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 family of Walt Flint is hosting an open house in honor of his 80th birthday, Dec. 8, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Bertrand City Hall, 507 Minor Ave., Bertrand, NE 688927. No gifts please.

A card shower is requested for Charles Eugene and Darlene Malcom of Lexington who will be celebrating 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26. Cards can be sent to 5001 East Main St Mesa, Arizona 85205.

HAPPENINGS

Miller Dances: All dances start at 7 p.m. Bring finger food and snacks. Legion Dinner Sunday. Dec.1: Country Flair, Jim, Eddy, Jim, Nate, Roger. Dec. 8: Diamonds and Dust, Blaine, Kylie, Mike, Sandy. Dec. 15: Judy and the Troubadors, Judy, Bruce, Jerome. Dec. 22: Branded: Barb, Larry. Dec. 29: Ray Mullen. Questions? Call 308-325-2909 or email dcfrmr@yahoo.com

The Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Santa Claus at the Pinnacle Bank parking lot, (410 N. Washington St.) on Saturdays Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m. each day. Open to all ages. Fire truck rids available courtesy the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.

The Dawson County Historical Museum will host their Christmas Hat Party on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is open to children and they are encouraged to attend.

The Gothenburg Community Playhouse Annual Tour of Homes is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a brunch at the American Lutheran Church. Four homes will be on the tour as well as the Stonehearth Estates for a dessert bar as the final stop. Tickets are $18 in advance For more information, call Roxanne at 308-529-2275.

The Light up Lexington Christmas Parade sponsored by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce will be Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will run from the Dawson County Courthouse south to Pinnacle Bank parking lot. All are welcome to be in the parade—this community event is a wonderful time of celebration. To request a registration form please call the Chamber office at 324-5504 or email cynthia@lexcoc.com.

The Sandoz Elementary 2nd grade will be presenting their musical, “On with the Snow,” Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Lexington Middle School. The public is invited to attend.

The United Methodist Church at 201 E. 8th will hold their annual Country Store Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and cinnamon rolls are from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Noon lunch is soup, sandwiches and pie for a free will offering. There will be Christmas goodies available, including take-out soup, candies, cookies for sale all day.

The Lexington Community Choir will be performing their 12th Annual Christian Concert called “Hope! A Gospel Christmas Celebration,” on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Lexington Middle School auditorium. A free will offering will be accepted for area benevolent agencies.

Lexington Area compassionate Friends will be holding the Worldwide Candle Lighting Service Dec. 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 E. 7th St., Lexington. Bring a candle and picture of your child lost too soon. Family and friends are also invited. For more information call Marcia at 320-1483.

Beginning January 2, 2019, 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.

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, December 1, 2018 Agenda: Election results county, state and nationwide, ideas for changing meeting location and time and discuss what is important to you. 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, Tuesday thru Thursday the first four full weeks for each month. Call 308-324-6212 for an appointment. Cozad – Parkview Building, 120 E. 9th, Dec. 17. Gothenburg – American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, ; Monday, Dec. 3.

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

The Gently Used Book Sale at the Lexington Public Library is currently ongoing. Hardback books are $2.00 each, all other items are $1.00. Take this opportunity to find holiday gifts! All proceeds go to the Lexington Public Library Memorial Fund to support special programs.

The next “Booked for Lunch” at the Lexington Public Library is Tuesday, Dec. 11. Job Vigil, formerly part of “Peter, Chuck, and Job,” will present “Songs of Christmas and Other Seasons.” A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for anyone who pre-registers; Vigil’s program begins at noon. To pre-register, visit the Lexington Public Library at 907 N. Washington or call (308) 324-2151. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lexington Public Library, the Lexington Public Library Memorial Fund, the Emerson Fund and the Lexington Community Foundation.

It’s a Christmas Tree decorating party at the Lexington Public Library. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 6 between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. to help decorate our Christmas tree. Decorations and a snack will be provided. Bring your whole family and begin a wonderful holiday tradition!

The Lexington Public Library’s next LEGO Club meeting is Thursday, Dec. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Elementary school students are invited to join us for an afternoon of creating and building with LEGOs.

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 Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room. We would love to have you join us.

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

The Wilson Public library in Cozad hosts a Grinched Candy Cane Hunt on Monday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-6:00 p.m. Bring your family to the library to hear the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Then, the PreK-Kindergarten crew hunts for candy canes the Grinch has dropped around the library. The 1st-5th grade kids can help find the missing items from Who-ville for a treat.

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

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

9:00 a.m. - Tai Chi

9:30 a.m. - Dancercise

1:00 p.m. - Wii Bowling

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

Baked Chicken, Red Skin Potatoes/Gravy, Corn, Plums

Thursday

Mushroom Steak, Parmesan Potatoes, Peas, Apple Sauce, Dessert

Friday

Creamed Turkey/Biscuit, Potatoes, Stewed Tomatoes, Pears

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.

Lexington Area Grief Support Group: meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Mondays of each month at Fitness Center, 1600 W. 13th Street. Open to anyone experiencing the death of a loved one. Contact Lexington Regional Health Center Home Health office, 324-8300.

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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