Under way - Art Market at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum started Friday, continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. An annual event presented by the Friends of the IQSCM, providing direct support to the museum for exhibits, programs, special events, grant funding, and learning opportunities.

Saturday - Nebraska Herbal Society monthly meeting 10 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, just south of 70th and A streets. (Meeting the third Saturday this month due to Thanksgiving.) Program: “Spiritus Vitae Botanicals,” by Nicole Saville, who holds a degree in herbal medicine from Bastyr University. Enjoy a passionate speaker on this interesting topic. The tea kettle will be on at 9:30 a.m.; refreshments will be served. New members and visitors welcome. For info. on the group: contact Margaret at bakingmd@gmail.com or (402) 261-4443.

Tuesday - Prairie Belle Smockers monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Valhalla Bee Farm, 4713 Hartley St. Info.: call Margaret, (402) 464-7303.

Coming soon - Heritage League luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Country Club of Lincoln, 3200 S. 24th St. Valet service provided. Program: “Safety for Seniors,” by Officer Nissan from the Lincoln Police Department. Final preparations to be made for the Holiday of Trees to be held Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. For luncheon reservations, contact Peg Connealy, (402) 450-0595. Holiday of Trees tickets ($1) available at the door.

Coming soon – Heritage League’s 45th annual Holiday of Trees 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. Raffle 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Over 20 trees decorated by community members and organizations, including The BAY, which will receive proceeds from this year’s ticket sales. Music by local musicians, Santa 5 to 7 p.m. each day, and Mrs. Santa throughout the day. Admission: $1 at the door.

Coming soon – Civics Academy 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at Community Action Partnership, 210 O St. An opportunity to interact with local and elected officials. Free of charge; light dinner included. Registration required; email civicsacademylnk@gmail.com. Info.: (402) 440-3382 for more information.

Coming soon - League of Women Voters Lincoln-Lancaster County Lunch & Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Graduate Hotel, 141 N. Ninth St. "Camp Summergold-Creativity, Knowledge and Stewardship for Teens,” by Judy Hart and Ronda Lake, directors of Camp Summergold. Cost for speakers and buffet lunch: $14 for members, $16 for non-members. Reservations due by noon Monday, Dec. 4. Email lwv-ne@inebraska.com or call (402) 475-1411.

Coming soon - Lincoln Women’s Connection (affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries) meets 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 5 at the Country Club of Lincoln, 3200 S. 24th St. Continental breakfast and program, $8. Entertainer Anne Bremer of Lincoln to present her favorite Christmas and patriotic music, sharing how she observed the strength and fortitude of her father as he served our country. Her presentation is titled “The Ins and Outs of Life, In and Out of the Military.” Come join us and bring a friend. Reservations due Dec. 1; call Leslie at (402) 484-8842, or Emily at 402-464-4593.

Coming soon - Star City Bettys' annual Christmas party luncheon 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 O St. Three menu choices, $15 per person. Reservations due Tuesday, Dec. 5; contact Betty Talley, (402) 560-6955 or talleybp@gmail.com. (Club requests donated personal care items for men and women in local nursing homes or for other local charities.)

Coming soon - Bethany Women's Club (a citywide service club) monthly meeting 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the Fellowship Hall of Bethany Christian Church, 1645 N. Cotner Blvd. Program: “St. Nicholas Cometh,” by Lester Ralston. Please come and share a festive program with our special guest, Santa. Delicious refreshments and a delightful time of fellowship will follow. Guests welcome. Annual membership dues: $5. Questions: Betty Talley (402) 560-6955 or Sheryel Marquardt (402) 464-4112.

Coming soon – United Way’s Women in Philanthropy to host 11th annual Helping Hands Auction 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, 333 S. 13th St. Live-auction items include tickets to see P!NK, a taste of Broadway, and a backyard barbecue celebration. Silent auction includes unique necklaces, scarves and purses. Wine pull and desserts follow dinner. More details to come.

Please email Women’s Calendar items to dbuckley@journalstarcom


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