Calendar

Jun
7
Fri
Nebraska Rural Response Hotline Grants @ Statewide
Jun 7 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.

Registration Deadline: YMCA Cornhole Leagues
Jun 7 all-day

Get your game on… CORNHOLE

Join us for a tailgate favorite at Trails West YMCA Camp this  summer!

Whether you are competitive, play for fun, or a beginner, this is the place for you!

Choose between doubles or an adult/youth league. Each league will play one night a week and will consist of 2 matches per night with each match consisting of 3 games. All are played to 21 with cancelation scoring being used.

Program starts
▪ Thursday June 20th, 2019 for Doubles
▪ Sunday June 23rd, 2019 for Adult/Youth League
Time: Thursdays – 5:30 pm – Doubles League
Sundays – 3:30 pm – Adult/Youth League
Fees:
– Early Registration: $20 for members $35 for non-members – per player by May 31, 2019
– Late Registration: Add $10 to above amounts – per player no later than June 7th, 2019
– NO REGISTRATIONS will be taken after June 7th, 2019
Contact Candie if questions: 308-635-2318 or 308-641-9587

Western Nebraska Wildflower Week Events
Jun 7 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

Jun
8
Sat
98th Anniversary Celebration @ Chadron State Park
Jun 8 all-day

Chadron State Park,  Nebraska’s first state park, will celebrate its 98th anniversary with its annual celebration Saturday, June 8.

New to the event this year is the Kiwanis Regatta canoe race, which is being moved from its usual date later in the summer. Registration begins at the park’s pond at 2 p.m.

The Run for the Hills foot races, which include a 5k, 10k and a shorter fun-run or walk over the rugged Pine Ridge terrain, will begin at the junction of the Black Hills Overlook at 8 a.m. Registration and course information may be found at pineridgetrailsraceseries.com.

There also will be a classic car show at the park’s baseball field and a wide variety of displays and activities at the park’s newly renovated Trading Post. The building received a new floor, counters and other features over the winter.

Other activities include live music, an opportunity for kids to dive for money, discounted horseback rides, free paddle boat rides, archery and pellet gun shooting, nature and blacksmithing displays, and a lunch of buffalo sloppy joe or hot dog lunch for just 98 cents – appropriate to the park’s age, just one penny more than it cost last year.

Among the displays will be the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s trailer that houses many impressive taxidermy mounts that were confiscated because of game violations.

The anniversary celebration is open to the public free of charge, but a Nebraska Park Entry Permit is required for vehicles.

Following is the schedule:

Run for the Hills races, 8 a.m.; Free paddle boat rides 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Free pellet gun shoot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Classic car show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Naturalist activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Buffalo sloppy joe and hot dog lunches, Noon- 2 p.m.; Live music by Cheap Date, Noon-2 p.m.; Free archery card shoot (with prizes) 1-3 p.m.; Kiwanis Regatta, 2 p.m. registration, 2:30 p.m. race; Dive for money at the pool (ages 14 and under), 5 p.m.

Western Nebraska Wildflower Week Events
Jun 8 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

MS Ride for a Cure
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am

Rain or shine, two wheels or four, join the 12th Annual Pre-Summer “MS” Ride for a Cure.  It’s Sunday June 8th.

Signup at Cyclone Express Mart (Shell Gas Station) on the Scottsbluff-Gering Highway, between 8am and 9am.  $10:00 donation fee per rider.

Stops include Dix, Sidney, Bridgeport, and Scottsbluff.  The last stop will be at Goonies in Scottsbluff from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.  There will be door prizes drawn at every stop along with a silent auction.

Questions:  Rick (308) 630 8086

Scottsbluff Farmer’s Market @ 18th Street Plaza
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

18th Street Farmers Market

Downtown Scottsbluff Plaza

Hours are 8:00 am to 11:00 am

For more information, see 18th Street Farmers Market on Facebook.

United Way Color Dash @ Gering
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am

United Way Color Dash presented by First State Bank

June 8th, 2019

8:00am

Five Rocks Amphitheater – 2505 D Street – Gering

7:00 a.m. – Gates Open to Registrants and the Public
8:00 am – Race/Dash Start

A FUN 4K walk/run for all ages! Enjoy pit stops along the course through Gering at 11 paint/splash stations where you’ll be covered with a cornstarch colored powder paint.

Finish the race at  Five Rocks with food, music and fun. Plenty of parking available; racers will be started in groups every few
minutes from the starting line.

For registration and more information, visit
www.unitedwayofwesternnebraska.com

4 Person Golf Scramble to Help Families of Fallen or Disabled Heroes @ Morrill
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am

WHAT: First Annual Budweiser Folds of Honor Patriot Golf Day Tournament hosted by Rolling Greens Golf Course in Morrill, Nebraska. This is a 4 person scramble/best ball with all proceeds going to the Budweiser Folds of Honor Scholarship Fund.

WHERE: Rolling Greens Golf Course

520 Railway Street

Morrill, NE 69358

308-247-2817

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019

9:00 a.m. MST

MORE: Cost per team is $200.00 which includes green fees. Lunch will be provided and a free-will offering will be accepted. Hole prizes and overall top 3 team prizes awarded. To sign up please contact Rolling Greens Golf Course at 308-247-2817.

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on Guide Star, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, the Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded nearly 20,000 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including approximately 4,000 in 2018 alone.

Community Health Fair @ Guadalupe Center - Scottsbluff
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Community Health Fair — Hosted by Minority Health Initiative of Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, Saturday, June 8th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Guadalupe Center, 1200 East 9th Street in Scottsbluff.

The Health Fair runs 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and is FREE to attend, however, blood panel screening will also be available at a greatly reduced fee ranging from $25.00 to $54.85.  Come in having fasted for 10 to 12 hours before the blood draw which begins at 7:00am.

During the Fair, there will be additional free screenings for blood pressure and glucose, body mass index, depression and anxiety.

Minority Health Care Services for Farm and Migrant Workers will be at the Fair, you can explore health insurance options, and a host of other topics and programs from WIC to the YMCA to Head Start and much more. Drawings for prizes, 2 guest speakers, and healthy sack lunches will be provided at the fair.

For more information:  Call CAPWN 308 633 3271 or www.capwn.org

Fort Robinson Vendor Blender @ Fort Robinson State Park
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Arts, crafts and an array of other merchandise will be up for sale during the fifth annual Fort Market at Fort Robinson State Park on Saturday, June 8.

The event will be based at the park’s centrally located Buffalo Soldier Barracks from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. About 50 vendors, offering items ranging from food to yard art, have signed up so far and the park has just a few outdoor stalls left.

Requests for vendor applications can be made by contacting Deb Kennedy, assistant park superintendent, at 308-665-2900 or deb.kennedy@nebraska.gov.

More information about the event may be found on a Facebook page titled “Fort Robinson Vendor Blender.” The event is open to the public free of charge but a park entry permit is required for vehicles.

Scotts Bluff National Monument to Host Designer of “The Oregon Trail” Computer Game @ Gering Civic Center
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am

If you remember The Oregon Trail computer game from the 1980s – or even if you don’t, but you would like to know what all the fuss is about – plan to attend this program!

As part of Scotts Bluff National Monument’s centennial celebration, the community is invited to hear how the iconic educational computer game compared to life on the real Oregon Trail. Although the earliest version of The Oregon Trail game was created in 1971, it was the 1985 Apple II version that first introduced most of the features that people now associate with the game.

The program is free and open to everyone. There will be two opportunities to see the presentation: Friday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. Both presentations will be at the Gering Civic Center.

Friday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: June 8th at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free and open to everyone

For more information about this program or Scotts Bluff National Monument, please call 308-436-9701, visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/scbl or Facebook at  ww.facebook.com/scottsbluffnps.

Calvary Lutheran Church BBQ @ Scottsbluff
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a meal and fellowship with the folks from Calvary Lutheran Church!  The BBQ includes your choice of garlic sausage, roast beef, or hot dog, with baked beans, chip and drink.  Then top it off with ice cream, pie or a brownie.  Tickets are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for 10 and under and $3.00 for dessert.

On Sunday the 9th, the BBQ will run from 11am to 5pm with live music from noon to 2pm!

For tickets contact the church office,   632-8023 or any Calvary member, or email:  calvarylutheranscottsbluff@gmail.com

Calvary Lutheran Church is located at 17 E. 27th St. in Scottsbluff

Dental Day @ Scottsbluff
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

DENTAL DAY!!

Join us Saturday, June 8th from 11am-2pm for a day of fun!

Every 15 minutes Scottsbluff Dentist will be giving away FREE DENTAL SERVICES and more fun prizes!!

Dental services will be scheduled at your convenience over the summer.

Dunk a doc, a bouncy castle, snow cones and more! Who said the dentist wasn’t fun?!!

Free and open to the public. #dentalday2019#scottsbluffdentist

Pepsi #CashWall Cash Stop @ Scottsbluff Dentist
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
VB: West Nebraska All-Star Game (TV) @ 101.7FM, Allo Channel 15, Mobius Channel 1500, Youtube, and KNEB.tv
Jun 8 @ 1:45 pm
West Nebraska All Star Games @ Scottsbluff
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm

The West Nebraska All Star Games are this Saturday.

The 35th annual volleyball match will be at WNCC’s Cougar Palace starting at 2 p.m.  MT.

It’s the 42nd year of the football game and kickoff at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff will be at 7 p.m. MT.

Tickets are available at the gate at both venues.

Radio Coverage on 101.7 FM The Trail.  Also televised on KNEB.TV.

Pepsi #CashWall Cash Stop @ Kimball Ranch Rodeo
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stock Car Racing @ HiWay 92 Raceway Park
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm

Stock Car Racing
HiWay 92 Raceway Park – East of Gering on Highway 92
4:00 p.m. Gates Open
5:15 p.m. Qualifying
6:00 p.m. Racing Starts

This week; racing Saturday are Minions, Figure 8’s, Warriors, Farm Trucks and Limited Late Models.

Admission: $10.00 for adults, $6.00 kids (9-12; kids under 8 are FREE), $8.00 for seniors and $6.00 for veterans-military-police-fire department and EMS.

Concessions available.

For more information visit www.hiway92raceway.com

Kimball Ranch Rodeo @ Kimball County Fairgrounds
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm

Enjoy the Kimball Ranch Rodeo, Saturday, June 8th at the Kimball County Fairgrounds in Kimball.  Action starts at 5:30pm!

Its a great night of rodeo action with special features including:

Ranch Bronc Riding,
Trailer Loading and Doctoring
Team Tying and Wild Cow Milking