A Year of Rumi

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BY ANDREW HARVEY

37,664 PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN THIS COURSE

When the great Sufi mystic and poet Jalal-ud-Din Rumi died at sunset in Konya, southern Turkey, on December 17, 1273, he had composed over 3,500 odes, 2,000 quatrains, and a vast spiritual epic called the Mathnawai. Now with A Year of Rumi from acclaimed Rumi scholar Andrew Harvey, you will receive a hand-selected poem from this incredible visionary’s life work every day for the next year (365 poems total.)

Increasingly, Rumi is being recognized as the unique spiritual genius he is, as someone who is fused at the highest level and with the greatest possible intensity the intellect of a Plato, the vision, passion and soul-force of a Christ or Buddha, and the extraordinary literary gifts of a Shakespeare. Rumi is, not only the world’s greatest mystical poet, but also an essential guide to the new planetary spiritual renaissance that is slowly emerging from the ruins of our civilization. He speaks to us from the depths of our own sacred identity, and what he says has the electric eloquence of our innermost truth. No other poet or philosopher has Rumi’s almost frightening intimacy of address, and has conveyed the terror, rapture and wonder of awakening to Divine Love with such fearless and gorgeous courage, such humility and such unflinching clarity.

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Activities sponsored by Wachiska Audubon in July.

  1. Thursday, July 12 – FREE Summer potluck picnic at Spring Creek Prairie at 6:00 p.m. Bring friends, a dish to share, and your own table service. Beverages provided. Short program by staff and prairie tour to follow. Check SCP website for directions, www.springcreekprairie.org or call 402-797-2301.
  2. Saturday, July 14 – FREE Wildflower Walk, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Nine-Mile Prairie, a 230 acre native tallgrass prairie in northwest Lincoln.  Call Carole at 402-475-9219 for directions and questions.

Check website at www.WachiskaAudubon.org, call the Wachiska office at 402-486-4846, or email office@WachiskaAudubon.org for details.

June 30 – Lincoln – A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

BITES, BIKES, AND BISON, A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

The Friends of the Pioneers Park Nature Center invite the public to attend Bites, Bikes, and Bison, a fundraising event at Pioneers Park Nature Center, on June 30th from 9:30 am – 2 pm. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Pioneers Park Nature Center.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

“Bites, Bikes, and Bison is a family friendly event benefitting the Nature Center. Events like these raise funds through the Friends which support the Nature Center, allowing us to provide high quality environmental education programing and a free facility for our community to explore the outdoors.” said Andrea Faas, Pioneers Park Nature Center Coordinator.

The event includes bike rides of various lengths, all level of riders are welcome. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet. All rides will depart from and end at the Nature Center. Please arrive by 9:30 am for check-in.

– A four mile flat route, departs at 10:30 am. This route will take participants out along the Prairie Corridor crushed limestone trail on the south edge of the Nature Center. This quick ride will have a water stop at the turn-a-round.
– The eleven mile out-and-back ride departs at 10:15 am. Riders will head out through Pioneers Park along the Bison Trial making their way to White Elm Brewing Co. All participants (21 and older) will receive one free beer at White Elm.
– The 17 mile downtown loop, departs at 10 am and is recommended for more experience riders. The route will take riders along the Bison Trial, Jamaica North Trial and streets bikes routes. Stops include Method Cycle and Craft House where riders will received half off one drink and White Elm Brewing Co (21 and older) to receive one free beer.

Activities and entertainment at the Nature Center for participants included, yoga, yard games and a bison chip toss plus hayrack tours of the bison and prairie. There will be also be a strider course for young children to test their skills on strider bikes (some strider bikes provided or bring your own). All activities included with your ticket purchase.

Food vendors will be open from 11 am – 2 pm. Vendors include Gilded Swine, Dig’N Taco Loco, Pepe’s, Gelato To Go and local beer and cider from the Happy Raven. Please bring cash for purchases from the vendors.

Ride support on the Bison Trail will be provided by Wheelie Good Bike Shop. In addition, Wheelie Good is offering a complimentary chain and cassette check, plus 15% off of an annual service when you show you ticket confirmation email prior to the event.

Bites, Bikes and Bison is sponsored by Express Life Chiropractic, Home Real Estate, JLS Photo, Flagstone Financial Management, Method Cycle and Craft House, Nelnet, New Generation Construction, Union Bank and Trust, Wheelie Good Bike Shop, White Elm Brewing Company, and The Wild Bird Habitat Store.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

Lincoln – Senior Center Meal Schedule

(reservations required two working days in advance):
Belmont Senior Center (402-441-7990): Monday – Friday 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.
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 Fitness Center, 555 S. 9th St.
Asian Senior Center, 144 N. 44th 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
Lake Street Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St.
Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave.
Vermeer Education Center, 4000 S. 84th St.
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 lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: My Center News) or call 402-441-7158.

The 11 Warning Signs of a Food Intolerance

Full story here – http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=21056

Outline:

1. Are you going to the bathroom too much?
2. Do you have chronic muscle or joint pains that are spreading?
3. Does caffeine over-stimulate you?
5. After a good sleep, do you still feel sleepy?
6. Do you have no tolerance for wheat, even though you test negative for celiac disease?
7. Is your thyroid underactive?
8. Are milk & yogurt giving you tummy trouble?
9. Is your arthritis getting worse?
10. Do particular foods give you skin conditions?
11. Do onions and garlic in meals give you belly problems?

Using cash to travel may soon be obsolete – by Steve Glenn

This past weekend I was in New York City and was surprised that two shops we visited did not accept CASH! Usually, I hear retailers say they don’t accept credit cards as they don’t want to pay the fees to accept them. When I visited an ice cream shop on Friday night and the person behind the register said “Sorry, we don’t accept CASH,” my jaw dropped. When I thought through the process for a while it made more sense. If a store does not accept cash, they don’t have to worry about A) Being robbed as they have no cash. B) Having employees stick cash sales in their pocket without ringing it through the cash register. This all points to how fast the business world is changing toward a cashless society. Ironically with all the new disruptive technology, I think that in the next 3 years we will move from credit cards to the next form of electronic payment that is blockchain or cryptocurrency based.

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NATURE CENTER HOSTS JUNE EVENTS

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

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

Nature’s Treasure Treks, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 8, 15, 22 and 29

Trekkers will use clues to search for nature’s treasures at each week’s themed hike.  This program is for young children and their families.  Register the Wednesday before each trek. The fee is $3 per person per trek.

 Composting Workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. June 16Extension Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to maintain three types of composting bins.  The event is sponsored by Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the City Recycling Office. This program is free, and registration is not required.

Rain Barrel Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. June 16 Participants will build rain barrels to take home and learn the basics of rainwater harvesting.  Rain barrels must be transported from the park on the day of the workshop. The workshop is designed for adults, and children must be accompanied by an adult.  This workshop is partially funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust and hosted by the City Watershed Management Division of the Public Works and Utilities Department. The registration deadline is June 8, and the fee is $35 per person (rain barrels are valued at $110).

 Frogs and Floats, 1 to 3 p.m. June 17, Frogs and Floats Spend the afternoon celebrating dads with frog catching, tadpole chasing, wetlands exploration and root beer floats.  Old shoes and clothes are encouraged.  Insect repellent is also recommended. The registration deadline is June 13, and the fee is $20 per family.

For more information or to register for programs and other activities, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov and select the “register online” button.

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