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Upcoming Events in Holdrege Nebraska


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Farmers Market - JUNE - SEPTEMBER - Farmers Market and entertainment every Thursday from 5:00 - 7:30 P.M. on the Courthouse Lawn.

Ph: 308-995-4111 (Always call and confirm events)

January

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May

29 2014 Health Fair - Vendors will be on-site with a focus on health education and the promotion of wellness within our community. The Phelps Memorial Health Fair is held in conjunction with Healthy Communities Week and is open to everyone at no charge. 8:00-11:00 am.

Educational health-related displays, hands-on demonstrations, samples and giveaways and educational presentations will be offered throughout the morning.

Various health screenings will also be available to attendees. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events:

-----Migraine Relief ------ (Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block)
Get long term relief of many migraines and cluster headaches! Presented by Jodie Scheele, PA-C and Paula Keffeler, Imaging Leader

-----Sleep Apnea -----
Your snoring may be doing more than just keeping your spouse awake. It may be affecting your health! Presented by Tracie Elliott, Cardiopulmonary Leader

-----Make Healthy Smoothies-----
Watch a live demonstration on how to make tasty and nutritious smoothies with Sue Keizer, Registered Dietician!

----- Aroma Therapy -----
Get the surprising scoop on essential oils with Janita Pavelka, CHHC, CPT!

----- The Rollin' Colon -----
Join us for a fun and educational journey for colon cancer awareness.
Walk inside the 20' colon, courtesy of the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force, and learn why colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable! Learn why it is important to schedule regular colon screenings to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Walking inside the colon you will see what normal colon tissue looks like, what a polyp looks like, and the transformation of an un-removed polyp into colon cancer.

----- Free Blood Testing -----
A1c
Lipid Panel Profile
Blood Sugar
Blood Pressure
Vision
Hearing
Glaucoma
More...

Lions Bus Mobile Screening

Address: Rex Kelly Conference Center at Phelps Memorial Health Center. , Holdrege, Nebraska
Ph: 308-995-2211 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: phelpsmemorial.com/About/AnnualHealthFair.aspx

June

Bargains on Byway - The 2015 bargains road, HWY 136, from Franklin to Bloomington is closed for the summer and we are in need of a coordinator.

We will regroup . . . and . . . reopen Bargains on Byways in 2016, so pencil us in on your calendar.

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A three days of sales in businesses, garage & yard sales in 16 towns over 9 counties in South Central Nebraska.

A nine-county area of Nebraska's Frontier Trails Region is again organizing it's Annual Bargains on Byways, a three-day event where there will be open stores, garage and yard sales, antiques to be found, . . . and a bargain or two along the way.

The Bargains on Byways Vendor Guide will be available the first of June. You will be able to pick up your copy in advance or during your road trip to any Bargains on Byways town.

The Bargains on Byways Vendor Guide will detail all participating towns. Vendor sites will be mapped and listed within each town. Each vendor listing provides a brief description of their treasures and the times they will be open.

Address: Located along Heritage Highway Byway 136 and surrounding areas. , Holdrege, Nebraska
Ph: 308-470-0499 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bargainsonbyway@gtmc.net
Web: www.bargainsonbyways.com
Fee: Free

16 - 17NE0419015e002 - Holdrege Midsommarfest - Swedish Days - 20th-8:30-All Class Reunion
8:00 am-Sunset EVERY DAY (Thursday, June 19-Sunday June 22)—Skydive Atlas Offering Tandem Jumps at Brewster Field. More information and appointments available at skydiveatlas.com. (Contact Sean Tillery at skydiveatlas@gmail.com for more information.)

June 20, 2014

11:00 am—Holdrege Public School Foundation Golf Tournament at the Holdrege Country Club (Contact HPS Central Office at 995-8663 or click here for more information.)

Noon—Svenska Lunch at the Phelps County Senior Center, hosted by the Tre Kronor Society.

1:30 pm-3:00 pm—Games on the Courthouse Lawn, hosted by First National Bank (Contact First National Bank at 995-4411 for more information.)

5:30 pm-6:30 pm—Kiwanis Kids Fishing Contest at the North Park Lake (Contact Cindy Jackson at 991-3680 for more information.)

8:30 pm—Holdrege All Class Alumni Reunion at Gutterz, hosted by the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. (More information available here. Contact the Chamber at 995-4444 with questions.)


June 21, 2014

7:00 am-10:00 am & noon-2:00 pm—Young Eagle Flights for Kids Ages 8-17 (Free) & Helicopter Rides for All Ages at the Holdrege Airport (Helicopter rides are $50/person. Contact Dan Powers at dan.powers@ilsbeef.com for more information.)

7:00 am—Silver Run at North Park, hosted by the Phelps Memorial Health Center (Contact PMHC at 995-2211 or click here for more information.)

10:00 am—Parade (Contact the Chamber for more information at 995-4444. Registration form available here.)

11:00 am-4:00 pm—Street Festival on West Avenue (Contact the Chamber for more information at 995-4444. Registration form for vendors available here.)

11:00 am-4:00 pm—Art Show on the Courthouse Lawn (Contact the Chamber at 995-4444 for more information.)

11:00 am-2:00 pm—Face Painting and Water Available at Great Western Bank (Contact Great Western Bank at 995-6531.)

11:00 am-3:00 pm—Car Show on 5th and East Avenue (Contact the Heartland Cruisers at 991-1746 for more information.) Registration begins at 8:00 am.

11:00 am-4:00 pm--Hospitality Center at Spirit of Grace Church for eating, drinking, and relaxing. Ole and Lena photo op, local art exhibition, air conditioned. (For more information, contact Spirit of Grace Church at 995-8019).

Noon-2:00 pm—Homemade Ice Cream and Brownie Social at the Phelps County Senior Center. A free will donation will be accepted. (Contact Denise Smith at 995-5345 for more information.)

2:00 pm—Citizens for Bronze Art Dedication of George Lundeen’s Bronze “Joy of Music” at the Tassel (Contact Sheila Tringe at 995-4423 for more information.)

2:00 pm-8:00 pm—Holdrege Chamber Ribfest & Beer Garden on West Avenue (Contact the Chamber at 995-4444 for more information. Entry form and rules available here.)



Ph: 308-995-4148 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: admin@justtheplacenebraska.com
Web: www.justtheplacenebraska.com/chamber/

16 - 17 Dala Days - During Dala Days, “Dala Horses” will be on display throughout Holdrege. The Dala Horse is a popular souvenir and recognized as an unofficial symbol of Sweden. Shoppers have the chance to win $100 in Chamber Bucks by shopping at participating businesses from June 1 through June 18.

A Dala Days card will be given to customers at participating businesses, which is stamped when purchases are made. After $100 of purchases the card can be filled out and entered in the drawing. Each business will have a box for them to be placed in or they can be dropped off at the Chamber office.

Winners will be announced during the Swedish Days Parade. All winners will receive $100 in Chamber Bucks which they can pick up at the announcer’s stand immediately following the parade or at My Fair Lady’s Fashions/Americana Plus. Unclaimed winners will be notified the following week, and Chamber Bucks can be picked up at the Chamber office.

If you are a business and would like to take part and/or support this successful event, please click here for more information.

Ph: 308-995-4148 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: admin@justtheplacenebraska.com
Web: www.justtheplacenebraska.com/chamber/events

17NE0419015e009 - Holdrege Silver Run - Phelps Memorial Health Center joins with the YMCA of the Prairie of Holdrege, Family Medical Specialties and High Plains Clinic in organizing the annual Silver Run to promote wellness and physical fitness for men and women of all ages. The race is conducted in conjunction with Holdrege's Swedish Days Celebration.

The date for the 2014 event is Saturday, June 21, at the Holdrege North Park on the south side, beginning at 7:00am.

Race brochures will be available after May 10, and may be obtained by contacting Keri Berry, Director of Public Relations and Education. - (below)



The annual event includes men's and women's races at the following distances: 10K run, 5K run, 2 mile run, and 2 mile walk.

All courses are USA Track and Field Sanctioned and Certified. All proceeds raised for the race will be donated to the YMCA of the Prairie in Holdrege.

Early registration is $25 per person through midnight on Thursday, June 19.

Beginning on Friday, June 20, the registration is $30 per participant.


T-shirts and packets will be available for pick-up at Phelps Memorial the evening of Friday, June 20.

Trophies are awarded to the 1st place finishers in each event, in addition, medals are awarded to the top finishers in each of these age categories for men and women:

15 and under
16 to 19
20 to 24
30 to 34
35 to 39
40 to 49
50 to 59
60 and over

Address: North Park , Holdrege, Nebraska
Ph: 308-995-2948 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: klberry@phelpsmemorial.com
Web: www.phelpsmemorial.com/About/SilverRun.aspx
Fee: YES

17 Heartland Cruisers Show and Shine Car Show - The Heartland Cruisers' Swedish Days Show & Shine is held on Saturday in conjunction with the Swedish Festival - Midsommarfest. 1 PM to 4 PM, Trophies at 3:30. Those showing cars will be admitted free to the street dance that evening beginning at 5:00.

Ph: 308-995-5120 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bkdaf72@atcjet.net
Fee: $10 registration

July

22 - 27 Phelps County Fair - Last Week - 4-H Competition & Exhibits.
Sunday - Family Night Singing
Monday - Free BBQ, Carnival Rides
Wednesday - Demolition Derby sponsored by the Heartland Cruisers Car Club

For more information and schedule of events go to link below.

Address: Fairgrounds, 1308 2nd St , Holdrege, Nebraska
Ph: 308-995-6319 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.holdrege.org/events.asp?CalendarID=1&th

December

9 - 10NE0419015e008 - Holdrege Holdrege Gun Show - 150+ Tables of Gun items for sale or trade (New and Used) 80% Gun items. Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 9am-4pm.

Address: Phelps County Ag Center, 1308 S. 2nd St , Holdrege, Nebraska
Ph: 308-995-5398 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: holdregegunshow@hotmail.com
Fee: YES

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Eagle Viewing

The bald eagle has always captured the attention of Americans, so much so that in 1782 the Continental Congress chose the eagle as the national bird and the centerpiece for the nation's Great Seal. Over the years, the bald eagle acquired its status as a symbol of freedom and of the United States.

Holdrege, NE Birdwatching

Phelps County Courthouse

The railroad offered a city block to the citizens of Holdrege if they would build a courthouse. The ambitious merchants promptly provided the funds and the cornerstone was dedicated on October 10, 1884. Subsequently, the voters approved removal of the county seat to Holdrege on November 11

Holdrege, NE Historic Courthouses

C B & Q Depot

The Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy (C B & Q) Railroad depot was built in 1910. Also known as Ironhorse Station, the depot, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Holdrege, NE Railroad History

Recreation

City parks comprise 65 acres with an olympic size heated swimming pool, playground equipment, and a 12-acre lake for fishing and boating, picnic areas, and lovely walking paths.

Holdrege, NE Recreation

Nebraska Prairie Museum

The Nebraska Prairie Museum contains an exceptionally fine collection of over one acre of indoor exhibits. Explore every aspect of life on the prairie and uncover surprises around every corner. Be one of the many visitors who exclaim, "This is the finest museum I have ever visited."

Holdrege, NE Museums

Things to do near Holdrege, NE