Events Calendar

Thursday, February 20

Toddler Time @ WPL 10 A.M.

Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM. Little ones enjoy stories, music, and busy bags to promote early literacy, writing and math skills. Anyone is welcome at any Toddler Time session! We hope to see you there.

Needle Night 6-8 P.M.

The Needle Night group continues to meet. This is a very informal group and isn’t limited to knitting. “We welcome anyone who crochets, weaves, etc. and set aside every Thursday from 6-8 PM for needlework with all who shows up.” The last meeting of the month is held on the WSC campus, rather than the library.

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Thursday, February 20

Blood Drive in Randolph

Randolph Community Blood Drive, Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Senior Citizen’s Center, 104 W Broadway

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Thursday, February 20

5:30 P.M. WAED Board Retreat @ WSC Elkhorn Room

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Thursday, February 20

Special Prosecutor to Talk at Wayne State College

Wayne State College alumna Tamara P. Nash will speak at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 in Connell Hall Room 131 on the Wayne State College campus. There is no admission charge. The public is welcome.

Nash graduated magna cum laude in 2009 and as an honors graduate of USD Law School of Law in 2013. Nash later clerked with the Second Judicial Circuit in South Dakota and works as a South Dakota Special Prosecutor based in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Nash will talk about what it takes to reach your ultimate career goals.  She is the immediate past president of the South Dakota Young Lawyers Section and a member of the State Bar’s Law School Committee.  She volunteers with the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, and serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for that organization.

Nash created and implemented Union County’s first juvenile diversion program, prosecutes firearm and high intensity drug cases, and maintains a commitment to public service through the South Dakota State Bar Association.

During her career, Nash has been recognized as the recipient of the William F. Day Jr., pro bono award (2013); A National TRiO Achiever (2016); ABA YLD Star of the Year (2019); and one of the ABA YLD Top 40 “On the Rise” Young Lawyers in the Nation (2019).

The event is sponsored by Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society in the social sciences.  For more information, please contact Dr. Randy Bertolas (402-375-7018, raberto1@wsc.edu).

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Friday, February 21

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Ekeko Blends

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Friday, February 21

Veteran Coffee @ AseraCare Office in Norfolk

Come and join us for coffee and a treat on Friday, February 21st, at 10:00 a.m. Plan for about an hour. AseraCare Office 120 N 27th St. Suite 300, Norfolk, 402-379-4158, Opt.2. Can call and ask for Jean if have questions.

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Friday, February 21

Wayne WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wayne WIC and Immunization clinic on Friday February 21st, 2020 from 9:30am – 3:30pm at the United Methodist Church 516 N Main Street Wayne, NE.  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5 years. Find a clinic near you at signupwic.com. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

NENCAP’s Immunization Program provides vaccines to adults and children following the recommended schedule from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control. The Immunization clinic can serve both clients with and without health insurance.

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. NENCAP manages several different programs as determined by identified needs of residents in the 14 county service area. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year due to successful outreach efforts. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Intervention Services Coordination; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

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Friday, February 21

Movie Day @ Wayne Public Library

With school closed on this day, join us for a Movie Day: Friday, Feb. 21st, 1-3:00 PM! This fantasy movie based on an original fairy tale that follows the former Queen of the Moors, a seasoned warrior, and a group of outcasts as they battle a queen plotting to destroy the land’s fairies. Rated PG. A light snack will be provided.

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Saturday, February 22

Events at Ponca State Park 

Saturday, February 22

World Championship Ice Racing in Sioux City

World Championship ICE Racing slides into Sioux City’s Tyson Events Center / Fleet Farm Arena for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 pm. Bringing the toughest, fastest and most extreme flat track motorcycle and quad racers to the ICE!  Witness as the most fearless racers shred the arenas solid ice track with over 2000 razor-sharp studs in their tires! Hitting off the chart speeds, going from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds, battling it out for one thing: the most prestigious World Championship ICE Racing Title.
This insane night of action-packed professional racing event comes with chills, spills and thrills and a no-holds-barred racing attitude that will keep the crowd on the edge of your seats. You don’t want to miss this ANYTHING GOES RACING ACTION THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE!

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Sunday, February 23

Vet’s Club Monthly Breakfast @ Wayne Vet’s Club 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

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Sunday, February 23

St. Mary’s Catholic Church “Winter/Spring Fest” at Wayne Auditorium 

Monday, February 24

Wakefield WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wakefield WIC and Immunization clinic on Monday February 24th, 2020 from 9:30am – 3:30pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 805 Winter St. Wakefield, NE.  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5 years. Find a clinic near you at signupwic.com. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

NENCAP’s Immunization Program provides vaccines to adults and children following the recommended schedule from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control. The Immunization clinic can serve both clients with and without health insurance.

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. NENCAP manages several different programs as determined by identified needs of residents in the 14 county service area. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year due to successful outreach efforts. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Intervention Services Coordination; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

NENCAPs Mission: “People helping people; empowering individuals, strengthening families and enriching communities in Northeast Nebraska.”

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Tuesday, February 25

Book Club Discussion @ WPL

Book Club will be delving into a discussion about “Little Bee: A Novel.” Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 25th from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Senior Center. Little Bee, a 2010 novel by Chris Cleave, follows a teenage Nigerian refugee as her life intertwines with Sarah Summers, Andrew O’Rourke, and Charlie O’Rourke. Cleave imagines a singular scene on a beach in Nigeria that unites Little Bee to the O’Rourke-Summers family. As both Little Bee and Sarah slowly tell and retell their stories of that event and those before and after it, their voices slowly unite. Bridging across countries and blending into a single set of metaphors, the women’s stories intermingle into one.

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Tuesday, February 25

Kiwanis Pancake Feed

Tuesday, February 25

Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble Concert at Wayne State College

The Wayne State College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble present a spirited performance Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre. The Symphonic Band honors Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, with a movement from Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 7. The Wind Ensemble presents the suspenseful Until the Scars by John Mackey as well as Danzas Cubanas, an intense multi-cultural experience by Robert Sheldon. This concert is free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by National Association for Music Education (NAfME) follows the concert in the Peterson Fine Arts Lobby. If you are unable to attend, catch the web stream at wsc.edu/music. For more information, contact Dr. Bohnert dabohne1@wsc.edu.

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Wednesday, February 26

NE Nebraska Chamber Day @ the Capitol

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Wednesday, February 26

Blood Drive in Wayne

Wayne Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM at Wayne Fire Department, 510 Tomar Drive.

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Wednesday, February 26

Toddler Time @ WPL 10 A.M.

Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM. Little ones enjoy stories, music, and busy bags to promote early literacy, writing and math skills. Anyone is welcome at any Toddler Time session! We hope to see you there.

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Wednesday, February 26

Business After Hours Taste of Downtown in Norfolk

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Thursday, February 27

7:45 A.M. Ag Task Force @ Tacos & More

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Thursday, February 27

Toddler Time @ WPL 10 A.M.

Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM. Little ones enjoy stories, music, and busy bags to promote early literacy, writing and math skills. Anyone is welcome at any Toddler Time session! We hope to see you there.

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Thursday, February 27

Benjamin Avenue Public Meeting in Norfolk

The public is invited to a Benjamin Avenue Improvements public open house at the Lifelong Learning Center, Room E, on Thursday, February 27 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Attendees can spend as much or as little time as they would like to learn more about the preliminary design for Benjamin Avenue improvements – specifically the Riverside Boulevard intersection and possible design options.

There will be no formal presentation and light refreshments will be served. If you have questions please call the Engineering Division at 402-844-2020.

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Thursday, February 27

Public Flood Forum in Norfolk

On Thursday, February 27, the National Weather Service will be hosting a Public Flood Forum to discuss the spring flood threat. The two-hour long meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center (801 E. Benjamin Ave. Norfolk, NE 68701).

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Thursday, February 27

Cardinal Key 9-11 P.M. @ Johnnie Byrd Brewing Co.

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Friday, February 28

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee hosted by WAED @ TBD

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Friday, February 28

After School Coloring @ WPL

Need something to do after school? Check out After School Coloring. Friday, Feb. 14th and Friday Feb. 28th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Adults will be on hand for conversation and color pages, crayons, markers and pens, plus a light snack will be provided.

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Friday, February 28 & Saturday, February 29

Wayne Community Theatre Presents: Almost, Maine 7 P.M. @ Johnnie Byrd Brewing Co.

Tickets @ eventbrite.com

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Friday, February 28  – Tuesday, March 3

Lewis and Clark Conference Art Show @ WSC Student Center Atrium

17 schools, 500 pieces of art. Free and open to the public. Awards presented on March 3 @ 1:15 p.m.

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Saturday, February 29

Events at Ponca State Park 

Saturday, February 29

Weekend Book Club @ WPL

Weekend Book Club will meet for discussion on Saturday, Feb. 29th at 2 PM. Stay tuned to our Social Media pages for updates at the end of January to see what book we will be reading next! Please come to the January Weekend Book Club meeting (January 25th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the senior center, discussing The Goldfinch) to suggest books or ideas for the February reading choice, or email Sharon at: scar@cityofwayne.org. Since this is a brand new club, we are open to new ideas and suggestions!

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Monday, March 2

High School Pop-Up Show at Wayne State College

Peruse artwork by regional high school students during a one day only exhibit Monday, March 2 in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery at Wayne State College. The High School Pop-up Show opens with a reception at 1 p.m. Awards will be given at 1:15 p.m. Artwork includes painting, drawing, printmaking, digital, ceramic, and more. The exhibit marks the culmination of High School Art Day. The show is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Carolyn Albracht at 402-375-7131.

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Monday, March 2

An Evening of Choirs Concert

Songs of reverence and revelation delight during An Evening of Choirs concert Monday, March 2 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE. The 7:30 p.m. performance features the Wayne State College women’s choir, concert choir, and chamber choir. Repertoire includes the light-hearted and folksy A Girl’s Garden from Frostiana by Randall Thompson; Light of Unity by Tom Trenney in loving memory of Wayne State College choir director, Dr. Cornell Runestad; and new selections from the Broadway hit Hamilton. This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Matthew Armstrong at 402-375-7358 or maarmst1@wsc.edu.

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Monday, March 2

Open House for School of Arts & Humanities at Wayne State College

Wayne State College will host an open house for the School of Arts and Humanities (AHU) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 2.

The open house is meant for prospective students interested in arts and humanities majors, especially high school seniors who have been admitted to Wayne State or have received a scholarship but have not yet committed. High school juniors and sophomores are also welcome. Students will get the chance to experience life on campus as an arts and humanities student, including sitting in on classes, practicing with ensembles, eating lunch with current students, touring the studios and theatres, and visiting with professors.

At Wayne State College, students will experience individual attention and hands-on, interactive learning, spend time with supportive, kind, and hardworking students, and tour WSC’s facilities including Humanities (including student media studios), Studio Arts, and Peterson Fine Arts. See what possibilities await you at WSC’s School of Arts and Humanities.

For more information, please contact Dr. Yasuko Taoka, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, at 402-375-7394 or at yataoka1@wsc.edu. To sign up, visit https://gocats.wsc.edu/register/artsopenhouse2020.

Interested in arts and humanities programs at Wayne State? View AHU programs or view all programs at WSC. Or, go further: apply now, schedule a visit, or request information.

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Tuesday, March 3

Wayne WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wayne WIC and Immunization clinic on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 from 9:30am – 3:30pm at the United Methodist Church 516 N Main Street Wayne, NE.  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5 years. Find a clinic near you at signupwic.com. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

NENCAP’s Immunization Program provides vaccines to adults and children following the recommended schedule from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control. The Immunization clinic can serve both clients with and without health insurance.

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. NENCAP manages several different programs as determined by identified needs of residents in the 14 county service area. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year due to successful outreach efforts. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Intervention Services Coordination; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

NENCAPs Mission: “People helping people; empowering individuals, strengthening families and enriching communities in Northeast Nebraska.”

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Tuesday, March 3

Wayne Area Right to Life & WSC Wild for Life Sponsoring Soup & Dessert Event

The Wayne Area Right to Life and the Wayne State College Wild for Life group are co-sponsoring a Soup & Dessert Event to be held at Journey Christian Church in Wayne on Tuesday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m.  Supper will be served at 6:00 with the program beginning at 6:20. The speaker, Cortney Hein, from David City, will be sharing how to engage people in conversation and turn the dialogue into a productive pro-life exchange.  Beneficial to all!  There is no charge for the Event though a free will offering will be taken. Invite a friend to come with you!

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Tuesday, March 3

Annual Severe Storm Spotter Training in Norfolk

Even though it doesn’t feel like it, the severe weather season will be here before we know it. A representative from the National Weather Service (NWS) – Valley, NE will be making their annual visit on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center (801 E. Benjamin Avenue) to help train professionals and citizens on how best to help the local NWS during severe weather.

This class provides a basic understanding of thunderstorm structure, spotting techniques, reporting criteria, as well as safety information and procedures. The class will last around 90 minutes and is free and open to the public. Although the classes are appropriate for all ages, those who are 10 and older will likely get the most out of the training.

If you are not able to attend the public training there are online spotter courses, field guides, and cloud charts available on the NWS website.

For additional information you can call the Norfolk Fire Division at 402-844-2050 or visit the NWS website: https://www.weather.gov/oax/spotter

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Tuesday, March 3

Mitch Matthews Big Dream Gathering at Wayne State College

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Wednesday, March 4

Blood Drive in Wakefield

Wakefield Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, March  4, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Christian Church of Wakefield, 303 Johnson Street.

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Wednesday, March 4

Le Cirque Esprit Acrobatic Performance at Wayne State College

Experience the spectacular acrobatics of Le Cirque Esprit Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Threatre at Wayne State College. The performance, called Spirit of the Machine, features cirque by the Boston Circus Guild and music by alt-classical pioneers, cordis. The storyline tells of a magical world where machines become heroes in the middle of the night. Mechanical instruments, including a 1902 Victor Talking Machine, a custom-made music box, and a pocket watch, create a dramatic soundscape. Breathtaking aerial acts are paired with classical artistry, such as juggling and wheel acts. Spirit of the Machine delivers 90 minutes of family-friendly entertainment. Reserve your seat today by visiting: wsc.universitytickets.com. Unreserved seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the performance. Le Cirque Esprit is part of the Wayne State College Black and Gold Performing Arts Series. For more information, please contact Dr. Melissa Derechailo at 402-375-7480.

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Thursday, March 5

Ponca WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will be holding the Ponca WIC/ Immunization clinic on Thursday March 5th, 2020 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at First United Methodist Church, 223 W. 2nd Street, Ponca, NE.  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Program please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children (to age 5). Find a clinic near you at signupwic.com. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

NENCAP’s Immunization Program provides vaccines to adults and children following the recommended schedule from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control. The Immunization clinic can serve both clients with and without health insurance.

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year, in a 14 county service area. NENCAP programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Development Network; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

NENCAPs Mission: “People helping people; empowering individuals, strengthening families and enriching communities in Northeast Nebraska.”

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Friday, March 6

Kindergarten Round-Up at Wayne Elementary School

Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020.  Students with last names beginning with A-L are asked to attend starting at 8:15 a.m.  For those with last names beginning with M-Z, Round-Up will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Parents are asked to attend the Round-Up with their child.  If you have not received a letter from the Elementary School, and have a child who will be entering kindergarten in the fall, please call 375-3854 or 375-2230 for further information.

There will be no school for the current Kindergarten class on March 6th, Grades 1st – 6th will have school on this day.

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Saturday, March 7

Marsh Madness at Ponca State Park 

Sunday, March 8

Carroll Volunteer Fire Department Annual Pancake & Omelet Feed

Thursday, March 12

Blood Drive in Allen

Allen Community Blood Drive: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 5:15 PM at Allen Fire Hall, 2nd & Harrison.

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Saturday, March 14

Marsh Madness at Ponca State Park 

Saturday, March 21

Marsh Madness at Ponca State Park 

Saturday, March 28

Dyslexia Workshop in Norfolk 

Saturday, March 28

Marsh Madness at Ponca State Park 

Wednesday, April 1

Wayne County Republican Convention

The Republican Party of Wayne County Nebraska will hold its biennial County Convention on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7 PM in the courtroom (elevator accessible) of the Wayne County Courthouse, 510 Pearl Street, Wayne NE. County Chairman Cale Giese will preside.

Registered Republican voters in Wayne County wishing to serve as a delegate to the Convention, must go to the Wayne County Clerk’s Office at the courthouse and fill out a delegate form prior to March 1, 2020. There is no cost to this process.

The Party is allowed 20 delegates to County Convention and they are determined by two (2) delegates per Ward (4) in the City of Wayne and two (2) delegates per voting precincts (6) in greater Wayne County.  Therefore, there are ten (10) voting precincts, with two (2) delegates per precinct.  Get registered before March 1, 2020.

The County Convention is open to all registered Republican voters in Wayne County.

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Thursday, April 16

Boomerfest 2020 in Wayne 

Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16

ArtBurst @ Orange City Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa

Regional artists are invited to apply to exhibit and sell their work at ArtBurst, a juried fine art fair held during the Orange City Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa. ArtBurst hours are Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Artists chosen for ArtBurst will be eligible for one of two $300 awards presented for Best of Show in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Applications will be accepted from anyone who produces original fine art; all art must be designed and created by the accepted artist.

The application deadline is Jan. 15. To apply or for more information, visit octulipfestival.com/artburst, call 712-707-4510, or email artburst@octulipfestival.com.

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Sunday, September 27

Cars-N-Carroll Show & Shine