Family Appreciation Day

Guardians of the Children Family Appreciation Day April 29 at North Platte’s D & N Event Center. Free Food; Cake Walk; Games; Fun Jumpz; Bike Giveaways; Ms Bzz Balloons

In our battle to end domestic violence and sexual assaults, we have heart, we have courage and we have the brains and now we just need you to help us raise the funds necessary for our programs at our Emerald City Gala!

Doors open at 6pm; Dinner served at 7pm.

Emerald Jewelry Prize Drawing
50/50 raffle
Entertainment by Spinphony

Tickets are $60 each or 2 for $100
Sponsorship opportunities are also available – Learn more by calling the RDAP office – 532-0624.

2017 marks the 17th annual performance of North Platte’s Country Bluegrass Show. Thirteen top-notch Bluegrass headliners join local showcase bands for three days of non-stop music, April 27 – 29 at North Platte’s Lincoln County Fairgrounds.

This event provides the Bluegrass fan with the opportunity to get “up close and personal” with their favorite Bluegrass celebrities. After after the last concert of every evening, fans and performers head over to the kitchen for the “Eat & Greet”. Grab a piece of pie and coffee, visit with the entertainers and jam for a bit!

For more information about the Bluegrass Festival, visit them online.

Regency Retirement Community is hosting an Earth Day Fest on April 22nd from 11am- 5 pm at 700 W. Philip Ave.

This is the first time North Platte has arranged an Earth Day Fest which is widely celebrated around the U.S and the globe.

Featured will be 22 vendors, 3 different type of food trucks, and various bands who will be performing throughout the day. The event is open to public, no surcharge and for all ages.

The spring production of the North Platte Community Playhouse hits the stage April 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29 and 30. Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm, Sunday Matinee at 2pm.

A musical comedy with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. It is the second-longest running Off Broadway musical. This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as ‘the relationship.’

The North Platte Community Playhouse is housed in the historic Neville Center for the Performing Arts, 301 E. 5th St. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online.

The Fourth Annual Taste of the Plains will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m.on April 20 at the Quality Inn and Suites. The event is sponsored by Mid-Plains United Way.

Ticket are $25 in advance and at the door. Tables can be sponsored for $200, which includes 10 tickets.

There will be food vendors and artists as well as vineyards and a distillery from around the area.

Items in the silent auction include plane tickets, a night at a bed and breakfast and a golf package.

Entertainment will be provided by North Platte’s own Job, Peter and Chuck.

During the event, partner agencies will be introduced for the 2017-18 United Way campaign.

Proceeds from the event benefit Mid-Plains United Way agencies.

Tickets are available at the Mid-Plains United Way office at 315 N. Dewey St., Suite 203B.

Valentine’s Date Night with the Fun Pianos Show at the Lincoln County Grounds Ag Building, 5015 West Highway 30 in North Platte.

February 10th, 2017. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm.

Plan to spend your Valentine’s Date night with the Lincoln County Ag Society and Fun Piano’s!! Call Amy at the Fair office for more information 308-534-8191

IMG_4990_adjustedTickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team Banquet. The event will be Feb. 4 at the Holiday Inn Express in North Platte.


It’s sponsored by the Wranglers, the official booster club of the MPCC Rodeo Team.


Money raised will be used to fund scholarships for team members and to help cover the team’s travel and general operating expenses.


The banquet will begin with a social hour and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by supper and a live auction at 7 p.m. Prime rib and Rocky Mountain oysters will be served.


Dustin Elliott, MPCC Rodeo Team rough stock coach, will provide a recap of the 2016-17 rodeo season thus far and talk about the team’s goals for the future. All of the athletes will be introduced, and scholarship recipients will be recognized.


“It’s the one opportunity every year where people can come meet and visit with the athletes and learn about all their accomplishments first-hand,” said Elliott.


Items are still needed for the live and silent auctions. Those who would like to donate to the cause can do so by contacting Mary Lister at (308) 535-3718 or


Admission to the banquet is $50 per person, or $350 for a table of eight. RSVPs are required by Jan. 27. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Lister or Carol Garrison at (308) 535-3778 or


Ag Matters Race Promotional Poster_8.5x11

New to the Platte River Fitness Series! Racers, their families and the general public are invited to join farmers and ranchers at the Rec Center during Agriculture Matters 5K and 10K!  There will be fun for all ages with interactive activities and engaging education stations.   Race day registration and packet pickup begin at 8:00 a.m.  Race start 9:00 a.m.

Registration fee of $25 for 5K or 10K race includes a specially-designed long sleeve race shirt, refreshments and custom awards for top 3 finishers in the 5K and 10K and special prizes for the overall winners!

You can register online at:

JGN and Black Elk 1945Working together, the North Platte Public Library and the Lincoln County Historical Museum are bringing Nancy Gillis to present two programs on Thursday, February 2nd.     The Legacy of Neihardt and Black Elk will be presented at 12:00 PM in the library’s meeting room.  This program is free but seat reservations are requested; please call 535-8036, Ext. 3310.


This presentation explores the remarkable legacy of a unique personal and spiritual friendship begun in 1931 between the Lakota holy man Black Elk and poet John G. Neihardt. It includes brief biographies of each man, their meetings, and their friendship’s impact on adding to the knowledge of Lakota culture, Native American philosophies, and the possibilities of cross-cultural recognition and respect.


Nancy S. Gillis is the former Executive Director of the John Neihardt State Historic Site and the Neihardt Foundation’s Institute for Vision and Learning. Nancy joined the Foundation as Assistant Director in May 1997 and retired in 2014, joining its Board of Directors, and speaks to schools and civic groups on Neihardt’s work and a variety of related topics. Since 1992 she has served as faculty at Wayne State College, Northeast Community College, Nebraska Indian Community College, and Little Priest Tribal College teaching Native American History and Cultures, U.S. History, World History, Anthropology and Sociology.


Of Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, Gillis moved to Nebraska in 1987 to work with the Winnebago people for the Reformed Church in America and has served as their delegate to its Native American Council and the Commission for Race and Ethnicity.


Picture 5 tribesThe second program will be held at 7:00 PM that evening at the Lincoln County Historical Museum.  A Brief History of the Five Tribes of Nebraska: Omaha, Ponca, Pawnee, Santee, and Winnebago will  look at the origins, history, and current state of these five tribes that are recognized as Native Nations in Nebraska.


These programs are brought to North Platte through the support of Humanities Nebraska, the Cultural Endowment of Nebraska, the library and museum and the Faith Fisher Memorial Fund.