Events Calendar

Thursday, April 25

7:45 A.M. Ag Task Force @ Tacos & More

Thursday, April 25

Mariachi Negro y Oro Concert at Wayne State College

Wayne State College Department of Music presents Mariachi Negro y Oro in concert Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, located on the lower level of the Peterson Fine Arts Center. Mariachi Negro y Oro charms listeners with traditional Mexican folk music featuring a mix of instruments including the trumpet, violin, vihuela, guitar, and guitarrón. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.

Thursday, April 25

Plains Writers Series and Fiction Slam at Wayne State College

Listeners are encouraged to interact with Great Plains writers during the Plains Writers Series Thursday, April 25 at Wayne State College. Theodore Wheeler, Kevin Clouther, William Trowbridge, and Neil Harrison share selected works at 1 and 2 p.m. in the Humanities lounge. The readings are followed by a fiction slam at 7 p.m. at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne. Participants need two original short stories. There is no preliminary round. The registration fee is $5. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chad Christensen at 402-375-7118.

Thursday, April 25

Blood Drive in Randolph 

Randolph Community Blood Drive: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Senior Citizen’s Center, 104 W Broadway.

Thursday, April 25

Boomerfest 2019 in Wayne

Thursday, April 25

90’s Trivia Night at Wayne Public Library

Like finally Dude, 90’s Trivia Night is here! A totally rad night for you and your friends to dress-up and join us for a sweet evening!  It’s gonna be all that and  bag of chips! Like whatever! Teams of 4 should register by calling the library at 402-375-3135. First place wins a $50 tab at Johnny Bird Brewing Co.

Thursday, April 25

Nebraska Challenges: Past, Present, Future with Mike Flood @ The 4th Jug at  7 P.M.

Friday, April 26

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Wayne High School

 

Leadership 2.0 @ Wayne City Auditorium

Friday, April 26

Northeast Nebraska Square and Round Dancers Spring Dance in Columbus

The Northeast Nebraska Square and Round Dancers will hold its spring dance on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the VFW,at 2720 23 Street, Columbus, NE.  Dancing will be from 7 – 9:30 pm.  The theme is “Easter Parade”, and Lanny Weaklend of Omaha, Nebraska will be the caller.  Square Dancers and spectators are welcome.

Friday, April 26

Wayne State College to Host Rescheduled Open House for the Center for Applied Technology

Please join Wayne State College for the rescheduled reception celebrating the opening of the new Center for Applied Technology (CAT) on Friday, April 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be a short program at 3:30 p.m. Guided tours and equipment demonstrations will be available. Refreshments will be served.

The CAT opened for classes at the beginning of the semester. The center provides Northeast Nebraska with a facility to support management training for industry, encourages ongoing employee development, fosters small business entrepreneurs interested in manufacturing, and engages in applied research with industry. The building includes two new classrooms and 13 new state-of-the-art instructional labs for manufacturing, applied engineering, construction management, safety management, and robotics.

As a gateway of opportunity for hundreds of students to experience today’s manufacturing industry in an environment that cultivates interest and excitement in the area of industrial technology, this premier facility is complemented by top-notch faculty who deliver an industry-based curriculum and attract students from high schools as well as the community colleges to seek careers in this growing area. The center serves as a career academy for Northeast Nebraska school districts and introduces thousands of high school students to careers in industrial technology.

Saturday, April 27

Wayne Food Truck @ Journey Christian Church****PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE TO JOURNEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH****

Sunday, April 28

Vet’s Club Breakfast 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. @ Wayne Vet’s Club

 

Nebraska Strong Red Ale Release @ Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company at 6 P.M.

100% of proceeds go towards disaster relief efforts across Nebraska.

Sunday, April 28

Free Small Business Workshop in South Sioux City

Prospective business owners are invited to learn about available resources at a free workshop, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), in collaboration with the South Sioux City Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and City of South Sioux City.

“Getting Ready to Start My Business” is set for Sunday, April 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will be at Sugal Consulting, LLC, 3900 Dakota Ave., Ste. 11, in South Sioux City, Nebraska.

Mabel Alarcon-Craven, Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP business development consultant will present the workshop in English. The content will then be translated in Somalian.

“Have you dreamed about becoming a business owner?” Alarcon-Craven said. “Do you want to start a bakery, hair salon, bookkeeping business, child care center, or other business? Learn about the resources, requirements, and responsibilities it takes to start your dream business at this workshop.”

REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Mohamed Warsame at 402.412.2424 or mohamedwarsame11@gmail.com or Alarcon-Craven at 402.598.2731.

Sunday, April 28

Relay for Life of Cedar County

Monday, April 29

8 A.M. Govt Affairs @ Tacos & More 

 

Writing the Family Story @ Wayne Public Library 4-6:15 P.M.

Monday, April 29

QuickBooks Training in Hartington

A two-day Basic QuickBooks workshop will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners on Monday, April 29, and Monday, May 6. This event is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center, the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, and Hartington Development Corporation.

Each session is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hartington Public Library, 106 S. Broadway Ave., in Hartington.

“Accurate recordkeeping can be beneficial to the success of an entrepreneur’s business,” said Kim Preston, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “Recordkeeping can quickly identify past due accounts and help collect those accounts in a more timely manner. That helps cash flow and viability.”

Small business owners will learn how to track income and expenses, set up a company file, create customers and vendors, generate reports, and use other QuickBooks features. Diann Ballard will lead the course.

Registration is required by April 26. To register, contact Carla Becker at 402.254.6357 or devcoor@hartel.net.

Visit cfra.org/events for more information. Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.

Monday, April 29

Spring Honors Recital at Wayne State College

The 2019 Spring Honors Recital applauds musical excellence at Wayne State College. Faculty members nominate diligent students who have made significant progress for this special performance. The 2019 Spring Honors Recital is Monday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 30

Men’s Senior Golf in Pender @ 10:00 A.M.

Tuesday, April 30 & Wednesday, May 1

Auditions for “Tarzan the Musical” in Wakefield

Wednesday, May 1

Blood Drive in Allen

Allen Consolidated Schools and Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, May  1, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Allen Consolidated Schools, 125 E 5th Street.

Thursday, May 2

Ponca WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will be starting the Ponca WIC/ Immunization clinic on Thursday May 2nd, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at First United Methodist Church, 223 W. 2nd Street, Ponca, NE.  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Program please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children (to age 5). Find a clinic near you at signupwic.com. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

NENCAP’s Immunization Program provides vaccines to adults and children following the recommended schedule from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control. The Immunization clinic can serve both clients with and without health insurance.

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year, in a 14 county service area. NENCAP programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Development Network; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

NENCAPs Mission: “People helping people; empowering individuals, strengthening families and enriching communities in Northeast Nebraska.”

Friday, May 3

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Wayne Country Club

Saturday, May 4

Wayne High Junior Class Flower Pickup

The Wayne High Junior Class would like to remind those that order flowers and plants that pick up is on Saturday May 4th at the Wayne High School parking lot from 10:00-4:00.

Monday, May 6

QuickBooks Training in Hartington

A two-day Basic QuickBooks workshop will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners on Monday, April 29, and Monday, May 6. This event is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center, the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, and Hartington Development Corporation.

Each session is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hartington Public Library, 106 S. Broadway Ave., in Hartington.

“Accurate recordkeeping can be beneficial to the success of an entrepreneur’s business,” said Kim Preston, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “Recordkeeping can quickly identify past due accounts and help collect those accounts in a more timely manner. That helps cash flow and viability.”

Small business owners will learn how to track income and expenses, set up a company file, create customers and vendors, generate reports, and use other QuickBooks features. Diann Ballard will lead the course.

Registration is required by April 26. To register, contact Carla Becker at 402.254.6357 or devcoor@hartel.net.

Visit cfra.org/events for more information. Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.

Tuesday, May 7

Men’s Senior Golf in Wakefield @ 10:00 A.M.

Tuesday, May 7

Wayne WIC & Immunization Clinic 

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wayne WIC and Immunization clinic on Tuesday May 7th, 2019 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at the United Methodist Church 516 N Main Street Wayne, Ne.  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5 years. Find a clinic near you at signupwic.com. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. NENCAP manages several different programs as determined by identified needs of residents in the 14 county service area. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year due to successful outreach efforts. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Intervention Services Coordination; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

NENCAPs Mission: “People helping people; empowering individuals, strengthening families and enriching communities in Northeast Nebraska.”

Wednesday, May 8

Blood Drive in Wakefield

Wakefield Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, May  8, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Christian Church of Wakefield, 303 Johnson Street.

Wednesday, May 8

Blood Drive in Wynot

Wynot Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, May  8, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Cedar Security Insurance, 414 St. James Avenue.

Thursday, May 9

Hartington WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Hartington WIC and Immunization clinic on Thursday May 9th, 2019 from 10:30am to 2:30pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 West Center St. Hartington, NE. For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5 years. Find a clinic near you at signupwic.com. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. NENCAP manages several different programs as determined by identified needs of residents in the 14 county service area. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year due to successful outreach efforts. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Intervention Services Coordination; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

NENCAPs Mission: “People helping people; empowering individuals, strengthening families and enriching communities in Northeast Nebraska.”

Friday, May 10

Pender WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Pender WIC and Immunization clinic on Friday May 10th, 2019 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (603 Earl Street, Pender NE).  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5 years. Find a clinic near you at signupwic.com. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. NENCAP manages several different programs as determined by identified needs of residents in the 14 county service area. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year due to successful outreach efforts. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Intervention Services Coordination; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

NENCAPs Mission: “People helping people; empowering individuals, strengthening families and enriching communities in Northeast Nebraska.”

Tuesday, May 14

Men’s Senior Golf in Ponca @ 10:00 A.M.

Saturday, May 18

Walk to End Epilepsy in Lincoln Assisted by Wayne State College

Wayne State College students would like to invite everyone to the Walk to End Epilepsy sponsored by the newly formed Nebraska Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation on May 18 at 8 a.m. The walk will start at the Lincoln Stars Arena (Icehouse) at 1880 Transformation Drive in Lincoln.

The Walk to End Epilepsy is a grassroots community and fundraising event that provides people the opportunity to speak up about epilepsy, to learn more and connect with others affected by epilepsy at a fun-filled event. There is a non-competitive 5K Walk complete with fun activities for all ages.

Wayne State College students of Dr. Dendinger’s Managerial Communications class have been hard at work creating a communications plan to increase statewide training for teachers, nurses, and first responders in the recognition and response to seizures.

The Epilepsy Foundation reports epilepsy happens to 2.5 to 3 million people in the United States. One in 26 of those diagnosed will experience recurring seizures. “Knowing how to respond and assist a person experiencing a seizure could reduce the likelihood of an injury and might even save their life.” said Dendinger. Students in the class chose to put this project together to raise awareness for a cause they said they have become passionate about.

Learn more about the Walk to End Epilepsy, please check out the Nebraska Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation on Facebook or call Rose Opbroek, Executive Director, at 402-660-6193.

Explore ideas for a Service-Learning project for your organization, please contact Lisa Nelson, Director of Service-Learning, at: linelso1@wsc.edu or (402) 375-7182.

Contact: Professor Laura Dendinger, Wayne State College, 1-800-228-9972, EXT 7020, E-mail: ladendi1@wsc.edu

Saturday, May 18

Bill Morris Fishing Derby at Ponca State Park

Sunday, May 19

Timberlake Ranch Camps Open House

Monday, May 20

Blood Drive in Hartington

Hartington Community Blood Drive: Monday, May 20, 2019 from 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM at VFW Hall, 206 E Main Street

Tuesday, May 21

Men’s Senior Golf in Wayne @ 9:30 A.M.

Tuesday, May 21

Blood Drive in Pender

Pender Community Blood Drive: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Pender Community Center, 614 Main St, Suite 3

Tuesday, May 28

Men’s Senior Golf in Laurel @ 9:30 A.M.

Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14

Camp Invention in Wayne

Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Wayne Jr Sr High School the week of June 10 – June 14, 2019.

A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention challenges children in Grades K-6 to find their “inner inventor” by learning the process of innovation. Using hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and encourages entrepreneurship — in a fun and engaging environment.

* Innovation Force®: Campers team up with the Innovation Force (NIHF Inductees as superheroes) to battle the evil Plagiarizer, a supervillain who is out to steal the world’s greatest ideas. As children create a device to retrieve the stolen ideas, they learn about the importance of intellectual property and the U.S. patent system.
* Deep Sea Mystery™: The children embark on a research adventure at sea to dig up fossils. Using lessons and advice from NIHF Inductees, they invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment.
* Farm Tech™: Campers are put in charge of managing their own farm as they learn the basics of running a business. With the assistance of the Bot-ANN-E robot, they learn fundamental coding techniques to maximize their time and profits. Children also are introduced to DNA syntheses, where they perform their own mock experiment to check the health of their newly purchased cattle.
* DIY Orbot™: The children will explore frequency, circuit boards, motors and gears as they use real tools to reverse engineer a remote-control robot. Throughout the week, campers will adapt their DIY Orbot to perform increasingly challenging tasks.

Sunday, September 22

6th Annual Cars-N-Carroll Show & Shine