Events

Jun
30
Thu
MONA Exhibition: Nebraska Now: Mark Hartman, Paintings @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Jun 30 all-day

In his first solo exhibition at MONA, painter and graphic designer Mark Hartman creates
dimensional wall pieces that incorporate painting, metal embossing, and cut shapes. Influenced by the work of Frank Stella, Eddie Dominguez, and Paul Rand as well as elements of graphic design, the objects dispel with “frames, rectangles, and canvas.” Hartman is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Hours of MONA
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz @ Yanney Park Cope Amphitheater
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular musicals of all time. Click your heels together and join Dorothy and her dog Toto as they are swept away ‘over the rainbow’ to the magical world of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Aided by a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy battles the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys in order to get home, whilst keeping hold of her Ruby Slippers.

Crane River Theater is excited to return to the Cope Amphitheater in Yanney Heritage Park for our production of The Wizard of Oz. It is just one portion of Kearney’s newest public park with a thirteen acre lake, formal gardens, water park and observation tower. The amphitheater features a large stage and available seating for two thousand people, making it the perfect location to bring the rich tradition of open air, outdoor family theater to Central Nebraska.

Jul
1
Fri
MONA Exhibition: Nebraska Now: Mark Hartman, Paintings @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Jul 1 all-day

In his first solo exhibition at MONA, painter and graphic designer Mark Hartman creates
dimensional wall pieces that incorporate painting, metal embossing, and cut shapes. Influenced by the work of Frank Stella, Eddie Dominguez, and Paul Rand as well as elements of graphic design, the objects dispel with “frames, rectangles, and canvas.” Hartman is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Hours of MONA
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

First Friday – Live Music on the Deck @ Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our summer live music series features the unique format of Ben’s One Man Band classic country and southern rock music. Live music on the deck will begin at 7 pm, and pulled pork sandwich meals will be available for purchase beginning at 5 pm. Come early to get the best seats!

The Wizard of Oz @ Yanney Park Cope Amphitheater
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular musicals of all time. Click your heels together and join Dorothy and her dog Toto as they are swept away ‘over the rainbow’ to the magical world of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Aided by a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy battles the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys in order to get home, whilst keeping hold of her Ruby Slippers.

Crane River Theater is excited to return to the Cope Amphitheater in Yanney Heritage Park for our production of The Wizard of Oz. It is just one portion of Kearney’s newest public park with a thirteen acre lake, formal gardens, water park and observation tower. The amphitheater features a large stage and available seating for two thousand people, making it the perfect location to bring the rich tradition of open air, outdoor family theater to Central Nebraska.

JB and The Moonshine Band @ JD's
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm

Doors open at 7pm. West Wind opens the show at 9pm.

21 and over.

Jul
2
Sat
MONA Exhibition: Nebraska Now: Mark Hartman, Paintings @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Jul 2 all-day

In his first solo exhibition at MONA, painter and graphic designer Mark Hartman creates
dimensional wall pieces that incorporate painting, metal embossing, and cut shapes. Influenced by the work of Frank Stella, Eddie Dominguez, and Paul Rand as well as elements of graphic design, the objects dispel with “frames, rectangles, and canvas.” Hartman is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Hours of MONA
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

West Wind @ JD's
Jul 2 all-day

Doors at 3pm with a $3.00 cover starting at 8pm.

21 and Up Only After 9pm

Big Igloo Freedom Fest Carnival & Fireworks @ Grace Fellowship (Big Igloo)
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm

Big Igloo Freedom Fest Press Release

The Best Celebration EVER! Family – Fun – Fireworks – FREE!
This year, we have decided to maximize the holiday weekend by having the Big Igloo Freedom Fest on Saturday, July 2nd!

Everyone is invited out to the Big Igloo Freedom Fest. You will find everything from inflatable games, rock wall, hamburgers & hotdogs, funnel cakes, cotton candy, bingo, carnival games, a waterpark, amazing professional fireworks display AND MORE for people of all ages! The best part of this is everything is FREE!! (yes, even parking!)

The Big Igloo Freedom Fest will take place from 5pm-9pm; stick around for ice cream at 9:00pm & the fireworks at 10:00pm.

Location: Grace 4305 19th Ave., Kearney
Date: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
Time: 5pm, fireworks at 10pm

This is the 6th year for Grace to host the Big Igloo Freedom Fest. With over 3,000 in attendance last year, we hope to once again offer an event for the community that will provide an opportunity to enjoy a fun filled evening free of cost for the whole family.
Contact:
Katie Adam
308-236-7257
Katie.adam@kearneygrace.com

Gibbon Tractor Pull @ Aurora Coop Facility
Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz @ Yanney Park Cope Amphitheater
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular musicals of all time. Click your heels together and join Dorothy and her dog Toto as they are swept away ‘over the rainbow’ to the magical world of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Aided by a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy battles the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys in order to get home, whilst keeping hold of her Ruby Slippers.

Crane River Theater is excited to return to the Cope Amphitheater in Yanney Heritage Park for our production of The Wizard of Oz. It is just one portion of Kearney’s newest public park with a thirteen acre lake, formal gardens, water park and observation tower. The amphitheater features a large stage and available seating for two thousand people, making it the perfect location to bring the rich tradition of open air, outdoor family theater to Central Nebraska.

Jul
3
Sun
MONA Exhibition: Nebraska Now: Mark Hartman, Paintings @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Jul 3 all-day

In his first solo exhibition at MONA, painter and graphic designer Mark Hartman creates
dimensional wall pieces that incorporate painting, metal embossing, and cut shapes. Influenced by the work of Frank Stella, Eddie Dominguez, and Paul Rand as well as elements of graphic design, the objects dispel with “frames, rectangles, and canvas.” Hartman is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Hours of MONA
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Concerts in the Park: West Wind @ Harmon Park Sonotorum
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm

Concert Begin at 7 PM
West Wind is a 6-piece country variety band from Central Nebraska. https://www.reverbnation.com/westwindcountry

Food Vendor:
The Food Truck (starting at 6 PM)
Boy Scout Troop 158

My Masquerade Face Painting will also be available

The Wizard of Oz @ Yanney Park Cope Amphitheater
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular musicals of all time. Click your heels together and join Dorothy and her dog Toto as they are swept away ‘over the rainbow’ to the magical world of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Aided by a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, Dorothy battles the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys in order to get home, whilst keeping hold of her Ruby Slippers.

Crane River Theater is excited to return to the Cope Amphitheater in Yanney Heritage Park for our production of The Wizard of Oz. It is just one portion of Kearney’s newest public park with a thirteen acre lake, formal gardens, water park and observation tower. The amphitheater features a large stage and available seating for two thousand people, making it the perfect location to bring the rich tradition of open air, outdoor family theater to Central Nebraska.

Jul
4
Mon
Superhero Dash @ The Archway
Jul 4 all-day

Part of what makes children and families vulnerable to abuse and neglect is a lack of resources. When a family does not have the healthy channels of connections necessary to meet their needs and overcome obstacles, they are at a higher risk for abusing drugs and alcohol, committing a crime, struggling with mental health issues and abusing their children.
When Compass begins working with a family, part of our job is to help identify and find solutions to the barriers they have. We give the family opportunities to choose success, but sometimes they need a little help to move forward. When families show us that they are working toward stability, we want to encourage their growth. For example, a dad is going to his visits with his kids regularly, and with his family specialist’s help, he got a job. His job requires that he wear khakis, but he doesn’t have any. Also, he does not have gas money to get to work. Our Community Assistance Fund is in place to help families with these specific needs. We can help him purchase clothing and get gas to travel to work. When these immediate needs are met, he is able to overcome one of the barriers to his family’s stability.

The Superhero Dash provides funding for our Community Assistance Fund. Some of the other things that we use this fund for include:
*assistance with emergency medical bills
*assistance with transportation
*groceries
*assistance with housing& utilities
*childcare

When you participate in the Superhero Dash, you are a hero for children and families!

Jul
5
Tue
Not Just a Book Club: MONA @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am

Avid readers whose interests lie in authors from Nebraska or reading about Nebraska or art are welcome to these sessions, and may join at any time.

July 5 – The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

August 2 – Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

September 6 – Leaving the Pink House by Ladette Randolph

Jul
6
Wed
Miss V, The Gypsy Cowbelle @ Kearney Public Library
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm

“The Modern Day Homesteader” presentation offers a firsthand glimpse into life on the range for homesteaders of the West. Bridging the gap between old-school tradition and modern perspective, this beautiful documentary chronicles Miss “V”s personal journey on a remote homestead ranch in the Rocky Mountains. You’ll be transported to a different time and place with refreshing simplicity. The Gypsy Cowbelle will sing and play her guitar as well as answer questions about her modern day homesteading experiences! All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Jul
7
Thu
Stoney LaRue @ JD's
Jul 7 all-day

Doors open at 7pm. Whiskey Bent opens the show at 9pm.

21 and over.

Butterfly Surveys: Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary @ Rowe Sanctuary
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am

This is a great activity for adults and children ages 8 years and up. We will meet at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary and proceed to Audubon’s prairies to monitor the butterflies.

For more information please call or visit Rowe Sanctuary’s website.

Mr. Basketball Invitational
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – Jul 10 @ 10:00 pm

Held at various venues throughout Kearney.  Check the website for more details.

24th Street Night Market @ Downtown Kearney
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

– Food Trucks
– Farmer’s Market Vendors
– Art & Craft Vendors
– Retail Vendors
– Live Music
– A Massage Tent
– AND Beer Gardens

Jul
10
Sun
Art in the Park @ Harmon Park
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kearney’s 45th Annual Art in the Park hosts over 90 exhibiting artists, live music and food vendors.

Concerts in the Park: Kearney Jazz Society @ Harmon Park Sonotorum
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm

Jazz Music Ensemble

Food Vendor:
Natalie’s Mexi Kart (starting at 6 PM)
Tropical Sno
Boy Scout Troop 158

My Masquerade Face Painting will also be available

Jul
12
Tue
Screening of 2011 movie “Rio!” @ Kearney Public Library
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm

Take a trip to Rio, just in time for the Summer Olympics! When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams. Youth ages 6 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

Jul
13
Wed
Cruise Nite
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day

“Cruise into Kearney to appreciate the classics!” Cruise Nite is an annual week filled event full of cars, friends and fun!  For a list of daily events/times, check the Cruise Nite website.

Cruise Nite: Ice Cream Social @ Peterson Senior Activity Center - Yanney Park
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for this year’s Annual Sneak Peak of Cruise Night. Vintage Cars Old Time Rock & Roll

Ice Cream Sponsored by: The Central Nebraska Auto Club

 

Rook Thorell as Elvis at 7:30 p.m.

Jul
14
Thu
Miss Basketball Showcase
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – Jul 17 @ 10:00 pm

Held at various venues throughout Kearney.  Check the website for more details.

South Pacific, the musical @ Kearney Community Theatre
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kearney Community Theatre presents, South Pacific the musical on July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 & 31*

Theatre Only: $16
Dinner Theatre: $33.25
Student Discount: $8 (at the door only, the night of the performance and must show valid ID)

Dinner Theatre begins: 6:00 pm
Show begins: 7:30 pm
*Sunday Matinee: 2:00 pm

Tickets go on sale July 5

Call 308-234-1529 or www.kearneycommunitytheatre.com

Bill Haley, Jr. and The Comets @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm
Jul
15
Fri
Splash Bash Pool Party @ Centennial Pool
Jul 15 all-day

An extra fun day at the pool with games, sno-cones, music, and prizes! Inflatables that can fit through the front door can be taken in the pool on Splash Bash days.