Platte Institute Webinar: Back in Session with Speaker Jim Scheer and Executive Board Chair Sen. Mike Hilgers

Join the Platte Institute Webinar on Zoom as Nebraska Legislature Speaker Jim Scheer and Unicameral Executive Board Chair and Sen. Mike Hilgers provide their thoughts on the return of the 2020 Nebraska Legislature for its remaining 17 legislative days.

All Platte Institute Webinars are free to attend include Q&A. Registration required. Webinar recordings can be found at PlatteInstitute.org/Podcasts.

MONA’s Not Just A Book Club

MONA’s Not Just A Book Club
Avid readers whose interests lie in authors from Nebraska or reading about Nebraska or art are welcome, and may join at any time.

January 7: Landline: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
MONA: Gary E. Zaruba Library & Research Center

Rowe Adventures: Winter Walkabout

Come explore our trails along the Platte River to find, even in the cold months of winter, animals and insects find ways to adapt. Families and participants of all ages will also enjoy watching the feeders from the windows of the center. Make sure to dress in layers for the hike!

Want to spend the day in nature? Come to the Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids program in the morning and bring a sack lunch to enjoy for your walkabout.

No registration needed. Program is free to attend, but free will donations are encouraged.

Holiday Tips for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s & Dementia coalition, Powered by Buffalo County Community Partners, aims to connect those affected by Alzheimer’s and Dementia or caring for a loved one who has the disease to local resources and information that will help their families during the holidays. In conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association and Country House Residence for Memory Care, we will be offering a FREE Holiday Tips presentation on November 19th, from 5– 8 p.m. at the Peterson Senior Activity Center in Kearney. The presentation will include a light supper, graciously provided by Country House Residence for Memory Care. To RSVP for the event, or for any questions, please contact wellness coordinator, Martha Marfileno, at wellness@bcchp.org or 308-865-2287.

Trick-or-Treat on the Bricks

It’s almost time to trick-or-treat on the Bricks! Bring your kids down on Thursday, October 24th from 4-6 PM for some treats. Be sure to watch for Teal Pumpkin participants for allergy friendly ones.

Nebraska Now: David Gracie, A Light That Casts No Shadow – Opens Today

October 12, 2019 – January 12, 2020
East Coast native David Gracie creates intimate paintings of everyday scenes or objects such as the night sky or tufts of grass in addition to an occasional portrait. These seemingly disparate subjects speak to an overarching theme of the “abstractness of human experience.” Gracie is an Associate Professor of Art at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Artist Talk & Reception: Saturday, October 12 • 1:30 p.m.

Getting Educated on Medical Marijuana

Sign the Petition/Learn About Medical Marijuana

A majority of states have legalized medical marijuana but Nebraska isn’t one of those states. We will hear from a state-wide campaign pushing for a constitutional amendment to allow Nebraskans the ability to treat their bodies with medical cannabis.

On October 11 at Tru Café Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws will join us to give us insight on their campaign and give you an opportunity to sign the petition. This event is organized by Buffalo County Young Democrats and Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws and hosted by Tru Cafe.

Out of the Darkness Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to the Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce annual suicide rate to 20% by 2025.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Erin Walgren
Contact phone: 308-708-8385
Contact email: erinradtke@gmail.com

The Lundeen’s: A Divine Collaboration – Exhibition Reception

In 2015, the Lundeen studio was commissioned to create several sculptures for The Cloisters on the Platte, a religious and silent retreat center conceived by philanthropist Joe Ricketts and located on the Nebraska prairie. The bronze figures consist of some of the most complex representations of the Stations of the Cross in the world today. The exhibition showcases the process to create these monumental works ranging from drawings and sketches to maquettes (smaller scale models). In adjacent galleries, works by four Lundeen family dynasty of artists complement the Cloisters sculptures: George, Mark, Bets, and Cammie.

Exhibition Reception: Friday, September 13, 2019
6:00-8:00 p.m. / Artist Remarks – 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dwayne & Margaret Brown and Dr. Bill & Linda Vosik