Aurora Husky Bands Waffleman Fundraiser
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Aurora Bands invite you to The Waffleman on Sunday Feb 17th from 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Aurora Middle School. 300 L Street In addition to great food, there will also be music provided by the Jazz bands and various small group ensembles and raffle drawings. $7 per person Ages 4 and under FREE
American Red Cross - Chili Cook Off
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
It's back! Come sample chili from over 25 local chefs to benefit the American Red Cross. Attendees will be able to taste various types of chili and vote for your favorite. All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Central and Western Nebraska Chapter of the American Red Cross.
$10 plus applicable fees. You can also purchase $10 adult tickets, $5 children tickets (ages 4-12) and children 3 and under are free the day of the event unless tickets sell out beforehand.
Miss Rodeo Nebraska Association announces rodeo queen clinic
Entries are now being accepted for a rodeo queen clinic hosted by the Miss Rodeo Nebraska Association. The registration deadline is Feb. 15, and entries will be limited to 12 participants.
The clinic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the North Platte Community College South Campus, 601 W. State Farm Rd., in North Platte. The theme is, “So You Want to Become a Rodeo Queen?”
Participants will learn the ins and outs of rodeo queen contests by competing in a mock pageant. Each will receive one-on-one assistance with the help of a personal mentor.
The clinic is recommended for those ages 14 and older. The cost is $200, which includes lunch.
There will also be an informational session for mothers, chaperones and pageant coaches. The cost of that is $10, including a lunch.
There will not be a boutique at the clinic this year.
Those interested in registering or receiving more information can contact Cathy Ewing, pageant chair, at:email@example.com.
State Advocacy Day – Alzheimer’s Disease
Time: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
About the Event: On March 5, 2019, advocates from across the state of Nebraska will come together at the state capitol for State Advocacy Day. Volunteers, staff, and first-time advocates will spend the morning learning advocacy 101 and Alzheimer’s policy issues. Personal stories from staff and volunteers will be shared to inspire our advocates and to reiterate how present Alzheimer’s disease is here in Nebraska. Advocates will then head to the Capitol to urge state legislators to support legislation that, if passed, would contribute positively to the lives of families affected by the disease. All are welcomed to attend. Registration will be available on the “Advocacy” tab of the website – alz.org/Nebraska. About the Alzheimer's Association® The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION DEMENTIA CARE CONFERENCE 2019
Time: all day
The statewide Dementia Care Conference is the largest conference dedicated to enhancing dementia education in the region. The Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Conference will take place on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Embassy Suites Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE. The conference will be live-streamed to conference registrants in Kearney, who will attend the conference from the Younes Conference Center, 416 Talmadge Street, Kearney, NE. This day-long conference will welcome nearly 400 people from across the state. Conference participants will participate in sessions throughout the day that will cover a myriad of dementia care best practices. Presenters from across the region will lead engaging sessions to advance education in this critical field. A dementia expert will join the conference from the Alzheimer’s Association’s Home Office in Chicago. Breakfast and lunch will be provided with registration, and generous event sponsors will engage with conference participants to provide resources during scheduled breaks. Continuing education credits will be issued to registered participants at the close of the conference, pending completion of evaluations and fulfillment of requirements. In Nebraska alone, there are more than 34,000 people living with the disease and 82,000 caregivers. In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Registration will be available starting in December at alz.org/nebraska. Further questions about the conference in advance of December should be directed to 800.272.3900. Alzheimer's Association® The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.