Backyard bazaar slated Saturday

MONROE — The fifth anniversary of Bedstemor’s Backyard Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, at 121 Gerrard Ave.

A Danish pancake breakfast will be served from 8-9:30 a.m. for $3; lunch will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for $5.

More than 20 artisans will be selling handcrafted items, and there will be demonstrations every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. In case of bad weather, the event will move to the auditorium.

For more information, call Sharon Ziegler at (402) 495-3215.

9/11 ceremony planned Sunday

COLUMBUS — A ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Frankfort Square.

The event will feature the Trinity Lutheran Worship Team and the American Legion Chorus with special presentations recognizing the victims and first responders who died.

The memory of those lost that day will be honored as well those who continue to serve the country. It also will be a time to celebrate the strength and the patriotism of the nation.

The public is invited to attend. Those attending are asked to bring lawnchairs and blankets.

Girl scout event slated Sunday

COLUMBUS — Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska will have a celebration and registration event from 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday at the Columbus American Legion, 2263 3rd Ave.

There will be cake and punch, booths, crafts, games and community projects. Please bring a canned good for the food pantry; a prize will be given for every 100th can collected.

At 1:45 p.m., there will be a flag ceremony and a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11 followed by a 100th aerial photo.

In 2012, the Girl Scouts will celebrate their centennial. Alumni and girls are invited to bring a small memento for our time capsule.

Registration for the coming year will be available to all girls K-12th grades and adults who would like to volunteer.

For more information about this event or registering for Girl Scouts, call Susan Nickels at (402) 564-8822 or e-mail snickels@girlscouts . The Girl Scout office, 1570 33rd Ave., is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Horse Shoe tourney Sunday

CLARKS — The Leonard Strobel Memorial Horse Shoe Tournament will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, one and a half blocks east of the water tower.

There are three classes, and no entry fees.

PCHS meeting Sunday at museum

COLUMBUS — The September meeting of the Platte County Historical Society will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the museum meeting room.

Kristin Watkins, library and grants coordinator for the Center for Preparedness Education (a joint endeavor between Creighton University Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center) and a Ph.D. student in the history of infectious diseases, will present a play based on the life of Mary Mallon, also known as “Typhoid Mary.”

The public is invited to come and learn about the challenges of controlling infectious diseases. Admission is free to PCHS members, $3 for nonmembers.

Arts council program Sunday

DAVID CITY — Butler County Arts Council will sponsor a grandparents’ day entertainment program at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 620 ‘D’ Street.

The String Beans’ Curt Bright will perform his one-man show of music, high energy, humor and family fun. The performance will be followed by a dessert reception in the social hall with the artist.

For more information, contact Anna Nolan at or (402) 367-3712.

Sons of Union Veterans to meet

CLARKS — The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday in the rural Bureau Cemetery of Clarks to honor a Civil War veteran.

The sons will gather to dedicate a new military headstone for Sergeant William Sims, 33rd New York Light Artillery. The service dedication will include presentation of colors, reading of a poem to the Unknown Dead, 21-gun salute with muskets, taps, and final benediction.

A special presentation will be made of a new Medal of Honor flag and holder for Civil War veteran David Johnson, who won his award for action at the battle for Vicksburg.

Alzheimer’s walk scheduled Sept. 25

COLUMBUS — A Columbus Alzheimer’s Walk will be held beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.

Walkers will meet at the Higgins Memorial in Pawnee Park West.

For more information, call Martha Davidson at (402) 564-1980.

Enchanted Trail set for Oct. 1

ALBION — The Albion Area Arts Council will present the seventh annual Enchanted Trail from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Olson Nature Preserve.

The year’s featured speaker will be Cherrie Beam-Clark, who will portray an Irish immigrant settling on the plains of Nebraska.

All ages are welcome and admission is free. Bring a blanket, flashlight and lawnchair.

The Olson Nature Preserve turn is located four miles south of Petersburg, or eight miles north of Albion on Highway 14. Turn on “Y” road and go one miles northwest to the ONP gate.

For more information, call Paul or Lori Hosford at (402) 395-6727.

Alzheimer’s coffee group to meet

COLUMBUS — The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Coffee Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at Meridian Gardens Assisted Living, 4515 38th St.

The program will be cookies and conversation.

For more information, call Martha Davidson at (402) 564-1980.

Big Red Bash scheduled Oct. 1

COLUMBUS — The Knights of Columbus Council 9264 will host its annual Big Red Bash on Saturday, Oct. 1, during the Nebraska-Wisconsin game.

Doors will open one hour before the 7 p.m. game time at St. Anthony Social Hall, 1719 Sixth St. Cash drawings and prizes will be available after each score. Among the prizes will be two big flat screen televisions.

Tickets are $20 per person. They are available at the St. Anthony Parish Office, 562 17th Ave., or by contacting Council 9264 Grand Knight Dave Boman at (402) 563-3796 or Treasurer Chris Maul at (402) 910-5711.

Proceeds from the event will go toward youth missions, Bible schools, JC Camp and the council’s seminarian fund.