Calendar

Jan
17
Thu
Get Your Tickets For Jan 19th WNAC Wine Tasting Event
Jan 17 all-day

Ticket sales are underway for West Nebraska Arts Center’s annual
fundraiser, “Uncork Your Winter Blues: Creative Juices.” This adults-only wine and food pairing event will be held Saturday, January 19th, in the Main Gallery from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Supporters of the
fundraiser will enjoy a fabulous evening of wine tastings, delicious hors d’oeuvres, music, and more.

Advanced ticket sales only.
Tickets are not sold at the door the evening of the fundraiser. Sales end January 18th.  No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

To purchase tickets, visit www.thewnac.com,  call West Nebraska Arts Center at 308-632-2226, or visit the gallery Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends 1:00 to 5:00 p.m

Ranching for profitability meetings @ Scottsbluff and Sidney
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ranching for Profitability will be offered as a webinar that beef producers can join from any of 13 downlink locations across Nebraska, or from their home via the internet. A list of sites and registration information follows.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mountain Time (6:30-9:30 p.m. Central). Expert university and industry speakers will address genetic changes in cattle breeds; consumer preferences at the meat counter; and protecting herd health.

Those who would like to attend from home can register for a remote webinar seat, by contacting their local Beef Extension Educator to receive program information and the webinar link.

Cost is $10 per person.  Those wishing to participate in the online meeting will need to pay their local Beef Extension Educator prior to receiving the webinar link.  Those attending a downlink site can pay at the door.

Please call to register for the webinar meeting at one of these locations:

Scottsbluff (Panhandle Research and Extension Center), 308-235-3122;

Sidney (South Platte NRD Meeting Room), 308-235-3122;

Jan
18
Fri
Batter-Just Wing It Competition @ Community Christian School-Scottsbluff
Jan 18 all-day

Showcase your best dessert and or wing creations in the fundraiser Batter Just Wing It competition for Community Christian School.

The event is January 20th at Community Christian School Gym from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

No registration fee if you sign up before 5pm on Friday the 18th.  Any later registrations will be considered “day of event” registrations and will be $20.00.  “Day of registrations” will begin at 1:00pm on Sunday the 20th at the School Gym.

Tasting tickets will be $1.00 and sold the day of the event.

The People’s Choice in each category will become a limited menu item at Flyover Brewery.  Each category winner will also win a $75.00 cash prize.

Presented by First State Bank. Questions?  Call Becca Thompkins at 785-899 6951.

Ocean of Grass Documentary Film @ Alliance
Jan 18 @ 7:15 pm

OCEAN OF GRASS is a ground-breaking, immersive documentary by Georg Joutras showcasing a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch. The cinematography submits to the lyrical and timeless feeling of the American Great Plains, and presents the intriguing personalities of those who choose this sparse, rugged lifestyle. The film narrative is provided by the ranchers who have called this area home for generations.  It will shown in Alliance in January:

Geju Theatre – Alliance, Nebraska 
Friday, January 18th at 7:15pm & 9:15pm
Saturday, January 19th at 7:15pm  Filmmaker Q&A after show.
Sunday, January 20th at 2pm & 7:15pm
Monday, January 21st at 7:15pm
Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:15pm
Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:15pm
Thursday, January 24th at 7:15pm

Bohemian Rhapsody @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm

The Historic Midwest Theater announces the Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture, “Bohemian Rhapsody” will show this weekend Jan 18-20.

Movie Synopsis: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day

A special sing-a-long version of the movie will screen on Sat. Jan 19 @ 7:30. Come sing-a-long with your favorite Queen songs from the movie with the crowd!

 

Other showtimes are Friday 7:30pm

Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm .

Rated PG13, Runs 2hrs. 13 min.

Jan
19
Sat
Smithsonian “Water/Ways” Exhibit @ Knight Museum and Sandhills Center--Alliance
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Residents and visitors to the Alliance, Nebraska, area are invited to a new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian titled “Water/Ways.” It opens at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center on January 5.

Located at 908 Yellowstone Ave., the museum is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Water/Ways” is a multi-faceted exhibit which combines educational activities and digital story-telling to explore the importance of water as an essential resource and a source for inspiration, spirituality, recreation and political power.

Following its six weeks in Alliance, “Water/Ways” will conclude its tour of Nebraska in Gering from February 23 to April 11, 2019 at the Legacy of the Plains Museum

Ham and Bean Soup @ Gering American Legion
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am
The American Legion in Gering,  will be serving Ham and Bean Soup Saturday starting at 11 a.m. though March.
Courtesy of Kelley Bean and Post 36.  All Veterans are welcome.
Gering American Legion Post 36 is at 1425 9th Street.
Winter Farmer’s Market @ Scottsbluff
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Two new vendors at this week’s Winter Farmer’s Market in Scottsbluff.  One is a coffee roaster, another making homemade pasta. And there will be a workshop with Pam from Pampered Chef on how to make Spring Rolls using market products and her own ingredients and two different sauces for dipping.

Green Valley Homesteaders provide music. The Non Profit is Theater West, with tickets for sale for the Voice In the Valley and Broadway in the Bluffs events.

11:00am to 2:00pm this Saturday at the Winter Farmer’s Market on east 20th street behind Back-A-Rack’s in the former Village Garden Center location.

Genealogy Roundtable @ West Nebraska Family Research and History Center
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm

The West Nebraska Family Research and History Center invites you to their monthly Genealogy Roundtable Forum.  These forums are held the third Saturday of the month at 1:30pm.  Topics  and the length of the presentation vary, but always include a question and answer period.  The program are free and open to the public.

This month, Al Kukas, a first generation American of Germans from Russian descent will discuss his family’s name and the town from which it is derived, Kukas, Russia.

Antioch Potash Program @ Knight Museum and Sandhills Center
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm

Becky Herian will present her free Antioch Potash Program to compliment the Smithsonian exhibition. Her program will be held on January 19 at 3:00 pm at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, located at 908 Yellowstone Ave. The natural lakes of the Sandhills were a central part of the Potash Boom in the early 1900’s.

Oceans of Grass Film Director Meet and Greet @ Knight Museum and Sandhills Center - Alliance
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

George Joutras will be at the Knight Museum for a meet and greet.  Joutras is the director of the movie, “Ocean of Grass” that will be shown at the Alliance Theater from Jan. 18-25.  Joutras will be at the Knight Museum on January 19, from 3 to 5 pm. He will be available to sign posters and answer questions. Ocean of Grass, a movie about a Nebraska Ranch Family, is 100% made in Nebraska. 

Ocean of Grass Documentary Film @ Alliance
Jan 19 @ 7:15 pm

OCEAN OF GRASS is a ground-breaking, immersive documentary by Georg Joutras showcasing a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch. The cinematography submits to the lyrical and timeless feeling of the American Great Plains, and presents the intriguing personalities of those who choose this sparse, rugged lifestyle. The film narrative is provided by the ranchers who have called this area home for generations.  It will shown in Alliance in January:

Geju Theatre – Alliance, Nebraska 
Friday, January 18th at 7:15pm & 9:15pm
Saturday, January 19th at 7:15pm  Filmmaker Q&A after show.
Sunday, January 20th at 2pm & 7:15pm
Monday, January 21st at 7:15pm
Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:15pm
Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:15pm
Thursday, January 24th at 7:15pm

Bohemian Rhapsody @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

The Historic Midwest Theater announces the Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture, “Bohemian Rhapsody” will show this weekend Jan 18-20.

Movie Synopsis: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day

A special sing-a-long version of the movie will screen on Sat. Jan 19 @ 7:30. Come sing-a-long with your favorite Queen songs from the movie with the crowd!

 

Other showtimes are Friday 7:30pm

Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm .

Rated PG13, Runs 2hrs. 13 min.

Jan
20
Sun
Batter-Just Wing It Competition @ Community Christian School-Scottsbluff
Jan 20 all-day

Showcase your best dessert and or wing creations in the fundraiser Batter Just Wing It competition for Community Christian School.

The event is January 20th at Community Christian School Gym from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

No registration fee if you sign up before 5pm on Friday the 18th.  Any later registrations will be considered “day of event” registrations and will be $20.00.  “Day of registrations” will begin at 1:00pm on Sunday the 20th at the School Gym.

Tasting tickets will be $1.00 and sold the day of the event.

The People’s Choice in each category will become a limited menu item at Flyover Brewery.  Each category winner will also win a $75.00 cash prize.

Presented by First State Bank. Questions?  Call Becca Thompkins at 785-899 6951.

Smithsonian “Water/Ways” Exhibit @ Knight Museum and Sandhills Center--Alliance
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Residents and visitors to the Alliance, Nebraska, area are invited to a new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian titled “Water/Ways.” It opens at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center on January 5.

Located at 908 Yellowstone Ave., the museum is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Water/Ways” is a multi-faceted exhibit which combines educational activities and digital story-telling to explore the importance of water as an essential resource and a source for inspiration, spirituality, recreation and political power.

Following its six weeks in Alliance, “Water/Ways” will conclude its tour of Nebraska in Gering from February 23 to April 11, 2019 at the Legacy of the Plains Museum

Bohemian Rhapsody @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm

The Historic Midwest Theater announces the Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture, “Bohemian Rhapsody”  this weekend.

Movie Synopsis: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day

Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm .

Rated PG-13, Runs 2hrs. 13 min.

Ocean of Grass Documentary Film @ Alliance
Jan 20 @ 7:15 pm

OCEAN OF GRASS is a ground-breaking, immersive documentary by Georg Joutras showcasing a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch. The cinematography submits to the lyrical and timeless feeling of the American Great Plains, and presents the intriguing personalities of those who choose this sparse, rugged lifestyle. The film narrative is provided by the ranchers who have called this area home for generations.  It will shown in Alliance in January:

Geju Theatre – Alliance, Nebraska 
Friday, January 18th at 7:15pm & 9:15pm
Saturday, January 19th at 7:15pm  Filmmaker Q&A after show.
Sunday, January 20th at 2pm & 7:15pm
Monday, January 21st at 7:15pm
Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:15pm
Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:15pm
Thursday, January 24th at 7:15pm

Jan
21
Mon
Courthouse Elevator Under Repair @ Gering
Jan 21 all-day

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, the elevator at the Scotts Bluff County Courthouse will close for repairs for an estimated 3-4 weeks.

County staff has set up office space on the ground floor to accommodate persons with disabilities.  If you need to meet on the ground floor, we suggest calling the office involved to make an appointment before you come.

District and County Courts have the ability to move proceedings to the Scotts Bluff County Administration building.  Please contact the courts if you believe that is necessary.

Telephone numbers for all offices within the building are available at the Scotts Bluff County website, www.scottsbluffcounty.org.

Sheriff’s Office personnel are always present and available to assist at the security entrance to the building.

MLK Holiday Closures/Schedules
Jan 21 all-day

Monday January 21st is a National Federal Holiday observance in honor of Martin Luther King.  Stock and Commodity Markets will not trade.   Federal, state and some local government offices will be closed.  Some banks may also have altered business hours. The United States Postal Offices will be closed, regular mail will not be sent or delivered.

 

 

City of Gering Residential and Commercial customers normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 after Commercial and Residential customers that are normally collected on Tuesday.

The City of Scottsbluff Sanitation Department will be closed.  Monday trash route will pick up on Tuesday (1/22/19).  Tuesday trash route will pick up on Wednesday (1/23/19).  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday trash route will remain the same.  West side recycling will pick up on Tuesday (1/22/19).  East side recycling will pick up on Wednesday (1/23/19)

Registration open for 2019 Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program
Jan 21 all-day

Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2019.

EMG volunteers are trained by Nebraska Extension faculty and staff in many horticulture-related topics. They then contribute time as volunteers, working through their local extension office, to provide horticulture-related information to their community.

Participants are required to complete 40 hours of training and 40 hours of volunteer service during the initial year of their involvement in the program.

EMG class times, location and cost vary across the state, but are generally offered February through May.

Volunteers need to be willing to commit to the training and volunteer process, and meet all requirements for yearly recertification.

To learn more and download a volunteer application form, visit mastergardener.unl.edu.

Or contact your local Nebraska Extension Office.