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

Hazel Woodward of Gothenburg will celebrate her 80th birthday Aug. 10, 2019. Her family is suggesting a card shower to help her celebrate. Cards may be sent to Hazel Woodward, 810 20th St., Apt. 15, Gothenburg, NE 69138.

HAPPENINGS

The Nebraska Passport books are available at the Clipper-Herald office, 114 West 5th, Lexington.

Miller Dances: All dances start at 7 p.m. Bring finger food and snacks. Aug. 10: The Kenaston: Sharon, Roger, Bobby Jo, Vanessa, Memorial Dance for Janice Pfeifer. No Snacks - Lunch at 10 p.m. Aug. 17: No Dance: Fireman’s BBQ. Aug. 24: Judy and the Troubadours: Judy, Bruce, Jerome. Aug. 31: Free Dance: Diamonds and Dust: Blaine, Kylie, Mike, Sandy, Darlene Cerny’s Birthday, Bob Massey’s Birthday.

Due to impending weather, the Wilson Library “Movie Under the Stars,” scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 3, has been postponed to Friday, Aug. 16. It will be held at dusk at the Robert Henri Museum courtyard.

The Dawson County 4-H Café will be open during the Jr. High and Sr. High Rodeos. Aug. 17-18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

“All God’s Children,” is the theme for the meeting of the Lexington Area Christian Women’s Connection Tuesday, Aug. 20. It will be a 9:30 a.m. brunch at Kirk’s Restaurant. Special feature will be Melissa Dunn from the Lexington Parent-Child Center. Speaker will be Shirley Garwood of Atkinson and special music by Pam Trampe of Lexington. Reservations and cancellations by noon Monday, Aug. 19. Call Sheri Giesbrecht, 308-320-0952 or Teresa Lanman, 308-324-8386. Transportation offered by request, free nursery provided by reservation.

A book signing for the novel “Charlie’s Girl,” authored by Marje Perkins will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 3-6 p.m. at Mac’s Creek Winery and Brewery.

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. The agenda includes voter registration, deputy registrar training, an open discussion of current and upcoming issues. Call 308 640-0362 for transportation to the meeting.

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, Aug. 12, Monday, Sept. 16. Cozad – Parkview Building, 120 E. 9th, Monday, Aug. 5, Monday, Sept. 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.

The Glenn Hawks Service Building, 801 West Vine, will offer disposal of trash the third Saturday of the following months: Aug. 17 and Sept. 21, 8 a.m. to noon. There are recycling bins for cardboard, plastic and paper. There is a one dollar charge for appliances. Hazardous Waste materials will NOT be accepted and NO construction debris, such as shingles, drywall or concrete. Tree limbs, grass and garden debris must go to the Compost site on East Walnut. Fines will be issued for those disposing of furniture, mattresses or wood. This service is for Lexington residents only!

PUBLIC LIBRARies

Register now for the Children’s Summer Reading program at the Lexington Public Library. Visit the Children’s desk to register and to pick up a calendar of events. Join us for a “Universe of Stories” this summer!

The Lexington Public Library’s “Novel Stitchers” meets on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. If you enjoy stitching--knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, needlepoint, or have another portable stitching project--join us at the library for two hours of stitching and visiting. We will meet on Tuesdays, May 28 and June 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room. We would love to have you join us.

The Wilson Public Library has weekly drop in Story Time on Mondays from 5:30-6:00 pm and Fridays from 11:00-11:30 am. Join us for a story followed by a craft or activity. For preschool ages 3-6 with an adult. Toddler Times are Fridays from 10:15-10:45. Enjoy a story and time with other toddlers. For ages 0-2 with an adult. No registration required.

Wilson Public Library has begun a group where aspiring writers can share, inspire, network, and write. The WPL Writing Society will meet the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the library. Open to all ages, feel free to bring whatever tools you need to write, from pen and paper to typewriter to computer. No registration required, come as you are able.

If you struggle to do simple makeup or just want to learn some techniques, join us Thursday, Aug. 15, from 4:00-5:00 pm at the Wilson Public Library for Makeup with Memphis. You will learn how to choose colors that flatter you and important tips to enhance all your features. Feel free to bring your own products and follow along or just watch. No registration is required. For 6th grade and up.

In preparation for International Dot Day, Wilson Public Library hosts a Kid’s Crafternoon of dot-making on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 1:30 pm for K-5th grade. We will paint dots in every color of the rainbow and display them in the children’s area through September. International Dot Day is celebrated every September to encourage people of all ages to harness their creativity. Materials are provided. Registration required by Friday, Aug.9.

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.

Monday

9:00 a.m. - Massage

10:00 a.m. - FROG

12:45 p.m. - I’ve Got It

3:00 p.m. - Strength Training

7:00 p.m. - Bingo

Tuesday

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Massage

11:30 a.m. - Red Hats

12:45 p.m. - Pinochle and Pool

2:00 p.m. - Last Farmers Market Coupon Meeting

Wednesday

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

10:00 a.m. - Exercise

11:00 a.m. - 5-in-a-Row

12:45 p.m. - Cards

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

3:00 p.m. - Strength Training

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.

Monday

Mushroom Steak, Criss Cross Potatoes, Stewed Tomatoes, Tropical Fruit

Tuesday

Apricot Chicken, Cream Corn, Apple Sauce, Cold Salad - Home Delivery

Wednesday

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Real Diced Fresh Potatoes, Italian Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Garlic Bread

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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