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

A card shower has been suggested to help Roy Holmes of Overton celebrate his 80th birthday May 17. Cards may be sent to Roy Holmes, 913 9th St., Overton, NE 68863.

A retirement celebration honoring teachers, Mary Bergstrom, Jeannie Homan and Ruth Seward, will be held May 21, 3:45-6:00 p.m. at the Lexington Middle School. The public is invited to celebrate their journey and offer good wishes on their next adventure.

The family of Jeannie Homan is hosting a retirement party in her honor on June 1, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Grand Generation Center, 407 East 6th St., Lexington.

The 70 year class of 1949 will be one of those honored at this year’s Alumni Banquet. Tickets are on sale at U Save Pharmacy through June 12. For more information contact Marilyn Kring, 308-324-4847 or Dan Tomasek, 308-324-2759.

HAPPENINGS

Miller Dances: All dances start at 7 p.m. Bring finger food and snacks. May 11: Branded, Barb, Larry. May 18: Free Dance, Ray Winz’s 85th Birthday, Classic Country, Darold, Eddy, Steve. May 25: Free Dance, honoring Janice, Marjo, Kenneth and other volunteers, Country Flair, Jim, Curt, Eddy, Jim, Roger.

The Overton Alumni Association annual banquet will be Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Overton School gym at 6:00 p.m. Honor classes are graduates from years ending in “9,” i.e. 1959, 1969, 1979, etc. However all graduates are invited to attend. This will be the 120th banquet. Tickets are $25 and are available at First Security Bank in Overton, Alyce Bauer, P. O. Box 218, Overton NE 68863 or Marlene Blythe, 10596 Westside Rd, Overton, NE 68863 (308-987-2205). Tickets must be purchased by May 18, 2019.

Boating Safety Certification, Johnson Lake EMS Training Center, Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Required for any motorboat operator born after 12-31-1985 – including operators of personal watercraft. Visit www.BoatSafeNebraska.org for additional information. Pre-registration required: 308-627-3895 or email refowler@charter.net Sponsored by Johnson Lake Chamber of Commerce.

A fund raiser for Tim Rios, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Squamous Cell Carcinoma, is planned Sunday, June 2, 2019, 12-4 p.m., at JD’s, 2023 1st Ave., Kearney. Lunch will be available with a free will donation, as well as a silent auction, raffle items and a bake sale. All funds raised will be used to help defray medical costs, travel expenses and loss of income for day to day expenses. For more information or to donate an auction item, contact Kelly, 308-325-0467, Chris, 308-325-0729 or Michelle, 308-627-7157. For updates and auction item sneak peeks see the Facebook event page, “Fundraiser for Tim Rios Fight Against Cancer!”

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. Saturday, May 4, 2019 Agenda: voter registration, deputy registrar training, unicameral update, discuss what is important to you and where do you stand on 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. WIC Clinic Sites, Dawson County: Cozad – Parkview Building, 120 E. 9th, Monday, June 3. Gothenburg – American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Monday, June 10.

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: May 18, June 15, July 20, 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

The Lexington Public Library’s LEGO Club meets on Thursday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m. Children in elementary school are invited to join us for an hour of creating with LEGOs. This activity is supported by Walmart.

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 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Library Board Room. We would love to have you join us.

Lap Sit/Storytime for children, age birth to five years, meets at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Each Lap Sit/Storytime offers an educational experience for children with stories, songs, activities, and simple crafts. This program is offered every Wednesday, when Lexington Schools are in session.

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.

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

9:15 a.m. - Go4Life

9:30 a.m. - Pool T - Broken Bow

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

12:45 p.m. - Cards

1:00 p.m. - FROG

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

3:00 p.m. - Strength Training

Thursday

9:30 a.m. - Tai Chi

10:00 a.m. - Dancercsice and Steering Committee

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - BP/BS Testing

1:00 p.m. - Wii Bowling

2:00 p.m. - Bingo

Friday

9:15 a.m. - Go4Life

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

Ham Balls, Scalloped Potatoes, Buttered Cabbage, Pineapple

Thursday

Tuna Noodle Casserole, Fresh Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Cauliflower, Apple Sauce

Friday

Pork Roast with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Dinner Roll, OJ Cup, 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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