Events Calendar

Wednesday, November 20

Toddler Time @ WPL 10:00 A.M.

Toddler Time continues on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM or Fridays at 11:00 AM throughout November. Little ones enjoy stories, music, and busy bags to promote early literacy, writing and math skills. The final session of TT for the year will be Friday, Nov. 22nd at 11 AM. TT will resume in January.

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Wednesday, November 20 & Thursday, November 21

QuickBooks Workshops in Laurel and Hartington

Entrepreneurs and business owners in Laurel and Hartington are invited to four workshops focused on QuickBooks for small business. These free events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and Security Bank in Laurel and Hartington.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, two courses will take place at Security Bank, 202 East Second Street, in Laurel.

On Thursday, Nov. 21, two trainings will take place at Hartington Public Library, 106 S. Broadway Ave., in Hartington.

Both days, Basic QuickBooks is set from 9 a.m. to noon and Advanced QuickBooks is scheduled for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Each session is limited to 10 attendees.

“There is always something new to learn about QuickBooks,” said Anna Pratt, Center for Rural Affairs’ Women’s Business Center director. “The program contains useful tools for any small business owner with a need or interest in financial management.”

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

Registration is required two days in advance. To RSVP for the Laurel events, call 402.256.3247. To RSVP for the Hartington events, call 402.254.2455.

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

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Thursday, November 21

Senior Art Exhibit Opening at Wayne State College

Gripping Reality, the Fall 2019 Senior Art Exhibit at Wayne State College, examines life by pushing boundaries with technique and topic. The show opens Thursday, Nov. 21 with a free reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in Conn Library. The exhibit runs through Jan. 16, 2020 and includes artwork by five WSC seniors. For more information, contact Andy Haslit at 402-375-7031.

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Thursday, November 21

Opening Reception Under 200 6-8 P.M. Blue Cat Gallery & Studio

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Thursday, November 21

7 A.M. WAED Board @ SMR

 

6:30 P.M. Parade of Lights 

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Thursday, November 21

Christmas on Main in Wayne

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Thursday, November 21

Wayne State College Plains Writers Series

Three poets from Omaha, Nebraska highlight the Plains Writers Series Thursday, Nov. 21 at Wayne State College. Lisa Fay Coutley, Trey Moody, and Kiara Letcher share selected works at 2 p.m. in the Humanities lounge. The readings are followed by Poetry Slam 42 at 7 p.m. at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne. Slam participants need four original poems. The registration fee is $5. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chad Christensen at 402-375-7118.

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Friday, November 22

Chamber Coffee @ First National Bank of Omaha

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Friday, November 22

Hartington’s Candlelight Christmas 

Friday, November 22

Toddler Time @ WPL 11:00 A.M.

Toddler Time continues on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM or Fridays at 11:00 AM throughout November. Little ones enjoy stories, music, and busy bags to promote early literacy, writing and math skills. The final session of TT for the year will be Friday, Nov. 22nd at 11 AM. TT will resume in January.

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Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23

Friends of the Wayne County Museum Tour of Homes

Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets in advance or the Museum

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Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23

Christmas N Carroll Craft Show

Carroll Auditorium Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit Santa from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free admission, concessions on site.

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Saturday, November 23

Events at Ponca State Park 

Saturday, November 23

Blood Drive in Fordyce

Fordyce Community Blood Drive, Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Fordyce Fire Hall, 209 W 2nd Street.

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Sunday, November 24

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

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Monday, November 25

Wakefield WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wakefield WIC and Immunization clinic on Monday November 25th, 2019 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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Monday, November 25

Classical Christmas Concert at Wayne State College

Holiday tradition sparkles during the Classical Christmas Concert Monday, Nov. 25 in Ley Theatre at Wayne State College. The 7:30 p.m.  performance delivers the cozy sense of gathering with friends and family amid the magic of the season. Repertoire includes classical compositions by composers from Johann Sebastian Bach to George Crumb. Selections cover a variety of time periods and styles. This concert features Dr. Sarah Farr, mezzo-soprano; Dr. Angela Miller-Niles, piano; and special guest, Dr. Karl Kolbeck, clarinet. For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.

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Tuesday, November 26

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

Join Book Club in discussing “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Tuesday, Nov. 26th at 6:30 PM. Miss Jane Pittman. She is one of the most unforgettable heroines in American fiction, a woman whose life has come to symbolize the struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice. Ernest J. Gaines’s now-classic novel—written as an autobiography—spans one hundred years of Miss Jane’s remarkable life, from her childhood as a slave on a Louisiana plantation to the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. It is a story of courage and survival, history, bigotry, and hope—as seen through the eyes of a woman who lived through it all. Add your thoughts to our discussion! This will be the last book club meeting of the year! Book club will resume meeting in January.

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Tuesday, November 26

Blood Drive in Allen

Allen Consolidated Schools and Community Blood Drive: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Allen Consolidated Schools, 125 E 5th Street.

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Tuesday, November 26

West Point WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the West Point WIC clinic on Tuesday November 26th, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church, 104 S. Colfax St, West Point, 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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Wednesday, November 27

Noon – 6 P.M. LifeServe Blood Drive @ Fire Hall

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Wednesday, November 27

Blood Drive in Allen

Allen Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 5:15 PM at Allen Fire Hall, 2nd & Harrison.

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Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Makers Market – Vintage & Hand Made Vendor Show @ The Beaumont

Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free admission.

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Saturday, November 30

Events at Ponca State Park 

Monday, December 2

Wayne State College Jazz Ensemble

The Wayne State College Jazz Ensemble puts a modern twist on jazz standards Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre. Repertoire includes Cuban, Latin, and bebop rhythms from the 1940’s. Selections include Salt Peanuts, made famous by Dizzy Gillespie; Tangerine, a Jimmy Dorcy favorite; and Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady. Student soloists are also featured. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Josh Calkin at 402-375-7599.

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Tuesday, December 3

Wayne State College Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Mariachi Concert

Eleven Wayne State College students debut their conducting skills with the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre. A reception follows in the Peterson Fine Arts Lobby with traditional Mexican folk music provided by Mariachi Negro y Oro. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.

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Wednesday, December 4

Wayne State College Brass and Percussion Concert

Fun, funk with a Latin twist infuse the Wayne State College Brass and Percussion Concert Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre. Repertoire for the Brass Knuckles Quintet includes Malaguena by Ernest Lecuona. A trombone/tuba duet performs classical and contemporary works. The percussion groups present a mix of full-on, tight-knit selections including Under the Sea from Walt Disney’s Little Mermaid and Hunka Funk by Alan Keown. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.

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Thursday, December 5

Wayne State College Senior Portfolio Review

Nine Wayne State College graphic design students showcase their talents at the Senior Portfolio Review Thursday, Dec. 5 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the Peterson Fine Arts Lobby. This is an excellent opportunity for prospective employers to meet graduating seniors face to face. Students will display design samples and project proposals. Attendees are welcome to collect students resumes, business cards, and mini portfolios. For more information contact Joshua Piersanti, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, at 402-375-7350.

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Thursday, December 5

Wayne State College Plains Writers Series and Fiction Slam

Carson Vaughan is the featured reader at the Plains Writers Series Thursday, December 5 at Wayne State College. Vaughan is a freelance journalist from central Nebraska. His work centers on the Great Plains and has appeared in numerous publications, such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Guardian. Vaughan’s first book, Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream, published in April 2019, received enthusiastic reviews. The reading begins at 2 p.m. in the Humanities lounge. A Fiction Slam follows at 7 p.m. at the Max Bar and Grill in Wayne. There is no preliminary round. Participants need two original short stories and $5 for registration. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chad Christensen at 402-375-7118.

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Thursday, December 5 – Saturday, December 7

Wayne Community Theatre Presents: “The Eight Reindeer Monologues” 

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Little Red Hen Theatre Presents: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” 

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

WSC Holiday Dinner Concerts at The Beaumont in Wayne

Surround yourself in festive ambience during the Holiday Dinner Concerts Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at The Beaumont Event and Concert Hall in Wayne, NE. Tickets sold out quickly last year, so the Wayne State College Department of Music extended the event to two nights. Expect a bountiful feast, poetic readings, and musical performances by the WSC Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Women’s Choir. Special guests include a Bell Choir and The Black Box Trio. Ticket prices are $35 each through Nov. 18. After Nov. 18, the per ticket price increases to $40. Purchase tickets at wsc.universitytickets.com. Orders are accepted through noon Dec. 2. In case of inclement weather, the dinners will be rescheduled on Dec. 10 and 11. For assistance in ordering tickets, contact Dr. Melissa Derechailo at 402-375-7480 or mederec1@wsc.edu.

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Sunday, December 8

WSC Holiday Gala

Spark a festive spirit at the annual Wayne State College Holiday Gala Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre in the Peterson Fine Arts Building. The 60-minute concert features surround-sound performances by choral and instrumental ensembles; faculty and student soloists; and audience sing-alongs. The Gala is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today by visiting: wsc.universitytickets.com. Unreserved seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis the afternoon of the performance. A dessert reception, sponsored by WSC President Rames, follows in the Frey Conference Suite located in Kanter Student Center. The Gala is presented by the WSC Black and Gold Performing Arts Series. For more information, please contact Dr. Melissa Derechailo at 402-375-7480.

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Monday, December 9

2019 Fall Honors Recital at Wayne State College

The 2019 Fall 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 Fall Honors Recital is Monday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, December 17

HWY 15 Salvage Co. Kid Classes 

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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