Calendar

Sep
22
Sat
Mari Sandoz Symposium @ Chadron State College
Sep 22 all-day

When Sandoz enthusiasts gather, the discussion is always lively. Anyone who enjoys reading and wants to learn is welcome. The one-and-a-half-day format allows interaction with other attendees and with the speakers.

Registration information is available online.

The 2018 Mari Sandoz Symposium will be held September 20-22, 2018 at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. All events on Thursday and Friday take place on the Chadron State College campus in Chadron, Nebraska and Saturday morning’s session will be held in downtown Chadron at the Bean Broker Coffee House. The Conference is open to anyone. Registration is required, except for the Pilster Great Plains Lecture and Saturday morning’s session that are free and open to the public.

Our Pilster Lecturer in 2018 will be Susan Power (Standing Rock Sioux) and she will be presenting “A Dakota Writer on Stories Powerful Enough to Change the World.” Other speakers include Joe Starita, artists from the Pine Ridge, Judi M. gaiashkibos (Ponca/Santee), Kimberli Lee, Beth Castle and Madonna Thunder Hawk and their documentary, Warrior Women.

Jump Start – Career Pathways seminar @ Eastern Wyoming College
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Adult Education department at Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce a one-day seminar, Jump Start. This one-day program will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9 am – 5 pm in the Student Success Center at the main campus, 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

This one-day, quick start program is designed to introduce attendees to a career pathways program which will focus on academic and workforce skills improvement in the areas of college readiness, workforce preparation, and high school equivalency certification.

Interested individuals should contact Diane McQueen at 532-8399 or Callie Allred at 532-8268.

Morrill Farmer’s Market @ East Side of Morrill
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Buy Fresh, Buy Local at the Morrill Farmer’s Market

Tuesdays:  3:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturdays: 11:00am to 2:00pm

Thru October

NEW SITE:  Old football field north side of Highway 26 on the east side of Morrill.

Senior Coupons Accepted

Questions:  Call (308) 247 2475

Oceans of Grass @ Historic Midwest Theater
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm

Summary: An experiential, immersive documentary capturing a year in the life of a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch in a lyrical, timeless manner. The film presents the intriguing personalities and opinions of those individuals who choose this sparse, rugged lifestyle. OCEAN OF GRASS leaves the viewer with an appreciative of the ranching lifestyle in the today’s modern, fast-paced world. You will come to know and understand the ranching community and the honest manner in which they approach life.

Rating: NR


Runtime: 1h 26min

Showtimes:
Friday, September 21st 7:30pm
Saturday, September 22nd 7:30pm
Sunday, September 23
rd 1:30pm

Sep
23
Sun
Oceans of Grass @ Historic Midwest Theater
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm

Summary: An experiential, immersive documentary capturing a year in the life of a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch in a lyrical, timeless manner. The film presents the intriguing personalities and opinions of those individuals who choose this sparse, rugged lifestyle. OCEAN OF GRASS leaves the viewer with an appreciative of the ranching lifestyle in the today’s modern, fast-paced world. You will come to know and understand the ranching community and the honest manner in which they approach life.

Rating: NR


Runtime: 1h 26min

Showtimes:
Friday, September 21st 7:30pm
Saturday, September 22nd 7:30pm
Sunday, September 23
rd 1:30pm

Sep
24
Mon
National Preparedness Month
Sep 24 all-day

September is National Preparedness Month and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) encourages everyone to take time out of their busy schedules this month to prepare for the unexpected.

Tornadoes, floods and fires could affect Nebraskans with little or no notice. Be prepared to take care of yourselves and those you care about until help can arrive. The best time to plan and assemble an emergency preparedness kit is right now.  

NEMA has a Family Disaster Preparedness Kit at https://nema.nebraska.gov/files/doc/preparedness-kit.pdf that you can use to assemble your own supplies in case a disaster strikes. Other preparedness information can be found on the NEMA website at www.nema.nebraska.gov. Store your kit and support materials where you can find them easily and move them quickly. The best-supplied kit may not do any good if you can’t take it with you. Consider using a buddy system with nearby families, to help and support one another in the case of extreme emergencies.

Registration Deadline: ServSafe® Manager Training @ Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Sep 24 all-day
Nebraska Extension will be offering the ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees October 10-11, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Bluestem Room, 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff.
Registrations are due by September 24, 2018.
Find the registration form and more information at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/northernpanhandle/ or contact Nebraska Extension at 308-432-3373 or Jamie Goffena at jgoffena2@unl.edu.
Providing safe food to customers is an ultimate goal of restaurants and food services. The ServSafe® Manager Training is the industry leader for food service training and is part of the National Restaurant Association Management Certification Program
Exploring the Desert Mountains of the Sinai Peninsula @ Eastern Wyoming College
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

 Adventurer and journalist Mark Jenkins, of Laramie, will share his latest experiences exploring the Desert Mountains of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt during a free public presentation on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington.

Jenkins, a field writer for National Geographic and a UW School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies lecturer, will present “Camels, Climbing, and St. Catherine: An Expedition to Egypt”. The program is part of UW’s Center for Global Studies spring 2018 “World to Wyoming Series with Mark Jenkins.

Hidden in the heart of the Desert Mountains of the Sinai Peninsula are enormous walls and domes of red granite. In November, Jenkins led a 4-man team of Wyoming Climbers to South Sinai. The team lived with the Bedouin, traveled by camel caravan and put up new routes on 1000-foot walls.

South Sinai is a pivotal region in the three Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It was on Mt. Sinai that Moses, according to the Old Testament, received the Ten Commandments.

Sep
25
Tue
Street Closure @ Gering
Sep 25 all-day

The City of Gering Transportation Department would like to inform residents that 20th Street between S Street and T Street will be closed beginning September 18, 2018, and will remain closed for up to two weeks for street repairs.

Morrill Farmer’s Market @ East Side of Morrill
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy Fresh, Buy Local at the Morrill Farmer’s Market

Tuesdays:  3:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturdays: 11:00am to 2:00pm

Thru October

NEW SITE:  Old football field north side of Highway 26 on the east side of Morrill.

Senior Coupons Accepted

Questions:  Call (308) 247 2475

WNCC Hosting Home School CollegeNOW! Workshops
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Western Nebraska Community College is hosting three workshops for all home school parents and their children covering the benefits of WNCC’s CollegeNOW! program.
Workshops will be held on the WNCC Sidney Campus on Tuesday, September 18, the Scottsbluff Campus on Wednesday, September 19, and the Alliance Campus on Tuesday, September 25. Each workshop is free and will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.
Topics covered will include WNCC’s programs of study, achievement and placement testing, scholarships, and advising. There will also be time to ask questions regarding the CollegeNOW! program or any additional questions about WNCC.
For more information on any of the available sessions, please contact Newman atnewmanj@wncc.edu or 308-635-6715, or WNCC Admissions Director Gretchen Foster atgretchen@wncc.edu or 308-635-6183.
Juvenile NA/AA Meeting
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Valley Youth Connections is hosting a Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting.  This is a 17 and under closed group.

Snacks and refreshments available.  The NA/AA group will have a meeting every Tuesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Valley Youth Connections, 29 S. Beltline Hwy West.

(Former Furniture Tech Building)

Neb. Firearms Hunter Education Class @ North Platte NRD
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A FIREARM HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE IS REQUIRED OF ALL NEBRASKA HUNTERS AGE 12 THROUGH 29 WHO HUNT ANY SPECIES IN NEBRASKA WITH A FIREARM OR AIR GUN.

THIS WILL BE A 10 HOUR CLASS MEETING 2 HOURS A NIGHT 7:00 TO 9:00 P.M. SEPT 24, 25, 27 AND OCT 1 & 2.  SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE WILL MEET THAT REQUIREMENT.

YOUTH WILL NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE AT outdoornebraska.gov/education

Questions:  Contact Bruce Rolls, 308 635 1556

Sep
26
Wed
Panhandle Human Trafficking Symposium @ Gering Civic Center
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am

The purpose of the Panhandle Human Trafficking Symposium is to create a high quality educational experience for community members, service providers, attorneys and law enforcement regarding the very serious issue of human trafficking.

The symposium will feature a keynote address and include panel discussions, professional presentations, and personal survivor stories. Speakers will address human trafficking at the regional and national levels.

$20 fee, scholarships available, register at www.panhandlepartnership.com

Hot Dogs Across America @ Scottsbluff
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hot Dogs Across America is coming to Viaero Wireless in Scottsbluff!  Enjoy hot dogs from around the nation for $5!  Chips and drinks included.  All proceeds will benefit the Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska Youth Shelter.  

The kickoff is Friday, August 31st, then every Wednesday in September.  Viaero Wireless is 2822 Avenue I in Scottsbluff.

UNMC College of Nursing BSN Information Session @ RWMC Scottsbluff
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

UNMC College of Nursing

Pursue your BSN right here in Scottsbluff!

learn more about the opportunities available to advance your career through bsn education


When & Where

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

4:00PM-5:30PM
REGIONAL WEST MEDICAL CENTER

4021 AVENUE B, SCOTTSBLUFF, NE

(SCOTTS BLUFF I & II, NORTH ENTRANCE, 1ST FLOOR)

PROGRAM DETAILS

Please join us to learn more about the UNMC BSN programs available right here in Scottsbluff.

  • Welcome from Dr. Juliann Sebastian, Dean of UNMC’s College of Nursing
  • Dr. Kelly Betts, UNMC Scottsbluff Assistant Dean – Why BSN and Why UNMC?
  • Karen Schledewitz, Undergraduate Coordinator – Admission Information and Program Overview
  • Current UNMC Scottsbluff College of Nursing Students – What is it like to be a UNMC Student (RN-BSN, Traditional, and Accelerated BSN programs)
  • Pizza and door prizes provided!

Questions: Please contact Karen Schledewitz at klschledewitz@unmc.edu or 308-632-0413

A distance connection option is available for those who cannot attend in person: https://unmc.zoom.us/j/768972247

Sep
27
Thu
Street Closure @ Gering
Sep 27 all-day

The City of Gering Transportation Department would like to inform residents that 20th Street between S Street and T Street will be closed beginning September 18, 2018, and will remain closed for up to two weeks for street repairs.

Gering Farmer’s Market @ Gering Civic Plaza
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Starting on Thursday, July 19, 2018, you’ll find the Allred Produce Farmers Market at their market’s new location, under the canopy in the Gering Civic Plaza. On the northwest corner of the new Gering Civic Plaza – 11th & O Streets

The Market will be open every Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm through September.

The Plaza will be the permanent home for Farmers Market activities this summer and in the future. The Allred’s are key members of a new Gering Farmers Market committee, spearheaded by the City of Gering and the Gering Visitors Bureau.

Sep
28
Fri
Free enchilada dinner
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm

Free enchilada dinner last Friday of every month @Scottsbluff Church of Christ 1919 Avenue N, Scottsbluff @5:30pm

Sep
29
Sat
Handgun Proficiency Class @ Eastern Wyoming College
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a Handgun Proficiency class to be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 with a cost of $100. The class will be held on the Torrington campus in CTEC room 133 from 8:00 – 10:00 am and the remainder of the class will be held at the Torrington Police Department firing range until 5:00 pm.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.