Events Calendar

Wednesday,  April 25 – Thursday, April 26

Brass & Percussion Ensembles Concert and Jazz Ensemble Concert at Wayne State College

Wayne State College student ensembles take the stage with two consecutive concerts in late April.  The Brass and Percussion Ensembles perform Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre.  Punctuating the percussion ensemble’s performance is a rocking rendition of Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley.  The Jazz Ensemble performs Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre.  Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 26

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

Thursday, April 26

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Review at Wayne State College

Thursday, April 26

Blood Drive in Wayne

Wayne Community Blood Drive, Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Wayne Fire Department, 510 Tomar Drive

Thursday, April 26

Blood Drive in Randolph

Randolph Community Blood Drive: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Senior Citizen’s Center, 104 W Broadway

Wednesday, April 25 – Thursday, April 26

Plains Writers Series at Wayne State College

Wayne State College presents a two-day Plains Writer Series featuring award-winning author Josip Novakovich, Professor of English at Concordia University in Montreal.  Novakovich presents a craft lecture on story development at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Humanities lounge.  Then, at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, the author shares selected works with listeners in the Humanities lounge.  The reading is followed by the Lucky 13 Fiction Slam at 7 p.m. at the Max Bar and Grill in Wayne.  Prelims start at 5 p.m.  Participants need two original short stories and $5 for registration.  All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 26

Dodgeball Tournament & Glowstick Dance Party at Wayne State College

(Click the link for entry forms)

www.wscwildcats.com/saacdodgeball

Friday, April 27

Seedling Planting for Arbor Day with Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District

In Nebraska, Arbor Day is traditionally celebrated on the last Friday in April.  The 146th Anniversary of Arbor Day will be celebrated this Friday, April 27th. Being the birth state of Arbor Day, it’s only appropriate that the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) promotes tree-planting programs each year.  The LENRD will have tree seedlings available for purchase this Friday in celebration of Arbor Day, at the Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area, north of Stanton.  From Norfolk, the lake is located 10 miles east on highway 275 and then 2 miles south on Ridge Road.  Signs will direct you to the LENRD Tree Distribution Center (approximately 2 miles north of Stanton).  The Center will be open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Arbor Day.  Seedlings can be purchased in bundles of 25 for $22. LENRD Forester, Pam Bergstrom, said, “Plant a tree to protect your property and the future.  Our parents did it for us, and we should return the favor for future generations.” Contact Bergstrom at the LENRD office, 402-371-7313, if you have questions about your trees or if you need further assistance.

Friday, April 27

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Great Dane Trailers

Friday, April 27

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Wayne

Saturday, April 28

Events at Ponca State Park

Saturday, April 28

37th Annual Neihardt Spring Conference

The theme for this year’s full-day conference is “Wounded Knee 1890:  Aftermath of a People’s Dream.”  The program will include presentations by:

  • Jerome Greene (Keynote)–American Carnage:  Wounded Knee 1890
  • Joseph Starita–The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge
  • Joseph Green–The Meaning of Neihardt’s “Messiah” and Sitanka’s Message
  • Also includes a dramatic reading of “Song of the Messiah” by Wayne State College Drama Club

Registration is $25 or $10 for students.  A catered lunch will be provided (for $10) at the Bancroft Community Center.  If you plan on eating lunch with us at the Community Center, please register by Monday, April 23, 2018.  To register, please contact the Neihardt Center at 402-648-3388 or 888-777-HOOP or click on the Brochure link below to print and return the registration form.

Same-day registration will be accepted.  However, pre-registration is encouraged by Monday, April 23, 2018 to streamline check-in the morning of the conference.

Author books will be available for sales and signing.  Refreshments provided free of charge during the morning and afternoon break.

Sunday, April 29

Relay for Life of Cedar County

Monday, April 30

Spring 2018 Honors Recital at Wayne State College

The Honors Recital celebrates musical excellence at Wayne State College.  Faculty members nominate diligent students who have made significant progress for this special performance.  The 2018 Spring Honors Recital is Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 1

Men’s Senior Golf at 10:00 A.M. in Pender

(Click on the link below for the schedule and the image for more information.)

Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Tuesday, May 1

Wayne WIC & Immunization Clinic 

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wayne WIC and Immunization clinic on Tuesday May 1st, 2018 from 9:00am – 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*

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.

Tuesday, May 1 & Wednesday, May 2

Wood Gifts Available Made by WSC ITE Students

ITE will be having a “Show and Tell and Sale” on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1st and 2nd from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day in Rooms 126 and 130 of Benthack Hall.

ITE-307 Cabinetmaking and Mill-work Class projects on display and the ITE-105 Intro to Tech craft projects for sale along with Skills/USA CAT paw bottle openers, great graduation gifts and fun stuff to see.

Wood cutting boards, rustic wine racks, wooden shot classes, bottle dispensers, and other cool items, but hurry in because quantities are limited.

For more info, Greg VanderWeil at grvande1@wsc.edu or 402-375-7283.

Friday, May 4

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Wayne High School

Tuesday, May 8

Men’s Senior Golf at 10:00 A.M. in Hartington

(Click on the link below for the schedule and the image for more information.)

Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Tuesday, May 8

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library

Tuesday, May 8

Blood Drive in Pender

Pender Community Blood Drive: Tuesday, May  8, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Pender Community Center, 614 Main St, Suite 3.

Wednesday, May 9

Blood Drive in Wakefield

Wakefield Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, May  9, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Christian Church of Wakefield, 303 Johnson Street.

Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day at Ponca State Park

Monday, May 14

Men’s Senior Golf at 9:30 A.M. in Wayne

(Click on the link below for the schedule and the image for more information.)

Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Saturday, May 19

Free Fishing & Park Entry Day at Ponca State Park

Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 19. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day.

Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations. Camping, lodging and all other user fees still apply at state park areas.

Several family-friendly activities are scheduled in state park areas across the state to celebrate Free Fishing and Park Entry Day. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org and check the online calendar for more details.

Saturday, May 19

4th Annual “Junk in the Trunk” at Wayne Public Library

Sunday, May 20

Timberlake Ranch Camps Free Fun Run-Open House

Tuesday, May 22

Men’s Senior Golf at 9:30 A.M. in Laurel

(Click on the link below for the schedule and the image for more information.)

Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28

Oakland’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, May 27

Sawyer Brown Concert for Oakland’s 150th Anniversary

Tuesday, May 29

Men’s Senior Golf at 9:30 A.M. in Wakefield

(Click on the link below for the schedule and the image for more information.)

Copy of Senior Golf Schedule 2018

Tuesday, June 12

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library

Saturday, June 23

4th Annual “Junk in the Trunk” at Wayne Public Library

Tuesday, June 26

Fourth Annual Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet 

The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agri-Business Council is already busy with preparations for the fourth Annual Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet.
This year’s banquet will once again take place at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Madison on June 26 and will kick off at 5:30 p.m. The theme of the banquet is, “Uniting the agricultural and business communities.”

Co-hosts are the Norfolk and Madison Chambers of Commerce. The banquet is a fundraising event for academic scholarships available to high school seniors and college students in Northeast Nebraska, but is also a way to highlight the agriculture industry in Madison, Antelope, Wayne, Pierce, Stanton and Boone, as well as northern Platte counties.
The banquet will include a prime rib meal with a presentation given by Steve Wellman, Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director.

It will also include awarding of $750 scholarships to six deserving students as well as the award presentation to the 2017 Norfolk Beef Expo scholarship recipient.
The banquet is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased for $30 May 1 through June 8, and for $35 from June 9 until the banquet date of June 26. Tickets can be purchased at Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce office.
A Farm Family of the Year and Ag-Business of the Year will also receive recognition at the event.

The committee is currently seeking nominations for a Farm Family of the Year and Ag-Business of the Year. Nomination forms can be found at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce office or on the Chamber’s website and will be accepted until June 1.
Additionally, members of the Norfolk and Madison Chambers of Commerce Agri-Business council are currently soliciting businesses and individuals in the targeted seven-county area to be event and scholarship fund sponsors. There are three sponsorship levels: Prime ($500), Choice ($250) and Select ($100).
For more details, contact Jeny Albin with the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce at 402-371-4862 or jalbin@norfolkchamber.com.

Tuesday, July 10

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library

Tuesday, August 14

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library

Saturday, August 18

4th Annual “Junk in the Trunk” at Wayne Public Library

Tuesday, September 11

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library

Saturday, September 22

4th Annual “Junk in the Trunk” at Wayne Public Library

Sunday, September 23

5th Annual Cars-N-Carroll Show & Shine

Tuesday, October 9

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library.

Tuesday, November 13

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library

Tuesday, December 11

Adult Coloring Night at Wayne Library