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June 10 – Genealogy & Family History Day

Genealogy & Family History Day – June 10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UNL College of Business Administration, 12th and R streets
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries will host its third annual genealogy and family history day from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 10 in Room 143 of the College of Business Administration building, 12th and R streets. This year’s theme is “Family History Research through Life’s Stages.”

The event is free, but seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. A full program and registration information are available at or by emailing Joan Barnes at<> or Tom McFarland at<>.

Participants can learn about resources that reveal information about a person’s life from birth, school, adulthood and death. Presenters will highlight a diverse range of resources available through courthouses, county government offices, historical societies and libraries. Professional genealogists Gail Blankenau and Marcia Stewart will give talks on citing sources and using church records, respectively.

Participants can attend the entire day or specific sessions. They can bring a lunch or purchase lunch at a downtown restaurant.

Source: Genealogy & Family History Day | Libraries | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

How Prepared Are We As a Nation? | Survival Still, Emergency Drinking Water System | Survival Still

OUR GREATEST STRENGTH. We have a number of things that contribute to the preparedness of our country, from the great people, to the excellent training programs and even our wealth, but there is one thing that is more important than everything else; our interconnectedness. The overarching strength of our country’s emergency response is the fact that if one place goes down, countless others can respond to help the affected area. This interconnectedness comes down to one thing: communications.

Full article is found at the Source: How Prepared Are We As a Nation? | Survival Still, Emergency Drinking Water System | Survival Still

May 11 – Wachiska Audubon presentation

Wachiska Audubon will offer a free public presentation at the Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street on Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m.  In April 2012, Tom Lynch traveled with a group of artists, writers, and ecologists to a remote location in Western Australia, the Paruku Indigenous Protected Area for an interdisciplinary and intercultural art, science, and story effort involving the aboriginal community of Mulan. The goal of the project was to achieve greater understanding of how global forces are modifying the aboriginal community’s connection to their country on the western edge of the Tanami Desert and to revive the area’s cultural and natural communities.
Paruku is home to at least 73 species of waterbirds and 16 species of shorebirds that visit it during their migrations and provides refuge and breeding grounds for animals such as the increasingly rare and declining bilby, mulgara, and nail-tailed wallaby, as well as a host of feral animals including camels and horses. The talk’s title is Birdlife and Nature Protection in Australia’s Tanami Desert. Tom Lynch is an English professor at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he specializes in the study of nature writing and environmental literature.
Parking is free in the church lot with overflow parking in the Pius High lot across the street to the west. There is easy access to the church with no steps and plenty of space for mingling while enjoying refreshments and conversation following the program.

May-July – free workshops on staying physically active

Aging Partners and the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department invite senior citizens and the public to a series of free workshops on staying physically active.  The Active Living Every Day (ALED) workshops are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from May 2 through July 25 at the “F” Street Recreation Center, 1225 “F” Street.  Registration is required by calling Aging Partners at 402-441-7575 by 5 p.m. on the Friday before the session.
“By learning the skills necessary to become and stay physically active, people are encouraged to make simple lifestyle changes that incorporate activity into everyday life,” said Peggy Apthorpe, Aging Partners Health and Fitness Director.  “Those who’ve taken part in the workshop in other parts of the country report they are exercising more, eating healthier and burning calories.  Blood pressure, blood sugar levels and sleep also improved.”
Participants will learn how to create an activity plan that fits their preferences and lifestyle, with tasks like housekeeping and shopping incorporated into the plan.  The workshops will also address the causes of inactivity and help participants overcome those challenges.  Participants can attend as many workshops as they want, and are encouraged to attend as many as possible.
Aging Partners is partnering with the Lincoln Parks and Recreation to present the workshops, which are made possible by an instructor training grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Parks and Recreation is one of only 46 similar agencies to receive the ALED grant.  The ALED program is based on discoveries that physical activity need not be strenuous or time consuming to benefit health, and people are more likely to become and stay physically active when taught the appropriate lifestyle skills.
More information on Aging Partners is available at  More information on Lincoln Parks and Recreation can be found at  More information on the NRPA is available at

Parks and Recreation received instructor training grant for program



Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to attend the Lincoln History Lunch Series beginning Wednesday, March 29 at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St.  The presentations are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and highlight Lincoln’s history and evolution.   A box lunch is available for a suggested contribution of $4 for ages 60 and over, and an $8 fee for those under age 60.  Meal reservations must be made by the Monday prior to the program by calling 402-441-7158.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 29 – “Finding the Stories Behind the Photos” with Ed Zimmer.  Lincoln’s historic preservation planner since 1985, Zimmer will present a selection of mostly early 20th century images, demonstrating how he “listens to the photos” and seeks their broader contexts and deeper stories.
  • Wednesday, April 12 – “The Nebraska State Capitol: The Final Phase” with Robert C. Ripley, Capitol Administrator. Ripley will present the latest details on the courtyard fountains – the final phase in the original architectural plan of this renowned structure.

  • Wednesday, April 26 – “Bethany:  Nebraska Christian University/Cotner College” with Jim McKee. McKee will discuss the history of Nebraska Wesleyan, as well as the North Cotner, Bethany Heights, College View, Union College and University Place neighborhoods.
  • Wednesday, May 10 – “Lincoln Journal Star Books – Lincoln Memories: Volumes 1 and 2” with Megan Stubenhofer-Barrett. These books, created in cooperation with the State Historical Society, cover Lincoln’s history from the late 1800s to the 1960s.  Stubenhofer-Barrett will share some of the images and highlights in compiling these books.
  • Wednesday, May 24 – “Memories of Lincoln Hotels” with Zimmer and McKee. Two of Lincoln’s favorite historians will focus on the beauty of our former landmark hotels.  

The Lincoln History Lunch Series is co-sponsored by Aging Partners and the Lincoln Community Playhouse. For more information on Aging Partners, visit  

Red Cross Disaster Volunteer

Red Cross Disaster Volunteer Training Boot Camp

We are having a 3 day training for people who want to be ready to respond to local, regional and national Disasters.  Completing this training will make you a Disaster Response Leader in our Community.

Dates:  Feb 17-19 (meals provided)

Red Cross Training Center

220 Oakcreek Drive

Lincoln, NE 68528

For more details about this training opportunity or if you are not able to participate in the training but want to be a trained Red Cross Disaster Volunteer contact

Ken Montgomery


Phone#:  402-343-7716 or 

Email: nathan.woodruff at 


Answers for Caregivers Webinar

Answers for Caregivers Webinar


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Source: Answers for Caregivers Webinar

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