Apr 29 – Explore the Personal Letters of Willa Cather

 

The electronic digitization and release of the personal letters of famous Nebraskan author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Willa Cather will be the subject of a presentation at Homestead National Monument of America by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) scholars Andrew Jewell, Emily Rau, and Melissa Homestead.  They will be presenting their exciting work with these letters at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center outside Beatrice, Nebraska.

More than 400 of Willa Cather’s personal letters were put online by UNL’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities in January, with additional letters published to the Willa Cather Archive (https://cather.unl.edu) in the months since. The Center’s goal is to have 1,500 of the 3,074 known letters online before the end of the year.  Cather had originally instructed that her letters not be published after her death, but that ban was lifted in 2011.

“Willa Cather, who is closely linked to our Nation’s epic homestead story, is a Nebraskan name known across the world,” Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler stated.  “Many of her stories focus on the experiences of homesteaders under the Homestead Act of 1862, and frequently her writing reflects this history.  We are excited to learn more about her from these world-class Cather scholars.”

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2018. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.

Lincoln – free electric fans to seniors 2018

AGING PARTNERS OFFERS FREE FANS FOR SENIORS
Aging Partners reminds the public that it provides free electric fans to seniors age 60 and older in Lincoln and the surrounding area.  To obtain a fan, call Aging Partners at 402-441-3025. The fans are available through the generous donations of individuals and organizations.
More information on Aging Partners is available at 402-441-7070 or www.aging.lincoln.ne.gov.

Apr 20 – LINCOLN ROTARY CLUBS DONATE 300 TREES

Earth Day event scheduled for April 22 at Pioneers Park

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate a 300-tree donation by two Lincoln Rotary Clubs with an Earth Day event at the playground in Pioneers Park, 3201 S. Coddington Ave.  The April 22 event is from 1 to 3 p.m. and will begin with brief remarks, followed by volunteers adding mulch to recently-planted trees.  The Lincoln East Rotary Club and Downtown Rotary Club #14 provided the trees.
“The Rotary Clubs’ gift helps the City maintain a healthy and diverse urban canopy and allows for replacement of trees removed due to Emerald Ash Borer damage,” said Mark Canney, Lincoln Parks and Recreation Park Planner.  Trees will be planted throughout Lincoln along streets and in parks.
Jennifer Brinkman, President of Rotary #14, said that the tree donation stems from a challenge by Rotary International President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley that every club make a difference in their communities by planting a tree for each of its members.  The goal is to plant 1.2 million trees throughout the world.
“We are excited to partner with the City of Lincoln to meet the challenge issued by our international president and make a significant impact in our community,” Brinkman said. “Rotarians are committed to living our organization’s motto of ‘Service Above Self’. This project will honor our current members, their service to our community and the world,” she said.
“One of the most significant benefits of this partnership is the long-term positive effects that will result from the tree plantings,” added Barry Stelk, President of Lincoln East Rotary.  “Rotary values sustainability as a core tenet of all their philanthropic work and this new focus on improving the environment continues that commitment,” Stelk said.

Additional funding is provided by the Lincoln Parks Foundation, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Two for Trees program. For more information about Lincoln parks, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov.  For more information on the Lincoln Parks Foundation, visit LincolnParks.org

About Rotary: Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world. For more information, visit rotary.org.

May 5 to Oct 13 – Lincoln’s Haymarket Farmer’s Market

The City of Lincoln’s Haymarket Farmer’s Market is open during 2018 every Saturday from 8:00am to 12:00pm, beginning May 5th and continuing through October 13th. The Market is a growing entity that provides Lincoln with quality, uniqueness and service.  We will be expanding the market again this year, staging vendors along Canopy Street, from P Street north to Q Street.
The Haymarket lives up to its name each Saturday morning as farm fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, and handmade items from over 100 vendors are sold on the streets and sidewalks.  The Haymarket Farmers’ Market serves as one of Lincoln’s main social and culinary event.  It is a place where people gather to shop, meet with friends, and exchange ideas and recipes and to plan the perfect feast.  Farmers’ Market is ever changing in its effort to present an enormous array of fresh locally grown produce and farm produced products.  The Market displays glorious flowers, delicious bakery items and Nebraska arts and crafts.  You will find baskets and tables overflowing with wonderful products that you can only find on Saturday mornings in this historic district.
The Haymarket District awakes early on Farmers’ Market Saturdays to take part in the market day festivities.  Many of the restaurants and retail stores open early offering a unique selection of food, antiques, clothing and specialty gifts.  It is a grand display of how rural and urban business can work together to offer a rich shopping experience.
The Market boasts a “Performance Showcase” program.  Featured are both local and Nebraska talent performing folk, jazz, blues, classical and dance.  It is indeed a delight to applaud these talented artists.  Farmers’ Market also offers educational demonstrations to inform customers and vendors about various programs like nutrition and aging.  There are also many civic organizations that hand out information and give demonstrations at the Market.

Returning market managers Linda Hubka, the Market’s Vendors Relations Manager and Jeff Cunningham, the Market’s Business Manager will be happy to provide any additional information needed.  Feel free to contact Linda or Jeff at the Haymarket office, 435-7496.

Learn What Happens to You During a Stroke…

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One in every six people will suffer from a stroke at some point in their lives. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance to learn exactly how a stroke works, as well as what causes one to occur in the first place. The video below will supply you with loads of answers, so you really can’t afford to miss it!

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Apr 21 – LINCOLN WELCOMES SPRING GAME VISITORS

Rules – help 

The City of Lincoln is providing accommodations similar to those offered during the regular Husker football season to fans attending the sold-out Nebraska spring football game April 21.

To avoid game day traffic and parking challenges, officials recommend the following:

  • For maps and street construction information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or use the Waze mobile app.
  • Plan ahead for parking.
  • Remember, the University of Nebraska has implemented a clear bag policy to enter Memorial Stadium.  For more information, visit huskers.com and select “Fan Zone.”
  • Use StarTran’s Big Red Express (startran.lincoln.ne.gov).

The Big Red Express shuttle service will pick up and drop off at two locations:

  • South side of SouthPointe Pavilions, 27th and Pine Lake Road.  SouthPointe buses will unload and load near the stadium on “R” Street between 13th and 14th streets.
  • North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd Street.  North Star buses will unload and load near the stadium on 14th Street between “W” and Vine streets.

Big Red Express service begins two hours before kick-off, and the last buses leave 45 minutes before kickoff.  Buses return to the lots immediately after the game.  Cost is $5 each way or $10 round-trip, and exact change is required.  For route and schedule information, visit startran.lincoln.ne.gov or call 402-476-1234.

 

Reserved, pre-paid parking is available for the spring game at City garages (those with the “Park & Go” signs).  Visitparkandgo.org to find locations and rates and to reserve parking.  Downtown parking meters are enforced Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The latest information on street closures, construction, traffic jams and crashes is available by using Waze, a free, crowdsourced traffic and navigation application.  The State of Nebraska also uses Waze to provide traffic information on State roads.   Drivers should focus first on driving safely and designate a passenger to operate online navigation tools whenever possible.  To download the free Waze app, visit waze.com/get or search for “Waze” in your mobile app store.

Fans driving to the stadium should plan ahead and keep in mind the following information:

  • Interstate 80 exits at I-180/Downtown and 27th Street can be congested. Visitors are encouraged to use other routes into Lincoln.
  • Stadium Drive west of the stadium will be closed to all vehicular traffic.  Passenger drop-off and pick-up will not be allowed in front of the Stadium before or after the game.  Fans can be dropped off and picked up at 10th and Charleston streets and 12th and “R” streets.
  • 10th Street from Sun Valley Blvd. to Military Rd. (the 10th Street bridge over Salt Creek) is closed.
  • 17th Street from “Q” to Vine streets (on the UNL City Campus) remains closed after the demolition of the Cather-Pound residence hall.

Apr 27 – Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project

Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project
Grounded in Science —– Elevated by Art —– Igniting Response
Friday, April 27    7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church . 840 S. 17th St., Lincoln

“Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project” brings the power of performance art to bear on one of the great conversations of our time — humanity’s growing unsustainability and the possibility for a truly meaningful response.

Arts for the Soul – http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/olliatunl/7969/45480

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