THIS WEEKEND

American Red Cross Bloodmobile, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets, 5220 O St. Appt.: 1-800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org

Friendship Force of Lincoln monthly breakfast meeting 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Stauffer’s Café & Pie Shoppe, 5600 S. 48th St.

Under way: "From the Great Plains: Native American Art" now on display through Nov. 26 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th St. Art exhibition curated by Dean Settle of Metro Gallery.

“Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab” 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Morrill Hall, a block south of 14th & Vine.

Lincoln Public Schools Marching Band Invitational competition begins at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, continues throughout the day at Seacrest Field. National Anthem at 11 a.m. See article in this issue.

Lincoln Citizens’ Climate Lobby monthly meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 8320 South St. New members welcome. More info: www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobbyLincolnNe/ or call Carolyn at (402) 219-3066.

All-you-can-eat fish fry 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at George Washington/Martha Washington Lodge & Eastern Star, 4430 N. 70th St. $10 per person. Hamburgers and hot dogs available. Public welcome.

Bluegrass music and comedy of Burnt Biskuits 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gratitude Café & Bakery, 1551 N. Cotner Blvd.

Theme for 10 a.m. service Sunday at Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A St.: “Courage to Be, Courage to Act - Women of the 19th Century.” Worship leader: LauraLee Woodruff, Worship Associate: Christine Starr Davis, Music: Julie Cross and Ryan Wells.

CPR for Family and Friends 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bryan West Campus, West Medical Plaza, Conference Center B, 2300 S. 16th St. $20. Register at bryanhealth.org/calendar or call (402) 481-5646.

Last weekend: Nebraska Repertory Theatre production, “ABIGAIL/1702” concludes this weekend with 2 p.m. Sunday matinee at the Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center, 11th and Q streets. Tickets at the Lied Center box office.

Widowed Persons Service (WPS) Friendship Group meets 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday at Calvert Recreation Center, 4500 Stockwell St. (Fall session takes effect Sept. 10.)

Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society (LLCGS) offers free assistance with genealogy and family history from 2-4 p.m. most Sundays at Walt Library, 6701 S. 14th St. For information on Sunday topics, see www.llcgs.info or call Bob McQuistan, (402) 483-6158. Open to anyone interested in genealogy.

Lancaster County Democratic Party hosts fund-raising Chili Cookoff 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the IBEW Local 265 Union Hall, 1409 Old Farm Road, Lincoln. Tickets at the door $10 per person, $20 per family. Chili made by elected Democrats and candidates.

Gold City performs free concert 7 p.m. Sunday at Piedmont Park Church, 4801 A St. Offering taken. Doors open at 6 p.m. More info.: call text: (402) 792-2450.

MONDAY

Lincoln Public Schools’ fall break. No classes Monday and Tuesday.

Sunrise Toastmasters Club weekly meeting begins at 6:30 a.m. Gianna's Java and Gelato, 2241 O St. For information, 402-416-4342.

Nebraska Community Blood Bank visit 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 333 S. 13th St. Appointment: visit NCBB.org or call 877-486-9414.

Executive Club of Lincoln weekly noon luncheon meeting at The Nebraska Club, 20th floor of US Bank, 12th and M streets. Guest speaker: Lori Seibel, CEO of Community Health Endowment of Lincoln.

Fallbrook Kiwanis Club noon-hour meeting at the Concordia University location at 570 Fallbrook Blvd., Suite 203. Bring your own lunch.

Lincoln Torch Club monthly dinner meeting 6:30 p.m. at The Nebraska Club, 20th floor of US Bank building at 13th and M streets. Program: “Does Everybody Know?” by Jerry Petr. Optional social time at 6 p.m.

Monday Night Big Band 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Cottonwood Café Bistro & Bar, 440 S. 11th St. $5 general admission, $3 for musicians sitting in with the Monday Night Big Band.

Everett Neighborhood Association regular monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, South 11th and Garfield streets.

West A Neighborhood Association monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Roper Elementary School, 2323 S. Coddington Ave.

TUESDAY

Lincoln Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 a.m. in the Flanagan Room at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South St. Guest speaker: Pastor Larry Moffet, First United Methodist Church.

Nebraska Community Blood Bank visit 8 to 11 a.m. at Experian, 949 W. Bond St. Appointment: visit NCBB.org or call 877-486-9414.

First United Methodist seniors’ monthly breakfast 8:30 a.m. at Northside Café, 2701 N. 48th St.

Nebraska Community Blood Bank visit 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Midwest Web, 4900 Superior St. Appointment: visit NCBB.org or call 877-486-9414.

Let’s Talk About It, Family & Friends Support Group monthly meeting 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at CenterPointe, 1000 S. 13th St.

Cosmopolitan International Club meets 6-7 p.m. at Panera Bread, 201 N. 66th St. Info.: call Julie Brezenski, (308) 850-8013.

Madonna Adaptive Sports & Recreation Bowling Night for anyone with a disability 6 to 8 p.m. at Parkway Lanes, 2555 S. 48th St. $5 to bowl, $3 for shoe rental, call Rick Haith at (402) 413-3722 to register.

Capital City Kiwanis Club weekly dinner meeting 6 p.m. at the Cotner Center, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd.

Free give-away 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Calvary United Methodist Church, South 11th and Garfield streets. Free clothing (all sizes) and household items. No income eligibility requirements.

Lincoln Camera Club monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, South Street and Sheridan Boulevard. Public invited.

Jam session 7 to 10 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Eagles – Lincoln Auxiliary 147, 500 West Industrial Lake Drive. $4. Food (Runzas and club menu) served 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dance to the music of the C.J. Honnor Quartet, 7 to 9 p.m. at Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park, 3140 Sumner St. Ballroom and other varieties of dance.

Lincoln Continentals men’s a cappella chorus weekly rehearsal, 7 to 9 p.m. at Northeast United Church of Christ Social Hall, 6200 Adams St. New singers, guests welcome.

Lincolnaire Chorus weekly rehearsal, 7 to 9 p.m. at Vine Congregational UCC, 1800 Twin Ridge Rd.

WEDNESDAY

Lincoln Sunrise Optimist Club breakfast meeting 7 a.m. at Perkins, 48th & O streets.

Lincoln Gateway Sertoma Club breakfast meeting 7:30 a.m. at Tabitha, 48th and J streets. Guest speaker Brittany Tran provides an overview of "Tabitha the Club," providing adult day services to the Lincoln community.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Loren C Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St. Appointment: visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Lincoln Northeast Kiwanis Club weekly noon luncheon meeting at Golden Corral, 3940 N. 27th St.

SouthPointe Kiwanis Club noon luncheon meeting at Williamsburg Hy-Vee, 40th & Duxhall Dr.

Lincoln East Rotary Club noon luncheon meeting at Valentino’s Grand Italian Buffet, 70th & Van Dorn. Guest speaker: Lorin Krieger, John Deere precision ag. manager.

Free Coffee, Pie & Conversation monthly series continues 2 to 3 p.m. at Stauffer’s Café & Pie Shoppe, 5600 S. 48th St. Program: “What Happens When I Don’t Plan?” by Ramzi Hynek, Rembolt Ludtke Law Firm. Series compliments of Bickford Cottage Assisted Living & Memory Care.

Strong Ties, free support group for anyone caring for someone with a mental illness, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Valley Behavioral Health office, 3901 Normal Blvd., Suite 201. Info.: (402) 261-4017.

"Harmful Effects of Bullying, In Schools and Towards Other Nations," 6:45 p.m. in Mayflower Hall at First-Plymouth Church, 20th & D streets. See article in this issue.

Eden Park Neighborhood Association hosts “Adventures in Research” program 7 p.m. at Calvert Recreation Center, 4500 Stockwell St. Guest speaker: Ed Zimmer, of the City of Lincoln Planning Department. Social at 6:30 p.m.

The Chiara String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. as the 2017-2018 Hixson-Lied Concert Series continues in the Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets. Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for seniors (62 and over), $5 for students, available at the door or call the box office at (402) 472-4747.

THURSDAY

Lincoln Northeast Sertoma Club breakfast meeting 7 a.m. in Hy-Vee Club Room, 5020 O St. Guest speaker: Claire Nelson, director of The Mediation Center.

Lincoln Center Sertoma Club breakfast meeting 7 a.m. at The Cornhusker, a Marriott hotel, 333 S. 13th St.

Cornhusker Kiwanis Club weekly luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m. at The Venue Restaurant, South 70th & Pioneers Blvd. Info.: www.cornhuskerkiwanis.org

Brown Bag History Forum series continues over the noon hour at Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North. Topic: “Nebraskenos: How Latino Generations Continue Building Belonging in ‘The Good Life State’” by Lissette Aliaga-Linares, professor, UNO and Thomas Sanchez, professor, UNO. Free admission. Info.: (402) 471-4782.

“What Can I Do for the Pain?” a free presentation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Bryan East Campus, Plaza Conference Center A, 1500 S. 48th St. Register at bryanhealth.org/calendar or call (402) 481-8886.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture Series continues with 5:30 p.m. presentation in Richards Hall, Room 15. Guest speaker: Emily Godbey, associate professor at Iowa State University, discusses art history. Free to the public.

24th annual Sertoma Okto Beerfest 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock Ave., a benefit for the Nebraska State Stroke Association. VIP reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Craft beer tasting with more than 60 beers, food sampling, live and silent auctions, and entertainment. Tickets: www.facebook.com/OktoBeerfestNebraska Regular tickets $40 in advance, $45 at door; VIP tickets $55 in advance, $60 at door.

Lincoln Optimist Club monthly dinner meeting 6:30 p.m. at Hy-Vee, 5010 O St.

SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) meets at 6:30 p.m. at Parallels, 4706 S. 48th St. Free support group for people who have any addictive behavior.

21st Century Lions Club fellowship meal 6 p.m., second-floor meeting room of Hy-Vee, 84th & Holdrege streets, followed by 7 p.m. meeting.

Lincoln Star City Lions Club dinner 6 p.m. at Stauffer’s Café & Pie Shoppe, 5600 S. 48th St., followed by meeting.

National Honor Society induction ceremonies 7 p.m. at Lincoln Northeast High School, 2635 N. 63rd St.

Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society monthly meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St. Info.: www.llcgs.info or call Bob McQuistan, (402) 483-6158.  Guests welcome.

Hartley Neighborhood Association monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Hartley Elementary School media center, 33rd and Vine streets.

Star City Unit of Parliamentarians monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Fellowship Community Church, 86th and Holdrege streets.

Under way: “Dividing the Estate,” a comedy about a dysfunctional family and their century-old Texas estate, opened Thursday evening on the Miller Theatre stage, 51st & Huntington, on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus, continues through Oct. 22. Remaining shows Oct. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Admission ($10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and students) at theatre.nebrwesleyan.edu or call (402) 465-2384.

UNL Glenn Korff School of Music’s Evenings of Choirs concert (University Women’s Chorale, Varsity Men’s Chorus and All-Collegiate Choir), 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets. General admission $5 students and seniors $3.

FRIDAY

Semi-annual used book sale begins with 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. sales in the Lower Fellowship Hall at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and games. Sale continues 9 a.m. to noon next Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday (Oct. 22). (Bag of books available for $1 on Oct. 22.

VA Coffeehaus 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the VA Auditorium, 600 S. 70th St. Live entertainment from Bill Chrastil, Elvis impersonator, 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.; Dave Egr, One Man Band, 12:10 to 1 p.m. Refreshments served; public welcome; Quilts of Valor presented at noon. More info.: contact Terry Gillispie at 402-499-0230 or gillispie@windstream.net

Fall Boutique series concludes with sales from noon to 3 p.m. at The Legacy, 5600 Pioneers Blvd. Many outside vendors to sell their crafts and food items.

Lincoln Center Kiwanis Club weekly noon luncheon meeting on 20th floor of U.S. Bank, 13th and M streets. Guest speaker: Ken Dewey, School of Natural Resources, UNL. Topic: “Climate Extremes in the Heartland.”

Lincoln South Rotary Club weekly noon luncheon at The Venue Restaurant, 70th & Pioneers Blvd. Program: “Hot Topics in Policing,” by Jeff Bliemeister, Lincoln Police Department chief.

FirsTier Toastmasters Club meets noon to 1 p.m. at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 12th and M streets. For more information, visit http://5949.toastmastersclubs.org

Graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts program in UNL’s School of Art, Art History & Design hosting Open Studios event from 5-7 p.m. in Richards Hall. Free to the public.

Third Friday Intimate with the Artists reception 6 to 9 p.m. at Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. Ninth St. “Day of the Dead,” hosted by Kathy Jurgens.

Open Mic Night with host Donn Samuelson from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gratitude Café & Bakery, 1551 N. Cotner Blvd.

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music to present the Dorian Wind Quintet, 7:30 p.m. at the Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center, 11th and Q streets. Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m., reception following concert. Tickets: general $30; students $5, available from Lied Center Ticket Office in advance, (402) 472-4747, www.liedcenter.org/events (enter “lfcm”) or at the door.

Dr. Hans Sturm, UNL Professor of Double Bass, performs duo recital, “Bass Meets Voice” with his wife, jazz vocalist Jackie Allen, at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Recital Hall in the Glenn Korff School of Music. Free to the public.

Music by Melody Wranglers 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Eagles – Lincoln Auxiliary 147, 500 West Industrial Lake Dr. $8. Food (pot roast dinner) served from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

“The Hundred Dresses” opens with 7:30 performance at Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St. Additional shows Oct. 21-22 and 27-29, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets ($15) may be reserved at lincolnplayhouse.com or call the box office weekdays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

NEXT WEEKEND

Free fitness classes 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. next Saturday at Bryan LifePointe Campus, 7501 S. 27th St. RPM Cycling 8-9 a.m., BodyPump 8:30-9:30, CX Worx 9:30-10 a.m., BodyFlow 10-11 a.m. To learn more and register, call (402) 481-6300.

Vine UCC Vendor and Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday at Vine Congregational United Church of Christ, 1800 Twin Ridge Rd.

Stamp Collecting Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday at HBE Becker Meyer Love, 7140 Stephanie Lane (a block south of 56th & Pine Lake Road). Parking and admission are free. Info.: questions@lincolnstampclub.org or www.lincolnstampclub.org

Dodging for ScoutReach, a fund-raising volleyball tournament to benefit the Cornhusker Council of Boy Scouts of America, beginning 11:30 a.m. next Saturday at Spikes Beach Bar & Grille, 2300 Judson St. Three divisions, 18 or older. Info.: contact Akeem Holmes, (402) 413-9208.

NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) monthly meeting 11 a.m. next Saturday at Country Inn & Suites, 5353 N. 27th St. Info.: call Marvin, (402) 423-1521.

Friends of Opera Gala, 6:45 p.m. dinner next Saturday at The Nebraska Club, 233 S. 13th St. $100 per person. Tickets: call (402) 420-5875.

Halloweeek Fun Day activities 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 22) at SouthPointe Pavilions, 27th & Pine Lake Road. See photo, details in this issue.

2017 Bryan Health Capital City Classic 3 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 22), originating at state Capitol, 1445 K St. One-mile kids run, 5k run and 15k run. Early registration fees through Oct. 14, late registration Oct. 15-17. Register at bryanhealth.org/run

62nd annual Beef Barbecue & Bazaar 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 22) at Waverly First United Methodist Church, 14410 Folkestone. $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 for 12 and under. Meal includes beef, potatoes, homegrown corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, homemade pie, drink, and homemade barbecue sauce. Take-out (adult meals only) available on north side of church; call (402) 786-2625 after 4:30 p.m. to place order. Country store, basket auction included.

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