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Collection Connection at Museum of Nebraska Art

MONAFree and open to the public!

Dr. Michelle Beissel Heath: Patriotism Through Play
Wednesday: October 26 • 2:00 p.m.
Michelle Beissel Heath is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney who specializes in children’s and 19th century British literature. She has published articles on children’s citizenship, play, gender, and literary texts. Her book on games and play, Nineteenth Century Fictions of Childhood & the Politics of Play, is forthcoming from publisher Routledge. Drawing from images and archival research, Dr. Beissel Heath illustrates how 19th and early 20th century card and board games for families and children were used to promote patriotic ideals of citizenship, including notions of “good” literature, and to emphasize that the young United States was just as good as its colonial ancestor, Great Britain.

This presentation is in conjunction with MONA’s Every Picture Tells a Story: Play exhibition.


Event from VisitKearney.com

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Ring in Fall with Painting and Wine with Arts & Drafts!

sip-n-paint-1We are moving to our fall/winter hours, and painting night is moving back to the first Thursday of every month. Grab your squad and come on out as Jill leads us through this whimsical black cat and pumpkin picture. Please register directly by clicking HERE or by calling Arts & Drafts at 308-391-1798. Snacks & wine available for purchase. Always a good time!

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Oktoberfest @ the Buffalo County Fairgrounds TOMORROW!

The 3rd annual Kearney Oktoberfest will be held on October 1st, 2016 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds! Oktoberfest provides and opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from across the state of Nebraska. The event features a traditional keg tapping, German games, food, and traditions, as well as polka & live music! We will also show the Husker football game (if on during the same time)!

NO ONE UNDER 21 is allowed to pick up or purchase admission tickets!

Attendees will be required to show their IDs to pick up the admission tickets AND to gain entrance the night of the event. NO REFUNDS on event tickets.

Tickets for the 2016 Oktoberfest will be available by late summer at the Kearney Chamber located at 1007 2nd Ave. To order tickets either stop by or call  during business hours 8-5, Monday – Friday.

Click here for tickets!

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Fall Into Art! Make It & Take It Class @ Kearney Area Children’s Museum


fall-wreathFall is here! This month we are marble painting, making fall wreaths, learning about Johnny Appleseed, and will enjoy a healthy snack of apple slices and cheese sticks.
This class is designed for children ages 3-10, children must be accompanied by an adult. Join local crafters tomorrow, September 28th from 3:45 – 4:45!

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Songs from the Movies at The World Theatre

On September 23-24 • 7:30 pm and September 25 • 2 pm there will be a concert featuring live performances of classic songs from all your favorite films!

Tickets: $10 General Admission
Tickets available at The World Theatre Box Office, http://www.CraneRiverTheater.org, or by calling (308) 627-5796.

The World Theatre: 2318 Central Avenue • Kearney, NE 68847

Crane River Theater is excited to reprise our fall Destination Series at the World Theatre with Songs from the Movies. This high-spirited concert production will feature live performances of timeless songs from all of your favorite films of the past seven decades. Crane River Theater alumni Corbin Williams, Rutheah Rodehorst, Levi Lawson, Ashley West and Brian Botsford will take the stage singing Eye of the Tiger, Purple Rain, Ghostbusters, I Will Always Love You, Stand By Me, The Wind Beneath My Wings, Skyfall and many others. It is sure to be an evening that will bring back many memories.

[Reposted from http://visitkearney.org/events/]

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Havana Nights at MONA’s Outdoor Sculpture Garden

Grab your cigar and Cuban wear, and head to Havana Nights if you dare!

havana-nightJoin the MONA Guild for a fun-filled evening with . . .
• Hors d’oeuvres
• Wine, Havana Locos and more
• Libation Station (Pull a cork for $20 and take home a bottle of liquid libation!)
• Music by Formerly Three

Thursday, September 22, 2016 • 6:30 p.m.
MONA’s Outdoor Sculpture Garden

To benefit the Museum of Nebraska Art • $50 per person
Contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559 for reservations.

(In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Museum)


[Reposted from http://visitkearney.org/events/]

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FREE Family Fun Night at Kearney Area Childrens Museum

ffnFree Family Fun Night with BD Construction at  Kearney Area Childrens Museum!

Join the team for a family night out! Children will enjoy construction themed activities such as building structures with marshmallows and toothpicks, looking at real blueprints, learning about tools to help build, and more!

Free Admission for the whole family from 4:00pm-8:00pm with the special activities being avaialable from 4:30pm – 7:30pm.

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Rowe Nature Retreat at Rowe Sanctuary

On Saturday, Sep 17th, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm explore the Platte River ecosystem as a naturalist does – with your senses. Learn fundamental skills of observation, identification, and recording field notes and reflections. Cost of the program is $40.

Registration is required by Tuesday, Sept. 13th and space is limited.

Call 308-468-5282 to register.


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Paws & Pals Wag and Walk at Yanney Heritage Park

Bring your furry friends on September 10th at 9am to Yanney Heritage Park!

2 mile walk around the lake, bouncy house, kids face painting, dog wash – free will donation, photo booth, food, door prizes, raffle drawing!


After August 29th, $25 for adults and $15 for children.

Registration begins at 9:00 AM at the ERC building. All proceeds will benefit the Kearney Area Animal Shelter. Raffle prizes include Husker football tickets, iPad Mini, 50″ Flat Screen TV, Tri-City Storm Tickets, Art Print, Amazon gift card, Skeeter Barnes gift card, Buckle packages, and more!

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

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“Light Up the Night” Mental Health Awareness


Registration for the Light Up The Night 5K/Walk/Run organized by CHI Health Richard Young Behavioral Health begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Yanney Heritage Park.

Visit Light Up the Night 5K Walk/Run on Facebook for a link to register online. lite-up

 Call 865-2234 for more information.

Proceeds benefit the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Mental illness affects more than 44 million adults and 20 percent of youths each year.

Last year’s event was attended by 200 people.

Join the run or just go to support the cause!

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