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May
6
Mon
DAV Van volunteer drivers needed
May 6 all-day

Volunteers are needed to drive the Disabled American Veterans Van to transport veterans from Gering, NE to the Cheyenne, WY VA Medical Center.

Please be advised, the DAV Van drivers don’t have to be veterans and there are medical limitations on who is able to drive.

Anyone who would like more information on becoming a DAV Volunteer Van driver please contact John J Brehm at the Scotts Bluff County Veterans Service Office at 308-436-6643

Donate used durable medical equipment
May 6 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.

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

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2020

Independence Rising will be moving to:

1807 Avenue A
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
308.633.7025

Independence Rising is an Independent Living Center serving individuals with a disabling condition to achieve their community-based living goals.

Perkins V stakeholder listening sessions @ Eastern Wyoming College - Torrington
May 6 all-day

Perkins V stakeholder listening sessions will be held throughout Wyoming during May. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) needs input from stakeholders, educators, and parents as the WDE moves forward to develop the Perkins V plan for the next five-year funding cycle.

Listening sessions will be held at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Tebbet room 131, Monday, May 6th. There are three listening sessions from which to choose: 9 am, 1 pm, or 5:30 pm.

For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich, CTE State Director, at 307.777.3655 or michelle.aldrich@wyo.gov.

Theatre West Pre-Season Ticket Sale
May 6 all-day

Season tickets are on sale for the 2019 Theatre West summer productions.  The grand opening of the remodeled WNCC performing arts center and theatre will coincide with Theatre West’s first 2019 production on June 14th .

Tickets can be purchased by mail or online from April 8 – May 8th
2019 SEASON TICKET PRICES
ADULT / $48 (savings of $12)
SENIOR / $42 (savings of $11)
STUDENT / $18 (savings of $3)

BY MAIL: THEATRE WEST / 1601 EAST 27TH STREET / SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
ONLINE: www.theatrewestnebraska.com

2019 SEASON

“FOREVER PLAID”  June 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 P.M. / June 22 at 2:00 P.M.

“SHREK”  June 27, 28, 29, July 5, 6 at 7:30 P.M. / June 29, 30, July 6 at 2:00P.M

“THE MUSIC MAN” July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 P.M / July 20 at 2:00 P.M.

“LION KING JR”   July 27, 28 at 2:00 P.M.

 

May
7
Tue
Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 7 all-day

Midwest Theater is once again hosting the Midwest Summer Matinee Madness! All Summer Matinee Madness Screenings are held on Thursdays. 

2 screenings each day, 9:00am and 1:30pm.


The coupon books can be pre-purchased for All 6 Movies for just $12.00 until June 12
th.

Coupon Books go on Sale May 1ST until June 12TH (or until supply runs out) at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library, Gering Public Library, Midwest Theater office or online at MidewestTheater.com Buy early as supply is limited.


Midwest Theater Summer Membership Special

Become a new member between May 6-31,2019 and get SIX FREE TICKETS for the Summer Matinee Madness film series!

For membership information, visit midwesttheater.com/support/membership/

2019 Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Movie List Dates and Titles (subject to change):

June 13 “The Land Before Time” Rated: G
June 20 “Wonder Park” Rated: PG
June 27 “An American Tale” Rated: G
July 11 “The Tale of Despereaux” Rated: G
July 18 “The Great Muppet Caper” Rated: G
July 25 “The Lorax” Rated: PG 

UP steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and Living Legend No. 844 @ Cheyenne to Ogden, UT
May 7 all-day

Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and the Living Legend No. 844 – are touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary.

Big Boy No. 4014 will leave Cheyenne with the Living Legend No. 844 May 4 following a 9:30 a.m. MT christening ceremony at the historic Cheyenne Depot and arrive in Ogden for the May 9 celebratory event. The event will be streamed live at 10:30 a.m. MT via the Union Pacific Facebook page.

The Big Boy and Living Legend will make several brief stops in communities on their way to Ogden.

The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world’s only operating Big Boy locomotive.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol urge motorists to be extra vigilant when traveling during the upcoming Union Pacific (UP) railroad events.

Motorists are not allowed to stop or park on the side of I-80 or along the overpasses or bridges.  Violators, who decide to stop along the interstate, can be fined up to $235.00.

Spectators can visit https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm for more information on tour schedule and stops.

Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change.

Join the Union Pacific Steam Club to be notified of major schedule updates. Small schedule changes will be communicated immediately via the UP Steam Club Facebook Group and the @UP_Steam Twitter feed located at twitter.com/up_steam.

 

Ag Solar Electric webinar series
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly common sight at homes, farms, and businesses across the Midwest.  Declining cost of PV solar installations makes installing a distributed solar electric system enticing for many farmers. Evaluating the financial investment in solar requires careful consideration of system costs, the value of production, and operation and maintenance costs. Unfortunately, some proposals are hard to understand making it difficult to make fully informed investment decisions.

This six part professional development webinar series will provide you with resources and tools to help consult farmers who are considering investing in a solar electric system so they are able to make fully informed investment decisions.  Although the webinars are geared to an agricultural audience, the information that will be shared applies to anyone looking for information on making a wise solar energy investment.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE – NOTE: Times are Eastern.
Part 1: Estimating System Production – Date: May 7, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 2: Assessing System Cost – Date: May 9, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 3: Forecasting The Value Of Electricity – Date: May 14, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 4: Understanding Incentives – Date: May 16, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 5: Conducting A Financial Analysis – Date: May 21, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 6: Photovoltaic Solar Example – Date: May 23, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS https://osu-cfaes.zoom.us/meeting/register/7710e82d1165e33766858a512be5123a.

CONTACT INFORMATION
F. John Hay:  jhay2@unl.edu
Eric Romich:  romich.2@osu.edu

This Webinar Series is Supported by the North Central Region SARE.

Agri-Tourism Forum @ 960AM/100.3FM
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Retirement and Recognition Ceremony @ Scottsbluff High School Commons Area
May 7 @ 4:30 pm

The Scottsbluff Education Association and Board of Education will be hosting the Retirement and Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday May 7th. The public is invited to attend and give well wishes to all District retirees. In addition to recognizing retiring staff, SEA also recognizes Friends of Education award winners and scholarship recipients. Light refreshments are provided. This event is free and open to the public.

SHS Commons

Meet & Greet 4:30

Program Starts 5:00

STEM CLUB – Special Guest @ Scottsbluff Lied Public Library
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

STEM Club will have a Special Guest, Leann Sato Stormwater Program Specialist from the City of Scottsbluff. Leann will be presenting “Rain on Earth and Other Planets”. The STEM Brainiacs will learn about rain on other planets and how it differs from Earth. There will be demonstrations of what “rains” on Venus, Nepturne, Titan and other planets.

Door Prizes and “brain food” will be provided.

STEM Club is free, geared for K-6th grade students and open to the public with no preregistration required.

Held 5-6pm in the Lied Scottsbluff Library Meeting Room.

GHS Vocal Music Concert
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

Due to construction at the high school the High School Vocal Music concert will take place at the Gering Junior High Gym.

– May 7 at 7:00  HS Vocal Music Concert

Everyone is welcome to attend.  The concert is free.

May
8
Wed
Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 8 all-day

Scotts Bluff National Monument’s Centennial Exhibit will be on display at the Legacy of the Plains Museum this summer.

The exhibit titled “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” will be open to the public starting Thursday, May 9th, through September.

Showcasing the vast history and culture at Scotts Bluff National Monument, the exhibit will feature an original soap box derby car, an adobe brick made by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930’s, historical photographs, interpretive displays and the William Henry Jackson prints originally housed in the Visitor Center, which is undergoing a major renovation and expansion project.

The centennial exhibit will be free and open to the public.  Regular museum admission is required for the main gallery.

Legacy of the Plains Museum is open Monday through
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about Scotts Bluff National Monument, please call 308-436-9701, visit http://www.nps.gov/scbl or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scottsbluffnp

Theatre West Pre-Season Ticket Sale
May 8 all-day

Season tickets are on sale for the 2019 Theatre West summer productions.  The grand opening of the remodeled WNCC performing arts center and theatre will coincide with Theatre West’s first 2019 production on June 14th .

Tickets can be purchased by mail or online from April 8 – May 8th
2019 SEASON TICKET PRICES
ADULT / $48 (savings of $12)
SENIOR / $42 (savings of $11)
STUDENT / $18 (savings of $3)

BY MAIL: THEATRE WEST / 1601 EAST 27TH STREET / SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
ONLINE: www.theatrewestnebraska.com

2019 SEASON

“FOREVER PLAID”  June 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 P.M. / June 22 at 2:00 P.M.

“SHREK”  June 27, 28, 29, July 5, 6 at 7:30 P.M. / June 29, 30, July 6 at 2:00P.M

“THE MUSIC MAN” July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 P.M / July 20 at 2:00 P.M.

“LION KING JR”   July 27, 28 at 2:00 P.M.

 

Field Scout Training
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

A May 8 Nebraska Extension training course is scheduled for industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests.  The training is designed for entry-level scouts who are working for crop consultants, industry agronomists or farm service centers in Nebraska and neighboring states.  The training course is also ideal for growers who scout their own fields or are interested in improving productivity, as well as for students being employed by agribusinesses.

The course is from 8:25 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. with registration at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Nebraska’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.

Topics include:
– Factors Influencing the Growth and Development of Corn and Soybeans
– Crop Diseases and Quiz
– Weed Control Management; Identifying Weeds – Plant Morphology, Herbicide Management; Using a Key to Identify Weed Seedlings
– Corn and Soybean Insect Management
– Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn and Soybeans

Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are available. 7.5 CCA credits have been applied for and pending (6 Pest Mgmt. 1 Crop Mgmt., and .5 Fertility/ Nutrient Mgmt.).

Fee for this training is $165 which includes a resource book. Or for participants attending the training only (no resource book) the fee is $60. Pre-register to reserve your seat and to ensure workshop materials are available the day of the training session. Fees include lunch, refreshment breaks, and workshop materials. About the optional resource book – the instruction manual contains a variety of reference materials that are excellent resources for crop scouting professions. Registration fees do not include the cost of lodging.

For more information or to register, contact Nebraska Extension at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, e-mail Keith Glewen at kglewen1@unl.edu, or online at https://enre.unl.edu/crop.

Download the flyer at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019MayFieldScoutTraining.pdf.

Fundraisers for Paws 4 Paws/Skipper’s Cupboard @ Scottsbluff
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

May 8th

FUNDRAISER FOR PAWS 4 PAWS

Sam and Louie’s Restaurant, Scottsbluff, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

May 8th

FUNDRAISER SKIPPER’S CUPBOARD

Bianco and Company, Scottsbluff; 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

May 10thth

FUNDRAISER SKIPPER’S CUPBOARD

Cappuccino and Company, Scottsbluff, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

GREAT AMERICAN RAIL-TRAIL REVEAL @ Chadron
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, May 8
12-1pm
Railroad Park
Downtown Chadron
FREE LUNCH

Join us as we go live with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to reveal the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail, a cross-country multi-use trail that will span more than 3,700 miles from Washington D.C. to Washington State, and will go right through Chadron!

More information can be found on our Facebook page:
Northwest Nebraska Trails Association

Gering Public Schools Retirement Tea @ Gering Junior High Cafeteria
May 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Gering Public Schools is hosting a Retirement Tea for retiring staff and faculty.  The public is encouraged to attend.  The event runs from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Junior High Cafeteria, on Wednesday, May 8th.

BSB: WESTCO @ Chadron (DH) @ 101.7FM and KNEB.com
May 8 @ 4:45 pm
Cornerstone Singers and Ringers Concert @ Bible Baptist Church
May 8 @ 7:00 pm

Bible Baptist Church at 2023 Ave. C in Scottsbluff is please to invite the community to a free concert put on by the Cornerstone Singers and Ringers.

This choir from Cornerstone Bible Institute in Hot Springs, South Dakota will present sacred music in voice and with bells. The concert will be on Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00 PM. There is no charge. A freewill offering will be taken for the ministry of the school.

May
9
Thu
Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 9 all-day

Scotts Bluff National Monument’s Centennial Exhibit will be on display at the Legacy of the Plains Museum this summer.

The exhibit titled “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” will be open to the public starting Thursday, May 9th, through September.

Showcasing the vast history and culture at Scotts Bluff National Monument, the exhibit will feature an original soap box derby car, an adobe brick made by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930’s, historical photographs, interpretive displays and the William Henry Jackson prints originally housed in the Visitor Center, which is undergoing a major renovation and expansion project.

The centennial exhibit will be free and open to the public.  Regular museum admission is required for the main gallery.

Legacy of the Plains Museum is open Monday through
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about Scotts Bluff National Monument, please call 308-436-9701, visit http://www.nps.gov/scbl or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scottsbluffnp