Over the weekend, more than 60 volunteers helped install the annuals at Sunken Gardens for their Wake Up The Beds event. This year’s “Ruby Slippers” theme harkens back to the original intent of the gardens when it was created in the midst of the Depression: to provide something beautiful to the city of Lincoln in uncertain times, and to remind the community that there’s no place like home.
The first Give To Lincoln Day exceeded all expectations. With just a little over 100 nonprofits participating in 2011, they reached their quiet goal of $1 million. Since then, the event has steadily grown. In 2020, a record $7 million was raised in the community from about 28,000 donations.
The bill sets a base level of expectations for the accreditation of individual law enforcement agencies across the state. Some larger agencies already meet or exceed many of these newly proposed requirements. The legislation requires that a set amount of hours be dedicated to areas relating to de-escalation training, anti-bias training, and substance abuse training for both annual continuing education and initial officer certification.
KZUM has partnered with a new podcast called Blazin’ A Trail. The show features guests who are on the path to success in the fields of art, entertainment, entrepreneurship, and any other areas that require risk-taking and perseverance.
Feb. 1 marked the monthly first Friday art walk that brought visual art, live music and more to downtown Lincoln and across the city. Check out shots from events at Tugboat Gallery, The Aliens, Gallery 23, Ill of Cups, Red Eye and more.
KZUM was live at the scene for National Night Out at the F Street Community Center. You can see photos from the event, below, and hear the Aug. 6 recording of the live broadcast featuring hosts Lou Braatz (Earth To Lincoln, Tues. 8-7 p.m.) and Slacker Dave (Thurs. 10-Noon) here.
First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on July 5th, 2019.
Juneteenth began as a holiday to commemorate the announcement on June 19, 1865, that slavery was abolished. This holiday sparks many celebrations all across the country, including right here in Lincoln.
This year marks the 13th year of Star City Pride here in Lincoln. Every year Star City Pride puts on a celebration in support of the LGBTQA+ community. Pride brings together Lincoln’s community whether allies or members to raise awareness of equality.
Meet the worms and get a firsthand look at the vermicomposting operation while learning more about composting and sustainable farming, as well as techniques to improve your garden soil fertility, water retention, and soil warming.