The Hall County Historical Society will conduct its annual cemetery tours on Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24, at the Grand Island City Cemetery on West Stolley Park Road.

Tours will be offered at 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday on the north side of the cemetery.

The tours are free for members of the society and $10 per person for nonmembers (membership is $25 per year per family). Guests are asked to not park in the cemetery, but in the former Bosselman building parking lot across the street. Plan to begin near the buildings on the north side. No preregistration is necessary.

The theme this year is Community Builders, which will include vignettes about Mr. and Mrs. Ryan; Mr. and Mrs. Horth; and the Leschinsky, Taylor, Bentley, Augustine and Paine families. Bill Bolte will talk about tombstone symbolism and the ever-popular dowsing. Volunteer presenters include Bolte, Michelle Setlik, Ranae Hunt and Fred Roeser, who will provide amplification, making it beneficial for presenters and listeners alike.

Each tour will last about 90 minutes.

For further information, call Setlik at (308) 380-4480.

NWS meteorologist to speak at Crane Trust

ALDA — Mike Moritz, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hastings, will present “Working Toward a Weather-Ready Nation,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center.

The program is presented as part of the “Potluck Speaker Series” hosted by Common Ground Grand Island. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. There is no admission charge.

Crane Trust is located at 9325 S. Alda Road, just south of the I-80 interchange at Alda.

For more information, contact Taylor Harmening, NCEF conservation director, at (402) 943-9556 or

Gospel Sing Celebration scheduled for Friday, Saturday

HASTINGS — Gospel artists will be coming from Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska for the Hastings Gospel Sing Celebration set for Friday and Satuday in Hastings.

Performances will be from 1:15 to 8:30 p.m. each day in All Saints Chapel at Good Samaritan Village, 931 E. F St.

Performers will include Lambwatcher’s Ministry, Heirs Together, Hillsing Duet, New Shoes, Ambassadors of Grace, The Formans, Lonesome Road, Headin’ Home Quartet, Loynachans, Matt Carroll Family, Three For Thee, Fifth Sunday and Ministry in Motion.

Food will be served both days in Hoeger Hall, adjacent to the chapel.

Admission is free. A freewill offering will be collected and given to the singers to help with expenses.

For more information, call (402) 460-8359.

Dance recitals set for May 24, 25

Heartland School of Dance will host its annual dance recitals at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, in the Grand Island Senior High auditorium.

Themes for the recitals are “Hansel & Gretel” and “#LOVE Dance.”

Tickets are $10.

For more information, call Karen Jamieson at (308) 382-5043.

MONA Guild presents ‘Sounds of Summer’ music series

KEARNEY — Flatwater Jazz will open the “Sounds of Summer” music series hosted by the Museum of Nebraska Art Guild.

The opening concert is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in MONA’s Cliff Hillegass Sculpture Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m.; tables and chairs are provided for self-catered picnics. Live music begins at 7 and continues until 8.

Admission is free, however donations are appreciated during intermission’s “pass the hat.” Tables for 10 people for all three concerts may be reserved for $500, or reserve a table for a single performance for just $200 by calling the museum at (308) 865-8559.

The summer schedule also includes the Sheila Greenland Band on June 27 and Formerly Three on July 25.

The museum is located at 2401 Central Ave. in Kearney. For more information, call (308) 865-8559.

Gaming group to host Scrabble night

Scrabble Game Night is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Primrose Assisted Living, Capital Avenue and North Road.

The group usually meets the third Monday of each month. All Scrabble players are welcome; bring a board if you have one. There is no registration required and there is no fee to play.

For more information, call La Vonne at (308) 382-2663.

This weekend at the Grand ...

“Shazam!” is showing this weekend at the Grand Theatre, 316 W. Third St. Showtimes are 7:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We all have a superhero inside of us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in the new version of himself by doing what any other teen would do — have fun while testing out his newfound powers. But he’ll need to master them quickly before the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana can get his hands on Shazam’s magical abilities. Rated PG-13.

Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and under. For more information call (308) 381-2667 or visit

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