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6-14 – FREE Women of Nebraska Travel Night Thursday!

Attend our FREE Women of Nebraska Travel Night Thursday! –

We invite you to attend two Women of Nebraska Travel Nights this week. On Thursday we feature our extraordinary journey to Greece taking off this September.

Come, join us Thursday; bring your friends along! We meet at The Harbor Coffeehouse at 1265 S. Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, at 7PM. RSVP by clicking HERE or call us at 402-458-9845 to let us know you are coming. See you soon!

6-25 “Prepare to Care Conversation”

A Prepare to Care program guide from AARP will present a planning guide and

interactive conversation for caregivers and their loved ones. Caring for a family member or close friend is one of the most important roles you will play in your life. And no matter where you are in your journey, having a good framework to guide you and your loved one will promote a happy and successful life.

Lunch will be provided at no cost. RSVP required by 6/20/18 When: Monday, June 25 12p.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: AARP State Office

2nd floor of Cornhusker Hotel Business Plaza-Suite 201 301 South 13th St

Lincoln, NE 68508
*Parking will be validated if able to park in the attached garage

RSVP is required to neaarp@aarp.org or 402-323-5429.

NATURE CENTER HOSTS JUNE EVENTS

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to the following events in June:

Nature’s Treasure Treks, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 8, 15, 22 and 29

Trekkers will use clues to search for nature’s treasures at each week’s themed hike.  This program is for young children and their families.  Register the Wednesday before each trek. The fee is $3 per person per trek.

 Composting Workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. June 16Extension Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to maintain three types of composting bins.  The event is sponsored by Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the City Recycling Office. This program is free, and registration is not required.

Rain Barrel Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. June 16 Participants will build rain barrels to take home and learn the basics of rainwater harvesting.  Rain barrels must be transported from the park on the day of the workshop. The workshop is designed for adults, and children must be accompanied by an adult.  This workshop is partially funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust and hosted by the City Watershed Management Division of the Public Works and Utilities Department. The registration deadline is June 8, and the fee is $35 per person (rain barrels are valued at $110).

 Frogs and Floats, 1 to 3 p.m. June 17, Frogs and Floats Spend the afternoon celebrating dads with frog catching, tadpole chasing, wetlands exploration and root beer floats.  Old shoes and clothes are encouraged.  Insect repellent is also recommended. The registration deadline is June 13, and the fee is $20 per family.

For more information or to register for programs and other activities, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov and select the “register online” button.

Travel – Greece with the Women of Nebraska

Greece with Women of Nebraska

Join our Women of Nebraska tour to Greece this September. A unique way to travel through tales of history and immerse yourself in the symbols, traditions, and stories of holy places of the Sacred Feminine, wander the ancient paths and listen to the wisdom as it bubbles up from the earth. CLICK HERE to see the detailed tour program. Call or email Anne at our Group Department for all the ins and outs of this once-in-a-lifetime journey including Myconos and Santorini; 402-435-8888 or  GroupDepartment@executivetravel.com.

June 4 – Cancer Survivors Prayer Breakfast

June 4, 2018 8:00am
Cancer Survivors Prayer Breakfast
Lincoln Community Foundation 5th Floor Conference Room
215 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68508
Cancer Survivors
The term cancer survivor refers to any person who is coping with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Also included are those helpers and supporters who is share life with a cancer survivor and provide support. For example, family members, friends, coworkers, or neighbors; If someone you care about has cancer or has survived cancer, you are a cancer survivor.
Let’s come together to celebrate life, hope, and survivorship!
Guest Speaker, Paul Ahrendt
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Prayer
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Table Fellowship
Inspirational Music
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This event will lift your spirit and renew your hope as a cancer survivor
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Location: Lincoln Community Foundatin Building, 215 Centennial Mall South, 5th floor conference room.
Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
215 Centennial Mall South Suite 512
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402)476-3391
http://www.imneb.org
June 4, 2018 8am

Apr 29 – Explore the Personal Letters of Willa Cather

 

The electronic digitization and release of the personal letters of famous Nebraskan author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Willa Cather will be the subject of a presentation at Homestead National Monument of America by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) scholars Andrew Jewell, Emily Rau, and Melissa Homestead.  They will be presenting their exciting work with these letters at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center outside Beatrice, Nebraska.

More than 400 of Willa Cather’s personal letters were put online by UNL’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities in January, with additional letters published to the Willa Cather Archive (https://cather.unl.edu) in the months since. The Center’s goal is to have 1,500 of the 3,074 known letters online before the end of the year.  Cather had originally instructed that her letters not be published after her death, but that ban was lifted in 2011.

“Willa Cather, who is closely linked to our Nation’s epic homestead story, is a Nebraskan name known across the world,” Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler stated.  “Many of her stories focus on the experiences of homesteaders under the Homestead Act of 1862, and frequently her writing reflects this history.  We are excited to learn more about her from these world-class Cather scholars.”

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 (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. 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/index.htm.

Lincoln – free electric fans to seniors 2018

AGING PARTNERS OFFERS FREE FANS FOR SENIORS
Aging Partners reminds the public that it provides free electric fans to seniors age 60 and older in Lincoln and the surrounding area.  To obtain a fan, call Aging Partners at 402-441-3025. The fans are available through the generous donations of individuals and organizations.
More information on Aging Partners is available at 402-441-7070 or www.aging.lincoln.ne.gov.

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