Tuesday, Oct. 2
>> The Gresham village board will meet Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.
>> Annie Jeffrey Health Center in Osceola will host its ninth annual health fair on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the 4-H pavilion at the Polk County Fairgrounds from 6:45 a.m. until noon. The annual event is held to provide area residents with an opportunity to learn about health, wellness and preventive medicine services provided in East Central Nebraska. Fairgoers will also be able to take advantage of free and discounted health screening services.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
>> A community meeting regarding the future of a senior/youth center in Geneva will take place at the senior center on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.
>> A Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held in York on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the York College Mackey Center, located at 1125 East 8th Street.
>> The Cross County Booster Club will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in the commons area. A post prom meeting will follow.
>> Classes at Fillmore Central will dismiss at 1:10/1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 for a Teacher Work Day.
>> A town hall meeting for Utica residents will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., at the village auditorium. Results of the recent community assessment survey will be presented and plans will begin for writing the strategic plan. All Utica residents are encouraged to attend the important meeting.
>> Classes at Heartland will dismiss at 11:40 a.m. for a teacher in-service on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
>> The Heartland School Board will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in the conference at the school. This will be a special session, to conduct training on the eMeetings system.
>> The Waco senior citizens will meet at noon on Oct. 3 at the CBO building for their carry-in dinner.
Thursday, Oct. 4
>> Tabitha Health Care Services will host a free blood pressure screening clinic on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Tabitha office in York, located at 522 Grant Ave. For more information, call 402.362.7739.
>> The Memorial Health Care Systems Auxiliary will hold its annual fall bazaar on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., in the lower level conference room at the Seward Family Medical Center. Proceeds will benefit Memorial Health Care Systems.
>> The York County Annual Senior Health Fair will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the York Area Senior Center. Flu shots, bone density and blood pressure testing, and other health related information will be available. Call York County Aging Services at 402-362-7626 for more information.
>> The Cross County volleyball program will have a “pink out” for breast cancer awareness on Thursday, Oct. 4, during the triangular with Dorchester and Exeter/Milligan. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink.
>> Members of the Iron Horse Station G518 will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the home of Carol Smith in McCool.
Friday, Oct. 5
>> The McCool junior class will have a steak fry at the Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 5.
>> Helping Hands for York College is hosting a Pampered Chef party on Friday, Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the East Hill Church of Christ Fellowship Hall (1122 Delaware Ave, York). Mary Ann Harrold, Pampered Chef consultant, will donate her proceeds from this party to Helping Hands for York College, a women's auxiliary group that funds special projects at YC.
>> The MHCS Auxiliary Fall Bazaar will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 5 in the Seward Family Medical Center Lower Level Conference Room. The event will take place on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fall and Christmas craft items, gifts and baked goods will be for sale. All proceeds to benefit MHCS.
>> Centennial will be hosting the C-5 District Softball Tournament on Oct. 4 and 5. Games will start at 11 a.m., on Thursday. Six teams will be competing to go to the state tournament.
>> The Antique Tractor, Engine and Car Show and Barn Dance will be held at Wessels Living History Farm on Oct. 6-7.
Saturday, Oct. 6
>> The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #218 is hosting the Exeter Avenue Holiday Sampler on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. It will be held at the Exeter Legion Hall on Main Street. There will be 30 vendors offering multiple items, food vendors, etc. There will be drawings and door prizes. Anyone interested in being a vendor or those with questions should call 366-9417.
>> The York Adopt-A-Pet Cat & Dogtoberfest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 in York. The day will kick off with a 5K run beginning at 7 a.m. followed by a Dog Walk at Harrison Park, a Pet Look-A-Like and Cutest Couple contest, games such as a Kitty Litter Treasure Hunt and a Puppy & Kitten Chow Eating Contest, a K9 Coach dog obedience demonstration and a Highway Patrol K-9 Unit demonstration plus much more. On Sunday, Oct. 7 a dinner with a live silent auction will be held at the Cornerstone Event Center at the York Fairgrounds. Call 402.366.4195 for reservations and information.
>> The Heartland High School band will march at Harvest of Harmony in Grand Island on Saturday, Oct. 6.
>> The Hampton High School band will march at Harvest of Harmony in Grand Island on Saturday, Oct. 6.
>> The Fillmore Central band will compete at a marching band competition at Lincoln High on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Sunday, Oct. 7
>> The Presbyterian Church of Gresham is inviting the public to join them for the Wissman Family Singers concert on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., at the church. The concert will be followed by a reception and refreshments to celebrate the church’s 125th anniversary.
>> All youth in grades 4-12 are invited to the Osceola Crop Walk on Sunday, Oct. 7, starting at the Osceola United Methodist Church.
>> York Adopt-A-Pet will hold a dinner with a live silent auction on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Cornerstone Event Center at the York Fairgrounds. Call 402.366.4195 for reservations and information.
>> On Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2-3 p.m., a Life Chain will again be formed along Highway 6 in Friend. All are invited to come and be a part of the Friend Life Chain and silently pray for an hour. Signs may be picked up near the east corner of Maple Street and Highway 6 just before the event.
>> All area women are invited to the Esther Banquet on Sunday, Oct. 7, hosted by the Great Company of Women at Living Word Church in Stromsburg. The dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Julaine Christensen from Omaha will be the guest speaker. Worship and the speaker will follow dinner. Tickets may be purchased by calling Mary Ulffers at 764-7791.
Monday, Oct. 8
>> Henderson Health Care will be hosting a Girls’ Night Out: Cancer Awareness Evening, for women who have experienced any type of cancer. This complementary event will take place Monday, Oct. 8 at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Henderson. A social time will start at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Those who have had cancer will be the honorary guests for the evening and will receive a special gift. To make a reservation for you and a friend, please RSVP to Sue at Henderson Health Care, 402-723-4512 ext. 213.
>> The McCool American Legion Auxiliary will be holding a salad supper on Monday, Oct. 8 at the town hall. Each member is asked to bring a salad. The 2013 Girls State Representative Kimberly Johnson and her parents will be the special guests. All junior class girls at McCool, along with their parents, are also invited to attend and are encouraged to participate in 2013 Girls State.
>> The Cross County School Board will meet Monday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., in the media center.
>> The McCool School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the school conference room.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
>> Memorial Health Care Systems “Tuesdays For You” will present “Incontinence” with Gregory Heidrick, MD on Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the Seward Family Medical Center Lower Level Conference Room. A free lunch will be provided, please RSVP by Oct. 2 by calling 402.646.4707.
>> The Benedict Village Board will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., in the community center.
>> The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in York at 3401 North Lincoln Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 9. An appointment is suggested. CSFP provides nutritious foods to persons who are age 60 or greater, children until they reach age six, and women who are pregnant or have had a baby in the past year. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, please call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278 or 402-362-3516 in York or 402-759-3564 in Geneva.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
>> The Benedict Volunteer Fire Department will have its next training and business meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11
>> The Friend Historical Society is partnering with Nebraskans for the Arts and Nebraska Division of Tourism to host "The Arts Mean Business". The reception is open to everyone in the area who is interested in learning how support for the Arts and promoting historic restoration and tourism can bring positive personal and fiscal impact to the area. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 with the reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and comments at 6:30 p.m. in the San Carlo Room at 511 2nd Street, Suite B in Friend.
Saturday, Oct. 13
>> Pilgrim Classic Country, a four piece band out of Kearney that explores the evolution of Country Music will perform at the Geneva City Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The event is being presented by the Geneva Arts Council.
Sunday, Oct. 14
>> The official birthday party, celebrating the 125th anniversary of Henderson will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Heartland Community School, starting at 3 p.m. It will start in the theater with the viewing of the Henderson Centennial video created by Burton Buller 25 years ago. The video includes footage from the centennial celebration as well as history about the community of Henderson. Following the video, there will be time for individuals who share community stories, memories and jokes from the past. Following that, a traditional birthday party will be held with birthday cake.
>> The Ohiowa Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual craft day on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Ohiowa Auditorium. A lunch stand will be available. If anyone has questions, about being a vendor or just in general, they should contact Terri Garland at 295-2409.
>> The Waco Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual Pancake Feed on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Waco Fire Station. Scrambled eggs and ham will also be served. There will be a free will donation with the proceeds to help purchase EMS and fire equipment.
Monday, Oct. 15
>> The Nebraska State Chamber and the York Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Forum in York on Monday Oct. 15 at the Chances R Beer Garden at noon. If interested in attending please contact the York Area Chamber of Commerce at .or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
>> The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Seward Family Medical Center Lower Level Conference Room. Joan Gloystein, RD will give a presentation on Cooking with Herbs and Spices. Call Joan at Memorial Hospital at 402.643.2971 for more information.
Thursday, Oct. 18
>> York’s Scream on the Square and the National Scream Contest will be held in downtown York on Thursday, Oct. 18. A Kids Costume Contest will be held as a part of York’s Scream on the Square celebration.
Sunday, Oct. 21
>> The 8th Annual October Czechfest will be held at the York City Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 21.
>> Nebraska Lutheran High School’s annual silent auction will be held Oct. 21, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. A concert will be held at 5 p.m., with a meal following. The list of auction items may be viewed at my.nelhs.org. The proceeds (which will be supplemented by Thrivent) will be used to update the boys’ dormitory.
Friday, Oct. 26
>> The Polk County Health Department will be giving flu shots at the Benedict Community Center on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7:30-10 a.m. Call Kelly at 732-6801 to schedule an appointment.
Sunday, Oct. 28
>> The annual Boo on the Farm event will be held at the Wessels Living History Farm on Sunday, Oct. 28.
>> The Palmer Pals will host a program on Sunday, Oct. 28, featuring Don Keelan-White regarding his recent China adventure. The program will be open to the public and held at the Palmer Museum, starting at 2 p.m. He will have two sessions, with refreshments served between the sessions. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Monday, Oct. 29
>> The McCool Rural Fire Protection District #7 will have its meeting on Monday, Oct. 29.
>> The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Medical Services Program will offer a training workshop on Chest Trauma at the Osceola Fire Hall, located at 415 N. Main, on Monday, Oct. 29 from 7-10 p.m. Contact J.J. Wohlers at 308-379-2260 for more information.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
>> The Halloween Spooktacular will be held at the Holiday Inn on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Thursday, Nov. 1
>> The 2012 health fair will be held at the Geneva United Methodist Church on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The public will be able to receive flu shots, sign up for reduced rate blood draws, participate in the bloodmobile and receive the services that the Lions Mobile Unit and Heartland Health bring each year.
Sunday, Nov. 4
>> The Zion Alter Guild will host a turkey dinner on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Garland Legion Hall in Garland. Serving will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, choice of green beans or corn, rolls and butter, cranberry sauce, choice of dessert and drink. Two quilts will be raffled off at 1 p.m., need not be present to win. For more information contact 402.642.9176.