A rundown of entertaining events in North Platte and Lincoln County:
Prairie Arts Center (416 N. Jeffers) — The Farm Fresh open art show. The center is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.
Golden Ticket Cinemas, District 177 Mall (1000 S. Dewey) – Barbie, Blue Beetle, Day By Day, Gran Turismo, The Hill, The Equalizer 3, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 and The Nun II. Subject to change.
Cody Park – Concessions every evening. Kid’s carnival rides on weekends.
Thursday, Sept. 7
North Platte Community College (601 W. State Farm Rd) — Job Fair. Resumes encouraged. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The ARTivity Center (26070 S. U.S. Highway 83, 12 miles south of NP) — Children’s Art Workshop. Children create a piece with intersecting lines using Washi paper after reading Lines by Phillip Yenawine. $10. 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Cody Park Pool (1401 S. Jeffers) — Drool in the Pool. An opportunity for dogs to swim in the pool. $2 per dog. No humans allowed in pool. 5-7 p.m.
Lincoln County Historical Museum (2403 N. Buffalo Bill) — Summer History Lecture Series: President Ulysses S. Grant. Free. 7-9 p.m.
Prairie Arts Center (416 N. Jeffers) — Cigars Under the Stars. A tasting of cigars, whiskey and wines. $50 or $90 for 2. Limited seating. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 8
Cody Park Pool (1401 S. Jeffers) — Drool in the Pool. $2 per dog. 5-7 p.m.
3220 W. Leota — North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity Garden Party. $50. 6-9 p.m.
Wellfleet — Wellfleet Fall Festival Ranch Rodeo and dance with Jim Calhoun. 6:30-11:30 p.m.
Peg Leg Brewery (2519 Halligan Dr) — Flat Rock EMS conference. Training for emergency response jobs. $50. 7-8 p.m.
Another Round (1008 W. 18th) — Live music by Stone Senate, a southern rock band from Nashville. 8-11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 9
Wellfleet — Wellfleet Fall Festival with kayak races, volleyball tournament, BBQ, parade, rodeo and dance with live music by Cimarron. All day.
North Platte Community College (601 W. State Farm Rd) — Flat Rock EMS conference. Education and training for emergency response jobs. All day.
Memorial Park (1200 E. 4th) — Annual Colonel Cody Cruise car show, one of North Platte’s largest car shows. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Iron Eagle Lake (2401 Halligan Dr) — Youth fishing derby. Poles and tackle provided. 8 a.m.-noon.
Parkade Plaza (225 E. 6th) —- Original Farmer’s Market of North Platte. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Francis St. Square parking lot (601 E. Francis) – Triple Bee flea market and car parts swap meet. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cody Park Pool (1401 S. Jeffers) — Drool in the Pool. $2 per dog. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wild West Arena (2400 N. Buffalo Bill) — National Avocado Launching Championship. Teams of three create man-made devices to launch avocados at targets. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fox Theater (5th & Bailey) — Movies at the Fox: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. $5. Two showings: 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
FUR Animal Rescue FURcility (220 E. B) — Lemonade and cookies for a freewill donation to help Teddy, a cat rescued in April, get treated by an internal medicine specialist. 3-6 p.m.
Pal’s Brewery (4520 S. Buffalo Bill) — Western Nebraska Craft Beer Festival. Tickets available palsbrewingcompany.com. 5-8 p.m.
Salvation Army (1020 N. Adams) — Sacred Oath Patriot Potluck. A potluck meal for veterans and their families. 5:30-8 p.m.
Another Round (1008 W. 18th) —Karaoke. 8-11 p.m.
Lincoln Highway RV Park (4684 W. U.S. Highway 30) — Live music by Tim Zach. 9-11 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 10
North Platte Community College (601 W. State Farm Rd) — Flat Rock EMS conference. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cody Park — Arts in the Park. A big craft, collectibles show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Oregon Trails Golf Course (31200 Tower Rd, Sutherland) — Wallace Fall Festival Tournament. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wellfleet Rodeo Arena (U.S. Highway 83 and State Highway 23) — Wellfleet Fall Festival Team Roping competition. 1:30-5 p.m.
North Platte Senior Center (900 E. 10th) — Dance with Jim Calhoun and Barb & Brenda. $10. 2-5 p.m.
Fox Theater (5th & Bailey) — Movies at the Fox: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. $5. 3-5 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 11
Pal’s Brewery (4520 S. Buffalo Bill) — Trivia night. Prizes for top three contestants. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
Fox Theater (5th & Bailey) — Audition for North Platte Community Playhouse production of Steel Magnolias. No acting experience required. 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Cody Park — North Platte 150th Birthday Celebration. With free rides, commemorations by Mayor Brandon Kelliher and past mayors and performances by Canteen Legacy Jazz Ensemble and the NPHS marching band. 4-8 p.m.
Fox Theater (5th & Bailey) — Audition for North Platte Community Playhouse production of Steel Magnolias. 6-8 p.m.
Hope Hub (1013 S. Cottonwood) — We Are the World. A friendly discussion between people and their cultures. 6-8 p.m.
Another Round Sports Bar & Grill (1008 W. 18th) — Trivia night. 7-9 p.m.
North Platte Senior Center (900 E. 10th) — Dance with Top Shelf Country. $10. 7-9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Fox Theater (5th & Bailey) — Town Hall Lecture with Amanda L. Tyler, a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 10:30 a.m.-noon.
The ARTivity Center (26070 S. U.S. Highway 83, 12 miles south of NP) — Children’s Art Workshop. Children paint rainbow hedgehogs with watercolors after reading The Very Helpful Hedgehog by Rosie Wellesley. $10. 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Wild West Arena (2400 N. Buffalo Bill) — Opening night of MPCC Stampede college rodeo. $10. 7-10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 15
Lincoln County Fairgrounds (5015 Rodeo Road) — Viva North Platte Hispanic Festival. 5-10 p.m.
North Platte High School theater (1220 W. 2nd) — NPHS theater department production of Pride and Prejudice. $5. 7-9:30 p.m. (& again Saturday night.)
Wild West Arena (2400 N. Buffalo Bill) — MPCC Stampede college rodeo. $10. 7-10 p.m.
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