Celebrate the 3o8!
Join your friends, neighbors and those who may become friends and neighbors at the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center for a celebration of the 3o8, on 3-08 at 8! (That’s tonight, 3/08/2014 at 8pm!)
The 3O8 is the place to live, work, and play! Connected we will create a whole new perspective on life. O the Possibilities!
An effort that has no boundaries, no ties to any one group or organization, and the obligations and fees are self created. You make it what you want the 3O8 to become. Your acceptance into the circle of the 3O8 is self-judged. Our open invitation is to allow everyone in. We will celebrate each individuality, our roots and our accomplishments. You are apart of the 3O8. Embrace it and you will join the purpose of the 3O8. We are your connections to empower your positive passion. We welcome you to abstract thoughts with diverse opportunities. O the possibilities!!
The North Platte High School Music Department will present “The Wizard of Oz” March 7 – 9 on the high school performing arts stage, 1220 W. 2nd St. Performances are at 7pm on March 7 and 8, and at 2:30pm on March 9.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the classic film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s wonderful children’s story, a large cast of students has been assembled. Elementary students will perform as munchkins, poppies and flying monkeys.
Tickets are available at Westfield Pharmacy, Riddle’s Jewelry, DaBuzz and the NPHS Activities Office. They are also available at the door prior to each performance. Adults are $8 and Students are $6. Whether you buy them in advance or at the door, arrive early to choose your seat!! This is shaping up to be an amazing show!! See you all there!
Events are scheduled throughout the month of March in celebration of the selection of Bob Greene’s book “Once Upon a Town – the Miracle of the North Platte Canteen” as the “One Book, One Nebraska” selection for 2014.
The kickoff for the series is on Friday, March 7 with Canteen Stories Presented by Local Actors 12:00 Noon, which is repeated Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Hear the stories of people involved with the North Platte Canteen through the living hisotry presentations of local actors. The program will be presented twice so choose the best time for you. Please reserve your seat by calling the Library at 308-535-8036 x3310. Water, tea and coffee will be furnished. Feel free to bring your own lunch.
Next, Local author, Barbara Mohrman will lead a 1-hour book discussion on Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene at the North Platte Public Library on Tuesday, March 11th at 2:30 PM and repeated at 7:00 PM that evening. The library has multiple copies of the book available to be borrowed including audio copies and can request more if needed.
This book focuses on the North Platte Canteen and was selected as the 2014 One Book One Nebraska selection. This Nebraska Center for the Book program encourages everyone in the state to read the yearly selection which is always related to Nebraska by subject or author. Reading the book before the discussion would be helpful but anyone is welcome to attend the book discussion.
Candy of the 1940s will be presented by Cecelia Lawrence Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 Noon and repeated Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Yes, Sunday…the Library will not be open for business, however, come and enjoy the program.Enjoy this yummy program on candy from the ’40′s. You may be surprised on how many popular candies today were introduced in that decade. Please reserve your seat by calling the Library at 308-535-8036 x3310. Water, tea and coffee will be furnished. Feel free to bring your own lunch.
The Uniforms of World War II is presented by Jim Giffin, LCHM Director / Curator of the Lincoln County Historical Museum on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:00 Noon. Come learn more about the military during World War II as well as see actual uniforms from that time period. Please reserve your seat by calling the Library at 308-535-8036 x3310. Water, tea and coffee will be furnished. Feel free to bring your own lunch.
More information about the Library’s programs can be found on their Facebook page, or by calling
The Miss Rodeo Nebraska Pageant will once again be hosting a Rodeo Queen Clinic in North Platte at the North Platte Community College South Campus at 601 W. State Farm Road. The clinic begins with RODEO, RODEO, RODEO (and a pizza party) on Friday night March 7. Bright and early Saturday morning, breakfast starts at 7:30AM. The girls will then have a “before” photo session. Miss Kelli Carr, will be working with the potential contestants on their pose and learning how to stand. Jerry Hoff & Jody Smith, MRNA Photographers will be taking photos.
Then each young lady will have a make-over including a new hair design, facial, clothing, hats & boots, including accessories. They will then have another photo session, then it’s on to speech, interviews and modeling.
Saturday evening is complete with a Fashion Show.
Sunday, March 9th begins with breakfast at 8:30AM followed with Church Services and the last session of the Pageant. “WINNING for the Right Reason”.
On Sunday, March 9, 2014, the 11th Lil’ Cowgirls Clinic will be held from 1-4 pm at the Mid Plains Community College south campus for ages 6-11.. Each Lil’ Cowgirl will receive a t-shirt, make friends, enjoy a snack, make a craft, gain a Rodeo Queen Pen Pal and perform a dance routine. Clinic opens at 12:30 on Sunday March 9th. The day will conclude with a dance and a presentation for the parents at 4:00 PM. Each girl will also have the opportunity to be involved in several functions during NEBRASKAland DAYS and MRN Send off.
This is an opportunity for them to hone their skills to become more accomplished representatives of the sport of rodeo, Nebraska, and their home states, as there will be several who come from neighboring states.
Do you have youngsters who are tired of being cooped up in the house? Then take them out to the North Platte Area Children’s Museum for a day of fun! Or maybe you’re traveling through town on a looooooooong road trip and you have some kids who need to burn off some steam – the North Platte Area Children’s Museum is the answer for you too!
So just what can your kids do at the North Platte Area Children’s Museum? Sing and dance in the “Fine Arts World”; plant, grow and sell in “Market World”; role play in the “Medical World”. The North Platte Area Children’s Museum has many interactive exhibits where your children can learn and discover.
The North Platte Area Children’s Museum is open 9:30am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Saturday and admission is EXTREMELY affordable: Children & Adults $4.00, Children under 24 months FREE. Senior Citizens (ages 60 and up) $3.00. Or, you can purchase a membership for even more savings! Are you a member of your local Children’s Museum? Ask about their reciprocal memberships!
Don’t forget, the North Platte Area Children’s Museum hosts regular special events for the little ones! Keep up with all that’s going on by liking their Facebook page.
Step into the Old Town Square and step into the past! Wood store fronts create a small old west town where every place is open for business and all customers are welcome. The stores provide something for everyone from new items and quality crafts to antiques and old collectibles. Entrepreneurs everywhere have a place in the Old Town Square as the center court offers a market place where home-based business can sell their wares too. They even have opportunities for those who run their service based businesses out of their home by providing a store front for their business, helping them catch the public eye.
It doesn’t stop there, the Old Town Square can be the venue for small weddings, receptions and birthday parties outside of regular business hours! They are looking forward to hearing the sounds of music fill the air as local artists perform for customers taking their time strolling through the Old Town Square. Bringing a bit of nostalgia into the shopping experience, you will find a pleasant mix of old and new, exactly what you’re looking for! It’s a family based business that exceeds the boundaries of their family to yours.
The Old Town Square is located at 414 North Dewey in downtown North Platte and can be found on Facebook.
Do you need to get out of the house on a Sunday afternoon? How about a short drive out to North Platte’s Feather River Vineyard? They are located just south and east of North Platte at 5700 E. State Farm Road, which makes for a lovely drive. They are open on Friday through Sunday afternoons during the winter, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Feather River Vineyards is owned by Jeff and Connie Brittan and Kurt and Jeanne Pieper.
One of Nebraska’s largest vineyards, Feather River first planted vines in 2001. They are located in the beautiful in Loess Hills, south of North Platte. This beautiful scenic area has been a perfect spot to enjoy western Nebraska’s newest wines, plus a scenic stopping point for area locals, statewide travelers and wine enthusiasts from across the country.
Feather River’s 37 acres include a bevy of grape varieties including Edelwiess, Seyval, Reisling, LaCrosse, St Pipen, Marechal Foch, Frontanec, St. Croix, and Marguette.
Response was astounding to the vineyard placed in the middle of the heartland and their enticing winery soon followed and was built in 2006. The Feather River Winery includes a tasting room with a veranda, production area, lab and offices.
Enjoy a ‘taste’ of the Good Life and visit the Feather River Winery & Vineyard. They are able to handle a variety of events and our vineyard and grounds are available for weddings, receptions, parties and dinners.
Have you ever been out on the North Platte River between North Platte and Sutherland in the late afternoon to experience the Sandhill Cranes coming home to roost? It is a magical experience. An afternoon drive along North River Road, or a stop at the North Platte River parking area just off of North Hershey Road north of Hershey will give you the chance. Your car makes the perfect viewing blind!
What might you see? This video gives you a hint.
After a few nice days that gave everyone in North Platte cabin fever, the weather has turned chilly again. But that doesn’t mean that you have to stay cooped up inside! Get yourself out to the Platte River Mall and check out the great vintage cars owned by members of North Platte’s Cody Cruisers Car Club!
The show is open during Mall hours, Saturday March 1 10am-9pm, and Sunday March 2 12pm-6pm!
For over 75 years the Sons of the Pioneers have been proud to perform the music of the American West celebrating the West, its awesome landscape, its people, its culture and the American Cowboy. Certainly, many of the songs they originally introduced and which have become their signatures as “Tumbling Tumbleweeds”, “Cool Water” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky” have become forever entwined into the fabric of the west.
The North Platte Community Playhouse (Neville Center for the Performing Arts is the perfect location for this old-west group, as can be seen by the virtual tour! Click on the image to see for yourself.
Admission is by annual membership. Adult is $50 and family membership is $100. For information contact Pat Hoban, 308-534-4699. The Association will be hosting the Tribute to Abba on March 18 and John Davidson on May 19, so the annual membership is still a bargain!
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