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12-11 – Paul Read to Speak at Garden Club of Lincoln December Meeting

Coming Monday, December 11:  7:00 pm
Garden Club of Lincoln Program – “Gardens of the World”
Paul Read, UNL Horticulture Professor
Monday, December 11, 7:00
Culler Middle School . 52nd & Vine

Lincoln— December 5 — A presentation by UNL Horticulture Professor on “Gardens of the World” will highlight the December 11th meeting of the Garden Club of Lincoln.

 Paul Read is a Professor of Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-LIncoln with a research emphasis in viticulture. He is a leader in Nebraska’s developing grape and wine industry. He has presented lectures in Brazil, England, and Australia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture – Eastern Region and is a fellow of the American Society for Horticulture Science.

Please join us for this informative program. Our meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served before and after the presentation.

The Garden Club of Lincoln meets at the Culler Middle School cafeteria (52nd and Vine Streets–enter through the south door). Public is invited; there is no charge.

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dec 20 – AGING PARTNERS HOSTS WINTER HOLIDAY MEALS

 

Aging Partners invites older adults and the public to winter holiday meals Wednesday, December 20.

Reservations are required by calling the senior center by noon Tuesday, December 19.

Locations, meal times and reservation phone numbers are as follows:

  • Asian Senior Center, 144 N. 44th St., call 402-477-3446 for reservations
  • Downtown Senior Center, 1005 “O” St., call 402-441-7154 for reservations
  • Lake Street Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St., call 402-441-7157 for reservations
  • Maxey Senior Center, 2032 “U” St., 402-441-7849 for reservations
  • Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave., call 402-441-7151 for reservations
  • Hickman Senior Center, 300 E. 3rd St., in Hickman, call 402-416-7693 for reservations

Meals will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the exception of the Asian Senior Center, which will serve at 10:30 a.m.

The suggested meal contribution is $6 for age 60 and over, and there is a $9 fee for those under age 60.  There is a suggested contribution of $4 for transportation within senior center transportation boundaries.

The menu includes baked ham, twice baked mashed potato, broccoli with cheese, roll, cheesecake with strawberries or diet pudding and 1 percent or skim milk.  Many of the senior centers will also feature entertainment.

For more information and for senior center locations, call 402-441-7158.  More information on Aging Partners can be found at www.aging.lincoln.ne.gov 

Dec. 13-16, 17 ‘The Holiday Cabaret’

Nebraska Rep begins new holiday tradition with ‘The Holiday Cabaret’

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates a new holiday tradition with "The Holiday Cabaret" Dec. 13-17 in Studio Theatre.
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates a new holiday tradition with “The Holiday Cabaret” Dec. 13-17 in Studio Theatre.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre begins a new holiday tradition this December with “The Holiday Cabaret.” Enjoy holiday standards performed by past Rep performers, emerging artists and our special guests and Chicago’s premiere, sweet-singing female trio, The Lakeshore Dolls.

Performances are Dec. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Temple Building. For tickets, contact the Lied Center Box Office at (402) 472-4747 or online at http://www.nebraskarep.org. The show is conceived and directed by Nebraska Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Andy Park.

“One of the things I’m really excited about this cabaret is that it’s actually a really traditional style of cabaret performance,” Park said. “You get comedy, and you get old-fashioned holiday songs and musical styles. People will get a real sort of throwback holiday cabaret experience. There’s just something about this that just feels right for the holidays. It’s like going home to visit with family and friends. It’s warm, and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for the audience.”

The audience will also be able to enjoy holiday goodies and libations during the performance. There will also be a live band, musically directed by Vince Learned.

“It will be a very typical cabaret-style band with piano, bass and drums,” Park said. “We’ve invested in the band because we want it to be just extraordinary.”

The show will also feature The Lakeshore Dolls, an acapella trio from Chicago whose aesthetic is reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters, who sing music ranging from the 1940s standards to pop hits of today.

“These performers are so tight vocally,” Park said. “They’ve been performing for years. They perform all over the place, and they’re very much in the tradition of The Andrews Sisters. In fact, they’ll do a couple of Andrews Sisters songs, I’m sure.”

The total cast includes 14 people.

“Many of them are some of the top students here in the program,” Park said. “And then we also have a couple of guests, like Dr. Bill Grange, who will be making an appearance. One of the songs he will be singing is ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.’ It’s going to be fun.”

Park will also be performing in The Holiday Cabaret.

“I’m a ventriloquist so I’m going to bring my puppet with me to perform, which will be fun,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a good show.”

There are other surprises in the works as well for the performance, as Park creates what he hopes will be a new holiday tradition for Lincoln.

“The hope is that this is a new holiday tradition, and we’ll mix it up a little bit every year, “Park said. “Hopefully this will be something that the families will realize is here every year and will make it part of their holiday traditions.”

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/artsatunl/7311/41591

 

The Adventure of a Lifetime

The purpose of Eckankar is to make God an everyday reality in your life.

As Soul, you have the God-knowledge within you. The teachings of ECK will awaken the knowledge and love for the divine things that are already in your heart.

The road to God is the adventure of a lifetime.

With spiritual blessings,

Eckankar - signature of Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master

“The purpose of these talks is to open the heart center. The golden Light of God often enters the heart while we’re laughing and feeling happy, coming in so quietly and gently that we may not realize It’s there.”

for a free book —> https://www.eckankar.org/FreeBook/index.html

—Sri Harold Klemp, Cloak of Consciousness,   Mahanta Transcripts, Book 5, p. 132

 

ECKANKAR is excited to announce the new Sri Harold Klemp YouTube Channel! Check out video excerpts from Sri Harold’s seminar talks. They are great for sharing with friends and family. Here are just a few of the videos you will find on the channel:
ECKANKAR: Inner Guidance—Listening to Your Intuition Can Help Others
ECKANKAR: A Spiritual Master Helps Jane Adjust Her Attitude
ECKANKAR: HU and a Spiritual Master Help Heal a Despondent Woman
ECKANKAR: A Teacher Receives Protection via His Spiritual Master
How Can I Be in Alignment with Divine Spirit?
Harold Klemp Speaks on the Role of Humor in Spirituality
How to Stay Grateful During Hard Times—Sing HU
What to Do When Friends Smoke, Gossip, or Push Their Beliefs On You, by Harold Klemp

Stay tuned for more videos to come.

lincoln.ne.gov | Cleaner Greener Lincoln > Lincoln Environmental Action Plan

Mayor Beutler’s Cleaner Greener Lincoln initiative has emerged as a strong supporter and promoter of living sustainably in Nebraska’s capital city. In addition to funding sustainable projects, the initiative has supported many community events including Earth Day, Complete Streets, Biketacular, Bike to Work Day, and Celebrate Lincoln.

Source: lincoln.ne.gov | Cleaner Greener Lincoln > Lincoln Environmental Action Plan

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

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