Adventure in the Wilds of Western Nebraska

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Sunday, July 30 - Wed, Aug 2

Cedar Point Biological Station, Ogallala, Neb.


Registration Deadline: Mon, July 10

Cedar Point Biological Research Station

Experience immersion in the summer community of a biological research station on the western high plains with field-based, learning activities planned. Expect vigorous hikes over moderately rugged terrain, complete with bugs, mud and water. This is an adventure in hiking, sitting, pausing and viewing with a fine eye for the geological, flora and fauna detail of the western high plains at Cedar Point Biological Station. This is an experience in a great part of western Nebraska using the tools of sketching, journaling and photography.

Your adventure begins once you’ve made your way to Ogallala, Neb. Jon Garbisch, associate director of the Cedar Point Biological Station, will meet the group for dinner at Open Range Grill on Sunday evening. A good night’s sleep will have you ready for an early start on Monday, with the day’s activities beginning at the station at 8 a.m., although you are welcome to drive out earlier to enjoy some good coffee and a hearty breakfast while watching a variety of bird  species enjoy their breakfast at the station’s feeders. Spend the day in artistic pursuits and/or trekking through some of the 900 acres of UNL-owned prairie and red cedar-filled canyons, then back to the Lodge for dinner. Rinse and repeat on Tuesday and you will head back to   Lincoln Wednesday morning replete with the satisfaction and tranquility that only time away from the distractions of the modern world can provide.

A detailed itinerary, including information about lodging and transportation, will be provided upon registration.

Behind the Curtain at the Playhouse

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th


Registration Deadline: Tue, Aug 1

Lincoln Community Playhouse

You have experienced the theatre world from the audience viewpoint, but there is another  fascinating world behind the curtains that few get to see. Don’t miss this special opportunity to take a peek at the inner workings of a vibrant, active community theater. Join us for dinner on stage at the Lincoln Community Playhouse (LCP). Morrie Enders, LCP’s executive director, will share the history of community theatre, and LCP specifically, and lead us on a backstage tour of the theatre building.