Calendar

Nov
20
Wed
2019 Range Beef Cow Symposium @ Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds - Mitchell
Nov 20 all-day

The 2019 Range Beef Cow Symposium, the 26th iteration of this four-state educational event, will return to Nebraska with a Nov. 18-20 run at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds Events Center in Mitchell.

The Range Beef Cow Symposium (RBCS) has been offered every other year since 1969, hosted by the University of Nebraska, the University of Wyoming, South Dakota State, and Colorado State. The event rotates among Colorado, western Nebraska, western South Dakota and Wyoming, and its focus is beef production issues in the western states.

Registration is open and available on-line at https://beef.unl.edu/range-beef-cow-symposium. The website allows people to register and pay online, as well as providing information and printable forms for mail-in participants

For more information, contact UNL Cow-calf/Stocker Specialist Karla Wilke at 308-632-1245 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center or kjenkins2@unl.edu.

Registration Open for Trees Along the Trail @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
Nov 20 all-day

 Registration is now open for the annual Trees Along the Trail Christmas Tree Decorating Contest! Area nonprofits and service organizations are encouraged to setup a decorated Christmas tree at Legacy of the Plains Museum. To register, simply call or email the museum with your organization’s name, primary contact person, your organization’s phone number, and the date your organization plans to decorate.

Organizations may come in to setup and decorate during museum business hours from 9am – 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Setup dates are from 9am on Friday, November 22nd until 5pm on December 5th.

For more information, call Legacy of the Plains Museum at (308) 436-1989 or email us at info@legacyoftheplains.org.

Regional West Volunteers & Friends Annual Book Fair @ Regional West Education Center
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 Volunteers & Friends of Regional West will host its annual fall book fair November 20 through 22 at Regional West Education Center, located on the upper level of the main lobby at Regional West Medical Center.

The book fair will be open Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 22 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The book fair will feature a wide range of books for all ages and other gift items. This fundraising event is open to the public.

Proceeds from the book fair help the Volunteers & Friends of Regional West fund scholarships for health care education, and support hospital services, programs, and projects.

Toddler Read and Romp Story and Playtime @ Gering Public Library
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Toddler Read and Romp Story and Playtime happens each Wednesday morning at the Gering Public Library.  The program is targeted toward children ages 1 to 3.  The first 30 minutes at 10:00am consists of books and songs, finger plays,  felt board stories, rhymes, and movement activities.

The second 30 minutes involves hands on materials and activities for an educational and social playtime.

Check the the Gering Library website for schedule changes

https://www.gering.org/departments-services/gering-public-library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WNCC Aviation Maintenance Day @ Sidney Airport
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Western Nebraska Community College’s Aviation Maintenance program on the Sidney Campus is helping answer the demand for more aviation maintenance workers.
Individuals interested in the WNCC Aviation Maintenance program should attend WNCC Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sidney Municipal Airport. The open house is open to all prospective students and their families.
Prospective students will get a hands-on look at the program, with opportunities to tour the WNCC Aviation Maintenance Building, complete a plane check with a pilot, learn about riveting, and learn how to properly climb in and out of an aircraft.
To RSVP to the event, visit www.wncc.edu/admissions-aid/visit-campus and fill out the Aviation Maintenance Day registration form.
Representatives from the WNCC Admissions and Financial Aid departments will be on hand to provide more information regarding the application process and answer additional questions. For more information on Aviation Maintenance Day or the Aviation Maintenance program, contact WNCC Admissions Counselor Cole Honstead at 308.254.7447 or cole@wncc.edu.
United Way Benefit Fundraiser @ Scottsbluff
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sam & Louie’s is working to help Unite Way reach Campaign Goal!

On Wednesday, November 20th, Sam & Louie’s will donate 20% of the days sale to United Way of Western Nebraska.

Dine in or Carry out.  50/50 and other prize packages will be raffled during the day.  Need not be present to win.  Plus free door prizes all day long!

1522 Broadway, 308 633 2345 or order on line at samandlouiespizza.com

Lego Club @ Gering Public Library
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Leggo Club is back at the Gering Public Library from 3:00pm to 4:00pm each Wednesday.  Kids are busy building all kinds of amazing Lego projects!

Nov
21
Thu
Regional West Volunteers & Friends Annual Book Fair
Nov 21 @ 7:00 am

Volunteers & Friends of Regional West will host its annual fall book fair November 20 through 22 at Regional West Education Center, located on the upper level of the main lobby at Regional West Medical Center.

The book fair will be open Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 22 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The book fair will feature a wide range of books for all ages and other gift items. This fundraising event is open to the public.

Proceeds from the book fair help the Volunteers & Friends of Regional West fund scholarships for health care education, and support hospital services, programs, and projects.

Preschool Move and Grove Storytime @ Gering Public Library
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Preschool Move and Groove Storytime meets each Thursday morning at 10:00am at the Gering Public Library.  It is targeted toward kids ages 3 to 5.  Movement and sound accompanies read-alouds, feltboard stories, rhymes, finger plays, videos and a craft or educational activity.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver but no registration is required.

Check the Gering Public Library website for schedule changes.

https://www.gering.org/departments-services/gering-public-library

Preschool Storytime at Lied Scottsbluff Library @ 10:00am and 6:15pm
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime will be held at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library every Thursday from 10:00am to 10:30am and 6:15pm to 6:45pm for children ages 2 to 6.  Each week at Storytime, a specific topic is featured through the use of stories, DVDs, songs, puppetry, fingerplays and more.  No pre-registration is necessary to attend.

For more information, pick up a brochure, call 630-6250, or “like” the library on Facebook.

Nov
22
Fri
Box Butte County Fair Fundraiser
Nov 22 all-day

You can help make the 2020 Box Butte County Fair the best ever by supporting this fundraiser!  Win a half of beef, a rifle, or ticket books to the 2020 Grandstand Events.

Tickets are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00

Tickets can be purchased at Bolek-Bilt in Alliance, The Hemingford Ledger in Hemingford, or by contacting any Box Butte County Fair Board Member: Ron Hensler, Jake Frost, Richard Roes, Carol Wacker, Mike Manion, Jared Mracek, Alaina Schaneman, Jeff Schumacher, or Sarah Lilley.

Prizes to be drawn December 7th at Kris Kringle.

Registration Open for Trees Along the Trail @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
Nov 22 all-day

 Registration is now open for the annual Trees Along the Trail Christmas Tree Decorating Contest! Area nonprofits and service organizations are encouraged to setup a decorated Christmas tree at Legacy of the Plains Museum. To register, simply call or email the museum with your organization’s name, primary contact person, your organization’s phone number, and the date your organization plans to decorate.

Organizations may come in to setup and decorate during museum business hours from 9am – 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Setup dates are from 9am on Friday, November 22nd until 5pm on December 5th.

For more information, call Legacy of the Plains Museum at (308) 436-1989 or email us at info@legacyoftheplains.org.

Regional West Volunteers & Friends Annual Book Fair
Nov 22 @ 7:00 am

Volunteers & Friends of Regional West will host its annual fall book fair November 20 through 22 at Regional West Education Center, located on the upper level of the main lobby at Regional West Medical Center.

The book fair will be open Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 22 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The book fair will feature a wide range of books for all ages and other gift items. This fundraising event is open to the public.

Proceeds from the book fair help the Volunteers & Friends of Regional West fund scholarships for health care education, and support hospital services, programs, and projects.

Farm Bill Education Meeting @ Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The University of Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska will host a series of Farm Bill education meetings over the next two months to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions. The sites include Alliance, Scottsbluff and Bridgeport.

The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law last December, reauthorized the existing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs that were in the 2014 Farm Bill; however producers will need to make new program enrollment decisions over the coming months.

While the ARC and PLC programs under the new farm bill remain very similar to the previous farm bill, a few program changes coupled with changes in market conditions and outlook could significantly impact producer decisions.

Panhandle/North Central meetings:

Alliance, Nov. 18, 2019: Newberry’s, 9 a.m. – noon.

Scottsbluff, Nov. 22, 2019: Panhandle Research & Extension Center, 9 a.m. – noon.

Bridgeport, Nov. 22, 2019: Prairie Winds Community Center, 2-5 p.m.

Farm Bill Education Meeting @ Bridgeport
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The University of Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska will host a series of Farm Bill education meetings over the next two months to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions. The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law last December, reauthorized the existing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs that were in the 2014 Farm Bill, however producers will need to make new program enrollment decisions over the coming months.

While the ARC and PLC programs under the new farm bill remain very similar to the previous farm bill, a few program changes coupled with changes in market conditions and outlook could significantly impact producer decisions.

Time: 2:00 pm–5:00 pm MST

 Prairie Winds Community Center

428 N Main St.
Bridgeport NE 69336
Contact: Jessica Groskopf, jgroskopf2@unl.edu
Newcomer’s Welcome @ Historic Midwest Theater
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm

The first of several Newcomer Events will be held on Friday, November 22 nd and will be hosted by the Midwest Theater. The meet and greet will begin at 6:00 p.m., just prior to the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.
Newcomers will be offered free admission to the event and Midwest Theater members can purchase tickets for $5 and a non-member price of $8.

Representatives of service clubs and non-profit organizations will be invited to attend the events as a way to provide information to new residents about their respective groups such as meeting dates and times and their overall mission.

A Community Connections Facebook Page has been established to keep newcomers and the general public informed about events and activities happening in the region. To have a community event or activity listed on the Facebook page, please contact Starr Lehl at the City of Scottsbluff at (308) 630-6213 or slehl@scottsbluff.org.

Performance: Missoula Children’s Theatre “The Emperor’s New Clothes” @ Historic Midwest Theater
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

MISSOULA CHILDRENS THEATRE
“The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

Historic Midwest Theater Scottsbluff

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” will be presented to the general public on Friday, November 22nd, at 7:30pm.

Tickets are on sale now, $8.00 Non-Member Adults, $5.00
Midwest Theater Members & Students.

Tickets can be purchased by phone (308) 632-4311, online at
www.MidwestTheater.com or in person at the Midwest Theater office, 1707 Broadway, Scottsbluff.

Nov
23
Sat
Tree Dump Closed @ Gering
Nov 23 all-day

The City of Gering Tree Dump, located near the Waste Water Treatment Facility, is permanently closed for residential tree waste.  The City is working on an alternate site for tree waste disposal.

In the meantime Gering citizens that have tree waste are encouraged to take material to the City of Scottsbluff Compost and Tree Dump Facility/Old Landfill located at 120189 CR 26, Scottsbluff.

Winter hours of operation are Monday through Friday
7:00AM – 3:00PM (November – March).

A fee is required to dispose of tree waste material.

Contact the City of Scottsbluff Sanitation Department at (308) 630-6298 for additional information on fees.

5k Turkey Trot @ Scottsbluff YMCA
Nov 23 @ 7:30 am

First State Bank and The Scottsbluff Family YMCA present the Turkey Trot 5K, Saturday, November 23rd.  A family friendly 5k walk/run and 1-mile fun run!

TURKEY TROT DAY RUN DOWN:
• Check-in begins at 7:30 am
• 1 – mile fun run will begin at 8:15 am
• 5K walk/run will begin at 9:00 am
• Race will begin and end on the Monument Valley Pathway at the YMCA
• 5K winners will receive a certificate for a 10 lb. frozen turkey
TURKEY TROT FEES:
• $20 Adult – ages 16 & up – 5K – T-shirt & Gobbler Goodie Bag
• $10 Youth – ages 6 – 15 – 5K – T-shirt & Gobbler Goodie Bag
• $5 – 1 Mile Fun Run – Gobbler Goodie Bag – no T-shirt
• 5 & under free with paid adult – includes Gobbler Goodie Bag
Pre-register for the 5K by November 18th, 2019 to guarantee your 2019 Turkey Trot T-shirt!

Bring a new unwrapped gift to the YMCA or First State Bank at time of registration to receive $5.00 off your registration fee for the 5K run/walk.  Your gift will go to the First State Bank “GIFT OF LOVE” Program!

Bake Sale, Craft and Vendors @ Gering Legion Post 36
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bake Sale, Craft and Vendors
The Gering American Legion Auxiliary will be having a Bake and Soup Sale  with Craft and Other Vendors Saturday November 23rd
8 am to 3 pm.
Vegetable and Chicken Noodle soup will be served.
Lots of homemade goodies for sale!
Gering American Legion Post 36
1425 9th Street, Gering