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Scavenger Hunt – Distant Activity

Hey Kearney, NE ! Let’s have some fun! It’s a “Kearney Scavenger Hunt”. Check out all 32 pictures posted in the album. (click on FB link) Post 5 of your own pics to be entered. Find these places in Kearney, take a picture 📸, then post it in the comments. You don’t even have to get out of your car! (but please pull over to the side to snap the pic) Everyone who posts at LEAST 5 pictures will be entered for a chance to win a $15 gas card💰 AND a $15 gift card to Cunningham’s on the Bricks & Lake! AND if you’re up to posting more pics – you’ll get one entry for every 5 pictures you post. Post 30 pictures – that’s 6 entries for you!-
*Contest ends at midnight, Tuesday. March 31.

Questions:
* How do I post my picture? Just comment on the event page in Facebook with your picture and which entry it is for you. (See first two comments for example. Be sure to number them. “Entry 1. Entry 2”. Etc. this will help me keep track. You can also post a “collage” of 5 at a time in each comment for one entry each.
* Why am I doing this? It’s just a crazy idea💡 I came up with get people active – yet keeping their “social distance”.
* Where’s the money coming from? It’s my personal stash! Cheap entertainment for me! LOL! 💕 I’d spend more than $15 going to the movies. (Which I can’t do now)
UPDATE: Cunningham’s is also donating a $15 Gift Card! 🙂 ❤️

Community Garden Planning

The Kearney Sustainability movement is having an initial meeting to talk about starting a community garden in Kearney. Access to a community garden helps promote healthy habits and creates environmental awareness.

We hope you can join us to help with the planning on what you would like your garden to look like!

Exhibit Reception “Essential Yet Unseen: Servant Life in the 1890s”

Join us February 8th for a reception at the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture to officially unveil our new permanent exhibit: “Essential Yet Unseen: Servant Life in the 1890s.” This unique exhibit offers visitors a chance to step back in time into a recreated 1890s servant’s quarters. The exhibit will provide an intimate glimpse into the private, everyday lives of these essential, yet traditionally “unseen,” people that worked and lived at the Frank family home. Come see and imagine what life was like for a major part of Kearney’s late nineteenth century population!

Raptors Live at the ZooZeum

Raptor Recovery will be doing a live presentation on The Central Nebraska Spine Surgery Center Stage at the ZooZeum Tuesday December 10th at 5:00. This event will feature a live falcon, hawk, and owl. Come experience this opportunity to meet these amazing birds and learn about the Raptor Recovery’s mission.

Free admission for members
$5 admission for nonmembers

Event not recommended for small vermin.

Sandi Patty

Five Time Grammy award winning Christian artist Sandi Patty celebrates the season with Christmas anthems, “Angels We Have Heard on High, “Joyful, Joyful WE Adore Thee,” and Sandi’s original version of “O Holy Night.”

Tickets Available:
https://pickmytickets.com/
(308) 698 – 8297

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.

Sips and Suds in Central Nebraska

Here in Nebraska we like to get together with friends and soak in the good life with a good drink in hand. Whether you are a beer lover or a self-proclaimed wine-o, you will find yourself in good company at one of our local breweries or wineries. Kearney offers a selection of taphouses, pubs and a fantastic brewery.

Or if you are looking for a new adventure, take a daytrip to one of the wineries and vineyards in our area. Sip some Nebraska-made wine on the patio while watching a legendary Nebraska sunsets.

Follow along as we tour central Nebraska and sample amazing Nebraska- made beer and wine.

McCue’s Nebraska Taproom

All Nebraska. All the Time. This is the moto at Kearney’s newest taproom McCue’s Nebraska Taproom, located Downtown ‘On the Bricks’. Featuring a menu of craft beer, wine and spirits made right here in Nebraska. How cool is that?! They even have kombucha on tap, a carbonated, non-alcoholic tea packed with vitamins, probiotics and antioxidants. This taproom is located in a renovated grocery store, which was also called McCue’s and operated from the 1920’s through the 1970’s. With industrial décor, vintage character and a variety of beverages to try, you will definitely want to sit back and stay awhile.

Thunderhead Brewing

Established 20 years ago, Thunderhead Brewery knows a thing or two about what makes a good beer! Here you will find beer that has been handcrafted by an experienced staff of beer lovers. Offering a delicious menu of pilsners, porters, stouts, IPAs, fruit beers, honey beers, barrel aged favorites, and even a firkin from time to time. We haven’t even mentioned the food! Stone oven pizzas, calzones and legendary hand-made pretzels means there is something for foodies and beer lovers alike. Cheers!

Want more Thunderhead? They are open for free tours at their brewery in Axtell, 18 miles south of Kearney. Tours are conducted on Saturdays from 2:00-5:00pm. Learn how their beer is made and when you’re done purchase some to take home with you. Or find their beer at multiple locations across the state.

Platte Valley Taphouse

Your neighborhood beer destination. You will find a variety of beers on tap, great drink specials, and fun times with friends! Platte Valley Taphouse has 17 beers on tap ranging from SOP South of The Platte Mexican lager to the sweet Red Rock Ale to Apricot Blonde, the perfect beer for summer. And hey, why not enjoy some eats with your drinks? There are delicious pizzas made to order or snack on their famous pretzels. With a large patio and a friendly environment, you will want to kick back and enjoy a cold one at The Platte Valley!

And now for the wine lovers…

Cedar Hills Vineyard and Gardens

Enjoy the wide-open spaces of Cedar Hills Vineyard and Gardens located 45 minutes northeast of Kearney. Offering a selection of award-winning Nebraska wines on tap. Cedar Hills hosts dinners and other events, including Arts & Crafts with Wine & Drafts nights. There are camper pads available with full hook-ups and your stay includes a complimentary wine tasting. Relax on 80 acres of property, enjoy some wine, wood-fired pizza, beautiful scenery, wildlife and starry night skies at Cedar Hills!

Mac’s Creek Winery and Brewery

Mac’s Creek Vineyards & Winery is family owned and operated for almost 20 years. Located one-half mile north of Lexington, as short trip (35 miles) west of Kearney. The 12-acre vineyard specializes in wines made using grapes acclimated to a shorter growing season and the brutal cold temperatures of a Nebraska winter. Mac’s Creek Winery uses ten different types of grapes to create their award-winning wines. They are known for their wine but they also brew delightful beers and cider. With events ranging from Sunset Dinners to yoga in the vines, this a perfect getaway when in Central Nebraska.

George Spencer Tasting Room

Located on a 10-acre vineyard, the George Spencer Tasting Room is a beautiful spot to drink a glass of wine with good company. In the Tasting Room you will find a selection of Nebraska-made wines, offering 4-6 wines for sampling, wine by the glass or purchase a bottle to enjoy there or to take with you. There is also an assortment of Nebraska made beer and spirits. On the grounds you will find the Tasting Room, an event venue named The Barn and even a Bed and Breakfast. Sit out on the patio and enjoy live music on the weekends during the summer months.