Events Calendar

Thursday, January 23

Toddler Time @ Wayne Public Library

Toddler Time is back at new times! Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays and
Thursdays at 10 AM. Little ones enjoy stories, music, and busy bags to promote early
literacy, writing and math skills.

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Thursday, January 23

Junior High Band & Choir Concert @ 7:30 P.M.

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Thursday, January 23

Collaborative Art Exhibit by Art Professors at Wayne State College

Unintended Consequences is a collaborative art exhibit by Wayne State College professors Sarah Lemmon and Meghan O’Connor. The artists use diverse printmaking and sculpture methods. The artwork reflects inspiration from the human condition, relationships, and the use of alternative materials, such as carrots. Interactive edible opportunities add a performance component to the exhibit. The exhibit opens Thursday, January 23 with a 4:30 p.m. reception in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in Conn Library. An Artists’ Talk takes place at 3:45 p.m. in Gardner Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. The show runs January 23 through February 28. For more information, contact Andy Haslit at 402-375-7031.

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Friday, January 24

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ St. Mary’s School

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Friday, January 24

After-School Coloring @ Wayne Public Library

Need something to do after school? Check out After School Coloring, now twice a
month! Friday, Jan. 10th and Friday Jan. 24th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Adults will be on
hand for conversation and color pages, crayons, markers and pens, plus a light snack will
be provided.

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Friday, January 24

Public Invited to Meet New Northeast Community College President at South Sioux City Event

Members of the public will have an opportunity to meet the new president of Northeast Community College during an event later this week in South Sioux City.

Dr. Leah Barrett will visit with area residents during an informal open house on Friday, January 24, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Monterey Room of the South Sioux City Marriott Riverfront Hotel, 385 E. 4th St., in South Sioux City. She will make brief remarks at 5 p.m.

Barrett began her duties as president on January 2. In an address to the college community recently, she noted that she wants to spend time visiting Northeast’s 20-county service area.

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Saturday, January 25

Weekend Book Club @ Wayne Public Library 2 P.M.

The brand new Weekend Book Club will begin in the new year on Saturday,
Jan.25th at 2 PM. Stay tuned to our Social Media pages for updates in the beginning
of Jan. to see what book we will be reading first!

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Saturday, January 25

Festival of Honors Band Concert at Wayne State College

Wayne State College Department of Music announces the Festival of Honors Band Concert Saturday, January 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre. The daylong festival cultivates the musical talents of junior high and high school students from schools throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Students participate based on audition and spend the day learning from skilled clinicians. Concert admission is $5. For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.

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Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020

Crofton Booster Club Youth Basketball Tournament

Times are schedules will be announced at a later date. Tournament is open to boys and girls teams in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Cost is $100/team if registered by Jan. 6th, 2020. Late registration fee after Jan. 6th is $110/team. For more information please contact: Haley Schmidt @ 402-360-1488  or email at fourschmidts@gmail.com

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Sunday, January 26

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

2-5 P.M. Beer, Bingo & Bluegrass @ Johnnie Byrd Brewing Co.

4 P.M. Annual Banquet @ The Beaumont

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Monday, January 27

Wakefield WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wakefield WIC and Immunization clinic on Monday January 27th, 2020 from 9:30am – 3:30pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 805 Winter St. Wakefield, 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*

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. 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.”

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Tuesday, January 28

Wayne Community Schools Board of Education Brown Bag Lunch

Tuesday, January 28

Book Club 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. @ Wayne Public Library

Book Club will kick off the New Year with a discussion about “Where the Crawdads
Sing.” Our club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 28th from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Senior
Center. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town
on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found
dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not
what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that
she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes
when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become
intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable
happens.

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Tuesday, January 28 & Wednesday, January 29

Thrivent Shred Day to Benefit Haven House

Wednesday, January 29

Toddler Time @ Wayne Public Library

Toddler Time is back at new times! Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays and
Thursdays at 10 AM. Little ones enjoy stories, music, and busy bags to promote early
literacy, writing and math skills.

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Wednesday, January 29

Noon Ambassadors @ The Max

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Wednesday, January 29

Blood Drive in Bancroft

Bancroft Community Blood Drive:  Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Bancroft Community, 401 Main St..

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Wednesday, January 29

Public Invited to Meet New Northeast Community College President at West Point Event

Members of the public will have an opportunity to meet the new president of Northeast Community College during an event later this month in West Point.

Dr. Leah Barrett will visit with area residents during an informal open house on Wednesday, January 29, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave. She will make brief remarks at 5 p.m.

Barrett began her duties as president on January 2. In an address to the college community recently, she noted that she wants to spend time visiting Northeast’s 20-county service area.

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Wednesday, January 29

Your Choice @ Hwy 15 Salvage

Thursday, January 30

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

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Thursday, January 30

Chris Janson at the Orpheum in Sioux City 

Thursday, January 30

Toddler Time @ Wayne Public Library

Toddler Time is back at new times! Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays and
Thursdays at 10 AM. Little ones enjoy stories, music, and busy bags to promote early
literacy, writing and math skills.

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Friday, January 31

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee hosted by Wayne Wrestling Club @ 821 E 7th (O’Reilly’s west side)

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Friday, January 31

Superhero Trivia Night

Join us for a heroic night of crime-fighting trivia at Superhero Trivia Night with WPL!
Friday, Jan. 31st, 7-10 PM. Location to be announced. Prizes will be awarded to the
best dressed super-fantastic trivia team! The questions during this trivia night will focus
solely on trivia about superhero films and movies, rather than comic books.

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Friday, January 31

Wayne State College 2020 Honor Choir Concert

High school students from 61 Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota schools reunite voices for the 2020 Honor Choir Concert Friday, January 31 at 4 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre, on the Wayne State College campus. Admission is $5 for adults; student admission is free. Repertoire includes a new arrangement of Toto’s Africa, written specifically for choir and percussion by Dr. Matthew Armstrong, WSC Director of Choirs, and Shelly Armstrong, collaborative pianist. For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.

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Saturday, February 1

Blood Drive in Fordyce

Fordyce Community Blood Drive: Saturday, February  1, 2020 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM at Fordyce Fire Hall, 209 W 2nd Street.

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Saturday, February 1

Roy Reed Unit 252 American Legion Auxiliary Meeting in Winside

(This is the 1/4/20 postponed meeting)

This meeting will be our annual Legion Family holiday potluck.  Each family attending is asked to bring a favorite food item to share with all.  The great thing about potluck meals you are always surprised of the menu when you get there.  Meal will be at 11 AM with the meeting at 10:15 AM.

Auxiliary members are asked to provide desserts for the Winside Legion Soup Lunch on Sunday, January 26 at the Post Home from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Saturday, February 1 & Sunday, February 2

Sharp Shooters 4-H Club to Host Air Gun Invite

The Sharp Shooters 4-H Club of Wayne County is making plans to host an Air Gun Invite on February 1 & 2, 2020 in the Carroll Auditorium, Carroll, Nebraska.  This event will comprise of a BB Gun, Sporter Air Rifle and a Precision Air Rifle competition, all running concurrently both days. There will be multiple divisions in each event.

The BB Gun match will be a four position (Prone, Standing, Sitting and Kneeling), 10 shots per position for score event.  Ages eligible are 8 to 15 years old.

Sporter Air Rifle is a three-position competition (Prone, Standing and Kneeling) with shooters shooting 20 shots for score per position at 10 meters. Ages eligible are 8 to adult.

Precision Air Rifle has competitors shooting all shot for score from the standing position. Target distance is also 10 meters.  Competitors will have the opportunity to use Olympic grade equipment including Jackets, Pants, etc. in this event. Ages 8 to adults are eligible.

All these events will be governed by NRA rules.  In the youth divisions, 18 and under, competitors can shoot in two different divisions. 4-H (Must be enrolled in a 4-H shooting sports program) or NRA or both. The adult (Open) divisions are NRA matches only. NRA memberships are not required to compete.

For more information on this event or to register for this competition, please contact Darin Greunke, Match Director at 402-286-4895.

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Saturday, February 1 & Sunday, February 2

Sharp Shooters 4-H Club to Host Air Gun Invite

The Sharp Shooters 4-H Club of Wayne County is making plans to host an Air Gun Invite on February 1 & 2, 2020 in the Carroll Auditorium, Carroll, Nebraska.  This event will comprise of a BB Gun, Sporter Air Rifle and a Precision Air Rifle competition, all running concurrently both days. There will be multiple divisions in each event.

The BB Gun match will be a four position (Prone, Standing, Sitting and Kneeling), 10 shots per position for score event.  Ages eligible are 8 to 15 years old.

Sporter Air Rifle is a three-position competition (Prone, Standing and Kneeling) with shooters shooting 20 shots for score per position at 10 meters. Ages eligible are 8 to adult.

Precision Air Rifle has competitors shooting all shot for score from the standing position. Target distance is also 10 meters.  Competitors will have the opportunity to use Olympic grade equipment including Jackets, Pants, etc. in this event. Ages 8 to adults are eligible.

All these events will be governed by NRA rules.  In the youth divisions, 18 and under, competitors can shoot in two different divisions. 4-H (Must be enrolled in a 4-H shooting sports program) or NRA or both. The adult (Open) divisions are NRA matches only. NRA memberships are not required to compete.

For more information on this event or to register for this competition, please contact Darin Greunke, Match Director at 402-286-4895.

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Thursday, February 6

Stacey Barelos Guest Piano Recital at Wayne State College

Omaha native Dr. Stacey Barelos brings her eclectic piano techniques to Ley Theatre on the Wayne State College Campus Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. This Guest Piano Recital features works for piano solo by living Nebraska composers, including Barelos herself. Barelos is well-known for her exemplary piano techniques, such as playing with fists and forearms and playing inside the piano. These skills aptly reflect playful dance, sound explosion, and raw energy throughout her performance. For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.

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Sunday, February 9

Wayne Rotary Potato Bake & Pie  

Wednesday, February 12

Blood Drive at LCC

LCC High School and Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Laurel –  Concord High School, 502 Wakefield.

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Thursday, February 13

Blood Drive in Ponca

Ponca Community Blood Drive: Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM at Ponca Community Hall, 119 W 3rd St.

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Friday, February 14

Blood Drive in Dixon

Dixon Community Blood Drive: Friday, February 14, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Dixon Community Center, 107 1St Street.

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Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16

ArtBurst @ Orange City Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa

Regional artists are invited to apply to exhibit and sell their work at ArtBurst, a juried fine art fair held during the Orange City Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa. ArtBurst hours are Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Artists chosen for ArtBurst will be eligible for one of two $300 awards presented for Best of Show in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Applications will be accepted from anyone who produces original fine art; all art must be designed and created by the accepted artist.

The application deadline is Jan. 15. To apply or for more information, visit octulipfestival.com/artburst, call 712-707-4510, or email artburst@octulipfestival.com.

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