Grand Island Area Events Calendar


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

Junk Jaunt, Central Nebraska Garage Sale and Antique Fair, through Sunday, various communities. Information:

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; information: 308-627-5796.

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Aksarben Livestock Fair, 95th edition, until Sunday, Fonner Park. Information: [email protected]; program:

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; 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 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.


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