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Wed. Jan 24 – How to Live Spiritually Every Moment of Your Life!

I got this invitation and am sharing. -Keith

WHAT: You are invited to join us for an Intro Talk on “How to Live Spiritually Every Moment of Your Life!”
WHERE: Scooters in the Haymarket, 151 North 8th St. Lincoln
WHEN: Wednesday, January 24th at 7pm 
WHO: Everyone is welcome!
LEARN MORE: Check out http://www.eckankar.org/ for more information on ECKANKAR.

– I would like to invite you to a special Intro Talk titled, “How to Live Spiritually Every Moment of Your Life!” on Wednesday January 24th at 7pm at Scooters in the HayMarket. Please come and invite anyone who may be ready for a spiritual adventure!

We are going to discuss…
What is spirituality?
What does spiritual life mean to you?
How do we know we are living a spiritual life?
What are the steps to a spiritual life?
Are there hints that enables us to live spiritually despite the tension of living.
NOTE: The golden coin to living a joyful, loving and tension free life is HU, the love song to GOD.

Do you have questions about your spiritual journey, or do you just want to share the company of fellow seekers? Please join us.

Please forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested in joining us.

10 Facts About Senior Living

That Will Surprise You

10 Facts About Senior Living That Will Surprise You

 

Fact #1: “80 is the new 65.”

Fact #2: The need for diverse eldercare is skyrocketing.

Fact #3: The typical assisted living resident is an independent female.

Fact #4: Specialized eldercare is on the rise.

Fact #5: Skilled nursing facilities are the most expensive care option – and may not be sustainable.

Fact #6: Seniors and their families are not prepared for the costs of long-term care.

Fact #7: Community and home-based care are on the rise.

Fact #8: Owning your own home may not make the most financial sense.

Fact #9: Many seniors avoid advanced care planning.

Fact #10: Staying active is the best prevention, even if you’ve been inactive all your life.

Jan 2018 – Lincoln NATURE CENTER JANUARY PROGRAMS

 

The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to the following events in January:

Coffee and Conversations: Local Birding by Ruth Stearns – Thursday, January 11, 2 to 4 p.m.  Coffee and tea are provided. The suggested donation is $5.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 16, 10 to 10:45 a.m.  Parents will learn how building with sticks, counting pinecones and crafting with leaves and seeds can become a part of your child’s educational experience.  The Nature Center offers a preschool program for ages 3 to 4 and a pre-kindergarten program for ages 4 to 5. Registration for the 2018-19 school year begins February 1. The event is for adults only.  In case of inclement weather, the open house will be rescheduled to January 23.

Winter Recreation Workshop: Cross Country Skiing – Saturday, January 20, 2 to 4 p.m.  Led by Outdoor Adventures from the University of Nebraska, this workshop is for those with no cross country skiing experience and those looking to improve their skills.  If the weather is not ideal for skiing, the workshop will be held indoors, and all participants will receive a coupon for ski rental from Outdoor Adventures.  The class is recommended for those age 12 and up.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $20 per person and includes ski rental.  The registration deadline is January 17.

Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center Annual Meeting – Saturday, January 27, 9 to 11 a.m.  Learn more about this support organization and enjoy refreshments, conversation and two presentations.  Photographer Adrian Olivera will present “Nebraska’s Unique Landscape Time-Lapse,” and Bob Hendrickson with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum will present “Landscapes Planted for a Purpose.”

 

To register for these programs or other activities, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov and select the “register online” button.  For more information, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter.

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., Lincoln, NE 68522, 402-441-7895

AGING PARTNERS EVENTS JANUARY 1 THROUGH JANUARY 7

Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from January 1 through January 7:

Monday, January 1 – ALL AGING PARTERS OFFICES AND SENIOR CENTERS ARE CLOSED FOR THE NEW YEAR’S DAY HOLIDAY

Tuesday, January 2

  • Chair Tai Chi, Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center – 9:45 a.m.
  • BINGO, Lake Street Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • BINGO, Belmont Senior Center – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 3

  • Blood pressure screenings by Homestead Rehabilitation Center nurses, Northeast Senior Center – 9 a.m.
  • BINGO, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • Musical performance by The Unpaid Bills, Lake Street Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • BINGO, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • BINGO, JoAnn Maxey Center – 11:30 a.m.
  • 10-Point Pitch and Bridge, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, January 4

  • “Surfing the Internet” introductory class, Northeast Senior Center – 9:30 a.m.
  • Musical performance by “Jumpin’ Kate” Logan, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • Lincoln City Libraries’ Bookmobile visit, Lake Street Senior Center – noon

Friday, January 5

  • Musical performance by Fine Wine, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • 10-point Pitch, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Blood pressure screenings by Waverly Care Center nurses, Waverly Senior Center – 1 p.m.
  • BINGO, Waverly Senior Center – 1 p.m.

Senior Center Meal Schedule (reservations required two working days in advance):

  • Belmont Senior Center (402-441-7990):  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon
  • Bennet Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon
  • Downtown Senior Center (402-441-7154):  Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Firth Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Mondays at 11:30 a.m.
  • Hickman Senior Center (402-792-2006):  Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • JoAnn Maxey Senior Center (402-441-7849):  Wednesdays and Fridays at noon
  • Lake Street Senior Center (402-441-7157):  Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Northeast Senior Center (402-441-7151):  Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Waverly Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

Location addresses:

  • Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center, 233 S. 10th St.
  • Asian Senior Center, 144 N. 44th St., Suite A
  • Belmont Senior Center, 1234 Judson St.
  • Bennet Senior Center, 970 Monroe St.
  • Downtown Senior Center, 1005 “O” St.
  • Firth Senior Center, 311 Nemaha St.
  • Hickman Senior Center, 300 E. 3rd St.
  • JoAnn Maxey Senior Center, 2032 “U” St.
  • Lake Street Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St.
  • Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave.
  • Waverly Senior Center, 14410 Folkestone St.

For information on classes or to register, call 402-441-7575.  Roundtrip transportation is available for senior center meals and activities in Lincoln only by calling the centers directly (phone numbers listed in meal schedule).  For more information on senior center events and activities, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: My Center News) or call 402-441-7158.

1-14 – Wachiska Audubon

Join with Wachiska Audubon on Thursday, January 11, at 7:00 p.m. for a free public lecture and discussion led by  Ken Winston, director of policy and outreach for Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, at the Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street, in Lincoln. Nebraska is just beginning to scratch the surface of solar energy development. Ken will talk about recent developments in solar energy in Nebraska and areas for potential expansion as well as related legislative issues. For further information call the Wachiska office, 402-486-4846.

FIELD TRIP: Winter Treasures – Meet members of Wachiska Audubon at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, in Lincoln on the south side of the Capitol at 15th and H streets across from the governor’s mansion and caravan or carpool 60 miles to Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge and Carter Lake to see common redpolls, snowy owls, red crossbills, and trumpeter swans. Dress for some winter hiking and bring a water bottle and binoculars if you have them. There is no fee and the public is welcome. If you have questions, call John Carlini at 402-475-7275.

2018 Tours – Cranes and Prairie Chickens

NATURE CENTER OFFERS TWO BIRDING TRIPS

IN SPRING 2018

Please note the sign up deadlines -keith —–

The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to participate in two bird-themed wildlife viewing trips in spring 2018:

A Sandhill Crane Day Trip is scheduled from noon to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 9.  Space is limited, and the registration deadline is Friday, February 9.

Participants will meet at the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park and travel to the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center in Wood River and the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon.  The group will view and hear the cranes from a viewing blind as they arrive on the Platte River.  The trip will also include periodic stops along country roads to view cranes as they feed and dance in the fields.

Sandhill Cranes are among the world’s oldest living birds and have traveled through Nebraska for centuries.  They are dependent on an 80-mile segment of the Platte River for a four- to five-week stopover because of the food and protection in the area.  The cranes come from as far south as Mexico and will travel as far north as eastern Siberia to raise their young.  Over half a million Sandhill Cranes will make their way through Nebraska this spring.  Some of the best viewing is at sunset when the cranes flock by the thousands to spend the night at the river.

The program fee is $85 and includes transportation, dinner and viewing blind reservations.  If the trip is cancelled, the $25 reservation fee for the viewing blind is nonrefundable.  Participants must have the ability to walk uneven trails in low light.

A Greater Prairie Chicken Multi-Day Tour is scheduled for Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. Registered participants will receive details about departures, arrivals and other activities.

Participants will experience the booming and dancing of the greater prairie chicken and sharp-tailed grouse during tours on the Switzer Ranch near Burwell. The event is hosted by Calamus Outfitters and includes bus transportation, two nights lodging, guided tours and meals.

Greater prairie chickens are a vulnerable species with declining numbers due to prairie habitat fragmentation and loss.  Today, the populations of greater prairie chicken are isolated to the mixed grass prairies of the central U.S.   Preservation and restoration of prairie habitat have been successful at stabilizing population numbers.

Known for their mating dance, greater prairie chickens display together in a gathering called a “lek.”  The male prairie chickens raise their ear tuft feathers, inflate the bright orange air sacks on their necks and stomp about to attract females.  Similarly, the sharp-tailed grouse will display or dance to attract female grouse to their dancing grounds.

The program fee is $500 per person for double rooms, with single rooms available for an additional $75.  Registration and a $250 deposit are required by January 5 (includes non-refundable $50 fee).  The remaining balance is due by March 1.  The deposit, minus the registration fee, is refundable until January 5.  The paid balance, minus the deposit, is refundable until March 1. An optional jeep tour of the Switzer Ranch is available on Saturday for an additional $50 per person.

To register, or for more information, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or naturecenter@lincoln.ne.gov.  More information on the Pioneers Park Nature Center is available at parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter.

WATCH: Stop, Take a Minute, and Remember… | Spirituality – BabaMail

This beautiful video is one you really want to share with a friend, and let them know that there’s everything still to play for in their life:

Source: WATCH: Stop, Take a Minute, and Remember… | Spirituality – BabaMail

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