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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.

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

Apr 17 – Lincoln Rotary Clubs Honor Olsson Associates

 2018 Salute to Business Recipient
The combined Rotary Clubs of Lincoln are pleased to announce that their 2018 “Salute to Business”honoree is Olsson Associates for its innovation and contributions to the Lincoln community. The award will be presented at a luncheon at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel on Tuesday, April 17.
Olsson Associates offers comprehensive design and consulting services in infrastructure, environmental, field services and facilities to clients across the United States. The firm was ranked No. 106 on Engineering News-Record’s top 500 design firms national list in 2017. Established in Lincoln in 1956, Olsson has 1,100 employees in nearly 30 offices across the Midwest and Southwest U.S.
Locally, Olsson is a part of projects that make the community “home” for more than 250 employees. From the infrastructure and transportation network of Antelope Valley and the West Haymarket to SouthPointe Pavilions to innovative technology for heating and cooling Innovation Campus and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Olsson has played a part in what makes Lincoln special.
The Rotary Salute to Business is in its 26th year. Previous Salute to Business honorees include Tabitha, LI-COR Biosciences, Speedway, Nelnet, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Crete Carrier Corporation, Assurity Life Insurance Corporation, Duncan Aviation, Valentino’s and many other well-known, highly-regarded Lincoln businesses.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill,and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Lincoln is home to three Rotary Clubs,Downtown Club 14, East and South.
The Salute to Olsson Associates will take place at a lunch event on Tuesday, April 17, at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. Various elected officials and dignitaries are expected to attend. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at noon. Individual tickets are $35, and corporate tables are also available. For more information, visit www.rotary14.org .

Book Lovers – From Francie & Finch

It’s another busy week at F&F! Take a look! We hope you’ll also enjoy our bi-weekly Shelf Awareness for Readers that includes book reviews, author interviews, giveaways and fascinating features.

http://francieandfinch.com/    If you see a book you like, you can click on it and order directly from our website. We offer free shipping and you’ll find different formats like audio, E-books, CD’s, vinyl and large print to choose from. This is a great way to support your local, independent bookstore.
Either way, we hope you’ll stop down at the shop to say hello, browse our in-store offerings and check out our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events
Thurs, 4/12 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Voices From The Plains, Nebraska Writers Guild
Fri, 4/13 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. History Mystery Walking Tour of Downtown Lincoln
Sat, 4/14 – 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Book Talk and Signing with C.J. Janovy author of No Place Like Home
Thurs, 4/19 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Book Talk & Signing with Sharon Royers, author of Out Of The Rabbit Hole: How a Concussion Changed My Life – A Story of Hope
Thurs, 4/26 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Launch of Loren Eiseley’s Nebraska: A Digital Map
Sat, 5/5 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Storytime with Uncle Lew

 

Apr 24 – Managing Stress

The Caregiver Education presentation for Tuesday, April 24th about  Managing Stress will be given by Jodi Sudik, BS, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Health Coach, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer for Bryan Health.  Jodi holds several certifications and has worked in corporate wellness, health and fitness for over thirty years.
She shared that STRESS is recognized as the #1 proxy killer disease today.  The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease.
This presentation will help you understand the mechanics of stress.  As a result, you will become more aware and sensitive to your own level of stress and knowing when and how to take proactive steps.  This increased awareness will also help you to take better care of you as well as your family, friends and colleagues.  This presentation will provide very useful  information for all caregivers, family members, pastors/church members, friends, and neighbors as well as professional care providers.

The Caregiver Education Group and Saint Paul UMC sponsor meetings for caregivers held the fourth Tuesday of each month at Saint Paul UMC, 1144 M Street.  The meetings are held in Room 155 on the main level.  The presentation begins at 1:30pm.  There is always time allowed for discussion and sharing after the presentation.  There is parking underneath the church.  You enter off 11th Street (between N & M Streets) right after the alley.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  We are pleased that Jen Wolf-Wubbels from Southlake Village, who is a member of the Lincoln Caregiver Education Group, brings yummy treats to the meeting each month.  Thanks so much, Jen.

Upcoming presentations:
May 22:                Get Smart About Scams
                               Speaker:  Ryan Sothan – Attorney General’s office
June 26:                Reduce Your Risk for Cognitive Decline
                               Speaker:  Clayton Freeman – Alzheimer’s Association
July 24:                  When it’s time to downsize, Where to go and how to get there
                                Speakers:  Jeannine Bryant – Changing Spaces
Jolee Urbanovsky – Bridge to Better Living

Go to the Lincoln Caregivers Education Group page on Facebook and like us.  Thanks.  It will keep you updated on events of interest to caregivers/older persons.  Becca Henry and Christine Vanderford, members of the Lincoln Caregiver Education Group, share helpful information for caregivers regularly.
You may also visit the Nebraska Caregiver Coalition page, the Nebraska Special Needs Ministry Network page, the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network page on Facebook for even more information.
As always, if you have questions or need additional information feel free to contact me, Suzy Campbell, at (402) 802-2309.
Joy,   Suzy Campbell -Caregiver Education Group

Apr 14 & 15 – LINCOLN CITY LIBRARIES do Many Things

To Host 2 performances of “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” IN APRIL

Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to two free performances of “Beauty and the Beast” in April:

  • Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. at Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street
  • Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m. at Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street

No registration is required, and the 50-minute performances are suitable for ages 5 and up.

The shows are presented by the Hampstead Stage Company, which includes teams of two actors, each playing multiple roles.  The scripts are original adaptations, based directly on literary classics.  Hampstead The company is a Barnstead, New Hampshire-based non-profit theater company for young audiences, whose focus is to promote reading and love of live theater.

For information about Lincoln City Libraries and its services, visit lincolnlibraries.org.  For more information on Hampstead Stage Company, visit hampsteadstage.org.

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