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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

Jun
9
Sun
Second Annual Veterans Ride @ Gering
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am
Bring you motorcycles and join in the fun for the second annual Veterans Ride. The ride will be held Sunday, June 9th , with registration from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Oregon Trial Roadhouse in Gering.
The proceeds from the ride will go to the Veterans and Military Family Emergency Relief Organization (VMFERO), which helps veterans and military families in emergency circumstances.
The cost of the ride is $15 per person or $20 for a couple. The ride will include several stops in the panhandle, starting at the Oregon Trail Roadhouse, and continue on to Beer and Loathing in Kimball,
The Rock in Sidney, Frankies Bar in Bridgeport, Pink Palace in McGrew, and back to the Oregon Trail Roadhouse. All levels of riders are welcome!
VMFERO is a local organization that provides financial aid and support to area veterans and military families that run into emergency situations. The aid includes rent, utility bills, medical, food, and other basic needs. Over 95 percent of the proceeds goes directly to helping veterans in the panhandle of Nebraska and a small portion in eastern Wyoming.
Calvary Lutheran BBQ @ Scottsbluff
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 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

NASCAR: FireKeepers Casino 400 (Michigan – MRN)
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am
“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 9 @ 1:30 pm

Movie Synopsis: Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 45min

Showtimes:
Friday, June 7th 7:30pm
Saturday, June 8th 7:30pm
Sunday, June 9
th 1:30pm

All proceeds go to the Historic Midwest Theater!
Friends of the Midwest Theater is a 501-c-3 Nonprofit

Fortis Boy Choir Spring Concert @ Scottsbluff
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm

The Fortis Boy Choir will be preforming their Spring Concert on June 9th, 3pm, at the Emmanuel Congregational Church, 4100 Ave B, Scottsbluff.  They will be singing songs from all over the World!  Please come for a fun event for the whole family!

This concert is Free!

The Fortis Boy Choir is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization and will have a free will donation at the concert

Community Fishing Night @ Terry's Lake - Terrytown
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, events will be held at venues across the state. Look for the Family Fishing Trailer, or a gathering of NGPC Staff and volunteers, where loaner rods and reels, bait and fishing instruction are available free to participants.

This is the perfect opportunity for people of all ages who have never been fishing or have not fished for years to learn. All participants ages 16 and older need a fishing license (OutdoorNebraska.org for permits).

BSB: Pioneers @ Casper Horseheads @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 9 @ 4:15 pm
Jun
10
Mon
Donate used durable medical equipment
Jun 10 all-day

Donate “no longer needed” gently used durable medical equipment to people in need.  Independence Rising is an organization that loans durable medical equipment to individuals with a disability or are recovering from an illness or surgery.

Examples are wheelchairs, walkers, canes, seated walkers, bath benches and chairs, toilet risers and commodes.

Independence Rising is an Independent Living Center located at  Northfield,  2350 Five Rocks Road in Gering.

Equipment rents for $10/per item for 4 months, if after 4 months the equipment is still needed it will be an additional $10/per item for another 4 months.

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

Kimball Underpass Renovation Project @ Kimball
Jun 10 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.

New Student Registration Sessions @ Eastern Wyoming College - Torrington
Jun 10 all-day

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that four new student registration events will be held at the main campus in Torrington on May 24, June 10, July 19 and August 5. Students will sign up for a 30-minute session to meet with their advisor to register for the Fall 2019 semester.

Students will have the opportunity to begin with ACCUPLACER placement exams, if needed. This placement exam is used to ensure placement into the appropriate English, reading and math courses. There is a fee of $20 for these computer-based exams. Students should bring a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test.

Financial Aid staff will be available to assist students with the financial aid process and preparing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students are encouraged to sign up early for the new student registration sessions. To sign up, call Michelle at 307.532.8230 or visit the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu to sign up online.

Registration for the Summer 2019 session is also currently open. A complete schedule is available online at ewc.wy.edu.

Knights of Columbus Bingo @ KC Hall
Jun 10 @ 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.
 
Jun
11
Tue
Nebraska Rural Response Hotline Grants @ Statewide
Jun 11 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.

Retirement/Going Away Reception @ Harms Center at WNCC
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The community is invited to attend a retirement and going away party for Western Nebraska Community College’s retirees and departures on Tuesday, June 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the John N. Harms Center Plex (2620 College Park Drive) on the Scottsbluff Campus.
Those being honored at the reception will be Laurie Alkire (retirement), Peg Wolff (retirement), Dr. Todd Holcomb (assuming new position at Hawkeye Community College), and Dr. Kim Kuster Dale (assuming new position with Western Wyoming Community College).
There is no cost to attend and no RSVP is required.
Juvenile NA/AA Meeting
Jun 11 @ 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)

BSB: Hastings Sodbusters @ Pioneers @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 11 @ 6:15 pm
Empowerment with MS Group @ Gering
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Empowerment with MS Connection Group
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm
First meeting: Tuesday, April 9
Independence Rising
At Northfield – 2350 Five Rocks Rd, Gering, NE 69341

Connection groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education, and mutual aid. This group provides a safe, confidential environment to share your thoughts, concerns and how you have been coping with your MS. Community speakers are sometimes brought in to provide local education opportunities.

For more information, contact Jamie at 308-633-7025 or ir.schwedaj@gmail.com.

Please contact Jamie before attending your first meeting.

Tracy Byrd in Concert @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm

Tracy Byrd is marking 25 years since his first big hit and to celebrate the special occasion, he’s returning to the road for a tour that finds him performing all over the United States for the first time in several years. His tour will stop in Scottsbluff on Tues., June 11 for a concert at the historic Midwest Theater in downtown Scottsbluff.

The country hitmaker first reached No. 1 in 1993 with “Holdin’ Heaven,” and he followed up with a string of hits that included “Watermelon Crawl,” “Big Love,” “I’m From the Country,” “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo,” “Drinkin’ Bone,” and “The Keeper of the Stars,” which won ACM Song of the Year honors in 1996. He’s released 34 singles and ten studio albums, four of which have been certified gold, one platinum and one double platinum by the RIAA.

Individual tickets: $40 for Members
$45 for Non-Members

VIP Meet & Greet pass: $25 have an opportunity to have your photograph with Tracy and get his autograph (a limited number M&G passes are available)

To Purchase Tickets: Stop in at the Midwest Theater 1707 Broadway, Scottsbluff, Call 308-632-4311, Buy online at MidwestTheater.com

For more information, visit midwesttheater.com/

Jun
12
Wed
Monthly Outdoor Siren Test CANCELLED TODAY
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am

THE MONTHLY SIREN TEST WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED TODAY SEPTEMBER 11th DUE TO THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

 

Region 22 Emergency Management and Scotts Bluff County Consolidated Communications Center will test the outdoor warning sirens in Gering, Scottsbluff, Terrytown, McGrew, Henry and Harrisburg on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. This test will only last for approximately one minute and will include the Western Nebraska Regional Airport and Western Sugar.

These tests will be conducted on the second Wednesday of every month through October. In case of inclement weather on the morning of the test, the test will be cancelled.

The purpose of these tests are to insure the sirens and their communications link are in proper working order in case the time comes that they are needed for a real emergency, such as a tornado, damaging straight-line winds, or chemical spill.