Apr 17 – Lincoln Rotary Clubs Honor Olsson Associates

 2018 Salute to Business Recipient
The combined Rotary Clubs of Lincoln are pleased to announce that their 2018 “Salute to Business”honoree is Olsson Associates for its innovation and contributions to the Lincoln community. The award will be presented at a luncheon at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel on Tuesday, April 17.
Olsson Associates offers comprehensive design and consulting services in infrastructure, environmental, field services and facilities to clients across the United States. The firm was ranked No. 106 on Engineering News-Record’s top 500 design firms national list in 2017. Established in Lincoln in 1956, Olsson has 1,100 employees in nearly 30 offices across the Midwest and Southwest U.S.
Locally, Olsson is a part of projects that make the community “home” for more than 250 employees. From the infrastructure and transportation network of Antelope Valley and the West Haymarket to SouthPointe Pavilions to innovative technology for heating and cooling Innovation Campus and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Olsson has played a part in what makes Lincoln special.
The Rotary Salute to Business is in its 26th year. Previous Salute to Business honorees include Tabitha, LI-COR Biosciences, Speedway, Nelnet, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Crete Carrier Corporation, Assurity Life Insurance Corporation, Duncan Aviation, Valentino’s and many other well-known, highly-regarded Lincoln businesses.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill,and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Lincoln is home to three Rotary Clubs,Downtown Club 14, East and South.
The Salute to Olsson Associates will take place at a lunch event on Tuesday, April 17, at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. Various elected officials and dignitaries are expected to attend. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at noon. Individual tickets are $35, and corporate tables are also available. For more information, visit www.rotary14.org .

Book Lovers – From Francie & Finch

It’s another busy week at F&F! Take a look! We hope you’ll also enjoy our bi-weekly Shelf Awareness for Readers that includes book reviews, author interviews, giveaways and fascinating features.

http://francieandfinch.com/    If you see a book you like, you can click on it and order directly from our website. We offer free shipping and you’ll find different formats like audio, E-books, CD’s, vinyl and large print to choose from. This is a great way to support your local, independent bookstore.
Either way, we hope you’ll stop down at the shop to say hello, browse our in-store offerings and check out our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events
Thurs, 4/12 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Voices From The Plains, Nebraska Writers Guild
Fri, 4/13 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. History Mystery Walking Tour of Downtown Lincoln
Sat, 4/14 – 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Book Talk and Signing with C.J. Janovy author of No Place Like Home
Thurs, 4/19 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Book Talk & Signing with Sharon Royers, author of Out Of The Rabbit Hole: How a Concussion Changed My Life – A Story of Hope
Thurs, 4/26 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Launch of Loren Eiseley’s Nebraska: A Digital Map
Sat, 5/5 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Storytime with Uncle Lew

 

Brain Cells Keep on Growing, Even in the Elderly…

While many people assume that brain cells are gone forever once dead, new research has now revealed that humans actually continue to produce them long throughout adulthood, and their findings may have a significant impact on the way diseases like Alzheimer’s are treated.

Here is a great new way for women to travel solo…together!

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Apr 24 – Managing Stress

The Caregiver Education presentation for Tuesday, April 24th about  Managing Stress will be given by Jodi Sudik, BS, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Health Coach, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer for Bryan Health.  Jodi holds several certifications and has worked in corporate wellness, health and fitness for over thirty years.
She shared that STRESS is recognized as the #1 proxy killer disease today.  The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease.
This presentation will help you understand the mechanics of stress.  As a result, you will become more aware and sensitive to your own level of stress and knowing when and how to take proactive steps.  This increased awareness will also help you to take better care of you as well as your family, friends and colleagues.  This presentation will provide very useful  information for all caregivers, family members, pastors/church members, friends, and neighbors as well as professional care providers.

The Caregiver Education Group and Saint Paul UMC sponsor meetings for caregivers held the fourth Tuesday of each month at Saint Paul UMC, 1144 M Street.  The meetings are held in Room 155 on the main level.  The presentation begins at 1:30pm.  There is always time allowed for discussion and sharing after the presentation.  There is parking underneath the church.  You enter off 11th Street (between N & M Streets) right after the alley.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  We are pleased that Jen Wolf-Wubbels from Southlake Village, who is a member of the Lincoln Caregiver Education Group, brings yummy treats to the meeting each month.  Thanks so much, Jen.

Upcoming presentations:
May 22:                Get Smart About Scams
                               Speaker:  Ryan Sothan – Attorney General’s office
June 26:                Reduce Your Risk for Cognitive Decline
                               Speaker:  Clayton Freeman – Alzheimer’s Association
July 24:                  When it’s time to downsize, Where to go and how to get there
                                Speakers:  Jeannine Bryant – Changing Spaces
Jolee Urbanovsky – Bridge to Better Living

Go to the Lincoln Caregivers Education Group page on Facebook and like us.  Thanks.  It will keep you updated on events of interest to caregivers/older persons.  Becca Henry and Christine Vanderford, members of the Lincoln Caregiver Education Group, share helpful information for caregivers regularly.
You may also visit the Nebraska Caregiver Coalition page, the Nebraska Special Needs Ministry Network page, the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network page on Facebook for even more information.
As always, if you have questions or need additional information feel free to contact me, Suzy Campbell, at (402) 802-2309.
Joy,   Suzy Campbell -Caregiver Education Group

My Yard – April – Too early, too late?

It’s finally spring and the long wait for sunshine, warm temperatures and some faint signs of green has ended. For many of us, unfortunately, it can coincide with one of two feelings, and sometimes at the same time. Option one is to feel like we’re already behind on yardwork or, option two, the warmth can deceive us into early planting, blissfully forgetting the mid-May snows and frosts we’ve had in recent years. Here’s a few tips to get us off to an enthusiastic but realistic start:

  • Wet soil is easily compacted, so it’s best to avoid walking or working in wet soils or lawns. Delaying is also better for overwintering beneficial insects, which may stay in place until temperatures are steadily above 50°. To enjoy early bulbs and other bloomers, though, you may need to rake away wet leaves.
  • One option if you’re anxious to get plants but the weather isn’t ready for planting, is to place them in a wagon or cart and move them out in the sun when it’s warm and back inside for cold weather and winds. This will gradually “harden them off” for planting outside when the time is right.
  • Existing perennial plants that are being moved or divided (ones already in the ground and acclimated) should transplant well in April. A few that are better transplanted in later months include: day lilies in September, Oriental poppies in July and iris in late July. New nursery perennials may be vulnerable to frost so plant them later or be prepared to cover them or bring them in as needed.
  • For tender one season annual plants, keep in mind that mid-May is the average—average, not promised—frost-free time for planting. As far as buying plants, it’s tempting to buy plants in full bloom but ones without blossoms will actually bloom sooner and grow better as well.
  • It’s always a good time to improve soil by adding organic compost. It can be added little by little with new plants or a whole bed at a time.
  • Pruning is best not done during “leaf on” or “leaf off” but dead or problematic branches can be removed as needed. It’s a perfect time to cut woody ornamentals like willows and forsythia that may bloom indoors for you to enjoy. The closer to their actual bloom, the more likely they will bloom indoors.
  • Any herbs or other plants that have gotten leggy indoors can be cut back dramatically to encourage new growth before they are moved outdoors.
  • Last but certainly not least, plant a tree for Arbor Day. To quote Martin Luther, “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I’d still plant my apple tree.”

“Even the most beautiful weather will not allay the gardener’s notion (well-founded, actually) that he is somehow too late, too soon, or that he has too much stuff going on or not enough.  For the garden is the stage on which the gardener exults and agonizes out every crest and chasm of the heart.” Henry Mitchell

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, www.plantnebraska.org

Karma Larsen, plantnebraska.org

Apr 14 & 15 – LINCOLN CITY LIBRARIES do Many Things

To Host 2 performances of “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” IN APRIL

Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to two free performances of “Beauty and the Beast” in April:

  • Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. at Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street
  • Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m. at Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street

No registration is required, and the 50-minute performances are suitable for ages 5 and up.

The shows are presented by the Hampstead Stage Company, which includes teams of two actors, each playing multiple roles.  The scripts are original adaptations, based directly on literary classics.  Hampstead The company is a Barnstead, New Hampshire-based non-profit theater company for young audiences, whose focus is to promote reading and love of live theater.

For information about Lincoln City Libraries and its services, visit lincolnlibraries.org.  For more information on Hampstead Stage Company, visit hampsteadstage.org.

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