Calendar

Jun
17
Mon
Donate used durable medical equipment
Jun 17 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

Summer Hours begin @ Scotts Bluff National Monument
Jun 17 all-day

The busy summer season is in full swing at Scotts Bluff National Monument. To accommodate increased visitation and longer daylight hours, extended operating hours will take
effect on Monday, June 17th.

The Summer Visitor Center hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Summit Road will be open to vehicles from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and all vehicles must be down by 6:00 p.m. The entrance
booth will be staffed during peak times during the day. These operating hours will be in effect through Labor Day weekend as staffing allows.

Park grounds, including the trails, are open from sunrise to sunset year around. As a reminder, walking or biking on the Summit Road during operating hours is prohibited for safety reasons.

Governor’s Call-In Show @ 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Bingo @ KC Hall
Jun 17 @ 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.
 
Local Author Mary Wernke: “Beyond the Titanic” @ Alliance Public Library
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Alliance Public Library will host local author Mary Wernke and her recently published book “Beyond the Titanic” which is inspired by her distant cousin, Margaret Mannion, who survived the Titanic. Mary’s author presentation and book signing will be Monday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room.
 Please contact Cynthia Horn, Outreach and Adult Services Librarian at 762-1387 for more information.
Jun
18
Tue
Mosquito Spraying @ Gering and Terrytown
Jun 18 all-day

The City of Gering will begin spraying for mosquitoes on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  Spraying will continue every Tuesday and Thursday evening; weather permitting, for the remainder of the mosquito season.

The City of Terrytown has contracted with the City of Gering for mosquito spraying on Tuesdays in residential areas, in the parks and along trails.

If you have any questions please call Casey Dahlgrin at 308-436-5096.

 

Tractor Safety Course @ Gering
Jun 18 all-day

A tractor safety course for 14- and 15-year-old youths who
work on farms is scheduled for June 18 and 19 at Legacy of the
Plains Museum in Gering.

Cost of the course is $60 and includes educational materials and instruction, supplies and lunch.

To register, contact Scotts Bluff County Extension
office at 308-632-1480

 

Representative Smith Mobile Office Hours @ Kimball
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) are invited to meet with a representative of his office at mobile offices throughout the month of June including in Kimball and Alliance.

At mobile offices, Third District residents can meet with one of Smith’s staff members who can assist with federal agencies, like FEMA or the USDA, relay concerns about federal issues, or assist in taking advantage of the services available through his office.

Tuesday, June 18th   

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MT

Kimball Library

208 South Walnut Street, Kimball

Monday, June 24th

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MT

 Box Butte County Courthouse

515 Box Butte Avenue, Alliance

Juvenile NA/AA Meeting
Jun 18 @ 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)

Jun
19
Wed
32nd annual Tour de Nebraska Bicycle Tour
Jun 19 all-day

A total of 467 cyclists on the 32ndAnnual Tour de Nebraska bicycle adventure will roll out of Sidney on Wednesday, June 19th and travel five days to Kimball, Gering, Scottsbluff, Bridgeport and back to Sidney.

With this number of cyclists on this year’s Tour de Nebraska annual bicycle adventure, it’s even more critical for motorists and cyclists to use extra caution on the road.

For the complete tour details go to:

https://www.tourdenebraska.com/our-2019-tour.html

 

Free screening: “Still Alice” @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm

Movie Synopsis: Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice’s three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day.

Rating: PG -13
Runtime: 1h 42min
Location: The Midwest Theater
Showtimes: Wed, June 19, 7:30 pm

The film screening of “Still Alice” is sponsored by

Kevin & Vickie Hall, Chaloupka, Holyoke, Snyder, Chaloupka & Longoria, PC, LLO

First State Bank, Sandberg Implement, Inc., The Mixing Bowl, Platte Valley Bank

Oregon Trail Community Foundation, Scottsbluff Caregivers Support Group

Jun
20
Thu
32nd annual Tour de Nebraska Bicycle Tour
Jun 20 all-day

A total of 467 cyclists on the 32ndAnnual Tour de Nebraska bicycle adventure will roll out of Sidney on Wednesday, June 19th and travel five days to Kimball, Gering, Scottsbluff, Bridgeport and back to Sidney.

With this number of cyclists on this year’s Tour de Nebraska annual bicycle adventure, it’s even more critical for motorists and cyclists to use extra caution on the road.

For the complete tour details go to:

https://www.tourdenebraska.com/our-2019-tour.html

 

Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
Jun 20 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

Honor Flight participants on their way to D.C. @ Scottsbluff
Jun 20 all-day

12th Honor Flight from Western Nebraska will take 11 Korean and Vietnam Veterans and their guardians to Washington D.C.

They will arrive in Scottsbluff for lunch at the Elks at Noon on June 20th, and will depart at 1pm enroute to Denver International Airport.

You are invited to help welcome the Veterans by holding a flag, furnished by the Patriot Guard Riders.

The Schedule: June 20th

Arriving on Highway 26 from Minatare, they will turn west on East Overland to 5th Avenue.

North of 5th Avenue to 20th Street

West on 20th Street to 1st Avenue, then south on 1st Ave to the Elks

12:00 Noon Arrive at the Elks for lunch, 1614 1st Ave.

1:00pm Depart for Kimball and points south to Denver

Contact: bgold@charter.net  308 632 3651

Midwest Summer Matinee Madness! @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 20 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.

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 

Mosquito Spraying @ Gering and Terrytown
Jun 20 all-day

The City of Gering will begin spraying for mosquitoes on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  Spraying will continue every Tuesday and Thursday evening; weather permitting, for the remainder of the mosquito season.

The City of Terrytown has contracted with the City of Gering for mosquito spraying on Tuesdays in residential areas, in the parks and along trails.

If you have any questions please call Casey Dahlgrin at 308-436-5096.

 

Panhandle June Wheat and Pea Field Days @ UN-L High Plains Ag Lab - Sidney
Jun 20 all-day

The UNL High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney will sponsor its annual June field day on June 20 this year. It’s an opportunity to hear updates on research going on at the ag lab and view the results from winter wheat and pea variety trials. In addition to HPAL, wheat and pea variety tours will be conducted June 20 and 21 at cooperators’ farms in the Panhandle.

The schedule of wheat tours:

June 20, High Plains Ag Lab, Sidney: During the HPAL field day, Morning field day featuring wheat on dryland crops, grazing systems, and integrated crop-livestock research.

June 20, Box Butte County: 4 p.m., irrigated wheat variety plot tour at Chris Cullan farm, Box Butte County. From Berea, ¾ mile north on Highway 385; plot is on west side of highway.

June 20, Box Butte County: 7 p.m., dryland wheat variety plot tour at Chris Cullan farm. From Berea, north on Highway 2 for 2.7 miles, then west on Hall Rd 0.65 miles. Plot is on the south side of the road.

 

Pea Field Days

Field pea plot tours are scheduled for June 20 in Cheyenne County and June 21 in Box Butte County.

June 20, 8 a.m., Cheyenne County at High Plains Ag Lab (Rainfed): From HPAL office, 0.25 miles east on CR 32N, then north on trial road.

June 21, 9 a.m., Box Butte County, Greg Hansen Farm: From Hemingford, 7 miles east on Dodge RD, 2 miles south on CR 62. Plot is on east side of road.

Registration Deadline: Family History Center Field Trip
Jun 20 all-day

Thursday, June 20th is the registration deadline for the West Nebraska Family Research and History Center’s Field Trip to Alliance to visit the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery, Swallows Military Museum and Knight Museum and Sandhills Center.

Please contact the West Nebraska Family Research and History Center at 1602 Avenue A in Scottsbluff, call 635-2400, or log on to wnfrhc.org for more information.

Public listening sessions on university president search @ UN-K
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters, and members of the public are invited to a series of listening sessions beginning June 20 and 21 to gather input on the search for the next president of the University of Nebraska

University of Nebraska at Kearney (Thursday, June 20)  (CentralTime)

Nebraskan Student Union (1013 W. 27th St., Kearney)

·         8 to 9 a.m.: Faculty listening session

·         9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Staff/administrator listening session

·         11 a.m. to Noon: Student listening session

·         12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Alumni/business/community listening session

·         2 to 3 p.m.: Open listening session

Senator Sasse Mobile Office @ Banner and Kimball Counties
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Constituent services representatives from Senator Ben Sasse’s office are coming to a town near you to offer guidance and aid to Nebraskans who require help navigating Washington’s federal bureaucracy. 

BANNER COUNTY
Thursday, June 20
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Banner County Courthouse
204 State Street
Harrisburg, NE 69345

 

KIMBALL COUNTY
Thursday, June 20
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM MT
Kimball Public Library
208 South Walnut
Kimball, NE 69145