Calendar

Oct
20
Sun
Pink Pumpkins support Festival of Hope @ B.E. Farm near Bayard
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Growing for Hope
The Pumpkin Patch at B.E. Farm
Support Festival of Hope by purchasing a PINK Pumpkin from the the Pumpkin Patch at B.E. Farm near Bayard.
During the 2019 season The Pumpkin Patch will donate 50 percent of all sales from the Pink Pumpkins to Festival of Hope, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help cancer patients in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming with non-medical expenses related to cancer care and treatment.
(see calendar for special event on October 6th)
The Pumpkin Patch at B.E. Farm will be open the following dates for the 2019:
Sept 28 & 29, Oct 5 & 6, Oct 12 &13, Oct 19 &20, Oct 26 & 27,
The hours each day are 10am-6pm weather permitting.

The Pumpkin Patch at B.E. Farm is northwest of Bayard,  off of US Highway 26.    ADDRESS: 11249 Road 73 Bayard

Spooktacular Dinner @ Riverside Discovery Center - Scottsbluff
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Back by Popular demand, RDC is excited to host our second Spooktacular Dinner and this year it is Chupacabra! Join us for a themed Mexican dinner, an exclusive visit from our zoos education animals, and be the first people to enter Spooktacular for the night! Seating is limited, so make your reservations soon!

Cost:
$20 per adult
$15 per child
$60 family of 4 (2 adult and 2 children)
Price includes entry to Spooktacular!

Spooktacular Dates:
October 18, 19, & 20
October 25 – 30
6:30 PM to 8:00 every night!

31st Annual Spooktacular @ Riverside Discovery Center - Scottsbluff
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join RDC for our biggest fundraiser of the year: Spooktacular!

Put on your favorite Halloween costume, and spend the evening exploring different stations throughout the zoo with fun activities
or games. A treat cup full of candy will be given at the end.

Admission is $8 a person
Kids 1 & under are free.
Spooktacular Dates:
October 18, 19, & 20
October 25 – 30
6:30 PM to 8:00 every night!

Area 51 Themed Haunted House! Every night during Spooktacular, only $5 additional per person!

This spooky, alien-themed haunted section is perfect for ages 13 and up and is sure to scare up a great time for everyone!

Oct
21
Mon
BHEnergy Work at Hwy 71 & 26
Oct 21 all-day

Black Hills Energy will be performing an upgrade of its facilities along Nebraska State Highway 71, north of the intersection of Highways 26 & 71.

Traffic flow is not expected to be impacted by this construction project, but you will likely see signage in the area to notify drivers of the work and asking drivers to take necessary precautions as they travel through the area. The work is currently scheduled to done October 14th  through Oct. 25th.

Donate used durable medical equipment
Oct 21 all-day

Let Independence Rising give your extra, gently used durable medical equipment a home.

Your donation allows Independence Rising to rent durable medical equipment to individuals who have a disability or are recovering from illness or surgery. This assistive equipment provides essential support necessary for individuals to live independently in the community. Equipment rents for $10/per item for 4 months.

They are currently in need of manual wheelchairs; slide boards & tub/shower transfer benches.

Please contact Jamie Schweda @ Independence Rising 308-633-7025

Hay Days at the Zoo @ Riverside Discovery Center - Scottsbluff
Oct 21 all-day

Hay Days is a fun new seasonal play area at Riverside Discovery Center! It features hundreds of hay bales used to create a hay pyramid, hay maze, hay slide, fun autumn-themed games and more. Enjoy all the activities and see animals too! This is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy the fall season at the zoo!

There is no additional charge, this new area is included with
regular zoo admission or free for zoo members. It will be open during regular zoo hours.

Hay Days and will go into November and beyond, depending on the weather.

308-630-6236
INFO@RIVERSIDEDISCOVERYCENTER.ORG
FACEBOOK.COM/RIVERSIDEDISCOVERYCENTER

Temporary Intersection Closure on US-26/N-71, Scottsbluff
Oct 21 all-day

Weather permitting, road construction will be happening on
US-26/N-71 at Scottsbluff.

The junction at N-71/US-26 will be closed to all traffic. No traffic will be allowed to turn onto or off N-71 at US-26. The closure will take place during daytime hours only.   Detour routes will be in place.

Access to the sugar factory from the south on N-71 will be maintained during this closure.

Anticipated completion is late fall of 2019.

Weed Seed Control Clinic
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Controlling weeds has always been one of the biggest challenges of producing a crop, and with the ever-present issue of herbicide resistance, farmers are constantly searching for new solutions.

Some practical, but innovative ideas will be explored during an Oct. 21 workshop, when Australian researcher Michael Walsh visits Iowa State University to talk about the various ways farmers can harvest and destroy weed seeds from the combine.

Walsh is director of weed research at the University of Sydney, Australia. Walsh will host a harvest weed seed control clinic at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The morning session will focus on the principles of harvesting weed seeds as a method of control, and following lunch, Walsh will demonstrate the types of combine and equipment modifications used to separate weed seeds from other materials entering the combine.

The clinic is free and open to the public. Attendees may be eligible to receive up to 4.0 pest management Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) continuing education units for their attendance at the clinic (pending approval). Iowa State’s Field Extension Education Laboratory is located at 1928 240th St., Boone, Iowa.

To help with the lunch count, RSVP by Oct. 14 to Meaghan Anderson at mjanders@iastate.edu or 319-331-0058.

Knights of Columbus Bingo @ KC Hall
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Knights of Columbus would like to remind everyone that Monday night is Bingo night.  Doors open at 5:00 pm, and the games start at 7:00 pm.  Burgers, hotdogs, and other snacks are available for purchase.  All proceeds also go to help fund local charities. 
The Knights Hall is at 1719 1st Avenue in Scottsbluff.
 
NFL: New England @ New York Jets @ 960AM/100.3FM and KNEB.com
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm
Rescheduled PAWZitively Pink night @ WNCC Cougar Palace
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm

The No. 17 Western Nebraska Community College and Northeastern Junior College volleyball match that was postponed on Oct. 4 has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at Cougar Palace.

The match between the two national powerhouses will also be PAWZitively Pink night in honor of breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer survivors get in free while spectators wearing pink will get $1 off admission price.

Hastings College Choir Performance @ Scottsbluff
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

The critically acclaimed Hastings College Choir and its conductor Dr. Fritz Mountford are embarking on a regional tour through parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska this month. Long an audience favorite, the Hastings College Choir presents an eclectic program of America’s favorite songs of faith and laughter and love.

On Monday afternoon,  October 21,  the choir will participate in a choral exchange with the Western Nebraska Community College Collegiate Chorale in Scottsbluff.

A free public concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Scottsbluff (101 E 20th St., Scottsbluff, Nebraska) at 7:00 p.m.

The final day of the tour is Tuesday, October 22, when the choir will perform at Scottsbluff High School and then work with students and perform at Alliance High School.

The final performance, which is free and open to the public, will be at Alliance High School (1450 Box Butte Ave., Alliance, Nebraska) at 6:30 p.m.

Oct
22
Tue
Developmental Tennis to begin @ Carpenter Center - Terrytown
Oct 22 all-day
The Carpenter Center is offering a new youth program – Developmental Tennis!
SHS Tennis Coach Darren Emerick will be instructing our first fall offering Tuesdays and Thursdays,  October  22nd-December 5th. The course will utilize age and skill-appropriate equipment and technique.
If interested please contact:
Terry & Hazeldeane Carpenter Intergenerational Center
308/635.8422
116 Terry Blvd. Gering, NE 69341
kristi@carpentercenter.us
www.carpentercenter.net
Morrill Farmer’s Market
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy Fresh! Buy Local! Shop the Morrill Farmer’s Market Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm, or Saturdays from 11am to 2pm.    East Side of Morrill through October.  Senior Coupons Accepted.

Questions? 308 247 2475

HS Volleyball: Scottsbluff @ Alliance (TV) @ KNEB.tv, Allo ch. 15, Mobius ch. 1500
Oct 22 @ 4:45 pm
Juvenile NA/AA Meeting
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Valley Youth Connections, 29 S. Beltline Hwy West.

(Former Furniture Tech Building)

HS Volleyball: Sidney @ Gering @ 960AM/100.3FM and KNEB.com
Oct 22 @ 5:45 pm
Hastings College Choir @ Alliance
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm

The critically acclaimed Hastings College Choir and its conductor Dr. Fritz Mountford are embarking on a regional tour through parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska this month. Long an audience favorite, the Hastings College Choir presents an eclectic program of America’s favorite songs of faith and laughter and love.

The final day of the tour is Tuesday, October 22, when the choir will perform at Scottsbluff High School and then work with students and perform at Alliance High School.

The final performance, which is free and open to the public, will be at Alliance High School (1450 Box Butte Ave., Alliance, Nebraska) at 6:30 p.m.

Oct
23
Wed
Temporary Intersection Closure on US-26/N-71, Scottsbluff
Oct 23 all-day

Weather permitting, road construction will be happening on
US-26/N-71 at Scottsbluff.

The junction at N-71/US-26 will be closed to all traffic. No traffic will be allowed to turn onto or off N-71 at US-26. The closure will take place during daytime hours only.   Detour routes will be in place.

Access to the sugar factory from the south on N-71 will be maintained during this closure.

Anticipated completion is late fall of 2019.

Toddler Read and Romp Story and Playtime @ Gering Public Library
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Toddler Read and Romp Story and Playtime happens each Wednesday morning at the Gering Public Library.  The program is targeted toward children ages 1 to 3.  The first 30 minutes at 10:00am consists of books and songs, finger plays,  felt board stories, rhymes, and movement activities.

The second 30 minutes involves hands on materials and activities for an educational and social playtime.

Check the the Gering Library website for schedule changes

https://www.gering.org/departments-services/gering-public-library