Oktoberfest, Grand Island Liederkranz, First and Walnut streets. Doors open at 4 p.m.; entertainment, featuring the Happy Players, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; German cuisine, competitions, wine and beer tastings; $10 for members, $15 for non-members; 308-382-9337 or giliederkranz.com
Junk Jaunt, Central Nebraska Garage Sale and Antique Fair, through Sunday, various communities. Information: junkjaunt.com.
Launch of the 2022-23 season of the Minden Opera, artistic reception and concert, 322 E. Fifth Street, Minden. The art reception, 5-7 p.m., honors Sondra L. Johnson and Joseph McHale, a mother-son duo whose work will be on display through October; concert at 7 p.m. with Camille Metoyer Moten Jazz and Pop Quintet; tickets are $18; 308-832-0588
“The curious incident of the dog during the night”, presented by Crane River Theatre, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, The World Theater, 2138 Central Ave., Kearney. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. buy online at CraneRiverTheater.org; information: 308-627-5796.
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Aksarben Livestock Fair, 95th edition, until Sunday, Fonner Park. Information: [email protected]n.com; program: www.aksarbenstockshow.com
Nebraska Veteran Women’s Symposium, hosted by the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs Saturday and Sunday, Holiday Inn in Kearney. Registration is limited to 200 participants; veterans.nebraska.gov/womenveterans. Information: Erin Colson, [email protected] or 402-420-4337.
Stolley Park Railway, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last weekend of summer). Tickets are $3 for anyone ages 3 and up; children 2 and under travel free with a paying adult. Punch cards and group rates available. All dates and times are subject to weather conditions; 308-389-0290.
Fun Fly for old timers, a radio-controlled airplane event hosted by Grand Island Modellers, Husker Highway and Alda Road, west of Grand Island. SA required; pre-1950 aircraft and high wings only; driver fee is $5. No charge to come and watch; Steve Blayney, 308-380-7439, online at www.gimodelers.club/ or the Grand Island Modelers page on Facebook.
victorian tea, hosted by the Grand Island Public Library in honor of the 146th birthday of the library’s namesake, Edith Abbott, 2 p.m., 1124 W. Second St. Party is for children in third, fourth, and fifth grades; registration recommended; 308-385-5333.
Voter Registration Event, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Grand Island Public Library, 1124 W. Second St. Hall Deputy County Clerks take voter registrations; those who register must be citizens of the United States and turn 18 by November 8.
Organization meeting and rehearsal of the Wood River Community Choir, 4 p.m., Marian Hall, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wood River. Weekly rehearsals for the annual Christmas cantata will follow, the performance is scheduled for Sunday 11 December; Vincent Boudreau, 308-583-2961.
United Methodist Church Community Dinner, 5:00 p.m., 202 Pine St., Alda, All are invited to gather around the table for food, music, and a short message from the pastor; 308-381-7008.
Bingo, 2 p.m. United Veterans Club, 1914 W. Capital. Doors open at 1; Open to the public; 308-381-1555.