Community Calendar 06-11-15


Through June 13

The Nebraska Chautauqua will present a series featuring six famous characters from U.S. history from June 9-13. The theme for this year’s Chautauqua, first person portrayals of historical figures, will explore the vast influences of the 1862 legislation. Adult and youth workshops will also be at the Alliance Public Library. For more information, contact Mary Wernke at (308) 487-6397.

Friday, June 12

Cheyenne County Chamber

Gold Rush 5K at Legion Park

8:05 p.m. – Kid’s 1-mile run, 8:15 p.m. – 5K walkers, 8:30 p.m. – 5K runners. Awards held at 9:15 p.m. Bring a chair, s’more’s fixings and hot dogs to roast over the camp fire and listen to stories. Contact the Cheyenne County Chamber for more information and to register by calling (308) 254-5851 or e-mailing You can also register at the Cheyenne County Community Center.

Pairs-N-Half-A-Pair Square Dance Club will have a Regular Dance at the IOOF Hall in Gering on Friday, June 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. with Lucky calling with PLUS dancing from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 17

Cast of Bronze-Dallas, a hand-bell choir from Texas, will perform a concert on Wednesday, June 17 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sidney First United Methodist Church. The free concert is one of the group’s first stop on its summer tour. Amber Davis White, a former Sidney resident, is a member of the group. For more information, contact Joy Davis at (402) 705-3029.

Thursday, June 18

Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. A variety of topics will be discussed and food is provided. Call Leslie at (308) 250-1113 with questions.

June 19 and June 20

The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory will be hosting a Bioblitz at Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 19 and ending 3 p.m. on June 20. It’s a 24-hour celebration of Western Nebraska wildlife! Learn from area naturalists and scientists as they share their knowledge of local wildlife and the processes used to study nature. Camping is welcome for all, or stay for the sessions of your choice. This is a free event for the whole family, and pre-registration is encouraged Contact Alie Mayes at (660) 619-8453 or Learn more about Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory at and on Facebook at

Saturday, June 20

The monthly meeting of the Panhandle Quilt Guild will be held Saturday, June 20th at 9:30 a.m. at West Way Christian Church, 1701 West 27th St., Scottsbluff. Coffee is at 9:00 a.m. There will be an installation of officers and a salad luncheon, followed by open sewing for the silent auction taking place at the Quilt Show during OT days.

June 20 and 21

The Annual Father’s Day Classic 3-man Scramble will be held June 20-21 at the Four Winds Golf Course. No handicap is needed. There is an entry fee that includes two rounds of golf and an evening meal on Saturday. Call the pro shop at (308) 235-4241 for more information.

Saturday, June 27

The Potter Car Bowl will be held Saturday, June 27 with activities for the entire family. Events include a car show, duckpin bowling tournament, bull riding competition, golf tournament and a melodrama and dinner. For more information, call (308) 879-4451.

July 2-5

A 4th of July celebration will be held in Oshkosh from Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5. There will be a beer garden and live music.

Tuesday, July 7

A Parkinson’s support group for the Western Nebraska area meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 312 W. 16th St., Alliance. Call Dee Brauninger at (308) 763-1254 with questions or email her at


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