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

HAPPENINGS

Miller Dances: All dances start at 7 p.m. Bring finger food and snacks. Oct. 12: Diamonds and Dust: Blaine, Kylie, Mike, Sandy. Oct. 19: John and Robin Stitt. Oct. 26: Country Flair: Jim, Cliff, Curt, Jim, Roger.

During the Lexington-Cozad football game on Friday, Oct. 18 all veterans in attendance are invited to take part in presenting the colors prior to the game. There will be further guidance at the game.

A presentation about graveyards, churchyards and cemeteries will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m., at the Dawson County Historical Museum, 805 Taft St. Peter Osborne, the director of the Robert Henri Museum, will give the presentation about the development of burial grounds in America.

The Lexington Area Compassionate Friends are sponsoring speakers, Jeremy and Bailey Koch, Monday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., at Concord Club House, 20th and Erie Street, Lexington. They will speak on “Anchoring Hope for Mental Health,” spreading their message of hope in the midst of mental illness.

Lexington Area Christian Women’s Connection will meet for a noon luncheon at Kirk’s Restaurant , I-80 and Hwy 283, Tuesday, Oct. 22. Special Feature will be Pat Longly, director of the Lexington Children’s Museum, sharing about the new museum. Rita Weber, Sioux Falls, S.D., will be speaker and provide music. Transportation is offered by request. A free nursery provided by reservation. Reservations and cancellations by noon on Monday, Oct.21. Call Sheri Giesbrecht, 308-320-0952 or Teresa Lanman, 308-324-8386.

The Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Trick or Treat Street Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Dress up in costumes and start at Madeline’s Café and Bakery (501 N Washington) to get a list of participating businesses. (All participating businesses will have a flyer in their window). If your business would like to join in the fun this year, please call the Chamber office at 324-5504 or email director@lexcoc.com.

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.

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. Cozad – United Methodist Church, 1515 Ave. B, Friday, Nov. 1, Monday, Dec. 2. Gothenburg – American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Monday, Oct. 14, Monday, Nov. 4, 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

Lexington Public Library’s LEGO Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Elementary school children are invited to join us for an hour of creating with LEGOs. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Booked for Lunch will meet on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Lexington Public Library. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a presentation by Teri Edeal about her miniature horse. If you would like to join us for lunch at 11:30, let us know by visiting the Library or by calling (308) 324-2151.

Mike Blakely, award winning author and musician, will be at the Lexington Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of western music and stories. This program is sponsored by the Lexington Community Foundation, the Friends of the Lexington Public Library, and the Emerson Fund.

The Lexington Public Library will host a Family Movie Night on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a family friendly movie; light refreshments will be served.

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 3:00-5:00 p.m. If you love to knit, quilt, stitch, or crochet join us for stitching and conversation in the Library Board Room.

Beginning Oct. 1, Wilson Public Library cardholders can enter a decorated pumpkin to potentially win a prize. Submissions must be a pumpkin or gourd that has been decorated as the patron’s favorite book character, with the rest of the decorations up to the patron’s imagination. No carved, poked or hollowed out pumpkins/gourds allowed. Pumpkins must be dropped off by Friday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m. and will be on display at the library for public viewing and voting Oct. 21 to Oct. 31. There are four categories for prizes: 0-Pre-K; K-5th grade; 6-12th grade, adult, plus an additional grand prize winner.

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

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

12:45 p.m. - Pinochle and Pool

1:00 p.m. - Pretzels

Wednesday

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

10:00 a.m. - Exercise

12:45 p.m. - Cards

1:00 p.m. - FROG

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

Beef Taco Casserole, Potato with Veggies, Chuck Wagon Corn, Mixed Fruit

Tuesday

Sweet and Sour Chicken, Confetti Rice, Mixed Veggies, Mandarin Oranges, Cold Salad

Wednesday

Mushroom Steak, Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Three Bean Casserole, Apple Slices

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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