Calendar

Jun
2
Sun
31st Annual Sugar Valley Rally Schedule
Jun 2 all-day

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tech Inspection         5:00 p.m.    (WNCC Auto Tech Building, ½ block North of East 27th & 17th Ave intersection, Scottsbluff)

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Rally School        10:00 a.m.  (Harms Technology Center, 2620 College Park, Scottsbluff)

Lunch for Rally Participants         12:00 p.m.

Stage 0 Start           1:00 p.m.    (Harms Technology Center, 2620 College Park, Scottsbluff – Public Invited)

Pit Stop          2:30 p.m.   (Kimball Event Center, Kimball – Public Invited)

Stage 0 Finish, Sponsored by Western NE Board of Realtors                     4:00 p.m.      (Oregon Trail Roadhouse, Gering – Public Invited)

 

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Start Stage 1, Ceremonial    8:15 a.m.    (Fremont Motors, Scottsbluff – Public Invited)

Pit Stop  10:00 a.m.     (Mobius Communications, Hemmingford – Public Invited)

Lunch Stop  11:45 a.m.     (Alliance High School, Alliance – Public Invited)

Pit Stop  2:00 p.m.     (Chimney Rock Villa, Bayard – Public Invited)

Stage 1 Finish   3:40 p.m.     (Fresh Foods, Gering – Public Invited)

Banquet, Gering Civic Center     Social Gathering 6:30pm                                                                           Dinner & Awards 7:15pm

Sunday, June 2st, 2019

Stage 2 Start, Breakfast available for purchase from 6:30-9:00 a.m.     8:00 a.m.   (Knights of Columbus, Scottsbluff – Public Invited)

Pit Stop  9:15 a.m.  (American Legion, Mitchell – Public Invited)

Rally Finish  11:15 a.m.  (Cozad’s Antique Ford Garage, Gering – Public Invited)

Lunch for Rally Participants, Sponsored by Gering Merchants                           11:00-1:00

(Across the street from Cozad’s, Gering – Public Invited, lunch available for purchase)

Awards Presentation    1:00 p.m.                    

Camp Clarke Days @ Bridgeport
Jun 2 all-day

Come to Camp Clarke Days in Bridgeport Thursday through Sunday!  “Honoring the Past in the Present”

Thursday-Saturday:

Book Sale at Bridgeport Public Library

Friday:

Hamburger Feed and Root Beer Floats 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Prairie Winds Community Center

Camp Clarke Play 7:00pm at the High School, Tickets are available at the door. “Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens”

Saturday:

Alumni 5K Fun Run/Walk 7:00am HS Track

Pancake Feed 7:30am to 10:00am Bridgeport Elementary Commons

Craft Show 10:00am-4:00pm Prairie Winds Community Center

Bike and Car Show 10:00am – 4:00pm 1042 “P” Street Jackson’s Garage LLC

PARADE  11:00am  “Honoring the Past in the Present”   Lineup begins at 10:00am at 5th and O Street.

50 years Memorability Display (following parade) Bridgeport Public Library – Celebrating 50 Years.

Side Walk Chalk Drawing (following parade) Prairie Winds Community Center  Adults and Kids

Presbyterian Church Pie Sale 11:00am  Prairie Winds Community Center

Horseshoe Tournament 1:00pm  West City Park      Register by 12:30pm

3 – On – 3 Basketball  1:00pm  Bball Courts west of Tennis Courts

Free Swimming 1:00pm – 6:00pm Dee Berg Memorial Pool

Kids Water Games 1:00pm – 2:15pm Swimming Pool Lawn

Goldfish, Frog, Toad, & Turtle Races 2:30pm Prairie Winds Community Center Gym

Platte Valley Bank Beef Cook Off  Tasting 5:00pm North/East of Prairie Winds Community Center  Judging and Beer Garden 4:30pm

Sunday

All School Alumni Potluck 12 Noon   Bridgeport Elementary School

Camp Clarke Play   2:00pm   High School Auditorium

NET road trip @ Alliance, Scottsbluff, Gering, Lewellen, Brule
Jun 2 all-day

NET is packing its bags for a Nebraska road trip,
and we’re stopping in a town near you May 30 -June 3.

THURSDAY, MAY 30
–3 p.m. Friday LIVE, Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, Alliance
Be part of the audience during a live taping of NET’s arts
and entertainment radio show

FRIDAY, MAY 31
–10 a.m. NET Town Talk, Cappuccino and Company, Scottsbluff
Meet NET Leadership for a discussion about Scottsbluff
–1 p.m. How To: Video Streaming Workshop, Lied Scottsbluff Library.  Learn how to utilize NET’s free video streaming services, as well as how to access NET Passport
–6 p.m. Small Town Cops Premiere Screening, Nile Theatre, Mitchell.  Screening of NET’s new documentary Small Town Cops
featuring the Mitchell Police Department

SATURDAY, JUNE 1
–10:30 a.m. PBS KIDS Family Event, Gering Public Library, Gering
Meet Jet Propulsion from Ready Jet Go!, and watch his new
movie One Small Step

–5 p.m. Friday LIVE, The Most Unlikely Place, Lewellen
Be part of the audience during a live taping of NET’s arts and
entertainment radio show

MONDAY, JUNE 3
–5:15 p.m. Backyard Farmer, Bayside Golf Club, Brule
Connect with the Backyard Farmer experts and be a part of our television audience for a live taping

All events are free and open to the public. No registrations are necessary.   For more detailed information:
netNebraska.org/ontheroad or call (800) 634-6788

Jun
3
Mon
Donate used durable medical equipment
Jun 3 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.

Nebraska Rural Response Hotline Grants @ Statewide
Jun 3 all-day

$500 grants are still available from the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline. The grants are funded by Farm Aid, Nebraska Farmer’s Union Foundation, and other donors.

For grant applications, call the Hotline at: (800) 464-0258.

If you or someone you know got hurt by flooding or blizzards and could use a little help, call the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline. Their experienced and professional staff will help callers find the kind of assistance they need.

The $500 grants are simple to apply for. The application can be filled out over the phone, and the assistance is provided in confidence.

NET road trip @ Alliance, Scottsbluff, Gering, Lewellen, Brule
Jun 3 all-day

NET is packing its bags for a Nebraska road trip,
and we’re stopping in a town near you May 30 -June 3.

THURSDAY, MAY 30
–3 p.m. Friday LIVE, Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, Alliance
Be part of the audience during a live taping of NET’s arts
and entertainment radio show

FRIDAY, MAY 31
–10 a.m. NET Town Talk, Cappuccino and Company, Scottsbluff
Meet NET Leadership for a discussion about Scottsbluff
–1 p.m. How To: Video Streaming Workshop, Lied Scottsbluff Library.  Learn how to utilize NET’s free video streaming services, as well as how to access NET Passport
–6 p.m. Small Town Cops Premiere Screening, Nile Theatre, Mitchell.  Screening of NET’s new documentary Small Town Cops
featuring the Mitchell Police Department

SATURDAY, JUNE 1
–10:30 a.m. PBS KIDS Family Event, Gering Public Library, Gering
Meet Jet Propulsion from Ready Jet Go!, and watch his new
movie One Small Step

–5 p.m. Friday LIVE, The Most Unlikely Place, Lewellen
Be part of the audience during a live taping of NET’s arts and
entertainment radio show

MONDAY, JUNE 3
–5:15 p.m. Backyard Farmer, Bayside Golf Club, Brule
Connect with the Backyard Farmer experts and be a part of our television audience for a live taping

All events are free and open to the public. No registrations are necessary.   For more detailed information:
netNebraska.org/ontheroad or call (800) 634-6788

Jun
4
Tue
Kimball Underpass Renovation Project @ Kimball
Jun 4 all-day

City of Kimball Underpass Renovation Project
The underpass construction will switch to a one way yield as of
Monday night, June 10, 2019.

Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 4 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 

Summer Reading Program to Launch @ Lied Scottsbluff Public Library
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

All rocket readers from birth through 6th grade are invited to “Shoot for the Stars” by joining the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program, A UNIVERSE OF STORIES.

Registration begins Tuesday, June 4th from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information or to pick up a calendar of events,  stop in, call 630-6250,  or like the library on Facebook.

Pioneer Music Concert @ Bridgeport School Auditorium
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm
The Pioneer Trails Museum in Bridgeport, Nebraska is hosting a concert:
Bob & Sheila Everhart, recording artists and performers for the prestigious  Smithsonian Institution.  “Americas Traveling Museum of Music” has performed the music and stories of their own pioneer settlers of the Great Plains and Prairie Lands world wide.
6:00 pm, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Bridgeport Public Schools Auditorium
Admission – Free will donation to the Pioneer Trails Museum
Limited concessions will be available.
BSB: Alliance @ Gering (TV) @ KNEB.tv, Allo ch. 15, Mobius ch. 1500
Jun 4 @ 6:45 pm
Jun
5
Wed
Nebraska Rural Response Hotline Grants @ Statewide
Jun 5 all-day

$500 grants are still available from the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline. The grants are funded by Farm Aid, Nebraska Farmer’s Union Foundation, and other donors.

For grant applications, call the Hotline at: (800) 464-0258.

If you or someone you know got hurt by flooding or blizzards and could use a little help, call the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline. Their experienced and professional staff will help callers find the kind of assistance they need.

The $500 grants are simple to apply for. The application can be filled out over the phone, and the assistance is provided in confidence.

BSB: Pioneers @ Spearfish Sasquatch @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 5 @ 6:15 pm
BSB: Gering @ Bridgeport @ 101.7 The Trail and KNEB.com
Jun 5 @ 6:45 pm
“How Western Music Won the West” @ Knight Museum & Sandhills Center - Alliance
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm

The Knight Museum & Sandhills Center is hosting a free concert featuring Bob & Sheila Everhart who will perform their “How Western Music Won the West” program.

Bring your lawn chairs to the Knight Museum & Sandhills Center. If Mother Nature decides otherwise, we will move the concert into the museum gallery.

Jun
6
Thu
Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
Jun 6 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

Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 6 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 

Western Nebraska Wildflower Week Events
Jun 6 all-day

Western Nebraska Wildflower Events

June 6 in Chadron. Plant grasses and wildflowers and learn about building soil and growing plants after construction work. Tour college planting sites from 10:30-noon. Gather at Eagle Ridge parking lot SE of CSC softball field. 308-430-4186,lmays@csc.edu

June 6 at Gilbert Baker Wildlife Area 6 miles north of Harrison, NE on Monroe Canyon Rd. Guided hike and botanizing with Steve Rolfsmeier. Gather at Gilbert Baker parking lot. 308-430-4186, lmays@csc.edu

June 7 in Scottsbluff. “Pollinators in the Plaza” presentation 10-10:30am at downtown plaza, 18th Street & Broadway. lsato@scottsbluff.org, 308-630-8011

June 7 in Scottsbluff.  Walking Tour of Scottsbluff Downtown Garden Arboretum 10:30-11:30am, beginning at downtown plaza, 18th Street & Broadway.  lsato@scottsbluff.org, 308-630-8011

June 7 in Gering. Take part in a planting and learning project, 1:30-3:30pm  at Oregon Trail Park Stadium aseiler@gering.org, 308-436-6838

June 7 near Gering. Wildflower Hike at Wildcat Hills Nature Center, 210615 Highway 71, at 7pm. amanda.filipi@nebraska.gov, 308-436-3777

June 8 at Scottsbluff National Monument 9-11am. Hike will start from visitor’s center. Dress for rough terrain and bring water, sunscreen, camera, sketchbook, etc. randerson@unl.edu

Rolls & Issues Conference Calls with Senator Stinner
Jun 6 @ 7:30 am
Rolls & Issues Conference Calls with Senator Stinner will held on every other Thursday  at 7:30 a.m. You can use the phone bridge connection sponsored by CenturyLink and call in from your own office, from home or join us at the Chamber Office. The phone number to call is 308-635-8300.
This conference call with District 48 State Senator John Stinner gives you the opportunity to share your concerns and issues and stay informed on issues that pertain to our area and your business.
Additional Date: February 28th, March 14th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th, May 9th, May 23rd and June 6th.
If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at 308-632-2133.  1517 Broadway, Suite 104,  Scottsbluff.
Cheatgrass Management Research @ Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and  Extension Center will host a field tour on cheatgrass management research on Thursday, June 6.

The tour will take place from 9 a.m. until noon at the Panhandle Experimental Rangeland approximately 10 miles north of Scottsbluff on Highway 71. The tour will begin in the east parking lot at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center (4502
Avenue I, Scottsbluff).

The tour is free to the public.  For more information contact
UNL Range and Forage Management Specialist Mitch Stephenson (mstephenson@unl. edu, 307-321-5827). Doughnuts and coffee will be provided by the UNL Panhandle Range and Forage Program.