Can your child see to learn? Each year, one in five children enter kindergarten with a vision problem that could affect their ability to learn - In an effort to detect vision problems in children before they enter school, the Eye Care Council developed the SEE TO LEARN® Program - Through the SEE TO LEARN® Program in Nebraska, more than 140 optometrists are working in their communities to educate parents, educators, child care providers and others about the warning signs of vision problems - They also offer free vision assessments for three-year-olds throughout the year - October is SEE TO LEARN® Month in Nebraska - For more information about scheduling your three-year-old for a free vision assessment through the SEE TO LEARN® Program call 1-800-960-EYES or visit the Council on the web at www.seetolearn.com or the Nebraska Foundation for Children's Vision web site at www.nechildrensvision.org
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR MDA SUMMER CAMP - WHO: Individuals who want to be volunteer counselors and medical staffto care for youngsters with muscular dystrophy and related diseases - Volunteer counselors must be at least 16 years old. Campers' ages range from 6 to 17. Each counselor is a companion to an MDA camper, helping them with camp activities (swimming, sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, etc.) and day-to-day activities (eating, bathing and dressing) - Additionally, MDA is seeking physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals to be volunteers for the camp's medical staff. Medical staff will supervise and maintain the health and well-being of all camp participants. - WHAT: Help make the magic happen at annual MDA summer camps throughout the country. More than 4,300 volunteers are needed to help provide some 3,500 campers with an unforgettable week at MDA summer camp. To volunteer at a camp near you, or to learn more about summer camp, contact an MDA office near you by visiting mda.org/locate- WHEN: Now through the summer at nearly 80 MDA summer camps throughout the United States - WHERE: At nearly 80 MDA summer camps throughout the United States - Volunteer Today!!
Former Miss Nebraska and Miss America, Teresa Scanlan is featured in a new temporary exhibit that at the Nebraska History Museum, Centennial Mall at P Streets, Lincoln - Fashionistas will enjoy many of Scanlan's pageant costumes, including a shimmering gown by the couture house Marchesa, Scanlan's winning Miss Nebraska gown, along with her various costume changes from the Miss America pageant, will be on display - Sparkly shoes, sashes, trophies, and even a custom made diamond ring by Lincoln jeweler Darold Kamarzin give the exhibit more beauty pageant glitz - The exhibit continues through September 3, 2013 - Free admission - For more information: 402-471-4782 or www.nebraskahistory.org
May 16th is GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY! - A Special Day to Make Special Things Happen in Lincoln - Give To Lincoln Day is your chance to make a real impact on Lincoln's quality of life - We encourage everyone to join us for a record-setting day of giving on May 16th. Together, we have the power to raise thousands of dollars to support Lincoln's nonprofit organizations. Every donation you make on May 16th helps your favorite charities even more because they will also receive a proportional share of our $200,000 challenge match pool! - Please go to: http://givetolincoln.razoo.com/giving_events/G2L13/home for more information!
Southern Gage Community Pride Group, an organization whose mission is to promote the communities of southern Gage County invites you to join us for Community Coffee:
On Friday, May 17, 2013, a Community Coffee will be held at the Wymore Food Pantry, 101 South 6th Street, Wymore, NE at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited.
On Friday, May 24, 2013, a Community Coffee will be held at Wymore Express, 321 South 14th Street, Wymore, NE at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited
On Friday, May 31, 2013, a Community Coffee will be hosted by the Southern Gage Community Pride Group to kick off Sam Wymore Days at the Park Lodge meeting room, 300 North 7th St, Wymore, NE at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited.
On Friday, June 7, 2013, a Community Coffee will be held at the Wymore Good Samaritan Center, 105 East D Street, Wymore, NE at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited.
2013 Spring Parade of Homes - Every Spring and Fall, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln organizes a Parade of Homes for the public. The Parade of Homes offers potential home buyers a great opportunity to walk through brand new homes and meet the builders - The Spring Parade of Homes will be Sunday, May 12 through Sunday, May 19 - Homes will be open Monday-Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It's FREE to view homes in the Parade - For more information, visit www.hbal.org
The 15th Annual Great Strides Lincoln walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held on Saturday May 18, 2013 at Holmes Lake in Lincoln, Nebraska - Registration starts at 9am, the Walk begins at 10am - visit www.cff.org/Great_Strides for more information!
Wear Yellow Nebraskawill be hosting the 10th Annual Wear Yellow Ride on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Strategic Air & Space Museum, Ashland, Nebraska - The bike tour aims to raise funds and awareness for Wear Yellow Nebraska which is a local grassroots organization fighting against cancer through advocacy, awareness and fundraising - Distances: Over 500 participants from as far as North Platte, Syracuse, Fremont, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, and the Omaha, Nebraska metro area will choose their course distance with 10, 22, 38, 51 and 62 mile options available (all distances are approximate and may vary up to one half mile) - Go to www.wearyellownebraska.org for more details
The University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History's 5th annual Colorful Creature Day is will be May 18 at Morrill Hall. This family-friendly event celebrates the fun, furry side of science with LIVE animals and art activities in the museum. I've attached the news release, along with the event poster and logo. Thank you for helping us spread the word to Lincoln families! - Event will be from 1:00-4:30 p.m - at Morrill Hall, south of 14th & Vine on the UNL Campus - http://museum.unl.edu/events/colorfulcreatureday.html
Benefit Dinner/Auction for Josie Harris & her family - May 25, 2013 - American Legion - Columbus, Nebraska - Josie is a 4 year old who is battling Ewing Sarcoma (bone cancer) - This sloppy joe/hot dog dinner will be served from 5-8:30pm with a live auction from 7:30-8pm - Questions or to make a donation, please contact Jola Carnes at 402-990-8313
Saints Mary & Joseph PCCW Salad Supper - "Salads & Songs with Sayre" – Music Provided by Chris Sayre - Monday, June 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Adults-$7.00, 6-12 Yr-$4.00 5 Yr & Under-Free - Saints Mary & Joseph Church Hall - 637 Iver - Valparaiso, NE 68065
17th Annual Bryan Kids Club Health & Safety Fair - Saturday June 8, 2013 from 10am-2pm at Bryan East Campus -Zone B Parking Garage - FREE!!! Participate in almost 50 interactive exhibits to learn about nutrition, exercise and many other fun health topics
For the Troops Charity Event – Musicians United - Saturday, June 15th, 2013 6:00pm – 2:00am - Cost $5.00 - Ages 18+ - Active Military & Guard – Free Admissions - Duggan's Pub - 440 South 11th Street - Lincoln, NE 68508 - 100% of the proceeds from the show will go to OPERATION HOME FRONT - https://www.facebook.com/events/327204660739469/
Join us for family friendly Ceresco Day on Saturday, June 29th! Starting in the morning is a Co-ed 18 & older kickball tourney fundraiser by the Ceresco Rec-- contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration forms. Minimum 5 men/5 women a team; $5/person registration fee. Hurry-- registration deadline is June 12th! - Also enjoy quilt & car shows & participate in a Chinese horseshoes tourney hosted by the volunteer fire department. The parade starts at 4:45. After the parade head to the park for the free petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house & patriotic music. There will also be a street dance featuring The Nashville Rejects & a fireworks show at sundown. Food vendors & concession stands open throughout the day. - Check out our facebook pages for a full line up of events & times! keyword: Ceresco Days & Ceresco Rec
Germanfest 2013 - Join us in Syracuse, Nebraska for Germanfest on July 13-14, 2013 for a celebration of our German heritage! A few of the activities include the ‘Viener Races", "Viener Vogue" style show, KinderFun, craft and food vendors, parade, RibFest, and street dance with Cactus Hill. A community-wide church service and a golf tournament will be held on Sunday. See our schedule of events for complete details & plan now to attend this family-friendly event for the entire weekend! - http://www.gosyracusene.com/visit_syracuse/germanfest.php FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is an annual fundraising and awareness event comprised of a series of local walks held on the same day - The CCWAA 2013 walk is scheduled for September 21, 2013 - at Holmes Lake Park in Lincoln, Nebraska-There is no charge to walk but we do request that you do register - Please contact email@example.com or (402) 310-9525 for further information - Official Website: www.conquerchiari.org