Events Calendar

Friday, April 19

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Pizza Hut


Leadership 2.0

Friday, April 19

Carroll United Methodist Church 6th Annual Fish Fry

Saturday, April 20

Boy Scout Paper & Aluminum Can Drive

Saturday, April 20

Wayne Eagles Trivia Night @ Wayne Eagles Club at 6:30 P.M.

Saturday, April 20

Wayne County Area Relay for Life 8th Annual Hot Dog & Tavern Feed

Saturday, April 20

Rotary Club of Wayne to Hose Bike Fixit Event

To “gear” up for National Bike Month, please join volunteers from the Rotary Club of Wayne and the Wayne State College Rotaract Club to learn more about the Dero Fixit bike repair stations that were recently installed along the City of Wayne walking and biking trail and on the Wayne State College campus. Volunteers will be available on Saturday, April 20th, to educate bicyclists about the features of each Fixit station and assist with basic maintenance from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the City of Wayne walking and biking trail (near the softball batting cage) and between 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Wayne State College (next to the bike racks outside of the Wayne State College U.S. Conn Library).

The Rotary Club of Wayne was awarded a Rotary District 5650 Grant to purchase the two Fixit stations. The City of Wayne and Wayne Green Team were both instrumental in the grant request process by writing a letter of support. The City of Wayne and Wayne State College installed their own station. Additionally, the Wayne Green Team assisted with planning and promotion.

The Fixit stations are the first of their kind in Northeast Nebraska. Each station includes basic bike maintenance tools and an air pump. In addition, each station includes a QR code which instantly takes mobile device users to a comprehensive bike repair website.

Monday, April 22

Blood Drive in Thurston

Thurston Manufacturing and Community Blood Drive: Monday, April 22, 2019 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Thurston Manufacturing, 1708 H. Ave.

Tuesday, April 23

Men’s Senior Golf in Ponca @ 10:00 A.M.

Tuesday, April 23

Events in Wayne

5:30 p.m. – Dogs and Dawgs @ Wayne Park Bark. Hosted by Wayne Young Professionals. For more information check out the event here:

5:30 pm- “Practical Guide to Your Money” to celebrate National Financial Literacy Month @ George Phelps at 112 E 2nd Street.

Tuesday, April 23

Wayne State College Madrigal Singers Concert

The harmony of the Madrigal singers presents a unique concert Tuesday, April 23 at Wayne State College. The 7:30 p.m. concert takes place in the beautiful natural light and amazing acoustical setting of the Peterson Fine Arts Atrium. Seating is limited. Repertoire includes a brand-new motet by WSC assistant professor Dr. Matthew Haakenson, Requiem from the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, and two late 15th/early 16th century villancicos. Soloists sing standard repertoire by Francis Poulenc, an ancient chant, as well as musical theatre selections from Beauty and the Beast, The Last Five Years, and Into the Woods. This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.

Wednesday, April 24

Noon Ambassadors @ Pizza Hut

Wednesday, April 24

Blood Drive in Wayne

Wayne Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM at Wayne Fire Department, 510 Tomar Drive.

Wednesday, April 24

Brass and Percussion Concert at Wayne State College

Diverse rhythm and sound colors the Wayne State College Brass and Percussion concert Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre. The performance features several brass ensembles and various percussion groups. The Brass Knuckles Quintet performs a jazzy arrangement of the traditional spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by Gary Slechta. Included in the percussion set are two recognizable selections: the haunting lullaby, Hushabye Mountain from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; and Smooth, the 1990s hit by Santana and Matchbox Twenty. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.

Thursday, April 25

7:45 A.M. Ag Task Force @ Tacos & More

Thursday, April 25

Mariachi Negro y Oro Concert at Wayne State College

Wayne State College Department of Music presents Mariachi Negro y Oro in concert Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, located on the lower level of the Peterson Fine Arts Center. Mariachi Negro y Oro charms listeners with traditional Mexican folk music featuring a mix of instruments including the trumpet, violin, vihuela, guitar, and guitarrón. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.

Thursday, April 25

Plains Writers Series and Fiction Slam at Wayne State College

Listeners are encouraged to interact with Great Plains writers during the Plains Writers Series Thursday, April 25 at Wayne State College. Theodore Wheeler, Kevin Clouther, William Trowbridge, and Neil Harrison share selected works at 1 and 2 p.m. in the Humanities lounge. The readings are followed by a fiction slam at 7 p.m. at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne. Participants need two original short stories. There is no preliminary round. The registration fee is $5. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chad Christensen at 402-375-7118.

Thursday, April 25

Blood Drive in Randolph 

Randolph Community Blood Drive: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Senior Citizen’s Center, 104 W Broadway.

Thursday, April 25

Boomerfest 2019 in Wayne

Thursday, April 25

90’s Trivia Night at Wayne Public Library

Like finally Dude, 90’s Trivia Night is here! A totally rad night for you and your friends to dress-up and join us for a sweet evening!  It’s gonna be all that and  bag of chips! Like whatever! Teams of 4 should register by calling the library at 402-375-3135. First place wins a $50 tab at Johnny Bird Brewing Co.

Friday, April 26

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Wayne High School

Friday, April 26

Northeast Nebraska Square and Round Dancers Spring Dance in Columbus

The Northeast Nebraska Square and Round Dancers will hold its spring dance on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the VFW,at 2720 23 Street, Columbus, NE.  Dancing will be from 7 – 9:30 pm.  The theme is “Easter Parade”, and Lanny Weaklend of Omaha, Nebraska will be the caller.  Square Dancers and spectators are welcome.

Friday, April 26

Wayne State College to Host Rescheduled Open House for the Center for Applied Technology

Please join Wayne State College for the rescheduled reception celebrating the opening of the new Center for Applied Technology (CAT) on Friday, April 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be a short program at 3:30 p.m. Guided tours and equipment demonstrations will be available. Refreshments will be served.

The CAT opened for classes at the beginning of the semester. The center provides Northeast Nebraska with a facility to support management training for industry, encourages ongoing employee development, fosters small business entrepreneurs interested in manufacturing, and engages in applied research with industry. The building includes two new classrooms and 13 new state-of-the-art instructional labs for manufacturing, applied engineering, construction management, safety management, and robotics.

As a gateway of opportunity for hundreds of students to experience today’s manufacturing industry in an environment that cultivates interest and excitement in the area of industrial technology, this premier facility is complemented by top-notch faculty who deliver an industry-based curriculum and attract students from high schools as well as the community colleges to seek careers in this growing area. The center serves as a career academy for Northeast Nebraska school districts and introduces thousands of high school students to careers in industrial technology.

Saturday, April 27

Wayne Food Truck @ Our Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 28

Vet’s Club Breakfast 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. @ Wayne Vet’s Club

Sunday, April 28

Free Small Business Workshop in South Sioux City

Prospective business owners are invited to learn about available resources at a free workshop, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), in collaboration with the South Sioux City Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and City of South Sioux City.

“Getting Ready to Start My Business” is set for Sunday, April 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will be at Sugal Consulting, LLC, 3900 Dakota Ave., Ste. 11, in South Sioux City, Nebraska.

Mabel Alarcon-Craven, Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP business development consultant will present the workshop in English. The content will then be translated in Somalian.

“Have you dreamed about becoming a business owner?” Alarcon-Craven said. “Do you want to start a bakery, hair salon, bookkeeping business, child care center, or other business? Learn about the resources, requirements, and responsibilities it takes to start your dream business at this workshop.”

REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Mohamed Warsame at 402.412.2424 or or Alarcon-Craven at 402.598.2731.

Sunday, April 28

Relay for Life of Cedar County

Monday, April 29

8 A.M. Govt Affairs @ Tacos & More 

Monday, April 29

Spring Honors Recital at Wayne State College

The 2019 Spring Honors Recital applauds musical excellence at Wayne State College. Faculty members nominate diligent students who have made significant progress for this special performance. The 2019 Spring Honors Recital is Monday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 30

Men’s Senior Golf in Pender @ 10:00 A.M.

Tuesday, April 30 & Wednesday, May 1

Auditions for “Tarzan the Musical” in Wakefield

Wednesday, May 1

Blood Drive in Allen

Allen Consolidated Schools and Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, May  1, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Allen Consolidated Schools, 125 E 5th Street.

Friday, May 3

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Wayne Country Club

Saturday, May 4

Wayne High Junior Class Flower Pickup

The Wayne High Junior Class would like to remind those that order flowers and plants that pick up is on Saturday May 4th at the Wayne High School parking lot from 10:00-4:00.

Tuesday, May 7

Men’s Senior Golf in Wakefield @ 10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, May 8

Blood Drive in Wakefield

Wakefield Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, May  8, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Christian Church of Wakefield, 303 Johnson Street.

Wednesday, May 8

Blood Drive in Wynot

Wynot Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, May  8, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Cedar Security Insurance, 414 St. James Avenue.

Tuesday, May 14

Men’s Senior Golf in Ponca @ 10:00 A.M.

Saturday, May 18

Walk to End Epilepsy in Lincoln Assisted by Wayne State College

Wayne State College students would like to invite everyone to the Walk to End Epilepsy sponsored by the newly formed Nebraska Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation on May 18 at 8 a.m. The walk will start at the Lincoln Stars Arena (Icehouse) at 1880 Transformation Drive in Lincoln.

The Walk to End Epilepsy is a grassroots community and fundraising event that provides people the opportunity to speak up about epilepsy, to learn more and connect with others affected by epilepsy at a fun-filled event. There is a non-competitive 5K Walk complete with fun activities for all ages.

Wayne State College students of Dr. Dendinger’s Managerial Communications class have been hard at work creating a communications plan to increase statewide training for teachers, nurses, and first responders in the recognition and response to seizures.

The Epilepsy Foundation reports epilepsy happens to 2.5 to 3 million people in the United States. One in 26 of those diagnosed will experience recurring seizures. “Knowing how to respond and assist a person experiencing a seizure could reduce the likelihood of an injury and might even save their life.” said Dendinger. Students in the class chose to put this project together to raise awareness for a cause they said they have become passionate about.

Learn more about the Walk to End Epilepsy, please check out the Nebraska Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation on Facebook or call Rose Opbroek, Executive Director, at 402-660-6193.

Explore ideas for a Service-Learning project for your organization, please contact Lisa Nelson, Director of Service-Learning, at: or (402) 375-7182.

Contact: Professor Laura Dendinger, Wayne State College, 1-800-228-9972, EXT 7020, E-mail:

Sunday, May 19

Timberlake Ranch Camps Open House

Tuesday, May 21

Men’s Senior Golf in Wayne @ 9:30 A.M.

Tuesday, May 28

Men’s Senior Golf in Laurel @ 9:30 A.M.

Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14

Camp Invention in Wayne

Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Wayne Jr Sr High School the week of June 10 – June 14, 2019.

A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention challenges children in Grades K-6 to find their “inner inventor” by learning the process of innovation. Using hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and encourages entrepreneurship — in a fun and engaging environment.

* Innovation Force®: Campers team up with the Innovation Force (NIHF Inductees as superheroes) to battle the evil Plagiarizer, a supervillain who is out to steal the world’s greatest ideas. As children create a device to retrieve the stolen ideas, they learn about the importance of intellectual property and the U.S. patent system.
* Deep Sea Mystery™: The children embark on a research adventure at sea to dig up fossils. Using lessons and advice from NIHF Inductees, they invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment.
* Farm Tech™: Campers are put in charge of managing their own farm as they learn the basics of running a business. With the assistance of the Bot-ANN-E robot, they learn fundamental coding techniques to maximize their time and profits. Children also are introduced to DNA syntheses, where they perform their own mock experiment to check the health of their newly purchased cattle.
* DIY Orbot™: The children will explore frequency, circuit boards, motors and gears as they use real tools to reverse engineer a remote-control robot. Throughout the week, campers will adapt their DIY Orbot to perform increasingly challenging tasks.

Sunday, September 22

6th Annual Cars-N-Carroll Show & Shine