Deadline to enter: Fundraiser Cornhole Tournament @ Morrll American Legion
May 3 all-day

Gene Staab Fundraiser Cornhole Tournament at Morrill Legion

$25 per team, registration and fee due by Friday May 3rd
Tournament is Saturday May 4th, with Rules Meeting starting at 5:45 pm.
For more information, contact Jon Amundsen at 308-631-3764
Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 3 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

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 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

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 

Theatre West Pre-Season Ticket Sale
May 4 all-day

Season tickets are on sale for the 2019 Theatre West summer productions.  The grand opening of the remodeled WNCC performing arts center and theatre will coincide with Theatre West’s first 2019 production on June 14th .

Tickets can be purchased by mail or online from April 8 – May 8th
ADULT / $48 (savings of $12)
SENIOR / $42 (savings of $11)
STUDENT / $18 (savings of $3)



“FOREVER PLAID”  June 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 P.M. / June 22 at 2:00 P.M.

“SHREK”  June 27, 28, 29, July 5, 6 at 7:30 P.M. / June 29, 30, July 6 at 2:00P.M

“THE MUSIC MAN” July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 P.M / July 20 at 2:00 P.M.

“LION KING JR”   July 27, 28 at 2:00 P.M.


UP steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and Living Legend No. 844 @ Cheyenne to Ogden, UT
May 4 all-day

Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and the Living Legend No. 844 – are touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary.

Big Boy No. 4014 will leave Cheyenne with the Living Legend No. 844 May 4 following a 9:30 a.m. MT christening ceremony at the historic Cheyenne Depot and arrive in Ogden for the May 9 celebratory event. The event will be streamed live at 10:30 a.m. MT via the Union Pacific Facebook page.

The Big Boy and Living Legend will make several brief stops in communities on their way to Ogden.

The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world’s only operating Big Boy locomotive.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol urge motorists to be extra vigilant when traveling during the upcoming Union Pacific (UP) railroad events.

Motorists are not allowed to stop or park on the side of I-80 or along the overpasses or bridges.  Violators, who decide to stop along the interstate, can be fined up to $235.00.

Spectators can visit for more information on tour schedule and stops.

Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change.

Join the Union Pacific Steam Club to be notified of major schedule updates. Small schedule changes will be communicated immediately via the UP Steam Club Facebook Group and the @UP_Steam Twitter feed located at


Fundraising Garage Sale @ Scottsbluff
May 4 @ 6:00 am – 3:00 pm

A fundraising garage sale will be held Saturday May 4th from 6am to 3pm for the Twin Cities Childhood Center.  Proceeds will help fund purchase of a building.

The event is going to held at 1720 Portal Place in Scottsbluff.

Donations will be accepted on Friday, May 3rd, beginning at 6pm.

Chadron State College Graduation Ceremonies @ Memorial Hall & Chicoine Center
May 4 @ 8:00 am

Eighty graduate candidates and 242 undergraduate candidates will be recognized during two Chadron State College commencement ceremonies Saturday. CSC Live will broadcast both events.

Graduate Commencement will be at 8 a.m. in Memorial Hall’s Auditorium. The speaker will be Dr. Robert Knight, a professor retiring from the Justice Studies, Social Sciences, English Department after 11 years.

Undergraduate Commencement will be at 10 a.m. in the Chicoine Center. Attorney Trevor Schmidt, a Chadron native and 2016 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient, will be the speaker.

Both events will be broadcast on CSC Live.

Dual Undergraduate Ceremonies at UN-L @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 4 @ 8:00 am

Spring commencements at the University of Nebraska will feature two undergraduate events — one in the morning, the other in the afternoon — with specific college assignments for each. The split ceremony will help the university better accommodate growth in degrees awarded and reduce the amount of time graduates, families and visitors have to spend in the arena.

The morning commencement begins at 9 a.m. ((8am MT)) (doors open at 7:30 a.m.) and will include the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Architecture; Business; Fine and Performing Arts; Journalism and Mass Communications; and Public Affairs and Community Service. The afternoon ceremony begins at 3 p.m. ((2pm MT)) (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) and includes the colleges of Arts and Sciences; Education and Human Sciences; and Engineering.

The other spring 2019 graduation ceremonies are 3 p.m. May 3 at Pinnacle Bank Arena for graduate students, and 2 p.m. May 4 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts for law graduates.

Watch the live stream (stream begins one half-hour before the ceremony).

Household Hazardous Waste Collection @ Panhandle Co-op- Plaza - Scottsbluff
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Hosted by Keep Scottsbluff Gering Beautiful and Panhandle Coop

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM

Panhandle Co-op Plaza, 401 S. Beltline Hwy. E.  North Parking Lot

We will be accepting the following items:
* Flammable liquids gasoline, kerosene, thinners
* Household, Lawn and Garden Chemicals
* Pool Chemicals
* Mercury liquid, thermometers, relays/switches
* Stains & Varnishes – NO PAINT ACCEPTED
* Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Fee is $5.00 to help offset the expenses.

RESIDENTIAL ONLY! NO Commercial products accepted.
NO Tires, Pharmaceuticals, Electronics, Household Batteries, Paint, Used Oil/Antifreeze, Appliances or Construction Waste accepted. NO Early Drop Offs.

City of Scottsbluff Environmental Services accepts electronics, batteries and paint in original containers during business hours, all year long. Battery terminals MUST be taped.

City of Gering Landfill accepts used oil/antifreeze during business hours, all year long.

“Geo-Journey” Trail Walk @ Scotts Bluff National Monument
May 4 @ 10:00 am

What: “Geo-Journey” Trail Walk with geologists Emmett Evanoff and James Swinehart
When: Saturday, May 4th at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Scotts Bluff National Monument, 190276 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE 69341

Description: Hike through the 35 million year-old layers of the bluff along the Saddle Rock Trail with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Emeritus Professor of Geology, James Swinehart, and University of
Northern Colorado Associate Professor of Geology, Emmett Evanoff. Learn how ancient volcanic eruptions helped shape the bluff and what the bluff is made off.

The program is free and familyfriendly. Walk-ins are welcome but registration is appreciated. Register by contacting Kayla Gasker
at (308) 436-9701 or

4-H Club Free Petting Zoo @ Mitchell
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Just Kidding Around 4-H Club will have a free petting zoo at Peaceful Prairie Nursery in Mitchell, Saturday May 4th from 10am-2pm.

There will be hotdogs and chips for sale to promote the Mitchell Berean youth group.

Bring your camera to capture great memories of your kiddos with alpacas, baby goats, lambs, hedgehogs, rabbits, and chickens!

That’s this Saturday, 10am to 2pm at Peaceful Prairie Nursery in Mitchell.

Cinco De Mayo parade @ Scottsbluff
May 4 @ 10:00 am

Everyone is invited to attend the Cinco De Mayo parade to be held on Saturday May 4th at 10am.

Line up is at 9:15am. The parade will start on 19th Ave in Scottsbluff and will go down East Overland to 2nd Ave. They would like as many participants as they can. Cars, Horses, or walkers welcome.   There is no charge to be in the parade, so come join in!

The  Guadalupe Center is open for lunch after the parade!

There will be entertainment from the Los Guadalupanos dancers. Food, craft, and information vendors will be available.

So come down and enjoy the day!

Contact Julie Mason at 308 672 1508.


Circle the Wagons Workshops and Square Dance
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 9:30 pm

Saturday, May 4-Circle the Wagons Dance at the IOOF Hall in Gering.

Caller:  Marshall Poole

Cuer:  Steve Kline

Round Workshop—10:00-11:30

Mainstream Workshop—1:30-3:00



Baseball: Nebraska @ Northwestern @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 4 @ 12:30 pm
Paws 4 Paws Painted Dogs Exhibit @ West Nebraska Arts Center
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

May 4th and May 5th


West Nebraska Art Center, Scottsbluff

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM No admission fee

UNMC Graduation @ Gering Civic Center
May 4 @ 3:00 pm

University of Nebraska Medical Center spring commencement ceremonies will take place May 2 and 4, in Norfolk, Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha and Gering.  Diplomas will be conferred on 990 students

Saturday May 4

 UNMC College of Nursing West Nebraska Division at Scottsbluff and the West Division of the UNMC College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program — 3 p.m., Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St.



WNCC Honor’s Recital @ First Presbyterian Church - Scottsbluff
May 4 @ 3:00 pm

A group of advanced instrumental and vocal music students will perform in an honor’s recital on May 4 at 3 p.m. The free event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff and will feature some of the top WNCC performing arts students.

Cruise Night @ Scottsbluff
May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Scottsbluff- The High Plains Auto Club will host a Cruise Night on Saturday, May 4, at Dairy Queen.  A meet and greet will begin at 5 p.m. and the cruise will start promptly at 6 p.m. All cars and car enthusiasts are welcome to join.

Wildcat Gobblers Banquet @ Scottsbluff Country Club
May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Wildcat Gobblers Banquet

Hosted by NWTF-Nebraska

Scottsbluff Country Club

Saturday May 4th, 5pm to 10pm

Help support the NWTF chapter in Scottsbluff, NE. Join us for an evening of entertainment as we strive to achieve our goal of conservation and recruitment of new hunters. NWTF is able to use raised funds on local habitat and shooting sports projects in the community.

Five Feet Apart @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 4 @ 7:30 pm

The Historic Midwest Theater announces the film “Five Feet Apart” will show this weekend May 3-5.

Movie Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 15min

Friday, May 3rd 7:30pm
Saturday, May 4th 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5
th 1:30pm

Knights All You Can Eat Breakfast @ Scottsbluff Knights of Columbus Hall
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Knights of Columbus Council #2681 will be hosting their all you can eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, May 5th.  The breakfast will be located at the Hall, located 1719 1st Avenue in Scottsbluff.  The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and will close at noon
The breakfast will include pancakes, french toast, sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy, and many more breakfast favorites.  
Adults are cost $8.00 per person and children are $4.00 per child.  Everyone is welcome to attend and proceeds go to helping several different charities in our area, which include: Camp Scott, Buckboard Riding Academy, local Veterans groups, and many others.   
The Knights would also 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. 
For more information on either event, go to