Lexington, NE Area Chamber of Commerce
ADVERTISING SPACES AVAILABLE
A few spaces are still available on the happenings & newsletter. Happenings $175.00 and $100 for Newsletter. Give Julie at call at the Chamber if interested.
2014 City Directories are still available for $25 at the Lexington Chamber of Commerce Office
2014 PLUM CREEK COLLECTIBLES AVAILABLE
You can purchase your limited-edition Plum Creek Days belt buckles for $20 and also Plum Creek Mugs for $5 each. Stop by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce to check them out.
Coming in August—The library is borrowing 2 ACCU-Cut machines with 2 sets of additional dies from the Meridian Library System. If you have paper or quilt pieces to cut, drop by to see what dies are available.
Summer Reading for Adults is well on its way at the library. If you would like to join, you can sign up at the circulation desk. Then, after you read a book, fill out the rating form and turn it in—this will enter you in our weekly prize drawing. After Labor Day, we will have a grand prize drawing for Chamber Bucks.
The next Monday Afternoon Book Club meeting will be Aug. 4th, 3 p.m. We will be discussing “Sweet Salt Air” by Barbara Delinsky.
Novels for Knitters and other Stitchers meets on Tuesdays at 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. Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, and 26 at the library board room.
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.
When you have time, drop by the library and check out the display in the foyer celebrating the history of the library.
If you’re ready to sort through fabric stash, the Books for Babies volunteer program is accepting donations of sturdy cotton or double knit to be made into bags. Bags are given to every baby born at the Lexington hospital and include a hand knit cap and booties, a receiving blanket, a bilingual board book, a developmental chart, and a invitation to get the baby’s first library card.. Each bag requires a half yard of yard of fabric & is sewn by a volunteer. To support literacy, donate your excess fabric and if you love to sew, volunteer to sew bags!
The Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce will be having a comedy hypnosis as our grand finale of Plum Creek Days on Friday, August 8th, 7 p.m. at Kirk’s Nebraskaland Rest. Sponsored by the Lexington Community Foundation. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. 21 and older show. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber office. Michael Johns has over 25 years experience in Las Vegas. Snack foods provided. Cash bar. A Comedy Production. Call or Stop by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce to get your tickets now.
Darin Hoffmaster Benefit, August 9, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All proceeds will help Darin, who has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) with medical expenses. Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, salads, desserts, & Silent Auction. American Lutheran Church, 200 E. 12th St., Cozad.
“Plum Creek Cookout” sponsored by KRVN and Plum Creek Market Place. Noon to 1 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and water. July 30 – American Family Insurance; August 6 at Davis Energy; Viaero Wireless August 13; Crossfire Boutique; August 20 and Plum Creek Medical Group on August 27th.
The Lexington Lions Club is taking orders for Fresh Picked Peaches & Pears arriving in early September. Lugs weigh about 20 lbs for Peaches and about 36 lbs for Pears $35 per lug. If you are interested please give Robert Spears a call at 325-5323.
The Lexington Farmers Market has started, south downtown parking lot near Washington & Hwy 30) Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA
The 28th Annual Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza will be Friday, August 29th, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ; Saturday, August 30- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 31st – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Car show also on Sunday. Also have some booths spaces available if you would like to do swap meet, crafts, food, homebased..We have a booth space available for about anything but clothing. Do you need to raise money for a group, relay for life. Call Julie at 324-5504. First time vendors is $30.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Emeritus @ Park Avenue Estates Alzheimer’s Association’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” on August 5th. Emeritus@ Park Avenue Estates is located at 1811 Ridgeview Dr. For questions contact Keith Sladky at 324-5490.
LEXINGTON BLOOD DRIVE
First United Methodist Church, Tuesday, August 12, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Pat Jones at 325-4596 to make an appointment.
“SMALL TOWN NEBRASKA: PAST TIME”
“With grant funding from the Lexington Foundation” the Dawson County Historical Society and Museum is showing an exhibit from The Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney entitled: “Small Town Nebraska: Past Time” August 4-September 30. Please call the museum at 325-5340 or go to dchsmuseum.com for more information.
Senator Deb Fischer will host a listening session on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Madeline’s Café, remarks followed by a Q & A.