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May 25, 2013
Name of Event: Josie Harris Benefit Dinner & Auction
Day and Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: Dinner 5PM, Auction 7PM
Location: American Legion in Columbus, NE
Details: Josie was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer just weeks after her 4th birthday this March. She is being treated at Children's in Omaha and will continue treatment there for the next 2 1/2 years. The estimated cost of travel during this time is $18,000. All proceeds of this benefit will go towards offsetting these costs.
Donation or More Info: Jola (Columbus) 402-990-8313 OR Nicole (Kearney) 308-440-7040 gallianos(at)charter(dot)net
May 26, 2013
Name of Event: Memorial Day Services
Day and Date: Sunday, May 26th
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Freewater Cemetary ( 4 miles east of Ragan, NE)
Details: Event conducted by Boy Scout Troop 184.
More Info: Delores Konert dlkonert(at)rcom-ne(dot)com
May 30, 2013
Name of Event: Pizza Hut Fundraiser
Who: Cozad FCCLA National Qualifiers
Day and Date: Thursday, May 30th
Location: Pizza Hut in Cozad, Nebraska
Details: Come and enjoy some pizza while supporting Cozad FCCLA National Qualifiers.
More Info: Mariah Cote mariah(dot)cote(at)gmail(dot)com
May 31, 2013
Name of Event: Sylvan Learning Center Summer Kickoff & iPad Open House
Who: Sylvan Learning Center - Kearney
Day and Date: May 31, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 5012 3rd Avenue Suite 160 Vista Pointe Shopping Mall
Details: Come to the Sylvan Learning Center in Kearney, Nebraska to see demonstrations of progams on the iPads, register to win an iPad, have a snack, and the kids will get some other "goodies" as well!! We will be here to answer any questions you may have about Sylvan; come see what we are all about!
More Info: Megan Szafrajda meganpahl(at)nebraskasylvan(dot)com
June 1, 2013
Name of Event: Give Forward Fundraiser
Details: Lamya Luckey is a typical 6 year old little girl, with a life yet to live. She is a kindergartner in Centura. Lamya had went to the doctor a month or so ago for headaches. They ran some test and found a tumor the size of a lime on her brain. They took her straight to Omaha to have it removed. It turned out to be Medulloblastoma, which is a form of cancer. Its early but she will be in and out of radiation for at least a year and a half. The Give Forward fundraiser is to help the family with the expenses of travel and treatment as her mother Renee Luckey is unable to work during this. Please help at this site: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qc82/teammya?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb_share_stream.share&utm_campaign=dashboard_supporters&fb_ref=946465
June 1, 2013
Name of Event: Relay for Life Garage Sale
Who: Team Internal Medical Associates of Grand Island
Day and Date: Saturday, June 1
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church- Grand Island (5th and Elm Streets)
Details: Please join Team IMA and help support the Relay for Life on Saturday, June 1. The sale will be held in Miller Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island. All funds will go directly to Relay for Life. Watch for our upcoming ad in The Independent. We hope to see you there!
Your Name: Steph Schreiner
Your E-mail Address: stephschreiner03(at)gmail(dot)com
Name of Event or Program: Relay for Life Garage Sale
Who is Putting on Event or Program: Team Internal Medical Associates of Grand Island
Day and Date of Event: Saturday, June 1
Time of Event: 7am-1pm
Location of Event-Place/Address/City: Trinity United Methodist Church- Grand Island (5th and Elm Streets)
How and Why-Details of Event or Program - Be Brief:
Please join Team IMA and help support the Relay for Life on Saturday, June 1. The sale will be held in Miller Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island. All funds will go directly to Relay for Life. Watch for our upcoming ad in The Independent. We hope to see you there!
More Info: Steph Schreiner stephschreiner03(at)gmail(dot)com
June 1, 2013
Name of Event: Spaghetti Benefi Dinner for Chris Adams
Who: Friends of Chris Adams
Day and Date: Saturday, June 1st
Location: VFW Kearney, NE
Details: Chris Adams was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer in April 2012. Doctors have told him there is nothing more they could do for him after one round of chemo. We are holding a benefit for him to try to help his family with all of the medical bills incurred.
More Info: Krista Meyers kmeyers1988(at)gmail(dot)com
June 1, 2013
Name of Event: 1st Annual Overton Goodwill Day's Craft & Vendor Show
Day and Date: Saturday June 1st 2013
Time: 9:00 - 3:00
Location: Overton School Commons 401 7th Street Overton, Ne 68863
Details: Over 20 craft & Vendor Tables, Proceedes from table fees benefit the Community Bible School. Sneak Peak Friday May 31st 5-7.
More Info: Brenda Buchholz blbuchholz(at)hotmail(dot)com
June 3, 2013
Name of Event: 26th Annual Heartland United Way Golf Tournament
Who: Heartland United Way
Day and Date: Monday, June 3rd
Time: Shotgun start at 12:00 PM
Location: Riverside Golf Club - Grand Island
Details: You can register your team online at heartlandunitedway.org, or call the Heartland United Way at 308-382-2675. You will have a chance to win 3 brand new cars on all Par 3 holes, courtesy of Tom Dinsdale Automotive! Proceeds from the golf tournament will go to support the Heartland United Way, Partner Agencies and initiatives to support Education, Income and Health!
More Info: Cammie Koopman cammie(at)heartlandunitedway(dot)org
June 8, 2013
Name of Event: Juneboree at Johnson Lake
Who: Janet Smith
Day and Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Main state park at Johnson Lake, NE
Details: Craft/vendor show outdoors 30 plus vendors..state park permit is required to enter the park
More Info: Janet Smith jksmith61(at)msn(dot)com
June 8, 2013
Name of Event: Couple Golf Tournament in Minden
Who: Kearney/Buffalo County CASA Program
Day, Date and Time: Saturday June 8th. Registration starting @ 9am. Supper and auction @ 5pm
Location: Minden Country Club 249 E 17th Minden, NE 68959
Details: Kearney/Buffalo County CASA program is hosting and fundraiser golf tournament for the CASA program in those counties. There will be a 2couple tournament along with a free will donation supper @ 5pm followed by an auction. Please come and support CASA. CASAs are Court Appointed Special Advocates and we advocate for abused and neglected youth who are in the court system through no fault of their own. We train advocates in the Kearney/Buffalo County areas to do this selfless volunteer work.
More Info: Emily White phelpscasa(at)phelps(dot)nacone(dot)org
June 14, 2013
Name of Event: Wine, Women & Purses Auction Fundraiser
Who: YWCA of Grand Island
Day and Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 211 E Fonner Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68801
Details: This fun, entertaining event is one you won't want to miss!! Chocolates, wine tasting, canapes and more! Silent auction with 200 purses. Live auction with some fantastic offerings! Tables of 8 are $200 and individual tickets are $15. Reserved seating, early preview doors open at 5:30, complimentary wine, chocolates and more for Tables.
More Info: Julie Brezenski adult(dot)programs(at)ywca-gi(dot)org
June 15, 2013
Name of Event: Now Registering Host Families
Day and Date: Thursday, March 28th through Saturday, Jun 15th
Time: Daily from 10am-9pm
Details: Face the World Foundation (FTW) is currently registering volunteer host families now till 06/15/2013 for the Fall semester of high school. Host
families provide a loving home, meals and a bed. FTW provides a Community Representative for the host family and the student during their time here in the USA. Make Dreams Happen! Contact Shelli at 888-389-1006x104 or email at shelli(at)facetheworld(dot)org
More Info: www.facetheworld.org
June 15, 2013
Name of Event: Annevar 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Races
Who: Ravenna Chamber of Commerce
Day, Date and Time: Saturday, June 15th at 8:00 am
Location: VFW Park, West Carthage in Ravenna
Details: Registration at 6:45 am, 5K starts at 8:00 am, kids' races start at 9:15 am.
June 22, 2013
Name of Event: Emma's Fun 5K
Day and Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Location: Yanney Heritage Park in Kearney
Time: Registration at 9AM, run/walk begins at 10AM
Details: Emma Gehring, daughter of Brent and Kathryn (Alt) Gehring was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. The family traveled to Boston, MA where Emma underwent surgery. All proceeds from the run/walk will assist the Gehring family. The theme for the run will be 80s! Neon colors, spandex, leg warmers, zubaz pants, crimped hair, and side pony tails are all welcome! Participants may register on Emma's Fun Run/Walk Facebook page by leaving a message or email at emmastrong2013(at)hotmail(dot)com, please include your name and shirt size. A registration fee of $25 will be accepted the day of, additional donations will also be accepted that day, if you wish to donate. If you are unable to participate, but would like to donate to the family, you may do so at emmastrong.com under "Donations". Follow Emma's journey at emmastrong.com.
More Info: Megan Smith meganholt(at)hotmail(dot)com
June 23, 2013
Name of Event: Franklin Antique Tractor Pull
Who: Franklin FFA Support Group
Day, Date and Time: June 23rd,2013 @ 1:00 p.m.
Location: Franklin Co. Fairgrounds, Franklin, NE
Details: Registration 11:30 – 12:30. $10.00 per hook, Little Red Sled Rules Apply. Stock, Classic & Open-1957 & Older. 2500 – 8500 lb. wt. classes.
More Info: Scott Herrick @ Day 308-425-6252 or Cell 308-470-0765
June 25, 2013
Name of Event: Youth Summer Running Club
Who: Di Shao
Day and Date: 06-25 through 08-08
Location: Kearney Family YMCA
Details: Everyone runs for different reasons...to strengthen the heart, build muscle endurance, get faster…or just for FUN! We invite to join our Youth Summer Running Club...we will meet twice a week and run for fun and play some games while we’re at it...all while learning about encouragement & teamwork. We will train to run in two local fun runs…The Kearney Cruise Night Fun Run in July and end our 6 week training by running in the Lizzie Stratton Memorial Run held in August.
During the program, local runners will be invited to talk about running and why they run! Lace up those running shoes, grab a friend and join us!
More Info: Di dshao(at)kearneyymca(dot)org
July 1, 2013
Name of Event or Program: Lincoln Highway Centennial Celebration
Who: National Lincoln Highway Centennial Committee
Day and Date: Sunday, June 30th and Monday, July 1st 2013
Time: All Day
Location: Downtown Kearney and Archway
Details: In honor of the 100th birthday of the Lincoln Highway, the Lincoln Highway Association will host 2 days of events including a parade on The Bricks of Kearney on Saturday. Cars will begin arriving around 12:00 PM, and the parade will begin at 1:00 PM The cars in the parade will have started on each end of the country at the ends of the Lincoln Highway and converge in Kearney. After the parade the historic main street will come to life by decade, from 1913-1950’s, with the cars on display, historical characters, music, and food. There wil educational opportunities, concerts, and various events over the 2 days.
More Info: National Lincoln Highway Centennial Committee http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/
July 8, 2013
Name of Event: Gibbon City Wide Garage Sale
Day and Date: Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th
Time: All Day
Location: All over the town of Gibbon
Details: Times will vary. Maps and listings can be obtained at participating Gibbon Chamber of Commerce Businesses.
July 13, 2013
Name of Event: Second Annual Kearney Night Run
Day and Date: Saturday, July 13
Time: 9:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 7 p.m.)
Location: Parking Lot at 19th Avenue and 29th St. (South of Kearney Country Club)
Details:5k with glowsticks. We have sponsors and T-Shirts and all proceeds go to the Dear Jack Foundation.
July 13, 2013
Name of Event: 7th annual Rock Roll & Run
Who: Cozad High School Cross Country Team
Day and Date: Saturday July 13th
Location: Cozad Community Wellness Center
Details: 5K/10K races to raise money to support the Cozad Cross Country Teams.
More Info: 308-230-0125
July 13, 2013
Name of Event: Team Hope 5K Walk/Run for Huntington's Disease
Who: Huntington's Disease
Day and Date: July 13, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Yanney Heritage Park
Details: Register Here: http://www.firstgiving.com/hdsa-umwr/thwkearney. Register at 9 AM, Walk/Run at 10. Snacks, Refreshments, PRIZES, games and more! Fun for the whole family! FREE T-shirt for ALL registered walkers who raise a minimum of $25!
More Info: Rachel VanBoening rachel(at)apex-advertising(dot)net
August 1, 2013
Name of Event: ASSE International Student Exchange Program
Day and Date: March 2013 - August 2013
Details: ASSE, in cooperation with the local high schools are looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries - Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, etc. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving both the students and families a rich cultural experience. The students have picket money for personal expenses as well as full health and liability insuranc and are academically selected onto the program. To become a host family call 1-800-736-1760 OR www.host.asse.com to begin your application.
August 5, 2013
Name of Event: Kingdom of Faith V.B.S.
Who: Faith United Methodist Church
Day, Date and Time: Sunday, August 5 - Thursday August 8, 2013 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: 1623 Central Ave., Kearney, NE 68847
Details: Join us for an exciting week of our home-spun Vacation Bible School: Kingdom of Faith! We'll learn how to put on the Armor of God, piece by piece. Children age 3 through current 5th Graders will explore God's Word in 5 action-packed nights. Each night we'll journey through Skit, Craft, Game, Bible Story, Snack, and Music! Walk-ins are welcome! Advanced registration is appreciated, to assure that we have the appropriate supplies.
More Info: Cassy Heuertz cjheuertz(at)gmail(dot)com
August 10, 2013
Name of Event: 6th Annual Puttin' Around the Bricks
Who: Kearney Jaycees
Day and Date: Saturday, August 10th
Details: Registration dates an all participating locations will be announced later this summer. Save the date!
More Info: www.kearneyjaycees.org