“The Dramatic Tuba” Recital

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

Josh Calkin, instructor of low brass and assistant director of bands at Wayne State College, will perform his tuba recital on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Ley Theatre.

Calkin’s recital, “The Dramatic Tuba,” will feature works of a programmatic nature by York, McMillan, Anderson and Meador.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Calkin at


22nd annual Plant Fair and Creative Wares

Friday, April 25th 2014 - All Day
at Northeast Community College, Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex
2301 E. Benjamin Ave

Spring is here which means the 22nd annual Plant Fair and Creative Wares has arrived! This fun and educational event is Saturday, April 26, 9 am to 3 pm with early plant sales Friday, April 25 from 6 – 8 pm. The event is held at a NEW, larger facility this year! It will be at the Northeast Community College, Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, 2301 E. Benjamin Ave, Norfolk.

Creative Wares has been added to the name as more great vendors have been asked to set up and offer their products for sale. Nearly 30 vendors have registered to attend. In addition to nursery and garden décor supplies other items available will be jewelry, kitchen tools, skin care, crafts, quilts, collectables, candles, toys, home décor, and gourmet food.

The Master Gardener plant booth will have plants provided by Bluebird Nursery Inc of Clarkson NE and Eaton Greenhouse Inc of Wakefield NE. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and help attendees with their selections.

Experts in their field have been asked to talk on various topics. Saturday’s educational speakers and times are Perennials: Getting Started by Rod Ackerman of Bluebird Nursery at 9:30 am; Trees of Our Nebraska Lives: The Myth, The Agony, The Rewards by Pam Bergstrom, LENRD Forester at 11:00 am; and Emerging Landscape Insect Issues by Wayne Ohnesorg, UNL Extension Educator at 1:00 pm.   There will be ongoing demonstrations by Red Road Herbs on Your Path to Health and Harmony and four Master Gardener Talk-Abouts on Herbs, Iris, Repurposing Containers, and Using Scarves while Gardening.  Come and learn from the experts and peruse the numerous vendor booths.  A Gardener’s Café will be available to eat and sit while enjoying the surroundings.

FREE admission, children’s activities, educational sessions, numerous vendor booths, and hourly door prizes make this a must attend event.  Plenty of parking is available at the paved parking lot south of the complex.

The Plant Fair is coordinated by the Northeast Nebraska Master Gardeners with proceeds in part to support Horticulture Scholarships to Northeast Community College and Educational Speakers.  Perennial Partner sponsors include University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension, Northeast Community College, Bluebird Nursery Inc, Eaton Greenhouse Inc, WJAG, LiteRock, and 106 Kix Country. Flower Friends sponsors are Bonnie’s Country Apron, Diane’s Greenhouse, Homemade Creations by Michelle, HyVee Food Store, J&H/Johansen Greenhouse, Loess Hills Lavender Farm, Mary & Martha – Ruth Bloedorn, Papio Valley Nursery Inc, Red Road Herbs, Robin Jones – Coldwell Banker/Dover Realtor, and Scentsy – Carla Rahn.

For more information, please call the UNL Extension office in Madison County at 402-370-4040 or in Wayne County at 402-375-3310. Visit


Bargin Buyway

Friday, April 25th 2014 - All Day

Bargain Buyway, the Ultimate Road Trip, is coming to northeast Nebraska on April 25th, 26th and 27th. We have 31 towns along the 250 mile loop. They are Royal, Orchard, Page, Inman, O’Neill, Emmet, Atkinson, Butte, Spencer, Bristow, Lynch, Monowi, Verdel, Niobrara, Verdigre, Winnetoon, Brunswick, Plainview, Neligh, Clearwater, Stuart, Bassett, Creighton, Ewing, LongPine, Ainsworth, Springview, Burton, Mills, Naper and Newport.

Bargain Buyway is an opportunity to entice people and tourists to our area for a weekend of treasure hunting and sightseeing. Vendors and Businesses in each town will be having specialty products: rummage sales, antiques, old machinery, tools, equipment and food fairs—new, used, cherished and abused! We are encouraging everyone along the route—even in the rural areas—to clean out their closets, the garages, even the shelter belts and sell it! It basically comes down to if you have something to sell or a service to offer, to sell along the Bargain Buyway! Books, craft items, woodworking, rugs, quilts, scrapbooking, food, food items, cars, parts, machinery, anything you want! And we not only have beautiful country—we have very talented people!

It is so important for our small communities to promote themselves. We have so much to offer, but not many ways to get people to our area.

For more information, you can contact Paul & Denise Fisher at 402-583-0092 or Gary & Diane Ober at 402-893-2880.

Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
at Christ Chapel
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College’s Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir will present a concert Friday, April 25th, at 7:30 p-m in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

The Women’s Choir will sing pieces based off of texts traditionally performed during Holy Week. The Chamber Orchestra will present a variety of music, including works by Rossini, Ravel and Sibelius.

Spring Scramble golf tournament

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 12:00 am
at Fox Run Golf Course
600 W. 27th St.

Sport Management students at the University of South Dakota will be conducting the 3rd annual Spring Scramble golf tournament at the Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton, South Dakota on Saturday April 26th. Proceeds will benefit the Sport Management Alliance, a student campus organization as well as the June E Nylen Cancer Center. Registration will begin at 11:00am with a putting challenge at 11:30am. A shotgun start at 1:00pm and dinner to follow. Entry fee is $240 per foursome ($60) per person; If you have any other questions or would like to register please contact Brad Halverson, the event coordinator at 712-301-6502 or by email at We hope to see you there!**

“The Wild Ride,”

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am
at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Bike Club will also be sponsoring the upcoming event, “The Wild Ride,” from 9 a.m. to noon on April 26. A family-oriented event, “The Wild Ride” will require no admission charge and the event will include registration, a bike ride and picnic. The Wild Ride will be open to students, individuals, families and all ages. It is a scavenger hunt around campus, with the finish like the “Color Run.” The first 50 riders will get t-shirts. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a free lunch. A number of activities will be happening at Wayne State College on April 26 including a Spring Football game, baseball, soccer and a UNL-Creighton women’s volleyball exhibition. Please check for information.  More information will be released soon or for details please call Dr. Barbara Engebretsen of Wayne State College at 402-375-7044.

The South Dakota Sneaker Tour

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Old Lumber Company
15 Court St

Eagle Creek Software Services, with Technology Centers in both Pierre and Vermillion, will sponsor the South Dakota Sneaker Tour.  The South Dakota Sneaker Tour includes a 5K run/walk in both Pierre and Vermillion.  All of the net proceeds from these events will be donated to organizations with planned festivities to celebrate 125 years of South Dakota.

Eagle Creek Software Services, together with Lawrence and Schiller Teleservices of Sioux Falls, 1st Dakota National Bank, Old Lumber Company, Hy-Vee and Dakota PC Warehouse all of Vermillion and Beck Motors of Pierre, are sponsoring this event in both Pierre and Vermillion.

The Vermillion 5K leg of the South Dakota Sneaker Tour is scheduled for April 26.  Pre-registration is available  in person at one of the Vermillion sponsors: Old Lumber Company, Eagle Creek Software Services offices at USD Beacom School of Business, Suite 309, or online at The cost is $15 to register through April 10, then $20 up until race day.  Same day registration starts at 10:00 AM at the Old Lumber Company at 15 Court St. The fun and run begins for runners and walkers at 11:00 AM with the start and finish at the Old Lumber Company. 

The Pierre 5K leg of the South Dakota Sneaker Tour is scheduled for May 31.  Pre-registration is available in person at the following locations: Eagle Creek Software Services, 2301 Patron Parkway, the Pierre Chamber of Commerce, 800 West Dakota Avenue, or online at The cost is $15 to register through May 15, then $20 up until race day.

Trophies will be awarded to first place finishers in men’s and women’s categories. All participants will receive a souvenir event t-shirt as well as items from the supporting sponsors.

For questions about the run, visit or email

Tool & Equipment Auction

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 10:00 am - 3:15 pm

Location: Vermillion, SD
Girard Auction


Test your horticulture knowledge.

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, Northeast Community College,
2301 E Benjamin Ave

Test your horticulture knowledge. The Northeast Nebraska Master Gardeners will be hosting a Youth Horticulture ID Contest at their Plant Fair Saturday, April 26 at the Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, Northeast Community College, 2301 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk. Competition begins at 11:00 AM with Awards Presented at 12:30 PM. All youth ages 8-18 years old are encouraged to participate. Participation is free but all participants must preregister by April 18 by contacting the UNL Extension office in Madison County at 402-370-4040. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each of the age brackets. The age brackets are Junior, 8-11 years old; Intermediate, 12-14 years old; and Senior, 15-18 years old. Prizes are 1st Place – $25 cash plus $25 gift certificate at the Master Gardener Plant Booths, 2nd Place – $10 cash plus $15 gift certificate at the Master Gardener Plant Booths, and 3rd Place – $10 gift certificate at the Master Gardener Plant Booths. Contestants will be required to sight ID horticultural plants to the accepted common name. Plant list and study guides available at

Choral Union Schedule

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at UCC
5th & walnut

The Music Department at Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the first full season of the Mount Marty Choral Union. The Choral Union is looking for new singers, 9th grade and older – all are welcome to come and sing.

In the spring the Choral Union will then participate in a fundraiser for the Mount Marty College Music Department, with a portion of the proceeds going towards the final concert of the season. This will be an evening of musical theater medleys, solos, food, and fellowship.

The season will come to an end with Haydn’s “Creation,” on Saturday, April 26, 2014 performed by the orchestra, soloist, and the combined voices of the Choral Union and the MMC Mixed Choir. This is a concert not to be missed.

Please contact Dr. Kenneth Tice, Chair of the Music Department and Director of Choral Activities, at  or 605-665-1539 if you have any questions or would like to join the Choral Union.

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