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Todd Williams Presentation and Book Signing

Painting a Legacy with Todd Williams Presentation and Book Signing
at Homestead National Monument of America

Homestead National Monument of America will host artist, Todd Williams for a presentation and book signing at the Homestead Education Center on Sunday, November 5, at 2 p.m. In honor of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial year, Williams will give a presentation about his journey to “paint one or more Masterful Paintings of each county in Nebraska.”

Starting October 27, 2017, through January 7, 2018, 26 of the Todd William’s paintings will be on display at the Homestead Education center. The paintings in this exhibit will highlight the counties from southeast Nebraska. This exhibit is made possible through the support of the Friends of Homestead who are sponsoring the showing of this exhibition at Homestead.

Todd’s vision is to give recognition and awareness to the State of Nebraska and bring its beauty and history to life on canvas. Photos of his collection of paintings titled “Legacy of Nebraska” have been compiled into a book that helps share Todd’s vision.  The book can be purchased through Homestead’s bookstore.  They will be available after the November 5 program for signing books. Everyone is welcome to attend this community event. Admission is free.

“We are excited to host Williams at the monument. We look forward to joining him in celebration of the State of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial,” stated Superintendent Mark Engler. “We hope the citizens of Nebraska and beyond know they are invited to learn more about our state through Todd Williams’s work.”

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2017. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. 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.

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA TM – The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Source: 2017 Fall & Winter Events – Homestead National Monument of America (U.S. National Park Service)

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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

8 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

Assisted living can be intimidating for grandkids — but these activities will make them feel right at home. Read tips from Grandparents.com.

Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

Read tips from Sara Schwartz,  Managing Editor for Grandparents.com, on how to make grandkids more comfortable when they come to visit.

Read the Details at the links.

1. Read a chapter book.

2. Share a fuzzy blanket.

3. Create a scavenger hunt.

4. Peruse the family photo albums.

5. Give each other a manicure.

6. Hold a talent show.

7. Play a card game.

8. Start a movie club.

Source: 8 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

8 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits posted by Sara Schwartz

Nebraska Repertory Theatre | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Great professional story telling. Strong vocals and acting. -keith

Nebraska Repertory Theatre   ABIGAIL/1702

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the state’s only regional professional theatre, associated with the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, launches its first year-round season September 30, 2017 with ABIGAIL/1702 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

October 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm and October 8, 15 at 2:00 pm in the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater. Tickets are available through the Lied Center Ticket Office at 301 North 12th Street, 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231 Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, or online at http://www.liedcenter.org. A five-show season ticket is $120, $60 for students and member of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). Individual tickets for ABIGAIL/1702 are $30, $15 for students and OLLI members.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, affiliated with the Actors’ Equity Association, has been on hiatus since its final summer season in 2014. A new collaboration between the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and a merger of the Nebraska Rep and University Theatre begins with ABIGAIL/1702. According to Park, “Nebraska Rep is thrilled to kick-off our 49th year with a bold new vision. For decades, we’ve served Lincoln as a professional summer repertory theatre. We are pleased to announce that we are now a year-round theatre. The theme of our season this year is Classics Reimagined. Not only are we reimagining Nebraska Repertory Theatre and expanding our season, but all of our shows this year tell familiar stories in a new way.”

ABIGAIL/1702     Ten years after The Crucible’s infamous seductress, Abigail Williams, danced with the devil in Salem, darkness returns. As she cares for a young sailor on the brink of death, a mysterious stranger from Abigail’s past catches up with her, sending her on one final, suspense-filled quest for redemption.

Park explains the background of the play: “Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a fictionalized account of the Salem Witch Trials that occurred in 1692. The play takes aim at the hysteria that swept colonial Salem, Massachusetts and caused twenty innocent victims to hang as witches.”

At the beginning of Miller’s play, Reverend Parris catches his niece, Abigail Williams, and several of her friends dancing in the woods. Fearing severe punishment, the girls pretend to be possessed by friends, family members and neighbors.

Park continues, “Abigail Williams is a cunning manipulator. She easily whips the other girls into an emotional frenzy…One man, John Proctor, knows that [she] is lying…Worried for his friends and neighbors, John threatens to reveal his infidelity with Abigail to the court if necessary to stop her…Eventually, Abigail stands by as even John is accused. Unable to watch John Proctor hang, Abigail steals Reverend Parris’ life savings and flees from Salem. ABIGAIL/1702 begins 10 years after John Proctor and 19 others were falsely accused, sentenced and hung for witchcraft.”

 

 

THE SEASON CONTINUES…                                                                                                   

THE SERPENT by Jean-Claude van Itallie | November 3 – 19

THE HOLIDAY CABARET conceived by Andy Park, featuring Chicago’s The Lakeshore Dolls | December 13 – 17

AVENUE Q | March 2 – 16

THE REP’S RISING STARS | March 30 & 31

William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams | April 13 – 22

Source: Nebraska Repertory Theatre | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

NOYES ART GALLERY 

Noyes Art Gallery

119 South 9th Street Lincoln NE 68508 (402) 475-1061 Established in 1993

Open 10 to 5 Monday – Saturday
Website: noyesartgallery.com Find us on Facebook and Twitter!

October 1st – 31st 2017

Focus Gallery Exhibit First Friday Event, October 6, 6-9 p.m.

Ramona Fink – Mixed Media & Jewelry Jean Stryker – Acrylic & Oil Paintings Duane Pieper – Encaustic/Mixed Media Matt Elwood – Photography

Reida Wrenholt – Mixed Media Sculpture Steven Miljavac – Photography
Deven Rieck – Acrylic
Luke Flowerday – Fine Furniture

November 1st – 30th 2017

Focus Gallery Exhibit
First Friday Event, November 3, 6-9 p.m.

Marjorie Troyer – Digital Art Austen Adamek – Paintings Judy Stanczyk – Glass Johnna Marcil Eck – Paintings Kyle Holt – Pottery

Susie Joyce – Jewelry
Megan Schroll – Black & White Ink / Pottery Scott Grossenbacher – Sculpture
Suxan Anderson – 3D Metal Art / Paintings

Gold Room

October 2017

Julia Noyes

Abstracts

Suxan Anderson

3D Metal Art

Marjorie Troyer

Digital Art

Ambur Harvey

Paintings

Sheena Nakagawa

Paintings

Composition Class

How to Design a Painting

By Julia Noyes Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$65. You bring supplies or
$75. Supplies provided

Call (402) 475-1061 to register for the class!

Featured Artists

October 2017

Karen Bowling

Digital Art

Mike Fluent

Sculpture

Janna Harsch

Paintings

Gayle Kuhlman

Paintings

November 2017

Sharon Sykes

Sculpture

Mike Williams

Texturized Paintings

Megan Moffett

Painting

Ambur Harvey

Painting

Day of the Dead – Gallery Event

Friday, October 20th, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m.

Kathy & Rodger Gerberding – Mixed Media,

Alex Vera – Paintings,

Curtis Adams – Sculpture

Dave Galois – Paintings,

Sheena Nakagawa – Mixed Media,

Sandra Carpenter – Pottery

Karen Bowling – Digital Art & Boxes,

Hope McCulley – Jewelry,

Ronnie Reid – Photography

Intimate with the Artists

Friday, November 17th, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m.

Join Artists:

Deb Monfelt – Paintings Bridgette Swenson – Jewelry and Sculpture Ruth Langan – Paintings
Hope McCulley – Jewelry
Julia Noyes – Abstracts
Olivia Ahlrichs – Multi Media Paintings

Take a look at our new website!! Designed by Lynette Fast:

noyesartgallery.com

The Art of the Drone

Order Your DRONE – Over the PHONE Contact Sam: 402-617-1469, for a Bird’s Eye View

The Party Drone will record your outside parties: Weddings, Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Business Ads, Historical Buildings, Construction Progressions

Source: NOYES ART GALLERY – Home

Lincoln: Mayor’s Office OUTLINES BLUEPRINT FOR PROGRESS

Mayor Chris Beutler said Lincoln has become a world class city that can compete with “anyone, anytime, anywhere.”  And he said the community’s experience with Pinnacle Bank Arena and the West Haymarket has given it a “Blueprint for Progress” that will guide the City to more success.  The Mayor’s comments were part of his State of the City Address delivered this morning at a breakfast event organized by Leadership Lincoln.

“At the end of day, a Blueprint for Progress is only as good as the community that steps forward and accepts responsibility for creating change,” Beutler said.  “Over the last decade we have rediscovered that we have limitless possibilities when we come together and focus our talent and energy on a vision for the future.  That’s why the Pinnacle Bank Arena represents so much more to me than simply an entertainment venue.   It is a shining beacon of what we can accomplish when leadership, passion and purpose converge.  It gave us the confidence to take on new and bigger challenges in our quest to become a world class city. It taught us that when we work together, there are no obstacles too big to overcome and no boundaries to our collective imagination”

Beutler said the Blueprint for Progress includes four keys:

Economic investment – Mayor Beutler said projects like the Scheels expansion, the 9th and “O” development and the City Centre project demonstrate the importance and wise use of the City’s economic development tools.  “The message from these and dozens of other private public projects is simple,” he said.  “It’s the private sector risk takers and dreamers who make growth happen. When we have the public tools to support them, Lincoln wins.”

21st century education – “We must continue to partner with LPS, UNL, SCC, Wesleyan and all of the other educational institutions that maintain Lincoln’s key growth advantage – knowledge,” Beutler said.  He cited the City’s collaboration with LPS on the Community Learning Centers; the City’s work to provide all students with high-speed, wireless Internet service; UNL’s Innovation Campus, which builds the City’s reputation as a hub of the Silicon Prairie; and the need to provide all residents with lifelong learning opportunities through a modern library system.

Innovation – The City’s invested $700,000 from the Fast Forward Fund to create the Lincoln Broadband Project, which has already partnered with eight private telecommunications providers to improve access to next generation broadband and wireless infrastructure.  As a result, Beutler said, 10 new companies have opened offices in Lincoln; 400 new jobs have been created with over $20 million in new annual salaries; and $250 million has been invested in private broadband infrastructure over the past two years.  “Bold ideas like the Lincoln Broadband Project return exponential benefits to our citizens and inspire them to build more, dream bigger, and invest in their fellow citizens,” he said.

World class infrastructure – The City has increased spending on streets by 58 percent since 2010, but Beutler said more needs to be done.  “Several large economic development projects are slowed because we do not have the City funds needed to improve Rokeby Road, slowing development that will create good paying construction jobs and expand our tax base,” he said.  “The lesson is clear:  we miss critical opportunities when we don’t adequately fund our roads budget.”   The Mayor said he is confident the new Lincoln Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, will identify strategies to advance the City’s roads program over the next 20 years.

“The last decade has been a time of historic change in Lincoln,” Mayor Beutler said.  “The Blueprint for Progress has been the common thread to our successes, and we will continue to use it to drive the four key ideas that are building our future:  economic investment, a 21st century education, innovation and world class infrastructure.”

The breakfast also included the presentation of the Leadership Lincoln Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Marilyn Moore, who was an LPS teacher and administrator for 40 years.  The new Moore Middle School is named in her honor.  Moore also served as President of the Bryan College of Health Sciences and has been involved with many local organizations, including the Lincoln Children’s Museum, the Food Bank of Lincoln and the Lied Center Advisory Board.

Leadership Lincoln Executive Director Mick Hale also spoke on the State of Leadership Lincoln.  The organization has four programs – the Executive Series, the Fellows Program, Youth Leadership Lincoln and the Academy for Local Leadership (Project ALL).

The text of the State of the City Address will be available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov.   The speech will also be aired on LNKTV City (Allo channel 2, Spectrum channel 1300 and Kinetic channel 5) and available through YouTube.

Source: InterLinc: City of Lincoln: Mayor’s Office: 2017 Media Releases

September

Sept 30 – Arts for the Soul: Women of the World

performing original and traditional folk music

Group portrait of Women of the World
Group portrait of Women of the World

The Arts for the Soul Music & Fine Arts Series at First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St., Lincoln, is pleased to announce the first concert of the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Sept 30, 7:00 p.m., featuring the award-winning group Women of the World.

Women of the World is an award-winning international a cappella vocal quartet that performs original and traditional folk music with a contemporary twist, in 30 languages. Mentored by Grammy Award-winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin, they create music that is borderless and carries the undeniable message of unity and peace. The week prior to their Lincoln concert they will be one of eight groups competing in the finals of the A Cappella Open contest at Carnegie Hall!

Arts for the Soul offers OLLI members a ticket discount. Tickets for OLLI members for this concert are $12.

Call First Presbyterian Church at 402-477-6037 for more information.

Source: Arts for the Soul: Women of the World | Announce | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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