Calendar

May
27
Mon
Memorial Day Closures
May 27 all-day

Monday May 27th is the U.S. Holiday for Memorial Day.   All Federal, State and Local Government offices will be closed.  Regular Mail will not be delivered.  U.S. Postal Offices will be closed.  Many businesses will also be closed.

 

Due to the holiday, trash collection for Gering Residential & Commercial customers will be collected on Tuesday, after Commercial and Residential customers that are normally collected on Tuesday. Residential customers need to be aware that collection may be later than normal due to the holiday.

The City of Kimball offices and City departments, including the Landfill, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Kimball Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 25, 2019 through Monday, May 27, 2019.

Eastern Wyoming College will be closed Monday May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday May 28. The Fitness Center will be closed May 25-27 and will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday May 28.

Memorial Day Masses @ Bayard, Bridgeport, Dalton
May 27 all-day

The Catholic communities in Bayard, Bridgeport and Dalton will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 at the local cemeteries.

Father CP Varghese, pastor of Sacred Heart in Bayard,
All Souls in Bridgeport, and St. Mary’s in Dalton, will preside.
Mass at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport will be held at 8 a.m., at the Bayard Cemetery at 10 a.m., and at St. Mary’s Cemetery at Dalton at 5 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and umbrellas (for
shade). In case of inclement weather, Mass will be held at the respective churches.

Memorial Day Services/Activities
May 27 all-day

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Creighton Valley Cemetery – – – – 2:30 pm   (East of Gering on highway 92 – County Road “U” & 27th and  ½ mile South)

Monday, May 27, 2019

Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff – – – – 9:00 am

Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Scottsbluff – – 11:00 am

Western NE State Veterans Home, Scottsbluff – 1:30 pm

Westlawn Cemetery, Gering – – – – 10:00 am

Mitchell Valley Cemetery, Mitchell – – – 10:00 am

North Platte River Bridge, Mitchell – – – 10:30 am

North Mitchell Cemetery, Mitchell – – – 11:00 am

Eastlawn Cemetery, Minatare – – – – 11:00 am

Elsewhere:
Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport will hold Ceremonies at 10:30am Monday,  conducted by the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion
Mintken-Davison Post 301 American Legion at Dalton will hold Memorial Day Services at 10:30am, Monday, May 27th  at the Dalton Cemetery.
Rose Hill Cemetery at Broadwater will host services Monday at 11:00am, followed by a carry in lunch at Messiah Lutheran Church
Other Activities: MONDAY
8:00 am – Coffee, Western NE State Veterans Home, Scottsbluff  (Open to the public)
Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 27 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 

Knights of Columbus Bingo @ KC Hall
May 27 @ 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.
 
May
28
Tue
Excavation at the Hell Gap Paleoindian site
May 28 all-day

Once again, area residents and visitors will have an opportunity early this summer to observe, and in some cases, participate in excavation at the Hell Gap Paleoindian site, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2018.

A series of public meetings to introduce the site, its history, and possible future developments, will be held throughout the area prior to and during the field school season.

The Summer 2019 field school will run in three sessions from June 21 to July 29: June 21-July 1, July 6-15, July 20-29. Hell Gap is located northeast of Guernsey on Whalen Canyon Road.

For more information on this Advanced Field School 5180 opportunity, and related activities, contact

Marcel Kornfeld at anpro1@uwyo.edu, or Larson at mlarson@uwyo.edu, or visit the website http://www.uwyo.edu/anthropology/piri/, see the summer schedule tab.

Greener Gardens Greenhouse Workshops @ North Platte NRD - Scottsbluff
May 28 @ 9:00 am

Time: 9:00 am
Date: Monthly every-last Tuesday
Location: 100547 Airport Road, Scottsbluff, the North Platte NRD Office
Limit:15 people max, unless otherwise stated so sign up quickly

Presenters: Jenifer Berge Sauter, Special Projects Coordinator for Greener Gardens Greenhouse of the North Platte NRD, & Amanda Shepperd, Forestry and Outreach Technician of the North Platte NRD & the Nebraska Forest Service

Date–Title–Notes

March 26th, 2019
Propagation and Plant ID * Please bring your own reusable container

April 30th,  2019       Tomato “Seed to Harvest”

May 28th, 2019
“I bought a new plant; how do I care for it?”
* The practical techniques to extend your plants
life, and general plant care

June 25th, 2019
Kitchen Composting and Introducing Worms into the
Mix  * 10 people max, don’t want to many people
scaring the worms
* Bring a coffee container, with a lid to start your
own counter composter

July 30th, 2019
Introducing Lemon Grass * We will be learning to separate lemon grass, and other uses of the amazing plant

August
27th, 2019
Working with Water * Soil types demonstration, proper watering and why

September
24th, 2019
Hügelkulturs Workshop * Learn a new way to use old wood in your garden

October
29th, 2019
Bug Identification

Notes:
• Classes will be approximately an hour long
• Parking in the front of the NRD building, all classes will begin in the Education Room

Questions and to Sign up call the North Platte NRD office at
(308)632-2749

Volunteers Needed to pick up Cemetery Flags @ Sunset and Fairview Cemeteries - Scottsbluff
May 28 @ 9:00 am

Volunteers are needed to pick up the US Flags on deceased
veterans graves at both Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery and
Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff, NE.

Volunteers are asked to be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:00 am and immediately
following that the volunteers will go to Fairview Cemetery to
pick up the US grave flags.

Naval Ships with Wyoming Names @ Homesteaders Museum - Torrington
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

Juvenile NA/AA Meeting
May 28 @ 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)

Western Nebraska Pioneers Baseball Opening Night DELAYED @ Gering
May 28 @ 5:30 pm

The Western Nebraska Pioneers regret to announce that tonight’s home opener against the Fremont Moo is postponed due to rain and wet grounds. The game will be made up on Thursday, May 30 in a doubleheader that will start at 5:00 p.m. Two seven-inning games will be played and the first 500 fans will receive free cowbells, courtesy of SuzyQ.

The game scheduled for Wednesday, May 29 will now be Opening Night, with free t-shirts to the first 500 fans, courtesy of The Steel Grill. Wednesday night is Scottsbluff Schools Foundation Night, highlighting educators from the Scottsbluff school district and their families.

Thank you for your understanding of the situation and we’ll see you at the ballpark!

For single game tickets, 10-ticket flex passes, group tickets and party deck options call: 308. 633.BALL or visit www.wnpioneers.com

Listen to every Pioneers game on KNEB 960AM and 100.3 FM

50th Anniversary Moon Landing Documentary Sneak Peek @ Alliance High School
May 28 @ 6:30 pm
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Tuesday May 28th at 6:30 at the Alliance High School Performing  Arts Center. The PBS documentary film excerpt Chasing the Moon will be shown.
May
29
Wed
Explore Beekeeping classes
May 29 all-day

Those interested in beekeeping have a new learning opportunity.  The Center for Rural Affairs and University of Nebraska-Lincoln are partnering to offer Great Plains Master Beekeeping, a regional beekeeper training and certification program.

The program’s purpose is to increase the amount of well-educated beekeepers, to provide new and experienced beekeepers with resources to continue their education, and to help others become advocates for bees.

The Center for Rural Affairs is leading Exploratory Beekeeping classes, with four set for this summer:
  – May 29 in Macy,
  – June 15 in Schuyler,
  – June 22 in Grand Island, and
  – Aug. 28 in Crete.

Sessions in Schuyler, Grand Island, and Crete will be in English and translated into Spanish.

To participate in the program, contact unlbeelab@unl.edu or 402.472.8378, or visit gpmb.unl.edu. For more information or to RSVP to Exploratory Beekeeping classes, visit cfra.org or contact Bailey at 402.367.8989 or kirstinb@cfra.org.

Farm & Ranch Clinic
May 29 all-day

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters. The clinics offer an opportunity to seek an experienced outside opinion on issues affecting your farm or ranch.

Clinic Sites and Dates
Norfolk — Wednesday, May 29

To sign up for a free clinic or to get more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline at 1-800-464-0258. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska sponsor these clinics.

Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 29 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 Hours: Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center delayed
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Universe of Stories Summer Reading Blast Off @ Gering Public Library
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 gpl@geringlibrary.org, visit www.gering.org/library or the Gering Public Library page on Facebook.

Rep. Adrian Smith Mobile Office @ Sidney
May 29 @ 9:30 am

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

Sidney
9:30 a.m. MDT
Cheyenne County Mobile Office 

Cheyenne County Courthouse – District Courtroom

1000 10th Avenue, Sidney, NE

BSB: Fremont Moo @ Pioneers @ 960AM/100.3FM
May 29 @ 6:15 pm
Conservation Nebraska Fireside Chat @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 29 @ 7:45 pm

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.