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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 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.

Sat Jan 27th – Johnny Manhattan Orchestra

The Johnny Manhattan Orchestra will perform for your dancing and listening enjoyment on SATURDAY, January 27, 2018 at the DelRay Ballroom, 817 R Street in Lincoln’s Haymarket. The performance will be from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. There is a $10.00 per person cover charge at the door ($8.00 per person for groups of 10 or more). A short dance lesson will begin at 6:15 p.m. and is included in the cover charge. Participation in the dance lesson is optional. The DelRay Ballroom will be set up cabaret style with tables and chairs surrounding a large dance floor. Full beverage service will be available. 
The Johnny Manhattan Orchestra is a professional 19 member big band performing FULL ORCHESTRA ARRANGEMENTS of the greatest hits of the Swing Era, including music from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown and Count Basie. We’ve nearly doubled our library of classic Swing Era tunes so no two shows will be alike. Each performance simulates a 1940’s live radio broadcast from a famous New York City venue. This performance will feature vocalist Ruby Diamond and, as always, Master of Ceremonies/Trumpeter Extraordinaire Johnny Manhattan.


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 (keyword: bike share) or contact Kellee Van Bruggen, Lincoln-Lancaster Planning Department, 402-441-6363, or Zach Becker, Public Works and Utilities Department, 402-613-3763,

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

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 or follow us on Facebook.



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

Coffee and Conversations: Local Birding by Ruth Stearns – Thursday, January 11, 2 to 4 p.m.  Coffee and tea are provided. The suggested donation is $5.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 16, 10 to 10:45 a.m.  Parents will learn how building with sticks, counting pinecones and crafting with leaves and seeds can become a part of your child’s educational experience.  The Nature Center offers a preschool program for ages 3 to 4 and a pre-kindergarten program for ages 4 to 5. Registration for the 2018-19 school year begins February 1. The event is for adults only.  In case of inclement weather, the open house will be rescheduled to January 23.

Winter Recreation Workshop: Cross Country Skiing – Saturday, January 20, 2 to 4 p.m.  Led by Outdoor Adventures from the University of Nebraska, this workshop is for those with no cross country skiing experience and those looking to improve their skills.  If the weather is not ideal for skiing, the workshop will be held indoors, and all participants will receive a coupon for ski rental from Outdoor Adventures.  The class is recommended for those age 12 and up.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $20 per person and includes ski rental.  The registration deadline is January 17.

Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center Annual Meeting – Saturday, January 27, 9 to 11 a.m.  Learn more about this support organization and enjoy refreshments, conversation and two presentations.  Photographer Adrian Olivera will present “Nebraska’s Unique Landscape Time-Lapse,” and Bob Hendrickson with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum will present “Landscapes Planted for a Purpose.”


To register for these programs or other activities, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit and select the “register online” button.  For more information, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit

Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., Lincoln, NE 68522, 402-441-7895


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:


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 (keyword: My Center News) or call 402-441-7158.

Leirion for Lincoln · Year in Review 2017

Look what we did locally in 2017!

Thanks to your support this past year, Lincoln continues to grow stronger and smarter. I’m grateful that you re-elected me in May to help enact our forward-looking agenda. Check out some of the things we’ve accomplished together:

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What have we done this year?

Recycling – In early 2017, we reached a compromise solution to increase recycling in Lincoln. Thanks to this, we expect to see significant improvement in our city’s recycling rate in years to come – progress that will help the environment and extend the life of our landfill.

Dollar Sign in Lightbulb

Budget Transparency

As part of the same compromise package that achieved recycling progress, I authored legislation that improves our budgeting process. These changes are designed to give the Council and public more time with the budget, set clear guidelines for how it is rolled out by the Mayor, and reduce partisan conflicts.

Open Data Portal

Open Data

Early in 2017, with help from What Works Cities, we publicly launched our Open Data initiative, complete with a web portal. This initiative increases government transparency and creates opportunities for civic engagement and economic growth.

Police Lights

Public Safety

While keeping our promise to shield homeowners from the full impact of property valuation increases, we funded six new police officers and new fire trucks and engines – a successful, bipartisan effort to help keep our growing community safe into the future.

State Capitol

Anti-hate Resolution

In response to events across the nation, the Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity – encouraging citizens to speak up when they see acts of bullying or discrimination.

Pioneers Park

Environmental Action Plan

In December, after years of work from city staff, community task forces, and almost five months of public input, the Council passed the Lincoln Environmental Action Plan (LEAP) – a roadmap for our future as we seek to do our part as good stewards of the environment.

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