"Livin' Out Loud" will be held at the Gothenburg four-plex on August 19th and 20th. On Saturday, the free concert begins at 4:45pm it will feature Sidewalk Prophets, Danny Gokey, and Tenth Avenue North. Keith Becker from the Todd Becker Foundation will be the Emcee. On Sunday there will be a Community Worship Service at 10:00am. For further details visit facebook.com/livingoutloudgothenburg

There will be a free "Social Media Awareness Weekend" for anyone who cares for a student with access to the internet on August 19th-20th at the First Christian Church in O'Neill. Dr. Gary Zustiak will be the featured speaker. He is the head of the Psychology and Counseling Department at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO and has a heart for equipping parents and students to better understand how to not simply survive our culture but to thrive. There will be three sessions: Saturday, August 19th at 7:00pm, Sunday, August 20th at 10:30am, and at 7:00pm. Light snacks will be served following the evening sessions and lunch will be provided at the Sunday morning's service. For further details contact David at 402-336-1579 or 402-340-6111.

The Atkinson Hay Days Community Church Service will be held on August 20th at the Atkinson City Park at 8:30am. Cody Kohler will be the featured speaker and Bobbi LeAnn will be sharing her music. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring your lawn chairs. In case of rain the service will be moved to the West Holt High School. For more information contact Karen at kssperl@qwestoffice.net.

The Norfolk Public Library will be hosting an eclipse event on August 21st at 10:30am. This event is open to the public and includes eclipse trivia and learning how to make a pinhole eclipse viewer. Attendees must bring a cereal box with them so the eclipse viewer can be constructed. There is a limited number of Solar Eclipse glasses that will be handed out on the day of first come, first serve basis. The library will also live stream the eclipse. For further information contact Jessica at 402-844-2100 or by email jchamberlain@ci.norfolk.ne.us.

On August 21st at 11:30am the solar eclipse will be live streamed by the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The live stream can be found at unk.edu.

The C.L.A.S.S. Homeschooling Group will be kicking off their "Back to School Event" with a potluck supper followed by an informative meeting on August 22nd at 6:00pm, at the Faith Wesleyan Church Gym in Atkinson. C.L.A.S.S. is a homeschooling group that is based on Christ-Centered learning and support system for the surrounding communities children and parents. To learn more abou the group or the meeting contact Deborah at 402-336-7008.

Christ Lutheran Church in O'Neill will host their 14th year of "Christ Light Program" beginning on August 23rd at 7:00pm at the Church Fellowship Hall. This will be a quick Meet and Greet for teachers, parents, and children. There will be refreshments to follow. Christ Light Program is a midweek program that teaches youth the Relationship of God, life of Jesus through Bible Stories, activities, and most of all through love. Children Pre-K through the 8th grade are welcome to attend. Each evening of class there is a free will donation meal beginning at 5:30pm that is available for the whole family. The official first class starts on September 6th.

Concord AWANA Clubs will begin on August 23rd with Registration/Get-Acquainted night at the Evangelical Free Church in Concord. Registration will run from 6:45pm-8:00pm for parents followed by ice cream sundaes. Clubbers will participate in games and handbook time with ice cream bars to follow from 7:00pm-8:00pm. AWANA is a nondenominational organization that features Bible stories, Scripture memorization, games, songs, and treats. Children ages 4 through Junior High are welcome to attend on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm. For additional information contact Deb at 402-375-2469.

Faith Community Church in O'Neill is celebrating the beginning of their 10th year for holding AWANA Clubs. This year the club will begin on August 23rd from 7:00pm-8:00pm with a Carnival and registration. Children ages 3 through the 6th grade and their parents are welcome to attend this first meeting. The AWANA club offers music, games, and Bible classes and will meet every Wednesday from 7:00pm-8:30pm during the school year. There is no cost to participate. For more information contact Becky at 402-360-0247.

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 beginning on August 24th 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 contact the church at 605-689-2211.

To help raise funds to support mission work at the Elolam Medical Center in Nigeria, three Armour, SD residents, Jim and Kevin Werkmeister and Linda Dehaai will attempt to swim from the Chamberlain to the Platte/Winner bridge on August 25-27th. For further details contact Linda at 605-680-4620.

The Creation Museum will have a Mobile Museum at the Nebraska Stat Fair in Grand Island on August 25th-September 4th. This is a free museum that will feature a self guided audio tour that will walk through history from creation to the cross, as well as presenting the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. For more information and to sign up to volunteer contact 402-519-0301 or semisaurus.com

Special Youth Challenge (SYC) will hold their "Family Fun Days" on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, August 27th from 8:00am-4:00pm at Camp Witness near Long Pine. There will be many events including: 5 Stand Sporting Clays, 3D Archery Course, Fast Draw Competition, Trap Shoot, Camo Canyon Challenge, and more. There will also be a Silent Auction from Noon-6:00pm, along with an Evening Meal at 5:00pm all taking place on Saturday. On Sunday there will be a Free Pancake Feed from 8:00am-10:00am with a community Church Service to follow. For more information call 402-832-5979.

CityFest will be held August 26th-27th at Canaries Stadium in Sioux Falls. CityFest intends to honor business leaders, employees for service, as well as Church, Government, Law Enforcement, and Fire/Rescue workers for their service to the community. The Newsboys and Jeremy Camp will also be performing. There will be children, youth, and family activites. Further details can be found at lifelight.org/sdfestival

The 21st Lutheran High Northeast Beef Blast will be held on August 27th beginning at 10:30am on the Campus of the school in Norfolk. A free will donation lunch will be served from 11:00am-2:00pm. There will also be silent and live auctions. For further details contact Fred at 402-379-3040 ext. 301.

The Concord E-Free Church will host its annual "Summer Fun Night" at the Concord Village Park on August 27th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. A picnic supper will be provided as well as a Bounce House, Kiddie Train, kickball, sno-cones and lots more. Families, AWANA Clubbers and area residents are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. For more information contact Pastor Todd at 402-584-2396.

The Perry's will be KMMJ's guest at this year's Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island on Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30pm at the Bristol Windows Stage. The concert is free with your gate admission paid to the State Fair. The Perry's will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their down home Southern Gospel Sound. For more information contact KMMJ.org

Christ Lutheran Church in O'Neill will have a pot luck picnic at Ford Park, shelter by the pool on August 30th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. The meat, drinks, and table service will be provided please bring your favorite picnic dish to share.

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

Keystone Christian Academy in Norfolk, is separating their Preschool program into two sections for the 2017/2018 school year. Preschool for ages 3&4,will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am-Noon and Pre-Kindergarten classes for ages 4&5, will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am-Noon. Kindergarten classes will run from 8:00am-3:30pm for ages 5&6. Class size will be limited to ten students per class. For more information about these classes contact the school at 402-371-3531.

The Calvary Baptist Church will be expanding their summer program "Calvary Kids Club" to a year-round childcare for children six weeks of age through pre-kindergarten beginning in lage August. Hours will be from 6:00am-6:00pm. Calvary Kids Preschool classes will be included with the daycare. For more information and to register visit cbchurch.com or contact the church at 605-665-5594.

Lewis and Clark Lake Ministry will hold Interdenominational Church Services through Laboy Day. The meetings will be held at the Weigand Campground on the Nebraska Side each Sunday at 9:00am at the Pierson Ranch and at the Amphitheater, Lewis & Clark Recreational area in Yankton, SD at 10:30am. For further details contact Dale at 402-388-4365.

Dorsey Community Church for the summer will hold Sunday Service at 9:00am. They will not have VBS this summer. For more information contact Bruce at 402-340-4041.

Church Services are held every Sunday at 9:00am at the Homestead Knolls Campground at the Calamus State Recreation Area. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Camp Assurance is hosting an "All-Camp Reunion" on September 2nd from 10:00am to 8:00pm at Camp Assurance, Belden Nebraska. For further details contact the camp at 402-360-2891.

Saint Benedict Center in Schuyler, NE will be hosting "Our Heart, God's Home Retreat" on September 8th-10th beginning at 7:30pm on Friday. Henri Nouwen and Wil Hernandez will be leading the retreat. During this retreat they will give insights on how to have more of a centered and attentive heart to help deepen your faith with God. For further details and to register contact the center at 402-352-8819 or email retreats@stbenedictcenter.com

The 45th Annual South Dakota Fiddle Festival will be held on September 8th-10th at the Yankton, SD 4-H Grounds beginning at 7:00pm on Friday. There will be a Gospel Sing on Sunday at 10:00am. A free will offering will be taken. For more information visit fiddlersofsouthdakota.com

A free Bible Prophecy Seminar will be held at the Yankton Middle School on September 9th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. The seminar will be presented by Bible Teachers, Gary Idt and Raymond Solber. The public is welcome to attend there is no charge and refreshments will be provided at the break.

Redeeming Grace Bible Church in Yankton, SD will be showing the movie 'The Coming Convergence" on September 10th at 5:30pm. There is no admission cost to attend. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided. To see the official trailer or for more information visit redeeminggracebc.org.

For King and Country will be in concert at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa on September 12th at 7:30pm. For further details visit forkingandcountry.com

Orphan Grain Train will be hosting a special recognition of Orphan Grain Train's 25 years at the International Office in Norfolk on September 14th beginning at 10:00am. For more information contact the office at 402-371-7393.

The Orphan Grain Train (OGT) will be having their 25th Anniversary Convention on Friday and Saturday, September 15th and 16th at the DeVent Center in Norfolk. The two day event will include a special recognition of OGT's 25 years of serving those in need. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Dale Meyer; President of Concordia Seminary. There will also be speakers from around the world and a domestic relieft update. For more information and to register by August 1st for the discounted rate of $50 visit www.ogt.org or call the office at 402-371-7393.

Stars Go Dim will be in concert at the Union College in Lincoln on September 15th at 7:30pm. For further details visit starsgodim.com.

The first annual "To Norfolk With Love Event" will be held on September 16th with registration and check-in beginning at 8:00am. This event is designed to mobilize Christ followers from across the city of Norfolk to serve together and show love in a simple yet meanful way. Projects will last for three hours as people serve from 9:00am-12:00pm. For more information visit tonorfolkwithlove.com or call 402-371-5609.

Honor Fest 2017 will be held on September 23rd from 6:00pm-10:30pm at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center in Yankton, SD. The featured artist will be Bread of Stone, with other special guest including: Wellspring, Cade Thompson, Bobby Bugattii and Heavens Hitchikers. The main speaker will be Josh Brewer. For more information visit eventbrite.com. Tickets are also available at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center.

First Christian Church in Norfolk will feature the "Beth Moore-Living Proof Live Simulcast" on September 30th at 9:30am. Beth will share about the wonder of Christ on the winding road we call life. The cost for the Simulcast before August 13th is $20 per person, after the 13th the cost increases to $25. For more information contact the church at 402-371-5734.

"Women of Cancer" is a women's support group for all cancer types. This group will share hope and help to other women in the area their next meeting will be held on October 2nd from 7:00pm-8:00pm at O'Neill Avera St. Anthony's Chemotherapy Room. Other dates of meeting include: December 4th, and February 5th 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Terry for more information at 402-340-0371.

A Women's Retreat "Cherished" will be held October 14th from 9:00am-3:00pm at Camp Riverview which is located near North Loup, NE. For more information contact Jodi at 308-202-0025.

Casting Crowns and Zach Williams will be in concert in Lincoln on October 13th at 7:00pm. For further details visit castingcrowns.com.

The "Good Good Father Tour" featuring Chris Tomlin and Matt Maher will be at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD on October 14th at 7:00pm. Concert details can be found at christomlin.com

Proverbs 31 Ministry speaker, Sharon Glasgow will be coming to The Stables Event Center in Norfolk on October 21st from 9:00am-12:00pm for a Christian Women's Breakfast Conference. She will share how to walk in the power of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Tickets are available at the Abbey Christian Store and further information can be found by contacting Kathy at 402-371-6372.

Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain, SD will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on October 22nd beginning at 9:00am. Rev. Dr. Herbert Mueller JR. will be the featured speaker. For further details visit zionchamberlain.com

Bright Horizons in Norfolk will be "Raising Awarness on The Go" on October 26th at the Bank of the West Parking Lot from 7:00am-9:00am. October is Domestic Violence Awarness Month and Bright Horizons will be tying purple ribbons on vehicles to help raise awarness. There will also be free coffee for further details visit brighthorizonsne.org

Crowder will be in concert at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa on November 2nd at 7:00pm. For further details visit crowdermusic.com

Rend Collective will be in concert at the Christ Place Church in Lincoln, NE on November 5th beginning at 7:00pm. For more information visit rendcollective.com.

Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and Jordan Smith will hold their "Christmas"concert at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha on November 11th at 7:30pm. For more information visit amygrant.com

The "All in Tour" featuring Matthew West and Jordan Feliz will be held at the Lincoln Berean church in Lincoln, NE on November 17th for more information visit matthewwest.com

Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain will have a "Anniversary Open House" on December 31st beginning at 9:00am. Rev. Scott Sailer will be the featured speaker. For further details visit zionchamberlain.com

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.