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THIS WEEKEND

Lincoln Boys Choir performs at fund-raising Waffleman visit 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Sesostris Shrine Center, Saltillo Road & Highway 77. Tickets $7 at LincolnBoysChoir.org and at the door. Silent and live auctions.

Greater Omaha Orchid Society sponsors Orchid Show and Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St., Omaha. More info.: www. Greateromahaorchidsociety.org.

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday celebrated with a Hat’s Off to Reading Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at University Bookstore, lower level of Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets. Stories read by special guest Rod Fowler of Channel 8 Eyewitness News, as well as crafts, activity sheets, photo booth for kids of all ages, birthday cake, and drawing for a Dr. Seuss prize package. Free admission.

Optimists Oratorical Contest begins 1 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Meadows building, 70th & Teton Dr.

Special-event production of “Love Letters,” presented by Lincoln Community Playhouse Guild, 7 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St. One performance only, featuring Ginny Parker and Ron Hull. Tickets ($25) include champagne and cake at intermission. Reserve at www.lincolnplayhouse.com or call the box office at (402) 489-7529 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Under way: The Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln (YAAL) comedy spoof “Murder Mystery Monster Mayhem of Manchester” opened Friday evening at the YAAL theatre in the Lincoln Trade Center, 58th & Old Cheney. Remaining shows 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Music by Tony Church (10-string guitar) and Tim Janda (acoustic) from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Gratitude Café & Bakery, 1551 N. Cotner Blvd.

Under way: Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film’s 2015-16 theatre opened Thursday with Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” in Howell Theatre, first floor of Temple Building, 12th and R streets. Remaining performances 7:30 p.m. March 5 and 9-12 and 2 p.m. March 13. Tickets at the Lied Center Ticket Office, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. weekdays and an hour prior to curtain in the Temple lobby.

Under way: Comic hypnotist Doug MacCraw performing this weekend at The TADA Theatre, Seventh and P streets. Two remaining performances, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday shows. Tickets: call (402) 438-8232 or www.tatatheatre.info

Special sermon series titled “15 Minutes with the World’s Greatest Minds” at 9:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday through March 13 at First-Plymouth East at Kloefkorn Elementary School, 6601 Glass Ridge Dr. A look at some of history’s biggest thinkers and leaders and how their ideas connect to the Christian faith. Remaining lineup: March 6: Malala Yousafzai; March 13: Black Elk.

“The Impact of Women on UU Ministry” at 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A St. Worship leaders: Julie Enersen, Chelsea Krafka, Gretchen Woods, editor of the book, Leaping from Our Spheres: the Impact of Women on Unitarian Universalist Ministry. Worship associate: Sheila Thomas; music: Nancy Marshall, jazz vocalist.

Eckankar worship service 10 a.m. Sunday at the Lincoln ECK Center in the Calvert Place Mall, 3534 S 48th St. Service title: "Love, And Let God Love You". Call 402-441-0776 for message info.

Wachiska birders gather at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on the south side of state Capitol to join hike along a creek at Pawnee Lake State Rec Area. State park entry permits required, day passes available for $5/vehicle. Questions: call John Carlini, 402-475-7275.

Southern Gospel group, the Dysart Family, to sing at 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 2723 N. 50th St.

Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society (LLCGS) provides free assistance with genealogy and family history research and preservation from 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through March 7 at Walt Library, 6701 S. 14th St. For weekly focus, see www.llcgs.info or call (402) 416-9139.

Widowed Persons Service social 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday at Calvert Recreation Center, 4500 Stockwell St.

The Nebraska Brass presents “Polished Brass” selections 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N. Elm St., Grand Island. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, children and students free.

Lincoln Irish Dancers’ 19th annual Spring Irish Social Dance 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Drive, Antelope Park. Fun opportunity to give recreational Irish dance a try. No experience necessary. Free workshop 5:30 to 6 p.m. Live music by the Rivertown String Band 6:30 – 9 p.m. Tickets at the door $10 for adults, $5 for students, $30 per family. Snacks, raffle of Irish items, and kids’ coloring corner included.

2016 Winter Lecture Series continues Sunday with 7 to 9 p.m. session at Unitarian Church, 6300 A St. Theme: National Identity and the Politics of Nationalism. Each week: guest lecturer, brief refreshments, audience-driven hour of questions and dialogue. All sessions free to the public. This weekend’s program: “The Middle East.” by Professor Mahood Monshipouri, San Francisco State University

MONDAY

Spring break in Lincoln Public Schools … no classes all next week (March 7-11).

Lincoln Sunrise Toastmasters Club breakfast, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at The Egg and I, 16th and Q streets. Free breakfast for those who wish to become a better speaker and learn to become better organized. Info.: contact Jolene Boshart at (402) 483-5088 or jboshart@neb.rr.com.

Regular registration period for Lincoln Parks & Recreation summer softball continues daily through March 27. Info.: www.teamsideline.com/lincolnne or call (402) 441-7892.

Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln prepares “Seusspeare; Romeo and Juliet’s Restaurant Wars,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday next week, culminated by 4 p.m. performance Friday. Open to ages 7 and up. Register at www.yaal.org.

New series of Contemporary Yoga classes to begin at Cotner Center Condominiums, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd. Eight-week session runs through April 25. To register, call (402) 471-7575.

Executive Club of Lincoln weekly noon luncheon meeting at The Nebraska Club, 20th floor of US Bank, 13th and M streets.

E. C. Speakers Toastmasters weekly noon meeting at UNL’s East Campus Union. See kiosk for meeting room. Info: Duane Hoffbauer at dhoffbauer1@unl.edu.

Strength Training for Women series begins 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Bryan LifePointe, 7501 S. 27th St., meets Mondays and Thursdays through April 14. Register at bryanhealth.org/calendar or call (402) 481-6300.

Clinton Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. at Salvation Army Community Center, 2625 Potter St.

Chiara String Quartet’s final performance in the Hixson-Lied Concert Series season 7:30 p.m. at Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets.

TUESDAY

Lincoln Sunrise Kiwanis Club meeting 6:30 a.m., in Flanagan Room at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South St. Program to be announced.

Lincoln Sunrise Rotary Club weekly breakfast meeting, 7 to 8 a.m. at IHOP, 27th and Superior streets.

Golden K Kiwanis Club weekly meeting, 9 a.m. at Eastmont Towers, 6315 O St.

New eight-week series of Chair Tai Chi classes to begin at Aging Partners Health & Fitness Center, 233 S. 10h St. To register, call (402) 441-7575.

Lincoln Rotary Club #14 noon luncheon meeting on 20th floor of U.S. Bank building, 13th and M streets.

Lincoln Southeast Kiwanis Club noon luncheon meeting at The Egg & I, Clocktower Shopping Center, 70th and A streets. Guest speaker: Dr. Dan Hohensee, director LPS and Southeast Community Career Academy.

Lincoln Evening Optimist Club meeting 6:30 p.m. at Taylor Meadows Office Building, 70th & Teton Dr.

Capital City Toastmasters weekly meeting, 5:45 p.m., in Platte Room at Madonna Rehab. Hospital, 5401 South St.. Info.: Ken Dolezal at kendolezal@juno.com.

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

Information Night for Lincoln High School dance tryouts 6 p.m. in the Lincoln High Cafeteria, 2229 J St. Info.: email Coach Adrianne Poppe at LHSPomalinks@gmail.com

Dance 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park, 3140 Sumner St., with music by the C J Hanner Quartet.

Lincoln Bethany Lions Club dinner 6 p.m. at Golden Corral, 3940 N. 27th St., followed by meeting.

Lincoln Evening Optimist Club general meeting 6:30 p.m. at Taylor Meadows Office Building, 70th & Teton Dr.

Lincoln Continentals men’s a cappella chorus weekly rehearsal, 7 to 9 P.M. in Lincoln Pius X High School choir room, 6000 A St. New singers, guests welcome.

Lincolnaire Chorus weekly rehearsal, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Vine Congregational UCC, 1800 Twin Ridge Rd.

South Salt Creek Community Organization monthly meeting 7 p.m. in the Park Middle School media center, Eighth and D streets.

Indian Village Neighborhood Association monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Southminster Methodist Church, 2915 S. 16th St.

Lincoln Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis adult support group meets 7 to 8 p.m. in Nemaha Room at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South St. Info.: (402) 505-9901.

“Passages” monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Southeast Community College Business Center, 285 S. 68th St. Free assistance for questions regarding life’s end.

UNL’s Glenn Korff School of Music Symphonic Band, conducted by Tony Falcone, presents “A Song of the Body,” 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets. General admission $5, students and seniors $3.

WEDNESDAY

Gateway Sertoma Club breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m. in the LifeQuest Conference Room at Tabitha, 48th and J streets.

Senior Health Promotion Center open 9:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday through April 20 at the Vermeer House, north of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd.

Lincoln Northeast Kiwanis Club noon luncheon meeting at Golden Corral, 3940 N. 27th St. Program: “Super Bowl commercials,” by Rich Claussen.

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.

Roadtoasters Toastmasters Club 1761 meets from 12:05 to 1 p.m. at Nebraska Department of Roads Building, 1500 Nebraska Highway 2. Contact: RTContact1761@gmail.com or see www.roadtoasters.toastmastersclubs.org

Bingo 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the WSI Hall, 1430 N. 10th St. Info.: call 402-477-0787.

Lenten worship series “Catechism: Foundations of our Christian Faith” series continues with dinner 5 to 6 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall ($6 adults, $3 children), followed by brief teaching by Pastors Jim Keck and Jacob Buchholz at 6 p.m., and an inter-generational worship service at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Weekly through March 23, child care available.

Lenten worship services at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St. Lenten dinner from 5:30 - 7 p.m. (free-will donation).

Tobacco Cessation classes begin 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bryan LifePointe Campus, 7501 S. 27th St. Classes meet weekly through April 13. Register by calling (402) 481-6300.

THURSDAY

Cardiovascular screenings 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Early Detection Center, first-floor hallway between Bryan Medical Center and Bryan Medical Plaza, Bryan East Campus, 1500 S. 48th St. To register, call (402) 481-5121.

Lincoln Northeast Sertoma Club breakfast meeting 7 a.m. in Hy-Vee Club Room, 5020 O St.

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

AARP Driver Safety Program 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bryan East Campus, Plaza Conference Center B, 1500 S. 48th St. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members, pay at the door. Register by calling (402) 481-3355.

Senior Health Promotion Center open 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. every Thursday through April 21, lower level of Aging Partners Downtown Center, 1005 O St. Services for ages 60 and above include comprehensive foot care, ear care, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and health education. No appointments necessary. Info.: (402) 441-7575.

Narvre railroad meeting 11 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant, 3940 N. 27th St., followed by lunch. Info.: call Sue Eman, (402) 483-1251.

Cornhusker Kiwanis Club noon luncheon meeting at The Venue, 70th & Pioneers Blvd.

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

Welcome to Medicare, a free class conducted by program director Alicia Jones from SHIIP, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bryan East Campus, Plaza Conference Center, 1500 S. 48th St. Pre-registration required; call (402) 481-8886.

Wachiska Audubon presents free public presentation at 7 p.m. in the Union College Dick Auditorium, 3800 South 48th St. Program: “The Mid-State and Grassroots Campaign to ‘Save the Platte,“ by Doreen Pfost, author of “This River Beneath the Sky” Refreshments follow the program

Fairview Toastmasters Club meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bryan Medical Plaza – Classroom #2, Bryan East Campus, 1500 S. 48th St. Info.: www.fairviewtoastmasters.com or call Jean Kolar, (402) 470-3526.

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music to present “An Evening of Dueling with Synergy Violins” (synergyviolins.com), 7 p.m., at Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. Doors and cash bar open 6 p.m. Suggested off-street parking at Eagle Parking, 1330 N St., 1.5 blocks from theater, $1/hour, or free to season ticket holders with pass given at concert. Tickets $10 at the door, online (www.lfcm.us) or with season ticket. More info. at www.lfcm.us

UNL Jazz Orchestra and the UNL Big Band present “Music from UNL,” 7:30 p.m., in Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets. General admission tickets $5, students and seniors $3.

FRIDAY

Lincoln Center Kiwanis Club noon luncheon meeting at The Nebraska Club, 20th floor of U.S. Bank building, 13th and M streets. Guest speaker: Diane Krieser, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

Lincoln South Rotary Club weekly luncheon meeting at The Venue Restaurant, 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr., Suite 100. Guest speaker: Terry Haverkost, Southern Heights Food Forest.

Stations of the Cross 12:15 p.m. every Friday during Lent at St. Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal Church and Student Center, 1309 R St., preceded at noon by micro-recital by organist and choir director Kurt Knecht.

Second annual Nebraska Cask Ale Festival (NeCAF) 5 to 10 p.m., continues next Saturday, same hours, in the brewery at Ploughshare Brewing Co., 1630 P St. Up to two dozen cask ales and lagers from Nebraska and Midwest regional craft breweries. Tickets at Ploughshare’s taproom, $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. The event benefits the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild.

Music by Aunt Bunny’s Parlor, featuring Miss Katie Rae & C.A. Waller, 7 to 9 p.m. at Gratitude Café & Bakery, 1551 N. Cotner Blvd.

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra presents 7:30 p.m. concert at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Tickets: (402) 472-4747 or see www.liedcenter.org

NEXT WEEKEND

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

Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show next Saturday and Sunday at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13. $5, ages 10 and under free. Over 200 exhibitors.

Lincoln Coin Club’s annual show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday at Oasis Inn and Suites, 5250 Cornhusker Hwy. Displays by 20-plus dealers, free coins for kids, free admission, educational exhibits, raffle prizes, metal-detecting devices.

“Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab” 10 a.m. to noon next Saturday in Morrill Hall, a block south of 14th & Vine. Activities designed for ages 5-10. Topics at http://www.museum.unl.edu.investigate

Creamed chicken dinner 4:30 to 7 p.m. next Saturday at George Washington Masonic Lodge, 4430 N. 70th St. $6 per person. Info.: (402) 466-2482.

Martin Luther High school choir from Greendale, Wisconsin to present a concert of sacred music 7 p.m. next Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St. Free-will offering to be taken. More info.: contact Christ Lutheran Church, (402) 483-7774.

Lincoln Repair Café open 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday (March 13) at SP CE Commons, 1239 S. 14th St., north of 14th and B streets. Free service, mending clothing and repairing small appliances and furniture. Donations welcome. If you have skills to share, call (402) 476-5768 and leave a message.

Preservation Association of Lincoln (PAL) annual meeting and 2016 awards presentation 2 p.m. Sunday (March 13) at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 12th and M streets.

German-American Heritage Society of Lincoln sponsors free program 7 p.m. Sunday (March 13) at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1015 Lancaster Lane (use rear door). Alan Moeller, Wil Haas and Judi Cook to present program titled “Bad Boys from Germany to America.” Free to the public. More info.: (402) 483-1239.

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