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Marysville Public Library Programming: Tween Time 4 p.m. Mondays (3rd grade and up); Tuesday Morning Storytime 10:30 a.m.; LEGO Club 4 p.m. First and Third Tuesdays; Crafternoons 4 p.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Movie Matinee 4 p.m. Wednesdays; Family Storytime 6:45 p.m. Thursdays.

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership Immunization Program in Saline, Seward and Jefferson Counties: Blue Valley Community Action Partnership is contracted with private insurance companies to offer vaccines to infant, children and adults, and we file the insurance claims for you. Blue Valley Community Action Partnership continues to offer States Vaccine for Children and has expanded to include the Adults Vaccine Program for those who qualify. (Non-insured, underinsured - insurance doesn’t cover vaccines) and Medicaid or managed care plans; Aetna, Arbor. All clients must call to make an appointment and when making the appointment have their insurance card and client information ready. You must bring the insurance card into each visit. For information on available vaccines or other questions in regards to clinic dates and times, please call Jamie Vyhnalek, 402-806-2141 Ext 3. For Spanish 402-641-1799

Story Time at Burwood Books: 10 a.m. Thursdays for Pre-School children through Kindergarten. Prizes are awarded after 10 times in attendance. Call 402-223-6042 for more information.

Bargain Box: Thursday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 506 Court Street, Beatrice. Carrying clothes, shoes, linens, holiday items, housewares, jewelry gifts and more. Donations welcome at 504 Court. Sponsor: The Children’s Guild. Proceeds benefit residents of Mosaic-Beatrice Campus.

Beatrice Senior Center Noon Meal: Noon, Monday-Friday. 5:30 p.m. meals the 2nd Thursday, 3rd Tuesday and 4th Monday of each month. Cost: 60 and over $4 donation, under 60 $6. Three course meal with drink. Call 402-223-3055 the day before for reservation.

Children and Adult Immunization Clinic: Parkview Conference Center, 1201 S. Ninth St. (east side of building), Beatrice. Noon-4 p.m. every Monday, 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Noon-4 p.m. every Thursday. Appointments necessary by calling 402-223-2366. Bring insurance or Medicaid card to appointment. Sponsored by Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Distribution Clinic: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 1623 N. Fifth Street, Beatrice. An appointment is suggested. CSFP provides nutritious foods to persons who are age 60 or greater who live in Nebraska and are under the income guidelines. Foods given through CSFP include canned fruits and vegetables, bottled juice, 1% liquid and non-fat dry milk, hot and cold cereals, canned meat, peanut butter, dried beans, cheese, pasta or rice. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSP, call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278 or 402-223-6034. Distribution clinics are also held in Crete, David City, Fairbury, Hebron, Humboldt, Wilber and York for those living in or near those communities.

Gems & Junk Thrift Store: 1-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 502 Court Street, Beatrice. Carrying collectables, books, housewares, jewelry, clothes, holiday items and much more. Proceeds to benefit Rita’s Cat Rescue. Donations welcome. Call Rita at 402-239-6595.

REAP (Rural Enterprise Assistance Project): Janelle Moran, a representative of REAP, will be available at the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce office on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Business people seeking assistance on any business issue, should call the Chamber at 223-2338 to schedule an appointment. There is no charge for this service.

Salvation Army Thrift Store Senior Citizen’s Discount Day: Every Tuesday, 624 Market St., Beatrice, NE, 20% off total sale for those 55 or older.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. Third Thursday of every month, St. John’s Lutheran Church Library, 701 N. 6th, Beatrice, NE. For more information, call Melissa Carlson at 402-239-0787.

Garden of Hope Survivors of Suicide Support Group: 7 p.m. 2nd Monday of every month, Crete Area Medical Center Conference Room, 2910 Betten Drive, Crete. Contact: Amy Schwisow 402-821-7468

Tax Preparation

Wednesdays and Saturdays

AARP Tax Aide: 1-5 p.m. Beatrice Public Library, 100 N. 16th, Beatrice. AARP offers free tax preparation to anyone. Requires photo ID of taxpayer (s) and social security card and for every dependent a social security card is required. Bringing in last year’s tax return is helpful.

Saturdays & Sundays

February

One Room: Millions of Memories Film Festival: 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in February, Homestead National Monument of America Education Center. Festival featuring films that honor the history and stories of one room schools and show how education impacted communities. The film festival will open with a showing of Days of the One Room Schoolhouse. This documentary explores the schools that once peppered the Midwestern states, with a focus on stories from Northwest and West Central Ohio, one of our Nation’s 30 Homesteading States. The film relates school history, how they changed over time and what a typical school day was like through interviews with those who remember life in the one room schools.

One Room Film Festival Showings:

February 17-18 Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder; February 24-25 Frontier University Dreams;

Through May 31

Marysville Library Book Wall Challenge: We have an awesome Eagle Scout project in our pocket park to the west of the library. The Eagle Scout painted 48 amazing spines on a neighboring building's wall. We're doing a challenge to read all of the books on the wall! Running through May 31, read all the books on the Book Wall to be entered into a drawing for $100! *Even if books have been read, they must be read again. *There are three age categories—up to 5th Grade, 6th Grade through 12th Grade, and College age and up! *Participants do not have to read two books on the wall—The Boy Scout Handbook and My Friendly Giraffe. *Don’t want to read all of the books? Strive for 25 books and be entered into a drawing for $25. *Reading is done by the honor system. *The Marysville Public Library has all of the books on the wall (except the two named above)! *Sign up at the library with us and we’ll keep track of the books you’ve read! Or, take a sheet home to track! Many thanks to the Chapter BB, P.E.O. Sisterhood in Marysville for their generous donation to make this challenge possible!

February 14

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. meeting, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice.

February 15

Friend Lions Club Bingo: 6:15 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo, Friend Community Center. Concessions available.

Fairbury VFW Bingo: 5 p.m. snack bar opens, 6:30 p.m. bingo, Fairbury VFW Club.

Basket Night: 5-7 p.m. Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. Serving burgers, chicken strips, beef fries or gizzards with fries.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. First Presbyterian Church (west entrance, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice.

Beatrice Undergrounders Narcotics Anonymous: 8:15 p.m. basement Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th and Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

February 16

“James and the Giant Peach”: 7:30 p.m. Beatrice Community Players, 412 Ella St., Beatrice. A new musical version of the Roald Dahl classic! Tickets $18 adults, $12 students by calling 402-228-1801 noon-5:30 p.m. M-F or go to www.beatricecommunityplayers.com

Guardian Angels Narcotics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. Basement, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th & Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Good Samaritan Event Center, 401 S. 22nd St., Beatrice (east entrance).

Mixed Stag: 5:30 p.m.-? Wymore American Legion. Beef fries and ham, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, bread and butter. Sponsored by Wymore Sons of the American Legion.

Cajun Catfish Dinner: 5-8 p.m. Pickrell Community Center. $10 a plate – prepared by Chef Jason, former Gulf Coast Restaurateur. All proceeds to the Pickrell Veterans Memorial. Provided by PHBA Park Committee.

February 17

“James and the Giant Peach”: 7:30 p.m. Beatrice Community Players, 412 Ella St., Beatrice. A new musical version of the Roald Dahl classic! Tickets $18 adults, $12 students by calling 402-228-1801 noon-5:30 p.m. M-F or go to www.beatricecommunityplayers.com

Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. Big Book Study, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

February 18

“James and the Giant Peach”: 2 p.m. Beatrice Community Players, 412 Ella St., Beatrice. A new musical version of the Roald Dahl classic! Tickets $18 adults, $12 students by calling 402-228-1801 noon-5:30 p.m. M-F or go to www.beatricecommunityplayers.com

Community Cards: 5:30 p.m. Beatrice Senior Center. Play pitch, canasta or your choice of games. Bring snacks to share. Coffee and tea furnished. $2 donation is requested.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Beatrice Mennonite Church, 12th and Summit Streets, Beatrice.

DeWitt Museum's Annual Soup & Hamburger Dinner: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. DeWitt Community Center. Freewill donation. Museum items will be displayed.

St. Mary’s Soup & Pie Supper: 4-7 p.m. St. Mary’s Church, 115 N. 11th St., Wymore. Chili, vegetable and ham & bean soups. Freewill offering.

February 19

MOPS: 9-11 a.m. Christ Community Church, 2727 Lincoln Street, Beatrice. Mothers Of Preschoolers and Mothers of Kids elementary age can expect an uninterrupted cup of coffee with good food, conversation, service projects, friendships, community, creative activities and CHILDCARE. All are welcome.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice. Support group for spouses, families, and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. closed meeting, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

February 20

Weight Watchers: 5:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. STEP meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: noon open meeting, First Presbyterian Church, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice (use west entrance).

Narcotics Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting, St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice.

New Liberation Group of Alcoholics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. open meeting, 1200 Summit St., Beatrice.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30-7 p.m. weekly meeting and program, Parkview Village, 1200 S. Eighth St., Beatrice. 402-228-2557.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 796: 9 a.m. weekly meeting, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 114 Lavelle St., Diller. 7936-5396; 402-766-3780

February 21

Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 10:30 a.m.-noon Wymore Legion Club.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. meeting, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice.

February 22

Fairbury VFW Bingo: 5 p.m. snack bar opens, 6:30 p.m. bingo, Fairbury VFW Club.

Basket Night: 5-7 p.m. Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. Serving burgers, chicken strips, beef fries or gizzards with fries.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. First Presbyterian Church (west entrance, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice.

Beatrice Undergrounders Narcotics Anonymous: 8:15 p.m. basement Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th and Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

Crocheting Basics 101: Noon Marysville Public Library. Taught by Melanie Nemecheck. Participants will learn the basic crochet stitch and have a good start on a project. The library will provide the yarn and crochet hook free of charge. Please call the library at 785-562-2491 to sign up by Wednesday, Feb 21 at noon!

February 23

Barneston Legion Fish Fry: 5-8 p.m. Barneston American Legion Club. Serving pan fried fish, ham, salad bar and all the trimmings.

Guardian Angels Narcotics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. Basement, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th & Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Good Samaritan Event Center, 401 S. 22nd St., Beatrice (east entrance).

February 24

Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. Big Book Study, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

February 25

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Beatrice Mennonite Church, 12th and Summit Streets, Beatrice.

February 26

Game Night: 7 p.m. Wymore Presbyterian Church, 517 N. 12th St., Wymore. Public invited to play cards & games.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice. Support group for spouses, families, and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. closed meeting, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jefferson Community Health & Life Conference Room, 2200 H Street, Fairbury. Safe place for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources.

February 27

Weight Watchers: 5:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. STEP meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: noon open meeting, First Presbyterian Church, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice (use west entrance).

Narcotics Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting, St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice.

New Liberation Group of Alcoholics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. open meeting, 1200 Summit St., Beatrice.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30-7 p.m. weekly meeting and program, Parkview Village, 1200 S. Eighth St., Beatrice. 402-228-2557.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 796: 9 a.m. weekly meeting, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 114 Lavelle St., Diller. 7936-5396; 402-766-3780

February 28

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. meeting, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice.

Beatrice American Legion Auxiliary Chicken Supper: 5-7 p.m. Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. Adults $8, children $3. Meal includes 2 piece chicken, potatoes, gravy, vegetable, salad bar, bread, tea & coffee. Proceeds go towards American Legion Auxiliary projects/programs and community projects/programs.

March 1

Friend Lions Club Bingo: 6:15 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo, Friend Community Center. Concessions available.

Fairbury VFW Bingo: 5 p.m. snack bar opens, 6:30 p.m. bingo, Fairbury VFW Club.

Basket Night: 5-7 p.m. Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. Serving burgers, chicken strips, beef fries or gizzards with fries.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. First Presbyterian Church (west entrance, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice.

Beatrice Undergrounders Narcotics Anonymous: 8:15 p.m. basement Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th and Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

March 2

Progressive Pitch Card Group Friendly Friends: 6 p.m. The Villa, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. Potluck meal with coffee and tea furnished. Other card games also can be played. Call 402-223-1973 or 402-223-2156 for more information.

Guardian Angels Narcotics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. Basement, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th & Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Good Samaritan Event Center, 401 S. 22nd St., Beatrice (east entrance).

March 2-4

Gene Coon: From Beatrice Nebraska To Star Trek And Beyond: Gage County Museum. Gage County Classic Film Institute Presents - "Gene Coon: From Beatrice Nebraska To Star Trek And Beyond" Gene Coon was a writer and producer and is known for his work on the original Star Trek. He was also know for his work on Bonanza, Wagon Train, It Takes A Thief and many more TV shows and movies. This will honor his life and career with speakers and screenings of his work. Special Guest- Science Fiction author, TV writer and actor David Gerrold. David wrote "The Trouble with Tribbles", and this started his career when Gene produced it for Star Trek. Tickets on sale now- early bird discount before Feb. 16th. For more information- http://gagecountymuseum.info/CoonEventFlyer18.pdf or call 402-540-2579.

March 3

Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. Big Book Study, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

DeWitt Community Health Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. DeWitt United Methodist Church, 209 N. Concord, DeWitt. Sponsored by Healthy Congregation of DeWitt United Methodist Church.

March 4

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Beatrice Mennonite Church, 12th and Summit Streets, Beatrice.

March 5

MOPS: 9-11 a.m. Christ Community Church, 2727 Lincoln Street, Beatrice. Mothers Of Preschoolers and Mothers of Kids elementary age can expect an uninterrupted cup of coffee with good food, conversation, service projects, friendships, community, creative activities and CHILDCARE. All are welcome.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice. Support group for spouses, families, and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. closed meeting, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

March 6

Weight Watchers: 5:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. STEP meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: noon open meeting, First Presbyterian Church, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice (use west entrance).

Narcotics Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting, St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice.

New Liberation Group of Alcoholics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. open meeting, 1200 Summit St., Beatrice.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30-7 p.m. weekly meeting and program, Parkview Village, 1200 S. Eighth St., Beatrice. 402-228-2557.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 796: 9 a.m. weekly meeting, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 114 Lavelle St., Diller. 7936-5396; 402-766-3780

March 7

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. meeting, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice.

March 8

Community Cards & Dominoes: 1:30 p.m. Homestead House, 2300 Lincoln St., Beatrice. Join us for fun & refreshments. Bring a friend!

Fairbury VFW Bingo: 5 p.m. snack bar opens, 6:30 p.m. bingo, Fairbury VFW Club.

Basket Night: 5-7 p.m. Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. Serving burgers, chicken strips, beef fries or gizzards with fries.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. First Presbyterian Church (west entrance, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice.

Beatrice Undergrounders Narcotics Anonymous: 8:15 p.m. basement Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th and Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

March 9

Guardian Angels Narcotics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. Basement, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th & Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Good Samaritan Event Center, 401 S. 22nd St., Beatrice (east entrance).

March 10

Odell Legion Fish Fry (last of the season): 5:30-8 p.m. Odell American Legion. All-you-can-eat fish, ham, potatoes and salads $11.50 for adults.

Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. Big Book Study, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

March 11

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Beatrice Mennonite Church, 12th and Summit Streets, Beatrice.

March 12

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice. Support group for spouses, families, and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. closed meeting, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: 10 a.m. Jefferson Community Health & Life. For more information, contact Lana Likens, director of public relations, at (402) 729-6855.

March 13

Weight Watchers: 5:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. STEP meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: noon open meeting, First Presbyterian Church, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice (use west entrance).

Narcotics Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting, St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice.

New Liberation Group of Alcoholics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. open meeting, 1200 Summit St., Beatrice.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30-7 p.m. weekly meeting and program, Parkview Village, 1200 S. Eighth St., Beatrice. 402-228-2557.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 796: 9 a.m. weekly meeting, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 114 Lavelle St., Diller. 7936-5396; 402-766-3780

March 14

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. meeting, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice.

March 15

Friend Lions Club Bingo: 6:15 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo, Friend Community Center. Concessions available.

Fairbury VFW Bingo: 5 p.m. snack bar opens, 6:30 p.m. bingo, Fairbury VFW Club.

Basket Night: 5-7 p.m. Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. Serving burgers, chicken strips, beef fries or gizzards with fries.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. First Presbyterian Church (west entrance, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice.

Beatrice Undergrounders Narcotics Anonymous: 8:15 p.m. basement Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th and Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

March 16

Guardian Angels Narcotics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. Basement, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th & Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Good Samaritan Event Center, 401 S. 22nd St., Beatrice (east entrance).

March 17

Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. Big Book Study, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

March 18

Community Cards: 5:30 p.m. Beatrice Senior Center. Play pitch, canasta or your choice of games. Bring snacks to share. Coffee and tea furnished. $2 donation is requested.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Beatrice Mennonite Church, 12th and Summit Streets, Beatrice.

March 19

MOPS: 9-11 a.m. Christ Community Church, 2727 Lincoln Street, Beatrice. Mothers Of Preschoolers and Mothers of Kids elementary age can expect an uninterrupted cup of coffee with good food, conversation, service projects, friendships, community, creative activities and CHILDCARE. All are welcome.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice. Support group for spouses, families, and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. closed meeting, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

March 20

Weight Watchers: 5:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. STEP meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: noon open meeting, First Presbyterian Church, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice (use west entrance).

Narcotics Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting, St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice.

New Liberation Group of Alcoholics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. open meeting, 1200 Summit St., Beatrice.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30-7 p.m. weekly meeting and program, Parkview Village, 1200 S. Eighth St., Beatrice. 402-228-2557.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 796: 9 a.m. weekly meeting, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 114 Lavelle St., Diller. 7936-5396; 402-766-3780

March 21

Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 10:30 a.m.-noon Wymore Legion Club.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. meeting, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice.

March 22

Fairbury VFW Bingo: 5 p.m. snack bar opens, 6:30 p.m. bingo, Fairbury VFW Club.

Basket Night: 5-7 p.m. Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. Serving burgers, chicken strips, beef fries or gizzards with fries.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. First Presbyterian Church (west entrance, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice.

Beatrice Undergrounders Narcotics Anonymous: 8:15 p.m. basement Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th and Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

March 22-23

Heartland Storytelling Festival: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. programs, Homestead National Monument Education Center. New this year: 2 p.m. Storytelling Performance open to the public. Storytellers include: Darrin Crow – Hailing from across the mighty Missouri in Iowa, Darrin’s yarns will take you back in time to education in One Room Schools; Pippa White – Pippa's stories of Ellis Island and immigrants setting the heartland will captivate you and make learning history an unforgettable experience for all ages; Rosie Cutrer – Visiting from Kansas, Rosie will take you back to the pioneer times and delight all with her collection of everyday tools and toys from yesteryear. Schools, daycares, homeschool groups, senior centers and the general public are encouraged to attend. Students can also come on a virtual field trip through Distance Learning. Register for one storyteller or come for all three! All programs are Free!

March 23

Barneston Legion Fish Fry: 5-8 p.m. Barneston American Legion Club. Serving pan fried fish, ham, salad bar and all the trimmings.

Guardian Angels Narcotics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. Basement, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th & Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Good Samaritan Event Center, 401 S. 22nd St., Beatrice (east entrance).

March 24

Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. Big Book Study, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

March 25

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Beatrice Mennonite Church, 12th and Summit Streets, Beatrice.

March 26

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jefferson Community Health & Life Conference Room, 2200 H Street, Fairbury. Safe place for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources.

Game Night: 7 p.m. Wymore Presbyterian Church, 517 N. 12th St., Wymore. Public invited to play cards & games.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice. Support group for spouses, families, and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. closed meeting, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

March 27

Weight Watchers: 5:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. STEP meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: noon open meeting, First Presbyterian Church, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice (use west entrance).

Narcotics Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting, St. John Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sixth St., Beatrice.

New Liberation Group of Alcoholics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. open meeting, 1200 Summit St., Beatrice.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30-7 p.m. weekly meeting and program, Parkview Village, 1200 S. Eighth St., Beatrice. 402-228-2557.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 796: 9 a.m. weekly meeting, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 114 Lavelle St., Diller. 7936-5396; 402-766-3780

March 28

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Al-Anon: 8 p.m. meeting, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice.

Beatrice American Legion Auxiliary Chicken Supper: 5-7 p.m. Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. Adults $8, children $3. Meal includes 2 piece chicken, potatoes, gravy, vegetable, salad bar, bread, tea & coffee. Proceeds go towards American Legion Auxiliary projects/programs and community projects/programs.

March 29

Fairbury VFW Bingo: 5 p.m. snack bar opens, 6:30 p.m. bingo, Fairbury VFW Club.

Basket Night: 5-7 p.m. Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey, Beatrice. Serving burgers, chicken strips, beef fries or gizzards with fries.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. First Presbyterian Church (west entrance, 321 N. Fifth St., Beatrice.

Beatrice Undergrounders Narcotics Anonymous: 8:15 p.m. basement Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th and Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

March 30

Guardian Angels Narcotics Anonymous: 8-9 p.m. Basement, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 19th & Garfield Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. meeting, Good Samaritan Event Center, 401 S. 22nd St., Beatrice (east entrance).

March 31

Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Drive, Beatrice. www.weightwatchers.com or www.facebook.com/wwbeatrice

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 a.m. Big Book Study, Salvation Army, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, Seventh and Market Streets, Beatrice.

May 26

20th Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Homestead National Monument of America. Returning for its 20th anniversary; individuals of all ages can watch and compete in acoustic music competitions with thousands of dollars in prizes for the winners. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. with a harmonica workshop!

June 22-24

Homestead Days: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Homestead National Monument of America. Three days of traditional homesteading arts, crafts, farming demonstrations, music, special guest presenters and more!

Saturdays July-August

Campfire Programs: 7 p.m. Homestead National Monument of America. Bringing beloved musical talent and historical speakers to the monument.

September 1-3

Labor Day Weekend: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Homestead National Monument of America. The first weekend in September will feature Living History Activities on Saturday, the Homestead Era Car Show on Sunday and the 9th annual Freeman School Spelling Bee on Monday.

October 27

Howling Homestead: 6 p.m. Homestead National Monument of America. Have a howling good time in October through entertaining and intriguing activities, like learning about bats, snakes, raptors and predators. Please dress warm for this outdoor event.

November 25-December 31

Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures: Homestead National Monument of America will again showcase cultural traditions from a wide number of ethnicities, all of whom were represented by homesteaders.