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March 8 – Zentangle 201 – Black Tile class

Francie & Finch Bookshop is offering a Zentangle 201 – Black Tile class on Thursday, March 8th. The class will be held at the shop in the historic Telephone Building at 130 S. 13th Street at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  The class will be led by Certified Zentangle Teacher, Carrie Smith.

Create dramatic black tiles with white ink and pencil.  These tiles really pop!  Join Carrie, Certified Zentangle Teacher, and your fellow tanglers for more fun, focus, and relaxation!

What is Zentangle?

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  We call these patterns tangles.  You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines,  curves,  and orbs. These simple shapes are the “Elemental Strokes” in all zentangle art. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called “tiles.”  We call them tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics.

As you use the Zentangle Method to create beautiful images, you likely will enjoy increased focus, creativity, self-confidence, and an increased sense of well-being.

We believe that life is an art form and that each person is an artist.  The Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor and model for inspiring a deliberate artistry in life.

For those with previous Zentangle experience, the one-and-a-half hour class is $30 and includes all your Zentangle supplies.   Limited to first 10 participants.   Call 402 781 0459 to register.


Leslie Huerta

Francie & Finch Bookshop

402 781 0459

Sunday, February 25th – African American Homesteader Town of DeWitty

Celebrate African American History Month and Learn About the African American Homesteader Town of DeWitty, Nebraska at Homestead National Monument of America

Artes Johnson, Chair of the Descendants of DeWitty, and Dr. William Hunt will present a program on the African American town of DeWitty, Nebraska at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a screening of the documentary film Frontier University Dreams at 2:00 p.m.

DeWitty, Nebraska was the longest-settled and most permanent African American homesteader town in the state of Nebraska. Established in 1907 by African American homesteaders in Cherry County, Nebraska, DeWitty provided shelter, education, and community for its residents until the last of them moved away in 1936. During a time of racial violence and discrimination in much of the rest of the United States, the residents of DeWitty and the residents of the nearby, predominately white town of Brownlee, lived as neighbors—working together and gathering regularly for baseball games and dances. In 2016, a historical roadside marker was erected by the Nebraska State Historical Society to remember this remarkable place. You can learn more of the incredible story of DeWitty at Homestead National Monument of America on February 25, 2018!

As always, programs at Homestead National Monument of America are free of charge and open to everyone.

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

Feb 16 – Art inspired by Japan, music, tea, snacks & origami  


Crane earrings
Friday February 16, 6-9 p.m.
One night only
Art inspired by Japan, music, tea, snacks & origami  
119 S. 9th St., Lincoln (9th &O)
  • 7 artists – jewelry, sculpture, pottery and paintings inspired by Japan
  • Linda’s origami earrings, cards and art
  • Japanese tea ceremony by UNL Kawasaki Library
  • LNK New Music Collective performs original music
  • Origami taught by North Star High School students
sunrise_ beach and turquoise water_ art made from paper and origami by Linda Stephen
“Be at Peace, My Heart”
Paper art (chigiri-e and origami) by Linda Stephen $100 unframed, 10″ x 8.” See or buy at “Here Is My Heart” exhibit for Heart Health Month at Bryan Health.
Group Art Exhibition
February 1-28, open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bryan Medical Center
First floor, past information, near chapel
1600 S. 48th St., Lincoln, NE
If you are interested in purchasing artwork currently displayed in the Bryan Art Gallery, please contact Volunteers and Customer Care Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 402-481-3032. Proceeds support the Bryan Foundation.
Origami balloon hearts and young girl in spring. Artwork by Linda Stephen
“With Soaring Hearts”
Japanese papers and invented origami
$100 unframed, 10″ x 8″
For sale and to see at Bryan Medical Center through February for Heart Health Month.
Hope to see you at Friday’s reception!

For custom orders or colors for art or earrings, email
Wishing you joy in your days.

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Linda Stephen Origami Art

By March 30th – Seeking Nominees for Stroke – Courage Award

Nebraska State Stroke Association Seeks Nominees for Courage Award

The Nebraska State Stroke Association (NSSA) is seeking nominations for its Stephanie Wever Courage Award, which honors a Nebraska stroke survivor who exemplifies courage in overcoming the effects of stroke.

Stephanie Wever, a stroke survivor and former NSSA board member, died December 25, 2015, at age 32. She was dedicated to raising awareness of strokes and her rare gene defect, ACTA2.
Keith Fickenscher of Lincoln was the 2017 recipient.

The award will be presented in May during Stroke Awareness Month. For more information, contact NSSA at 402-484-8131 or

The deadline for nominations is March 30. Nomination forms are at

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About NSSA – Founded in 1985,  the Nebraska State Stroke Association is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to serve Nebraskans through stroke prevention, education, advocacy, and support services.

The application for is easy.

Stephanie Wever Courage Award Nomination Form
Nominee’s Name: _____________________________________________________
Nominee’s City: _______________________________________________________
Name of Nominator (Organization or Individual): _____________________________
Phone Number of Nominator: ____________________________________________
Email of Nominator: ____________________________________________________
Address of Nominator: __________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________
Please include a nomination letter addressing some or all of the following (up to 800 words):

  •  Brief description of nominee’s experience with stroke
  •  Examples of the nominee’s courage or persistence in overcoming challenges related to stroke
  •  Explain why the nominee should be selected as a Stephanie Wever Courage Award recipient?
  •  If relevant, what volunteer work has the nominee done in support of other stroke survivors?

Parent / Guardian Name if Nominee is a Child: ______________________________
Parent / Guardian’s Address: ____________________________________________
Parent / Guardian’s Phone: ______________________________________________
Parent / Guardian’s Email: _______________________________________________



The rough-and-tumble icon of the American West is the subject of the newest exhibition at the Great Plains Art Museum.

“Cowboys from the Collection” will run Jan. 16 through April 28, with a special opening reception during Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2, with food and drink.

WHEN: Jan. 16 through April 28

WHERE: Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.

IMAGES: Color images of a painting and photo are available at Cutline information is provided below.

Lincoln, Nebraska, Jan. 12, 2018 – The rough-and-tumble icon of the American West is the subject of the newest exhibition at the Great Plains Art Museum.

“Cowboys from the Collection” will run Jan. 16 through April 28, with a special opening reception during Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2, with food and drink.

The exhibition features many iterations of the cowboy, ranging from portraits to action scenes. Photographs by L.A. Huffman, Charles W. Guildner and George Tuck capture working cowboys. Romanticized versions grace canvases by Olaf Wieghorst, Frank Tenney Johnson and Thomas Hart Benton and in bronzes by renowned cowboy artists Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. Even a cowboy president and a few cowgirls make appearances. In the Wunder Library on the mezzanine level, visitors can browse through the museum’s collection of Western novels.

“Drawing from some key works from the collection, there’s an opportunity to see the various ways in which cowboys have been depicted in art and popular culture over the last century,” said curator Melynda Seaton.

This exhibition was made possible via Humanities Nebraska and with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

The Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St., is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is always free. Free guided tours are available. Please request tours via the museum’s website,, by completing the form.

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PAINTING CUTLINE: “Pointing Them North” by Olaf Wieghorst, oil on canvas (Courtesy photo)

PHOTO CUTLINE: “Col. Theodore Roosevelt of the ‘Rough Riders’ after his return from Cuba,” Strohmeyer and Wyman, reproduced by Underwood and Underwood, stereoview, circa 1898 (Courtesy photo)


Rise.Shine.Give. will be held Saturday, February 10 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Tickets are on sale now at Funds raised will aid in providing a safe and fun-filled playground for the children of Everett Elementary.

Rise.Shine.Give. is a unique brunch fundraising event hosted by Downtown Lincoln Rotary Club 14. The event will take place on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Your generous funds will provide a long-lasting impact to the Lincoln community. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be contributed towards the continued construction of a new playground at Everett Elementary School. The remaining proceeds will benefit the numerous community service organizations who apply for funds from the Club’s Foundation. Past recipients have included Tabitha, the Child Advocacy Center, Voices of Hope, Junior Achievement, and the Malone Center to name only a few.

Jennifer Brinkman, Club 14’s president shared, “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We’ve been so fortunate to have such an actively involved Club in putting this event together—it’s truly going to be one that you don’t want to miss.”

Limited silent auction items will be available, plus a live give portion during the program. And, back by popular demand is an array of Epic Experiences to secure your spot in! Also featured will be a wine and liquor pull, as well as a raffle drawing where one lucky person will win a trip for two to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

Brinkman added, “We still have some corporate table sponsorship opportunities available. It really is a great way to bring businesses together in support of such a great cause.”

Come for a specialty brunch and enjoy bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, while giving back to this great city!

For more information about Rise.Shine.Give. and to purchase tickets, visit

 ABOUT DOWNTOWN LINCOLN ROTARY CLUB 14 – Downtown Lincoln Rotary Club 14 is active in and around Lincoln, Nebraska, and several international locations. The Club meets weekly on Tuesdays over the noon hour at the Nebraska Club. Rotary provides the opportunity for members to get to know people outside of their usual circle of friends, to serve our community through a variety of projects and activities, and to enjoy presentations by community leaders. For more information, visit


The public is invited to participate in Aging Partners’ “Feeling Fit” classes from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays throughout February in the lower level of the Downtown Senior Center, 1005 “O” Street.  All classes are free and open to the public, and no registration is required.  Four different types of classes will be offered:

  • February 9 – Chair Tai Chi: This class is based on the modified Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance 8 Form program.  Participants are taught simple movements they can practice while sitting or standing near a chair.
  • February 16 – Chair Yoga: Poses are done while sitting or with a chair used for support during standing and balance poses.  Emphasis will be on breathing, balance and going at your own pace.  This class is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions, and beginners are welcome.
  • February 23 – Chair Dance: This class is ideal for people with arthritis or limited mobility because of knee or hip issues.  This fun and upbeat class focuses on a unique combination of exercises and dance steps that isolate muscle groups and enhance flexibility.


More information about Aging Partners is available at

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