- StarTran Ready for "Stuff the Bus" and Spring Game — 3/31
StarTran has two special events coming up in April: "Stuff the Bus" and Big Red Express.
- Rock Steady Boxing Lincoln Observes April as Parkinson's Awareness Month — 3/31
Rock Steady Boxing Lincoln, a program at the Air Park West Recreational Center, 3720 N.W. 46th Street, invites the public to join in recognizing April as Parkinson's Awareness Month. Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness program designed to improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson's disease. More than 2,300 people in Lancaster County are affected by Parkinson's disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects the ability to walk, talk, balance and move.
- Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events April 3 Through April 9 — 3/31
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from April 3 through April 9.
- Open House Set for Two Street Improvement Projects — 3/31
The public is invited to an open house Thursday, April 6 for two separate improvement projects: one on 27th Street from Holdrege Street to Fletcher Avenue and the other on Superior Street from 27th Street to Cornhusker Highway. The meeting is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Community Center, 2625 Potter Street. The main entrance and parking lot are on the north side of the Community Center. No formal presentation is planned. Those attending will be able to discuss the construction schedule and project phasing with representatives from TCW Construction, Olsson Associates and the City. A Vietnamese translator will be available at the meeting.
- Open House Set for Intersection Improvement Project — 3/29
The public is invited to an open house Tuesday, April 13 on improvements to the intersection at South Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street. The meeting is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Roper Elementary School, 2323 South Coddington Avenue. The public may park in the main lot northeast of the building and enter through door 19. No formal presentation is planned.
- Fall Prevention Classes Begin in April at Waverly Senior Center — 3/29
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to participate in workshops April 21 through June 2 designed to help older adults prevent falls. The program, "Stepping On - Building Confidence and Reducing Falls," is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday at the Waverly Senior Center on the lower level of the First United Methodist Church, 14410 Folkestone. Registration is required by calling Aging Partners at 402-441-7575, and the suggested contribution is $4 per class.
- Public Invited to See Renowned Sculptor at Work — 3/29
The public is invited to visit with nationally recognized sculptor Benjamin Victor this week as he works on a new Standing Bear memorial sculpture at the Jayne Snyder Trail Center in Union Plaza. The hours are 1 to 4 p.m. today through April 4 at the Trail Center, 228 N. 21st Street.
- South 27th Closed Thursday Morning Between Van Dorn and Sheridan — 3/29
South 27th Street between Van Dorn Street and Sheridan Blvd. will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 30 for tree removal. Access to residences will be maintained. Drivers are advised to use Van Dorn and Sheridan as a detour.
- Temporary Closures Begin Today for S. Coddington Ave. and W. Van Dorn — 3/28
Beginning today, the intersection of S. Coddington Ave. and W. Van Dorn St. will be closed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day through Friday, March 31. The intersection will reopen completely on April 1. The closure is for tree removal and trimming to prepare for an intersection reconstruction project that will start in late April.
- Parks and Recreation's New Main Office to Open Wednesday — 3/27
The Parks and Recreation Department's new main office will now open Wednesday, March 29 at 3140 "N" Street (32nd and "O" St.). The new office was scheduled to open tomorrow, but some work spaces are not yet functional. The office at 2740 "A" Street permanently closed Friday.
- Normal Blvd. Improvements to Resume Saturday — 3/27
Beginning April 1, traffic on Normal Boulevard from South to S. 56th streets will be restricted to single east and westbound lanes. Additional lane closures will restrict left-turn lane movements at the intersection of Normal Blvd. and South streets. Access will be maintained to businesses at all times.
- Lincoln City Libraries to Host Poetry Reading, Book Launch April 2 — 3/24
Lincoln City Libraries' Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors will host the book launch of "Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017" Sunday, April 2. The free program begins at 2 p.m. in the fourth-floor auditorium of Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street. The program is part of the John H. Ames Reading Series, which showcases Nebraska authors reading their own works.
- Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events March 27 Through April 2 — 3/24
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from March 27 through April 2.
- Golf Open House Set for April 1 — 3/24
The public is invited to the Lincoln City Golf Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Holmes Golf Course, 3701 S. 70th St. The event will include demonstrations, activities, food, prizes and an opportunity to visit with representatives from local businesses and golf leagues. Prizes include lessons, golf merchandise and a Callaway Epic Driver.
- Aging Partners Seeks Home Maintenance Help — 3/24
The Aging Partners Home Handyman program is looking for skilled individuals to help older adults maintain their homes. Employees in the program earn $12.50 an hour providing simple home repairs and seasonal yard work like cleaning gutters, mowing, raking and snow removal. Hours are flexible, and applicants must complete a background check.
- Separation of Yard Waste Begins April 1 — 3/23
Beginning Saturday, April 1, Lincoln waste haulers will collect grass and leaves separately from household trash. State law requires that grass and leaves be separated from household trash from April 1 until December 1. Residents who subscribe to separate yard waste collection must begin to separate grass and leaves from their household trash after their last waste collection in March.
- Aging Partners Invites the Public to Active Age Fair April 13 — 3/23
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to the Active Age Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at the Belmont Senior Center, 1234 Judson St. The event will showcase services and other opportunities available at the Lincoln and Lancaster County senior centers. No event registration is required, but lunch reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 11 by calling 402-441-7990. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
- City Audit Results Show No Areas of Concern — 3/23
Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that the recently completed audit of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the 2015-16 fiscal year found no areas of concern. City Finance Director Brandon Kauffman said it was remarkable for a City the size of Lincoln to have no audit "findings," or suggested adjustments.
- City Launches Open Data and Performance Management Website — 3/23
Mayor Chris Beutler today launched opendata.lincoln.ne.gov, a new website to give the public better access to City data and information on performance management. He said the Open Data and Performance Management website is a first step in implementing a resolution on open data unanimously passed by the City Council last summer. That resolution was proposed by Council members Leirion Gaylor Baird and Trent Fellers.
- Aging Partners Hosts Lincoln History Lunch Series — 3/21
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to attend the Lincoln History Lunch Series beginning Wednesday, March 29 at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St. The presentations are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and highlight Lincoln's history and evolution. A box lunch is available for a suggested contribution of $4 for ages 60 and over, and an $8 fee for those under age 60. Meal reservations must be made by the Monday prior to the program by calling 402-441-7158.
- Public Invited to Annie Oakley Presentation at Aging Partners' Downtown Center — 3/20
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to attend a presentation on "The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley" by author and speaker Charlotte Endorf at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 6 at the Downtown Senior Center, 1005 "O" St. The presentation is free, but there is a $4 suggested meal contribution for ages 60 and over. Meal reservations must be made in advance by calling 402-441-7154 by April 4.
- Parks and Recreation's New Main Office Opens March 28 — 3/17
The Parks and Recreation Department's new main office will open Tuesday, March 28 at 3140 "N" Street (32nd and "O" St.). The office at 2740 "A" Street will permanently close at the end of the day Friday, March 24. The administration, athletics and planning and construction divisions will be located on the third floor of the building next to Woods Park that also houses the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. The Parks divisions that are moving will not be open Monday, March 27. Parking for the new offices is available from both "N" and "O" streets.
- Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events March 20 Through 26 — 3/17
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from March 20 through 26.
- Havelock Avenue Improvments Would Improve Event Center Traffic — 3/17
Mayor Chris Beutler and City Council Member Cyndi Lamm today announced a plan to improve Havelock Avenue to better accommodate traffic in the area of the Lancaster Event Center on North 84th Street. Lamm will introduce a resolution to the Council Monday, March 20 for the $2.27 million project, which is being coordinated with the Lancaster County Board and the Lancaster Event Center, operated by the Lancaster County Agricultural Society.
- Parks and Recreation Seeks AmeriCorps Members — 3/16
The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for about 24 Youth on the Move AmeriCorps members to provide summer camp activities for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. The positions run from May 30 to August 11. Members will facilitate physical activity, nutrition and enrichment programming at Peter Pan Park and UPCO Park.
- Open House Set for 14th and Old Cheney Improvement Project — 3/15
The public is invited to an open house Thursday, March 23 on the 14th and Old Cheney Intersection Improvement Project. The event will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the commons area of Southwest High School, 7001 S 14th St. The public may park in the main lot and use the front entrance. No formal presentations are planned.
- Applicants Sought for Library Board Vacancy — 3/15
Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) is accepting applications until Monday, April 10, to fill a vacancy on the Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees. Members of the seven-member board are appointed by the Lincoln City Council and serve through August 31, 2021. The board will review the applications and forward all information with any recommendations to the City Council.
- Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events March 13 Through 19 — 3/10
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from March 13 through 19.
- Winners Announced for Mayor's Arts Awards — 3/10
Mayor Chris Beutler and the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) have announced the winners of the 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards to be presented Wednesday, June 7 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The theme for this year's event, which is open to the public, is "Wizard of Arts." The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and includes a dinner, awards presentation and winners' reception. Reservation and sponsorship information will be available April 10 at artscene.org. Event sponsors are Talent Plus, Inc. and Farmers Mutual of Nebraska.
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for Friday March 24th — 3/10
Lincoln and Lancaster County residents can dispose of unwanted chemicals at the appointment only household hazardous waste collection on Friday, March 24th. Reservations are limited. Residents can schedule an appointment by contacting the Health Department at 402-441-8035. Callers will be asked to identify the types and approximate quantity of waste they plan to bring, and will receive details on the time and location of the collection. Residents can also schedule appointments online by visiting lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: household) and going to the 'Safe Disposal' page.
- Investment and Project Coordination Keep "Lincoln on the Move" — 3/9
Mayor Chris Beutler today said the record pace of street construction, repair and maintenance will continue this year, with a goal of adding 2.6 miles of new arterials, 10.3 miles of arterial improvements and 427 blocks of residential rehabilitation. And he said the "Lincoln on the Move" initiative is helping to build a "leading edge" community.
- Lincoln City Libraries Seeks Public Input With Online Survey — 3/9
Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites the public to complete an online survey about how the City library system is meeting Lincoln's needs. The survey is being conducted in connection with the Central Library Building Program and will be available at lincolnlibraries.org until March 15. The survey will assist LCL in identifying strategic areas for investment and improvement.
- Parks and Recreation Plans Controlled Burns — 3/8
Areas along the Pioneers Park Nature Center's northern edge will be closed late-morning, Thursday, March 9 while Lincoln Parks and Recreation staff and volunteers burn about 40 acres of prairie in the park. The burn area is just south of Van Dorn. The areas will reopen when the fires are extinguished. Parks staff also will burn about 20 acres of prairie southwest of Lincoln Friday, March 10. The controlled burns will be postponed if forecasted weather conditions change.
- Teton Drive to Partially Close at 70th St. Intersection — 3/8
Those traveling on Teton Drive will not be able to cross 70th Street from March 13 to 19 while repairs are made in the center of the Teton and 70th intersection. The closure is timed to coincide with the Lincoln Public Schools spring break.
- Pool Passes Now Available Online — 3/6
Season passes for the City's public swimming pools are now available online at parks.lincoln.ne.gov (select ePay services - "Buy a Pool Pass"). All City pools open Saturday, May 27.
- Read to a Dog Spring Session Begins March 20 — 3/6
Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites families to participate in the "Read to a Dog" program offered by LCL and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization. The program allows children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog. Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to dogs in 20-minute shifts once a week for six weeks.
- Portion of Superior Street to Close Monday — 3/3
Beginning 8 a.m. Monday, March 6, the westbound lanes of Superior Street will be closed from Cornhusker Highway to N. 48th Street for Windstream utility work. Access will be maintained to commercial businesses within the area.
- Volunteers Needed for "Clean Across Lincoln" Event March 18 — 3/3
Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful (KLLCB) invites the public to participate in the first annual "Clean Across Lincoln" event beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 18, on the east side of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, 3140 "N" Street
- Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events March 6 Through 12 — 3/3
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from March 6 through 12:
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now in 10 City Garages — 3/2
Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that ten City parking garages now have public electric vehicle charging stations. Each ChargePoint™ station is capable of charging two cars at a time, so the public now has more than 20 spots to charge electric cars in the downtown area.
- Public Invited to Aging Partners' March Musical Performances — 3/1
Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to attend two music performances in March. Meal and transportation reservations for both events must be made at least two days in advance by calling 402-441-7158.