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Grand Island Snow Removal
Platte Valley Roller Vixens
Girl Scout Cookies On Sale
If you don’t know a Girl Scout and can’t find a Cookie Booth near you, send the Girl Scouts an email or call the Cookie Hotline 877-447-5558 ext. 321. All Cookie Program proceeds support leadership program activities, financial assistance, volunteer training and other resources for Nebraska Girl Scouts. One hundred percent of the profits stay in the Spirit of Nebraska council to support our girls!
Celebrate Your Drive Event YWCA of Adams County
The project will kick off on January 23, 2014 beginning at 6pm at the Zone after school program in honor of Martin Lutheran King with key speaker Laura Schneider, State Farm Representative. The goal is to increase awareness among teens in the local area of the dangers of texting while driving. According to the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety says 1,119 Crashes related to cell phone use occurred between 2002 and 2010. About a third of those accidents involved teen drivers. Of more than 5,300 students surveyed in 72 Nebraska public high schools in late 2010 and early 2011, nearly half said they had texted or emailed while driving during the past 30 days. Through the awareness campaign, the group hopes to see a decrease the number of people texting while driving. The YWCA- Zone will be collaborating with AmeriCorps, ASAAP, ServeNebraska, State Farm, and the South Heartland District Health Department hope to encourage schools in the area to participate in Celebrate My Drive next school year. There will be biweekly speakers at the Zone to provide educational material for students about the dangers of texting while driving. There will be an art contest for the youth to promote the dangers of texting while driving. The winner of the art contest will be featured on a billboard in the month of April along with collaborating partner’s logo.
The event will end on April 12, 2014 for Global Youth Service Day; the youth will join area Boy Scouts to clean a couple of adopted roads. After the clean-up there will be a Celebrate My Drive Luncheon.
Fonner Park LIVE Racing
Get complete details on the 2014 season here.
Kearney Nebraska Bike Show
Central Nebraska's Largest Bike Show * Swap Meet Admission $8.00 Children Under 13 free Sat 10 AM - 7 PM ** Sun 10 AM - 4 PM Download our flyer here $150. Cash-Best Display - People's Choice & Best of Show Click here for the Vendor and Bike Show Official Entry Form
Indoor Softball & Baseball Leagues
There are three league options being offered including a t-ball league for girls and boys ages 4 to 5, coach pitch softball for ages 6 to 8, and coach pitch baseball for ages 6 to 8. The following criteria will be used when placing children on teams: age; school; and gender. Registration is $50 per child and is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. The registration covers the cost of team practices in the Community Fieldhouse. A reversible sports jersey will be provided at a one-time cost of $10. Space is limited for this program. For more information or to get registered for this league, contact Jeremy at 308-384-1999, email jeremyb(at)grand-island(dot)com or go to http://www.shop.grand-island.com/Fieldhouse-Activities_c14.htm. Citizens can also return registration forms and payment to the Parks and Recreation office at 100 E. First St. Parents who are interested in helping run the league or coaching should contact Jeremy to find out how volunteers can best be utilized. For the latest news, like the Fieldhouse on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GIFieldhouse or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GIFieldhouse.
Full Throttle Power Sale
Red Cross Heroes in the Heartland Awards Luncheon
Honoring individuals from Southwest Iowa and the Omaha metro who have saved another person’s life during the past year or who have positively impacted the quality of life in the Heartland in other ways. This signature event, held each year on the second Wednesday in March, originates from the organization’s belief that qualities of bravery, commitment, dedication and selfless behavior should be recognized and honored.
Health Insurance Walk-In Event
NEED HEALTH INSURANCE? Have questions? Need to enroll in health coverage? Heidi Zoellner and Stephanie Ridgway are hosting an event to help you get enrolled in Affordable Health Coverage! Please bring Social Security numbers for everyone needing coverage, household income information, and any policy numbers for current health insurance plans if you would like to enroll. Contact Stephanie Ridgway 308.745.0780 ext. 141
Triad Fastener Job Fair
We are hiring operators for all shifts. This includes day, swing and graveyard shifts. Application submission and interview will take place same day. The event is open to the general public and is free to attend. Applicants must be able to stand, walk, lift/carry at least 40 pounds. We offer a full range of benefits including 401K, and competitive wages. We are looking for dependable people to join our team and help us grow, if have any questions please contact the facilities at (308) 384-1780, ask for Becky.
Srping Break Activities at The Grand Island Library
Teen Spring Break Programs and Teen Tech Week for teens ages 11-18
Wednesday, March 12th Teen Craft Day and Movie 2:00-4:00 PM. Teens will make a cool rubberband bracelet, and a watercolor/print while watching a teen movie, rated PG-13, 114 minutes.
Thursday, March 13th Spring Break Beach Party 2:00-3:30 PM. Come take part in our hulahoop/limbo contest, and play Twister and other fun Island games, and create some yummy snacks.
Friday, March 14th Movie for kids and teens 10:15 AM-12:00 PM. The movie is rated G and 99 minutes.
Children’s Spring Break Programs for children ages preschool-5th grade
Wednesday, March 12th Movie 10:15 AM-12:00 PM. It’s rated G and about a fish! 101 minutes.
Preschools and daycares MUST preregister. If you have questions or would like the movie title please call the library at 385-5333.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
4rd Annual Taste Of Grand Island
Grand Island Noon Rotary Club & Leadership Tomorrow present the 4th Annual Taste of Grand Island, to benefit Youth Leadership Tomorrow and Rotary Polio Plus. Join us to sample delicious food and drinks and enjoy the opportunity to bid on great items at both a silent and live auction! Become a part of a fundraiser that will help Youth Leadership Tomorrow develop young leaders in our community and help Rotary Polio Plus reach its goal of completely eradicating the devastating crippling disease. Tickets may be purchased from Leadership Tomorrow members, any Rotarian or at The Grand Island Independent, The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce or online at www.tasteofgrandisland.com.
This year’s featured vendors are:
Cold Stone Creamery
H & H Distributing
Hunan Chinese Restaurant
Iron Horse Bike Show
YWCA Free Parenting Classes
A Common Sense Parenting class and several single session parenting seminars will be offered at the YWCA in March and April. The class and all sessions are free to attend and there will be free childcare available so those attending can focus on the information presented. These classes are a collaborative effort between the Association for Child Abuse Prevention, Heartland United Way and the YWCA of Grand Island.
The Common Sense Parenting six-week class will be offered starting Thursday, March 20 and meet from 6-7:30 each evening. This particular class is geared to parents, grandparents and those with children newborn to age 5. The class will be offered simultaneously in Spanish and English in different rooms at the YWCA. The class is a practical, skill-based parenting program that can be applied to every family. The program's logical strategies and easy-to-learn techniques address issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control and school success.
Single sessions that will be offered include:
· Tuesday, March 25 “Handling Difficult Behaviors” with Ann Greving Brown from 6-7pm
· Tuesday, April 1 “Tobacco Free/What’s Up with E-Cigs” with Sandy Yager from 6-7pm
· Tuesday, April 8 “Talking to Kids about Drugs & Alcohol” with Michelle Schultz from 6-7pm
· Tuesday, April 22 “Bullying” with Officer Jason Urbanski from 6-7:30pm
Mother/Daughter Makeover Fashion Show
All monies raised will benefit the YWCA and their many programs. The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. For a mere $5, Mother/Daughter duos can make over one another with Cato Fashions that they will model in the fashion show. The stipulation is that they allow their mother or daughter to choose what they model. All ages are encouraged. There will be a prize for the winning duo. To register, pick up a form at either Cato Fashions, 2390 N. Diers Avenue, or at the YWCA. Registration deadline is March 15th. There will be finger foods and refreshments as well as giveaways.
Hastings Spring Shootout
A competitive tournament for 3rd - 8th grade boys and girls, hosted by Hastings College Basketball. Registration deadline March 22nd, 2014
Hastings Nebraska Bike Show
April 12 & 13, 2014
$150. Cash - Best Display - People's Choice - Best of Show
1st Annual Hastings Local Day of Giving
Loup City Polish Days
Cher In Concert - Gannon Travel Tours
One bus has already been sold out for this once in a lifetime concert event, Cher's "Dressed To Kill" tour, at Pinnacle in Lincoln. Call Gannon Travel: (308)381-8785 or Toll free: (800)381-8785 or click the weblink above for details.
Relay For Life of Grand Island
the fight against cancer, silence is the last thing we need. Relay For Life of Grand Island is a great place to take action and make noise. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in Relay For Life of Grand Island is a great way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever. Sign up today for Relay For Life of Grand Island You will be able to start a team, join an existing team, or register to walk the Survivor Lap.
2014 Nebraska Danger Schedule
GRAND ISLAND, NE – The Indoor Football League has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2014 season. The nine-team league will again play a 14-game schedule, with the teams split in to the Intense and United Conferences. The Nebraska Danger will have seven home games and an additional home opening game for the season. Nebraska starts the season on the road on February 21st with a 2013 United Bowl rematch with defending league champion Sioux Falls. The Storm upended the Danger in the title game last June 43-40 in Sioux Falls. Nebraska will return home to play three home games in the month of March and two each in April and May. The Danger’s first home game of the IFL season will be against the expansion Bemidji Axemen. The Intense Conference will again consist of Nebraska, the Colorado Ice, the Wyoming Calvary and the Tri-Cities Fever.
2014 Nebraska Danger Schedule
Mon. Feb. 10 Home Opener (Team TBA)
Fri. Feb 21 @ Sioux Falls Storm
Sat. March 1 vs. Bemidji Axemen
Sat. March 8 vs. Texas Revolution
Fri. March 14 vs. Tri-Cities Fever
Sat March 22 @ Bemidji Axemen
Sun. March 30 @ Colorado Ice
Sat. April 12 vs. Texas Revolution
Fri. April 25 vs. Wyoming Cavalry
Sat. May 3 @ Tri-Cities Fever
Fri. May 9 @ Wyoming Cavalry
Sat. May 17 @ Green Bay Blizzard
Thurs. May 22 vs. Colorado Ice
Sat. May 31 vs. Sioux Falls Storm
Sat. June 14 @ Texas Revolution
June 21, 28 Playoffs
All games start at 7:05 pm
Home games played at the Heartland Events Center
Grand Island, Nebraska
*Schedule subject to change, check www.dangerfootball.com
8th Annual Rock Roll & Run
Nebraska State Fair
The Nebraska State Fair is an annual, 11-day, event that is held at the end of August through early September, ending on Labor Day. The fair is held at Fonner Park in Grand Island, NE, following a recent move from its previous host city of 109 years, Lincoln, NE. In 2008, the Nebraska Legislature voted to move The Nebraska State Fair to Grand Island. Groundbreaking for construction at the Grand Island site occurred in July of 2009. The 2009 Fair was the last Fair held in Lincoln. In just thirteen months, The Nebraska State Fair sorted through 109 years of accumulated items, constructed seven new buildings, moved 90 miles to the west, and planned the 2010 Fair. The 2010 Nebraska State Fair was the first Fair held in the new host city of Grand Island. The Nebraska State Fair has now celebrated two successful Fairs at the new fairgrounds. The 2010 and 2011 Fairs have been amongst the highest ranked fairs, in terms of quality and customer satisfaction, in the Fair's history.
NEW! Women’s Leadership Circles Offered at YWCA
The YWCA Women’s Leadership Circle is open to the general public and starts Wednesday, October 30, meeting once a week for five weeks. New Circles will be scheduled about four times a year.
The strategy behind Leadership Circles is inspired in part by Margaret Wheatley's model of peer-to-peer conversations and the idea that "a leader is anyone willing to help". The YWCA approach transcends the typical business card-swapping event to provide women with a genuine mentoring platform to engage in smart and mindful conversations about family, work, personal issues and leadership capabilities. Participants are invited to speak and hear the truth.
“Our mission is directly tied to empowering women,” Nikki Arredondo, Cultural Understanding and Adult Programs Director explains, “and it is only right that we set aside time for women to not just meet on a casual basis, but to connect with other women on a deeper level. The strength and enlightenment that can come from the power of the circle must not be underestimated.”
The Circle meets for five weeks every Wednesday from 8-10am and will be led by Circle Guardians, Courtney Quackenbush from Doane College and Anita Lewandowski Brown. Topics include listening, finding fearlessness, honoring yourself, overcoming obstacles, discipline, the inner critic, acknowledgement, gratitude and making an impact. Members cost is $99 and non-members cost is $129, with all materials and snacks provided.