.

Sponsored by Remembering Our Children, Inc., Bryan Health, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, CHI Health-Saint conjunction with Compassion Friends World Wide Candle Lighting.

Register your beloved child's name (pictures welcome).
or get more information-
Web site:
Postal mail: Remembering Our Children P.O. Box 83433, Lincoln, Ne 68501
For more information: 402-477-0857


Dave Wingert at First-Plymouth Church

What: Dave Wingert to Speak at First-Plymouth Church "Coming Out of the Dark."
When: Wednesday, December 16th at 6:15pm.
Where: First-Plymouth Congregational Church (20th & D Streets, Lincoln).

With wit, heart and storytelling, award winning radio and television personality and actor, Dave Wingert will share his recent intimate journey from depression and Suicide planning to perhaps the best chapter of his life. 

He can be found 'onstage' Saturday and Sunday mornings on Boomer and will be featured February in "Frost/Nixon" at the Blue Bar Theater in Omaha.

For more information call 402-476-7565 or visit

Lincoln-Lancaster Genealogical Society

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society
When: Thursday, November 5th 1:15p - 3p
Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M Street, Room 1555
Bob and Arlene Houser facilitate genealogy discussion group with great opportunities to exhange information.
Contact: Check or call 402-416-9139 for complete details.

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society weekly educational opportunity
When: November 1 from 2p to 4p
Where: Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th Street.
No Cost
Contact:  Check or call 402-416-9139

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society weekly educational opportunity
When: November 8th, 2p - 4p
Where: Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th, Street
No Cost
Contact: Check or call 402-416-9139

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society weekly educational opportunity
When: November 15th from 2p to 4p
Where: Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th St.
No Cost
Contact:  Check or call 402-416-9139

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
When: November 19th from 7pm - 8:45pm.
Where: First Lutheran Church Activity Room, 1551 South 70th St.
No Cost
Program Topic: Visiting Our Ancestral Homes from recent travelers to their homeland.
Contact:  Check or call 402-416-9139

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society
When: December 3rd from 1:15p to 3p
Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church, Room 1551, 1144 M Street
No Cost
Bob and Arlene Houser facilitate genealogy discussion group with great opportunities to exchange information.
Contact:  Check or call 402-416-9139 for complete details.

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society weekly educational opportunity.
When: December 6th from 2p to 4p
Where: Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th Street.
No Cost
Contact: Check or call 402-416-9139

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
When: December 17th from 7p to 8:45p
Where: First Lutheran Church, Activity room 1551 South 70th St.
No Cost
Program:  Ethnic Food and Holiday Entertainment by the Kramer Sisters
Contact: Check or call 402-416-9139 for complete details


VA Coffeehaus

What: Please join us for the VA COFFEEHAUS to promote the health and well being of Veterans through music.
When: Friday, Augus 21st; Friday, September 18th; Friday, October 16th; Friday, November 20th; Friday, December 18th. from 11am to 1pm.
Where: Auditorium which is located on the first floor of the VA Health Care Facility, at 600 S. 70th, on the far North end of the building.  The Auditorium may be accessed through the ground level entrance on the north side.  Stairs and an elevator to the mail level are located just inside the entrance.  Parking is available on the norh side of the building.

August 21st.  Live music will be provided by Bill Fitts and Friends along with the Anima Christi Singers (12:00-12:30pm).  Refreshments will be served.  The public is welcome to attend.  Quilts of Valor will be presented around 11:50 am.

September 18th from 11am to 1pm....Entertainment: Whoozonfirst

October 16th from 11am - 1pm....Entertainment: The Lug Nuts

November 20th from 11am - 1pm ....Entertainment: OPEN Jam Session

December 18th from 11am - 1pm...Entertainment: Holiday Music Program with VA Staff Member and Friends.

Tell a friend.  Bring a friend

For more information, contact Terry Gillispie at 402-499-0230 or

BBB Student Video Contest

What: Better Business Bureau Student Video Contest.
When: Entry deadline Friday, December 18th, 2015
Entries must be submitted on a thumb drive to BBB's Headquarters in Omaha: Attn: Jeff Niebaum, BBB 11811 P St. Omaha, Ne 68137.  Students will be informed when their entry is received.

Entry Requirements
High School Students in grades 9-12
An Individual or team of 2-4 people
Each individual/team will create a 1 minute video based on BBB;s tagline: Start With Trust," all enteries must reflect this theme.
No entry fee is required
Nudity, profanity, explicit violence, drug use or references to drug use or anything the judges find offensive are grounds for rejection.

Video Requirements
Mention Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Include BBB's logo and website (
Include the words "Start With Trust"
Students must promote their video using social media.

The winning video from each geographic area will be posted on BBB's website and social media channels.  In addition, media releases will be distributed in each region announcing the winners.  Winners will be announced in February 2016.

$500. will be awarded to the creators of the winning videos and $500. will be given to the student's high school.
Winners, if they are home-schooled will designate a community not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization to receive their matching award money.

For more information go to


West Gate offer Free Santa Saturdays

What: West Gate Bank features its 35th year of FREE Santa Saturdays at its 6003 Old Cheney Road Location.
When: Saturday, December 5th from 9am to 11:30am
Saturday, December 12th from 9am to 11:30am
Saturday, December 19th from 9am to 11:30am

While visiting Santa is FREEE, they will be accepting toy donations to the People's City Mission if you choose to contribute.

Be sure to bring your camera and come and visit Santa at West Gate Bank!

December Laser Shows

What: December Laser Shows
When: December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19  6pm to 10pm
Where: Morrill Hall, Ralph Mueller Planetarium

Winter Holiday Laser Adventure (6:00pm & 7:00pm)  Get into the spirit with Holiday songs such as Let It Snow, Jingle Bell Rock, and Sleigh Ride, as well as a handful of appropriately themed current pop songs wrapped-up into one captivating laser-light show.

Laser Beatles (8:00pm) - Whether in the mood for a mind-warping ride on a yellow submarine or just looking for an excuse to twist and shout, the Laser Beatles classic rock laster show has something for everyone.

Laser U2 (9:05pm) - Ready for some laser-induced Vertigo?  Be immersed into some of the most influential rock and roll of the last generation courtesy of the boys from Dublin.

Handel's Messiah

What: Celebrate the birth of the Savior!  Come sing along with the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah.
When:  Saturday, December 19th, 4pm @ E Free Firth on the corner of 3rd and Nemaha in Firth, Ne
Sunday, December 20th, 4pm @ Zion Church, 5511 South 27th Street in Lincoln, Ne.

Bring the family and a musical score, if you have one.  A limited number of scores will be available for use at the event.  Optional sectional seating available as we sing with a String Ensemble under the direction of Kevin Wissink.

Questions?  Contact Rebecca Essink at 402-770-4283 or

G.I. Holiday Jukebox - USO Style Show

What: The Stage Theater in Hickman, Ne is presenting "G.I. Holiday Jukebox," a USO style show.
When: December 3-6th, 10-13th, and 17-20th. (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm).
Our talented cast of four will make your holidays "Merry and Bright" in this review-style USO show of 1040's WWW11-era songs - of both standards and Holiday Classics alike, including tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," Don't Sit Under The Apple Tress," Jingle Bells," and "Silent Night."

Contact our Box Office at 402-512-1808 or visit our website and reserve your seats today!

Great Expectations - New Sermon Series at First-Plymouth East

What: Great Expectations Series at First-Plymouth East
When: Sundays, December 6-20, at 9:30am
Where: First-Plymouth East at Kloefkorn Elementary, 6601 Glass Ridge Dr.

Rev. Jacob Bucholz will be leading a new sermon series based on Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" and culminating in a Christmas celebration of lessons and carols at First-Plymouth East at Kloefkorn Elementary.

The sermon series will conclude with an Epic Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 20th at 9:30am.  Cider and donuts will be provided.

For more information visit

Lincoln Southeast High school Marching Band

What: WorldStrides OnStage programs has invited the marching band from Lincoln Southeast High School to perform at the Holiday Bowl.    They will join marching bands from across the country in the halftime show finale of this major college bowl game. 

Under the directiion of R J Metteer, the Lincoln Southeast High School marching band will travel to San Diego where they will rehearse with the mass band and learn from nationally acclaimed adjudicators.  In their free time, they will take in the sights of San Diego.

To learn how you can help Lincoln Southeast High School's fundraising efforts, contact R J Metteer at or by phone at 402-436-1304.

YMCA Launches programs for Arthritis, Parkinsons

What: YMCA Launches Programs for Arthritis & Parkinson's.  "Delay the Disease."
When: The First session begins the week of Monday, September 14th, and ends January 2nd.  Participants may join the sessions at any time, but registration is required.
Where: Offered at all four of the YMCA's Lincoln locations.
Nonmembers are welcome to try it out for a fee.  Financial assistance is available to join the Y.
For class time and more information about the program, go to, or

EnhanceFitness is a community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program.  It consist of low-impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for all fitness levels.  Its focus is on increasing cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility, which can help reduce arthritis symptoms.

YMCA Launches Programs for Arthritis, Parkinson's

What: YMCA Launches Programs for Arthritis, Parkinson's, "Delay The Disease."  EnhanceFitness is a community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program.  It consists of low-impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for all fitness levels.
When: The first session begins the week of Monday, September 14th, and ending January 2nd.
Where: All four of the YMCA Lincoln Locations.

Non-members are welcome to try it out for a fee.  Financial assistance is available to join the Y.

For class times and more information about the program, go to, or


League of Human Dignity

What: If you are a Lincoln resident who experiences disability, the Extended Hours Service is there for you, offering transportation at night, on weekends and on holidays.  Find out more about the EHS initiative. including eligibility requirements and fare information, by contacting the League of Human Dignity's transportation coordinator at 402-441-7871

League of Human Dignity Equipment Loan and Rental Program

What: League of Human Dignity Equipment Loan and Rental Program

The League of Human Dignity's equipment loan and rental program knows that many people in the Lincoln area are in need of equipment that could help them live more indiependently in their own homes.  Do you have durable medical equipment that you would be able to donate?  If you do, contact the League of Human Dignity to see if you have what we currently need.  Just call us in Lincoln at 402-441-7871 or go online to

The League of Human Dignity is a non profit, consumer based organization that promotes independent living for people with disabilities, in their own homes rather than in nursing homes.  To that end, we advocate for their needs and rights, while providing services to asist them in attaining, and maintaining an independent lifestyle.

Caregiver Support Group

What: Caregiver Support Group
When: 1st Tuesday of Each Month starting September 1st.  6:30 - 8p.
Where: 5200 R Street
Hosted by: Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 5200 R Street
Facilitated by Ryana Swift - 402-802-2365 Masters Level Social Work Student.

Caregiver Support Group offers a place to talk through challenges and ways of coping, sharing feelings, needs, concerns and learning about resources available in our community.

Take back left over meds

What: Take Back Left Over Meds.

An estimated 1/3 of all prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines go unused.  These products end up just sitting in medicine cabinets and they can wind up in the wrong hands or get taken accidientally.  But flushing or throwing away these medications can harm the enviroment.  So what can you do?  Take them back to a pharmacy near you.  Visit to find a participating pharmacy near you or call the Nebraska Regional Poison Center at 800-222-1222.

Early Onset Dementia Support Group

What: Early Onset Dementia Support Group
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm
Where: Independence House, 4610 Mandarin Circle.  Open to the public at no charge.

What: Dementia Support Group...
When:  Third Tuesday of the month at 11am.
Where:  Independence House 2355 Superior.  Open to the public at no charge.

What: Trunk or Treat for Safe trick or treating.
When:  October 25th, 2-4pm
Where: Independence House, 5500 S. Coddington.
Trunk or Treat for safe trick or treating.  Games, Face painting, and vendors providing treats for the young ones!  Costumes desired!


Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

What: "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement"  will again be offered this January in 5 Nebraska locations. 
Classes will be held in Lincoln, Kearney, Columbus, McCook and Omaha.

This is one of the premier Christian equipping courses available today.  Whether you are desiring to mature in your understanding of God's Kingdom expansion in the earth, desire to be equipped to effectively witness in your world, or want to prepare for cross-cultural ministry, this 15 course will impact your understanding of what God is up to in our world.

To register go to