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First Flight Festival 2017

We saw the first 16 one acts plays and can highly recommend this event. -Keith

Angels Theatre Company provides exciting live theatrical performances that entertain and challenge audiences to think globally and for playwright to grow locally. Live theatre helps individuals understand other people’s stories.

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First Flight Festival 2017

All FFF 2017 plays are performed in UNL’s Studio Theatre located on the first floor of the Temple Building, 12th & R Streets, Lincoln.

These  short plays or monologues are under 20 minutes each and written by members of Angels Play Writing Collective.

General admission per FLIGHT is $15

FESTIVAL passes are $25 (Festival passes give you admission to all 3 Flights for one price)

OLLI and student discount prices: $10 per Flight and $19 for a FESTIVAL pass.

See performance schedule below.

You have 2 opportunities to see Flights A & B in a single day!

  • Sunday July 23 – 2 PM (Flight A) and 7:30 PM (Flight B)
  • Saturday July 29 – 4 PM (Flight B) and 8 PM (Flight A) – there’s a special dinner theatre package available with  Dish Restaurant. (details soon).


  • July 19, 21 & 27 at 7:30 PM
  • July 23 at 2 PM
  • July 29 at 8 PM

Between the Lines by Mary Douglass directed by Cecilia Burkhart

Baseball by Steve Enersen directed by Mark Mesarch

Our Daughter Katie by Brigid Amos directed by Trey Martinez

Hero by Brian Bornstein directed by Timothy Scholl

Central Park South by Courtney Scholl directed by Judy Hart

Hero by Brian Bornstein directed by Timothy Scholl

Sneddon & Tweeps by Paul Burrow directed by Morrie Endeers

Taxi Ride by Steve Enersen directed by Paula Ray

To Bee or not To Bee by Robin Buckallew directed by Matt Heimes


  • July 20, 22, 23 & 28 at 7 :30 PM
  • July 29 at 4 PM

Ticonderoga  by Courtney Scholl directed by Timothy Scholl

In Dreams I Take Your Hand Madam by Dwight Johns directed by Scott Glen

Flight of Fantasy by Cherie Frederick directed by Timothy Scholl

Hero by Brian Bornstein directed by Timothy Scholl

8 out of 10 by Erin Glenn-Hash directed by Judy Hart

Inter by Norman Simon directed by Sarah Gibson

The Shwake by Brian Bornstein directed by Al Davis

Stray Dogs by Paula Ray directed by Mary Douglass


  • July 25 & 26 at 7:30 PM

Actors in this flight are Malcolm Nebraska Middle and High School students.

Butterfly by Steve Enersen

Winning by Steve Enersen

Another Sorry Expectation by Steve Enersen

Hi Jack by Steve & Meredeth Enersen

Waiting for Elvis by Cherie Frederick

Okay by Jillian Carter

Big Top All Stars by Courtney Scholl

The Sneaker and the Nail by Brigid Amos


Angels Theatre Company
 Lincoln, NE

July – Aug -Playhouse Performs Fox on the Fairway

Source: Lincoln Community Playhouse Online Tickets

Playhouse Performs Fox on the Fairway
July 28-30 and August 4-6

Lincoln Community Playhouse presents The Fox on the Fairway, a farce by Ken Ludwig, July 28-30 and August  4-6. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for students. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, July 17 and may be reserved at or by calling the box office at 402-489-7529 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Monday through Friday.

The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…golf.

The cast includes Mark Feit, Carson Cash, Jameson Bellairs, Lauren Parker, Beth Wilkins and Rosalie Duffy. Director is Nate Mares with stage management by Sara Bournia, scenic and lighting design by Kathy Turner, costume design by Rachel Danay and tech direction by Nick Turner.

Season sponsor is Russ’s Market and season media sponsor is KFOR.

The Fox on the Fairway
Friday July 28, 2017 to Sunday August 6, 2017

Lincoln Nebraska Solar Eclipse

Definitive 10 minutes video for safe viewing.

Total Solar Eclipse

Witness a once in a lifetime experience right here in Lincoln
on Monday, August 21, 2017.
A total eclipse of the sun occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow on the Earth’s surface. This is a very rare event, the last time it happened in (what is now) Lincoln, Nebraska, was in the year 1442, 575 years ago. The next total eclipse of the sun (in Lincoln) will be 628 years from now, in 2645.
Starting about 11:37 am on August 21, 2017, the moon will begin to cover the sun. This is a partial eclipse. A little past 1:02 pm, the sun will totally disappear behind the moon, this is when the total eclipse occurs. During totality, it will get dark, and birds might begin to roost. In the sky, we will be able to see wispy structures around the moon, this is the solar corona, the sun’s atmosphere, and is only visible during a total solar eclipse. The total eclipse will end around 1:04 pm, and the moon will completely leave the sun (the partial eclipse ends) at 2:30 pm.
Lincoln is on the northern edge of the path of totality. The farther south and west that you are located in the city, the longer the eclipse. At home, at a park, or on break from work, find a comfortable spot and enjoy!
To safely view the eclipse you MUST use protective eye wear, regular sunglasses WILL NOT protect your eyes. NEVER look directly at the sun. Eclipse viewing glasses can be purchased from the Nature Center gift shop. Limited quantities are available.
For more information about how to protect your eyes, proper viewing, where to view, and other facts,
Other Eclipse Activities in Lincoln:
Other helpful information and events can be found through the Lincoln Convention and Visitor Bureau here:
Pioneers Park Nature Center | 402.441.7895 |
The mission of the Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic;and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.

Investment strategies David Buchanan Seminar

July 27, Thursday, 6:30 PM, or

August 1, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, or

August 3, Thursday, 6:30 PM

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Cornhusker Room
4111 Pioneer Woods Dr. #100
Lincoln, NE 68506

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Your Host, Dave Buchanan

Dave A. Buchanan – A native of Nebraska, Dave has been assisting those in or near retirement to help achieve their financial goals since 1996. Dave has served in the armed forces for six years and after his service attended the University of Nebraska where he obtained his degree in business. Dave specializes in the unique type of financial planning required to help his clients move from their working years and into their retirement years.

Dave Buchanan is an investment advisor representative of Gradient Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor. Dave Buchanan serves Lincoln, Nebraska and the surrounding communities and provides financial planning and asset management. Our mission is to help provide the families and businesses we serve with innovative financial strategies and planning, that result in financial clarity, security and overall financial health. Making strong commitments to our clients and building life-long relationships are tenets of success at Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska.

Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska provides investors custom-tailored investment strategies to meet short and long-term needs. We help provide full transparency in the form of separately managed accounts. Our goal at Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska is to help our clients realize their financial dreams by offering comprehensive solutions that apply both financial and insurance* solutions to achieve financial independence. As a fiduciary, Dave Buchanan is held to standards to put our clients’ interests first.

Source: David Buchanan Seminar

 24 first Flight Plays via Angels Theatre Company 

Angels Theatre Company presents

Original short plays and monologues
Original short plays and monologues

The Angels Theatre company presents the 2017 First Flight Festival, a series of short plays and monologues under 20 minutes each written by members of Angels Play Writing Collective. The Festival opens on Wednesday, July 19 and runs until Saturday, July 29. The plays are performed in UNL’s Studio Theatre located on the first floor of the Temple Building, 12th and R Streets.

OLLI member Leta Powell Drake will be performing in one of the short plays titled “Flight of Fantasy.” Some OLLI members are also playwrights.

All of the 24 plays to be performed are listed on the Angels Theatre Company website.

OLLI discounts are available for single tickets and festival passes.

For ticket information call 402-474-2206.

– join OLLI for discounts All details can be found at:

Time to buy tickets – Theatre Premiere of new short plays and monologues created by member playwrights from Angels Theatre Company Play Writing Collective

Source: new plays festival


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 July 10 through 16:

Monday, July 10

  • Contemporary Yoga, Cotner Center Condominium – 9 a.m.
  • Musical performance by The Clefs, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tai Chi (Continuing 24 Form), Cotner Center Condominium – 10:30 a.m.
  • BINGO, Firth Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • 10-point Pitch, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Dynamic Movement, Cotner Center Condominium – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 11

  • Active Living Every Day workshop, “F” Street Recreation Center – 9:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Tai Chi class, Lake Street Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tai Chi class, Gateway Vista – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12

  • Senior Health Promotion UNMC Health Clinic (foot care only), Vermeer Education Center – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • BINGO, Northeast 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.
  • BINGO, Hickman Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 13

  • Senior Health Promotion UNMC Health Clinic (foot care only), Downtown Senior Center – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • “Surfing the Internet” introductory class, Northeast Senior Center – 9:30 a.m.
  • Musical performance and karaoke with Jimmy Mack, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • Blood pressure screenings by Good Samaritan nurses, Bennet Senior Center – 11 a.m.
  • Tai Chi class, Lake Street Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tai Chi class, Gateway Vista – 1:30 p.m.
  • “Dinner and a Show” featuring Jimmy Mack, Cotner Center Condominium – dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. (call 402-441-7158 by July 11 for reservations)

Friday, July 14

  • Musical performance by August Moon, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • Chair Yoga class, East Lincoln Christian Church – 11 a.m.
  • Move More Lincoln Movement and Music “Feeling Fit” class, Jayne Snyder Trail Center – noon
  • BINGO, Waverly Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • Musical performance by Countryfied, Waverly Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • 10-point Pitch, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.


Saturday, July 15

  • Saturday BINGO, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.

Senior Center Meal Schedule (reservations required two working days in advance):

  • Belmont Senior Center (402-441-7990):  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • 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 11:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Belmont Senior Center, 1234 Judson St.
  • Bennet Senior Center, 970 Monroe St.
  • Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd.
  • Downtown Senior Center, 1005 “O” St.
  • East Lincoln Christian Church, 7001 Edenton Road
  • “F” Street Recreation Center, 1225 “F” St.
  • Firth Senior Center, 311 Nemaha St.
  • Gateway Vista, 225 N. 56th St.
  • Hickman Senior Center, 300 E. 3rd St.
  • Jayne Snyder Trail Center, 21st and “Q” streets
  • 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.

Aging Partners Home Page

Source: | Mayor > Aging Partners

July 9 and 13 – Wachiska Audubon Society

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GENERAL MEETING – Wachiska Audubon will present a free public program at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at the Unitarian Church, 6400 A Street. David Harwood will speak about Antarctic exploration, climate changes, and penguins. Harwood has visited Antarctica more than 10 times and served as lead scientist on the international ANDRILL Program. His class “Frontiers of Antarctic Geoscience” is popular with students at the University of Nebraska. For further information, contact the Wachiska office at 402-486-4846.

FIELD TRIP – Go with Wachiska Audubon on a field trip to Stephens State Forest Thousand Acres Unit south of Des Moines. Target birds will be Prairie Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Pine Warbler, and Blue-winged Warblers.

Meet on Sunday, July 9, at 6:00 a.m. on the south side of the State Capitol at 15th and H Streets. Participants can caravan or carpool for the 200 mile drive from Lincoln. Bring food or beverages you prefer not to purchase en route, sun protection, insect repellent and binoculars. There is no fee and the public is welcome. For more information, call John Carlini at 402-475-7275.

Look for updates here –> Source: Wachiska Audubon Society-Home Page

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