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Apr 20 – LINCOLN ROTARY CLUBS DONATE 300 TREES

Earth Day event scheduled for April 22 at Pioneers Park

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate a 300-tree donation by two Lincoln Rotary Clubs with an Earth Day event at the playground in Pioneers Park, 3201 S. Coddington Ave.  The April 22 event is from 1 to 3 p.m. and will begin with brief remarks, followed by volunteers adding mulch to recently-planted trees.  The Lincoln East Rotary Club and Downtown Rotary Club #14 provided the trees.
“The Rotary Clubs’ gift helps the City maintain a healthy and diverse urban canopy and allows for replacement of trees removed due to Emerald Ash Borer damage,” said Mark Canney, Lincoln Parks and Recreation Park Planner.  Trees will be planted throughout Lincoln along streets and in parks.
Jennifer Brinkman, President of Rotary #14, said that the tree donation stems from a challenge by Rotary International President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley that every club make a difference in their communities by planting a tree for each of its members.  The goal is to plant 1.2 million trees throughout the world.
“We are excited to partner with the City of Lincoln to meet the challenge issued by our international president and make a significant impact in our community,” Brinkman said. “Rotarians are committed to living our organization’s motto of ‘Service Above Self’. This project will honor our current members, their service to our community and the world,” she said.
“One of the most significant benefits of this partnership is the long-term positive effects that will result from the tree plantings,” added Barry Stelk, President of Lincoln East Rotary.  “Rotary values sustainability as a core tenet of all their philanthropic work and this new focus on improving the environment continues that commitment,” Stelk said.

Additional funding is provided by the Lincoln Parks Foundation, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Two for Trees program. For more information about Lincoln parks, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov.  For more information on the Lincoln Parks Foundation, visit LincolnParks.org

About Rotary: Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world. For more information, visit rotary.org.

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.

Apr 8 – “American Pandemic!”

“American Pandemic!” Special Program Revisits the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

at Homestead National Monument of America

Homestead National Monument of America will be remembering the 1918 “Spanish Flu” influenza pandemic with a program about its impacts on rural communities and homesteaders. On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Nancy Bristow, author of American Pandemic: Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, will discuss the impacts of this influenza pandemic and follow the presentation with a book signing. Dr. Bristow’s book will be for sale at the Homestead bookstores leading up to and during the program.

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, also called the “Spanish Flu,” was a devastating strain of the H1N1 influenza virus that killed as many as 50 million people worldwide. It was the deadliest flu outbreak in human history, affecting as much as 1/3 of the world’s population. In the United States alone, 675,000 people are believed to have died as a result of this flu between 1918 and 1920.

Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler shared: “It was when Homestead volunteers and staff were working in the Reynolds Collection, that a letter was discovered. This letter, from a homesteader family in Seward County, Nebraska, expressed concern with this terrible flu outbreak and we learned from it just how it impacted so many people, including those involved in our Nation’s Homesteading Story.” During this program, Homestead National Monument of America will be sharing this letter, and we invite everyone to attend this programs, which will provide much insight into this story that swept the world.

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) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).

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

Mar 27 – AARP presentation – with the Caregiver Education Group

The presentation for March 27th at 1:30 is about AARP Resources & Services  and will be given by Jina Ragland, AARP Advocacy & Outreach Director.  AARP Nebraska is fighting to support the 195,000+ family caregivers who help make it possible for older Nebraskans and other loved ones to live independently and choose the right care at the right time; working to find common sense solutions to help make family caregivers’ responsibilities a little easier.
Held at Saint Paul UMC, 1144 M Street.  March 27 is a Tuesday. The meetings are held in Room 155 on the main level.  The presentation begins at 1:30pm.  

This presentation will highlight the various caregiving bills introduced during the 2018 Nebraska legislative session.  In addition Jina will share about the Assisting Caregiver Transition Act passed in the Nebraska legislature in 2016.  The Federal RAISE act will also be explained.  An overview of resources, books,  and services available to caregivers through AARP will also be provided.  This presentation will provide very useful  information for all caregivers, family members, pastors/church members, friends, and neighbors as well as professional care providers.

In 2014 in Nebraska, about 195,000 family caregivers provided 182 million hours of uncompensated care, valued at $13.81/hour.  The economic value of their unpaid contributions was approximately $470 billion in 2013, up from an estimated $450 billion in 2009.  In Nebraska the value of unpaid contributions is estimated to be at $2.5 billion of care.

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.

Apr 3-7 Resistance of Soviet-ordered Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

A celebration of resistance: Prague Spring 50 events

Photo from the Josef Josten Papers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives and Special Collections
Photo from the Josef Josten Papers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives and Special Collections

The UNL Department of History will host Prague Spring 50, a major international event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Prague Spring and the aftereffects of the Soviet-ordered Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Events will take place April 3-7 at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. Registration requested.

Led by Alexander Dubček, Prague Spring was a well-intentioned, but ill-fated attempt to liberalize the authoritarian political system, and it would take another 20 years before the dissident playwright Václav Havel would lead one of the greatest political revolutions of our lifetime – the Velvet Revolution.

Speakers will reflect on Prague Spring and 1968, twenty years of “normalization” behind the Iron Curtain and the significance and meaning of the Velvet Revolution.

Date and Time:  Tue, Apr 3, 4:30 p.m. -Sat, Apr 7, 6 p.m.
Location: Sheldon Museum of Art .  12th & R Streets
Registration is requested.
To register, go to:  https://praguespring50.unl.edu/

Schedule: https://praguespring50.unl.edu/schedule

More details at: https://go.unl.edu/7gm6

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/olliatunl/7815/44571

 

Apr 8 – 1918 “Spanish Flu” Influenza Pandemic

Dr. Nancy Bristow, author of American Pandemic, will be speaking on the 1918 Influenza on Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center.
Homestead National Monument of America will be remembering the 1918 “Spanish Flu” influenza pandemic with a program about its impacts on rural communities and homesteaders. On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Nancy Bristow, author of American Pandemic: Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, will discuss the impacts of this influenza pandemic and follow the presentation with a book signing. Dr. Bristow’s book will be for sale at the Homestead bookstores leading up to and during the program.
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, also called the “Spanish Flu,” was a devastating strain of the H1N1 influenza virus that killed as many as 50 million people worldwide. It was the deadliest flu outbreak in human history, affecting as much as 1/3 of the world’s population. In the United States alone, 675,000 people are believed to have died as a result of this flu between 1918 and 1920.
Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler shared: “It was when Homestead volunteers and staff were working in the Reynolds Collection, that a letter was discovered. This letter, from a homesteader family in Seward County, Nebraska, expressed concern with this terrible flu outbreak and we learned from it just how it impacted so many people, including those involved in our Nation’s Homesteading Story.” During this program, Homestead National Monument of America will be sharing this letter, and we invite everyone to attend this programs, which will provide much insight into this story that swept the world.

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) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).

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

Dr. Nancy Bristow, author of American Pandemic, will be speaking on the 1918 Influenza on Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center

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