UNK Soccer vs. Northeastern State University @ Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm
Collection Connection @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm

Collection Connection
Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public.

Dr. Michelle Beissel Heath: Patriotism Through Play
Wednesday: October 26 • 2:00 p.m.
Michelle Beissel Heath is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney who specializes in children’s and 19th century British literature. She has published articles on children’s citizenship, play, gender, and literary texts. Her book on games and play, Nineteenth Century Fictions of Childhood & the Politics of Play, is forthcoming from publisher Routledge. Drawing from images and archival research, Dr. Beissel Heath illustrates how 19th and early 20th century card and board games for families and children were used to promote patriotic ideals of citizenship, including notions of “good” literature, and to emphasize that the young United States was just as good as its colonial ancestor, Great Britain.

This presentation is in conjunction with MONA’s Every Picture Tells a Story: Play exhibition.

Trick or Treat on the Bricks @ Downtown Kearney
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bring your little ones to trick-or-treat Downtown Kearney on the Bricks! Maybe even ‘treat’ yourself while you’re there!

BOO!-seum @ Kearney Area Children's Museum
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for fang-tastic fun! Families will enjoy trick-or-treating their way through activity stations, pumpkin bowling, and more!

Dinner available for purchase at event.

Art Start @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

MONA is offering a new class series to introduce young children to the Museum. In this four-week Friday program, children view art in the galleries and return to the Program Room to create a hands-on project each week using a variety of quality art materials and young age-appropriate art techniques. All materials are provided.

Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28

Directed to: 4 & 5 year olds

Taught by: Dana Ghorashy, pre-school educator

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $40.00 (MONA members), $50.00 (non-members)

Register by: Friday, September 30


Scholarships are available through the generous support of The Arram Family Foundation. The scholarship application form is available through a PDF download on MONA’s website,


Class size is limited to 10. One chaperone is asked to accompany each child; although not required to pay, chaperones must register. Due to space limitations, only registered students and chaperones may attend the class sessions.


For more information contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559.

Halloween at the Barn @ George Spencer Tasting Room
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm

Our very first Halloween Party!

Magician Chase Hasty, Costume Contest, Roman Photography Photo Booth, Food & Drinks!

Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm.

$40/person or $280/table of 8

UNK Soccer vs. Fort Hays State University @ Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
UNK Volleyball vs. Southwest Baptist University @ Health & Sports Center - UNK
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
Whiskey Bent @ JD's
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm

Show starts at 9 pm.

21 and over

Zombies Attack! A Run for Your Life @ Archway
Oct 29 all-day

Race through the zombie infested landscape of a post-apocalyptic wasteland.  Scale obstacles and outrun the undead as you navigate the deserted roads outside the Archway Monument.
3060 East 1st Street, Kearney

Life Drawing Sessions @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

These Saturday morning monthly untutored life drawing sessions, aimed at anyone wishing to develop his or her drawing skills, offer access to models in a relaxed atmosphere. No instruction is provided; poses are timed and moderated. Easels, drawing boards, and coffee are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies.


Age: 18+

Register by: Friday, September 30 for October sessions

Cost: $48 for four monthly sessions (MONA members), $58 (non-members)

Fees are non-refundable after classes begin; full payment is required in advance in order to guarantee a stipend for the models.

UNK Football vs. Lindenwood University @ Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm
UNK Volleyball vs. Missouri Southern State University @ Health & Sports Center - UNK
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm
Halloween Murder Mystery & Dinner @ Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for another Halloween Murder Mystery and Dinner, this time with a Mafia-themed tale. Please arrive by 6:30 pm for seating, with an Italian dinner being served at 7:00 pm. Once the main course is finished, we’ll begin our fun & see if we can solve whodunnit. Dessert will finish off the night. Add a glass or two (or a bottle!) of wine, some gangster costumes, and everyone is sure to have a fantastic time! $35/person. Reservations are required – call us at 308-452-3181 to get on the list. Costumes are encouraged – the winner, as voted on by all the guests, gets to take home a bottle of wine!

Whiskey Bent @ JD's
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm

Show starts at 9 pm.

21 and over
Show starts at 9 pm.

21 and over

UNK Soccer vs. Emporia State University @ Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm
Rowe Adventures Owl Prowl @ Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come over to the dark side of Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary and meet the amazing critters that make their living at night. This Owl Prowl offers an exciting multi-generational opportunity to learn more about the fascinating lives of owls and other animals that thrive at night. Come see our friends from Fontenelle Raptor Recovery at their display featuring live owls and explore our guided Critters of the Night trail filled with fun activities. End the night with two easy hikes as we try to locate wild owls. Please wear clothing and shoes suited for the outdoors.

The Critters of the Night trail guides will be every 15 minutes until 7:45 pm. Our owl hikes will start at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Admission is $5.00 per person or $10.00 for a family.

Mall Wide Trick-or-Treating @ Hilltop Mall
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Happy Halloween! Visit the Hilltop Mall for mall wide trick-or-treating on Monday October 31st from 6pm-9pm. Stop at participating mall stores for a free treat and have a safe and happy Halloween!

Celtic Guitarist: Jerry Barlow @ Kearney Public Library
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm

The Kearney Public Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow in concert. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library, 2020 First Avenue in Kearney. The program is free to the community. Light refreshments will follow the performance.

Loper Luncheon @ Health & Sports Center, Upper East Concourse
Nov 3 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Riedel Glass Tasting @ George Spencer Tasting Room
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Price will include a 4 piece set of Veritas Tasting Glasses which retail for $138 and light appetizers

Tri-City Storm vs. Omaha @ Viaero Event Center
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm
KHS Presents: The Great Gatsby @ Kearney High School
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets can be purchased at the Kearney High Main Office, Kearney High Cafeteria & Kearney Hyvee


$10 for Adults, $7 for KHS Students

All seating is reserved.

Handmade & Vintage Holiday Market @ Ramada Inn
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm

Mark your calendars for our biggest show of the year! We have been working hard to create some super fantastic one-of-a-kind, handmade items for you! Seasonal decor, home decor, gifts… It’s all going to be here! See you November 5th & 6th! Admission is $5 for Saturday the 5th that will be donated to the Safe Center.

Veterans Day Parade
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm

The 2016 Veterans Parade is at 2 pm on Saturday 5 November. Lineup will start as early as noon. Stay tuned for more information. Please share this event, so that we can get the word out.

Paint the Town Red @ Younes Conference Center
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm

Semi-Formal Attire (Black & White w/ accents of Red) , Live Music & Silent Auction, Dinner & Cash Bar


Supporting Kearney High School Foundation (Business, Marketing and IT)

KHS Presents: The Great Gatsby @ Kearney High School
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets can be purchased at the Kearney High Main Office, Kearney High Cafeteria & Kearney Hyvee


$10 for Adults, $7 for KHS Students

All seating is reserved.

Holiday Open House @ Downtown Kearney - The Bricks
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Get in the holiday spirit and spend a Sunday afternoon shopping and enjoying Downtown Kearney. Explore entertaining ideas, cooking essentials, fashion & clothing for adults and children, and so much more!

KHS Presents: The Great Gatsby @ Kearney High School
Nov 6 @ 2:30 pm

Tickets can be purchased at Kearney High Main Office, Kearney High Cafeteria & Kearney Hyvee.

$10 for Adults

$7 for KHS Students

All Seating is Reserved.

Rave On @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm

The music of Buddy Holly