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Sept 8, 15 – Lincoln Race Course – Live Horse Racing

Lincoln Race Course delivers on their commitment to add more live racing to the Capital City. Live horse racing returns to Lincoln on Friday, September 8 and Friday, September 15, 2017. This year’s event days include 2 super sprint thoroughbred horses races with post times at 6pm and 7pm on both days.

Cheer on your favorite mascots during the 2nd Annual “Mascot Foot Race” each day in between the races.

Free commemorative gift to 250 lucky fans, instant-winners, giveaways, music, and the always popular free t-shirt toss to the crowd. Enjoy food and drink specials throughout the day.

Lincoln Race Course, at 7055 S. 1st Street in Lincoln, offers simulcast horse racing, keno, and pickle cards, year-round, 7 days a week. With over 240 HD TV’s and three 16’ x 9’ HD Big Screens, Lincoln Race Course features all Husker games and the NFL Sunday Ticket.


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Sept 9 – Art in the Garden – Lincoln

Celebrate Purple Reign at the fifth annual Art in the Garden

Lincoln, Neb. – For the fifth year, Lincoln’s Sunken Gardens will provide the backdrop for a unique art showcase. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 9, more than 50 artists from the Noyes Art Gallery will display their work among the plantings at the Sunken Gardens.

This year’s Art in the Garden theme is “Purple Reign” because garden designers Steve Nosal and Alice Reed decided to honor rock musician Prince and his groundbreaking hit, Purple Rain, with the garden’s design.

The Noyes’ artists took the theme farther by imagining all things royal, including the fairy kingdom. So, this year’s Art in the Garden will offer some new elements including:

  • A Make-Your-Own-Flower-Crown booth.
  • A photo booth to document your royal headgear.
  • Food trucks to feast among the garden’s purple majesty.
  • A rain location, the Auld Center, at 1650 Memorial Drive.

Much of the artwork has been inspired by the gardens and nature, and it will include paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery, woodworking, stained glass, furniture, clothing, jewelry, mobiles and more. All the art is for sale, and the event supports the Sunken Gardens.

According to Nosal, an average of 25,000 new plants are added to the Sunken Gardens each year, in addition to the existing plants. It also takes more than 200 volunteers to complete the design, which is developed in three phases to clean the beds, prepare, and then plant them.

Likewise, the Art in the Garden event is volunteer powered. Noyes artists begin planning nearly a year in advance. Approximately 130 volunteers work to bring art of all kinds into the gardens, and the gardens provide a spectacular backdrop for art and performances by musicians and dancers.

Art in the Garden is made possible by the support of Party in the Parks, Lincoln Parks & Recreation, Great Western Bank and Ameritas. Admission to Art in the Garden is free with free parking available across the street at the Rose Garden. The Sunken Gardens are also totally accessible to those with mobility issues. In the event of rain, Art in the Garden will be held at the Auld Center.


Steve’s annual “Travel Tipping for Dummies” – | Executive Travel

Steve’s annual “Travel Tipping for Dummies” –Most people when they travel are used to tipping when they eat at a restaurant but have no idea what to do for other tipping when they travel. Most professional service providers work for real low wages and depend on tipping as the primary source of income. Here are my recommendations for tipping when traveling:

Restaurant wait staff: 15% to 20% depending on service. Don’t forget about buffet staff as well. One of the best waitresses I have met is named Susan who works at Valentino’s buffet. It is sad when people don’t think they should tip buffet workers.

Hotel Bell Captain: $1-$2 per bag. This can get confusing as one person unloads from the cab. The next puts it on a luggage cart and then passes it on to another. I wait until I get to the room and pay the last person who presents me with my bags.

Airport or train porter: $1- $2 per bag

Cab and Uber drivers: 10%-15% of the fare. If they drive crazy or take me the long way around I do not tip at all.

Courtesy shuttle drivers: $1-$2 per bag

Hotel concierge: $10-$20 per request

Hotel doorman: $3 to $5 if they call a cab

Hotel maid (room steward): $2-$3 per night. Sadly, only about 20% of travelers tip the room steward and these people probably work the hardest of all the people on this list. Plus they really affect the quality of your stay.

Valet Parking: $3-$5

Tour guide: $3-$5 a day

Tour bus driver: $1 to $3 a day

Friendly Weekly Travel Alert writer: $5 a week!

Please let me know of other people you like to tip when traveling.

Source: Steve’s annual “Travel Tipping for Dummies” – | Executive Travel

Nebraska History Museum

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Sale August 16.

20 % off most items

locations in Lincoln



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Sunday August 6 – Photographing the Solar Eclipse Workshop

with Brad Goetsch

 At Homestead National Monument of America

Attention photographers of all skill levels! Learn how to make two and a half minutes in the shadow last forever.  Homestead National Monument of America will be hosting onSunday, August 6th at 2:00 pm a photography workshop by  Brad Goetsch.  This free workshop will focus on photographing the solar eclipse.  The program will be held at the Homestead Education Center.

Brad will share resources he has gathered and how to plan for photographing a total solar eclipse. Learn the “Where” “When” and “How” elements of photographing a solar eclipse as well.  This two hour session will include an indoor information portion and an outdoor hands on practice session at Homestead’s Education Center. Bring your gear to practice if you have it!

Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler shared, “This is a great hands on opportunity for the public to learn how to safely photograph the eclipse.  Photographing eclipses with a camera, or any device like a cell phone or tablet, without a proper filter could permanently damage a person’s eyes and camera.  This workshop will help people prepare ahead of time what they’ll need to safely photograph the eclipse.”

Brad will share information about equipment that he would use on the inexpensive side and also share what is out there for people dedicated to solar observation/photography, too.  To learn more information about Brad, photographing eclipses; gear and more visit this link to Brad’s website:

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2017. 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 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit



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Bunker Shots Photography

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2016 Rewind: Amazing Places on Our Planet – 13:30

 Wander Wonders. -keith .…. Around the World in Thirteen Minutes …. Gorgeous.   Absolutely gorgeous.

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in 4K Ultra HD (2016 in Review) – YouTube




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