Your ticket: Crane Trust to host ‘The Flyaway Adventures’ on May 21 | Entertainment


Crane Trust Nature and Visitors Center will host “The Flyaway Adventures,” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the center.

“Flyaway Adventures” is an event filled with bird-themed crafts and activities for all ages, including coloring pages, bird worksheets, origami, binoculars and notebooks homemade, bird masks, seed bombs, bird seed feeders, a “bird’s beak buffet”. a nature scavenger hunt and more.

Visitors can also browse the Hornady Art Gallery, check out the Crimson Gift Shop filled with Nebraska-made goods, or stroll along nature trails. The snack will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no charge for this event.

Crane Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to protect and maintain the physical, hydrological and biological integrity of the Big Bend area of ​​the Platte River so that it continues to function as a life support system for people. whooping cranes, sandhill cranes and other migratory bird species.

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The Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center is located at 9325 S. Alda Road, just south of the I-80 interchange in Alda. For more information, call 308-382-1820 or visit online at

Broken Bow to Host ANAC’s Annual Conference

BROKEN BOW – For the first time, the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs will hold its annual conference at Broken Bow, its 57th.

The conference dates are June 8-11.

There are 38 art clubs in Nebraska, which is the only state to feature art in its various forms from all clubs for an annual exhibit. Grand Island hosted the first in 1965, Albion in 2019 was the most recent. Typically, one club takes on the responsibility of hosting the state conference, but the 2022 conference brings together a core group of volunteer artists from six arts clubs who come together to host the Broken Bow event.

Committee members and their club include: Sue Oiler Dowse, Darwin Hunt, (Vissid’Arte, Comstock) Betty Carlson (Artissimos, North Loup) Nicole Hoffmann (Mullen Art Center) Mary Smith, Callaway (Arrow Artists, Broken Bow) Tresa Haney, Oconto (Prairie 7, Dunning) and Terri Licking, (Thedford Art Guild).

Mid-Plains Community College in Broken Bow will feature approximately 300 artworks and host some of the workshops. The Red Barn at the Sandhills Journey National Scenic Byway Visitor Center and the Wild Rose Gallery will host receptions on Wednesday, June 8, prior to the 7 p.m. screening of the film “Ocean of Grass” at the Fox Theater.

Other planned events include a Sandhills Dinner and Serenade with Custer County natives RP Smith and Don Schauda Thursday night at Fiesta Brava Mexican Restaurant; and a Friday night awards banquet at the Broken Bow Public Library.

Mary Binford Miller of Liberal, Kan., will judge the art for Best of Show and other awards. She will be offering a three-day oil painting workshop that can be taken on one or all three days.

For a full list of workshops and more information, check online at

The college exhibits will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. There is no admission charge and visitors of all ages are welcome.

A traveling show, including pieces from the exhibit, will tour Nebraska over the next year with scheduled stops at O’Neill, Valentine, Alliance, Ogallala, McCook, Mullen, Thedford, Comstock, North Loup, Red Cloud, Beatrice, Lincoln and Fremont, which will host the 2023 ANAC conference.

Grammy-winning Elling headlines Jazz’s June lineup

LINCOLN — This year’s Jazz in June lineup includes a two-time Grammy Award winner, a Minneapolis-based band with a New Orleans-inspired sound, and some Nebraska favorites.

The free concert series, now in its 31st year, takes place at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in June at the Sheldon Sculpture Garden, west of the Sheldon Museum of Art on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City campus. . A market offers food and drink from 5-9pm every Tuesday. The concert series is produced by the UNL with the support of the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Each concert includes two sets of music from 7-7:45 p.m. and 8-8:45 p.m., respectively, with a 15-minute intermission.

Bike Valet will provide free, secure bike parking from 5:00 p.m. until one hour after each concert at the east end of the market. For more information, visit or call the Outdoor Adventures Center at 402-472-4777.

Nebraska’s longest-running free concert series, Jazz in June, will feature some of the country’s top jazz artists.

June 7: Andy William and the Nebraska All Stars — Hailing from Havana, Cuba, William has assembled a stellar cast of musicians for the birth of a new Afro-Cuban jazz orchestra. Led by Havana singer Onelio Perez, the group offers different styles of Cuban music and pays homage to the famous Buena Vista Social Club.

June 14: Darryl White Quartet — White’s band will perform a mix of traditional and contemporary jazz styles, including works from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis. An associate professor of trumpet and jazz studies in Nebraska, White has performed as a soloist with the Omaha Symphony, Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and Grand Junction Symphony, as well as the Roaring Fork Jazz Festival.

Kurt Elling

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June 21: Kurt Elling — One of the most celebrated artists in DownBeat magazine’s history, Elling has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, winning two. A highly skilled singer-songwriter who boasts a resonant baritone and a four-octave range, he has won a worldwide fan base, in addition to numerous awards, for his distinctive brand of vocal jazz.

June 28: Davina and the Wanderers — This band’s New Orleans sound includes elements of blues, jazz, R&B, soul and gospel. The band created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, deft musicianship, dressed-up professionalism, and commanding stage presence of Davina Sowers. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the group is winning over audiences one show at a time. This cheerful quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums and a spicy trumpet and trombone section.

While Jazz in June is free, there is a reserved, shaded seating area in front of the stage that costs $25 for a one-day ticket or $80 for all four weeks. Customers interested in premium reserved seating can visit

The community is invited to join Jazz in June’s membership program, The Rhythm Club. Membership supports booking top artists and new educational programs, and helps keep concerts free. Donate directly through the Give To Lincoln page at For more information, visit or

Those interested in donating or serving as a Jazz in June volunteer or board member can email Semrad at [email protected]

This weekend at the Grand…

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” premieres this weekend at the Grand Theater, 316 W. Third St. Showtimes are at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

An aging Chinese immigrant is drawn into a crazy adventure, where only she can save the world by exploring other universes related to the lives she could have led.

The film is rated R for certain elements of violence, sexual material, and language.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. For more information, call 308-381-2667 or visit

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