Lexington, NE Area Chamber of Commerce
11th Annual Plum Creek Rodeo
Make plans now to attend our 11th Annual Plum Creek Rodeo, June 13 & 14 at the Dawson County Fairgrounds!
HAPPENINGS & NEWSLETTER SPACES AVAILABLE
TEAMMATES MENTORING PROGRAM
Auditions for the Children’s Missoula Theater production of “Treasure Island” will be held Monday, March 17th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lexington Middle School gym. Student’s ages K-12th grade are encouraged to attend. There will be between 50-60 students cast for parts. Information about auditions will be sent home with students the first week of March.
2014 LEXINGTON CITY DIRECTORIES
2014 Lexington City Directories are now here. The directories are $25.00 and you can pick one up at the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce, 1501 Plum Creek Parkway, Ste. 2A.
Celtic guitarist, Jerry Barlow will present a program at the Lexington Public Library on Sunday, March 16th at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The Cornhusker Community Book Drive begins on Monday, March 17 at the library. Share your love of reading by donating new and gently used books for people of all ages. Books will be collected at the Lexington Public Library between Monday, March 17 and Saturday, May 3.
Acoustic performing duo, Roxanne Redd and Dennis Burnside will be at the library on Sunday, March 30th, 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Book Club will be meeting Monday, March 31, 3 p.m. They will be discussing the book “The Swan Thieves” by Elizabeth Kostova.
Family Movie Night is Monday, March 31, 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and watch the movie at the library.
Novels for Knitters and other Stitchers meet on Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
If you enjoy stitching—knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, needlepoint, or have another portable stitching project, join us at the library for 2 hours of stitching and visiting. We will meet on March 18, 25 at the library board room. We would love to have you join us.
Storytime meets on Tuesdays in March at 10:30 a.m. Storytime features stories and crafts for preschoolers. You are invited to bring your preschoolers to join us on March 18, 25 at 10:30a.m. at the library
Lapsit meets on Wednesdays in March, 10:30 a.m. Join us March 19, & 26 for stories and activities especially for toddlers.
Coming Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m.; author Stephanie Grace Whitson will present a new program. Make sure to mark your calendar so you can join us for this fun and informative event.
If you are interested in a 1 on 1 class for Kindle, or I-Pad, call the library at 324-2151 or stop by the library and schedule an appointment.
“Lexington Area United Way will hold their first annual 5K Walk/Run at the Johnson Lake Paul Matson Trails on April 26th. Check in 7- 8 a.m., start time 9 a.m. There will be no day of registrations. Register at www.getmeregistered.com or fill out a paper registration and drop off or mail in.”
COLON CANCER WELLNESS CONNECTION
Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America, yet is one of the most treatable when found early! A presentation by Dr. Christopher Seip will include valuable information on colorectal health that could save you or your loved one’s life! Receive a FREE colon cancer screening kit. Noon, March 20th in the Community Health & Fitness Center.
Free Colon Cancer screening kits are available through Lexington Regional Health Center, March 10-21. Call 324-5651 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Lexington Lions Club annual Pancake Feed will be March 22nd, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Dawson County 4-H building.
Knights of Columbus, 17th Annual Fish Fry, March 21st, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Ann’s Church Hall, Adults $8, Children 6-12-$4; Children 5 and Under FREE. Menu: Alaskan Pollock, Potato Wedges, Cole Slaw, Roll and Dessert.
The Annual Grace Lutheran Preschool Brunch will be held on Sunday, March 23rd, at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington. Serving will start at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free will offering!!!
BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY
Friday, March 21st, 9 a.m. to noon. Are you frustrated with appointment no-shows, communication breakdowns and poor employee retention? Attend this workshop to Learn about economic class differences, hidden rules and strategies for change that will make our customers successful at school, at work and in the community. This workshop is based on Bridges Out of Poverty, by Ruby K. Payne, Phillip DeVol and Terie Druessi Smith. Certified Bridges Facilitator, Jolene Hake will provide insight and strategies for employers, professionals and volunteers in human service, education, law enforcement, the justice system and faith community who are working with under-resourced individuals. There is no fee for this workshop but participants are asked to pay for the book which will be given to all who attend. This workshop is presented by Central Community College, Room 204, For more information and to register call Carol Boyle 324-8484. Pre-registration requested.
With the signing of a Plum Creek Days Mayoral Proclamation by Mayor John Fagot at the 2014 Chamber Banquet on February 21st, men of Lexington are now under a “shaving ban” until June 16, 2014. Men must have facial hair or purchase a “Shaving Permit” button at a cost of $5.00. Women also are to dress is western style on Fridays beginning May 23rd & running until June 13th. If they choose not to do so, they should purchase a “Skirt & Bonnet permit also $5.00. Plum Creek Days Booster Buttons will also be available for $10.00. Currently all of these buttons can be purchased at the Chamber office, but will soon be available at participating Chamber businesses.
The Nebraska Brass will perform a concert March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 801 N. Lincoln St.. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; Free for students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the church or at the door. Enjoy a fun-filled evening or music from classical to spiritual to marches.
NEED HEALTH INSURANCE
Have questions? The Health Insurance Marketplace can help you get covered. Certified Applications Counselors and certified Navigators will be available to assist with Marketplace questions and enrollment. Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska will be at the library, March 19th, 9-5 p.m Call Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska at 877-335-6422 with questions and what to bring with you for enrollment. Spanish Interpreters will be on site.