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04/26/14
South Central Nebraska Children's Chorale 20th Reunion Concert

The South Central Nebraska Children's Chorale 20th Reunion Concert will be on Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
The concert will be held at the French Memorial Chapel on the Hastings College Campus. Admission is free.
For more information please call Hastings College Department of Music at 402.461.7448.

04/27/14
Hero Flight BBQ Fundraiser

The Buffalo County Hero Flight BBQ Fundraiser will be held on Sunday April 27th from 11 A.M to 2 P.M. at the Buffalo County Extension Building in Kearney.
A Hot Dog or Hamburger lunch will be provided for a free will donation.
The Hero Flight will be June 4-7, with 25 Korean War veterans and their escorts on board. All expenses are paid for the veterans, including meals, hotel rooms, flights and bus rides.

Hastings Community Theatre Presents Bittersweet Comedy "The Miss Firecracker Contest"

Hastings Community Theatre’s third presentation of the 2013-2014 season is the thoroughly delightful comedy, The Miss Firecracker Contest, an explosively funny play that demonstrates the rich lodes of humor -- and simple wisdom -- in the zany activities of small-town life.
The Miss Firecracker Contest will be performed at the theatre in Good Samaritan Village Fridays and Saturdays, April 18th to 26th and on Sunday, April 27th. PLEASE NOTE: Because of Easter, the matinee which would usually be scheduled for that Sunday is being performed, instead, on Saturday, April 19th. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and matinees begin at 2:30 pm. Adult tickets are $15, $13 for students and seniors. HCT offers half-price ($7.50) "Student Rush" tickets for FRIDAY performances, sold ONLY at the theatre box office one hour prior to performance and subject to availability. To qualify for the special pricing, patrons must be age 18 or under OR present a valid current student ID from any college. Tickets may be reserved by contacting the theatre at 463-1500, or by email at hctheatre@windstream.net. More information is available on the theatre's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HastingsCommunityTheatre.

04/28/14
Horizon Recovery Spring Growth Experience

Horizon Recovery & Counseling Center and The Unity Houses present the Spring New Growth Experience 2014. It will feature testimonials of clients from the past on Monday, April 28th.
Silent Auction of quilts donated by local churches quilting groups runs from 5:00-6:30pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 5th & Burlington in Hastings.
Tickets are $50 per person; Corporate tables of 8 are $500.00. Tickets available at Horizon Recovery & Counseling Center. Call 402.462.2066 for more information.

05/01/14
Hastings to Host First Ever Local Day of Giving

The Hastings Community Foundation will host the first-ever “Give Hastings Day” on May 1st. This 24-hour online giving event will raise funds for non-profits in the Hastings area. Donors will connect to charitable causes that they care about through a single online donation platform. The campaign will encourage people to learn more about giving opportunities in the area and take action. Physical locations will also be advertised as collection sites for donations. An online tally will encourage friendly competition between the non- profit organizations and individual donors. Prizes and bonus money will incentivize donors to visit the site throughout the day and give multiple times to a variety of causes. The mission of the Hastings Community Foundation is to support community needs through the promotion and management of charitable giving. This event will celebrate contributions of all levels. The Foundation has received matching dollars for the event from local sources and sources outside of the community. If your non-profit organization is interested in participating in this online fundraising event email info@givehastings.org. For event updates follow the event on Facebook at “Give Hastings Day” or at hastingscommunityfoundation.org.

Go Big Give Day for Hall Hamilton Merrick and Howard Counties

Go Big GIVE is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Grand Island Community Foundation and Heartland United Way to grow philanthropy in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties. Matching funds and prize money will be made available to amplify charitable donations. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24-hours to donate as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. More information at GoBigGive.org/

05/03/14
Nebraska State Genealogy Conference

The Annual Nebraska State Genealogy Conference May 2nd and May 3rd (Friday/ Sat.)
Midtown Holiday Inn, 2503 S. Locust Street, Grand Island
Registration, cost, and other information: www.nesgs.org or
e-mail: kaywolfe@juno.com, or call: 308-234-4129 (leave a message please)

05/04/14
“Fuddy Meers” to serve as final Hastings College Theatre production of the year

As its final production of the 2013-2014 academic year, the Hastings College Theatre Arts Department will offer “Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsey-Abaire. Students will perform this black comedy at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 4 in Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.)
The Box Office opens Thursday, April 24 and will remain open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 general and $5 for seniors and non-HC students. To reserve tickets, call (402) 461-7380 or e-mail tickets@hastings.edu.
This American play is a black comedy about an amnesiac who takes the audience on a kaleidoscopic ride as they see the world through her eyes. Follow along and experience a kidnapping, revelations, and something the New York Times calls a “dark, sweet and thoroughly engaging comedy."
This production contains mature language and themes.

05/05/14
St. Michael's Salad luncheon

The St. Michael's Altar Society's Salad Luncheon Monday May 5th 11AM-1PM at Theisen Hall (7th and Creighton).
Admission for Adults is $6. There will be a quilt rack and quilt raffle.
The proceeds benefit St. Michael's Preschool

05/08/14
April Showers bring May EMPOWERment to Women in Hastings

The 26th Annual Adams County YWCA Tribute To Women Award Celebration will be held Thursday May 8th at Lochland Country Club. Social Hour 6:30pm, Ceremony 7:00pm. Tickets $35.00.
Guest Speaker Sen. Amanda McGill.
Support a female friend, neighbor or co-worker through nomination or donation!
Nominations are due to the YWCA by April 17. Nomination forms and information cab be found at www.ywcaadamscounty.org or at the YWCA

Hastings Downtown Do the Brew

The 4th Annual Downtown Do The Brew is on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 4 to 8pm at the Hastings City Auditorium in Downtown Hastings. Downtown “DO THE BREW” is a craft beer tasting event featuring over 100 craft beers from more than 40 different state, regional and national breweries. The purpose of the event is to bring the unique taste of craft beers to South Central Nebraska residents and raise money for the Hastings Community Arts Council. This year there will be live music by The Belairs playing a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul-and-rock-n-roll sound influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin’ Wolf and Johnny Cash. Good Samaritan Village will be offering a complimentary ride home after the event. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at Downtown Do The Brew

05/10/14
Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Flower Sale

It is that time of year again! Big Brothers Big Sisters will be hosting its annual flower sale Mother's Day weekend. The day of the event we will have hanging and sitting baskets only. If you would like bedding plants you must fill out and turn in your pre-order form (with payment) by April 28th to BBBSH.
The sale will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Annex (old Hastings Middle School) May 8th - 10th from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day.
All flowers are from Country Greenery of Cairo.
Visit www.bbbsh.org for pre-sale forms and more information.

Nebraska Wine and Jazz Festival

Mark your calendar for the Nebraska Wine and Jazz Festival on May 9 & 10. Enjoy outstanding Nebraska jazz musicians, purchase your favorite wine and accessories at the Wine Store and enjoy delicious foods from local restaurants. The first 3,000 attendees receive a keepsake souvenir glass. Attendees receive a souvenir glass and tasting tickets to sample Nebraska wines and unique ales from a local microbrewery. Friday, May 9 5pm- 11pm and Saturday, May 10 5pm-11pm. Tickets cost $25 Per Day. Purchase tickets at the door or online. Ages 21 or older will be admitted with I.D. Buy Tickets

05/30/14
Golf Tournament to benefit Good Samaritan Society - Kearney

The 2nd annual Good Samaritan Society – Kearney Championship Series Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 30th at 1 p.m. at Awarii Dunes 592 S. Road, Kearney, NE Support residents while golfing at an exclusive club that received rave reviews from four national golf publications within months of opening its doors There will be tee prizes and door prizes for all participants. Your support will help the Good Samaritan Society centers in Kearney purchase modern medical equipment, complete center updates and provide spiritual enrichment opportunities. $90/person or $360/team Register Here

06/08/14
Juniata Rural Fire Dept. Golf Scramble

The Juniata Fire Department will hold it's four man golf scramble on June 22nd at the Elks Golf Club in Hastings. The cost is $40/person and $160/team. There will be a limit of 18 teams. A meal is included in the cost.
For more info or details call Evan or Jeff at (402) 751-2690 or Ed at (402) 461-9921. juniatafd.com

06/21/14
Emma's Fun 5K Run/Walk for local family

A fundraiser will be held for the Brent and Kathryn Gehring family whose daughter, Emma, is battling a brain tumor. They currently reside in Papillion; however, both Brent and Kathryn went to UNK. The event is Emma's Fun 5K run/walk at Yanney Heritage Park June 21st, 80's theme. The event raises funds to help raise money for the family and brain tumor research. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/EmmasFun5kRunWalk and at emmastrong.com. Registration starts at 9:00 am with the run/walk starting at 10:00 am and participants can register at any time through getmeregister.com and search for Kearney, NE.