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One Book One Lincoln Finalist Announced

Coffee on the Dock
at The Mill – Lincoln Haymarket

Come Join the Fun this Memorial Day!
Monday, May 29
9 AM – 11:30 AM

One Book One Lincoln Finalist Announced at 10:30 AM!

All proceeds benefit Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries!

Phone: 402.441.0164
Email: foundationforlcl@gmail.com

 

Source: Events – Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries

AGING PARTNERS OFFERS FREE FEELING FIT CLASSES

Source: lincoln.ne.gov | Mayor > Aging Partners

AGING PARTNERS OFFERS FREE “FEELING FIT” CLASSES

The public is invited to participate in Aging Partners’ “Feeling Fit” classes as part of the Move More Lincoln Wellness Series.  Classes are from noon to 12:45 p.m. Fridays from June 2 through September 1 at the Jayne Snyder Trail Center, 21st and “Q” streets.  All classes are free and open to the public, and no preregistration is required.  Six different types of classes are offered:

  • June 2 – Movement and Music:  Explore elements of dance in a no-pressure, social environment at a comfortable pace.
  • June 9 – Chair Tai Chi: Perform simple movements while sitting or standing near a chair.
  • June 16 – Dynamic Movement:  Stretching, breathing and a unique combination of exercises and dance steps will isolate muscle groups, enhance flexibility, increase heart rate and improve strength.
  • June 23 – Qigong:  Movements work with the body, breath, mind and subtle energies to attain health, vitality and longevity.
  • June 30 – Fit Mix:  An eclectic class that incorporates movements from dance, yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong.
  • July 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Movement and Music
  • August 4 – Fit Mix
  • August 11 – Tai Chi, Moving for Better Balance:  A fall prevention program using principles and movements of Tai Chi.
  • August 18 – Dynamic Movement
  • August 25 – Fit Mix
  • September 1 – Qigong


The Move More Lincoln Wellness Series is designed to help individuals stay active, flexible and balanced.  It is sponsored by the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln and Lincoln Parks and Recreation.

More information about Aging Partners is available at aging.lincoln.ne.gov.  More information about the Move More Lincoln Wellness Series can be found at chelincoln.org (select Move More Lincoln in the “News, Events & Resources” tab). 

May 23 – Class – FACEBOOK 101: Who, What, When, Where, Why?

FACEBOOK 101: Who, What, When, Where, Why?

Tuesday, May 23, 5:00 p.m. by Diane Siefkes, dkSolutions

4735 South 54th Street 

News, events & links from Homestead Rehabilitation Center.  Reserve Your Seat Today! Contact Eldonna at Homestead Rehabilitation by phone (402) 560-1366 or email frd@HomesteadRehab.com to reserve your seat!


Homestead Rehabilitation Center offers FREE presentations by local experts. Enjoy a tips, takeaways and time for questions all inside of 60 minutes! Presentations start at 5:00 p.m. at Homestead Rehabilitation Center, located at 4735 South 54th Street (at the corner of 54th and La Salle). Enter at the new Therapy Entrance at the south end of campus. Seating is limited so reserve your space today! Contact Eldonna at Homestead Rehabilitation by phone (402) 560-1366 or email frd@HomesteadRehab.com to reserve your seat!

Fun ways to get active outdoors.

Fresh air, sunny skies – great weather is naturally tempting. Why not give in, get outside and get moving? Regular activity may help you live longer and may head off a host of diseases. It can also boost your mood and help control your weight. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:

• Walking. Start with a walk around the neighborhood. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a nearby nature trail.

• Biking. It’s great for the heart and easy on the knees. Don’t forget your helmet!

• Bean bag toss. Gather a few friends or relatives, pick your teams and enjoy.

• Garden. You don’t need to dig a whole plot. Try a few planters. Or join a community garden.

You don’t have to run a marathon to get fit. Even 5 to 10 minutes here and there helps. Just choose an activity you enjoy and get moving.

Turn your intentions into actions with My Health Reflection, an online tool that can help you make the most of your health information and lifestyle choices. This online tool could help you manage your health, set goals and track your progress.

Take one more step on the path to wellness. Sign in or register on your plan’s website and look for My Health Reflection

Source: AARP® Medicare Plans – Plan Member Account Login | from UnitedHealthcare®

Ragtime at Playhouse May 5-7 & 11-14

Tickets are available at lincolnplayhouse.com

Lincoln Community Playhouse presents Ragtime on May 5-7 and 11-14. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available at lincolnplayhouse.com or by calling the box office at 402-489-7529 between 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Ragtime is a masterwork musical about America in 1906 that speaks to today’s headlines. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together — that of a daring young Harlem musician, a stifled upper-class wife and a determined Jewish immigrant — united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

Based on the book by E.L. Doctorow, the show won Tony Awards for the adaptation by Terrence McNally and the score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The Playhouse production is directed by Morrie Enders with music direction by Kristen Works, choreography by Jennifer Schultz, scenic design by Douglas Clarke, lighting design by Kathleen Turner, costume design by Maralee Maldavs, stage management by Christine Cottam and technical direction by Nick Turner.

 

    Ragtime – Friday May 5, 2017 to Sunday May 14, 2017

Playhouse Announces Ragtime – Audience Interaction Opportunities – Lincoln Community Playhouse will host two opportunities for audiences to learn more about Ragtime and the issues raised by the show. A talkback will occur after the Sunday, May 7, performance and a pre-show presentation will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Scheduled presenters include representatives of Malone Community Center, Hillel – Jewish Student Association at UNL and Ragtime cast and production staff. Both events are free to ticket holders.

 

 

Getting bumped by an airline – Executive Travel

Source: Executive Travel | We Simplify Travel Here are 8 things you need to know about getting bumped by an airline. Last week was not a good week for United Airlines. Social media saw a tidal wave of people responding in horror to a passenger being dragged off an airplane after it was oversold (more passengers than seats). United obviously messed up big time and now they are admitting it and trying to correct their big mistakes and do the right thing. In light of all the conversation about the horrors of being bumped I thought it would be a good time to explain the process of being denied boarding (bumped from a flight). Most people don’t know the rules and protections they have if a flight is oversold. Below are 8 things you need to know about what to do if you are either involuntarily or voluntarily bumped.

#1 Most people are voluntarily bumped when a flight is oversold This is a simple process where the airlines see they have sold more tickets than they have seats on a flight so they announce to the passengers that they will offer them compensation if they are willing to take an alternative flight to their destination. Usually, the airlines starts out offering a travel voucher of $400 and continues to increase the amount offered up to $800 or more until enough people agree to take an alternative flight (CLICK HERE to read how Delta this week announced they are allowing up to $9,950 offered for volunteers). It is important to know that this is all highly negotiable and some people are now asking for cash instead of vouchers for future flights. Keep in mind there are no federal rules that must be followed for voluntary bumping. It is almost like an auction to see who will be the first to put up their hands for the lowest amount offered.

#2 Involuntary bumping (denied boarding) rules are prescribed by the government An involuntary bump is when a flight is oversold and not enough people voluntarily agree to get off the plane and take an alternate flight in return for negotiated compensation. Ironically, by law, the airlines do not have to compensate you if they can get an involuntary bumped passenger to your destination within one hour of the originally scheduled arrival time. If they can’t get you there within two hours they must pay you 200% (maximum of $675) of the one way fare in cash (for example, if the one way fare was $220 they must pay you $440). If you can’t get there within four hours they must pay you 400% (maximum of $1,350) of the one way fare (for example, if the OW airfare was $220 they must pay you $880). CLICK HERE for more details on denied boarding compensation.

#3 Negotiations for overbooking usually happen before passengers enter the airplane The airlines usually know in advance if they have oversold a flight and will start announcing offers to be voluntarily bumped sometimes hours in advance of a flight. I have even received notices when I checked-in online that they are accepting volunteers for alternate flights with a set amount of compensation. Very rarely does an airline board a plane first before they make an offer. Because of what happened on the United flight last week I don’t think you will ever see passengers completely board a plane before the negotiations for compensation and alternate flight options are completed.

#4 Federal law says that if a crew member gives you an order you have to obey For obvious safety reasons, the government has given the airline crew almost universal power to control the flight from passengers getting out of hand with the potential to disrupt the flight and affect other passengers. I have personally seen crew members abuse this power as they try to show people “who is boss”. However, the bottom line is that if a crew member tells you to get off the plane you are obligated by law to obey. Even though I probably would have been as upset as the passenger on the UA flight was last week the law says that the crew is always in control while you are on the airplane and must always be obeyed. Like it or not. Ironically, if someone had not taken a video of the man being drug off the flight he would have probably spent the night in jail for breaking federal law.

#5 Gate agents are limited in what they can offer so always ask for a supervisor for a richer offer Delta Air Lines made national news this past week when they announced they were increasing the amount of compensation they would authorize an employee to offer a passenger who is denied boarding. The gate agent (the one checking you on the flight) is authorized to offer up to $2000 in compensation. The airline supervisor can go as high as $9950. If a flight is over booked and they are asking for volunteers always asked to speak to a supervisor. They have the power of the purse strings.

#6 – Planes filled with business travelers are less likely to accept voluntary denied boarding compensation Business travelers are usually least likely to volunteer to be bumped as they have meetings they must attend and the compensation is not as important as the meeting. A plane full of families with children usually can easily find a family that will accept free travel vouchers to pay for their next family vacation for FREE.

#7 When you buy an airline ticket you agree to be bound by their contract of carriage, and everything is in the airlines favor When you purchase an airline ticket every passenger agrees to be bound by their contract of carriage. These terms are all very one-sided. Basically you give all your rights away to the airline. I’m not sure anyone would ever buy an airline ticket if they actually read all the rights that you give up when you buy that ticket. CLICK HERE to see all the rights you give to an airline every time you buy a ticket.

#8 Positive changes will be made by all the airlines in the near future – The good news is that the horrendous event last week shocked all the airlines into realizing they have to treat their customers much better than in the past. The oligopoly that the airlines control over the traveling public was pushed over the line last week. Let’s all hope that the airlines respond by treating their passengers with more respect. We deserve it.

Attend our FREE Travel Night this Thursday! – Do not miss our FREE and exciting travel night this Thursday, April 20th, at 6:30pm, at the Bernina Suite #27 at The Shoppes at Piedmont, 1265 S Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68510. Join us for a fun and informal evening to learn about three of our upcoming tours: “The Wonder and Awe of Alaska” featuring a remarkable cruise to Alaska with extension to Denali National Park, “Nebraska vs Oregon”, our fun football tour visiting Seattle before we head to Portland by the scenic coastal train, and finally our “Taste of Italy – Vino Italiano” tour. This is the third time we travel to Italy to experience some of the most unique villages and wine that exists. Reserve your spot for Thursday night by calling 402-458-9845 or email groupdepartment@executivetravel.com to tell us how many are in your party. We are looking forward to seeing you!  

Need information on any of the above? Call our friendly travel advisors…. Lincoln – 402-435-8888 Toll-free 800-737-0582

Apr – 4,000 Miles | Haymarket Theatre

The Haymarket Theatre Presents Amy Herzog’s 4,000 MILES

The Haymarket Theatre is producing Amy Herzog’s 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist play 4,000 MILES.

Directed by Bobby Bonaventura the play features Juanita Rice, Ian McKercher, Meghan Arenz and Michaella Deladia.

After a cross-country bike trip where he encounters a major loss, 21-year old Leo takes up residence with his 91-year old Marxist grandmother, Vera, in her West Village apartment that has not been redecorated since the 1960’s.  The play focuses on the how these unlikely roommates frustrate and challenge one another.  A humorous and moving drama.  4,000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.
Show times are April 20 to 22 and 27 to 29 at 7:30 and April 23 and 30 at 2pm.
The Haymarket Theatre is located at 803 Q St in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.haymarkettheatre.org
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for students.
The  Haymarket Theatre
(402) 477-2600

Source: 4,000 Miles | Haymarket Theatre

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