Community Calendar

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Unl's Medici Gallery "Between Mary and Eve"

What "Between Mary and Eve," a series of photographic sculptural Triptychs exploring the relationship between religion and daily life by Department of Art and Art History senior Brooke Choquette, of Upland, Nebraska.
When:  Will be on display September 1-6
Where: In the MEDICI Gallery, located in Richards Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus.

A  reception with the artist will be held on First Friday, September 5th from 7-8pm in the gallery, which is located on the first floor of Richards Hall at Stadium Drive at T sts.

Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.  Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Fundraiser for for displaced victims in MIddle East

What: Help raise money for the displaced families and victims in the Middle East who have found shelter in Kurdistan (Northern Iraq).    As the ISIS terroists find more and more power everyday in the region and minorities such as Christians and Yezidis are being forced to flee.

For more information go to

Farmer Veterans Coalition: A Celebration of our American Heros

What: Nebraska's Fourth of July City- Seward Nebraska will be the exciting location for the launch of a brand new state-wide effort to help veterans connect with their dream in agriculture.
When: Thursday, September 18th at 6pm
Where: In Seward at the Ag Pavilion.

Agricultural seminars for veterans by a U.S. Marine, local rancher and UNL-extnsion specialty crops expert will also be featured.

During the day on September 18th, veterans will be visiting Chet Bennetts' acreage where he is envisioning the establishment of a comprehensive training program for veterans to begin cultivating their dreams in agriculture.

For tickets or more information about the effort overall, please contact Kerry Hoffschneider at 402-363-8963

VA Coffeehaus

What: VA COFFEEHAUS to promote the health and well being of Veterans through music.
When: Friday, Sept. 19th from 11a from 1p
Where: First Floor of the VA Health Care Facility on the far North end of the building (600 S. 70th).  There is a ground level entrance with stairs up to the Auditorium found inside the door.  An elevator is also found near this entrance.  Parking is available on the north side of the building.

Live music for this Coffeehaus will be an open jam session.  Bring an instrument so you can join in on the music making or just come by to enjoy listening to what is created that day. 

Refreshments will be served.  The public is encouraged and welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Terry Gillispie at


Matt Talbot 18th Annual "Huskers Helping the Homeless"

What: Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is hosting the 18th Annual "Husker Helping the Homeless" event.
When: Saturday, September 20th, prior t the NU vs Miami football game.
Where:  Join hundreds of volunteers stationed downtown and throughout the city of Lincoln before the game to accept monetary donations on behalf of MTKO.

Volunteering for "Huskers Helping the Homeless" is fun and simple.  Registration is available online starting August 18th at or you may contact us directly at 402-477-4116 to register.  Volunteers choose a location (Wal-Mart Stores, Sam's Clubs, Super Savers, or malls, or the downtown area).  Supplies can be picked up before game day at MTKO or on game day at St. Mark's on the Campus.  Groups of friends or family can be assigned to the same location.  After accepting donations on game day, volunteers return their donation jugs before the game begins.

Northeast Family Center Academy of Rock 2014 Art of Rock Festival

What: The Northeast Family Center's Academy of Rock is pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Art of Rock Festival set to take place at Union Plaza in Downtown Lincoln.
When: September 20th, Noon - 5:00pm.
Where: Union Plaza in Downtown Lincoln.

The festival's themes focus on the "Art of Rock" and X-games, featuring bands, sidewalk chalk art created by local artists, musicians, businesses and organizations, Karaoke, Air Guitar Contest, Rocker hair styling, and more. 

The event is intended to draw attention to Lincoln's vibrant music and arts scene, specifically Northeast Family Center's Academy of Rock program.  It will be a great event for children, teens, young adults, and families, as well as fans of music and the arts.

The Art of Rock Festival is looking for artist, musicians, businesses, and/or organizations who might be interested in participating in the event.  To register, go to

The Northeast Family Center is calling all area artist to participate in a chalk art competition.  The Chalk Art Competition involves both artist of all ages, who will create extraordinary art along the Union Plaza Trail walk from O to Q streets.

From 8:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday, September 20th, artists are invited to draw temporary works of art in the chalk medium reflecting the competitions theme "The Art of Rock and X Games."  Both Professionals and Amateurs are invited to participate and four prizes will be awared at the end of the day: People's Choice, First, Second, and Third Place.

There is a $15 participation fee for individual artist and a $10 fee per person for groups; chalk will be provided to all artists.  To participate please complete the online application at  Application deadline: September 17th, 2014.


Sports Illustrated Go RVing Event

What: Come join Sports Illustrated & Go RVing before the game at Memorial Stadium to partake in the 2014 College Football Tailgate Tour!  Join us onsite at 3:30pm as we get revved up for the Miami Hurricanes to take on your Nebraska Cornhuskers!  Fans will hear from radio personality Brent Skarky as he chats with football legend Will Shields.  And because a tailgate isn't a tailgate without food, we'll be sampling delights from Chef Kelly English.

Visitors on site and online will also get a chance to win the ultimate tailgate upgrade package - including a 2015 Fleetwood Storm RV and a Yeti cooler, together worth over $75-thousand dollars!  Follow along with the #RVTailgateTour as we travel acorss the country all season long.

For contest entry and the Tailgate Tour online hub, check out

Norris Music Boosters Fundraiser

What: Norris Music Boosters are sponsoring a Community Fund Raising Event.
When: Saturday, September 20th from 8am to 2pm
Where: Lincoln Berean Church Youth Complex at the Northeast Corner of 70th Street and Highway 2.

Thanks to a nomination from Congressman Jeff Fortenberry's office, the Norris High School Marching Band has been selected to represent the State of Nebraska in the National Independence Day parade on July 4th, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
In Support of the band, students who will be participating in the Washington DC trip, the Norris Music Boosters are pleased to sponsor a Community Fund Raising Event on September 20th.

Come for doughnuts and gourmet coffee in the morning, shop at the multi-family garage sale, get a henna tattoo or browse through the other booths set up to help these students raise funds.  Stay and have lunch with us from 11a to 2p.  Make it a family morning and support your Norris Marching Titans as they represent the State of Nebraska in Washington DC next summer.


Little Apple March For the Climate

What: The public is invited to participate in a free, family-friendly event to call for policy action on climate change.
When: Sunday, September 21st from 1p to 3p
Where: The march will begin at the bandshell at Antelope Park and will proceed on the Billy Wolff Trail to Union Plazza at 21st and Q Streets.

This event is planned in solidarity with the People's Climate March happening in New York City the same day.  This march is expected to be the largest march for climate change in history, and coincides with a meeting of heads of state at the United Nations on the climate change crisis on September 23rd. 

  The Lincoln event is co-sponsored by a collection of statewide groups.
Participants are welcome to walk, jog, ride a bicycle, scooter or roller skate on the march.  The route is approximately two miles, relatively flat and well-paved. 

Those not interested in marching are welcome to join the festivities at Union Plaza, 21st & Q Streets, at 2pm.  Photos and videos of the march in New York City will be shown inside the Jane Snyder Trail Center.


Bbrownville Concert Series

What: The Brownville Concert Series is thrilled to bring World-Renowned Russian Concert Pianist, Rustem Hayroudinoff.
When: Sunday afternoon September 21st at 2pm
Where: Brownville Fine Arts Center
Concert tickets are $19 ($15 for students).  To purchase tickets online go to  or call 402-825-3331.

Mr. Hayroudinoff is a member of the faculty of the Royal Academy of Music and comes from London to play in Brownville.

Celebrate College View Neighborhood Party

What: The "Celebrate College View" neighborhood party is happening once again!
When: Sunday, September 21st from 12p to 4p
Where: West greens of the Union College Campus.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.  There will be face painting, clowns, balloon animals, and two bounce houses for the kids, while live music and a classic car "Show and Shine" will help entertain you.  The live music will be provided by the Dixie Down Beats, Black-Eyed Susans, and Prairie Creek Ramblers.  Prescott avenue will be closed from 48th to 49th Street for food vendors.

Get to know local shop owners as you wander by the tables along the college sidewalks.  Visit the historic Trolley and Meet at the Clock Tower at 4p for a tour of Historic College View, led by Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Lincoln.

Visit the neighborhod's Facebook page at


John Sirota to perform "New Works for Viola" solo recital

What: Violist and Unl Faculty member Jonah Sirota will perform a recital featuring composer Robert Sirota's Compendium de Lumine.
When: Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm
Where: University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Kimball Recital Hall (11th and R Streets).
The recital's program, titled "New Works for Viola," will also include the world premiere of Rodney Lister's Complicated Grief and Damon Lee's  "Still Untitled" for Viola and Digital Tanpura.
Jonah is a violist of the Chiara String Quartet, now in their tenth year at the Hixon-Lied Artists-Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Pocket Change For Charity

What: Pocket Change For Charity to benefit "Forever Angels," a non-profit group based in Lincoln, that provides financial and community support to help local families with children who have serious medical conditions.
When: Tuesday, September 23rd from 6:30-8:30p
Where: Chez Hay (210 N 14th Street).
Tickets: $10 and you can purchase raffle tickets once inside.

There will also be a raffle and auction at the fundraiser.

Chez Hay will be hosting with snacks to munch on and a cash bar for an evening of winning prizes, having a blast and supporting an amazing local charity.

Gateway Vista Celebrating Active Aging Week

What: Gateway Vista "Get Up And Go" Celebrating Active Aging Week

When: Monday September 22- Go Big Red Heart Healthy Tailgate Party
1p-3p....Join Chef Darin Leonardson from Aegis Therapies, the Der Viener Schlinger, and many more Nebraska favorites for an afternoon of heart-healthy treats and fun!

Tuesday, September 23 Go! Laugh with Mary Maxwell 1p-2p....You are sure to enjoy the dry humor and quick wit of comedian Mary Maxwell.  Join us for an hour of laughter, excitement and refreshments.

For more information, please contact Gateway Vista at 402-464-6371
225 North 56th Street

Hallam United Methodist Church Fall Dinner

What: Hallam United Methodist Church Fall Dinner
When: Wednesday, September 24th from 5p to 8p
Where: Hallam United Methodist Church
Tickets at the door - Adults: $10
Child: $5

Turkey, Meatballs & Trimings & Bake Sale

Tabitha's Signature Event

What: Tabitha's Signature Event
When: Thursday, September 25th from 5:30-9
Where: Country Club of Lincoln

Join us for an elegant evening at the Country Club of Lincoln where, together, we will make a difference in the lives of Tabitha Elders.  Come and enjoy the opportunity to give back and celebrate life's experiences! 

Visit to register today, or call us at 402-486-8509 for ticekts or sponsorship opportunities.

Nebraska National Collegiate Juried Exhibition

What: The Third Annual Nebraska National Collegiate Juried Art Exhibition.
When: Will open on September 5th, and continue through September 25th.
Where: The Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall

An Opening reception will be held on First Friday, September 5th from 6-8pm. in the gallery with awards announced at 7pm.

The Nebraska National Collegiate Juried Exhibition features the work of the best undergraduate student artist from across the country.  Each year three different media disciplines are featured.  This year's exhibition includes ceramics, photography and printmaking.

More than 75 artist have been accepted into this year's exhibition, including 14 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Medical Disposal Event

What: Take Back Event for leftover medications for proper disposal.
When: Saturday, September 27th from 10am to 2pm
Where: In Lincoln: Hy-Vee, 5010 O St., Russ's Super Market 1550 S. Coddington Ave, Shopko 6845 S. 27th, The Pharmacy 1221 N. Cotner Blvd, Walgreen locations at 4000 S. 70th, 1404 Superior St., 2600 S. 48th St., 1701 South St., 2502 N. 48th St., 8300 Northern Lights Dr.

In Waverly at Four Star Drug, 13851 Guildford St.

Smithsonian Magazine's 10th Annual Museum Day Live! in Lincoln

What: Smithsonian Magazine's 10th Annual Museum Day Live! in Lincoln, Ne.
When: September 27th.
Where: University of Nebraska State Museum and Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum.

On Saturday, September 27th, more than 1000 participating museums across the country will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., opening their doors free of charge as a part of the Smithsonian Magazine's 10th Annual Museum Day Live!  Some of the museums participating in your area include the University of Nebraska State Museum and Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum.

Tickets are now available for download at

Too see a full list of the musuems participating in your area please visit


Lincoln Area Families with Multiples Consignment Sale

What: Lincoln Area Families with Multiples bi-annual kids consignment sale.
When: September 27th from 9:30a-3P.  With a $1 donation, persons can shop early from 8:30a-9:30a.
Where: First Lutheran Church on 70th & A.

We sell gently used clothing, toys, furniture, household items, etc.  Members set their own prices and a percentage of the sales goes back to the club to help cover the cost of offered activities for families.  We also have bake sale items availalbe for a free will donation.

LAFM is a non-profit organization that exists to support families with multiple births of twins, triplets, quadruplets or more.  We have about 45 member families in the Lincoln and surrounding areas.  The club offers free or significantly discounted activities for families.

Prairie Hill Learning Center

What: Prairie Hill Learning Center New Fun Run, Annual Children's Country Fair.
When: Saturday, September 27th.  The Fun Run begins at 10:30am and the fair runs from 11am to 3pm. on the school's 12-acre historic farm, 7 miles south of Lincoln.  Runners should register online at

The Children's Country Fair will include hands-on experiences for young children, cakewalks, face-painting, pony rides, corn cobbing, cider pressing, wagon rides, beekeeping and earth work exhibits, a dunk tank and wool-spinning and weaving.  Entertainment will include a juggler, live folk music, a rocket-launching demonstrations, water works (making electricity from water), a bake sale, a book sale and interaction with farm animals.  Parking is $2 per car and there will be a nominal fee for activities and lunch.

The inaugural "Little Run on the Prairie" is a one-mile course around the pasture that surrounds Prairie Hill's hostoric farm.  Parents are welcome to run with children who register for the race.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Jennifer Bratcher, owner of Bodhi Imports, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  Scott Swanson, M.D., an avid marathoner, is sponsoring the event.

Prairie HIll Learning Center is a Montessori School located in a unique farm setting 7 miles south of Lincoln just off Highway 77.

Lincoln Arts Festival

What: The Lincoln Arts Festival
When: September 27th & 28th.  Saturday from 10a to 6p.  Sunday from 10a to 5p.
Where: SouthPointe Pavillions, 27th and Pine Lake Road

Now in its 14th year, the Lincoln Arts Festival is home to fabulous works of art by one hundred artists from across the country, live music acts and family, friendly atomosphere with children's activities, food and raffle prizes. 

Spaghetti Dinner at St. Francis Church David City

What: Spaghetti Dinner
When: Sunday, September 28th from 11a to 4p
Where: St. Francis Church - David City, 3071 P Road, David City, NE

University of Nebraska Brass Quintet

What: 20th Century Brass Music For Quintet to be performed by University of Nebraska Brass Quintet.
When: Monday, September 29th at 7:30p
Where: Kimball Recital Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus

The program will include Metamophosis on a Theme from "Die Moldau" by Jan Koetsler.  The guest artist on this piece is UNL's new Lecturer of Harp Mary Bircher.  Mary Bircher has performed numerous times with the quintet on music by Rayner Brown and William Schmidt.

The performance, free and open to the public, will also be live webcast.  For more information visit


Nebraskans in the Cinema Poster Exhibition Opening at the Ross

What: Nebraskans in the Cinema Poster Exhibition Opening at the Ross.
When Currently on display for the next several months
Where: Lobby of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 313 N. 13th Street, Suite 128; P.O. Box 880253 Lincoln, Ne.

The Ross has assembled an exhibition of 22 movie posters where Nebraskans played prominent roles in the film, or in some other aspect of cinema.  They will be on display in the lobby for the next several months.  Biographical information on all Nebraskans represented will be printed and available in the lobby.

Many of the posters were donated by Jerry K. Jensen.  The Nebraska poster was donated by Alexander Payne.  Other posters are ones used when the movies were shown.

Creating Captains raising money to figh Child Hunger

What: Creating Captains is putting up $30,000 to challenge the community to raise money for hungry children in Southeast Nebraska.  Former Husker Matt Davison, founder of Creating Captains is asking the community to match his challenge of $30,000 to help support the Food Bank of Lincoln's BackPack Program and other Child Hunger Efforts.

Creating Captains is proud to partner with the Food Bank of Lincoln, and Nebraska Farm Bureau to raise over $100,000 throughout the month of September.

If you would like to give local children food and hope in school and in life, visit or contact John Mabry at or 402-466-8170 X. 110.  To learn more information, visit

NAND Fuel up with Color 5k and 1 mile Kids Course

What: NAND Fuel up with Color 5k and 1 mile Kids Course
When: October 4th, 8:30am
Where: Holmes Lake Recreation
Hosted by: Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

This year's 5K Race and 1 Mile Kids Course will be both competitive for those runners who are actively involved in races, as well as family-focused to promote fitness and healthy eating in Nebraska families, while having fun.

Nutrition messages will be spread out along the course to remind you the importance of healthy eating and fueling our bodies with COLOR! 

A portion of this year's proceeds will be donated to Food Banks across Nebraska, and the Backpack Program, whose mission is to help alleviate child hunger in southeast Nebraska.  Food and dollar donations will also be collected for Food Banks across Nebraska, with a chance to win prizes for every donation. 

To learn more about the race, go to   Early bird registration ends on September 26th, but you can sign up to run up until race day!  All runners who sign up before September 26th are guaranteed a race t-shirt, swag bag full of healthy food and coupons and post-race healthy snacks.

2014 Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

What: The Physicians of Urology, P.C. are excited to announce the upcoming 2014 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk hosted by Urology, P.C.
When: October 4th, at 1p.
Where: Railyard/Pinnacle Bank Arena area and features at 5K run, a 1 mile fun walk, and a kid's superhero Dash for Dad.

ZERO is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate caner.  ZERO leads the fight to end the disease by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families.

Women of Faith Event

What: Women of Faith Event-America Leading Christian Event for Women!
When: Starts at 7p Friday October 3rd and again on Saturday October 4th at 9a.
Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena

Featured speakers, Anita Renfroe, Patsy Clairmont, Lisa Harper, Sheila Walsh, Christine Caine, Lysa TerKeurst, Musicians - Matthew West and Nicole Nordeman.

Tickets:  Use JN20 code to get discount price

LPSAOP Craft Fair and Bake Sale

What: LPSAOP Craft Fair and Bake Sale.
When: October 4th from 10a to 3p
Where: North Star High School, 5801 North 33rd Street.

Lincoln Public Schools Association of Office Professionals invites you to attend a fun filled day of Arts and Crafts!  Only $1 for entry.

Crafts from many local vendors!  Concession sales benefit the North Star Dazzlers.  Baked Goods for sale from LPSAOP's best chefs!

Vendors welcome...Contact


2nd Annual Eye Run

What: 2nd Annual Eye Run
When: Sunday, October 5th at 1pm
Where: Holmes Lake Park
Hosted by Christain Record Services for the Bline

5K * 10K Virtual Fun Run, an eye health education event.
Funds raised will support free services and programs for people who are blind or visually impaired.
The Virtual Version of the event is open for anyone worldwide who wants to run for eye health October 5th.  Participants who cannot attend the Lincoln event can run or walk the 5K or 10K from anywhere in the world.

Visit to run, walk, volunteer, or for more information.


SS. Peter & Paul Duck & Ham Dinner

What: SS. Peter & Paul Church Duck and Ham Dinner
When: Sunday, October 5th.  Serving from 11a to 3p
Where: SS. Peter & Paul Church, Abie, Nebraska,  Nine miles North of HWY 92 (head north at sign for Bruno which is 2 miles east of Brainard turnoff), 14 miles Northeast of David City (1 mile north of David City turn right on HWY 128 thru Bruno to Abie) 14 miles southeast of Schuyler (take Hwy 15 to Linwood spur-go east to Abie sign - north  to Abie).

Duck And Ham Dinner served Buffet Style with Dumplings, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Salads, Rolls, Pies, Desserts & Kolaches.


Cake Walk & Cash Raffle, Silent Quilt Auction Games.....Live Auction at 4p.


22nd Annual Walk To Remeber

What: "A Time and Place to Remember," The 22nd Annual Walk to Remember Memorial Service.
When: Sunday, October 5th from 1-2pm
Where: Lincoln Memorial Park, 14th and Pine Lake.
All Family and Friends who have experienced the death of an infant
Sponsors: Bryan Health, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, HOPE-a Parent Support Group: Remembering Our Children, Inc.

The walk to remember takes place each October during National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month to remember the 870-thousand babies who die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death.  The Walk symbolically unites those who have experienced the loss and those who care for them, ad raises public awareness to ensure parents receive the sensitivity they deserve. 

The babies' names will be written on slips of paper and placed in the soil around the roots of a Snowdrift Crab tree that was dedicated in 1993 as a living memorial to babies who have died in 1994, a burial marker and plaque were dedicated.

A flower bulb will be distributed to each family.  a bulb planted in the fall brings a bloom of rememberance in the spring.

Johnny Carson School of Theatre & film

What:Fall shows at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Unity (1918)
October 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 @7:30...19 @ 2p.
Studio Theatre, Temple Building
12th & R
A deadly illness, A small town, An unlikely hero

William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost
November: 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30pm ...23rd @ 2pm
Howell Theatre, Temple Building
12th & R, Lincoln
Love's Labor's Lost is a comedy complete with disguises and mistaken identities

Time Stands Still
October: 22, 23, 24 @ 7:30pm....26 @ 2pm
Lab Theatre (Third Floor), Temple Building 12th & R, Lincoln
Journalist Sarah and James return to their home in Brooklyn together after documenting war in the middle east.

December: 4, 5, 6 @7:30pm....7 @ 2pm.
Lab Theatre (Third Floor), Temple Building
12 & R, Lincoln, Ne
A mother and son arrive in a Colorado town and are greeted with a summer of quirky characters and sexual awakening.

Tickets - 402-472-4747
on sale September 8th


Safe Quarters For Friendship Home

What: 12th Annual Safe Quarters for Friendship Home.
When: Sunday, October 12th from 10a-5p
Where: Headquartered at Union College (3800 S 48th St).

Safe Quarters is a one-day, community-wide effort to raise funds and awareness for victims of domestic violence.  Teams of volunteers will canvass the city knocking on the door of every Lincoln household to collect financial contributions to benefit the families that will seek safe shelter at Friendship Home this year.

To register a team, visit and click on the "Safe Quarters' tab.  For more information, contact Lauren at or 402-434-0167

5th Annual Meow and Chow

What: 5th Annual Meow and Chow
When: Sunday, October 12th.  Doors open at 5p.  Bingo begins at 6:30p
Where:Scotish Rite Temple, 16th & L Streets, Lincoln
Cost $25 donation at the door.

All-you-can-eat soup, plus bread, desserts and beverages.  Fun raffle and a great night of bingo, all benefiting two of Lincoln's biggest forces in animal welfare!

Contact: The Cat House, 402-441-9593,
Lincoln Animal Ambassadors, 402-817-1168,


Capitol City Step Up for Down Sydrome Walk

What: 2014 Capital City Steop Up for Down Syndrome Walk, and Samuel's Possee.
When: October 4, 2014.
Where: The walk is 1 mile and starts at Antelope Park (by 33rd and A Streets), but there will be so much more than just the walk!   There will also be food and fun for the whole family.

This event supports the Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska (DSAF).  The monies raised from the Step Up Walk will pay for information for parents and educators, programs for families impacted by Down Sydrome, fun outings for families, and so much more. 

How can you help?  You can support our team, Samuel's Posse, by walking or donating.

Go to

Kimmel Harding Exhibit

What: The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents a new exhibition, "CURRENTS: Work of Michael and Anne Burton."
When: Beginning Tuesday, September 2nd and continuing through October 16th.  The gallery reception will be held September 4th from 5-7pm..  The Reception coincides with KHN's regular first Thursday Open Studio event.

Michael and Anne Burton are a husband and wife team who often collaborate on animations and exhibitions.  Michael and Anne live and work in Lincoln. 

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3r Corso in Nebraska City, and is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm as well as Apple Jack Saturday, September 20th from noon to 5pm.

Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.

For more information call 402-874-9600 or visit

9th Annual Monster Dash Fun Run

What: 9th Annual Monster Dash Fun Run - Proceeds to Benefit Child Advocacy Center.
When: Saturday, October 18th at 7:30am
Where: Roca Berry Farm in Roca
Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1 mile.  Registration is available online through (keywords: 9th Annual Monster Dash) or via a mail-in registration form which is available online at (located on the Event Calendar page).  Registrations must be received by September 30th to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.

Awards for Best Costume will be given to one adult and one child.

The Monster Dash is a 5K or 1 mile fun run through the countryside at Roca Berry Farm in Roca, Nebraska.

"Can The World Feed Nine Billion People" Lecture Series

What: 2014 Sorensen Lecture, jointly sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Lincoln and UNL School of Natural Resources.  Speaker: Honorable Douglas Bereuter, 13-term First District Congressman and President Emeriturs of the Asia Foundation.  Title: "Can the World Feed Nine Billion People? Implications for Nebraska."
When: Sunday, October 19th, 7pm
Where: Hardin Hall Auditorium, 33rd and Holdrege
Free and Open to the Public

Divorce Recovery Workshop

What: First-Plymouth Congregational Church will be offering an 8 week workshop "Rebuilding 1 : When your Relationship Ends."
When: Wednesdays, September 3-October 22, from 6:30-8:00pm.
Where: First-Plymouth Congregational Church (20th & D Streets, Lincoln).

We all know others who have been through a divorce, but when it happens to us, we often feel alone and lost.  This class will help you and others who are going through this major life change.

Workshop cost: $30.  Pre-registration is required, call 402-476-7550 to register.

First-Plymouth Congregational Church is located at 2000 D Street, Lincoln, Ne 68502.

For more information call 402-476-7565 or visit


Fundraiser for Dance for Parkinsons

What: Lincoln Dance Club Fundraiser for Dance for Parkinsons
When: Friday, October 24th, Social time 6p to 6:45 with a cashbar.  Dinner from 6:45 to 7:30, then dance the night away from 7:30 to 10:30.
Where: Hillcrest Country Club
Cost: $75 per couple includes dinner, dancing & a donation.  Call Jerry & Jan Wolf at 488-5298 for reservations.

Dinner at Hillcrest Country Club followed by Dancing with Skylark.  Guests are invited to help raise funds for "Dance for Parkinson's Classes," held at the Pure Movement Dance Institute

Dance for Parkinson's classes are based on the internationally acclaimed Dance for PD program in which participants explore movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative.  You can learn more at


Fall Craft Fair - Faith Lutheran Church

What: Fall Craft Fair
When: Saturday, October 25th from 9a to 4p.
Where: Faith Lutheran Church, 8701 Adams Street.

There will be crafters from Lincoln and surrounding areas displaying their homemade items.  Our concession stand will be serving homemade chili, hotdogs, and nachos, so plan to eat lunch while you are there.  We will also have a bake sale featuring lots of homemade goodies to take home.  bring a friend, admission is free.

Lux Center - "Return as Departure"

What: Lux Center for the Arts presents "Return as Departure"  by nationally recognized installation artist Ying Zhu.
When: First Friday opening reception is September 5th from 5p to 8p.  The show will be on view through October 25th. 
Where: Lux Center for the Arts 2601 N. 48th Street

Ying Zhu, will transform the LUX gallery with her mixed media installation art.  Working with unusual materials in a thought provoking way is a hallmark of Zhu's work.  Zhu obtained her MFA at UNL and now resides and works in Omaha, where she has a studio that she shares with various other artists.  "Return as Departure" is sponsored by David Clark Framing, INC. 

7th Annual ACS Hope Gala

What: 7th Annual ACS Hope Gala
When: November 7th, 2014 at 6:00pm to 12am.
Where: Lincoln Train Station
Tickets: $75

For more info go to


Electricity and Enviromental Stewardship

What: The public is invited to a free series of workshops title "Electricity, Enviromental Stewardship and You," hosted by Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light.

First Event: of the series, "What is a Watt?
Saturday, September 13th, from 9:30-11a at The Egg & I Restaurant, 10th & Q Streets, Lincoln.  Featured speaker, Dr. Jerry Varner, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at UNL.

October 4, 9:30-11a - "Solar Powered Electricity in Lincoln: It Works, and Here's How!"  John Atkeison, Energy Policy Director, Nebraska Wildlife Federation and certified solar installer.

Saturday, October 18th, 9:30-11a - "What Does It Mean To Live Green? Energy Conservation" - David Holtzclaw, Ph. D, P.E., C.E.M., President, Transduction Technologies, energy consultant, building science expert.

Saturday, November 8th, 9:30-11a - "Electric Vehicles: Plugging in to the Future" - Donald Cox Ph.D., Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering, UNL

Coffee will be available free of charge.  Breakfast will be available for purchase
Free and open to the public.  All are welcome.  For more information about Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, see


Pixie Dust Worldwide Sponsor Program

What: PIXIE DUST WORLDWIDE works to raise awareness on many things, mostly child and domestic abuse.
Right now they are working on two projects.  If anyone would like to sponsor a child for back to school, or Christmas, check out the links below.  for Christmas for back to school.


Karen Kunc Exhibition & Reception

What: Grand Scale, Exhibition Opening Reception and First Friday Gallery Walk
When: September 5th, 6p to 9p.  Exhibition dates: September 5-November 26th.
Where: Constellation Studios 2055 O Street, Lincoln, Ne 68510

The Large-scale prints of artist Karen Kunc are exhibited together for the first time in the new fall show Grand Scale, At Constellation Studios.

Diabetes Educaton Benefit - Use it or Lose it

What Diabetes Education Benefit USE IT OR LOSE IT.

Do you have Diabetes and Medicare?  If so, your benefits include 2 hours of education review per calendar year!

Please join us on one of these dates:
August 20th, 2014
September 10th, 2014
October 21st, 2014
November 18th, 2014
December 2nd, 2014

Topics: Diet, Exercise, Monitoring, & Medicines

You must register to attend.  Seating is limited!

Where: 2910 South 84th St., Omaha, Ne.
402-399-0777 ext 230

Crestwood Christain Church Fall Craft Fair

What: Crestwood Christian Church Annual Fall Craft Fair.
When: Saturday, December 6th from 9a to 2pm.
Where: Crestwood Christian Church, 8000 A Street.

Free admission.  Concessions and bake sale.  Gift Wrapping Station.
Come check out the great vendors!  Crafters wanted

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/

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

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!

Donation Drive for Team Abbie

What: Donation Drive for Team Abbie. 

Abbie was diagnosed July 1st of 2014 with ALL-b Leukemia.  Abbie also happens to have Down Syndrome.  Abbie is adored by all, but mostly her mom, dad, and her siblings.  Please check out

We invite you to keep up to date on everything #TeamAbbie.

Lincoln Swap Meet/Bazaar

What: Lincoln Swap Meet/Bazaar
Where: Boarders Inn & Suites, 5250 Cornhusker Hwy, Lincoln, Ne
When: Open every Saturday beginning Sept 20th.

The Theme for the opening Saturday is "Farewell Summer."  The event is open FREE to the public.  Door prizes will be given to the first 50 customers.

Chiara String Quartet

What: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Presents Chiara String Quartet.
When: Friday, September 12 at 7:30
Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30
Friday, April 10th at 7:30

Single Tickets: $20 (Seniors $10, Students $5)
Any Two Concerts: $35 (Seniors $16, Students $8
All Three Concerts: $40 (Seniors $20, Students $10)

Available at the Lied Center for Performing Arts ticket office, at the door, or at 402-472-4747

Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30pm, UNL East Campus - College of Law, 1875 N 42nd St. Free and Open to the Public.

More information: or

Chiara Quartet:


First-Plymouth Congregational Church Support Groups, Event & Workshops

The Bridge: Grit and Grace Study
Wednesday's Sept 3- Nov. 19th @ 6:15p
12 Biblical characters who personify "grit and grace."

First-Plymouth Church Building Tour
Wednesday, September 3, @  6:15p

Rebuilding I: When You Relationsip Ends
Wednesday, September 3- October 22nd @ 6:30pm
For those going through a Divorce

Not Your Ordinary Bible Study
Thursdays, September 4-25 at Noon

Prayer and Meditation Group for Women
Thursdays, September 4 & 18th 1p-2p
A time for women to come together for prayer and meditation

Saturday Bible Study
Saturdays, September 6-27, 10am

"The Artist's Way" Discussion
Saturdays, September 6-November 22nd 8a-10a
Workshop follows the book, "The Artist Way" by Julia Cameron

Academic Bible Study, Without Tests and Grades
Sundays September 7-28 @ 9a

Monday Evening Happy Hour Bible Study
Mondays, September 8-29 5:30p at Brewsky's Bar & Grill (17th & South)

Bible Stories through New Eyes
Tuesdays, September 9th-October 28th, 9:30-11am

Grief Club
Tuesdays, September 9- October 14th 6:30pm

Singles Planning Meeting
Thursday, September 4th, 5:30pm at The Garage (S. 48th & Hwy 2 - party room).

Singles Bridge: Wednesdays, September 10 & 24 1:00-4:30pm

For more information or to register call 402-476-7550.  First-Plymouth Church 20th & D St.


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.