THIS WEEKEND

American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Genesis Health Clubs, 5300 Old Cheney Road. Make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Downtown Lincoln Rotary Club #14 hosts fundraising brunch event, Rise.Shine.Give. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Under way: 46th annual Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show opened Friday at Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock Ave., continues this weekend. Remaining show hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Husker men’s basketball team plays host to Rutgers, 3 p.m. Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Waverly-Eagle School District 145 Band Soup Supper 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Waverly High School, 13401 Amberley Road. 63rd annual band soup supper and concerts presented by the School District 145 Band Boosters, featuring 5th through 9th grade bands, middle school and high school jazz bands and Varsity band. Chili or chicken noodle soup, relishes, desserts and beverages. Tickets at the door $8 - 5th grade and older, $5 - 4th grade and younger. All proceeds to support the District 145 Band program.

Creamed chicken/homemade Bunzas dinner (your choice) 4:30 to 7 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, October through May, at Havelock Masonic Center, 4430 N. 70th St. Public welcome.

Safe Haven open 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Saturday on lower level of St. James Church, 2400 S. 11th St. (enter through east door). Provides a safe and sober environment for individuals who are working towards making a transition back into society after incarceration, or are working towards or maintaining their sobriety, or for anyone seeking fellowship in a safe and sober place. Have conversations, play games, watch sports on the big screen. Program is staffed by trained volunteers, but anyone can visit anytime.

Folk and Celtic music by Terry Keefe and Dave Marsh 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gratitude Cafe & Bakery, 1551 N. Cotner Blvd.

Last night: “Jersey Boys” opened Thursday evening on the Lied Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage, 301 N. 12th St. Remaining performance 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Ticket info.: liedcenter.org or call (402) 472-4747.

Last weekend: “Peter and the Starcatcher” opened last week in McDonald Theatre on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus, 51st & Huntington. Remaining performances 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Wachiska Audubon members’ monthly field trip 1 p.m. Sunday. Destination: Branched Oak Lake north of Lincoln, birding hike through both cedar and deciduous areas. Meet at Branched Oak Lake State Recreation Area in the parking lot at the south end of the dam, north of W. Raymond and N.W. Crounse Roads. Prefer to caravan? Meet at 12:30 p.m. on the south side of the Capitol at 15th and H streets across from the Governor's Mansion. Info.: call John Carlini at 402-475-7275.

Husker women’s basketball team plays host to Wisconsin, 2 p.m. Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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.

True Dance & Company presents "The Event,” a premiere of award-winning regional and national competition team dances, 5 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Southwest High School, 14th & Pine Lake Rd., featuring TDC's top graduating seniors McKaylee True, Sarah DeBoer and Kiley Tomes of Lincoln, along with 84 dancers ages 5 & up, members of True Dance Company. See article, ad in this issue.

MONDAY

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

CHI Health St. Elizabeth Auxiliary’s annual Valentine Day and Spring Craft Sale begins, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, continues 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday (or while items last) at CHI Health St. Elizabeth, 555 S. 70th St., on the first level near Admissions. Handcrafted items for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and spring.

New classes start Monday at Bryan LifePointe, 7501 S. 27th St.: "Tai Chi for Rehabilitation," 10-11 a.m. Mondays through March 19; "Strength Training for Seniors," 4:15-5:15 p.m Mondays and Wednesdays through March 21; and "Trim and Fit," 5:30-6:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through May 3. Register at bryanhealth.org/calendar or call (402) 481-6300.

Executive Club of Lincoln weekly noon luncheon at The Nebraska Club, 20th floor of U.S. Bank, 12th and M streets. Guest speaker: Bob Hinson, National Strategic Research Institute executive director.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile, 12:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Hohl Orthodontics, 5700 Thompson Creek, Suite 1. Make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile, 12:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross Capital City chapter, 220 Oakcreek Dr. Make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Garden Club of Lincoln meets at 7 p.m. at Culler Middle School, 5200 Vine St. Program: “Peonies,” by Gary White, president of the American Iris Society.

TUESDAY

Lincoln Sunrise Kiwanis Club meeting 6:30 a.m. in the Flanagan Room at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South St. Program: club internal program.

Lincoln African Violet Society hosts Valentine's Day sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Atrium, 1200 N St., sale continues 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Lincoln Rotary Club #14 weekly noon luncheon meeting schedule resumes at The Nebraska Club, 20th floor of US Bank, 12th and M streets.

The Waffleman serves meals from 5 to 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St. A benefit for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack program. Tickets $6 at the church office, $7 at the door, ages 5 and younger eat free of charge.

Shrove Tuesday pancake feed 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 8800 Holdrege St. Free-will offering. Funds to gofundme page for Max Koebernick, to purchase or repair a youth-project bus.

Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th St. Free-will offering.

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.

Shrove Tuesday pancake feed 5 to 7 p.m. at Ebenezer Congregational Church, 801 B St.

Dance to the music of Skylark, 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in February at Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park, 3140 Sumner St.

Lincoln African Violet Society meets at 7 p.m. in The Seasons building of Eastmont Towers, 6305 O St. Public invited.

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.

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

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.

Aging Partners’ Valentine’s Day meal and show at Downtown Senior Center, 1005 O St. Reservations required; call (402) 441-7154 by 9 a.m. Tuesday. Show at 10:30 a.m. features ‘50s music by Jimmy Mack. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. $4 suggested contribution for age 60 & above; $8 fee for under age 60. ‘50s attire encouraged.

Ash Wednesday services 12 noon and 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th St. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist.

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

SouthPointe Kiwanis Club noon luncheon meeting at Stauffer’s Café & Pie Shoppe, 5600 S. 48th St.

Lincoln East Rotary Club noon luncheon meeting at Valentino’s Grand Italian Buffet, 70th & Van Dorn. Guest speaker: Carol Ernst, executive director of Eastmont Towers and volleyball referee.

Ash Wednesday blended worship services at 5 & 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St. Room211 worship at 7 pm. Lenten dinner served from 5:30-6:45 p.m. (freewill donation).

South Gate United Methodist Church, 3500 Pioneers Blvd., hosts special worship service on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Come as you are from work and participate in a short, meaningful service with Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede. A midweek opportunity for a brief quiet time. All are welcome. More info: (402) 489-1641.

Ash Wednesday service: Room211 South worship 7 p.m. at Lincoln Christian School, 5801 S. 84th St. Room211 South is a ministry of Christ Lutheran Church.

THURSDAY

Lincoln Northeast Sertoma Club breakfast meeting 7 a.m. in Hy-Vee Club Room, 5020 O St. Program: “The Alexis Project,” by Todd Calfee.

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

Yoga classes led by a certified yoga instructor 9:30 a.m. every Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church. 7130 Kentwell Lane. Bring a mat. Free-will donation.

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

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s performance of Lisa Kron’s “Well” opens at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Theatre, 15st & Huntington Ave., on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus. Additional shows Feb. 16-17 and 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee shows Feb. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and children; buy at theatre.nebrwesleyan.edu or call (402) 465-2384.

FRIDAY

VA Coffeehaus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the VA Auditorium, 600 S. 70th St. Entertainment from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. by Lincoln Southeast High School vocal groups and "One Man Band" Dave Egr from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Refreshments served; public welcome. Quilts of Valor presented at noon.

Lincoln Center Kiwanis Club weekly noon luncheon meeting on 20th floor of U.S. Bank, 13th and M streets. Program: club meeting with committee reports.

Lincoln South Rotary Club weekly noon luncheon at The Venue Restaurant, 70th & Pioneers Blvd. Program: “The Crowded Skies: How We Keep Them Safe,” by Randy Dill.

Open Mic hosted by Donn Samuelsson 7 to 9 p.m. at Gratitude Cafe & Bakery, 1551 N. Cotner Blvd.

Music by Silver Wings 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Eagles - Lincoln Auxiliary 147, 500 West Industrial Lake Drive. $8. Food (fish) served from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

NEXT WEEKEND

Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society hosts 2018 annual spring show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 18) at Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock Ave. Adult admission $7, ages 12 and under free with a paid adult, seniors $6. ($1 discount for anyone bringing a can for the Food Bank of Lincoln.)

Great Backyard Bird Count 9 to 11 a.m. next Saturday at Pioneers Park Nature Center. Wild Bird Habitat Store representatives on hand. National program for birders of all levels. Meet at the Chet Ager Building, watch the feeders and enjoy a hike, weather permitting. Suggested donation $5; registration by Wednesday by contacting the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov and select the “register online” button.

Lincoln City Libraries and Wachiska Audubon Society invite families to free Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTer from 10 a.m. to noon next Saturday at Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St. Wachiska Audubon to offer fun activities, games, visits from live raptors, and pictures of birds drawn by Dr. Paul Johnsgard, local author, illustrator and world bird authority. Free for all.

Denton American Legion Auxiliary #355 hosts annual Tea and Silent Auction next Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Denton Community Center, 7115 Lancaster, Denton, NE. Admission ($10) includes tea and condiments, tea cakes, fruit, sandwiches and other treats. Silent auction 11:30 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Proceeds to send a high school girl to Girls State. To donate items to the silent auction call Sheryl Wright at (402) 438-2681 or Charlene Hobelman at (402) 430-3651.

Lincoln City Libraries celebrates Dental Health Awareness Month with dental care story time for preschool-age children 1 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 18) at Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St. Free; no registration required.

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