Community Calendar

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Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society

What: Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society weekly educational opportunity
When: Sunday, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 30th.
Where: Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Ne., 2pm - 4pm
No Cost
Contact: Check or call 402-416-9139 for weekly topics and complete details.


Fundraiser for Sickle Cell Disease

What: Fundraiser to Benefit Sickle Cell Disease with proceeds going to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital to honor Aveya.
When: Sunday, August 2nd from 1-4
Where: Firefighter's Reception Hall, 241 Victory Lane.

There will be a pulled pork sandwhich luncheon, silent auction, quilt sale, bake sale, treasure sale, concession stand with funnel cakes, duck pond for the kids, live music, face amd painting.

6 year old Aveya has been diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease.  This is a genetic, non-curable disease of the red blood cells.  Aveya was diagnosed at 10 days.  Aveya has a rather severe form of SCD.  She has been hospitalized countless times.  Aveya is sponsoring this fundraiser to facilitate further research in hopes of finding a cure.  Every penny of this fundraiser will be going to St. Jude's. 

Visit the website at  The Facebook page is "St. Jude Fundraiser to Honor Aveya".

Sts. Peter & Paul Church Summer Festival

What: Sts. Peter & Paul Church celebrates summer with its 98 year old tradition of a fantastic summer festival, featuring a $10-thousand grand prize drawing, a melting pot of South Omaha's favorite ethnic foods, beer, rides, prizes, and live music.
When: Sunday, August 2nd from noon - 8pm
Where: 36th & X Street, Omaha, Ne.

Enjoy the famous cabbage rolls, homemade Italian sausage and peppers, Polish sausage, bratwurst, BBQ lamb on a spit, tacos, and desserts from every corner of the world!

New Hope UMC Event - Back to School Bash

What: New Hope United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Back To School Bash.
When: Wednesday, August 5th from 5pm to 7pm.
Where: New Hope United Methodist Church, 1205 North 45th Street, Lincoln, Ne 68503

Free Food and Free Back Packs to fill with free school supplies.

For mroe information contact Kathy Nelsen, 402-466-5238.

Purple Heart Benefit Event

What: Deer Springs Winery hosts a public Purple Heart Benefit Event
.When: Saturday, August 8th from 4pm to 9pm
Where: 16255 Adams ST. Lincoln, Ne
Tickets: $25.  Kids 5 & under are free.
Families welcome.

The Event includes Music, BBQ, Drink Ticket, Prize Drawing, and a Souvenir Purple Heart Glass (While Supplies Last)  BBQ by Dickey's BBQ.

Music performances by Hit and Run & Skylark.
Don't forget to bring chairs

Proceeds will be used by the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 200 to support veterans and their families.

For questions and ticket information please contact
Dustin Riblett 402-770-6736
John Hansen 402-483-2778
Deer Springs Winery 402-327-8738


Volunteers for Super Fair

What: Volunteers needed for The Lancaster County Super Fair
When: Thursday, July 30th thru Saturday, August 8th.
Where: Lancaster County Event Center

Flexible Hours available to fit any schedule.  And, a variety of tasks to help with: grounds maintenance, cafe'/food preparation, gate admission & parking, ticket taking, and special events.


Party On The Plaza

What: Party On The Plaza
When: August 8th at 4pm to 7pm
Where: Union Plaza

The event includes performances by the Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln at 4pm, and the Prairie Creek Ramblers at 4:30pm.
Other activities include a poetry reading from the Writers Wordshop and an exhibit from Open Art Studio at the Jayne Snyder Trail Center.
Activities for children will include chalk art, box hockey, bubbles and face painting.  Food trucks will be available.

Parking is available on "Q" Street west of Union Plaza and at the Assurity parking garage at 20th and "Q" streets.  For more information, visit

For more information, visit Facebook or call 402-441-7847.


One Book - One Lincoln Event

What: African Perspective on the 2015 One Book - One Lincoln Title Americanah
When: Sunday, August 9th at 2pm
Where: Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. in the 4th Floor Auditorium

There will be a panel discussion in collaboration with the
UNL African Student Association and the UNL Department of History and Ethnic Studies.

Americanah tells the story of a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to the U.S. for a University Education and stays for work.  The book is available at all Lincoln Libraries in various formats including print, auto and eBooks.

Visit for more information about the One Book - One Lincoln community reading.

League of Human Dignity

What: If you are a Lincoln resident who experiences disability, the Extended Hours Service is there for you, offering transportation at night, on weekends and on holidays.  Find out more about the EHS initiative. including eligibility requirements and fare information, by contacting the League of Human Dignity's transportation coordinator at 402-441-7871

Party In The Pasture

What: Party In The Pasture - Fundraiser to build new bathrooms with running water.
When: August 15th.  Gates open at 3:30pm
Where: Waverly High School, 12900 North 14th Street (six miles North of Lincoln).  Class of 2005 reunion at the party,

All Ages Welcome
Opening Band: Frailin' Harts 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Antique Tractor Pull 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Silas Creek 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
More than 30 different vendors selling anything from A-Z
TJ's Concessions will be open, sellling all sorts of good food.
Bring your won lawn chairs.  Picnic tables on site.
If you want to pitch a tent or bring a camper there will be plenty of room to do so.
We are a non-profit organization, so donations are always welcome.

For more information visit

Holy Trinity Parish

What: Holy Trinity Parish of Brainard will hold it's Chicken Dinner with all the trimmings.
When: August 16th serving from 10:30am to 2:30pm.  The day will begin with the Mass at 10am. 
Where:Holy Trinity Parish Klein Center, Brainard, Nebraska.
Adults: $9.
Take-Out Meals: $9.50
Children (under 12): $5.50

Serving Buffet Style, Games & Raffle

Serving: Chicken, Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Coleslaw, Cucumbers, Pie/Dessert, Lolaches & Rolls, Coffee, Iced Tea & Lemondad.

Accordion Jamboree
Bake Sale
A number system will not be used.

Elmwood Rescue's 1st Annual Bubble Soccer Event

What: Elmwood Rescue's 1st Annual Bubble Soccer Event
When: September 13th. Registration Booth opens at Noon, plays starts at 1pm.
Where: Elmwood Park, 4th and F Street.

Registration deadline is August 16th.
$25. Per Person - Teams of 5
Includes: 2 Games, Event Shirt, and Water Bottle
Limit to First 20 Teams

Food will be available.

Contact 402-802-0078 For a Registration Packet and For More Information.

Sponsorships available

Money being raised for a new Defibrillator for Elmwood Rescue.


Summer Wellness Series

What:Community Health Endowment of Lincoln Summer Wellness Series "Move More Lincoln Wellness Series," to keep Lincoln active, flexible and balanced.
When: Classes are going on now and will continue through August 20th.  All classes begin at 12:15pm.
Where: Jane Snyder Trails Center, 250 N. 21st St.
The Fitness Classes are free, and all fitness levels are welcome and there is no pre-registration required.

Tuesdays - Tai Chi
Wednesdays - Yoga
Thursdays - Walk the Plaza


LPD's Kid's Catch a Cop

What: LPD's Kids's Catch A Cop and Not Just Another 5k
When: August 22nd, 9am
Where: Holmes Lake (Lincoln Track Club)

Or go to: lincoln.negov/city/police/events.htm.

Facebook (Lincoln Police Department - look in events)
TWITTER  (Lincoln_Police)


Horizons Community Church

What: Concert on the Hill
When: August 22nd, 6p-8p
Where: Horizon's Community Church, 3200 Grainger Parkway, Lincoln, Ne.

Everyone is welcome to this outdoor concert event.  The evening will be filled with good music, food and fun!


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.
When: August 22nd from 9am to 1pm
Where: Veyance Technologies - 4021 North 56th Street

Hazardous waste accumulates throughout the year and it is important to use it up or dispose of it properly.  These events provide a safe and free way for the public to properly dispose of potentially hazardous products commonly found around the house.  For a complete list of products that are accepted, please visit our website.
Website: (keyword: household).


Runza Great Books for Great Kids Fundraiser

What: 13th Annual Runza Great Books for Great Kids Fundraiser.
When: Tuesday, August 25th.
Where:  Eat at any Runza Location at any time on Tuesday, August 25th and help purchase children's books for local schools and libraries.
15% of sales all day long will be donated to this effort - lunch, dinner, mid-afternoon snack, late night treat-all sales are important that day.
Local Libraries, schools and school foundations benefit from this fundraiser.

Runza Restaurants are committed to promoting literacy.  Over the last 12 years, Runza has donated over $362,000 to local libraries and schools top purchase children's books.

St. Monica's Amazing Chase X

What: St. Monica's Amazing Chase X
When: Saturday, August 29th

Amazing Chase X is the 10th annual Amazing fundraiser for St. Monica's Behavioral Health Services for Women.
Teams of 4 search for secret locations all around town where they'll perform zany challenges.  Each team designates a Beauty, a Brain, a Belly, and a Brawn for a variety of individual and team activities.  These amazing Chasers compete to raise support for women in recovery, to find and complete all of the challenges, and to win fabulous prizes!  Funds raised in the Amazing Chase provide substance abuse and mental health services to women in need in our community, as well as support services for their families.  You can help women start the path to healthier, safer, more productive lives.  Get in the Chase!

For more information visit our website or email


Prairie Jazz Festival

What: Inaugural Prairie Jazz Festival.
When: Saturday, August 29th from 3p to 8p, with music from 5 to 7:30p.
Where:Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., 402-441-7895
Tickets: Now on Sale:  $40.  Concert goers may bring their own food (no drinks), chairs and blankets.  Chairs can be rented for $4.  VIP tickets are $100 and include premium chair seating and a catered picnic.
Tickets and more information are available at

Those attending will ride hayracks to a wildflower-covered hillside for the concert.  The one-room school house and historic Hudson cabin will be open, and the event will include activities, displays and art as well as food and drink sales.

Sponsors of the event include Brewsky's in the Haymarket, Allstate, Lincoln Parks Foundation, Sandhills Publishing, Union Bank and Trust and the Berman Music Foundation.

Raymond Family Fun Day

What: Raymond Family Fun Day featuring the Raymond Cars and Crafts Show.
When: September 8th from 9am to 3pm
Where: Raymond Park

The Raymond Woman's Club is hosting a Raymond Family Fun Day featuring the Raymond Cars and Crafts Show!  We'll have vendors in the park and kids games by the clubhouse.  The ladies will also fire up the grill for some barbeque for lunch and have a bake sale. 

Light The Night

What: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk
When: Friday, September 11th.  Registration at 5p, Rememberance Ceremony at 6:30p, Walk Begins at 7p.
Where: Haymarket Park, 403 Line Drive Circle, Lincoln, Ne.

Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers.  During this special walk, fundraising participants carry illuminated lanterns- white for surviviors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.  Their efforts culminate in an evening of memorable walks in nearly two hundred communities each Fall across the U.S. and Canada including Omaha (Papillion) and Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.  Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

For more information or to register for this event, visit or contact Light The Night Campaign Manager Brianne Kemp at or (402-401-7464.

Lincoln Swap Meet/Bazaar

What: Lincoln Swap Meet/Bazaar
Where: Boarders Inn & Suites, 5250 Cornhusker Hwy, Lincoln, Ne
When: Open every Saturday. 

Booth Fee is Just $20 for 11/22.  10% of all Bazar Funds are donated to Charity..

SlutWalk Lincoln to raise awareness about sexual assault

What: SlutWalk Lincoln: Taking  Steps to End Victime Shame Cycle.
When: Saturday, September 19th at 11:30am
Where: North side of the Capitol Building.

SlutWalk Lincoln is holding their fifth annual SlutWalk.  The purpose of SlutWalk Lincoln is to raise awareness about sexual assault, victim blaming, change our current rape culture, and also to advocate for language change surrounding the word "Slut"

Participants are not required to dress in any particular way, but can wear whatever they feel comfortable walking in.  The event begins at 11:30am with speakers.  Participants walk along a predetermined route, and we close back at the Capitol Building with open mic time. People of all genders are welcome. 

Walk to end Alzheimer's

What: Walk to End Alzheimer's.
When: September 20th from 11am to 4pm.
Where:  Holmes Lake


F Street Farmer's Market

What: F Street Farmers Market
When: Tuesday's from 4p to 7p, May 26-October 6
Where: 1302 F. Street, Lincoln, Ne

EBT Accepted!
Kids Activities from 4p to 6p
Evening Meal available for purchase
Music from 6-7pm

"Grant Seeking Basics" and "introduction to Finding Funders"

What: "Grantseeking Basics" and "Introduction to Finding Funders" free workshop.
When: Tuesday, October 28th from 10a to 12pm.
 Where: Love Library, Room 110.

The sessions will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center. (  Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resouces available for your free use at the University of Nebraska Lincoln's Love Library, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.

More detailed information about the workshop can be found here:

Please come if you can and bring friends and associates.  To guarantee a seat, please contact Bob Bolin at the UNL Libraries at: (402) 489-4926 or


Cake Decorators Needed

What: Free Cakes for Kids is a non profit organization that assist children and families in need.  It's goal is to provide birthday cakes for children who might not otherwide receive them.

Looking for cake decorators to decorate cakes for these children.  Seeking professional cake decorators, home decorators, bakeries, anyone that wants to decorate a cake.  Or if anyone would like to donate a store bought cake.

     Anyone can donate supplies for cake decorating.

If you can help email

Brownville Concert Series 2015 Season

What: Brownville Concert Series Silver Anniversary Season "25 Years Just For You!"  Season passes are available to all nine shows for just $160.00, a 30% discount over regular tickets prices.

March 13th, 14th, &15th
The Four Freshmen "An American Musical Icon."

KC Jazz Singer: Kathleen Holeman
May 1st, 2nd, & 3rd,  Kathleen comes from Kansas City, the capital of Jazz Music with a great KC Jazz Trio.

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar "Sing Sondheim"
May 29th, 30th, & 31st.   This show opened this spring in New York to rave reviews.

The Brits: The British Invasion
June 26th, 27th, & 28th.  This rock and roll cover band will reprise the "British Invasion" that transformed our music scene in the mid 60's.

Ronny Cox
July 24th, 25th, & 26th.  Ronny Cox brings us his shows, "Songs, Stories, And Out & Out Lies."   His guitar playing Dueling Banjos scene in the movie "Deliverance" created one of the most iconic moments in the history of American moviemaking.

Opera Omaha Chorus
September 13th.  Under the direction of J. Gawf, this chorus of dedicated individuals provides talent and onstage support to the Omaha Opera Company.

Karen Oberlin "Secret Love"
October 9th, 10th, & 11th.  Ms. Oberline returns to our stage to pay tribute to the life and music of Doris Day.

Stephan Waarts, Violin & Ji, Piano
November 8th.  Two separate concerts presented in the same program for the lovers of great classical insturmental music. Waarts, 1st Prize Winner of the 2014 Manuhim Violin competition, performs first.  After intermission you will hear Ji, a much sought after piano soloist who plays with orchestras around the world.

Silver Anniversary Christmas Gala
December 11th, 12th, & 13th  Finishing our anniversary year on a high note with "Silver Bells" - The Music of the Holidays from the Silver Screen. 

2015 Season Passes are $160.00, Cabaret tickets are $25, concert tickets are $19 ($15 for students).  To purchase tickets online go to or Facebook or call 402-825-3331. 

Family Education Night

What: The High Plains Alzheimer's Special Care Center would like you to join us on Thursday, August 13th for "Family Education Night," "Caring for the Caregiver."
When: Thursday, August 13th from 6p to 7p.
Where: 5601 So. 84th St.

Experienced caregivers, Suzy Campbell and Marcia Matthies will be speaking.  The need for information offered by experienced caregivers Suzy and Marcia during this presentation is vital and Caregiver Organizers, a valuable tool for caregivers, will be available.  A small donation is suggested to offset the cost of printing.

Do you have someone who depends upon you?  Do you need answers?  As our population ages, the number of caregivers decreases.  Many adult children, often still in the work force, are grappling with an unprecedented social, cultural, economic and personal revolution as they transistion into the primary caregiver role for their aging parents, their spouse, a sibling, or another loved one.  They struggle with dealing with tensions between family members and the complexity of shifting caregiver roles.