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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.

1-24 – Lincoln BIKE SHARE PROGRAM

OPEN HOUSE FOR BIKE SHARE PROGRAM IS JANUARY 24
The public is invited to an open house Wednesday, January 24, on phase one of BikeLNK, a community bike share service that begins this spring.  The event is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor auditorium of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 South 14th Street.

The BikeLNK service will make 100 bikes available at 19 locations in downtown Lincoln and on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campuses.  The public can access the bikes by purchasing passes that can be used at bike station kiosks or through a mobile app or website.  The passes range from a single trip to a one-year membership.

The program is funded through private sponsorships and donations and a Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program grant administered by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

At the open house, the public will have the opportunity to view current maps and provide feedback.  No formal presentations are planned.  City staff and representatives of BCycle bike sharing company and Heartland Bike Share of Omaha will be available for questions and comments.

For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: bike share) or contact Kellee Van Bruggen, Lincoln-Lancaster Planning Department, 402-441-6363, kvanbruggen@lincoln.ne.gov or Zach Becker, Public Works and Utilities Department, 402-613-3763, zbecker@lincoln.ne.gov.

1-26 to 5-25 – History Museum – Yazidi Community

Nebraska History Museum Exhibit to Highlight Photographer Jim Lommasson and Yazidi Community

 

“What We Carried: Lincoln” Opens January 26, 2018

Lincoln, Nebraska is currently home to the largest population of Yazidi (Yah-ZEE-dee) peoples in the United States. The Nebraska History Museum will open an exhibit highlighting the Yazidi immigration to Nebraska with a focus on the items they brought with them. What We Carried: Lincoln is a collaborative photographic storytelling project comprising the Yazidi community and photographer Jim Lommasson. The project began in early months of 2017 when Lommasson participated in an exhibit on war at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln.

Lommasson, who worked with Nebraska Mosaic, a class in the UNL College of Journalism and the Yazidi community, asked the Yazidis to share an item they brought with them on their journey from Northern Iraq to the United States.  He then created a photograph and requested that each owner write their personal reflections directly on the photograph. The project aims to present the experiences of refugees and create a platform for further discussion.

Lommasson says he hopes this exhibit helps people understand the hardships Yazidi immigrant’s experience when they leave their homes with only a handful of possessions. “I want to put us in the shoes of the refugees. Once we start asking ourselves these questions, we also start to realize what we are leaving behind. That’s the bigger picture. I hope when people view these photographs, it really puts ourselves in other people’s shoes and that’s how we can build those bridges.”

The Nebraska History Museum will present What We Carried: Lincoln January 26th, 2018 through May 25th, 2018. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10am – 5:30pm, Saturday 1pm – 5:30pm, and closed Sundays. For more information and photographs of exhibit items, go to history.nebraska.gov/museum.

About The Nebraska State Historical Society
The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) collects, preserves, and opens to all the histories we share.  In addition to the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln and historic sites around the state, NSHS administers the State Archives and Library; the State Historic Preservation Office; the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, Omaha; the Office of the State Archeologist; publishes Nebraska History magazine and Nebraska History News; and is responsible for the administration of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission. More at History.nebraska.gov or follow us on Facebook.

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.

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.

Jan 2018 – history and stories of one room schools

      One Room: Millions of Memories Film Festival
at Homestead National Monument of America

Join us for the One Room: Millions of Memories Film Festival Saturdays and Sundays in January and February of 2018, at 2:00 p.m., in the Homestead National Monument of America Education Center. This year’s film festival will kick-off on Saturday January 13 and will feature films that honor the history and stories of one room schools and show how education impacted communities.

The film festival will open with a showing of Days of the One Room Schoolhouse. This documentary explores the schools that once peppered the Midwestern states, with a focus on stories from Northwest and West Central Ohio, one of our Nation’s 30 Homesteading States. The film relates school history, how they changed over time, and what a typical school day was like through interviews with those who remember life in the one room schools. This film will screen Saturday, January 13, and Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Education Center at Homestead National Monument of America.

 One Room Film Festival Showings:

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday January 13-14         Days of the One Room Schoolhouse

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday January 20-21         Country School: One Room – One Nation

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday January 27-28         Last of the One Room Schools 1 & 2

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday February 3-4           Last of the One Room Schools 2 & 3

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday February 10-11       The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday February 17-18       Little House on the Prairie:

  The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday February 24-25       Frontier University Dreams

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2018. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), 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 of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/.

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA TM

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

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.

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