Events Calendar

Wednesday, September 26

Noon Young Professionals Lunch with Leaders @ WSC Lower Cafeteria

Wednesday, September 26

Blood Drive in Winside

9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Winside Schools, 203 Crawford Ave

Wednesday, September 26

Wayne Farmer’s Market

The Wayne Farmers Market is open from 5 until 7 p.m.  At a new location – 2nd and Pearl featuring fresh produce and handcrafted products.

Wednesday, September 26 & Thursday, September 27

Presentations by Dr. Ron Holt at Wayne State College

***Please note there was a room change: The 9/27 Session I: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Brandenburg 301

Thursday, September 27

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

Thursday, September 27

Workshops for Small Business Owners in Plainview

Two free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Plainview area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and Plainview Economic Development.

Each session will take place at City of Plainview Public Library, 209 N. Pine St., Plainview, Nebraska, 68769.

  • Hiring Employees and Business Financial Planning: Thursday, Sept. 27, noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. (two sessions to choose from)
  • Online Marketing Strategies: Monday, Oct. 8, 5 to 8 p.m.

Hiring Employees and Business Financial Planning will be presented by J’Nan Ensz, certified public accountant and managing member of Accounting & Business Consulting Group, LLC, near Beatrice, Nebraska. Lunch and dinner will be provided by Plainview Economic Development.

“Business owners may not be aware of what questions they should ask when hiring a new employee,” said Kim Preston, Center for Rural Affairs Women’s Business Center director. “What’s involved with hiring a new employee? Are in you in compliance? In these seminars, we’ll answer these questions and more.”

Diane Siefkes, owner of dkSolutions, and an online marketing consultant from Lincoln, Nebraska, will present the course. Siefkes specializes in demystifying social media and email marketing for small business owners. Refreshments will be furnished by Plainview Economic Development.

“Maximize use of your online pages by engaging with and marketing to your followers,” Preston said. “Take Facebook for example. Did you know there are more than one billion daily active users on Facebook? If you are not taking advantage of this powerful platform, you may be missing out on potential customers.”

To register for any of the three sessions, contact Susan Norris, Plainview economic development director, at 402.992.2435.

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

Thursday, September 27

Blood Drive in Wayne

Wayne Community Blood Drive: Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Wayne Fire Department, 510 Tomar Drive

Friday, September 28

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company

Friday, September 28

Blood Drive in Bloomfield

12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bloomfield Community Center, 101 S. Broadway St.

Friday, September 28

Faculty Exhibit at Wayne State College

The fall 2018 Faculty Exhibit at Wayne State College explores the juxtaposition of art
and life with sculpture, painting, drawing, and pottery. A free reception opens the show
Friday, Sept. 28 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in Conn
Library. This event coincides with WSC Homecoming weekend. The show runs Sept. 28
through Nov. 8.

For more information, contact Andy Haslit at (402) 375-7031.

Saturday, September 29

Wayne Farmer’s Market

The Wayne Farmers Market is open from 9 until 12 p.m.  At a new location – 2nd and Pearl featuring fresh produce and handcrafted products.

Saturday, September 29

Ladie’s Day on the Range at Ponca State Park

Sunday, September 30

Parish Fall Fest at SS Cyril & Methodius Church in Clarkson

SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Clarkson, NE is holding a Parish Fall Fest on September 30, 2018.  Minute steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fruit salad, rolls and desserts will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Hall, 420 Cherry St.  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years old, and 5 and under-free.  Bingo, a raffle, Country Store, Bottle Bonanza, games for the children, and a silent auction of many unique baskets are planned throughout the afternoon.  A giant auction will begin at 1:30 p.m.  There will be two $100 giveaways to auction bidders!  Come find out all about it.  Be sure to attend to get that unique, one-of-a-kind item.  Bring the whole family for a fun-filled time.

Sunday, September 30

Bressler-Fest in Wayne

Monday, October 1 ***Note the changed day***

Men’s Senior Golf at 10:00 A.M. in Hartington (Schedule Change)

(Click on the link below for the schedule and the image for more information.)

Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Tuesday, October 2

Wayne WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wayne WIC and Immunization clinic on Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 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, October 3

Free Small Business Workshops in Randolph

Three free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Randolph area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, Lied Randolph Public Library, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Each session is limited to 10 attendees, and will take place at Lied Randolph Public Library, 111 N. Douglas St., in Randolph.

  • Basic QuickBooks: Wednesday, Sept. 19 and 26, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Advanced QuickBooks: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Advanced Excel: Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Accurate recordkeeping can be beneficial to the success of a small business,” said Kim Preston, Center for Rural Affairs’ 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.”

Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.

To register, contact Peggy Leiting at 402.337.0046.

Wednesday, October 3

Wayne Farmer’s Market

The Wayne Farmers Market is open from 5 until 7 p.m.  At a new location – 2nd and Pearl featuring fresh produce and handcrafted products.

Wednesday, October 3

Lindsay Deutsch & Friends Performance at Wayne State College

Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Hallelujah by Lenard Cohen, and Yesterday by the Beatles. Add a touch of Beethoven, Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars, music from La La Land, Game of Thrones, and Pirates of the Caribbean and some expressive tango dancers. This is a small glimpse into the Lindsay Deutsch and Friends performance Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre at Wayne State College. The concert is presented by the WSC Black and Gold Performing Arts Series. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reserve your free seat today by visiting: wsc.universitytickets.com. Unreserved seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the performance.

For more information, please contact Dr. Melissa Derechailo at 402-375-7480.

Wednesday, October 3 – Sunday, October 7

Frankenstein at Wayne State College

Grapple with fear and emotion. Sense the churning psychological battle. The thought-provoking drama, Frankenstein, commandeers the Black Box Theatre Oct. 3-7 at Wayne State College. Shows are 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 3-6 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

The Black Box Theatre is located in the Lied Performing Arts Annex of the Peterson Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $5 per person, with free admission for WSC students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are available at the door, with no reserved seats. Seating is limited. This production is not intended for younger audiences.

Frankenstein is dark and eerie, retracing Victor Frankenstein’s memories and nightmarish visions of his ambition to create life. Without considering the consequences, Victor creates a monstrous, yet highly intelligent Creature. Victor then rejects the responsibility and care of his creation. The Creature returns to haunt Victor’s life, seeking murderous revenge against the creator he actually loves. Frankenstein is a poignant look at ambition, responsibility and human kindness.

Adapted by R. N. Sandberg, Frankenstein is a modern, yet faithful, adaptation of Mary Shelley’s original novel published in 1818. Shelley’s book is often considered the first science fiction novel, which also includes elements of horror and romance. Frankenstein is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com). The show is directed by Dr. Jeanne Tiehen, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts – Director of Theatre with help from assistant director, Skyler Stefanski of Lincoln and stage manager, Mary Joan Waterhouse of Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Jack Osnes of Wayne plays the role of Victor Frankenstein and Benjamin Bjorklund of Wakefield is Creature. The cast also includes: Miranda Trowbridge of Murdock; Caleb Cohen of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Brittani Beegle of Ainsworth; Zoe Conley of Wakefield; Dakota Schroll of Wood River; Kyrstin Hughes of Pleasanton; Claire Barnes, Sawyer Arens, Octavia Pugh and Jaci Torres of Wayne; Sierra Cox of Louisville; Trystan Bennett of Palmer; Dylan Brogren, of Winside; Austin Burkhardt of Winnetoon; Myah Gibney of Fremont; Caleb Green of Osceola; Logan Johnson of York; Griffin Presnell of Lincoln; Kara Prorok of Elkhorn; Paytra TeBrink of Denton; Michaela Timmerman of Wausa; and Ali Mae Wilson of Franklin.

For more information, contact Dr. Tiehen at (402) 375-7422.

Thursday, October 4

Pink Flamingo Night in Wayne

Thursday, October 4

Wayne Tornado Recognition

Saturday, October 6

Wayne Farmer’s Market

The Wayne Farmers Market is open from 9 until 12 p.m.  At a new location – 2nd and Pearl featuring fresh produce and handcrafted products.

Saturday, October 6

World Heart Day Activities at Wayne State College

Wayne State College will provide family friendly activities to celebrate community and families in promotion of Wayne Area Businesses and Heart Health Awareness for “Heart Your Hometown – World Heart Day’’ from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 6.

Activities will include 5-K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk for Micah’s Closet with a 12:30 p.m. registration and 1 p.m. start.

Business promotions, children’s games and sidewalk art by Blue Cat Gallery, Health screening and Do-It-Yourself Bike Tune-Ups will be hosted from 2 to 4 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to watch a free movie, “Osmosis Jones,’’ from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Majestic in downtown Wayne.

Coordinators include Wayne State College Service-Learning Program, Wayne State College Cardiac Rehab; Personal Public and Global Health Classes with Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, Blue Cat Gallery and the Wayne Area Economic Development Office.

For more information: please contact Dr. Barbara Engebretsen at 402-640-3288.

Sunday, October 7

Fall Dinner at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield

Sunday, October 7

Parish Fall Dinner at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner warmly invites you to their annual Parish Fall Dinner on Sunday, October 7th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A full roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, a salad bar, and homemade pies will be served. Carry out dinners are available upon request for those who cannot attend. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

A raffle will be held during the dinner with prizes being several “Baskets and Bundles” prepared by The St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild. The baskets are displayed at Mane Street Salon in Wisner and raffle tickets may be purchased there, from any Guild member, or at the dinner.

Sunday, October 7

22nd Annual Life Chain in Wayne

The 22nd Annual Life Chain in Wayne, NE will be held on Sunday, October 7th, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  National Life Chains are a peaceful, yet powerful witness to communities that families everywhere value the sanctity of human life. In Wayne, participants stand on the sidewalks at the intersection of 7th & Main Streets forming a cross. They hold signs, pray silently for an end to abortion, and stand as a testimony so that others will “choose life”.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this important event. Signs may be picked up before 2:30 p.m. on the northeast corner of 7th & Main. If needed, bring a lawnchair.  Please make a special effort to give one hour of your time to stand as a witness and possibly help to save the life of a child.

Sunday, October 7

Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development 25th Anniversary Free Celebration at Ponca State Park

Sunday, October 7

Fireman’s Breakfast in Wayne

Monday, October 8

2019 Legislative Forum in Norfolk

Monday, October 8

Workshops for Small Business Owners in Plainview

Two free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Plainview area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and Plainview Economic Development.

Each session will take place at City of Plainview Public Library, 209 N. Pine St., Plainview, Nebraska, 68769.

  • Hiring Employees and Business Financial Planning: Thursday, Sept. 27, noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. (two sessions to choose from)
  • Online Marketing Strategies: Monday, Oct. 8, 5 to 8 p.m.

Hiring Employees and Business Financial Planning will be presented by J’Nan Ensz, certified public accountant and managing member of Accounting & Business Consulting Group, LLC, near Beatrice, Nebraska. Lunch and dinner will be provided by Plainview Economic Development.

“Business owners may not be aware of what questions they should ask when hiring a new employee,” said Kim Preston, Center for Rural Affairs Women’s Business Center director. “What’s involved with hiring a new employee? Are in you in compliance? In these seminars, we’ll answer these questions and more.”

Diane Siefkes, owner of dkSolutions, and an online marketing consultant from Lincoln, Nebraska, will present the course. Siefkes specializes in demystifying social media and email marketing for small business owners. Refreshments will be furnished by Plainview Economic Development.

“Maximize use of your online pages by engaging with and marketing to your followers,” Preston said. “Take Facebook for example. Did you know there are more than one billion daily active users on Facebook? If you are not taking advantage of this powerful platform, you may be missing out on potential customers.”

To register for any of the three sessions, contact Susan Norris, Plainview economic development director, at 402.992.2435.

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

Tuesday, October 9

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

(Click on the link below for the schedule and the image for more information.)

Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Tuesday, October 9

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library.

Wednesday, October 10

Free Small Business Workshops in Randolph

Three free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Randolph area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, Lied Randolph Public Library, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Each session is limited to 10 attendees, and will take place at Lied Randolph Public Library, 111 N. Douglas St., in Randolph.

  • Basic QuickBooks: Wednesday, Sept. 19 and 26, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Advanced QuickBooks: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Advanced Excel: Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Accurate recordkeeping can be beneficial to the success of a small business,” said Kim Preston, Center for Rural Affairs’ 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.”

Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.

To register, contact Peggy Leiting at 402.337.0046.

Wednesday, October 10

Memorial Service for World Mental Health Day at the Regional Center in Norfolk

The Region 4 Behavioral Health System’s Consumer Advisory Board is holding a memorial service on World Mental Health Day, October 10th, to recognize those who lived and died at the Norfolk Regional Center.  Please join us as we remember the struggles of 523 people who lived and died at the Norfolk Regional Center.  We are fortunate to live in a time when it is not looked at as shameful to have mental health issues.  It has not always been that way.  Help us to show respect for those who laid the foundation to break through the stigma of mental illness.   The observance will be a moment of silence and a reading of names on Wednesday, October 10th, at 2:00 PM.  People are invited to gather at: The Cemetery at the corner of Benjamin Ave. and Highway 35, right by the Northeast Community College Ag complex in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Thursday, October 11

Evening Escape in Wakefield

Friday, October 12

Blood Drive in Newcastle

Newcastle Community Blood Drive: Friday, October 12, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Fellowship Hall, Hwy 20.

Monday, October 15

Blood Drive in Coleridge

Coleridge Community Blood Drive: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Coleridge Community Center, 111 S. Main St.

Tuesday, October 16

Blood Drive in Dixon

Dixon Community Blood Drive: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Dixon Community Center, 107 1St Street

Tuesday, October 16

Men’s Senior Golf at 10:00 A.M. in Wayne

(Click on the link below for the schedule and the image for more information.)

Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27

Halloween Events at Wayne State College

The crisp fall air. The crunch of dried leaves. Halloween spirits lurk along the Haunted
Trail Friday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 27; and Halloween night at Wayne State College.
Haunted Trail begins and ends near Mamie McCorkindale School Museum, Lindahl
Drive, on the WSC campus. The trail is open from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person
or $3 each for groups of eight or more. Dress for cool autumn weather. Remember,
spooks come out even in rain. Haunted Trail is sponsored by the WSC Drama Club.
Proceeds benefit theatre activities.

For more information, contact Brian Begley at brbegle1@wsc.edu.

Tuesday, November 13

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library

Tuesday, December 11

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library