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 12th.
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
Due to winter weather conditions last week, the Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center (HMERC) will delay opening for the 2019 season until Wednesday, May 29th. Hours of visitor center operation are 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesdays through Sundays.
The parking lot, trails, and restrooms will be available seven days a week. Exceptions to the Monday visitor center is Labor Day (September 2).
Guided tour fees of the Hudson-Meng Bison Bone Bed are $5 for adult; $4.50 for seniors; $3 for children from ages
of 5-12; age 4 and under is free. Tours are available when the HMERC visitor center is open.
Fees are used to defray the cost of operating the site and to provide additional educational and interpretive materials such as Junior
Archeologist booklet and interpretive signage.
For more information, please call the Nebraska National Forests and
Grasslands Supervisor’s office at (308) 432-0300, or Hudson-Meng Site Manager, Ryan Means, at (308) 221-4162.
On May 29th, the Gering Library invites you to launch into summer reading at the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Blast Off! Sign-ups for cosmic readers of all ages will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with fun activities and a sign up prize for kids and teens. Also, take a picture and give a high five to our special visitor, Hiram, the Western Nebraska Pioneers baseball team mascot.
The summer reading program is for the entire family. There will be fun activities for all ages. The early childhood programs for our youngest patrons will be held every Wednesday morning at 10:00 during the month of June for out of this world storytimes, playtime, and hands-on activities
Join us at the Gering Public Library on May 29th for sign-up day or any day thereafter during June to sign up, get a calendar of events and to register for the campout. It’s going to be a cosmic summer at the Gering Library. Don’t miss out on the out of this world fun! For more information call 436-7433, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.gering.org/library or the Gering Public Library page on Facebook.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
9:30 a.m. MDT
Cheyenne County Mobile Office
Cheyenne County Courthouse – District Courtroom
1000 10th Avenue, Sidney, NE
Join Conservation Nebraska’s Common Ground Program at Legacy of the Plains Museum Firepit on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 7:45p.m. for a solar spectacle as the sun illuminates the International Space Station (ISS) with astronaut Nick Hague aboard.
NASA Solar System Ambassador Jessica Anders will join us as we learn how the ISS is a conservation star and how we can follow its lead. Learn about Nick’s visit to our area or message his Facebook or Twitter.
Relax by the fire and enjoy lemonade provided by Legacy of the Plains Museum.
Bring binoculars and lawn chairs if you have them, there will be seating limited, optimal predicted viewing around 8:21p.m.
This is a free event open to the community.
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.
Come to Camp Clarke Days in Bridgeport Thursday through Sunday! “Honoring the Past in the Present”
Book Sale at Bridgeport Public Library
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”
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
All School Alumni Potluck 12 Noon Bridgeport Elementary School
Camp Clarke Play 2:00pm High School Auditorium
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
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
The Homesteaders Museum and the City of Torrington are excited to announce the arrival of the exhibit Naval Ships with Wyoming Names, a traveling exhibit from the Fort Casper Museum. This exhibit will be open to the public at the Homesteaders Museum on 495 Main Street in Torrington, WY with no cost of admission until the end of May. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and by appointment.
This exhibit was organized by Fort Caspar Museum as a traveling exhibit that features many of the U.S. Navy ships named after the state of Wyoming—its people, cities and towns, counties, and rivers—beginning with the earliest ship in 1900 up through ones that are in service today
It’s Hot Diggity Dog Time!
WHERE: Scottsbluff Viaero 2822 Ave I
WHEN: Fridays in May
TIME: 11 am to 1 pm
Join us for Hot Dogs Across America! We’ll be
featuring a different dog each week! Get a hot
dog, chips, and a drink for only $5! All proceeds
will go to the Festival of Hope.
KNEB May Beef Month Wrap-up Parking Lot BBQ
Friday, May 31st, from 11am to 1pm at KNEB Studios 1928 East Portal Place Drive.
Hosted by KNEB Radio benefiting Camp Scott.
Enjoy a hamburger, or all beef hot dog, chips, drink, and a Runza cookie for a free will donation. Stop by and have your pic taken with Hiram the Pioneers mascot.
The Alliance Public Library will host a PBS KIDS Family Event on Friday May 31st at 1 PM. Meet Jet Propulsion from Ready Jet Go and watch his new movie One Small Step.
— Friday, May 31st @ 7:30 p.m.
— Saturday, June 1st @ 7:30 p.m.
Meet the Filmmakers* after each screening. Ticket prices are $7.00 for Adults; $4.00 for Midwest Members & Students. No passes, coupons, corp or gold cards accepted.
The summer speaker series in Nebraska’s state parks kicks off this week with a program about ospreys and other birds of prey.
Shelley Mangram, a ranger at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, will deliver the presentation Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at Fort Robinson State Park’s Soldier Creek Campground.
The series of presentations, which also includes programs at Chadron State Park, is a collaboration of the National Park Service’s Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, the U.S. Forest Service’s Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The programs are open to the public free of charge but vehicles must have a Nebraska Park Entry Permit, available at outdoornebraska.org or from vendors throughout the state.