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Community Calendar 09-14-15



Dalton Prairie Sooner Museum open Saturday and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. for the rest of the summer.

The Farmer’s Market is held on Saturdays through Oct. 10

at Hickory Street Square in Sidney from 8-11 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

A public hearing about proposed changes to the SPNRD Districtwide Ground Water Management Area Rules and Regulations will be held Sept. 15. An information session will begin at 5 p.m. with the public hearing following at about 6:30 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds in Sidney. To view an online presentation about the WWUMM, visit

Pairs-N-Half-A-Pair will have square dance lessons at the IOOF Hall, 800 N Street in Gering from 7 to 9 p.m. This is a free lesson and anyone from the community is invited to come and try it out. Please come.

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-20

The Dalton Fall Festival will take place the weekend of Sept. 18-20. Enjoy family fun, a parade, craft booths, games and fireworks.

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-20

WyoFiber Live! – an event that demonstrates all things fiber including crocheting, dyeing, felting, knitting, quilting, spinning, upcycling and weaving – will be held Sept 18-20 at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie, Wyo. Visit to learn more and sign up for workshops.

Saturday, Sept. 19

All emergency response personnel are invited to attend Air Link’s free education day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Harms Advanced Technology Center in Scottsbluff. The day will include hands-on skill stations and a presentation by the Nebraska State Patrol on crash dynamics, distracted driving and EMS on-scene safety. For more information, call Trisha Garner, Air Link Flight Nurse, at (308) 430-1440. Register at

The Panhandle Quilt Guild will be having their monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Coffee and snacks at 9 a.m. followed by meeting at 9:30 a.m. This meeting will be held at West Way Christian Church, located at 1701 West 27th St. in Scottsbluff. Anyone interested in quilting, come be our guest.

Adopt-A-Dog Animal Rescue in Chappell, Nebraska, will be having a free will pulled pork barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. The meal also includes potato salad, baked beans, and brownings. We will be having a silent auction with many great items. The barbecue and auction begin at 3 p.m. in the afternoon and run until dark. For more information on the silent auction, visit our website – or call (308)566-0208.

Sunday, Sept. 20

The Nancy Fawcett Memorial Library in Lodgepole has CANCELED the scheduled computer class on Sept. 20. Currently, there is not a rescheduled date to take the class.

Thursday, Sept. 24

The third annual “Newcomers Social” will be held Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sidney High School cafeteria. All are welcome, but new residents to Cheyenne County over the past 24 months have the chance to win a smoker/grill. A grilled cheese making contest will also be held again this year. Contact the chamber of commerce at (308) 254-5851 with questions.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 2-4

The annual Oktoberfest festivities will be held in Sidney over the weekend of Oct. 2-4. There is continuous free entertainment in the tent at the Cheyenne Fairgrounds, a beer garden, ethnic food, craft show, downtown parade, farmer’s market, live dance bands Friday and Saturday, a car show and wiener dog races.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

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

Thursday, Oct. 8

Cancer survivor support group meets every SECOND Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great topics/food/fellowship. Call Leslie at (308) 250-1113 with questions.

Saturday, Oct. 17

The annual Colorado MG Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at Cherry Hill State Park–Smoky Hill Shelter in Aurora, Colo. MG, or Myasthenia Gravis, is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder. For more information, visit or call (855) 649-2557.


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