Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

April Fools? It's The Middle Of June

Good morning Banner County! Well here we are smack dab in the middle of June and a good part of the time it feels like April.

This past Monday was even chilly. Hummm ... must be in Nebraska!

Heading down south to our neighbors in Kimball, the city pool is open and ready for your swim. Open swim has various hours – noon to 5 p.m. or 1 to 6 p.m. Plus there are lap and lesson schedules, so stop by and get the info you need to help you cool off. I know the heat is going to show up one of these days!

Sidney had its Gold Rush Days celebration recently and I am sorry to say that I missed telling you; hope anyone truly interested had the details.

This Friday, June 16th in that fair city, they will have music at the Hickory Street Square with Downtown Sounds Dance Machine. They will open at 5:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 6-10 p.m .; it is free and open to the public for all ages.

More pool time on the 16th as the Gering pool invites you to their Summer Fun Pool Party between 8-10 p.m.

Earlier that day from 3-4 p.m. you are welcome to join the folks at the Gering library as they make Kumikimo bracelets, an ancient form of Japanese braiding.

The annual Rock-n-Roll Father’s Day Classic Car Show presented by the High Plains Auto Club will be held the 16th & 17th at the Five Rocks Amphitheater. There will be over 500 cars on display, kids games, a fun run, and cruise night. Happy Father’s Day!

Also on Saturday, June 17th, the 21st annual Festival of Hope will take place at the Scotts Bluff Fairgrounds in Mitchell. This event is Free and open to the public and will begin at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served by the Knights of Columbus,and there will be a 5 k walk/run, children’s fun run,entertainment, silent and live auctions, and the butterfly release. More information is available at http://www.festivalofhope.net or by calling 436-4161, or 765-2224.

The 18th Street Market is open on Saturday, June 17th between 8-11 a.m. at the 18th Street Downtown Plaza.

The city of Bridgeport will be holding its Community Yard Sale on the 17th, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. This will be at the Prairie Winds Community Center.

On June 15th, a Thursday, the Free summer movie for the young ones will be “Home” at the Midwest Theater and it will begin at 1:30 p.m. The following Saturday, the 17th, the Free movie for the adult set will be “Royal Wedding” and it will play at 1:30 p.m. If you missed the movie at the SkyView Drive last week it will play again June 16-18th. The movie is “Transformers: Rise of the Beast.” The gates open at 8:45 p.m. and the movie begins at 9:10 p.m.

If you are down south and in the mood for a movie, the movie at the Goodhand Theater will be “The Little Mermaid.” It will play on the 16th and 17th at 7 p.m. and on the 18th at 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 18th there will be gardening classes offered 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadowlark Hearth Farm, 120024 Evert Drive, Scottsbluff.

Monday, June 19th and Tuesday the 20th there will be a Summer Fun Camp at 102 E Overland. “Elodiee’s Oddities” will be held 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Children’s activities and projects (some with clay) will be part of the camp.

At St. Mary’s Plaza in Scottsbluff there will be a Grief Support Group meeting on Tuesday, June 20th at 6 p.m. This is Free and open to the public, and more information is available at 630-1149.

On Wednesday the 21st there will be a Petting Zoo at the Gering City Park. There will be times when your children can feed and pet the animals. Either from 10:30 to 11:30 or 11:30 to 12:30, and you must choose a time slot before the program.

The next Banner County Commissioners meeting will be in the evening, June 20th, at 5:30 p.m.

And just as a heads up! the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering will have a ‘Trail Wagon Train Day’ on June 23rd, next Friday. They will open at 5 p.m. with tractor rides, kids games, live animals,and more. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and for information call the museum at 436-1989.

Well folks, that is all for now. Have a great week and take care until next time. Barb Cross at 436-7152.