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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  Cather had originally instructed that her letters not be published after her death, but that ban was lifted in 2011.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.

May 5 to Oct 13 – Lincoln’s Haymarket Farmer’s Market

The City of Lincoln’s Haymarket Farmer’s Market is open during 2018 every Saturday from 8:00am to 12:00pm, beginning May 5th and continuing through October 13th. The Market is a growing entity that provides Lincoln with quality, uniqueness and service.  We will be expanding the market again this year, staging vendors along Canopy Street, from P Street north to Q Street.
The Haymarket lives up to its name each Saturday morning as farm fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, and handmade items from over 100 vendors are sold on the streets and sidewalks.  The Haymarket Farmers’ Market serves as one of Lincoln’s main social and culinary event.  It is a place where people gather to shop, meet with friends, and exchange ideas and recipes and to plan the perfect feast.  Farmers’ Market is ever changing in its effort to present an enormous array of fresh locally grown produce and farm produced products.  The Market displays glorious flowers, delicious bakery items and Nebraska arts and crafts.  You will find baskets and tables overflowing with wonderful products that you can only find on Saturday mornings in this historic district.
The Haymarket District awakes early on Farmers’ Market Saturdays to take part in the market day festivities.  Many of the restaurants and retail stores open early offering a unique selection of food, antiques, clothing and specialty gifts.  It is a grand display of how rural and urban business can work together to offer a rich shopping experience.
The Market boasts a “Performance Showcase” program.  Featured are both local and Nebraska talent performing folk, jazz, blues, classical and dance.  It is indeed a delight to applaud these talented artists.  Farmers’ Market also offers educational demonstrations to inform customers and vendors about various programs like nutrition and aging.  There are also many civic organizations that hand out information and give demonstrations at the Market.

Returning market managers Linda Hubka, the Market’s Vendors Relations Manager and Jeff Cunningham, the Market’s Business Manager will be happy to provide any additional information needed.  Feel free to contact Linda or Jeff at the Haymarket office, 435-7496.

Apr 21 – LINCOLN WELCOMES SPRING GAME VISITORS

Rules – help 

The City of Lincoln is providing accommodations similar to those offered during the regular Husker football season to fans attending the sold-out Nebraska spring football game April 21.

To avoid game day traffic and parking challenges, officials recommend the following:

  • For maps and street construction information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or use the Waze mobile app.
  • Plan ahead for parking.
  • Remember, the University of Nebraska has implemented a clear bag policy to enter Memorial Stadium.  For more information, visit huskers.com and select “Fan Zone.”
  • Use StarTran’s Big Red Express (startran.lincoln.ne.gov).

The Big Red Express shuttle service will pick up and drop off at two locations:

  • South side of SouthPointe Pavilions, 27th and Pine Lake Road.  SouthPointe buses will unload and load near the stadium on “R” Street between 13th and 14th streets.
  • North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd Street.  North Star buses will unload and load near the stadium on 14th Street between “W” and Vine streets.

Big Red Express service begins two hours before kick-off, and the last buses leave 45 minutes before kickoff.  Buses return to the lots immediately after the game.  Cost is $5 each way or $10 round-trip, and exact change is required.  For route and schedule information, visit startran.lincoln.ne.gov or call 402-476-1234.

 

Reserved, pre-paid parking is available for the spring game at City garages (those with the “Park & Go” signs).  Visitparkandgo.org to find locations and rates and to reserve parking.  Downtown parking meters are enforced Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The latest information on street closures, construction, traffic jams and crashes is available by using Waze, a free, crowdsourced traffic and navigation application.  The State of Nebraska also uses Waze to provide traffic information on State roads.   Drivers should focus first on driving safely and designate a passenger to operate online navigation tools whenever possible.  To download the free Waze app, visit waze.com/get or search for “Waze” in your mobile app store.

Fans driving to the stadium should plan ahead and keep in mind the following information:

  • Interstate 80 exits at I-180/Downtown and 27th Street can be congested. Visitors are encouraged to use other routes into Lincoln.
  • Stadium Drive west of the stadium will be closed to all vehicular traffic.  Passenger drop-off and pick-up will not be allowed in front of the Stadium before or after the game.  Fans can be dropped off and picked up at 10th and Charleston streets and 12th and “R” streets.
  • 10th Street from Sun Valley Blvd. to Military Rd. (the 10th Street bridge over Salt Creek) is closed.
  • 17th Street from “Q” to Vine streets (on the UNL City Campus) remains closed after the demolition of the Cather-Pound residence hall.

Apr 27 – Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project

Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project
Grounded in Science —– Elevated by Art —– Igniting Response
Friday, April 27    7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church . 840 S. 17th St., Lincoln

“Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project” brings the power of performance art to bear on one of the great conversations of our time — humanity’s growing unsustainability and the possibility for a truly meaningful response.

Arts for the Soul – http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/olliatunl/7969/45480

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR WALLET IS LOST OR STOLEN

We’ve all experienced that feeling of alarm when we can’t find our wallet. If you’re for sure your wallet has been lost or stolen, knowing what to do next can calm some of your panic. Consider the steps below to help you recoup and protect your identity.

  1. File a police report. If any crimes are committed in your name, having a police report on file can establish your innocence. It will also back up your claims if identity theft does occur.
  2. Contact your bank. Chances are you were carrying information related to your bank account: account numbers, a debit card or checks. Your bank will guide you through what to do with your account and debit card. Continue to watch all your accounts carefully for fraudulent transactions.
  3. Call the issuers of all the credit cards you were carrying immediately. By law, you cannot be held liable for charges made after you’ve reported that your card was stolen. The card issuer will replace your card with a new one. Be sure to update your card information for your online accounts and recurring payments.
  4. Report your driver’s license lost or stolen to the DMV. This way there will be a record of it if any misuse occurs. Before you begin driving again, follow the steps to get a reissued license.
  5. Contact all three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to request an initial 90-day fraud alert on your file. A stolen wallet can be the first step to an identity theft, but a fraud alert will prevent new accounts that go through a credit check from being opened for 90 days. After the 90-day period, check with each credit bureau on how you can extend the fraud alerts. Continue to periodically review your credit report to watch for fraudulent items.

By taking these steps immediately after your wallet is lost or stolen, you can prevent more hardship down the road.

More tips from Pinnacle Bank. https://www.pinnbank.com/blog

 

Apr 3-7 Resistance of Soviet-ordered Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

A celebration of resistance: Prague Spring 50 events

Photo from the Josef Josten Papers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives and Special Collections
Photo from the Josef Josten Papers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives and Special Collections

The UNL Department of History will host Prague Spring 50, a major international event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Prague Spring and the aftereffects of the Soviet-ordered Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Events will take place April 3-7 at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. Registration requested.

Led by Alexander Dubček, Prague Spring was a well-intentioned, but ill-fated attempt to liberalize the authoritarian political system, and it would take another 20 years before the dissident playwright Václav Havel would lead one of the greatest political revolutions of our lifetime – the Velvet Revolution.

Speakers will reflect on Prague Spring and 1968, twenty years of “normalization” behind the Iron Curtain and the significance and meaning of the Velvet Revolution.

Date and Time:  Tue, Apr 3, 4:30 p.m. -Sat, Apr 7, 6 p.m.
Location: Sheldon Museum of Art .  12th & R Streets
Registration is requested.
To register, go to:  https://praguespring50.unl.edu/

Schedule: https://praguespring50.unl.edu/schedule

More details at: https://go.unl.edu/7gm6

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/olliatunl/7815/44571

 

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