Calendar

Jun
6
Thu
Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
Jun 6 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

Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 6 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 

Western Nebraska Wildflower Week Events
Jun 6 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
7
Fri
Nebraska Rural Response Hotline Grants @ Statewide
Jun 7 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.

Registration Deadline: YMCA Cornhole Leagues
Jun 7 all-day

Get your game on… CORNHOLE

Join us for a tailgate favorite at Trails West YMCA Camp this  summer!

Whether you are competitive, play for fun, or a beginner, this is the place for you!

Choose between doubles or an adult/youth league. Each league will play one night a week and will consist of 2 matches per night with each match consisting of 3 games. All are played to 21 with cancelation scoring being used.

Program starts
▪ Thursday June 20th, 2019 for Doubles
▪ Sunday June 23rd, 2019 for Adult/Youth League
Time: Thursdays – 5:30 pm – Doubles League
Sundays – 3:30 pm – Adult/Youth League
Fees:
– Early Registration: $20 for members $35 for non-members – per player by May 31, 2019
– Late Registration: Add $10 to above amounts – per player no later than June 7th, 2019
– NO REGISTRATIONS will be taken after June 7th, 2019
Contact Candie if questions: 308-635-2318 or 308-641-9587

Western Nebraska Wildflower Week Events
Jun 7 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

Pepsi #CashWall Cash Stop @ Kelly's Liquor Cabinet
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
BSB: Pioneers @ Casper Horseheads @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 7 @ 6:15 pm
Wildflower Walk @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate Nebraska Wildflower week with a Wildflower Walk. Uncover many of the area flowers in bloom and discover key characteristics for identifying them. Please bring water and hiking shoes for this 1 mile long hike.

Park entry permit required.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 7 @ 7:30 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

Scotts Bluff National Monument to Host Designer of “The Oregon Trail” Computer Game @ Gering Civic Center
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm

If you remember The Oregon Trail computer game from the 1980s – or even if you don’t, but you would like to know what all the fuss is about – plan to attend this program!

As part of Scotts Bluff National Monument’s centennial celebration, the community is invited to hear how the iconic educational computer game compared to life on the real Oregon Trail. Although the earliest version of The Oregon Trail game was created in 1971, it was the 1985 Apple II version that first introduced most of the features that people now associate with the game.

The program is free and open to everyone. There will be two opportunities to see the presentation: Friday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. Both presentations will be at the Gering Civic Center.

Friday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: June 8th at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free and open to everyone

For more information about this program or Scotts Bluff National Monument, please call 308-436-9701, visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/scbl or Facebook at  ww.facebook.com/scottsbluffnps.

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

MS Ride for a Cure
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am

Rain or shine, two wheels or four, join the 12th Annual Pre-Summer “MS” Ride for a Cure.  It’s Sunday June 8th.

Signup at Cyclone Express Mart (Shell Gas Station) on the Scottsbluff-Gering Highway, between 8am and 9am.  $10:00 donation fee per rider.

Stops include Dix, Sidney, Bridgeport, and Scottsbluff.  The last stop will be at Goonies in Scottsbluff from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.  There will be door prizes drawn at every stop along with a silent auction.

Questions:  Rick (308) 630 8086

Scottsbluff Farmer’s Market @ 18th Street Plaza
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

18th Street Farmers Market

Downtown Scottsbluff Plaza

Hours are 8:00 am to 11:00 am

For more information, see 18th Street Farmers Market on Facebook.

United Way Color Dash @ Gering
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am

United Way Color Dash presented by First State Bank

June 8th, 2019

8:00am

Five Rocks Amphitheater – 2505 D Street – Gering

7:00 a.m. – Gates Open to Registrants and the Public
8:00 am – Race/Dash Start

A FUN 4K walk/run for all ages! Enjoy pit stops along the course through Gering at 11 paint/splash stations where you’ll be covered with a cornstarch colored powder paint.

Finish the race at  Five Rocks with food, music and fun. Plenty of parking available; racers will be started in groups every few
minutes from the starting line.

For registration and more information, visit
www.unitedwayofwesternnebraska.com

4 Person Golf Scramble to Help Families of Fallen or Disabled Heroes @ Morrill
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am

WHAT: First Annual Budweiser Folds of Honor Patriot Golf Day Tournament hosted by Rolling Greens Golf Course in Morrill, Nebraska. This is a 4 person scramble/best ball with all proceeds going to the Budweiser Folds of Honor Scholarship Fund.

WHERE: Rolling Greens Golf Course

520 Railway Street

Morrill, NE 69358

308-247-2817

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019

9:00 a.m. MST

MORE: Cost per team is $200.00 which includes green fees. Lunch will be provided and a free-will offering will be accepted. Hole prizes and overall top 3 team prizes awarded. To sign up please contact Rolling Greens Golf Course at 308-247-2817.

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on Guide Star, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, the Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded nearly 20,000 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including approximately 4,000 in 2018 alone.

Community Health Fair @ Guadalupe Center - Scottsbluff
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Community Health Fair — Hosted by Minority Health Initiative of Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, Saturday, June 8th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Guadalupe Center, 1200 East 9th Street in Scottsbluff.

The Health Fair runs 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and is FREE to attend, however, blood panel screening will also be available at a greatly reduced fee ranging from $25.00 to $54.85.  Come in having fasted for 10 to 12 hours before the blood draw which begins at 7:00am.

During the Fair, there will be additional free screenings for blood pressure and glucose, body mass index, depression and anxiety.

Minority Health Care Services for Farm and Migrant Workers will be at the Fair, you can explore health insurance options, and a host of other topics and programs from WIC to the YMCA to Head Start and much more. Drawings for prizes, 2 guest speakers, and healthy sack lunches will be provided at the fair.

For more information:  Call CAPWN 308 633 3271 or www.capwn.org

Fort Robinson Vendor Blender @ Fort Robinson State Park
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Arts, crafts and an array of other merchandise will be up for sale during the fifth annual Fort Market at Fort Robinson State Park on Saturday, June 8.

The event will be based at the park’s centrally located Buffalo Soldier Barracks from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. About 50 vendors, offering items ranging from food to yard art, have signed up so far and the park has just a few outdoor stalls left.

Requests for vendor applications can be made by contacting Deb Kennedy, assistant park superintendent, at 308-665-2900 or deb.kennedy@nebraska.gov.

More information about the event may be found on a Facebook page titled “Fort Robinson Vendor Blender.” The event is open to the public free of charge but a park entry permit is required for vehicles.

Scotts Bluff National Monument to Host Designer of “The Oregon Trail” Computer Game @ Gering Civic Center
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am

If you remember The Oregon Trail computer game from the 1980s – or even if you don’t, but you would like to know what all the fuss is about – plan to attend this program!

As part of Scotts Bluff National Monument’s centennial celebration, the community is invited to hear how the iconic educational computer game compared to life on the real Oregon Trail. Although the earliest version of The Oregon Trail game was created in 1971, it was the 1985 Apple II version that first introduced most of the features that people now associate with the game.

The program is free and open to everyone. There will be two opportunities to see the presentation: Friday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. Both presentations will be at the Gering Civic Center.

Friday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: June 8th at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free and open to everyone

For more information about this program or Scotts Bluff National Monument, please call 308-436-9701, visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/scbl or Facebook at  ww.facebook.com/scottsbluffnps.