Gray skies and rainy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of Hot Topics presenters Wednesday morning.
Six speakers discussed the topic of Summer Fun in Nebraska City during the monthly get-together.
Monica Welsh of The Golf Club at Table Creek began the program by discussing youth golf clinics and other summer programs that will be available at the club.
The Nebraska City Elks Club will sponsor two free junior golf clinics, said Welsh.
Although these clinics have a waiting list, Welsh said The Golf Club at Table Creek also has a putting green and a driving range that are open to the public
High school golf team members can play the course for free during the summer, she said.
Students who are interested in taking advantage of this offer should contact Coach Scott Kinnison so their names can be added to the players’ list that will be on file at the course, said Welsh.
Laura Liesemeyer of the Nebraska City Jaycees talked about Coach Pitch and T-Ball opportunities for Nebraska City youth.
Coach Pitch games will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, said Liesemeyer, while T-Ball games will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Nebraska City Jaycees will sponsor the annual Ice Cream Social during Nebraska City’s Independence Day Celebration.
The social will take place at Steinhart Lodge from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 6. Ice cream choices will include chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, and toppings will be available. Cost will be $4.
The Jaycees will also sponsor the annual fireworks show beginning at dusk on July 6.
Liesemeyer said that the Jaycees will host a Road Block in June as a fund-raiser for the fireworks show, and that anyone who is interested in helping assemble ground displays can contact her at 402-873-5000.
Nebraska City Parks and Recreation Director Scooter Edmisten talked about a variety of recreational opportunities.
He said the Steinhart Aquatic Center will open for the season on Saturday, May 25, and swim lessons will be offered in June.
Pool rental opportunities are available, said Edmisten, and pool chair rentals are available on July 6 for easy viewing of the fireworks show.
Call the recreation department at 402-873-5248 for more information.
Edmisten said the city recreation department schedules the fields for summer baseball and softball programs. Signups will also be taken later in the summer for the flag football program, which will begin in August.
Edmisten said Wildwood Golf Course will host a youth golf clinic July 22 through 26, and the course will also host a fund-raising golf tournament for flood relief on July 14.
Call Wildwood at 402-873-3661 for more information.
The Morton-James Public Library will start the summer back in its usual location at 923 1st Corso.
Library Director Donna Kruse said plans call for the library to vacate its temporary location in the basement of American National Bank on Monday, May 20, and the be open for business on Wednesday, May 22.
The library’s summer reading program, “A
Universe of Stories,” will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.
Kruse said programs will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through July 9.
An RSVP will be required for the final summer event, which will be creating a galaxy in a jar.
Email mortonjameslibrary @gmail.com to reserve a spot.
The library will host three teen nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m., said Kruse.
Teen nights will take place on June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8.
Themes will be a meme party, a duct tape party, and a journal making workshop.
RSVP for these events by sending an email to mortonjameslibrary@gmail.com.
Kruse said the library is also seeking volunteers who want to learn how to operate the equipment that will comprise the Maker Space that will be housed in the Kimmel Gallery from October through March.
Call 402-873-5609 for more information.
Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce has a full slate of summer activities planned, from Saturday night movies to community picnics to citywide garage sales.
NCTC’s Amy Allgood and Dana Stovall discussed the Saturday Summer Movie Series, which will open June 1 with “Hotel Transylvania 3” in the sunken parking lot in the 700 block of Central Avenue.
Movies will be shown on Saturday nights, except for July 6, at dusk. Concessions will be available for a nominal fee.
The Community Picnic is planned for Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wildwood Park.
This free event will feature live music, a public art project, and a display of emergency vehicles.
The Farmers Market will take place Thursdays through Aug. 30 in the vicinity of the Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building.
Prior to Memorial Day, the market will be held in the parking lot on the corner of 1st Corso and 8th Street.
After Memorial Day, the market will be held in the street adjacent to the lot, which will be occupied by construction equipment installing new windows and doors in the NC Veterans Memorial Building.
When the installation is complete, the market will return to its parking lot location.
The National Guard Band will perform a concert in Memorial Way on June 20.
Arbor Day Farms will sponsor a Summer Music Series from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, beginning June 14.
The Citywide Garage Sales are set for Saturday, June 22, and the annual Lemon Days promotion in downtown Nebraska City will take place July 26 through 28.