Blazin’ Pianos

blazin-pianos-2Get your tickets for Blazin’ Pianos, Friday, October 14th at North Platte’s Quality Inn and Suites.

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

General admission tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Ring of Fire tickets are $20. Tickets are available at Kittle’s Music, 106 E. 5th St. in North Platte.

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You can’t miss the Sheldon Museum of Art Exhibit “Shape UP” at North Platte’s Prairie Arts Center, 416 N. Jeffers St. September 27 through November 8.

In its thirtieth year of exhibiting works from the collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art in communities throughout Nebraska, Sheldon Statewide explores the many ways in which the concepts and shapes of geometry influence and define our world. A selection of twentieth-century paintings, photographs, prints, and sculpture spark engagement in four areas of inquiry: geometric abstraction, geometry and the built environment, geometry and the natural world, and geometry and the human body.

The exhibition features artwork by Kim Abeles, Francis Bacon, Felice Beato, Margaret Bourke-White, Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, René Derouin, Buckminster Fuller, Balcomb Greene, James Lechay, Fernand Leger, Sol Lewitt, Agnes Martin, Marjorie Mikasen, Min | Day, John Pfahl, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Hadiah Shafie, Joel Shapiro, Marko Spalatin, and Walter Wilson.

Shape Up! is designed to be a learning resource for STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art, and math—curriculum. Bridging gallery and classroom environments, opportunities for learning math in arts settings foster the development of visual literacy and critical thinking skills.

During the 2016–17 academic year, many of the works currently on view in Shape Up! will travel to Chadron, Falls City, Fremont, McCook, Nebraska City, North Platte, and York as the Sheldon Statewide exhibition.

haunted-trailWhat’s scarier than a haunted building? It could be ghosts and goblins that aren’t confined indoors. The public will have the chance to find out this weekend.

Monsters of every sort will run free south of Brady thanks to the North Platte Community College Lady Knights softball team.

The hauntings will be from 8 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 24. They will be at the Old Camp at Potter’s Pasture.

Admission is $5, cash only. No checks, debit cards or credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds will be used for the softball team’s spring travel expenses.

Wear walking shoes and other clothing appropriate for hiking. Anyone under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

“The trail loops around and is only about half a mile long,” said Higgins. “But, we will be in the wilderness, which is why the hauntings will be so fun. It’s already creepy out there without adding clowns, witches, a possessed bunny rabbit and a few secrets in our back pockets.”

The softball team will still haunt the Lincoln County Historical Museum at the end of October – just as it does every year. Those who brave the trail will receive $2 off admission to the village.

Directions to Potter’s Pasture Old Camp:

Take I-80 to Brady (exit 199). Go south on 56 D, and at 2.7 miles, turn right onto Brady-Moorfield Road. At 9.2 miles, the pavement ends. At 9.7 miles, on the left, is the entrance to Old Camp.

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The North Platte Community Playhouse is excited for the opening production of its 2016/2017 season, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.”

In the show, a group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish!

Production dates for “The Mousetrap” are September 23, 24, 25 & 30 and October 1 & 2, 2016, with Friday and Saturday performances beginning at 8:00 pm and Sunday Matinees beginning at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Individual and Family season tickets are available. Tickets sales begin on Monday, September 19. Tickets are available at the NPCP Box Office (301 East 5th Street) from Noon-5:00 pm, online at www.northplattecommunityplayhouse.com or at the door prior to each performance.

This production is made possible, in part, by the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment of the Arts, as well as our Corporate Sponsors, Adams and Swanson Funeral Home and Carpenter Memorial Chapel.

“The Mousetrap” is directed by Carolyn Clark with Assistant Director Robert Allen.

Tailgate Cookoff

1st Annual Touchdown Tailgate Cook-Off at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds September 24th Kick-off 6:30

Do you create the best tailgate food in Husker Nation? Prove it!
Dishes will be judged on taste, creativity, and overall appeal.
Provide samples to guests to compete in the “People’s Choice” award.

Grab your friends, neighbors, or co-workers and bring out your best “Tailgate” food for a chance to win prizes and most importantly–bragging rights.

Entry Fee is $35 per team. Deadline is September 21st. To register contact Amy at the LCAS office 308.534.8191

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold by the Lincoln County Ag Society.

Holy Spirit Fall Festival

Sunday, Sept. 25th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2801 West E Street
A Turkey Dinner with all of the trimmings!
Come and enjoy time with family and friends.
There is something for everyone!
Children’s Activities: games, cake walk, face painting, Fun Jumpz
Silent Auction
Country Store
Raffle/Lottery with cash prizes of $1000, $500 and $250

Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children

Archaeology Program

Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology Month by coming to a presentation at the Lincoln County Historical Museum, 2403 N. Buffalo Bill Ave, by Courtney Ziska, Highway Archaeology Program, Nebraska State Historical Society. The program is entitled, “The History and Archaeology of Birdwood Creek”. Learn all about what the society is currently finding along Birdwood Creek north of Sutherland.

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Book Signing Wednesday, 09.21.2016 at A to Z Books, 115 W. 4th St. Come and meet author William B. Matson, and the closest living relatives to Crazy Horse, who helped make this book possible by sharing their family’s history and memories of Crazy Horse.

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Enjoy a FREE Ice Cream Social hosted by Mid-Nebraska Ice. FREE ice cream this Saturday at North Platte’s Cody Park during Rail Days, 2pm-4pm (while supplies last).

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Enjoy a Nebraska Wine and Beer tasting on September 16th at 5pm at the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center. Cost is $25 per person and includes admission to the Golden Spike Tower, souvenir beer or wine glass and 10 tastings. Additional tastings are available 3 for $5.00.