Special Youth Challenge will be holding their 6th Annual Spring Turkey Hunt Banquet at six p.m. on April 21st at the Rock County High School in Bassett. "Gentle Ben" McGuire will be the special guest. He is a former Alaskan bear guide. Special Youth Challenge provides opportunities for youth with special challenges to enjoy God's Great Outdoors. For more information visit SYCNebraska.com or call 402-832-5979.
The Rachel's Vineyard retreat provides an opportunity for those who are struggling emotionally and spiritually with a past abortion decision. It will be held April 21st through the 23rd in the Rapid City. For more information contact Carol at 605-374-5639 or visit RachelsVineyard.org.
The American Red Cross will host a Disaster Training event from eight until 6:30 on Aprill 22nd in O'Neill. The course will equip new volunteers with the training needed to respond to local and regional disasters such as tornados, floods, or home fires. To pre-register for this training event contact Michelle at 308-210-4565.
Diane Gubbels will share her personal Christian testimony through the use of her handcrafted quilts. The event will be held from nine until eleven a.m. on April 22nd at the First Baptist Church in Norfolk. Child care will be provided.
Adam Boggs, the creator of the comic book David's Mighty Men (a comic book based on 2 Samuel 23:8-9) will be speaking at the Creighton Library at ten a.m. on April 22nd. The comic book is based on 2 Samuel chapter 23 verses eight and nine. For more information call Lisa at 402-358-5115.
"Jesus: The Image of God's Mercy" is a one-day retreat which will be presented at ten a.m. on April 22nd at the St. Benedict Center which is located four miles north of Schuyler. For more information visit StBenedictCenter.com or call 402-352-8819.
Aseracare Hospice will be presenting "Living With Grief" for any adult that has lost a loved one in the past year or has a loved one on Hospice Services on April 22nd from 10:30am-12:00pm at the O'Neill Public Library Meeting Room. The featured speaker will be Ashton Ohde, a mental health counselor from Atkinson will share about the grief journey and coping skills. Coffee and doughnuts will be served and door prizes are available. For more information contact Jewel at 402-336-3988.
A Meet-and-Greet and Book Signing with Bobbi Majors, the author of the book "Looking for the Star" will be held on April 26th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Creighton Public Library.
Building 429, Josh Wilson, and Chris August will be in concert at seven p.m. on April 27th at the Cimpl Arena on the campus of Mount Marty College in Yankton. For more information visit mtmc.edu
An evening of concerts to honor the Wayne State College graduating seniors will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 24th at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Concert Choir, Chorale, Choral Union and Wind Ensemble are scheduled to perform. There is no admission cost.
There will be Vacation Bible School Training at Camp Assurance on April 28th and 29th. Jackie Weiss will show how to prepare and present Bible stories to kids, present the Gospel message clearly and creatively teach memory verses and songs. This training is open to anyone who wants to learn more about reaching kids for Christ.
April 29th is "Prescription Drug Take Back Day". Bring unused prescriptions or over the counter medications from ten a.m. until two p.m. to the Antelope County Sheriff's Office in Neligh; the Brown County Sheriff's Office in Ainsworth; the Knox County Courthouse in Center or the O'Neill Police Department. There is no cost to dispose of your medications. For more information, contact theNorth Central District Health Department at 877-336-2406.
The Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain, SD will be celebrating their Centennial Anniversary with special events held throughout the year. On April 30th, during the Worship Service at 9:00am there will be a Spring Reunion Celebration. On July 16th there will be a Summer Celebration and Picnic held during the Worship Service at 9:00am with former Pastor, Rev. Dr. Vernon Schindler. For more information visit www.zionchamberlain.com.
Legacy Five will be in concert at three p.m. on April 30th at the Free Lutheran Church in Pukwana, South Dakota. There is no admission cost. A free will offering will be accepted. More information is available by calling Beccie at 605-730-2814.
A National Day of Prayer event will be held at nine a.m. on May 3rd at St. Patrick's Church in O'Neill. Everyone is welcome to come and pray for our nation.
The Broken Bow Ministerial Association will host a "National Day of Prayer Event" on May 4th at 6:30am at the First Church of God in Broken Bow. This year's National Chairperson is Anne Graham Lotz and the theme is "For Your Great Name's Sake...Hear us...Forgive us...Heal us." For more information please contact Pastor Cathy at 308-214-1038.
Perspectives is a 16 week life and learning opportunity that will change the way you view the world around you. Your eyes will be opened to the heart and purpose of God, and how you can take part in His work all over the world. Many local churches have partnered together to bring Perspectives to the Columbus area. For more information or to register visit Perspectives.org. Perspectives will be held every Tuesday from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. concluding May 9th at the Word of Life Church in Columbus. For more information call Anna at 402-730-0957.
The 3rd Annual Relay for Malawi will be held on May 20th at the Ta-ha-zouka Park in Norfolk. This is a fundraiser for schools in Malawi. There will be a three mile walk and well as a 30 mile relay race. Four to six people will form each relay team. The cost is $35 per person. The registration deadline is May 10th. The check-in time for runners is at 7:00 a.m. and for walkers the check-in time is at 8:30am. More information is available at AllSportCentral.com
"Be a Camper for a Day" is a family event being planned at Timberlake Ranch Camp near Marquette, Nebraska. It will be held from four until seven on May 21st. Family activites incluse: horse arena rides, boat rides, ranch ball, an obstacle course, a fun run and much more. The cost is $15. A free supper is included. More information is available at TimberLake.org.
The Christian Cross Festival is a free outdoor Christian music festival that will be held June 9th and 10th at the Skyview Park in Norfolk. Ryan Stevenson will perform on Friday evening, June 9th. Anthem Lights, Moriah Peters, Jason Gray and several others will perform on Saturday June 10th. Clayton Jennings and Aaron Trimble will be the speakers. There will be food, fireworks, and many activities for the whole entire family. More information is available at ChristianCrossFestival.org.
TobyMac and David Crowder will be in concert at eight p.m. on June 16th at the Pinewood Bowl Theater in Lincoln.
The Hills Alive Free Outdoor Christian Music Festival will be held July 15th & 16th at Memorial Park in Downtown Rapid City. Crowder, Matthew West, Mac Powell, The Afters, Aaron Shust, Blanca, Point of Grace, and many others are scheduled to perform. More informaton is available at HillsAlive.com
Matthew West, Mandisa, Unspoken, Love & The Outcome and Micah Tyler will be in concert on July 29th at the Falconwood Park in Bellevue, NE.
Colton Dixon will be in concert on August 12th in Papillion. He will perform after the Omaha Storm Chasers Faith & Family Night baseball game on August 12th.
For King and Country will be in concert in Aberdeen, SD on August 16th at 8:00pm at the Brown County Fair. Further details can be found at forkingandcountry.com
For King and Country will be in concert at this year's Nebraska State Fair. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on August 31st at the Heartland Event Center in Grand Island. More information is available at etix.com
Grief Share is a 13-week seminar and support group for those experiencing grief and loss. It will be held at seven p.m. every Thursday at the Discovery Church in Yankton. The church is located at 205 West 3rd Street. Grief Share features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. For more information call 605-689-2211.
A new AL-ANON group will be meeting at seven p.m. every Wednesday night at the NAPA auto parts store in O'Neill. AL-ANON is a support group for relatives and friends of alcoholics and drug abusers. The group shares their personal experiences to solve their common problems. For more information call Jennifer at 402-340-8956.
Servant Hearts Clinic, a free, Christ centered medical clinic will be open from 5:30 p.m. until eight p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at 232 Capitol Street in Yankton. The clinic is for urgent care conditions and provides care for physical, mental health, emotional, and spiritual issues. For more information call 605-760-2986 or send an email to ServantHeartsClinic@gmail.com.
The American Red Cross will be accepting donations at various locations across our listening area. For a compete list of those donation sites visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.