The AroundTown section of the Clipper-Herald is to notify the public of upcoming events and to publicize pertinent information from individuals, groups or service organizations.

PEOPLE

The children of Jo Sherman are suggesting a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday, Dec. 6. Cards may be sent to Jo Sherman, /c/o Cindy Goodman, 4102 East Lavender Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85044.

HAPPENINGS

Miller Dances: All dances start at 7 p.m. Bring finger food and snacks. Dec. 7: Curt Pfeil and Friends, Curt, Brett, Nate, Friends. Dec. 14: Diamonds and Dust, Blaine, Kylie, Mike, Sandy. Dec. 21: Ray Mullen. Dec. 28: Country Flair, Jim, Cliff, Jim, Roger.

The Dawson County Museum is inviting the public to “Deck the Halls for Christmas,” Dec. 3-7. They will provide the tree, the decorators provide the ornaments and creativity. Contact the Dawson County Historical Museum, 805 N. Taft St., 308-324-5340 or dchsociety@gmail.com

The Dawson County Historical Museum will host Coffee with Carol on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

First United Methodist Church will have their annual Country Store Friday, Dec. 6. There will be candy, cookies, baked goods, crafts and homemade soup from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be lunch with soups, sandwiches and homemade pie (free will offering). The public is invited.

The Santa House will be open and Fire Truck rides given by the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department in the parking lot south of Pinnacle Bank on Saturdays Dec. 7, 14, and 21, from 1-3 p.m.

Christmas Open House at the Dawson County Historical Museum will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Parent-Child Center is seeking volunteers to help sort the many donations we receive. Please contact the office at 308-324-2336 for more information on how you can help.

The Dawson County Democrats meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Wilson Public Library in Cozad, located at 910 Meridian Ave. On Dec. 7 on the agenda is Senator Matt Williams guest speaker, voter registration, deputy registrar training, and an open discussion of issues. For information, email: dcdemparty@gmail.com

WIC Clinic Sites, Dawson County: Lexington – Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Building, 931 W. 7th St., Tuesday through Thursday the first 4 full weeks for each month. Call 308-324-6212 for an appointment. Gothenburg – American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Monday, Dec. 9.

Events at the Lexington Grand Generation Center - Public Bingo on Mondays at 7 p.m. Must be 18 to play. For questions call 308-324-2498. Homemade Pretzel Baking on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Cost to purchase pretzels is .50/pretzel, $6.00/dozen. Purchase and/or come help roll.

RYDE Transit - Public Transportation is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule a ride in Dawson County or Lexington call 308-324-3670. Public Transportation is easy to ride and open to everyone.

PUBLIC LIBRARies

Storytime meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Lexington Public Library. Pre-readers and their caregivers are invited to drop by the Library for stories, songs and activities.

Novel Stitchers meets at the Lexington Public Library on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. If you love to knit, quilt, stitch, or crochet join us for stitching and conversation in the Library Board Room.

The next Booked for Lunch at the Lexington Public Library is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Job Vigil, of North Platte, will perform a wide selection of music--mostly from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by the performance at 12:00 p.m. noon. Let us know if you can join us for lunch by visiting the Library or by calling (308) 324-2151. This program is sponsored by the Lexington Community Foundation, the Friends of the Lexington Public Library, and the Emerson Fund. There is no Booked for Lunch scheduled for November.

The Wilson Public library in Cozad will be having a special Santa Story Time on Friday, Dec. 6 from 11-11:30 a.m. in front of the fireplace. Personal photos can be taken with Santa before or after story time, as he will be at the library from 10:30-12:30 a.m. For ages 0-6.

Join Wilson Public Library for Kids Crafternoon to make ornaments and buttons on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. Also, the button maker is back again! There will be a variety of materials available to create button pins, magnets, mirrors, or keychains, or bring your own materials such as pictures. Each participant can choose to make 2 items. For K-5th grade only. To register, call 308-784-2019, click the link on our Facebook page under the event or register at www.wilsonpubliclibrary.org by Friday, Dec. 6.

Did you know the Wilson Public Library in Cozad subscribes to downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for its citizens? Find out how to use Overdrive on your devices and be able to access free books anywhere in the world (with WIFI) 24/7/365.

LEXINGTON GRAND GENERATION CENTER

Exercise room is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Every Sunday the Center is available for rent.

Wednesday

9:30 a.m. - Pool T - Gothenburg

10:00 a.m. - Exercise

11:00 a.m. - Bingo with Avamare

12:45 p.m. - Cards

1:00 p.m. - FROG

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Hot Cookies

3:00 p.m. - Strength Training

Thursday

10:00 a.m. - Exercise

1:30 p.m. - Cardio Drumming

Friday

10:00 a.m. - Exercise

12:45 p.m. - Cards

1:00 p.m. - FROG

LEXINGTON GRAND GENERATION CENTER MENU

Homemade bread everyday. Choice of skim, 2% or chocolate milk. No reservations needed except for large groups. Serving time: 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

Sweet and Sour Chicken, Smile Potatoes, Buttered Beets, Peaches

Thursday

Breaded Pork Chops, Red Skin Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Apricots

Friday

Taco Bar, Meat Sauce, Pinto Beans, Tater Tots, Plums, Dessert

ORGANIZATIONS

AA/NA: open meeting Friday nights at 7 p.m. at Plum Creek Mall at Two Bridges Counseling, 513 N. Grant St., Suite 3a, Lexington.

Westside Group: AA/NA open meeting on Monday and Wednesday nights at separate locations at 8 p.m. Monday night meetings at First Christian Church, 1206 N. Erie St. in Lexington. Wednesday nights at Community Health Center (west of hospital) 1600 W. 13th St. in Lexington.

AA Elwood: at 8 p.m. on Sundays at United Methodist Church, 601 Rush in Elwood. Contact: 785-3567 (Tom).

Al-Anon meets Mondays, 8 p.m. at the LexChristian Church, 13th & Erie; Thursdays, noon at Grace Lutheran Church, 105 E. 17th, use office door. For more information call 308-651-0143, 308-324-2288.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, non-smoking: at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Ann’s Catholic Church basement, 301 E. Sixth St.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, non-smoking - Smithfield: At 8 p.m. on Thursdays at Hope Lutheran Church, 74098 Road 436 in Smithfield. Call 785-3567 or 472-3376.

American Legion in Lexington meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles.

Celebrate Recovery: a 12-step, anonymous program helping participants overcome any hurts, habits, addictions or hang-ups. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays at Parkview Baptist Church’s Refuge (Parkview South Campus), 1105 Park St.. Contact: 308-324-4410.

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Public Immunization Clinic, 1st & 3rd Mondays every month: Open 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. by appointment at 931 West 7th St., Lexington. Clinics serve ages 2 months - 18 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult, previous vaccination records required. Contact 308-865-1352 ext. 143.

Dawson/Gosper County CASA: seeking Volunteers. CASA Volunteers are everyday people from all walks of life, who advocate through the court system in the interests of children. Contact 324-7364.

Grupo Lexington AA (Spanish Speaking) open meeting Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 11 p.m., at 114 West 6th St. in Lexington.

The Lexington Lions Club meets the 4th Monday every month at the Lexington Grand Generation Center.

Lexington Rotary Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at Lexington Public Library at noon. For more information or to join call 308-325-7006.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Meetings are held the second Thursday each month at 2 p.m. in the education room at the Community Health & Fitness Center (1600 W. 13th, Lexington) For more information contact Dixie Menke at 308-325-5350 or 308-784-4022 or Brenda Bierman at 308-324-2523 or 308-325-9216.

SMART Recovery meets at St. Peter’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, 905 East 13th St., Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m., Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets every second Monday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1616 W. 39th St., in Kearney. For more information contact Carol Rowedder at 308-237-2635.

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