James O’Rourke Memorial Triathlon

OrourkeThe James O’Rourke Memorial Triathlons, based in North Platte, are a group of open, inclusive events that provide athletes at every skill level the opportunity to participate in the sport of triathlon.

The event offers three divisions – Competitive, for experienced athletes; Fitness, for triathletes who are getting started on their journey; and Relay, which allows teams of three to share the triathlon experience. In addition, specially-tailored triathlon events for children are offered. The triathlons begin and end at the North Platte Recreation Center, located at 1300 South McDonald Road in North Platte.

For more information or to register for the event, visit their website: James O’Rourke Memorial Triathlon.

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2015 Country Bluegrass
An all-star lineup of Bluegrass greats is heading to North Platte’s Lincoln County Fairgrounds on April 23 -25 for Nebraska’s finest Bluegrass festival now in its 15th year. Artists include The Grascals; Ralph Stanley II; Reno & Harrell; Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers; Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome; Phillip Steinmetz and his Sunny Tennessians; The Lindsey Family; Finley River Boys (formerly Acoustic Essays); One More River; Homeward Bound; High Plains Tradition and Republican River Ramblers.

All concerts are indoors at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds beef barn. Bleachers are available, or you’re welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.

Single day tickets are available for $22; tickets for the entire three day festival are available for $55. Tickets are available on the North Platte Country Bluegrass Festival Website.

More information can be found on the Country Bluegrass Festival Website and Facebook page. For more information contact Courtney Ewald at 308-340-4552 or npbluegrassfestival@yahoo.com.

SteamLocomotive1Railfans won’t want to miss the 21st annual train show. Billed as the largest train show west of Lincoln and east of Denver, the show is hosted by the Nebraska West-Central Dividion of the National Model Railroad Association.

The event is held at North Platte’s D & N Event Center, 501 E. Walker Road. Hours 9-5 Saturday the 18th and 10-4 Sunday the 19th. One day admission $4.00 per adult, $1.00 for children under 12 (under 5 free with paid adult). Union Pacific extra fare bus tours on Saturday only.

Fling Golf
FlingGolf™ is to golf what snowboarding is to skiing.

FlingGolf appeals to a younger athletic crowd. Kids love it. It’s easy to learn. And even those who have left golf will be enticed to come back for the fun of FlingGolf.

The rules are simple. Players fling the golf ball along the course and putt with the face of the FlingStick.

FlingGolf is a dynamic new sport that can be played alongside golfers on existing courses. (Think snowboarding and skiing.) It’s fun, inexpensive and easy to learn. Instead of hitting the ball with a club, a player flings a golf ball with a patent-pending FlingStick. A good fling can travel over 200 yards. And for an entire round, all players need to carry is one very light FlingStick.

See for yourself on Saturday April 11, 1pm to 3pm on the driving range at the Sutherland Oregon Trail Golf Course. You can find more information on the Oregon Trail Golf Course website and Facebook page.

Raceway opening dayOpening day for the 2015 racing season at the Lincoln County Raceway, 5015 W. Rodeo Road. The fun begins at 5pm on April 11.


final adventureSherlock Holmes The Final Adventure comes to the North Platte Community Playhouse, 301 E. 5th Street for six performances in April.

Performance Dates: April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19, 2015.

Friday and Saturday showings are at 8pm CTS & Sunday Matinee showings are at 2pm CTS. General Admission is $15.00; Ages 16 and under $8.00; Students with I.D. $8.00.

Sharp-witted detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his trusted companion, Dr. Watson, prepare to rescue Miss Faulkner from the clutches of the dastardly Moriarty in Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette’s play based on Doyle’s legendary literary character. The play first opened in New York City on November 6, 1899.

Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased online by visiting the North Platte Community Playhouse website.

Roller Derby
For the FIRST HOME BOUT of the 2015 season, the Heartland Hellcats will face off against the visiting Platte Valley Roller Vixens!

At the March 28 bout, you’ll not only be enjoying a night of amazing derby action — you can also help support good causes! The Heartland Hellcats will be raising funds and collecting donations for PAWS-itive Partners of North Platte, and hold a 50-50 raffle to benefit the local chapter of the Civil Air Patrol.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking this LINK, in person from any Heartland Hellcats team member, or at the door on the day of the event.

Advance tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children ages 7-12; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults or $7 for children ages 7-12. You can get $2 off your door ticket price by bringing pet food, pet treats or pet toys — benefiting the efforts of PAWS-itive Partners. If you have already bought an advance ticket but still bring a donation for PAWS-itive Partners, we will enter you into a special drawing for a Heartland Hellcats T-shirt!

Sandhill Crane Service

Witness the spectacular sights and sounds of the annual Sandhill Crane migration in the North Platte area.

The tour is approximately one hour, binoculars provided. The cost is $10 per person. Tours run every day March 1 – April 15.

To reserve your tour, call 308-660-2184. Provided by the 12th Man Errand Service.



Midwest Championship Fighting presents St. Patty’s Beatdown III.

Professional Main Event – McDonald vs. Hernandez

Other bouts include Schartz – Bringewatt – Prince – Erdman – Barker – Sellers

Also featuring Clary – Benitez – Guerrero – Hooper – Kubicka – Mecham – Kessler – Coomes and more.

At the D & N Event Center, 501 E. Walker Road. Doors open at 6pm, Fights at 7pm, Saturday, March 21.