Events for November 2017
Ord Area Chamber of Commerce
Nov 1    Ord Area Chamber of Commerce Open House

What better way to kick-off the holiday season than with a gathering for a coffee and cider bar! 

Members and non-members are invited to the Ord Area Chamber's Open House on Wednesday, November 1 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Current members can ensure they are making the most of their membership benefits and non-members can learn how they could utlize Chamber membership to grow their business or organization. 

 
Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Ord Area Chamber of Commerce
1514 K Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-7875
EMail: kristinafoth@ordnebraska.com
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, November 1 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Fees/Admission: Free
Nov 4    Hallmark Open House at Anderson Pharmacy

Don't miss these great savings at Anderson Pharmacy, just in time for the holidays! 

Slippers & Cowboy Boots- 50% OFF
Purchase an Accent Box Lamp and get 2 inserts 50% OFF
Maxx HD Sunglasses- Buy one pair and get second pair ½ OFF
Hallmark Garage &  Kiddie Car Classics- 50%OFF
Many Hallmark Promotions!!!
 
Date: November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Anderson Pharmacy 
1429 M Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-5922
Date/Time Details: Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Nov 5    VCHS Hospice Memorial Services
Every year, Valley County Health System Hospice remembers and celebrates the lives of those who passed in the last year. A short program and slideshow presentation take place, followed by a balloon release and refreshment, snacks, and fellowship to follow. All are welcome to attend.
Date: November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Ord Christian Church 1416 N. 28th St., Ord, NE 68862
Contact: jzach@valleycountyhealthsystem.org
Date/Time Details: 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Nov 7    Veterans Day Commemoration

Please join Ord Public Schools in Honoring Our Heros on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:00 am in the new gymnasium. 

A reception for veterans and their families will be held at the conculsion of the ceremony. The reception is hosted by the Valley County Community Foundation Fund. 

Wear red, white and blue in honor of our veterans! 
Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Ord High School 
Contact: (308) 728-3241
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, November 7 at 9:00 am 
Nov 8 - Nov 15    Goodwill Donation Truck

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska is having a donation drive in Ord beginning after noon on Wednesday November 8 and continuing 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day through Wednesday November 15, 2017 or earlier when trailer becomes full.  People in Ord and the surrounding area can drop off their donations at the donation trailer parked at the St. Mary’s School, 527 N. 20th Street, Ord. 
 
Date: November 8, 2017
Nov 8    VCHS Home Health and Hospice Open House

You're invited to stop by the Valley County Home Health and Hospice Open House on November 8 between 12:00-1:30 p.m. Meet staff, enjoy a taco and dessert bar, learn about VCHS Home Health and Hospice services, and enter to win door prizes. The department will also collect non-perishable food items for local food pantries, and all donors will be entered for a drawing for door prizes.
Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: VCHS Home Health and Hospice Building
400 S. 23rd St., Ord
Contact: dstreeter@valleycountyhealthsystem.org
Date/Time Details: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Nov 8    Valley County Philanthropic Partners (VCPP) Meeting

Representatives from non-profit organizations throghout Valley County will gather to continue plans for The Big Give to Valley County. 
Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: CCC Ord Learning Center
1514 K Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3299
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, November 8 at 5:30 pm
Nov 9    How to Get a Good Night's Sleep Presented by the Heritage Program for Seniors at VCHS

Sleep is an essential aspect of overall health and wellbeing, but many Americans do not get enough sleep, lack getting quality sleep, or have untreated sleep disorders. Learn about how to get a good night's sleep and what factors many be causing sleep disturbance with this presentation by the Heritage Program at VCHS. RSVP to 728.4340. Lunch is provided.
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Heritage Program for Seniors at VCHS
110 S. 26th St., Ord
Contact: rsmith@valleycountyhealthsystem.org
Date/Time Details: 12:00 - 1 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Nov 10    VCHS Veterans Breakfast

Veterans and their families are invited to enjoy breakfast in honor of Veterans Day at the VCHS Courtyard Grille (in the hospital) in Ord. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, drinks, etc. will be served.
Date: November 10, 2017
Time: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: VCHS Courtyard Grille
2707 L Street, Ord, NE 
Contact: lproskocil@valleycountyhealthsystem.org
Date/Time Details: Friday, November 10 from 6-10 a.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Nov 10    The Florette's Customer Appreciation

Visit the Florette in Ord for their annual Customer Appreciation event. Enjoy refreshments while you shop. Each customer also gets to choose a card from the discount jar and everyone also receives a free carnation! 
Date: November 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: 1430 L Street
Ord, NE 68862
Contact: (308) 728-5121
EMail: sales@thefloretteord.com
Date/Time Details: Friday, November 10 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Nov 10    Veterans Day Program

In appreciation for our service men and women, the National Honor Society of Arcadia Public Schools would like to invite everyone to attend the Veteran's Day Program on Friday, November 10th.

Come enjoy music played by the Arcadia Band and listen to this year's honorary speaker. Afterwards, there will be refreshments served by the Ladies Auxiliary. 

The National Honor Society is also requesting photos of family members who have served or are currently serving our country. They will have a display of all the photos up during the program. If you would like to display a photo, please drop it off in the school office, email it to Mrs. Lueck at rlueck@esu10.org or email Ashley Einspahr at ashley.einspahr@arcadiapublicschools.org. Thank you!
Date: November 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Arcadia Public Schools 
Date/Time Details: Friday, November 10 at 10:00 am
Nov 14    Ord Area Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting

February 2017 Agenda 
January 2017 Minutes
Date: November 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Ord Area Chamber Office
1514 K Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-7875
EMail: kristinafoth@ordnebraska.com
Nov 16    Cheveux Salon Holiday Open House

Stop by Cheveux Salon for their annual Holiday Open House (9am-6pm) and Business After Hours (4-6pm) on November 16. You'll find great sales, fun drawings, free Paraffin hand treatments, tasty treats, and friendly faces.
Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:
1626 M St, Ord, NE 68862
Contact: (308) 728-5815
Date/Time Details: Thursday, November 16 from 9am - 6pm 
Nov 17    Utopia Holiday Open House
Give the gift of self-care this Holiday Season! Utopia Spa & Health Studio's Holiday Open House will offer you 25% off all retail, spa package specials, gift certificates, service specials, fitness/yoga class specials, along with door prizes, drawings, refreshments, and holiday cheer!
Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Utopia Spa & Health Studio
135 N 15th Street
Ord, NE 68862
Date/Time Details: November 17th
9AM - 5:30PM
Nov 17    Misko Sports Open House

Stop at Misko Sports for their annual Open House on Friday, November 17 from 4:00-8:00 pm. You'll earn an entry into the drawings for two, $50 gift cards with any purchase. They'll also have great sales on select apparel. 
Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 1522 L Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-5261
EMail: thomas@miskosports.com
Date/Time Details: Friday, November 17 from 4:00-8:00 pm
Nov 17    CinTrese Boutique Ladies Night & Open House

Come celebrate the magic of Christmas with CinTrese Boutique at their Open House & Ladies Night on November 17 from 4:00-9:00 pm. 

The ladies at CinTrese will help you put the sparkle in your Christmas! Enjoy 30% OFF all Christmas decor this night only! 

"Because nothing sparkles like a diamond from CinTrese Boutique." 
Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: CinTrese Boutique
1538 L Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-5741
Date/Time Details: Friday, November 17 from 4:00-9:00 pm
Nov 17    Valley Fire Customer Appreciation Holiday Open House

Join Valley Fire for their Customer Apprecation Holiday Open House from 5:00-8:00 pm. Warm up with a cup of coffee or one of their specialty drinks while you #ShopSmall at other local businesses and visit others' holiday open houses. 
Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 140 South 15th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-1449
EMail: jenniferlewis505@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Friday, November 17 from 5:00-8:00 pm
Nov 17    "The Better Half" Book Signing at Scratchtown

Omaha World-Herald food critic Sarah Baker Hansen grew up in suburban Omaha. Husband Matthew, World-Herald columnist, came from Red Cloud, population 1,000. In their new book, “The Better Half,” they together explore the state from border to border.
 
The book, available now, is a compliation of two dozen columns and restaurant stories, as well as dozens of other details on things to do, see, eat and drink in Nebraska.
 
Highlights include the story of the history of Nebraska’s beloved Runza. The story of Two Gun Hart, a larger-than-life northeast Nebraska lawman whose hidden identity included the last name Capone.
 
A story about an Indian-American couple with the audacity and the requisite amount of screws loose to open an Indian restaurant inside a burnt-out truck stop at the Overton Interstate exit. And the story of the High Plains Homestead, a place without TV, radio or cell phone reception that’s also the closest place the Hansens have found to heaven in Nebraska.
 
The book includes several Ord-area stories, including an in-depth piece on the resurgence of the town and the birth of Scratchtown Brewery. It also boasts several tips on where to eat, drink and go, including the Sandstone Grill in Burwell and the Elyira Bar.
 
“This book is a project Matthew and I have wanted to work on for more than a decade,” Baker Hansen said. “We knew Nebraska had great untold stories, and we wanted to tell them. The book is the result of that goal.”
 
Baker Hansen has been the World-Herald’s food critic for six years. She started the periodic Food Prowl series, wherein she creates teams of tasters and finds favorites in a number of categories. The series has resulted in close to 40 “best of Omaha” winners, including Reuben, fried chicken, ice cream and more. “The Better Half” is her second book. She also wrote "The Insider's Guide to Omaha and Lincoln," part of a series of internationally focused travel books. She won a 2015 Great Plains Journalism Award for best review.
 
Matthew Hansen is a metro columnist at the Omaha World-Herald, where he writes columns focused on Omaha and Nebraska. In his five years as a columnist he has written about presidents, senators and governors, cops, gangsters and drug snitches, Cuba, Afghanistan, love, death and an 85-year-old man who almost went to federal prison because he refused to refused to stop growing bandit asparagus.
 
Hansen has worked in newspapers for more than a decade, starting at the Lincoln Journal Star and moving to the World-Herald in 2006. Previously he covered the military, writing extensively about Nebraska veterans living with PTSD. He traveled to Afghanistan to cover the war there. He has also covered higher education, where his stories helped lead to the impeachment of a University of Nebraska regent and the resignation of a UNO chancellor.
 
During his career, Hansen has won several national journalism awards, including a Society of Professional Journalists Award in 2009,  honors from the National Headliner Contest in 2013 and 2014 and a 2017 Inland Press Journalism Award in profile writing for his story on Richard Hart, which can be found in this book. He was named the 2015 Great Plains Writer of the Year.
 
“The Better Half” was prepared with support from the Nebraska Community Foundation and published by the Omaha World-Herald.
 
For more information, visit omaha.com/betterhalf.
 
To purchase the book, visit owhstore.com/shop. “The Better Half” is also available at locally owned bookstores and Barnes and Noble locations across Nebraska.
Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Scratchtown Brewing Company 
141 South 16th Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-5050
EMail: caleb@scratchtown.beer
Date/Time Details: Friday, November 17 at 6:00 pm
Nov 18    Candy Cane Lane Craft Fair

The Annual Candy Cane Lane Craft Fair comes just in time for your holiday shopping. Contact Katie Davis to learn more about vendor registration. 

Visit the Facebook event for a list of vendors and more information. 
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Valley County Fairgrounds 
Contact: Katie Davis (308) 219-0386
EMail: davisfam@nctc.net
Date/Time Details: Saturday, November 18
Nov 18    Kegs & Eggs with Scratchtown & Jubilee

Beer - it's what's for breakfast! Jubilee Events and Catering will be serving up breakfast burritos and fresh fruit for some day drinking at Scratchtown Brewing Company during football season. They'll be serving up beermosas, orange beers, red beers and our Normal Breakfast Stout. Details to come!

Follow the Facebook event
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Scratchtown Brewing Company 
141 South 16th Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-5050
EMail: caleb@scratchtown.beer
Date/Time Details: Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nov 18    Open Skating in North Loup

Enjoy Open Skating at the North Loup Community Building on Saturday, November 18 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Bring your friends and family! All are welcome!

Sponsored by the North Loup Lions Club.
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: North Loup Community Building 
Contact: (308) 219-0382
Date/Time Details: Saturday, November 18 from 7:00-9:00 pm 
Fees/Admission: $1/person
Nov 18    The Flatwater Highway Band at The Golden Husk

Enjoy music from The Flatwater Band, celebrating Nebraska's 150th birthday with original songs telling the unique stories of our history by Nebraska artists. 
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: The Golden Husk 
129 South 16th Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 730-8133
EMail: goldenhuskarts@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission: $15/person
Nov 19    Loup Valley Ag Society's Wine Tasting Event

Enjoy samplings of Nebraska wine, beer and other products while mingling with fellow community members and supporting the Loup Valley Ag Society with a live and silent auction. 
Date: November 19, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Valley County Fairgrounds 
 
Contact: (308) 728-5071
Date/Time Details: Sunday, November 19 at 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission: $15 in advance. $20 at the door. 
Nov 21    Thanksgiving Bake Sale at the Ord Vets Club

Pick up your breads, cakes, muffins, cookies, rolls, and pies for your Thanksgiving gatherings at the VFW Auxiliary Post #7029 Bake Sale on Tuesday, November 21 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Ord Vet's Club. Free cider will be available for attendees. 
Date: November 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Ord Vets Club 
246 South 15th Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-5351
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, November 21 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nov 21    To Your Health Tuesday: Slim by Design Part II

Learn how to eat healthy at home and out from presenter Kayla Hinrichs, a UNL Extension educator. RSVP to Catie Larsen at 308.728.4327. Lunch will be provided.
Date: November 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: VCHS Old Rehab
217 Westridge Dr., Ord
Contact: clarsen@valleycountyhealthsystem.org
Date/Time Details: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Nov 22    Hometown Throwdown at Scratchtown

Enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving bash at Scratchtown Brewing Company with live music by Jeff Bower of the Emmett Bower Band. Doors open at 4:00 pm. Music from 8:00-10:00 pm. 

Join the Facebook event here
Date: November 22, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Scratchtown Brewing Company 
141 South 16th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-5050
EMail: caleb@scratchtown.beer
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, November 22 at 8:00 pm
Nov 23 - Nov 24    Thanksgiving Holiday - Offices Closed

The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce & Valley County Economic Development offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 
Date: November 23, 2017
Location: VCED & Chamber Office
1514 K Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-7875
EMail: kristinafoth@ordnebraska.com
Date/Time Details: Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24
Nov 24    Lost County Road at Ya'll Come Back Saloon

Celebrate the holiday weekend with live music by Lost County Road at the Ya'll Come Back Saloon! 
Date: November 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location: Ya'll Come Back Saloon 
127 N. 16th Street, Ord 
Contact: (308) 728-5881
Date/Time Details: Friday, November 24 from 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Nov 25    WinterFest & Small Business Saturday

Find a complete schedule of events here

Follow the Facebook event for updates and news on holiday shopping promotions.

WinterFest & Small Business Saturday is coordinated by the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce along with various community organizations. 
Date: November 25, 2017
Location: Ord & Valley County 
Contact: (308) 728-7875
EMail: kristinafoth@ordnebraska.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, November 25, 2017 
Nov 25    Small Business Vendor & Craft Show
Relax and enjoy the day by shopping local home businesses, crafters and baked goods. Stop by to see Santa from 1-2
for more information call Denise at 308-730-1996
 
Date: November 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 1117 North 28th Street
Highway 11
Ord, Nebraska
Nov 26    Holiday Movie for Adults at the Ord Township Library

Enjoy a free holiday movie each Sunday from November 26 through December 17 at the Ord Township Library.
Date: November 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ord Township Library 
1718 M Street, Ord
Contact: (308) 728-3012
EMail: director@ordlibrary.org
Date/Time Details: Sunday, November 26 & Sunday, December 3, 10 & 17 at 2:00 pm 
Fees/Admission: Free